48 episodes

Figuring out your life and your God-given mission does not have to be complicated. Rather, it's pretty simple.

We filter the complicated topics through the simple lens of the Gospel. Hosted by David + Lianna (that’s us!), we seek to equip others to read, study, and know the Bible, learn more of who God is, what He has done, and His mission for us.

We go over a variety of topics, like church, family issues, staying pure, divorce, marriage, simple living, finding community, mental health, and more. See thesimplemission.com for more.

The Simple Mission Podcast David & Lianna Bond

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Figuring out your life and your God-given mission does not have to be complicated. Rather, it's pretty simple.

We filter the complicated topics through the simple lens of the Gospel. Hosted by David + Lianna (that’s us!), we seek to equip others to read, study, and know the Bible, learn more of who God is, what He has done, and His mission for us.

We go over a variety of topics, like church, family issues, staying pure, divorce, marriage, simple living, finding community, mental health, and more. See thesimplemission.com for more.

    48. Why Setting Boundaries Is Important As A Christian + Quick Tips On How

    48. Why Setting Boundaries Is Important As A Christian + Quick Tips On How

    Setting the right boundaries in your life can make a massive impact and will get you started off on a good track on your God-given mission. As Christians, we have a more difficult time to set boundaries or even realize we need boundaries. First, we debunk all the lies that you may have believed about setting boundaries.



    We define what boundaries are, what it looks like in real life, our experiences of not having boundaries versus having boundaries, signals on when you need boundaries in your life, reasons why we need boundaries, and quick tips on how to set boundaries.







    Resources Mentioned:



    Discover Your Purpose - Link to all blog posts to discover your God-given purpose & mission! https://thesimplemission.com/category/purpose-mission/



    Bible Verses In This Episode: Matthew 5:37, Proverbs 25:28



    This episode is largely influenced & impacted by Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and the blog post by Soul Shepherding, https://www.soulshepherding.org/jesus-set-boundaries/ 



    We have a whole blog post on Setting Boundaries if you rather read it here, but in this episode, we share more exclusive details and tips, so we encourage you to keep listening! https://thesimplemission.com/setting-boundaries-as-a-christian/







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    • 45 min
    47. 6 Popular Bible Verses Often Taken Out Of Context

    47. 6 Popular Bible Verses Often Taken Out Of Context

    Most of us can admit that we have all done this: go to the Bible, attempt to find a specific bible verse that will suit our needs, argument, sin, or lifestyle. But, this is so dangerous and damaging. When the bible is taken out of context or misused, we are pointing to ourselves instead of pointing to the most important thing in our lives: God. We cannot pick out a couple of verses that suit us and we agree with and throw the rest of the Bible away.

    If we truly want to know what a Bible verse or passage means, we have to read it within the context, which means to understand the section before and after the Bible verse. We can’t strip away all the surrounding verses, remove it from its original intent, and still expect to understand it.

    The Bible was never meant to benefit ourselves or to satisfy our wants and desires. The Bible is there to point us back to God and for us to get to know Him more and be more like Him, not ourselves.

    Here are the 6 popular Bible verses that are often taken out of context:



    * Jeremiah 29:11

    * Psalms 46:5

    * Matthew 7:1

    * Matthew 6:33-34

    * Luke 11:9

    * Philippians 4:13





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    • 39 min
    46. Staying Pure Within Marriage – Protect Your Marriage With Purity

    46. Staying Pure Within Marriage – Protect Your Marriage With Purity

    Within the church and among Christians, we hear the message of staying pure and saving sex for marriage over and over again. But, no one really goes over on maintaining godly purity even after you get married. Maintaining purity is stressed so much before marriage, but within marriage, everyone is silent on this topic. Even as David and Lianna are married, they are just as intentional about remaining pure within marriage as they have been being sexually pure before marriage and share what that looks like.



    * DISCLAIMER/TRIGGER WARNING: This topic highlights many aspects of marriage, good and bad, including sex, intimacy, porn/masturbation, cheating/lusting, etc. *



    Purity is a continual process throughout a Christian's person life, not just before marriage. God calls us to be holy in every aspect of our lives, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, even though they relate closely to one another. One question you can ask yourself or together is: What is motivating your purity?



