SC 165: February CMOW — The Good Samaritan

This week on the podcast, we’ve got our second CMOW episode of the year! Join Andrew (and Ben!) as we discuss what we’ve been learning from our theme of this month: “Love Thy Neighbor.” We’ll look a bit more at the Good Samaritan, review what we’ve talked about in our other episodes this month…and also reveal our next challenge coming up in March!  All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 164: What *IS* Love?

Love. We talk about it, preach about it, think about it, try to exhibit it…but what really is *IT*? Does God’s Word really have anything to say about defining love, examples of it, and where it comes from?

The answer is a resounding YES! This week on the podcast we’re digging into 1st Corinthians 13–what many call “The Love Chapter.” Join Andrew as he dives into this very rich passage of God’s Word, and examines not only the definition of love, but also the ultimate Source of that love. And was that…a pot lid??! This is an episode you definitely won’t want to miss! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 163: “Love Your Enemies”

When it comes to loving others, its easy to love those who love us in return. But what about “the unloveables”–those that are spiteful, hateful, and just flat out rub us the wrong way? Are we supposed to love *them* too?

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about loving our enemies! Join Andrew as he digs into some verses from the Sermon on the Mount, and examines what Jesus had to say about “loving the unloveables.” We’ll take a look at a Biblical definition of who our enemies really are (and the answer might surprise you…), pose an extra “bonus challenge”, and more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 162: Who is My Neighbor?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “who really is my neighbor?” Is it just the person next door? Or, in the Biblical sense, is it perhaps more than that?

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about the Good Samaritan! Join Andrew as he digs into this fascinating parable, and looks at some of the applications it has to our lives today. We’ll also continue looking at our theme this month (hint hint: loving our neighbors!) in our ScriptureFocus segment, and much more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 161: January CMOW – Goal Setting

This week on the podcast, we’ve got our first CMOW episode of 2019! Join Andrew (and Ben!) as we discuss what we’ve been learning from our theme of goal setting this month–including some personal testimonies! We’ll also take a look at an awesome verse from Jeremiah in our ScriptureFocus segment…and did we mention we’re releasing our theme and challenge for the month of February? All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 160: The Lunar Eclipse and the Peanut Butter Sandwich

What does a lunar eclipse have to teach us about living out the Christian life? Are we serving up the bread of life with dirty hands? These are questions we really should consider…and that’s exactly what we’re going to do this week!

On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about reflecting the Light of Jesus in our lives…and being sure that we’re giving a clear reflection of our Lord to those around us. Join Andrew as he looks at analogies from a lunar eclipse…and a peanut butter sandwich? (We promise, it really does make sense! :)) We’ll also be looking at another verse from Proverbs in our ScriptureFocus segment as we continue examining what the Bible has to say about setting goals; our theme/challenge for this month. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 159: The Problem, or the Solution?

When the “storms of life” rage, what is our response? Are we focusing on the source of our problems? or The Source of the Solution: Jesus?

This week on the podcast, Ben returns with two separate encouraging segments! We’ll touch on “the World Mocks On” and  “Trusting the Savior,” with some really interesting discussions from both the Old and New Testament. Plus, we’ve got our ScriptureFocus segment this week continuing our look at verses about Goal Setting. And, if that’s not enough, we’ve even got a few ideas for some goals to go along with our challenge for this month–this is a jam-packed show you won’t want to miss! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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SC 158: Hope in the Lord in 2019

What should we do when we start to lose hope? As we begin a new year and things begin to difficult, should we just “throw in the towel?” Or is there a more Biblical way?

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about finding hope in the Lord! Join Andrew as he looks at a passage from Lamentations about where we really can find hope, and what to do when our hope starts to wane, whether its here at the start of a new year, or later “down the road” as we encounter difficulties in life. And here’s a hint: it has to do with something that’s new each morning! We’ll also look at a very interesting verse from Proverbs in our ScriptureFocus segment, continue on with our challenge for the month of January, and much more. That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character podcast!

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SC 157: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Have you ever thought about Jesus as He was growing up? Often it seems we forget about the years between His birth and the start of His ministry…and we’d like to take a moment to look at that!

This week on the podcast, we’re bridging the gap between 2018 and 2019…and announcing some exciting new plans for the podcast in the new year in the process! Here’s a big hint: it involves some ways to apply the topics from God’s Word in some really exciting ways! And, if that’s not enough, we’ll talk about making goals for the new year, looking at the example of Jesus as a young man. This is an episode you certainly won’t want to miss as we “ring in the new year” and look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in 2019!

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SC 156: The Greatest Story Ever Told – Christmas Special 2018

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

Join us as we step back in time to take a look at the “Greatest Story Ever Told.” The story of the birth of our Savior, foretold throughout the ages. The story of God’s Love, given as the greatest Gift of all, on that Holy Night long ago in Bethlehem.​ It’s our gift to you this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

From our families to yours, we’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry and Christ-filled Christmas!

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