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Matthew West

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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Overcome Your Biggest Fears & Forgive the Unforgivable w/ Matthew West

The Adversity Advantage

Today's guest is Matthew West. Matthew is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. Today we talk in depth about how to have faith when you’re going through hard times, the life changing power of forgiveness, navigating uncertainty, overcoming busyness and why kindness will help unite our society and more.  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Ned/Mello Magnesium: www.helloned.com/doug Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  ***DISCLAIMER: Ned also offers other products such as their full spectrum CBD. Please be sure to do your due diligence and make sure that consumption of any products Ned offers are safe for you or the individual consuming it and that it won’t conflict with any extenuating circumstances that you or the person consuming it may have for work, school, probation, athletic commissions, etc. What to Listen For: 0:00 Intro 1:17 When was the last time Matthew questioned God? 6:08 What to do when the “encourager” becomes discouraged  8:04 Motivational quotes won’t help you through times of darkness 12:04 His advice for someone who is feeling hopeless 14:50 Forgiving the unforgivable (this song changed my life) 20:36 His biggest challenge while writing that song 22:35 Having vocal surgery affirmed his belief in God 25:48 His struggle with “busyness” 29:17 Lessons he is teaching his daughters 31:36 How can Christians and non-Christians unite? 34:58 How does he deal with uncertainty? Episode resources: Connect with Matthew: Website Instagram


27 Oct 2022

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#216: Can I Experience the Nearness of God? With Matthew West

4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild

Have you ever felt alone after losing a job, a dream, a loved one, or even just your sense of purpose? When we face uncertainty and our sense of security is turned upside down, it’s natural to ask, “God, where are You?” But today, you’ll be reminded that wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, God is right by your side and nothing can separate you from His love. Singer-songwriter Matthew West joins me on the podcast, and he’ll encourage you that God stays with us through each and every season of our lives. Plus, the guy is hilarious, so get ready to get blessed. SHOW NOTES: 413podcast.com/216


20 Oct 2022

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Matthew West and the God Who Stays

Your Day Brighter®

Matthew West writes the songs he needs to hear. 4:30 How do you bounce from one thing to another?7:20 What does a songwriting day look like?12:10 “The God Who Stays” book 24:03 The need for authenticity30:10 Sharing messages I need to hear35:45 The secret to 20 years with Emily


5 Oct 2022

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Episode 179: The God Who Stays (feat. Matthew West)

Becoming Something with Jonathan Pokluda

In this week’s episode we talk to legendary Christian artist, Matthew West. We discuss what he’s learned about God’s character through some of the hardest moments of his life. We also talk about the balance of performing for a living, while never wanting your life with Jesus to feel like a “performance”. Grab Matthew’s new book “The God Who Stays” here: https://www.amazon.com/God-Who-Stays-Looks-Different/dp/0785291628


12 Sep 2022

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Matthew West on Coffee, Country & Cody

WSM's Coffee, Country & Cody

Coffee, Country & Cody welcomed singer/songwriter and multi-time Dove Awards winner Matthew West to the WSM studio to discuss his new book, The God Who Stays. Make the Grand Ole Opry part of YOUR Nashville experience! With at least three shows every week, there are plenty of opportunities to see The Show That Made Country Music Famous -- plus, take the Opry Backstage Tour while you're there, and you'll get to stand in the world-famous circle where so many country greats have performed. Thanks for listening to the Coffee, Country & Cody podcast from WSM Radio! Download the official WSM Radio App (for Apple or Android devices) to hear WSM in digital clarity, plus two additional streaming stations -- Opry Nashville and Route 650 -- as well as thousands of hours of archived programming.


7 Sep 2022

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Episode 406: Matthew West on Going Through the Fire as God Stays with Us

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Our good friend, Matthew West is in the studio today to share about his new book The God Who Stays. Of course we HAD to talk about Matthew headlining the Ryman and winning at the K-Love Fan Awards. This is your fair warning - the story of Matthew and Lulu at camp mayyy result in LOTS OF TEARS! Ugh! What a great conversation! . . . . Find more fun things on this episode by going to anniefdowns.com/podcast. . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . . . Thank you to our sponsors! BetterHelp Online Therapy: Visit betterhelp.com/thatsoundsfun today to get 10% off your first month. ThirdLove: Right now, you can get 20% off your first order at THIRDLOVE.com/SOUNDSFUN KiwiCo: Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code THATSOUNDSFUN at kiwico.com Brooklinen: Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code THATSOUNDSFUN to get $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/SOUNDSFUN. . . . . . NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 12mins

5 Sep 2022

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Matthew West: Are Sharks Attracted to Pee?

