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11 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Why fight the good fight?
We often hear the phrase "Fight the good fight", but what does it mean? Today we focus on a mini-series on 2 Timothy 4:7 and find out why we should fight the good fight! Thank you and God bless!
14 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
The Process of God’s Promises
Life can be difficult, but I have learned that life is all about process. It's about being consistent as well as focusing on what is important. Today, Dan shares on why the word for the year he will focus on is "Process". We will compare the process of things in life and how it help us grow closer to Jesus. For our challenge, please focus on the promises of God to help you through the process of life. Let's have an amazing 2022! Please share and leave a review so that others may know how to live like Jesus in the modern world!
15 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
The Beatitudes part 8: Looking forward to being Persecuted
No one likes to be made fun of especially in these modern times, but what if that is what Jesus wants us to go through to bring others closer to him. Today, we look at the final verse of the beatitudes and see how we can apply them to our lives! If you need encouragement, please reach out to me in any matter discussed at the end of this episode!
8 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
The Beatitudes part 7: Keeping the peace
Today, we focus on ways to be a true peacekeeper in our modern world and how we can achieve this despite what the world may tell us!
10 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
The Beatitudes part 6: How to see God
Matthew 5:8 is clear in that to see God we need to be pure in heart. We will explore ways for that to be possible and how we can see God in things that we never thought possible! Be encouraged by the fact that we have the blueprint to do this and all we need to do is focus on the things of God!
8 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
The Beatitudes part 5: Being one of the merciful
Today, we focus on ways to show others mercy. Most people think it needs to be extravagant, but sometimes the best ways to show Mercy and glorify God is in the small ways! Be encouraged to be merciful and experience the greatest life that God has for you!
5 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Update from my Hiatus!
A quick update of the delay of episodes as well as a new podcast being started with some friends in the podcast community!
12 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
The Beatitudes pt.4: Truly Going After Righteousness
Matthew 5:6 shows us how to be truly satisfied, but we truly thirst and hunger after righteousness? I know I have fallen short of that or just do the bare minimum to do what God wants me to do. So what can we do to fix that? Today, we focus on ways to strive after the mindset of being "all in" in going after righteousness! Please be inspired and remember to keep your eyes on Jesus!
9 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
The Beatitudes pt. 3: The Spirit of Being Meek
The word meek is often seen as a weak trait yet we see it in Matthew 5 as one of the beatitudes in the sermon on the mount. We dive into the trait of being meek and how being meek can actually grow your faith in Christ!
13 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
The Beatitudes pt. 2: The need to mourn over the right things
Do we mourn over the right things? Do we mourn over things that are finite or things that last for eternity? We dive into Matthew 5:4 and see what that verse entails for our journey of faith. For our challenge, we focus on looking at our lives and what we should mourn over to get closer to Jesus in our faith!
10 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
The Beatitudes pt. 1: Our Desperate need for Jesus
The sermon on the mount has been known as on of the most influential sermons of all time, but have you really dove into what Jesus was trying to preach to us. Today, we focus on Matthew 5:4 and go through what it means to be "poor in spirit". Afterwards, we focus in how to challenge us to give ourselves to God no matter what circumstance we may be in. Article from the show: https://irememberthepoor.org/3-2/
23 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
s2ep5: Accepting Christ at Your Lowest with special guest Erik Allen
We are dealt different cards when we are born. Some are born well off with others growing up in bad situations. What is great is that Christ can find you no matter if you are at your highest or at your lowest. Our guest today (Erik Allen) describes has amazing story of how Jesus found Him and how he accepted Christ into his life! For our challenge, we focus on Romans 12:6-8 and how we all have a purpose for God in our journey if we give control to Jesus!
32 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S2ep4: "Engaging. Challenging. Practical." with special guest Ryan Sweat
In order to glean anything from the Bible, we can't just read it, but we have to act on it. Our episode title is a very important motto to our guest, Ryan Sweat. Listen to why we need to go through being engaging, challenging, and practical in order to grow our faith. In addition, learn how Ryan applies this to his passion of helping young adults and teens grow in their faith in Jesus. For our challenge, we focus on John 15:12-13 as well as 1 Cor. 13 and how these verses can show us how to truly love others in ways that Jesus would do to others!
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
S2ep3: The Power of the Christian Fiction Genre with special guest Kristen Hogrefe Parnell
Many people believe that the Bible can only be used in a non-fiction manner to lead others to Christ. However, what if we could write amazing stories with the Bible as a foundation to lead others to Jesus! Well, our guest today has accomplished that! Kristen Hogrefe Parnell is an award author who has written fiction in order to bring others towards the truth of Jesus! Be inspired at her journey and learn about how the Rogues Trilogy can be relevant to our modern times. For our challenge, we focus on 1 Cor. 10:31 and how you can glorify God in your current capacity! God bless my friends! For more information on Kristen, please go to: https://kristenhogrefeparnell.com/
23 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
S2ep2: "Finding my Story in their Stories" with special guest David Waddell
Join us as we bring special guest David Waddell on the show to discuss how beneficial it is to find your story in the stories of the Bible. Be amazed at how David finds ways to intermingle sports and Christ to help people grow in their faith. In our challenge, we find out why finding your story and comparing that to a story in the Bible will grow your faith in leaps and bounds!
34 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
S2ep1: The Persistent Widow with Dr. Marcia Ledford
Welcome to season two of Finish Last! This week we talk to Dr. Marcia Ledford. Listen as we discuss how she incorporates being an episcopal priest and a civil rights attorney. Be challenged by the parable of the Persistent Widow from Luke 18 and how that story is relevant today! God bless you my friends!
16 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Finish Last Rant 1: "Biblical Correctness"
We often hear of the phrase "political correctness" and how it can create a divide among people. In Christianity, there is a term that creates that same division called "Biblical Correctness" or people that use the Bible against others for the wrong reasons. I share in my life what has happened recently with the above term and how we need to find ways to create conversations and not generate divides.
15 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ways to Personally Grow in Community
Finding a community of faith that works for you can be frustrating. There are many factors that can cause it to be easy or very hard. Today, we focus on what we can control to be an intricate part in a community of faith! Our foundation is 1 Peter 4:7-11 on what we should target to help foster that community. I also will share my personal experiences with community and what I found to work and not work.
16 minutes | May 19, 2021
50th Episode Retrospective
We made it to episode 50! So thankful for each and every one of you that has supported the show! In this retrospective, I will focus on the pros and cons that podcasting has brought to my life as well as discuss the future of Finish Last!
15 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
The Heart of the Underdog
There have been times in my life where being an underdog is hard but has had many rewards! Today we focus on David and his underdog story vs Goliath and how it relates to our modern world. In our challenge, the focus will be on how we can be diligent, prepared, and confident in Christ to grow in our faith and reach others for Christ on our journey!
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