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!
Politics, Religion and Yeast
Jesus once warned his followers about getting caught up in religion and politics! perhaps its a warning we need to take some notice of.
In this podcast I look at what Jesus was meaning and apply it to everyday situations that we face. I touch on blame culture, rationalism, independence and mis-trust, along with others. There is a way of living and thinking differently. A different mindset for us to embrace, that will help us live more like Jesus
On the whole we live in an unkind culture don't we? Whether we look at issues like racism, media, politics, international relationship, even within families and neighbourhoods, we can see a lot of unkindness. Certainly there are lots of kind words and deeds done, but the prevailing culture just seem so unkind.
But surely we wish it were a kinder world!
When we look at the Bible we see a kind God; not an angry one, or a stern one, but a kind, lavishly loving God.
So how do we, his people, reflect that and demonstrate what his realm, his kingdom is really like?
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