SC 202: Gratitude & Glory

Have you ever thought about *why* we should be thankful in the first place? After all, it’s something we’re told is “good” and “right” to do—and even that the Bible commands it. But what’s the “why” behind it? There’s a simple answer, but perhaps not what you’re thinking…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as he looks at a couple of very interesting passages regarding gratitude and thankfulness. We’ll also be announcing a way for you to get involved in our upcoming Anniversary Special, a hint about something special coming in December, and a whole lot more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 201: Waist Deep in Quail

Have you ever been around someone who seems to do nothing but complain about things, even if there’s nothing actually wrong? How would you describe that person? Annoying? Unappreciative? What about Prideful? Have you ever been that person at times?

This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a look at perhaps one of the most humorous–and humbling–accounts in all of the Bible; the story of the Israelites getting “buried in quail” in the wilderness. Along the way, we’ll look at some lessons to learn about thankfulness, contentment, and how important it is to make sure we’re being humble and thankful before God for what He’s done in our lives. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 200: October CMOW – Hills and Valleys

This week on the podcast, it’s time to finish out the discussion of “Be Still and Know” with our tenth CMOW episode of the year! Join Andrew as he looks back at what we’ve been discussing through October, including some lessons learned regarding “Hills and Valleys.” We’ll also reveal our challenge for the month of November, and begin the countdown to our 4th (!) anniversary of the podcast! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 199: Fighting the Lion to Fighting the Giant

Have you ever thought about if what you do day to day affects who you become…and your relationship with the Lord? It has a bigger impact than you might think!

This week on the podcast, we’re continuing our theme of “Be Still and Know” with a look at someone in God’s Word who did exactly that…but maybe not in the way you’re thinking! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 198: Be Still and Know, Pt. 2: Trusting Through the Darkroom

“Be Still and Know.” We probably all love that phrase–we memorize it, paint it on walls, put it in church bulletins, and so forth, all as reminders to trust God. But have we ever stopped to think about what that verse *really* means?

This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a deep dive in Psalm 46 and perhaps one of the most familiar phrases in all of God’s Word. Join Andrew as he examines “…Know,” and continuing our look at the crucially important commands this passage entails for our relationships with God. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 197: Be Still and Know, Pt. 1: Selah

“Be Still and Know.” We probably all love that phrase–we memorize it, paint it on walls, put it in church bulletins, and so forth, all as reminders to trust God. But have we ever stopped to think about what that verse *really* means?

This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a deep dive in Psalm 46 and perhaps one of the most familiar phrases in all of God’s Word. Join Andrew as he examines “Be Still,” and the crucially important command it entails for our relationships with God. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 196: Sep. CMOW – Words & Actions: Are We Making an Impact?

This week on the podcast, it’s time to wrap up September with our ninth CMOW episode of the year! Join Andrew as he looks back at what we’ve been discussing this month with our theme and challenge of Witnessing, as well as some further comments on “Salt and Light.” We’ll also reveal our challenge for the month of October–and it’s one you’re definitely going to want to take a look at! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 195: Salt Pork and Light Dispersion

When we think about witnessing, the phrase “be salt and light” may come to mind. But what do salt and light really have to do with following Jesus?

This week on the podcast, we’ll be taking a look at part of Matthew chapter 5 and the “parable” of the salt and light. Join Andrew as he looks at what roads, mountains, sand, and salt pork have to do with witnessing, all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 194: Make Disciples, Be Disciples…or Both?

The “Great Commission.”  We often think about it as a call to tell others about salvation in Jesus. But what if it has to do with more than just that? Is there more to the “Great Commission” than simply telling others the Gospel?

This week on the podcast, we’re looking at what the Great Commission and truly following Jesus have to do with each other–and it may be more than you’re thinking! Join Andrew as he looks at how it all ties together, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 193: Turning the World Upside Down

When you think about witnessing, you may think of missionaries in some far off country or a people going door to door telling others about Jesus. But what about the first witnesses for the Lord? Who were the first ones to share the Good News?

This week on the podcast, we’re looking at some of the incredible stories of the Apostles in the book of Acts as they “turned the world upside down” with the love of God. Join Andrew as he looks at the accounts of Peter, Philip, Paul, and Stephen as they shared the Gospel with anyone and everyone, and the amazing things that God did through them. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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