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A community joining God to restore the beauty in all things.

The 180 Church Podcast with Dr. Sammy and Friends 180 Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

A community joining God to restore the beauty in all things.

    Resilient

    Resilient

    This Sunday’s remote service welcomes renowned Christian author and counselor, John Eldredge. On the topic of resilience, John invites us to look to the parable of the ten bridesmaids so we can learn to develop a practice of tapping into a reserve of strength that comes only from the Father. In the relentless madness of our times, though we rally over and over, there may come a time when we hit a wall and have nothing left to give. When we are fully depleted, it is important for us to come back to Christ to be restored in our strength, and return to the Father’s heart that breathes life into His children.

    • 30 min
    Battling Spiritual Fog

    Battling Spiritual Fog

    Many of us who grew up in the relative peace of 21st-century Western society are often naive and ill-prepared when faced with the realities of war. This is just as true when it comes to spiritual warfare. We become easily discouraged and fall into the trap of asking why, instead of donning the armor of God and fighting against the enemy's treachery with truth and faith. The reality is that there is an ongoing spiritual battle, and we must learn to expect the enemy's schemes to sabotage God's good work. But the good news is that although resistance is inevitable in this world, Jesus tells us to take heart, for He has overcome the world.

    • 43 min
    How the Psalms help us make sense of the various seasons in our lives.

    How the Psalms help us make sense of the various seasons in our lives.

    Life is of battles and blessings. Whether you’re in either season, it may feel like no end is in sight. Psalm embraces some of David’s darkest emotions in his battles. Yet, as God was with David in his valley, He is with us. If we feel we’re in a valley this season, God is there, will walk with us, and will not leave us broken. It’s an opportunity to become more whole, in community, and under God’s leadership. Other times, we may be on our hills, feel absolutely sated, and without want. This can lead us down the wrong path where we feel like we’re better than others. David experienced his cycles of his hills and valleys, but never gloated and boasted in himself. Whether a battle or blessing, how do we remember worship and humility? In either place, we need look up to God and to others in moderation, community, and grace.

    • 29 min
    Feast of Weeks

    Feast of Weeks

    In the season of Pentecost, we commemorate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles. It was an event that the prophets, revered representatives of God to the people, had foretold centuries ago. That was, however, not all they had foretold, for there was also an invitation to call on the Lord to be saved. The Lord would be the one who triumphs over death and ascends to heaven, and it is revealed through the resurrection that Jesus is Lord. This season, then, let us focus on Jesus, and let him lead our lives.

    • 31 min
    Exploring the really annoying sins of allegedly "good people.”

    Exploring the really annoying sins of allegedly "good people.”

    When we talk about sin, we can be quick to think about the blatant moral failures that are easy to spot. However, certain sins aren’t so behaviorally obvious, and often lie undetected beneath the surface of the lives of “good” people. Hubris, self-righteousness, and smugness can inflict untold damage to the relationships around us. But how can we fight against sin that goes unseen and without accountability to correct it? The saving grace of the gospel is that where we lack the eyes to see the hubris that crowds out love, the community of God can restore our hearts by encouraging contriteness and humility, so that our righteousness can be measured by our capacity to love rather than our right-ness.

    • 37 min
    How can we learn to love as Jesus loved, in a world that desperately needs it?

    How can we learn to love as Jesus loved, in a world that desperately needs it?

    In the Gospel of John, Jesus imparts pivotal instructions on loving one another, emphasizing the necessity of mirroring his own love. Through encounters like that with the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus courageously delves into sensitive topics, illustrating a love that surpasses societal barriers. Likewise, in the poignant story of the adulterous woman, Jesus combines truth-telling with forgiveness, demonstrating a harmonious blend of justice and mercy. His vulnerability and selfless acts, such as comforting Lazarus's sisters, alongside his humble example of washing the disciples' feet during the last supper, stand as powerful demonstrations of love in action, providing a guiding light for navigating a world hungering for compassion and empathy.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ittiswell ,

good content!

highly recommend this podcast to anyone, seeking OR believing, who wants to hear a great, very relatable message followed by an honest and very interesting conversation among the podcast crew about how God is speaking to them in their own lives. listening to this podcast has really helped me to see more of God in my own life! big fan 11/10!!

hykwon0812 ,

The best!

As a member of 180 church, I love listening to the podcast and how it breaks down the sermon. Pastor Lydia and the podcast crew provide such valuable insight on how to directly apply the message into our daily lives– I look forward to new uploads every week. Big fan!!

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