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EPISODE #114
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 5:8-14
Published: 03/24/2013

This week, David R Smith wraps up the book of 1 Peter. Just when you think Peter is winding down, he throws a very important warning to us...about the devil. Join us to find out what it is.

EPISODE #113
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 5:1-7
Published: 05/14/2012

If you've ever thought about being a Christian leader, of any kind, you need to listen to this podcast by David R Smith. In it, David explains what God expects of those who lead in His Name. Pay close attention!




EPISODE #112
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 4:12-19
Published: 04/28/2012

Christians have always face persecution. David R Smith explains why that's the case in this week's podcast. And DON'T MISS the story he tells about Polycarp!




EPISODE #111
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 4:1-11
Published: 03/25/2012

Have you ever heard that Christians should live a "new life" after they meet Jesus? If you want to know what that means, listen to what David R Smith has to say in this week's episode. He'll also give you a few ideas for HOW to live that new life.




EPISODE #110
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Published: 03/11/2012

Are you really sure that Jesus' way of salvation can be trusted? In this week's podcast, David R Smith explains why God's plan is the only one worthy of our hope. Check it out.




EPISODE #109
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 3:15-17
Published: 01/10/2012

Has your Christian faith ever been misunderstood? Have you unfairly been accused of wrong motives when all you were doing was following Jesus? If so, you need to join David R Smith in this week's episode. He'll tell you exactly how to handle those situations.




EPISODE #108
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 3:8-14
Published: 12/18/2011

What do you do when someone intentionally hurts you? Do you want to get even? Do you shrug it off? David R. Smith takes a long, hard look at what God wants us to do when we're despised by others. Be warned: it's tough.




EPISODE #107
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 3:1-7
Published: 11/05/2011

When looking at today's culture, it can be really easy to draw lots of incorrect assumptions about marriage. Many people's lives model a broken or mocking understanding of life together. In this episode, David R. Smith explains how to view marriage... before you're even married.




EPISODE #106
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 2:13-25
Published: 10/23/2011

What do you do when those "above" you aren't all that good? Do you have to submit to their authority, or not? Peter has an answer for that question, and in this episode, David R. Smith explains what JESUS gets out of OUR obedience.




EPISODE #105
Jonathan McKee: 1 Peter 2:9-12
Published: 10/16/2011

In this episode, Jonathan McKee gets to talk about one of his favorite passages in the Bible. What sets Christians apart from the rest of the world? Anything? Everything? You'll have to check out this podcast to find out!




EPISODE #104
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 2:1-8
Published: 10/07/2011

What is your life (really) built on? Money? Power? Personal ability? If it's not Jesus, eventually, it will lead to shame. In this podcast, David R. Smith talks about all the reasons why our lives MUST be built on the cornerstone of Jesus Christ.




EPISODE #103
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 1:13-25
Published: 09/04/2011

In this podcast, we get to the heart of Peter's message: you MUST be holy! If we miss this aspect of 1 Peter, we've missed it all. In this episode, David R. Smith makes it clear that Jesus' holiness demands our holiness. End of story.




EPISODE #102
Jonathan McKee: 1 Peter 1:8-12
Published: 08/26/2011

Joy and happiness. They're the same thing, right? Well, you have to check out this podcast to see what Jonathan McKee has to say. If you've ever suffered for being a Christian - in any way - you need to learn how to have joy in spite of it.




EPISODE #101
David R. Smith: 1 Peter 1:1-7
Published: 08/14/2011

The disciple known as Peter wrote a letter to some Christians 2,000 years ago in hopes it would help them. Not only did it bless them, but two millennia later, it helps us. David R. Smith as he kicks off our discussion of 1 Peter that hinges on Jesus Christ.




EPISODE #100
David R. Smith: Jonah 4:1-11
Published: 08/06/2011

After listening to this podcast, you'll know why David R. Smith says, "DON'T be like Jonah!" When God shows up and does what only God can do, you'd think Jonah would praise Him. Wrong! Jonah Ch. 4 tells us why Jonah is so ticked with God. It has something to do with "compassion."




EPISODE #99
David R. Smith: Jonah 3:1-10
Published: 07/23/2011

The Ninevites. They're evil, wicked, sinful...and just plain mean. So, they're gonna get what's coming to em, right? Well, you'll have to join David R. Smith in Jonah Ch. 3 to find out! You might be a little surprised. Jonah was.




