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Encouraging women to cultivate a love for God's word.
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On episode 109 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss the two kinds of wisdom that James addresses in the second part of chapter three. What is the difference between earthly wisdom and Godly wisdom? Should we strive to be peacekeepers or peacemakers? We would love for you to join us as we continue to study the book of James! Quotes: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer “Wisdom is effectively applying truth to everyday circumstances.” -Tony Evans “Whenever you believe how you feel over what God says, you raise man and his emotions above God and his revelation, and that means it’s human wisdom, not divine wisdom.” -Tony Evans “We can look at the character of Christ and He will show us what it means to be gentle.” -Erin Kellogg “If Jesus was a peacekeeper there would be no crucifiction.” -Jen Wilkin “We’re not just keeping peace, we’re making peace and finding a way for them to be reconciled to each other and work out their differences in a way that honors God and honors each other.” -Jen Wilkin Resources: The Evil of Peacekeeping by Kelley Carpenter  Genuine Faith and Godly Wisdom by Jen Wilkin *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 108 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss James 3:1-12. In this passage James is reminding us that the tongue is so very powerful. The words we speak can bring life or they can bring destruction. We pray that you find this conversation encouraging as we are all striving to live and love more like Jesus everyday! Quotes: “We get to choose whether we use our tongue for death and destruction or for life.” -Kacie Hunt “It [the tongue] carries the breath of our souls to the life you live.” -Sinclair Ferguson “The one who controls his tongue is the one whose mind and heart are controlled by the Word of God.” -R.C. Sproul Resources: Guarding the Tongue by Sinclair Ferguson The Mighty Tongue by RC Sproul *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 107 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss faith and works as addressed James 2:14-26. This specific passage can be confusing and is sometimes misinterpreted. Is James saying that it is our works that save us? Is he contradicting what Paul says in other parts of scripture? Join us as we dive into these questions and more! Quotes: “It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.” -John Calvin “A tree has been planted out into the ground. Now the source of life to that tree is at the root, whether it has apples on it or not; the apples would not give it life, but the whole of the life of the tree will come from its root. But if that tree stands in the orchard, and when the springtime comes there is no bud, and when the summer comes there is no leafing, and no fruit-bearing, but the next year, and the next, it stands there without bud or blossom, or leaf or fruit, you would say it is dead, and you are correct; it is dead. It is not that the leaves could have made it live, but that the absence of the leaves is a proof that it is dead. So, too, is it with the professor (of the faith). If he has life, that life must give fruits; if not fruits, works; if his faith has a root, but if there be no works, then it would be correct to depend upon the inference that he is spiritually dead.” -Charles Spurgeon “True faith accepts Christ as both Savior and Lord.” R.C. Sproul “If he had true faith it would be impossible that he would be barren of good works because true faith always and everywhere immediately begins to manifest itself in obedience.” -R.C. Sproul “The works that faith creates is a love for God that leads to a love for others that isn’t perfectly executed, but present.” - Matt Chandler Resources: Faith and Works Part One by R.C. Sproul  Faith and Works Part Two by R.C. Sproul Faith/Works by Matt Chandler *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 106 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss the sin of partially that is addressed in James 2:1-13. Why is partiality incompatible with the Gospel? How can we practically fight against the temptation of this sin? We would love for you to join us as we continue to study the book of James! Quotes: “Divine grace is so radical that it reaches down and turns around our very desires. Our eyes are opened. Christ becomes beautiful. We come to him. And anyone - “whoever” - is welcome.” -Dane Ortlund “Our problem isn’t necessarily hate or fear, but it’s apathy or discomfort.” -Mama Bear Apologetics Podcast “Loving others by considering their needs first combats the sin of favoritism.” -note from the Reformation Study Bible Resources: No Partiality by Sinclair Ferguson God Is The Gospel by John Piper Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer  Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 105 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss James 1:19-27. What does James mean when he says “let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger?” How do we distinguish righteous anger from sinful anger? This letter continues to both challenge and encourage our hearts and we pray that it is doing the same for you! Quotes: “Anger is energy aroused in defense of something good and released against something evil.” Tim Keller “Nonviolence is aggressive toward injustice, not persons” Martin Luther King Jr. “Speak with love, serve the poor, and have whole-hearted devotion to God”. -The Bible Project Resources: Forgiving and Forgiven by Tim Keller  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 104 of the Adorned podcast we discuss James 1:13-18.  