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Speaking of Grace

WholeLife Productions

The weekly message from the WholeLife Church in Orlando Florida. We are a multicultural and multigenerational faith community dedicated to being a church without walls, fully engaged in serving the people of our community. Thank you for joining us as we continue speaking of grace.
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Speaking of Grace
May 13 2020
1 min
Simply Grateful
Simply Grateful – Ken Wetmore Thanksgiving and Jonah: it may seem like an unlikely pair. With that said, Jonah has a lot to teach us about gratitude. We often express more gratitude for the material comforts that God gives us than the relationships he has also given us. This Thanksgiving, remember to thank God for ALL the people who have been placed in your path. Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Make a list of the things for which you are grateful. Why are you grateful for the things you listed? If the things on your list were taken away, would you still feel gratitude to God? Take a moment to bask in the knowledge that God feels delirious joy in your life. Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SHARE ALL 9 EPISODES OF OUR ‘Love Is’…. with this link: https://player.captivate.fm/collection/87065370-557a-4f20-9426-0fa50f0648d7 (https://player.captivate.fm/collection/87065370-557a-4f20-9426-0fa50f0648d7) SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 11/27/21: ‘Simple Joy’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS
5d ago
33 mins
Love Is...Faithful, Hopeful, and Enduring
Love Is…Faithful, Hopeful, and Enduring – Ken Wetmore Love never gives up. Love never loses hope. Love lasts forever. These words are even more powerful as we understand that they are God’s attitude toward us. God desires us to have the same attitude toward others. Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Reflection Question 1: Which aspect of love found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 do you find most challenging. Which aspect comes the most naturally? Reflection Question 2: What’s your biggest takeaway from the “Love is” series? Reflection Question 3: How do you, or could you, love the people in your circles of influence into a lifelong friendship with God? Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SHARE ALL 9 EPISODES OF OUR ‘Love Is’…. with this link: https://feeds.captivate.fm/speaking-of-grace/love-is-/ (https://feeds.captivate.fm/speaking-of-grace/love-is-/) SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 11/27/21: ‘Simply Grateful’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Nov 24 2021
34 mins
Love Is…All About Truth & Justice
Love Is…All About Truth & Justice – Ken Wetmore It isn’t just Superman who put Truth and Justice together. In 1 Corinthians 13:7, Paul writes that love never rejoices about injustice but instead rejoices when the truth wins. If we are to love like Jesus, we can never be happy--or worse--apathetic when we see injustice. God’s people are to fight for truth and justice in this world, even if it may never fully come about until Jesus returns.  Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: How much does the news impact your moods? Do you find yourself enjoying the misfortune you see there when it belongs to a person or political party with whom you disagree? Do you enjoy it when someone for whom you don’t care, like an ex, boss or antagonist, suffers misfortune? Do you think Jesus enjoys their misfortune? If you do, re-read the Gospels, and think deeply about this question as you read. What does it look like for you to rejoice with Jesus when he wins out? Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)  NEXT WEEK 11/13/21: ‘Love Is…All About Truth & Justice’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Nov 17 2021
31 mins
Love Is...Not A Grudge Holder
Love Is…Not A Grudge Holder – Ken Wetmore When Jesus told his disciples to forgive others 70 times 7, he wasn’t suggesting we keep a tally board. He was suggesting we are to forgive so much that we can’t keep track of how much we have forgiven. The happiest people are those who are able to let go of the scoreboard and hold onto God’s love.. Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Do you hold grudges and keep track of how you have been wronged? How often do you think about how you have been hurt by others in the past? Who has the largest “debt account” in your mind? If you aren’t sure if you hold grudges, one way of knowing is thinking about how often your response to someone else’s complaint about you is, “Yeah but you . . .” What would it look like if you eliminated the phrase, “Yeah, but you . . .”? How difficult would it be to stop rehearsing in your mind hurts from the past? How would it change your life if you did? Practice changing your thoughts from how you have been hurt to how God has loved and blessed you. Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 11/13/21: ‘Love Is…All About Truth & Justice’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Nov 10 2021
41 mins
Love Is...Not Irritable
Love Is…Not Irritable – Ken Wetmore Paul concludes 1 Corinthians 13:5 with a declaration that love is not irritable. Not being irritable is next to impossible. Irritation, however, is the seed from which bitterness and rage grow into a plant the crowds love. Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: How willing are you to admit you are irritable? Can you think of any times you were irritable in the last week? What steps do you take to resolve irritability? Are there more steps you need to add? If irritability is an issue in your life, ask someone you love to be your accountability partner. Have them check in with you every day to see how you are feeling and how you are dealing with irritability. If irritability has taken over your life, make an appointment to see a health professional to provide support and help. Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 11/6/21: ‘Love Is…Not A Grudge Holder’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Nov 1 2021
