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Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent are all traditions that are connected. But are they biblical? Michelle and Amy dig deep into Scripture to explain why sweet treats and parades are fun, the theology behind these traditions are far from biblical truth.

Resources:

What is the meaning of Lent? – Got Questions

What is Lent? 40 Acts

What is Ash Wednesday? – Got Questions

Ash Wednesday Catholic Online

Ash Wednesday – About Catholics

Shrove Tuesday – Got Questions

What is the origin of Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras? – Got Questions

Mardi Gras History Mardi Gras New Orleans

The Mailbag: Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

White Paper: Roman Catholicism (RCC) – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Christian Liberty – Podcast: A Word Fitly Spoken

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All the Single Ladies

What does God’s Word have to say about being single? A lot! A Christian woman who is single, regardless of whether she never married, has been divorced, is widowed, etc., can honor God in her daily life just as any married woman can. Unfortunately many single church members say they are treated as second-class citizens by their church families.

Resources:

The Beauty of Single Sainthood (Excerpted from Imperishable Beauty Bible study)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What does the Bible say about a Christian staying single?– Got Questions?

Consider Staying Single – G3 Ministries

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Love And Marriage

Hollywood marriages last about as long as peanut butter cups in a bowl full of raisins. Not much of a shelf life, and not based on Christ.

The Bible has a lot to say about what “real” marriages look like. With more than 60 years of marriage experience between them, Michelle and Amy discuss biblical love and godly marriages, and what they’ve learned.

Resources:

What is the validity of marriage in today’s world? – GotQuestions.org

What is God’s design for marriage? – GotQuestions.org

29 Things I’ve Learned in 29 Years of Marriage – Michelle Lesley

Must I reconcile with my abusive ex-husband? – Michelle Lesley

Donate to Benjamin’s Education Expenses

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Seeing Jesus Clearly – with Elizabeth Prata

Have you ever wanted to see Jesus more clearly? In this episode, Amy and Michelle interview Elizabeth Prata, a writer, published author, teacher and learner who points her readers and listeners to Jesus Christ through the study of His Holy Word. We invite you to connect with Elizabeth through her blog, The End Time.

Resources:

The End Time – Elizabeth Prata

All Beth Moore critiques here in one place – Elizabeth Prata

Institute for Christian Leadership: Christian Living track

Our Doctrinal Distinctives: Part 1,Part 2, Part 3 – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore (Parts 1 and 2 Combined) – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

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We’re still glad you asked – Part 2

Part two of your questions for Amy and Michelle, who dig into Scripture to see what God’s Word says about life, home, family and relationships – not only with other Christians but with a world that desperately needs a Savior.

In this episode, we’re glad you asked:

  • What is your advice to a wife/mom who is spiritually more mature than her husband?
  • Do you happen to have a teaching on the book of Job?
  • Could you touch on the book “redeeming love” being made into a movie?
  • How as a disabled stay at home mom can I be more of a servant of God?
  • I am divorced because of abuse, am I still able to go to heaven?
  • What does forgiveness really mean biblically?
  • At my weekly Bible study we watch a video sermon with no follow up questions, comments or discussion. Thoughts?
  • What are your thoughts regarding the teachings of Douglas Wilson?

Resources:

Twisted Complementarianism – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching?– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Why is submission so scary?– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Naomi’s Table

Lisa Harper– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Grace to You

Ligonier

Good News

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Abortion Abolition with Brett Baggett

Sunday, January 23, is Sanctity of Life Sunday. Michelle and Amy cover – quite literally – a deadly serious topic: the abolition of abortion.
Did you know that there’s a big difference between being an abolitionist and being pro-life? Our guest is Pastor Brett Baggett, who will help you understand the difference and also encourage you to get involved in the fight against abortion, so that you can make up your mind: Are you pro life, or do you want to abolish abortion?

Resources:

Brett Baggett on Twitter

A Storm Comes Rolling Down the Plain

Rescue Those

Free the States

Basic Training – Abortion- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Glad You Asked – January 2022

It’s another interesting episode of “Glad You Asked,” a chance for you to ask us questions about where we stand on theological issues. Amy and Michelle believe the Bible – what God’s true, breathed-out Word says – trumps any opinions we may have!
In this episode we cover:

  • How should a christian wife respond when her husband abandons her?
  • What is biblical femininity (not womanhood)?
  • How can new Christians be equipped to train up their children?
  • What to do when church members block you on social media?
  • If a church’s worship team leads in songs from Bethel or Hillsong, etc., is that grounds for looking for a different church?
  • I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Is this just sin?

Resources:

Biblical Counseling Resources

Searching for a new church?

How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers

How should I approach my church leaders about a false teacher they’re introducing? Michelle Lesley

Bible Studies Michelle Lesley

Why Our Church No Longer Plays Bethel or Hillsong Music (or Elevation or Jesus Culture), and Neither Should Yours Michelle Lesley

Being Berean- 8 Steps for Comparing Teaching to Scripture Michelle Lesley

Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs Steven Kozar, Messed Up Church

How to Leave a Church Michelle Lesley

Leaving the NAR Church: 55 testimonies from those who got out Amy Spreeman

Women Preaching?

