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Contend Podcast

Author: Sam Geckler

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The Contend Podcast is designed to help Christian "contend for the faith." It's our desire to help you contend in your spiritual life, family life, and daily life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
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Caleb was a man who was driven to contend because of the promises of God. What a great motivation for him, but also for us. There are many promises for us in God's Word that serve as great motivation to contend for the faith.   Follow Contend at: samgeckler.com  And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
There is so much to learn from the life of David. We can see so much of his life in Scripture. Let's take a look at just one story from his life and see how it can help us better contend for the faith.   Follow Contend at: samgeckler.com  And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
Esther is a great example of a contender who stood in good times and bad. There is much to learn from her as we contend "for such a time as this." Follow Contend: samgeckler.com And and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
Enoch pleased God, and he did that by walking with God. As contenders we should have a desire to please God, thus we must have a desire to walk with God.   Keep up with all things Contend by subscribing at samgeckler.com  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  and Instagram: instagram.com/earnestly_contend/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
Setting Goals for 2021

Setting Goals for 2021

2021-01-0115:57

Goals are important. As we start 2021 we need to have a plan of where we want to go and how we're going to get there.   We need to follow these 5 simple steps: Pray, Plan, Pursue, Partner, Praise   Barna article in Contend Wrap-Up: https://www.barna.com/research/new-sunday-morning-part-2/ Keep up with all that new with Contend by subscribing at: www.samgeckler.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
As Christians we should want to Contend in such a way that others see Christ in us. In today's episode we look at a man who did just that - John the Baptist. Get your Contend merch to support the Podcast and Contend Publications: https://teespring.com/stores/contend Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? email contendpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Contend on Facebook, Instagram, and at https://samgeckler.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode we talk about some important things to remember as we continue to contend during the coronavirus crisis. We then continue our Contenders Through History series looking at the life of James. We, like James, need to be steadfast as we contend. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend merch: www.samgeckler.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode we revisit an article we looked at several weeks ago in light of our stats from last week regarding inviting people to church. We need to be sharing our faith as we contend for the faith. We finish out the episode looking at the life of Andrew as we continue our Contenders Through History series. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
We start this episode talking about some important stats regarding inviting people to church. As we contend for the faith, we must be passing that faith along to others. We then talk about another contender - Joseph - as we continue our Contenders Through History series. Contend YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode we look at VP Mike Pence getting mocked after praying with the U.S. task force to combat and find a cure for coronavirus. Then we look at how England's abortions of babies with cleft lips and palettes rose over 150% in 2019. We finish out the episode with the next character in our Contenders Through History series looking at The Boy with the Sack Lunch. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode, Sam discusses coronavirus and the effects on us and how we contend for the faith. We then look at the wonderful song, "I'd Rather Have Jesus." We finish out this episode looking at our first Contender Through History. We look at the life of Noah and what we can learn from him about being a Contender. Check out the Contend YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g?view_as=subscriber Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
A Need For Contenders

A Need For Contenders

2020-02-2219:51

In this episode, Sam discusses the continued unrest in Burkina Faso, West Africa. We then look at the history behind the song "Onward, Christian Soldiers." We finish the episode talking about 2 considerations regarding the need for use to be contenders for the faith. Sam also introduces the "Contenders Throughout History" podcasts. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g?view_as=subscriber Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-21-2020.odt Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

2020-02-1423:40

In this episode, Sam talks about Gen Z and Millennials...there affiliation with religion and what that says about the decline in religious affiliation in the U.S. We then look at the beautiful song, "My Jesus, I Love Thee" We then end out the episode talking about "All You Need is Love". No - not the song, but rather the love that we need to have for God, our families, others, and our Country. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-14-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions?: contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
Sam talks briefly about the State of the Union 2020 and compares compares the great men on women of American history with the great men and women in Christian history. Then we look at the hymn "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me". We finish the episode by looking at James 5:13-20 as we finish our "Daily Walk Through James" series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-7-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcsdst@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode Sam talks about some things to think about in light of the death of Kobe Bryant. We then take a look at the hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God". We finish out the podcast talking about James 5:1-12 as the 9th week in our Daily Walk Through James series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/show-notes-jan-31-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions?: contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode we talk about the persecution in China along with an encouragement to do more to reach the lost. Check out a copy articles in the show notes. Then we look at the story behind the song "I Need Thee Every Hour" for the book Heartwarming Hymn Stories. Get your copy in the show notes. Then we finish the episode looking at James 4:1-17 as we continue our "Daily Walk Through James" series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/show-notes-jan-24-2020.odt Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode Sam talks about the Pope saying that people don't have to believe in God to go to Heaven. Then we look at James 3:14-18 as we continue our Daily Walk Through James series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.com/2019/07/02/daily-walk-through-james-day-7/ Get you Contend Merch: https://samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com Get Your Copy of "Jurisdiction" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083F9PRY6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_pdngEb7WTB6VS?fbclid=IwAR0yRyPelcetKkGS98b34Qy0_3KUAwf4zrI26czAHABEATSZ8UqvZlkl0ic Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/jurisdiction/id1494522112?ls=1&fbclid=IwAR33LXVDHx9ddzEltS9EtOqKE5hnW2R9ToQwdDvanFjB0qwlv8pDKF2Tw-A or contendpublications.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
In this episode, we look at two news stories: one about a new Netflix series and one about a Pastor kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Then we talk about the story behind the song "All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name". Get the book that the story is from:https://www.swordbooks.com/search.aspx?find=heartwarming+hymn&log=false&category=3 We finish the episode with the 6th week in our Daily Walk Through James looking at James 3:1-13. The first book published by Contend Publications is now available! Get it on Amazon, iTunes, or at contendpublications.com Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
Sam talks about Hallmark and their decision to apologize for standing for traditional marriage as well as a terrible new Netflix original movie in the news segment. Sign the petition to get this movie removed: http://chng.it/ZcvFkwF5RJ We then continue in our Daily Walk Through James looking at James 2:1-13. Check out the Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? contendpodcast@gmailcom --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
We look at more troubles for Chic-Fil-a as an example of compromising not being a good policy for life or business. We also finish out the first chapter of James as we continue our Daily Walk Through James series. Follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook. Check out the Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? email contendpodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/contend/support
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