35 mins
Love Is...Flexible
Love Is…Flexible – Ken Wetmore Love does not demand its own way. In other words, love is flexible. It allows others to exercise freedom. This does not mean there are no consequences. It simply means that true love is an open hand, not a closed hand. Someone once said that you can hold more sand with an open hand than with a hand made into a fist.  Our #WholeLifeReflections for this week: What is the most selfless action you have personally observed? How selfless and flexible are you in your relationships? Take a few minutes each day this week to visualize Jesus’ selflessness for you as He willingly went to the cross for you. Which of the reflections or sermon snippets resonated with you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando)  NEXT WEEK 10/30/21: ‘Love Is…Not Irritable’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Oct 23 2021
35 mins
Love Is...Not Rude
Love Is…Not Rude – Ken Wetmore There are a few jerks out there, but for the most part, we aren’t rude until we perceive someone is being rude to us. Paul reminds us that true love isn’t rude even when others are rude to us. Love compels us to ask ourselves, What is the proper way to act in this situation in spite of how the other may be treating me? There weren’t any #WholeLifeReflections for this week but reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 10/23/21: ‘Love Is…Flexible’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Oct 20 2021
32 mins
Love Is...Not Boastful
Love Is…Not Boastful – Ken Wetmore Guy Kawasaki, venture capitalist, author, and chief evangelist for Apple, once said, “If you don't toot your own horn, don't complain that there's no music.” Self-confidence carefully mixed with humility is a good thing, but without humility, self-confidence can quickly turn into arrogance, and from there into bragging that promotes one’s self at the expense of others. No wonder Paul put bragging and arrogance in the love-killer column. Find out the path to healthy self-worth without killing love in the process. There weren’t any #WholeLifeReflections for this week but reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 10/16/21: ‘Love Is…Not Rude’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Oct 13 2021
34 mins
Love Is...Not Jealous
Love Is…Not Jealous – Ken Wetmore Jealousy is a love killer.  In North Carolina, an imported plant called Kudzu spreads quickly, destroys all other vegetation, and is difficult to eradicate. Jealousy is a lot like Kudzu. It quickly destroys relationships and, once introduced, is difficult to overcome. This week we’ll explore the cost of jealousy and the solution to eradicating it. #WholeLifeReflections for this week: What do you not want to share with someone else, or are you afraid of losing to someone else (jealousy)? What do you desire that belongs to someone else (envy)? How do your jealousy and envy hurt your relationship with others? with God? Ask God to help you turn over your jealousy and envy to Him. Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with your family, friends, and on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 10/9/21: ‘Love Is…Not Arrogant and Doesn’t Brag’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Oct 6 2021
36 mins
Love Is...Patient and Kind
Love Is…Patient and Kind – Ken Wetmore What are you willing to suffer for another person? Patience is defined as being “ able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.” Certainly, this is something we see displayed in Jesus' life. Today, Jesus is asking his family to be patient with family members who make life difficult. The Good News is this is a gift of the Holy Spirit for those who ask. #WholeLifeReflections for this week: With whom do you struggle to be patient in your life? Without placing the blame on the other person(s), why do you think you are impatient with them? How could you be kind to this person(s)? Stop and pray for the person(s) you’ve been thinking of, and ask God to help you be patient and kind in your relationship with them. Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW: This Is Whole Life - https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen (https://this-is-whole-life.captivate.fm/listen ) Our companion podcast, This Is WholeLife, is where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  NEXT WEEK 10/2/21: ‘Love Is…Not Jealous’ by Ken Wetmore To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/. Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #LoveIs
Sep 29 2021
26 mins
The Messy Middle
The Messy Middle – John Monday Instead of giving answers, God places us in complex, messy, fraught relationships and tells us, “Love and trust me as I have loved and trusted you. And love and trust each other.” It’s not for us to help God achieve his goals; it’s our job and privilege to love each other, to hold one another’s hand in the pain, the joy, the confusion... in the mess. #WholeLifeReflections for this week: What are the doctrines that are so important to you that you’d be willing to break fellowship with a Christian who disagrees? What does it mean to “Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself? Has there ever been a time that you spoke on behalf of God? Are you comfortable with believing that some of your personal doctrines might be wrong? Are you okay with believing that some of your church doctrines might be wrong? Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 9/25/21 - New Series: Love Is...‘Patient and Kind’ by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #TheMessyMiddle
Sep 21 2021
39 mins
Great Question:  Does God Cause Pain and Suffering?
