Have you ever thought about the Popular Evangelical Women’s Ministry in America today? Do you read books by popular authors, attend their "bible" studies, and sold-out conferences? Do you ever wonder if these produce the maturity they claim to encourage? Perhaps you have spent hours reading books and attending conferences and feel no more mature in your Christian walk than you did 5, 10, or even 20 years ago? Or maybe you're a discerning woman who understands that there is something wrong but can’t put your finger on it or articulate why there seems to be a problem.
Thoroughly Equipped is a podcast for women-centered on Sola Scriptura. This is the doctrine that the Scriptures are all we need for salvation and spiritual living. They are God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so the man or woman of God may be... not a little, not even a lot, but THOROUGHLY/COMPLETELY equipped for EVERY good work.
This podcast takes the popular Evangelical Women’s ministry teachings, books, podcasts, conferences, "bible" studies, etc., and compares them to Scripture. The purpose of which is to show just how Sufficient Scripture is to equip us to be Godly women.
Ep.23- Let’s Talk About “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence”, the Story Behind the Devotions
What is the story behind to immensely popular devotion book "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence"? Sarah Young describes her heart conversion and the experiences she had with "God's Presence" in the Introduction to Jesus Calling. We can glean from this introduction in her 2004 edition, how Mrs. Young produced them, why she published them, and what she believes about Scripture through this introduction. Let us compare it to Scripture.
May this episode bless you, drive you to God's word, and Glorify God! Enjoy!
Ep.21- Let’s Talk About Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling for Teens: 50 Devotions to Grow Your Faith” pt.3
The last episode on this book critiques and we cover topics/questions such as:
Does God keep a record/score of ALL our doings?
Did Jesus give up Heaven for us?
Is Christ IN His creation such as in the hug of a parent, in the smile of a friend, or in the beauty of a sunset or majesty of the mountains?
What does Scripture mean that we are in Christ?
If faith believing in the things we hope and dream for?
What/who do we put our faith in?
Can we, in our human minds, choose to love and serve Christ?
Are we good enough to be loved?
Does God love us unconditionally?
Where does worry come from, and how do we conquer it?
May God bless you and your teens and may God get ALL the glory!
Ep.20- Let’s Talk About Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling for Teens: 50 Devotions to Grow Your Faith” pt.2
Continuing our critique, we begin to look at the devotions where Sarah Young's Jesus make claim that contradict Scripture.
Topics discussed in this episode:
Did Jesus dies so our teen can live an adventurous life?
Do our teens need to give control to Jesus?
What kind of life does Jesus want for our teens?
What does it look like for our teens to call Jesus Lord?
Does Jesus want us to judge ourselves and others?
Why do some not come to Jesus?
Does sharing our struggles unite us? What does unite us and cause us to walk in fellowship with each other?
What IS Christ doing and what HAS Christ done with our sins?
Enjoy and may God get the glory!
Ep.19- Let’s Talk About Sarah Young’s Devotional “Jesus Calling for Teens: 50 Devotions to Grow Your Faith” pt.1
Sarah Young hopes that by these devotions our teens are moved to trust Jesus more. But will they do this? What kind of teachings is Sarah Young's Jesus giving in them and do our teens even need this devotional to bring them closer to Jesus? Let's talk about it and compare it to Scripture.
Topics that come up:
What suffering and trials can produce in our teens.
God's Sovereignty and Providence.
Idolatry and the Gospel.
Does sacrifice mean giving up control?
Who are our good works for?
How does Christ give our teens peace?
Christ's keeping vs our safety.
Idolatry and our teen's Helper during times of upheaval.
A lie the devil tells our teens.
Guilt and following Christ.
Following a false Jesus.
May this episode bless you and may God be glorified!
Ep. 18- Titus 2 Time: Why Doctrine DOES Matter. pt 1
What is Doctrine? Does it matter? If it does...why does it matter? Is doctrine merely a focus on what we should be taught or does it DO something? Let's find out.
May you be blessed by this episode and may God be glorified!
Let's Talk about Lysa Turkeurst's Book "Is God Speaking to Me: How to Discern God's Voice and Direction" pt. 1: https://anchor.fm/thoroughlyequipped/episodes/Ep--3-Lets-Talk-About-Lysa-Turkeursts-Book-Is-God-Speaking-to-Me--How-to-Discern-Gods-Voice-and-Direction--Chpt-1-etrali
Let's Talk about Lysa Turkeurst's Book "Is God Speaking to Me: How to Discern God's Voice and Direction" pt. 2: https://anchor.fm/thoroughlyequipped/episodes/Ep--4-Lets-Talk-About-Lysa-Turkeursts-Book-Is-God-Speaking-to-Me--How-to-Discern-Gods-Voice-and-Direction--Chpt-2-etrat9
Let's Talk about Lysa Turkeurst's Book "Is God Speaking to Me: How to Discern God's Voice and Direction" pt. 3: https://anchor.fm/thoroughlyequipped/episodes/Ep--5-Lets-Talk-About-Lysa-Turkeursts-Book-Is-God-Speaking-to-Me--How-to-Discern-Gods-Voice-and-Direction-Chpt-3-evhaje
2 Opposing Doctrines: Sola Scriptura vs Hearing the Voice of God: https://anchor.fm/thoroughlyequipped/episodes/Ep--6-Two-Opposing-Doctrines-Sola-Scripture-vs-Discerning-Gods-Voice-evh9uc
Ep 17- Two Opposing Doctrine: Man’s Wisdom of Psychology vs God’s Wisdom in Scripture Pt.2
To finish up our discussion on Psychology vs God's Wisdom we look at unregenerate man's wisdom vs the sufficiency of Scripture to lead us into right living, where man's psychological observations conflict with Scripture, what walking in the Spirit looks like in a Christian especially in regards to the thoughts and minds of a Christians, how Scripture brings one into Spiritual maturity and whether we can have mental/spiritual perfection this side of eternity.
Enjoy! And may God be Glorified!
Episode links- Two Opposing Doctrines: Purpose Driven/Dream Doctrine vs Good Works and Our Vocations: https://anchor.fm/thoroughlyequipped/episodes/Ep-11--Two-Opposing-Doctrines-Purpose-DrivenDream-Doctrine-vs-Good-Works-and-Our-Vocations-e12mu3p
Biblical womanhood - Excellent!!
I just found this podcast this last week through a homeschool Facebook page. It has been excellent and has really convicted me and confirmed some things I have been discerning for a while. Having followed many of the popular Christian women teachers for several years and also having been involved in a works based seeker friendly church in my past, much like Melba, so much of this resonates with me. I encourage younger women to listen to this, read your Bible, and choose His ways for your life, home, family, rather than the feminist influences that have overwhelmed the church.