The Hope Podcast (Audio)

88. Smell the Roses
Hello and welcome to The Hope Podcast. I’m Aneel Aranha. Today, we will talk about how, as we journey through life, we should take time to smell the roses. 


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The 7 Churches of Revelation

The Situation Room

12. The Lure of Instant Gratification
Are you constantly battling the urge for instant gratification? Learn how to develop self-control and focus on long-term goals for greater fulfillment and spiritual growth. Scenario
11. The Burden of Bitterness
Is bitterness weighing you down? Learn how to release the pain of the past and embrace a life of freedom and healing through forgiveness. Note: These scenarios are not gender-specific. Depending on the sex of the person reading this, male and female roles can be switched.
10. The Poison of Criticism
Has criticism left you feeling hurt and discouraged? Discover how to find healing and restore relationships through the power of grace and understanding. Note: These scenarios are not gender-specific. Depending on the sex of the person reading this, male and female roles can be switched.


The Blessed Lamb of God

40 Choices (Videos)

40. I Choose To Evangelize
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39. I Choose Stewardship
38. I Choose Purity

Psalms Illustrated (Images)

The Psalms (Text)

Psalm 52 - The Narrow Path
Following Jesus and living according to his teachings requires going against the flow of the world's values and embracing a counter-cultural perspective. Are we brave enough to do this? Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Psalm 51 - The Holy Spirit
After seeing what happened to King Saul when he lost the Holy Spirit, David was terrified that God would take away the Holy Spirit from him because of his sinfulness. Can we lose the Holy Spirit? Have mercy on me, O God,
Psalm 50 - True Worship
When we worship and serve God, are our sacrifices and service to God genuine expressions of gratitude and devotion or just something we do by rote? The Mighty One, God, the LORD,

Just Saying (Images)

Gospel of Matthew (Text)

Matthew 10:1-4 - The Chosen
Witness the transformative power of being chosen by Jesus as he equips his twelve apostles for ministry, challenging us to accept his call and become laborers in his harvest. Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
Matthew 9:35-38 - Extraordinary People
Embrace your calling as an extraordinary laborer in God's harvest as Jesus reveals the heart and strategy behind transformative evangelization. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Matthew 9:27-31 - Sight to the Blind
Witness the power of Jesus to heal the blind as two men cry out for mercy, and explore the profound truth of spiritual blindness and the path to true sight. As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

The Illustrated Proverb (Images)

The Gospel of John (Text)

John 4:15-19 — As The Deer Pants …
As the saying goes, we look for love in all the wrong places. God's love is the only source of true satisfaction and acceptance. The [Samaritan] woman said to [Jesus], “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
John 4:10-14 — Living Water
Jesus invites us to receive his living water —the Holy Spirit— and find fulfillment, hope, and purpose in our lives. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
John 4:7-9 — Breaking Barriers
Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman challenges us to break through cultural and societal barriers, recognizing the inclusive love and grace of Jesus that extends to all people. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Sacred Sleepscapes (Videos)

Peaceful Promises
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The Shepherd's Comfort
Healing Waters of Faith