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Passion City Church DC Podcast

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Promise Maker // Promise Keeper

Never mistake the silence of God for the absence of God — while we wait, God works! This week, Pastor Grant Partrick points us towards the hope that we have in Jesus during seasons of waiting, and reminds us of the power of the Christmas story.—Follow @passioncity: https://www.instagram.com/passioncitydc/Follow @ben_stuart_: https://www.instagram.com/ben_stuart_/ Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

41mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Single

Kicking off our new series, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married, Pastor Ben Stuart dives into what the Scriptures have to say about singleness. We see that there is a purpose in the season of singleness, and we have to get a relationship with God right before we can get a relationship with a guy or girl right. Pastor Ben reminds us not to miss the benefits of the season we are in because we are pining away for the benefits of another season. “God has ordained a season of singleness not for us to fill it with distractions or career ambitions, but to pursue an undistracted devotion to Him.”

43mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Releasing Anxiety

“For many of you, your biggest problem is not your problems, it’s your anxiety about your problems.” Jesus presents anxiety as one of the biggest impediments to seeking the Kingdom of God. For many of us, worries and anxiety in life keep us from all we are meant to be under God. This week, Pastor Ben Stuart reminds us that there is an invitation to cast our cares on Him. Our anxieties are not too heavy for God — He is there waiting for us to release them.

47mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Relationship Goals 2020

“Will you trust Him, and will you walk by faith into the future that God has for you?”To kick off the New Year, Pastor Ben encourages us to pursue godly relationships in 2020, and looks at the journey of Isaac and Rebecca’s relationship in Genesis 24.—Follow @passioncity: https://www.instagram.com/passioncitydc/ Follow @ben_stuart_: https://www.instagram.com/ben_stuart_/ Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C. More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

53mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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How to Date

“Dating is a process you go through, not a status you sit in.” Continuing our series Single, Dating, Engaged, Married, Pastor Ben Stuart challenges the way dating is viewed in our culture today and gives us 7 things to consider in the dating process.

50mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Who to Date

“Singleness is for devotion; dating is for evaluation.” Pastor Ben Stuart continues our series on relationships this week with a message about dating. It is not a status we sit in — it is a process we walk through! Dating exists for the purpose of evaluating whether or not you are supposed to run alongside a person for the rest of your life. In the process of evaluation, Pastor Ben challenges us to consider how we view dating: do we look at it with a consumer mentality or a companion mentality?

52mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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True Spirituality

Pastor Ben Stuart // What does it look like to connect with the Spirit of God? We all have a desire for a spiritual walk, but how do we know that our lives are truly being guided by the Spirit? True spirituality is not a life free from struggle, rather, it’s constant dependence on God in the midst of pain. With the Word of God educating us, the Spirit of God empowering us, and the community of God carrying us, we have the tools we need to live lives that glorify Jesus!

44mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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The Wind Returns

Pastor Ben Stuart // We all want to be connected to something that takes us further than we’d go on our own. We all want to be a part of something greater, something spiritual. But what is true spirituality? — This week Pastor Ben Stuart walks us through the meaning of spirituality. To truly be spiritual is to be rightly related to the Spirit of God, and the beautiful thing is that God wants that for us. That’s why He sent His son to die on the cross. Not just so that we’d be forgiven, but so that the barrier of sin could be moved out of the way and we could return to intimacy with Him. — Will you join us ask we ask the Spirit to hoist the sails of our lives and guide us through the days ahead?

49mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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The Stronger One is Here

“The greatest fighters are the ones who know that they’ve been fought for.” Kicking off the New Year with a new series, “The Fight,” Pastor Ben Stuart encourages us with the truth that we need a new identity before a new activity. The answer we are looking for is not a list of rules; it is a liberator. We have Someone who has set us free and ushers us into life with the conquering King—the Stronger One is here!

43mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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The Fight

The pursuit of spirituality happens in the context of adversity. We are in a fight to cultivate intimacy with our Creator, and in this fight, there are things we flee from and there are things we pursue. In fact, there are things we need to say no to, in order to say yes to something better! This week Pastor Ben Stuart encourages us with the truth that though we struggle, we have the ability to struggle well, and overcome in Jesus’ name. What do you need to say no to, in order to give something else your yes? “What you think about is what you care about, and what you care about is what you chase.”

44mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Wise Moves in a Wild World

Pastor Ben Stuart // “What you need most in life is not a change of circumstances. We as humans are capable of messing up even the most ideal of circumstances. What we truly need most in life is the ability to flourish regardless of our circumstances.” — This week Pastor Ben Stuart kicked off our new series, Survival Skills: Wise Moves in a Wild World. The truth is, the world we live in is messy and unpredictable. But the good news is that Scripture gives us a guide to flourish regardless of what comes our way. In this new series, we’ll dig into the book of Proverbs in hopes of strengthening the muscle of wisdom in our lives.

47mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Grace Beneath the Waves

Pastor Ben Stuart // There’s a tendency in God to chase us and give us life, not because of something beautiful in us; because of something beautiful in Him. — That's the thing about a gift. Whether you feel worthy or not doesn’t matter. God's love is not motivated by or contingent upon your worthiness, after all, grace is when undeserving people receive an unbelievable gift from an unobligated giver. — Grace is a gift, and to honor the Giver we have to not only accept, but enjoy the gift.

42mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Millennial Narcissism?

Pastor Ben Stuart // There is a deep desire in the hearts of humanity to be known, valued, and recognized. In today’s culture, we are encouraged in this idea that it’s all about us, our fame, and making our name known. But what happens when the follower count isn’t enough? What do we do when we seek fame and are left feeling empty? The truth is, we will never find satisfaction in self-absorption, but we will find it in radical self donation. In this game-changing message, Pastor Ben Stuart poses a challenging question to each of us: Are you building a tower for your own glory, or are you using your life as an altar for His?

45mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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The Problem with Plans

Pastor Ben Stuart challenges us with James’ words on making plans for the future. When we know God, we should make plans from a place of humility and gratitude, viewing our future from the perspective of God’s grace! Godly wisdom brings order out of chaos, and wisdom is shown in good conduct and humility. This week, Pastor Ben continues our study through the book of James by contrasting the pursuit of selfish ambition with the humble pursuit of Christ. Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Louie Giglio and Passion City Church: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqWqFGjRBFAU7Bv4Y0CijjQ Like a sailor on turbulent seas, we need to look up and see the North Star: the fixed points in the sky whereby we might navigate the objective realities in life. We need the skill-set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. In this book we will chart a course through the four relational phases that the vast majority of human beings on the planet will pass through in their twenties: singleness, dating, engaged and married. In each of these phases, we will look at what eternal purposes should be pursued in each stage, and how to pursue them. SINGLENESS: DEVOTIONDATING: EVALUATIONENGAGED: UNIFICATIONMARRIED: MISSION Order Pastor Ben’s book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married : http://singledatingengagedmarried.com/ Follow @passioncity: https://www.instagram.com/passioncitydc/Follow @ben_stuart_: https://www.instagram.com/ben_stuart_/ Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.  More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

42mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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The Tactics of Transformation

Pastor Ben Stuart closes out The Fight series by giving us five practical ways to pursue transformation in our lives. God built a structure that promotes the pursuit of intimacy with Him — a structure in which we flourish!

46mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Wise Communication

Words are powerful. For many of us, some of our deepest pains are because of what someone said or didn’t say to us. A simple arrangement of words has the power to drastically change a situation and perspective. — The book of Proverbs encourages us to apply wisdom to the way we use our words. Will we build others up with the way we communicate, or will we use are words to tear others down? This week Pastor Ben Stuart walks us through how honest truth, spoken at the right time with the right intention in mind, has the ability to be life-giving to ourselves and others.

47mins

28 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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The Problem with Love

Pastor Ben Stuart // There’s a tendency in us to run from the leadership of God, and there’s a tendency in God to chase after us. We love that about Him when it involves us or people we like, but what about when that same grace is extended to our enemies? — In Jonah chapter 4, Jonah is angry with God for offering grace to his enemies. Jonah’s problem is with love. This week Pastor Ben Stuart challenges us with this question: Do we have a problem with love like Jonah does? Are we able to extend the same grace to others that God has extended to us? — While we were Jesus’s enemies, He died for us. Having experienced this great love, may we share the same love to everyone in our lives! After all, those who know grace show grace.

55mins

29 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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True Friendship

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 — As humans, we’re all hardwired for community. Isolation as a whole is not good for the human machine. That’s why a form of torture is solitary confinement - being completely separated from human interaction. The question, however, is what kind of community are we surrounding ourselves with? — In this week’s message, Pastor Ben Stuart guides us through what the book of Proverbs has to say about friendships. The truth is, the people we walk with determine our path. Are those within your community pointing you toward a life of flourishing or a life of destruction?

45mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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The Necessity of Being Settled Down & Filled Up

Pastor Ben Stuart // The people that are making the greatest difference in the world are the ones that have had a difference made inside of them. — Sometimes life gets hard. What’s left to catch us when the bottom falls out from under us? This week, Pastor Ben Stuart talks about the importance of letting Jesus dwell in all areas of our lives. — When Christ is able to enter all areas of our heart, we become rooted and grounded in love. It is here that our lives begin to look different. Sometimes the best change doesn’t come from a change in circumstances, but a change in perspective.

46mins

10 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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The Purpose of Pain

Pain is part of the human story. We all experience trials and suffering throughout our lives. Looking at James 1, Pastor Ben Stuart reminds us that even in the midst of trial and pain, we can look to Jesus for hope and purpose!---Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Louie Giglio and Passion City Church: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqWqFGjRBFAU7Bv4Y0CijjQ---Like a sailor on turbulent seas, we need to look up and see the North Star: the fixed points in the sky whereby we might navigate the objective realities in life. We need the skill-set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. In this book we will chart a course through the four relational phases that the vast majority of human beings on the planet will pass through in their twenties: singleness, dating, engaged and married. In each of these phases, we will look at what eternal purposes should be pursued in each stage, and how to pursue them.SINGLENESS: DEVOTIONDATING: EVALUATIONENGAGED: UNIFICATIONMARRIED: MISSIONOrder Pastor Ben’s book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married : http://singledatingengagedmarried.com/Follow @passioncity: https://www.instagram.com/passioncitydc/Follow @ben_stuart_: https://www.instagram.com/ben_stuart_/Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

44mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #20