12/10/2023 DAB Transcript

Amos 1:1-3:15, Revelation 2:1-17, Psalm 129:1-8, Proverbs 29:19-20

Today is the 10th day of December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it’s great to be here. I guess this puts us at the 1/3rd way through this last month of the year, as we continue our journey forward. We’ve been moving rapidly; we’re working through the minor prophets and we take some of those in one gulp each day. Not all of them, not today, but we have been, and we have also gotten ourselves into the book of Revelation in the New Testament, our final book, the final destination in the New Testament and we’ll continue that today.

Introduction to the Book of Amos:

But as we go into the Old Testament, we have a brand-new prophetic book in the grouping known as the minor prophets. This book is known as Amos, and this is probably the earliest collection of prophetic utterances that…that are found in the Bible. Amos prophesied in the mid-eighth century BC. This was a time when the northern and the southern kingdoms were both experiencing peace and prosperity, everything was going well. And Amos, he wasn’t a trained prophet, he didn’t go to profit school. He wasn’t trained for religious duties. He seems to have been just an ordinary person, who was living a regular life of a shepherd or a farmer. We don’t know if he was like just a common laborer, like a day laborer, or whether he owned some flocks and groves. He’s certainly an educated person and certainly aware of what’s going on around him. He lived in the city of Tekoa, that’s about 10 miles south of Jerusalem. So, his home would’ve been in the southern kingdom of Judah, but his mission was to prophesy in the northern kingdom of Israel, so he probably just crossed the border to the border city of Bethel, which was a huge hub for trade, idol worship, commerce. And the northern and southern kingdoms were in good shape peace, prosperity, opportunity, it was so good. They hadn’t seen this kind of prosperity since like Solomon’s reign. So, it might be odd to think that God would send a person that nobody knew, an ordinary person to deliver a pretty severe message of judgments. It would’ve certainly been a difficult message to give, but that’s what Amos was told to do. Because the peace and prosperity that was being experienced had done what it does, what it still does, what we still see in the world today. The door for corruption had been opened and corruption was running rampant, and people were being pushed to the margins. The poor were being oppressed, greed ruled the hearts of the leaders, and Amos is in the midst of this denouncing the preying on the less fortunate, saying that social justice has to be considered. And I know man, we’re looking at a book and I’m saying this and this is thousands of years old. We got a buzzword here, like a political buzzword social justice, we’re talking about justice within a society to care for its people. This is a prophetic utterance to a prosperous nation, nations, to God’s people about what they’re doing to marginalize take advantage. And we’ve seen, we would have had this marked out by now, right, that this cycle wouldn’t keep going but we’re still dealing with these things. Amos shows us that we are nowhere near as powerful as we think we are, and God is vastly way more powerful than we can comprehend. And Amos tells us, basically all the scurrying around in the world, try to own our stuff and collect our garbage, keep all of our stuff in one place and protect it. Amos is like the whole world belongs to God. It’s all His and He is sovereign over all of it, including you. So, as we read the book of Amos, let’s let it, let’s let it be a mirror into the way that we conduct ourselves. We’ll read from The Voice translation this week. Amos chapters 1, 2 and 3.


Father, we thank You for Your word, we bless Your holy name, and we worship You Jesus, we love You. There is no hope outside of You. You are the only hope, and we thank You for the Scriptures that lead and guide us into this relationship, aiming our hearts in the right, correct direction. We take heed from all that we’ve read today, including from the book of Amos. We also look at the book of Proverbs. There is more hope for a fool than for a person who’s over eager to hear themselves talking. We take that on board and invite Your Holy Spirit to show us what we should and should not be saying in our lives this day, as we walk in fellowship with You and as we walk in community with our brothers and sisters. Come Holy Spirit, lead us into the truth, we ask, we beg, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello DABers, this is Donna in Pennsylvania. The Lord is my strength and my song. And today I want to pray for those of you who are feeling utterly overwhelmed by your circumstances. Perhaps it’s health. I’ve been praying for Eyes of a Dove with something unusual and scary going on in your body and you’re waiting to find out what might be going on and what might be needed for treatment. And I’m praying for someone who called in with ALS and three small children. And for His Little Shari, who is battling MS and has to make decisions about treatment. And I can relate to that because I have severe osteoporosis and the drugs, they’re planning to use on me, sound worse than the disease. Those who are undergoing heart break. The gentleman who called in whose wife is, he called it a dry drunk and I don’t know what that means, but it doesn’t sound good. And for those with children, with babies suffering with people who are losing relatives to cancer. Those who are in excruciating pain. I’m just lifting it all up to God because He loves us. He knows each one of us. Our names are written on His hand and whatever we’re walking through, he walks beside us. When we turn to Him and cling to Him, He’s always there. He will get us through it and we will have joy in His presence, despite our circumstances. Bless the DABers, in Jesus name. Amen.

Good morning DABers, Marjorie from New Mexico. Today, is December the 5th and I was just listening to the daily prayers, and I heard Blind Tony. And Blind Tony, I just want to tell you that your poems touch my heart. This morning, your prayer was about praying for you guys because of a fire. Your voice changed and I knew something was wrong. But you know, like you said, God is still good and that really, really touched me because you had a fire and you lost water and you lost your home pretty much until you can go back to it. And you’re still keeping the faith, Tony. You’re an inspiration to me. I am keeping my faith too with everything that’s going on in my family life, with my kids and my aunts and uncles and my mother. And I’m praying for you, Blind Tony, and I hope that you have the best Christmas that you can, with the circumstances that you’ve been dealt with the fire. And I just wanna say God Bless you and remain the inspiration that you are.

Salutations Kathy from Kentucky. This is His Little Songbird from Alberta, Canada. And I just want to take the opportunity right now, to lift up your friend Joanne, in prayer. Heavenly and most gracious Father, I come before you humbly today and I want to thank you for Your being so perfect and pure. Lord, You made us in Your image, and You also made us for eternity. We were never supposed to know death and to see our children die, and our grandchildren die. That was not part of your plan. That was something that Satan through in. Lord, I lift up Joanna to You, this morning Lord, and I want to thank You so much for this woman that You have blessed her with 94 years. But Lord, she has seen death in her time. Death of her children and grandchildren Lord, and I lift her up to You Lord. I ask for Your presence to be poured out upon her, for Your joy, for Your comfort Father God. And I ask that You would just wrap Your loving arms around her and carry her through these difficult times. In Jesus name I ask. Amen.

Father God, in the name of Jesus, I’ve come this morning to pray right now for Blind Tony. Our own, in-house poet laureate. I just heard the tragic story about your fire. Right now, I just ask Lord Jesus, keep this family safe and I’m praising God with you that you are okay and still with us. I also pray that paperwork is okay as far as you being able to get things reconstructed. But dear Lord, if it’s not, let Your angels bless around him, in the neighborhood, across the countries, wherever to come and help this family. Father, we thank You for Blind Tony. We love, love his spirit, we love him, and we lift him up to You, right now, and his family with the best outcome in this unfortunate, sad, sad situation. Blind Tony, thousands, I know thousands are lifting you up. Because we love you here at the DAB. May God be with you. May God strengthen you. May you continue to be empowered and know that He’s got you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

12/8/2023 DAB Transcript

Hosea 10:1-14:9, Jude 1:1-25, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 29:15-17

Today is the 8th day of December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we take our steps through the final, the 12th month of the year, and wind our way into Christmas, and wind our way all the way through that, all the way to the end of the Bible. And then we’ll start over again. But we’re not there, we’re here, and here is where we belong right now. We’ve been reading from the book of Hosea in the Old Testament; we will complete the book of Hosea today. Then in the New Testament, we’ve been kind of racing through some short letters, First, Second and Third John. We arrive at another short letter named June, and we’ll read all of that today. So, we’re moving along, we’ll talk about Jude, when we get there. But first, Hosea chapters 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 today.

