In this podcast, Michael and Terri Sullivant discuss the matter of "planning your life". There is much talk in our culture about the importance of planning, but they introduce a "radical middle" approach to making plans while remaining open for God to change our plans and reveal His better pathway for our lives. Too many of us are vainly seeking to know the future in too much detail and this hinders from enjoying "God's presence in the present moment" and subtly opens the door for anxiety and worry to weigh us down. Jesus and James teach us a better way!
In this episode, Terri and Michael Sullivant discuss how the apostle James is functioning like a compassionate doctor who diagnosis the problem of duplicity in the vision, heart and mind of struggling believers and lovingly offers them a greater grace from God that brings a sweet resolution to this condition. They also speak to the matter of avoiding a "wrong judging" of others as we exercise a "proper discernment" in our spiritual lives and in our relationships.
In this session, Terri and Michael discuss the gift from God to humanity called the power of speech. They speak about how God's Holy Spirit is given to empower us to control our tongues...that possess the power of life and death. They talk about the relationship between Godly speech and a life of true wisdom that enables us to become peacemakers...not mere peacekeepers.
In this podcast, Michael and Terri discuss the right relationship between faith and works and reveal how James and Paul were in agreement with one another, though they used similar words in different ways. They talk about the nature of a "living" faith vs. a "dead" and useless kind of "mental assent" to God's truth.
In this podcast, Terri and Michael discuss overcoming partiality by loving mercy..
In this second interview, Sam and Michael talk about how Sam has developed his heart to hear from God.
In these next two podcasts, Michael interviews his second son, Sam, about his rich experience with God from childhood on up to the present day. He is 32 years old and is a film maker based in Los Angeles. He is married to Caitlin and they have two young kids - Truman and Annalisa. His website is here. In this photo, he is giving the Sunday message to his church family.
In our second podcast, Terri and Michael converse together on the second half of James Chapter 1.
Terri and I have begun to host a weekly podcast called Immanuel Life. It's our homespun commentary and conversations on Scripture, God and life. We are presently working through the Book of James a paragraph at a time. Hope you check it out and enjoy it. Share it with others if you find it valuable!