Dadville with Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin

Matthew West is many things. He's a singer/songwriter, author, podcaster, husband, and father. However, he is not a professional baseball player. In this week's episode we dig into his backstory, talk about raising teenagers, and what to do when you go shark diving without a cage.  Check out Matthew's new book, The God Who Stays: Life Looks Different with Him by Your Side here: https://shop.matthewwest.com/collections/in-stock-items/products/the-god-who-stays-book-autographed-or-standard-pre-order Thanks to our sponsors! Manscaped - Get 20% off and free shipping with the code DADVILLE at manscaped.com BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/dadville Lectric eBikes - Go to lectricebikes.com and get $100 off any eBike purchase.

1hr 26mins

2 Aug 2022

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Living and Parenting on the World Stage: Matthew West 

No Seriously, How Do I Do This?

Today it’s not just celebrities who are living life in public, at risk of unwelcome advice or unwarranted criticism. Social media invites comparison and conflict, as much as it invites connection and community. So how do we live and parent boldly for Jesus in this sphere? Matthew West has seen the good and bad of social media play out in his life and career and joins us once again to pull back the curtain and share honestly out of his own experience and wisdom.  


22 Jul 2022

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Skip & Amy After The Show

Matthew called into the studio to get us to guess his TV theme. We ended up having an amazing conversation about his upcoming tour, his dad & some fun celebrity sightings. 


28 Jan 2022

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#412: "Truth Be Told" by Matthew West

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

There's a shortage of truth in the world today. Of course, the definition of truth seems to be up for grabs for some, but today we're talking about sincerity in action without pretense. Matthew West sings about this in his song "Truth Be Told." Jesus teaches about it in the Gospel of Matthew. Spend some time this week examining the words of Jesus with an open heart. In this episode I discuss: Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: Consider the historical background Follow the cross-references Utilize a trusted outside resource (like a commentary or Study Bible) Read in context Summarize the text in your own words Ask questions of the text Remember, the people in the Bible were real The 30 Day Music Challenge - ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE Matthew West's story behind the song - YouTube Video The book Matthew West wrote that he mentioned in the video - "Hello My Name Is" by Matthew West The verse in Isaiah Matthew West refers to in the video - Isaiah 29:13 How Jesus uses two metaphors to talk about what He thinks of being clean, put together, and FINE only on the outside - Matthew 23:27-28 The historical context of why touching tombs would have been a big deal to Christ's audience - Numbers 19:16 Why it was their practice to whitewash tombs - Douglas Sean O'Donnell "Preaching The Word" Commentary on Matthew Really considering the root of what Jesus is teaching and how it may apply to our own "clean on the outside and a hot mess on the inside" moments Zooming out all the way to Matthew 21 to see the context of our focus teaching Summarizing Matthew 23:1-11 in our own words Recognizing the seven "woe"s in Matthew 23 Checking out another "woe" from the Old Testament - Hosea 7:13 Hearing the "rolling thunder of Christ's wrath" in the text Recognizing the hypocrisy in our own lives and treating it with the weight Christ demands Make no mistake. I don't think Jesus is going to give us a pass on what He is distinctly declaring as worthy of woe and judgment just because we're not a Scribe or a Pharisee. Check out the official live performance video of this week's song below! https://youtu.be/j4wYkS8Z3Io More Than a Song Playlist Additional Resources Matthew West makes the case for honesty - KLove Blog Lyrics - WGBL.org "Truth Be Told" by Matthew West Story Behind the Song - YouTube Article on the seven "woe"s in Matthew 23 - GotQuestions.org Article on what "woe" means in Scripture - Patheos.com Commentary on the book of Matthew - Paid Amazon Link Weekly Challenge Read Matthew 21-25 to understand the complete context of Jesus' teaching. Focus in on Matthew 23 and really study it (I've included resources I used "Additional Resources" above). Identify and write down summaries of the seven woes. Hear the rolling thunder of Christ's wrath and take His rebuke seriously. Pray and ask the Lord to reveal any hypocrisy in your life.


24 Jan 2022