52 episodes

Firm Foundations serves to teach, discuss, and seek how to build your life on the strongest foundations: Faith and Family. When the world around you is turbulent, uncertain, and presenting greater challenges by the day, how do you stand firm in the midst of it all? Join author and speaker, Mike Bellini, on a journey to create a firm foundation that cannot be shaken.

Firm Foundations Mike Bellini

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Firm Foundations serves to teach, discuss, and seek how to build your life on the strongest foundations: Faith and Family. When the world around you is turbulent, uncertain, and presenting greater challenges by the day, how do you stand firm in the midst of it all? Join author and speaker, Mike Bellini, on a journey to create a firm foundation that cannot be shaken.

    Ep. 51 DO NOTHING FOR SELFISH AMBITION

    Ep. 51 DO NOTHING FOR SELFISH AMBITION

    Continuing in our series to walk the Path of Discipleship,
    today we discuss living and giving unselfishly. In Philippians 2:3-4, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own
    interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”



    In his letters to the Corinthians, Paul also referred to
    Jeremiah 9:23-24, which says, “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and
    righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.”



    Paul may very well have been referring to Jesus’ teaching
    from Matthew 6:1-18, covered in this episode in which we attempt to answer the question: If you have a desire to do something good, but would gain nothing personally from it, would you still do it?



    Following are the instructions we discuss in this episode:

     

    1.    “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness
    before men, to be seen by them…So when you give to the needy, do not announceit with trumpets…But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand knowwhat your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.”

    Matthew 6:1a, 2a, 3-4a

     

    2.    “When you pray, go into your room, close thedoor and pray to your Father who is unseen.”

    Matthew 6:6

     

    3.    “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”

    Matthew 6:7

     

    4.    “When you fast, do not look somber as
    the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father…”

    Matthew 6:16-18

     

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    • 28 min
    Ep. 50 LOVE PERFECTLY

    Ep. 50 LOVE PERFECTLY

    The Path of Discipleship: Becoming more obedient to the
    instruction and teaching of Jesus.

     

    The heart of this episode is about how we treat and love people. In it, we discuss the following verses:

     

    1.    “Do not swear at all: either by heaven…or by
    earth…or by Jerusalem. And do not swear by your own head…simply let your ‘Yes’
    be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’”

    Matthew 5:34-37

     

    2.    “Do not resist an evil person. If someone
    strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone
    wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If
    someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”

    Matthew 5:39-41

     

    3.    “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn
    away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

    Matthew 5:42

     

    4.    “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute
    you.”

    Matthew 5:44

     

    5.    “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father
    is perfect.”

    Matthew 5:48

     

     

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    Books by Mike:

    "Uncommon
    Prayers" at Amazon

    "Ultra
    Marriage" at Amazon

    • 23 min
    Ep. 49 TAKE EXTREME MEASURES AGAINST SIN

    Ep. 49 TAKE EXTREME MEASURES AGAINST SIN

    The Path of Discipleship…becoming more obedient to the
    instructions and teaching of Jesus.



    In this episode, we discuss the weighty topics of marriage,
    sin, and divorce:




    Do not look at another woman lustfully. (from Matthew 5:28)
    “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away…And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.” (Matthew 5:29-30)
    Do not divorce your wife, except for marital
    unfaithfulness. (from Matthew 5:32)

     



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    Books by Mike:

    "Uncommon
    Prayers" at Amazon

    "Ultra
    Marriage" at Amazon

    • 27 min
    Ep. 48 LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

    Ep. 48 LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

    Ep. 48 LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

     

    Continuing on the path of discipleship series, we review the
    first four instructions and commands that Jesus spoke in the book of Matthew and what we learned about them throughout the week. Then we discuss the following three commands:

    1. “Let your light shine before men, that they may
    see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

    Matthew 5:16



    2. Before offering a gift at the alter…

    “First go and be reconciled to your
    brother, then come and offer your gift.”

    Matthew 5:24



    3. “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who
    is taking you to court.”

    Matthew 5:25

     



    Mike Bellini on Social Media:

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    Books by Mike:

    "Uncommon
    Prayers" at Amazon

    "Ultra
    Marriage" at Amazon

    • 27 min
    Ep. 47 WORSHIP GOD & SERVE HIM ONLY

    Ep. 47 WORSHIP GOD & SERVE HIM ONLY

    This episode kicks off a new series about The Path of
    Discipleship. During this series, we will identify all the commands and instructions spoken by Jesus in the Gospels that teach us how to live. Each week, we will highlight a few of those instructions, discuss them, pray about
    them, and seek to live them out each day.



    Why do this? Why now?



    The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart,
    soul, and mind. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” John later wrote, “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.” To fulfill the greatest commandment, we must know how Jesus instructed us to live and do it! By practicing what He taught that we become Disciples. And then, we are also equipped to fulfill the great commission.



    Come along with us each week in walking the path of
    discipleship!

     

    Mike Bellini on Social Media:

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    https://www.facebook.com/mikebellini0708

    https://twitter.com/bellini_mike

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    Books by Mike:

    "Uncommon
    Prayers" at Amazon

    "Ultra
    Marriage" at Amazon

    • 27 min
    Ep. 46 IT’S TIME TO FLIP THE TABLES w/Ivonne Delaflor

    Ep. 46 IT’S TIME TO FLIP THE TABLES w/Ivonne Delaflor

    Ivonne Delaflor (@ivonne_delaflor ) is a writer, keynote
    speaker, and the host of the Spirituality Now podcast. Known for creating the viral movement “21 Days of Faith in Action” in Latin America, Ivonne advocates for a worldwide movement of faith in action.



    In this episode, Ivonne shares about the spiritual experience she encountered in a car accident as a teenager, her faith journey that led to getting baptized in 2018, and the conviction she feels to talk about Jesus and bring him to the world in this time.



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    Books by Mike:

    "Uncommon
    Prayers" at Amazon

    "Ultra
    Marriage" at Amazon

    • 48 min

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The key to saving this country is preserving the family and marriage. Mike is most certainly in tune with that. Love these conversations. Excellent nuggets in every one!

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