Podcasts Archives: A Word Fitly Spoken

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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Pull over – it’s the Tone Police

A lot of Christian women seem to have the mistaken idea that “speaking the truth in love” equates to being “nice.” We should always be smiling and sweet and never say anything that might hurt someone’s feelings or could rock the boat. But what does the Bible say about our tone? Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture and take on the “Tone Police” in this episode.

Resources:

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Tone– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

Love, in context, is not “playing nice” – Naomi’s Table

A Comment to the Snowflake Society: Breathe in, breathe out, move on – Berean Research

To warn is to love – Berean Research

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Why Aren’t Mormons Christians? with Pastor Travis McNeely

You may have noticed that Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, believe that they should be considered “Christians” just like their Christian friends. However, there are stark differences in theology; differences that put Mormons – as kind as they are – in the heretical category. In this episode, Michelle and Amy interview Pastor Travis McNeely about what Mormons believe and teach.

Resources:

LDS Evangelism video series by Travis McNeely

Stand to Reason App

Mormonism or LDS Research – Berean Research White Paper

Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham

Engaging Mormons by Corey Miller

Leaving Mormonism by Corey Miller

The Saints of Zion by Travis Kerns

SharingTheGospelWithLDS on Instagram

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 2: Your Turn!

In part two of our episode of “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate – Amy and Michelle share what our listeners had to say.


Resources:

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

The Mailbag: Potpourri (Was John a prophet? … Christianese … Kendrick brothers movies … Confronting immodest nursing…)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

To Tithe or Not to Tithe?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Six Cliches Christians Could Can (Or at Least Re-think)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 1

Michelle and Amy discuss some “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate. Little things. Maybe funny things. Maybe not so funny, big things.  And not just because they’re irritating, but because they’re unbiblical, unwise, or they’re a hindrance to others in their walk with the Lord.

Resources:

Churchmanship 101: Training Your Child to Behave in Church– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Yes Sir! That’s My Baby!– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Cussing, Profanity, and OMG

Let’s stop supersizing “our dreams” – Berean Research

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Have you been dealt the Pharisee Card?

Has someone ever called you a Pharisee just because of your faithfulness to Scripture? That’s called “Playing the Pharisee Card,” and it is usually dealt by someone whose deck is full of deceit – and for these dealers, truth is hard to hear. It’s easier just to shut down the truth teller. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the irony of the Pharisee Card, and what you can do if someone plays that card on you.

Resources:

Playing the Pharisee Card – Amy Spreeman

What Does It Mean to “Play the Pharisee Card”? – Michelle Lesley

The dangers of dismissing “discernment ministries” – Amy Spreeman

To Warn Is Love – Berean Research

Discernment Challenge: If you see something, say something! – Berean Research

How Jesus Called Out False Teachers and Deadly Doctrine – Berean Research

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

Bible Studies – Michelle Lesley

Bible Studies – Naomi’s Table

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Your thoughts about “The Chosen” – Part 3

Is The Chosen biblical? Following our review of this globally popular television series by Dallas Jenkins, we asked our listeners to weigh in on their thoughts about The Chosen, and share anything we may have missed covering in Part 1 and Part 2 of our podcast episodes.

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 2

Is The Chosen biblical? In Part 2 of our review of the popular hit series, we examine the “red-flag” content of the episodes in the first two seasons, and compare those scenes in the show to the Bible.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is God really the one behind ‘The Chosen,’ as the creator of the series declares? by Marsha West

What is Arianism?– GotQuestions

What is Docetism?– GotQuestions

What is the Hypostatic Union?– GotQuestions

The Chosen & The Shift– Famine in the Land

A Candid Conversation with Dallas Jenkins, Director of The Chosen– Melissa Dougherty

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 1

Many of our listeners have asked us what we think of the popular hit series, The Chosen, or whether we’d recommend or avoid it. In this first of our three-part podcast episodes, we review both seasons 1 and 2, and compare the scenes in the show to the Bible. In this first episode, we focus on the beliefs and also the affiliations of the show’s writer/producer/director, Dallas Jenkins.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

Nativity Scenes and the Second Commandment– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Mail Call: What do you think of the TV series “The Chosen”– Elizabeth Prata

A Brief Reality Check About The Chosen– Chris Rosebrough

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Pride, Pronouns & Prodigals

It hurts to lose dear ones, especially for eternity. A lot of Christians are losing relationships over sexual sin issues so prevalent in our world today. We’ve all got some tough decisions to make: Whether to attend that family wedding or tell a son or daughter you must stand by what is true about his or her God-given gender.  But remember that Christ calls us to separate ourselves from the world and be loyal to Him even if it costs us everything- including those we love the most.

