The FOCUSed15 Podcast - Bible Study Tools and Tips in 15 Minutes https://katieorr.me We know your life is busy, but you don’t have to give up on Bible study. Listen in to the FOCUSed15 podcast for quick tips and tools to help you study the Bible on your own. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:07:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 We know your life is busy, but you don't have to give up on Bible study. Listen in to the FOCUSed15 podcast for quick tips and tools to help you study the Bible on your own. Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. thekatieorr@gmail.com thekatieorr@gmail.com (Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible.) Katie Orr The FOCUSed15 Podcast - Bible Study Tools and Tips in 15 Minutes The FOCUSed15 Podcast - Bible Study Tools and Tips in 15 Minutes http://katieorr.me/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/FOCUSed15Podcast.jpeg https://katieorr.me Which type of Bible commentary should I use? https://katieorr.me/which-type-of-commentary-should-i-use/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:45:18 +0000 https://katieorr.me/?p=17990 https://katieorr.me/which-type-of-commentary-should-i-use/#respond https://katieorr.me/which-type-of-commentary-should-i-use/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 11 Though certainly not absolutely necessary for Bible study, having access to commentaries when you are studying a passage of Scripture can be super-helpful. However, if you’ve been down the commentary aisle at a bookstore, or searched Amazon for one … it can be pretty overwhelming to […] type of bible commentary

FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 11

Though certainly not absolutely necessary for Bible study, having access to commentaries when you are studying a passage of Scripture can be super-helpful. However, if you’ve been down the commentary aisle at a bookstore, or searched Amazon for one … it can be pretty overwhelming to know which to chose. We’re here to help! Listen in to this 15 minute episode for answers to your question, “Which type of commentary should I use?!”

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • How to select a commentary to match your skill level
  • The importance of understanding the goals behind the publisher of every book, and who their target audience is
  • Clues you can find from the back of the book that will help you know if it is a good selection for you
  • How looking up theological “hot spots” can help you determine if that author is theologically sound
  • The importance of asking your pastor and/or leaders in your church that you can trust for commentary
  • How to think out of the box when it comes to finding help on a passage
  • The best bang for your buck when it comes to investing in commentary
  • Why it’s a bad idea to buy a full set of commentaries

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Links below may include affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks!

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

  • ESV Study Bible

    A great resource for any book of the Bible. Includes all the basic info you would need to know about a book (author, audience, aim) and more.


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FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 11 Though certainly not absolutely necessary for Bible study, having access to commentaries when you are studying a passage of Scripture can be super-helpful. However, FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 11 Though certainly not absolutely necessary for Bible study, having access to commentaries when you are studying a passage of Scripture can be super-helpful. However, if you’ve been down the commentary aisle at a bookstore, or searched Amazon for one … it can be pretty overwhelming to […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 18:55
What do I need to know about Song of Solomon? https://katieorr.me/song-of-solomon/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:38:56 +0000 https://katieorr.me/?p=17976 https://katieorr.me/song-of-solomon/#respond https://katieorr.me/song-of-solomon/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 10 Today Chris and I chat about Song of Solomon! This can be a confusing book … and you might just be wondering why Song of Solomon is even in the Bible. Listen in to this 15 minute episode to get a quick overview of what you […] song of solomon podcast

FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 10

Today Chris and I chat about Song of Solomon! This can be a confusing book … and you might just be wondering why Song of Solomon is even in the Bible. Listen in to this 15 minute episode to get a quick overview of what you need to know about the book of Song of Solomon. (Scroll down to learn how to listen in.)

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • The author, audience, and aim of Song of Solomon.
  • Chris’ thoughts on the male lover debate – who is the main character in the book?
  • Why did Solomon write this book and why is in included in Scripture?
  • What we can learn from studying Song of Solomon:
    • The importance of “don’t awaken love until it pleases”
    • The value of healthy sexuality within the confines of marriage
    • The goodness of romantic love

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Links below may include affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks!

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

  • ESV Study Bible – A great resource for any book of the Bible. Includes all the basic info you would need to know about a book (author, audience, aim) and more.
  • Precepts Austin – This is a TREASURE TROVE of resources for the entire book of Bible.

Sermons on the book of Song of Solomon:


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FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 10 Today Chris and I chat about Song of Solomon! This can be a confusing book … and you might just be wondering why Song of Solomon is even in the Bible. Listen in to this 15 minute episode to get a quic... FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 10 Today Chris and I chat about Song of Solomon! This can be a confusing book … and you might just be wondering why Song of Solomon is even in the Bible. Listen in to this 15 minute episode to get a quick overview of what you […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 20:01
What are the little numbers in my Bible? https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-use-cross-references/ Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:15:22 +0000 https://katieorr.me/?p=17933 https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-use-cross-references/#respond https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-use-cross-references/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 9 Studying the Bible can be complicated. And especially if you are new to the Word of God, there are features in your Bible you may be missing out on.  In this 15 minutes episode we chat through what the itty bitty super-scripted numbers and/or letters that […] What are the little numbers in my Bible?

FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 9

Studying the Bible can be complicated. And especially if you are new to the Word of God, there are features in your Bible you may be missing out on.  In this 15 minutes episode we chat through what the itty bitty super-scripted numbers and/or letters that may be in your Bible. They’re there for a reason!

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • What are all the little letters and numbers in the Bible?
  • What is a footnote?
  • What is a cross-reference?
  • WHY they are in our Bibles.
  • How cross-references lead us to those “ah-ha!” moments.
  • Helpful tools to use for cross-referencing.
  • The NEW NAME for our Florida “studio.”
  • Plus a personal update from Chris and Katie!

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FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 9 Studying the Bible can be complicated. And especially if you are new to the Word of God, there are features in your Bible you may be missing out on.  In this 15 minutes episode we chat through what the... FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 9 Studying the Bible can be complicated. And especially if you are new to the Word of God, there are features in your Bible you may be missing out on.  In this 15 minutes episode we chat through what the itty bitty super-scripted numbers and/or letters that […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 26:38
Is the Bible really error free? https://katieorr.me/is-the-bible-really-error-free/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:44:29 +0000 https://katieorr.me/?p=17477 https://katieorr.me/is-the-bible-really-error-free/#comments https://katieorr.me/is-the-bible-really-error-free/feed/ 3 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 8 For some of you, your answer to this question may be a no-brainer. Or, maybe you are currently wading through theological waters to find the answer to this question. Either way it is important not only for you to know your answer to this question but […] Is the Bible really error free

FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 8

For some of you, your answer to this question may be a no-brainer. Or, maybe you are currently wading through theological waters to find the answer to this question. Either way it is important not only for you to know your answer to this question but also WHY. In this quick podcast episode, Chris and I chat about whether or not the Bible is really error free.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Whether or not the Bible claims to be error free
  • What to do with the supposed errors in the Bible
  • An example of how Katie came across a passage that didn’t seem to line up and looked inaccurate
  • Three reasons to hold tightly to the inerrancy of Scripture

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

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  • Are there errors in the Bible?  – This brief article from NAMB gives quick explanations for 16 different categories of supposed errors.
  • What is Inerrancy? A quick and helpful Ask Pastor John audio interview.
  • Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem – This is a resource packed with loads more than just info about Biblical inerrancy.
  • Is Inerrancy a Historical Doctrine? In this video interview, Keith Whitfield sits down with Nathan Finn to talk about inerrancy and church history.A helpful look at the understanding of inerrancy throughout church history


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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

 

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What do I need to know about Ecclesiastes? https://katieorr.me/ecclesiastes-summary/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:16:26 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=17372 https://katieorr.me/ecclesiastes-summary/#respond https://katieorr.me/ecclesiastes-summary/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #7 We’ve been working through the Wisdom Literature this season. We’ve hit on the book of Psalms as well as Proverbs and now it’s Ecclesiastes’ turn! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT: The AUTHOR, AUDIENCE, and AIM of Ecclesiastes. The similarities between VH-1’s Behind the Music and the book […] Ecclesiastes summary

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #7

We’ve been working through the Wisdom Literature this season. We’ve hit on the book of Psalms as well as Proverbs and now it’s Ecclesiastes’ turn!

What do VH-1 Behind the Music and Ecclesiastes have in common? Chris explains in this week’s podcast.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • The AUTHOR, AUDIENCE, and AIM of Ecclesiastes.
  • The similarities between VH-1’s Behind the Music and the book of Ecclesiastes.
  • The main themes in the book.
  • How a meals at Denny’s and Ecclesiastes led Katie to marry Chris.

