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Simply Love Jesus

Exploring life & faith through the lens of one question, "What does it mean to simply love Jesus?"

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I Believe - Part 1

In this episode, Caleb and some new guests want to take a historical route and begin exploring the beliefs of the early church. Helping us understand that the more clearly we understand the early Christian beliefs, the closer we can be to understanding the heart of Jesus./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the newly released project White Oak from dryhope./// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// APPAREL: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

27mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Dating

In this episode, Caleb, Jacob, and Griffin dive into exploring what dating and romantic relationships look like through the lens of "simply love Jesus." It's difficult to approach dating from a biblical perspective when the Bible says nothing about dating (at least the way we understand it in the 20th-century world.) But regardless, a relationship with Jesus does teach us how we can have healthy dating lives. When we pursue a relationship with God, our mind and heart should change to value what Jesus values. In this midst of that, we learn to serve the one we are pursuing romantically in the same way God pursues us, with selflessness. Simply loving Jesus even changes the way we argue in a dating relationship. Instead of being me-focused and focused on ourselves, our first concern should be the other person and concerned about their heart and, as James 1:19 says, be "quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry."We hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are graciously provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// APPAREL: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

41mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Rest

What does it mean to rest? Does watching movies and playing games counts as rest? Caleb, Griffin, Jacob, and Micah talk about these questions and more as we discuss the importance of resting.Just like loving a significant other requires quality time and slowing down, our relationship with God requires the same thing if we want to show Him that we love Him. Resting, according to the Bible, means slowing down and reflecting on His love for us so that we can be refreshed and prepared to go back into the chaotic world we live in and work to prepare it for when Jesus returns. How can we pray for you? DM @calebsdavis for prayer requests!/// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "Beneath Your Waves" by Sleepy Fish, provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

30mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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What Is A Christian?

In this episode, Caleb and Aaron give an overview of defining what a Christian is. Many people claim to be a Christian, but what exactly "is" a Christian? Where did they come from? What does the word "Christian" even mean? What do they believe? All of these things are discussed in this episode!Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/sljministries/Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/sljministriesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

41mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Taking Back Religion - Part 1

In this episode, Aaron and Caleb start a new series exploring the pushback against organized religion. Subscribe to this podcast for more content about exploring life and faith through the lens of "Simply love Jesus." You can follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @sljministries. Are you interested in the songs played during this podcast? Both songs are gratefully supplied by Chillhop Music. The first song played is titled Possums & Popcorn and the second song is titled Zen.Give us a comment on our social media to let us know you are listening!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

29mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Simply Love Jesus - Know

In this special episode, Caleb continues the conversation of explaining the idea of "Simply Love Jesus." This lifestyle is explained in four checkpoints: The Question, Know, People, Purpose. One episode has already begun to explore "The Question" and now in this episode we begin to explore "Know."/// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are Sombre, Celeste, and Rain, all from the collection called "Celeste" by Psalm Trees. Provided graciously by Chillhop Music./// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// WEBSITE LIVE NOVEMBER 1st: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

38mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Money

Should we give money to the homeless? Should we be generous and give if we know we are going to incur student loans? Caleb, Jacob, and Micah talk about these questions and more as they dive into the topic of MONEY!Choosing to simply love Jesus should lead each individual, through a love for God, to a place where they long to be generous and are burdened for those who are in need. God calls us to be obedient to the command to be generous with our finances as a reflection of the Kingdom of God.How can we pray for you? DM @calebsdavis for prayer requests!/// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "Beneath Your Waves" by Sleepy Fish, provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

33mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Friends

So no one told you life was gonna be this wayyyy, clap! clap! clap! clap!In this episode, Caleb, Griffin, and Jacob tackle a series of questions revolving around friendships. How many friends should we have? What does it mean to have a godly friendship? Should we rebuke our friends? How? All of these and more are discussed in this episode!We hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "Leaving for Good" graciously provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// APPAREL: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

43mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Joy

In this Christmas Special episode, Caleb, Griffin, and Jacob explore the topic of joy. What is joy? How can I experience true joy? Can someone experience joy if they are not a Christian? What do I do if I lose my joy? We talk about all these questions and more in this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: Jingle Bells by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.comCreative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_jingle-bellsMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/8ahD-2LK_ZwJingle Bells Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/O Holy NightExzel Music Publishing (freemusicpublicdomain.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Silent Night - Jon SaylesExzel Music Publishing (freemusicpublicdomain.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0//// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// APPAREL: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

29mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Why Christianity?

