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SC: Episode 144

Have you ever heard the name “THE GREAT I AM?” It’s one of the names of God in the Old Testament…and it has incredible meaning!

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as he digs into this incredible aspect of God, and what it means for us–and here’s a hint: it applies to pretty much every area of life! We’ll also talk about our new VersePic for the month of October, take a look at another amazing Psalm in our ScriptureFocus segment, and more.

That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 143

Have you ever heard the saying “I’m all good”? It’s a prevalent mindset…and one that can have dangerous consequences.
This week on the podcast, we’re delving into the book of Jeremiah in our CMOW episode for the month of September! Join Andrew as he looks at what could well be called the “climax” of the Old Testament and the judgement of the nation of Israel, as well as the glimmer of hope in redemption the Lord promises. He’ll also look at some lesson we can learn from this book, including watching for the mindset of “I’m good enough” and the danger that led the Israelites into. In addition to all that, we’ll talk about our ScriptureFocus verse for this month, more about our active contest, and much more.
That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 142

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about prayer, and listening to the Lord’s voice! Andrew will be taking a look at Psalm 46 and “Be Still and Know,” with an encouragement to be listening for the Lord’s voice. We’ve also got our next photography moment with our friend James Staddon from Lenspiration, talking about “The Other Side of a Photo,” and seeking the Lord’s direction for confidence in our lives. We’ve also got an update for our 2018 comment contest, and much more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 141

As a young person, what should be guiding our decisions in life? Does God’s Word have anything to say about the day-to-day choices we make, and what our focus should be? This week on the podcast, we’ve got a resource to share that has some practical advise to answer those questions! Join Andrew for our equipping segment, sharing about an excellent book that’s a “serious call to examine…faith, focus, and finances.” We’ve also got a look at the life of King Josiah, some discussion of dealing with “the storms of life,” and even a new contest! All that and much more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 140

If you were traveling in the Sahara or the American West, would you take precautions against attacks by “Felidae Panthera?” This week on the podcast, we’re talking about lions (or more accurately, big cats)! Join Andrew for a look at 1 Peter chapter 5, and some of the parallels between real lions and “our adversary, the devil.” We’ll dive into some verses that discuss our vulnerabilities, and the weapons and safeguards the Lord has given us to avoid attack. This is another of those segments we’re sure you won’t want to miss! Additionally, we’ll start looking at our next Book(s) of the Month as we head into September…and there may even be some hints about an announcement coming up next week! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 139

When you think about the Minor Prophets, what concepts come to mind? Judgement? Condemnation? Chastisement? What about Mercy, Hope, and Salvation? This week on the podcast, we’ve got our expanded CMOW Episode for the Month of August! Join Andrew and Ben as they discuss the books of Jonah, Amos, and a portion of Psalms, and examine one of the key themes of the Minor Prophets: a glimmer of hope, even in the face of judgement. Topics this week include fish and whales, the size of Nineveh, and more! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 138

What do a space probe, sports, and comparisons have to do with each other? This week on the podcast, we’ll find out as we’re digging into to a Biblical look at the question “Do I Measure Up?”! Join Andrew as he looks at some of the things God’s Word has to say about comparisons, and the true standard we should be measuring our lives by. We’ll also continue studying through the book of Psalms in our ScriptureFocus segment, and more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 137

When you think about “maturity,” what things come to mind? What makes a “mature” Christian? This week on the podcast, we’re finishing out our series on the Fruit of the Spirit! Join Andrew for a look at the aspects of Faith, Meekness, and Temperance, as well as the Fruit of the Spirit as a whole and how we can find true maturity in the Lord. We’ve also got our next Photography moment, a further look at the book of Psalms, and more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 136

When you aren’t sure exactly which direction the Lord is calling you in life, how should you respond? This week on the podcast, we’ve got the next installment of our continuing interview series, the Tentmakers! This week, we’ll be interviewing Brent Thomas, who is a project manager and “solutions architect” in his new position with a software development company–a job he got after several months of following the Lord’s leading through some big changes in his life. We’ll chat about some of those changes, following God’s leading in “the next step”, being a witness in the workplace, and more; this is definitely an interview you won’t want to miss! We’ve also got a very special misisonFocus opportunity with InTheGap in Oklahoma City! All that and more, on this jam-packed episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 135

When you think about the influences in your life, would you categorize them as “good” or “bad?” This week on the podcast, we’ve got our special Courageous Men of the Word episode for the month of July! Join Andrew and Ben as they discuss the books of 1st and 2nd Kings, examining the reign of Solomon, Rehoboam, Jehoshaphat, Ahab, and many others–as well as the lessons we can learn from the lives of these men in history. We’ll also talk about how for many of these kings, one major factor determined their ultimate destiny. This has been a fascinating study this month, and is one we’re sure you won’t want to miss! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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