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Top 5 devotional podcasts worldwide according to Chartable.com: Connect with God in the time it takes you to drive to work or empty the dishwasher. Every episode focuses on one passage, explains it and applies it to your life. Co-hosted by Keith Simon, Jensen Holt McNair, Tanya Willmeth, Jeff Parrett and Patrick Miller.
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Are you plagued by hopelessness? Do you find it hard to trust God's plan for your life? Do you ever question God's promises of redemption? In today's episode, Tanya shares how Ruth 4 points us to a God who works all things together for the good of those who love Him. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament…
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Is the book of Ruth a love story? If so, it's not the one you'd expect. In today's episode, Keith shares how Ruth 3 transcends your typical romance novel, pointing us to a far greater love story - the one between Jesus and his church. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “Th…
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Are you tempted by the allure of absence? Are you paying attention to the presence of the Holy Spirit? Do you long for a bigger story? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Ruth 2 calls us to be faithfully present in every situation because we have a God who is faithfully present with us. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a gr…
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Have your experiences shaped your view of God? In your heart, is he a supportive or distant Father? Is He truly working for your good? In today's episode, Patrick shares how Naomi's story in Ruth 1 invites us to question how our experiences have shaped our heart's theology. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Te…
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When life gets foggy, are you tempted to give up? Is God still good during a season of suffering? Will God be faithful? In today's episode, Jensen shares how David's prayer in Psalm 89 reminds us of our hope on the other side of the fog. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as …
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Psalm 88 is the saddest Psalm in the Bible. The Psalm begins with pain and ends with agony. But the fact that this prayer is in the Bible is good news to those who suffer. In today's episode, Tanya shares how Psalm 88 points us to Jesus - who hears our cries and bore our pain on the cross. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a…
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Why is God always choosing favorites? Why does God choose Zion as His favorite city? Should Christians today recognize Zion as holy territory? In today's episode, Keith looks at Psalm 87, showing us why God's love for Zion has eternal implications for us today. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books…
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Which of these describes your relationship with God: a pool floatie or a surfboard? Are you seeking comfort and control? Or are you willing to let go of your control to let God bring transformation? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Psalm 86 invites us into a surfboard kind of faith - the kind of faith that changes lives. Read the Bible with us i…
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Are you stuck in the same sin patterns? Are you overwhelmed by guilt and shame? Do you ever wonder if God has given up on you? In today's episode, Patrick shares how Psalm 85 displays God's abundant love and grace, bringing relief to sinners like us. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditiona…
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Where do you long to be? Disney World? At home under a cozy blanket? A nice vacation? What if your soul is longing for something more? In today's episode, Jensen looks at Psalm 84, a prayer for God's people to sing as they walk the path of life towards their heavenly home. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Tes…
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The Bible says, as a follower of Jesus, you have enemies. But how can you recognize them? And how do you fight against them? In today's episode, Tanya looks at Psalm 83, reminding us of 4 important truths as we follow Jesus in a hostile world. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally kno…
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Who's your moral authority? Do you decide what's right and what's wrong? Should Christians work for social justice? In today's episode, Keith shares how Psalm 82 encourages us to follow in the footsteps of our just God. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Ps…
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We live in a world full of voices that are competing for our attention. What voices are you listening to? What if these voices have the power to shape how we live? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Psalm 81 invites us to pay attention to the powerful and personal voice of God. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of O…
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Have you ever encountered a season of God's discipline? Has God ever used events in your life to teach you a lesson? What if that lesson could keep you from destruction? In today's episode, Patrick looks at Psalm 80 which points us to the one man who bore God's discipline so that we might have renewal and restoration. Read the Bible with us in 2024…
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Do you ever find it hard to trust that God will fix our broken world? Do you ever lose hope in a better future? How can we trust that God is just in a world full of injustice?In today's episode, Jensen shares how Psalm 79 reminds us of the bigger story our lives are in; a story where God will right every wrong. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This …
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Do you have selective memory? Do you prefer to remember the good times but forget the ways you failed? How would that affect your relationship with God? In today's episode, Tanya shares how Psalm 78 reminds us to remember the whole truth, including our failures, because it reminds us of our need for Jesus. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year,…
