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Iron Saints Podcast: A Christian daily devotional for men drawing near to Christ

A daily Christian devotional for men looking to dive into the word daily. Chapter by Chapter walkthroughs of the Scriptures and prayer to start your day. We will examine the life of Jesus and seek to bring men together to share their trials and support one another in their walks with Christ.

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Guard your tongue...OR GET CUT DOWN!
Today on the podcast we continue through the Gospel of Luke. Once again Jesus and the Pharisees are going to battle and Jesus helps us to understand that the mouth speaking before the heart has a chance to feel can be damning.The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree6 And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ 8 And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9 Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’ ” A Woman with a Disabling Spirit10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 13:6–17.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
09:20 4/5/24
Jesus came to unite the body...BUT DIVIDE THE WORLD!
On today's podcast we continue through Luke and tackle some tough topics from Christ Himself. We break down how the Lord testifies that our faith is one of division of the World and we as Christians needs to be aware fo the world around us and our relationship with Him if we hope to succeed. Not Peace, but Division49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Interpreting the Time54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? Settle with Your Accuser57 “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. 59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 12:49–59.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:49 4/4/24
Jesus is coming. BE READY OR ELSE!
Today on the podcast we continue through the book of Luke and examine how Christ calls us to be constantly ready for His return. We examine the challenge and caution He lays down for us and what that means for our day to day walk.35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 12:35–48.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:31 4/3/24
When God gets the Gold medal, you get the blessings!
Today on the podcast we continue through the book of Luke. Today we are continuing to see God address the fears we have of the world around us. Our food, money, clothing, shelter. We obsess over these things. Instead God challenges us once again regarding where our fear should rightly be and how to overcome the fears of worldly provision.The Parable of the Rich Fool13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Do Not Be Anxious22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 12:13–34.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:35 3/27/24
Christ isn't calling us to courage, He calls us to fear properly!!!
Today on the podcast we continue through the book of Luke. Today we are looking at Christ's teachings regarding fear in the face of Pharisees hypocrisy. We see Christ challenge us that courage isn't what is necessary to confront persecution its fear in the proper place. A fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and also the place from which our reliance on the Holy Spirit provides for us in seasons of pain and trial. Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees12 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. Have No Fear4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Acknowledge Christ Before Men8 “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, 9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 12:1–12.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
09:12 3/25/24
Jesus wants you to guard your EYES. NOT YOUR EGO!
Today on the podcast we continue our study in Luke. We are watching Jesus address the unfaithfulness of the Jewish Pharisees and lawyers and their obsessions with legalism and outward appearance rather than protecting their hearts. Christ is challenging us to consider what we use our eyes to consume and how it can positively or negatively affect our souls.The Sign of Jonah29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The Light in You33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers37 While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. 38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. 39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. 42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.” 45 One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46 And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. 48 So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostleSupport the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:00 3/18/24
Not for Jesus? YOU ARE AGAINST HIM!
Today on the podcast we continue our journey through Luke. Today we examine Christ furthering His teachings on who is a part of the kingdom of God and who isn't. He also expands on the risks of not turning from our sins and clarifies any notion of Mary His mother of being in some way divine blessed.Jesus and Beelzebul14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Return of an Unclean Spirit24 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.” True Blessedness27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 11:14–28.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
14:12 3/15/24
Christ prayed ceaselessly... DO YOU?
Today on the Podcast we continue through Luke and see how Jesus calls us to committed and constant prayer. Even better than just an instruction we also break down a parable that helps us to grasp why prayer shouldn't be an irregular matter but a constant in our walks as Christian Men.11 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say:                   “Father, hallowed be your name.                   Your kingdom come.             3       Give us each day our daily bread,             4       and forgive us our sins,       for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.                   And lead us not into temptation.” 5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 11:1–13.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:24 3/14/24
JESUS SHOWED MERCY!!! Why can't you?
Today on the podcast we continue through Luke and tackle the parable of the Good Samaritan. While it is a well-known parable we focus on its real-world application and how as men of faith we are called to a place of humility and mercy in a world full of hate and anger.The Parable of the Good Samaritan25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Martha and Mary38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 10:25–42.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
13:45 3/13/24
Christ is calling... WAKE UP!
Today on the podcast we see Christ continuing His walk towards calvary and His ongoing realization that despite all the mighty works God has done people lack faith. Eyes are blind and ears are deaf, they can't know Christ and it could be to their destruction.After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. Woe to Unrepentant Cities13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. 16 “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” The Return of the Seventy-Two17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Jesus Rejoices in the Father’s Will21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
11:35 3/12/24
Jesus doesn't negotiate. GOSPEL IS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!
