Abiding in the Faith
By Jason Paul
Abiding in the Faith Sep 17, 2023
Practical Principles for Christian Living: Remember your leaders
Hebrews 13:7 reminds us to remember our leaders and to see the good that came from their lives. In today's study, we will look at the traits of a Biblical leader from the Apostle Paul's message to the Ephesian elders from Acts 20 and how Paul's lifestyle influenced other leaders.
A Ministry Moment: Death is but a doorway.
An ancient Egyptian proverb says, “Death is but a doorway to new life. We live today, and we will live again. In many forms, we will return.”
The Egyptian proverb is only partially correct, though. Death is a doorway to new life; we are alive today and will be alive after we die. When we pass on from this world to the next, we do not come back to life in many different forms but to a life with God or being separated from God. The Bible tells us that we will be resurrected from the dead to live again. But it is up to you to choose where you will live for eternity. Which way will you choose?
Practical Principles for Christian Living: The Secret to Contentment
What is the secret to contentment? Well, it depends on who you ask. In today's episode, we will hear the Apostle Paul's answer. Paul had found the secret to contentment, which was not found in being in need or having plenty, but in what? We will keep that a secret.
Ministry Moment: Even Thieves Need Living Water
During Jesus’s ministry, he approached any person, no matter their sin, and spoke to them about their current spiritual need for living water. As Christians, we have this living water residing in us, and only Jesus can saturate our souls to look upon people with a concern for their spiritual well-being. In today’s ministry moment, we will examine how Jesus dealt with someone who needs living water.
Practical Principles for Christian Living: Marriage held in honor.
God's word tells us to hold marriage in honor in front of everyone. In todays study, we will learn from Hebrews 13:4 why marriage should be kept in honor. We will study God's original design, what happened, and how we as Christians can hold marriage in honor among everyone.
Practical Principles for Christian Living: Let Brotherly Love Continue
The Bible contains practical principles for Christian living that display God’s love for others. God wrote these principles in Scripture for us to learn and to live out because he loves us. Living out these principles brings joy when we show God’s love to others. Today’s study comes from Hebrews 13, and we will look at the first three practical principles for Christian living.
A Mountain Top View of God!
How do you view God? Do you view God as approachable or unapproachable? In today's study from Hebrews 12, we come to a text that contains two different mountaintop views of God. Today, we unpack Hebrews 12:18-29 to learn more about these two different mountaintop views of God.
Renewed Vitality by doing revival like things.
Renewed vitality leads to watching out for yourself and others. We all desire to improve our eating and physical habits. Maybe it is to have a renewed lifestyle that includes a healthy lifestyle, more energy, more endurance, and the feeling of being a better you. But before quitting bad habits and changing your lifestyle for renewed vitality, you must become aware of your health problems and behaviors. This applies not just to your physical well-being but even to your spiritual well-being. We become renewed when we do revival-like things. Listen to learn more.
The Company We keep Part. 2
What kind of life do you want to live? A lifestyle that is disobedient to God or a lifestyle of obedience. Believers want to live a life that pleases the Lord and not a life that the Lord finds offensive. Sin can become a weight that will weigh us down. So what can we do? Find out on today's episode.
The Company We Keep Part. 1.
We are all surrounded by the company we keep. Those individuals we can deal with and those we struggle to be around. We should surround ourselves with people who will encourage us to run the race of life. Who have you surrounded yourself with? In today's podcast episode, we will see what the Bible says about surrounding ourselves with the company we keep.
The Righteous Step Out in Faith
Hebrews 11 has been called the “hall of faith” or even the “hall of heroes.” But this collection of real people who lived by Faith were not superheroes but a group of imperfect people who stepped out in faith. These individuals were counted to them as Righteous because of their actions. Today's study will cover these individuals and their lives and what we can learn from their examples.
As the righteous live by faith
As the righteous live by faith, life happens. As we will learn on today's podcast from Hebrews 11, Abraham, Issac, and Jacob experienced the ups and downs we all experience. They experienced tests, relationship struggles, success, and the agony of defeat. Yet through it all, they endured. They focused on God and his promised Son until they received the promise. Listen to learn from the experiences of these individuals who lived by faith.
The Righteous live by faith.
Hebrews 11 begins with faith. That faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. In our study, we will be looking at six individuals in the first 16 verses of Hebrews 11 and gain insight into how God's righteous live by faith.
Ministry Moment: A Holy Examination
Jesus Christ is a great physician. He not only has the power to heal physically but can heal you spiritually. In this Ministry Moment, Pastor Jason describes how the Holy Spirit uses different examination tools that spoke to him. When the Holy Spirit speaks, He uses examination methods that enable God to point out anything that offends him so that we can course correct.
