Are you mission minded? Today, international missionary Ann Dunagan recalls what first drew her toward missions and talks about the privilege of taking part in the Great Commission. Hear how her family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe. (This episode is Ann's Mission-Minded Families interview with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as recorded on FamilyLife Today.)
In this episode, we're completing our study through the book of Titus, today in Titus 3:8-15. The focus is how to MAINTAIN good works. How do we keep doing what God has called for us to do? How do we even go beyond the maintenance-mode of cultural Christianity and truly ENJOY loving and serving the Lord?
Two key verses are 3:8, "be careful to maintain good works" and 3:14, "and learn to maintain good works."
We're not saved by our self-efforts or by merely doing good things, but God does have "good works" prepared for us to do for His kingdom and His glory.
This 2 1/2 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 3, verses 1-15 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.
As we continue our verse-by-verse Bible study, today in Titus 3:1-7, our focus is being prepared for every good work, by putting our hope in God's grace and the blood of Jesus Christ. This edition includes an introduction to The Scarlet Cord, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus (a concise call to world missions, by Jon & Ann Dunagan, available as a FREE eBook download -- http://harvestministry.org/the-scarlet-cord -- listen for details and the DISCOUNT CODE on the podcast).
Highlights in this episode include teaching about daring to OBEY (including an encouragement to wives about attitudes at home), to be READY for every good work, to be SWEET, to be free from sin, and to be full of HOPE.
Titus 3:1 "...to be ready for every good work."
The Q & A section is addresses a few questions from a mom in Oregon -- about discontentment, comparison, and how to work together as a husband and wife.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
In this episode, we are concluding our 6-week study through Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is PRAYER, and living with the Fear of God in our lives. "Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fear the Lord shall be praised.."
Ladies, let's spend time with the Lord in PRAYER (drawing near in fellowship, because of the blood of Jesus, by grace and through faith), but let's also remember He is an Almighty, All-powerful GOD to be FEARED with Awe and Respect.
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
Do you sometimes wake up feeling weak, grumpy and inadequate? Today, we're continuing our study on Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective, today we are in verses 24 through 27, focusing on fruitfulness in your life and making PROGRESS for the LORD from the inside-out.
Proverbs 31:25 tells us, "Strength and honor are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come." Let's clothe ourselves with God's strength and God's grace . . . and live in JOY as God's virtuous mission-minded women!
Join Ann Dunagan as we continue with our 4th lesson in Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Today, we're in verses 18-23 -- with a focus on having a PASSION for your Marriage and Home -- plus a bit extra about living by faith not fear and being a warrior in prayer, not a worrier.
In today's episode, we're looking at the celebration and holiday of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Is it okay to decorate Easter Eggs or to take kids to an Easter Egg hunt? How can we teach our children about the true meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ? And at this time of the year, how can we redeem culture to share the Gospel with people who need God's salvation? What are fun ideas to impact your community for Jesus during this Easter season.
Follow our Good Friday / Easter Series: http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday
Recommended movie about the Ressurection: Risen
In today's episode, we're looking at why this day when we remember Christ's death on the CROSS is called "Good" Friday. What is the importance of Good Friday and what are some ideas to teach our children about the death of Jesus on the Cross?
Good Friday series: http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday
FREE book - The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
In today's quick question, you'll learn about the beautiful Jewish holiday of the Passover, and all the symbolism that points to JESUS, along with fun ideas to teach your children about how the Passover teaches us about God's salvation and how Jesus is our Messiah and Passover Lamb.
Today, we're continuing our Bible study in Proverbs 31. Join Ann Dunagan as she will encourage you from God's Word. We're learning about The Virtuous Woman, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is on PRIORITIES of a mom and being empowered and strengthened by God's grace.
Continuing our study about Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective. THis week, our focus is having compassion and generosity for the POOR and being obedient to "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth and judge righteously and PLEED the cause of the poor and needy."
Ann Dunagan addresses these needs with a practical focus, especially for the busy-at-home mom and her family. What could you do? How can you help? Come listen and be encouraged!
In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces the first, but lesser-known godly woman referred to in Proverbs 31: it's the MOTHER, who is giving strong council to her son, as he prepares to become a king.
As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our children and teenagers and having a high standard of love and example as Mission-Minded Families.
As we study Proverbs 31:1-5, we consider the strong testimony of Missionary Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Liddell (and his personal conviction about not running on Sunday), along with a personal conviction regarding drinking alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.
In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be CONNECTING for God's Great Commission.
For a LINK to request to join our private Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook Group, sign up for our EPIC Life-Planning Course: http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan, author of The Mission-Minded Family and mom or 7, brings a word of encouragement and practical advice, especially for busy-at-home moms, to spend time with the Lord in prayer (without condemnation).
In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be INFLUENCING others for God's Kingdom.
EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:
As we finish up our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're looking at Chapter 4, which is filled with some of the most encouraging scriptures:
Also, we're looking at Aiming our Children as Arrows, specifically to HIT the bulls-eye of God's purpose for their lives, not on the NO-side of legalism, but on the YES-side of God's LIFE!