30 episodes

The teachings of Jesus lead us to a better, fuller life. This was true in the ancient world where Jesus first taught, and it’s still true today. But what does it mean to actually practice the way of Jesus in today’s complex, secular world? In this podcast by Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer responds to that important question through his teachings at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Join us as John Mark provides practical insight on how you can be with Jesus, become like Him and do what He did wherever you are today.

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John Mark Comer Teachings Practicing the Way

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 257 Ratings

The teachings of Jesus lead us to a better, fuller life. This was true in the ancient world where Jesus first taught, and it’s still true today. But what does it mean to actually practice the way of Jesus in today’s complex, secular world? In this podcast by Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer responds to that important question through his teachings at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Join us as John Mark provides practical insight on how you can be with Jesus, become like Him and do what He did wherever you are today.

practicingtheway.org ( practicingtheway.org )

Facebook, YouTube: Practicing the Way

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    Church Around a Table | Eating and Drinking E3

    Church Around a Table | Eating and Drinking E3

    What does hospitality in the church have to do with architecture? John Mark explores the story of this practice in Church history: throughout the New Testament, we see followers of Jesus gathering in homes around a table and a meal. But as the church changed, so did their meeting place, which impacted the practice of eating and drinking in fellowship. John Mark encourages us to recapture this practice of breaking bread together and gives us practical ways to get started.

    Key Scripture Passages: John 13:1-17; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 16:3-5; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1-2; Galatians 6:9

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/eating-drinking

    Other resources: From Tablet to Table, Leonard Sweet
    Community and Growth, Jean Vanier

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    • 41 min
    Neighboring | Eating and Drinking E2

    Neighboring | Eating and Drinking E2

    What if, when Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself, he meant your actual neighbor? John Mark teaches on Jesus's command to love our neighbors as ourselves and the parable of the Good Samaritan. Then he explains the history of hospitality and finishes by walking through exercises to help us begin our journey with this practice.

    Key Scripture Passages: Luke 10:25-37

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/eating-drinking

    Other resources: The Gospel Comes with a House Key, Rosaria Butterfield

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    • 53 min
    Radically Ordinary Hospitality | Eating and Drinking E1

    Radically Ordinary Hospitality | Eating and Drinking E1

    How can we practically love others and reach the lost in a post-Christian culture? In this teaching, John Mark looks at Jesus's habit of eating and drinking with the societal outcasts of his culture through the Gospel of Luke. Then he explores the biblical commands to practice hospitality in the New Testament letters. Finally, John Mark gives practical and spiritual guidance for how we can apply this practice to love and build relationships with the lost.

    Key Scripture Passages: Luke 19:1-10; Luke 7:33-50; Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:8-10; Hebrews 13:1-2

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/eating-drinking

    Other recommended resources: The Gospel Comes with a House Key, Rosaria Butterfield

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    • 56 min
    Transform or Transmit | Forgiving As We Have Been Forgiven E1

    Transform or Transmit | Forgiving As We Have Been Forgiven E1

    "The question isn't, 'How do you get through life without being hurt?' Not gonna happen. The question is, 'When you are hurt, how do you deal with it?'"
    When we forgive, we first need to release the person who hurt us. But our journey doesn’t end there. We also need to learn to forgive ourselves, the unfairness of life, and finally, learn to release the feelings of anger that we have toward God. This week, John Mark challenges us to address our hurt and provides guidance for us to walk in forgiveness.

    Key Scripture Passages: Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 23:32-34; Ephesians 4:30-32

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/forgiving

    Other recommended resources: Sacred Fire, Ronald Rolheiser

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    • 38 min
    To Pray | Fasting E2

    To Pray | Fasting E2

    Do you ever feel stuck in prayer? As if there is a wall between you and heaven? In this teaching, John Mark shows us different ways that fasting can be used in combination with prayer. Using examples from the Scriptures, he shows us five different ways that people fast and pray: to repent, to grieve, to cry out to God in a crisis, to ask God to relent, and to know God's mind when making decisions. John Mark concludes by reminding us that this practice, like all the practices, is about building our relationship with God, and encourages us to keep pressing in even when it's hard.

    Key Scripture Passages: Acts 13:1; 1 Samuel 7:3-6; 1 Kings 21:27-28; Leviticus 23:26-32; 1 Samuel 31:11-13; Nehemiah 1:2-4; 2 Chronicles 20:1-12; Jonah 3:1-10; Joel 2:12-14

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/fasting

    Other Resources:
    God's Chosen Fast by Arthur Wallis
    Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

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    • 45 min
    To Starve the Flesh and Feed the Spirit | Fasting E1

    To Starve the Flesh and Feed the Spirit | Fasting E1

    Why should you fast? In modern society, fasting as a spiritual practice is almost unheard of, even among Christians. So why does Jesus assume that his followers will fast? (Matthew 6:16-18; 9:15-16). In this teaching, John Mark discusses the what and the why behind fasting. First, he shows that fasting helps us break free from "slavery" to food, feeds our flesh and starves the spirit, and allows us to "pray" with our bodies. Then he outlines what fasting is and what it isn't and what that means for us as we press into this practice from the way of Jesus.

    Key Scripture Passages: Genesis 2:4-7; Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 4:1-4; John 4:7-30; Matthew 6:16-18; Galatians 5:13-25

    You can find various resources for this practice here: practicingtheway.org/practices/fasting

    Visit practicingtheway.org for more information and resources for you, your church, or your small group.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

rociogarden ,

So thankful

I just found this podcast and I’m deeply thankful to be able to hear John Mark Comers teachings on following The Way of Jesus.

Joy Pine ,

Full of Grace and Truth!

Listening to John Mark share God’s word has felt like rest for my soul every time I hear him. He challenges yet encourages all at the same time. So many of the frustrations he talks about in desiring change and yet not seeing it, I have felt and experienced. His teachings have been life changing for me and I am so grateful the Lord led me to this after prayers for wisdom. I don’t even know how I came about finding his teachings other than an answer to prayer. Thank you John Mark.

ray_15926 ,

God is good!

God is so good and John Mark Comer clearly speaks to that biblical truth. It is evident that John Mark is a praying pastor & that he puts to work his teaching that he encourages to his audiences. John Mark clearly & effectively preaches the truth of God’s word, no matter the societal opinions or outcomes.

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