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CAIN and ABEL: Murder, Mercy, and Consequences – BT Ep2 

Biblical Talks 

In this episode of Biblical Talks, we discuss how anger and jealousy can cause great harm. In the case of Cain and Abel, that showed up in a sibling rivalry that led to the first premeditated murder [sin]. As a result, that brought about grave consequences. Above all, we cannot talk about the consequences of sin without also discussing the mercy of God.  

Painting of Cain killing Abel. It represents murder, mercy, and consequences.
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The Healing of the Paralyzed Man — BT Ep1 

Biblical Talks 

Photo of the Healing of the Paralyzed man.

In this first episode of Biblical Talks, we discuss the healing of the paralyzed man. Now, even though there are three accounts of this story [Matthew, Luke, and Mark]; we will be looking at Luke’s. For this purpose, we use the text in Luke 5:17-16 New American Standard Bible. As you will see, there is so much we can learn from this passage. 

So, if you want to know more, then this podcast episode is for you. Go ahead and use the player at the top of this blog post. 

Or subscribe and listen via your preferred podcast platform. 

Then get encouraged by joining Lady V and me in this Biblical Talk — The Healing of the Paralyzed Man. 

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Jesus Is… – S5 Ep1

Fireside Chat 

Who is Jesus? Well, I’ve learned that depending on who you ask, the answer to that question varies a great deal. Of course, non-Christians have their opinions on the matter. But I was more surprised to learn that there are also different views in the Christian community. That is to say, not everyone who says he or she is a Christian, believes in the historical Jesus of Nazareth.

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Jesus IS… GOD With Us — S5 Dep 1 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Matthew 1:23 ESV says this: 

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with US). 

Matthew 1:23 ESV 

Photo of a group of people facing a cross. Pic represents Jesus is God with us.

Devotional 

When we enter a dark room, it is instinct to turn on the light. There is something inside of us that says— “I need to see where I am going”.  Yet, in life when things get it’s darkest, we ignore the whispers to reach for ‘The LIGHT’”.  

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Love IS Important: Love God and Love Others — S4 Ep12 

Fireside Chat 

Love IS Important: Love God and Love others--Photo of people gathered together in worship.

Why is love important? And why should we love God and love others? 

1 Corinthians 13:13 New Living Translation says, 

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 

When you look at society as a whole from the past to the present day — what do you observe? Well, I see a lack of love. No doubt, we all would agree that the world would be better if everyone operated from a place of LOVE. 

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Walking in TRUTH and LOVE—S4 Dep12 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV says this: 

4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  

5 And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.  

6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV 

Walking In Love and Truth- Photo of a person walking outside with the signs of Autumn all around.
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Devotional 

Why is love and truth in the “Perfect Will of GOD?   

Imagine if the whole world believed in Jesus and walked in LOVE and THE TRUTH with one another. I believe the earth would look a lot better right now. 

There would be no criminal activity. There wouldn’t be anyone hating one another. Evil wouldn’t have a grip on anyone. 

Love IS essential and the truth IS in the Word of God. 

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Confidence in GOD – S4 Ep11 

Fireside Chat 

Photo of woman praying -- demonstrating confidence in God.

Have you ever had confidence in someone to later find out that you could not depend on that person after all? No doubt, most of us have experienced that disappointment before. Then it is time to put your confidence in God. For sure, I know from my own experiences that I will never have to worry about that with God. You see, my confidence in God is solid. Because the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who honors His word. 

1 John 5:14-15 New King James Version says, 

“14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 

Moreover, He has made it very clear that He will always be there.   

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Let God Help You – S4 Dep11 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Psalm 46:1 NKJV says this: 

“God is our refuge and strength, 

A very present help in trouble.” 

Psalm 46:1 NKJV 

Devotional 

How many times do we try to figure things out ourselves when trouble comes? Most likely, our first response is… “What am I going to do?”  

And if we are honest…we immediately start meditating on that problem instead of praying to God for help. 

I know, I know…it’s a human thing to panic first and pray later. But, just like the people of Israel found out—GOD should be the first ONE you consult. 

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THE PROMISE: Christ Makes All Things New – S4 E10

In the past couple of years since the COVID-19 pandemic, people are dealing with the effects of great loss. Not only the loss of a loved one but some even lost their financial security. In fact, most of us around the world are working to ‘rise from the ashes,’ so to speak. 

But that my friends, has been much easier for some than others. That is to say, for the others, it has been extremely difficult. Because depression and hopelessness have taken over their lives. Oh, but there is peace and hope that is readily available for all who will receive it. Hence, this podcast episode — THE PROMISE: Christ Makes All Things New. 

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Justified by LOVE (Grace) — S4 DEp10

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition says: 

“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. 

Therefore, since we are now justified (acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ’s blood, how much more [certain is it that] we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God. 

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life. 

Not only so, but we also rejoice and exultingly glory in God [in His love and perfection] through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have now received and enjoy [our] reconciliation.” 

Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition 

Photo of a recreation of Jesus on the cross. Pic represents how we are justified by love (grace) when we receive what He has done.

Devotional 

Sometimes in life, we question God when things don’t turn out the way we planned. And, we can’t see how anything good can come out of a bad situation. Then we sit and wonder if God loves us.  

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