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Author: Jonathan Sole

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A podcast focused on helping Christians think biblically, engage practically, and live faithfully for the glory of God. 
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Join me, Jonathan Sole, as we venture into the heart of Christian faith, exploring the enduring call to discipleship. This episode promises to illuminate the dual nature of the Great Commission, not just as a charge to spread the faith but as a comforting assurance that our journey is shared and supported. Unpack the rich tapestry of scriptural guidance, where the term 'disciple' transcends time, inviting us into a deeper, more intentional relationship with Jesus. We tackle the often-misunder...
Have you ever caught yourself apologizing without truly understanding the weight of your words? It's a moment we've all faced, and in this in-depth discussion, we wrestle with the critical differences between godly grief and worldly sorrow. This isn't just about feeling guilty; it's about embarking on a path to genuine repentance, a transformative process that requires more than mere words. As your host Jonathan Sole, I draw from personal experiences and Apostle Paul's profound teachings to u...
Conflict in relationships is inevitable and seeking to avoid it can actually be harmful in the long run. How then can Christians in relationships navigate through conflict in a faithful way? In this episode Jon and Kate discuss marital conflict and consider ways to work through it to strengthen the relationship.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Most of the exhortations pertaining to the Christian life focus on caring for others. One area that often gets overlooked or neglected is self-care.  In this episode Jon focuses on the importance of caring for one's own self physically in order to be more effective in caring for others. Self-care is an important component for sustained ministry over the long haul.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Encouragement is a word that gets used a lot in Christians circles. What exactly does it mean to encourage someone? How can Christians both give and receive encouragement well? In this episode Jon takes a look at the biblical examples and exhortations of encouragement and how believers can faithfully apply it in their journey.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
When we think of the church, we are often referring to the building or even the gathering of the congregation. While each local building houses a worshiping community the church is also much bigger than a specific assembly. In this episode Jon and Kate discuss a road trip and when crisis hit in southeastern Kentucky on a Sunday afternoon, they experienced the love of Jesus from the church without walls.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Christians are faced with moral and ethical battles everyday. In 2024 there seems to be a new frontier of issues that believers are faced with that past generations have not had to grapple with. In this episode Jon responds to a recent matter that has been a point of conversation among the evangelical world. How can Christians remain faithful and show love to the lost around them without sacrificing what they understand to be truth? Also when Christians and leaders disagree how can it be done...
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good work makes him glad" (Prov. 12:25).  Anxiety is a real foe among many Christians. Sadly, however it has been a battle kept in the shadows and one many are afraid to admit they are facing. This week Jon and Kate discuss the real struggle of anxiety and give some practical wisdom for overcoming. Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Questioning God

Questioning God

2023-12-1016:55

All Christians at one time or another feel compelled to ask God why? The circumstances of life lead many to wonder what God is doing and if he is even involved. In this week's episode Jon explores the idea of questioning God and lessons learned from Habakkuk. Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Living by Faith: Sarah

Living by Faith: Sarah

2023-11-2714:43

The struggle of faith is real in the lives of God's people. Sarah serves as a prime example of one who had a misguided faith, then doubt, but ultimately manifested genuine faith. In this episode Jon talks through the life of Sarah and how she can be an example of encouragement when facing the impossible.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Abraham serves as an example of walking by faith. When God told Abraham to go from the only home he ever knew Abraham went. Sometimes we Christians have to have all the details and a clear road map before we are ready to step out in faith. Abraham teaches the lesson that obedience to God sometimes requires stepping out into the unknown by faith.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Living by Faith: Noah

Living by Faith: Noah

2023-11-1319:27

The Scriptures are full of examples of faith. Noah serves as an example of faithful perseverance in the midst of a godless society. His life teaches believers to hear God, trust God, fear God, and obey God even when it doesn't make sense.  Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Living by Faith

Living by Faith

2023-11-0619:51

Near the core of Christianity is faith. The author of Hebrews expresses the immense importance of the role of faith in the life of the believer. In this episode Jon begins a series of talks on faith by defining what it is and how it is to be applied in life. Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Bonus: On Nature

Bonus: On Nature

2023-11-0311:59

On this episode Jon is joined with a special guest as they discuss nature. The Chrisitan biblical worldview sets the course for all of life especially when it comes to origins and God as the Creator of all things. Creation points to the Creator and fuels worship.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Every Christian has a story to tell. For some their story might be short and simple while others have a long and drawn out, yet in both cases it is the story of how God worked in the life of that person. There are many arguments leveled against the Christian faith, but the power of a personal testimony is hard to refute. Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
In this episode Jon and Kate pick up where they left off last discussing the lessons they have learned from having 5 little children. While the days seem long the years are short, and it is important to remember that they do not stay little forever. As parents Jon and Kate talk about being intentional, relational, and mindful with each of the children God has given them.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Discerning God's Will

Discerning God's Will

2023-10-1617:56

What is God's will for my life? This is a question that is often asked at very important times in life. As believers we are to know, seek, and discern God's will for our lives but it is not always easy. This week Jon discusses how believers can and should discern God's specific will for their lives.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Honoring Your Parents

Honoring Your Parents

2023-10-0925:09

In God's great design for the family, he gave children parents to watch over, protect, guide, and train them in the way they should go. The fifth commandment God gave Moses is actually addressed to children and it calls for honor, respect, and obedience towards one's parents. Obedience to this command takes on different forms as ages and stages of life begin to change. This week Jon sits down with his father and discusses what this looks like at various points of life.Support the Show.Stock M...
Children are a blessing from the Lord. They also are means of grace to help parents live lives of conformity to the likeness of Jesus. In this week's episode Jon and Kate discuss the joys, struggles, and lessons learned from raising little children. Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
Friendships

Friendships

2023-10-0220:14

Unlike all other species, humans as image bearers of God were created to have relationships. One manifestation of that is through friendships. The characteristics and quality of our friendships matter. In this episode Jon explores the biblical example of friendship and how we as faithful believers can have meaningful friendships for the glory of God.Support the Show.Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5
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