EPISODE #98
David R. Smith: Jonah 2:1-10
Published: 07/17/2011

There's no chapter in the Bible like Jonah Ch. 2. It takes place inside the belly of a whale, begins with a prayer...but ends with vomit. Check out what David R. Smith has to say about the only worship service that ever happened underneath the sea.




EPISODE #97
David R. Smith: Jonah 1:1-17
Published: 07/07/2011

Disobeying God has its consequences. Jonah learned that the hard way. Hopefully, you can learn the same lesson at Jonah's expense and not your own. Join David R. Smith as he gives a breakdown of Chapter 1. It's the most famous part of Jonah's story, but it only starts us on our journey. Check it out!



EPISODE #96
David R. Smith: Jonah OVERVIEW
Published: 06/26/2011

Welcome to a brand new Bible study podcast series! We're tackling the Book of Jonah with the same intensity that took us through Mark. But before we jump into the actual "passages" of Jonah, David R. Smith gives us a great "intro" to the Book of Jonah. Don't miss this!!! It sets up everything else.



EPISODE #95
David R. Smith: Mark 16: 9-20
Published: 06/18/2011

In this podcast, David concludes the Gospel of Mark with a challenge to do the exact same thing the disciples of Jesus did 2,000 years ago: share our faith in the Son of God. We must be courageous, even if others aren't. Check out this episode for some encouragement in the task.



EPISODE #94
David R. Smith: Mark 16: 1-8
Published: 05/26/2011

Ahhh...the final chapter of Mark's wonderful story! Here comes the good news that we so desperately need to hear. Listen closely as David gives us a VERY specific challenge based on Mark's 2,000 year old letter. It could change lives...yours and others!



EPISODE #93
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith: Mark 15: 42-47
Published: 04/17/2011

Jesus is dead. The disciples of Jesus have been scattered. Fear has completely overtaken the followers of Jesus. What will happen now? Join Jonathan and David as they discuss a man who risked everything to ensure Jesus had a proper burial.



SPECIAL EPISODE
Jonathan McKee and Alec Address Bullying
Published: 2/12/2011

Last weekend Jonathan and his 17-year-old son Alec got an opportunity to share with a group of 450 students about the effects of bullying. Enjoy a little bit of humor and "heart" as they share steps teenagers can take to truly make a difference in the lives of others.



EPISODE #92
Matt Furby: Mark 15: 33-41
Published: 01/30/2011

In the weightiest episode of the Book of Mark, Furby takes us through the death of God's Son, Jesus Christ. He also explains why Jesus had to die for us. This is one of THE MOST important podcast from Mark's Gospel! Don't miss it!



EPISODE #91
Matt Furby: Mark 15:16-32
Published: 11/08/2010

In this grueling episode, Furby goes point by point through the extreme suffering of Jesus as He was beaten and crucified for our sins. Because of what Jesus went through during that horrible day, we can know that we are never, ever alone!



EPISODE #90
Matt Furby: Mark 15:1-15
Published: 10/20/2010

In this podcast, you'll see that no one is exempt from experiencing peer pressure. Join Furby as he explains how Pontius Pilate caved to the crowd when he had the chance to make human history. What lesson will you learn from this story?



EPISODE #89
David R. Smith: Mark 14:66-72
Published: 9/25/2010

In this episode, Mark delivers the gut punch of all gut punches: Peter's intentional denial of his Friend and Master, Jesus. You'll easily see why David calls this story "sad". But there's an important lesson we can learn from Peter's failure... you'll have to download to find out!



EPISODE #88
David R. Smith: Mark 14:53-65
Published: 9/09/2010

Innocent until proven guilty? Not in this "make believe courtroom." Join David as he explains why Jesus reacted the way He did when He was confronted with lies, political cruelty, and religious self-righteousness at his "trial." You can't miss this one!



EPISODE #87
David R. Smith: Mark 14:43-52
Published: 8/18/2010

Mark's gospel takes a drastic turn for the worse in this passage as Jesus is betrayed by His friend and disciple, Judas. Join David as he talks about the importance of making sure that Jesus is first in our lives so we avoid the idolatry that drug Judas down.



EPISODE #86
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith: Mark 14:27-42
Published: 8/01/2010

Ever make a promise you can't keep? Peter did. Check out this podcast where Jonathan and David explain Peter's promises to Jesus...as well as Peter's failure to keep them. Use this episode to learn how you can keep your promises to Jesus.