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SERMONS ON THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES:


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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #7 We’ve been working through the Wisdom Literature this season. We’ve hit on the book of Psalms as well as Proverbs and now it’s Ecclesiastes’ turn! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT: The AUTHOR, AUDIENCE, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #7 We’ve been working through the Wisdom Literature this season. We’ve hit on the book of Psalms as well as Proverbs and now it’s Ecclesiastes’ turn! IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT: The AUTHOR, AUDIENCE, and AIM of Ecclesiastes. The similarities between VH-1’s Behind the Music and the book […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:06
How do I incorporate prayer into my study time? https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-incorporate-prayer-into-my-study-time/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:12:27 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=17080 https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-incorporate-prayer-into-my-study-time/#respond https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-incorporate-prayer-into-my-study-time/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #6 Today we tackle how to incorporate praying while we study the Bible. There are many potential ways to do this. In this 15 minute episode, Chris and I share what works for us! Three ways to incorporate prayer into your Bible study time: Before you study: “Open […]

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #6

Today we tackle how to incorporate praying while we study the Bible. There are many potential ways to do this. In this 15 minute episode, Chris and I share what works for us!

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Three ways to incorporate prayer into your Bible study time:

  • Before you study:
    • Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Psalm 119:18 ESV).
    • Before you begin to study, take a moment to ask the Spirit to illuminate your time in the Word.
    • Approach God’s Word with a HUMBLE heart.
  • While you study:
    • “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45 CSB).
    • When you come to a verse you are uncertain what it means, ask God to open your mind to understand it!
    • Study God’s Word with a DEPENDENT spirit.
  • After you study:
    • “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22 ESV).
    • Once we’ve identified the main idea of what we are studying, we need modify our lives to what we’ve learned.
    • Leave God’s Word with a posture of RESOLVE to obey what we’ve seen.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

(Affiliate links are present. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks for your support!)

ADDITIONAL PRAYER RESOURCES:

  • Val Marie Paper – These are the prayer journals I use. I CAN’T WAIT for the 2018 journals to get here. I’ve pre-ordered mine!!

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #6 Today we tackle how to incorporate praying while we study the Bible. There are many potential ways to do this. In this 15 minute episode, Chris and I share what works for us! FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #6 Today we tackle how to incorporate praying while we study the Bible. There are many potential ways to do this. In this 15 minute episode, Chris and I share what works for us! Three ways to incorporate prayer into your Bible study time: Before you study: “Open […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:01
Do I need to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible? https://katieorr.me/greek-hebrew-101/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:06:48 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16958 https://katieorr.me/greek-hebrew-101/#comments https://katieorr.me/greek-hebrew-101/feed/ 2 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #5 Though you don’t need to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible, having a general understanding of how to access the original language can be a helpful Bible study tool. No need to head to seminary or give in to defeat because you can’t. In this […]

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #5

Though you don’t need to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible, having a general understanding of how to access the original language can be a helpful Bible study tool. No need to head to seminary or give in to defeat because you can’t. In this 15 minute podcast episode Chris and I share a few simple tips to begin your journey through the original languages of the Bible. 

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How to get started with Greek and Hebrew

  • TIPS FROM THE SEMINARIAN (Dr. Orr): Start out with word studies
    • Pick a verb you want to study
    • Look at the semantic range – all the different ways the word can be translated
    • Look at how else the author uses this word
    • Once you are familiar with these steps and are ready for more, look in to the following:
      • voice – is this active, passive verb?
      • tense – is this word a past, present, or future, or perfect (completed) verb?
      • mood – is this a command (imperative)? an indication (indicative)?
  • TIPS FROM THE BEGINNER (Katie): Try this simple, three-step process used in the FOCUSed15 Bible studies
    • DECIDE – pick a KEY word to look up. (Don’t waste your time looking up the word “the.” Pick a word central to the verse.)
    • DISCOVER – find the original word as it was originally written
    • DEFINE – that original word
  • More tips and insight in the full episode!

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #5 Though you don’t need to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible, having a general understanding of how to access the original language can be a helpful Bible study tool. FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #5 Though you don’t need to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible, having a general understanding of how to access the original language can be a helpful Bible study tool. No need to head to seminary or give in to defeat because you can’t. In this […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:21
What do I need to know about the book of Proverbs? https://katieorr.me/proverbs-introduction/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:58:01 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16885 https://katieorr.me/proverbs-introduction/#comments https://katieorr.me/proverbs-introduction/feed/ 1 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #4 From the ideals promoted in the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” to the promise of Proverbs 22:6 (Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.) there is much we can glean from the book of Proverbs. […]

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #4

From the ideals promoted in the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” to the promise of Proverbs 22:6 (Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.) there is much we can glean from the book of Proverbs. Yet many struggle to understand exactly how to apply these wisdom sayings to everyday living. In this 15 minute podcast episode, we chat about some of the important principles to keep in mind as you study this book of wisdom.

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What do I need to know about Proverbs?

  • Proverbs is one of the books of Wisdom Literature
  • AUTHOR: There are several authors
    • First 29 chapters were written or collected/adapted/grouped together by King Solomon
    • Proverbs 30 – written by Agur
    • Proverbs 31 – first half written by Lemuel
  • AUDIENCE: Fairly broad audience. Solomon was a collector of wisdom, and spent much time collecting
  • AIM: To provide wisdom from God for everyday life.
  • INTERPRETATION NOTES:
    • The wisdom found in Proverbs is intended to be general principles, not guaranteed promises.
    • The Proverbs should be read like poetry, with imagery present. Not everything can be taken literally.
    • Make sure any potential interpretation from a proverb can be confirmed by the rest of Scripture.
  • Listen in to the podcast for more tips!

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #4 From the ideals promoted in the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” to the promise of Proverbs 22:6 (Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #4 From the ideals promoted in the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” to the promise of Proverbs 22:6 (Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.) there is much we can glean from the book of Proverbs. […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 18:26
What if I don’t like studying the Bible? https://katieorr.me/what-if-i-dont-enjoy-studying-the-bible/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:47:39 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16705 https://katieorr.me/what-if-i-dont-enjoy-studying-the-bible/#respond https://katieorr.me/what-if-i-dont-enjoy-studying-the-bible/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #3 Ever been in a place where you don’t have a desire to study the Bible? If this is you, you are NOT alone. This is a common struggle every Christian has dealt with. In this quick 15 minute episode, Chris and I share a few reasons WHY […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #3

Ever been in a place where you don’t have a desire to study the Bible? If this is you, you are NOT alone. This is a common struggle every Christian has dealt with. In this quick 15 minute episode, Chris and I share a few reasons WHY this might be the case, as well as several practical steps to take in order move forward!

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What if I don’t like studying the Bible?

There are many potential reasons for why we may not enjoy reading the Bible, but here are three of the most common reasons why many find it hard to open the Word.

  • Running and hiding – All too often, our response to our failures is to run away from God. Instead of experiencing the mercy of God by drawing near to the throne of grace, we believe the lie that it would be better to hide our sin and keep our distance.
  • Spiritual pride – Some get to the point where they feel they’ve read it all and have answered all the big questions they’ve had about the Bible. The felt need for learning more and knowing God better has diminished.
  • Comparison to a past spiritual high – Sometimes we open our Bible and we feel God speaking in incredible ways. This often happens when we first come to Christ, or while attending a conference or retreat. It is exciting to feel the sudden stirrings of a truth that changes everything for us, or a much-needed comfort of a promise delivered during a time of need. But these “feel-good” moments do not occur every time we approach Scripture, and it is easy to get stuck feeling like time in the Word is not worth it if we don’t immediately feel something.

So, we’ve all been there. Now what? Here are 6 actions to take if you find yourself lacking a desire for Scripture.

  • Be encouraged! The fact that this lack of desire bothers you is a good sign. God is working in you!
  • Pray. It is God’s will for you to be in the Word. If you ask Him to grant your heart a longing for time in the Bible, He will answer that prayer because that request is in line with God’s will.
  • Act in faith, not on your feelings. Feelings are deceptive and poor guides. Move ahead in obedience, with the expectant faith that God will answer your prayer to stir up a passion for His Word.
  • Quit comparing. In the age of Pinterest, it is easy to fall into the trap of feeling that our time in the Word needs to look like so-and-so’s. Though it can be helpful to see how others spend their time in the Bible, we must not give into trying to one-up what everyone else is doing.
  • Manage your expectations. We must let go of the thought that our “quiet times” must be a certain length, depth, and with a particular ambience to be worthwhile. Have 1 minute? Take it. Not exactly sure what to study? Start somewhere. Have no idea what you just read? Trust that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to what you need to see, when you need to see it. His Word does not return void. Any time in the Bible is good.
  • Remember. Recall what is true about God and who you are because of Christ. God is not going to reject you because you don’t always want to open your Bible. His acceptance of you is not dependent on your actions. Preach the gospel to your heart and remember that you are loved unconditionally.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #3 Ever been in a place where you don’t have a desire to study the Bible? If this is you, you are NOT alone. This is a common struggle every Christian has dealt with. In this quick 15 minute episode, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #3 Ever been in a place where you don’t have a desire to study the Bible? If this is you, you are NOT alone. This is a common struggle every Christian has dealt with. In this quick 15 minute episode, Chris and I share a few reasons WHY […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:33
When should I be taking the Bible literally? https://katieorr.me/taking-bible-literally/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:15:20 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16619 https://katieorr.me/taking-bible-literally/#respond https://katieorr.me/taking-bible-literally/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #2 Have you read a verse and not been sure how to take it? Every wonder of something you are studying should be taken figuratively or literally? Some passages are pretty clear. Others are not. Listen in to this 15 minute episode for a few tips to […]

FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #2

Have you read a verse and not been sure how to take it? Every wonder of something you are studying should be taken figuratively or literally? Some passages are pretty clear. Others are not. Listen in to this 15 minute episode for a few tips to help you move toward a better interpretation (and thus, application) of these tricky passages.

