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Wisdom Unlocked: The Ways of God

In our world today, there is more information available than at any other time in history, but wisdom is in short supply. Lionshare’s podcast WISDOM UNLOCKED: THE WAYS OF GOD, features discussions on how learning about God’s character and ways are guides to wisdom. Check it out on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

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Relinquishing Your Rights

We Americans love our rights. We talk about them, we demand them. It’s woven into the fabric of who we are. But as Christians, we need to be aware that relinquishing our personal rights is essential to living in obedience to Jesus. As we approach the end of 2023 and...

The Gift of Rest

We are well in the swing of the Christmas season.  For many, that means a daily crush of gift buying, holiday parties, Christmas cards, the end of the school semester and on and on. It’s all part of that relentless rush of life, but God intends for us to honor the...

What is the Leadership Games?

Lionshare held an event this summer called the Leadership Games. It was a different experience for two groups of people - the first, a set of older more seasoned leaders that prepared for a year to disciple a set of younger leaders in the ways of God. They met those...

Why Does God Want Us to Wait?

We all have something.  Something we’ve prayed about for a very long time.  Waiting is hard, but God does something in the midst of it.  He reveals His goodness through the work He is doing inside of us. God grows our dependence, aligns our hearts, and builds our...

Learning to War

  Jesus did not have a warring mentality except when it came to the devil. He was ready with Scripture. Are you ready for spiritual warfare? Listen as Dave Buehring explains the concept of "playing fast" and how you can anticipate the tactics that will be used...

Information Overload

We can't possibly sift through all the information that is available to us .  There is an overwhelming and constant flow of studies, data, ads and reels that claim they can transform our minds, bodies and eating habits. When it comes to our spiritual lives, there is...

God is My Warrior

Did you know that God wars on your behalf? Sometimes we forget that, even when we are in the midst of wrestling through challenging and difficult times. He is your warrior so take courage today. He always wins!

Who Wants God’s Consuming Fire?

There are aspects of God's character that we don't fully understand. One of those is the description of God as Consuming Fire. That sounds a bit scary, something or someone to be feared. But what does this name of God tell us about Him and what He wants for us?

Why is God Jealous?

Jealousy is bad, right? We are jealous when something we have is threatened by someone else.  We envy when we wish we had something someone else has. So why is God jealous?. God doesn't need anything from us. The key comes from understanding that God isn’t jealous of...

God’s Justice Feels Slow

It's been a little over a month since the shooting in Nashville where six people were killed. We know we live in a world of injustice, but something like this often leaves us wondering where is God's justice? 

Is God Healer?

When it comes to God and healing, there are so many unanswered questions and often we as Christians get in the way by trying to answer them ourselves. God declares that He is Jehovah Rapha - the God who heals. What do we get right and wrong about this attribute of God?

Why Does God Get Angry?

This season, we are focusing on how God is misrepresented and misunderstood by the Church and by non-believers. First up, God's anger and wrath. Nobody wants to talk about an angry God. We want to talk about His love and kindness, but we see many references to His...

The Transformed Life Part 4 (Bonus)

God transforms us not only for our benefit but so we can make an impact by advancing HIs Kingdom and bringing glory to His name. Advancing the Kingdom is the mission of the Church. It's why we are here on Earth. We should be telling people about Jesus, making...

The Transformed Life Part 3 (Bonus)

The way that we love others is how we and the world around us can show that we have been transformed by Jesus. 1st Corinthians 13 is our guide.

The Transformed Life Part 2 (Bonus)

Our Heavenly Father wants to reconcile you to Himself, shower you with His love and forgiveness, and welcome you into His heavenly family. But he also wants to form you to look more like His Son. God is more concerned with developing your character than He is with...

The Transformed Life Part 1 (Bonus)

Dave Buehring kicks off a 4-part series called "The Transformed Life," diving into what it means to live a life being transformed by Jesus. It's not just about knowledge of the Bible. If there's no application, transformation doesn't happen. It's obeying what God is...

