215: 40 days, 40 nights, and 4 temptations

We’ve probably all heard the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. But in addition to the 3 temptations we’re familiar with in that story, there’s a fourth one as well…one that missing in our own lives can have disastrous consequences! Join Andrew as he shares about this familiar story,

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214: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Have you ever wondered who your neighbor is? It doesn’t just mean the person next door or down the street… This week on the podcast we’ll be examining the story of the Good Samaritan—with a twist! Join Andrew as he looks at this amazing parable and how it applies to

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213: January Review – Reading for Application

This week on the podcast, we’ll be reviewing our theme for the month of Reading God’s Word. Join us as we look back at what we’ve been learning, discuss some key points from the month, and reveal our next challenge! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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212: The Microscope, the Telescope, & Good vs. Best

What do a telescope and a microscope have to do with reading God’s Word? Perhaps a little more than you might think!

This week on the podcast, we’ll continuing building on our challenge of building a habit of reading God’s Word daily as we look this week at some ideas of “methods” for reading God’s Word, as well as a caution to “remember the reason why.” That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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211: Reading, Studying, & Meditating: Tying it all Together

When we think about reading and studying God’s Word, there’s an additional component we don’t often consider: “where the rubber meets the road,” or application. How do we go from knowing, to learning, to applying?

This week on the podcast, we’ll continuing building on our challenge of building a habit of reading God’s Word daily as we look this week at what Biblical Meditation. Join Andrew as he takes a look at how we should be doing more than “just” reading, “just” studying, and instead *learning* and *applying* the truths in God’s Word. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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210: Study to Show Yourself Approved

Have you ever thought about what it really means to study something (like God’s Word for instance)? It takes more than just reading!

This week on the podcast, we’ll be building on our challenge of building a habit of reading God’s Word daily as we look at what studying really means. Join Andrew as he takes a look at defining studying, some examples and ideas on how to study God’s Word, and a very interesting encouragement and caution from 2nd Timothy. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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209: A New Decade: Getting Back to the Basics

It’s hard to believe it, but a new year is upon us! And its time to take it on!

As we now enter a new decade, coming up with New Year’s Resolutions and the like, there’s a value in getting “back to the basics.” Join us this week on the podcast as we discuss some of the changes we’ll be making for 2020, and our new theme for January! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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208: The Gift of Love: God and Man — Christmas 2019

This week on the podcast, we’d like to present a very special Christmas episode!

As the sights and sounds of the season are all around us, the air grows cold and hearts grow warm, we’d like you to join us as we look back at the story of the Greatest Gift: the Gift of God’s Love, wrapped in swaddling clothes so many years ago. But it’s not just the story of a Baby, a stable, some shepherds and wise men. This is the story of the Son of God: One who would became the Sacrifice for all, and the Savior of the World.

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207: Chapter 20: Sticks

As the year (and decade!) comes to a close, it’s easy sometimes to get “lost” in the setbacks, shortfalls, and failures of the “chapter” we’re in right now. What do we do when, like for the sticks without leaves in the dead of winter, it seems like that new day is never going to come?

This week on the podcast, we’ll be discussing “looking onward to the next chapter,” as we wrap up 2019, and start thinking about the new year, looking on with hope to a “new season of life”—whether that starts on January 1st, or months after that. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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206: What’s Your Story?

The Christmas Season is full of traditions, most of which ultimately have their roots in celebrating the love of God. But, is Christmas the only time we can celebrate that love, and share it? What does “sharing God’s love” actually look like?

This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a look at an interesting passage from the book of 1st Peter, about having compassion, turning from evil, and having an answer ready for the hope that we have. We’ll talk about embracing our testimony, and learning from the experiences we’ve had, dealing with persecution, and more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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