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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

The Bible Never Said That Episodes
Episode 30: “Money Is the Root of All Evil” (with Peter Braunworth)
October 06, 2021 - 23 min
In this episode, Chara and Peter discuss why so many of us take 1 Timothy 6:10 out of context and grab onto it as truth. What they cover: 1. What the text actually says, and how God wants us to view money. 2. Why we make an idol out of money (security, influence, status) 3. Why we matter apart from our money 4. How to think about poverty 5. God’s call for us to care for our families through financial means 6. The poverty and prosperity gospels, and why they’re both wrong 7. What success actually looks like for a Christian Verses referenced: 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Proverbs 18:11, 1 Timothy 5:8, Psalm 1, Books referenced: by Timothy Keller Peter Braunworth's Podcast: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/VectorInspiration
Episode 29: “The Kids Always Come First” (with Joe Donahue)
September 22, 2021 - 28 min
When children are put first, it becomes not only unhealthy but devastating. If the aim of life fails short of what is pleasing to God most of all (to glorify him and worship him above all things) we are building our lives on shifting sands. What we discussed: 1. How does your day begin? Are you willing to start your day with Christ? 2. If the kids’ schedules start to overshadow the things that would lead to spiritual health for your family, that is a good indicator that you’re drifting from Christ’s priorities for our lives. Verses Referenced: Matthew 6:33, Psalm 127:3, Matthew 7:24-27, Genesis 37-50, Luke 15:11-32, Resources Mentioned: by Paul Tripp Movie referenced: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Natalie_
Episode 28: "If People are Sick or Suffering, They Must Have Hidden Sin" (with Laura Chica)
September 08, 2021 - 26 min
Too many people in the church carry falsehood: if people are sick or suffering, they must have hidden sin.” The worldly version of this is: “If you are suffering, you must have done something to deserve it.” The Bible never says this. Today, Chara’s friend and mentor Laura Chica sits down and unpacks why we believe this and what the Bible really says about our sickness and sufferings. Notes: Scriptures Referenced: John 9, Job, Galatians 6:7-9, Proverbs 16:25, 1 John 1:9, Laura Chica’s Website: Laura’s book: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/SurfUpVector
Episode 27: "The Homeless Are Lazy and Addicted (with Matt Maceira)
August 18, 2021 - 25 min
Today I'm talking with Matt Maceira, founder of an international street ministry called Be Bold Street Ministries. Be Bold is on the streets 7 days a week in Salem, Oregon. They serve and share the love of Christ with all people from all walks of life. Matt lived on the street for many years and wanted to address the saying, "Homeless people are lazy or addicted." In this episode, we correct this false notion. Notes: Verses: Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Galatians 6:1-2 , James 3:17, Luke 9:57, Galatians 4:4, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Peter 3:9 Follow Matt: Website: Facebook Page: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/SurfUpVector
Episode 26: “Man Up” (with Matt MacCollin)
July 28, 2021 - 15 min
Here is of Chara's interview with Matt – be sure to check it out! What we talk about this week: 1. Why “man up” is a popular idea, but why it’s not theologically sound. 2. The difference between toxic masculinity and masculinity that Jesus modeled for men. 3. Instead of telling men to “man up” – here’s a better encouragement. Notes: Verses Referenced: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Romans 8, Luke 9, Luke 4 Follow Matt: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Dina Mariani
Episode 25: Fake It Til You Make It (with Matt MacCollin)
July 14, 2021 - 17 min
When I heard Matt MacCollin speak on breaking free of addiction, I knew that you needed to hear what he had to say. What we talked about: 1. Why Matt uses to word “victory” rather than “recovery” 2. Why “fake it ‘til you make it” leaves us destitute 3. Why the book of James was so helpful for Matt during his trials 4. Why “fake it ‘til you make it” is popular, but also harmful Verses Referenced: Philippians 1:6, James 1, Luke 23:34, Galatians 5, Galatians 2:20-21, Hebrews 4:12-16, John 14, Isaiah 55 Follow Matt: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/SurfUpVector
Episode 24: Half-Truth - “The More You Give, The More You Get”
June 30, 2021 - 17 min
Today, we’re wrapping up our first half-truth series. If you know your bible, you know the bible says that we reap what we sow. But we need to be able to discern between true, anchored hope, and false hope. We should give; we are absolutely called to be generous. But when we give, we need to check our hearts. Are we giving to be seen? Or are we giving as an act of sacrificial worship to our King? Verses Referenced: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Genesis 12:2; Luke 21:1-4; Zechariah 8:13; Luke 12:48; Acts 20:35; Philippians 4:12-13; Acts 20:35; Revelation 22:17 *** Articles Referenced: by Costi Hinn by Sam Storms *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anna Semenchenko
Episode 23: Half Truth – “You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are”
June 16, 2021 - 15 min
This saying is meant to boost self-esteem. But self-esteem is a fickle thing, and the Bible never tells us to seek it. But when we look to the only perfect person to walk the earth, Christ, we find a better thing than self-esteem. *** Verses Referenced: Hebrews 10:12-13; Job 1:3; Job 1:8; Job 3:1–3; Philippians 3:12; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:21-22; Philippians 1:6 *** Articles Referenced: : A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies by Ulrich Orth, Ruth Yasemin Erol, Eva C. Luciano by Asheritah Ciuciu by Chara Donahue by Kate Franken by Stephen Kendrick and Lawrence Kimbrough *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
Episode 22: Half Truth - "God Is All You Need"
June 02, 2021 - 19 min
Many of us who glory in our independence love to say, “God is the only one I need.” When we do this, we miss out on one of the great gifts of God: the family of believers God has given us. God clearly says he will meet our needs, not be the only one we need. Just look at our origin story- “It is not good for man to be alone.” Verses Referenced: Philippians 4:19; Romans 8:32; Genesis 2:18; Hebrews 10:24-25; Matthew 21:1-3 You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Наталья Кириллова
Episode 21: Half Truth - "Do Not Judge"
May 12, 2021 - 18 min
The Bible clearly says “Judge not.” But, it also says “Judge rightly.” You can make a defense for both if you pick out individual verses, so let’s explore all of them a bit more, in context, to get a better understanding of judgment. Articles Referenced: by Jon Bloom Books Referenced: by Hannah Anderson Verses Referenced: Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 7:16-20, John 7:15, Luke 6:37-38, James 4:12, 1 Corinthians 4:3-4, John 8:3-7, John 7:16-24, 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, 1 Samuel 16:7 You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova
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