Rock Your Role Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What’s in a name? The meaning and origin of “complementarianism” CBMW

The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism Kevin DeYoung

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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AWFS’s Evangelical Resolutions Wish List

We usually don’t make resolutions, BUT, just for fun, we thought we’d share some resolutions we wish some of the celebrity teachers would make for 2022! As Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. We hope you enjoy the humor in these in-jest resolutions.

Resources:

Leaving Lysa: Why You Shouldn’t Be Following Lysa TerKeurst or Proverbs 31 Ministries– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

G3 Ministries

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Christmas Dinner with the Sexual Sinner

How should a Christian relate to someone in their lives who is obviously living in sexual sin, without appearing to condone this marriage? Thankfully, God does not leave us without answers. As with every other issue in life, our thinking, our words, and our actions must be shaped by and in submission to the authority of Scripture. Not public opinion. Not political agendas. Not our own personal feelings, opinions, and experiences. Scripture.

Enjoy this episode from last Christmas:

Such were some of you: Ruth’s story – Naomi’s Table interview 2015

Is it possible to be a gay Christian? – Got Questions

If homosexuality is a sin, why didn’t Jesus ever mention it?– Got Questions

Matthew Vines quietly holds private meetings with Christian leaders– Berean Research

Matthew Vines trains churchgoers to transform their churches to be inclusive – Berean Research

Pastor Voddie Baucham on Homosexuality and Transgenderism – Video

The Mailbag: Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings”?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Basic Training: Homosexuality, Gender Identity, and Other Sexual Immorality– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Christian Liberty

What is Christian liberty? On many issues, the Bible is crystal clear with no room for debate. Those are “thus saith the Lord” kinds of things. On other issues, the Bible gives us room for differing interpretations. And sometimes the Bible is virtually silent on decisions we face in our lives, and we have to use godly wisdom and draw from biblical principles to inform our consciences and prayerfully make the most God-honoring decisions we can. Michelle and Amy explore what Scripture has to say about Christian liberty.

Resources:

Have You Been Dealt the Pharisee Card?

That’s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

What is the meaning of adiaphora?– Got Questions

The Mailbag: Halloween vs. Yoga– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is Christmas Pagan?-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Santa Pause with Justin Peters

What do we tell our children about Santa Claus? Our special guest is Justin Peters, an expository teacher, author, minister, and husband to wife, Kathy. Justin’s book and video, “Santa Pause” reveals a dark and even demonic history through the ages of this carnal Christian character, and in our present time he is celebrated as a kindly and omnipresent/omniscient old man who generously gives gifts – if you are morally good, that is. Justin shares his thoughts on the effects of lying to our children, and where Christian liberty may or may not play a part in our Christmas traditions.

Resources:

Justin Peters’ books and resources

Santa Pause (video)– Justin Peters

Santa Watched My Video, and He Called Me!– Justin Peters

A Review of Justin Peters’ Do Not Hinder Them– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Marks of a Godly Husband– Justin Peters

What should we tell our kids (and grandkids) about Santa Claus?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

My kid knows the truth about Santa. What if he tells his friends who don’t?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Winter Is Coming! Are You Prepped?

No matter where you live, these winter months remind us that preparing for whatever comes our way in the freezing months ahead is a good thing.  Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in preparedness that it can become an idol. We have a God whose plans, whose providence, whose will is not going to be thwarted.

Resources:

Steven Furtick/Elevation/Elevation Music– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Holding On – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Persecution and doing the impossible – Naomi’s Table

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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A Theology of Thanksgiving

Do you have a theology that includes thanksgiving all year long? Even in the worst circumstances or the direst of situations?

God wants His people to be thankful to Him, not just because He deserves our thanks, but because it is good for us to be thankful. It helps us fix our eyes on all He has done for us – from the greatest gift of all, giving His precious Son to save us from our sins.

Michelle and Amy wish you a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and kindness. We are thankful for each and every one of you!

Resources:

Thanks and Thanksgiving Articles– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Twisted Complementarianism

If you aren’t familiar with the term “complementarianism,” it simply means “the biblical roles of men and women in the home and in the church.” It’s also a term that has been twisted into something else. Complementarians like Michelle and Amy believe men and women are both made in the image of God, and equal in value to Him. However, we have some wonderful, ingenious differences in the way God wired and equipped us. We also have different roles in the home – the husband is responsible for leading, and the wife is responsible for being his helper and submitting to his leadership. In the church, it is the responsibility of biblically qualified men to serve as pastors, elders, and deacons, to preach and teach the Scriptures to men and any co-ed adult groups, and to fulfill positions of authority over men and co-ed adult groups.


Resources:

Speaking – (Have Amy & Michelle speak at your next women’s event!)