Introduction to the Book of Jude:

Okay, so like we said at the beginning, that concludes Hosea, and that brings us to the New Testament portion of our reading today. And that brings us to the letter or the epistle of Jude, and we’ll read the entire epistle, it’s 25 verses long. And as we read it, it may have familiar themes, maybe even familiar language. Many biblical scholars accept the idea that Second Peter imitates Jude’s letter. And if that’s true, then Jude’s letter predates Second Peter and that would, that would date it into the mid-60s AD. If that’s not the case, then the letter could have been written as late as the end of Jude’s life, probably around A.D. A.D. But that might be just trivia that like, like maybe there are more important questions, like who is Jude. Who is Jude? And that has been a vigorous debate throughout church history as well, and it continues to be examined among the scholars to this day. If we’re moving in the direction of like consensus, the majority of traditional scholars would agree that Jude, who wrote this letter was the brother of James and the brother of Jesus. And even though he’s a brother or half-brother, he was not an apostle. He did not believe in Jesus during his ministry. It’s not really clear who this letter is to; it’s addressed to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ. So, we could say that includes us and probably should say that includes us. We should probably say this is a letter that was intended for us to read and understand and apply to our lives, because it’s still important to us. Jude tells us in this letter that he was planning on writing a totally different kind of letter, but that he needed to step into some, some issues. And the issues were false teaching about the grace of God. This is all still with us today. This was addressed many times in the letters throughout the New Testament. Basically, what was going on is that the teaching of…of unmerited favor, of grace, the grace of God, the mercy of God upon us, is a free gift bestowed upon us when we believe. There is no way to earn God’s favor, it is a gift that is given to us. And that’s a core understanding in the Christian faith, and were taught that in the Scriptures. It’s grace. Some people began to twist that around. Some people continue to twist that around, basically saying grace covers everything that I do, so I can do whatever I want and I can do it with whoever I want. I can do what I please because all I have to do is ask forgiveness, the mercy of God will not hold this sin against me and I can’t earn God’s grace anyway, so what’s the point. I believe grace has covered me and now I will move on doing as I please, being my own God and ruling how I choose. Jude says that’s not going to go anywhere. That will not end anywhere good. And so, we should listen to it because it’s not as if we’re not trying to justify our actions all the time. And Jude is warning us against that path. And he instructs the believers to remember that these kinds of twists…twisting’s of the teachings, they were predicted, that they knew this would happen. They knew this would come, they need to bind together and build each other up to the power of the Holy Spirit and take care of each other. Which is what we’ve been learning all year through the Scriptures. It matters that we take care of each other. So we’ll read this 25 verse letter and this is our last stop before we reach the final book in the New Testament, and that book is the book of Revelation, which we’ll take us into completely different territory than we’ve been in, in the New Testament. So, let’s pay very close attention to the words of this last letter in the New Testament.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another day. We thank You for every day. We thank You that this this goes on every day, no matter what part of the year we’re in, no matter what day it is, no matter what month it is. This is the rhythm of our lives, to place Your word in our hearts and allow Your word to speak for itself inside of us, transforming us, growing us, and pulling us free from the bondage we…we get ourselves into. So, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for the letter to Jude today. All of the reminders that Your grace is not cheap. It came at a cost and when we use it cheaply, we’re missing the point, and we are not loving You. May we love You with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and may we love our neighbor as ourselves. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, that’s the website. That’s where you find out what’s going on around here. Couple things; it’s Christmas time around here, so it’s all things Christmas. We have a couple of things that we do around here at Christmas time. One is our Annual Daily Audio Bible Family Christmas Party. And you can participate in that by calling in your Christmas greeting to the family here that you’ve been journeying with all year long and let your voice be heard, as we collect our season’s greetings from everyone. You can hit the Hotline button in the app to do that, or you can dial 877-942-4253 to do that. And obviously, those are familiar ways to reach out. That’s the prayer and encouragement line. It’s just for, for now, through the weekend, it’s also the holiday greeting line. And so, don’t delay, we’ll stop doing that after this weekend and we’ll start assembling that. So, this is getting to be last call. So, make sure you participate. The only rule is, if you’re calling in a holiday greeting but you also have a prayer request or encouragement, just make those separate. Don’t combine like a prayer request and a holiday greeting in the same call. We’ll get to confused, it’s too confusing for us. We can’t, we can’t stitch it together. So, make those separate. T

The other thing that is going on is an initiative where we have created a beautiful vinyl packages of the music of the Daily Audio Bible. For example, Songs for Sleep. The Promised Land soundtrack, the Heart album and the two holiday titles that we have: Family Christmas and Christmas Time. And they’re beautifully packaged, pressed on colored vinyl, like they’re collectible things. And all of the resources from this, this year is going into…into the Global Campfire and into the development of our home space on the Internet and the application that delivers the content. Just all of the apparatus for all of it, we’ll be moving into that in the new year. And so, we’re just asking for your partnership as we move in that direction. You can find these at dailyaudiobible.com in the Shop, just look for the Christmas Section and you’ll find it there. And thank you profoundly for your partnership.

And if you just want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible as…as the year winds down, thank you, thank you for your generosity. Thank you for your partnership. We aren’t a Global Campfire if we’re not here together. There’s no point in being here, if we’re not here together. But we are and so there’s lots of reasons for us to tune in each day, take the next step forward. So, thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, that’s the little red button up at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

This is Salt and Light with an update on my friend, who’s daughter fell over after she got out of the shower. They tried to resuscitate her, took her to the hospital, put her on life support. She did not make it. If you could pray for that family. She died from anemia and pneumonia. The previous week, her parents and friends, said to her, you need to get to the hospital. She said she would take it under consideration. But if she died, she knew where she was going. Sadly, that prediction came true. Oh my goodness. Thank you for your prayers. I love you all so much and I pray along with you every morning.

Good morning, Daily Audio Bible friends. I’m a long time listener but I’ve only called in a couple times. When I did, I remember we were going through something very difficult. And my husband said, we need ten thousand prayer warriors. And I knew just where to go. And of course, God heard through your wonderful prayers and answered. I’m reaching out now for another prayer request. We had our house damaged in Hurricane Ian, which was over a year ago. And it’s not livable. We just moved into our 7th rental, here in SW Florida. And we are battling with our insurance company. We do have a public adjuster and they are going before us but it has been very scary, as we have not received one penny for our out of pocket expenses for rental, for repairs for our home, our personal property. And so, I am asking for prayer from all of you, beautiful friends. Would you just pray for favor that we would get an answer soon. And that this company would give us the fair amount to begin repairs on our home. I thank you so much. I believe in the power of prayer and the verse, out of Him to exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, to all generations forever and ever. That verse keeps coming back to me and I’m claiming that my God will do exceedingly, abundantly. I pray for you all. I’m going by Ever Green in SW Florida. I love you and I so appreciate your prayers.

Hi, DAB family, this is Rick from Lakeland, Florida. First time calling in, long time listener. First, thanks to everybody for their prayers. Now allow me the privilege to pray for them. I do have a couple of prayer requests, one for my Aunt Diane, who has been in the hospital on deaths door for several weeks now. It seems that, praise, she is moving in the right direction, but she’s still got a long ways to go. And the second one request I have, is for my son Josh. He’s an active duty Air Force member who had eye surgery this past week. And is in terrible pain post surgically. So just, if you get a moment, just pray for him. I know that, as he is separated from his wife and his children, that this makes that so, so much hard. And just be with my wife as she is there comforting him at Eastler Air Force Base in Mississippi and missing his own family. And of course, I’m missing my sweet wife Shari. As his family is at Tindle Air Force Base in North Florida, near Panama City. And we’re down here in Central Florida. So, and lastly pray for my sweet daughter Meg. Just that, we know that she struggles over relationships and growing, just want her heart to be 100% there for, in her life. For her to meet a Godly man, and know that she needs and wants. Alright DAB family, thanks again for listening. Have a fantastic, blessed day. Talk to you all later. Bye.

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel. I’m calling in for prayer for my mother Amy. She will be having eye surgery on December 11th in the afternoon. Recently, her, she’s noticed a difference in her vision. And after a doctors appointment, they told her she would need surgery. The recovery time is a little unclear to her. And she is worrying about what that’s gonna look like, what that means for her recovery for the holiday season. And just for her comfort in this…in this time. So, I’m asking for prayer for…for peace for her. And for a speedy and full recovery for her vision. So, thank you for all your prayers and the blessing that is the community.  

