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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.

    Your Identity as a Child of God

    Your Identity as a Child of God

    We’ve heard that we’re children of God, but why is it so hard to live as a child of God? Why can that identity feel elusive?
    In this final conversation, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric wrap up our series on Identity Traps and look to what's next for the podcast. They also address key questions from the sermon, including:
    Can you define orphan-heartedness again? (0:40) Question from the audience—Deborah asks: “I am an educational psychologist/therapist, and I can tell you 95% of the cases I see boil down to an identity issue. Even when we know this information in our head, why is it so difficult to get it in our hearts? Is it the conflicting messages of the world just so loud that it drowns out the truth? It just seems we have such trouble applying this spiritual reality in our lives.” (3:54) Have you known anyone who truly lives like a child of God? (17:15) Are there any practices that you would recommend for developing that “child of God heart”? (20:39) As we wrap up our series, what changes are we looking forward to in the future? (25:18) Sermon for this episode: https://youtu.be/uXJlc0k2gpU
    For more info about The Moody Church, visit https://www.moodychurch.org/im-new
     

    • 29 min
    Finding a Greater Treasure

    Finding a Greater Treasure

    We all want happiness, but it always seems to be just around the corner. How can we ever find the satisfaction our hearts long for?
    In this conversation, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric discuss Solomon’s identity trap, seeking satisfaction through possessions. They address key questions from the sermon, including:
    What was King Solomon's identity trap? (1:10) David was preparing for the temple, so did that help with lead time for Solomon? Should we make a big deal about it taking so long? (2:24) Do you have to be wealthy to be consumed by your possessions? Or is this an identity trap that can apply to all economic demographics? (7:14) If you are wealthy, how should you steward that? How should Solomon have stewarded his wealth? (9:44) What does it look like to live with open hands? (15:20) Solomon seems to be making people into possessions. Can you comment on how we might commodify people today? (20:36) What resources in the gospel help us with this deep identity need for satisfaction? (24:16) Sermon video is available here: https://youtu.be/5YAN8W5X9bw 
    Questions for Living the Message can be sent to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org
     

    • 29 min
    The Joy of the Lord Is Our Strength

    The Joy of the Lord Is Our Strength

    Are you a control freak? Is your greatest fear being out of control? In this conversation, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric discuss the identity trap of seeking satisfaction through power. They address key questions from the sermon, including:
    What is Naomi's core identity trap? (3:30) Are there other ways we look for satisfaction through power? (6:58) How do we know if we’ve fallen into this identity trap? (10:19) Question from the audience: How does Levirate marriage work in practice, and does the relationship between Ruth and Boaz follow that pattern? (14:21) What resources in the Gospel help us with this deep identity need for satisfaction? (23:10) Watch the sermon for this episode here: https://youtu.be/VV5A1MnwKl8
    Questions for Living The Message can be sent to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org
     

    • 27 min
    Searching for Happiness in the Right Places

    Searching for Happiness in the Right Places

    When will you be happy? We’re all looking for happiness, but where do we find it? In this episode, we explore a how to find a happiness that satisfies.
    In this conversation Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric discuss the identity trap of the Samaritan woman at the well. They address key questions from the sermon, including:
    What was her identity trap? 0:39 Remarkably, the Samaritan woman seems glad that Jesus knows her past. Why does she respond with gladness to Jesus when her sins are exposed? 1:30 Are there other ways we look for satisfaction through people? 7:47 How do we know if we’ve fallen into this identity trap? 9:08 The disciples were probably caught off guard seeing Jesus talk to a woman alone, let alone a Samaritan woman! But v27 says they held back their questions, what do you think the trap they’re avoiding is? 12:48 What resources in the Gospel help us with our deep identity need for satisfaction? 16:00 What practical advice would you give someone who are struggling with finding satisfaction through people? 19:57 Sermon for this episode: https://youtu.be/MaEPHfIBbT0
    Questions for Living the Message can be sent to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org
     

    • 25 min
    What Money Can't Buy

    What Money Can't Buy

    Where do you turn when you’re in a bind? Naaman was a wealthy general who turned to his possessions to get him out of difficult situations. But in the end, he found that true security must be provided by God.
    In this conversation, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric discuss how we can fall into the identity trap of seeking security through possessions. They address key questions from the sermon, including:
    What is Naaman’s identity trap? (1:10) Are there other ways we look to possessions for security? (4:35) How do we know if we’ve fallen into this identity trap? (7:50) In Naaman’s story, God works in some very strange ways, some of which seem like amazing coincidences that work out perfectly. What should we make of this? (11:05) Why did Naaman want to buy-out his healing? (16:26) How can our hearts become resistant to grace? (21:49) What resources in the Gospel help us with our need for security? (25:36) Sermon for this episode: https://youtu.be/N9qLdSDDJRo
    Questions can be submitted to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org
     

    • 29 min
    Letting Go of Our Security Blankets

    Letting Go of Our Security Blankets

    What security blankets are you holding onto? Stay tuned as we learn how to let go of our security blankets and take hold of our security in Jesus.
    In this conversation, Pastor Philip and Pastor Eric discuss Gideon’s identity trap: seeking security through power. They address key questions from the sermon including:
    What is Gideon’s identity trap? (1:20) What common ways do we look to power for security? (5:40) How do we know if we’ve fallen into this identity trap? (11:35) How are the fleeces in Gideon's story about power? (14:20) What would you say to the person putting out fleeces to get an answer from God? (17:16) How do we get out of the trap? (21:45) What resources in the gospel help us with our deep identity need for security? (25:55) The sermon for this episode is available at: https://youtu.be/7WqutXKK6YY
    Questions for living the message can be emailed to livingthemessage@moodychurch.org.
     

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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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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