Seeking God on Behalf of Your Children

Most people pray for the children in our lives, but do we really seek God on their behalf? There’s a difference between bedtime prayers, prayers for safety and good outcomes vs. intentionally spending time with God to see what He wants to say to you about your kids?...

How To Disciple Children to Be Great “Relaters”

One of the things that stands out about Jesus is the way he related to people. He spoke to the weak and vulnerable. He dined with the "enemy." He called His disciples his friends. God cares how we treat others. How do we teach children to be good "relaters?"

Equipping Children to Advance God’s Kingdom

God has designed us with a purpose and a desire for purpose. It’s innate to the human DNA to want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Research finds that this is especially true of younger generations, and it’s something that even children long for. How...

Five Ways to Disciple Your Children

We know we’re supposed to disciple our children, but it feels overwhelming. Even though there are countless devotionals, Bible studies and books for teaching children about Jesus, where do we start?

Help Children Discover Their Spiritual Gifts

The Scriptures say the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts so we can help each other, but do children receive them too?  Kids do have a role on God’s team. We discuss how to help them figure out their gifts and how they manifest when they are young.

Can Children Hear the Voice of God?

God speaks to us but do we hear him? Learning to hear His voice is something we all should do. In “A Discipleship Journey Kids,” we learn that you are never too young to hear the voice of God.

How Do I Disciple the Children in My Life?

To truly prepare our children for faith-filled adulthood, we need to consider reframing “children’s ministry” as something closer to “child discipleship.” That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Barna Group and Awana. But how do we disciple the children in our...

The Father Heart of God

The image of God you carry around in your heart and mind affects the way you live your daily life.  For too many of us, that image is flawed,  Scripture refers to God as our Father.  That can be a source of comfort if you have a good relationship with your dad.  But...

1 Corinthians 13 Isn’t Just for Weddings

You’re familiar with 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind, yada, yada, yada. But often, familiarity leads us to skip or gloss over important Scriptures. In the days we are living, it is very important that we understand what love is and what it is not.

Braving the Mess

How do we practice the way of Jesus when we’re bumping into people that hard to love, and people that we disagree with? What does love require of us? The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us to love regardless, and we do that by practicing the spiritual discipline...

Leading Yourself God’s Way

Leadership isn’t just about being confident, getting the most out of people and achieving success.  It’s about leading the way God wants us to lead.  That includes truly examining ourselves, stopping behaviors that hinder us and making choices that help us thrive. We...

Broken But Not Destroyed

God often uses our life circumstances to bring us to the end of ourselves, leaving us completely yielded and dependent on Him.  That’s easier to accept in theory than in practice.  In the midst of the pandemic, Lionshare board member Kent Chevalier lost his brother to...

Christians and Profanity (What the $%&!)

Are all words relative or neutral in meaning? Does our standard of word choice always come down to intent or just what we’re personally convicted by? John 1.1-2 says that from the beginning, there was the Word and the Word was God. Ultimately, it’sGod that puts a...

Dying to Self

It’s one thing to surrender your rights so you can better serve God and others, but it’s another thing to die to self.  We die to self-will to do God’s will.  We die to self-pleasing in order to please God.  We die to relying only on ourselves to put our full trust in...

Surrendering Your Right to Be Right

We Americans love our rights. Our country was built on them.  We love to proclaim them, any time we feel someone has infringed on them.  But God calls us to servanthood and that means surrendering a lot of things we think we have a right to. Are you willing to lay...

Spheres of Friendship

Wisdom says that we’re permitted to speak into others’ lives only to the degree they allow us. But not all friendships are equal and not all require the same commitment. So, what are the different spheres (or levels) of friendships in our lives and how do we...

The Ministry of Availability

The cost of discipleship is more than just about saying “yes,” but also what we’re saying “no” to.  The ministry of availability is a commitment of discipleship that promises access to your life within healthy boundaries.  Are you available to those you want to...

God Loves Weakness

No one likes to talk about weakness, but God loves weakness. The Apostle Paul encourages us to see ourselves as needy and powerless, but we live in a culture where we don’t want to show any vulnerabilities. That’s an opening for attack.  But the Scriptures tell us...

