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Colossians 3 tells us to “let the message of Christ dwell in us richly”. But what does that actually look like on a day-to-day basis? Each week, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric from The Moody Church will sit down to chat about the text that was preached the previous Sunday. They’ll address your questions about the text and talk about what it would look like for that text to really come alive in our lives.

Living The Message The Moody Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Colossians 3 tells us to “let the message of Christ dwell in us richly”. But what does that actually look like on a day-to-day basis? Each week, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric from The Moody Church will sit down to chat about the text that was preached the previous Sunday. They’ll address your questions about the text and talk about what it would look like for that text to really come alive in our lives.

    Becoming People of Love

    Becoming People of Love

    Jesus tells the disciples to wash each other's feet. What’s the modern day equivalent of this act of service?
    In this conversation, Pastors Philip and Eric talk about Jesus modeling service through washing the disciples feet. They address key questions from the recent sermon that apply to our lives today, including:
    What is Jesus trying to tell us by washing the disciples' feet, and should we do it today? (1:30) What do you think Jesus would do today to model “washing feet”? (5:58) What are some examples of serving people who are hard to love? (8:10) How do we battle our ego when it tells us not to serve others? (11:45) How do we know if our ego is misguided towards towards service? (15:49) Who are the “one another's” that we are supposed to be loving? (19:36) What are some ways we can take the next step to serve? (24:40) Watch the sermon from this episode here: https://youtu.be/ZAUquAYCUjY
    To learn more about our series, The Journey of a Lifetime, including a link to download the weekly devotional, visit https://www.moodychurch.org/journey
    If you’d like to take the next step into service at our church, you can find a list of opportunities on our website: https://www.moodychurch.org/opportunity-finder.
    Questions for Living the Message can be sent to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org

    • 29 min
    Feeding Our Souls

    Feeding Our Souls

    What is so important about in-person community? Can online community accomplish the same thing?
    In this conversation, Pastors Philip and Eric discuss what it means to feed our souls through community. The root of the word community is communion, which has a horizontal and vertical component. While we abide in Jesus vertically, we also connect with the Body of Christ horizontally. Our souls are starving not just for an abiding relationship with God but also for relationship with others.
    Key questions from this episode include:
    How do we feed our soul in community? (0:45) Is online community an acceptable replacement for in-person community? (5:06) Does the physical distance of online community affect our souls? (8:55) For those who feel that church isn’t a safe place for them to engage in relationships, what’s their path to healing? (14:40) For those who want to take a next step towards community, where should they start? (21:39) To learn more about our series, The Journey of a Lifetime, including a link to download the weekly devotional, visit https://www.moodychurch.org/journey.
    If you’d like to join one of our Communities at The Moody Church, you can find a list of them here: https://www.moodychurch.org/community
    Questions for Living the Message can be sent to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org

    • 27 min
    Coming Alive in Worship

    Coming Alive in Worship

    What does it mean to come alive in worship?
    In this conversation, Pastors Philip and Eric discuss our new series, The Journey of a Lifetime, exploring what it means to answer Jesus’ invitation to follow Him. And today’s topic is about what it means to know God through worship:
    What does it mean to “come alive in worship?” (1:54) How do we avoid worshipping a god made making in our image rather than knowing God as He really is? (5:12) What should a person do if they feel stuck in knowing God and haven’t experienced a breakthrough moment in their pursuit of Him? (8:15) In the parable of the Prodigal Son, which brother are we supposed to relate to? (14:59) How do we go from knowledge of God to true worship of God? (22:12) To watch the sermon for this podcast, click here https://youtu.be/b4yDtbdIuOw
    For more information about "The Journey of a Lifetime," visit https://www.moodychurch.org/journey/
    Questions for Living the Message can be submitted to 312-682-1888 or emailed to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org.

    • 26 min
    Special LIVE Event

    Special LIVE Event

    In this episode, Pastors Philip and Eric hosted a special LIVE event following the Sunday morning service. They wrapped up our sermon series, The Upside-Down Kingdom, and took questions from the audience about the entire Sermon on the Mount. Check it out!
    To watch the sermon for this podcast, click here https://youtu.be/SUwMvNnFwK0
    If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe and give us a like! Questions for Living the Message can be submitted to 312-682-1888 or emailed to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org.
    Living The Message can be listened to on Apple Podcast and Spotify, and can be watched on our The Moody Church YouTube channel. 

    • 50 min
    Which Path Will You Choose?

    Which Path Will You Choose?

    What if there is a different road Jesus is calling us to?
    In this episode, Pastors Eric and Philip discuss both the wide and narrow roads, and you may be surprised by their answer.
    They also address important questions from the sermon sent in by our listeners:
    People have typically thought of the wide road (as opposed to the narrow roads) as referring to the worldliness, but you interpret it as pharisaical religious moralism, why? Why have people so often thought of the wide road as worldly? The wide road is supposedly easy but being moral and religious is not easy. How is the pharisaical life easy? How do you know if you're living a life of surrender versus a life of moralism? Jesus tells us to be hearers and doers of His word (Matt. 7:24), but how is this statement not moralistic/works-based? How can we disciple people toward the Way of Jesus as opposed to the moral way? How can I know if I'm really saved? To watch the sermon for this podcast, click here https://youtu.be/hcVcrD3fDxo
    Questions for Living the Message can be submitted to 312-682-1888 or emailed to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org.

    • 32 min
    What Is Love?

    What Is Love?

    What is love, what does love do, and how can we pursue a virtuous life of love?
    Join Pastors Philip and Eric as they discuss Jesus' message on love from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:12). To love like Jesus is to willingly lay down our rights for the sake of someone else.
    They'll address key questions from the sermon, including:
    What is love and what does love do? (2:49) Is it possible to love too much? (10:02) Does love need to be reciprocal? (14:42) Why is it so unhelpful to say “love the sinner, hate the sin?” (21:30) How should we love the unlovable? (27:28) Special Announcement! (32:36) To watch the sermon for this podcast, click here: https://youtu.be/iDVrIidB_hI
    Questions for Living the Message can be submitted to 312-682-1888 or emailed to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Groby86 ,

Thank you

I really appreciate these podcasts. I am not a member of Moody Church but value their honesty, humility, wisdom and applicability in the teaching/discussions in this podcasts. The message stays true to the Gospels and is all about living a more Christ centered life. Thank you my soul feeds of this type of discussion.

KJ7562 ,

Subscribe, Listen, Enjoy, Grow

I thoroughly enjoy these discussions. Pastors Miller and Targe are great at exploring the issues, implications, and imperatives of each week’s message. I also love the dynamic between these two men: they are serious but they don’t take themselves too seriously. As such, they’re able to tackle serious issues in a way that helps both in day-to-day life and in deepening our understanding of and love for God.

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