Why is following your heart a terrible idea? Well, think of all the ways we describe our hearts–they can be cold, warm, tender, whole, broken, and a million conditions in between.

So why would you consult something so fickle with life’s major decisions?

Fortunately, the words of Jesus offer some other questions you can ask whenever your heart is leading you somewhere. Check it out here!

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No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

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What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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I got together with non-Christians and Christians to hear their reaction to what Jesus says about money.

Three questions for you:
1) What do you think Jesus means by “treasure”?
2) Where have you invested the most money?
3) Can you change your heart by changing where you spend your money?

Comment with your answer, can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
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No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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Afraid?

Slow down. Breathe deep. Enter a meditation minute and see what happens when the words of Jesus become a real-time conversation with you about fear.

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No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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Jesus, in his own words, on loneliness.

Find out what happens when the words of Jesus transform from a historical record of what he said and instead, become a real-time conversation with you. Slow down, breathe deep, and see how you respond after the world’s greatest teacher speaks for himself about topics important to you.

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No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that plans change.

A minor change of plans is no big deal. But when a change of plans is big enough to cancel something like–oh, I don’t know–your anniversary trip to Jamaica, that’s a different story.

Every sickness, every setback, every breakup, is a change of our best laid plans. And how we respond when our plans are highjacked often makes matters worse–we get manipulative, childish, depressed, and take all sorts of self-medicating measures to try to feel the illusion of control again.

But in the biographies of Jesus, we actually see another way you and I can respond when plans change. The way this year has gone, I have a feeling we’ll get a chance to put in practice in the near future.

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If you’re not sure what a soul is, or if you even have one, it’s because of the way we overuse the word “soul”:

– We spend your life looking for your “soulmate”.
– Then we break up with them because they have no “soul”.
– We describe grandma’s cooking as “soul food”.
– We declared Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” and James Brown the “Godfather of Soul”.

But according to Jesus, a soul isn’t something you HAVE… a soul is something you ARE.

After making this video about the Jewish idea of a soul (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47JCTRJuG-4) I realized not everyone agrees there is a soul in the first place. So I got together with Christians and non-Christians and asked them to react to what Jesus says about the soul.

But what Jesus says about the soul carries two questions for us to answer–do you think there’s a soul and–more importantly–can Jesus do anything about your soul? Here’s how my friends answered, comment below with how would you answer the question for yourself!

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What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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You want to be informed, but the information is overwhelming.

Sure, there’s good news, but only after you scroll past or listen through the onslaught of pandemics, protests and politics.

So you’re left with a few choices when you have news fatigue–you could avoid the news altogether, but that comes at the expense of ignorance. You could cherry-pick where you get your news, but that comes at the risk of misinformation. You could keep logging onto or turning on the news, but that comes at the high price of personal well-being.

Fortunately, there’s another choice when you feel information overload and news fatigue, and it’s a lesson we find when Jesus was fighting news fatigue.

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Ever feel like you’re in a losing fight with temptation?

Even if you’re not a follower of Jesus, you know the temptation to do what you don’t want to do and not do what you want to do. From cheating on your taxes to cheating on your diet, temptation is a universal experience. And the problem with your victory (or failure) over temptation yesterday is that it does little to help you with today’s battle.

But Jesus’ description of the inner-workings of temptation give you and I a powerful insight on how to get better at fighting temptation.

Cake included.

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What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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so take a look at this this is it
birthday cake for my daughter’s birthday
yesterday these are my running shoes so
I can work out I want to do this I need
to do this a couple videos ago I made a
video on what Jesus says about
quarantine and we looked at this time
where Jesus was you know in the desert
for forty days being tested and there
seems to be this connection between a
time of isolation and a time of testing
and so I thought let’s go ahead and make
a video on what Jesus says about
temptation and how to fight temptation
that maybe can be helpful for you and me
as we you know go through our own social
isolation but first I got a workout
you’re in my basement because you know
the gyms are closed
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so you might not agree with Jesus’s idea
of sin and that’s fine but you do
understand this idea and doing something
you don’t want to do or not doing
something you do want to do and this
idea being tempted for Jesus he grew up
reciting Jewish Scriptures and the
Scriptures talk about like God leading
us in paths of righteousness or meeting
us in the way everlasting and so this
idea of temptation or sin is this idea
of stepping away from what God wants so
that’s what Jesus is talking about when
he talks about temptation and there’s a
couple concepts that we can actually
apply here first I need to catch my
breath take a quick shower no write this
up okay all done
so the night that Jesus is betrayed and
arrested and all that kind of stuff he’s
with his disciples in a garden and he
tells them and he knows his arrest is
coming and so he tells them to watch and
pray so that you will not fall into
temptation and here again we see this
idea that temptation leads us away from
the path of righteousness in the way of
everlasting life but what’s so
interesting is that he tells them to
pray because the Spirit is willing but
the flesh is weak and right here we see
three things that we need to keep in
mind when we’re trying to fight
temptation and I’ve got a little
demonstration here I’ll do for you so
first Jesus says that there is the power
of your flesh like this is like your
body or your flesh that’s not a bad
thing and Jewish thought your flesh is a
good thing that your body was made by
God and your body was made with
appetites and those can be a good thing
like you have the appetite to eat that’s
a good thing but the problem with your
appetites is there’s no regulator on
them when our appetites rule us that’s
when things become destructive and so
like suddenly a good appetite like
eating or sex or sleep all of a sudden
we can be given into those things and we
have no control over them basically your
flesh is like pac-man it’s just like
more and more and more and more but then
Jesus says there’s also another power at
work it’s your willpower and this is
like what you want to do this is your
desires but the problem is is that your
willpower is weaker than your flesh and
this is why you do things that you don’t
want to
do and don’t do things that you do want
to do because your willpower is less
than your flesh is power so Jesus’s
solution to this is to go ahead and pray
and at first it seems really simple but
now think about what’s happening when
you pray you’re actively involving your
body and doing something that you want
to do and so like you’re now channeling
your flesh is power towards your
willpower and suddenly your willpower
becomes greater than your flesh is power
but it’s not just your effort Jesus says
that when you pray you tap into God’s
power for what you want to do and all of
a sudden you have a power outside of
yourself to do what you want to do and
so Jesus tells his disciples to pray to
ask for God’s power to give their will
power over your flesh and the same thing
is for true for you and I when we’re
trying to fight temptation pray and ask
for God’s power to give your will power
over your flesh and remember when you
pray to not just silently think your
careers but to actually physically
engage your body and and move your lips
and make a sound and say something like
God give me strength to and then fill in
the blank for whatever it is that you
need at that moment and I get it this is
so easy to dismiss but listen if it
worked for Jesus then you might as well
give it a try and there’s way more I
could say obviously but that’s what
Jesus says about temptation it’s time to
respond for yourself how do you react to
what Jesus says here and then also do
you have anything that you do to help
you fight temptation maybe it’s a you
know accountability or journaling or
whatever what is it that you do to fight
temptation and go ahead and leave it in
the comments below and I’d love to see
we have to say there thanks so much and
we’ll see you soon
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I earned it
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Don’t end quarantine before you do this!

The pandemic may not be done, but millions of people are done with the pandemic. So many states are ending (or have ended) their stay-at-home orders and started phase 1 of reopening after the Coronavirus.

But before you put on the mask and go do everything waiting for you outside, there’s still something waiting for you INSIDE that will make your new life a whole lot better.

Fortunately, it only takes a few minutes to find it, and you already have everything you need to get started.

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No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

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