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Loving God. Loving People.

Welcome to the Loving God, Loving people podcast. A podcast where we dig deeper into what it looks like to live a life where in the end, all that matters is God and people. Each week, we will have candid and authentic conversations about how every day brings a fresh beginning, and that the best is yet to come as we work together to help fulfill the mission that Jesus has given us.

Tracks

Training Your Brain
Chad and Robert discuss the power of our thoughts and how to choose new mindsets. We can't control what happens to us, but we change our lives from the inside. We need to stop filling our minds with the world and make room for healthy pathways. We can influence our perspectives when we follow Jesus with our habits. Our lives are moving in the direction of our strongest thoughts, so which thoughts will you put in the lead? When you face a mind war, the ways you train your brain will make the difference. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast here on YouTube or whatever platform you listen to your audio podcasts. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
25:32 09/27/2022
Wisdom For Blended Families
Chad and Robert reflect on growing up in blended families and what it means to surrender idealism. If you are remarried, a single parent, or a step-parent, you face unique challenges, but you are not alone. Community, intention, and trust will help you heal relationships and build foundations. You can influence the dynamics of your family through the example of Jesus. No matter how "messy" you think things are, grace and kindness can turn brokenness into belonging. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast here on YouTube or whatever platform you listen to your audio podcasts. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
31:30 09/13/2022
Legacy = Relationships (with Grant Botma)
Special guest Grant Botma joins the podcast to discuss how he leads his family toward healthy relationships. When you emphasize relationships, every principle your family pursues will have stronger roots. Serving brings us closer to God, and your selfless actions will influence your children, your spouse, and others to choose love. You can only control the controllable, and you set an example for the people around you when you love through the good and bad. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast here on YouTube or whatever platform you listen to your audio podcasts. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
29:35 09/06/2022
Parenting That Produces Fruit (with Larry Osborne)
Special guest Larry Osborne answers questions about productive, biblical parenting. What does it look like to balance boundaries and trust? How should parents deal with rebellion? When can mentors make a difference? Each stage of a child's life has different challenges and priorities. Through it all, to love as Jesus loves is the most valuable way a parent can lead. Whatever your mistakes, it's never too late to start making healthy parenting decisions.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:52 08/30/2022
Laughing Your Way to a Stronger Marriage (with Ted Cunningham)
Special guest Ted Cunningham gives insight on conflict, humor, and intimacy in marriage. It can make a world of difference when couples choose laughter over anger. If you want a healthy marriage, regularly work through the little things with a light heart. You can grow in unity by seeking counsel and exploring what the Bible says about marriage. Honesty will deepen your relationship physically, emotionally, and spiritually. How can you embrace openness with your spouse today? Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
34:17 08/23/2022
Growing Your Marriage (with Chris and Becky Walker)
Chris and Becky Walker, hosts of the "Marriage Walkers" podcast, share their insight on grace, service, and commitment. It takes grit to get through rough patches, and in marriage, that means embracing vulnerability. If you're feeling stuck, seek counsel and take one step to serve your spouse today. When you change your heart, you change the situation. God gives us wisdom to strengthen our relationships; we just need to surrender to His lead. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
24:52 08/16/2022
God's Scorecard is Relational
Chad and Robert share examples of grace and talk about what it means to do what God says. How will God judge us at the end of our lives? He won't tally how we followed the rules; He'll look at our hearts. We mature by reflecting the character of Jesus, not memorizing knowledge. Scripture unveils God's plan for our good, and His message is all about relationships. We make the most of our lives when we receive God's love and give from there.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
25:39 08/09/2022
Season 5 Teaser
All new episodes EVERY TUESDAY starting next Tuesday, August 9!We are talking everything from marriage, parenting and legacy to mental health, angels and demons!Don’t miss an episode - subscribe today to get notified every Tuesday with each new episode.