    Marriage in God's eyes was created to make us more holy, rather than to make us happy. Not to say that marriage can't be enjoyable or make us happy, but that is not its ultimate goal. In the Bible, love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13, and love is ultimately not a feeling, but a choice.



    It’s not about you and it’s not about making yourself happy. Marriage wasn’t created for selfish reasons - God created marriage to unite two people into one flesh through Him.



    Resources mentioned: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas; Mark 10:6-9







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    • 37 min
    45. Combining Business With A Gospel-Mindset

    45. Combining Business With A Gospel-Mindset

    We have wanted to talk about business, but never could really grasp what God wanted us to share. So, this episode is all about combining business and the gospel. If you are a business person or want to get into business, the reality is that we are in business, whether you know it or not. But, as Christians, how is business and the gospel so closely related?



    Here are a couple of main points about Gospel combined with business:



    * Failure can either define you, or refine you.

    * Fulfilling God’s purpose & mission IS ministry

    * You do not have to be involved only in ministry in order to create Kingdom, eternal impact.

    * The difference between being driven or being led.

    * If you are a Christian, you are living out a ministry.

    * God doesn’t want you to build a dynasty, he wants you to leave a legacy.



    Bible verses mentioned: Colossians 1:16, Luke 16:10, Psalm 119:9-11, Matthew 22:37-38, Philippians 2:3-4







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    • 42 min
    44. Do You Have The Evidence – Simple Bible Study

    44. Do You Have The Evidence – Simple Bible Study

    Even though the fruits of the Holy Spirit are one of the most well-known sections of the Bible, you might surprised that there are much to study and expand on. First, we highlight on what qualities or "fruits" won't get you into heaven, and then we go over each fruit of the Holy Spirit and see if you have the evidence.



    At the end of the episode, we take a quick tangent or "rant" as you might call it on being careful on who you are influenced by like Christian influencers, pastors, and celebrities and why it's so important to be able to discern their fruits, whether good or bad.



    Bible verses mentioned: Galatians 5:20-21, Galatians 5:22-26, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 13, Romans 2:4, Matthew 11:28-29







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    • 51 min
    43. Stand For Truth & Keep Showing Up (feat. Chelsey DeMatteis)

    43. Stand For Truth & Keep Showing Up (feat. Chelsey DeMatteis)

    We are honored to bring you a special guest today, Chelsey DeMatteis! She is a wife, SAHM, devotional writer, and podcast host of the Living With Less Podcast! We asked all about her testimony, standing for the truth, biblical expectations, and how to overcome being overly self-critical. We all have learned so much in this episode and we hope and pray that when you finish the episode you can say the same.



     



    Here are some main ideas that we addressed in this episode:



    – How to stand firm with what the Bible says versus the world. What are the differences or characteristics between standing firm with the truth of the Bible versus what the world says and believes.



    – Chelsey’s powerful testimony on how she came to Christ and shares wisdom on how she clung to the bible in times of doubt or shame.



    – Staying true to the Bible and not setting overly high expectations on yourself and others.



    – Fears and worries before discovering God’s mission + encouragement for you to find your mission and how to keep showing up everyday



     



    Follow Chelsey on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/livingwithlesspodcast/



    Listen to Chelsey’s podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-with-less-podcast/id1450217627



    Go to Chelsey’s Home Website, https://chelseydematteis.com/







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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

doglover13* ,

Such a great podcast

Love the podcast and love listening to Lianna & David talk about their mission in helping others find their mission in life ❤️

rebeccazun ,

Very relatable and encouraging!!

I agree a lot with the part you guys talk about influences- if it wasn’t for my husband really pushing me I probably would’ve quit my business a long time ago and I’m so very grateful I didn’t!!

Care*Bear ,

Thank you!

Your messages are so encouraging!! I appreciate your transparency and heart to help others and honor the Lord. God bless y’all!

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