James is reminding us that in order to resist temptation we must remember who God is . When times get tough do we fall into sin or do we turn our eyes to our Savior? Quotes: “Remembering who God is is ultimately going to be what saves us in a time of temptation.” -Erin Kellogg “We are never alone. We don’t have to walk through these hard things by ourselves and we don’t do it by our own strength. It’s by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to get through them, we just have to turn to Him.” -Kacie Hunt Resources: Does God Ever Tempt Me To Sin? By John Piper *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On Episode 103 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss what James meant when he said to “count it all joy” even in the midst of trials. Nobody wants to face hard times, but as believers that is often when we experience the most growth! Quotes: “‘Count it all joy’ is a call to understand suffering from the vantage point of confidence in God’s sovereignty. What follows requires careful thinking from a theological perspective.” - Reformation Study Bible Note “Faith is as vital to salvation as the heart is to the body. By faith God is greatly glorified and by faith Satan is greatly annoyed” -Charles Spurgeon “I strive for the Scriptures to determine what matters to me in every season. As far as I can see it boils down to loving God and loving my neighbor. If something in my life is pulling me away from loving God and loving my neighbor that prompts me to prayerfully reevaluate, seek the wisdom of the Word, welcome the counsel of older wisdom, and potentially change my ways or walk in repentance.” -Hunter Beless Resources: Seeking Wisdom by Sinclair Ferguson Trials/Temptations by Matt Chandler *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
We kick off episode 102 of the Adorned Podcast by introducing a new segment called “Glimpse of Grace” where we discuss how God has shown His grace in our lives over the past week. Next, we dive into our new series as we give some context for the book of James. Knowing who wrote the book and when, the audience it was intended to reach, and the genre are all so very important when studying any book of The Bible. Join us as we study God’s Word together each week! Quotes: “There should be a clear marriage between the gospel we confess and the lives we live because at the end of the day that’s what will make an impact for Christ. ” -Sinclair Ferguson “His goal isn’t to teach new theological truths but to get in your business and challenge how you live.” - Bible Project Resources: The Bible Project  Introduction to James by R.C. Sproul James Who? By Sinclair Ferguson  Brother/Servant by Matt Chandler  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
This week on the Adorned Podcast we announce our fall series and an exciting partnership with Pro Athletes Outreach. We take some time to introduce ourselves for any new listeners (we are so happy you’re here)  and discuss what God has been teaching us through this unprecedented season. *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
This week on the Adorned Podcast we take a look back at our first 100 episodes. What a joy it is to celebrate God’s grace to us over the past two years! Whether you have been listening since episode one or whether you’re just joining us, thank you for tuning in! We love nothing more than to engage with others around God’s Word and we are glad you’re here! *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
*This episode originally aired on August 9, 2019* On episode 68 of the Adorned Podcast we continue our series, “Our Gifts, His Glory.” We had the privilege of talking with Emily and Laura from “Risen Motherhood” about what it looks like to use the gift of motherhood for God’s glory. If you are not familiar with the Risen Motherhood ministry, they exist to encourage, equip, and challenge moms to apply the gospel to their everyday lives. On this episode, we discuss everything from Emily’s amazing fire building skills to how potty training and mountains of laundry will continually point you back to the gospel. Even if you are not in the throws of motherhood, we believe you will find encouragement through this conversation! Quotes: “Everything we have is The Lord’s.  It’s all been given by Him; all of our gifts, every skill set, our personality traits, our tendencies. God gives those to His people and if we truly are not our own but we belong to God then every resource, every gift we have, is actually His!” -Laura Wifler “The neat thing about the gospel is that it makes us new and it changes everything about who we are.” -Emily Jensen “God is the one, in Christ who reconciles our responsibility with our inability.” -Emily Jensen “The great news of what God did for us is that He came and He said “I know that you’re not enough, but I’m going to send my son to be enough on your behalf and now before the throne of God, you are made good, you are made righteous, I see you and I see righteousness, I see patience, and kindness, and long suffering because I see Jesus.  He covers us in front of God,”” -Laura Wifler “He is for my good and He is for their good, and I can trust Him.” -Emily Jensen “We are not above Christ and what He has done.  He came to serve, he came to lay down His life, he came to deal with the dirty, stinky, messy, annoying needs that we all have.” -Emily Jensen “As moms, so much of what we do is unseen, but it does matter and God is refining and molding, and growing us in these days. He’s preparing us for whatever good works He has down the road.  These days are not being wasted.” -Laura Wifler Resources: Risen Motherhood Resource Page  Risen Motherhood Website  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
