DiscoverInside The Cup Podcast
Inside The Cup Podcast

Inside The Cup Podcast

Author: Mike and Holly Walsh

Subscribed: 2Played: 91
Share

Description

What is the good life? It consists in becoming a good person. It is actually possible to become a really good person, but it will involve changing who we are on the inside, our inner character. This is what Jesus means in Matthew 23:26 when he explains we must first clean the "inside of the cup," and if we do, our outward behaviors will be good naturally. Come join us at Inside The Cup Podcast for an engaging and down to earth conversation between a married couple about how you can become a disciple of Jesus and learn to do the things he taught by changing what's "inside of us."
14 Episodes
Reverse
Death to self, the final stage of inner transformation.Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 12: "The Abundant Life Beyond Death"This is the final episode of Season 1, "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself." Mike and Holly discuss "death to self," the final step in the process of inner character transformation into Christlikeness, or cleaning the inside of the cup. Death to self involves resigning all of our desires to God, holding nothing back. This is possible by the power of a living faith. But this death to self doesn't mean you cease to be a self. Rather, it is the doorway to the abundant life that awaits us on the other side of this death. A life marked by sufficiency and fruitful character such as love, joy, and peace. This final step makes us an appropriate vessel to now be filled to the brim with God's agape love.  And this is how we love our neighbors as ourselves in an effective and sustainable way. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Faith is our vehicle to use God's power. That is how God shares his power with us.Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 11: "The Power of Faith"To the disciple that has humility, God can entrust faith. Mike and Holly take a fresh look at the meaning of faith, from the teaching of Dallas Willard. Starting with a generic faith, which is just a confidence to act as if something were true. And then with a biblical faith, where faith is a gift of God's grace to us, which is capable of causing things that we hope for to come about and actually be, in the power of God.  But it is specifically, when we act in faith, that our faith ties us into the reality which we are acting upon. And when this reality is God and his Kingdom, we are tied into a very powerful reality. Mike and Holly discuss what faith isn't, and how we should never try hard to believe something we don't actually believe. Rather, as our inner character grows, God will give us faith as we are ready to handle it appropriately. Some spiritual disciplines that can be helpful in seeking faith are discussed and include silence and solitude, as well as prayer.   Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
We must become filled with the humility of Jesus for God to give us power.Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 10: "Getting Humility Right" Could it be the reason we hear so little about humility in the church today, is we misunderstand what humility truly means? Mike and Holly introduce a fresh look at humility from the teaching of Andrew Murray. Murray defines humility as "dependence upon God." To the degree we depend on God for everything, is the degree to which we are humble. Our current cultural misconceptions surrounding humility are discussed, and then contrasted with the humility of Jesus. The challenge is made to make the humility of Jesus a top priority in the journey of discipleship, actively seeking it with our surrendered hearts.   Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Emotional maturity is a matter of coming to terms with our feelings, specifically our desires. Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 9: "Freedom From Desire" Only after developing some measure of spiritual maturity, which was discussed in Episode 8, are we are then ready to move on to emotional maturity. Emotional maturity is a matter of dealing with our feelings. Mike and Holly introduce a specific type of feeling that the Bible addresses frequently, our desires, and they explain how our desires control our decisions and our choices more than we may be aware of. In fact, we are dominated or controlled by our desires, and deceived by the devil that we are actually getting what we want.The way out of this trap is through the surrendered, and now Holy Spirit-empowered, human will. This is the function of the human will, to allow us a place to stand outside of our feelings and make decisions for what is good. And if we are going to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we must cultivate the ability to choose for what is good, even if it goes against what we may want. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Who comes to mind when you think of someone who is spiritually mature?Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 8: "What Is Spiritual Maturity?"If we're talking about "spiritually maturity," it's a matter of the “spirit.” The spirit is the same thing as the heart, or the will. So, if we're talking about somebody who is spiritually mature, they would be mature in terms of their heart, or their will.Mike and Holly discuss some misconceptions around the idea of who would be a spiritually mature person, and then define spiritual maturity as, "the degree I have my will submitted to God's will." Practically, this comes down to choosing what God wants, and thinking about what God wants us to think about.   Mike and Holly discuss how spiritual maturity is the preliminary step towards inner character transformation, and that this essential step cannot by skipped. If we do skip it, we will remain stuck in our spiritual journey, unable to progress further.  Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
The "heart" biblically is the same thing as your "spirit," or your "will."Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 7: "The Human Heart" What is the human "heart" biblically? From the Bible and the teachings of Jesus, the "heart" plays a fundamental role in our lives, particularly in our ability to change for the good. Yet what the heart is exactly is often not clear to us as Christians. Mike and Holly discuss Dallas Willard's analysis of the human heart, where the "heart" refers to the same thing as the "spirit," and the "will," and they explain the differences between the terms.Mike and Holly also discuss the role that the heart plays in changing our actions or behavior. And specifically, how we must take things down to the level of the heart in order to follow the teachings of Jesus.  Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
