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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Karla Chestnut. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Karla Chestnut, often where they are interviewed.

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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Karla Chestnut. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Karla Chestnut, often where they are interviewed.

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Extraordinary: But He Shouted All The More - Karla Chestnut

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The Gospel of Luke highlights Jesus on the road to Jerusalem and the cross. He met all kinds of people along the way. This guy stands out partly because of his audacity in the face of rebuke. Was it desperation or faith? I am going to highlight some of the contrasts in this passage. Be quiet/he shouted all the more - blind/sighted - rebuke and invitation - the crowd and the individual - Jesus of Nazareth vs. Son of David and Lord - those who led the way/beggars Look at all the roles we play in this story all the way from rebuker and onlooker to the blind beggar
Jun 14 2020 · 28mins
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Plays Well With Others: The Forgiving Flow - Karla Chestnut

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God has created us to be in relationships with other people. ALL kinds of other people! So, one of the earliest things we learn is how to get along with other people. Remember that assessment category on your kindergarten report card - “Plays well with others?”

Playing well with others is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult.

People can be difficult!

We can be difficult!

But the truth is, one of the most challenging aspects of life - getting along with others - can also be one of the most rewarding. However, we have to work at it.

How can we get better at being human - being a healthy human - who gets along well with others?

This series will look at four practical ways in which we can improve our relationship skills and our ability to love others well.

This is important stuff for the church. Jesus said to his followers, "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35, NLT)

Followers of Jesus are to be marked by love. It is our ability to know that we are loved by God, as well our love for ourselves, God and others -- even our enemies -- that demonstrates to the world that we have chosen to follow Jesus.
Jan 26 2020 · 26mins
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James: The Prayer of Faith // Karla Chestnut

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Stand firm on a strong foundation—not the foundation of the world. Stand in your power pose. Listen to Karla's teaching on James 5.

Dec 06 2019 · 28mins
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Bad Religion: Earn It - Karla Chestnut

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Bad religion shrinks and kills our hearts. Bad religion lacks love and puts our focus in the wrong places. Bad religion often raised the ire of Jesus and we find pieces of bad religion in each of our hearts. Jesus came to bring light and hope to us who so easily slip into bad religion.
Oct 27 2019 · 27mins
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New Every Morning: Real Life Response - Karla Chestnut

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What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we find strength to keep going?
Where does our faith truly reside?
What do we do when God seems absent?
How do we find strength in community?

It is not hard to understand why the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament might be one of the most neglected books in all of the Bible. It is a book of poetry written about the most significant catastrophe of the Israelite people - the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BC.

In it, we find language - poetry, metaphor, imagery - for all the grief, pain and confusion the people of God felt. When their world fell apart. The poems use all the letters of the Hebrew alphabet to help fully plumb the depths of the people’s pain.

At the very center of this book, however, we find one of the fiercest statements of faith and trust in all of Scripture. A bedrock reminder that even when the bottom falls out, the center can hold, if the center is built on the right foundation.

We will each face hardship, pain, loss and despair. Lamentations teaches us to hold firmly to our faith while giving us grace-filled permission to pour out all of our grief, anger and confusion - from A to Z - to the God who loves us, whose faithfulness is great, and whose mercies are ever-new.

Also, you can watch this 7 minute video (https://youtu.be/p8GDFPdaQZQ) for a break down on the book of Lamentations. Get the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.
https://youtu.be/p8GDFPdaQZQ
Apr 07 2019 · 30mins
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THE CONVERSATION: Prodigal Family with Karla Chestnut and Dave Bartlett

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This series takes a new look at an old parable told by Jesus (Luke 15: 11-32). They label many of our Bibles the Parable of the Lost Son. With our focus upon family during the month of February, a better title for the parable would be: The Parable of the Two Lost Sons.

As we study this parable to learn how God relates to two lost sons, we will also focus on how we should reflect these same virtues within our family and friendships. This practical and challenging series will focus upon how both sons rebelled against the Father—one selfish and immoral and the other by being obedient as a strategy for rebelling against the Father. Religious people often live moral lives but their goal is to get leverage over God so He owes them and they can control Him.

Our hope and prayer is that this series will help our family's experience freedom, unconditional forgiveness, humility and help each of us love within our context.
Feb 26 2019 · 43mins
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Change Your Mind: Who I Say I am to Who God Says I am - Karla Chestnut

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How we think impacts everything about us: the decisions we make, how we raise our children, how we interact with people, how we spend our money, how we use our time - basically how we live our whole lives.

A primary reason there is little difference between followers of Christ and the world around - as far as how we live - is that we do not think differently than those who don’t know Jesus--our minds have not been renewed by God’s Spirit.

God desires to transform us - to help us become more full of life, more healthy, more whole ... more and more like Jesus.
And one of the most powerful ways God does this is by changing the way we think; what the Bible calls “the renewing of our minds.”

For this teaching series … we are boiling this whole concept down to one phrase - Change Your Mind.

Allowing God to change our minds - through His Word, through His Spirit, through His community - is one of the most life-transforming things we can do.
Nov 28 2017 · 27mins
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BASIC - Lamentations - Karla Chestnut - 9.28.17

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To lament is to be living.

www.basicatlang.org
Oct 02 2017 · 29mins
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Whoops! I'm a Legalist - Karla Chestnut

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When Jesus came into the 1st century world as a rabbi, the religious leaders had real problems with him. And Jesus, though he loved the religious leaders, had real problems with them. In fact, in the rare times Jesus got angry, it was almost always with this group called the “Pharisees.” They twisted really good things – like the desire to follow God’s ways, live by his laws, and avoid sin – into beliefs and actions that Jesus found offensive, because they hurt people and pushed them away from God.
Today, many who regularly attend church often drift into some of the same patterns of the 1st century religious people. Our beliefs and behaviors end up lacking resemblance to Jesus. We don’t mean to … it just happens.
Our teaching series - that we are lightheartedly calling Whoops! is about 4 of these beliefs or behaviors that Christians can find themselves sliding toward despite our best intentions.
- Join us as we explore what the Pharisees did that made Jesus angry…
- Join us as we think about how Jesus lived in contrast to them …
- Join us as we consider how we can live more like Jesus today …
Feb 12 2017 · 31mins
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The Risk To Belong: It's Not About You - Karla Chestnut

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We were created to belong to God and to other people.
If we miss this, we miss everything.

The need to belong, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, is hardwired into the human DNA.
Where does this desire come from?

We believe it comes from the truth that we were created by a God who is at his core, a community - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We were created out of community for community. Our deep need to belong displays this truth.

God is at work to create for himself a community through whom he can bless a broken world; that community is his church; God’s people.. We will live in community with God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and with each other, for all eternity. Belonging is our destiny!

But in our individualistic and noisy world, true community is hard to find. The truth is, we must initiate it; it will rarely just happen. As followers of Jesus, we must seek community as a primary calling of our faith. But not just any old “community,” it must be community in the way of Jesus, which means laying down our lives for the sake of others; entering into community for others, rather than solely to meet our own needs.

Doing this is hard.
It is risky.
We all fear rejection.
But it is a risk we must take.
God encourages us to step out in faith this fall to take “The Risk to Belong!”
Sep 19 2016 · 29mins
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