The Weekly Podcast Encouraging and Equipping Young Men Around the World to "Stay Sharp" in Their Faith and Relationships

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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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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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