Today I'm completing our conversation on Empathy by discussing how we can be a ministry of empathy in a world that is poor in Spirit and hungry for the truth of God.
1 Peter 4:8
This week we will focus on eight forms of empathy found in the New Testament. They are:
Episode 53 Resources:
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2 Corinthians 5:21
1 Peter 5:7
1 Peter 3:8
1 John 3:16-18
1 Peter 4:8
Points to Remember:
You will want your Bible and a notebook handy. In Episode 52 we are looking at 6 forms of empathy exampled in the Old Testament.
Episode 52 Resources:
Genesis 2:17, 3:01, 3:13, 3:21-21
Genesis 4:6-7, 4:10, 4:13-16
2 Samuel 12:1-13
Points to remember:
A Prophet's role in regards to empathy:
In Episode 51, Host, Heather Randall, will answer the question "what is empathy?" She'll also look at what an empath is, if a believer can be one and if so, is it a true spiritual gift?
Episode 51 Resources:
" . . . there is a difference between feeling an emotion for someone, and feeling an emotion with someone. Empathy is more accurately characterized as feeling an emotion with someone . . ."
-Empathy by Nancy E. Snow American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 37 No. 1 Jan, 2000 Pg,66
"Empathy Creates Unity of Heart"
For littles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM
When God Takes Us Full Circle
Today I'm celebrating 50 episodes as your host! I'm so excited. This is going to be a great episode!
It's so funny, but God will keep saying the same thing through different mouthpieces until His message clicks in our spirits. That's what I hope happens today.
Join me as I reflect on and highlight the threads of knowledge that God has woven together through each interview of this last season.
It's remarkable that God would see fit to even use humanity at all. How much more beautiful it is when He builds a common, united theme within His body? Let's take note of that message and open our hearts to the voice of the Holy Spirit today. Don't miss this celebration!
As you know, my seasons/ format is structured with a rotation featuring 3 months of guests and then 3 months as the solo speaker repeating throughout the year.
Guests are great. I love meeting new people and sharing these connections and their talents with you, but sometimes I just want the floor, you know? I have things to say and a message of my own to bring.
From September-November I will be flying solo with some exciting episodes that will teach, inspire and encourage you. Here's what I have planned:
September 6th: What is Empathy?
September 13th: Empathy in the Old Testament
October 4th: Empathy in the New Testament
October 11th: The Ministry of Empathy In Today's World
October 18th: What is Intuition and When Should You Trust It?
October 25th: The Role of Intuition, Instinct and Discernment
TBA: Where Do You Place Your Trust?
November 1st: What Is An Introvert?
November 8th: How to Reach The World As an Introvert
November 15th: Holiday Boundaries for Highly Sensitive People
November 22nd: The Introvert's Holiday Permission Slip
November 29th: Self-Nurturing Techniques for Intuitive, Introverted, Sensitive and Empathetic Believers
As a listener this Fall, you will be inspired to love God and reflect your faith through your personality, your instincts and your emotions. You can expect to see comprehensive show notes posted here every Friday during the fall season. Learn beside me. Give feedback. Ask questions. I hope you'll join me each Friday wherever you listen to podcasts.