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Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly

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Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly is a 15 minute, daily podcast in which Kurt teaches through books of the Bible with ministry friends or one of his four adult children.

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Wednesday, May 29 | When God Leaves You Alone (Hosea 4:17-19)

May 29, 2024 07:12 - 14 minutes - 27.3 MB

Hosea 4:17-19 Among the worst judgments God can bring someone is this: letting him have his own way. Israel had stubbornly pursued her lusts and loyalties. She had made up her mind that she wanted her petty idols and cheap pleasures more than she wanted God. Although God repeatedly warned her that she would regret such decision-making, she stubbornly persisted until God relented and let her alone. Be careful what you ask for!

Tuesday, May 28 | Don't be like him! (Hosea 4:14-16)

May 28, 2024 07:04 - 14 minutes - 27.5 MB

Hosea 4:14-16 God uses everybody. That’s right. Even rebellious people are used of God… just not in the way they want. God will use the poor example of someone who has made a sinful choice like a billboard that says, “Don’t be like him!” Israel had made up her mind that she would not follow God. Places in Israel that had been places of holiness now had become cesspools of sinful behavior. God told Judah to stay away from Israel lest she fall into the same behaviors.

Monday, May 27, 2024 | How Sin Steals Your Heart (Hosea 4:9-13)

May 27, 2024 07:41 - 14 minutes - 26.6 MB

Hosea 4:9-13 Temptation is a slick marketing agent. She over-promises and under-perform. She tastes good to the mouth, but alway leaves the stomach upset. The people of Israel were living in sinful addiction—it was there very spirit to pursue sin. They loved the comfort (like the cool shade of a tree) of fleshly religion, but they didn’t realize that their pursuits were eroding their own hearts.

Nehemiah 5 | When Walls are Worthless | Weekend Pulpit

May 27, 2024 02:15 - 40 minutes - 74.1 MB

Nehemiah 5 From the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Friday, May 24 | Destroyed for a Lack of Knowledge (Hosea 4:1-8)

May 24, 2024 07:35 - 15 minutes - 27.7 MB

Hosea 4:1-8 It is not a knowledge about God that prevents the destruction of a life or an institution; it is a knowledge of God that secures us. The people of Israel had rejected their relationship with God, refusing to know Him in any real and relational way. Without a knowledge of God, the people acted in the most selfish ways with a total lack of regard for their fellow man. God placed a special accountability on the priests because they were not teaching the Word of God. Instead, they w...

Thursday, May 23 | Loving the One Who Cheats on You (Hosea 3:1-5)

May 23, 2024 07:34 - 13 minutes - 25.1 MB

Hosea 3:1-5 What if the wife you loved walked out on you? What if she cheated on you in the most hurtful way? What if she did this over and over again? Divorce, right? Vengeance, perhaps? But God’s command was entirely different! Love her. Go get her. Pay whatever price to secure her. Restore her. Be faithful to her. Astounding! (And that’s the way that God loves us.)

Wednesday, May 22 | Paul quotes Hosea! (Hosea 2:18-23)

May 22, 2024 07:10 - 13 minutes - 24.6 MB

Hosea 2:18-23 Through the years, God’s covenant people have not had the best testimony. In the Old Testament, many of the individuals who were among the elect nation made the unfortunate, individual choice to reject God. Does that mean that God has abrogated His covenant with His people. Can hardened people ever come back to God? Is there hope for those who do not currently enjoy a relationship with God?

Tuesday, May 21 | The Valley of Achor is a Door of Hope! (Hosea 2:10-17)

May 21, 2024 07:12 - 13 minutes - 25.6 MB

Hosea 2:10-17 When people stubbornly pursue satisfaction in their sinful choices, trite temptations, and empty idols, God uses various means to get their attention. At times, he removes physical blessings. Other times, he takes the joy of sinful pleasure away. At the extreme, He allows a place of utter emptiness and desertion. But it’s in that place that His presence, His love, and His offer of hope greatly abound.

Monday, May 20 | Temptation always gets ugly over time. (Hosea 2:6-9)

May 20, 2024 07:55 - 13 minutes - 24.4 MB

Hosea 2:6-9 Two ways that God gets our attention when we persistently pursue our temptations: (1) He makes them less accessible and satisfying. Our efforts to pursue them increase, but our achieving them and being satisfied by them decreases. (2) He removes His own blessings of protection and provision so that we can learn how truly fruitless life is without His involvement.

