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Jun 22, 2020

As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're in Chapter 3, with a focus on relying on God's grace not our own works, living for heaven, and knowing God personally.

We talk about weeping for the lost, praying earnestly for people who need Jesus, and aiming our children as ARROWS for God. In this lesson, we focus on a 3rd part of an arrow, the SHAFT (which needs to be straight and solid), representing the solid WORD OF GOD.

Two key verses from Philippians 3:

  • "I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord..."  (verse 8) and
  • "that I may gain Christ and be found in Him..." (verse 9).  
Jun 15, 2020

In today's episode, we're continuing our verse-by-verse Bible study going through the Book of Philippians, in Chapter 2, verses 1-30. We talk about the surrendered life of Jesus, coming to earth and going to the CROSS out of love for this world, and raising our children to follow His example.

Key thoughts include the power of the Name of Jesus (and teaching our kids to pray "in Jesus' Name"), living lives with self-sacrifice and total surrender to God, obeying God when no one is looking, and as a mission-minded family, the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed for the sake of the Gospel.

We also look at the 2nd part of the ARROW, the 3-vein "fletching," which allows the arrow to spin in flight with accuracy and stability -- representing the importance of training our children to have a personal living and vibrant relationship with our God (the Trinity): God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under th earth, and that every tongue shold confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." --Philippians 2:10-11

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." --Philippians 1:12-13

Jun 12, 2020

In today's QUICK QUESTION, we're addressing the FEAR of what others think. Living with a focus on the opinions of others is a trap and a snare. The Bible calls it the FEAR OF MAN (or of people). Learn how to address this FEAR, through the power of the Word of God and by FAITH. 

Jun 8, 2020

In today's episode, we're beginning a brand-new Bible study, starting verse-by-verse through the Book of Philippians, Chapter 1, verses 1-30. Key thoughts include being "BONDSERVANTS" of Christ and "SAINTS" (verse 1), living by God's GRACE (verses 2 and 6), and living everyday for God's GLORY (verse 11). Special focus is also about living with NO FEAR, and raising our children to be ARROWS for God.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." ---Philippians 1:6

(Full-length episode -- 27 minutes) 

Jun 5, 2020
Psalm 91 (#3) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear

Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.

Jun 3, 2020
Psalm 91 (#2) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear

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).

Jun 1, 2020
Psalm 91 (#1) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear

How can you live by FAITH, not be FEAR. Learn keys for mission-minded parenting with Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family.

May 29, 2020

In today's episode, Ann shares three powerful dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family: focusing on ETERNITY, living in SUB-mission to God -- including a Dunagan family mission story about smuggling Bibles into China -- and being STRATEGICALLY aimed.

Children's book: The Whole World Needs Jesus

The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny is available from Amazon, Christian Book Distributers, and Mission-Minded Families -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org 

 

 

May 22, 2020

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

 

 

Apr 27, 2020
Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6)

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.

Apr 22, 2020

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. 

Apr 20, 2020

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.

Apr 17, 2020

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).

 

Apr 13, 2020

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 

Apr 10, 2020

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

Apr 6, 2020

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. 

Apr 3, 2020

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

Apr 2, 2020

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

Apr 1, 2020

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. 

Mar 30, 2020

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

Mar 27, 2020

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. 

 

  • Here is "Highlights of World Religions" from  Teaching With God's Heart for the World, Volume 2, (by Ann Dunagan) which includes several pages about understanding Tribal/Animism and explaining this religious belief to young people,from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Included are basic beliefs, how to pray for people from remote tribal religions, and encouraging spiritual caution and prayer when learning about ancient religions -- introduced through popular family movies (such as Pocahontas, Moana, Avatar, or The Lion King), or in historical displays honoring ancient cultures and native religious practices. 

Recommended mission books:

  • Eternity in their Hearts by Don Richardson
  • Peace Child, by Don Richardson
  • Bruchko, by Bruce Olsen

 

 

 

Mar 26, 2020

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Muslim upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

 

Mar 25, 2020

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Buddhist upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Buddhist faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

  

 

And also, two good books are:

  • So What's the Difference? By Fritz Ridenour
  • Jesus in a New Age, Dalai Lama World (Defending and Sharing Christ with Buddhists), By M. Tsering

 

Mar 24, 2020

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Hindu upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Hindu faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

 

Mar 20, 2020

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should you care for the UNBORN?"

ld we care for the UNBORN

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