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Into the Harvest Into the Harvest

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A show dedicated to helping you live and share your faith in the everyday places of life.

    #117 – Thoughts on the State of the Church As We Start 2022

    #117 – Thoughts on the State of the Church As We Start 2022

    Andrew and Abi share their thoughts on the church as we start 2022:



    ⏵What trends do we see locally and beyond?

    ⏵What new challenges do we see on the horizon?

    ⏵How are we trying to meet those challenges?

    ⏵Are we optimistic or pessimistic about the church in 2022?



    Our listener question for today's show is: "What are some best ways to stay encouraged and focused on disciple-making?"



    We end with book recommendations for your new year.



    Subscribe to Andrew's new Disciple Notes blog: https://jandrewstroud.substack.com/



    Books mentioned on today's show:

    ⏵The African Memory of Mark by Thomas C. Oden – https://amzn.to/3GA0TIw

    ⏵The Subversion of Christianity by Jacques Ellul – https://amzn.to/3fi7V8T

    ⏵The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark – https://amzn.to/3tsyvER

    ⏵The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer – https://amzn.to/3I1ekBE



    Chapters

    (0:00) Intro

    (3:00) What are some best ways to stay encouraged and focused on disciple-making?

    (11:03) Conversation on the State of the Church As We Start 2022

    (31:56) Books we're reading to start the new year



    Original Release Date: 1/13/2022



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    #116 – Why Thanksgiving Is So Important

    #116 – Why Thanksgiving Is So Important

    Andrew and Abi explain why giving God thanks is so important and share a few things they are grateful for in 2021. 🙏



    The listener question today is: "What's going on with Andrew's hair? Is he observing a Nazarite vow?" 😂



    In Faith & Culture, they have a conversation about the busyness of life during the holidays and ways you can slow down as we approach this time of year.



    Advent Day 1: https://youtu.be/c5IjDmKk36c



    Chapters

    (0:00) Intro

    (3:52) Is Andrew observing a Nazarite vow?

    (12:23) Why giving thanks is so important and what we're thankful for in 2021

    (34:47) Busyness, the holidays, and how Advent can help



    Original Release Date: 11/15/2021



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    • 43 min
    #115 – How We Failed Forward in 2021

    #115 – How We Failed Forward in 2021

    Andrew and Abi share some of their mistakes made and lessons learned in 2021 when it comes to discipleship and disciple making.



    They also answer a listener question: "How do you approach other believers that are affirming of homosexuality or even out?"



    In Faith & Culture, they discuss the recent Dave Chappelle Netflix special, the surprising reaction it has generated among many Christians, and the larger role of comedy in culture—and what it means for us as ambassadors for Christ.



    Chapters

    (0:00) Intro

    (4:06) How do you approach other believers that are “affirming” or even “out”?

    (14:14) How we have failed forward in 2021

    (32:20) Comedy, Christianity, and culture



    Original Release Date: 11/11/2021



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    • 42 min
    #114 – When Is Your Job Done As a Disciple-Maker?

    #114 – When Is Your Job Done As a Disciple-Maker?

    When is your job done as a disciple-maker? How do you know when someone you've been discipling is ready to leave the nest? That's our main topic on today's show.



    Andrew and Abi also answer a listener question: "Do miracles, signs and wonders still happen today? Or did they only happen in Bible times?"



    And in our Faith & Culture segment, they share their experiences so far with COVID-19 and their thoughts on Christians and the vaccine mandate.



    Chapters

    (0:00) Intro

    (1:19) Do miracles still happen?

    (12:52) When Do You Know Your Job Is Done as a Disciple-Maker?

    (30:10) Thoughts on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate



    Original Release Date: 10/28/2021



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    • 43 min
    #113 – Best Practices for Short-Term and Long-Term Discipling

    #113 – Best Practices for Short-Term and Long-Term Discipling

    Main Topic: What are some of the differences between discipling someone short-term versus long-term? Andrew and Abigail share lessons learned and best practices from their own experience passing on the faith. [Timestamp 10:28]



    Listener Question: "What are your thoughts on celebrating Halloween with your kids and trick or treating? Is it an evil holiday?" [Timestamp 1:15]



    Faith & Culture: Andrew and Abigail discuss the Facebook Files exposé by the WSJ and how we should think about technology when it comes to living our faith. [Timestamp 34:25]



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    Want to go deeper in your understanding of the topics discussed in this episode? Here are some resources we recommend:



    Being All in for Jesus in Your 30s – ITH podcast episode #34

    Staying Focused on Jesus for a Lifetime with Cecil Bean – ITH podcast episode #43

    The Facebook Files – WSJ article



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    • 42 min
    #112 – How To Decide Who You Should Disciple

    #112 – How To Decide Who You Should Disciple

    Main Topic: All of us have limited time and energy. So did Jesus! Who should you disciple and how do you decide? [Timestamp 11:25]



    Listener Question: "Should all believers be able to heal and cast out demons? Some ministries view it as critical to reaching the lost with the gospel and living as the church the Lord has called us to be. What are your thoughts on this?" [Timestamp 2:19]



    Faith & Culture: Andrew and Abigail discuss the death of comedian Norm Macdonald, his search for God, and what we can learn from it. [Timestamp 31:24]



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    Want to go deeper in your understanding of the topics discussed in this episode? Here are some resources we recommend:



    Going the Distance with John Snyder – ITH podcast episode #30

    How Did Jesus Prioritize His Time With People? – visual we discuss in the show

    The Gospel According to Norm – 1517 article



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Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

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