12/6/2023 DAB Transcript

Hosea 4:1-5:15, 2 John 1:1-13, Psalm 125:1-5, Proverbs 29:9-11

Today is the 6th day of December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you today as we continue the journey, the journey we’ve been on all year. And we have a bit of well, I don’t know, what do we have, a bit of ocean, a bit of road, a bit of terrain yet in front of us. We have begun the book of Hosea yesterday; we will continue our journey through Hosea today. When we get to the New Testament, we will, well, we’ll read a whole book. But we’ll talk about that in a minute. First, Hosea chapters 4 and 5 today.

Introduction to the Book of Second John:

Okay, so like we said, we finished First John yesterday, we’re gonna read an entire book today, an entire letter. It’s called Second John. And this one was probably written pretty close after the first one. It was probably written to the same people because it’s very similar, and it’s the similarities that allow textual scholars and biblical scholars to accept John as the authentic author. And since the tradition is that John spent the later years of his life doing ministry in Ephesus, then that would be likely where Second John has its origination, probably written in Ephesus. It’s short; we’re gonna read it all, 13 verses. The first three verses will give us greetings, the next three remind us how important it is to love one another. Then three more verses speak against false teachings, specifically Docetism, which is what we were…were discussing in First John. Then a couple of verses give instructions that are different than any of the other letters, these verses advise the readers how they should behave toward a traveling minister who comes into the church and attempts to introduce one of the false teachings, and the instructions are to not bring encouragement or hospitality to that person. And then the letter concludes with its final two verses. And so, we’ll read it real quick. We’ve talked about it more than it will take to read it. And it will be easy to just let it kind of blur because it’s so much of the same territory between First and Second John. But let’s just remember, let’s just imagine. First John arrived, the people read it, they began to live into it, they began to find encouragement in it and then they began to find challenge and discouragement in it. And then this second letter arrives, maybe a couple months later, and brings that boost, brings a clear reminder of where they’re supposed to be aimed, and gives them encouragement in their hearts to love one another. And that would be the posture we take now, as we read Second John.


Father, we thank You for Your word. And even as, even as the year speeds up for us in this holiday season. The end of the year speeds up for us as we move through so much territory in the Scriptures. So, we invite You, Holy Spirit, as we walk with You, that You will lead us into all truth and show us what we need to see and hear, what we need to know, how we need to be. Show us what we need to have in our lives as we continue this journey forward, now through Second John, tomorrow into Third John, as we continue through the minor prophets. Speak to us, Father. We are listening and we need You, and we worship You and we love You, and we pray this in the name of Jesus, who has rescued us from the darkness and made us children of the light. Come Jesus, illuminate our path that we may walk in the light, as You are in the light. We pray this in Your precious name. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com that is home base, it’s the websites, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. Christmas time is going on around here and so, it’s time to call in your Christmas greetings for the Annual Daily Audio Bible Family Christmas Party. The way that you do that is that you either use the Hotline button in the app or call 877-942-4253. And those are recognizable ways to reach out because that…that’s the prayer and encouragement line. But right now, it’s also the prayer of encouragement and holiday greeting line. So, call in your holiday greetings now. We will, we will go for a couple more days and then we’re gonna kinda lock that down and begin assembling the party together. And so, don’t delay.

Also, for Christmas this year, it’s a little different than any other year. We haven’t got a Christmas box this year. We have pressed all of the music from the Daily Audio Bible onto different vinyl packages, a beautiful commemorative of what we do here each day and kind of what’s underneath all that we do. Some of the music from the season and seasons of the Daily Audio Bible’s existence. So, all of those are available. We will send the Christmas ornament that we have each year, out with any of those orders. And all of this, all of this initiative, all of this effort, all of the resources that come in will be invested into what is coming next for us in the new year. And it’s a complete new infrastructure for the Daily Audio Bible, with the complete new app. And so, we have worked very hard and tirelessly for years, and that should…should finally lead our community forward and be the home of the Global Campfire sometime next year. And so, this year we’re just inviting participation. And you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. Just look for the Shop and look for the Christmas Category and you will find everything there, so check that out. Thank you.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, as we wind down another year, thank you again, humbly for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, that’s little red button up at the top, or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you very much and I will be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning DAB family, it is December 1st, and I just heard the most precious little girl, asking for prayers for her grandma, Almanita. Child, I heard your prayer request, and I am praying for your little Almanita. And yes, we all have grandparents. Some of them are with us and some of them have passed. But grandparents do have a special place in our hearts and in our lives. And I am praying to the Father for His protection, for His healing. And also, for your comfort to know that God loves you, God loves Almanita and your mommy and daddy. And I wanna thank you so much for calling in and asking us to pray along with you. It is in Jesus name that we pray. Amen.

Shalom Daily Audio Bible, this is Dwayne from Wisconsin. All praise and glory to our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Calling in today for Maggie May. We have been praying for you for a number of years and now you may have an opportunity to have a residence, a home I believe it was, next to your son. So, we pray the Lord is in this. We pray this is the Lord’s will. We pray that you would get this house, for you definitely are a light in the darkness. You could be a light for your son. A light for the community. So, Maggie May, we are definitely lifting you up and praying that you will get this residency. Also, calling in for Emmie, who called in and would like us to pray for her two-year-old daughter. She took her to the doctor for two-year checkup and there seems to be an issue with her heart. We pray this is just a minor issue, Lord. And that she has heard, and it’s good news and not to something to worry about. So, we pray for that. And we wanna lift up her daughter, to You, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen and God Bless.

Hey guys, this is Katie Jo from Wyoming. I was just calling in for Kristen, aka Christ in Me, who just called in saying she’s had a bad day. That dealing with all the loss. And I just wanted you to know that a … I mean, I myself have lost both parents, my mom and then also the man who brought me back to Christ and saved my life. Poured into me and disciplined me. Also died in 2021. And I mean, I’ve lost people spiritually and physically. There was a point in my life where I, I like I had lost everybody. And so, I know what you’re going through right now. And so, this prayer is for you and for anybody else who’s experienced this kind of pain. Heavenly Father, we just come to You and we come before Your throne and we praise You and we thank You that these people were in our life. That You gave them to us, that they made their mark, they made their impact on our lives. And they brought us so much joy. And so, I just pray that You’d wrap Your arms around Kristen right now and everybody else who struggles with this, Lord. That, that we sometimes we just want them back, but we know they’re…they’re where they need to be. They’re safe with You, Lord. And so, I just pray comfort and peace and just Your…Your everlasting joy to wash over everybody who suffers from this, God. And we know that Your will, will be done. And we just thank You for these people in our lives. And we give You all the praise and all the glory. In Jesus name. Amen. Love you guys, have a blessed day.

Good morning, everyone, it’s Susan from Canada, God’s Yellow Flower calling. And Sparky, I just heard your conversation with God on the community prayer. And I just wanna say, Amen and Amen. You are so loved and respected by this community and especially me. That I just wanted you to know that everything that was said there is true and it’s from God. So know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that we want you in our lives, forever. Even for eternity. Wouldn’t that be wonderful. Oh Lord God, we just praise You for the hope that we have in You. The hope of life for eternity and not a life like we have here but a life of glory for eternity with you. Praise You Lord Jesus. Praise You God. Praise You Father. We do not _. And I’m thinking of my son here, as he’s suffering from this stage 4 cancer. We do not grieve as pagans do. We have a hope. We have a future, and we have You, Lord God. Praise You Jesus. Amen.

