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The Religion of Evolution

Edge God In Podcast #1

Learning Objective: Understanding how biblical knowledge gives proof to our creation and existence.

Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-2 | Numbers 6:24-26 | Ecclesiastes 1:9

Dear Lord, give us the gift of understanding as we approach the very controversial topic of our existence. This is a hard topic to explain so give us the revelation of knowledge to understand that which you would have for us. We know that the bible gives us answers to all our questions and needs. We ask that God opens up the answers in this area. Let us also take this knowledge to grow our kingdom and fulfill our purpose here in this life.

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Freedom in Christ?

Edge God In Podcast 82: Freedom in Christ: What Does that Look Like for Me?

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Learning Objective: Understand what it means to experience and live out freedom in Christ. Take action steps to move forward in your life with Christ’s strength, wisdom and guidance.

Scriptures: Exodus 5, 6| Philippians 3:12-13 | Galatians 5:1, 6 | James 1:2-4

Almighty God, I want your freedom. Help me to understand what that means in my life? My words, my thoughts, my actions. I have a choice, to allow myself to be burdened by the yoke of slavery: greed, judgements, looking back, identifying myself with the struggle…OR to link my heart and mind to you. I am set free to serve and glorify YOU. You are in charge. Forgive me for doubting your ability to show up and restore my life and the lives of those around me. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Your miracles followed obedience.

God’s Response to Self-Doubt

Edge God In Podcast 81: God’s Response to Self Doubt

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Learning Objective: Understand how God responds to your doubt and learn how to follow his lead in the midst of it.

Scriptures: Genesis 37-46| Jeremiah 29:11 | John 10:10 | Exodus 14:14

Sweet Jesus, I give you permission to override my self doubt. Help me to take the “self’ focus out of my circumstance and replace it with devotion to you and your ways in my life. Too often I judge my circumstances based on what I think I’m capable of handling successfully. I’m left with fear, doubt and worry. Remind my mind of the victory that is mine when I abide in you and listen to your plan for my life. Help me to want what you want and to trust in your strength in and through me over mine.

Be Determined to Connect in the Midst of Disconnect

Edge God In Podcast 80: Be Determined to Connect in the Midst of Disconnect

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Learning Objective: Review and understand the 3 step process to connect in the midst of disconnect as we learned in the previous Podcast. Learn and apply Joseph’s behavior to help create more bridges than walls in your relationships.

Scriptures: Genesis 37-46| Jeremiah 29:11 | John 10:10 | Exodus 14:14

Sweet Jesus,

I give you permission to override me when my flesh casts me smack in the middle of drama. Get me off of that stage as quickly as possible and back into your lap. Come Holy Spirit and teach me how to live and move and have my being in the presence of my all loving and merciful God. I don’t trust my mind or my tongue, that too often speaks what’s on my mind. Help me to take every thought captive and make it obedient to you. HELP me, I’m sinking. Today, now moving forward I give more authority to your strength, wisdom and love within me than to circumstances around me. I am YOUR ambassador for your GLORY, make your appeal for love and mercy in this world through me. Here I am Lord, SEND ME OUT.

How to Connect in the Midst of Disconnect

Edge God In Podcast 79: How to Connect in the Midst of Disconnect

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Learning Objective: Learn and transfer specific behavior modeled by 2 Old Testament God followers to help you connect in the midst of disconnect. Understand the 3 “Rs” to reconnect along with a powerful process to create safe space between two people communicating.

Scriptures: Genesis 27 and 32-33| John 14:25-31

Sweet Jesus, I want a face full of mercy and love because of a personal encounter with you in my heart of hearts. A change of heart is what I want so that I can reflect your presence to the people around me. I want to be your light in the world, a city set on a hill to give light to all who cross my path. Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts and help us humble ourselves before you, call on your name, seek your face and turn away from ugly behavior and evil thoughts, heal our land Lord, use me as a part of your mighty work for restoration. I surrender all that I am to all that you are for the sake of more love and mercy in the relationships you have blessed me with to learn and grow.

How to Overcome Evil with Good

Edge God In Podcast 78: How to Overcome Evil with Good

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Learning Objective: Learn a 3 step behavioral response to use whenever evil takes the center stage of your life. You won’t forget this one.

Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 1:7-12| John 10:27-30 | Psalm 46:10 | Luke 5:4-7 | Romans 12:9-21 | Luke 18:19 | Matthew 10:51-52 | 1 John 4:18

Sweet Jesus, fill me with all of the gifts that the Holy Spirit desires to give to me today so that I can do mighty works in your name. Whatever plan or scheme the devil has for me today in YOUR NAME I overturn it and take back authority for your work in my life. Override me when I start to use fear and anger as an excuse for not being accountable to you. I am your ambassador, make your appeal for your glory and love in this world through me. More of YOU, less of me.

Ambassador for Self or Christ?

Edge God In Podcast 77: Are you an Ambassador for Self or Christ? The difference unleashes pain or peace and the choice is yours.

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Learning Objective: Understand the difference between being your own ambassador making your appeal for you in this world and being Christ’s ambassador and allowing Him to make His appeal through your life. The ramifications of your choice can unlock pain or peace.

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21| Romans 12: 1-2, 9-21, 13:8-10 | James 3:1-6 | Philippians 2:1-11

Dear Lord, I give you permission to override my feeble attempts to do life my way. Help me to return to you quicker today than yesterday. Your peace is what I long for over the pain I feel trying to figure it all out along with wanting to know how things will turn out. Surrender is hard for me because I am afraid of losing something, yet it is in this death to self that you call me to in order to find true life. Remind my mind of what the Holy Spirit within me always knows: in you, with you and through you I lack nothing, my peace is profound and my joy is complete. More of you today Lord and less of me I want to be YOUR ambassador in this world make your appeal through me for YOUR glory, in spite of myself.

The Battle Ground of the EGO

Edge God In Podcast 76: The Battle Ground of the EGO. Are you tired of trudging under the weight of your EGO? Ready to be set free? Listen in to today’s podcast and begin.

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Learning Objective: Learn how to let the Holy Spirit guide your behaviors over your EGO. Understand how to offer yourself for God’s purposes in prayer using 4 powerful questions.

Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-14 | 1 Samual 1

Dear Lord, I want to align myself with your purposes yet too often I find my EGO runs the show. I give you permission to override my EGO driven thoughts and selfish ambitions that results in ugly behavior. Help me to do what I do for your glory, not mine, knowing that my greatest peace comes in the experience of surrender, service and trust. Move me to take care of your business on earth and expand my ability to trust you to take care of mine.

Want a Change of Heart?

Edge God In Podcast 75: Want a Change of Heart? Today’s podcast explores a process to make that happen.

Sin: Greek translation is hamartia: to miss the mark

Repentance: Greek translation is metanoia: to have a change of heart or mind

Sin is missing the mark and repentance is getting back to Jesus, our target for inner peace and confidence. FEAR fuels behaviors that often result in sin, envy, anger outbursts, shaming and blaming, judgements. Jesus paid our price and calls us to begin again quicker each time we miss the mark. We have an advocate to help us experience a change of heart.

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Learning Objective: learn the authentic meaning of sin and repentance and it’s connection to your freedom that is a result of a change of heart. Understand the process that changes the heart and mind in Christ.

Scriptures: Galatians 5:16-23 | John 16:7-15|Hebrews 4:15-16 |Proverbs 27:19 | Isaiah 51:12 | 2 Chronicles 7:14 | Romans 8:35-39 | 1 Peter 5:7-8

Dear Lord, I want a change of heart. I don’t want to continue trudging under the weight of my own ego which results in behavior that hurts the people you entrust to my care. It is for FREEDOM you have set me free, help me to stand firm and not allow myself to be burdened by the yoke of slavery to sin…missing the mark. I give you permission to change my heart and mind to reflect your presence within me. Remind my face today that you adore me and have my back.

I Just Need to Know How Things Will Turn Out

Edge God In Podcast 74: I Just Need to Know How Things Will Turn Out. Is your security tied to your need to know? Why things happened as they did? How things will turn out? Be secure and confident not knowing.

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Learning Objective: Break the connection between your sense of security and the need to know.

Scriptures: John 10:14-18, 25-30 | Luke 1:26-38|Exodus 13:21-22 | Psalm 121:1-8 | Isaiah 40:28-31 | Romans 8:35-39 | 1 Peter 5:7-8

Dear Lord, To often I need to know how things are going to turn out in order to feel secure. Help me to shift my need to know into wanting to now YOU. Show me the person you have created me to be in the situation that I am in now. Up my confidence in knowing that YOU know and may that be my place of security, confidence and courage in life.