In today’s episode, Erin speaks with Earl Hammons, missionary in the Dominican Republic, about all that he is doing in the Dominican Republic, how each of us can be encouragers to our pastors, what God has in store for him and his ministry in 2022, and how we can pray for him, his family, the pastors and their families, and the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.”
Practical Ways To Get Started Using Your Voice—In this episode, Erin Olson interviews Misty Phillip of Spark Media about podcasts and being faithful and courageous in what God is asking each one of us to do.
In today’s episode, Erin Olson will be discussing heroin, heartache, and hope with Kathryn Inman, author of Counting Spoons. Counting Spoons: A Memoir of Heroin, Heartache, and Hope is Kathryn’s debut book which will be available in January or February 2022.
It is easy to take things out of context in this fast-paced world. However, as Christians, it is important that we live a life in context.
There is a difference between waiting and looking. In this episode, Erin Olson discusses the importance of knowing the difference not just in your own life, but in the lives of others.
In this episode, Erin Olson recounts a recent experience where she had to ask herself this question, “Are you ready to die?” Death is inevitable, and it is all around us. We can’t avoid it, but we must address it.
Our goal as Christians is not to build our name or fortunes, but to share His name with those who need Him. This last chapter of Acts reminds us that our lives are not about us, but all about Him.
Paul, under the supervision of a centurion and aided by a couple of his friends, is put on a ship to Rome. Along the way, the ship encounters a horrible Nor’easter and is battered and broken. Miraculously, everyone survives. Paul received a message from the Lord during the storm about the preservation of life.
Think of a time you were “put on trial” even though there were no charges against you and/or you were not found guilty of doing anything wrong other than being a Christian. What was the outcome?
Acts 23 exposes us to humanity, humility, and hope. Key verse – verse 11: “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, ‘Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must go and also testify in Rome.’”
In chapters 21 and 22, we see Paul heading to Jerusalem against the advice of the disciples. Paul wasn’t being disobedient to the Holy Spirit nor was he being disrespectful to the disciples. Paul simply knew the Holy Spirit wanted him to go to Jerusalem despite the fact he would endure pain and suffering.
In this week’s episode, Erin Olson continues her teaching in the book of Acts chapter 20. Leaders and followers are not mutually exclusive but rather are dependent upon one another. Paul explains what it means to be a church leader in this chapter and provides an example to follow even still today.
In this episode, Erin Olson continues her teaching in the book of Acts. In Chapter 19, evil spirits are confronted. Sometimes, we get worried that evil spirits know who we are, but we shouldn’t. If evil spirits know who you are, it means you are doing work that penetrates the darkness.
As we navigate life, many people will come across our paths that influence us as we influence others. Stay true and focused on your calling and your gifting, and allow the Holy Spirit to do the rest.
In this episode, Erin Olson continues her series on the book of Acts. Her guest host this week is Canaan Chapman discussing Acts 17.
The choices we make today will impact the Gospel going forward. Sometimes it is the big things, and sometimes it is just the everyday things we do or don’t do that people take notice of.
By keeping our eyes on Jesus, we remember the Gospel is always worth fighting for because people’s eternity is at stake.
Facing persecution, including harassment and stoning, was something the early disciples experienced. Yet, they didn’t let any of it stop them from sharing the Good News. They persevered at all costs because everything they did for the Gospel was worth it. Every life, every healing, every miracle, every new church birthed…all of it was worth it because they knew it was what they were called to do.
The Holy Spirit is capable of doing many things and He often leads us to others who need to know about salvation. Being able to discern the Holy Spirit is critical as well as knowing Scripture. It is also important to know who your audience is because everyone will respond to different things.
We sometimes wrongly believe that the outcome is always reliant upon our prayers. This just isn’t true. Our prayers matter to God, yes, but whether He answers them the way we want them answered or not, He gets to decide the outcome. Be an active, prayerful participant. You just never know how God is going to move.
Sometimes fellow believers will come at you because of something you have done that they don’t like. Instead of arguing with them, especially if it is something you feel God has called you to do and you were acting out of obedience, simply replay the entire situation for them. Let your words and the Spirit work in their hearts. You never know what might happen.
“Is God softening your heart toward a certain person or people, and most importantly, are you listening? This week’s episode discusses a pivotal moment in church history…the birth of the Gentile church because two men allowed the Holy Spirit to do a work in their hearts and obeyed when they were told to do something.”
But God — even if He is never mentioned in the book of Esther, was at work. What looked like doom for the people of God turned into a victory that is still celebrated to this day by the Jewish people. How amazing is that?
When we begin to acknowledge that all calls are important for Kingdom work, we begin to allow the Spirit to tenderize our hearts for our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as those who need to hear the Gospel.