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Mike McClenahan

8 Podcast Episodes

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Matthew 23:1-12 :: Mike McClenahan

Bible Reading Plan Podcast by VictoryPoint

"Brendan McClenahan and Mike McClenahan read and reflect on Matthew 23:1-12. Please make sure to subscribe to this podcast! For the full Bible Reading Plan, head to victorypoint.org. To find out more about the context of Matthew 23:1-12 head to https://thebibleproject.com/explore/matthew. We would love to include your input on this podcast. Send us an email at brendanmcclenahan@victorypoint.org or leave a voice message by clicking the link below. There is more going on at VictoryPoint! (head to victorypoint.org for more trainings, events, worship gatherings, discipleship opportunities, giving, and ways to get connected). Here's the full text from today's scripture:   23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 23:2 ""The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat; 23:3 therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach. 23:4 They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of others; but they themselves are unwilling to lift a finger to move them. 23:5 They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long. 23:6 They love to have the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues, 23:7 and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have people call them rabbi. 23:8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all students. 23:9 And call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father--the one in heaven. 23:10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Messiah. 23:11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 23:12 All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/biblereadingplanvp/message

18mins

30 Oct 2020

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1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 :: Mike McClenahan

Bible Reading Plan Podcast by VictoryPoint

"Brendan McClenahan and Mike McClenahan read and reflect on 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. Please make sure to subscribe to this podcast! For the full Bible Reading Plan, head to victorypoint.org. To find out more about the context of 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 head to https://thebibleproject.com/explore/1-thessalonians. We would love to include your input on this podcast. Send us an email at brendanmcclenahan@victorypoint.org or leave a voice message by clicking the link below. There is more going on at VictoryPoint! (head to victorypoint.org for more trainings, events, worship gatherings, discipleship opportunities, giving, and ways to get connected). Here's the full text from today's scripture:   2:9 You remember our labor and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 2:10 You are witnesses, and God also, how pure, upright, and blameless our conduct was toward you believers. 2:11 As you know, we dealt with each one of you like a father with his children, 2:12 urging and encouraging you and pleading that you lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 2:13 We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God's word, which is also at work in you believers." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/biblereadingplanvp/message

16mins

29 Oct 2020

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Micah 3:5-12 :: Mike McClenahan

Bible Reading Plan Podcast by VictoryPoint

"Brendan McClenahan and Mike McClenahan read and reflect on Micah 3:5-12. Please make sure to subscribe to this podcast! For the full Bible Reading Plan, head to victorypoint.org. To find out more about the context of Micah 3:5-12 head to https://thebibleproject.com/explore/micah. We would love to include your input on this podcast. Send us an email at brendanmcclenahan@victorypoint.org or leave a voice message by clicking the link below. There is more going on at VictoryPoint! (head to victorypoint.org for more trainings, events, worship gatherings, discipleship opportunities, giving, and ways to get connected). Here's the full text from today's scripture:   3:5 Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry ""Peace"" when they have something to eat, but declare war against those who put nothing into their mouths. 3:6 Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision, and darkness to you, without revelation. The sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be black over them; 3:7 the seers shall be disgraced, and the diviners put to shame; they shall all cover their lips, for there is no answer from God. 3:8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. 3:9 Hear this, you rulers of the house of Jacob and chiefs of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert all equity, 3:10 who build Zion with blood and Jerusalem with wrong! 3:11 Its rulers give judgment for a bribe, its priests teach for a price, its prophets give oracles for money; yet they lean upon the LORD and say, ""Surely the LORD is with us! No harm shall come upon us."" 3:12 Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/biblereadingplanvp/message

15mins

28 Oct 2020

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Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 :: Mike McClenahan

Bible Reading Plan Podcast by VictoryPoint

"Brendan McClenahan and Mike McClenahan read and reflect on Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37. Please make sure to subscribe to this podcast! For the full Bible Reading Plan, head to victorypoint.org. To find out more about the context of Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 head to https://thebibleproject.com/explore/psalms/. We would love to include your input on this podcast. Send us an email at brendanmcclenahan@victorypoint.org or leave a voice message by clicking the link below. There is more going on at VictoryPoint! (head to victorypoint.org for more trainings, events, worship gatherings, discipleship opportunities, giving, and ways to get connected). Here's the full text from today's scripture:   107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, those he redeemed from trouble 107:3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 107:4 Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; 107:5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. 107:6 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; 107:7 he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town. 107:8 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. 107:9 For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things. 107:33 He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, 107:34 a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. 107:35 He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. 107:36 And there he lets the hungry live, and they establish a town to live in; 107:37 they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and get a fruitful yield." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/biblereadingplanvp/message