In this episode, Caleb & Aaron talk about why they choose Christianity among all other religions in the world.___________________________________________Did we not cover something you wanted us to discuss? Let us know via twitter!___________________________________________TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sljministriesINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sljministries/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

35mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Taking Back Religion - Part 2

In this episode, Caleb continues the conversation of "taking back religion" by diving into his nerdy side and laying a historical foundation for us to fully understand the truth as to why some Christians and other people groups oppose organized religion, even if they themselves do not know. ///// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are "Love Like A River" by Sofasound and "Oracle Night" by HM surf. Both of these songs are distributed and published by Chillhop Music. \\\\\ SOCIAL MEDIA: If you enjoy what we discuss in this podcast, we would truly appreciate if you followed us on Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries ||||||||| SHOW NOTES:A major contributor to the pushback against organized religion is the "persecutor" attitude. We see this attitude play out when Christians make aggressive and definitive claims, pushing back when culture opposes their firm moral convictions.Where this attitude comes from is something that has been slowly taking root in Christianity since 325 AD, when Constantine declared Christianity as the religion of Rome (the mega power controlling government of Europe and the Middle East.Over time, as the Church grew further away from being a "persecuted people" they started to reach for more authority over the throne and the leading authority.Little by little, we stepped away from being a persecuted people and stepped into being the "top dog," the persecutors.In America, we have multiple layers which influence a subconscious desire to value the persecuted underdog.Americans = revolutionary pilgrims who were persecuted by the British for over-taxation, one these reasons were protestants departure from the catholic church in search of freedom to worship. Christians = A small group of Jews who were persecuted by Jews for believing Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah of prophecy and persecuted by the Romans out of fear due to converting others through their selfless and humble servitude.Jews = Originally called Hebrews who were the descendants of Abraham, who were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years and then liberated by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and JacobSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

48mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Taking Back Religion - Part 6

In this final episode of the "Taking Back Religion" series, Caleb summarizes each episode and ties it together by encouraging us to take back religion by seeking to know who God is as a person, getting into the Scriptures and choosing to set an example of what religion should look like. //// WARNING: We shared audio which was posted publically by All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee on YouTube in this podcast. The content belonging to this church may be offensive to people who identify with certain sexual preferences or genders. The content of this audio clip shared does not reflect the views of Simply Love Jesus™ and is used to further illustrate how there are people who manipulate the Christian religion to leverage their personal hate and prejudice. /// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are "Blue Sky" by CYGN, "Lakeside" by floridomi, and "Saydee" by Lakey Inspired. All of these songs are provided to us by Chillhop Music./// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// WEBSITE LIVE NOVEMBER 1st: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

43mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Porn

In this episode, Caleb, Griffin, and Jacob discuss the dangers of pornography and why Christians should avoid it in order to grow in a relationship with God.To learn more about how dangerous pornography is, visit this company we support. (Not a sponsor**)PORN KILLS LOVE: https://fightthenewdrug.orgWe hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "The Great Escape," graciously provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// APPAREL: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

36mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Taking Back Religion - Part 3

In this episode, Caleb continues his exploration through Church history in an attempt to connect how key moments from the past have laid the foundation for where we are today and how our history has added to our societies growing distaste for organized religion. In the 1700s, America was introduced to a period of time which is now referred to as "The First Great Awakening." While many Christians view this point in time as a positive thing, the mass conversion, and dedication to the Christian religion, Caleb offers a potentially different perspective. What do you think about this episode? We would love to know your thoughts and what you think about this conversation so far. You can follow us on Instagram or Twitter by following @sljministries. You can follow Caleb specifically @calebsdavis or Aaron @collieraaron. |||| MUSIC:The music in this episode is provided by Chillhop Music. The first song played is by mommy x delayde - flashes of calm. And the second song is by pulsma - albatrosREFERENCES:The article which Caleb read from to provide a brief overview of The First Great Awakening comes from https://www.history.com/topics/british-history/great-awakeningSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

37mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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Prayer

What is prayer? Is there such a thing as a bad prayer? How can we hear the voice of God? In this episode, Caleb, Griffin, Micah, and Jacob discuss these questions and others revolving around the topic of prayer!We hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "White Oak"graciously provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

34mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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"Bad" Words

Is it okay for Christians to cuss? Have a potty mouth? To say "sad words"? To say "bad words"? To use swear words? Whatever you grew up calling them, we live in a culture where vulgar language has become a bit of a gray area and debated, even among Pastors. In this episode Caleb, Griffin, Jacob, and Micah dialogue about the purity of our words and whether or not it is actually a sin for us as Christians to use the mainstream "bad words." Jesus tells us in Matthew 15 that whatever comes out of our mouth comes from the heart. If our hearts are truly transformed, then what we say and how we speak to other people will be radically different than what is culturally normal for our current world.Our words have weight, and any words that you use to intentionally tear someone else down is a cuss (or curse) word. It is a condition of the heart that we should aim to have transformed. ( Matthew 5:22 )The way our language is transformed from the inside out is when we live a lifestyle of simply loving Jesus.We hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "When To Say Goodbye" by Ward Wills, provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

33mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Make It, Break It, Reshape It

This episode is a recording from a message delivered by one of our hosts, Griffin Stuart, a high school student who attends Westwind Church in Waukee Iowa. Griffin can be followed on Instagram @griffinstuart.42/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

18mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Skiing, Samson, and Faith?

In this informal episode Caleb, Griffin, Micah, and Jacob unexpectedly dive into a chapter that, to many new Christians, would be disturbing. Would God endorse or give a thumbs up to Samson being promiscuous, having a Philistine wife, and going on a killing spree? Why does the Bible even include this kind of strange, morally questionable stuff?We hope you learn so much through this episode! Let us know how we can pray for you./// BIBLE PROJECT: A free resource that Caleb encourages and supports is BibleProject. Attached is a link to their episode on Judges: https://youtu.be/kOYy8iCfIJ4/// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album Reminiscing by No Spirit, provided to us by Chillhop Music/// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

24mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Taking Back Religion - Part 5

DESCRIPTION: In this episode of the Taking Back Religion series, Aaron and Caleb explore how we can reclaim Christianity and organized religion as a positive thing by using correct word association and "saying it as it is." Instead of saying "Religion tells me to _____ but a relationship with God teaches me _______." Be specific: legalism, aggressively dogmatic attitude, etc. |||| MEDIA: You can follow us on Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb on TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter by searching @calebsdavis and you can follow Aaron by searching @collieraaron. |||| MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are "Miscél - Remember" also "sugi​.​wa - Changing Lanes" and "Psalm Trees, Guillaume Muschalle - Lazy French Beagles" all provided by Chillhop Music. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

38mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Simply Love Jesus - People

In this special episode, Caleb continues the conversation of explaining the idea of "Simply Love Jesus." This lifestyle is explained in four checkpoints: The Question, Know, People, & Purpose. One episode has already begun to explore "The Question," another episode has already discussed into the second step, "Know." In this episode, Caleb dives into the third step, "People."/// MUSIC: The songs used in this episode are from the album "Bloom" by Kyle McEvoy. Provided graciously by Chillhop Music./// SOCIAL MEDIA: What did you think of this episode? You can follow us on social media through Instagram or Twitter by searching @sljministries. You can follow Caleb S. Davis by searching him @calebsdavis./// SUPPORT: Don't forget that you can head to our website and purchase your own "How Can I Pray For You?" T-Shirt or Hoodie at https://simplylovejesus.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/sljministries)

36mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #20