Let's face it...life sometimes is hard and can just suck. When we are faced with life's challenges we can be discouraged, get tired, and become weary. What we need is motivation, encouragement, and a helping hand that keeps us going. That's the idea of GRINDIT! We find our strength to endure when we focus on Jesus. God's own Son wasn't exempt from life's challenges and He didn't do anything to deserve what he went through! And yet He did...willingly, therefore we find our hope in Him.
January 15th, 2021 | 30 mins 55 secs
fire, fish, focus, jesus, keep up with the jones, peter
Quit focusing on others and what they have. Focus on what you have and use it for the glory of God and to grow the kingdom!
January 15th, 2021 | 32 mins 12 secs
disciples, fish, grill, jesus, shore, voice
Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, they know me, and they follow me.” If that’s the case, then why did some of his closest followers not know who he was after the resurrection? They heard Jesus speak from the shore but they didn’t know who he was and this happened not once but twice! I discuss it in this episode of the GRINDIT Podcast. The answer is something we all need to hear so share with your family and friends…
January 8th, 2021 | 30 mins 35 secs
believe, doubt, faith, hope, resurrection, thomas
Thomas wasn't there when Jesus appeared to the disciples the first time. He wouldn't believe their story and thought it was "fake" news. He wanted to see Jesus for himself and eight days later, he got just what he wanted!
January 8th, 2021 | 27 mins 44 secs
angels, empty, gardener, life, magdalene, mary, resurrection, tomb
The game changer is what the resurrection is! Jesus came out of that tomb victorious over death, hell, and the grave! He has paid our sin debt and he is our hope!
December 31st, 2020 | 32 mins 26 secs
cross, crucifixion, jesus, lamb, passover
The crucifixion happens but it's not the end...It's just the beginning!
December 24th, 2020 | 27 mins 24 secs
jesus, pilate, question, truth
Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" We think truth is whatever we believe to be true but just because we believe it to be true doesn't make it true or vice versa.
December 18th, 2020 | 33 mins 31 secs
betray, betrayal, denial, deny, mount of olives
Peter denies Jesus as Jesus is being betrayed by Judas
December 12th, 2020 | 29 mins 3 secs
betrayed, crucified, disciples, passover, pray, prayer, prays
Jesus prays for his disciples just before he is betrayed and crucified.
December 12th, 2020 | 29 mins 19 secs
betray, disciples, passover, pray, protect
Jesus prays for his disciples just before he is betrayed and crucified.
December 3rd, 2020 | 39 mins 46 secs
abandon, endure, faith, faithful, grind, hebrews
In John 15 Jesus was talking with his disciples and he knew they were freaking out because he had told them he was leaving them and they couldn't come with him. Almost ten times he uses the word "remain" as he encourages them to keep their faith regardless of what happens in the coming days. He starts off John 16 by telling them not to "abandon" their faith and he tells them some things they will go through because they belong to him which includes persecution and death! Even though we may not be persecuted in the United States for our faith, we do experience life challenges and the goal of the GRINDIT Podcast is to encourage people to "remain" in Christ, to keep the faith, and to keep grinding! We would love to pray for you. Send your prayer requests to [email protected] or text them to 865-233-6825. God bless you in your walk with Christ...
November 21st, 2020 | 25 mins 10 secs
Jesus said we are to produce fruit and be obedient to him. His commandment to us is to love others as he loves us so we take a quick glimpse of 1 Corinthians 13 and finish breaking down what Jesus told his disciples in verses 18-27. Jesus says we will be hated, persecuted, and ignored because that's how the world treated him...and he was God in the flesh!
November 21st, 2020 | 27 mins 8 secs
faithful, fruit, jesus, produce, remain, share
Jesus commands us to produce and the key to producing fruit is to "remain" in Jesus. He promises to "remain" in us if we "remain" in him. When he remains in us through the Holy Spirit we will produce fruit naturally because we are connected to the vine and we are healthy. However, we have a choice to remain or leave but if we choose to leave God, where else are we going to go? And the consequences of leaving God would be brutal! "Remain" in Jesus, produce fruit, and share Jesus with others! Even though hard times come, they don't last and eternity with Jesus will be worth it all!
November 21st, 2020 | 30 mins 35 secs
fruit, gardener, grapevine, pruning. holy, spirit
Jesus is the grapevine, his followers are the branches, and his Father is the gardener and is the one who does the pruning. If a branch doesn't produce fruit it is cut off from the grapevine and cast into the fire. According to Galatians 5:22 the Holy Spirit produces the fruit in us so just as Jesus said, it is imperative we remain in him because he will remain in us and his Holy Spirit will produce fruit. As the Holy Spirit produces fruit in us we need to share it with others!
November 7th, 2020 | 32 mins 53 secs
believe, confidence, disciples, jesus, trust
John 14 is a continuation of John 13 where Jesus is having a very intimate conversation with the eleven disciples that are left (Judas has left to get his silver). He tells them, "Don't let your hearts be troubled...." He knew they were freaking out because he had told them one of them would betray him and he also told them he was leaving them for a bit. We can all use the comforting words Jesus gave them, "Trust in God and Trust in me."
November 7th, 2020 | 28 mins 48 secs
advocate, disciples, father, helper, holy spirit, jesus
We finish John 14 with the disciples freaking out over what Jesus is telling them. They want to go with him and he tells them they can't. They are full of fear and doubt which is two great tools of the enemy. If Satan can keep us in fear and doubting God, then he knows we are no threat to him. Jesus promises them a Helper, the Holy Spirit and when he falls on the disciples in Act 2, they are filled with boldness. Even after being persecuted and beaten the disciples continue to be bold! What about you? We are filled with the same Holy Spirit as they were so we should be bold just as they were as well!
October 30th, 2020 | 29 mins 19 secs
christian, church, forgive, grudge, jesus, love, unconditional
Do you hold a grudge? Is there someone in the church you avoid because they hurt you? If we claim to be a follower of Christ then we must love like Christ and it's NOT an option and His love is WITHOUT conditions! If anyone had the right to hold a grudge it was Jesus! He chose Judas Iscariot to be one of his twelve disciples knowing he was greedy, a thief, and that he would sell him out for thirty pieces of silver and yet he washes his feet, then in the garden he called him friend as he was being betrayed! From the cross he is looking at the ones who crucified him and he says, "Father, forgive them...And Paul points out that Jesus died for us while we were his enemy! Do we love like Christ loves?