Simple Truth Big Change Podcast

Heather K. Duff

This is where we read and explore the simple and powerful truth of the Bible. This simple truth leads to big change in our lives. Each episode focuses on a different verse or topic, and we dig into the background of the text. We keep it simple...and God does big things.

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Video link: https://youtu.be/BNOwHPhaQ9YEverything starts with a seed, and trees don't sprout in a day. In this episode I encourage you to start right where you are. Even if you only have a few minutes a day, the idea is to take in the daily nourishment and GROW, little by little. Also, I share some really cool discoveries from John 1. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jan 2020

8 min 33 sec

Simple Truth Big Change Episode 022Introducing our new season! (Podcast now with video...check it out on YouTube.) We'll be working our way through the Gospel of John together, start to finish. In today's episode, how to get started when studying a new book of the Bible. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jan 2020

8 min 37 sec

Most of us would probably say we don’t read the Bible as much as we should, so I think this is a good question to ask.Why don’t I read the Bible like I should? It comes down to two things for me. I share those in this episode, plus, some encouragement for you.Resources:Living by the BookBuy at Christianbook.com Buy at AmazonSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Oct 2019

7 min 49 sec

We’ve been talking about Spiritual Growth, and last week I mentioned a small booklet that helped me memorize scripture. Now, trust me…I’m just like you! Memorizing verses isn’t easy, but after reading this booklet, I decided to commit some time to it. Here are my results…Resource:A Call to Scripture Memory by Susan HeckBooklet on Amazon, $5: https://www.amazon.com/Call-Scripture-Memory-Susan-Heck/dp/1936141078Booklet on Christianbook.com, $3.99: https://www.christianbook.com/call-to-scripture-memory-biblical-perspective/9781936141074/pd/141074Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Oct 2019

9 min 59 sec

There is an internal conversation going on in our hearts. Often, it's a repeating chorus. We play it over and over. Too many times, these words, these repeated choruses, damage us. Lies we’ve been told, lies we tell ourselves. Over and over, we play the same songs. Fears about the future, pain from the past, dreaded expectations. But to meditate on God’s word is to change the tune. This is what we're talking about in today's episode. Show Notes:A Call to Scripture Memory by Susan HeckOn Amazon, $5: https://www.amazon.com/Call-Scripture-Memory-Susan-Heck/dp/1936141078On Christianbook.com, $3.99: https://www.christianbook.com/call-to-scripture-memory-biblical-perspective/9781936141074/pd/141074Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Oct 2019

7 min 48 sec

In this episode, we’re talking about Spiritual Growth.Hebrews 5:14 says, “Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.”Spiritual maturity doesn’t just happen with the passage of time. The recipients of the letter to the Hebrews had been believers long enough to be teachers themselves. Instead, the writer says they needed to be taught again the basics of the Christian faith. How about you? What would your growth assessment be? Not to worry, whatever it is, you can change it.  Spiritual maturity comes to those who train for it. And that's just what we're doing in this series on Spiritual Growth.Learn more about my Bible Reading Plan and get the download.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Oct 2019

7 min 18 sec

For years I was on an up and down spiritual rollercoaster. I knew I needed a change, but it wasn't enough just to know that. It was time to DO something. To take action. To actually make the change. Hebrews 5 teaches us some great truths about spiritual maturity and we take a look at those in this episode. Here is the devotional I mentioned: http://www.walkthru.org/devo-magazines/closer-walk-devotional-magazine-detailAnd here is my aunt's blog (Barb Ho). Check it out for weekly encouragement toward prayer! What If We Prayed?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Sep 2019

6 min 23 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 7In this final episode of considering the armor of God, we connect the dots through the book of Ephesians. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Sep 2019

7 min 45 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 6Another tactic of the enemy: getting us to believe the Bible says things it doesn't really say. We need to read the Bible for context, read carefully, and understand what God is saying and what He isn't. What happens when we believe lies about the Bible? We talk about that in today's episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Sep 2019

7 min 56 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 5Jesus has a conversation in John chapter 8 about truth, lies, and murder. In this episode, we take a look at Enemy Tactic #2 - Getting us to believe the lie. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Sep 2019