Great Question 4: Does God Cause Pain and Suffering? – Ken Wetmore Considering, the story of Hagar and Sarah:  In the Genesis version, there is a lot of difficult complexity - for instance, God sends Hagar back into bondage then tells Abraham to listen to Sarah and cast Hagar and Ishmael into the wilderness. Then, Paul does a REALLY horrible retelling of this story in Galatians. He makes a point we all like - that faith trumps the law - but he does it in a way that has resulted in much Inter-religious strife, gender oppression, etc. Why do all of these horrible things seem sanctioned by, or even motivated by, God? #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Have you ever made a decision that harmed someone else? If so, what did you do to make it right? Do you identify more with Hagar or Sarah and Abraham? Why? Has there ever been a time when you knew God "saw you?" Do you view the characters in the Bible like Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and Paul as real people with all the character quirks and defects that we have, or as one-dimensional characters? Why would this matter? Does everything God does in the Bible have to make sense in order for you to believe that God is good? Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Pastor Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK 9/18/21: ‘The Messy Middle’ by John Monday The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #GreatQuestion
Sep 14 2021
34 mins
Great Question:  Jesus vs Denomination?
Great Question 3: Jesus vs Denomination? – Ken Wetmore (Part 1) How do we, as a church, stay focused on Jesus when so many in our denomination believe that our mission is to fixate on major doctrinal issues, political hot potatoes, and/or cultural preferences? (Part 2) As someone not raised Seventh-day Adventist, I have embraced the warmth and freedom I have found at WholeLife church. However, I have heard that our church is different from other Adventist churches. What am I missing if this is not the norm? #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Why do you attend WholeLife? How are you furthering the mission of WholeLife? Do you view other churches as competitors or partners? When others disagree with you, is your goal to understand their point of view or to win the debate? Is there someone with whom you need to be a better listener? Are you comfortable with having friends who have different perspectives? Does your circle of friends reflect diversity? Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: ‘Great Question #4’ by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #GreatQuestion
Sep 5 2021
41 mins
Great Question:  Merit vs Grace?
Great Question 2: Merit vs Grace? – Ken Wetmore It seems like our world – and even Christian organizations – give rewards on a merit-based system – what someone can or cannot accomplish. How can we, as Christians – and especially those of us who work in various organizations – offer the grace God has given us to others? #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Think about your favorite jobs and relationships. What things did they have in common that made them your favorites? Were they more grace-based or merit-based in nature? In what ways are you emphasizing merit over grace at work and at home? What are some practical steps you can take to show grace at work and at home? Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: ‘Great Question #3’ by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #GreatQuestion
Aug 28 2021
35 mins
Great Question:  Man of God?
Great Question 1: Man of God? – Ken Wetmore In 1 Kings 13, the “man of God” from Samaria lies to the man of God from Judah with lethal consequences. How can he be a man of God and do such terrible things?  The Bible does not shy away from differentiating between true prophets and false prophets, so it implies the lying prophet is a true prophet in relationship with God. How can his title and behavior be reconciled? How is it possible to be both a fully committed God follower and, at the same time, believe and share things that are not true? #WholeLifeReflections for this week: Have you ever been lied to by someone you believe is a good person? Is there anyone you trust so much that, should you find out they had lied or done bad things, your faith would be shaken? Are there any beliefs in your life you are just taking on someone else’s word but haven’t studied for yourself? How does this sermon relate to what is happening right now with COVID-19 and other world events? Which reflection spoke to you this week? Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  NEXT WEEK: ‘Great Question #2’ by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #GreatQuestion
Aug 21 2021
29 mins
Chosen Family
Chosen Family – Ken Wetmore As you process the emotions of choosing to open your life up to someone else, consider that God chooses you. God picked you to be family, and now you get to decide whether you want to be a part of God's family. In place of our #WholeLifeReflections this week and the realization that we have all been ‘Chosen’ by God we are extending the invitation from this past Saturday morning’s services to anyone who feels ‘Chosen’ to take time to consider if you would like to respond in any of the following ways. Text word(s) to (833) 596-2722: JESUS (if you are choosing Jesus for the first time) BAPTIZE (if you want to be baptized) JOIN (if you want to become a member of WholeLife Church) ALL (if you want to be baptized and join the church) Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: ‘Great Question’ by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #Chosen
Aug 18 2021
34 mins
Chosen For This Moment
