The Shepherd's Crook

Jared Sparks

A pastor coming alongside other pastors reminding them of the Chief Pastor through care, counsel, and resources. View the full archive, donate to support our work, or book a counseling session on https://TheShepherdsCrook.co.

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Aug 2020

10 min 42 sec

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Aug 2020

42 min 19 sec

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Aug 2020

14 min 22 sec

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Aug 2020

47 min 36 sec

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Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

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Aug 2020

14 min 5 sec

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Aug 2020

54 min 19 sec

Welcome back! I hope these have been helpful to you! Sponsor  Crossway Giveaway  ESV Goatskin Creeds and Confessions Goatskin Bible

Aug 2020

15 min

Thanks for listening. These interviews have been a lot of fun for me personally. I hope they are helpful to you as well! Sponsor for August Crossway Giveaway  ESV Goatskin Creeds and Confessions Goatskin Bible Links  Doug’s Blog

Aug 2020

57 min 33 sec

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Aug 2020

13 min 48 sec

Micah and I grew up together. I have always looked up to him. In this interview, we talk about life and ministry. He serves as an elder at The Journey Southern Illinois.

Jul 2020

39 min 50 sec

We have arrived at episode 100! Thank you so much for continuing to listen!

Jul 2020

16 min 8 sec

Thanks for listening! Micah is my cousin and a former Navy Seal. Enjoy! Link Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

Jul 2020

47 min 15 sec

Thanks for coming back. We are working through a series on Biblical Manhood! Enjoy!

Jul 2020

15 min 1 sec

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Jul 2020

41 min 52 sec

Thank you for listening! We are starting a new series talking about manhood.

Jul 2020

15 min 27 sec

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Jul 2020

44 min 9 sec

Thanks for listening. We would love to hear from you. Reach out to Jared on the Facebook page or on Instagram.

Jul 2020

10 min 32 sec

Thanks for listening! Links  Glory Hunger  JR’s book.

Jul 2020

42 min 27 sec

Pastor, If you have been confused by all the “Systemic Racism” talk then this episode is for you. Thanks for listening! I would love to hear from you! Let Sponsor  Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series! Links  Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell Uncle Tom  by Larry Elder Racial Reconciliation  by Voddie Baucham ... View The Rest Of This Post#96 Baucham, Harrison, Sowell, Williams, Elder, Owens

Jun 2020

15 min 52 sec

Thanks for continuing to come back to listen! I hope these interviews are helpful to you! Sponsor  Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series!

Jun 2020

32 min 34 sec

Thank you for listening! This conversation was a lot of fun and incredibly helpful to me. Enjoy! June Sponsor Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series! Show Links  Defy Tyrants Matt’s Sermons

Jun 2020

45 min 18 sec

Thanks for coming back! I hope you enjoy this episode! Sponsor  Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series!

Jun 2020

11 min 12 sec

Today’s interview is with author Kevin Lovegreen. Kevin has been writing hunting and fishing books for kids over the last 9 years. He is also the sponsor for the show for the month of June! Sponsor Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series!  

Jun 2020

24 min 8 sec

Thanks for listening. Sponsor for June Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series!

Jun 2020

11 min 48 sec

Manly Endurance in Season and Out of Season: Jeremiah and Nehemiah. Sponsor for June Author Kevin Lovegreen Giveaway  Lucky Luke 11 Book Series!

Jun 2020

16 min 1 sec

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Jun 2020

17 min 31 sec

Thank you for listening. Pastor if you need any care or coaching, please reach out to us. We want to help. If you want me to come out to speak at a pastors retreat or men’s retreat, please contact us. We have a new sponsor for the month of June! We are partnering with author ... View The Rest Of This Post#93 Open Doors and Adversaries

Jun 2020

12 min 20 sec

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May 2020

24 min 12 sec

Thank you for listening. I appreciate you all very much. Let me know what you think of the episode. May Giveaway  10 Books From Canon Press

May 2020

7 min 27 sec

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May 2020

30 min 47 sec

As always, thank you for listening. I would love your feedback. Hit me up and let’s talk! Giveaway Canon Press 10 Book Giveaway