12/4/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

And John speaks specifically toward that today in what we read. And I quote, “you are from God, little children, and you have conquered them because the one who is in you, is greater than the one who was in the world.” So, John is telling his readers, like look, there’s lots of swirl. There’s lots of things to think about. There’s lots of ways to become distant and think of the Holy Spirit or Jesus work as esoteric and spiritual. And some of the false teachings are separating us from the reality that the spirit of God lives inside those who believe. And so, the spirit of God is in you and will lead you away from the deception of the world. But John’s not just trying like parse theology and have a theological debate. He’s trying to get the readers, and that’s us friends, to get our minds around what we cannot possibly comprehend. A reality that the spirit of God is within us. Because of Jesus, the human and the divine can be in collaboration like we see Jesus doing. And what would be the evidence that we are walking this path, love. John says it like this, “dear friends let us love one another. Because love is from God. And everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. The one who does not love, does not know God, because God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way, God sent his one and only son into the world, so that we might live through Him. Love consists in this, not that we’d love God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is made complete in us.” That is, that is very powerful. Jesus is the physical human embodiment of God’s love for us. A love we could see in action. He wasn’t an apparition, demonstrating these things. He was God offering Himself in the flesh, coming to be among us, Emmanual. God with us. And when we love one another, we are making that same love visible in the flesh, in our flesh. God dwells within us and loves the world through our flesh, just like Jesus did. John says it like this, “We have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love and the one who remains in love, remains in God and God remains in him. In this, love is made complete with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, instead perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So, the one who fears, is not complete in love.” So, the implications are pretty huge. We can’t see God, as John said, but we can see each other. And when we live inside the reality that the spirit of God is in us, we begin to understand that being part of the body of Christ is not just like this nice metaphor. We are physically bringing the love of God to the world, like Jesus did, because Jesus is within us. The same spirit is animating and guiding our lives. And God’s love is made perfect in us, as we live into this, and perfect love casts out all fear. In all of the Bible there are plenty of references to love. We obviously know that, but if there were a case in the Scriptures about why we must live in love, this is it, in First John. When we love, we know that the spirit of God is within us. When we love, we are the physical demonstration of God’s love to the world, the hands and feet. When we love, we are being perfected. When we love, we’re being like Christ. And so, let’s heed and take into our hearts, the council the John gives us today. Let us continue to love one another, because love comes from God.


Father, so often we think that we do love each other, we…we…we love, really well. And that’s because we love people who are easy to love and ignore others often. You’re asking us to be your hands and feet and we watched You in this world touch the broken and be among the people that no one else would hang around. We watched you go to the bottom because the Gospel is for those at the bottom. And we all find ourselves at the bottom. Your love conquers all and we are instructed to live in that love and not just remain in it for our own benefit but understand that we become a conduit of Your love, as we surrender to Your will, in our lives. And love casts out fear. So, Holy Spirit and show us how to love. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com, that’s home base, it is where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s Christmas time around here. Everybody knows that. It’s hard to miss anywhere in the world. So, Christmas time around Daily Audio Bible, around the Global Campfire, consists of a couple of things. We are preparing for our annual Daily Audio Bible Christmas party. And you can participate in that by calling in your Christmas wishes or greetings to the community, your brothers and sisters who have been traveling each and every day through the Scriptures this year. You can do that by hitting the Hotline button in the app or by dialing 877-942-4253. That probably sounds familiar since I say it most every day. That’s the prayer and encouragement line. Right now, it’s also the holiday greeting line, just for a brief amount of time, probably till the end of this week. So, don’t delay. And yeah, the only thing is, it’s the prayer requests and encouragement line. So, don’t like, if you have a prayer request and encouragement, and a holiday greeting, don’t mix them all up. Call in your holiday greeting and then call in your prayer request or encouragement separately. This is the one time that you can do that. So, we can keep things separate and make a really lovely time. I love our Christmas party, virtual as it might be, I love it, I love it, I love it. I every year, it brings tears to my eyes just the journey that we have been…been on and all of the voices. It’s just touch points, all the different stories, so make sure you participate in the… in the Christmas party this year.

The other thing this year for Christmas is that we have released all of the…the different music from the Daily Audio Bible. We pressed those under five different vinyl album packages and they’re just very lovely, very commemorative. Something tangible to hold on from the Global Campfire. And anyone who picks up any number of these, we will send you the Christmas ornament from this year in the package as well. And all of the resources from these projects, from the music here is being sewn into what’s coming next year. Brand-new Daily Audio Bible app, brand-new Global Campfire home, brand-new place to move into and grow into and move forward into. So, thank you, humbly for your partnership there. You can find that in the Daily Audio Bible Shop. You’ll find a Christmas category and you’ll see them there. Thank you, thank you, humbly.

And if you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible in these final days of the year 2023, thank you, humbly, humbly, we can’t be a Global Campfire if we’re not in this together, and so thank you. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And of course, if you have a prayer request or encouragement or holiday greeting you can hit the Hotline button in the app, you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I will be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, this is Susan in Indiana. And I’m calling on behalf of Liza, Philippians 6:4. And I know she called in and asked us to pray for her family so often. So, I wanted to continue to do that. And I hope that others will with me. Dear Father, I pray for my sister warrior Liza’s family. I pray that in the wake of her passing that her family members will be drawn closer to You and come to Christ. Come to know Christ the way that Liza did and that they could all be together again at the end. I love you DAB family. And I pray this in the name of Jesus.

Good morning DAB, this is Romans 12:2, calling for Kristen, aka Christ in Me. You said that you were going through a period of grief, after losing, I believe it was two of your children, your former husband and just several people close to you. And you feel somewhat alone. I just want to encourage you today, knowing that many of us who have lost family members, particularly parents or children, feel your pain. And grief is a period that we must go through. Don’t try to go around it. Go through it. The Lord will be with you. He will hold your hand. I know Christmas season can be a difficult time, particularly when we have memories of the people we love and they’re no longer around. I want to encourage you today and I pray for you, that the Lord would be with you. There’s a Scripture that says, while we do not look at the things which are seen but of things that are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary. But the things which are not seen, are eternal. Let us hold onto that. That we have eternity and we are not living in the temporary. That God will be with you. He said He will never leave us, nor forsake us. Again, He said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. Be encouraged today. Let us all be encouraged. Lord Father, would You be with everyone today, oh God, particularly during this season, who have lost spouses, children, parents, friends even, who are close to them, Lord. May we be reminded that You will never leave us, nor forsake us. And that we will keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Amen.

Good morning DAB family, this is QD from PA. I’m calling in to pray for Kristen, Christ in Me. Hey sister, I just heard your prayer request for yourself, on November 30th. And it really touched me. I just want to pray Psalm 34:18 over you, right now. That the Lord, is close to the broken hearted and he saves those that are crushed in spirit. Father God, I just pray that You are with Kristen and that she feels Your presence, Lord. That she knows You’re near. That You comfort her, Father God. And show her the love that only You can give, Father God, and the peace that only You can give during this time for her. And to let her know that she is not alone, You are with her, You see her. You gather every tear and that You love her so, so deeply and so perfectly, Father God. And I just pray for your presence that You bring people around her who extend Your love, who are a comfort to her, from You, Father God. And Lord, just fill her with Your peace during this time. And I pray this in the mighty, precious name of Your son, Jesus. Amen.

Hi, this is Crystal of Washington State, formerly of Texas. I was just hearing Kristen, aka Christ in Me. And oh my heart hurt so much when I heard what you had to say and how you feel like you’ve lost your entire family. And my heart just breaks for you. I can’t imagine dealing with that much loss. I will be sure to say a prayer for you. And I just want to encourage you to lean into your Daily Audio Bible family. I mean you, you’ve definitely lost a lot of members. But there are a lot of members here, that hear prayers and want to encourage you to lean into us, as your Christ family. And just please, please don’t lose heart. We’re here for you. God bless.

12/4/2023 DAB Transcript

Daniel 11:36-12:13, 1 John 4:1-21, Psalm 123:1-4, Proverbs 29:2-4

Today is the 4th day of December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it's…it’s wonderful, wonderful to be here today. It’s wonderful to have a place to be here around the Global Campfire, as we gather again and take another step forward on our journey through the Scriptures. And our journey leads us, every day, it leads us right to where we left off because we’re reading every chapter, every verse, every book of the Bible and we’re working our way through the book of Daniel now. Today, chapter 11 verse 36, through chapter 12 verse 13 today.


Okay, so, as we’re working our way through this, this first letter of John, we’re seeing that it is powerful. There is so many incredible insights for us. And what we saw today in John’s writing is that people in this early church are being deceived and abandoned their faith in Jesus by following new teachings. And as we talked about earlier, there was a swirl of teachings about who Jesus was, what He meant, what He represented, what His work was. And so, some people follow new teachings, other people just got fed up of waiting, and became antagonistic to the Gospel, even antichrist, as the Scriptures say. And all of this swirl of many different teachings that were beginning to develop in the early church, one in particular claimed that Jesus wasn’t a person, He was, He was a spiritual apparition. He was not a flesh and blood human being. And so, this became a theological debate. What is the nature of Jesus Christ? And the question that was debated was whether or not Jesus was the divine simply made visible, or the divine made flesh. And that teaching that Jesus was a spiritual apparition, would later be called Docetism.

