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The Word of Life Podcast
26 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
WOL155 - A Story of Faith and Basketball with Matt Costello
Faith, growth, and basketball— professional basketball player Matt Costello sits down with Island Director Tommy Sewall to discuss his time in the NBA, playing basketball overseas, and challenges and growth in his Christian faith.
22 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
WOL154 - A Life of Faith in Extreme Action Sports with Emily Durham
In this episode of the Word of Life Podcast, Island Director Tommy Sewall chats with X Games gold medalist and American Ninja Warrior Emily Durham about ministry, wakeboarding, and how her identity in Christ keeps her grounded.
53 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
WOL153 - The Life Story of Julia Tuason
Second-year student Julia Tuason sits down with us this week to share her journey of struggle, faith, and how Christ's love has changed her entire life's direction.
39 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
WOL152 - Future of Word of Life through the Lens of Leaders with Eric Messer
In this episode Jonathan sits down with Eric Messer, the Executive Dean of Student and Guest Experiences. Eric and Jonathan cover topics such as student experiences and scholarship work programs to campus updates such as our athletic programs, academic programs, health and security components and the master plan for the Word of Life Bible Institute property. If you have been considering the Word of Life Bible Institute as your next step in your educational journey, then this podcast gives you much insight as to what’s happening currently and what’s coming soon.
39 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
WOL151 - The captivating story of Vietnam Veteran Winfred Phillips - Part 2
History books tells us about the Vietnam War, landing on the Moon, John F. Kennedy, etc. but these topics are ever so close to Phillips as he lived in it and through it. This is a gripping true story of the Vietnam War through the lens of a man who survived it against all odds and can only be chalked up to a miracle.
49 minutes | May 24, 2019
WOL150 - The captivating story of Vietnam Veteran Winfred Phillips - Part 1
History books tells us about the Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy, etc. but these topics are ever so close to Phillips as he lived in it and through it. This is a gripping true story of the Vietnam War through the lens of a man who survived it against all odds and can only be chalked up to a miracle.
37 minutes | May 10, 2019
WOL149 - The How To: An effective Quiet Time and Accountability discipline with Tom Phillips
New York Bible Institute’s Campus Pastor, Tom Phillips, shares with us on the discipline needed to have an effective Quiet Time, prayer life, evangelistic outreach and so much more. Tom gives practical steps that you can begin to take today to help you on your walk with Jesus.
65 minutes | May 3, 2019
WOL148 - A testimony of God’s unfailing love in the midst of tragedy with Karen Smith
Last week we heard from the New York Bible Institute’s Dean of Women, Karen Smith, as she discussed the structure behind having an effective Quiet Time. After getting a snippet of her testimony, Jonathan decided to bring her in to share her full story with us. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry but most of all you’ll see the love of Jesus in and through Karen’s story that perhaps you may be able to relate too as well.
50 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
WOL147 - The How To: An effective Quiet Time and Accountability structure with Karen Smith
New York Bible Institute’s Dean of Women, Karen Smith, shares with us on how to have an effective Quiet Time that’s meaningful even on the days you don’t feel up to it. Also, Karen dives into what accountability looks like through both being held accountable and keeping someone else accountable.
70 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
WOL146 - Last days of Jesus with Tom Davis - Part 2
Join Dr. Tom Davis and Jonathan Phillips as they dive into the 2nd and last part of this series as they detail the crucifixion of Jesus, the 7 sayings of Jesus while on the cross, the significance of Jesus’ burial and timing, and the resurrection and appearances to others. Warning: Details relating to the crucifixion of Jesus and the history of Roman capital punishment within this podcast are in deep detail and may be disturbing for some listeners.
54 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
WOL145 - Last days of Jesus with Tom Davis - Part 1
Join Dr. Tom Davis and Jonathan Phillips as they dive into this first episode specifying in detail the Triumphant Entry, the arrest and trials of Jesus, the scourging of Jesus and the walk down the Via Dolorosa. Warning: Details relating to the scourging of Jesus and the history behind scourging within this podcast are in deep detail and may be disturbing for some listeners.
