Lust vs. Chastity

Finding someone pretty or handsome is not lust; what we do with that thought next could be. Brandon explores the story of David & Bathsheba and the necessary guardrails we need in our lives to build chastity. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Lust_vs_Chastity.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Read more…

Gluttony vs. Moderation

Not only can we overindulge in food and drink but also with technology and any of the fads that arise. Brandon explores Jesus’ challenge to focus on what truly matters in life through the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Gluttony_vs_Moderation.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Read more…

Greed vs. Generosity

Of the 43 parables, stories with a lesson Jesus shares, 27 of them are about wealth and money. Greed has the power to completely consume us. Brandon explores Jesus’ teachings on generosity and the rom-com It Could Happen to You. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Greed_vs_Generosity.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…

Sloth vs. Diligence

Sloth believes in nothing, cares for nothing and finds purpose in nothing. Brandon explores Jesus’ story of the three servants and the 2008 film Wall-E to build diligence in our lives to combat the sin of apathy. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Sloth_vs_Diligence.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Wrath vs. Patience

Anger, in and of itself, is not sin; how we respond and manage it can lead to good and bad outcomes. Don dives into the Scripture and the film What about Bob? to learn how God expects us to practice patience in our lives. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Wrath_vs_Patience.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window Read more…

Envy vs. Contentment

We live in a world where we want other people’s friends and jobs and families and houses and stuff. Brandon explores the connections between Cain and Abel and Toy Story as God seeks to build contentment in all of us. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Envy_vs_Contentment.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…

Suffering: the Worst Thing can be Redemptive

We can have simplistic understandings of suffering that are not even close to what Jesus teaches. Kermit unpacks the reality of suffering in our lives and how Jesus redeems the worst things that can ever happen to us. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Suffering_the_Worst_Thing_can_be_Redemptive.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Read more…

Love: the Religion Jesus Requires

We can love everything from movies to food to our favorite movie. But that’s not the kind of love that changes us so that we can go out and impact the world. Brandon explores the next simple idea that’s been changing people and the planet for 2,000 years: love. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Love_the_Religion_Jesus_Requires.mp3 Read more…

Beauty: the key to understanding God

Christians understand creation differently than others. God didn’t create the world and stand back but is involved constantly creating beautiful people, music, art and the list goes on. Don explores how beauty leads us to a deeper intimacy with God. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Beauty_the_key_to_understanding_God.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…