12/2/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us, for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us, but they’re going showed that none of them belonged to us. So, we can see that we’re rubbing up against the apocalyptic worldview that we talked about when we were going through Peter’s letters. We can see this eminent need to stay together, to stay true to the message that was taught. But we can also see unmet expectations there. Why he did some of these early believers leave the faith and become antichrist, when it seemed like the end was near. Unmet expectations. Coming to faith, expecting the imminent arrival of Jesus, and that there on the ground floor opportunity in the kingdom of God, but instead what they got was ridicule and persecution and marginalization. They were expecting some kind of timeline that they could understand, and they abandoned the faith when suffering came and endurance became part of the story. Like John said, they were never really a part of us. They left and they were never really with us. And in all of this, the earliest of early church times, many teachings were being developed about Jesus. His message, His ministry, what He represented, what His true nature was, was He a human being, was He a God? Was He both? All of these things were being explored and all kinds of skewed versions of the original teachings. They were everywhere. So, confusion and doubt and conflicting teachings crept into the church full of people who were already marginalized and they’re getting pressed in on. John stepping into all that swirl and saying wait. The deepest, most essential truths of our faith, has not changed at all. John says, who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist, denying the Father and the Son. No one denies the Son, has the Father. Whoever acknowledges the Son, has the Father also. So, John’s not saying hey, don’t ask questions of your faith. Hey, don’t grow in your understanding and grow in your faith in Jesus. It’s the completely the opposite. He was simply reminding them that hey, the truth you heard from the beginning, is still the truth, regardless of all the swirling things that you’re hearing and all the new teachings that you’re hearing. You can ask your questions but the central truth of who Jesus is, isn’t going to change. And then John told us why he’s bringing this all up, and reminded us of what is available and that will always guide us in the ways of truth. And he said, as for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning, remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what He promised us, eternal life. I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things, and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit, just as it has taught you, remain in Him. That is amazing advice. Remain in Him. That is for all of us who believe, especially when we’re going through resetting our expectations. When we’re dealing with doubt. Let’s remember that God doesn’t owe us anything. He doesn’t have to do anything. We owe Him our very existence. Let’s embrace the counsel of John and remain in Him, which means to stay faithful, to be true. Remain true to Him. Stay faithful to Him. Don’t cheat on Him. Stay true to what you were taught from the beginning. And then when we’re faced with doubt, we have this place to return to. Coming back to the place of why we believe what we do, and invite the Holy Spirit to guide us.


And so, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that right now. All the swirling things that lead us into doubt, all of our unmet expectations, not knowing who to believe. Not knowing what is true anymore. You are the only one. And so, we come to You and we open ourselves to You and invite You to first, shine the light of truth in our own lives. We so often just want You to shine the truth out in front of us, so we can see where we’re going, and we could be in control of everything. But shine the light of truth into our lives, first. So that we can see ourselves for who we truly are. We find repentance and righteousness. Then we might be able to see where we’re going. Come, Holy Spirit, show us how to remain in Him. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, that is the website and where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s Christmas time around here. So, couple of things. Our Daily Audio Bible Annual Family Christmas party is coming up. That’s a virtual party. It kind of shows up as a extra episode and it’s, it’s beautiful. It’s lengthy usually, but it’s just all of the voices from all of the community, all around the Global Campfire. Just all getting together to hear each other’s voices and wish each other a Merry Christmas. So, you can participate in that. You can use the Hotline button, it’s in the app. The little red button up at the top, or you can dial 877-942-4253 and call in your holiday greeting. Those things might seem familiar because they’re the prayer request and encouragement line. And that’s what they’re for. And so, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253 as well. Just don’t combine a holiday greeting and a prayer request in the same call. That won’t work. Make them separate and then we can work with them. So, yup, about a week and a half and we’ll close that down and start preparing for our party. So, make sure you don’t wait.

The other thing for Christmas this year is that we’re moving into some new territory in 2024. Brand-new infrastructure, brand-new app. A lot of work. It’s been two years from literally the ground up, building and we will land it sometime next year. We will, it’ll be our new home for the Global Campfire. We pressed up all of the music that is underneath the Daily Audio Bible onto five different vinyl albums. The Sleep album. The Promised Land album. The Heart album, I’m listening to that music from Heart, underneath the music right now. Then there are two holiday titles: Family Christmas, which is a beautifully orchestrated, that’s the kind of record you want to put on when you have a cup of hot cocoa and you got your Christmas lights on and all the other lights off. And you’re just kind of trying to take in the moment, this is for that. And then Christmas Time, by my son Maxwell which released last year. And that is a fantastic project and it’s part of our listening for the Christmas season as well. So, all of those are available. And when you pick up one of these or all of these, we will send you the Christmas ornament for 2023. The Daily Audio Bible 2023 ornament with the word “expand” on it. So, check those out, they’re in the Daily Audio Bible Shop. Look for Christmas, the Christmas Section and you’ll find them there. And thank you, thank you very much for your partnership.

And if you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible here at the end of the year, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link on the homepage or if you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if ever prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you dial 877-942-4253. I’ve said that number a bunch of times. But that’s what you do for the holiday greeting or prayer request or encouragement.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I will be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning everyone, it’s Susan from Canada, God’s Yellow Flower calling in for Doctor John and his family. Especially his dad. I know how difficult it is. I think sometimes watching people suffer is worse than when they’re gone. I’m sure many will agree with me. So, Lord God, we come before Your Holy throne with Doctor John’s father on our hearts. And we ask that the peace that surpasses all understanding would be his and his families and his loved ones, Lord God. As he waits for You to take him home, Lord, we ask that the passing of his dad would be restful, peaceful and quick. We pray for Your peace to be with the families and that Your hand would touch their hearts and fill them with everything You have to offer, to bring joy in their life. Knowing that his mom and his dad would be together again for eternity with You physically in the midst. Oh Jesus, I can hardly wait for the day, wait for the day. What a glorious day that will be. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Good morning everyone, it’s Susan from Canada, God’s Yellow Flower calling. And I want to pray for Shari and all the other ones that are suffering. I know Adrian has MS and I’m not sure who else. But I just lift you up before the Lord and ask You dear God to give them healing in Your wings, that they may soar with You and just leave their cares and worries behind. We pray over their stamina as they go through this awful disease. I know the feeling of being able to do something one day and not the next because of my deterioration of my eyesight. But I know that physically it’s really hard on you, emotionally and probably spiritually as well. So, I pray Your strength, Lord God, upon each and every one. Not only those with MS but with ALS or any other debilitating disease, and I pray healing in Your wings and strength from Jesus. Amen.

Hello my DAB family, this is Jamie in New Jersey, Standing on the Word of God. I humbly ask you, please pray with me. Dear Father in Heaven, we are praying today for Your comfort in the lives of those who need it the most. You know the circumstances we all face. And You understand our hurts and our need for peace and comfort. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit and to turn their sorrow into joy. Let each person feel Your presence in amazing ways. Help them to be patient with themselves and to cling tightly to Your hand daily. May Your promises fill their hearts with hope for the future and peace in their spirits. When we can’t find words to pray, take over Holy Spirit. Intercede for us. And pray through us as we offer our prayer up for comfort to others. Help us to be instruments of hope to others, as we share the comfort You have already given to us. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying along with me my brothers and sisters. I lift each and every one of you up to our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. May He answer all our prayers. I love you all. Have a good night.

Hey fam, it’s your boy Spark. The 26th, I wanted to call in though. Offer some prayer for some people. Salt and Light, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be praying for your friends daughter, on her healing. That will be continuous. Walking in the Light in Tennessee, always love hearing from you. I’ll be praying for your healing with your body and hope that the Lord reaches out and touches. Jamie in New Jersey man, I don’t get to say it very often but you’re a pillar. You’re a pillar. And thank you for the beautiful thanksgiving prayer. Eyes of a Dove, sorry, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be praying for your healing and keep your husband calm and let God do His thing. Prisoner of Hope, I’ve been thinking about you a lot. I know you’ve had that loss in your family and loss of your father, I believe. And I wanted to let you know that you are being prayed for. And I wanted to say guys, like, I can feel horrible of not getting on here and mentioning but I want to assure you, every prayer that is heard, even though it may not be mentioned, you’re getting prayed for. I had all these, felt like I had so many mothers when I got on here that, Susan, I mean, I could go down the list. God’s Life Speaker, there’s just so many people. And you’re being prayed for. And you’re loved and cared for. Amazing friends. I just tend to call if I have experience with something. Other than that, I leave it up to God. I love ya’ll.