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When should I be taking the Bible literally?

  • Keep in mind the genre (type of writing) and the context. This goes back to our three “A”s.
    • Author: Who is writing?
    • Audience: Who are they writing to?
    • Aim: Why are they writing it?
  • When reading prophetic Scripture, know that there are Godly, educated, (way) wise(er than us) scholars who differ on their interpretations … so if you are unsure if a certain passage is literally or figuratively speaking of what is to come, you are probably not going to be able to figure it out either.
  • When it comes to moral issues and daily practice issues, cultural and contextual clues must be considered.
  • When you encounter a teaching that is also taught frequently and clearly in other places in Scripture, then we can apply the Bible literally to our lives.
  • If something is taught sparingly and is unclear, we ought to look at the PRINCIPLE behind the command, instead of the SPECIFICS of the actions.

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  • Go to your pastor (or small group leader) if you have questions. He will LOVE it!
  • Bible Study Hub online study group

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  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary – If you do think something is figurative instead of literal, this resource will help you see the meaning of the words through the eyes of the original audience by spelling out the cultural significance.
  • A solid study Bible will also help with some of these tricky passages. Our favs are:

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FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #2 Have you read a verse and not been sure how to take it? Every wonder of something you are studying should be taken figuratively or literally? Some passages are pretty clear. Others are not. FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode #2 Have you read a verse and not been sure how to take it? Every wonder of something you are studying should be taken figuratively or literally? Some passages are pretty clear. Others are not. Listen in to this 15 minute episode for a few tips to […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:19
What do I need to know about the book of Psalms? https://katieorr.me/psalms-introduction/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:22:47 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16555 https://katieorr.me/psalms-introduction/#comments https://katieorr.me/psalms-introduction/feed/ 1   FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 3) We’re so excited to kick off Season 3 of the FOCUSed15 Podcast! We started off with diving into the book of Psalms, with another What do I need to know about … episode. Here’s what we packed into this 15 minute episode. Obviously, we couldn’t hit on the depth […]  

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 3)

We’re so excited to kick off Season 3 of the FOCUSed15 Podcast! We started off with diving into the book of Psalms, with another What do I need to know about … episode. Here’s what we packed into this 15 minute episode. Obviously, we couldn’t hit on the depth and width of this great song book, but here is our attempt at pointing out some of the highlights! I hope you’ll listen in.

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DID YOU KNOW? Many of us are going to be reading through the Psalter together in 31 days, so we thought this would be great timing. (It’s not too late to sign up. Get your free reading plan and catch all the details of the group here.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PSALMS:

  • The correct way to refer to the Book of Psalms is plural, whereas individual Psalms are to be stated as singular (ie, Psalm 1 NOT Psalms 1).
  • AUTHOR: Many authors.
    • David (73 named in title. New Testament gives credit for 2 more),
    • Asaph (12)
    • Sons of Korah (11)
    • Then many miscellaneSolomon (1), Moses (1), Ethan (1), Heman the Ezrahite (1)
  • The Psalms are arranged into 5 books, which many scholars believe correspond to the 5 books of the Law.
    • Book 1: 1-41
    • Book 2: 42-72
    • Book 3: 73-89
    • Book 4: 90-106
    • Book 5: 107-150
  • AUDIENCE/AIM: This was compiled as a song book for the Hebrew people.
  • There are many different styles of Psalms within the book:
    • Hymns of praise
    • Songs of thanksgiving
    • Lament
    • Historical
    • Songs for a specific event (Example: Psalms of Ascent)
    • Prophetic
    • Praise of God’s Law
  • Interpretation notes:
    • Keep in mind progressive revelation. It’s important to remember that God reveals Himself to us over time. There are things that we now know about God and His plan that the Old Testament people (Moses, David, the Israelites, etc.) did not know or understand.
    • Just because something is in the Bible (like the cursing of enemies in the Psalms) doesn’t mean God is condoning that behavior.
    • The Psalms are part of the Wisdom Literature group of books. It’s poetry that was set to music.
  • The dominant theme throughout the Psalms = the Character of God.
    • His goodness in creation
    • His ability to save
    • God’s willingness to hear our prayers and deal with our emotions
    • He is worthy of our worship
    • He is holy
    • His Word is good and for our good

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  FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 3) We’re so excited to kick off Season 3 of the FOCUSed15 Podcast! We started off with diving into the book of Psalms, with another What do I need to know about … episode.   FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 3) We’re so excited to kick off Season 3 of the FOCUSed15 Podcast! We started off with diving into the book of Psalms, with another What do I need to know about … episode. Here’s what we packed into this 15 minute episode. Obviously, we couldn’t hit on the depth […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:55
What do I need to know about Acts? https://katieorr.me/what-do-i-need-to-know-about-acts/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:30:22 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16318 https://katieorr.me/what-do-i-need-to-know-about-acts/#comments https://katieorr.me/what-do-i-need-to-know-about-acts/feed/ 2 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #15 (Season 2) I love the book of Acts. It is filled with rich and important history and truth applicable to our everyday experience of Christ. Where the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) were the story of Christ’s ministry on earth, Acts is the sequel to the continuing work of […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #15 (Season 2)

I love the book of Acts. It is filled with rich and important history and truth applicable to our everyday experience of Christ. Where the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) were the story of Christ’s ministry on earth, Acts is the sequel to the continuing work of Christ on the earth, through His people. In today’s quick, 15 minute episode, Chris and I talk about what you need to know about the book of Acts.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • The author, audience, and aim of the book of Acts
  • How the author Luke was connected to Christ and as well as to Paul
  • The flow of the book – the timeline of accounts starting with the ascension of Christ and ending with Paul waiting to see his fate
  • The answer to the question of how far we should model our lives and churches after the early church
  • The big difference between what the Bible describes versus what it prescribes

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SERMONS ON THE BOOK OF ACTS:


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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #15 (Season 2) I love the book of Acts. It is filled with rich and important history and truth applicable to our everyday experience of Christ. Where the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #15 (Season 2) I love the book of Acts. It is filled with rich and important history and truth applicable to our everyday experience of Christ. Where the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) were the story of Christ’s ministry on earth, Acts is the sequel to the continuing work of […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:00
How can I keep from taking a Bible verse out of context? https://katieorr.me/how-can-i-keep-from-taking-a-verse-out-of-context/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:30:55 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16292 https://katieorr.me/how-can-i-keep-from-taking-a-verse-out-of-context/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-can-i-keep-from-taking-a-verse-out-of-context/feed/ 1 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #14 (Season 2) Not one of us tries to do take a verse out of context, yet we all inevitably do. We might read into a verse something that it wasn’t intended to speak into. Other times we miss important key truths the original author meant to be understood from his […]

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #14 (Season 2)

Not one of us tries to do take a verse out of context, yet we all inevitably do. We might read into a verse something that it wasn’t intended to speak into. Other times we miss important key truths the original author meant to be understood from his words. We forget to keep in mind the reason the words were penned in the first place. There is much that goes into a careful interpretation of Scripture, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Listen in for a few quick tips for keeping the context in view when you read and study any verse of the Bible.

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IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Why we need to keep the context of each book of the Bible in mind when we study a verse.
  • A real-life example of why context is important for interpreting the meaning of words.
  • Several helpful tips for figuring out the context of each book of the Bible.
  • A quick and easy context “hack” to begin to understand the context of a verse when you’re looking up a verse in the middle of a book of the Bible.
  • Importance of keeping all verses not only within the context of the book, but also within the whole counsel of Scripture.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #14 (Season 2) Not one of us tries to do take a verse out of context, yet we all inevitably do. We might read into a verse something that it wasn’t intended to speak into. Other times we miss important key truths the origina... FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #14 (Season 2) Not one of us tries to do take a verse out of context, yet we all inevitably do. We might read into a verse something that it wasn’t intended to speak into. Other times we miss important key truths the original author meant to be understood from his […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:54
How many Bible verses should I study at one time? https://katieorr.me/how-many-verses-should-i-study-at-one-time/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:30:00 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16213 https://katieorr.me/how-many-verses-should-i-study-at-one-time/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-many-verses-should-i-study-at-one-time/feed/ 1 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #13 (Season 2) We’ve covered consistency, translations, time, commentaries, and more. Today let’s chat volume. Have you wondered how many Bible verses you should study at one time? Is just one enough? Or should it be 10 verses a day? One chapter at a time? Join Chris and I as we talk about […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #13 (Season 2)

We’ve covered consistency, translationstime, commentaries, and more. Today let’s chat volume. Have you wondered how many Bible verses you should study at one time? Is just one enough? Or should it be 10 verses a day? One chapter at a time? Join Chris and I as we talk about how to figure out the appropriate amount of verses to study, depending on your goals.