00:37 08/02/2022
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Pastor Chad and Robert have a conversation about "Churchianity" and cultural influence. What we listen to is what we love. Are we listening to God above all? What happens when culture leads us more than the Bible? What personas, political beliefs, or experiences are we putting before loving people? We all have opinions that are important to us, but our hope is in God's hands. To follow Jesus, we need to put our identity in Him as we reach out to each other with grace and truth.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
24:31 05/31/2022
From Law to Grace (with Al Fadi)
Special guest Al Fadi talks about his journey from an Islamic upbringing to a relationship with Jesus. The Muslim faith requires self-redemption, but we have a Savior who died to redeem us. Jesus offers a beautiful promise even when we’re scared to change all we know in this life. Many people have not seen what true Christianity looks like, and we can shine a light by living like Christ. The evidence of the Gospel shows us that even the smallest seeds can lead to amazing growth in God's Kingdom.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
40:05 05/24/2022
The Difference Between Holy and Spiritual
We are made for a relationship with God, but it's easy for us to seek our selfish desires instead. In this episode, Chad and Robert summarize the differences between "New Age" spirituality and Biblical Christianity. When we aim to glorify ourselves, our souls are led astray. When we center on Jesus, we realize that fulfillment comes through humility and trust. God's Word is everlasting truth, and His plans bring more joy than anything the world has to offer. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
25:32 05/17/2022
Jesus is a Relationship (with Justin Martz)
What are the differences between Catholicism and Protestant Christianity? Justin Martz talks with Robert about the core beliefs that unite us in faith, and how we can introduce others to Jesus. Most of us have practices we’ve developed through tradition, but good or bad, those things don’t define how God sees us. Nothing we do can earn God’s love; He just wants us to draw closer to Him. Through humility and inquiry, we can show people the change that comes through a relationship with Jesus. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:32 05/10/2022
How To Love Your LDS Neighbor (with Jon Leach)
Special guest Jon Leach virtually visits the podcast to talk about Mormonism and how we should witness through love. God's Word tells us who Jesus is, and He gives us the tools to discern His truth. God wants us to know that we don't have to earn His love; Jesus died so we can have a relationship with Him. The more we listen and care for others, the more we can reflect the power of the Gospel. Check out this awesome resource to explore further: Truth in Love MinistryMake sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:36 05/03/2022
Is Christianity True? (with Robby Lashua)
Special guest Robby Lashua joins Robert to discuss why we can know God is the truth. Christianity is not blind faith; we have reason to believe in Jesus. The evidence of Jesus' resurrection is proof of God's love. We have all kinds of resources to support God's Word, and we should start with the Gospel. Although evil is in our world, God's plan is, and always has been, for our good.Check out these awesome resources to explore further: Stand to Reason Sun Valley READ Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
25:09 04/26/2022
Leading Like Jesus
Leadership means taking people where they, and even you, haven’t been. You are influencing somebody, but are you leading them? How can you combine kindness with goals? Jesus shows us that real leadership requires service, strategy, and strength. Through the life of Jesus, we can see that God’s mission includes confrontation, but it doesn’t include selfishness. No matter who you are, when you choose to put others first, you can change the world. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
24:11 04/05/2022
How to Handle Temptation
Temptation is a reality we’ve all faced; even Jesus did. Chad and Robert discuss how to handle temptation and the difference between temptation and sin. Our shame tells us to hide our sin, but God tells us to seek help and bring it to Him. We need authenticity to embrace vulnerability, which leads us to repentance. We grow when we open ourselves to support and give support to others. God loves us for who we are, and He is with us as we learn how to live for His purpose. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, we’re here for you at Sun Valley. Check out our Care and Recovery groups! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
24:33 03/22/2022
Answering Your Questions (with Megan Fate Marshman)
Special guest Megan Fate Marshman answers audience-submitted questions and gives insight into learning and love. We all have gifts and we can learn from anybody. No matter who you are or what you’re facing, there’s a God who knows and loves you. How can you reflect that grace in every part of your life? 10:50 - When you’re feeling overwhelmed with motherhood, where do you turn?16:30 - How should I deal with judgment from “church people?”18:30 - How do you know God is good when He tells you “no?”21:15 - How can I have better patience? 21:30 - What are some of your favorite books or resources?24:15 - How do you keep relationships as a competitive person?Check out these awesome resources mentioned in the podcast: Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy DeanRuth Haley BartonTim KellerEnduring WordMake sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:18 03/15/2022
The Genius of Jesus
Who is the smartest person you’ve ever met? Chad and Robert talk about some of the most brilliant people of our time and in history. Geniuses like Elon Musk or C.S. Lewis usually come to mind, but why isn’t Jesus on the list? His teachings were revolutionary, and the principles our society values today stem from Jesus and His example. As we continue this series, we’ll look at some of Jesus’ most profound teachings that can guide us spiritually and practically. If you want to become smarter, choose to follow Jesus and listen to what He says!Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
22:11 03/08/2022
Never Give Up
How are you sharing your faith? Are you giving up on someone who doubts? Chad and Robert talk about what we should do when people reject our invitations and how we can trust in God's plan. We plant seeds by sharing our stories, and God moves in unexpected ways. To love people, we need to take risks that show we care, even when we don't see the impact in our timing. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
23:35 02/22/2022
Every Question Matters (with Katrina Moore)
We all need a place to ask the big questions without judgment. Special guest Katrina Moore talks about "Alpha" - a program that offers open discussion about life and faith. To share God's message, we need to prioritize listening, learning, and respect. It's not about a sales pitch; it's about showing people they matter. No matter your beliefs, God wants to help you find answers and show you how to lead others to His love. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
22:35 02/08/2022
Sharing God's Love
What tools do we have to reach people? We don't have to know it all or be perfect to share God's love with others. Our mission is to share the gospel and invite people to the powerful change that Jesus offers. Whether it's family or strangers, there are opportunities for us to listen and invite. When we step even a little outside our comfort zones, we can make a moving impact on someone else's path. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
22:22 01/25/2022
Who Will You Reach This Year?
