In this episode, Ross and Ben reflect briefly on season one of the Living IN Jesus podcast, and look ahead to the exciting next season coming out later in 2021. Thanks for being a part of this with us!
In this week’s episode, we discuss your questions from episodes sixteen through twenty. These questions include “Does suffering come from God?” “Why do I need to surrender my rights to God?” “How can I forgive myself?” and “How can I show my family grace without letting down God’s standard?” Listen in as the team comments on your questions.
In this week’s episode, we discuss your questions from episodes eleven through fifteen. These questions include “How can I tell the difference between my thoughts, the Holy Spirit’s thoughts, and Satan’s thoughts?” “What can I do to better hear from God?” “How can I stop my emotions from taking over when I am in conflict with someone?” and “Is God disappointed with me? Listen in as the team comments on your questions.
God desires the whole earth to be filled with His glory. Through Jesus Christ, God has placed His life inside of us. As we come to know and believe the truth about God, our design and purpose, and our relationship with God in Christ, a burning desire grows for others to experience Christ’s life. In this episode, Ross talks with Connie Brezina, Ben Brezina, and Beau Brezina about their personal stories of making disciples and the challenges and barriers to equipping others in the life of Christ.
One of the amazing and beautiful characteristics of Jesus Christ which we see in the four gospels is how he related unconditionally with all those he met. He graciously loved others— even those who mistreated him. As God’s children, we are called and empowered by Christ’s life in us to love others unconditionally. In this episode, Ross talks with Tom Price, Tess Price, and Beau Brezina about expectations in relationships, the challenges of loving others well and their testimonies of receiving God’s grace and extending it to others.
In the Bible, we see two contrasting systems for living in relationship with God and others. Living under a law system results in death and condemnation. Conversely, surrendering to the grace of Jesus Christ leads to abundant life for those who believe. In this episode, Ross talks with Mark Fields, Ben Brezina, and Tom Price about the differences between Law and grace, and how embracing the grace of Jesus brings inner peace and victory over sin.
Sin damages relationships. It is a sad fact of life on this planet that we all hurt and wound each other with our words and actions. In order to maintain healthy, peaceful relationships, giving and asking forgiveness is essential. Jesus offers both an example of how to forgive and the power and desire to forgive others who have offended us. In this episode, Ross talks with Mark Fields, Connie Brezina, and Tom Price about misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, reasons people do not forgive others, and the abundant life in Christ which frees us to forgive and ask forgiveness.
We all experience pain and burdens in our lives. Life’s difficulties can easily lead people to question God’s goodness or even His existence. But God desires a different response from His children – one of trusting in Him and surrendering to His leading and provision while in the storm. The greatest display of God’s glory came when Jesus bore up under great suffering by submitting to the Heavenly Father and depending on Him. In this episode, Ross talks with Beau Brezina, Connie Brezina, and Jamie Pharis Pyles about the burdens and trials they have faced, and how God uses burdens to break our reliance on the flesh and leads us to experience peace through submission to His love, grace and strength.
Have you ever struggled with the same temptation to sin over and over again? All our temptations flow from what the Bible calls desires of the flesh. When we repeatedly give into the same temptation to try to meet our needs apart from God by indulging fleshly desires, a “flesh” pattern develops in our lives. Behind our “flesh” patterns are lies that we believe. In order to walk in victory, a believer must replace those lies with truth. In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul instructs us to “… be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” In this episode, Ross talks with Ben Brezina, Mark Fields, and Tom Price about the process of identifying our flesh patterns and how to work with God to expose the lies we are believing, replace lies with the truth, and walk in victory and freedom.
There is an unseen war being fought every day in your mind. The war is between truth and lies. What we believe to be to be true matters because our beliefs determine our behavior. Ephesians 6:12 informs us our true battle is not against the people in our lives. There are spiritual forces who attack us regularly with lies about God, ourselves and others. In this episode, Ross talks with Greg Brezina, Beau Brezina, and Tom Price about their mental battles and how Christians can experience consistent victory in and through Jesus Christ.