*This episode of the Adorned Podcast was originally aired on June 7, 2018* On our 2nd episode in our series on who God is we discuss how He is Infinite, yet so very intimate.  He is eternal.  There is no beginning or end to God.  He is bigger and mightier than we can wrap our minds around, but yet he is also intimate.  He knows our hearts and He desires a personal relationship with us.  What does a better understanding of these attributes mean for our everyday lives? We would love for you to tune in as we continue to study the attributes of God! Quotes “The finite can “grasp” the infinite, but the finite can never hold the infinite within its grasp.” - RC Sproul “It’s not just that God knows us personally, but he knows our hearts.  He wants our hearts.  He wants our affections.” “God doesn’t just want us to know about him, but he wants us to KNOW him.” “ Knowing Jesus Christ still remains as definite a relation of personal discipleship as it was for the 12 when he was on earth. The Jesus who walks through the Gospel.” -J.I. Packer Resources Knowing God by J.I. Packer *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
*This episode was originally aired on June 14, 2018* On our 3rd episode of our series on who God is we discuss how God is a good father.  Kacie walks us through their journey with having a baby with an “incompatible with life” diagnosis and how even through a season of unimaginable pain, God was still good. God is a good father that loves his children deeply.  He welcomes us back with open arms when we’ve gone astray and He loves to give us good gifts!  We talk about where this is found in scripture as well as how this impacts our day to day lives. Quotes: “God is good - not because he causes things that seem or feel “good” to happen in our lives, but because in the midst of the storm, God comes closer to us than the storm could ever be.” -Charles Spurgeon “God’s goodness is not just something he does, but it’s who he is.” “What is “good” for us is whatever it is that is going to bring God the most glory!” “When I can focus on God’s goodness it helps me put things in perspective and causes me to persevere knowing that he has a plan for my life and the life of my family and that it is good.” Resources: ESV Study Bible  Know God by J.I. Packer  Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul  Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem  In His Image by Jen Wilkin  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
*This episode was originally aired on April 18, 2018* On this episode of the Adorned Podcast we discuss why theology matters and why what you believe about God is so important.  We also address the impact that poor doctrine can have on those around them. Quotes: “What you believe about god is the most important thing about you” -AW Tozer ​“The more we know about god, about his word, about his relationships to the world and mankind, the better we will trust him, the more fully we will praise him, and the more readily we will obey” - Wayne Grudem ​“Belief affects behavior, and so ideas have consequences. A person who believes railroad crossing signal is stuck when in truth a train is coming may soon be dead. Likewise false doctrine will lead to false deeds.” Norman Geisler “​When I think about our goal as believers I think about the great commission that says “go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations.” This is the big picture.  This is what we need to remain focused on as believers and as disciple of Jesus.” Resources: Systematic Theology ​*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On this episode of the Adorned Podcast we tackle defining theology and share our journeys with theological formation. We also discuss what theology is not as well as offer some practical advice about growing in your knowledge of God in all seasons of life. Resources: Sysytematic Theology  The Ology  The Westminister Catechism for Young Children  Christian Beliefs  Questions with Answers by Dana Dirksen (songs to go with the catechism)  Quotes: C.S Lewis- “Theology means “science of God” and I think any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available.” “This all sounds great in theory but super overwhelming in practice but just remember He made the gospel and himself a mystery so we would keep asking questions in order to grow in intimacy with him.” “The other day we were sitting at lunch at Chuy’s talking about the Trinity over a big basket of chips and a bowl of creamy jalapeno” *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
