SC 155: Purity, Love, and the Holiness of God

When you think of the topic of purity, what comes to mind? One thing may be God’s Holiness–one of the most amazing aspects of our Creator!

This week on the podcast, we’re discussing the topic of purity–but perhaps unlike you’ve heard it before! Join Andrew as he takes a look at this important topic, examining the holiness of the Lord, putting off “the old man”, and fighting the daily battles to “keep thy heart pure.” Also, we’ll continue looking in our ScriptureFocus segment at the prophecies foretelling the coming of the Messiah. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 154: Wisdom, Instruction, and Writing It Down

When you think of the terms “wisdom” and “instruction” at the same time, what comes to mind? You may be thinking of the book of Proverbs…but did you know that those two words mean very different things in King Solomon’s Book of Wisdom?

This week on the podcast, we’re diving into the two biggest topics in the book of Proverbs…but with a twist. And, we have an equipping segment to go along with it! Join Andrew as he defines “wisdom” and “instruction” based on God’s Word, and looks at how we’re called as young men to be seeking them out–and it might surprise you that one is so important we’re to hold onto it as if our life depends on it! We’ve got some tools to help practically do it, and more. We also have our next ScriptureFocus segment looking at Advent, and even a special announcement about our Christmas Special (surprise!)! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 153: The Book of Job

When it seems like everything in our lives is crashing down, where do we turn? What is the handle we can grab onto when nothing else is stable?

This week on an extended edition of the podcast, we’re taking a deep dive into the book of Job…and we have a guest along for the ride! Join Andrew and Darien as they examine some of the amazing truths in the book of Job, from scientific facts, to descriptions of the power of God, to even how incredibly powerful the word of God really is! We’ll also share some personal testimonies, and more. Plus, we’ve got the kickoff of the Advent season, and a special announcement as we begin preparing for 2019–a special project you can get involved in! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 152: Trust in the Lord – 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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