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SC: Episode 152 – 3 Years of Sharpening Character!

When it seems like there’s nothing left to trust in in life, where should we turn? What do we do when we’re in “panic” mode and it seems like things just aren’t working? The answer is so simple, yet so hard to put into practice: TRUST IN THE LORD!

This week on the podcast, we’re celebrating 3 years of Sharpening Character, and giving God the glory! Join Andrew and Ben as they take a look back at what the Lord has been doing over the past year in 2018, including some behind-the-scenes peeks at what brought about some of our favorite episodes of the year. We’ll share some big takeaways and lessons, a few mistakes, some fun stories, and more. We’ll also be reading the stories from you, our listeners, of how God has used the podcast in your life. Plus, we’ve got a very special VersePic to celebrate the occasion! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 151

When the “daily battles” come up in our lives, what is our response? In the case of Ezra and Nehemiah, there’s a common action they took–they fought the battles in their lives, but from a unique position!

This week on the podcast, we’ve got our final Courageous Men of the Word episode of 2018! Andrew will be diving into the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, looking at how these two men “fought on their knees” and won the battles they faced because they fought with God taking the lead in the restoration of the Nation of Israel from Babylon. We’ll also look at some details of the timeline of the captivity, and how the Lord was working in the heart of the kings to perform His will in “HIStory.” Plus, we’ve got a surprise announcement about *next* month at the end of the episode you won’t want to miss! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 150

Have you ever thought about what someone might say at your funeral? That may sound like an odd question–but it’s a catalyst for thinking about something very important: how are we spending our lives, and will it matter for eternity?

This week on the podcast, we’ll be taking a look at living life with an eternal perspective! Join Andrew as he asks the question, “Are we redeeming the time?”, and examines what God’s Word has to say about it! Plus, Ben will share from Psalm 121 in his ScriptureFocus segment “The Office Hours in Heaven”, and we’ll continue our Countdown to 3 Years as we enter the last couple of weeks remaining–and there might even be a few hints about what we’ve got coming in episode 152! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 149

When you think about being a “light for Christ” in a dark world, what word pictures come to mind? A fire? A flashlight? A…Fresnel Lens???
This week on the podcast, we’re going to be talking about “being the light”…or rather, being “transparent” and allowing the Light of God’s Truth to shine through us! As part of the discussion, we’ll take a look at lighthouses, and especially the every important Fresnel Lens (that’s not pronounced like you might be thinking) in “light” of our role as believers. Plus, we’ve got our next photography moment, a ScriptureFocus segment from Psalm 100, and more about our “Countdown to 3 Years” that’s finishing up very soon! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 148

How big of an impact can the decisions we make when we’re young have on our lives? In the life of Daniel, it had huge repercussions for him…and an entire nation!
This week on the podcast, we’re taking a look at the book of Daniel in our Courageous Men of the Word episode for October! Join Andrew as he dives into this fascinating book, looking at how one key decision in Daniel’s life made all the difference in the man he became. We’ll talk about the fiery furnace, the lion’s den, dreams, schemes, and more along the way! We’ve also got some special announcements about our “Countdown to 3 Years” that’s in full swing, and much more. That’s all in this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 147

What do alligators, retention ponds, love, and selfishness have to do with each other? Well, you’ll have to listen to this episode to find out!

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about the topic of selfishness…and what God’s Word has to say about our selfish hearts. Join Andrew as he takes a look at the way God can “drain the swamp” in our heart–and it has nothing to do with politics! 🙂 We’ve also got a very special announcement about the countdown to out 3rd Anniversary next month (including a way for you to get involved in the celebration), a look at the exile of Daniel in our ScriptureFocus segment, and more. That’s all in this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 146

What do rocks, sand, hurricanes, and Ft. Sumter have to do with the Biblical truth of God’s word? Honestly, quite a bit more than you might think!

This week on the podcast, we’ll be talking about the parable of the house on the rock and the house on the sand! Join Andrew as he delves into the implications of building our lives on the truth found in God’s Word and following Jesus’ commands. We’ll also announce the winner of our Comment Contest, dig into the book of Psalms in our ScriptureFocus segment…and maybe even release a few hints about something really big we’re working on for next month! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC: Episode 145

Do you know how many times the concept of friendship is discussed in God’s Word? It’s more than you might think!

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as he dives into the topic of friendship, and what God’s Word has to say about friend relationships–and just a head’s up: it’s a lot! We’ll touch on influences, integrity (including a definition!), iron sharpening iron, the Greatest Friend of All, and much more. We’ve also got our next photography Moment with James from Lenspiration–a story from on the road! Additionally, we’re going to be looking at the amazing works of God…and what that has to do with Ocean currents?

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

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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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