Shows
Episodes
Oops, no results. Check out what we have on All Shows.

How to Study the Bible

with Nicole Unice

How to Study the Bible Episodes
Glory in the Unveiling (2 Corinthians 3:10-18)
April 05, 2021 - 25 min
In this first episode of our new ‘Glory in the Unveiling’ series, Nicole unpacks 2 Corinthians 3:10-18. Today we are looking at the transformation of the old covenant and the new covenant through an unveiled face. What is an unveiled face? Why do we need to know this? In this episode, Nicole breaks down what the veil means and how it impacts our faith: 1. God gives us a bold faith (2 Corinthians 3:12) 3. Comparing the past and the present (2 Corinthians 3:16) 2. Freedom will come (2 Corinthians 3:17) 4. Transformation begins (2 Corinthians 3:18) Principles in this Passage of Scripture: 1. Our contemplation in the work of Christ in the entity of scripture brings us increasing freedom and transformation. With an unveiled face, we can see the world differently, no matter who we are. Next Week's Scripture: Genesis 1-3 Related Resources: Be sure to check out Nicole's newest book, ! There’s a moment in every conversation that can change the whole relationship. It’s the “miracle moment.” And once you learn how to recognize and respond to it, it holds the power to help transform the relationships you have at home, in love, and at work into the ones you really want. To learn more or to join Nicole's launch team, visit https://nicoleunice.com/miraclemoment/. Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Wachiraphorn
True Life: The Temptation of Shortcuts
March 29, 2021 - 21 min
This week, we are unpacking Matthew 4:8-11 in our ‘Temptations of Jesus’ series. You can listen to the and episodes here. In this passage, we are looking at the temptation of shortcuts, or moral relativism. This temptation asks us, “Don’t you want to accomplish and achieve all the things you know God would want?” In this temptation, Satan gets more obvious and blatant with what he wants – “bow down and worship me.” Of course, Jesus quotes Scripture; his weapon in this battle that is not of flesh and blood… If Jesus needed Scripture to defeat the lies of the enemy and overcome temptation, how much more so do we? In this episode, Nicole also helps us unpack the backstory of the enemy: 1. He is the accuser or slanderer. He uses words and twists them to attack us. 2. There is no truth in him. He is the liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). 3. He is still under the power of God (Luke 22:31; the book of Job) 4. He is scheming: (Ephesians 6:11) 5. It is possible to resist him (James 4:7) 6. His work has already been destroyed (1 John 3:8) Related Resources: Be sure to check out Nicole's newest book, ! There’s a moment in every conversation that can change the whole relationship. It’s the “miracle moment.” And once you learn how to recognize and respond to it, it holds the power to help transform the relationships you have?at home, in love, and at work?into the ones you really want. To learn more or to join Nicole's launch team, visit https://nicoleunice.com/miraclemoment/. Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Overearth
True Life: The Temptation of Validation
March 22, 2021 - 22 min
In this second episode of our True Life series, Nicole looks at the temptation of validation that Jesus faced, and what his victory of it means for us today. Listen to the first episode ! Today, we’re looking at how Satan tempted Jesus to throw himself off the highest point of the temple. What should we imagine when we read that? What do we need to know to be able to rightly interpret Jesus’ response? Principles from this passage: Satan tempts Jesus (and us) to prove who God really is. But we learn from Jesus that there is a difference between claiming the promises of God and asking God to prove himself to us. We see from these verses that interpretation matters. Am I honest with myself when my doubt or discouragement is actually disobedience? Am I equipped to answer my doubt or discouragement with the Word of God? Scripture Referenced in this Episode: Matthew 4:5-7; Psalm 91 Related Resources: Be sure to check out Nicole's newest book, ! There’s a moment in every conversation that can change the whole relationship. It’s the “miracle moment.” And once you learn how to recognize and respond to it, it holds the power to help transform the relationships you have?at home, in love, and at work?into the ones you really want. To learn more or to join Nicole's launch team, visit https://nicoleunice.com/miraclemoment/. Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Grivina
True Life: The Temptation of Comfort
March 15, 2021 - 23 min
As we lead up to Easter, for many of us, understanding what the Resurrection means and its importance in our faith are sometimes lost on us. It’s easy to go through the motions but not actually experience the Resurrection as a true reality in our lives. In this episode, we begin our look at the Temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4. The beginning of Jesus’ public ministry gives us a window into what Jesus was sent to do. When we see how he began, we understand how his ministry was fulfilled. We also get an interesting angle into the kinds of temptations that we should expect while we are here on earth. When Jesus quotes the Word of God at Satan, we have a model for perfect obedience. The truth of God's Word was stronger than the temptation of comfort. By calling on the Word of Truth, Jesus was able to keep himself from temptation, as so can we. Principles in this Passage of Scripture: 1. The Enemy’s Methods are Not Creative, But Often Effective: He calls into doubt your identity. He tempts you to prove yourself and looks for moments when you’re weakest to tempt you. We don’t need to be fearful, but we need to be discerning. Related Resources: Be sure to check out Nicole's newest book, ! There’s a moment in every conversation that can change the whole relationship. It’s the “miracle moment.” And once you learn how to recognize and respond to it, it holds the power to help transform the relationships you have?at home, in love, and at work?into the ones you really want. To learn more or to join Nicole's launch team, visit https://nicoleunice.com/miraclemoment/. Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Tony Baggett
Love Psalms: Psalm 145 - A Praise
March 08, 2021 - 20 min