47 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
WOL144 - Faith or Fear? Evangelism with Sam Frey
In this podcast Sam Frey explains to us the reasoning as to why, how, and when to witness. The thought of witnessing to someone else motivate you or send you into a fearful panic? This is a podcast on how we can turn fear into faith! Sam, for decades, has been evangelizing throughout New York City and other parts of the country as well as overseas and lends us his thoughts and experiences to the absolute need for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
53 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
WOL143 - End Times with Dr. Tom Davis Part 8 – The Final Chapter
Join Dr. Tom Davis and Jonathan Phillips in the final installment to this End Times series as they discuss the Great White Throne Judgment that will take place for those that do not believe in Jesus and the final part of the discussion living eternal in Heaven. Will we as Christians be present during the Great White Throne Judgment and do we know what heaven is going to look like? What will we do there? These are just a few of the many questions that are answered in this final chapter.
58 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
WOL142 - End Times with Dr. Tom Davis Part 7 - The Second Coming and The Millennial Reign
Buckle up on your horse as we are coming back with Jesus on His second coming. Today Dr. Tom Davis and Jonathan Phillips discuss the exciting topics of Jesus’ second coming and the millennial reign or 1,000 years.
57 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
WOL141 - End Times with Dr. Tom Davis Part 6 – The last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation
Within the tribulation, the last 3 ½ years are the worst. Listen in as Dr. Tom Davis and Jonathan Phillips discuss the events in detail within this time period. Holding a pre-trib view, we as believers of Jesus Christ will not be here on Earth while these events are taking place but it is vital that we share our faith with those today as Jesus’ return is near.
59 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
WOL140 - Dan Meers aka “KC Wolf”
Kansas City Chiefs Mascot Ever wonder who’s behind the costume at an amusement park or the one acting crazy at a sporting event? Well…meet Dan Meers the person behind the Kansas City Chiefs KC Wolf mascot. Meers is the mascot that all other mascots look up to for inspiration as he is the longest active mascot within the National Football League. Today Meers takes off the mask and we learn what his real character is in Jesus Christ and the motivation to persevere after his major fall from a stunt gone wrong. Buy the Book @ www.danmeers.org
38 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
WOL139 - End Times Prophecy with Dr. Tom Davis Part 5: Midpoint to the Tribulation
In part 5 of this series we listen in as Dr. Davis finishes up taking us through the Tribulation. If you weren't able to listen to the first four parts of this series or even the first part of the tribulation , we recommend you go back and listen to them as they are packed with amazing truths from God's word. Here are some resources that Dr. Davis suggest. In this order of “immediate helpfulness”: A study Bible: Ryrie Study Bible NIV Study Bible Nelson’s Study Bible A Bible Dictionary: Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary An Exhaustive Concordance (for the version of the Bible you prefer) such as: Strong’s Young’s A word study book such as Vine’s Expository Dictionary of NT Words A general commentary such as The Bible Knowledge Commentary (two volumes, OT & NT) edited by Walvoord. An in-depth commentary (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary edited by Frank Gaebelein).
44 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
WOL138 - End Times Prophecy with Dr. Tom Davis Part 4: The First Three and a Half Years of the Tribulation
In part 4 of this series we listen in as Dr. Davis takes us through the first three and a half years of the Tribulation. If you haven't been able to listen to the first three parts of this series, we recommend you go back and listen to them as they are packed with amazing truths from God's word.
55 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
WOL137 - End Times Prophecy with Dr. Tom Davis Part 3 : The Judgement, The Marriage and The Invasion
In this packed out episode we continue with the progression of End Times bringing us to The Judgment Seat of Christ, Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and the Invasion of Israel. Dr. Davis provides us with a detailed look into each one of these events and how it relates to both believers of Christ and non-believers.
45 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
WOL136 - End Times Prophecy with Dr. Tom Davis Part 2 : Church Age to Rapture
In this episode we go into detail about the signs of the times, when will the rapture take place, what prophecies are left to fulfill before the rapture can happen. Listen in as Dr. Davis goes into detail as to the explanation of a twinkling of an eye and what will happen the moment we meet King Jesus in the clouds. This is a podcast that will leave you shouting for joy and excited to share with your friends and family!
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