EPISODE #85
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith: Mark 14:10-26
Published: 7/18/2010

The Lord's Supper. Holy Communion. The Eucharist. This important meal goes by many names, but the most important point to remember is that Jesus said do it. Join Jonathan and David as they explain what that meal in the upper room really means.



EPISODE #84
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith: Mark 14:1-9
Published: 6/30/2010

In this episode, Jonathan and David talk about a woman who did something that will last an eternity. It made us wonder: What are you doing that will last an eternity? Check out this podcast to find out how you can affect eternity!



EPISODE #83 SPECIAL EPISODE
Jonathan Speaks on Prayer
Published: 5/13/2010

Road trip! Join Jonathan as he speaks to 3,000 teenagers from the East Coast on the topic of prayer. If your prayer life is struggling a bit, download this podcast and listen closely. Jonathan will outline several things that sabotage our prayer life. (This video clip provides a sneak peak of the message!)



EPISODE #82
David R. Smith: Mark 13:28-37
Published: 4/24/2010

At last, Mark 13 comes to an end with this podcast. David sums up Jesus' final - and simple - warning to us to "keep awake!" Check out this podcast to see why Jesus' warning has NOTHING to do with sleeping.



EPISODE #81
David R. Smith: Mark 13:14-27
Published: 4/17/2010

In this episode, David gives a haunting history lesson on "the abomination of desolation" that Jesus refers to in this passage. Something that happened 2,200 years ago will have a big effect on us, so we need to know about it. Don't miss this one!



EPISODE #80
David R. Smith: Mark 13:1-13
Published: 4/10/2010

Things are about to get a little weird...just warning ya! In this podcast, Jesus tells His disciples what the end of the world is going to be like. He does this so His disciples can remain faithful in light of the coming hardship. Join David as he explains Jesus' "apocalyptic words."



EPISODE #79
David R. Smith: Mark 12:41-44
Published: 4/3/2010

Money, money, money. Some say it makes the world go round. Jesus would say it's just another simple way you can show your love for the Father. Listen in as David shares a simple - but life-changing - lesson from Jesus' visit to the temple.



EPISODE #78
David R. Smith: Mark 12:35-40
Published: 3/27/2010

In this episode, Jesus turns the table on some of His biggest foes. Instead of answering questions, He's now asking them. Join David in this podcast as he explains why Jesus' warnings are so important to us...and those around us.



EPISODE #77
David R. Smith: Mark 12:28-34
Published: 3/20/2010

What's the biggest, most important thing in life? In this podcast, David explains Jesus' answer to that question. The right answer may surprise you; it may not surprise you. Regardless, you better have the same answer as Jesus. Click here to find out what it is.



EPISODE #76
Jonathan McKee: Mark 12:18-27
Published: 3/13/2010

When the enemies of Jesus came at Him yet again, Jesus gives them a lesson that more than answers their question; it stings a little bit, too. Join Jonathan in this podcast as he talks about Jesus' answers and how they affect us.



EPISODE #75
Jonathan McKee: Mark 12:13-17
Published: 3/6/2010

In this episode, the bad guys try to trick Jesus by asking Him about the face on a coin (known as its image). Jonathan tells us that instead of being fooled, Jesus outsmarts His enemies AND gives us a lesson about the image our lives bear. Check it out!



EPISODE #74
Jonathan McKee: Mark 12:1-12
Published: 2/27/2010

He's done it before, and in this podcast Jesus does it again: He talks about His upcoming death. Join Jonathan as he walks us through the parable Jesus gives His followers in this section. It affects everything about our life, starting with what we build our lives on!



EPISODE #73
Matt Furby: Mark 11:27-33
Published: 2/20/2010

Fear. It's a reality in all of our lives. Even Jesus had to deal with it. In this episode, Furby explains to us how Jesus faced the fear His enemies caused Him. Furby also gives us a couple of ways we can rise above our fear and share Christ's love with others.



EPISODE #72
Matt Furby: Mark 11:20-26
Published: 2/13/2010

In this podcast Furby teaches us a lesson on faith by following up with what happened to the fig tree Jesus cursed in the last episode. You don't want to miss this hope-filled podcast that instructs us on how to pray with faith. Check it out!



EPISODE #71
Matt Furby: Mark 11:12-19
Published: 2/6/2010

Betcha didn't know Furby had "farming skills," did ya? But he does...and you'll have to check out this episode to see why it's important to you! Listen in as Furby talks about a fig tree disappointing Jesus...and what Jesus did to the tree as a result.



