Bookshelves are lined with self-help resources, but these guides have little to sell us other than ourselves. And reading books by Christian authors can be like biting into a pizza roll too quickly. We can lose the ability to taste differences between what is self-help and God-dependence. We swallow both indiscriminately and wonder why our stomachs hurt. In this series, we'll look at the Proverbs, God’s help book for everyday problems. We'll trade self-help for God-HELP!, building upon a child’s cry to his father, leaning on one’s eternal family, and trusting God’s unfailing promises.
How could God use a job at Walmart and life in the UP to prepare a family of 5 to live off the grid on the remote Solomon Islands for Wycliff International Bible Translators?
Levi Matteson interviews Josh and Katie Goshert about how God used their experience and training to prepare them for this mission work. This is an episode of Pearls & Swine on the Evangel Houghton Podcast from Evangel Community Church, Houghton, Michigan, February 9, 2021.
Emotional bombs are forms of self-punishment in response to personal failure. Fear, comparison to others, shame, and holding onto our past can lead to mass destruction in our relationships with God and others. In the first part of the Weapons of Destruction sermon series, Levi encourages us to tell our whole story. Our story plus God's story is a great story, especially with a broken past. And we're all broken. The Scripture text as 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. This is a podcast from Evangel Church, September 13, 2015, Houghton, Michigan.