Michelle and Amy discuss one of the most difficult topics we face today.

Resources:

Christmas Dinner with the Sexual Sinner– A Word Fitly Spoken

Glad You Asked: Pride, Parenting, Evangelism and Denying Self– A Word Fitly Spoken

The Mailbag: Perversion Potpourri (A clearinghouse of Michelle’s articles on today’s, and related topics)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Discovering Head Covering

Have you been hearing more talk lately about whether Christian women should wear head coverings? Some churches believe and teach, based on 1 Corinthians 11, that women should wear some sort of covering on their heads during any sort of worship service. Are head coverings a biblical requirement for women? Michelle and Amy dig into the context of Scripture to find out.

 

Resources:

Rock Your Role: A Head of the Times- Head Coverings for Christian Women? (1 Corinthians 11:1-16)– Michelle Lesley: Discipleship for Christian Women

Women Undercover– No Trash, Just Truth podcast

Should Christian women wear head coverings?– Got Questions

Head Coverings for Women– John MacArthur

Addressing the Dressing III: Clothes and Roman Culture by Lyndon Unger

Addressing the Dressing IV: Hair and Roman Culture by Lyndon Unger

1 Corinthians 11:2-16- An Interactive Bible Study by Lyndon Unger

Does 1 Corinthians 11:4-5 mean a woman should never ever cut her hair? at CARM

It’s a Shame for a Man to Have Long Hair? by WWUTT (When We Understand the Text)

Why Don’t You Wear a Head Covering? at G3 Ministries

Headcoverings by Reagan Escude Scott

1 Corinthians 11:1-16 – Episode 1566, 1567, 1568 by Gabriel Hughes on the WWUTT Podcast

Steve Lawson on Head Coverings

Head Coverings, Women Teachers, and Patriarchy with Costi Hinn and Owen Strachan on the For the Gospel Podcast

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Glad You Asked – Your questions answered!

Thank you to our listeners who submitted these questions for our latest Glad You Asked episode! Amy and Michelle share biblical insights on these issues:

  • How do you submit to your husband when he isn’t leading your family the way he should?
  • Should we avoid musicians who perform at conferences given by false teachers?
  • Can we serve as board members for public libraries?
  • How can I biblically honor my unsaved father when his life choices are far from respectable?
  • Should a Christian woman stay in an abusive relationship, whether it is physical, spiritual or emotional abuse?
  • How long does it take for wounds from dangerous teachings like the New Apostolic Reformation and Word of Faith movement to heal?

More Glad You Asked podcasts to come! Keep submitting your questions.

Resources:

Dallas Willard’s response to our Spiritual Formation episode

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

Biblical counseling resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What Your Pastor Needs to Know about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

55 Testimonies: Leaving the NAR Church and the Aftermath – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Disciplines

What is Spiritual Formation? It’s a movement started 40 years ago with by Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline: The path to spiritual growth.

The movement appealed to many churches a decade ago, and is now experiencing a resurgence as more churches embrace this model. Amy and Michelle discusses how Spiritual Formation has some unbiblical practices, unbiblical origins, an unbiblical view of man’s human condition, and the risk of having spiritual experiences that are not from God.

Resources:

What you need to know about Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research White Paper

Spiritual Disciplines and the Appearance of Wisdom – Berean Research

The true spiritual direction of “Spiritual Formation” – Berean Research

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Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Disciplines

What is Spiritual Formation? It’s a movement started 40 years ago with by Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline: The path to spiritual growth.

The movement appealed to many churches a decade ago, and is now experiencing a resurgence as more churches embrace this model. Amy and Michelle discusses how Spiritual Formation has some unbiblical practices, unbiblical origins, an unbiblical view of man’s human condition, and the risk of having spiritual experiences that are not from God.

Resources:

What you need to know about Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research White Paper

Spiritual Disciplines and the Appearance of Wisdom – Berean Research

The true spiritual direction of “Spiritual Formation” – Berean Research

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 3

What does it mean to be a “Conservative” Christian? It used to be that you didn’t have to define it. But the liberal-progressive sickness infecting churches over the past half century has caused those who stand firm in Scripture to need to define ourselves, biblically.While many churches and pastors have abandoned the fundamentals of the faith, long-standing Conservative churches have experienced internal struggles for control of leadership and direction. Today if you are not about liberal inclusivity, if you speak the truth, or even if you don’t affirm sin, there will be a price to pay.