9 min 58 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 4In this episode we discuss the battle for the truth. Specifically, we talk about the first tactic we named last week: the devil wants to keep us from hearing the truth. How does he keep us from hearing? There are 2 levels on which that can happen...Notes:Wow, there is SO much in this passage! (Ephesians 1:3-14) Great stuff to meditate on this week...He CHOSE US in Him that we should be holy and blamelessHe PREDESTINED us to adoption as SONSHe freely bestowed His grace on us through the BELOVEDWe have REDEMPTION through His BLOODAnd FORGIVENESS!We're sealed by the Holy Spirit of promiseWe have an INHERITANCE, being God’s OWN POSSESSIONSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Sep 2019

9 min 6 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 3We're in a battle. Ephesians 6 tells us to put on the whole armor of God so we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. What are his schemes? That's what we're talking about in this episode...schemes, tactics, and how to fight against them. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Aug 2019

6 min 57 sec

Series: Armor of God, Part 2This episode we take a look at the opening of Paul's epistle to the Ephesians, keeping an eye on the armor of God in Ephesians chapter 6. Today we focus on the lofty Ephesians 1:3.I share a helpful study tool to work your way through the book of Ephesians. See my "Armor of God" index cardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Aug 2019

8 min 9 sec

Armor of God Series, Part 1In this episode we look at 3 keys we'll use as we study the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-17. We have a very real enemy, but God has FULLY equipped us for warfare and our victory is secure IN Christ. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Aug 2019

7 min 55 sec

Series: False Teachers (Part 5 of 5)How much understanding do your Bible teachers have? Are they meditating on God’s word? I hope you are, because your teachers may not be. Psalm 119:99 says, "I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation." Today I’m wrapping up a 5-part series on false teachers. This is a difficult topic because no one wants to think they’re following false teaching. Today, you'll hear how to identify false teachers and I share a short story about my own discovery on this topic. Article: https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/july/epidemic-of-bible-illiteracy-in-our-churches.htmlSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Aug 2019

10 min 3 sec

Series: False Teachers (Part 4 of 5)What should be our approach to bad (false) teachers? Should we take a "positive" view and try to glean something good? In our culture we applaud people who make lemonade out of lemons, but is this a biblical approach to false teachers? Is there something good there to glean?Simple Truth: False teachers are dangerous because their end is destruction. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jul 2019

5 min 46 sec

Series: False Teachers (Part 3 of 5)False teachers are actively looking for followers. It's not merely about spreading a false message. They want disciples for themselves. People who follow false teachers become attached to the TEACHER, often more than they attach to their false message. Relationship is key. Our simple truth this week? False teachers are dangerous because they attach people to themselves rather than to Jesus.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jul 2019

10 min 43 sec

Series: False Teachers (Part 2 of 5)False teachers are attracting followers. They're popular, likable. They tell us what we want to hear. They tell us we can have what we want.But this isn’t the message of Jesus or the Bible. Our simple truth this week? False teachers are dangerous because they are ATTRACTIVE.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jul 2019

8 min 37 sec

Series: False Teachers (Part 1 of 5)In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus a question: When will the end come and what will be the signs? Jesus doesn’t quite give the answer we expect. Our simple truth this week? Jesus says, “See to it that no one misleads you…”Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jul 2019

7 min 50 sec

People can pull us in all kinds of directions, but we can’t just go through our day based on the needs around us. We’d be depleted.  God has a plan for us, every day. We need to seek Him early and know what we’ve been called to do. Simple Truth: It is the Lord Christ whom we serve. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jun 2019

7 min 22 sec

The gospel is the power of God for salvation--not just for getting saved, but it is the power for being saved, and the power for our salvation that is yet to come. Salvation is for the believer, and the power of God for salvation is the gospel.  Simple Truth: The gospel is for believers.*Correction: I reference 1 Corinthians 1:15...that verse is actually 1 Corinthians 1:18. Thanks to Jim for listening and catching this! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jun 2019

7 min 37 sec

Our "Simple Truth" this episode is found in the first chapter of Colossians. The Apostle Paul makes a bold declaration that has big implications for the life of every believer. This truth about the gospel will challenge your perspective and encourage your faith!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jun 2019

6 min 25 sec

In this episode we discuss a simple but powerful truth about the Bible found in 1 Thessalonians 2:13. Just what happens in the life of a believer when we read the Bible? More than you think!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heatherkduff)

Jun 2019

5 min 22 sec