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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 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!

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.

Feb 23, 2016

The book of Hebrews gives severe warnings to believers to remain faithful to our profession of faith in Christ. Do they also teach that unfaithfulness will cause our relationship with Christ to end? If not, what is the better way to understand and apply these difficult passages to our lives? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider these crucial questions. For more related info, including a very helpful PDF article by Dr. Rodney Decker, visit here.

Feb 10, 2016

Do you struggle with comparing yourself to other people? Do you realize that comparing yourself with other people is dangerous and wrong? Thankfully, there is a better way! Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn what the Bible says about this damaging problem.

Feb 2, 2016

Do you realize that God brings people into contact with you because He has prepared their hearts to hear biblical truth? But how do you meet these people and discover who they are? Together with Pastor Thomas Overmiller, consider a simple approach from Acts 16:13-14 that leads to divine appointments.

Feb 2, 2016

Is it appropriate for a Christian to pray in public, not just in a church setting, but at work, at restaurants and stores, at school and in the community at large? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider how Acts 27:35 answers this important question.

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.

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