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Five By The Fire Podcast

 

 

 This podcast was created to encourage God’s people in the daily pursuit of Him through His word. Each episode in season 1 is a 5-20 minute spiritual nugget referencing a passage taken from that day’s reading in the M‘Cheyne Bible reading plan. Season 2 is an opportunity for us to slow down and meditate on God’s word. Season 3 will be episodes released as the Spirit leads throughout 2024.

 

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The Latest Episodes

Don’t Give the Devil a Seat at Your Table | Season 3, Ep. 13

Daily Scripture Readings: If you’re reading along with us, today’s McCheyne Reading Plan passages are:

Deuteronomy 18
Psalm 105
Isaiah 45
Revelation 15

Take 15-20 minutes to read these chapters, then come back and join me.

Bible Focus Verse: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows, (Psalm 23:5)

Summary: This episode looks at the opposition and spiritual warfare we can face when stepping into our God-given callings. It examines common fears like failure, rejection, inadequacy and how the enemy uses these to derail us. The host shares truths from Psalm 23 and practical strategies for countering the opposing forces and moving forward with confidence.

Key Points:

God has prepared a table of provision for us, even in the presence of enemies/opposition
Common opposing fears: failure, rejection, criticism, inadequacy
Truths to counter opposition: God’s presence, divine provision, peace, assurance of success, identity in Christ
Strategies: Stay grounded in Scripture, regular prayer, celebrate small wins, set boundaries, seek community

Takeaway: Don’t allow fear, doubt or the enemy’s tactics to take a seat at the table God has prepared for you. Remain focused on God’s assurances as you boldly move into your calling.

Call to Action: Reflect on areas you’re giving the enemy a foothold. Take practical steps to reclaim your space and God’s peace/confidence.

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It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Are With | Season 3, Ep. 12

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Daily Scripture Readings: If you’re reading along with us, today’s McCheyne Reading Plan passages are:

Deuteronomy 10
Psalm 98
Isaiah 38
Revelation 8

Take 15-20 minutes to read these chapters, then come back and join me.

Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:8 (ESV) And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool[a] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

Key Points:

God created the Garden of Eden as a place of perfect harmony and communion with Him
Adam and Eve walked with God in intimacy and trust, not just gaining knowledge
The temptation was to seek knowledge over relationship/intimacy with God
Today, we can feel spiritually dry despite having access to immense biblical knowledge
Our primary calling is to walk intimately with God, not just know about Him
Practical tips for intimacy: daily quiet times, journaling, nature walks, sabbath rest, community

Takeaway: “It’s not about what you know, but who you’re with. The vibrant life we long for is found in intimacy with Jesus, not just knowledge accumulation.”

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Trusting God with Our “Not Enough” | Season 3, Ep. 11

Discover how God can multiply your limited resources into overflowing abundance in this episode of Five by the Fire.

Daily Scripture Readings: If you’re reading along with us, today’s McCheyne Reading Plan passages are:

Deuteronomy 3
Psalm 85
Isaiah 31
Revelation 1

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Why Do We Need Help To Reach Our Full Potential? | Season 3, EP. 10

Tired of your growth stalling? Discover the surprising truth even Tom Brady & Serena Williams follow for exponential development. The arrogance to believe we can grow without accountability breeds the same pride that precedes a fall.

Welcome to the Five by the Fire Podcast

Overview
The importance of accountability for continued growth and development, even for elite performers
The connection between being a “disciple” and “discipline” – true discipleship requires ongoing training and self-control
The pitfalls of thinking you no longer need accountability or can grow alone
Examples of elite athletes like Tom Brady, Serena Williams still having coaches/trainers for accountability
Scriptural references emphasizing the need for community, togetherness and accountability (Hebrews 12:11, 1 Timothy 4:7-8)
Personal motivations behind the Five by the Fire podcast and Ordered Chaos Club blog for daily Scripture engagement

Key Quotes:

