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 | 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!
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."
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?
October 30th, 2020 | 29 mins 32 secs
jesus, judas, love, salvation, unconditional
Fact: God loves everybody, yes...everybody, His love is unconditional, and nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:38). You've heard it said before, "God hates the sin but sin loves the sinner." A problem I see is that people in today's society have confused God's unconditional love with salvation. Yes, God loves everyone but not everyone is saved! The ones who will be saved are the ones who repent of their sin, accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and does his will and not their own. Have you made that choice? Know anyone that hasn't? Share this podcast with them!
October 23rd, 2020 | 27 mins 8 secs
cross, eny, jealous, jealousy, pride, religious
One thing you don't mess with is a person's power! Jesus was a threat to the religious leaders, not a physical threat, but he threatened their pride. They loved the praise from the people and now it was going to Jesus instead of them and they didn't like it! After the raising of Lazarus they plotted to kill him but that wasn't all, they wanted Lazarus killed too because he was the reason the people were flocking to Jesus! By the end of the week they would accomplish their goal...Jesus would be crucified.
October 22nd, 2020 | 31 mins 18 secs
betray, forgiveness, garden, jesus, judas, kiss
Not one time did Jesus call him out for being a thief so if we are to be like Jesus and have the attitude of Christ, then why is it that we feel the need to call people out when they hurt us and blast it all over social media, to our friends, and our family?
October 20th, 2020 | 33 mins 25 secs
feet, hair, jesus, mary, nard, perfume, smell
Certain smells take us back in time to an event that took place. We can remember the details as if it just happened. When Mary poured the nard on Jesus feet he equated it with his burial. How many times did those people in that house go back to the cross when they smelled nard?
October 9th, 2020 | 34 mins 37 secs
dead, lazarus, man, raised, tomb
Jesus is going to raise Lazarus from the dead but would it be enough to raise people's faith? He has been dealing with doubt from the religious leaders, the Jews, and now he is getting it from his twelve disciples and his best friends! It comes to a boiling point as John points out that Jesus had anger from deep within. We need to be growing in our faith and not declining. How strong is your faith? Are you sure?