When I was a kid, I remember my mother saying stuff like, “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.” And “See a penny pick it up, all day long, you will have good luck.” When we were walking on a sidewalk she would warn me to not step on the crack because it would break her back!
My mom was a little superstitious and by teaching me some of those little sayings, I became a little superstitious too. But when I gave my life to Jesus and started reading the Word of God, I slowly saw how superstitious and wrong some of those ideas were. I exchanged the little diddy’s my mother taught for some better words to live by–the words of God.
We all have little expressions we have been taught over the years by parents, grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, coaches, etc. But if we want to find peace, live a life of purpose, then we need to abandon old ways and replace them with that which is truly dependable -the Word of God.
In this week’s episode, Travis explores another episode from the life of the early church with Stephen’s sermon. He recites Israel’s story passed down from previous generations. They were words that he had lived by and he was showing his fellow Jews, and us today, how we can live and order our lives by Jesus, the one true Son of God. Listen in and see his words and how his words can become the words you live by.