Living with Hope Podcast with Peter & Mary FreyJul 31, 2021
The Joy of Waiting
Peter & Mary discuss Psalm 37 and the joy (and difficulty) of waiting on the Lord.
The Practice of Being Present
A conversation with Peter and Mary Frey on the practice of being present, dwelling in the reality of God's presence and the amazing truths of John 15.
How to Shine in a Dark World | Peter Frey & David Giese
Peter is joined on the podcast with David Giese, pastor of Village Church of Gurnee, IL for a conversation on Philippians 2:14-18 and why followers of Jesus walk in gratitude rather than grumbling.
The Mindset of Humility | Philippians 2:1-10
Peter & Mary Frey explore how the gospel leads us to a posture of humility.
Contentment No Matter the Outcome | Philippians 1:18-30
Join Mary and Peter for a conversation on finding contentment in Christ whether in life or in death.
Gospel Priorities | Philippians 1:12-18
Peter & Mary Frey continue this study in Philippians as we observe the ways that the gospel shapes our joy and delight in Christ over circumstances.
God Finishes What He Starts | Philippians 1:1-11
Come along on a journey through the book of Philippians with us! We kick off our study this week with a look at Philippians 1:1-11 and the incredible truth that God will finish what he has started!
Do You Have What It Takes? | 2 Peter 1:3-8
A conversation with Peter & Mary around 2 Peter 1:3-8, and the practical reality that we have all we need in Christ.
Reflections on 10 Years of Marriage | Peter & Mary Frey
Sacrificial love, the sovereignty of God and the symbol of marriage. Peter & Mary reflect on the ways that they have seen the glories of the gospel in and through marriage.
Formative Practices for a New Year
A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey about everyday liturgies (rhythms of life that form our hearts and minds) and ways to intentionally grow in this new year!
The Preparation of Advent | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Advent is about preparation. It's a season of formative practices that shape our hearts and faith by intentionally meditating on Jesus' coming.
The Emotions of Advent | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Angst. Anticipation. Amazement. These are the emotions we sit in during the season of Advent.
Groaning Rather Than Grumbling | Romans 8
Peter digs into the difference between groaning with hope and grumbling with discontent.
Recalibrating Your Heart | Psalm 91
A conversation with Peter & Mary Frey on recalibrating our hearts by faith in God who is our refuge amidst the chaos of life.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOPE AND OPTIMISM | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Digging into Romans 5:1-5, Peter & Mary discuss the difference between optimism, positivity and hope. The hope that we find in the Bible is a redemptive realism that doesn't merely ignore the brokenness and focus on the good but embraces the goodness of God in the midst of brokenness.
DON'T LEAVE YOUR TROUBLES AT THE DOOR | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
The invitation of Hebrews 4:14-16 is to bring your troubles to Jesus because he tore down the divide between sacred and secular. Mary and Peter explore the depth of confidence found when we boldly approach the throne of grace!
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Exploring the truth of John 16:7, Peter & Mary discuss the person and work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers in Jesus!
CERTAINTY AMIDST UNCERTAINTY | Hebrews 11 with Peter Frey
In a world where we are surrounded by uncertainties, what does Christian faith look like? Today's podcast is a throwback to a sermon that Peter preached several years ago on Hebrews 11.
GOD IS NOT SURPRISED BY YOUR SITUATION | A Conversation with Peter Frey & Mark Burkholder
This week's podcast is an encouraging conversation with Mark Burkholder, pastor of Cedar Creek Community Church in Grafton, WI. We discuss what it means to "pivot" as Christians by shifting our focus amidst a new normal.
THE PATH TO GREATNESS | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
HOPE AMIDST DARKNESS | A Conversation with Peter Frey & David Giese
Special guest, David Giese, lead pastor of Village Church in Gurnee, IL, joins Peter on the podcast to discuss the ways in which the hope of Jesus sustains us during seasons of darkness.
YOUR CALLING & GOD'S FAITHFULNESS | 1 Thessalonians 5:24 | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Peter & Mary discuss an amazing promise from 1 Thessalonians 5:24 that reminds of of God's faithfulness in the midst of our calling as Christians!
SET YOUR MIND ON THE SPIRIT | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Peter & Mary walk through Romans 8 and explore what it means to set our minds on the life and peace of the Spirit of God!
THE SOURCE OF HOPE | Romans 15:13 | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Peter & Mary discuss some practical tools for studying God's Word & walk through a study of Romans 15:13 together as an example. Be encouraged as we turn our conversation to the God of Hope who fills us with all joy and peace in believing!