Nehemiah 4 | Attacking and Defending | Weekend Pulpit

May 19, 2024 11:33 - 45 minutes - 83.4 MB

Nehemiah 4 from the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Friday, May 17 | If you see something, say something. (Hosea 2:2-5)

May 17, 2024 07:36 - 12 minutes - 23.1 MB

Hosea 2:2-5 Each person is responsible in some part for the group’s behavior. Even if an individual does not participate in the sin, he has a responsibility to call it out in some measure. God speaks to the people of Israel to call out and condemn the immoral group identity that Israel had embraced.

Thursday, May 16 | God can change the meaning of your name! (Hosea 1:8-2:1)

May 16, 2024 07:36 - 12 minutes - 22.6 MB

Hosea 1:8-2:1 Hosea’s children were given names by God, and those names each represented the sad condition of God’s people: Jezreel—God’s people will be scattered. Lo-Ruhamah—there will be no more mercy. Lo-Ammi—you are not my people. YET, God’s promise to them was that He would bring gathering from the scattering, mercy to replace the judgment, and belonging to replace the abandoning!

Wednesday, May 15 | Mercy’s Expiration Date (Hosea 1:6-8)

May 15, 2024 07:42 - 12 minutes - 23.5 MB

Hosea 1:6-8 Economic prosperity and good health are not necessarily a product of obedience; in fact, God often allows very wicked people to enjoy both. The underserved blessings of God should incentivize loving and obedient submission to Him. Israel did not understand this in spite of the radical ways God showed them.

Tuesday, May 14 | You named your son what? Why? (Hosea 1:3-5)

May 14, 2024 07:08 - 13 minutes - 24.2 MB

Hosea 1:3-5 In modern days, baby names typically don’t have any more significance than that they sounded good to the parents. Not so in the Bible. Names were indicators of a parent’s desired character for his child, or were a testimony to a family member, or (as in the case of Hosea’s son) a prediction by God of something that was to come. The person with that name was a living prophecy of the Word of God!

Monday, May 13 | You want me to marry HER!? (Hosea 1:1-2)

May 13, 2024 07:21 - 11 minutes - 21.2 MB

Hosea 1:1-2 The book of Hosea is a book with maximum shock value. Not only does God communicate through Hosea’s words a very powerful message to Israel, but also He communicates an even more powerful message through Hosea’s life. Hosea’s family becomes the ultimate example of the unfaithfulness of God’s people and the amazing love of God for them.

Monday, May 13 | Introduction to Hosea

May 13, 2024 07:21 - 11 minutes - 21.2 MB

Friday, May 10 | God does the work through His Word! (Romans 16:25-27)

May 10, 2024 07:11 - 12 minutes - 22.1 MB

Romans 16:25-27

Thursday, May 9 | Gospel work is teamwork! (Romans 16:21-24)

May 09, 2024 07:11 - 13 minutes - 25.6 MB

Romans 16:21-24

Wednesday, May 8 | Mark and Avoid! (Romans 16:17-20)

May 08, 2024 07:11 - 18 minutes - 34.5 MB

Romans 16:17-20

Tuesday, May 7 | Your name and your work matter to God! (Romans 16:5-16)

May 07, 2024 07:10 - 15 minutes - 28.6 MB

Romans 16:5-16

Monday, May 6 | Paul said that you owe these two a big “thank you”! (Romans 16:1-4)

May 06, 2024 07:18 - 13 minutes - 25.8 MB

Romans 16:1-4

Nehemiah 3 | A Lesson in What Matters | Weekend Pulpit

May 05, 2024 10:11 - 32 minutes - 58.9 MB

Nehemiah 3 from the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Thursday, May 2 | Paul's Systematic Gospel Plan (Amazing!) (Romans 15:21-24)

May 02, 2024 07:25 - 12 minutes - 22.9 MB

Romans 15:21-24

Wednesday, May 1 | Thank God for missionary pioneers! (Romans 15:18-20)

May 01, 2024 07:55 - 12 minutes - 22.9 MB

Romans 15:18-20

Tuesday, April 30 | Sharing the Gospel is an act of worship! (Romans 15:15-17)