It's not a stranger, but the ones closest to you.Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 6: "Who Is My Neighbor?" The way we typically think of our "neighbor" now, often leaves out the ones closest to us in life, our spouse, children, and family. Mike and Holly discuss a fresh look at who our "neighbors" are, and walk through a very practical teaching from Dallas Willard to help us determine: "Who exactly are my neighbors?"   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET FROM OUR WEBSITEIf it's true we have a limited supply of love to work with, then it would be wise to put some intentional thought into determining who our neighbors are so we're directing our resources accordingly.Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
This week we address some cultural misconceptions about "Love."Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself" Episode 5: "What Love Is NOT" What we call “love” today seems to be significantly off the mark from the biblical picture we discussed last week in Episode 4. If that's true than it needs some adjustment, and we need to think about love differently, because love is real. It is something that actually exists, and we want to understand the reality properly if we are going to interact with it properly in our everyday lives.Mike and Holly discuss how love is not a "feeling," but rather a "choice," or a decision of the will. They discuss the idea of being "in-love," as well as the idea of "unconditional love," which we hear often in common usage. Both the biblical model of agape love and our current cultural depiction of love are applied to Jesus, and it becomes clear that we need to rethink the way we are using the term "love" today. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter @InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Love is real. It's something that actually exists, and God is the source of it.Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself" Episode 4: "What Exactly Is Love?" 1 John 4:7 says, “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” Love is real, and it comes from God.Mike and Holly take a look at the biblical depiction of "love," reading from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and discuss how it is not our task, as we often think it is, to act like this all of the time. If we are being honest we are not like that, and that's OK, because Paul is describing what "love" is, not what we are. Rather than trying to act lovingly all of the time and then feeling defeated from not being able to do it, our task is to accept this love that comes from God into our being, starting with the innermost parts of our person, and allow this agape love to transform all the dimensions of our being, leaving us a loving person.    Mike and Holly offer a very practical definition of love, where love means: "To choose what is good for the thing you're loving," and give some practical examples of what this might look like in our everyday lives and interactions with others.Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
So, what exactly is “Spiritual Formation?” Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly Walsh Season 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself" Episode 3: "Spiritual Formation"  Once we take the step to become a disciple of Jesus, we have already had a spiritual formation. Our spirit and our character have already been “formed” in a world that runs apart from the things of God. Habits that lie stored up in our bodies produce much of our actions without us even choosing to do so. These habits must be changed if our actions are to be different. Christian spiritual formation is taking all the parts of the person through a process where they are “formed” or shaped to look more like Jesus. So, more accurate than spiritual formation then, is spiritual transformation. Jesus takes us on just as we are and we are brought through a process over time, where all the dimensions of the person (our heart, mind, body, soul, and social context) are all changed or transformed to look more like Jesus. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Ask yourself this: What does "disciple" mean in my group?Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 2: "What Is a Disciple"If the way to become a loving person is to become a disciple of Jesus, then we must start with a clear picture of what a disciple is.Holly and Mike propose this definition of a disciple:"I am a disciple of Jesus if I'm spending time with him, becoming more like him, and learning how to live my life from him." The term "disciple" is then compared with the term "Christian," where it has now become possible to become a Christian, but choose not to be a disciple. Mike and Holly discuss 3 markers Jesus himself gave to identify who his disciples are. And then the concept of disciple is personalized. Can we imagine Jesus living our lives? He could do it. And if we take the definition from above, we will be learning from Jesus how to go about living our real lives. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
What is the good life? Welcome to "Inside The Cup Podcast" with Mike and Holly WalshSeason 1: "How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"Episode 1: "A Good Person"Contrary to the scripts we hear today, the good life is found in becoming a good person. A good person is someone who is filled with God's agape love. So how do we become a good person? We become a good person through the process of discipleship to Jesus.Discipleship to Jesus will include following the instructions Jesus gave to his disciples found in Matthew 28:18-20, The Great Commission. And part of this assignment will include learning how to do the things that Jesus taught. Season 1 of Inside The Cup Podcast will take one of the teachings of Jesus, "Love your neighbor as yourself," and teach you how to actually do it.Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
In this trailer, Mike and Holly introduce season 1 where they will take one of the teachings of Jesus, "Love your neighbor as yourself," and teach you how to actually do it.In order to effectively love your neighbor as yourself, you will need to become filled with God's agape love. This becomes possible by a necessary series of changes the Holy Spirit makes inside of you as you learn to live your life with Jesus as his disciple. Season 1 will provide you with: - Knowledge of how to love your neighbor as yourself with practical application for real life.- A compelling and intelligent invitation into whole-life discipleship to Jesus, the best way to become a loving person. - A complete process of inner character transformation which prepares you to be filled with God's agape love. Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Pilot Episode

Pilot Episode

2022-02-2203:32

Welcome to Inside The Cup Podcast with Mike and Holly Walsh. This is the pilot episode where Mike and Holly introduce themselves, explain what this podcast is all about, and talk about where the podcast will be going with future episodes.Transcripts for each episode are available at:www.insidethecup.com/episodes Make sure to Subscribe to Inside The Cup Podcast from our website:www.insidethecup.com  And follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @InsideTheCupPodcast#InsideTheCupPodcastAnd on Twitter@InsideTheCupPod#InsideTheCupPodcast  Music: Vlad Gluschenko — TravellingLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en 
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store