EPISODE #70
David R. Smith: Mark 11:1-11
Published: 1/30/2010

It's on now! In this episode, David explains the beginning of the end...Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. This short little story sets the stage for the biggest event in human history. There's no turning back now!



EPISODE #69
David R. Smith: Mark 10:46-52
Published: 1/16/2010

In this passage, Jesus heals a blind man, but that's not what's most important. That's right! The miracle itself is not even the most important thing in this short story. Join David in this podcast as he talks about compassion, the most important lesson of all.



EPISODE #68
David R. Smith: Mark 10:35-45
Published: 1/9/2010

Don't you just hate it when some people think they should be the boss, or be in charge, or be in the spotlight? Have you ever been that person? In this podcast, David shares the lesson from Jesus to all of us: you must be willing to be a servant to all if you ever hope to be great.



EPISODE #67
David R. Smith: Mark 10:32-34
Published: 1/2/2010

Did you hear? Jesus is gonna die?!?! It was terrible and frightening news for Jesus' disciple 2,000 years ago, as it would be for us today. Take a listen and hear why David believes Jesus told His disciples about this sad event BEFORE it happened. It's good stuff!



EPISODE #66
David R. Smith: Mark 10:17-31
Published: 12/26/2009

In this podcast, David walks us through a conversation between Jesus and a really rich dude. It's a sad story, but one we can learn a HUGE lesson from: don't let your stuff, money, or possessions get in between you and Jesus! Check it out.



EPISODE #65
David R. Smith: Mark 10:13-16
Published: 12/19/2009

Did you know that Jesus got angry at times? He didn't get made very often, but when He did, it was for good reasons. Join David in this podcast to find out why Jesus gets angry... and who He gets angry at. Listen in so you can learn what NOT to do.



EPISODE #64
David R. Smith: Mark 10:1-12
Published: 12/12/2009

In this podcast, David is joined by Jonathan and our Movie Review guy Todd to talk about another example of Jesus being tested by the Pharisees. The subject they bring up is a tough one...divorce, but Jesus does what He does best: He makes it all about their hearts. Don't miss the lesson in this one.



EPISODE #63
David R. Smith: Mark 9:42-50
Published: 12/05/2009

In this week's podcast, David talks about the time when Jesus' disciples weren't able to perform a certain miracle, but Jesus was. There's an incredible lesson about faith and belief in this episode, so don't miss it!



EPISODE #62
Matt Furby: Mark 9:38-41
Published: 11/28/2009

Tattle tales. Everybody hates em, right? Well, according to this passage of Scripture, they existed 2,000 years ago, too. Listen in as Furby helps us understand how we can avoid the kind of jealousy that tripped up Jesus' disciples all those years ago.



EPISODE #61
Jonathan McKee: Mark 9:33-37
Published: 11/21/2009

Do you know people who think they always have to be first? Or perhaps they think they're the best? Is that person you? In this episode, Jonathan gives us a great reason why we should live our lives with more humility. Check it out!



EPISODE #60
David R. Smith: Mark 9:14-32
Published: 11/12/2009

In this week's podcast, David talks about the time when Jesus' disciples weren't able to perform a certain miracle, but Jesus was. There's an incredible lesson about faith and belief in this episode, so don't miss it!



EPISODE #59
Matt Furby: Mark 9:2-13
Published: 11/7/2009

Transfiguration. Not Transformers...transfiguration. That's what happens to Jesus in this passage that Furby breaks down for us. This podcast helps you lose all the non-biblical, un-true beliefs about who and what Jesus is. For sure check it out.



EPISODE #58
Jonathan McKee: Mark 8:31-9:1
Published: 10/22/2009

Did Jesus just say He was gonna die? What's that all about? He's the Messiah! In this podcast, Jonathan answers that question for us by talking about the HUGE difference between living for the moment versus living for eternity.



EPISODE #57
Matt Furby: Mark 8:22-30
Published: 10/15/2009

In this episode, Furby helps us answer the most important question in life. 2,000 years ago, Jesus asked this question to His disciples. Peter got it right. Will you? Tune in to find out.



EPISODE #56
Jonathan McKee: Mark 8:14-21
Published: 10/8/2009

Jonathan tackles a really tough passage in this episode. I mean really tough. As a matter of fact, Jesus' words in this passage were so difficult, not even the disciples understood what He meant. Do you think you can understand?