May 2020

12 min 31 sec

This conversation with Pastor Bill Smith was a lot of fun. This is a very important discussion and I pray it is helpful in this season. Giveaway  Canon Press 10 Book Giveaway Bill’s Articles  Kuyperian Commentary Author Page Links Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates  by Matthew Trewhella

May 2020

46 min 26 sec

Thanks so much for listening. This is session 1 from the 2020 Intensive. The sermon title was “The Authority of the Word and the Courage of the Pastor.” Giveaway  Canon Press 10 Book Giveaway  

May 2020

45 min 20 sec

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May 2020

15 min 16 sec

The book God is Good by Bill Johnson is the worst book I have ever read. That is why we will never sing Bethel Music. Watch out for wolves. Links  Zero Mile Mark  is our sponsor for the month. Pick up some great outdoor gear! Giveaway  ZMM Tent/35L Pack

Apr 2020

15 min 24 sec

Thank you so much for listening. I really enjoyed talking with Ken. One thing I wish I would have said in my critique of PK is that there was a disconnect with PK and the local church. Most of the PK attendees did not have a strong ecclesiology and neither do many parachurch organizations. I ... View The Rest Of This PostTSC Interview: Promise Keepers CEO Ken Harrison

Apr 2020

31 min 59 sec

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Apr 2020

9 min 57 sec

Thank you for listening to the show. This was a fun episode, in which I talk with John Eldredge about his book Fathered by God.  Links  Fathered by God Sponsor for the Month Zero Mile Mark March Giveaway  ZMM Tent/35L Pack

Apr 2020

41 min 56 sec

Thanks for listening. Here are a few things for you to check out! Sponsor  Zero Mile Mark Giveaway  Tent+35L Pack Intensive Intensive Page 

Apr 2020

10 min 46 sec

I have been honored to know my friend Bill Anderson. Bill has been a listener of the show for a long while. I wanted to interview him about his reading schedule. We made it happen and here it is. April Sponsor  ZeroMileMark Giveaway  Tent/Pack Giveaway

Apr 2020

24 min 31 sec

Thanks for listening! Today and tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the giveaway! Make sure you do that if you want a chance to win two great knives! Giveaway  2 Buck Pursuit Series Knives Sponsor for March  Buck Knives

Mar 2020

14 min 58 sec

Well, this season of life is interesting, to say the least. In light of everything going on, what is our schedule supposed to look like? I try to help you answer that question in this episode. Sponsor for the Month of March  Buck Knives Giveaway  2 Buck Knife Pursuit Series  

Mar 2020

16 min 37 sec

Thanks for listening. In this interview, I talk with Dr. Bracy Hill from Baylor University about Perspectives on Hunting. Dr. Bracy Hill Bracy’s Website God, Nimrod, and the World His Book Sponsor  We want to continue to thank Buck Knives for partnering with us. Go check out their website and buy some great knives! Buck Knives ... View The Rest Of This PostTSC Interview: Dr. Bracy Hill (The Bible and Hunting)

Mar 2020

1 hr 11 min

Thanks for listening! Today’s episode is a short one. I talk about the nameless celebrity preacher from 2 Cor. 8:16-18. Giveaway  Pursuit Series Knives Buck Knives  Website  

Mar 2020

9 min 6 sec

This was our first live recording. Brian Sauve was in town to speak for our church conference. During the lunch break, we got to record this show Enjoy!

Mar 2020

27 min 38 sec

Welcome. Thanks for listening! Sponsor  Buck Knives Giveaway  2 Knife Pursuit Series Giveaway Books  Point Man  by Steve Farrar 7 Promises of a Promise Keeper Wild at Heart  by John Eldredge Music  Promise Keepers    

Mar 2020

16 min 40 sec

Thanks for listening. We are excited about our sponsor for the month of March. Check out Buck Knives and pick up a great everyday carry or specialty knife. We are also doing a giveaway with them for two Pursuit Series knives. Giveaway  2 Knife Giveaway  

Mar 2020

12 min 37 sec

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Feb 2020

11 min 29 sec

I sit down with my friend Phil Nelson. Phil is one of the two men I reference when I talk about healthy pastors. I have long respected him as a man, pastor, open-air preacher, and much more. This conversation was a lot of fun!

Feb 2020

41 min 50 sec