Repent to Reset

The new year is a time to reset.  We reflect, we plan and we take action.  But how about starting 2022 with something different — repentance? Taking time for confessions seems like a lost spiritual discipline these days. The heart and act of repentance that should...

BONUS: How do we test the spirits?

We’ve prepared a bonus episode for you featuring a sermon Lionshare’s founder and president Dave Buehring gave last month at Grace Chapel Fairview. He spoke on 1 John chapter 4. In verse 1 it says “Beloved, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see...

How Do I Try to Live and Work at Jesus’ Pace?

  During the last episode, we learned that Jesus paced Himself. He was surrounded by needs but he wasn't driven by them.   He obeyed only what God the Father showed Him to do.  He rested with His friends and was restored through life-giving relationships. How do we...

Jesus Paced Himself. Do You?

We are six months into the year. For most of us, those resolutions we made at the beginning of the year and some of the lessons we learned during the worst of the pandemic are in the rearview mirror. We’re back to being overly busy.  Can Jesus relate? He spent a short...

What’s the Best Weapon Against You?

You have likely heard about the armor of God and how we can protect ourselves in the midst of spiritual warfare. But have you ever stopped to think which of the devil’s weapons work best against you? The first step is to know what tactics he likes to use.  The second...

Spiritual Warfare & Work

The words “spiritual warfare” can promote a visceral reaction.  Some Christians don’t want to talk about it all.  Some Christians talk about it too much.  And most of us haven’t thought about in the context of work.  But think about it: taking something that doesn’t...

Don’t Despise Your Singleness

The word "single" seems altogether different than the word "individual."  Individuality and individual rights and freedoms sound strong.  "Single" can feel incomplete, even among single Christians who sometimes feel overlooked by the church because of its emphasis on...

Celebrating is One of God’s Ways (1 year anniversary)

When we think of the ways of God, we tend to think about serious matters and lofty ideals.  But since we are made in God's image, we know that He has a sense of humor and loves to celebrate. Celebration, including acts of remembrance and demonstrations of honor, are...

2021 is Your Great Opportunity!

Most of us will agree that the last 12 months have been hard. As we’ve already witnessed, things did not magically get better when the calendar flipped to January 1, 2021. But three months into 2021, it’s not too late for you to seize your great opportunity.

Are You A Polished Arrow?

In the Scriptures, we find God calling people to participate with Him in His purposes.  He puts His hand on the life of a man or woman and shapes them into a “polished arrow” in His hands.  Isaiah became that polished arrow. He saw God which led to his shaping by God,...

Integrity: More Please

It’s often said that integrity is measured by what you do when no one else is watching. But as followers of Jesus, it’s more than that—it’s about our hearts. Acting with integrity is not only something we should do; it comes from within. It’s a measure of our...

Forgiveness? Don’t Feel Like It

It's rare to find someone who likes to forgive. We feel justified in refusing to forgive someone. They wronged us! Or we feel they aren't sufficiently contrite. Often, it's easier to hold onto unforgiveness, than to humble ourselves and forgive.  How do we really do...

Operating in the Opposite Spirit

In our last episode, we discussed being offended and how we shouldn’t “pick up offenses.” We decided to dig a little deeper into that because so much of the world right now is engaged in expressing strong opinions, battling to be right, and there almost seems to be an...

Are You Offended?

It seems like everyone is offended these days, whether it be our opinion on politics, the church, race, vaccines, sports, and yes, even masks. Offense usually leads to anger, and we have the bad habit of saying we are “righteously angry” to excuse bad behavior. What...

Begin With the End in Mind (Finishing Well)

At Lionshare, we often reference the practice of “beginning with the end in mind.” So, in the first week of January, let’s do that.  Let’s begin the year with the end in mind, not necessarily the end of 2021 but with the idea of “finishing well.” Research shows that...

Humility Does Not Rule the Day

In this advent season, Jesus’ name Emmanuel reminds us that God is with us.  His act of coming to Earth as a baby and putting on the constraints of being a human was an act of humility.  In this episode, we revisit our discussion on humility—how it does not rule the...