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It’s easy to get bogged down in details of every day life. If we arent intentional, our eyes can easily be pulled away from the Lord and we can set our gaze on things of earth.

2 Corinthians 4:18 says

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

My name is Karen Baughman and I’m the women’s pastor at New Life Church in Gillette Wyoming. I believe that our perspective changes everything, so together we’ll be LOOKING ABOVE.

Looking Above Karen Baughman

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It’s easy to get bogged down in details of every day life. If we arent intentional, our eyes can easily be pulled away from the Lord and we can set our gaze on things of earth.

2 Corinthians 4:18 says

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

My name is Karen Baughman and I’m the women’s pastor at New Life Church in Gillette Wyoming. I believe that our perspective changes everything, so together we’ll be LOOKING ABOVE.

    Episode 75 - What We've Learned

    Episode 75 - What We've Learned

    Brooklyn and Karen sat down for one final discussion.  In this podcast they reflect on some of the lessons they have learned about prayer this season. They talk about having open hands, about God as provider, about going to God first, about trust and listening, and about asking too little of God. Listen in and then spend a few moments considering how you have grown in prayer through this season!
     

    • 31 min
    Episode 74 - Tomorrow

    Episode 74 - Tomorrow

    To wrap up our season on prayer, we have a mini-series on the Lord’s Prayer that we produced for our Pray Retreat in April. Each episode features a discussion on one phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. In this episode, Brooklyn and Karen unpack the phrase, “And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.,” (Matthew 6:13)
     
    After listening, we encourage you to sit down with a friend and process what you’ve learned. Here are some questions to guide your discussion:
     

    A temptation is a test. How do tests prove who we are?
    Discuss the differences between tests that come from external and internal sources.
    After listening to this podcast, how would you rewrite this prase of the prayer in a meaningful way for a contemporary audience?
    Spend a few minutes praying and journaling individually. Ask God to reveal your weaknesses, any areas of bondage, and any areas in which you have pride that may become temptations.
    When everyone has had adequate time to process, share with each other.
    Authoritative prayer attacks enemy territory. What about this is scary? What is exciting?
    Pray authoritative prayers over eachother. Exercise the authority you have in Jesus to bind the enemy. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 73 - Yesterday

    Episode 73 - Yesterday

    To wrap up our season on prayer, we have a mini-series on the Lord’s Prayer that we produced for our Pray Retreat in April. Each episode features a discussion on one phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. In this episode, Brooklyn and Karen unpack the phrase, “and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.,” (Matthew 6:12)
     
    After listening, we encourage you to sit down with a friend and process what you’ve learned. Here are some questions to guide your discussion:
     

    Talk through the five “types” of sin. How do you see those at play in your own life?
    Are you as good a wife, daughter, husband, son, sister, brother, friend, worker, disciple of Jesus as you could/should be?
    Do you feel sorrow for your sinfulness? How does that affect you?
    Read Romans 4:2. How do you respond to that?
    How does living in unforgiveness affect us?
    Spend some time individually processing and praying. Consider journaling. Ask God to reveal to you anyone you need to forgive. Ask God to reveal any sins in your own life that are keeping you from fellowship and intimacy with Him. Ask God to give you the gift of tears - the ability to be broken over sin.
    When you have completed your individual reflection and prayer, pray over eachother. After praying, declare over eachother: “In the Name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.”

    • 34 min
    Episode 72 - Today

    Episode 72 - Today

    To wrap up our season on prayer, we have a mini-series on the Lord’s Prayer that we produced for our Pray Retreat in April. Each episode features a discussion on one phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. In this episode, Brooklyn and Karen unpack the phrase, “Give us today the food we need,” (Matthew 6:11)
     
    After listening, we encourage you to sit down with a friend and process what you’ve learned. Here are some questions to guide your discussion:
     
     

    What does worry reveal about our hearts?
    Why don’t you trust God? What would it take for you to increase your trust?
    What do you need from God right now? Would God agree - or would He amend your list?
    Do you struggle more with worry for the future, or the pride of self-sufficiency?
    How can you train yourself to go to God with every need you have?
    Respond to this quote:  “God gives where He finds empty hands.” - Augustine  
    Petionary prayer is prayer we pray for ourselves. But it is powerful when we do this in community. Take turns praying in your group. Ask God for what you need right now. Be open and honest with God. If you sense there is more He wants you to ask for, do so.

    • 29 min
    Episode 71 - Kingdom

    Episode 71 - Kingdom

    To wrap up our season on prayer, we have a mini-series on the Lord’s Prayer that we produced for our Pray Retreat in April. Each episode features a discussion on one phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. In this episode, Brooklyn and Karen unpack the phrase, “May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven..” (Matthew 6:10)
     
    After listening, we encourage you to sit down with a friend and process what you’ve learned. Here are some questions to guide your discussion:
     

    Define “the Kingdom.” 
    How do we seek the Kingdom practically? 
    Why do we cling so tightly to “our will”? 
    Do you know God’s will? How can we better seek and discern God’s will? 
    Do you know anyone who lives seeking the Kingdom first? What does that look like? What about that lifestyle is appealing? What about it makes you squirm?
    Spend some time praying together.  Pray about a specific situation or two that you can relinquish to God.
    How does it feel to relinquish control and leave these situations to the will of God? 
    How will you know if you have actually relinquished these requests to God? What will be a sign that you are still trying to control?

    • 29 min
    Episode 70 - The Lord's Prayer

    Episode 70 - The Lord's Prayer

    To wrap up our season on prayer, we have a mini-series on the Lord’s Prayer that we produced for our Pray Retreat in April. Each episode features a discussion on one phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. In this episode, Brooklyn and Karen unpack the phrase, “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.” (Matthew 6:9) After listening, we encourage you to sit down with a friend and process what you’ve learned. Here are some questions to guide your discussion:
     

    How does the word “our” impact the way you pray? What does “our” communicate? (Ephesians 4:4-6)
    Are you able to approach God as Father (Abba)? How does your own relationship with your dad impact how you view God?
    Discuss God as holy. What does this mean? How does it affect how we relate to God?
    Why do we need to understand the deeper meaning of “name” in this prayer? What part do we play in keeping God’s name holy?
    Is it easier for you to relate to God as holy, or as Father?
    What box are you in? What keeps you from relating to God in prayer?

    • 39 min

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