This podcast is Part 3 in our series on Doctrinal Distinctives. Listen and download Part 1 and Part 2.

Resources:

What is Progressive/Social Justice Christianity? Berean Research – White paper, Amy Spreeman

The Progressive Disease of Spiritual Deception in Our Time – Amy Spreeman

Progressive Christians and their doctrines of devils – Berean Research

By WHOSE Standard? – Amy Spreeman

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

What is “biblical womanhood?” Is patriarchy wrong, or has it been distorted? What does it mean to be Complementarian, and how has that word been distorted in recent years? In this episode we continue to discuss doctrinal distinctives, the way we identify our beliefs as Christians above and beyond our basic Christian statement of faith.

If you missed episode 1, listen and download it here.

Resources:

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

Rock Your Role: All Things Being Equal (Galatians 3:28)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Mythbusting Complementarianism: 4 Truths Egalitarians Need to Know About Complementarian Women– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

Articles on Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 1

Why do you believe what you believe about your Christian Faith? Are there some things that we can agree to disagree on? Today we’re going to talk about doctrinal distinctives. These days a lot of people can say, I am a Christian – or Christ Follower – or Evangelical. Or Protestant, or many other labels we put on and take off. Even within different denominations, you need to define what you believe.

In this part 1 episode, we cover Reformed/Calvinism distinctions and Cessationism, two “camps that need a lot of defining. next week we’ll talk about Complementarianism and Culture.

Resources:

Monergism Vs Synergism – Got Questions

TULIP Scriptures – 5 Solas

What is Cessationism? – Got Questions

Why today’s “prophets” aren’t prophets – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

What is Heresy? – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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Modesty – Part 3

In this third and final installment of our series on Modesty, we take on two of the most common questions we’ve received on the topic:

  1. “How women and men teach their daughters -and sons- about modesty?”
  2. “How can we biblically deal with women and girls dressing immodestly at church?”

I you missed Parts 1 and 2, here they are:

Modesty Part 1

Modesty Part 2

Resources:

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Modesty – Part 2

In Part Two of our three-part series on the topic of modesty, three questions you might be asking: Does biblical modesty come with “rules,” like skirt height? How should moms and dads go about teaching modesty to their children? And what do you say in situations at your church where a sister in the Lord is not dressing modestly? Michelle and Amy seek the wisdom of Scripture to provide practical applications. Don’t forget to check out Part 1.

Resources:

The Mailbag: Is It OK for Christian Women to Wear Bikinis?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Should Christian Women Cover Up While Breastfeeding?-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Modli (modest swimwear)

Sister…Show Mercy!– Pyromaniacs

What Not to Wear

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Modesty – Part 1

When it comes to modesty and the Bible, we often want “rules” and easy steps to follow. While the world gives us catalogs and commercials and fashion magazines, the Bible gives us general principles about subjective issues that we must wisely apply in our cultural context as we seek to please Him.This is the first in our three-part series on Modesty.

Resources:

What does it mean to dress modestly?– Got Questions?

What does the Bible have to say about lust?-Got Questions?

Feminism, modesty and the bikini – Naomi’s Table

Deplorable Decorum? – Naomi’s Table

How much pornography are Americans consuming? The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture

The Mailbag: Is lust a sin for women, too?– Michelle Lesley – Discipleship for Christian Women

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Mystical Mess: New Age in the Church

What is the difference between God’s miracles and mysticism? Amy and Michelle discuss a growing trend in the church that borrows mystical elements from Buddhism and Hinduism and melds or syncretizes them into Christian practices. Mysticism in the church is as old as the church itself, and has been rightly called out over the centuries as unbiblical. But it is a trend in our time as many Christians are now bringing in these practices and normalizing them.

Sadly, a lot of it comes through the church doors from women, bringing in teachings into women’s ministries on Reiki, chakras, crystals, magic energy oils, yoga, karma, energy fields, and even  Ouija boards and tarot cards.