Rosa’s Facebook post

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role FAQs– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards – Naomi’s Table

Counter Arguments to Egalitarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

 

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That’s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

Have you ever thought God was talking to you in your mind? Maybe a friend has said, “God told me such and such,” or “God showed me something” in a dream or a vision. Does God speak to people audibly today like He spoke to Moses, the prophets, and a few others in Scripture?

All of those ways people think God is speaking to them are called “extra-biblical revelation” – things that God is supposedly revealing to them outside the pages of the Bible. But as Michelle and Amy share what God Himself tells us – in the Bible – that He communicates with Christians through His sufficient written Word.

Resources:

Basic Training: The Bible Is Sufficient– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Sufficiency of Scripture – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

Social Justice is an Attack on the Sufficiency of Scripture – Berean Research

Discernment Made Easy: A List of Celebrity Christians Who Declare The Bible Insufficient – Berean Research

What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?– Got Questions

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Celebrating Reformation Day!

Did you know that October 31 is Reformation Day? It’s a time when Christians recognize and even celebrate a huge, game-changing event in our history more than 500 years ago: Reformation Day commemorates the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Yet many Christians today are unaware of this landmark incident in their heritage which birthed the Protestant church. Michelle and Amy reprise this discussion from 2020 about the commemoration of one of the most important events since the closing of the canon of Scripture.

Resources:

The Mailbag: What is Reformation Day? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther? – Got Questions

Reformation 500: Can Roman Catholicism be Considered Christianity? – Berean Research

Protestant and Catholic: What’s the Difference? – Berean Research

The Five Solas of the Protestant Deformation – Berean Research

Free resources on Luther – Ligonier Ministries

Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer – Ligonier Ministries

Martin Luther (1953 movie)

Steve Lawson’s books and sermons on various Reformers

Why We’re Protestant by Nate Pickowicz

Luther: In Real Time (podcast)-  Ligonier Ministries

Reformation articles and resources, October 26-30 – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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What Would You Do?

Remember the ABC reality TV show from a few years ago called “What would you do?”Or the board game called “Scruples?” Christians can often find themselves in all sorts of sticky situations. We might try to use the world’s wisdom to figure out what we’d do in different scenarios, but a better way is to use a biblical foundation and wisdom from God. In this episode, Michelle and Amy ask each other, “What would YOU do?”
Let us know in the comments if you’ve played along with us!

Resources:

Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

The Reformation Project (Matthew Vines)

Matthew Vines quietly holds private meetings with Christian leaders – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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When Hitting the Bar Is Necessary: An Interview with the Kozars

When is it okay for Christians to “Hit the Bar?” Amy and Michelle interview two people who love the Lord, and they – unfortunately – need to hit the bar more often than they’d like! It’s not about drinking — it’s about discerning truth from error. We’re talking about Steve Kozar and his wife Paulette, hosts of their Messed Up Church YouTube ministry titled, Hit the Bar.

Resources:

The Messed Up Church (Steve’s YouTube Channel)

The Messed Up Church (Blog)

Wisconsin Life | Realist Painter | PBS

Kozar Fine Art

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From New Age to New Creation with Doreen Virtue

What is it about the New Age that enchants so many Christians, and how are New Age practices coming into the modern church? Our special guest today is Doreen Virtue, a born-again Christian who was saved out of new age deception in 2017. She is also the author of the book, Deceived No More.

Resources:

Why Me-Centered Teachings Are Dangerous– Amy Spreeman with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

What the Bible says about Women’s Ministry- Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

Beth Moore’s wild unbiblical teachings– Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue

Caitlin Englebert – Non-yoga stretching exercises

Doreen Virtue’s website

Deceived No More by Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue on YouTube

Doreen Virtue on Facebook

Doreen Virtue on Instagram

Doreen Virtue on Parler

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Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition

It’s our 100th episode here at A Word Fitly Spoken! We thought we’d touch on the big topic that’s on everybody’s minds these days because it touches so many aspects of our lives: COVID. You’ve got questions, and in this special edition of Glad You Asked, Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture to discuss vaccines, masks, mandates and lockdowns. Be sure to leave a comment below!

Resources:

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Biblical counseling resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Dividing Line– Dr. James White has covered COVID extensively (including going more in depth on the medical details) on his podcast. Click the link and type “COVID,” “vaccine,” etc., into the search bar.

Relatable– Allie Beth Stuckey has also covered COVID extensively on her podcast – mostly from a political and social perspective. Click the link and look for episodes dealing with COVID.

Trusting Elites, Disparaging Christians on Shots – Jon Harris

Before You Get the Shot, Consider This – Jon Harris

COVID, Vaccine Passports & The Great Stereopticon – The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Covid-19 Vaccine | Lordship of Christ, Moral Obligation & Loving Your Neighbor – The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Church was never meant to be remote: Reuniting after COVID-19 – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Spurring each other on! COVID-19 Quarantine Encouragement – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Encouragement for the Coates Family – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

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