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It's easy to trust in God's love when things are going well. But what if they're not? Do you find it hard to trust God's love in the midst of your suffering? Is God punishing us? In today's episode, Keith shares how Psalm 77 provides us wisdom for dealing with our suffering by reminding us of what God has already done. Read the Bible with us in 202…
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Do you have enough awe in your life? Are you getting your awe from the right source? Are you in awe of God, or yourself? In today's episode, Jeff looks at Psalm 76, reminding us that our awe has the power to transform our lives. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writ…
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How can God be loving and yet judge people so harshly? Does God's judgement make him a vindictive, uptight monster? Do you ever struggle with these same kinds of questions? In today's episode, Patrick teaches on Psalm 75, reminding us why God's justice is good news and how it should change the way we treat our enemies. Read the Bible with us in 202…
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Do you ever wonder where God is when evil strikes? Are you ever stuck in suffering, waiting for God to do something? How are we supposed to find peace in a broken world? In today's episode, Jensen shares how Psalm 74 reminds us that we can take heart in Jesus, because he has overcome the world. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackl…
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There is one sin that offers no happiness, no pleasure, no instant gratification - envy. What are you envious of? Have you ever tried to fight it? In today's episode, Tanya shares how Psalm 73 gives us practical wisdom for how to trade the vice of envy for the virtue of gratitude. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of…
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We all love a good comeback story. With their back against the wall, the underdog pulls off a last second victory to knock off the favorite. It never gets old. In today's episode, Keith shares how Esther 9-10 reminds us that no matter how dire the circumstances, God always turns the tables in favor of his children. Read the Bible with us in 2024! T…
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How does God fight against His enemies? Do sin, death, and evil get the last word? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Esther 8 reveals God's ultimate plan for the world: to reverse mourning, fasting, and lamenting into happiness, joy, and honor. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally …
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Do you feel like an outsider because of your loyalty to Jesus? Do you feel the tension between your beliefs and the culture's beliefs? How do we live within that tension? In today's episode, Patrick looks at Esther 4-7, reminding us that God places us inside the tension for a reason - to live as faithful outsiders. Read the Bible with us in 2024! T…
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Where do you turn when life falls apart? Where do you find hope when tragedy strikes and there's no end in sight? In today's episode, Jensen shares how Esther 3 encourages us to look beyond our circumstances, to a God who keeps his promises. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known…
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Why is the book of Esther in the Bible if God is never mentioned? Is God present in the day-to-day activities of our lives? Can God use complex people to accomplish his purposes? In today's episode, Tanya shows us how Esther 1-2 reveals God's hidden sovereignty even in strange, dark times. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a…
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Do you want to have an encounter with God? How would it make you feel? Peaceful? Soothed? Safe? In today's episode, Keith teaches on Job 42, explaining why Job's encounter with God completely changed his life. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chro…
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"Limits". It's a word that would offend most people in our modern culture. Though we don't enjoy discovering our limits, we can't help but run into them. In today's episode, Jeff shares how Job 38-41 reveals the reality of our limits, while pointing us to a God whose love is unlimited. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a gro…
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If God is just, why do bad things happen to good people? Or, to flip it around, why do good things happen to bad people? Do people always receive the correct consequences for their actions? In today's episode, Patrick looks at Elihu's response in Job 32-37, examining the myth of religion that's embedded within it that we often believe. Read the Bib…
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Job is a difficult book to read. With all the suffering, confusion, and doubt, it would be easy for us to get lost, forgetting the bigger story of Scripture. In today's episode, Jensen shares how Job 29-31 gives us a glimpse of hope in a dark story, as it foreshadows the coming of our true King, Jesus. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’…
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What do you say to someone who's grieving? How can we comfort our friends in a season of suffering? In today's episode, Tanya looks at Job 3-28, giving us 4 ways that we can be a good friend to people in a time of mourning. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”…
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"Suffering is at the heart of the Christian story." If this is true, our response to suffering will be extremely important in our walk with Jesus. In today's episode, Keith shares how Job 2 gives us two options for how to respond to our suffering: cursing or wrestling. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testame…