Resources:

What is the New Age? A White Paper Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Christians Mystically Encountering God Berean Research

“Christian” Tarot Cards and Fortune Telling – Fighting for the Faith, YouTube video

The Spiritual Formation Movement – Berean Research

The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Berean Research

Mysticism: Its Origin and Impact on Contemporary Christian Thought Berean Research

Books and articles by former New Agers:

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore (Parts 1 and 2 Combined)

We’ve combined our two-part report on how to discern the teachings of Beth Moore into one podcast episode, and all of the resource material for additional research is included in the links below. Beth Moore is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Discerning The False Teachers is a series of podcast episodes discussing false teachers in the modern church, particularly some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors.

Bye-Bye Beth: What Beth Moore’s Split with the SBC Means– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Beth Moore Announces She’s Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention-The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

After Thought Podcast Guest Appearance Part 1Part 2: The Open Letter to Beth Moore

The Rapp Report Podcast Guest Appearance: The Open Letter to Beth Moore and Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What did you think of Beth Moore’s “A Letter to My Brothers”? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
The Mother of All Rebellions: Having a Woman Preach on Mother’s Day– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
Critiques of Beth Moore (long version) by Elizabeth Prata
Critiques of Beth Moore (newest) by Elizabeth Prata
Articles on Beth Moore by Elizabeth Prata
Why Your Pastor Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore and Why the SBC Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore by Josh Buice
The Beth Moore Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Mysticism, and Impassioned Frenzy by Steven Kozar
Beth Moore at Fighting for the Faith
The Fundamental Problem of Beth Moore at Voice of Reason Radio
Critical Race Theory video series (links to parts 1-6)-  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women(Tran)ScriptThank you, bless you and Walk Worthy!

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Words with Friends About False Teachers

What do we do when our loved ones get caught up in the snare of unbiblical teachings? Should we say something?
And if so, how do we approach them in love? In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss how to have those difficult “Words with Friends.”

Resources

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Words With Friends – Berean Examiner, Pirate Christian Radio

Clinging to the Golden Calf: 7 Godly Responses When Someone Says You’re Following a False Teacher Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: A Spiritual Battle, Not a Logical One Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

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

What does it mean to contend for the faith?  Got Questions

How to Contend for the Faith Grace To You

 

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Glad You Asked!

What does God’s Word say about the issues facing Christians today? Glad You Asked! In this episode our listeners want to know:

  • Are altar calls biblical?
  • How do you handle false converts?
  • What about “hearing” God’s voice?
  • What are your thoughts on the Southern Baptist Convention and Critical Race Theory?
  • Is tithing in the church for today?

Plus, how to properly dispose of books by heretical false teachers. Enjoy and share!

Resources:

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

Sufficiency of Scripture –  Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

Critical Race Theory video series– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“Where is it written that God doesn’t speak audibly anymore?” –  Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

What could be wrong with learning to “hear God’s voice”? – Berean Research

How Does God Speak to Me Today? – Tim Challis

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

4 Things You Need to Understand About Christian Persecution– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Encouragement for the Coates Family

Persecution is ugly. Canadian Pastor James Coates has been imprisoned for breaking the covid-19 “law,” and has now been denied bail. His crime? Holding church services and being faithful to the Lord. The GraceLife Church pastor’s trial will be in early May, and until then he will not be able to see his wife Erin or their young boys.  

It’s a heartbreaking story. Michelle and Amy asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers to send in their prayers and words of encouragement for the Coates family and for GraceLife, and we’re sharing this podcast with them, their church, and all of our listeners.

Resources:

Canadian Pastor Jailed Over Covid-19 Violations 

Erin Coates’ Instagram (@erincoates80)

Romans 13 and James Coates with Justin Peters – YouTube

4 Things You Need to Understand about Christian Persecution – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Erin Coates Interview (with Justin Peters)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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The Poison of the Enneagram with Marcia Montenegro

Did you know that the nine “types” in the enneagram actually came from an occultist and his “spirit guide?” The popularity of the enneagram teachings in mainline and mega churches has exploded in the past year as more celebrity preachers are giving this unbiblical trend a green light.

Amy and Michelle sat down with our special guest, Marcia Montenegro, co-author of the book, Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret.
Marcia once was steeped in Eastern spirituality and the New Age and was heavily involved –even seen as an expert –in Astrology. God in His mercy saved her out of all of that and her testimony is a must-read. You can find that on her website, Christian Answers for the New Age.