12/2/2023 DAB Transcript pt1

Daniel 9:1-11:1, 1 John 2:18-3:6, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 28:27-28

Today is the second day of December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it is great to be here with you. Gotta take off my coat, sorry, I got a little ahead of myself, welcome to the Global Campfire, it’s great to be here with you today, as we take our next step forward in the Scriptures. It’s the 2nd of December and today would’ve been my father’s birthday. So, I think of him today, as we move forward on our journey through the Scriptures. He’s been, he’s been gone for over 20 years now, but I think of him on his birthday, and so, in his honor, we read today Daniel chapter 9 verse 1, through 10 verse 21 today.


Okay, First John is a pretty short letter but it’s pretty power packed, and there are things for us to consider today about our doubts, about our unmet expectations. Think about, think about doubt, think about your spiritual doubt. What is it that kind of pulls us away into questioning and wondering and then doubt. So often we find unmet expectations there. God didn’t do what we asked Him to do, or He’s taking too long to do what we expect. So, we become impatient and then we become discontented and eventually we turn into doubt, and then that opens the door to deception, and then pretty soon our flame is extinguished. And we’ve probably seen this in our lives. Maybe we’ve even done this in our life. Some people just walk away, like this is a big joke. There is no God, He’s not coming through. And if He does come through, He’s not aware of what I’m going through. And so, people slide away or walk away in these situations, and maybe become bitter toward God, become anti-God. And that’s what we’re reading about the First John today. John says, dear children, this is the last hour, and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming. Even now, many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

11/30/2023 DAB Transcript

Daniel 7:1-28, 1 John 1:1-10, Psalm 119:153-176, Proverbs 28:23-24

Today is the 30th day of November, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, as we gather and take the next step forward again. Here we are at the last day of the 11th month of the year. So, yeah, it's…it’s the busy time of this, of the year, it’s the holiday season. And tomorrow is the first day of the 12th month of the year. So, we are very, very well underway. But we still have quite a ways to go as we continue our journey, all the way to the end. So, we’ve been working our way into and through the book of Daniel, in the Old Testament. That’s where we will continue the journey. And today, we pick up with Daniel chapter 7.

Introduction to the Book of First John.

Okay, so, yesterday, we finished up with Second Peter, which reunites us today now, with a voice that we, that we know, a familiar voice from earlier in the year. And we’ll begin today, the first of three letters that are attributed to the beloved Apostle John. And the irony is that the letter makes no mention of who it’s from, it doesn’t even specify to who it’s addressed. So, we can easily just conclude that this is an anonymous letter, but the church fathers in the mid-second century, like…like 50 years, give or take, after it was written, attributed this letter to John the evangelist. When the New Testament was formally canonized, there was no dispute over this letter. It’s been in recent times that scholars with textual criticism have begun to ask questions about style. Style…style of writing between the Gospel of John and the epistles of John. And that, that’s always been kind of an ongoing thing in biblical scholarship, so that continues on. Maybe part of the reason for not addressing the letter to a specific group of people could have been that it was supposed to be circulated throughout many different churches. It’s possible that the first readers of this letter knew John well enough, knew who he was. He didn’t need to introduce himself. It’s possible that the recipients of the letter weren’t identified to protect them from persecution, like if somebody got caught with it or something like that. First John was probably written from Ephesus and it was probably written very late in John’s life. Scholar’s date this normally between the mid-90s and early 100s A.D. and this letter is pretty much for one reason, to address false teachings. Some of the earlier forms of Gnostic thought had made their way into the conversation. And I guess it’s important to point out that there were a lot of things swirling around about Jesus, who He was, what He represented, what He did. And as the Gospel became more and more fluent in Gentile world, then all kinds of things are kind of being asked and questioned. New thoughts are coming up and so, some of these thoughts were coming into the conversation that John’s writing about. Especially the early Doesetic view that that Jesus was not actually a human being. He was more of an apparition and there was the view of Sorrento’s who taught that the divine Christ united with Jesus, like Jesus became divine when he was baptized, and then the divinity of his nature, departed from Him at His crucifixion. These are some of the things that were being taught then and John had a bit of authority, an authoritative voice against these false teachings, because he’d been with Jesus. He was a part of Jesus inner circle. He watched Jesus do His ministry. He could dispel a falsehood about Jesus. He was an eyewitness. And that’s what he does in this letter. And beyond just denouncing the false teaching, the letter offers contrasts to test the posture of our hearts and we’ll look at that when we get there. It encourages us to look at ourselves, while encouraging us that we need to move forward in the assurance of our salvation. And so, with that, we begin, First John chapter 1.


Father, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for this new territory that we move in the epistles of John and we thank You for what we learned today. If we confess our sins, You are faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Thank You for that, we confess our sin, we are daily struggling and without You, we are lost. But You have been faithful to us when we have been unfaithful. You have stayed loyal when we have betrayed You. And so, we come to you, humbly, we ask your forgiveness, knowing that You will forgive us, knowing that You will make us children of the light, as John told us, You are light in Him and You, there is no darkness at all. And if we claim to have fellowship with You and we walk in the darkness, we’re lying. And we don’t live in the truth. But we want to walk in the light as You are in the light. So, forgive us of our sins. Cleanse us of our unrighteousness, we open ourselves to You, knowing that You are the only one that can change us and transform us. Come Holy Spirit, change us from within. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com, that’s home base, it’s the website. That’s where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s Christmas time around here. So, a couple of things, in a couple weeks we’ll have our annual Christmas party. We do this every year and it’s one of the most beautiful, beautiful things that happen in our year. And so, I’m looking forward to that. You can call in your Christmas greetings now. You can use the Hotline button or you can dial 877-942-4253. And those may sound familiar because that’s the prayer and encouragement line. Right now it’s the prayer and encouragement line and Christmas greeting line. You can use it for a Christmas greeting. The only thing is don’t mix a Christmas greeting and a prayer request in the same call, make those separate. This is one of the times you can call twice. Call in your Christmas greeting and if you have a prayer request, make that separate, so that we can keep things separate, as we’re getting everything together. But you can call in your Christmas greetings now for the next week and half, I suppose. So, don’t wait till the last minute, like some of us do. Jump in early so that you’re in there and included and we get to hear you too.

The other thing for Christmas is that we’re moving forward around the Global Campfire here. And next year in 2024, at some point in the year, we will begin rolling out the new Global Campfire, like a 2.0 version of all that we have built over all of the years. We just began a massive rethink a couple years ago with the intention of placing infrastructure in place that we can build upon forever, pretty much. And so, that’s been going really strong and very, very much forward for the last couple of years, and were turning the corner and seeing this coming in for a landing sometime next year. So, this year for Christmas we have taken all of the music from the Daily Audio Bible. So, songs for Sleep, The Promised Land album, Songs of the Heart, Family Christmas and in the Maxwell, my son, Christmas Time which was, which is a favorite from last year. We pressed these on vinyl so that we could have vinyl packaging, which is very tangible and beautiful and commemorative of the Global Campfire and the ethos of the Daily Audio Bible. We pressed those projects up and are releasing them to you and all the of the resources that are harvested from from…from this time, will be sewed into the development of…of what what’s coming next for us. So, you can check those all…all out a dailyaudiobible.com. Just go into the Shop and you’ll find a Christmas Section and you’ll find them there. And the Christmas ornament that we have each year, we have. And if you purchase one of these projects or all of these projects, we will send you the Christmas ornament for 2023 with the word “expand” on it. So, you can check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you, humbly. You can do that at dailyaudiobible.com too. There’s a link on the homepage. If you’re using the app, there’s a Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, that’s the little red button up at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey DAB, this is Kristin, aka Christ in Me. I am calling for prayer for myself. I’m having a really hard time. On the 30th of this month will be the first anniversary of three of my son’s passing and the 5th anniversary of my daughters passing. And yesterday was my kids dads birthday, my first husband. And he’s passed away. And my other son, Shae has passed away, 10 years ago. And I’m realizing that my entire family is gone. And I’m having a hard time today. So, if ya’ll could pray for me, I would really appreciate it. I usually am one that tries to comfort other people with loss but I’m having a hard day today. Lord help me, be with me, comfort me. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Shalom Daily Audio Bible, this is Dwayne from Wisconsin. All praise and glory to our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today is November 26th. I’m calling in for Eyes of a Dove. You called in and are asking us to pray for you and the medical condition that you have. We are lifting this up to our Lord. We are asking for healing. We are asking for peace. We are asking Lord, that that be Your will. Your will be done. We ask that You will give Eyes of a Dove the courage she needs to walk through this with her family. For she is a light, Lord, in the darkness. We lift her up and we’ll continue to pray for her. Also, calling in for Salt and Light who called in and said a friends daughter fell in the bathtub and unfortunately has been unresponsive. Lord, this is grave situation here. Definitely lifting this young lady up. If it’s Your will that she would be healed, if not, that You would be with her. Walk her through this and be with her mother and her family. That they will have strength to go on and handle this situation. We lift this up in Jesus name. Amen and God bless.

