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    Jesse Barnett

    Author, Transform Your Tomorrow:
    10 Daily Habits for Living the Good Life

I teach the Bible to an amazing group of people each week at LifePoint Christian Church in Longwood, Florida.

I write to help people build their faith by connecting them to God through the mystery and relevance of the Bible.

Since 2003 I have voiced Zach, the host of Down Gilead Lane, Beyond Gilead, Red Rock Mysteries, and Keys for Kids!


A podcast to help you understand and get to know your Bible better and to help you grow your faith in God.

Recent Posts

4 Surefire Ways To Gain Wisdom Now

By Phil Ayres | March 13, 2019 | 4 Comments

One of my favorite Youtube channels is “Smarter Every Day” by Destin Sandlin. He's a mechanical engineer who films himself learning something cool and then shares the videos with his audience. Obviously, Destin didn't invent the idea of getting smarter. It's an idea first proposed by God and it's found all over the Bible. Of …

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3 Tips To Avoid Cynicism

By Phil Ayres | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

I hate cynicism. That being said—I can be a terribly cynical person at times. I don't like this about myself and I would like to blame someone else for my cynical nature. Perhaps it was all the tv shows that I grew up watching. They featured overly cynical people—Archie bunker, George Constanta, Chandler Bing, and …

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My Social Media Sabbatical

By Phil Ayres | February 28, 2019 | 11 Comments

For the month of March, I plan to take a sabbatical from certain social media platforms, namely Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. Recently, I've realized that these platforms do more harm to my mood than good. This might not be the case for you, and if so, that's good. But for me, I have noticed that …

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The Art of Apologizing

By Phil Ayres | February 20, 2019 | 6 Comments

“Hold me now, it's hard for me to say I'm sorry” -Chicago Can we all agree that it's not easy to apologize? It takes a lot of humility to admit that you were wrong and then say you're sorry. Some people will go their whole life without offering a single apology to another person. During …

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Four Surprising Facts About Your Bible

By Phil Ayres | February 13, 2019 | 5 Comments

Recently, I was moved to read about the story of 13-year-old Hannah Foy, a young girl from Missouri who had decided to read the whole Bible in one year. She completed her goal a week early and proudly shared the news with her mom and friends. When telling her mom about her Bible experience she …

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How To Make Work Into Worship

By Phil Ayres | February 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

According to a recent USA Today survey, almost half of all people surveyed are unhappy with their jobs. Do you ever feel that way? Are you happy with your vocation? I'll admit, I have been very disappointed with my work at times—and I'm a pastor! If you're honest you'll probably admit that you've had struggles …

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How You Can Pray for Your Spouse

By Phil Ayres | January 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

This is a guest post by fellow Tribe Writer, Leonard McElveen. He is an ordained minister at Word of Faith church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  You can follow him at www.leonardmcelveen.com My wife and I have been married for almost 10 years and we’ve overcome many obstacles through the power of prayer. We realized that we …

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How To Forgive Other People

By Phil Ayres | January 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A while ago my family took a trip to an indoor amusement park. While we were there, we jumped onto the bumper cars and spent the next 5 minutes bashing into one another, laughing and trying to cram each other's cars into the corner of the ride. It was a ton of fun. Life is …

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4 Facts About The Devil You Should Know

By Phil Ayres | January 14, 2019 | 5 Comments

The other day I was talking with a friend when he told me he was being “messed with” by the Devil. I told him that was impossible and that Satan (the Devil), probably didn't even know who he was. This led us into a fascinating conversation about the spiritual realm and supernatural phenomena. What stuck …

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4 Ideas To Make Prayer Meaningful and Fun

By Phil Ayres | January 7, 2019 | 6 Comments

I will admit it. Praying isn't that fun—I'm just being honest. Perhaps you don't agree with me, but I would guess you don't look forward to praying, at least not in the same way you look forward to things like movies, sporting events, or hanging out with close friends. It's okay, I'm the same way. …

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