Resources:

Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret – Book Website: Marcia Montenegro
Top 7 Reasons the Enneagram is Unbiblical– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast
Christian Answers For the New Age – Marcia’s Facebook page
Enneagram articles Berean Research

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Learning from the Sins of Others: Ravi Zacharias

It hurts the entire Body of Christ when leaders fail. It can feel like a gut punch. The investigative report from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has concluded, and it’s worse than anyone could imagine.  Amy and Michelle discuss the lessons learned from evangelical news stories of leaders caught in sin. Much more than a cautionary “what not to do,” these heartbreaking events can teach us about Scripture, about God, and about how we can walk worthy in our own lives.

Resources

Response from RZIM

Ravi Zacharias Responds to Sexting Allegations, Credentials Critique

Apprising Ministries – Ravi Zacharias – 2012 Ken Silva

On Discerning Ravi Zacharias: It’s time to say what needs to be said

The Mistake We Made With Ravi – Ray Comfort

Dis. Grace: Responding Biblically to Church Scandal– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

It’s Time for Sound Leaders to Talk About Abuse– A Word Fitly Spoken

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal– Michelle Lesley-  Discipleship for Christian Women

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Finding – and BEING – a Godly Role Model

“You can be anything,” says the world, whenever a woman breaks a perceived glass ceiling. Not only do people celebrate her bravery, they elevate her to a role model for other young girls. But for Christian women and girls, it takes a lot more than two X chromosomes and a fancy job title to qualify as a role model. Michelle and Amy discuss how today’s so-called worldly role models are anything BUT good examples for our girls to follow. Are there any good role models for our daughters? Yes! And they are surprisingly easy to find.

Resources:

You Don’t Need Jezebel for a Role Model– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Who was Jezebel in the Bible?– Got Questions

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 2

Michelle and Amy continue the second of two episodes in which we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Resources:

After Thought Podcast Guest Appearance Part 1, Part 2: The Open Letter to Beth Moore

The Rapp Report Podcast Guest Appearance: The Open Letter to Beth Moore and Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Theology. Driven. Podcast Guest Appearance: Beth Moore, the SBC, and Christian Women – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What did you think of Beth Moore’s “A Letter to My Brothers”? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mother of All Rebellions: Having a Woman Preach on Mother’s Day– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Critiques of Beth Moore (long version) by Elizabeth Prata

Critiques of Beth Moore (newest) by Elizabeth Prata

Articles on Beth Moore by Elizabeth Prata

Why Your Pastor Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore and Why the SBC Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore by Josh Buice

The Beth Moore Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Mysticism, and Impassioned Frenzy by Steven Kozar

Beth Moore at Fighting for the Faith

The Fundamental Problem of Beth Moore at Voice of Reason Radio

Critical Race Theory video series (links to parts 1-6)-  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 1

Michelle and Amy continue a series of podcast episodes discussing false teachers in the modern church, particularly some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors. In the first of two episodes we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Resources:

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Facing an Uncertain Future

Think 2020 was a not-so-fun year, and 2021 is just more of the same? God’s Word tells us that for Christians, persecution and trials are still to come. How in the world are we to endure? Some would say that we should prepare to bug out, head for the hills or start stockpiling food and weapons. But is that really what the Bible says we should be doing? No!
Michelle and Amy discuss how we as Christians can prepare to face whatever comes our way in the weeks, months and years we have left in the race to the finish line.

Resources:

7 Ways to Endure to the End– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer

Amy and Michelle begin a new multi-part series of podcast episodes discussing what we’re seeing in the modern church, and warning you about avoiding some of the pitfalls of learning at the feet of some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors.

One of the more popular women’s teachers we do not recommend is Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer ministries. She’s been a teacher for 40 years, and is known around the world as a speaker, televangelist and author, and through her many conferences and television episodes aired on untrustworthy stations like TBN and others, her teachings have reached the ears of millions of people. We present many teachings in her own words that contradict the Word of God:

LISTEN HERE:

Resources:

Word of Faith False Teacher Joyce Meyer’s Shocking Doctrine and Heresy – Berean Research

Joyce Meyer  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Joyce Meyer Admits Her Views On Prosperity Were Out Of Balance – Christian Post (not recomended)

Did Jesus Go To Hell? Got Questions

Interview with Doreen Virtue: Why we quit working for Joyce Meyer, and left the Word of Faith movement (Video)

What Joyce Meyer believes & teaches, what Joel Osteen believes & teaches – The End Time, Elizabeth Prata

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Women Preaching?

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. Amy and Michelle reprise this episode in advance of a new series on unbiblical women’s teachers next week!

Resources:

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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How to Study the Bible – and How Not To!

