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The weekly message from the WholeLife Church in Orlando Florida. We are a multicultural and multigenerational faith community dedicated to being a church without walls, fully engaged in serving the people of our community. Thank you for joining us as we continue speaking of grace.

Speaking of Grace WholeLife Productions

    • Religion & Spirituality

The weekly message from the WholeLife Church in Orlando Florida. We are a multicultural and multigenerational faith community dedicated to being a church without walls, fully engaged in serving the people of our community. Thank you for joining us as we continue speaking of grace.

    I Am Ken Wetmore...We Are WholeLife Church

    I Am Ken Wetmore...We Are WholeLife Church

    SERIES: THIS IS US - ’I Am Ken Wetmore…We Are WholeLife Church’ – Ken Wetmore
    Where I (Ken Wetmore) grew up in North Carolina, the quickest way to get to know someone was to find out who their parents were. That’s because every family has values. Anyone who knows the family has a pretty good idea of what they can expect from members of that family. In John 14:9, Jesus tells his disciples that, if they know him, they know the Father. Over two thousand years later, Jesus wants the same to be true of us: If the world knows us, they know the Father.

    Our #WholeLifeTakeAways for this week:
    What is your personal mission statement?
    Write down the top 7 ways your time is spent from greatest to least.
    Write down the top 7 ways you spend your money from greatest to least.
    Looking at those lists, what does it say about your values? Do they reflect the values you want to have?
    How do your values align with the values of WholeLife Church (love, acceptance, forgiveness, grace, the Bible, worship, and participation)? How are you practicing those values?


    Which one of these takeaways resonated with you most? Please let us know why be reaching to us using one of the following:
    ■ Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    ■ Email: podcast@wholelife.church


    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! Please join us again on June 19th as special guest host Randy Magray our Podcast Producer at WholeLife Church will be the host! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!


    Thank you for listening! Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts! If you’ve enjoyed this episode please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’!


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)

    NEXT WEEK: Ken’s first series as WholeLife Senior Pastor continues with ‘This is US’ - Love. Don’t miss the 2nd of 8 parts in this message series that will look deeper at our values as a faith community of WholeLife Church.

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).


    Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS

    • 27 min
    Ears Of Empathy

    Ears Of Empathy

    ‘Eyes Of Empathy’ – by Jeff Cinquemani

    Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman at the well, and the man who sat paralyzed by a superstitious pool—each time Jesus looks into their questions and poses another question that digs deep into the real issue. As a way of showing us to look beyond the surface, Jesus teaches us to see a new perspective, perhaps to find a better understanding. He asks us to empathize, and there is no better example of Jesus' empathy than in Matthew 19. Here he creates a new view of what it might look like if his disciples looked at life from a different set of eyes—eyes of empathy.

    Our #WholeLifeTakeAways for this week:

    When you think about someone who you've been able to confide in or someone with whom you've felt safe, what was it about them that made you feel that way?

    If you think of empathy as having the ability to observe someone and put yourself in their shoes while attempting to seek understanding, what would you say are hindrances to making that a value in your own life?

    Oftentimes, empathy is confused with tolerance, leniency, and maybe excusing wrongdoing. How was Jesus able to carry out empathy and the behaviors that followed afterward, knowing that the religious leaders would certainly call him into question?

    Jesus seems to express empathy many more times than simply calling out the selfishness of those who were in the wrong and acting out injustice. Some might say this is non-confrontational, while others might say it's seeing the deeper faults on both sides. How do we put Jesus in our own “box” to excuse our lack of empathy?

    Which one of these takeaways resonated with you most? Please let us know why be reaching to us using one of the following:

    ■ Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    ■ Email: podcast@wholelife.church
    ■ WLC Mobile App: Media Tab/Podcast Banner and Use Text and Email links
    ■ Social Media: #WholeLifePodcast/ #WholeLifeTakeAways

    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! The Loop will have the week off this coming Saturday, June 12th, to allow our new Senior Pastor Ken Wetmore to address both 1st and 2nd services with his first message to WholeLife Church! Please join us again on June 19th as special guest host Randy Magray our Podcast Producer at WholeLife Church will be the host! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!

    Thank you for listening! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media. Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and everywhere you can listen to podcasts!

    NEXT WEEK: We welcome our new Senior Pastor Ken Wetmore as he delivers his first message to WholeLife Church! DON’T MISS IT!

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).

    Download the WholeLife Church Mobile App! It is available for both Apple and Android.

    Say hello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl), Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando), and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)! Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #EyesOfEmpathy

    • 19 min
    Belief In An Unchanging God

    Belief In An Unchanging God

    Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Belief In An Unchanging God’ – by David Banks

    Transitions are a part of life. Whether positive or negative, change is constant in the human experience. Is this also true for spiritual beliefs? Have your beliefs changed throughout your life? How has your understanding of God and your patterns of observance changed over the past 5, 10, even 50 years? In Hebrews, we are told that we serve an “unchanging” God who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Paul also provides counsel that believers will need to “mature” their faith and build upon a strong “foundation.” How do we best reconcile an unchanging God with a human experience that is constantly changing?