April 30, 2024 07:33 - 12 minutes - 22.6 MB

Romans 15:15-17

Monday, April 29 | When should you admonish your brother? (Romans 15:14)

April 29, 2024 07:40 - 12 minutes - 22.6 MB

Romans 15:14

Nehemiah 2 | Announcing the Vision | Weekend Pulpit

April 28, 2024 07:41 - 38 minutes - 70.9 MB

Nehemiah 2 from the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Friday, April 26 | The Beauty of Unified Thinking (Romans 15:6-13)

April 26, 2024 07:50 - 16 minutes - 29.7 MB

Romans 15:6-13

Thursday, April 25 | How do strong Christians behave? (Romans 15:1-5)

April 25, 2024 07:50 - 16 minutes - 30.1 MB

Romans 15:1-5

Tuesday, April 23 | Don’t be a tripping hazard! (Romans 14:10-14)

April 23, 2024 07:49 - 12 minutes - 22.3 MB

Romans 14:10-14

Monday, April 22 | Motivated by What God Thinks (Romans 14:5-9)

April 22, 2024 07:49 - 16 minutes - 29.4 MB

Romans 14:5-9

Nehemiah 2 | A God Given Burden Will Do More than Move Your Heart | Weekend Pulpit

April 21, 2024 07:43 - 47 minutes - 86.1 MB

Nehemiah 2 from the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Friday, April 19 | Surprise! You might be the weaker brother! (Romans 14:1-4)

April 19, 2024 07:56 - 15 minutes - 29 MB

Romans 14:1-4

Thursday, April 18 | Wake up! WAKE UP! (Romans 13:11-14)

April 18, 2024 07:20 - 16 minutes - 29.8 MB

Romans 13:11-14

Wednesday, April 17 | Good Debt / Bad Debt (Romans 13:8-10)

April 17, 2024 07:20 - 14 minutes - 26.5 MB

Romans 13:8-10

Tuesday, April 16 | Unpopular Truth: Good Christians pay their taxes! (Romans 13:4-7)

April 16, 2024 07:19 - 14 minutes - 26.2 MB

Romans 13:4-7

Monday, April 15 | Bad Government doesn’t justify bad citizenship! (Romans 13:1-3)

April 15, 2024 07:19 - 13 minutes - 25.5 MB

Romans 13:1-3

Nehemiah 1 | The Birth of a Burden | Weekend Pulpit

April 14, 2024 07:41 - 45 minutes - 82.9 MB

Nehemiah 1 from the series "When God Interrupts Your Life"

Friday, April 12 | Heaping Coals of Fire! (What does that mean?) (Romans 12:17-21)

April 12, 2024 07:04 - 15 minutes - 27.9 MB

Romans 12:17-21

Thursday, April 11 | Get off of your high horse! (Romans 12:14-16)

April 11, 2024 07:59 - 16 minutes - 29.8 MB

Romans 12:14-16

Wednesday, April 10 | Joy and trouble can coexist! (Romans 12:12-13)

April 10, 2024 07:59 - 16 minutes - 29.7 MB

Romans 12:12-13

Tuesday, April 9 | Don't be lazy, and check that attitude! (Romans 12:10-11)

April 09, 2024 07:58 - 15 minutes - 27.7 MB

Romans 12:10-11

Monday, April 8 | “Fake It Till You Make It” Christianity (Romans 12:9)

April 08, 2024 07:39 - 14 minutes - 27.1 MB

Romans 12:9

Friday, April 5 | What is your spiritual gift? (Part 2) (Romans 12:7-8)

April 05, 2024 07:45 - 16 minutes - 30.6 MB

Romans 12:7-8

Thursday, April 4 | What is your spiritual gift? Listen and find out! (Romans 12:5-7)

April 04, 2024 07:45 - 15 minutes - 29 MB

Romans 12:5-7

Wednesday, April 3 | WARNING: You are your own worst enemy! (Romans 12:3-4)

April 03, 2024 07:45 - 14 minutes - 25.9 MB

Romans 12:3-4

Tuesday, April 2 | Real Christianity is Inside/Out! (Romans 12:2)

April 02, 2024 07:44 - 15 minutes - 28.3 MB

Romans 12:2