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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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Jul 29, 2016

American society uses words like “family,” “family planning” and “family values” loosely. The plain fact is that unless God’s values constitute your family values, your family values are worthless and futile. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some important thoughts about family values from Psalm 127.

Jul 29, 2016

Why do true, Bible churches continues to exist and thrive since the first century? What are the "gates of hell" and how can they affect the church today? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some very encouraging thoughts from Matthew 16:18 regarding what God is doing in our world today.

Jul 23, 2016

We are facing a modern worship epidemic. Do you know what it is? We're distracted, and that's a serious problem. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider thoughts from John 2 that will challenge your approach to God in times of worship, and consider whether you are giving God your undistracted, wholehearted devotion.

Jul 23, 2016

Much is made of Nicodemus "coming to Jesus by night" in John 3:2. But why did Nicodemus do this? Was it really because he was afraid of what his Jewish peers would think of him? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider several possible reasons for why Nicodemus met with Jesus at night, what you can know for sure and why it is important.

 

Jul 22, 2016

Why did the magi approach King Herod? After all, doing so provoked him to slaughter the boys in Bethlehem, 2 yrs. and younger. If they hadn't gone to Herod, wouldn't that have prevented this unnecessary carnage? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn what the Bible teaches about the wise men who followed a star to worship Jesus. You will learn some surprising lessons!

Jul 22, 2016

Do you know what the New Testament is talking about when it mentions "the last days"? Are we living in "the last days"? If we are living in "the last days," then is it possible to believe God for more seasons of spiritual awakening in your church, in your nation and in the world? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider these very important questions that affect your faith!

Jun 24, 2016

Do you ever find yourself arguing with people you love? Do you know why this happens? Do you know how to resolve this? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn the biblical solution to interpersonal conflict.

Jun 22, 2016

Are you going backward or forward in your walk with God? What does it mean to go backward, and where does the Bible talk about this? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover how to move forward in your walk with God.

Jun 21, 2016

Do children and grandchildren inherit specific sinful tendencies and habits from their parents and grandparents? Does God punish children for the sins of their parents? Can you overcome the sinful behavior that seems to mark your grandparents and parents, as well as you? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to get some biblical answers to these important questions.

Jun 21, 2016

Did you know that the Bible teaches some important math principles that make a strong marriage possible? Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and even a little bit of algebra and geometry, it's all there! Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a few moments of learning some important marriage counseling principles.

Jun 21, 2016

What do you think about the minimalism trend? Can you describe the difference between a need and a want? Are you overwhelmed in life with wants that you mistakenly identify as needs? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible teaches about a more simple, balanced life that avoids the trap of materialism, excess and overload.

May 27, 2016

Is it appropriate to consult commentaries when you study the Bible? If so, how should you use them. And how should you approach your Bible study in general to be a responsible, spiritual student of the Word of God? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for some simple, practical advice on this important topic.

May 27, 2016

Anger and frustration fills the headlines and permeates the world we live in. And sadly, it characterizes the children of God as well. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to identify why God's children become angry rather than loving, and learn how to keep yourself in the love of God.

May 27, 2016

Jesus, Paul, Peter and John all tell us in the New Testament that the world is falling apart, right before our eyes. That's not very encouraging, is it? So what should we do about it? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn how the Bible tells us to respond to this present temporary world.

May 14, 2016

You may easily overlook the final chapter of the New Testament to the Romans, since it appears to be a long list of obscure people. But this chapter teaches some very important lessons for you today, especially in the final three verses. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a survey of this special passage of Scripture and learn the final point that Paul makes to the entire book of Romans.

Apr 26, 2016

Can the Bible say anything you want it to say? Is there a right way to understand the Bible and a wrong way? How can you know the difference? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider the problem of twisting Scripture and what the Bible has to say about it.

Apr 15, 2016

How do your words affect other people? In a good way? In a bad way? We should never underestimate the power of our words. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some important thoughts about our words from Proverbs 10, 11 and Ephesians 4.

Apr 6, 2016

What is the most unimportant thing? Jesus tells us that it's money. Do you agree? And how does this fact actually make money very important at the same time? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to hear what the Bible teaches about the Christian perspective on money.

Apr 1, 2016

When Paul says, "Work our your own salvation," in Philippians 2:12-13, what does he mean? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover some important insights that will encourage you to focus on a very important part of your life as a Christian and church member, looking ahead to the judgement seat of Christ.

Apr 1, 2016

Should a Christian save money for the future? What does the Bible teach about trusting God with your finances and your future needs? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he introduces six Bible principles about Christians, faith, finances and the future.

Shout out to David Frost, who submitted the topic for this episode!

Mar 23, 2016

Do you agree with Paul in Philippians 3:10 when he says that every other goal in life is no better than sewage compared to discovering the full significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he highlights eight points regarding the theological significance of the resurrection.

Mar 23, 2016

Have you taken time recently to reflect upon the amazing significance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross? When Jesus died, He performed the greatest rescue effort of all time. Pause for a moment to consider the powerful truth of Galatians 3:13 and rediscover the incredible thing that Jesus did on the cross.

Mar 14, 2016

What happens when I don't confess my sin? What does it mean to confess my sin? And if I am a born-again child of God, do I need to confess my sin? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a quick, helpful look at these very important Bible questions.

Mar 7, 2016

Is your life, family and house devoted to serving the Lord? If you have a desire to partner with your church to advance the kingdom of God, you can learn some simple, valuable lessons from Aquila and Priscilla. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at how this husband and wife gave themselves to the work of the ministry.

Mar 1, 2016

The Old Testament book of Daniel ends with a stirring promise. "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3)." What does this mean? How does it apply to your life today? Join Pastor Overmiller in taking a closer look at this very special verse of Scripture.

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