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In Matthew 25 we read about the parable of talents but something unique stood out this morning which makes me ask: Are we treating God like a greedy thief? That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messagi…
 
In Paul's letter to the Colossians we are told to clothe ourselves in a few things because of this new life... and Love is the glue that holds it together. That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Tune in every week for Bible study live with Mat Koenig on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch That's what we're going to talk about on today's …
 
I see and hear people doing things in the name of God but, is there a danger in bringing an offering that God didn't ask for? That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging rates apply Tune in every w…
 
People worship everything from trees to the universe to satan these days but, could it be that the bible actually says you should choose the god that you'd rather worship? And if so, what does that actually mean? That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002…
 
Over the past few years, social media has given way to a new term for those who garner a large following and they're called "influencers". But, did you know that God wants YOU to be an influencer too? Did you know that you're an influencer right now? That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the wo…
 
I saw an instagram post about tongues and of course...it was clinging to one verse and taking text out of context to justify corporate babbling but wait...Paul actually does say that this gift is real so how does what Paul said reconcile with the church today? And how does that align with people saying that if you don't speak in "tongues" you don't…
 
Do you want to be healed or are you content to keep identifying as a broken person so that people will have pity on you? In John 5 Jesus has an interesting encounter with a man who can't walk but his question is even more interesting... That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To th…
 
We've all heard about where Peter denies Jesus 3X and then the story of him saying he LOVES Jesus 3 times but did you know that Peter wasn't actually answering Jesus by saying he "loved" him? That's what we're digging into on this episode. Prefer YouTube? Check out other episodes at https://www.youtube.com/@saltandlightworks --- Send in a voice mes…
 
People talk about giving things to GOD but what does it really mean to rely on the LORD? That's what I'm digging into today on Bible Study Live. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging rates apply Tune in every week for Bible study live with Mat Koe…
 
What is your perspective about God? What does God want for your life? Does God want the best for you or is he some cosmic version of the punisher just waiting for you to "f it up" so he can toss you into a firey swimming pool? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-000…
 
Is God your God all the time? I've heard it said that everyone becomes a believer in God when they're on their death bed and there are stories of many well-known atheists who had a change of heart on their deathbed (see below quotes) but how do we treat God while we are alive? That's what I'm digging into this morning. https://christian-faith.com/q…
 
Many of us feel overwhelmed by sinful desires. Can we really overcome these? Today we'll talk about the power YOU have to overcome sin in the story of Cain and Abel That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want access to our newest book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging r…
 
For years I have been taught that the punishment for eating from the tree of the knowledge of good & evil was God kicking Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden, but what if God was actually RESCUING them by removing them? In Genesis 3 God kicks Adam and Eve out of the garden. Was God punishing Adam and Eve by removing them from the garden of Eden …
 
Many people blame Eve for mankind's fall. Many Christians blame satan. But if you read the account of humanity's fall in Genesis, you may be surprised to realize that everything happened because of Adam, and his LACK of action. That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called…
 
Did you know that being alone is where problems get worse? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now for just 99¢ Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll instantly send y…
 
Two fundamental questions that shape everything about our lives are: Who is God? And, who am I? If we can have confidence in our answer to these two questions, it will shape our understanding of everything else in life. That's what I'm digging into on this episode. Want to get a copy of our new book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-000…
 
So many people are overwhelmed with life these days. Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide rates are higher than ever before because people are just getting burned out on life but what does the Bible say about burnout? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-…
 
America is plagued with division and hatred, so how can we possibly experience joy in a broken world? Jesus shows us how in John 15. That's what I'm digging into this morning. Get your copy of Filled: Hopeless to Hope Filled in 30 days at https://www.amazon.com/Filled-Hopeless-Hope-30-Days/dp/B09JYSTSY4 Get your copy of Now I See: Looking for Jesus…
 
How much power does Satan really have? Can the devil make you do things you don't want to do? Does he even do that? Today we're talking about temptation, condemnation and God's grace. That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you…
 
Is believing the Bible childish? That's the question today. Some people think that believing in God, Jesus and the Bible is an emotional crutch while others consider it immature, and childish like a fairy tale but is it bad to be like children when it comes to believing in God? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to …
 
Do you have daddy issues? Are you imitating your father...I mean, your REAL father? That's a good question. Many people say "like father like son" or "she's just like her mom" but what does that really mean? Is it always a good thing? And, how can we MAKE that imitation into something great? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get ea…
 
Wind, Wine, and What Happens Next Many people have different perspectives on what we can learn from the day of Pentecost but what if God is trying to show us something really simple? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you …
 
Are you struggling to figure out where you're going in life? Have you given your best effort, but you're still finding yourself in the middle of storms? Are you struggling to believe that Jesus wants to help you get where you're going? Are you scared of walking with Jesus? Are your fears of the world causing you to try and go it alone? That's what …
 
Is God holding out on you? Do you deserve more from God? Are you upset by the way he is blessing others who you believe DO NOT deserve it? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging rat…
 
That's what I'm digging into this morning. Do you have trouble trusting God and His promises for your life? Are you struggling to believe that a breakthrough is possible in your situation because you've been disappointed in the past? You're not alone. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-9…
 