EPISODE #55
David R. Smith: Mark 8:1-13
Published: 9/26/2009

What's this? Another hungry crowd of 4,000 people looking for free food? Didn't Jesus just feed the 5,000? Yes, He did. Join David as he looks at why Jesus felt it necessary to feed the hungry crowd of people...again.



EPISODE #54
David R. Smith: Mark 7:31-37
Published: 9/19/2009

This episode contains a really cool miracle...even if it is a little gross. Join David as he peeks in on Jesus healing a man who was deaf and mute. Yeah, it's a little weird, but REALLY cool all at the same time. Just one more miracle because of faith.



EPISODE #53
David R. Smith: Mark 7:24-30
Published: 9/12/2009

A Greek woman, a Jewish Messiah, some children, and a few dogs...all major players in this episode. Listen in as David talks about Jesus' love that defied the mindset of His era. The Greek woman got a miracle because she had faith. Check it out!



EPISODE #52
David R. Smith: Mark 7:1-23
Published: 9/5/2009

Ever get in trouble for not washing your hands when you were younger? According to this podcast, some adults got in trouble for that, too. Join David as he looks at what Jesus says about having clean hands versus having a clean heart. The clean heart is SO MUCH more important.



EPISODE #51
Jonathan McKee: Mark 6:45-56
Published: 8/29/2009

QUESTION: What happens when Jesus walks on water? ANSWER: The disciples get really scared! In this episode, Jonathan helps us understand why it's so important to trust Jesus...especially when times are difficult. Check it out!



EPISODE #50
Jonathan McKee: Mark 6:30-44
Published: 8/22/2009

So, you're a follower of Jesus Christ, but find yourself in a moment where you don't really feel up to the challenge. What do you do? Jonathan helps us with the answer in this podcast when he looks at the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000.



EPISODE #49
Matt Furby: Mark 6:14-29
Published: 8/15/2009

Furby tackles the tough subject of John the Baptist's execution in this podcast. It was a sick and twisted plot, and Furby does a great job unraveling it for us. In difficult moments in life, we basically get to choose whether we will be like John the Baptist who was courageous, or King Herod who was evil.



EPISODE #48
Matt Furby: Mark 6:6b-13
Published: 8/8/2009

In this podcast, Furby shares some incredible teaching about the missionary journey Jesus sent His disciples on more than 2,000 years ago. Furby's right; you WILL need a pen and some paper to get all of this good stuff down! And whatever you do, don't miss the incredible challenge he has for us at the end!



EPISODE #47
David R. Smith and Jonathan McKee: Mark 6:1-6
Published: 8/1/2009

Ever tried to talk with your friends about Jesus? It's tough, right? It's usually because they've seen who and what we were BEFORE we became followers of Jesus. In this episode, Jonathan and David team up to explain why Jesus was rejected when He visited His hometown.



EPISODE #46
David R. Smith: Mark 5:21-43
Published: 7/25/2009

When you listen to this podcast, you will know why David calls this episode a "two-for-one" special. Jesus performs TWO miracles that will make your head spin. The two miracles have one thing in common... but you're gonna have to check out this podcast to find out what it is.



EPISODE #45
David R. Smith: Mark 5:1-20
Published: 7/18/2009

A demon possessed man...a graveyard...a herd of pigs...and Jesus. Sounds like a recipe for a great podcast, huh? Join David in this episode as he explores why a town kicks Jesus out after He has performed an awesome miracle for a person. This is one that you're not gonna want to miss!



EPISODE #44
David R. Smith: Mark 4:35-41
Published: 7/11/2009

Welcome to the first ALILBIT podcast featuring a teenage guest host! That's right... in this episode, Evan joins David AT THE BEACH for a discussion of Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus calms the storm. We figured the best place to talk about Jesus calming storms in our life was on a beach with a storm blowing in. Check it out!



EPISODE #43
David R. Smith and Jonathan McKee: Mark 4:26-34
Published: 6/27/2009

In this podcast Jonathan and David talk about seeds. That's right, seeds. They talk about seeds, well, because that's what Jesus talks about in this passage. Check out this episode to find out why Jesus related the Kingdom of God to seeds.



EPISODE #42
Matt Furby: Mark 4:21-25
Published: 6/20/2009

In this podcast, Furby helps us understand what Jesus was talking about when He spoke about hiding a lamp under a bowl. Beware: this podcast has lots to say about those of us who seek leadership and authority and influence. You either have it...or have nothing!