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IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • 3 key things to consider when choosing verses to study
  • The different genres of writing found in the Bible
  • Katie and Chris’ new Bible studies they are working on
  • Finding natural divisions within the text
  • Looking at passages from a “Bird’s Eye View” vs. a “Bug’s Life View”
  • Using the FOCUSed15 Bible study method as an approach to slow down and enjoy the verses
  • The different layers to pull back when examining Scripture

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #13 (Season 2) We’ve covered consistency, translations, time, commentaries, and more. Today let’s chat volume. Have you wondered how many Bible verses you should study at one time? Is just one enough? FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #13 (Season 2) We’ve covered consistency, translations, time, commentaries, and more. Today let’s chat volume. Have you wondered how many Bible verses you should study at one time? Is just one enough? Or should it be 10 verses a day? One chapter at a time? Join Chris and I as we talk about […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:09
What do I need to know about the Gospel of John? https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-john-introduction/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:28:38 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16198 https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-john-introduction/#respond https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-john-introduction/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #12 (Season 2) We come to our last gospel episode. We hit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and now it’s John’s turn. We hope you’ve found these quick episodes an informative and helpful starting point to your study of a book of a Bible. Listen in to this quick 15 minute episode to […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #12 (Season 2)

We come to our last gospel episode. We hit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and now it’s John’s turn. We hope you’ve found these quick episodes an informative and helpful starting point to your study of a book of a Bible. Listen in to this quick 15 minute episode to learn what is unique about the book of John.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Chris’ new title!
  • The author, John, and how he was in the inner core of Jesus’ disciples
  • Katie’s past confusion of all the different Johns
  • Who John’s audience was and when this gospel was written
  • The aim behind John’s writings
  • What makes the Gospel of John unique compared to the other 3 gospels
  • The 7 “I am” statements of Jesus

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #12 (Season 2) We come to our last gospel episode. We hit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and now it’s John’s turn. We hope you’ve found these quick episodes an informative and helpful starting point to your study of a book of a Bible.... FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #12 (Season 2) We come to our last gospel episode. We hit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and now it’s John’s turn. We hope you’ve found these quick episodes an informative and helpful starting point to your study of a book of a Bible. Listen in to this quick 15 minute episode to […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:03
Should I be using bible commentaries? https://katieorr.me/should-i-be-using-commentaries/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:30:22 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16169 https://katieorr.me/should-i-be-using-commentaries/#respond https://katieorr.me/should-i-be-using-commentaries/feed/ 0 FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Episode #11 (Season 2) Today we’re discussing commentaries! Chances are, you probably teeter between one of two extremes when it comes to using one. Some check the commentaries and study notes in their Bible right away. Some never use them at all. In this practical 15 minute episode my husband Chris and […] FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Episode #11 (Season 2)

Today we’re discussing commentaries! Chances are, you probably teeter between one of two extremes when it comes to using one. Some check the commentaries and study notes in their Bible right away. Some never use them at all. In this practical 15 minute episode my husband Chris and I chat about the helpful ways commentaries can be used to enhance and guide our interpretation of Scripture. I hope you’ll listen in!

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • What a commentary is and how it can be used during your Bible study time
  • The appropriate time to use one when you study
  • The influence the worldview will have on the writer of a commentary
  • The nature of the different commentaries
  • The distinction between a Study Bible and a commentary
  • Practical tips to help find a commentary that will work for you

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FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Episode #11 (Season 2) Today we’re discussing commentaries! Chances are, you probably teeter between one of two extremes when it comes to using one. Some check the commentaries and study notes in their Bible right away. FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Episode #11 (Season 2) Today we’re discussing commentaries! Chances are, you probably teeter between one of two extremes when it comes to using one. Some check the commentaries and study notes in their Bible right away. Some never use them at all. In this practical 15 minute episode my husband Chris and […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:01
What’s the big picture of the Bible? https://katieorr.me/whats-the-big-picture-of-scripture/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:29:08 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16155 https://katieorr.me/whats-the-big-picture-of-scripture/#comments https://katieorr.me/whats-the-big-picture-of-scripture/feed/ 2 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #10 (Season 2) I spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible as if it were only a collection of random stories about God and how I am to live, instead of seeing it as one big beautiful masterpiece. But that is just what God’s Word is. Before we get into […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #10 (Season 2)

I spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible as if it were only a collection of random stories about God and how I am to live, instead of seeing it as one big beautiful masterpiece. But that is just what God’s Word is. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of Bible study, it is important to understand the big-picture themes of Scripture. In today’s 15 minute episode, Chris and I chat about the major movements of the Bible and how each should shape the way you approach Bible study.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • How every book and verse serve a purpose to point to the same thing
  • The cohesive, consistent storyline throughout the Bible
  • The 4 different components present throughout all of Scripture –  Creation, The Fall, Reconciliation, Consummation
  • How God’s Word is a tapestry of threads that connect to tell the story of God’s love

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  • Welcome to the Story – a quick read giving a great overview of the narrative of the Bible.
  • Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin – another quick read all around helpful resources for Bible study. Includes a chapter on the big-picture themes of the Bible.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #10 (Season 2) I spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible as if it were only a collection of random stories about God and how I am to live, instead of seeing it as one big beautiful masterpiece. FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #10 (Season 2) I spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible as if it were only a collection of random stories about God and how I am to live, instead of seeing it as one big beautiful masterpiece. But that is just what God’s Word is. Before we get into […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:06
What do I need to know about the Gospel of Luke? https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-luke-introduction/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:35:40 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16150 https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-luke-introduction/#comments https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-luke-introduction/feed/ 3 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #9 (Season 2) There are loads of gems in this 15 minute episode! Chris and I continue on in our What do I need to know about … episodes. We’ve covered Matthew and Mark so far. Now it’s Luke’s turn. Listen in to hear a few important things you need to know […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #9 (Season 2)

There are loads of gems in this 15 minute episode! Chris and I continue on in our What do I need to know about … episodes. We’ve covered Matthew and Mark so far. Now it’s Luke’s turn. Listen in to hear a few important things you need to know before you start studying the gospel of Luke.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Who the author of the Gospel of Luke is – his occupation, and where he was from
  • Who his audience is and the reason he is writing
  • How this book fits in with the other gospels
  • When it was written and how that fits in with history
  • How Luke was connected to the Apostle Paul
  • The importance his writings had on the early church and how it fueled their faith
  • The significance of Luke’s profession and his name being associated with these accounts

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #9 (Season 2) There are loads of gems in this 15 minute episode! Chris and I continue on in our What do I need to know about … episodes. We’ve covered Matthew and Mark so far. Now it’s Luke’s turn. FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #9 (Season 2) There are loads of gems in this 15 minute episode! Chris and I continue on in our What do I need to know about … episodes. We’ve covered Matthew and Mark so far. Now it’s Luke’s turn. Listen in to hear a few important things you need to know […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:00
How much time should I spend when I study my Bible? https://katieorr.me/how-much-time-should-i-spend-when-i-study-my-bible/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:05:57 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16113 https://katieorr.me/how-much-time-should-i-spend-when-i-study-my-bible/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-much-time-should-i-spend-when-i-study-my-bible/feed/ 3 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #8 (Season 2) In this age of detailed Pinterest instructions and blog posts galore, there are no shortage of “should’s” and “how-to’s.” Though the extra details can be helpful guidelines, we must be careful not to make them more than what they are: suggestions from one person on how you should […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #8 (Season 2)

In this age of detailed Pinterest instructions and blog posts galore, there are no shortage of “should’s” and “how-to’s.” Though the extra details can be helpful guidelines, we must be careful not to make them more than what they are: suggestions from one person on how you should carry out a task. The in’s-and-out’s of how to spend time in the Word can become a burden instead of helpful tools. Today, Chris and I chat about whether or not it matters if you have a 5-minute quiet time or an hour and a half in the Word. Listen in to this quick 15 minute episode for the encouragement you need to keep going!

