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    Faith Mountains

    enJune 09, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Spiritual passesRecognizing and utilizing spiritual passes can help us traverse difficult situations with less risk, effort, and time in our spiritual journey

      Just as mountains can present barriers in our physical journeys, there are spiritual barriers in our lives that can hinder our growth and connection with God. However, there are also "mountains of faith" or spiritual passes that provide a way through these barriers, enabling us to traverse difficult situations with less risk, effort, and time. This idea is reflected in the biblical account of King David's journey from being a fugitive to becoming the rightful king of Israel. By recognizing and utilizing these spiritual passes, we can find freedom and deliverance through God's power and provision. Additionally, it's important for us to stay informed and engaged in spreading God's truth, as we face cultural changes and challenges that may impact our faith and values. This can be done through resources like Eric Metaxas' book "Letter to the American Church," and by supporting ministries like Alan Jackson Ministries.

    • God as strength, refuge, and salvationGod's ancient perspective as a source of strength, refuge, and salvation can provide valuable insights for navigating modern life's challenges

      God, as described in the Bible by King David, is a source of strength, refuge, and salvation. David's words in 2 Samuel 22 are not just poetic rhetoric, but an authentic account of his experiences. He saw God as his rock, fortress, and deliverer, who armed him with strength and made his way to traverse the heights. This ancient perspective of faith, living in the tension of the past and the future, can bring a unique and valuable perspective to our modern lives. It's a reminder that God's promises and opinions are still relevant, and that His strength and guidance can help us navigate the challenges of the present. Our faith journey invites us to acknowledge the paradox of the ancient future, to embrace the timeless wisdom of the past while adapting to the changing world around us.

    • God's constancy and changeGod remains constant while being the ultimate change agent, encouraging us to learn from history and avoid repeating past mistakes in the present

      While the world around us is experiencing rapid change, God remains constant. He is the ultimate change agent, yet unchanging at the same time. This paradox can be confusing, but it's important for us to remember that God will ultimately make all things new, while also remaining unchanged. It's crucial for us to learn from history and not repeat past mistakes, especially in the face of evil. The American church has a role to play in standing up for the purposes of the kingdom of God in this unique season. The book "Letter to the American Church" by Eric Metaxas, which is being offered by Allen Jackson Ministries this month, can serve as a helpful resource for us to learn from history and make a difference in the present.

    • Faith and ChangeFaith requires adaptation to changing times, God initiates change, personal growth is essential, and faith's message must reflect the present age

      Faith is not static but requires adaptation to the changing times. God is not against change, but rather the initiator of it. The new covenant in Christianity is not a rejection of the old, but a completion and transformation of it. As seen in the example of Paul's transformation in the Bible, personal growth and change are essential for individuals and the faith community. We must not resist change but embrace it as a means to deepen our faith and make a difference in the world. The message of faith is timeless, but its delivery system must reflect the present age. So, let us not stay silent but be faithful in delivering the message in a way that resonates with the current generation.

    • Technology and Spiritual GrowthSeek God's wisdom in navigating the complexities of technology and spiritual growth, as outlined in 1 Corinthians 6, which calls for transformation through God's love and grace while distinguishing between aspects of life that need change and eternal truths.

      Technology, like all things, has its limitations and boundaries, but it's essential to listen to the designer's guidance to maximize its potential. Similarly, in our spiritual lives, we're called to transform through God's love and grace, as outlined in 1 Corinthians 6. This text warns against ungodly behaviors and offers the promise of redemption and new life through Jesus Christ. The confusion lies in distinguishing which aspects of our lives need change and which are governed by eternal truths. Ultimately, it's crucial to seek God's wisdom in navigating the complexities of both technology and spiritual growth.

    • God's love and call to faithDuring times of change, God awakens diverse people for His purposes, and we can learn from history to prevent mistakes by acknowledging Jesus as Lord and committing to His path.

      God's love and care for us transcends time and calls us to be bold men and women of faith with a purpose and mission. During this season of change, He is awakening a diverse people for His purposes, and we can learn from history to prevent repeating mistakes. The book "Letter to the American Church" by Eric Metaxas is an important read that highlights these lessons and can be obtained by donating $30 or more to Alan Jackson Ministries. By acknowledging Jesus as Lord and committing to His path, we can be protected, delivered from temptation, and brought safely into His kingdom.

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