EPISODE #41
David R. Smith: Mark 4:1-20
Published: 5/30/2009

You've heard of parables, right? Well, this is the Queen Mother of all parables - the Parable of the Sower. Listen in as David explains what Jesus meant when He started talking about dirt. That's right, dirt! There's good dirt...and not so good dirt. Which will you be?



EPISODE #40
David R. Smith: Mark 3:31-35
Published: 5/23/2009

Check out this podcast ONLY IF you've ever thought your family was crazy...or they thought you were crazy! In this episode, David looks at a moment when Jesus' earthly family dissed Him because they thought He was out of His mind. But Jesus was just teaching a lesson, of course! Don't miss it.



EPISODE #39
Matt Furby: Mark 3:20-30
Published: 5/16/2009

Furby was right: this podcast is "crazy"! In this episode, Furby takes us through the passage of Scripture where Jesus' enemies call Him the Devil...that's right, the Devil! Not only does Jesus set them straight, but He gives them a lesson that can help you and me, too. And don't miss Furby's two questions at the end.



EPISODE #38
Jonathan McKee: Mark 3:13-19
Published: 5/9/2009

These days, lots of people call themselves "Christian." But what does it really mean to be a Christian? Join Jonathan as he looks at the twelve disciples Jesus spent His time with while He was on Earth. Every single one of these men had to make personal changes to be a "Christian." Check out this podcast to see what those changes were.



EPISODE #37
Jonathan McKee: Mark 3:7-12
Published: 5/2/2009

Ever wonder what happens when an evil spirit meets Jesus? Ever wonder what happens when Jesus meets needy, sick, hurting, and lonely people? In this episode Jonathan explores both of these encounters. What happens is not only encouraging, but exciting as well! Download the podcast to find out for yourself.



SPECIAL EPISODE
Jonathan Mckee: The Subtlety of Sin
Published: 4/11/2009

This podcast is different from all the others on our website. In this special segment, you get to listen in as Jonathan talks about an issue that all teenagers face. It's an entire message by Jonathan, and you don't have to fight the crowds or even leave your room to hear it! All you gotta do is download it.



EPISODE #36
David R. Smith: Mark 3:1-6
Published: 3/21/2009

You're not gonna believe it: Jesus is in trouble over the Sabbath...again! So much trouble, in fact, that people begin to plot Jesus' death! In this episode, David spends some time talking about a Sabbath Day when Jesus healed a guy with a "shriveled hand" in the synagogue, and why Jesus got angry (yes, angry) in the process. Check it out.



EPISODE #35
David R. Smith: Mark 2:23-28
Published: 3/14/2009

Join David on this podcast to see why some religious leaders got angry with Jesus and His disciples over their actions on a Sabbath day. Who was right? Who was wrong? You'll have to listen to find out. As a bonus, you can learn what God had in mind when He created our "day of rest."



EPISODE #34
Matt Furby: Mark 2:18-22
Published: 3/7/2009

What does "fasting" have to do with "new wineskins" and a piece of "un-shrunk cloth"? Fair warning, this is a deep one, but Furby does a great job explaining to us what Jesus meant in this passage. Believe it or not, if we aren't careful, we can let religious actions can steal our joy. Listen to this podcast to make sure it doesn't happen to you.



EPISODE #33
Matt Furby: Mark 2:13-17
Published: 2/28/2009

At times, it's easy for us to judge people we think are "sinners." Sometimes we blow people off because of the way they dress, the way they act, or the way they believe. We shouldn't ever do that because Jesus never did it. In fact, it may surprise a lot of folks that Jesus hung out with so many sinners so often, but He did. Join Furby in this podcast to find out why.



EPISODE #32
Jonathan McKee: Mark 2:1-12
Published: 1/31/2009

Chris Radloff from Camp Timber-Lee is with Jonathan again, and in this episode, they talk about one of Jesus' coolest miracles: healing a guy who had been paralyzed. Tune in to see how this miracle helped establish in the hearts of people that Jesus was truly the Son of God.



EPISODE #31
Jonathan McKee: Mark 1:35-45
Published: 1/18/2009

In this episode Jonathan is joined by Camp Timber-Lee's very own Chris Radloff... for the first ever A LIL BIT podcast recorded outdoors! The two of them lead this Bible study out in the falling snow. First, the two of them talk about some of the lessons we can learn from Jesus' own prayer life, and then they wrap up the podcast by showing how compassionate Jesus is for healing a man with leprosy.