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No question is as powerful, yet terrifying, as the question posed by the book of Job: "why?" Why does Job love God? Why does Job suffer? Why do we suffer? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Job 1 encourages us to turn our "whys" into worship. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally kno…
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David had been Israel's greatest king. And yet, in Psalm 72, David speaks of a king far greater than him. In today's episode, Patrick shares how Psalm 72 foreshadows the reign of Jesus, the King who has come to establish his justice and peace. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally kno…
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We all make requests before God: comfort, clarity, peace, protection, understanding. But what's the "why" behind your prayers? In today's episode, Jensen shares how the author of Psalm 71 sees their needs in light of God's mission to bless the world. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditiona…
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What's your recovery time? How quickly are you able to see God's hand in difficult circumstances? Are you building endurance for the ups and downs of life? In today's episode, Tanya shares how David's prayer in Psalm 70 can act as a template for our own active recovery prayers in times of need. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackl…
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How do you respond when people are against you? How should Christian's respond when faced with persecution? How did Jesus respond? In today's episode, Keith shares how Psalm 69, one of the most frequently quoted Psalms in the New Testament, reminds us to trust in God's judgement, not our own. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tacklin…
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What makes God's victory worth celebrating? How should we respond to it? In today's episode, Jeff dives into Psalm 68, showing how God's victory demands a celebratory response that transforms our entire life. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chron…
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Do you bless others? Are you habitually praying for the people in your life? In today's episode, Patrick teaches on Psalm 67, reminding us of God's command to bless the people around us. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chronicles, Proverbs, Danie…
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Billie Eilish asked a question we all wrestle with: "What Was I Made For?" How would you respond? What were you made for? Does your life have purpose? In today's episode, Jensen shares how Psalm 66 gives us a purpose with eternal significance. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally kno…
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"15 seconds of being at the top of the pile, and it felt euphoric. But there must come a 16th second." Is your satisfaction found in your achievements? Have you noticed how easily it fades? In today's episode, Tanya shares how the wisdom of Psalm 65 provides joy that lasts longer than 15 seconds. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tac…
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Words are powerful. They can harm or heal, create or destroy, build up or tear down. So how do you use your words? In today's episode, Keith shares how Psalm 64 reveals the darkness in our hearts and the weight of our words. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings…
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We're all thirsty for something. What do you thirst for? Are you truly satisfied? In today's episode, Jeff shares how Psalm 63 points us to the only One who can quench our heart's deepest thirst. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chronicles, Prover…
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How do you measure your worth? Is your life as big and important as you think it is? Would you rather your life be a big deal or not so much? In today's episode, Patrick discussing the measure of life based on Psalm 62. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Ps…
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Where does your mind go during quiet moments in your day? What regularly distracts you? In today's episode, Jensen discusses Psalm 61 and the idea that where your mind goes matters. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chronicles, Proverbs, Daniel, Ru…
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How do you act in the midst of a disaster? Are you able to fight your own battles? What does crisis look like to you right now? In today's episode, Tanya invites you to bring God into your battles like David does in Psalm 60. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writing…
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In the New Testament, God says you should pray for your enemies. But in the Old Testament, he punishes his enemies. So, what should you do about the wicked people around you? How should you pray for your enemies? In today's episode, Keith looks to Psalm 59 for the answer. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Test…
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What does a world without justice look like? Is God truly just? Why do you need justice? In today's episode, Jeff shares about the peace that comes from justice, as told in Psalm 58. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, Chronicles, Proverbs, Daniel, R…
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How do you react when you're faced with fear? Do you try to control the situation yourself? Do you just give up? In today's episode, Patrick turns to Psalm 57 as an example of how to trust God when you're afraid. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writings”— Psalms, C…
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Does the presence of suffering in your life indicate the lack of God's presence or care? How do you react to bad news and trials? Instead of questioning God's goodness, Jensen shares how David reacts to suffering in Psalm 56. Read the Bible with us in 2024! This year, we’re tackling a group of Old Testament books traditionally known as “The Writing…
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