In this episode, our focus is a mission-minded Bible study in the second-half of Titus Chapter 2, (verses 9-15). Highlights include a few quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, plus a Bible study focus on "exhorting" moms, God's grace and salvation through Jesus, keeping a focus on eternity, and being ZEALOUS for good works.
Following our verse-by-verse study, Ann Dunagan also addresses several practical questions from real-life moms from Louisiana, Indiana, and Washington.
"Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works" (Titus 2:13-14).
As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Titus, today beginning chapter 2, Ann Dunagan discusses the balance between DOING GOOD as busy-at-home moms (in raising and loving our children and families) along with having a passionate heart for the needs of the world. Are we called to love the Lord, or to raise our little ones? Or is it possible to do both?
A key verse is Titus 2:7 which says, "in all things, showing yourself to be a pattern of good works..."
Be sure to see our "P.A.S.S.I.O.N. & Clarity Course for Women" - with training videos, PDF downloads and personal assessment tests -- all FREE. https://missionmindedfamilies.org
This 3 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 2, verses 1-15 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these Bible verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.
In this second episode in the series, Ann Dunagan goes verse by verse through the second half of Titus 1. The focus is not only KNOWING GOD, but obeying Him, being submitted to God, keeping our hearts pure and doing the good works (by Grace) that God has called for us to do.
The podcast also focuses on finding your "PASSION" for God's purposes, looking through an acronym, P.A.S.S.I.O.N. along with Q & A's from real-life moms.
Here's a link to the course recommended (FREE) https://missionmindedfamilies.org
Question from a mom in Oregon:
"A big question for me is, how do you have a focus on missions when you are in the trenches with a lot of littles?"
Ann Dunagan answers this question by encouraging moms in the value of their role, and how they can be a part of the big-epic mission, even with little ones.
This 3 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 1, verses 1-16 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these Bible verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.
In this episode, we look at the overall theme of the Book of Titus, starting with the first half of Chapter 1 (verse-by-verse, going through Titus 1:1-9). Ann Dunagan shares practical insight for busy-at-home moms, with a practical focus on finding a MISSION statement for your life, and followed by Q & A's from moms.
A key verse is Titus 1:5, "...that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I have commanded you."
Learn how this verse can relate to you as a busy mom learning to train your kids to seek God personally in their lives.
This year, let's be proactive in creating and growing in AUTHENTIC friendships with others, being willing to encourage and support one another for the GOD-Purposes on our lives.
This episode refers to 2 Timothy 1:5-6 and Romans 12:9-15, along with ideas for establishing and growing in both face-to-face and virtual friendships that will encourage you for God's kingdom.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
Mission-Minded HUDDLES -- PDF download with ideas and instructions for creating authentic virtual friendships,-- http://tinyurl.com/huddle-pdf
Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook Group (This is a private community for Mission-Minded Women, so you'll need to answer some questions as you request to join us) https://www.facebook.com/groups/580355072027609
PASSION & CLARITY course for Women -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/passion
Life-Planning Course for 2018 -- (21-Page Prayer & Life-Planning Guide, Assessment test, and coordinating videos) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
3-D Kids Course (online mission training course for kids ages 6-12, for raising "DARING DOING DISCIPLES) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/3-d-free
Today's mission-minded focus is PERSPECTIVES about Harvest and Halloween from Matthew 9:35-39.
Ann Dunagan shares from her heart as a Christian mom about how to "deal with" October 31st -- from a biblical and historical perspective, focusing on the need for "Harvest" and being a light for Jesus in this dark and needy world.
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan shares practical ideas for busy moms and families, about being ambassadors for Jesus Christ and having a passion to be a witness for Jesus, especially during the month of October.
This episode's Bible teaching is from II Corinthians 5:17-21, focusing on the phrase, "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us..." Highlights also include sharing the "Pumpkin Gospel" or Pumpkin evangelism (by Angie Tolpin -- FREE download at - http://angietolpin.com ), using the carving of a pumpkin to share the good news of God's salvation.
Praying and interceding for the salvation of our children, and trusting God to handle our kids, is VITAL. We need to stand in faith and PRAY for our kids. Whether your children and young and living strong for Jesus, or perhaps you have Prodigal adults who grieve your heart more than you ever thought possible. Let God be GOD in your KIDS!!! As moms, our part is to pray and to trust God. He is ABLE. He loves our kids and God can do anything.
Do not FEAR, even for your children's salvation. Worry and anxiety are not helpful "Momma-attitudes" to have; but they are traps and snares of the enemy. No matter what the present situation is regarding your children, the virtuous woman can stand on God's Word and PRAY in faith.
This week, we're focusing on how to face your FEARS with FAITH, by the power of God's Word and prayer. Today, we're looking at being fearful for the teenage years. This is nothing to joke and worry about, but a season of parenting that requires solid trust and warrior faith.
In this episode, Ann Dunagan shares basic foundations of what we believe as Christians. What is Christianity all about? What is so important about the CROSS and the blood of Jesus? How can we know that Christianity is true? And what about all the other religions in the world? Does it really matter what a person believes, as long as he or she is sincere?
Much of this episode is from The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, by Jon & Ann Dunagan.
The ROCK SOLID discipleship training course is available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares an introduction about Tribal Religions beliefs (also known as "Animism"), from a Christian mission-minded worldview.
Recommended mission books:
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Islam, from a Christian worldview.
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares a brief (9-minute) introduction to Buddhism, from a Christian worldview.
And also, two good books are:
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Hinduism, from a Christian worldview.
How can we pray more effectively as busy moms? Ann Dunagan looks at strategic keys for busy moms from the Lord's PRAYER -- from Matthew 6:9-13. How did Jesus teach us to pray? How can we pray more effectively? How can we be more honest before God in prayer? Join Ann for this week's episode of Mission-Minded Families.
Note: Bible memory pictures (teaching pages and flash cards) are available for these verses of The Lord's Prayer -- at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures and also on iTunes.
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. The chapter is divided into 22 sections, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, with 8 verses in each section, and every verse is about God's Word. This is a wonderful section of the Bible to listen to. Each section is less than one minute and the whole chapter takes 19 minutes. (Bible verses are from the NKJV, read by Ann Dunagan).
Question from a mom in South Carolina:
"How can I come against feelings of failure as a mom?
Ann Dunagan responds to this question by sharing about the difference between conviction from the Lord and condemnation of the enemy, with encouragement to come against guilt with assurance in God's grace.
A mom named Jenny from Washington state asks, "How can I get my husband to pray with me?" Ann Dunagan addresses this question for mission-minded families. How can we encourage our husband to be the spiritual leader he's called to be?
Psalm 133:1-3 "Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity..."
Matthew 6 "When you pray . . . go into your room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place..."
Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.
In this 4-minute mini-podcast, a mom asks,
"How can we begin to prepare our hearts to raise a mission-minded child, when we're expecting a baby? Can we begin during pregnancy?"
Today, Ann encourages busy-at-home moms with a Bible study in Psalm 91:6-12 and a practical focus on PARENTING by Faith not Fear (part 2).