David in 22 Stories

David in 22 Stories

How to Give Anxiety to God | Rachel Tiemeyer | 1 Peter 5:7

Jan 01, 2020 - Rachel Tiemeyer Episode 36
"Casting our anxiety on God is a way to humble ourselves before Him. Or, another way to put it, worry is actually a form of pride." Join us in welcoming our first guest speaker! In addition to being an active church member and busy mom, Rachel Tiemeyer is a co-founder of Thriving Home and co-author of two cookbooks, so she knows a thing or two about stress and anxiety! Listen to her lesson on the weight of worry and how to get rid of it. In this episode, Rachel discusses anxiety. If that's something you struggle with, try some of the tips we discuss in 3 Ways to Fight Anxiety.
 

David in 22 Stories

Bureaucratic Terrorism | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 24

Dec 30, 2019 - Patrick Miller Miller Episode 35
One scholar calls this bureaucratic terrorism. [...] They're not just ideas. No, these future possibilities represent human lives. As the king goes, so the people go. " Some people call this the Age of Terror. And some people distrust their leaders and the threat of an internal enemy even more than the threat of an external enemy. Leaders don't only shape the future; they impact its viability. They can create the future, and they can destroy it. Hear how David violates Israel and then saves it as Patrick closes out our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

What’s the Story and Who’s the Hero? | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 22-23

Dec 25, 2019 - Keith Simon Simon Episode 34
"I identify with David: I, too, am a mixed bag. But it reminds me that I can't read this story with the idea that I'm supposed to be like David." Leaders set examples. They become examples: ideals to respect and emulate. The Bible is full of leaders—like David, a man after God's own heart. Samuel tells the story of David, but that's just a couple of chapters in a big book. What about the whole Bible? What's the story of the Bible and who's the hero? Learn how to read the Bible from Keith as he covers 2 Samuel 22-23 to finish our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

How to Protest and Why You Should | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 18

Dec 23, 2019 - Patrick Miller Miller Episode 33
"It's an uncomfortable fact for a lot of Christians that the Bible is so comfortable taking God to court." Protesting demonstrates what you stand for and what you stand against. We live in a fallen world, surrounded by wrongs and injustices, so it's easy to feel helpless and hopeless. But we're not completely helpless. Patrick explains why you should protest as he reads through 2 Samuel 18. Discover how to protest from David when his world shatters as we continue our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

How to Live With the Consequences of Sin | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 15

Dec 18, 2019 - Keith Simon Episode 32
God's forgiveness reconciles us with God, but it does not erase or eliminate the consequences for the sins that we committed There's always a consequence for your actions. Sometimes it's a good consequence, like a little smile turning someone's entire day around and causing a ripple effect. But sometimes it's a bad consequence that can ruin someone's life —and also cause a ripple effect. Sin isn't just a personal problem with personal consequences. Hear how the consequences of sin span across generations as Keith covers 2 Samuel 15 to continue our series of David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

What Causes a Dysfunctional Family Legacy | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 13

Dec 16, 2019 - Patrick Miller Episode 31
You know the sad thing? Dysfunction seems to be the norm in most families. I mean, most of us, when we were kids, we made vows: "Oh, I'm not going be like my parents. Oh, I'll do things differently" Dysfunctional families are everywhere. Everyone has some sort of family dysfunction. No one believes the cover images of perfect, smiling families. There's always something going on in the background, even if we can't see it and don't know what it is. What causes a dysfunctional family legacy? Where does it all start? And how do we function with the dysfunction? Find out from Patrick as he digs into 2 Samuel 13 to continue our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

How to Make It Right With God | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 12

Dec 11, 2019 - Keith Simon Simon Episode 30
"I think the trap we fall into is we try to pay God back, like 'I screwed up God, but I can make it right.'" How do you make it right with God? What can do you do to set things straight? When we mess up, it's instinctive to want to fix things. We made the mess, so we'll make it right again. That's what we do with our friends and family and coworkers. It's what we do with anyone any time we make a mistake. But God isn't anyone, and sin isn't just an accident. Learn how to make it right with God from Keith as we continue our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

The Consequence of Confronting God | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 11

Dec 09, 2019 - Patrick Miller Episode 29
"Do you see the terrible problem that God, Himself, has to face? For Him to be good, for Him to be just, He has to destroy David." Now we get to the infamous story of David and Bathsheba. When David knowingly sins, he does the same thing Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden: he confronts God. When we sin, we're confronting God and His goodness. We're testing how His goodness reacts to our evil. We're challenging God to see how His goodness can overcome our evil without destroying us. Listen to Patrick as he continues our David in 22 series and exposes the consequence of confronting God with sin.
 

