My Podcasts are for those who want to EXPLORE faith in Jesus Christ or are already FOLLOW-ers of Jesus or perhaps LEAD others in following Christ.
Short podcasts for busy people! Enjoy!
Jesus the Christ and the parable of Eden lost and regained
I don’t think we often really take in the incredible privilege of the call that is on our lives and the challenge of living it out that exists. we who are called christians, have an opportunity and responsibility to live very differently from the way of the world.
The world is the wasteland of a lack of God's love, presence and power. We, the people of God, - his representatives - are the vehicles for making these available again.
The choice before humanity is to live connected to God- the true source of life, love, power, presence, care, goodness, provision. Or to live disconnected from all these.
Listen with me as we discover that now it’s our turn to re-present that same God and that Redeemer, The Christ, seen in Jesus the man.
I hope you enjoy the episode!
Circumstances, circumstances, circumstances!
The circumstances we face sometimes can be good, bad or ugly! It has always been that way. When they are good, we get along fine, but when they turn bad or ugly we can sometimes struggle, lose hope and faith can take a nose-dive.
How can we navigate the bad and ugly times? Where do we find God in them? Some of our Bible heroes faced similar bad or ugly circumstances and we can learn a lot from considering their experience.
In this podcast we look at Esther and 3 young men in Babylon.
I hope this helps. Blessings.
LEAD: Good News affects the whole person
As christian ministers and leaders, we need to understand how deeply the effects of our salvation touches every need in people's lives, every evil in our world, and how spirit, soul and body are impacted. So often it appears we look for souls to be saved, rather than the whole person.
Let’s not be content with just saving souls, but also be pursuing healing, freedom and opening up the Kingdom of the Heavens
May this message encourage us all to make the Good News the power of God unto full salvation
LEAD don't strive
For those of us in any form of christian leadership, we know that deep down we often sense feelings of inadequacy.
Whilst the apostle Paul writes: "Aim for perfection" (2Corinthians 13.11) if we are not careful that can lead us into pursuing perfectionism. But don't let perfectionism rob you of seeking more for your life and ministry.
We have to examine ourselves in christian leadership, or the spirit of this world will infect us and render us ineffective and unrecognisable as servants of Jesus Christ.
I hope this podcast encourages you to pursue the real purpose of christian leadership, modelled on the Lord Jesus Himself.
Be blessed, Philip
LEAD:When God Says Move
Stephen the great evangelist of the early church stood to speak at this trial before he was martyred by stoning. He recounts the long history of the Jewish people and demonstrates how God moved people on, time and again! He seems to be making the point that the past, significant and important though it is, is not a place to dwell.
So what about us and the Church today? What about the churches and ministries we lead? Will we move when God says, “Move”?
It is these questions I consider in this podcast. May it encourage and stir us in God’s church to be on the move with Him.
EXPLORE-Live a New Life
Live a new life!
It sounds good, and many people like the idea of new starts. Newness, change is something we like – sometimes!
“Live a new life” was a phrase I came across recently in the Bible and it got me thinking. If we were exploring faith in Jesus Christ what might we think when we encounter a phrase like this.
It begs the questions: "How do I live a new life? What does it even mean? How could I do that?"
Well these are the questions I try to explore in this podcast. I hope it helps and encourages you.