Wonder if it matters if you have a 5-min quiet time or an hour in the Word each day? Listen in.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Whether or not there are guidelines for study mentioned in the Bible
  • The importance of knowing what you want to accomplish during your study time and taking it to Lord
  • “Bite-sized Bible time” and how something is always better than nothing
  • Routine vs. spontaneous Bible time and finding what fits you best
  • The key question to ask yourself about your study time

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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #8 (Season 2) In this age of detailed Pinterest instructions and blog posts galore, there are no shortage of “should’s” and “how-to’s.” Though the extra details can be helpful guidelines, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #8 (Season 2) In this age of detailed Pinterest instructions and blog posts galore, there are no shortage of “should’s” and “how-to’s.” Though the extra details can be helpful guidelines, we must be careful not to make them more than what they are: suggestions from one person on how you should […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:45
What should my quiet time look like? https://katieorr.me/what-should-my-quiet-time-look-like/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:02:58 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16097 https://katieorr.me/what-should-my-quiet-time-look-like/#comments https://katieorr.me/what-should-my-quiet-time-look-like/feed/ 1 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #7 (Season 2) Whether you realize it or not, we all have expectations and pictures of what the “perfect” quiet time looks like. Though we certainly need to be careful not to give in to the paralysis of perfectionism, it is typically helpful to have some guidelines in place to evaluate how […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #7 (Season 2)

Whether you realize it or not, we all have expectations and pictures of what the “perfect” quiet time looks like. Though we certainly need to be careful not to give in to the paralysis of perfectionism, it is typically helpful to have some guidelines in place to evaluate how effective our time with God is. Listen in to this 15 minute episode to receive some helpful guard rails to keep your quiet times on track.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • How we define a “quiet time”
  • The importance of both hearing from the Lord and speaking to Him within your quiet time
  • Specific elements given to help incorporate both this hearing and speaking into your time with God
  • Three ways to approach the intake of God’s Word
  • Three ways to communicate with God during your quiet time
  • Quiet time ruts we may get into that keep up from experiencing God more fully

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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

 

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #7 (Season 2) Whether you realize it or not, we all have expectations and pictures of what the “perfect” quiet time looks like. Though we certainly need to be careful not to give in to the paralysis of perfectionism, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #7 (Season 2) Whether you realize it or not, we all have expectations and pictures of what the “perfect” quiet time looks like. Though we certainly need to be careful not to give in to the paralysis of perfectionism, it is typically helpful to have some guidelines in place to evaluate how […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:10
What do I need to know about the Gospel of Mark? https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-mark-introduction/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:08:06 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16051 https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-mark-introduction/#comments https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-mark-introduction/feed/ 4 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #6 (Season 2) Have you every wondered why we have four tellings of the life of Christ (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) instead of just one? Do you know what the commonalities are between them? Their differences? In today’s 15 minute episode, Chris and I tackle what you need to know about the Gospel […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #6 (Season 2)

Have you every wondered why we have four tellings of the life of Christ (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) instead of just one? Do you know what the commonalities are between them? Their differences? In today’s 15 minute episode, Chris and I tackle what you need to know about the Gospel of Mark. As the shortest Gospel—and the first written—the book of Mark is a great place to start if you want to study more about the life of Christ. Listen in to this quick 15 minute podcast episode to learn more about the book of Mark.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • When the Gospel of Mark was written and why the date is important
  • Who Mark was and how he’s connected to the apostles
  • What a Synoptic Gospel is
  • Who Mark’s audience was and his main purpose for writing his book
  • The distinction between an apostle and a disciple

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SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL OF MARK:


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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #6 (Season 2) Have you every wondered why we have four tellings of the life of Christ (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) instead of just one? Do you know what the commonalities are between them? Their differences? FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #6 (Season 2) Have you every wondered why we have four tellings of the life of Christ (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) instead of just one? Do you know what the commonalities are between them? Their differences? In today’s 15 minute episode, Chris and I tackle what you need to know about the Gospel […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:21
What if I’m too busy to study the Bible? https://katieorr.me/what-if-im-too-busy-to-study-the-bible/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:01:13 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16010 https://katieorr.me/what-if-im-too-busy-to-study-the-bible/#comments https://katieorr.me/what-if-im-too-busy-to-study-the-bible/feed/ 2 FOCUSED15 PODCAST – EPISODE #5 (SEASON 2) We all live busy lives, and this pace of life often keeps us from doing the things we say we want to do. From working out, to spending more quality time with the ones we love, to studying the Bible — busyness can be a barrier to enjoying the most […] FOCUSED15 PODCAST – EPISODE #5 (SEASON 2)

We all live busy lives, and this pace of life often keeps us from doing the things we say we want to do. From working out, to spending more quality time with the ones we love, to studying the Bible — busyness can be a barrier to enjoying the most important things in life, including going deeper in our relationship with God.

In today’s brief podcast episode, Chris and I chat about the reality of our busy lives and how to get in the Word despite it.

Listen in for perspective and tips on how to study your Bible, even in your busy schedule.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • Why this “excuse” is used so often and the common issues behind it
  • How to overcome a lack of desire to be in God’s Word by using scripture and prayer
  • The reminder that God is delighted when we come to His Word
  • How we always make time to do what we ultimately want to do
  • Some tips to stir up your affections to study God’s Word

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My FOCUSed15 Bible studies help you go to the Word deeply in 15 minute chunks. Below are studies currently available.

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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

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FOCUSED15 PODCAST – EPISODE #5 (SEASON 2) We all live busy lives, and this pace of life often keeps us from doing the things we say we want to do. From working out, to spending more quality time with the ones we love, FOCUSED15 PODCAST – EPISODE #5 (SEASON 2) We all live busy lives, and this pace of life often keeps us from doing the things we say we want to do. From working out, to spending more quality time with the ones we love, to studying the Bible — busyness can be a barrier to enjoying the most […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:12
What do I need to know about the Gospel of Matthew? https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-matthew-introduction/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:23 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=16002 https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-matthew-introduction/#comments https://katieorr.me/gospel-of-matthew-introduction/feed/ 4 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #4 (Season 2) I’m really excited about today’s episode. Today we kick off our first “What you need to know about …” podcast episode. The plan is to cover each book of the Bible, providing you a quick and easy “on demand” option to learn the background of each book and any other […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #4 (Season 2)

I’m really excited about today’s episode. Today we kick off our first “What you need to know about …” podcast episode. The plan is to cover each book of the Bible, providing you a quick and easy “on demand” option to learn the background of each book and any other important facts that will shape your study. In the weeks to come, during season 2 of the podcast, we plan to go through and highlight what you need to know about all of the Gospels and then the book of Acts.

Today, Chris and I chat about what you need to know about the Gospel of Matthew. I hope you’ll listen in!

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:

  • What you need to know before you start studying Matthew that will make the biggest impact.
  • Three important elements of a book to look for before you begin studying: author, audience, and aim
  • The person of Matthew and the authority he had to write about Jesus
  • The significance of the Jewish audience and Jesus’ genealogy, and how that relates to the promised Messiah
  • Matthew’s style of writing using discourse and narrative throughout the book
  • The Great Commission and how that marks a change in mindset from the Old Testament into the New Testament

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Sermons on the Gospel of Matthew


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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #4 (Season 2) I’m really excited about today’s episode. Today we kick off our first “What you need to know about …” podcast episode. The plan is to cover each book of the Bible, providing you a quick and easy “on demand” opt... FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #4 (Season 2) I’m really excited about today’s episode. Today we kick off our first “What you need to know about …” podcast episode. The plan is to cover each book of the Bible, providing you a quick and easy “on demand” option to learn the background of each book and any other […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:04
How do I begin to study the Bible on my own? https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-begin-to-study-the-bible-on-my-own/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:03:56 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=15524 https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-begin-to-study-the-bible-on-my-own/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-begin-to-study-the-bible-on-my-own/feed/ 2 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #3 (Season 2) I want to study the Bible. Where do I start? I hear that question a lot. I’ve asked the same question, wanting to go deeper but having no clue how. In fact, before I actually asked anyone for help, I tried to dive in myself. I excitedly (and randomly) […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #3 (Season 2)

I want to study the Bible. Where do I start?

I hear that question a lot. I’ve asked the same question, wanting to go deeper but having no clue how. In fact, before I actually asked anyone for help, I tried to dive in myself. I excitedly (and randomly) opened the Bible looking for a profound truth to cling to. Instead … I found crickets. Nothing but confusion and frustration and feelings of failure.

Many life goals can seem like an unsurmountable mountain and studying the Bible is one of them for many. Some dive in like I did, only to be disappointed in the experience. Others, instead of digging in to figure it out on their own, tend to just do nothing. They’re stuck in a paralysis of perfection—if it can’t be done right, it shouldn’t be done at all. Either way, the pursuit of studying the Bible on your own feels completely unattainable to many Christians.

