256: Good Night and God Bless

How do you summarize 5 incredible years of what God has been doing through a crazy idea? In the only way possible: celebrate it!

This week on the podcast, join Andrew and Ben in a final farewell episode, as we look back on what God has done through Sharpening Character these last 5 years. We’ll share some of our top favorite episodes, a peek behind the scenes, and celebrate the good times together. That’s all this week, on the final episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

We’d like to say a special thank you to you, our listeners, for being along on this journey with us. It means a lot that you gave us the privilege of your time over the years. Our prayer is that the journey will continue in a sense, as you seek to grow deeper in your relationship with God and others each day.

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255: Christmas Came Early

As difficult as 2020 has been, it’s time to start looking forward…to Christmas! But…isn’t that technically looking backwards too, into the prophecy of old, that amazing night with with the shepherds, and the greatest story ever told?

This week on the podcast, Join Andrew for a look at some thoughts about Christmas, and how “the greatest Gift” is more than just what we give (or expect to be given) every year. That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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254: Faithful Addition

This week has been one of counting…a *lot* of counting. But there’s another counting we should be doing too, according to a fascinating passage in God’s Word…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at the “add to” passage in 2 Peter! We’ll be digging into the definitions, and see what it all has to do with…excellence? That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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253: Hope in…?

When we think about the “big stories” of 2020, two things likely come to mind: the pandemic, and the elections. The former continues to play out…and the latter? This week! What is the Biblical way to approach changes in politics though?

This week on the podcast, Join Andrew as he looks at the election this week through the lens of God’s Word, and specifically, on where we should be grounding our hope. This is an episode you certainly won’t want to miss! That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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252: Live Out Loud

When we think about “the parable of the talents,” what comes to mind? Using our gifts and talents for God’s glory? That’s a good start…but there’s much more to this parable than simply using a musical, physical, or other ability.

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at this familiar passage of scripture, as well as a fresh perspective on how it applies to our lives. That’s all this week, as we continue our “sprint to the finish” on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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251: The Firetower

With the prevalence of wildfires this years, fighting them and the response to so many hurting has likely been on many of our minds. But what does a fire have to do with relationships…and a “controlled burn” with love?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at a fascinating (and convicting!) passage from the book of James…and at some analogies we can apply to our own lives. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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250: The Sower

Hearing, and understanding. They may both end in -ing, but the don’t mean the same thing. How can we make sure we truly *understand* what we hear?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at the parable of the sower…and some of the implications this well-known passage has for us today. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast

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249: Start Right Here

When we look around at the world we live in, it’s sometimes frustrating when we can’t seem to make anything change. But perhaps that’s because we’re focusing on the wrong thing…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as he looks at this very timely topic, focusing on the true “heart of the matter,” including “specks and beams,” and where our starting point should be. That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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248: “A Bend in the Road”

Like a mountain road, sometimes life gives us a “bend in the road.” When God leads us in a different direction, what should our response be?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at Abram (better known as Abraham) and how God called him to a totally new direction in life. We’ll also share a very big announcement regarding the future of the podcast. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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247: The Beatitudes – Salt and Light

The Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically the Beatitudes, are among some of the most beloved passages in all of God’s Word. They’re Jesus’ teachings on living everyday life…and something we need to be reminded of again and again…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as we finish off our journey through the Beatitudes with “Salt and Light.” We’ll examine these two amazing analogies, and some implications you might not have thought about before. We’ll also sum up everything we’ve discussed the past few weeks…and is that an announcement coming next week? That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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