An urgent call to reach out and hold on, together!
An urgent call to reach out and to hold on—part 1.
Have you ever been on the other end of an urgent phone call? An urgent call comes through, and it’s a life-or-death situation. How do you respond? In today’s study, we will look at one of David’s Psalms, when David made an urgent request to God and held onto his faithfulness during difficult times. What we can learn from David's experience will give us encouragement when we suffer and why it is important to reach out to hold onto God.
The Perfect Offering
Are you having trouble feeling forgiven today? Many Christians still carry a burden of guilt, forgetting that Jesus made it possible to be forgiven and have the proper standing before the Father. Christ has already dealt with your guilt, so you do not have to. In today's study, the author of Hebrews will tell us why Jesus became the perfect offering and how his offering made it so we can have complete forgiveness. Find out more by tuning into the abiding in the faith podcast to learn more.
Jesus went to the cross to purify you, so we can live a pure life. In today's episode, we are continuing with our Bible study in the book of Hebrews as we learn how we can become spiritually purified.
New Year. New You. Same God - A ministry moment
The start of a new year causes us to make new years resolutions. Most new years resolutions fail, but we have a God that will never fail us. What resolution will you make this year? Tune into the Abiding in the Faith podcast to listen, or go to www.abidinginthefaith.org
A Ministry Moment: I have set the Lord always before me, or do I?
A Christian can unintentionally set their sights on their current circumstances instead of the Lord. In today's ministry moment, Pastor Jason will be looking at Psalm 16 to learn how David was able to set the Lord before him during times of busyness. What steps did he take, and what can we learn from him? Tune in today to find out more.
A Cleansed Conscience
Is your conscience bothered by something you have done wrong? If so, tune in to find out who can cleanse your conscience. In today's study of Hebrews 9, Pastor Jason will look at that and how the old system of worship was a shadow of things to come.
Two covenants, one meaningful relationship
What are the seven qualities of a meaningful relationship? In today's study from the Book of Hebrews, we will learn about these seven qualities and how two covenants were initiated from one meaningful relationship.
How to draw near to God
How do we draw near to God? If you have ever asked yourself this question, you have come to the right place. Pastor Jason is back in the book of Hebrews in the series "The completed picture." He will answer that question during our study today on the Abiding in the Faith podcast.
Re-Equipped for Battle
What does being equipped with God's armor look like in 2022? In the last episode in our summer mini-series called "Re-equipped," Pastor Jason will look at how we can be re-equipped with God's armor and used in a believer's life.
Ministry Moment: Hurry up and Wait
Waiting for an answer is hard. In this episode, Pastor Jason looks at how David responded to the Lord during his waiting period in this ministry moment. When we study David's response, we can learn how to respond to the Lord as we wait.
Re-Equipped to Re-Engage in Fellowship
Why does joining with other believers in fellowship important? The church is not just a building; it's joining in harmony with other believers. In his second episode in the mini-series "Re-Equipped," Pastor Jason will explain why fellowshipping with one another in the church is essential and how attending is beneficial.
Re-Equipped to Re-engage
Believers are equipped with the tools necessary to reach an unbelieving world with the Gospel. But are we using these tools, or are we standing on the sidelines? In the first message from the mini-series titled: Re-equipped, Pastor Jason will speak on how believers can become re-equipped to re-engage the culture with the Gospel. Tune in to find out more
Anchored to a Promise
Where do you place your hope during times of instability and uncertainty? During this podcast episode, Pastor Jason will continue his study in Hebrews 6. We will learn how Abraham anchored himself to God's promise and how we can do the same.
Ministry Moment: How to be refreshed when life scorches you.
In today's Ministry Moment, Pastor and Bible teacher Jason Paul will be unpacking Isaiah 58. Isaiah 58 contains a promise from the Lord that can refresh you. But to claim the promise, we must do our part, and God will do his. Listen to learn more.
A Revitalized Life
There are classic cars that need to be restored or revitalized, and so does the Christian's walk with Jesus. In this episode, Pastor Jason will be teaching how to revitalize your life by studying Hebrews 5:11-14 and Hebrews 6:1-12 as we continue in the series titled Hebrews: The Completed Picture.
A Look-alike that shows us what the Original is like
Models are more miniature replicas of the original. In today's episode, Pastor Jason will continue the study in the Book of Hebrews chapter 5. We will unpack how the high priest, the tabernacle, and the sacrificial system were only a look-alike of what the original is like.
A Ministry Moment: Be Strong and of Good Courage
We all need to hear the words "Be strong and of Good Courage." In this episode, we pause in our study in the book of Hebrews and will take a brief look at Joshua. In this Ministry Moment, we will be studying Joshua 1:1-9 and how God's word to Joshua can be the exact words we need to hear today.
