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S07E04: How Can I Incorporate a Book Into My D-Group?

S07E04: How Can I Incorporate a Book Into My D-Group?

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie discuss how and when to introduce books into your D-Group. They also share a few recommendations about a few books that you could use if you’re looking to get started. TIME STAMPS:  2:30   Some guiding principles for...

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S03E12: Lost and Found

S03E12: Lost and Found

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Robby and Chris study in Luke 2 and take a deep dive into the culture of the Jewish Passover as well as a biblical prayer, modeled by Jesus, we can pray over our children. TIME STAMPS: 02:00 - Jesus is a product of His culture 10:40 - Jesus...

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S03E11: Poor Parents and Prophesy

S03E11: Poor Parents and Prophesy

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Robby and Chris take a deep dive into who the earthly parents of Jesus were and how though they were poor in wealth, they were rich in the Lord. TIME STAMPS: 05:45 - Recap of last episode about Mary and Joseph 08:49 - The circumcision of...

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S07E02: How To Facilitate Scripture Memory

S07E02: How To Facilitate Scripture Memory

SUMMARY: In this episode, Chris and Vick talk about the best ways to teach your D-Group members how to memorize Scripture TIME STAMPS:  2:50   Why is Scripture Memory important? 6:00   What are some tips for memorizing Scripture? 12:08  How do you find the line...

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Are You Too Busy for a Family Devotion?

Are You Too Busy for a Family Devotion?

  I was recently having coffee with a dad who has 3 incredible kids. One is in college pursuing a communications degree, one is about to graduate, and the other is a junior. Two of the three are incredibly gifted athletes. One will soon play Division 1 baseball...

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S03E10: The Wisest Gifts Ever Given

S03E10: The Wisest Gifts Ever Given

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Robby and Chris talk about the wise men and the gifts that they brought Jesus. TIME STAMPS: 1:40 - Backstory of Bethlehem 12:00 - The gifts the Wise Men gave 17:20 - Mary and Joseph and their donkey 20:58 - Jesus as the new Moses LINKS: If...

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S02E03: Looking Forward to 2021 as Leaders

S02E03: Looking Forward to 2021 as Leaders

SUMMARY:​ In today’s episode Julie and Kandi reflect on 2021 and encourage leaders about the year ahead. TIME STAMPS:​ 1:47 - How difficult the road is that leads to eternal life 5:42 - The importance of knowing God’s Word 12:30 - The importance of meditating on the...

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S02E02: What 2020 Taught Us Part 2

S02E02: What 2020 Taught Us Part 2

SUMMARY:​ In today’s episode Julie and Kandi continue to discuss why life’s disruptions create opportunities and what we learned in 2020. TIME STAMPS:​ 5:15 - How travel was effected in 2020 6:35 - How marriages were effected by 2020 10:08 - How hybrid schedules...

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A Pandemic-Proof Plan for 2021

A Pandemic-Proof Plan for 2021

  Last March, this Kentucky fan could not believe his eyes when he saw the headlines that the SEC and NCAA basketball tournaments were cancelled because of some sickness called the Coronavirus. My dreams of watching the Wildcats go on another Final Four run were...

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S07E01: Getting Your D-Group Back on Track

S07E01: Getting Your D-Group Back on Track

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris share some tips on when and how to implement a “Pulse Check” during the course of your D-Group.  TIME STAMPS:  2:30 - Why is it important to intentionally reflect on the health of your D-Group? 9:00 - What is the Pulse Check?...

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S02E01: What 2020 Taught Us

S02E01: What 2020 Taught Us

SUMMARY:​ In today’s episode Julie and Kandi discuss why life’s disruptions create opportunities and what we learned in 2020. TIME STAMPS:​ 5:13 - Why disruptions can be seen as opportunities 11:40 - The challenges we experienced in 2020 19:00 - The opportunities we...

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S03E09: A Different Kind of Kingdom

S03E09: A Different Kind of Kingdom

SUMMARY:The world has a specific way of operating and it is the same as it was in Jesus’s day. In this episode, Robby and Chris compare Herod’s kingdom to Jesus’s Kingdom and explain how different they are. TIME STAMPS: 3:23 (Herod’s Kingdom) 7:16 (Herod’s getaway)...

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S03E08: How Discipleship Welcomed The Messiah

S03E08: How Discipleship Welcomed The Messiah

SUMMARY: Discipleship is a crucial part of every Christians life. In this episode Robby and Chris explain how Daniel’s discipleship of the wise men led them to welcome Christ 490 years later. TIME STAMPS: 2:00 (callbacks to the life of Joseph) 7:05 (wise men) 11:40...

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How Will You Be Remembered?

How Will You Be Remembered?

Last week was a bittersweet experience for me. My mentor, Conrad Beiber, went home to be with the Lord. When I heard the news I called his wife, Carmen, to share my love, comfort and support. She told me at that time that he had planned out his “ideal” funeral service...

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S03E07: Once in a lifetime

S03E07: Once in a lifetime

SUMMARY: This week Robby and Chris talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity in the beginning of Luke. This is the first time God has spoken to his people in 400 years and he’s getting ready to welcome the Messiah. TIME STAMPS: 3:30 (background on Luke) 8:22 (how...

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S01E08: Q+A with Mental and Physical Health Professionals

S01E08: Q+A with Mental and Physical Health Professionals

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Julie and Kandi do a Q+A with returning guests Counselor, Stephanie Finch and Health Coach, Cassidy Manning. TIME STAMPS:​ 1:20 - Why we seek to grow 8:23 - Mental Health struggles leaders experience and why 10:05 - Why leaders don’t get...

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S03E06: Were Old Testament, Jewish People, Saved?

S03E06: Were Old Testament, Jewish People, Saved?

SHOW NOTES: SUMMARY: It is a common thought to think that Old Testament Jews had a different way to salvation than present-day Christians. Today Robby and Chris talk about what it means to have faith and how that looked in the Old Testament. TIME STAMPS: 2:58 (How...

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Character Counts

Character Counts

Coach John Wooden was incredible. He won ten basketball championships in twelve years, with seven in a row. He is the only person inducted into the college basketball hall of fame as both a player and a coach. But what is more impressive than his playing and coaching...

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S01E07: Battling a Self Indulgent Culture

S01E07: Battling a Self Indulgent Culture

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Julie and Kandi discuss how to battle living in a self indulgent culture. TIME STAMPS:​ 0:57 - What is self indulgence? 3:01 - What does it look like to set an example in our speech and conduct? 6:35 - Honoring God in our conduct 9:35 - The...

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S03E05: Can we be blameless?

S03E05: Can we be blameless?

SUMMARY: In this episode Robby and Chris examine biblical figures who were declared blameless before the Lord. Then they will discuss how each of us can live a blameless life. TIME STAMPS: 3:17 (Who is Theophilus?) 6:08 (Blameless) 11:10 (How we can be Blameless)...

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Slow Down To Disciple Your Kids This Christmas

Slow Down To Disciple Your Kids This Christmas

This week my wife and I took our two-year-old son to a drive through Christmas lights show close to our home. He was mesmerized by the lights and the music as we drove past dancing reindeer, singing Christmas trees and synchronized “towmen” (still working on that ‘sn’...

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S01E06: Leadership and Physical Health

S01E06: Leadership and Physical Health

SUMMARY: In today’s episode Julie and Kandi meet with Physical Health Coach, Cassidy Manning, to discuss physical health in the lives of leaders. TIME STAMPS: 4:24 - Cassidy Manning Introduction 6:28 - Online Community and Physical Health 9:07 - Why is it so important...

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