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Philly Young Adults Podcast

Welcome to the Philly Young Adults Podcast. A place where we generate content to encourage spiritual growth. We hope these conversations, testimonies, meditations, scripture readings, and topics help you grow in grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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A File Called, The First Episode
Welcome to the Christian and Social Media: a conversational series brought to you through the brand new Philly Young Adults Podcast. We invite you to take a 6 week journey with us as we take a deep look at the Bible's wisdom for how we, as Christians, should be using social media. We pray this is an edifying journey for you. Visit phillyyoungadults.com for information on our  weekly gatherings and yearly conference.
01:29 10/02/2020
Opinion vs. Truth
Truth is the topic of our episode today. We want to set this entire discussion up with a foundation of Biblical truth for the Christian and Social Media. In this pilot episode we take the time to divide truth from opinion and discuss how someone can properly place themselves in a position to receive Biblical instruction about Social Media.Scriptures Leviticus 19v32'You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.Proverbs 16v31The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, [If] it is found in the way of righteousness.Proverbs 20v29The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head.See Job 32v6-221 Peter 5v5Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."1 Timothy 5v1-2Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort [him] as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.Psalm 119v99I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.LinksFor all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
31:49 10/08/2020
The Truth about Pitfalls Part 1 - What Happens When I Post?
As a piece of technology, social media is forming us into people we weren't before we started using it. In this episode we take a hard look at the ways social media forms us specifically when we make posting a daily rhythm. What Happens When I Post?Curating our Lives 6:40Pride 10:45Concentration on the Externals 18:09Insensitivity to Others 21:42Social Media becomes the Mediator 28:50Scriptures 1 Peter 3v3-4Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.1 Corinthians 13v4-7Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Isaiah 53v2For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.1 Corinthians 10v31-33Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.LinksFor all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
32:08 10/15/2020
The Truth about Pitfalls Part 2 - What Happens When I View?
As a piece of technology, social media is forming us into people we weren't before we started using it. In this episode we take a hard look at the ways social media forms us specifically when we make scrolling a daily rhythm. What Happens When I View?Wasted Time 1:30Envy 17:21Lust 22:15Depression and Dissatisfaction 30:09Reducing People Down to Images 31:20ScripturesPsalm 119v148My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.Psalm 90v12So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.Ephesians 5v15-16See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.Romans 6v16Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?1 Corinthians 13v11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.Proverbs 14v30A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.1 Corinthians 13v4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;See Matthew 5v27-30BooksJohn Phillips Exploring Psalms Volume 2 For all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
35:55 10/22/2020
The Truth about Pitfalls Part 3 - What Happens When They View?
It's one thing to experience all the good in life, it's another thing to broadcast that experience. When we post on social media, something that could be a purely positive experience becomes something else. In this episode, we talk about how the events of our lives are changed when they are displayed. What Happens When They View?Envy 16:53Anger 23:47Lust 25:29Meaningless and Godlessness 29:03ScripturesSee Romans 14v15-23See 1 Corinthians 8v9-131 Corinthians 10v31-33Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all thing, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.1 Corinthians 13v4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed upEphesians 4v31-32Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.Proverbs 10v12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.Proverbs 15v18A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.Proverbs 28v25He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.Proverbs 29v22An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression.Hebrews 10v24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good worksSee Galatians 5v13-261 Corinthians 3v3for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?See James 3v13-18LinksFor all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
39:02 10/29/2020
Special Episode: A Psalm for Election Day
We hope and pray that meditating on this Psalm today will bring peace to you amidst a season of chaos. We encourage you to meditate on scripture today and spend time in prayer, alone or with friends, as we trust God with the future.
