Entries from March 2013

Episode 151 – What’s the Big Deal About Debt?

Date March 31, 2013

Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Details matter! This is the whole point of the Biblical principle of “managing,” which is According to a USA Today article about debt, 78% of Baby Boomers have mortgage debt, 59% have credit card debt, and 56% have car payments. It takes a lot of will, discipline, courage and help […]

Not My Will, But Yours Be Done!

Date March 28, 2013

Integrity is not what we do so much as who we are.  And who we are, in turn, determines what we do.  Our system of values is so much a part of us we cannot separate it from ourselves.  It becomes the navigating system that guides us.  It establishes priorities in our lives and judges […]

Episode 150 – Does God Really Care About My Bookkeeping Skills?

Date March 24, 2013

      Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Details matter! This is the whole point of the Biblical principle of “managing,” which is called “Stewardship” in the Bible. Stewardship is the “careful use, control and management of the possessions of another that have been entrusted to one. The term is also used to refer to […]

Give What You Have to Meet the Need!

Date March 21, 2013

  “The loving person is a generous person. Generosity is giving your attention, time, abilities, and money freely to others.”  ~ Gary Chapman How many times have you felt like the little you have isn’t worth contributing to the enormous need before you? You see a family that has nothing, and you think, “But my […]

Episode 149 – Can Anyone Ever Be Financially Free?

Date March 17, 2013

Welcome to the Transformed podcast. In order to be financially free, we will need to know and practice all three factors that are involved in financial freedom. Unsurprisingly, the first one corresponds directly to the three “love commands” of the New Testament – love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; love your […]

Mourning Will Have to Wait, There’s Ministry To Do!

Date March 14, 2013

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24, NKJV)   Personal needs often take a back seat to the disciple of Jesus. No matter the situation we are in, often the needs of others crowd ours […]

Episode 148 – Why Did God Make Money Anyway?

Date March 10, 2013

Welcome to the Transformed podcast. I’m your host Mike Powers. Money. Just the word incites a flurry of emotions. People long for it, work hard to get it, will do many things in order to have more of it and wonder why it never satisfies their deepest needs. In this first study, Dr. Matthew Lee […]

It Doesn’t Always End Well!

Date March 7, 2013

Truth is not always popular, but it is always right.   There is a pernicious lie in the religion of Churchianity: If you do well, life will be incredible! Unfortunately, this is a truth from a different faith. One need only go back to the Gospels to discover that the Master of our lives was […]

Episode 147 – Going After the Life of God!

Date March 3, 2013

Welcome to the Transformed podcast. It’s easier to do what you know and get what you’ve gotten than to do what God says and get what He promises. But we don’t want 2013 to be a rerun of 2012 for any of us. We long for a year of amazing grace, incredible blessing and the […]