Tulips & Honey – Sharing the Gospel with the Cults: Talking to the Mormons

In today’s episode, dear ones, Becca and I have some fun before going through the hour and a half long conversation I had with Mormon missionaries. I hope that this episode is edifying, encouraging, and educational to you all. This is probably one of the longest episodes I’ve dropped, but we felt like this was important enough to go a little over an hour. Also, I’m excited to announce that this podcast is officially available on Stitcher! If there are other platforms you’d like to listen to Tulips & Honey on please let me know.

Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to address let me know if the comments. Don’t forget to check out our new website, here, where you can find all the links to connect with us on social media and listen to the podcast. We’re keeping track of all the listeners questions so if you’d like us to answer a question on air you can leave a comment here and we’ll be sure to get to it. If you’ve been blessed by the episodes, please don’t forget to subscribe and leave reviews as that helps with the algorithms.

Have you had that same knock on your door? Or do you maybe have a relative that’s in a cult? I’d love to hear about it. Also…cereal? Is it a soup? Weigh in! If you’ve got a word for the word of the day, you can also let me know about that. Want to have a podcast yourself? The Tulips and Honey Hub is currently taking applications for podcasts who want to join us. So if that’s something you’re considering or something you’d like to ask about, shoot me an email. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Mega List – Reviews, Recommendations, & Suggestions: September 27th, 2019

Today, my dear friends, I have a Mega List chalk full of fun for your weekend. Why fun stuff? Because there are a lot of heavy things that weigh us down by this point of the week. But, before we get into all of that, first let me give you a quick rundown as to next weeks schedule for Tulips & Honey. Monday, Lord willing, we’ll drop an episode on the conversation I had when the Mormon missionaries. While they changed their minds about my use of the recording, Becca and I still go through what the conversation was like and give some helpful tips for anyone sharing the Gospel with members of a cult in the future. Thursday we’ll be dropping an episode on Homeschooling, with the one and only Kayliegh asking and answering some questions. We have some really exciting guests coming up, so stay tuned! Please also be in prayer for us, as we run this race. If you’d like to join us on the program, or want to join the Tulips & Honey Hub, shoot me a message and let me know.

Reviews! Ok, these aren’t really reviews, because the two movies I want to talk about haven’t come out yet. Let’s just build some excitement here! LivingWaters is coming out with a new movie about my favorite topic, dinosaurs. You can watch the new trailer here. Also, if you have been hiding in Antarctica and haven’t heard yet, American Gospel 2 will be coming out soon! You can find the trailer for that here. I’m really excited about both these movies and can’t wait to review them for real!

Becca has some awesome recommendations for this Mega List! Here’s a new podcast for you all to check out called The Pilgrims Podcast. In this podcast they’re making their way through John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. Here is an awesome Instagram account for Reformed mommies, loving it! Also, for those coffee drinkers out there this one comes all the way to you from Block-A-B Himself! Because their ad is so hilarious, I included that below also.

My suggestion for you all today is that you watch at least one funny video this weekend. Animals being jerks, babies being silly, whatever it needs to be to put a smile on your face! There are many serious things for us, as believers, to discuss, to pray for, to deal with, but we need not avoid the joyful things God has graciously given us to enjoy. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Tulips & Honey Episodes 2 – Corporate Worship: What About Heretical Groups?

In today’s episode, dear ones, Becca’s hubby joins us to discuss corporate worship. As the worship leader for their church, he has had to deal with whether or not bands like Hillsong or Elevation should be used for corporate worship. They detailed how they addressed this topic as members, and how to deal with it now as worship leaders. As you’ll remember, if you’ve listened before, Blake (or BlockA-B) went to Hillsongs college in Australia to study music before God graciously saved him. Coming from the heretical Word of Faith movement himself, he and Becca know first hand the dangers of this music.

I hope that this episode will be a blessing to you all, and that you’ll join me in praying for our leaders in our churches. They hear a lot of complaints, regardless of which direction they go in everyone won’t always be happy with their choices. Remember to hold your leaders accountable to Gods Word, to hold them up in prayer, and to be encouraging to them. You can find the podcast at our host site, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. Those links are all in my profile, or here at this link. If there’s a platform you’d like to see Tulips & Honey on, or if you’re interested in joining the T&H Hub please let me know, you can comment below or shoot me an email. Also, if you like to podcast don’t forget to like, comment, share, & subscribe. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Doreen Virtue: From New Age to Jesus

In this video below, dear ones, Doreen Virtue shares how she went from a New Age writer and practitioner to a born again Christian. I hope it will bless you, as it blessed me, and that you’ll hear her heart for Christ and His Church.

God is so gracious to save, for those of us who have family members who are lost, maybe even in movements like the New Age, I hope that Doreen’s story will be an encouragement to you. I also want to thank you all for praying for me yesterday as I shared the truth of the Gospel with the Mormon missionaries. They did change their mind this morning, and asked me not to play the conversation on the podcast. Out of respect for their wishes, I’ll refrain from doing so. However, Becca and I still discussed the meeting and how you can reach out to those lost in cults.