43:27 11/03/2020
Social Media and Social Action
There is no denying that social media has officially been interwoven into social action over the years. Some say they're officially inseparable. But is that true? Today we talk about what really happens, according to the Bible, when social media is integrated with social issues.Positive AspectsSpeed of Information 6:01Stirring up Strong Feelings 8:37Make Many Voices One 10:05Give a Voice to People Typically Shut Out 10:50Negative AspectsPrivileging the Image Over the Word 17:17Tendency to Eliminate Careful Discussion, Thinking, or Reasoning 21:01Completely Overrun by Sin 25:26Tendency Toward Mob Mentality 31:33Privileging the Most Fired Up Voices 35:12Portraying Power and Money as a Grassroots Movement 47:35ScripturesPsalm 1v1-2Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.See Acts 19Acts 19v32Some therefore cried one thing and some another, for the assembly was confused, and most of them did not know why they had come together.See Matthew 12v14-21 Mark 3v5And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched [it] out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.See Isaiah 42v1-42 Corinthians 11v28besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.See Isaiah 531 Corinthians 1v18-20For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?LinksFor all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
55:36 11/05/2020
How to Glorify God on Social Media
Our modern life is filled with questions about how to live at an optimal level. What are our best practices for our environment? Our planet? What about our own bodies? How do we achieve mental health, physical strength, and longevity? Social media needs to be part of this line of questioning. How should it be used? Can we find ways to utilize the platform to serve actual good?Things to ConsiderAll of life: a contest 5:22The right question to ask 7:58Social media conforms to scripture 9:14PrinciplesSocial media usage can be rewarded by Christ 9:45Social media usage should have a tight focus 16:38Social media usage should promote unity amongst God's people 23:25Social media usage should edify God's people 26:50Social Media usage should share the gospel 28:25PracticesMake posts that invite people to real human interaction 11:24Make posts that support real gospel work happening around the world 14:00Make posts that promote scripture and spiritual growth resources 17:47Consider Jesus and His specific purposes before posting 21:32Take ten minutes to meditate on whatever you're about to post 22:24Survey your last ten posts 30:35Best practices for viewing 31:45ScripturesSee 1 Corinthians 9v23-272 Timothy 4v7-8I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.1 Corinthians 3v12-13Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.See John 17James 3v18Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.Hebrews 12v14Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the LordRomans 14v19Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.1 Thessalonians 5v11Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.1 Corinthians 10v23All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.Romans 15v2Let each of us please his  neighbor for his good, leading to edification.Ephesians 5v15-16See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.Psalm 90v12So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.Matthew 5v30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.LinksFor all things Philly Young Adults visit phillyyoungadults.com
47:42 11/12/2020
Emails are Awesome and a Lot in the Que
Thanks for your support and interest throughout season one. We are committed to generating content surrounding various topics for another season. Feel free to rate, review, and suggest this podcast to your friends if you find it helpful! phillyyoungadults.com
02:11 12/07/2020
The Christian and Social Media Q & A
We so appreciated all the questions that were sent in about our series, The Christian and Social Media. We hope and pray that our answers to these questions are able to further clarify what the Bible says concerning social media and the habits it produces.ArticlesSymptoms of Social Media AddictionWebsitephillyyoungadults.com
86:28 01/21/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 1, 92, 128; Jeremiah 17
A short scripture reading to meditate on for the week.
05:12 01/27/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 3, 4, 127, 116
A  short scripture reading to meditate on for the week.
04:58 02/25/2021
The First 50 Feet: an Interview with Matt Vanderven
What does faith look like? We take some time to unpack that with Matt Vanderven, pastor of Calvary Chapel Harrisburg. Woven throughout his testimony of obeying God's call is a picture of active faith - something we all need. You can check out Calvary Chapel Harrisburg here.Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.
45:34 03/04/2021
Should I Go to Church?
Do we need to go to church? In 2021, this question may seem more confusing than it ever has been. We live in a time that has virtual churches on the rise amidst a pandemic that forced people to stay out of public gatherings.  Now that restrictions are being lifted, what does that mean for our local gatherings? Are they still necessary? We attempt to get to the root of the problem and answer the tough questions of the modern church goer in episode two of season two of the Philly Young Adults Podcast. Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.Sited ArticlesNo Pew? No Problem.