Hi friends, it’s Lisa the Encourager. Today, I wanted to call in and pray for Eyes of a Dove. I just heard your prayer request about seeing an oncologist about something scary on your body. And I just wanna go to the Lord and pray for you. Dear Heavenly Father God, I pray for Eyes of a Dove. She’s so precious to all of us. She’s such a good prayer warrior, God. And is always calling in, praying for all us. And I just bless her and for her goodness to us Lord. And I just pray that You will, now that she is in great need, Lord, of You, coming in and intervening in this health problem that she has, God. We pray that it’s nothing serious and way pray God, that it is just a small little bump in the road and that it can be healed. And that she’ll be able to be cured of this Lord God, and we pray that Your heavenly hand will touch her and give her peace of mind and give her comfort, Lord, in her marriage, in her life. We know that she has a lot going on and she’s a beautiful, beautiful gift from God to all us, Lord. And we just pray healing over her body God. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

Good morning DAB family. I wanted to call in and pray for Billy and Eyes of a Dove. I heard your heart sister. And I heard your fear and your anxiousness. You know, the enemy robs us of so much faith when we do discover new things in our body. There’s probably not a man or a woman here that hasn’t had a lump or a bump or a bruise or something that we had a wait in faith for to get that oncology report, to see that specialist, to see that doctor. And so, we are lifting your heart, we are lifting your faith. You are a strong loved member of this DAB family. And trust me when I tell you the word that is in you shall prevail and stand up strong in you, no matter what it is. I’ve been there and God said to me. One time he says, so what if it is cancer. Am I not the God of cancer? And I had a let all the prayers and all the anointing and all the word just fall by the wayside, until He said that to me. So, I lift you up sister. Jesus hold this family. Hold her and Billy. Hold the entire family together, God. Let the children’s faith grow strong. Let the family surround them with prayers of faith. Trust in You to have the final say, God. God, build her up and give her strength and remind her who You are. That You are the God of miracles. You are the God of cancer. You are the God of breakthrough, God. You are the God of treatment. So, however You show up and show out in her life, God, let her trust You now like she’s never done before. And for any brother and sister going through the same trial right now, may they gain strength in You God. And in Your name and under Your blood right now. Placing every sickness under these, in Your capable, loving, strong hands. In Jesus name. Amen.

11/28/2023 DAB Transcript

Daniel 5:1-31, 2 Peter 2:1-22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 28:19-20

Today is the 28th day of November, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you today as we continue forward on our voyage through the Bible. And continue our voyage through the holiday season, as we approach the landing of this year. We’re out in front of that, that’s our destiny. But we’re not there yet, we are back in the book of Daniel at this point in the Old Testament, and our next step forward leads us to Daniel chapter 5 today.


Okay so, in Second Peter today, we watched Peter sort of go off against these false teachers. And these were people who had come to faith and maybe even come to prominence in the faith but were falling away from the essentials of the Gospel and they were leading others to do the same. And it wasn’t just like doctrinal or like theology matters. These people were using the gifts to exploit the weak. And Peter said it like this, they will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you, with eyes full of adultery. They never stop sinning. They seduce the unstable. They are experts in greed and accursed brood. So, that’s pretty direct and Peter’s pretty inflamed about it. We need to understand something here because false teachers are getting labeled everywhere, all of the time in this modern day and age of the Internet and this kind of stuff. So, we have these kind of labels all over the place and the false teacher that Peter’s talking about aren’t people who are wrestling with their faith in pursuit of Jesus and binding revelation and understanding. Like, wrestling with our faith struggling and growing and reaching, reaching and reaching for God, that’s part of our Christian tradition. Peter’s distinction is, is that the false teachers here are intentionally and maliciously deceiving God’s people for personal gain. They know what they’re doing. And Peter’s upset about it. And this is what he has to say about it. If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it, and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would’ve been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them, the Proverbs are true. A dog returns to its vomit and a sow that is washed, returns to her wallowing in the mud. So, Peter’s speaking forcefully against false teachers who lead people into sin and people who know the truth and fall away into sin. And in that context, he quotes from the book of Proverbs something very poignant, a powerful image. A dog returning to its vomit. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen that before. If you’re a dog person, you probably have. I’ve had dogs most of my life and I’m familiar with this concept and its gross. It’s disgusting. Right, and it’s even more disgusting when they let it cool off and then go back and chop it. It’s disgusting, a dog returning to its vomit and eating it. Let’s consider the starkness of what’s being said here. What sewage are we returning to because we’ve been deceived into believing that it’s something that is good and desires for us, when we know better. What kind of crap are we eating here. And what influences do we have over those around us that we might invite them into the same vomit to eat it with us. This is the opportunity that the Bible always brings us, a chance to look in the mirror and say what am I doing. What is going on here, Jesus? I surrender. These are tough questions. Why would we choose crap over the banquet God has prepared for us? Let’s invite the Holy Spirit into this because as the Scriptures told us today, we are a slave to whatever controls us.


And so, Holy Spirit come. There are so many entanglements, so many hooks in us, pulling us in so many directions and most of them are unnecessary. Some of them just drag us down for so long, we need to be free, we need to stop returning to our own vomit and repeating and repeating and repeating the same thing. Holy Spirit come, there is no freedom without You. We cannot set ourselves free. All we can do is collaborate with You and obey You. So, come, lead us into freedom we ask, in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, that’s the website and that’s where you find out what’s going on around here. Obviously, it’s Christmas time. It’s hard to miss the fact that it’s Christmas time. Everything is full of lights and blinking and so, we are about ready to do our annual Daily Audio Bible Christmas party. Our Daily Audio Bible Family Christmas that we do each year. So, here’s the deal, for the next about 10 days, it’s your opportunity to call in your Christmas and holiday wishes to the community here. And you can do that by using the numbers that we have and the Hotline. Now, typically these are obviously for prayer requests and encouragements. You can also for the next few days, call in your Christmas greetings and we will get those and assemble them together and make our annual Christmas party. And Jill and I will get together and we’ll have a fireside chat, and we’ll talk about where we’ve been and where we’re going. And things like maybe our word for next year, and just have some time together. And then we’ll hear from each other. I love literally getting a cup of hot cocoa and listening to this. It makes me cry every year, just, just the family. The family that we’ve become on a journey like this. Showing up for each other every day like this. It just matters a little doesn’t it. It’s like, it’s good to have this, it’s good to have each other. It’s good to be together. So, you can call in your holiday greetings now on the Hotline or at 877-942-4253.

And also, Christmas time around The Daily Audio Bible this year is centered around what’s coming next year. The 2.0 Daily Audio Bible app, brand-new from the ground up, will be landing sometime in 2024. And so, for this year, we’re not doing a Christmas box. We’ve pressed up all the different music, all the stuff that you hear underneath the Daily Audio Bible. And some other things. We’ve pressed up all the music from the Daily Audio Bible onto five different vinyl album packages. And vinyl has made such a resurgence that it’s, it’s a way to hold your music again. And I remember them from when I was a kid, and I loved it then, and it’s come back in. It’s a way to hold a commemorative piece of the Global Campfire and have that near and dear while sowing into what’s coming for us as a community here in the new year. So, we have pressed up the Sleep album, songs for sleep. The Promised Land album soundtrack from the Promised Land films. We’ve repressed Songs of the Heart, and that’s got all new packaging, brand-new packaging. Family Christmas and Christmas Time, Max’s album that came out last year and was really a big surprise. Everybody loved it. And so, that’s on vinyl as well. So, you can get those in the Daily Audio Bible Shop. Just look for the Christmas section and you can find them there.