Here's the acronym we talk about for studying the Bible: PREP STUDY
P - Pray
R - Read
E - Evaluate
P - Pray
S - Summarize
T - Title
U - Utilize
D - Difficulties
Y - Yield
THE RHYTHMS OF READING GOD'S WORD | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
Mary & Peter discuss the benefits of reading and rereading the Word of God & its power to transform our lives in the midst of everyday life!
BATTLING DISCOURAGEMENT | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
As we face the weariness and discouragement of outwardly wasting away, Mary & Peter discuss 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 and the impact that these verses have had in their spiritual journey.
EMBRACING THE PURPOSE OF GOD FOR TODAY | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
A continuation of last week's podcast on purpose, Peter & Mary discuss Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 as we think about walking in the purposes of God in whatever he has placed in front of us today!
WHAT'S MY PURPOSE IN LIFE? | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
When our plans for life are changed by circumstances outside our control, we often struggle with understanding our purpose in life. In this week's conversation, Peter and Mary point to Psalm 57:2 and 1 Corinthians 10:31 to help shift our focus from the things that we do to the posture of our heart by which we do them.
THE PEACE OF GOD IN THE MIDST OF ANXIETY | A Conversation with Peter & Mary Frey
This week's conversation with Peter & Mary Frey is centered on what we've been learning personally as we walk with the God of all peace amidst the anxieties of this world. We discuss the book of Habbakuk and Philippians 4:4-9.
Why We Share Our Lives With the World | Peter & Mary Frey
A conversation with Peter & Mary Frey about how their faith in Jesus shapes their purpose for sharing the ups and downs of everyday life on YouTube. At the heart of this conversation is 1 Thessalonians 2:8 - "...We were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us."
HOW WE LIVE TODAY MATTERS | 2 Corinthians 5:10 | Living with Hope Podcast
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil." 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10
WALKING BY FAITH | 2 Corinthians 5:6-9 | Living with Hope Podcast [featuring Mary Frey]
Mary joins me on the podcast as we discuss what it looks like to walk by faith, not by sight!
GOD PREPARED US FOR THIS | 2 Corinthians 5:5 | Living with Hope Podcast
"He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee." 2 Corinthians 5:5
TRUSTING GOD AMIDST UNCERTAINTY | Matthew 6:25-34 | Living with Hope Podcast
Worry is allowing the cares of this world to cloud our vision of God's care for us. Trust is allowing God's care for us to color how we see the cares of this world!
TRUE LIVING IS YET TO COME | 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 | Living with Hope Podcast
Our future hope is grounded in the reality of sharing in the resurrection life of Jesus!
HOW TO KEEP FROM LOSING HEART | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 | Living with Hope Podcast
As we behold the glory of Jesus, we experience inward renewal and a shift in perspective as we walk through suffering.
FUTURE HOPE FUELS OUR PRESENT MISSION | 2 Corinthians 4:13-15 | Living with Hope Podcast
Suffering with hope should lead us to doxology - giving thanksgiving and glory to God!
THE POWER OF GOD DISPLAYED IN OUR SUFFERING | 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 | Living with Hope Podcast
We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us! - 2 Corinthians 4:7
THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL | 2 Corinthians 4:6 | Living with Hope Podcast
God has shone in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus!
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME | 2 Corinthians 4:5 | Living with Hope Podcast
The Christian life is not about advancing how great we are, it is about showing how great Jesus is!
SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS | 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 | Living with Hope Podcast
Apart from Christ, we are blinded by Satan to the light of the gospel, namely the glory of who Jesus is!
ASH WEDNESDAY | 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 | Living with Hope Podcast
On this Ash Wednesday, we recognize our dependence on God's mercy and His Word as the means of our transformation!
BOLD & BEHOLDING | 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 | Living with Hope Podcast
Because of our glorious hope in Christ, we have boldness to behold the glory of Jesus, and we are changed!
A GREATER GLORY | 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 | Living with Hope Podcast
If the law that led to death was glorious... how much more glorious is the Spirit that leads to life!
SUFFICIENCY IN CHRIST | 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 | Living with Hope Podcast
CREDENTIALS FOR MINISTRY | 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 | Living with Hope Podcast
Paul points to his credentials not in a man-made letter but in a spirit-transformed heart.
MOTIVATION FOR MINISTRY | 2 Corinthians 2:17 | Living with Hope Podcast
Our motivation for ministry is not to be self-serving but Christ exalting!
WE ARE THE AROMA OF CHRIST | 2 Corinthians 2:12-16 | Living with Hope Podcast
Two images of the Christian life are grounded in defeat and sacrifice but point to to victory and life!
FORGIVENESS IS OUR DNA | 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 | Living with Hope Podcast
The core of who we are as followers of Jesus is forgiven... and so we also forgive!
IT'S FOR YOUR JOY | 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4 | Living with Hope Podcast
The pastoral heart of Paul's ministry was a position of a co-laboring for joy!