Ep. 364: The Fruit of the Spirit with Dr. Don Love


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What does it mean to walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit? This week I am joined by Dr. Don Love for a walk through Galatians 5 and a discussion of the Fruit of the Spirit in the life of a believer. We talk about how to discern the will of God in your life, ways that the Lord might be speaking to you, and the importance of the statement “God’s will is found in God’s Word.” You will learn the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit and how this understanding can be transformational in your marriage and parenting. Finally, Don leads us in a time of prayer to seek the Lord’s guidance on each aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit in our own lives.

 

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Bio

Dr. Don Love is the director of Pray Through It and the host of the weekly podcast Unquenchable: Biblical Theology, Listening Prayer, and Christian Living. You can find out more and interact with Dr. Love at http://www.praythroughit.com

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Episode 341: Inner Healing Through Prayer with Dr. Don Love

 

http://www.praythroughit.com

 

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Ep. 363: Parent Differently with Dr. Kathy Koch


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Character changes destiny, and character changes culture. Dr. Kathy Koch helps define the core character qualities we want to instill in our children to help them honor Christ, even when no one is looking. As we learn to parent for character instead of outward obedience, we begin to raise children who will change their culture.

Listen today as Jay and Dr. Kathy discuss:

   The definition of character, and the vital importance of training for gratitude, joy, and self-efficacy.

   How to cast vision in your children to be culture changers instead of just rule followers.

   The definition of joy and the dangers of comparison and unrealistic expectations.

   The way technology teaches us to live entitled and the wisdom of limiting choices.

   Why “choice” is one of the most powerful words a parent can use.

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Bio

Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and a child development specialist. She is also the author of seven bestselling parent-child enrichment books including her latest book, Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character that Changes Culture.

 

 Resources mentioned: 

http://www.celebratekids.com

 Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character that Changes Culture

 Screens and Teens

 Start with the Heart

 Eight Great Smarts

 No More Perfect Kids

 Resilient Kids

 Five to Thrive

 Facing the Dark Podcast

 Dr. Kathy Says Podcast

 Celebrate Kids Podcast

 

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Ep. 362: The Best Interviews from 2023


Today Jay revisits his very favorite interviews from 2023. He also celebrates the fruitful year for The 127 Project, including production of Let’s Parent on Purpose and Stories of Hope with Dr. Samuel Thomas, the building and remodeling of three Hope Homes in India, and supporting a pioneering church planter in Nepal.

 

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Ep 361: How I Set and Achieve Goals

The beginning of a new year is a great time to think through resolutions, habits, and goals. Today Jay takes you far beyond setting resolutions that will likely fail by February. He walks through his process for starting with determining your specific goals for five aspects of your life: Spiritual, Family, Professional, Financial, and Physical. Once you have determined “who you want to be”, Jay walks you through how to set multi-year goals and then determine the steps for this coming year. 

Many of our plans will fall short. We will constantly encounter new opportunities, calamities, and circumstances that will change our ability to achieve specific goals. But if we have a solid vision for who we want to be over the course of our life, God tends to do far more in and through us than we would ever imagine!

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Ep. 360: Your Family is Not the Enemy, They Are The Prize!

Jay walks us through Ephesians 5 and 6 to point out a key truth: the greatest section of the Bible on family and interpersonal relationships is right next to the greatest section of the Bible on spiritual warfare. Today we look at the reality of spiritual warfare in our homes, and how we are called to remember that our family members are not the enemy, they are the prize. Jay discuses the armor of God in terms of being “in Christ”. Finally, he gives pointers for families who find themselves in a difficult time of anger or arguing with one another. Remember, you have an enemy, but it’s not your family member!

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http://www.cpgive.org

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Ep. 359: Marriage as a Picture of Christ and the Church

Why does Scripture compare the husband-wife relationship to that of Christ and the church? How does a marriage reflect Jesus and His bride? Today Jay walks through the commands of Ephesians 5:22-33 and then expands on the greater story of redemption in the gospel. He shares the larger story of the Bible from the viewpoint of creation, sabbath rest, sin/vandalism, redemption, and restoration. Jay then goes on to show how a husband and wife can mirror God’s restoration of the vandalism sin causes  as they believe the gospel in their household. 

 

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Ep. 358: The Five Traits of a Healthy Family with Dr. Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman brings his 30+ years of biblical wisdom and counseling expertise to help identify the core traits of a healthy family. In this episode we unpack what each trait looks like and how to progress towards health if you are not there yet. Listen as Dr. Chapman describes:

  • Families who Serve

  • Husbands and Wives Who Relate Intimately

  • Parents Who Guide

  • Children Who Obey and Honor Parents

  • Husbands Who Love and Lead

Bio

Gary Chapman, Ph.D.—author, speaker, pastor, and counselor—has a passion for people, and for helping them form lasting relationships. Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. The 5 Love Languages® is one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topping various bestseller charts for years, selling over twenty million copies, and has been on the New York Times best-sellers list continuously since 2007. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 30 years, and his syndicated radio programs air nationally on Moody Radio Network and over 400 affiliate stations. For more information visit http://www.5lovelanguages.com

 

Resources mentioned:

http://www.5lovelanguages.com

5 Traits of a Healthy Family: Steps You can Take to Grow Closer, Communicate Better, and Change the World Together

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Ep. 357: Making Every Moment Holy with Doug McKelvey

Our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice. Jay’s guest Douglas McKelvey has spent the last several years penning beautiful prayers to help us bring Christ into the mundane parts of our lives. As Jay and Douglas discuss the Every Moment Holy series, you’ll discover how your life is already full of liturgy whether you realize it or not. Liturgy shapes us. Let’s be intentional about our rhythms and prayers!

Bio

Douglas Kaine McKelvey is an author, song lyricist, scriptwriter, and video director. He has penned more than 350 lyrics recorded by artists such as Switchfoot, Kenny Rogers, Sanctus Real, and Jason Gray. Doug and Lise McKelvey, the parents of three young adults, live near Nashville, TN.

Resources mentioned:

http://everymomentholy.com/

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Ep 356: Faith Beyond Youth Group with Brad Griffin

Every parent following Jesus hopes their children will continue to love and follow Jesus beyond their youth group years. Sadly, a large percentage of people leave the church and leave the faith in their young adult years. Brad Griffin joins Jay today to share Fuller Youth Institute’s years of research on the key habits of ministries and families to form a character that lasts beyond the youth group years. 

Listen as Jay and Brad discuss the importance of 

  • Cultivating Trust

  • Modeling Growth

  • Practicing Together

  • Making Meaning

Bio

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content & Research for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based resources for youth ministry leaders & families. A speaker, writer, and volunteer pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over fifteen books, including Faith Beyond Youth Group, 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager & 3 Big Questions That Shape Your Future, Growing Young, and Sticky Faith. Brad and his wife, Missy, live in Southern California and share life with their three teenage and young adult kids.

Resources mentioned:

https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/

Faith Beyond Youth Group: 5 Ways to Form Character and Cultivate Lifelong Discipleship

3 Big Questions Books: https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/3-big-questions

Get Your Jesus, Light of the World Advent Book: http://www.cpgive.org

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