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Shepherd Thoughts Podcast

The Shepherd Thoughts Podcast is an audio resource for Christians that encourages biblical thinking for biblical living as you follow the Lord Jesus Christ, your Good Shepherd. For more helpful resources online, visit www.shepherdthoughts.com. "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8)
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Dec 9, 2015

Is fasting important? Should you include fasting as a part of your prayer life? How does biblical fasting differ from the secular fad of fasting for physical and even spiritual reasons? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider the importance of fasting with prayer as a Christian.

Nov 11, 2015
What does it mean to have "little" faith and "big" faith? Is it true that some Christians have more faith than others? How much faith do you need to have in order for God to answer your prayers? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in considering what the Bible teaches about the way that a child of God should understand the ongoing experience of faith in the Christian life.
Shout out to Katleho Mahlaba (in South Africa)!
Nov 9, 2015
Do you ever find it challenging to talk about politics as a Christian? Do you know what the Bible teaches about your responsibility to government and whether you should every disobey your government as a Christian? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in considering some important Bible principles that will help you to think and to act correctly as a born-again Christian who is also a citizen of this world.
A shout out to Oscar Dlamini (in South Africa)!
Oct 7, 2015

We know that good works do not earn favor with God or cover over your sins. But are good works an important part of the Christian life? Who should do good works and why? Consider these important questions together with Pastor Thomas Overmiller.

Oct 6, 2015

When you experience difficult trials and definite suffering, how should you pray? Should you ask God for deliverance always, sometimes or never? If not, what should you ask from Him? Pause to consider these important questions with Pastor Thomas Overmiller.

Oct 6, 2015

What are some signs that the end of the world is coming soon? Can people be saved after the Rapture who rejected the gospel before the Rapture? Listen in as Pastor Thomas Overmiller provides some basic biblical perspective on these questions.

Oct 6, 2015

How should you prepare yourself for marriage as a Christian single person? What are some biblical guidelines and principles to follow? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in answering some serious questions about this very important topic.

Aug 26, 2015

As a born again Christian, do you ever lack confidence in your salvation and doubt whether you are actually a child of God? If so, you are not alone. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some very important Bible truths that provide confidence and assurance in the salvation that Jesus Christ provides!

Aug 13, 2015

How can you stay bold for Christ every day, in the face of the challenging and sometimes discouraging things that you experience on a regular basis? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he looks at some key verses that explain what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how this leads to calm, confidence speech in any situation.

Aug 13, 2015

The Book of Deuteronomy is a very special and significant book in the Old Testament. It teaches us how to enter into the new and exciting experiences that God places into our lives along the journey of life. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover the central truth that enables you to enter these new experiences with the right perspective!

Aug 1, 2015

Churches need men who act like men, who are confident in their relationship with God, able to build relationships, and able to lead other men to salvation, baptism, and obedience to all that the Bible teaches. Are you this kind of man? Take a moment to hear this simple but important challenge from Pastor Thomas Overmiller.

Aug 1, 2015

Do you know that the Bible doesn't provide a specific "age of accountability?" Do you know what the Bible teaches about infants who die, and whether a child can become a child of God? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some important Bible verses on this very important topic.

Jul 7, 2015

How can you know and how can you be sure that God is calling you to be a pastor? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at some key Bible thoughts to answer this very special question. Is God calling you to be a pastor?

Jul 7, 2015

As a child of God, when you find yourself stuck in a pattern of sinful choices, is it a long way back? Listen as Pastor Thomas Overmiller explains the simplicity of confession (1 John 1:9) as well as the reality of the consequences that result from your sin (Proverbs 28:13, Galatians 6:7).

May 31, 2015

Are you a monergist or a synergist? Are you a Calvinist or an Arminian? Do you believe that God is entirely sovereign? Do you believe that a man or woman is entirely responsible for the choices that he or she makes? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in a helpful look at the importance of accepting tension in theology.

May 31, 2015

Complaining is something we do very naturally, and sometimes it seems excusable. But is complaining ever excusable? Or is it always sin? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in considering what 1 Corinthians 10:10-12 tells us about this very important question.

May 19, 2015

Sometimes we misunderstand what the Bible is saying. Revelation 3:15-16 provides a good example of this. What does it mean to be a cold or hot Christian? And why is it a problem to be a lukewarm Christian? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn the significance of these importance verses.

May 6, 2015

Being honest with God is a key to a healthy prayer life. When you are honest with God about where you are missing the mark, you will find yourself hitting the mark in prayer! Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in a helpful look at this important truth regarding prayer from Luke 18:9-14.

May 5, 2015

How do you feel when you have physical illness and you find out that other people are growing concerned for you? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at a very intriguing case from Philippians 2:25-28 that shows the kind of attitude you should have when you experience physical illness as a Christian.

Apr 21, 2015

Sin produces deadly effects, always, whether or not you are a child of God. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at Romans 6:23, a verse that you may actually misunderstand. For a born-again Christian, this is an incredibly powerful truth provided by God to fortify you against making destructive, sinful choices!

Apr 13, 2015

If you are a born again Christian, here are two important facts. God is with you (Mt. 28:20) and He is doing things (Php. 2:13). Have you noticed Him lately? Have you noticed what He is doing? In fact, He is so thoroughly and intimately involved in your life that perhaps you overlook all of the things that He is doing in your life on a daily basis! Take a moment with Pastor Overmiller to consider what it means to notice God.

Apr 8, 2015

Busy days, big goals, people to meet, places to go - does this describe your life? But here is the real question, "How many people did you serve today or yesterday?" Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider why Jesus came into the world (Mark 10:45) and how this perspective can transform your own motivation for going places.

Apr 6, 2015

Society in general encourages self promotion. But what does the Bible say? Is it true that you discover true joy by giving priority to the advancement of others around you, ahead of yourself? Listen along as Pastor Thomas Overmiller explains and illustrates the secret to healthy relationships from Philippians 2:3-4 and other Bible verses.

Apr 1, 2015

If you are a born-again Christian, you have been changed by the incredible resurrection power of Jesus Christ. But how does this incredible reality affect your daily life? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he explains from Romans 6:12-13 the important connection between the resurrection of Jesus Christ in your spirit and the daily choices you make about how to use your own body parts.

Apr 1, 2015

Men face many spiritual challenges and James 1 highlights two of these challenges in particular. Listen along with Pastor Thomas Overmiller to diagnose whether or not you have either of these problems and to learn the importance of getting wisdom from God to overcome them.

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