Chosen For This Moment – Bernie Anderson and Ken Wetmore In John 10:10 Jesus says: “The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy but I came to bring life to the full.” How do we participate in fulfilling Jesus’ words by helping to bring FULLNESS OF LIFE to every child living in extreme poverty? If you would like the opportunity to join the 113 WholeLife Church members who have already committed to being ‘Chosen’ you still have a little time left! To join World Vision’s Chosen program simply text WHOLELIFEONLINE to 56170 or visit www.WorldVision.org/WholeLifeOnline - it’s that easy! And of course, you can still get in this Saturday morning at our 9:30 am and 12:00 pm services and join the ‘Chosen’ in person! Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: ‘Chosen Family' by Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS #Chosen
Aug 11 2021
41 mins
This Is US:  Participation
SERIES: THIS IS US: Participation – Ken Wetmore Jesus calls for us to not merely talk about our values, but to live them - in other words, to participate. We are to participate in loving, accepting, forgiving, giving grace, studying the Bible, and worshipping. Our participation is for the purpose of falling more deeply in love with Jesus and sharing that relationship with a world that needs to know about what Jesus has already freely given. This week our #WholeLifeReflections questions have been replaced by the Matthew 25 Challenge. Open your phone's texting, and type in 56170 in the space where you would put someone’s phone number. Then, in the body of the text where the message goes, type WHOLELIFEM25 then hit send. You’ll get a response back confirming your participation and even offering a family guide to download if you would like that. Please join in with your church family in diving deep into Jesus' call to you to participate in His kingdom plan. Reach out to us with your questions and comments using the information below: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: ‘Chosen For This Moment’ with Speakers: Bernie Anderson and Ken Wetmore The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeReflections #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS
Aug 4 2021
26 mins
This Is US:  Worship
SERIES: THIS IS US: Worship – Ken Wetmore Who you worship and how you worship are at the heart of the Bible’s message. Fighting over worship styles misses what true worship is all about. True worship is found in the truth, as it is in Jesus, and our spirits connecting with God’s Spirit. When we do this, everything else will fall into place, and we will one day find ourselves gathered around the throne of God with others from every race, nation, and language, worshipping together forever. This week our #WholeLifeTakeAways were: Do you view Sabbath as a once-a-week day to get “living water” or a celebration of the “living water” you have had flowing out of you all week long? How can you turn your daily activities into acts of worship? Is there any part of your life you don’t think can be an act of worship? Can it be redeemed, or is it something that needs to be removed? Which #TakeAway gave you reason to pause, reflect, or share your thoughts? Let us know by reaching out and sharing with us using one of the following: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: This is US – ‘Participation’. This will end our 8 part series that examines our values as a faith community at WholeLife Church. The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS
Jul 24 2021
31 mins
This Is US:  The Bible
SERIES: THIS IS US: The Bible – Ken Wetmore Love letter or instruction manual? How you approach the Bible is crucial. The religious leaders in Jesus’ day proved it was possible to have the Scriptures completely memorized but miss the point. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the Bible is all about Jesus and an intimate relationship with Him. Jesus invites us to study the Bible so that we can know Him and receive life. This week our #WholeLifeTakeAways were: How do you treat your relationships as checklists? How do you treat your relationship with God as a checklist? When was a time that your study of the Bible deepened your friendship with God? Which #TakeAway gave you reason to pause, reflect, or share your thoughts? Let us know by reaching out and sharing with us using one of the following: ■ Text/Voicemail:  407-965-1607 ■ Email:  podcast@wholelife.church KEN’S BIBLE RESOURCES: www.BibleGateway.com www.BibleHub.com www.BlueLetterBible.org www.TheBibleProject.com www.YouVersion.com SUBSCRIBE NOW to our companion podcast; This Is WholeLife where we dive deeper into the message and topic at hand with Pastor Ken and Jeff along with host Randy Magray. It’s the perfect midweek commute podcast to stay in touch with what’s being talked about at WholeLife Church and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback which we will share on the next episode! Thank you for listening!  Our show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you listen to podcasts!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media at the following links and while you’re there, say ‘hello’! Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl (https://twitter.com/wholelifeorl ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando (https://www.facebook.com/wholelifeorlando) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando  (https://www.instagram.com/wholelifeorlando ) NEXT WEEK: This is US – ‘Worship’. This will be the 7th in our 8 part series that will examine in detail our values as a faith community at WholeLife Church. The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own, Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/ (https://www.phillipburks.com/). To learn more about WholeLife Church visit our website: www.WholeLife.Church Use the #hashtags:  #WholeLifePodcast #WholeLifeTakeaways #ThisIsWholeLife #ThisIsUS
Jul 21 2021
34 mins

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