Big And Small – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 01.17.2021

God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives. We must earnestly beseech Him at all times and for matters big and small. Many Christians only pray when they are out of other options, but that will not suffice. We must regularly seek the wisdom and the will of the Lord for our lives so that we can be properly obedient. Jesus has abundantly demonstrated on the cross His absolute worthiness of all our focus and attention. Do not fall into the trap of assuming that we can handle things on our own. Even if we can, we should consult the Lord to see how to do things the best way possible. Jesus truly is Lord, and His Kingdom shall be sustained forever. We can have a regular audience with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. What does it say about us if we decline that open invitation?

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: “Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. Were the Ethiopians and the Lubim not a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

2 Chronicles 16:7-9

OtO 336: Rededication To God – Steven Menking

Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! Welcome back to another year that is already setting up to be as uniquely bizarre as the last. In my fast at the beginning of the year the word I got from the Holy Spirit was ‘Rededication’. This starts for me at a personal level to renew my focus on the Lord, and I pray that you would join me in surrendering every aspect of our lives to Jesus. He is worthy of it all, and the strength, faith, and wisdom we need for this hour can only come from Him. The scriptures in this broadcast are from Malachi 3 and Malachi 4.

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I Can’t Choose The Battle But I Can Choose Strength – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 01.03.2021

A new year has dawned, and the spiritual battle rages on. This is a time for rededication. We must all realize that the strength of our foundation cannot rest in the trappings and appearances of religion. Either we will remain steadfast amidst the storm or we wont. Many even in the church have been swept away because Christ was not their firm foundation. Do you truly know the Lord Jesus? Regardless of your answer now is the time to press in. Rededicate everything to God. Adjust priorities. Make tough decisions. Be set free from the dead weight of the world that constantly accumulates. Ask the Lord to show you what to do. Hear and be obedience. Such rededication is how we all must build up mighty resources of faith and strength for the days ahead.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Matthew 7:21-27

OtO 335: Bitcoin Back To All Time Highs – Steven Menking

Steven returns for another economics update! On the back of several catalysts Bitcoin has achieved new all time highs three years after it’s initial move to $20,000. This bull market has been running strong since the hard selloff in March and has rewarded those institutions and individuals who have remained steady in their positioning. Where this run will end remains to be seen, but the presence of institutional money makes this time around structurally different than 2017. At the end of a chaotic year we are presented with an all important opportunity for reflection. I urge you to examine your decisions soberly. It’s time to grow and improve. Thank you as always for joining!

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Changing Singing To Worship This Christmas – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 12.13.2020

With all the singing that takes place during the Christmas season do not leave out the more important component: worship. Will we just be singers or will we be worshippers. At the manger there was worship, not carols. Do not neglect this all important aspect of our faith even as the culture around us would seek to dilute it. Jesus our King is absolutely worthy of our worship! We must boldly declare His righteousness and holiness for all to hear. Brothers and sisters, do not fall short of the mark in this moment. Give your worship to the Lord.

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”

Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:1-11

OtO 334: Eject Evil, Rebuild Ruins – Steven Menking

Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! Do not fall into the emotional trap that assumes God cannot do anything to combat evil. Also do not be disillusioned about the nature of the threats coming against the people of God. The enemies of the Lord breached the gates many decades ago while we slept. The people have awoken now and must hold the faith. Stand firm, watch the power of the Lord, and stand ready to be obedient to rebuilding the ruins after evil is ejected. The scriptures in this broadcast are from Isaiah 61.

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The Close Are Very Far And The Far Are Very Close – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 12.06.2020

When the Lord Jesus was born he was visited by wise men who travelled a great distance from the East to bring gifts. Meanwhile, King Herod was already trying to have Jesus killed. This dichotomy is present throughout the life of Christ, as many who would seem to be far away from the Kingdom of God according to the traditions of the day are brought into the fold and many who occupied positions of religious influence who should have been close to God end up far away from Him in their hearts. Jesus truly brought about a revolution in the hearts of man and immediately caused battle lines to be drawn. Let us reflect on what the Lord has done for us and give Him praise and glory that while we were once far away that He made a path of reconciliation for us to draw near to God. Let us also remember that even those around us who seem furthest away from Jesus can still be brought home.

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”

Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:1-11

A Reason To Be Thankful – Pastor David Ham – Times Square Church – 11.29.2020

The Lord is perfectly faithful and absolutely worthy of our thankfulness and gratitude! When ten lepers came to Jesus asking for mercy He sent them to show themselves to the priest. They obeyed and were healed as they went. One returned to Jesus to give him thanks for this wonderful miracle. Remember that not every act of God in the lives of His people is responded to with thanks. Don’t let that be said of us brothers and sisters. Let us give glory, praise, worship, and true thanksgiving to our great God for everything He has done. Even if you feel far from God take on this posture of humble gratitude. Demonstrate your faith and you will be made well. There is always a reason to be grateful to God!

Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:11-19

tAS 167: Being A Philosopher And Managing To Remain One

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another set of aphorisms from The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Our goal in this series is to demonstrate that philosophy is neither boring nor unapproachable. Everyone must engage with our own thoughts and dig deeper to discover things about ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Join us as Steven goes through important topics in practical philosophy and demonstrates how any amateur can begin to access more challenging materials. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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