44:04 03/11/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 67, 96, 97, 99, 117
A short scripture reading to meditate on for the week. 
04:42 03/12/2021
When Should I Leave My Church?
Is there ever a time when a Christian should leave their church? How committed should we be as followers of Jesus to staying at the church we are currently attending and serving at? We attempt to tackle these questions in this weeks discussion on episode three of season two of the Philly Young Adults Podcast. Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.Sited ResourcesWhen Should I Leave My Church?Finding the Right Hills to Die OnCome Hell or High Water: Stopping at Nothing to Build the Church
47:09 03/18/2021
Truth and Lies about FOMO
We believe that the fear of missing out is a major area that christians in our communities struggle with daily. In episode 4 of season 2 of the podcast, we discuss why FOMO exists and how we might take measures to push back against it. Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.Sited ArticlesFour Ways to Fight the Fear of Missing OutThe Only FOMO to Fear
54:26 03/25/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 37, 36
A short scripture reading to meditate on for the week. 
05:12 03/26/2021
The Daily Meditation : Moses, David, and FOMO
We invite you to take a few minutes, slow down, and enter into a short meditation of scripture with us. 
07:13 03/29/2021
The Daily Meditation : Abraham, Sarah, and FOMO
We invite you to take a few minutes, slow down, and enter into a short meditation of scripture with us. 
10:19 03/30/2021
The Daily Meditation : Hannah and FOMO
We invite you to take a few minutes, slow down, and enter into a short meditation of scripture with us. 
08:19 03/31/2021
The Daily Meditation : Asaph and FOMO
We invite you to take a few minutes, slow down, and enter into a short meditation of scripture with us. 
13:17 04/01/2021
The Daily Meditation : Lazarus, the Rich Man, and FOMO
We invite you to take a few minutes, slow down, and enter into a short meditation of scripture with us. 
09:56 04/02/2021
Silence as a Practice : Why
Times of silence and solitude are essential to our spiritual health.  In our modern digital age, we have become accustomed to letting our minds be in a state of constant distraction. Whether we are scrolling up and down our news feeds, consuming content like YouTube videos, or online shopping  for the latest and greatest, we are constantly distracted. For this episode of the podcast, we attempt to break this down and discuss why silence is such an important part of our lives. Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.Sited ResourcesThe Ruthless Elimination of HurryWhy We Should Escape Social MediaI Used to be a Human Being
26:28 04/08/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 51, 32
A short scripture reading to meditate on for the week. 
03:40 04/09/2021
Silence as a Practice: How
In part two of our discussion on Silence, we discuss HOW to find quiet times of solitude with the Lord. We'll also talk about what exactly that looks like for us, and what it may look like for you.  Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.
34:49 04/15/2021
Jesus is Lord
Should Christians ever feel that they shouldn't say "Jesus is Lord"? In episode 7 of season 2 of the Philly Young Adults podcast, we take time to consider some possible scenarios we may find ourselves in and talk about the reasons why we should or shouldn't say something that's so foundational to our faith. Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.
39:39 04/22/2021
Scripture Readings: Psalm 119:1-48
A short scripture reading to meditate on for the week.
05:13 04/22/2021
What Is God's Will for My Life?
In the last episode of season 2 of the Philly Young Adults Podcast, we invited our good friend and missionary Becky to share her testimony. We also took some time to talk about God's will and how we can discern what is or could be God's leading and direction for our lives.  Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.ResourcesPerspectives on the World Christian Movement
42:45 04/29/2021
PYAC 20: Session 4 + Q&A
We hope that you are blessed by these sessions from our 2020 Philly Young Adults Conference.Q&A Timecode - 42:07Feel free to message us on instagram (@phillyyoungadults) with any feedback, questions, or topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Visit our website here.
53:09 05/06/2021