Hoping for Restoration

Dear precious readers and listeners,

After coming down with Covid a few weeks ago, the Lord has chosen not to restore my strength and health yet. It has made me sad to take a break from writing and recording the podcasts, but I am hopeful He will allow me to continue when I am restored. His grace sustains and His purposes are good.

Episode 122: Jonah Flees from God

In this episode, we see how gracious, loving, tender, and kind God is toward those who repent and that we need God’s help to have that attitude toward others.

With your kids: Talk about what you could say to encourage your brother or sister this week when they choose what’s right.  

God’s Big Story Series

This is a series I put together a couple years ago, so I wanted to share it again in case you missed it.

We zoom through the Bible, paying attention to God’s plan of redemption, and all the times He keeps pursuing the people He created. (Plus, there are some cool drawings for your kids to check out!)

You can check out the series on Spotify, iTunes, or Google podcasts or listen here:

Episode 121: Amos Calls Israel to Seek the Lord and Live

In this episode, Finn and I talk about a shepherd prophet and how the message is the same for us. Seek the Lord and live!

With your kids: Ask your children how they would explain the holiday of Easter to a kid from another country who thought it was just about bunnies and candy. 

And in case you missed it, Isaiah and I put together a behind the scenes video (Part 1 and 2) for the boys and girls who listen to the Jesus is Better Podcast.

Episodes for Easter

As we enter this special weekend, here are some episodes about Jesus’ death and resurrection taken from the book of Luke.

Episode 62: Luke 22 and John 13 Jesus Shares His Last Meal

Episode 63: Luke 22 Jesus is Arrested

Episode 64: Luke 23 Jesus’ Death

Episode 65: Luke 24:1-49 Jesus is Alive!

You can also check out an Easter bonus episode I made with Finn from the book of Mark.

And if you’d like the whole series about Jesus, you can check out Episodes 42-66.

He is Risen!

Episode 120: 2 Kings 16, 2 Chronicles 28 and Micah– Offerings That Please the Lord

In this episode, Ahaz chooses to go to the king of Assyria for help instead of the One True God. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to change our hearts from thinking we know best to submitting to our King Jesus who knows best. 

With your kids: What is something your friends get to do that you don’t? Pray that God would help you to trust that He knows what is best for your life. 

P.S. I’m still looking for “kid recordings” for the introduction to the podcast, so if you would like to help, send me a message on my contact page.

Episode 119: 2 Kings 15-16 and 2 Chron. 27-28 Jotham Believes But Ahaz Fails

In this episode, we see how God shows His power and blessing through the reign of Jotham and His compassion and judgment through the reign of Ahaz, and that God is the one who delivers us from all our fears. 

With your kids: What makes you feel scared? Pray together and ask for help and to trust God’s power and love toward you.

Episode 118: 2 Kings 15 and 17 The Last Kings of Israel

In this episode, Finn and I talk about the sad ending of the northern kingdom and how God wants to free us from our own idolatry. 

With your kids: What is something you really love? Pray together that God would help you to use it to worship and praise Him. 

Behind the scenes with Finn the fish

Episode 116: 2 Kings 15 and 2 Chronicles 26 Uzziah Starts Well But Turns From the Lord

In this episode, we talk about Uzziah’s sin in the temple and Isaiah’s worship in the temple and that Jesus came to be the perfect Prophet, Priest, and King of our hearts. 

With your kids: Pick one of Jesus’ roles–prophet, priest, or king, and talk about it. Then praise Jesus for perfectly fulfilling that role in your life. 

And here’s the link to my patreon page if you’d like to support these podcast episodes:

https://www.patreon.com/aliciayoder

Merry Christmas!