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Rick Lawrence, author of Jesus-Centered Life, unpacks what it means to live a life that pays ridiculous attention to Jesus. Each episode zooms in on a story of Jesus and looks at it to answer two very basic questions. Who do I say Jesus is? Who does Jesus say I am?

Paying Ridiculous Attention to Jesus Paying Ridiculous Attention To Jesus

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7, 54 Ratings

Rick Lawrence, author of Jesus-Centered Life, unpacks what it means to live a life that pays ridiculous attention to Jesus. Each episode zooms in on a story of Jesus and looks at it to answer two very basic questions. Who do I say Jesus is? Who does Jesus say I am?

    Season 5 Episode 23 - IN HIS IMAGE: The Beauty of Neediness

    Season 5 Episode 23 - IN HIS IMAGE: The Beauty of Neediness

    During our Pandemic Apocalypse, we’ve competed in the “decathlon” of emotional workouts. Uncertainty, fear, and disorientation are powerful, and a steady stream of bad news is like getting emotionally water-boarded. We feel more needy than ever, and therefore more vulnerable than ever… Jesus wants us to find Home in Him, a relationship that invites our vulnerability, and gives us a safe place to be needy…

    Join Rick as he launches a new series called IN HIS IMAGE—together, explore why Jesus loved neediness so much, and how and why He made Himself vulnerable to need…

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    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
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    Spiritual Grit: A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope.
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    Growing Spiritual Grit for Teenagers: 40 Devotions
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    Growing Spiritual Grit: 52 Personal Devotions
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    The Jesus-Centered Bible
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    The Jesus-Centered Journal
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    • 51 min
    Season 5 Episode 22 - Foundations: Jesus the Disobedient

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Foundations: Jesus the Disobedient

    To win in a game of Simon Says, we have to radically obey what we’re told. And we’re living in one big challenging game of Simon Says in our culture right now… The tension that exists as we’re “opening up” is real and widespread, because our obedience to “Simon”—government leaders and scientists—is in tension with our determination to choose what we think is right and good. Jesus also had a complicated relationship with obedience. He lived His life “under obedience,” but was purposefully disobedient.

    Join Rick as he explores why Jesus obeyed, or didn’t—and what we can learn from His example.

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    Jesus-Centered Daily (Releasing October, 2020)
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    The Jesus-Centered Bible
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    Spiritual Grit: A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope.
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    Growing Spiritual Grit for Teenagers: 40 Devotions
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    Growing Spiritual Grit: 52 Personal Devotions
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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
    www.amazon.com/God-Who-Fights-You-Suffering/dp/073697704X

    The Jesus-Centered Planner 2020
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    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
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    The Jesus-Centered Journal
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    • 31 min
    Season 5 Episode 21: Some Good News

    Season 5 Episode 21: Some Good News

    Ever had a friend recommend something, so you try it, and then you realized... you hate it? How can something be “truly good” if not everyone agrees that it is truly good? John Krasinski’s online pandemic show Some Good News brought us a weekly dose of “good”—but how does his good compare to the way Jesus defines good?

    Join Rick as he explores how Jesus determines what is good and what is not, and why.

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    Rick’s New Email Address: rick@ricklawrence.com


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    The Jesus-Centered Bible
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    Spiritual Grit: A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope.      
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    Growing Spiritual Grit for Teenagers: 40 Devotions  
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    Growing Spiritual Grit: 52 Personal Devotions   
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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
    www.amazon.com/God-Who-Fights-You-Suffering/dp/073697704X

    The Jesus-Centered Planner 2020
    https://amzn.to/2T0F0fx

    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
    www.mylifetree.com/shop/the-jesus-centered-life/

    The Jesus-Centered Journal 
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    Some Good News with John Krasinski, Episode 8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXdKrtmexWU

    Rick’s Sermon
    https://journeycolorado.com/messages/?sapurl=LytzYm05L2xiL21pLytoazY3bWgzP2JyYW5kaW5nPXRydWUmZW1iZWQ9dHJ1ZQ==

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    • 49 min
    Season 5 Episode 20 - Jesus and Racism

    Season 5 Episode 20 - Jesus and Racism

    We're washed over by waves of grief, fear, and uncertainty in our world right now. As followers of Jesus, we know that racism is contrary in every way to the heart of Jesus. And yet, it persists like the “weeds scattered in secret by the thief” in Jesus’ Parable of the Wheat and Weeds.

    Join Rick as he explores Jesus’ shrewd and redemptive response to racism, and what we can learn and practice as a result.

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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
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    The Jesus-Centered Planner 2020
    https://amzn.to/2T0F0fx

    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
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    The Jesus-Centered Journal 
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    • 49 min
    Season 5 Episode 19 - Foundations: More

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Foundations: More

    Although God is self-sufficient in every way, he decides to create more. The “heavens and the earth.” You and me (and look what trouble He invited when He did that). What is the purpose of more when you are already enough?

    Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s focus in on two “more encounters” with Jesus and pay close attention to His attitude toward “more,” and why that matters in the middle of our pandemic life right now...

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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
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    The Jesus-Centered Planner 2020
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    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
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    The Jesus-Centered Journal 
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    Why Wanting More Out Of Life Doesn’t Make You Greedy — T. Harv Eker & Mary Morrissey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3mn11m0b0

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    • 41 min
    Season 5 Episode 18 - Foundations: Breathe

    Season 5 Episode 18 - Foundations: Breathe

    On the seventh day God finished his work of creation, so he rested. But why did an all-sufficient God need rest? What kind of rest is this—and what is the truth about the rest Jesus is inviting us into?

    Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s explore Hebrews 4, and Jesus’ promise of rest in Matthew 11, and embrace the true “rest” we all so desperately need.

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    The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering by Rick Lawrence
    www.amazon.com/God-Who-Fights-You-Suffering/dp/073697704X

    The Jesus-Centered Planner 2020
    https://amzn.to/2T0F0fx

    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn’t Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew by Rick Lawrence
    www.mylifetree.com/shop/the-jesus-centered-life/

    The Jesus-Centered Journal 
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    “God Rested” by Andrew Peterson
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Ty1er B ,

Life changing

This podcast in tandem with the Jesus Centered Bible has totally changed how I look at scripture, Jesus, and my spiritual growth. I was stuck in a lull, going through the motions, reading email devotionals, bible app plans, etc. I was overwhelming myself and not really learning anything. Now I’m following the recommended reading plan in the back on the JC Bible along with listening to the podcast and I’m finally slowing down and focusing the only thing or person that matters: Jesus! Thank you!

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Want to hear more Becky!

I love this podcast. I would however like for you to stop interjecting and let her do her!

Maryrose Joseph ,

Great concept

I get the whole thing about trying to help us see it from a different point of view especially with the peter and Jesus small businesses scenario but idk how much I could feel for it when we’re including slave against business owner i don’t my spirit is kinda tingling listening so yeah but god job overall

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