David in 22 Stories

A Story of God’s Grace | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 9

Dec 04, 2019 - Keith Simon Episode 28
"It's a story that makes grace come alive. In this story, kindness means more than just being nice to someone" Christianity made kindness notorious for its lethal power. ("Kill 'em with kindness" came from Christ long before Selena made it a hit song.) But kindness should also be recognized for its redemptive power as well. God's grace elevates kindness from "just being nice" to becoming alive. In this episode, Keith explains how David's kindness in the Old Testament foreshadows God's grace in the New Testament. Hear how David exemplifies five tenants of God's grace as we continue our series of David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

How God’s Promises Are Revealed | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 7

Dec 02, 2019 - Keith Simon Episode 27
"And now, in 2 Samuel 7, God is making a promise to David that sounds a lot like His promise to Abraham ... But then He goes a step further" The Bible is a book of God's promises. It's a book containing every genre: supernatural conflict between God and the devil; romance between Him and the church; history behind God's promises; and mystery of how He'll resolve all the issues, which we're still waiting for Him to reveal. Even though we know what happens in the end, we don't know how.
 

David in 22 Stories

What Happens Without Reverence | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 6

Nov 26, 2019 - Patrick Miller Episode 26
"Can we be honest? Few things come more naturally to us than using God." We don't really use the word "reverence" anymore. It sounds so old and severe. But it's really just another word for "respect." Patrick continues our David in 22 series with a time when the Israelites showed God great irreverence. One of them died, and David became angry. Find out what the worst irreverence was and what God did to set things right.
 

David in 22 Stories

In God We Trust? | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 5:11-13

Nov 25, 2019 - Patrick Miller Episode 25
"It's ironic—to me, at least—that our currency in the United States says, 'In God We Trust.' We all know the truth" Why is faith important? It's fundamental to being a Christian, but do you know why? It's because Christianity is all about having a relationship with God, and you can't have a relationship without trust. Faith is trusting in God. You know it, but do you do it? Our money says, "In God We Trust," but do we? David didn't, and it eventually caused his kingdom to crumble. Discover what David trusted instead of God as Patrick continues our series of David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

Not Allowed | David’s Life in 22 Stories | 2 Samuel 2

Nov 20, 2019 - Patrick Miller Episode 24
"It's actually for that exact reason that God won't allow David to build His temple." Do you ever ask God why you're not allowed to have something? Do you ask why you're not allowed to do something? David asked God why he wasn't allowed to build the Temple, and the answer comes back to this chapter of 2 Samuel 2.
 

David in 22 Stories

Surprising News and a Surprising Response | David’s Life in 22 Stories | 2 Samuel 1

Nov 18, 2019 - Keith Simon & Patrick Miller Episode 23
"When a kid, who's not prone to much emotion or drama, starts crying on Christmas morning, you're like, 'Okay, something went terribly wrong.'"  Some people love surprises, but some people hate them. The people who love surprises don't understand how you could possibly hate them, but the people who hate surprises know how terribly wrong things can go. (They probably have a few surprising stories of their own!).
 

David in 22 Stories

How to Deal With Being Let Down by God | David’s Life in 22 Stories | 1 Samuel 29

Nov 13, 2019 - Keith Simon (Episode22)
God can do amazing, shocking, crazy things. After all, He's God. Isn't that why we worship Him? It's what we expect from Him. But what about when God lets us down? What about when God doesn't do great things? Perhaps He doesn't even seem to do anything at all. Find out how to deal with being let down by God as Keith continues our David in 22 series. Featured Quote: If you're always looking for the extraordinary, you're going to miss the everyday movement of God's invisible hand (8:35)
 

David in 22 Stories

A Wise Woman | David’s Life in 22 Stories | 1 Samuel 24

Nov 11, 2019 - Patrick Miller (Episode 21)
We hail David as a great king, and rightly so, but he didn't do it alone. Sometimes we forget about the people who helped him along the way: people like Abigail. She was a wise woman who quelled the antipathy of two men "caught in the snare of foolishness." In this episode, Patrick discusses how God speaks to David through Abigail. Discover how a wise woman impacted David's legacy and consider whom He might be using to speak to you as we continue our series of David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

