Advent Week 1: We Have Hope Because God Is Great

Candles of hope burning at an Advent Service to remind us of the hope we have in Christ.

The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, shopping lists, and debt. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar starts a special Advent Series by…

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5 Stereotypes Christians Need To Change

Misguided Christian man shouting through a people in a park.

We all seem to put people into a box–labeling them in ways that we can either easily dismiss, or categorically aspire to, without really getting into the messiness of really knowing them. Most are likely to say that stereotypes are not true, yet they still exist and influence our perceptions in profound ways. This week…

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Why We Want To Let Our Redemption Show

A young man sitting holding a yellow sign with a question mark on it, as he considers all the ways God is redeeming his life.

When we can be honest about where we’re at with our problems and in our own spiritual life, it permits others to do the same. Ask yourself, do others feel safe to approach you, even with their sins and screw-ups? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll show you why it’s important to let…

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Living on Mission When Your Spouse Is Not Into It

Discipleship starts in your home and works its way out through relationships. So our families and marriages need to be the “red hot center” of discipleship that we invite others into. But what happens if you’re trying to live on Mission and your spouse is not into it? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast,…

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What is True Freedom and How Do We Find It?

Young woman is overjoyed and a bit surprised by the joy and freedom she is now experiencing in Christ.

Do you feel like you are truly living in freedom? Is there an ease and lightness in your head and heart about your life and relationships?  Is the idea of “freedom in Christ” just a nice sentiment… or does it have real implications for our lives today? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we…

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Stop Waiting! Bloom Where You’re Planted

A beautiful flower pushes its way through a crack in the pavement to full bloom.

With all of the changes we’ve seen in life over the past several months and years, many people I know have stalled in their disciple-making and living life on mission. Everything is different, and many seem to have lost their way—feeling a bit stuck. Waiting… In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar gives…

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God, Guns and the Second Amendment

The Bible, two pistols and an American flag displayed to show the connection and confusion with Christianity and gun laws.

One of today’s biggest and most vigorously debated issues is gun control. Statistics show Americans of all persuasions and political affiliations have become increasingly opposed to more gun control laws, despite the growing number of mass shootings. Yet clearly, some cry out for greater gun control. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk…

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The Emotional Toll on Church Leadership

Church leader with hair on fire, emotionally burned out from the expectations of church leadership.

Pastors and other ministry leaders are often under so much stress that they find themselves hanging on by a thread, oftentimes for years, ready to burn out from exhaustion or blow out morally. This is a huge problem facing the Church today.  In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about the alarming…

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The 3 Seductions: Appetite, Ambition & Approval w/Mike Breen

Author Mike Breen discusses the root of our sin and ways out of shame.

Temptation is everywhere. Heck, it’s even lurking inside of me! And all of us, at some point in our lives, have given into temptations. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk with author and movement leader, Mike Breen, about what lies behind our own particular “Achilles heel” types of temptations. We discuss…

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Gospel Fluency For Your Family and Church

Friend and family taking a picture of themselves enjoying life and freedom in the Gospel.

Every sin and emotional issue that stands in the way of our faithfulness to God’s design, and Jesus’ commands, is ultimately a Gospel issue. The Bible teaches that all sin is the outcome of unbelief in God. We can learn to apply the truth about God and the Good News to every area of our…

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Your Next Steps In Gospel Fluency

Your Next Steps In Gospel Fluency

When you become fluent in the Gospel, it’s like speaking the language of freedom and joy. You won’t have to fear rejection when sharing your faith with others because your words will be so genuine and full of hope that they will resonate deeply with them. In this episode, Caesar is joined by his wife…

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Using Gospel Fluency To Transform Your Marriage

A happy married couple washing dishes together and laughing

Discipleship as a lifestyle starts in our homes. And if you’re married, how we speak the Good News of the Gospel to each other in our marriages will begin to trickle down into all of our relationships in community. In this episode, Caesar has a great talk with Austin and Sarah Johnson, a young married…

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Redeeming Sexuality in the Church w/Debra Hirsch

Debra Hirsch reflects on some of her own journey with us as she brings fresh language and insightful definitions of sexuality into the context of the Church.

Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. Relationships, identities, orientations and even seemingly straightforward concepts such as gender have cut battle lines between the church and the world. In this episode, we speak to Debra Hirsch, author of the book Redeeming Sex, and…

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Are You Making Progress Toward Making Disciples?

Neighbors gathering for a fun meal together out in the front yard and street.

With all the content and info available to us today–about anything and everything, including the Bible and making disciples—you would think every Christian would be a mature and confident disciple-maker by now. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about why true discipleship is not about the consumption and passing on of knowledge.…

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Can You Be a Christian But Not a Disciple?

Bored man with his head in hand.

Somewhere along the way, we have mistakenly made it acceptable in the church to be a Christian but not a disciple. But Jesus never offered two acceptable standards for living the Christian life, just one: disciples of Jesus make more disciples.  In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am joined by authors Kent…

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Not Every Christian Is a Person of Peace

Young man looking at you with a "no thanks" expression on his face.

It would seem fair to believe that all Christians are interested in making disciples of Jesus–not converts–disciples. But statistically, the majority of Christians are not focused on being and making disciples of Jesus. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we challenge the assumption that all Christians are automatically People of Peace. We discuss…

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How Seasonal Rhythms Serve Our Disciple-making

Family and friends sharing a meal at a table outdoors as autumn leaves are falling

Regardless of where you live, the changing seasons can provide you with diverse opportunities for gospel growth and disciple-making. God designed it that way! In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we explore how seasonal rhythms can positively impact relationships and discipleship–if you embrace them. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Seasonal rhythms and their…

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Does Our Evangelism Need to Change?

Two young men sitting on a park bench having a friendly talk.

Have most of us Christians given up on traditional forms of sharing our faith? Let’s be honest… It’s scary to risk things relationally, and the results are often disappointing. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about the ways that many Christians experience (or avoid) evangelism. And we ask the question: Does…

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Why You Want to Be Praying For Your Child’s Future

Parent holding their child's hands together in prayer.

As Christians, consistently praying for your kids may seem obvious. To pray for your child’s future spouse may be less obvious, but it’s a privilege that carries with it some pretty awesome blessings. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll show you seven ways and reasons to pray for your child’s future, and their…

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