Today on the podcast we continue our journey through Luke and see how Christ intended us to give the Gospel but not negotiate for it. Let the Word speak and those who have ears to hear listen.10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 10:1–12.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
13:40 3/11/24
Christ chose you and never looked back! DID YOU DO THE SAME?
Today on the podcast we finish Luke 9 and look at what the cost of following Christ is. Christ calls us to Him and asks that we simply never turn back from that decision. While that sounds simple we wrestle with the more difficult application of this, or moreso why we make this difficult.57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:57–62.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
13:37 3/8/24
Want to be the greatest? SERVE!
Today on the podcast we continue our journey through Luke. We are looking at how Christ's frustration with the Apostles continues as they struggle with what Christ has called them to do and we wrestle with what those challenges mean for us in our daily walk.Jesus Again Foretells His DeathBut while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. Who Is the Greatest?46 An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.” Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:43–50.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:12 3/7/24
Feel Little Faith? Produce Much PAIN!
Today we continue through Luke 9 and are examining the cost of putting our faith into routine rather than Christ. We witness how the apostle's lack of faith in the authority of Christ causes them to be humbled and those they are meant to serve pain. We will wrestle with how to apply this in our own daily walk as men of faith so that we can build not burn down our families, friends, community and churches.Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him. 40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.” 42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 And all were astonished at the majesty of God. Jesus Again Foretells His DeathBut while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:37–45.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
14:16 3/6/24
God is calling, LISTEN UP!
In today's episode we see God throwing a mighty gathering. Luke 9 has us witnessing the transfiguration of Christ alongside Elijah, Moses, Peter, James and John. We are witness God declaring His purpose for Christ as the chosen deliverer of His children and we wrestle with how God calls us to His will and purpose.The Transfiguration28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:28–36.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
15:19 3/4/24
Fight for the BIBLE!!!
Today we continue through the book of Luke in our devotions. We are looking at how people are starting to clue into who Jesus is and what that means. At the same time Christ gives us a very powerful caution that those who are ashamed of Him or His word are going to find a God who is very ashamed of them down the road. We are  called as Christian men to be bold and strong in our testimony of both Christ and His teachings.Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” Jesus Foretells His Death21 And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:18–27.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
13:42 3/1/24
The body moves. FAITH GROWS!
Today we continue through Luke. The Apostles return home and now we are seeing the fruits of their labor. We examine the change in our hearts when we start to apply the teachings of Christ in our day-to-day lives and what can happen when faith grows in doing.Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, 8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him. Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand10 On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. 11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. 12 Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so, and had them all sit down. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:7–17.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
14:24 2/29/24
Read the word. DO THE WORD!
Today we continue our journey through the book of Luke. After finishing Luke 8 Jesus puts his teachings to the test as He sends His apostles into the world to heal and cast out demons. Today we look at the scriptures and wrestle with how we ourselves are doers of the Word and how simple and faith led actions can build up your faith in Jesus Christ.Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles9 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. 3 And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. 4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 9:1–6.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:18 2/28/24
Bleeding? Dead? Christ heals!
Today we continue our journey through the book of Luke. In this journey we have been taking through examining the power of Christ we come to perhaps the most encouraging account of them all and evaluate Christ's absolute authority over the flesh and what that means for our walk.40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” 49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 8:40–56.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
14:51 2/27/24
Do you fear Christ? You should!
Today we continue to journey through Luke. Having come off of the story of the calming of the storms and our fear of a world with Christ in control we now come to Christ exhibiting his authority over demons and flesh. We witness his awesome power and the fear it creates in the heart of man. We wrestle with whether that fear drives us away from Christ or closer to Him and why He causes such fear.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:36 2/26/24
Jesus Rocks The Boat, And Calms the Storm
Today we continue walking through Luke. We have finished the segment of parables and Christ has left the crowd to offer us a teaching moment with his Apostles. We wrestle with who is control and where we put our faith but Jesus shows us there is only one way to calm the storms.Jesus Calms a Storm22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 8:22–25.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
11:08 2/23/24
What Good is the Light if its not in the Darkness?
Today we continue our walk through the book of Luke. We are examining another parable and learning that Christ not only teaches by word but also by deed. He sets the example for what it means to shine His light in the darkness.A huge thank you to all of the listeners that have returned following the hiatus. Whether you are a new or old listener I would love to hear your feedback on the podcast if you could take a few minutes and leave a review wherever you might be listening.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:16 2/22/24
God Doesn't Teach in Riddles!
Today we continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke. Yesterday Christ started to give us parables and today He explains the purpose of the parables and the reason for the stories to impart wisdom. The importance of wrestling with the parables becomes apparent as He guides us and enlightens us that the purpose of the Parables isn't for the world but the bride!Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
07:24 2/21/24
Does God Have You in Rich Soil?