Truly, this subject requires more than one conversation can handle, but we do want to give you a few easy places to get started. Listen in to this 15 minute podcast episode, for some simple tips on where and how to start studying your Bible. 

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In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

  • Tips on how to start studying the Bible on your own
  • A few different options for starting out
  • The importance of a simple study plan—the WHAT and the HOW
  • How to work through a passage of Scripture on your own
  • Having a Bible coach (or finding a Bible study that can teach you along the way)
  • The importance of having the right mindset while studying the Bible
  • What it means to be under the Word instead of over the Word

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Links below may include affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks!


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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #3 (Season 2) I want to study the Bible. Where do I start? I hear that question a lot. I’ve asked the same question, wanting to go deeper but having no clue how. In fact, before I actually asked anyone for help, FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #3 (Season 2) I want to study the Bible. Where do I start? I hear that question a lot. I’ve asked the same question, wanting to go deeper but having no clue how. In fact, before I actually asked anyone for help, I tried to dive in myself. I excitedly (and randomly) […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:59
Does it matter which translation I use to study the Bible? https://katieorr.me/does-it-matter-which-translation-i-use-to-study-the-bible/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:02:01 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=15519 https://katieorr.me/does-it-matter-which-translation-i-use-to-study-the-bible/#comments https://katieorr.me/does-it-matter-which-translation-i-use-to-study-the-bible/feed/ 6 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #2 (Season 2) There is often much confusion and sometimes heated opinions about which version of the Bible you use to read and study the Bible. Though the Word of God is undoubtedly inspired and inerrant there are variations within each version on the shelves. In today’s 15 minute podcast episode, Chris and I chat […] FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #2 (Season 2)

There is often much confusion and sometimes heated opinions about which version of the Bible you use to read and study the Bible. Though the Word of God is undoubtedly inspired and inerrant there are variations within each version on the shelves. In today’s 15 minute podcast episode, Chris and I chat about why there are so many translations of the Bible, and what you need to know about their differences.

If you have any additional questions about translations or other questions you’d like us to answer on the podcast, let us know in the comments!

Does it matter which translation of the Bible you use? Listen in to learn more about translation differences.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

  • Whether or not it matters which translation you use
  • What makes one version of the Bible better than another
  • The translation process
  • Word for word vs. phrase for phrase translations
  • Agendas behind certain translations
  • Study purposes vs. readability
  • Chris and Katie’s top Bible versions and how they use them

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Links below may include affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks!


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3. Listen from your computer via iTunes or Stitcher. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes or here to listen from the Stitcher website. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes and/or Stitcher dashboard.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #2 (Season 2) There is often much confusion and sometimes heated opinions about which version of the Bible you use to read and study the Bible. Though the Word of God is undoubtedly inspired and inerrant there are variations... FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #2 (Season 2) There is often much confusion and sometimes heated opinions about which version of the Bible you use to read and study the Bible. Though the Word of God is undoubtedly inspired and inerrant there are variations within each version on the shelves. In today’s 15 minute podcast episode, Chris and I chat […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:30
How do I maintain consistency in my Bible study? https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-maintain-consistency-in-my-bible-study/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:01:15 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=15503 https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-maintain-consistency-in-my-bible-study/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-do-i-maintain-consistency-in-my-bible-study/feed/ 4 FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 2) I’m good at starting things—not so good at following through. This has been true for many areas of my life, including my time in the Bible. After leading and getting to know thousands of people both online and “in real life” I know that I’m not alone in this struggle. […] How do I maintain consistency in my Bible study?

FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 2)

I’m good at starting things—not so good at following through. This has been true for many areas of my life, including my time in the Bible. After leading and getting to know thousands of people both online and “in real life” I know that I’m not alone in this struggle. This roadblock is seen on campus ministries, established churches, and online ministries alike. Members of home groups, Sunday school, and accountability groups all encounter this very common snag and it slows almost everyone down from growing spiritually the way they want to. What is this common struggle?

It’s the hurdle of inconsistency.

So if you’ve started Bible reading plans but lose steam in Exodus, you have a bunch half-completed Bible studies on your shelves, and/or you know of others who do and you’re not quite sure how to encourage them toward consistency (Hint: telling them to, “Just decide to do it—then do it!” is not helpful.) this episode is for you!

If you’ve started Bible reading plans but lose steam in Exodus, this episode is for you!

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There are many more tips we could have shared today, but we’ve boiled it down to some of the perspectives we’ve found most helpful and fruitful in our own lives and ministries. Join my husband Chris and I for a quick 15 minute episode as we kick off Season 2 of the FOCUSed15 Podcast with a few easily implementable tips.

In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

  • The real issue behind our inconsistency
  • What a “trigger” is and how to use your current routine to get in the Word
  • Tips to maintain consistency
  • Experiencing grace in your quiet time (even if you’re inconsistent)
  • How to deal with the knowledge that you aren’t as consistent as you’d like
  • A Biblical example of God working to get back into relationship with man and what that has to do with our quiet time

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1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button below.

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

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FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 2) I’m good at starting things—not so good at following through. This has been true for many areas of my life, including my time in the Bible. After leading and getting to know thousands of people both online and ... FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #1 (Season 2) I’m good at starting things—not so good at following through. This has been true for many areas of my life, including my time in the Bible. After leading and getting to know thousands of people both online and “in real life” I know that I’m not alone in this struggle. […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 14:59
Say Goodbye to Perfectionism https://katieorr.me/say-goodbye-to-perfectionism/ Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:17:18 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=5277 https://katieorr.me/say-goodbye-to-perfectionism/#comments https://katieorr.me/say-goodbye-to-perfectionism/feed/ 2 I’ve been on a video kick lately. Today, I share a bit about how perfectionism is silly and keeps us from the very things we want to accomplish. You can watch the video here in the blog post or you can simply listen to the audio through the audio player above. Of note from this episode: […] I’ve been on a video kick lately. Today, I share a bit about how perfectionism is silly and keeps us from the very things we want to accomplish.

You can watch the video here in the blog post or you can simply listen to the audio through the audio player above.

Of note from this episode:

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Do you struggle with this all-or-nothing mentality? Does it keep you from opening your Bible?

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

I want to hear from YOU!

Have an idea for a future podcast? A question about a Bible passage? A Bible study tip to share? I’d love to hear your voice, your questions, and your comments! Just leave a message below.

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I’ve been on a video kick lately. Today, I share a bit about how perfectionism is silly and keeps us from the very things we want to accomplish. You can watch the video here in the blog post or you can simply listen to the audio through the audio playe... I’ve been on a video kick lately. Today, I share a bit about how perfectionism is silly and keeps us from the very things we want to accomplish. You can watch the video here in the blog post or you can simply listen to the audio through the audio player above. Of note from this episode: […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 12:41
Julie Sanders on Galatians 4 https://katieorr.me/julie-sanders-galatians-4/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:52:06 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=5197 https://katieorr.me/julie-sanders-galatians-4/#comments https://katieorr.me/julie-sanders-galatians-4/feed/ 1 I’m excited to introduce you to my first FOCUSed15 podcast guest, Julie Sanders. Julie lives where tea is sweet and grits are cheesy. She and her husband of 25 years have two nearly grown kids. Julie loves to teach God’s word to women in her hometown and across the globe; she is passionate about fighting human […] I’m excited to introduce you to my first FOCUSed15 podcast guest, Julie Sanders.

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Julie lives where tea is sweet and grits are cheesy. She and her husband of 25 years have two nearly grown kids. Julie loves to teach God’s word to women in her hometown and across the globe; she is passionate about fighting human trafficking and helping women of all tribes and tongues find God’s peace for life. 

Her latest book, EXPECTANT: 40 Devotions for New and Expectant Moms was born when God brought a group of young couples into their lives, just as they began to long to grow their families.

Check out more about Julie and her ministry:

 Thank you so much, Julie, for spending time with us today on the podcast!

How to Listen to This Podcast

FOCUSed15 Podcast {Julie Sanders}1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

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I’m excited to introduce you to my first FOCUSed15 podcast guest, Julie Sanders. Julie lives where tea is sweet and grits are cheesy. She and her husband of 25 years have two nearly grown kids. Julie loves to teach God’s word to women in her hometown a... I’m excited to introduce you to my first FOCUSed15 podcast guest, Julie Sanders. Julie lives where tea is sweet and grits are cheesy. She and her husband of 25 years have two nearly grown kids. Julie loves to teach God’s word to women in her hometown and across the globe; she is passionate about fighting human […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:14
God is My Refuge and Strength https://katieorr.me/god-is-my-refuge-and-strength/ Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:17:12 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=5069 https://katieorr.me/god-is-my-refuge-and-strength/#comments https://katieorr.me/god-is-my-refuge-and-strength/feed/ 1 We chat about an awesome game of hide-n-go-seek and what that has to do with the character of God. If you are needing a quick dose of truth today, I hope you’ll listen in! Just click play above to hear the podcast. (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the […] *Podcast banner.001

We chat about an awesome game of hide-n-go-seek and what that has to do with the character of God. If you are needing a quick dose of truth today, I hope you’ll listen in!