“Where I lack accountability, I soon exhibit a lack of discipline.”
“The arrogance to believe we can grow without accountability breeds the same pride that precedes a fall.”
“All discipline seems painful at the moment, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12:11)

Call to Action:

Identify your “creative craft” that God has called you to
Build discipline around that craft through community accountability
Understand you never truly “arrive” but can have immeasurable eternal impact as a disciplined disciple

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The Danger of TLDR in the Church – A Devotional | Season 3, Ep. 9

Today’s Readings from the Plan:  Numbers 25, Psalm 68, Isaiah 15, and 1 Peter 3

Focus Passage: Hebrews 5: 13-14

Read the Text, Meditate on it, Pray Through It, & Contemplate the Impact

13 No one who lives on milk alone can know the ins and outs of what it means to be righteous and pursue justice; that’s because he is only a baby. 14 But solid food is for those who have come of age, for those who have learned through practice to distinguish good from evil.

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“What Keeps Me from Moving Forward?” – A Devotional | Season 3, Ep. 8

“What Keeps Me from Moving Forward?” – A Devotional | Season 3, Ep. 8

OUR TRUE CALLING IS OFTEN HINDERED NOT BY OBSTACLES, BUT BY A CLEAR PATH TO LESSER GOALS.

Today’s Readings from the Plan: Numbers 14, Psalm 50, Isaiah 3-4, and Hebrews 11

Focus Passage: Philippians 3:12-16

Read the Text, Meditate on it, Pray Through It, & Contemplate the Impact

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

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Keep Waiting for God’s Glory | Season 3, Ep. 7

Today’s Readings from the Plan: ‭‭ Exodus 32; John 11; Proverbs 8; Ephesians 1

Focus Passage:‭‭ ‭‭ ‭‭John‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Read the Text, Meditate on it, Pray Through It, & Contemplate the Impact

”Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.“

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BONUS EPISODE – LEAP DAY MEDITATION & DEVOTIONAL

Today we spend a couple of minutes meditating on the text, praying, and then I discuss what we need to go back for as we look to go forward.

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Focus Passage: Revelation 3:1-2

Read the Text, Meditate on it, Pray Through It, & Contemplate the Impact

1“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

00:00 Intro
01:06 Breathing Exercise
03:01 Meditation Preparation
03:35 Prayer
04:15 Bible Reading and Meditation 1
07:05 Bible Reading and Meditation 2
09:52 Bible Reading and Meditation 3
13:37 Devotional
16:17 Closing Prayer
17:48 Closing Remarks

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Why Don’t I Hear From God? | Season 3, Ep. 6

Why Don’t I Hear From God? | Five by the Fire Podcast – Season 3, Ep. 6

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Read, Meditate, Contemplate, and Pray Through God’s Word Today!

Focus Passage: Exodus 3:1-4 ESV

”Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Exodus 3:1-4 ESV

Today’s passage begs the question: Am I close enough to God to hear his voice?

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Chapters

0:00 Intro
01:03 Breathing Exercise
02:31 Bible Reading and Meditation 1
05:39 Bible Reading and Meditation 2
08:11 Bible Reading and Meditation 3
11:08 Devotional
14:54 Closing Prayer

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Is This the Right Path? | Season 3, Ep. 5

Is This the Right Path? Five by the Fire Podcast – Season 3, Ep. 5

Read, Meditate, Contemplate, and Pray Through God’s Word Today!

Focus Passage: Proverbs 16:1-4

Proverbs 16:1-4
1 The plans of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the spirit.
3 Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.

Today’s passage begs the question: Am I pursuing the right plan?

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Chapters

0:00 Intro
03:42 Opening Prayer
04:20 Bible Reading and Meditation 1
06:08 Bible Reading and Meditation 2
08:48 Bible Reading and Meditation 3
11:18 Devotional
19:43 Closing Prayer
20:35 Final Thoughts

So here’s some thoughts on removing barriers to following God and not our own agendas….

THINK AND REASON

SEEK WISE COUNSEL

SUSPECT YOUR MOTIVES

TRUST GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY

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