Today on the podcast we continue our walk through the Gospel of Luke. We are going to be tackling some of the parables over the next few days and dedicating our time to breaking them down one at a time. Today we look at the parable of the sower and how our environment, the people and places we surround ourselves with, can be conducive or restrictive in our growth with God.8 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. The Parable of the Sower4 And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8 And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 8:1–8.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
12:41 2/20/24
Would You Break Yourself For Christ?
Today we continue our walk through Luke and are looking at what a contrite heart should be. A women reknowned for her sin demonstrates how the opinions of this world matter so little when faced with our savior. Who is it that we break for? Him? Ourselves? The world?A Sinful Woman Forgiven36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 7:36–50.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:45 7/5/23
Don't Walk the Talk. Walk the Word!
Welcome back Saints! Today we are continuing our walk through Luke and looking at Christ fulfilling some prophecy and giving us example about how we show the world the Gospel through our deeds.Messengers from John the Baptist18 tThe disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’ ” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,                   “ ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,       who will prepare your way before you.’ 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) 31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,                   “ ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;       we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 7:18–35.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
11:11 7/3/23
Does Your Heart Break for Those In Need?
On today's episode of the Iron Saints podcast we are continue our journey through Luke. We are looking at Christ's heart and how his compassion and mercy at the core of his desire for us. We examine our own actions and whether our acts of service are coming from a place of pride or passion.Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 7:11–17.Prayer list:Eric Hoke @Erichoke - His year of drawing near to the Lord after stepping down from his Lead Pastor roleBruce and Birgid as they head into the missions field in Uganda. Prayers for their support team here domestically and their passion for purpose on their arrivalAda and Amara @CrystalHope1979 these little ones were born 4 months early. Pray that the Lord stands by these precious little lives.Martha @farmingandjesus multiple tumors and lesions found on liverSister in Christ @positivitypants Daughter has chosen not to attend churchSupport the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:58 6/27/23
Who Gives the Orders? You or Christ?
Welcome back Saints! Today we continue our walk through the book of Luke and move on from the sermon on the hill. After having seen the calling of the apostles and the teaching on love, hate, blessings and curses we move on with Jesus in His walk and evaluate what the authority of Christ looks like and what it means for us.7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 7:1–10.Eric Hoke @Erichoke - His year of drawing near to the Lord after stepping down from his Lead Pastor roleBruce and Birgid as they head into the missions field in Uganda. Prayers for their support team here domestically and their passion for purpose on their arrivalAda and Amara @CrystalHope1979 these little ones were born 4 months early. Pray that the Lord stands by these precious little lives.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
09:45 6/22/23
Christ Wants You to Renovate...YOUR SOUL!
On today's episode of the Iron Saints Podcast, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke. When last we spoke we were looking to the fruit we should bear and how from the abundance of our hearts the mouth speaks. Today we are tackling what a solid foundation and maturity in Christ should look like.Build Your House on the Rock46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 6:46–49.Prayer list:Eric Hoke @Erichoke - His year of drawing near to the Lord after stepping down from his Lead Pastor roleAnthony @Amaranise Pray for the anxiety Anthony carries that the Lord would build him upBruce and Birgid as they head into the missions field in Uganda. Prayers for their support team here domestically and their passion for purpose on their arrivalAda and Amara @CrystalHope1979 these little ones were born 4 months early. Pray that the Lord stands by these precious little lives.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
11:31 6/20/23
Social Media: Vineyard of Fruit or Pile of Rot?
On today's episode of the Iron Saints Podcast, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke. Continuing through His sermon on the hill we examine the fruit of our hearts and the overflow of the mouth and how that applies to the modern world of social media and digital communications.A Tree and Its Fruit43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lk 6:43–45.Prayer list:Eric Hoke @Erichoke - His year of drawing near to the Lord after stepping down from his Lead Pastor roleAnthony @Amaranise Pray for the anxiety Anthony carries that the Lord would build him upHillary @mamamelon34 Prayers for a speedy recovery from her first surgery on TuesdayAda and Amara @CrystalHope1979 these little ones were born 4 months early. Pray that the Lord stands by these precious little lives.Support the Show.If you are enjoying the devotional and feel led to support the podcast the biggest way is to consider leaving a review where you are listening and sharing it with other men who could benefit.If you are looking to support financially all subscriptions are greatly appreciated blessings. Subscribe here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034915/supportAs always I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the reading and as well should you have any prayer requests you would like me to lift up on the podcast don't hesitate to reach out to any of the social media or email below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharpIronCast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharpensIronPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharpironpod/ Email: dan@sharpensiron.com
10:07 6/14/23