EPISODE #30
Matt Furby: Mark 1:14-34
Published: 11/8/2008

Choosing faithful disciples, casting out demons, healing people...Jesus did it all in one day! Join Furby as he walks us through the intense power Jesus displays in His ministry on Earth. Jesus is off to a radical start...so listen up and don't get left out.



EPISODE #29
Matt Furby: Mark 1:1-13
Published: 11/2/2008

Welcome to the Gospel according to Mark! We're jumping into the life of Jesus and who better to get us kicked off than our man Furby. This podcast includes the baptism and temptation of Jesus, and sets the tone for us as we look at all that Jesus said and did during his life.



EPISODE #28
David R. Smith: James 5:13-20
Published: 10/11/2008

We finally made it to the end of James! In this last section, James shares two really good ways that we can take care of one another. Make sure you listen to this podcast if you have people around you that you want to help and love.



EPISODE #27
Matt Furby: James 5:7-12
Published: 10/4/2008

Join Matt in this episode as he goes through this passage... and sings. Yes, Furby sings once again (if you can really call it singing). More importantly, he talks about what to do when life stinks. Enduring hardships back when the book of James was written was a little different than now. Furby explains what it actually looks like today to endure hardships and what we can learn from these words of James.



EPISODE #26
David R. Smith: James 5:1-6
Published: 9/27/2008

Join David in this episode as he shares a couple of thoughts from God's Word concerning riches. James tells us to trust in God, not our riches, and he also gives us some instruction about how to handle our money. So, if you've only got a small allowance, or you're a teenage billionaire, this podcast is for you.



EPISODE #25
Jonathan McKee: James 4:13-17
Published: 9/14/2008

In this podcast, Jonathan asks us about what's most important to us. He also gives us some great insight on life by helping us understand how to make plans that God will bless. Don't miss this very important lesson.



EPISODE #24: SPECIAL EDITION
Jonathan McKee: The Seven Sins of After Camp
Published: 9/6/2008

In this special addition, Jonathan addresses something that most Christians have experienced. If you've ever been to summer camp, came home all fired up for God, and then suddenly found yourself snuffed out in just a couple of days, this special edition of our podcast is for YOU! Jonathan helps us understand what we SHOULD DO and what we SHOULD NOT DO to keep our faith alive when we come home from summer camp.



EPISODE #23
Matt Furby: James 4:8-12
Published: 8/9/2008

Life is not only about being with God; it's also about being with the people around us. In this episode, Matt gives us some great pointers on how we can love the people around us. So, if you need a little help loving others, listen in.



EPISODE #22
Matt Furby: James 4:4-7
Published: 7/29/2008

Matt tackles some really "deep issues" in this podcast. He explains why the Bible describes God as "a jealous God," and "a consuming fire." But Furby also tells us how we can be friends with God. Check it out!



EPISODE #21
David R. Smith: James 4:1-3
Published: 7/19/2008

This week, David breaks into James 4. If you've ever wondered why you've prayed for something but didn't get it, this podcast will help you understand why. Check out these 3 short verses that can make a HUGE difference in how we pray.



EPISODE #20
David R. Smith: James 3:13-18
Published: 7/12/2008

David returns this week to wrap up James 3. This podcast is all about wisdom...where it comes from, what it looks like, and how to share it with others. This podcast will help you avoid the common mistakes many teens make concerning bad decisions.



EPISODE #19
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 3:7-12
Published: 7/6/2008

Jonathan and Matt are back this week to tackle the next part of James chapter 3, where we're given more advice about how to manage our mouths. Check out the challenge at the end...it's just too in-your-face to miss. Listen...and then live differently!



EPISODE #18
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 3:1-6
Published: 6/28/2008

This week Jonathan and Matt have way too much fun talking about the first part of James chapter 3. This podcast gives us James' directions about "taming the tongue," which is another way of saying, "watch what you say." This can be life-changing if we live it!



EPISODE #17
David R. Smith: James 2:20-26
Published: 6/1/2008

This week David flips to the end of James chapter 2 so we can finish James' thoughts about faith in action. Take a listen how James wraps up what faith looks like in action. From Abraham to a prostitute... faith in action. This is good stuff!



EPISODE #16
David R. Smith: James 2:14-19
Published: 5/25/2008

This week David dives into one of the most controversial pieces we have from James. Do our deeds matter? Do they save us? Some say, "you have faith, I have deeds." Are they linked? This is the stuff we're talking about today. And David unpacks it so we can live it.