Waiting on God Takes Work | David’s Life in 22 Stories | (1 Sam. 24)

Nov 07, 2019 - Keith Simon (Episode20)
If you're like me, you hate waste, and waiting usually seems like a huge waste of time. Time is one of our most important assets, and waiting can literally feel like we're wasting our lives away. God promised David he would be king, but David had to wait on God for decades before He fulfilled His promise. David's story shows that waiting on God is not passive but actually very active. Waiting on God takes a lot of work. Learn how to actively wait on God as Keith continues our series on David in 22.
 

David in 22 Stories

Kanye West, Jesus is King, & the Christian Response | Keith and Patrick

Nov 06, 2019 - Keith Simon & Patrick Miller (Bonus)
Since its recent release, “Jesus is King,” the newest album from Kanye West, has gained both positive and negative reviews from a wide-ranging audience. In this episode, Keith and Patrick discuss the Christian response to the album and examine how, controversy aside, it points to a central truth of the Gospel.
 

David in 22 Stories

When Belief Isn’t Smart | David’s Life in 22 Stories | (1 Sam. 21-22)

Nov 04, 2019 - Patrick Miller (Episode 19)
When David runs from Saul, he does something really stupid: he runs to God. In today's world of hyperrationality, belief seems weak and foolish. Belief means not knowing and being okay with that. David believed that God would deliver him, even though he didn't know how. He trusted in God more than he feared Saul. Listen to Patrick explain how to believe in God, even when it doesn't seem smart.
 

David in 22 Stories

Biblical Friendship | David’s Life in 22 Stories | (1 Sam. 20)

Nov 01, 2019 - Keith Simon (Episode18)
Keith talks about a form of love which modern people too easily minimize and forget: friendship.
 

David in 22 Stories

How to Have Impossible Conversations | Keith & Patrick

Oct 30, 2019 - Keith Simon & Patrick Miller (Bonus)
What happens when it’s Thanksgiving dinner and conversations about disagreements in politics, culture, morals and religion start up? What about in the office? Among friends? Today it feels like its impossible to talk about these things without an argument or causing offense. But Christians should be able to lovingly engage in conversation with others—no matter how impossible it feels. This episode will teach you how.
 

David in 22 Stories

Jealousy & Success | David in 22 Stories | 1 Sam. 19

Oct 29, 2019 - Keith Simon Simon (Episode17)
Keith explores the power of jealousy to wreck lives, and what genuine success looks like.
 

David in 22 Stories

Goliath in Fresh Perspective (1 Sam. 17) | David in 22 Stories | 1 Samuel – 2 Samuel Devotions

Oct 23, 2019 - Keith Simon (Episode16)
We continue our new series, David in 22 Stories. In this episode we look at one of the most famous Bible stories: David and Goliath.
 

David in 22 Stories

What does God care the most about in people? (1 Sam. 16) | David in 22 Stories | 1 Samuel – 2 Samuel Devotions

Oct 21, 2019 - Patrick Miller (Episode 15)
We continue our new series, David in 22 Stories. In this episode we meet David for the first time and see what God really cares the most about in people.
 

David in 22 Stories

The King of People Pleasing | David in 22 Stories | 1 Sam. 15

Oct 17, 2019 - Keith Simon
Keith introduces us to King Saul, who gave up his throne and his relationship with God to please people.
 

David in 22 Stories

3 Ways to Fight Anxiety | Keith and Patrick

Oct 16, 2019 - (Bonus) Keith Simon Simon & Patrick Miller
Anxiety is a complex experience, so Keith and Patrick look at it from three angles: Heart, Habits, and Habitat. Each of these perspectives give us practical tools to fight the daily anxiety many of us experience.
 

David in 22 Stories

David in 22 stories – introducing our next series of devotions | David in 22 Stories | 1 Samuel – 2 Samuel

Oct 14, 2019 - Introduction - Keith Simon & Patrick Miller
We begin our new series, David in 22 Stories. Over the next few months, we will work our way through 1-2 Samuel, focusing on its central human character: David.