I would also ask that you continue to pray for those two young men, that their hearts would be soften to the truth of God’s Word! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Third Times a Charm

*Update at the bottom*

Courtesy of living directly next to a Mormon temple, I’ve now had the opportunity to invite a third set of missionaries over to discuss religion and share the Gospel with them. They suggested that the reason the previous two did not show up was due to their being transferred to a different location. While I’m eager to return to the Social Justice series I began some time ago, I’ll be spending the day in prayer, study, and preparation for hospitality. In truth, having the chance to invite two young adults, made in the imagine of God, into my home to practice the command of being hospitable is something I cherish. However, I am, once again, reminded of my weakness, and great need for Gods help.

One thing is certain, I have delved deeper into Gods truth with every pair of missionaries that I’ve come across. Hopefully, this time, I’ll be able to share the truth of the Gospel with these young men. Please pray for me, and for them, dear ones. And as always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

***Update***

The two missionaries did come by, and after learning that my husband was home just asleep, they agreed to come in. We talked for over an hour and a half, all of which they agreed to allow me to record. I hope to review the recording and pull some clips for anyone else who may get a similar knock at the door. While I was able to share the Gospel with them many times, the last sentence they said was that they knew what they believed was true because the Holy Spirit had revealed it to them. Please keep these two young men in your prayers, I gave them an Apologia Gospel tract before they left. Pray that they will read it.

Tulips & Honey’s First Episode – Yoga Q&A

Consider this the second season of the podcast, dear ones, a relaunched name and all the fun that goes with it! In this episode, Becca and I answered some of the questions we received about the original episode on Yoga. We talked about acupuncture, reiki, chiropractors, and Pilates. Included in the mix is a whole lot of fun stuff, including…and I’m not even joking…goat yoga, Area 51, zombie apocalypse, and the DC vs. Marvel debate.

I hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as my co-host and I enjoyed recording it! If you have any more questions please feel free to send them our way, and we’ll answer them on future episodes. If you have any hate mail send that too, and I’ll be sure to forward it to Becca. You can hear the podcast at my host site, YouTube, Google, iTunes, Spotify, and more. All the links are neatly tucked into this tree here. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Pray For Our Sister-In-Christ

I heard this morning that a dear sister in Christ who has blessed me through her Instagram has been diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. She has a four-year-Old and a two-year-Old. While she, and her family, head to Texas for treatment please be in prayer for them and consider helping them financially. Her husband is having to take time away from work to care for her.

You can find her Instagram hereHere, and support her here. If you have an Instagram account and you can take a minute to let her know she’s got the body of Christ behind her in prayer.

AfterThought – Episode 19: The Big Announcement

I think I passed the fashionably late mark with this one, dear friends. However, the wait is over and you can finally hear what that big announcement is. I don’t want to give it away, and if I keep typing I know I will. So, without further ado, here is the latest episode. You can also listen on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and other platforms which are all linked in my profile.

I hope this announcement will be as exciting for you all to hear as it was for Becca and I to record. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Big Thumbs & Technical Savvy

Of the two items listed in that title, dear ones, I currently have only one. Big thumbs. After nearly finishing the edit for today’s AfterThought episode with the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT I accidentally deleted it. All of it. Actually my entire media library. While my computer attempts to recover all that information, I’m afraid the announcement is going to have to wait until tomorrow. Lord willing. Please pray for me, beloved, this has been a little bit of a difficult day. I wish I had more tech knowledge and smaller thumbs. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Alistair Begg

Today, dear ones, I’d like to share Alistair Beggs testimony. I’ve been so blessed by his preaching, and his testimony. I hope this will bless you all, likewise, especially those of us with children that we would like to see walking the straight and narrow. Below is a portion of the testimony, and below that is the entire sermon. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

I don’t know literally when it was, what day it was, but I do recall it was a Sunday afternoon that I came home from Sunday school. It had been for me, obviously, a different kind of Sunday school. The average Sunday school for me was, you know, try and annoy everybody in sight; if you can knock somebody off their chair, that’s a coup d’état, that’s a good Sunday; and if you can knock the teacher off their line of reason, then that’s just terrific.

But this Sunday had obviously been different, because I went home, and I remember after lunch I asked my dad, “How old do you have to be to become a Christian?” And my dad, with a measure of wisdom, went on to explain that the significance did not lie in how old you were, but it lay in understanding a number of things and sensing a need within our lives. And he very simply followed up what must have been done by the Sunday school teacher that morning and shared with me the fact of our sin. I’d certainly lost my temper enough by that early age. I think I’d probably used a few bad words—enough to know that they came out of me. I don’t know where they came from, but they were in there. I knew enough to realize that all was not well with me. I was completely overwhelmed by the thought that Jesus Christ would die on a cross in order to pay the penalty for the fact that I was wretched. And it seemed to me an amazing thing that he offered salvation not as something to be earned but as a gift—if only, in childlike trust, I would repent of my sin and confess, “Jesus is my Lord and Savior.” And so, I remember kneeling down with my dad on a Sunday afternoon on a chair in our family room, there in our house in Glasgow, and I asked him to forgive my sin, to come and live in my life and make me the kind of boy he wanted me to be. That was the prayer.

Standing For Your Faith From Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1 by Alistair Begg