Freedom in Christ - MississippiMar 03, 2023
Parenting Teens:Identity in Christ
Parenting Teens:The Power of Words
Parenting Teens:Asking Great Questions
Parenting Teens: Active Listening
Parenting Teens Through Freedom in Christ: The Dilemma
Speak to the Mountain - Stephen Sims
Stephen Sims shares how his relationship with Jesus led him and his wife Rachel through a very difficult season of their lives when they discovered that their son Bishop would be born with a significant heart defect. This story is about faith, love, and dealing with the fear of the future. This podcast episode was recorded in the fall of 2022 at TBC's Wednesday night equipping class, Freedom in Christ.
The Cost of My Bitterness
In order to experience full freedom in Christ, we need to relate to others as God relates to us: forgiving and accepted. Recognizing what forgiveness is and what it is not is the first step to being able to relate well to those God has placed around us.
Help for Dealing with Emotions
Our emotions are essentially a product of our thoughts. Measuring our emotions against the truth of the scriptures helps us to walk in the certainty of truth and not the fickleness of feelings.
Cheryl's Story - Set free from suicidal thoughts
Cheryl's Story - Set free from suicidal thoughts
The Battle for our Thoughts
In this episode, John Mayfield talks about the reality of the spiritual battle. It’s a battle between truth and lies, and it takes place within our minds. If we are aware of how Satan works, we will not fall for his schemes.
Spirit Over Flesh
What is "the flesh"? How "flesh" differs from "sin nature" AND the role your new identity plays is living according to the Spirit.
Sarah's Story - Updated Sept 2021
God's work in Sarah's life.
The Matrix-Faulty Worldviews
The world we grew up in influenced us to look at life in a particular way and to see that way as “true”. However, if it doesn’t stack up with what God says is true, we need to reject it and bring our beliefs into line with what really is true.
How do you believe?
It is simply a choice. You don’t feel your way into good behavior, You believe and behave and your feelings will follow. Faith is finding out what is already true (in God’s Word) and making the CHOICE to believe it; whether it feels true or not. TD looks at 2 Peter 1:3-5
Who You Are Now!
The Gospel is not about become a better version of the old you. It is about recognizing that the old you died with Jesus. You grow, not by trying hard to become someone different. Growth occurs as you recognizing that you already became someone different the moment you received Christ!
Amber and Daniel's Story
When you own church is the source of your greatest disappointment. Healing from church hurt.
Identity: What are you looking for?
How did we get here? What we lost in "The Fall"? This episode will help you begin to identify the driving force behind your unwanted sinful behavior.
Freedom From Shame
Sermon Preached at Temple Baptist Church on April 11, 2021. Recapping foundational truths of Freedom, but with a focus on the origins of Shame and Christ imputed righteousness to us. "Sin will take you away from God, but shame will keep you away."
Relating to Others
In walking free in Christ, we need to learn how to relate well to others. Relating well begins by learning to assume responsibility for our own character and looking for ways to meet the needs of those around us.
Renewing The Mind
We all have mental strongholds which are ways of thinking that do not line up with God’s truth. Our success in continuing to learn to walk in freedom and grow in maturity is dependent on our ability to recognize lies and renew our minds with God’s truth. Visit www.ficmississippi.org for more resources. (Sorry for the poor audio quality.)
Forgiving From the Heart
In order to experience full freedom in Christ, we need to relate to others as God relates to us: forgiving and accepted. In this episode, TD helps us recognize what forgiveness is and what it is not. He also covers the WHY of forgiveness and how to start working through the process.
Handling Emotions Well
Our emotions are essentially a product of our thoughts. Measuring our emotions against the truth of the scriptures helps us to walk by faith in the truth and not our ever-changing feelings.
Winter Storm Edition
Stuck and home? Check out this episode.
Battle for the Mind - Part 2 Strategy
Not only is there a real enemy, he also has a real strategy. In his episode TD talks about 3 strategies of Satan. After listening watch the Stronghold Buster Workshop at https://ficmississippi.org/2020/05/04/renewing-your-mind-workshop/
Battle for the Mind - Part 1 Satan
We are all in a spiritual battle. It’s a battle between truth and lies, and it takes place within our minds. If we are aware of Satan and how he works, we will not fall for his schemes.
Living By The Spirit - Our Daily Choice
Once we are a believer, we will still have "old" temptations that can pull us away from living God's way. Daily we have to choose to make a genuine choice to live by the Spirit, according to what is true of us in Christ.
The World's View of Truth
In this episode, TD challenges us to doubt our doubts. The culture we grew up in influenced us all to look at life in a particular way and to see that way as “true”. However, if it doesn’t line up with what God says is true, we need to reject it and bring our beliefs into line with what really is true. To see the "Why Should I statements" visit https://ficmississippi.org/2015/02/04/why-should-i-when-god/
Correction 1 John 5 (not 4):19 "We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one."
Choosing to Believe the Truth
Faith is a choice. Do you believe that? Who or what are you putting your faith in today?
Who Am I?
The foundation of our “Freedom in Christ” is understanding our new identity. Jesus does not make us a better version of our old self; but completely new. Therefore, God sees and calls us by our new identity “in Christ”. In this podcast, TD gives an illustration of this concept and helps to personalize the “Who I Am in Christ” statements. You can find a list of those at https://freedominchristms.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/my-new-identity-in-christ.pdf
Why Believe the Bible?
TD expounds on teaching found in the introductory chapters of the FIC Discipleship Course around why we can believe the Bible.
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What's the Background of Freedom in Christ Mississippi?
How did FIC get started in Mississippi? What does the ministry teach?
Merry Christmas - 2021 Sneak Peak
Freedom in Christ Mississippi 2021 Podcast