Just click play above to hear the podcast. (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post.)

Show Notes

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

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We chat about an awesome game of hide-n-go-seek and what that has to do with the character of God. If you are needing a quick dose of truth today, I hope you’ll listen in! Just click play above to hear the podcast. (Email readers, We chat about an awesome game of hide-n-go-seek and what that has to do with the character of God. If you are needing a quick dose of truth today, I hope you’ll listen in! Just click play above to hear the podcast. (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:05
When Trying Harder is Not Enough https://katieorr.me/when-trying-harder-is-not-enough/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:58:40 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4980 https://katieorr.me/when-trying-harder-is-not-enough/#comments https://katieorr.me/when-trying-harder-is-not-enough/feed/ 1 Today I’m kicking off a new podcast series, through Psalm 46, and we’re chatting about how our beliefs affect our actions. Just click play above to listen in! (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post.) Show Notes Wild Obedience excerpt: One familiar trap I find myself […] *Podcast banner.001

Today I’m kicking off a new podcast series, through Psalm 46, and we’re chatting about how our beliefs affect our actions. Just click play above to listen in! (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post.)

Show Notes

One familiar trap I find myself in is the belief that I must try harder to please God. After my worst moments, a vision of God flashes through my head. He is standing, arms crossed, face stern, and head shaking when He finds out the bad choices I made. And I believe the lie that I am stuck in the mess of my sin. Alone. Without hope. Forever marked with the burden of failure. So, I throw my pity party, pick myself off the floor, and pile out of bed the next day determined to try harder. I declare, “I will get it right today.”

Only I don’t. Again and again and again I fail. This try-harder life is exhausting.

The cornerstone of Satan’s strategy is to get us to believe that God is not good.

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

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Today I’m kicking off a new podcast series, through Psalm 46, and we’re chatting about how our beliefs affect our actions. Just click play above to listen in! (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post. Today I’m kicking off a new podcast series, through Psalm 46, and we’re chatting about how our beliefs affect our actions. Just click play above to listen in! (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post.) Show Notes Wild Obedience excerpt: One familiar trap I find myself […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:14
How to Apply the Bible to Your Life https://katieorr.me/how-to-apply-the-bible-to-your-life/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4897 https://katieorr.me/how-to-apply-the-bible-to-your-life/#comments https://katieorr.me/how-to-apply-the-bible-to-your-life/feed/ 2 Ever wonder how to better apply God’s Word to your life? Feel like the dos and don’ts are overwhelming? In today’s podcast we look at a different, more important way to apply the Bible to our days. We must be careful not to jump to our to-dos without first adjusting our thoughts. I also share an […] Ever wonder how to better apply God’s Word to your life? Feel like the dos and don’ts are overwhelming? In today’s podcast we look at a different, more important way to apply the Bible to our days.

We must be careful not to jump to our to-dos without first adjusting our thoughts.

I also share an incredible resource that has been a game-changer for me in my time with God, as well as a brand-new “Power Pack” I am excited to be a part of (details below).

I hope you’ll join me on the podcast today!

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How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

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Ever wonder how to better apply God’s Word to your life? Feel like the dos and don’ts are overwhelming? In today’s podcast we look at a different, more important way to apply the Bible to our days. We must be careful not to jump to our to-dos without f... Ever wonder how to better apply God’s Word to your life? Feel like the dos and don’ts are overwhelming? In today’s podcast we look at a different, more important way to apply the Bible to our days. We must be careful not to jump to our to-dos without first adjusting our thoughts. I also share an […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 13:12
God Provides a Second Chance https://katieorr.me/second-chances/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:00:07 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4877 https://katieorr.me/second-chances/#respond https://katieorr.me/second-chances/feed/ 0 Have you been a runner like Jonah? Do you have a hard time staying in Gods’ will? In today’s episode we chat about God’s Plan A for our lives, what happens when we depart from this plan, and how God provides a way back. We even chat about what cows can teach us about remaining in fellowship with […] *Podcast banner.002

Have you been a runner like Jonah? Do you have a hard time staying in Gods’ will? In today’s episode we chat about God’s Plan A for our lives, what happens when we depart from this plan, and how God provides a way back.

We even chat about what cows can teach us about remaining in fellowship with God … and there may or may not be some hymn-singing action! I hope you’ll join in today.

Other Podcasts in this Series

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

Enjoy!

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Have you been a runner like Jonah? Do you have a hard time staying in Gods’ will? In today’s episode we chat about God’s Plan A for our lives, what happens when we depart from this plan, and how God provides a way back. Have you been a runner like Jonah? Do you have a hard time staying in Gods’ will? In today’s episode we chat about God’s Plan A for our lives, what happens when we depart from this plan, and how God provides a way back. We even chat about what cows can teach us about remaining in fellowship with […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 17:25
God’s Provision of Deliverance https://katieorr.me/god-delivers/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:00:09 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4808 https://katieorr.me/god-delivers/#respond https://katieorr.me/god-delivers/feed/ 0 Today I’m teaching through Jonah 2 again, this time looking at Jonah’s response to God’s deliverance and what we can learn from his actions. This is part 3 of a teaching series through Jonah 2. You can catch part 1, God’s Provision of Distress, and part 2, God’s Provision of Deep Places. I hope you’ll listen in […] *Podcast banner.002

Today I’m teaching through Jonah 2 again, this time looking at Jonah’s response to God’s deliverance and what we can learn from his actions.

This is part 3 of a teaching series through Jonah 2. You can catch part 1, God’s Provision of Distress, and part 2, God’s Provision of Deep Places.

I hope you’ll listen in and let me know what you learned! Just leave a comment to discuss.

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

Enjoy!

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Today I’m teaching through Jonah 2 again, this time looking at Jonah’s response to God’s deliverance and what we can learn from his actions. This is part 3 of a teaching series through Jonah 2. You can catch part 1, God’s Provision of Distress, Today I’m teaching through Jonah 2 again, this time looking at Jonah’s response to God’s deliverance and what we can learn from his actions. This is part 3 of a teaching series through Jonah 2. You can catch part 1, God’s Provision of Distress, and part 2, God’s Provision of Deep Places. I hope you’ll listen in […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 15:50
God’s Provision of Deep Places https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-2-gods-provision-of-deep-places/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:23:07 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4788 https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-2-gods-provision-of-deep-places/#comments https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-2-gods-provision-of-deep-places/feed/ 2 Today we take another look at Jonah’s prayer from the depth of the sea and how God is faithful, even in our deep places. Sometimes the waves of life come and go and times are hard, but I bounce back. I learn from them, and may even find my devotions replaced as a result of the distress. Yet there are times when […] *Podcast banner.002Today we take another look at Jonah’s prayer from the depth of the sea and how God is faithful, even in our deep places.

Sometimes the waves of life come and go and times are hard, but I bounce back. I learn from them, and may even find my devotions replaced as a result of the distress. Yet there are times when the waves consume and I find myself like Jonah, in a deep place. The deep, dark place where my soul is more than weary, my heart is broken, and my hope is almost gone.

Even these deep places are a provision of God.

Show notes:

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How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

Enjoy!

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Today we take another look at Jonah’s prayer from the depth of the sea and how God is faithful, even in our deep places. Sometimes the waves of life come and go and times are hard, but I bounce back. I learn from them, Today we take another look at Jonah’s prayer from the depth of the sea and how God is faithful, even in our deep places. Sometimes the waves of life come and go and times are hard, but I bounce back. I learn from them, and may even find my devotions replaced as a result of the distress. Yet there are times when […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 16:09
God’s Provision of Distress https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-1-jonah-2-gods-provision-of-distress/ Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:55:42 +0000 http://katieorr.me/?p=4734 https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-1-jonah-2-gods-provision-of-distress/#respond https://katieorr.me/focused15-podcast-1-jonah-2-gods-provision-of-distress/feed/ 0 I’m excited to announce the podcast is back in recording! I hope you’ll check out my first FOCUSed15 Podcast, the first of a four-part teaching through Jonah 2. Here are a few highlights: God’s provision of distress often reveals my displaced devotion. Trials and testing produce perfection; not a perfection of my own, but of becoming more and […] *Podcast banner.002I’m excited to announce the podcast is back in recording!

I hope you’ll check out my first FOCUSed15 Podcast, the first of a four-part teaching through Jonah 2.

Here are a few highlights:

  • God’s provision of distress often reveals my displaced devotion.
  • Trials and testing produce perfection; not a perfection of my own, but of becoming more and more like the Perfect One, Jesus.