15mins

27 Oct 2020

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Joshua 3:7-17 :: Mike McClenahan

Bible Reading Plan Podcast by VictoryPoint

"Brendan McClenahan and Mike McClenahan read and reflect on Joshua 3:7-17. Please make sure to subscribe to this podcast! For the full Bible Reading Plan, head to victorypoint.org. To find out more about the context of Joshua 3:7-17 head to https://thebibleproject.com/explore/joshua. We would love to include your input on this podcast. Send us an email at brendanmcclenahan@victorypoint.org or leave a voice message by clicking the link below. There is more going on at VictoryPoint! (head to victorypoint.org for more trainings, events, worship gatherings, discipleship opportunities, giving, and ways to get connected). Here's the full text from today's scripture:   3:7 The LORD said to Joshua, ""This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so that they may know that I will be with you as I was with Moses. 3:8 You are the one who shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, 'When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.'"" 3:9 Joshua then said to the Israelites, ""Draw near and hear the words of the LORD your God."" 3:10 Joshua said, ""By this you shall know that among you is the living God who without fail will drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites: 3:11 the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is going to pass before you into the Jordan. 3:12 So now select twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 3:13 When the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan flowing from above shall be cut off; they shall stand in a single heap."" 3:14 When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. 3:15 Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, 3:16 the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 3:17 While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/biblereadingplanvp/message

14mins

26 Oct 2020

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53. Growing Hearts, Not Attendance, with Mike McClenahan

Spiritual Life and Leadership

What happened to Solana Beach Presbyterian Church?  Oh, it's still a big church, but it's half the size it was twenty years ago.  Some would say that Mike McClenahan, the Senior Pastor, failed in some way.  He must have done something wrong and that's why this church has declined so much.Maybe.  Or maybe it's just a reflection of what's going on everywhere in our culture.Mike McClenahan and his team have been wrestling with these challenges for almost two decades.  And what they have found is that maybe they've been measuring the wrong thing.  Maybe, rather than measuring weekly church attendance, what they needed to measure was what was going on in people's hearts.In this episode, Mike McClenahan shares the story of his journey from trying to lead a successful church to recognizing that it’s more important to grow people’s hearts than it is to grow people’s church attendance.THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:Mike McClenahan is the Senior Pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in Solana Beach, CA.When Mike was nine years old, his three-year-old brother tragically died. Two years later, Mike’s dad left and his parents divorced when he was thirteen.These events were significant moments of loss in Mike’s life that taught him about the importance of the church.If you understand attendance as a measure of success, pastors experience loss and feelings of lack of success all the time.Solana Beach Presbyterian Church engaged in the Reveal Study, which showed that people in the church were engaged in the things that the church did together, but they were not experiencing their own personal spirituality.In the book Move, Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson identify four qualities of leaders whose churches were the most spiritually vital: Disarmingly humbleModeled a surrendered lifeGrow hearts, not attendanceThey had one passion: Intimacy with JesusMike McClenahan had to vulnerably admit to his congregation that he was committing to deeper spiritual intimacy with God.The most important thing for pastors to do—as they lead their churches into deeper intimacy with Jesus—is surrender.RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKSBooks mentioned:Move by Greg L. Hawkins and Cally ParkinsonSolana Beach Presbyterian ChurchWebsite: https://solanabeach.church/Reveal StudyWebsite: https://revealforchurch.com/To leave a review of Spiritual Life and Leadership: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spiritual-life-and-leadership/id1435252632— Links to Amazon are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through any of these links, I’ll receive a small commission–which will help pay for the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast!Support the show (http://patreon.com/markuswatson)

55mins

23 Sep 2019

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Mike McClenahan on Financial Advisors, 25 Years Later

Finaeo

Jonathan sits down with Mike to discuss his experiences in the insurance industry, and how he ended up running one of Canada's largest Third Party Administrators - Benefits By Design.

51mins

8 Sep 2017

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November 6, 2014 - Without Borders Human Trafficking Panel with Special Guests Mike McClenahan and Juan-Daniel Espitia

Brewed Awakening

November 6, 2014 - Without Borders Human Trafficking Panel with Special Guests Mike McClenahan and Juan-Daniel Espitia

35mins

5 May 2015