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Daily Devotional Podcasts

28 Oct

As Christians, we know the importance of spending regular time in God’s Word.  Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, finding time alone with our Bible’s isn’t always that easy.  That’s why this week, we’re featuring three helpful podcasts which bring God’s Word to your ears even when your eyes are unavailable!

If you’re looking for an easy daily devotional, why not check out Early Light?  Brought to you courtesy of In Touch Ministries, this brief meditation gives a kick-start to your day with thought-provoking real-life stories and accompanying scripture readings.  At just under five minutes, these devotions are an easy listen with deep impact.  Like a vitamin shot, they’re great for aligning your focus – helping you put God’s Word into action as you head off to school, work, or even a day of play!

Looking for something longer?  Why not check out the Daily Radio Program with Charles Stanley?  These thirty minute sermons are a great way to get centered as you go about your routine.  Join Dr. Stanley as he takes a look at both Scripture and its practical application in the daily lives of believers.  At under 30 minutes, they fit nicely into the school/work commute or even as an accompaniment to your morning bowl of cereal or evening jog!

Want an afternoon pick-me-up?  Then check out Our Daily Bread.  A production of RBC Ministries, these five minute podcasts take a meditative look at Scripture and its relevance in the lives of believers.  Thoughtfully written, these devotions are sure to get you refocused after a long day at school or the office.

With plenty of great content, these podcasts are sure to help you keep your head in the Word… even when you can’t find a place to sit down and read!

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Wave Study Bible

14 Oct

It doesn’t take long to discover that not every Bible app available through the iTunes store is truly useful… or easy to use.  If you’ve gotten tired of downloading programs only to find that you need an internet connection to make best use of them or discover that the text of the Scripture is overwhelmed by excessive commentary, then the Wave Study Bible is for you!

Simple and intuitive, the Wave Study Bible provides you with a convenient way to go in depth as you compare Scripture translations side-by-side.  The app comes preloaded with the King James, the Greek New Testament, the New English Translation, and the GOD’s WORD translation (other translations are available for purchase).  Transition from one version to the next with a simple swipe of the screen.

See a word you want to study deeper?  Tap it and you’ll be granted access to the app’s lexicon – a wealth of information on Hebrew and Greek word-origins that’s guaranteed to help clarify the meaning of those tricky passages.

Concerned about trying to find the right passage in a hurry?  Tired of trying to correctly spell “Revelation” with that teeny-tiny keyboard?  The Wave Study Bible utilizes scroll system instead – allowing you to select your book, chapter, and verse with a slide of your finger!

Perhaps the best feature of this app, though, is its easy-to-view font.  Placed against a vibrant background, the passage you select is highlighted for easier viewing.  A quick pinch of the screen reduces font size while the opposite motion expands it, making the text easy-to-read regardless of the quality of the ambient light or your own visual limitations!

A simple app, the Wave Study Bible is sure to be one of your favorites!

Through the Word

5 Aug

James 1:23-25 reminds us that, “if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.”  (NASB)  Obviously, the first step to doing is remembering… and for most of us, remembering requires focused study.  That why, this week, we’re featuring the ministry of “Through the Word” – a group of pastor’s dedicated to helping Christians develop a daily habit of study and thoughtful application.

Each day, Through the Word posts a 10 minute audio guide focused on a single chapter of Scripture.  These guides aren’t a deep Bible commentary, but they do help prepare listeners to carefully consider the lessons to be learned as they read the day’s passage.  Users are then encouraged to follow up both the audio material and the printed Word with time spent in contemplation and fellowship with God.

Download the Android or IOS app and you’ll be provided with a special forum for recording your thoughts on the day’s passage and tracking your progress as you read God’s Word.   Take notes on your favorite verses from the day’s reading, record messages that God has shared with you, and write out your plans for putting them into action in your daily life.  There’s even a place to store your Scripture-prompted prayers!  And if you don’t like typing out your observations, the app gives you an opportunity to make voice recordings, instead!

Looking to start with a specific book?  Check out the Bible section of the website and you’ll have the opportunity to begin your journey anywhere you please!  Get started today and become a doer of the word, not just a hearer!

God Tools

25 Mar

Anyone who has been reading this blog for long knows that I’m a big fan of Gospel tracts, but face it, sometimes you just don’t have enough pocket space to carry your favorite selection with you.  That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring Cru’s FREE God Tools App!