And we love you and thank you profoundly for your partnership, as we push forward into what’s coming next. And if you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible. Obviously, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the button, the red button up at the top, you’ll see it. It looks like a Hotline. You can press that or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you, let’s all run away from that vomit, let’s get as far away from that as we can. I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

I just heard the prayer request from Eyes of a Dove. Sweet sister, I just pray that the Lord would just wrap you in His wings and give you comfort and give you peace at this time. Lord, I just ask that You would, whatever is going on in her body, Lord, I pray that You would just heal it. In Jesus name. And Lord, that she would be able to just go on with her weekend as she waits but she would be at peace knowing that You are there and that You are working in her behalf. I just pray this in Your mighty name. Amen.

Hi DABers, this is Kristen, aka Christ in Me. And I am calling in to pray for the prayer warriors. I’ve seen attacks on the prayer warriors. I’ve felt attacks on myself. And I would just pray that the enemy would not be able to prevail in these situations, Lord. I pray that You would put a hedge of protection around each of the prayer warriors. Lord, keep them safe from the enemy, from his arrows, Lord. That we would be able to concentrate on You, Lord. And that we would be able to continue to pray, Lord. And do Your will, in Jesus name, that we could be mighty warriors for You, Lord. So, that we could do Your will, Lord. And I just pray Your arms around us, Your wings around us. Give us peace and comfort and that we would not fear. And that we would be strong, we would stay strong for You, Lord. And we would continue on this path of being warriors for You, Lord. And we just thank You, Lord, that You’ve chosen us and that You are using us and that I just pray that You would continue to strengthen us in Your will. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family, it’s Doctor John from Jordan, New York. I come to you with urgent prayer request for my dad. He went into the hospital on, yesterday, with coughing and wheezing and ended up basically with a respiratory arrest. And ended up on a ventilator, which actually, he did not want. They didn’t have his living will. So, my sister came in, was able to get the vent withdrawn and the medication stopped. But by that time they had stabilized him. He’s still unconscious. And stabilized, having some respiratory issues. They’d also given him antibiotics, which he had not wanted. And cause he really is ready to join my mom in heaven. So, if you could pray for my dad. Honestly, I would prefer for him to pass and to have comfort and be kept comfortable. They are giving him medicines to keep him comfortable. And that we would have peace as a family with this process. We went through it with mom. It was 4 days and we prefer it not for dad, to be there for four days, waiting to pass. So, please keep our family in your prayers. I love you guys. I appreciate you. Take care. Doctor John from Jordan, New York.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is John O’par, calling in from South Sudan, except that today I’m actually in Uganda. I’m going to Compala this morning to submit my application for Visa at UK visa. Anyway, it’s been a while that I have called in. But I’ve been following with the community, praying along, thanking God for the praise reports. And also noting that the many members of this family are going through so much struggle. But I, as usual, I just want you to know, that we are on the winning side. We are on the winning side, regardless of what is happening in your life. The Lord is with you. I want to thank God for Ben and China, who have their new newborn. I can’t remember the name right now. I also want to thank God for the Hardin Family, the entire Hardin Family. And the DAB technical team for the amazing things that are happening. May God bless every one of you. May you continue this race because we have won. In Jesus name. Amen.

11/26/2023 DAB Transcript

Daniel 2:24-3:30, 1 Peter 4:7-5:14, Psalm 119:81-96, Proverbs 28:15-16

Today is the 26th day of November, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here as we greet another brand-new, shiny, sparkly week. Take the next step forward. Today is China’s birthday, our daughter. So, happy birthday China. And yeah, this is the last, we’re not to get out of this week without getting into a new month, and when we get there, we’re on the home stretch, the final month of the year. So, here we are, taking steps forward toward the end of our journey and the conclusion of the Scriptures for this year, but we got a ways to go. And there’s a lot for us. So, this week we’ll read from the New International Version and picking up where we left off yesterday will lead us back into the book of Daniel. Daniel chapter 2 verse 24 through 3 verse 30 today.


Father, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for bringing us into this new week. We thank You that You will bring us into a new month and into new territory, new books in the Scriptures, as we navigate and continue through this week. We take to heart what we learned today from the words of the apostle Peter. Humble ourselves under Your mighty hand, that You may lift us up in due time. Cast all our anxieties on You, because You care for us, and stay alert and of sober mind. There is an enemy who is prowling around, trying to devour us, resist, standing firm in faith, because we know that we’re not alone. Our brothers and sisters are going through things all over the world, we take that to heart. We humble ourselves before You, and we wait for Your rescue, You are our only hope, and we love You with arms outstretched, hearts humbled. Come Holy Spirit, lead us into the truth we ask in the precious, capable, mighty name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello Daily Audio Bible, this is Salt and Light. I’m asking for a miracle prayer request. My dear friend’s daughter, 24 hours ago, fell in her shower and was non-responsive. They rushed her to the hospital. And it’s been 24 hours of no brain activity, and they are keeping her alive on life support. I am asking for a miracle. A miracle. She was born in 1991, she’s 32. Dear Jesus, thank You.

Greetings to you my DAB family, this is Walking in the Light in Tennessee. Just calling to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Celebration. If it’s something that you celebrate, I hope you have the grandest, greatest Thanksgiving ever. And if you don’t have a big family and a warm fire and a big turkey on the table and all the traditional things that you know, the culture makes us think is what Thanksgiving is all about, pause. And just thank God for health and strength, the family you do have, the friends that you do have. Even if your Thanksgiving consists of a bologna sandwich with chips, which I absolutely love. Even if that is your Thanksgiving, give thanks to God for it, because we owe it all to him. Just want to say to everyone that I need your prayers. I’m having some health issues now. Different things going on in my body. And I know that the God that I serve, knows all about it and I know that He is able to sustain me. Even in the midst of the health issues, I’m praying for all of you. Just asking that you would remember me. There used to be a song in the church that we would sing that says, oh Lord, remember me. And so, I know that the God that we serve will never forget who we are, according to the word, he has names written in the palms of His hands. And he knows all about us. So, I’m asking the DAB to remember me, Walking in Light in Tennessee. Please lift me up in prayer for health and for strength and for focus and direction. I love you all. I give praise and honor to God for what is, has become. One of my main daily lifelines. Walking in the Light in Tennessee, signing off for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Hello, my DAB family, this is Jamie in New Jersey, Standing on the Word of God. I humbly ask you to please pray with me. Dear Father in heaven, on this Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray. We give You thanks for all You’ve done, especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son. For beauty in nature, Your glory we see, for joy and health, friends and family. Thank You for Your goodness and Your blessings over our lives. Forgive us when we don’t thank You enough for who You are, for all that You do, for all that You’ve given. We ask that You encourage us to serve others who are in need. May we good stewards of Your creation and of all our talents and blessings. We proclaim glory and honor to You. This Thanksgiving, let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike, remember that we are called to serve one another and to walk together in Your gracious world. With thankful hearts, we praise You our God, who is like a loving parent and denies us no good thing. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying along with me, my brothers and sisters. I love each and every one of you. Have a good night.

Hi guys, this is your Eyes of a Dove. I’ve developed some uncomfortable sensation in my body and I’ve kind of ignored it, thinking it was just, I don’t know, nothing. And it got more intense last night. I went and saw a doctor. We discovered a portion of my body that the skin is black and blue and it’s in a very sensitive area. I’m being sent to an oncologist specialist to have it potentially biopsied and looked at. There’s nothing I can do right now, I’m very uncomfortable. I’m very fearful. Would you guys please pray. My mind just goes to the worst place. I don’t want to leave my children. This one is very scary because I can visibly see it. And it is blocking me and Billy in our marriage. Physically, we can’t overcome this, until we figure out what it is and how we can fix it. So, we need, we need prayers. I need prayers for peace because there’s nothing I can do. We’re going into a holiday weekend, and I have to wait for this oncologist specialist to call me back to schedule this very scary procedure to find out what the heck this is. I’m just praying that God would heal me right now, in the name of Jesus. Father, please heal my body. Amen. Thank you, guys, bye bye.