Life is fleeting … it's like a mist or a vapor.
When we live as if life is forever, we can quickly grow passive, complacent, or frivolous in how we live. Yet when we recognize that life is short, we begin to live each day to its fullest—for the purpose and glory of Jesus Christ.
The biblical truth that life is short is actually good news for it reminds us to live surrendered to Jesus Christ, to not live for ourselves, and to find wisdom in numbering our days.
If this season has caused you to be stressed, worried, or filled with fear over the future, this episode will encourage you to live not for yourself but unto Christ Jesus.
Is there a secret to know God more?
Well … yes and no.
There is a "secret" but it's not locked in a box, unavailable to everyone. In fact, it is out in the open, readily available for you to experience.
So what is God's secret to know Him more?
It sounds simple, and it is, yet it may be one of the hardest things we ever do. But if we throw off busyness and distraction, we will soon find that the reward of diligently seeking and knowing God is that we will in fact know Him.
So what are you waiting for? Be still. And know.
In this episode, Nathan Johnson looks at the importance (ie: the secret) of Psalm 46:10 and how it can change everything in our lives.
366 times in Scripture we are told "fear not" … but HOW?
In perilous times, how can we stand boldly and live without fear?
The secret is found in Hebrews 13 where God speaks a single promise which should expel every fear and worry in our lives.
If you want to be able to stand strong in difficult seasons, live without worry and fear, then you need to know the promise that God will never leave or forsake you.
In this episode, we examine Hebrews 13:5-6 and discover why there is no reason to fear.
Psalm 1 tells us that as Christians we are to find our delight in the Word of God and set our minds upon that Word day and night. To do so causes us to be like trees planted by streams of water, impervious to the circumstances which surround us.
The other option is to live in sin and be like chaff that is useless and blows away in the wind.
So where do you find your delight?
In this Deeper Christian episode, we examine Psalm 1 and seek to find our delight in Jesus Christ.
We often search for peace, joy, hope, love, etc through a variety of means … except for the one that is guaranteed to supply all we need.
In this episode, Nathan Johnson reminds us that Jesus is all that we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and that our pursuit should be of Him.
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Just like you need to push "reset" on some electronics to get them working properly, so too our lives need a reset push in order that we refocus.
With countless distractions and noise in this world we need the occasional reset to make sure Jesus Christ remains at the center of our focus, emotions, and passion.
In this episode, Nathan reminds you of your need to reset your focus and he invites you to join him in a 30 Day Challenge to Know Jesus More.
For more information and to sign up for the 30 Day Challenge (don't worry, it's free), go to: https://deeperchristian.com/30day-challenge-know-jesus/
Most of us know Psalm 23 quite well – it's that great Psalm of comfort and hope amidst any circumstance.
In the uncertain and rather crazy circumstances we are currently in, we need to be reminded that Jesus is our Good Shepherd and He is actively shepherding our lives. In short, He is giving provision, protection, and direction to us just as a shepherd does with his sheep.
In this Deeper Christian episode, Nathan Johnson gives a big picture understanding of Psalm 23 and discusses 4 amazing revelations found in the passage:
- God's intimacy is revealed
- God's continuing salvific work is revealed
- God's character is revealed
- God's purpose is revealed
If you are looking for encouragement and hope in these troubled times, this episode will point you back to our Good Shepherd Jesus Christ.
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The world is in a pandemic panic over the coronavirus, but how are we to respond as Christians?
Rather than living with fear, anxiety, and worry, a Christian is to face such a crisis with calm, peace, joy, and hope.
But how can we as believers experience hope amidst the coronavirus? The secret is in where we place our hope.
In this Deeper Christian episode, we look at the crisis of the coronavirus and how to have peace rather than panic, calm rather than chaos, and hope amidst a world fretting in fear.
Christians are to live unlike the world and this is a time in history when we can be known by our love and peace rather than our panic and avoidance.
We were made to be obsessed.
Each of us has an obsession – often revealed by what we most think about throughout the day, where we spend our money, how we spend our time, and what we talk about.
The question is not "are you obsessed" the better question is "what are you obsessed with"?
In this Deeper Christian podcast episode, we listen to a special message (a Bravehearted Thot) on the topic of obsession by my friend and mentor Stephen Manley. Stephen is passionate about Jesus Christ and wants to remind each of us that we are called to be obsessed with Jesus.
Examine your prayer life and you'll likely find that there are three things that you pray for most … and yet these three things God already wants to provide for you as your Good Shepherd.
In this Deeper Christian episode, Nathan Johnson gives an overview of John 10 and Jesus' declaration that He is the "Good Shepherd" and what that means practically for you as Christ longs to provide and give you protection, provision, and direction.