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.
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.
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 we care for the POOR?"
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
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.
This week in our QUICK QUESTIONS, we're learning about how to tackle FEAR head-on, by FAITH. Today's focus is an introduction to FEAR and encouragement about how to handle FEAR of the future, especially for moms, regarding the future of our children.
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 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.
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.
Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?
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 question comes from a young couple from FINLAND, just expecting their first baby: What are a few parenting keys, as we're just starting our family? Ann shares from a recent video call from this precious mission-minded couple from Europe.
Redeeming Childbirth with Angie Tolpin, known as The Courageous Mom (book and blog for pregnancy and delivery, and a new Christian postpartum course). http://RedeemingChildbirth.com
I Peter 2:2
Today's focus is Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) a missionary to Ecuador and a Christian author.
At Daring Daughters, we feature an article about her life with 88 Inspiring Quotes by Elisabeth Elliot (to commemorate her 88 years) -- http://daringdaughters.org/elisabeth-elliot
Her books include:
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!
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.
At Mission-Minded Families, we have books (for parents and children), podcasts, online training courses, live events, and more, for helping your family for God's Great Commission.
What does the phrase, "Great Commission" actually mean, and what are some resources at Mission-Minded Families for helping Christian parents to focus on it? Ann Dunagan answers this in a quick Q & A.
Today's focus is Gladys Aylward, a daring missionary to China (1902-1970).
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.
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.
This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to the Wordless Book, a simple tool (using the colors: black, red, white, gold, and green) to share the Gospel. Included in this episode is an introduction to the wonderful worldwide ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, reaching children all over the globe.