Worry….it's just ONE of the obstacles to a fruitful life. Welcome to Bold Steps. In this Easter season, it's time to take a fresh look at the intensity of Christ's teaching as He approached the time of His sacrificial death. Pastor Mark has titled his message, "God's Fruitful Plan." Our text is John 15. We'll be looking at "Four principles to stir up fruitfulness in your own life."
The Power of Releasing and Increasing. That's our focus today on Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe, president of the Moody Bible Institute. Our text today is Philippians 4:14-23 as we continue exploring "Three things you need to know about the power of giving." Pastor Mark makes the extraordinary observation that God wants to meet your needs, not according to your needs, but according to His riches.
Giving. It has everything to do with your spiritual heath. Dr. Mark Jobe calls it…"The Power or Releasing and Increasing." Welcome to Bold Steps, with Pastor Mark Jobe, president of the Moody Bible Institute. We're looking at Philippians 4:14-23 as we encounter, "Three things you need to know about the power of giving."
Contentment. Everybody wants it. But not many have it. So where do we get contentment--and more importantly, how can we hang on to it? We're looking at Phil 4:10-13 in the second part of a message Pastor Mark has titled, "The Secret of Contentment." As we begin, Pastor Mark takes us to the irony that contentment doesn't exist in a vacuum. It actually takes…hard times.
Dr. Jobe is daring to ask you…exactly how content would you say you are in life? Somewhat content? Not very content? Maybe you’d be so honest as to say you feel discontent much of the time. You’re certainly not alone. So… is there really such a thing as a “Secret to Contentment?” The apostle Paul seemed to think so. But the secret is quite a bit different than what we might think of on a human level. Back to Philippians as we pray that you are taking Bold Steps.
Your mind is full of channels. So how much time do you spend watching the "worry channel?" Hi, I'm Wayne Shepherd, and if you're like me—-you struggle with worry. We all do. So…welcome to Bold Steps Radio with Dr. Mark Jobe, President of the Moody Bible Institute. In our series, "Joy is a Choice," we've come to a critical life lesson: Don't let worry rob your joy. Mark takes us to the ultimate prescription for worry. Let's take some Bold Steps right now!
Joy. It really is an attitude. But worry is one obstacle that will slam the door on your joy—every time. So what can you do about it? These are questions we'll explore on today's edition of Bold Steps Radio. Our teacher is Moody Bible Institute's President, Dr. Mark Jobe—who is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. I'm Wayne Shepherd. Our "Joy is a Choice" series has taken us to the challenge of worry. It's ubiquitous…It's insidious. And no better passage to address worry than Philippians 4.
The daily grind of pressing forward. Learning to embrace that is one of the keys to unstoppable growth. Welcome to Bold Steps, with Mark Jobe, the new president of MBI, we are pondering the fact that when you stop pressing forward in your spiritual growth, you get into the same cycle, doing the same things over and over. Which means you're not maturing. And—as Mark Jobe shares in just a moment, God isn't going to give you "magical dust" to make you spiritually mature. This is a process which you and I must engage in ourselves! We begin today's message with a close up view of Phil 3:12-21.
We're digging deeper into the truth that "Joy is a Choice." Our text today—Philippians chapter 3, where we'll encounter three steps to unstoppable growth. One of those keys is defined by the reality that you need to press on toward your calling. Here's Dr. Mark Jobe to help us take Bold Steps.
We are taking Bold Steps on the pathway to Joy. We'll find out today that that trail does not lead to the pursuit of self. It’s the pursuit of God. As we will find out from our Bible teacher, Dr. Mark Jobe, it is easier said than done! Let's move back to Philippians to maximize our Joy.
So what's wrong with wrong thinking? And how do you fix it? Welcome to Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe—who is president of the Moody Bible Institute and also founding pastor of New Life Community Church. "Maximize Your Joy" is the title of today's message. It's based in Philippians 3:1-13. Pastor Mark is about to empower us with four ways to replace wrong thinking that rob us of joy. Here's Mark …with Bold Steps.
Spiritual attacks—they come with the territory when you and I decide to truly live for Christ. That's why it's so important that we surround ourselves with encouragers… and that we ourselves learn what it means to be an encourager. This is Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe, President of the Moody Bible Institute and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. We're looking at Philippians 2 in a message Pastor Mark has titled, "Energizers or Drainers." It's all about how to encourage others toward joyful living.
Thanks for connecting with us today here on Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe. Joy is a choice. It’s true. It’s also the series we’re working through with Dr. Jobe. And if we’re going to be people of joy, we’re going to need to learn what it means to be an encourager. Today, we’re going to meet two encouragers as we head to the book of Philippians, chapter two.
How to do we maintain our new "Joy" attitude? Thanks for listening to Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe, president of the Moody Bible Institute. That attitude we have been talking about has everything to do with a choice that you and I need to make. But when sin gets in the way…what do we do then? Find out about that choice and how to deal with sin on Bold Steps!
Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio’s Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life. Drawing on decades as a Chicago-based pastor, the new president of Moody Bible Institute brings clear Bible teaching to people from all walks of life.