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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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Sep 6, 2016

Should you kneel when you pray? Can you stand? Can you sit? Have you ever wondered what the Bible teaches about posture in prayer? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible does and doesn't teach about posture in prayer.

Sep 6, 2016

If you were mentoring a man to be a pastor, giving him advice for church leadership priorities, what would you tell him to focus on “first of all”? Is preaching the most important thing for a church? What deserves the primary attention? Thankfully, we have an answer. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn what 2 Timothy 2:1 teaches is the most important priority for a church.

Aug 31, 2016

Here's a quick thought from my personal Bible study, and if you want to be an effective teacher that God can use, you really need to hear this. Join me in looking quickly at Proverbs 30:2 to learn a life-changing truth.

Aug 31, 2016

Do you know what it means to "lay up treasure in heaven"? Do you know what the Bible teaches about crowns and how this may affect your future service for God? And did you know that you can lose your eternal reward, even though your salvation in Christ will never change? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn what the Bible teaches about these important questions.

Aug 30, 2016

Do you fight big battles and seem to win, but fail in the little things? That’s what Bobby Leach did as a stuntman. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in remembering this ironic and tragic story, and consider how we can learn a biblical insight that can prevent big problems in your future.

Aug 30, 2016

Are you deeply thankful when another person corrects you or points out a potential problem in your life? Or do you respond the opposite way? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn the right way to respond to correction.

Aug 30, 2016

Are you easily offended? Thin-skinned? Hypersensitive? Touchy? Do you lose spiritual focus when a stranger slings a rude comment your way? A friend misses a planned appointment? A preacher mentions your pet sin? Relatives forget your birthday? A church member asks why you were absent from a service? Your spouse asks you about anything? If any of this is true about you, I won't tell anyone. And guess what, you’re not alone. Many Christians share your struggle, but they don’t have to! Join me in looking at a very special and helpful thought from Psalm 119:165 that will show you how to never be offended.

Aug 30, 2016

Should a Christian seek out opportunities for community service, apart from family and church venues and apart from job responsibilities? Every Christian should seek out opportunities for service. It is the Christian thing to do (Mark 10:44-45). But what service and in what venues? Opportunities to serve blanket the world as trees in a jungle. What should you do? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider helpful Bible principles to evaluate service opportunities as a Christian.

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 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

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 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!

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