    There were no #WholeLifeTakeAways for this week but we would love to hear any questions or feedback that you have regarding this episode. Please let us know by using one of the following:

    ■ Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    ■ Email: podcast@wholelife.church
    ■ WLC Mobile App: Media Tab/Podcast Banner and Use Text and Email links
    ■ Social Media: #WholeLifePodcast/ #WholeLifeTakeAways

    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!

    Thank you for listening! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media. Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and everywhere you can listen to podcasts!

    NEXT WEEK: ‘Eyes of Empathy’ by Jeff Cinquemani.

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).

    Download the WholeLife Church Mobile App! It is available for both Apple and Android.

    Say hello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl), Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando), and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)! Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #NavigatingChange

    • 23 min
    Something Old, Something New

    Something Old, Something New

    Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Something Old, Something New’
    – by Adonna Andino

    Whether you're going off to college or saying goodbye to a beloved pastor, there will always be times when you have to leave something behind and adjust to something new. In these tough transition periods, we can gain wisdom from those who've been through it before and take comfort from the fact that God's voice is a constant guide in our lives telling us where to walk.

    This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways:
    What are some of the things you were most scared of when faced with your latest transition?
    What things has God placed in your past to help prepare you for future transitions?
    Who are people in your life whom you can look to for guidance when you're going through times of change?

    Which of these takeaways resonate with you most? Please let us know by using one of the following:

    ■ Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    ■ Email: podcast@wholelife.church
    ■ WLC Mobile App: Media Tab/Podcast Banner and Use Text and Email links
    ■ Social Media: #WholeLifePodcast/ #WholeLifeTakeAways

    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!

    Thank you for listening! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media. Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and everywhere you can listen to podcasts!

    NEXT WEEK: We continue our annual summer series featuring the voices of WholeLife Church members; Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Changing Belief in an Unchanging God’ by David Banks.

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).

    Download the WholeLife Church Mobile App! It is available for both Apple and Android.

    Say hello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl), Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando), and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)! Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #NavigatingChange

    • 24 min
    Hard, Scary, Important, and Beautiful Change

    Hard, Scary, Important, and Beautiful Change

    Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Hard, Scary, Important, and Beautiful Change’
    – by Jo Newell
    Change is hard and change is scary. However, change can be important and beautiful. Jo will share stories of when she was faced with hard, scary, important, and beautiful change and how God’s mercy and grace brought her through each of these experiences and what it taught her.
    This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways:
    What is the hardest change you've navigated?
    Why do you believe God allows us to go through change?
    What are some best practices you can implement to help navigate change?
    Why is change important?
    What was a positive change or transition you navigated in the past year?
    Which of these takeaways resonate with you most? Please let us know by using one of the following:
    Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    Email: podcast@wholelife.church
    WLC Mobile App: Media Tab/Podcast Banner and Use Text and Email links
    Social Media: #WholeLifePodcast/ #WholeLifeTakeAways


    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!

    Thank you for listening! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media. Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and everywhere you can listen to podcasts!

    NEXT WEEK: We continue our annual summer series featuring the voices of WholeLife Church members; Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Something Old, Something New’ by Adonna Andino.

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).

    Download the WholeLife Church Mobile App! It is available for both Apple and Android.

    Say hello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl), Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando), and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)! Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #NavigatingChange

    • 22 min
    Finding Peace in Who I Am Becoming

    Finding Peace in Who I Am Becoming

    Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Finding Peace In Who I Am Becoming – by David and Jordan Vargas

    David and Jordan share their stories of how God has led them through life changes and their shared experience of the Spirit working in their journeys.

    This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways:
    What do you think people who know you deeply would say makes you valuable?
    In what areas in your life do you experience silence, and how can you turn that into stillness?
    What risks have you avoided - or might be avoiding now - that your most unbiased self would advise another person in your situation to stop avoiding?

    Which of these takeaways resonate with you most? Please let us know by using one of the following:

    ■ Text/Voicemail: 407-965-1607
    ■ Email: podcast@wholelife.church
    ■ WLC Mobile App: Media Tab/Podcast Banner and Use Text and Email links
    ■ Social Media: #WholeLifePodcast/ #WholeLifeTakeAways

    JOIN US LIVE FOR ‘THE LOOP’! Every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST our interactive worship service goes live to the internet to engage with you! Ask questions, submit videos or ideas so that we can all grow closer as a community of believers. You can attend in person or online at http://www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE (www.WholeLife.Church/LIVE). Please login to the ‘chatroll’ chat feature so we can meet you personally and take your thoughts and questions!

    Thank you for listening! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media. Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and everywhere you can listen to podcasts!

    NEXT WEEK: We continue our annual summer series featuring the voices of WholeLife Church members; Transitions: Navigating Change – ‘Hard, Scary, Important, and Beautiful Change’ by Jo Newell

    The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/).

    Download the WholeLife Church Mobile App! It is available for both Apple and Android.

    Say hello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl), Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando), and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)! Use the #hashtags: #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #NavigatingChange

    • 23 min

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