The most surprising thing about God’s character is that he is all-powerful AND all-merciful. In this episode, we dive into a psalm full of beautiful praise to our powerful, merciful God: Psalm 145. What Are the Principles That Psalm 145 Teaches Us? - A call to remember the character of God as he is written about in this psalm. - Do we believe these attributes of God are true, and meant to bless us? - What does it mean for us to recite to ourselves what is true about God? - It is important to meditate on the wonderful works of God (v. 5) - We have a responsibility to the next generation for the way we live out our lives for God - We are called to praise every single day, forever and ever. - God welcomes us to celebrate the goodness in life, and be joyful. How might you take one of these principles from Psalm 145 and apply it to your life today? Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Benjavisa
Love Psalms: Psalm 103 - A Promise
March 01, 2021 - 19 min
The Psalms cover the entire range of human expression. They invite us to be fully honest and fully ourselves with God. But they also instruct us on how to use trust and praise to strengthen our faith. Perhaps you’ve wondered about the positive psychology idea of “self-talk.” Well, today we are going to learn about the origins of that very idea--right here in the Psalms. Let’s take a look together at what we can learn about the power of promises to lift our spirits and direct our paths. What Are the Principles Psalm 103 Teaches Us? #1 - This earthly life is a chapter in our eternal life. He might heal (see the story of ), or he may not on this side of eternity. We might not yet fully understand what his healing looks like in our earthly lives. #2 – When God says he removes our sins “as far as the east is from the west” – we can learn several things about God’s forgiveness for us: it is permanent, it is limitless. Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Benjavisa
Love Psalms: Psalm 40 - A Prayer
February 22, 2021 - 20 min
What does it really mean to pray honest prayers to God? The honest prayers of David can teach us so much about how to come to God in prayer. This is the third episode in our Love Psalms series. is the first episode, and is the second. What Nicole Covers in This Episode: • How to dig into large sections of Scripture at a time • In this honest prayer, what is David asking, what is he declaring? How can we take that framework and apply it to the way we pray? • What is the backstory and how does that information help us understand it? • Where else do these verses show up in Scripture? (Hebrews 10, Matthew 5:3) • Takeaway Principle 1: To praise God is to remember. We can call on the promises of God in confidence, even when we are in a place of trouble. There is a trust we are cultivating with God when we choose to praise and remember who he is. • Takeaway Principle 2: The attitude of the heart is more important than any other offering (cf. Matthew 15:8; Isaiah 29:13) • Which of these aspects of prayer do you want to commit to today? Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Overearth
Love Psalms: Psalm 6 - A Plea
February 15, 2021 - 18 min
Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge, kicked off on February 1st. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible This is the second episode in our Love Psalms series. is the first episode. If you are in a season of discouragement, loss, or grief, come study Psalm 6 with us. Discussed This Week: • Have you accepted that trouble and suffering is a part of this world, not the exception but the rule? • Other Psalms of lament: 8, 12, 32, 38, 46, 51, 102, 130 • One of Nicole’s favorite definition of mercy: “God’s affection set on relieving our affliction” • Even if we have brought grief on ourselves, like David has in Psalm 6, we can still cry out for mercy. • Does God punish us for our sin? (Yes, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8.) Nicole explains how with grace, the penalty for our sin is removed and we can have right standing with God. But grace does not mean that if we go on sinning that we do not receive consequences. • How do we handle it when God doesn’t seem to come to our aid? • The confident turn in Psalm 6 that shows us in the midst of suffering we can have confident hope in who God is. • Three questions: Do I need to repent of something in my life? Do I need to have confidence in my grief in sorrow? Do I need to believe that God has heard my cry? Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/izumikobayashi
Love Psalms: Psalm 1 - A Posture
February 08, 2021 - 20 min
Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge, kicked off on February 1st. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible If you’ve ever wanted to better understand the Book of Psalms, this series is for you! We are going to spend the next five episodes looking at the 5 types of major psalms in the Bible and how to properly read this poetic book. We’re calling it Love Psalms, because sometimes love is full of praise, sometimes love has lament in it. Sometimes love is about when we feel close, and sometimes it’s our love is expressed in the anguish we feel in distance. The Psalms allow us the full emotional expression of human existence. Every part of your emotional experience, every part of your life experience, is welcome in God’s presence. That’s the subscript of the whole book of Psalms. In this episode, Nicole breaks down: • What is the posture of the righteous? What do they do, and what don’t they do? • How to spot imagery and parallelism (and what they matter) • What it means that this is the first psalm in the entire book • What you should expect when you live a righteous life? • How to correctly interpret the idea of “prospering” Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/izumikobayashi
New Year, New Thing (with Erin Rose)
February 01, 2021 - 18 min
Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge, kicked off on February 1st. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible In This Episode: Erin Rose joins Nicole to talk through Isaiah 43:18-19 and what exactly the “new thing” is that God is doing. This Week’s Key Verse: Isaiah 43:18-19 - “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Erin Rose is a real estate agent in Richmond, VA, who also serves as a pastor and worship leader. She’s part of Urban Doxology, a worship group dedicated to writing songs of reconciliation for the urban context. Listen in and discover their music at . Follow Nicole: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Paseven
Home Shows About Us Contact Us What is a Podcast? Advertise With Us