Believe & Speak Podcast Archives

Episode 162

If you went to Sunday school as a kid or even if you’re a more recent student of the Bible, chances are you’ve heard the stories of Daniel in the lion’s den and of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace. These familiar stories tell of how these men faced execution because of their…

Episode 161

Today’s declaration is as simple as this: Jesus is coming back. Jordan Feliz has a song called Jesus is coming back that encourages us to keep our heads up. I can’t help but grin and groove a little whenever I hear it. Jesus is coming back to earth in the same way he ascended into…

Episode 160

It’s still early in the new year and it’s never too late to begin a good habit. I enjoy listening to the Craig Groeschel Leadership podcast. His January message is called Mastering the Habits That Matter Most. In it, he made a powerful statement that I wholeheartedly agree with. He said, “If you want to…

Episode 159

Last week, I encouraged you to make a New Year’s Resolution to study Scripture with greater intensity this year. The study of God’s Word helps us know Him better, and knowing Him better helps make the wise wiser. I got a kick out of our declaration, and I invite you to listen to that episode…

Episode 158

I often associate wisdom with age, but Proverbs 9:9-11 makes a different connection. Wisdom comes from God. Not from aging. From God. If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then the wise can become even wiser. James tells us that if we lack wisdom, we can ask God who gives generously…

Episode 157

Making it to the end of 2022 feels like crossing a finish line. Even though my race of life isn’t over, I couldn’t help but think of how crossing from December into January puts me another year closer to the award that awaits when I do finish this strenuous race called life. I selected today’s…

Episode 156

Christmas is a few days from now, and you might be reading or listening to the Christmas story from Luke 2. This is the third Christmas season for the Believe & Speak podcast, and I’ve done episodes in the past that covered the familiar story of shepherds on a hillside and a baby in a…

Episode 155

With Christmas less than two weeks away, I was drawn to share a Bible passage related to our Savior’s birth. So, of course, I thought of Isaiah 9. As I read the familiar verses that are often found in Christmas carols and greeting cards, I was drawn to a less-quoted promise in Isaiah 9. Sandwiched…

Episode 154

Last week, I opened by sharing that I’d been thinking about the miraculous birth of Jesus and the reason He came to earth, and how that made me think of Hebrews 1:1-4. But after reading those verses, I decided to hold off on Hebrews until this week. Now that you’ve heard this week’s declaration, you…

Episode 153

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve officially entered into the Christmas season. As I prepared to write this episode, I focused my attention on the miraculous birth of Jesus and the reason He came to earth. Christmas is when grace and truth entered into the world. The Bible says the law was given through Moses, and…