The Forge Podcast

My last dollar, my last word, and my last hour

May 4, 2022 • Matt Taylor • Hebrews 10:23

My last dollar, my last word, and my last hour. URGENCY-importance requiring swift action. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (NIV) THE ONE THING: QUESTIONS & CHALLENGE: 1-Is my faith wavering anywhere right now? Why? 2-Do I stir up others to do good deeds, or do I “stir up the dust”? 3-Would those around me call me encouragement? 4-What is the hardest thing for me to surrender….$ or time? 5-Who needs my time? Who can I invest in? 6-Do I have any relationships to reconcile? **7 Day Reading Challenge: Hebrews 10, and or 2 Peter 3 **To Remember: I don’t need to change the world, how can I impact the 20’ around me? He came to serve others, not to be served. If we don’t move, the movement will happen for us. I would rather see a sermon than hear a sermon. Your job and purpose are different.**

Brandon Reynolds

Brandon Reynolds

Is my faith fickle?

November 17, 2021 • Mike Tatlock • Daniel 3:17–18, 2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 15:13

What area of your life do you feel most fear? Where have you experienced disappointment with God? Which strata describes you most? Where is the Lord teaching you to have an "Even if" faith?

Prodigal (Bros, Biscuits, and Boards)

October 9, 2021 • Ben Pickthorn

S1E3 - The Fruit Of The Spirit - Self Control

September 1, 2021 • Greg Bruce

1. Which of the nine segments in the Fruit of the Spirit do you personally struggle with the most? How can we (the Men of the Forge) be praying for you? 2. Share one of your unmistakable Holy Spirit moments. 3. What baffles you most about Holy Spirit? 4. What enamors you most about Holy Spirit? 5. What misconception about Holy Spirit did you entertain that you've unlearned?

S1E2 - The Fruit Of The Spirit - Gentleness

August 25, 2021 • Matt Taylor • John 11:3, Philippians 2:3, Hebrews 9:12, Luke 15:20

Am I moved by sorrow? What does it look like to carry another person’s burden? When the heat gets turned up, what happens to your gentleness?

S1E1 - The Fruit Of The Spirit - Faithfulness

August 18, 2021 • Philippians 1:6, Romans 8:28, John 15:1–2, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 119:89–90

1. Plural fruits vs singular fruit (w/ plural characteristics) 2. Fruit of the spirit mirrors god’s character 3. Nothing can change god’s faithfulness 4. Paul’s choice of word for fruit: karpos 5. Proper translation: fruit of a living (god) thing 6. Figurative translation: everything being done in partnership with christ 7. Faithful from a different angle is full of faith 8. What is the purpose anyway?