EPISODE #15
Matt Furby: James 2:12-13
Published: 5/18/2008

This week Matt can't stop the podcast... because he can't stop the music. I really don't know what that means. Do you? Well listen to the podcast and find out. Because this podcast has three elements you don't want to miss: Furby, James, and a life-changing truth.



EPISODE #14
Matt Furby: James 2:8-11
Published: 5/10/2008

This week Matt has just 10 minutes to save the world... okay... maybe not. But he really brings it in this podcast digging through James 2:8-11 in an eye-opening fashion. As always... be prepared to walk away changed!



EPISODE #13
David R. Smith: James 2:5-7
Published: 5/3/2008

This week David helps us find out how to use "who we are" to serve God. Because this passage talks about some people with money and status using their "stuff" for themselves. David tells us how we can use our "stuff" to serve God. Cool stuff!



EPISODE #12
David R. Smith: James 2:1-4
Published: 4/26/2008

This week David jumps back into the book of James, starting in chapter 2. Do you play favorites? Does our church play favorites? Let's be honest... if a homeless guy asks our pastor for an appointment, does he get the same attention as a rich, important guy? That is what James hits head on in these 4 simple verses. David helps us understand this passage with a great story and application of how to live it out this week. Enjoy!



EPISODE #11
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 1:26-27
Published: 4/20/2008

This week Jonathan and Matt have a great time tackling the next two verses in this James passage. Have fun with them as they apply the Word to our lives and assign us some further reading to do on our own throughout the week.



EPISODE #10
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 1:25
Published: 4/13/2008

This week Jonathan and Matt continue their series in James, only hitting one verse this week. After getting a running start (reviewing the few verses prior) they tackle this powerful verse and then leave us an application and reading assignment for the week.



EPISODE #9
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 1:22-24
Published: 4/6/2008

This week Jonathan and Matt have a lot of fun together with this next episode of "A Lil' Bit." They begin by tackling James 1:22-25... but they only get to verse 24 because there is so much good stuff in those few verses. Then they'll leave us with a challenge for the week.



EPISODE #8
Jonathan McKee & Matt Furby: James 1:19-21
Published: 3/29/2008

This week Jonathan and Matt have a good time going through this passage in James that deals with anger. Enjoy as Jonathan shares a little bit about his own dealings with anger, then provides some insight as to how to deal with it. As always, they leave you with a reading assignment and application for the week.



EPISODE #7
Matt Furby: James 1:16-18
Published: 3/23/2008

This week Matt takes us through the next three verses in James, connecting last episode's subject of temptation with the topic of God wanting to help us. As always, Matt provides us with an action you we do this week to apply the scripture to our lives. Then he also gives us some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.



EPISODE #6
Matt Furby: James 1:12-15
Published: 3/16/2008

This week Matt takes us through the next three verses in James talking about being able to overcome and persevere through temptations. Then Matt gives us an action you can do this week to apply the scripture to your lives. Then he also gives you some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.



EPISODE #5
Matt Furby: James 1:9-11
Published: 3/9/2008

Matt is back with us this week, diving back into the book of James. This week we get a glimpse of a perspective we can have regardless of our circumstances. As always, Matt leaves you with an action you can do this week to apply the scripture to your lives. Then he also gives you some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.



EPISODE #4
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith: Daniel 1:1-8
Published: 3/1/2008

Jonathan and David come together from the East and West Coast for this fun podcast. We break from James this week to bring you a peek at a passage from the book of Daniel that will challenge us to think ahead and "set our minds" about some of the decisions that face us in the near future.



EPISODE #3
Matt Furby: James 1:5-8
Published: 2/18/2008

We're moving through James "a li'l bit" at a time in these podcasts. This week Matt takes us through the next three verses and leaves you with an action you can do this week to apply the scripture to your lives. Then he also gives you some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.



EPISODE #2
Matt Furby: James 1:1-4
Published: 2/11/2008

Matt kicks off this second podcast from California and dives right into the beginning of the book of James, going through the first four verses in chapter 1. Matt leaves you with an action you can do this week to apply the scripture to your lives. Then he also gives you some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.



INTRO EPISODE
Intro Episode: Jonathan McKee and Matt Furby
Published: 1/5/2008

Jonathan and Matt kick off this podcast by introducing what "A Li'l Bit" will provide each week. Then the two of them go through Colossians 3:23,24 and apply it to our lives each week. They leave you with an action you can do this week to apply the scripture to your lives. Then they also give you some further reading to read through the week until our next podcast.