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Walking Worthy With A Light Yoke: Part 1

We always say at the end of every episode, “Walk Worthy.” Today’s topic is one that should bring comfort and conviction about how to do that in a way that honors Christ.  In John 14:15, Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” So what did Jesus command? He wasn’t talking about keeping the Old Testament Law, nor was He telling us we need to have a works-based salvation to get into Heaven, but as an act of obedience, love, and reverence for our Savior.

Bible Verses: Mark 11:25-26 Matthew 3:2 Matthew 3:8 John 15:4 Matt 5:14-16 Matt 5:25

Matt 5:29-30 Matt 5:34-37 Matt 5:38-39 Matt 5:40-42 Matt 5:43-45 Matt 6:1 Matt 6:5-7 Matt 6:9-15 Matt 6:16 Matt 6:19-21 Matt 6:25-26 Matt 6:34

What did Jesus command? Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

A Call to Come Out and be Found Faithful – Berean Research

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Don’t get trapped in conspiracy theories

Long before whispers of covert COVID operations, conspiracy theories have been rampant – and rabid. Should we as Christians spend time looking into the Illuminati, secret societies or symbols and codes in music and movies, or buying into the flat earth theory? What about vaccines and doomsday prophecies? What about 5-G towers and injections that might maybe be the Mark of the Beast? Amy and Michelle look at conspiracies through the lens of Truth.

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Should a Christian be interested in conspiracy theories?– Got Questions

Christians and Conspiracy Theories – Sola Sisters

 

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7 Ways to Mortify Irritability

Have you been struggling with the stress of stay at home orders – not being able to go to church, or get your hair cut, or visit loved ones in the nursing home or hospital? It seems that all of this upheaval in normal, day to day life has produced a constant low-grade stress and anxiety. It’s enough to make anybody irritable! And quarantine or no quarantine, irritability is something we can all struggle with from time to time. Listen in as Amy and Michelle discuss seven biblical and practical ways to mortify the sin of irritability.

Time is running out to register for our webinar Discerning Women Learn to Discern! We hope you can join us!

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Irritability: 7 Ways to Fight the Red-Eyed Monster– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Fruit of Patience– R.C. Sproul

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What are Essentials and Non Essentials?

When it comes to doctrine, what are essentials and what are the non-essentials, or secondary issues? When Christians speak about essentials, what they’re talking about is the fundamentals of our faith, and what we believe about God that makes us His own. These are the doctrines which you, biblically, have to believe in order to become a Christian and/or be considered a Christian. So what are some issues over which Christians can disagree and still maintain close doctrinal fellowship?

Check out our upcoming webinar: Discerning Women Learn to Discern!

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

John MacArthur Answers His Critics – Tim Challies

In the Christian faith, what issues are truly worth debating? – Got Questions

Unity Across Denominational Lines – Grace to You

Strange Fire Conference Videos

Women Preaching: It’s Not a Secondary Doctrinal Issue– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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How Does the Holy Spirit Lead Us?

Sometimes when we say the Bible is sufficient to guide our lives, the question arises, “What about the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit? How does that fit in with the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?” There are so many theories and teachings about this third person of the Trinity that it’s no wonder so many people are confused about who the Spirit is, and what He actually does, and does not do.

If you’re not quite sure what it means to be lead by the Spirit, this podcast episode will clear things up – thanks to what the Scripture teaches about the Holy Spirit.

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

What is Pneumatology?– Got Questions

Contemplative Prayer or the Holy Spirit – It Can’t Be Both – Berean Research

Basic Training: 8 Steps to Finding God’s Will for Your Life– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“Raising a Jedi: Spiritual Formation and the Force” Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

What is the immutability of God?– Got Questions

Biblical Counseling Resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Church was never meant to be remote: Reuniting after COVID-19

Right now the vast majority of us are having to watch worship services online. And even though many of us miss fellowshiping with our brothers and sisters, we can get a little too used to the routine of sleeping a little later and plopping down on the couch with a good cup of coffee to watch church. We might even be tempted, once quarantine is over, to keep “going to church online.” Michelle and Amy discuss the importance of faithfully fellowshiping with the Body again once this is all over.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Basic Training: 7 Reasons Church is Not Optional and Non-Negotiable for Christians– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Why We Are Not Calling Our Livestream ‘Virtual Church’– Josh Buice

Why is church attendance / going to church important?– Got Questions

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Spurring each other on! COVID-19 Quarantine Encouragement

Never before have we been through a nationwide quarantine in a worldwide pandemic. What better time to share some much-needed encouragement from our brothers and sisters in Christ? Michelle and Amy recently asked for and received our listeners’ most comforting and encouraging Scriptures, acts of kindness, prayer requests and more. This has turned out to be our favorite episode so far!

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Isn’t the Gospel enough?

Christians believe the Word of God is inerrant; that it’s true, and that it is without error. But do you believe it is sufficient? Or are you looking for something more? More exciting, perhaps? Did you know that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service? The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith.In this episode Amy and Michelle explain why this doctrine is so important to understand and embrace.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

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

Where is it written that God doesn’t speak audibly any more?– Naomi’s Table

Popular False Teachers and Unbiblical Trends (info on Sarah Young/Jesus Calling, Beth Moore, Lysa TerKeurst, Priscilla Shirer)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

Scripture is Sufficient– John MacArthur

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Glad You Asked! Sarah lied?, COVID-19 & church, and more!

Welcome to another “Glad You Asked” episode! Here are the listener questions we’ll be answering this time:

  1.  Since Sarah is held up to us as a woman we should strive to emulate, was she right to follow Abraham’s instructions to lie about their relationship to Pharaoh and Abimelech?
  2.  Are Believers violating Scripture by not gathering for Sunday services and other church events during COVID-19 quarantine?
  3.  How should I address a female “pastor” who introduces herself as “Pastor Beth or Joyce or Lisa”?
  4. God is bringing me out of New Apostolic Reformation heresy, but my husband is still deeply entrenched in it. How can I cope and minister to him?

We’re always collecting questions for the next Glad You Asked episode, so drop us an e-mail or social media private message with your questions any time!

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Basic Training: 7 Reasons Church is Not Optional and Non-Negotiable for Christians– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) – Berean Research, Amy Spreeman

The Mailbag: What is the New Apostolic Reformation?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Biblical Counseling Resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“You’re slandering that teacher!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 4

In this final episode in our series, Michelle and Amy address three more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “You’re slandering that teacher by warning against her!”
  2. “You’re being unkind, unloving, ungodly, hateful, self-righteous, mean, critical, etc. for calling out false teachers.

  3. You’re judging that teacher! The Bible says not to judge!”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here,  2 here and 3 here.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Women Preaching the Gospel– A Word Fitly Spoken

Do you love the deceived? – Naomi’s Table

What does the Bible say about slander?– Got Questions

Heresy Hunter is a pejorative for “troublemaker” Naomi’s Table

Discernment IS Love– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: What’s Love Got to Do with It?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

 

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“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “That teacher may not always be right but that doesn’t mean she’s a false teacher. We all get things wrong!”
  2. “Maybe this teacher says some things that are wrong, biblically, but she says some good things, too. I just ‘chew up the meat and spit out the bones.'”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here, and 2 here.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Steven Furtick Teaches Modalism – Issues, Etc. (podcast) with Chris Rosebrough

What is modalism / Modalistic Monarchianism? – Got Questions

Let’s stop snuggling the wolves – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Basic Training: Being Berean- 8 Steps for Comparing Teaching to Scripture – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“You’re creating division and disunity!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 2

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “But look how many people this teacher is helping! I’ve grown so much in my relationship with the Lord because of her!”
  2. “You’re creating division and disunity by speaking out against that teacher.”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Let’s stop petting the wolves – Amy Spreeman Archives

Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment Hysteria and the God Who Wins– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“But you’re a girl!” Addressing Objections to Discernment – Part 1

“You say that this female Bible teacher is in disobedience to Scripture because she preaches to men. You’re just as guilty because you have a blog and social media pages that men can read!”

In this episode, Michelle and Amy take on a common objection to naming false teachers, and that is the idea that women ought not do podcasts, blogs or post on social media if their content has Scripture. Nonsense! Tune in and find out why.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit (1 Timothy 2:11-12)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

Have you ever had to confront a brother or sister in Christ about their sin against you? In this episode we are going to examine a section of the book of Matthew, in chapter 18: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” But does this apply in every situation? Nope. One of the biggest misunderstandings of applying this particular scripture to how we are to talk and warn about teachings that are not biblical is the idea that we need to go to the teacher first, in private.