Designed to be used without an internet connection, God Tools provides users with four classic, interactive Gospel tracts.  Click on “The Four Spiritual Laws” or “Satisfied” and you’ll be provided with an excellent set of general use evangelism tools.  Looking for something more targeted?  Why not try “Knowing God Personally” (college students) or “Connecting with God” (teens)?  You’ll be delighted as the Salvation message unfolds step-by-step complete with Scripture references, a guide for leading others in the sinner’s prayer, and advice for growing in the Lord.  Each tract offers multiple languages and formats to choose from, so take the time to play around and find which one best fits your style and personality!

Looking for an easy way to answer hard questions?  Check out “Everystudent.com” where you’ll find well-reasoned explanations for everything from the case for God’s existence to why a person should consider Christianity above all the other religious options.  Or, visit the Q & A Forum for Biblical advice on practical life issues.

The God Tools app is full of helpful features, so be sure to download your copy today!

LOGOS

18 Mar

From Bible studies and devotions to community sharing and social network plugins, the LOGOS app lives up to all expectations.  You’ll find everything you’d anticipate from a good Bible app.  But that isn’t why it’s made its way into our iPod Evangelist feature.

Based upon the best-selling Bible software, the FREE LOGOS app offers many of the features that PC users have come to know and love.  Download books to your collection, then watch as a powerful search engine cross references your personal library to bring the most to your study of God’s Word.  Compare the text from different Bible translations, perform word studies in the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, or delve deeper with a Passage Guide which links all of the top features in a single, easy to navigate screen.

The app comes with a selection of basic resources and access to thousands more available for purchase.  Check out sermons, commentaries, ministry guides, Bible studies, devotionals, the early Church fathers, and the best of Christian writers throughout the ages.  From apostles to apologetics, you’ll find everything you need to perform in-depth study of God’s Word!

Already own the LOGOS computer software?  Link your account and LOGOS will automatically share bookmarks and files between your computer and your handheld device – allowing you to take your studies with you wherever you go.

With so much to offer, the FREE LOGOS app will quickly become a favorite!

Daily Audio Bible (DAB)

11 Mar

Most Christians agree that time in the Bible is time well spent.  But what do you do if reading just isn’t your thing?  Do you just give up and ingest whatever you can from a few weekly sermons and a Sunday School class?  Hardly!  Throughout the world today, there are millions of believers who struggle with the same fundamental issues – lack of time to read, disinterest in the written word, or the simple inability to read well. That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring the perfect app for every non-reader: the Daily Audio Bible.

Join Brian and the rest of the DAB community as they read through the Bible in a year, exploring a different translation every week.  Listen as Brian shares his thoughts on each passage or read along with the in-app Bible.  Designed to provide a fascinating introduction to Scripture for seekers and new believers and promote spiritual growth in long-time Christians, these daily readings (complete with relaxing nature sounds) offer everything you need to get your day started out right!

Want more?  Check out Windfarm radio and the DAB prayer room, view DAB mission films, listen to the daily prayer, or watch live broadcasts of Windfarm events.  And don’t forget to share your favorites with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that the Daily Audio Bible has become my regular companion.  At just $.99, I think you’ll find it quickly becomes yours as well!

YouVersion

4 Mar

If you’re anything like me, finding time to study the Bible regularly can be a challenge.  Every day, my schedule changes.  With places to go and people to meet, simply placing my Bible and devotional in a place where I’ll see them regularly, doesn’t always work as well as it should.  That’s why, this week, we’re featuring YouVersion: a FREE, portable Bible app that does more than just put a Bible in your pocket.

Providing access to hundreds of translations in a variety of languages, YouVersion makes it easy to get the most from your devotional time.  Built in features allow you to track what you’re reading, highlight passages that impact your worldview, make notes on what you read, and then share your progress with other YouVersion users around the globe.

Not interested in self-guided study?  YouVersion readers automatically receive a verse of the day and a suggested reading on their home page.  Or, you can chose from one of hundreds of available devotions categorized by length, age of user, topic, or church season.  Set an alarm and you’ll receive a push notification or e-mail reminding you to read every day!

Want to encourage others in your circle?  YouVersion offers users the option of sharing either individually impactful passages or their daily progress with others within their social network.  Tweet your favorite verses or let your Facebook friends know what devotional plan you’re following all from within the app!

With so many features, this FREE app for your phone, tablet, or computer is likely to become one of your favorites!  Download it today and don’t forget to check back with us next week for another installment of the iPod Evangelist!

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