FOCUSed15 Podcast #1 – Jonah 2 – God’s Provision of Distress

How to Listen to This Podcast

The FOCUSed15 Podcast1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to head over to the blog to see the play button.)

2. Listen from an app on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– For iDevice users, click here to access the podcast and subscribe in iTunes.  If you don’t have an Apple device, you can listen with the Stitcher app or directly from the site. For all podcast apps, new episodes will show up as soon as they are published.

3. Listen from your computer via iTunes. Just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. Once you subscribe to the podcast, new episodes will show up in your iTunes dashboard.

Enjoy!

 

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I’m excited to announce the podcast is back in recording! I hope you’ll check out my first FOCUSed15 Podcast, the first of a four-part teaching through Jonah 2. Here are a few highlights: God’s provision of distress often reveals my displaced devotion.... I’m excited to announce the podcast is back in recording! I hope you’ll check out my first FOCUSed15 Podcast, the first of a four-part teaching through Jonah 2. Here are a few highlights: God’s provision of distress often reveals my displaced devotion. Trials and testing produce perfection; not a perfection of my own, but of becoming more and […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 13:24
Becoming More Like Jesus https://katieorr.me/becoming-more-like-jesus/ Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:47:04 +0000 http://blog.katieorr.me/?p=4286 https://katieorr.me/becoming-more-like-jesus/#comments https://katieorr.me/becoming-more-like-jesus/feed/ 1 Click here to listen to this episode in iTunes. I love hearing your feedback about the podcast. It is so fun to know that you all are enjoying the episodes and that they are easy to fit into your day. Short and casual, yet packing a big punch. That’s what I’m shooting for! Today we’re […] Click here to listen to this episode in iTunes.

I love hearing your feedback about the podcast. It is so fun to know that you all are enjoying the episodes and that they are easy to fit into your day. Short and casual, yet packing a big punch. That’s what I’m shooting for!

Solid Biblical podcasts for women

Today we’re chatting about the process of becoming more like Jesus today and what’s our part in God’s great work of sanctification!

Do you struggle with knowing how to “put off” your old self? Let us know in the comments some ways you choose to live in the reality of your new self, when the old ways of the flesh are so ingrained?

How to Listen to This Podcast

Podcasts are a great to listen to while your hands and feet are busy but your mind is ready to learn. I love to listen to sermons and other motivational podcasts while I’m on the go.

Here’s how you can too:

1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to click a link to the blog to see it.)

2. Subscribe to the Podcast and listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– You can click here to access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.  Most mobile devices come with a podcasting app already on them. You can also find other great free apps to download.

Linking up with Glorious Grace Fridays over at HelloMornings!

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Click here to listen to this episode in iTunes. I love hearing your feedback about the podcast. It is so fun to know that you all are enjoying the episodes and that they are easy to fit into your day. Short and casual, yet packing a big punch. Click here to listen to this episode in iTunes. I love hearing your feedback about the podcast. It is so fun to know that you all are enjoying the episodes and that they are easy to fit into your day. Short and casual, yet packing a big punch. That’s what I’m shooting for! Today we’re […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 10:33
A Prayer for Strength https://katieorr.me/teaching-on-ephesians-3/ Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:06:05 +0000 http://blog.katieorr.me/?p=4194 https://katieorr.me/teaching-on-ephesians-3/#comments https://katieorr.me/teaching-on-ephesians-3/feed/ 4 Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes. Today’s podcast comes from the porch! (Which means that you will hear kids playing in the background, and I may or may not have edited out a few blood-curdling screams when my daughter found a spider.) Click here to leave a comment about what you think of […] Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes.

Today’s podcast comes from the porch!

(Which means that you will hear kids playing in the background, and I may or may not have edited out a few blood-curdling screams when my daughter found a spider.)

Click here to leave a comment about what you think of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3.

How to Listen to This Podcast

Podcasts are a greatto listen to while your hands and feet are busy but your mind is ready to learn. I love to listen to sermons, and other motivational podcasts while I’m on the go. Here’s how you can too:

1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to click a link to the blog to see it.)
2. Subscribe to the Podcast and listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– You can click here to access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.  Most mobile devices come with a podcasting app already on them. You can also find other great free apps to download.

Linking up with Glorious Grace Fridays over at HelloMornings!

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Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes. Today’s podcast comes from the porch! (Which means that you will hear kids playing in the background, and I may or may not have edited out a few blood-curdling screams when my daughter found a spider. Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes. Today’s podcast comes from the porch! (Which means that you will hear kids playing in the background, and I may or may not have edited out a few blood-curdling screams when my daughter found a spider.) Click here to leave a comment about what you think of […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 7:35
3 Quick Tips for Scripture Memory https://katieorr.me/3-quick-tips-for-scripture-memory/ Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:36:06 +0000 http://blog.katieorr.me/?p=4156 https://katieorr.me/3-quick-tips-for-scripture-memory/#comments https://katieorr.me/3-quick-tips-for-scripture-memory/feed/ 1 So what do you think about all this podcast business? Have you listened to a podcast before? I love having podcasts loaded on my phone, ready for me to take in some great teaching. It is really easy to subscribe to a podcast on your smartphone, and most already have a podcasting app on them. […] So what do you think about all this podcast business? Have you listened to a podcast before?

I love having podcasts loaded on my phone, ready for me to take in some great teaching. It is really easy to subscribe to a podcast on your smartphone, and most already have a podcasting app on them. Though, something I’ve noticed about most podcast is that they are long — and lately, long has been hard to do.

The heart behind starting my own podcast is to offer tips and teaching to help you in your walk with God, but to do it quickly. I’ve already heard from many of you that you enjoyed last week’s podcast and that it was the perfect length for running errands around town, heading to work, or a short morning motivation. This is exactly my hope.

So, while I am sure that my podcast will always be an evolving project, my aim is to keep episodes short and casual yet pack a big punch.

Podcast #2

Today’s podcast is on Scripture memory. I know that memorizing the Bible is hard, and many of you feel as if you don’t have the time or brain-space to try it. Yet, I truly feel as it is one of the most fruitful practices in my walk with God, and my understanding of Scripture.

Here are 3 quick tips for making this worthwhile pursuit a reality. (Just click play at the top of this post.) If you are interested in joining us in memorizing Ephesians 1, head over to Do Not Depart for info and resources.

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How to Listen to This Podcast

Podcasts are a great to listen to while your hands and feet are busy but your mind is ready to learn. I love to listen to sermons, and other motivational podcasts while I’m on the go. Here’s how you can too:

1. Listen right here on the blog. Just click the little play button at the beginning of this post. (Email readers, you may need to click a link to the blog to see it.)
2. Subscribe to the Podcast and listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– You can click here to access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.  Most mobile devices come with a podcasting app already on them. You can also find other great free apps to download.

If you are totally lost by all this talk of podcasting but want to know how you can get it set up on your computer, here is an informative video on how to subscribe to a podcast via iTunes on your computer.

Let me know what you think about today’s podcast! Have a Bible memory tip to share? Leave a comment and let us know.

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So what do you think about all this podcast business? Have you listened to a podcast before? I love having podcasts loaded on my phone, ready for me to take in some great teaching. It is really easy to subscribe to a podcast on your smartphone, So what do you think about all this podcast business? Have you listened to a podcast before? I love having podcasts loaded on my phone, ready for me to take in some great teaching. It is really easy to subscribe to a podcast on your smartphone, and most already have a podcasting app on them. […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean
Ministry, a Gift of Grace https://katieorr.me/ministry-a-gift-of-grace/ Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:21:55 +0000 http://blog.katieorr.me/?p=4138 https://katieorr.me/ministry-a-gift-of-grace/#comments https://katieorr.me/ministry-a-gift-of-grace/feed/ 6 I’ve been all about podcasts this week. Kat and I launched the HelloMornings podcast today, and I’m launching my very own podcast here too! Today I’m sharing just a few insights on what Ephesians 3:1-11 has to teach us about ministry. Just click play below to listen in to this 7 minute teaching . . […] I’ve been all about podcasts this week. Kat and I launched the HelloMornings podcast today, and I’m launching my very own podcast here too!

Today I’m sharing just a few insights on what Ephesians 3:1-11 has to teach us about ministry. Just click play below to listen in to this 7 minute teaching . . . there is even a Pride and Prejudice reference! (Email readers, click here if you don’t see the audio player.)

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I’ve been all about podcasts this week. Kat and I launched the HelloMornings podcast today, and I’m launching my very own podcast here too! Today I’m sharing just a few insights on what Ephesians 3:1-11 has to teach us about ministry. I’ve been all about podcasts this week. Kat and I launched the HelloMornings podcast today, and I’m launching my very own podcast here too! Today I’m sharing just a few insights on what Ephesians 3:1-11 has to teach us about ministry. Just click play below to listen in to this 7 minute teaching . . […] Chris and Katie Orr: Teaching you how to study your Bible. clean 7:32