Our Goal Is To Make God Smile
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Our Goal Is To Make God Smile

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*This weekly newsletter will share about the Bible Breakdown podcast, things about RLC, and my favorite things from around the web. My prayer is it will help you know God better.

Hello friends. Happy Saturday! We are firmly in the New Year. We hope this New Year finds you doing well. It's been a great week around here at the Bible Breakdown. We celebrate the opportunity to create content that will inspire you to read God's Word.

🎙️ Behind the Breakdown Recap

We are still working through the YouTube shorts. If you have any suggestions, we are all ears. Also, be sure to check out the link below for this year's Bible Breakdown Bible reading plan. We will be following the same format as last year. Click here.

🎧 My Favorite BibleBreakdown Episode This Week>>>

My favorite episode this week: Galatians 1.

📚 Our Goal Is To Make God Smile. 💪

(‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬) Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

Observation: aul is dealing with a lot of controversy. The Judiazers have come in and won the hearts of the people. They have placed heavy spiritual burdens on the people of Galatia. It is Paul’s job to bring these people back to the mercy of Jesus. Paul embraces this challenge and lets the people know this is not because he is out to impress people or win the approval of others. He is living with an “audience of One” in mind. This is an excellent lesson for us. We are never going to make everyone happy. As we serve God, we will likely make many people unhappy. The goal is to live for Jesus, not the elusive approval of people we don’t know.

Application: Live to make God smile.

Prayer: Thank You for loving us the way You do.

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🤔 Question of the Week.

Was the Bible Changed Over Time. (J Warner Wallace)

🤣 Fun. The Rick and Bubba Show. Paw Paw Drive Thru Password. (This is blast from my childhood. These guys were the funniest thing going and their ‘no-nonsense’ approach to life won the hearts of millions around the SouthEastern United States.) 

📣 Sermon. The Great Commandment. (RC Sproul) 

🤔 Apologetics. Proving the Bible from a Cold Case Detective’s POV. (J Warner Wallace)

📚 Bible Project. You Can Learn the Old Testament.

✍️ Testimony. How Christianity Fulfilled My Search for Meaning: A Math Professor Shares. (Francis Su)

🔥 Hot Topic. Andy Stanley’s Unconditional Conference: Deep Dive Response.

📚 Book of the Week. Help Is Here: Finding Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit. (Max Lucado) Now more than ever, we're all weary from the loads we carry and the challenges we face. We have questions we cannot answer and problems we cannot solve. We'd hoped that life would be an invigorating adventure or an inspiring journey. We never expected to grow so tired so quickly. But Max teaches us that we can find fresh strength and purpose in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible makes more than a hundred references to the Holy Spirit, and Jesus says more about the Spirit than he does about the church, marriage, finances, and the future. But do we really know the Spirit? In Help Is Here, Max will give you the tools and encouragement you need to:

  • Learn who the Spirit is and how the Spirit can help
  • Become joyful, enthusiastic, and empowered as you draw closer to God
  • Confidently take on any difficulty with the power of the Spirit
  • Discover your unique gifts and purpose to further God's kingdom

Help Is Here reminds us that our Good Shepherd doesn't just feed us; he leads us. He does more than correct us; he directs us. God keeps us on track—and best of all, he's commissioned the Holy Spirit to guide us down the winding roads of life, wherever they may lead us. No more walking this path alone. No more carrying weight you were not intended to bear. It's time for you to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit and experience the vigorous life he offers. You can rest easy knowing that Help Is Here.

🎧 Song of the Week. Alpha and Omega. (Israel Houghton)

✍️ Quote of the Week

Want to hear God speak? Read your Bible. Want to hear God speak audibly? Read your Bible out loud! — Justin Peters

🤪 Dad Joke of the week

How do you console an English teacher? There, their, they're.

😂 Funniest meme of the week