The Bible is supernatural. It is complete in itself and needs no other books or commentaries to supplement it. But how do we study it? One of the kindnesses God has shown us as unique people made in His image is that He hasn’t said there’s only one “right way” to spend time with Him in His Word. There are lots of “right ways,” and we’re going to share those “hows.”
Warning: there are a few wrong turns we want to help you avoid in your journey, so you’re going to get some tips on steering clear of doctrinal danger as well.

Resources:

Naomi’s Table Bible Studies for Women

Basic Training: Bible Studies and Sermons– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship  for  Christian Women

Bible Studies (also Bible reading plans)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

How to study the Bible for yourself: Inductive Method – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

Doing Discernment – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Jen Hatmaker teaches women to be “fierce,” not holy – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

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Glad You Asked – Christmas 2020 Part 2

In this second of two parts, Michelle and Amy go to Scripture to answer your questions in depth, including:

  • Has Santa been involved in Christian tradition originally, or was he something recent or pagan?
  • How risky is taking our families to Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services amid a pandemic?
  • Is it safe to sing in church without a mask?
  • Are there Scriptures that address conflict between believers in church when it comes to disagreements over COVID?
  • How did the shepherds know where to go to find Jesus?


Resources:

Who was St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra? Britannica

Is It Wise to Sing Christmas Carols in Church This Year?, TGC

COVID Update and Bible Q & A – John MacArthur

How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers – Amy and Michelle – AWFS Podcast

Church Leaders Who Cancel Christmas Services Are Clinging To Government Lies, Not Christ – The Federalist

Christmas Mythbusters– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Glad You Asked- Christmas 2020 Part 1

In this first of two parts, Michelle and Amy go to Scripture to answer your questions in depth, including:

  • Doesn’t Christmas have pagan roots? Should Christians really be celebrating it?
  • Why is yoga and the enneagram wrong but the pagan roots of Christmas okay?
  • Does Jeremiah 10:3-4 forbid us from having Christmas trees?

Resources:

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

Glad you Asked: Live from Cruciform Conference

Top 7 Reasons the Enneagram is Unbiblical

Should we have a Christmas tree?– Got Questions

When Halloween Comes Knocking – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

A Very Merry Glad You Asked – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

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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.

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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A very merry Glad You Asked – Christmas Edition

Are nativity scenes and Christmas pageants violating the second commandment? What about Advent observances and candle-lighting ceremonies? And why do we celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th anyway? These are all great questions sent to us by our listeners, so today Amy and Michelle dig into Scripture and church history to share the answers, in this throwback to a favorite “Glad You Asked” Christmas edition!

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode are linked in the resources below

How December 25 Became Christmas Biblical Archaeology Review

Nativity Scenes and the Second Commandment Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Unique Ways Christmas helps us Share the Gospel A Word Fitly Spoken

10 Ways to Share the Gospel During the Holidays Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Merry “X-mas”? Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What is Advent? Got Questions

Regulative vs. normative principle of worship—which viewpoint is correct? Got Questions

Christmas Mythbusters 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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Christians, the Church, and the Occult

Whether we want to think about it or not, a lot of occult-like sorcery has crept into the visible church in recent years. Why would we want to talk about something that is so wicked and evil? Because A: God’s Word has a lot to say about it and warns His people to stay away from it, and B: Because Christians – or at least those professing to be Christians, are dabbling in it either knowingly or ignorantly.

Resources:

Occult – Sorcery – White Paper, Berean Research

New Age – White Paper, Berean Research

Angels, Demons, Spiritual Warfare – White Paper, Berean Research

Willow Creek’s “The Practice” blends New Age & Catholic mysticism

A Quantum Leap Into the Paranormal

Are All Angels Safe?

The “Bethel Board”-Encounter God With This New Game

The occult practice of automatic writing

Leaving the NAR Church: Max’s story

Jesus Calling: Whitewashing the Red Flags – Video with Warren Smith

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Cussing, Profanity, and OMG

It’s a topic that seems to rear its ugly head every few years: blue language, foul language, cussing, cursing, swearing, potty mouth, bad words. We’re talking about profanity. What does the Bible have to say about it? Is it OK for Christians to use 4-letter words? And what about pastors using expletives in the pulpit? And on a related note, what about Christians using the name of God as an expression, as in “OMG?”

Resources:

Mike Riccardi’s Facebook post on “skubalon”

Why is It Bad for Christians to Cuss? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: When is OMG a 3C violation? –  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is it a sin to cuss / swear / curse? Got Questions

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