This week on the Adorned Podcast we end the season by discussing some practical ways we can live out Jesus’s mandate to make disciples. We share some of our favorite resources as well as how we have developed rhythms in our lives and our homes for discipleship. While this episode does not directly address racial injustices, we believe that injustice and sin is fought with the gospel. The resources in today’s episode are meant to point you to the truth found in God’s Word. We believe that every person is made in the image of God and are humbly listening, learning, and striving everyday to do better! Resources: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin  New City Catechism Tiny Theologians Classical Conversations Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon  Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian History by Tim Challies  Big Picture Story Bible  The Jesus Storybook Bible The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New by Marty Machowski  Kids Read Truth Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family by Ruth and Troy Simons  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
This week on the Adorned Podcast we wrap up our study of the Gospel of Matthew by discussing the great commission. Many of us are familiar with this mandate from Jesus, found in Chapter 28, but are we striving to live it out in our lives? What does it mean to “make disciples?” Are these instructions only for those in vocational ministry? Join us as we study one of our favorite passages together! Quotes: “The great commission is a mandate from the King of Kings who possesses all authority on heaven and earth.” -R.C. Sproul “Before we understand the great commission or the new covenant we have to make sure we understand as platt says “we are saved purely by God's grace and supremely for his glory among the nations” we can’t be sent on mission unless we understand our identity and purposes.” -David Platt “As the explanatory verbs “baptizing” and “teaching” indicate, the process of making disciples includes both evangelism of unbelievers - in which they are called to repentance and faith and submission to baptism, the sign of inclusion of the new covenant - and the instruction of believers in a life conformed to Jesus’ commandments, in response to His saving grace.” -Reformation Study Bible Notes “A disciple is a learner that is enrolled in the school of Rabbi Jesus” -R.C. Sproul Resources: “What is a Disciple?” sermon by J.T. English “The Great Commission” sermon by R.C. Sproul “What Is the Relationship Between The Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission?” By Greg Beale *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On episode 97 of the Adorned Podcast we dive back into the book of Matthew and discuss the Transfiguration of Christ found in chapter 17. This passage has always been a bit confusing to us and that’s exactly why we wanted to spend some time studying it. The transfiguration was an event that changed the lives of the men that witnessed it and caused them to live with a passion for God’s kingdom. How can we live with this same passion as we go through our daily lives? We would love for you to join us as we walk through this passage of scripture together! Quotes: “People think that the transfiguration is a temporary epiphany of the true identity of Jesus, but really it’s a taste of heaven.” -R.C. Sproul “When God is heard to speak audibly in the NT it is to authenticate the identity of Jesus” -R.C. Sproul “The glory of Jesus is not a reflection, the source of the light is in the being of Christ.” -R.C. Sproul “Are we reflecting Christ for the sake of being able to point back to Jesus?” Resources: The Transfiguration - Sermon by R.C. Sproul  The Village Church Women’s Bible Study on Matthew 17  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
On this week’s episode of the Adorned Podcast we discuss John 1:1-18. This is the second part of our breakout session recorded at the Proclaim Truth Conference in January.  In these verses, John is reminding us that Jesus is the light. He was there at the beginning and will always be. He is divine yet took on flesh to dwell among us! We pray that this conversation is an encouragement to you and a reminder of who Jesus is! Quotes: “Jesus is the One who brings order to chaos.” “Just like the Bible is a revelation of who God is, Jesus the son is also a revelation of who God is. He’s God in the flesh.” “Come into union with the Word who made you, and you will come to Life!’ ’You came from him; please come back to him.’ ’You were made for him.’ The result of this reunion will be more than human existence; it will be human ’Life.’” - Bruner’s Commentary on John “What am I reflecting? Am I reflecting what America says makes a good mom, wife, successful worker, etc or am I reflecting the life of Christ?” “Jesus didn’t act like he was too good to fully engage with those around him (even though he was).” *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
We had the joy and privilege of leading a breakout called “How to Lead a Transformative Bible Discussion” at the Proclaim Truth Conference in January. Essentially we wanted to encourage and teach others how to have the same type of Bible centered conversations that we do on the podcast! This episode is a recording of the first part of that session where we walked the women through why these conversations are important and how to prepare for them. We would love for you to listen in and maybe even consider starting some of these discussions within your community! Resources: The Gospel Coalition  Blue Letter Bible The Bible Project  The Reformation Study Bible  The ESV Study Bible  Desiring God  Ligonier Ministries   Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul  *The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*
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