America is filled with adult adolescent males and 55-year-olds who shave, so what happened to all the Godly men, and how do you even become a Godly man? That's what we're going to wrestle with today's episode Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now! Text …
 
Things in the world not passing the sniff test? Perhaps that's because God's Spirit is speaking to you. That's what we're going to wrestle with today's episode Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now! Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And …
 
You may not realize it, but you could be living a lie. The world has created its own narrative that is designed to make us fit into the mold that the world sees as significant, but what if that's all a lie? That's what we're going to wrestle with today's episode Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ep…
 
In this powerful interview, Celeste shares her story. She discusses the power of redemption and the impact that Christ and His church family have had on her life, and the life of her family. This 13 minutes will be some of the biggest encouragement you'll hear this week. ----------------------------- Want to get early access to our upcoming marriag…
 
I've heard people say that Jesus came to "level up" what God said in the old testament scriptures but I call bologna on that! I think Jesus came to say that religion sucks, and there's a better way. That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 An…
 
Have you been feeling like life is too hard lately? Have you been doubting your ability to get through some tough times? Do you feel like you're just not good enough? Are other people telling you lies about yourself? Today we're going to take a look at the story of how knowing who God created you to be can help you overcome any giant you may be fac…
 
When we don't like the definition of something we tend to just redefine it but does the truth really matter? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging rates apply Tune in every Monday …
 
In this episode, Suppertime Jesus, I'm going to read through 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 and ask the question: what is communion all about? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now for just 99¢ …
 
It's easy to praise God when we get a "win" in life but what about when life seems to hand you lemons? How do we handle ourselves in those moments? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now …
 
God says a lot about who you and I are created to be, but he's not the only one talking about us. The enemy also has a few things to say about who we are. The real question is this: Who will we choose to believe? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-8…
 
People pray in many different ways but is there a wrong way to pray? Is there a right way to pray? How can you tell the difference? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now for just 99¢ Tex…
 
Many people are struggling due to things beyond their control and they're looking for someone or something that can help, but is the solution to their problems, and yours, right in front of you? That's what I'm digging into this morning. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we…
 
So many people feel their lives are out of control and they are struggling with anxiety and depression. Did you know that Jesus says there is a way to control anxiety? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Grab your…
 
We speak often of God's love but how do we square that with the scriptures that talk about God punishing sins for generations and children being punished for the sins of their parents? That's what I dig into on this episode. To get a copy of our new marriage book called: For This Reason right now... Text: LOVE To: 1-833-981-0002 Standard messaging …
 
In this episode of the podcast I wrestle with scripture in Romans and talk about Christian behavior in a world of chaos. Also, you can grab a free copy of the new book published by my wife and I called For This Reason: How to Live an Ephesians 5 Marriage by texting the word LOVE to the phone number 1-833-981-0002 (standard messaging and data rates …
 
People talk about the need for discipleship but what does it mean to be a disciple, and what's the right path for making disciples, and who exactly should you be a disciple of? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage …
 
It's pride month and many pastors are talking about what is causing America's problems. One thing many say is that "people aren't reading their Bible" but what if the problem is that...Christians are reading their Bible "too much"? That's what I'm wrestling with on this episode of deconstructing faith. Want to get early access to our upcoming marri…
 
What did Jesus mean in Mark 8 when he spoke to the crowd about taking up their cross to follow him? What did he mean when he asked what good it is to 'gain the world' while we 'lose our soul'? And what does any of this have to do with #Pride and the celebrations going on in the month of June? How are Christians supposed to love like Jesus in the mi…
 
Many people are struggling with the pain of anxiety and fear because of things going on in the world but what does the bible say about anxiety and how to deal with it? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Want to watch the full video on YouTube? Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRwM8cxN5Kc Our new book…
 
The world speaks a lot about our need to have self-belief, but does God believe in you? That's what we're going to wrestle with today on Bible Study Live. Our new book is available now on Amazon and it's called: For This Reason, Living and Ephesians 5 Marriage Download your copy right now for just 99¢ Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-00…
 
People always hear that choosing to follow Jesus will be the best decision of your life but...what does that really mean, and what type of things can you expect to happen in your life when you make the choice to follow Jesus? That's what I'm wrestling with today. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the num…
 
No matter what side you align with politically, there is a chance you have felt (at some point) that the government has WAY overstepped its bounds...but what does the Bible tell Christians about how we should respond to that? You may be surprised by the answer. That's what I'm wrestling with today. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage …
 
Children struggle with so many things from broken homes to abuse, but what did Jesus have to say about the way we treat kids and the impact it has on everything around us? That's what I'm wrestling with today. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates l…
 
I've seen many churches handle this differently but how are we, the local body, to deal with sin among believers? That's what I'm wrestling with today. Want to get early access to our upcoming marriage book? Text the word: LOVE To the number: 1-833-981-0002 And we'll get you on the updates list! *standard messaging rates apply Tune in every Monday …
 
Power in Breathing the Name of GodThere are many names we use for God like:Yaweh, Jehovah, Elohim, God, Father, Abba but the original name for God that's used in the Hebrew Scriptures is translated to just 4 letters in English: YHWH. What you may not know, is these 4 letters alone, and the sound they make...are a call out to the Father with every b…
 
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