252: Live Out Loud

When we think about “the parable of the talents,” what comes to mind? Using our gifts and talents for God’s glory? That’s a good start…but there’s much more to this parable than simply using a musical, physical, or other ability.

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at this familiar passage of scripture, as well as a fresh perspective on how it applies to our lives. That’s all this week, as we continue our “sprint to the finish” on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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251: The Firetower

With the prevalence of wildfires this years, fighting them and the response to so many hurting has likely been on many of our minds. But what does a fire have to do with relationships…and a “controlled burn” with love?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at a fascinating (and convicting!) passage from the book of James…and at some analogies we can apply to our own lives. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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250: The Sower

Hearing, and understanding. They may both end in -ing, but the don’t mean the same thing. How can we make sure we truly *understand* what we hear?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at the parable of the sower…and some of the implications this well-known passage has for us today. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast

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249: Start Right Here

When we look around at the world we live in, it’s sometimes frustrating when we can’t seem to make anything change. But perhaps that’s because we’re focusing on the wrong thing…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as he looks at this very timely topic, focusing on the true “heart of the matter,” including “specks and beams,” and where our starting point should be. That’s all this week, on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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248: “A Bend in the Road”

Like a mountain road, sometimes life gives us a “bend in the road.” When God leads us in a different direction, what should our response be?

This week on the podcast, join Andrew for a look at Abram (better known as Abraham) and how God called him to a totally new direction in life. We’ll also share a very big announcement regarding the future of the podcast. That’s all this week on the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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247: The Beatitudes – Salt and Light

The Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically the Beatitudes, are among some of the most beloved passages in all of God’s Word. They’re Jesus’ teachings on living everyday life…and something we need to be reminded of again and again…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew as we finish off our journey through the Beatitudes with “Salt and Light.” We’ll examine these two amazing analogies, and some implications you might not have thought about before. We’ll also sum up everything we’ve discussed the past few weeks…and is that an announcement coming next week? That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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246: The Beatitudes – Persecuted

The Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically the Beatitudes, are among some of the most beloved passages in all of God’s Word. They’re Jesus’ teachings on living everyday life…and something we need to be reminded of again and again…
This week on the podcast, join Andrew we approach the end of our journey through the Beatitudes with “Persecuted.” We’ll look at Jesus as “the Word,” and what that means for truth, persecution, and more. We’ll also look at “the persecution from within,” and how judgement can cause us to persecute our fellow believers. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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245: The Beatitudes – Peacemakers

The Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically the Beatitudes, are among some of the most beloved passages in all of God’s Word. They’re Jesus’ teachings on living everyday life…and something we need to be reminded of again and again…

This week on the podcast, join Andrew he further continues our journey through the Beatitudes with “Peacemakers.” We’ll look at where we can find true peace (especially in the crazy world we’re in now), some serious conviction, and how once again this verse takes us back to the Gospel. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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244: August Review – The Pandemic of Fear

This week on the podcast, we’ve got our review episode for the month of August! Join Andrew as he looks back at the month, including a summary of what we’ve looked at in the Beatitudes, as well as some thoughts on the “Pandemic of Fear,” including a special guest! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

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243: The Beatitudes – Pure in Heart

The Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically the Beatitudes, are among some of the most beloved passages in all of God’s Word. They’re Jesus’ teachings on living everyday life…and something we need to be reminded of again and again…This week on the podcast, join Andrew and a special guest

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