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Teach Us to Pray

with Christina Patterson

Introducing: The Bible Never Said That

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Hi Teach Us to Pray listeners! Today, we want to introduce you to another show in the LifeAudio network, called The Bible Never Said That, hosted by Chara Donahue. The Bible Never Said That is all about taking a hard look at popular spiritual statements and phrases that sound like they come from scripture, but aren’t anywhere in the Bible.

Chara is in a new series called “Out of Context,” where she looks at a verse or section of scripture that is often taken out of context. In the episode we’re sharing with you today, Chara investigates one of the most popular verses in the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11. This verse is plastered in walls, coffee mugs, and diaries. But without its historical and scriptural context, we miss its original intent and, thus, its meaning for us now. Don’t despair – if this verse comforts you, it still will when Chara’s done.

Find The Bible Never Said That:

On LifeAudio:

Chara’s book recommendation this week:

The Non-Prophets Guide to the End Times by Todd Hampson:

Articles referenced:
Who are the Minor Prophets and Why are They Important? by Chara Donahue:

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to You? By Russell Moore:

Verses referenced: Jeremiah 29:11, Jeremiah 25:11-12, Lamentations 1:1-5, John 3:16
May 16, 2022
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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at
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