22 episodes

The earth and humanity had a beginning and, just like any good story, will have an ending. The Story is Ending is a podcast exploring how the Bible brings history to an end The foundational Bible verse is Revelation 12:11 - "They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren't in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ." The spirit of that one statement is why this ministry exists. There are two elements to this podcast: The "witness" of someone's story and teaching on The Story. I hope you will find my story helpful for you as we start the first few scenes and I invite you to share yours along the way. Please visit TheStoryisEnding.com to read episode details and to share your story.

The Story Is Ending Mike Hansen

    • Religion & Spirituality

The earth and humanity had a beginning and, just like any good story, will have an ending. The Story is Ending is a podcast exploring how the Bible brings history to an end The foundational Bible verse is Revelation 12:11 - "They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren't in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ." The spirit of that one statement is why this ministry exists. There are two elements to this podcast: The "witness" of someone's story and teaching on The Story. I hope you will find my story helpful for you as we start the first few scenes and I invite you to share yours along the way. Please visit TheStoryisEnding.com to read episode details and to share your story.

    My Daily Prayer

    My Daily Prayer

    I have been wanting to get this on my podcast for some time.  Beginning last year as November started, I challenged myself to read every day from this prayer in the back of John Eldredge's book, Moving Mountains. As I read it day-to-day, I also started adding highlights and God inspired more customization as words and phrases arose in the moment.  This version is the seventh update and I decided to have an easy-to-access audio version as well.

    Full credit goes to Wild at Heart and their amazing ministry that has blessed me through the years. They have a whole page dedicated to prayers you can download and listen to here. It's where I got the text I copied and pasted to customize, which is definitely something I suggest you do. 

    And finally, if you would like to download a PDF version of the prayer I read from, click here.  

    • 18 min
    My Story in the Story - Ministry pt. 1

    My Story in the Story - Ministry pt. 1

    I start my vocational ministry calling with pastoral ministry in Wisconsin. I thought I knew something about ministry. But I did not.

    However, God shows up in a wonderful way as I finish my time at seminary, despite a stress-filled and ambiguous final semester. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Visited Planet

    The Visited Planet

    This is a reading of the wonderful little story of two angels, as written by J. B. Phillps. I thought it would be great for Christmas.

    Philippians 2:5-13

    'Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus,
    who, existing in the form of God, 
    did not consider equality with God 
    as something to be exploited.
    Instead he emptied himself 
    by assuming the form of a servant, 
    taking on the likeness of humanity. 
    And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself 
    by becoming obedient 
    to the point of death — 
    even to death on a cross. 
    For this reason God highly exalted him 
    and gave him the name 
    that is above every name, 
    so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — 
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth — 
    and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, 
    to the glory of God the Father. 

    Therefore, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose. 

    • 8 min
    The Afghan Boy: A Reflection

    The Afghan Boy: A Reflection

    Doing something a little different with this episode. I came across a photo in my Instagram feed of a little boy in Afghanistan. I made it the wallpaper background for my phone and multiple times a day I see the image.

    I've been thinking about what I'd say and how to reflect on this striking image, so rather than write it all out, recording thoughts as a stand-alone episode seems best. 

    Join me as I reflect not just solemnly on the sadness, but joyful anticipation of what Jesus has in mind for all children...who ever lived. 

     Go to my main page and scroll to the bottom where you will see this image. Click and, with me, take a few minutes to reflect on what this means.  

    • 22 min
    The Story of the Sabbath - Chapter Two

    The Story of the Sabbath - Chapter Two

    The Priority of Worship

    This chapter sets the stage for why the seventh day Sabbath is highly relevant for us humans, right down to the end of earth's Story. 

    Hint: It's all about worship. 

    • 46 min
    The Story of the Sabbath - Chapter One

    The Story of the Sabbath - Chapter One

    I am excited to get this series started! Go to TheStoryIsEnding.com and find the page with some additional notes for this episode. 

    • 30 min

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