5 episodes

Welcome to Reflect & Renew! Join Heather as she reviews the lesson for the week and listen as other Christians share their experiences and stories. Each episode will release on Tuesdays to give you a chance to study the lesson beforehand!
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This podcast follows the devotional, Renew: Staying With Jesus written and created by Merle Poirier. It also corresponds to the children’s lessons found on “The SeedPod for Kids.” To find those free devotionals and programs check out the links below.

Website: www.startingwithjesus.com
Devotional: www.startingwithjesus.com/renew
Kid's Devotionals: www.startingwithjesus.com/seedpod

Reflect & Renew Starting With Jesus

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to Reflect & Renew! Join Heather as she reviews the lesson for the week and listen as other Christians share their experiences and stories. Each episode will release on Tuesdays to give you a chance to study the lesson beforehand!
- - -
This podcast follows the devotional, Renew: Staying With Jesus written and created by Merle Poirier. It also corresponds to the children’s lessons found on “The SeedPod for Kids.” To find those free devotionals and programs check out the links below.

Website: www.startingwithjesus.com
Devotional: www.startingwithjesus.com/renew
Kid's Devotionals: www.startingwithjesus.com/seedpod

    A Rebellious Son

    A Rebellious Son

    Have you had a no-good, very bad day? In today's story, David thought that his life was going well, but things began to go very badly. David’s son Absolum killed his brother and then he attempted to take over as king. Can you imagine how David was feeling? Maybe you are having a bad day or a rough year. Listen to today's episode of Reflect and Renew and learn how David refreshes himself and connects with God.

    Contributor: Our guest contributor, Deb, shares how this has been a tough year. Their family has faced financial struggles, health challenges, and another move. Maybe you can relate! But Deb shares with us a special verse that has helped to see her through this year and has given her comfort and hope.

    Year B Quarter 1 Week 4Memory Verse: Exodus 20:12
    Further Study: 2 Samuel 13:28-20:26
    Patriarchs and Prophets, 728-745; The Bible Story, vol. 4, pp. 103-111

    Write to us: renew@startingwithjesus.com Find the Lessons Here: https://startingwithjesus.com/renew/
    Connect with Us: Website: https://startingwithjesus.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesus
    Acknowledgments: Devotional
    Author: Merle Poirier
    Devotional Reader: Heather Bennett
    Weekly Contributor: Deb
    Audio Editor: Celeste Rogers

    • 9 min
    King David

    King David

    Have you ever made a plan that was then changed? Our story from the life of King David is not a pretty one. In fact, it can be downright discouraging, but there is hope. Come along with us on this episode of Reflect and Renew and learn how David learns a lesson about what happens when we do not stay plugged into God and let Him take control of our plans.

    Contributor: Our guest contributor, Janell, shares with us the challenge of helping her little one practice the violin. Her daughter isn’t the only one practicing. Janell also gets daily practice in learning to adjust and adapt her own expectations. Can you relate?

    Year B Quarter 1 Week 3
    Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:32

    Further Study: 2 Samuel 7, 9; 2 Samuel 11:1-13:27;
    Patriarchs and Prophets, 711-728; The Bible Story, vol. 4, pp. 86-103

    Write to us: renew@startingwithjesus.com
    Find the Lessons Here: https://startingwithjesus.com/renew/

    Connect with Us:
    Website: https://startingwithjesus.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesus
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesus

    Acknowledgments:
    Devotional Author: Merle Poirier
    Devotional Reader: Heather Bennett
    Weekly Contributor: Janell
    Audio Editor: Celeste Rogers

    • 8 min
    King at Last

    King at Last

    What do you think of when you think of the word “Despise?” That is the word that the Bible uses to describe Michal’s feelings towards David. She saw him dancing before the Lord and she despised him! There are times when we despise someone, when we have bitterness towards another person, when all the hurt and anger is like a thick blanket, suffocating us. What is the answer? We’ll find out in just a minute!

    Contributor: This week we will hear from Christy, who shares with us a story about a stressful experience she had as a young adult with a difficult boss. It wasn’t until she turned to God in prayer that He showed her a beautiful lesson of forgiveness.

    Year B Quarter 1 Week 2
    Memory Verse: Psalm 25:5

    Further Study:1 Samuel 31;
    2 Samuel 1-6;
    Patriarchs and Prophets, 694-708; The Bible Story, vol. 4, pp. 63-85


    Write to us: renew@startingwithjesus.com
    Find the Lessons Here: https://startingwithjesus.com/renew/
    Connect with Us:Website: https://startingwithjesus.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesusFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesus

    Acknowledgments:
    Devotional Author: Merle Poirier
    Devotional Reader: Heather Bennett
    Weekly Contributor: Christie Carlson
    Audio Editor: Celeste Rogers

    • 11 min
    The Last Days of Saul

    The Last Days of Saul

    Have you ever been in a tough situation with a leader in your life? Maybe a pastor, a boss, or even a spouse. It’s common for us to not agree, but the BIG question is, how do we respond during times of disagreement? This week we are going to look at the life of David and who he turned to for help.

    This week, our guest contributor is a mom, a grandma, and a wife who works beside her husband in ministry. Amie Hubbard will share with us that lessons that stood out to her this week as well as another story from the life of David when he DIDN’T respond in a Christ-like way.

    Year B Quarter 1 Week 1
    All Bible verses are from the NKJV
    Memory Verse: Ecclesiastes 9:5
    Further Study:1 Samuel 25-30;Patriarchs and Prophets, 664-694;The Bible Story, vol. 4, pp. 41-60

    Write to us: renew@startingwithjesus.com

    Connect with Us:

    Website: https://startingwithjesus.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesus
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesus

    Acknowledgments:
    Devotional Author: Merle Poirier
    Devotional Reader: Heather Bennett
    Weekly Contributor: Amie Hubbard

    • 15 min
    IT'S COMING!!! A Brand New Weekly Devotional

    IT'S COMING!!! A Brand New Weekly Devotional

    IT'S COMING!!!

    Check back here January 1, 2023 to hear the first episode! Join us as we study familiar Bible stories, learning lessons that will help us in our busy lives. We will dig deeper and hear from other Christians as they share their experiences and stories. Get ready to be challenged as we apply the lessons, transforming our day and refreshing our soul.

    Free Digital Download: www.startingwithjesus.com/renew

    This devotional is designed to go hand in hand with our daily children’s podcast, SeedPod Kids.

    SeedPod Kids: www.startingwithjesus.com/seedpod

    Merle Poirier writes from Silver Spring, Maryland, where she works as the operation manager for Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines as well as the designer for KidsView, a magazine for 8-12-year-olds. She enjoys spending time with her family including being the grandmother to two active little boys, who greatly enjoy Starting With Jesus.

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