In the new season's first episode, Chad and Robert talk about goals for 2022. As we go forward, we have fresh opportunities to reach people through Jesus. What will we do with those opportunities? The Church is made of individual people, and we each have a unique mission to share God’s love. We are part of a movement to change lives, and now is the time to embrace our purpose. Who is the one person you will reach this year? Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
23:21 01/11/2022
2022 Soul Resolutions
We don't know what the next year will hold, but we have a Savior who does.When we focus on who He says we are, we can make margin for what matters. With all the craziness in our world, it's easy to let the past guide our steps, but the only certainty we have is in God's promises for our future. We experience change through God, and He is working no matter what happens. Instead of making your typical resolutions, head into 2022 with the question, "What is the new that God wants to do in you?" Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
24:56 01/02/2022
Experiencing the Great Light of Christmas
The most important gift ever given didn’t come to us with frills and fancy bows. Jesus came in a humble form to reach a world of struggling people. Although Jesus was born into a "normal" life, His arrival brought divine hope long before His birth. We can see the power of God’s promises through the coming of His Son, and we have hope for a new day because of His gift. The good news is for everyone, so let's share that light as we celebrate Christmas.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
23:07 12/21/2021
Don't Say "No" for God (with Jake Bodine)
Jake Bodine, founder of God Behind Bars, talks about ministry and the power of reaching people in unexpected places. We need to open our hearts to new opportunities to share God’s love, even when it scares us. God's purpose for the Church goes beyond the box we tend to put it in, and it's up to us to take action when He leads us. No matter our sins, we all have an equal calling to receive the grace of Jesus. Shouldn’t we spread that life-changing news to everyone we possibly can?Follow God Behind Bars on Instagram and Facebook. You can also download the Pando App.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
33:20 12/14/2021
Answering Your Questions - Part II (with Justin Martz)
Justin Martz joins the podcast for this two-part Q&A, with questions asked by our audience. It can seem like the Bible leaves a lot up to interpretation, especially when we apply it to our current culture. So how do we follow Jesus intentionally as we navigate the confusions in our daily lives? The more we seek answers, the more we can learn about who God is and the plan He has for us. In part two, Robert and Justin address these questions about God’s presence in our everyday decisions: 0:55 - How do we use social media to talk about God, and is that truly possible? 5:25 - How do you know if people in your life are leading you more towards Christ? 10:00 - How do you pray about decisions? 14:25 - How do you repair broken relationships? To expand your learning, check out this book mentioned in the podcast:Decision Making and the Will of GodMake sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
22:44 12/07/2021
How To Grow Spiritually (with Megan Fate Marshman)
Megan Fate Marshman talks with Robert about how we can practice spiritual growth in and outside of church. In a rapidly changing world, we must find the balance between adapting and practicing consistency. God wants us to create margin to spend time with Him and connect with others. When we make God the main character in our lives, He helps us to learn, give, and receive through our unique gifts. We find rest and motivation for our souls when we aim to look like Jesus. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:43 11/30/2021
How To Be Content
God wants us to receive His blessings and strive toward our goals, but the enemy wants us never to have “enough.” The lie is that we’ll find satisfaction in the next thing we add to our orbit. The key to contentment is gratitude, not gratification. Through gratitude, we can use what we have to reap generosity and influence in our lives. No matter who you are or what your life looks like, you have something to be grateful for.Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
25:48 11/23/2021
How To Have Financial Freedom
We often spend our time looking for the "secret" to financial freedom. But the truth is that it's not a mystery; it's just math. Do you know where your money is going? The wisdom of Proverbs can teach us how to manage our money in a way that honors God and improves our lives. Money management isn't about gaining more, but about what we do with what we have. Over time, we can use our finances to build our goals with purpose. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
28:39 11/16/2021
What Does the Bible Say About Money?
Is money really the root of all evil? How does God want us to honor Him with our finances? The Bible gives us the wisdom to use money as the blessing God intends for us. When we acknowledge that our money and possessions are entrusted to us by God, we see that giving fulfills our purpose. Money is never the source of our happiness, but it can enrich our lives when we steward it with faith. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast wherever you are listening to us so you’ll never miss an episode. While you’re at it, if you found value in this conversation we’d love it if you left us a review – or shared this podcast with a friend. Doing that will help us reach and help more people meet know and follow Jesus.You are always welcome to join us online or in-person for one of our services every week at live.sv.cc.
26:38 11/09/2021