The Antidote for Unbelief
Is there an antidote for an unbelieving heart? Good news, there is, and the antidote is found in Hebrews Chapter 4. Tune in today as Pastor Jason continues his study in the book of Hebrews as we look at the antidote for unbelief.
Faithful to the end
When Greek Tragedies were depicted in the theatre, the characters experienced life, love, and loss. In today's episode, the Israelites experienced life, love, and loss in the wilderness once they left Egypt. As we continue studying Hebrews chapter three, we can learn to be faithful to the end and avoid experiencing the same outcome.
See the Lord as He is
Do you see the Lord as He is, or do you not see him? In today's episode, Pastor Jason will highlight five ways the author of Hebrews will help us so we can see the Lord as He is, based on Hebrews 3:1-6.
The Pioneer of Salvation
Pastor and Bible teacher Jason Paul is back in the book of Hebrews in the series titled "Jesus, the completed picture." In today's episode, Jason will be teaching out of the book of Hebrews in Chapter 2:5-18. We are going to learn why Jesus was a pioneer and his offer of Salvation. Tune in to learn more.
What are you searching for?
Everyone searches, but what are you searching for? If you search for the right person and not something in this world, you can find abundant life. In this episode, Pastor Jason will unpack a few verses in Jeremiah and John as we seek to answer the question. What are you searching for?
Four ways not to lose heart in 2022
How will you not lose heart when experiencing trials and difficulties next year? Pastor Jason will teach on a portion of Psalm 37, where the psalmist brings up four ways not to lose heart. These four ways can be applied to our lives today not to lose heart while focusing on Jesus.
The Message of Christmas and the Cross
We see God's wisdom and power displayed in the message of Christmas and the Cross. Pastor Jason will look at a passage in 1 Corinthians and in the book of Luke unpacking how God's wisdom and power are displayed. Make sure to listen to this timely and relevant episode of the Abiding in the Faith podcast.
A Ministry Moment: Psalm 23
In today's ministry moment, Pastor Jason Paul reflects on five key takeaways from Psalm 23. It is all about a relationship with the good shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Secure Your Boat
Pastor Jason Paul continues in his series called "Hebrews: The Completed Picture." In today's episode, Jason unpacks Hebrews 2:1-4 in a message titled "Secure your boat." There are times in our lives where we can go through still waters. Every boat must dock at some point and get secured, so it does not drift back out into the waters.
Our lives can act just like a boat. When the waters get rough, and you come to shore, where do you secure your boat?
Find out which firm foundation you can secure your boat on the Abiding in the Faith podcast this weekend.
It's all about Jesus
Pastor Jason Paul continues in his series from the book of Hebrews called "The Completed Picture."
In this episode, Jason focuses his study on Hebrews 1 verses 5-14, explaining that our focus should be on Jesus and not any created thing, including angels. Tune in to find out more.
Hebrews Chapter 1:1-4
Pastor Jason Paul begins his new message series on the Book of Hebrews called "The completed Picture." In today's episode, Jason covers the first four verses in Hebrew's chapter one and finds nine statements that the author of Hebrews wants to communicate to us. Tune in to find out more.
Portrait of Faith: A Ministry Moment
In this Ministry Moment, Pastor Jason Paul looks at Galatians 3:1-5. Forgeries and Fake news are all around us. How do we determine what is real? The apostle Paul tells the Galatians how to do it, and we can learn from it.
Abiding in His Presence
Pastor Jason Paul continues in his series called "Abiding in the Faith". In this episode, Pastor and Bible teacher Jason Paul speaks on Psalm 91. Abiding in God's presence is to allow God to be your protection. Tune in to find out more.
When the rubber meets the road
In this episode, Pastor Jason Paul speaks on Matthew 8: 18-22 and Matthew 19: 16-23. Three men want to follow Jesus wherever he went, but when the rubber meets the road, did they? Listen to find out.
In this episode of the Abiding in the Faith podcast, Pastor Jason Paul is going to look at James 14:13-17 and Acts 16:6-10. Remaining in Christ means that we walk with him through life, which includes our plans. The Apostle Paul shows us an example of how we should react when our plans get redirected.
A Ministry Moment: 2 Samuel 5: 11-25
Pastor Jason Paul presents a ministry moment from 2 Samuel 5. In this passage, we can learn David's steps when we are confronted by opposition.
Episode 1: Remain in the vine
Pastor Jason Paul unpacks verses 1-17 in the book of John chapter 15. Abiding in the faith means to remain in Jesus.