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Editorial On Abusing Matthew 18 – D.A. Carson

Matthew 18 and the Universal Church – Josh Buice

Shouldn’t We Share Our Concerns About a Book Directly with the Author Instead of in the Public Forum? – Randy Alcorn

Church Discipline: Matthew 18 – Grace Church

Touch Not My Anointed? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

When Christians build a church building, we don’t usually erect a wall around it, but there’s a very real enemy we need to keep out and protect ourselves from – false doctrine. There’s a huge need for this in the church today, and unfortunately, some churches have left themselves vulnerable to attack, and the enemy has already infiltrated and taken over. In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some foundational ways pastors can build a wall – an invisible, spiritual wall – around their churches to keep false doctrine out and to protect their congregations from being attacked by this vicious enemy.


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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Fighting Off the Wolves – Berean Research

What is Discernment? – Berean Research

Build the Wall and Station a Guard: A Plea for Pastors to Protect 6 Areas of the Church Vulnerable to False Doctrine – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Popular False Teachers and Unbiblical Trends – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

McBible Study and the Famine of God’s Word – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What is the New Apostolic Reformation? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Why Our Church No Longer Plays Bethel or Hillsong Music (or Elevation or Jesus Culture), and Neither Should Yours – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: False Doctrine in Contemporary Christian Music – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Hillsong’s Theology of Music and Worship – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Heresy in Plain Sight: Examining the Theology of Hillsong Music – Pirate Christian Radio

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A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

This episode is going to get political, but not in the way you might think. We are just at the beginning phase of the election season, a time when our country here in the United States is in a frenzy over who ought to be our next president For many Christians, it’s a time when politics and pundits eclipse everything else.  The trap that we can fall into is that we can become so busy reclaiming America that we forget we’re here to proclaim Christ.  Amy and Michelle go to Scripture to put politics and patriotism in perspective.

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Dominionism and the New Apostolic Reformation – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

6 Hallmarks of the NAR Church – Pirate Christian Radio (podcast)

What is the seven mountain mandate, and is it biblical? – Got Questions

The Mailbag: How Should Christians Vote? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

Are there too many persnickety old people in your church? Do you long to reshuffle the congregational deck and get some young blood in the pews? Is your church “dying” because there just aren’t enough millennials making your church hip and cool? Recently a church in Minnesota made national news headlines for doing just that – and even secular media took notice! In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss why this is not only a bad idea, it’s unbiblical.

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Twin Cities News story: Church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners

What is the Purpose Driven Movement?

Is church for seekers or saints?

Seeker-Sensual Church Growth

Shocking results of the Church Growth model
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The Seeker-Friendly, Purpose Driven Cornucopia of False Doctrine  
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Dear Church—Don’t Overlook and Undervalue the Elderly Josh Buice
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Women Preaching the Gospel?

Words stand for something, right? The words we use in our Christian faith used to be fairly clear cut, but over the last few years some definitions seem to have become somewhat murky: evangelism, preaching, and how Christian women biblically fit into that equation.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

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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Do not let your hearts be troubled

It is not God’s will for us to worry. No matter how strangling our fear may feel, God wants us to trust Him in everything, from the most dire situation to the most mundane. But how can we do that? In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some biblical and practical ways to stop worrying and start trusting God.

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“Fear not” Scriptures

“Do not be afraid” Scriptures

Fear Not ~ 9 Biblical Ways to Trade Worry for Trust Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Do You Trust God with Your Kids?: 8 Ways to Parent Your Children Like God “Parents” You Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Trust and Obey Bible Study Lesson Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What does the Bible say about worry? Got Questions

Resources on Worrying Ligonier

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Why is submission so scary?

The S word – it scares us doesn’t it? We’re talking about the word “Submit,” and for many women, being in submission sounds like a door to abuse.

What a comfort to know that submission doesn’t mean being abused, following a list of rules or being treated like a door mat, but it is an easy yoke that Jesus asks of all His followers. In this episode Amy and Michelle discuss why submission is mocked as a sign of weakness, but in fact is one of the strongest pillars of society.

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CBMW (type “submission” into the search bar)

Toxic (Evangelical) Femininity– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Imperishable Beauty Bible Study, Lesson 11- A Beautiful Wife– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Godly Womanhood – Submission part 1  part 2– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Unforbidden Fruits: 3 Ways Women MUST Lead and Teach the Church – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Putting on the “You Can!” of Complementarianism – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Complementarian vs Egalitarian – Naomi’s Table

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

 

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