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Two sisters & a cup of tea

Felicity & Sarah

Two sisters. In two countries. Chatting through the Bible and driving it to the heart. Over a cup of tea. And a biscuit.

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Season 2 Trailer
08-04-2021
Season 2 Trailer
Felicity & Sarah introduce Season 2 of their podcast.Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.
Season 1 Trailer
15-12-2020
Season 1 Trailer
Felicity & Sarah introduce their brand new podcast, chatting through the Bible over a cup of tea and a biscuit.Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.
Ready, Steady, Habakkuk
01-01-2021
Ready, Steady, Habakkuk
Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.This first episode of Word Fuelled Hearts was all about introductions - both of the hosts, Sarah and Felicity, and the book of Habakkuk. Cup of tea in hand,  and biscuit (the one more like a cookie than a scone) at the ready, conversation turns to the purpose of Word Fuelled Hearts, and why we’ve chosen to record our conversations. It is the conviction that God works through His word, by His Spirit, that gives us the reason to open up the Bible.  And it is, therefore, the fact that God is at work as we read, discuss and apply His word together. We love doing it in an everyday, easy and accessible way and would love for our conversations to help others feel able to dig into the Bible with others and see God at work. Habakkuk took centre stage for the rest of the episode as we got our bearings in Bible history, considered the prophet’s context and dwelt on verses that have impacted our hearts so far.Helpful Resources and TipsWe love The Bible Project and the way they give brilliant illustrated overviews of different books of the Bible. The Habakkuk one can be found here and is a really good introduction to the structure of the book and it’s context. We mentioned that we both use journaling bibles as we dig into a book of the bible. This is like the one that Sarah uses. The one that Felicity uses is here, and here if you’re in the USA. Sadly the NIV one is only available in the UK. Felicity talked about using a study bible to help with understanding the context to books, and for other information. She likes this one which is available in the UK and USA. Tea and Biscuit Chat FootnotesSarah was eating a homemade Christmas biscuit. Do get in touch via email or social media if you’d like the recipeFelicity was eating a costco butter biscuit which she was underwhelmed by...looking for a stronger biscuit choice next week!Yorkshire Tea was the hot drink of choice to accompany the biscuit and Bible action. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and the USA.
Habakkuk's Heart Laid Bare (1:1-4)
08-01-2021
Habakkuk's Heart Laid Bare (1:1-4)
Tea, biscuits and some big questions from Habakkuk today.It seems that the prophet is witnessing violence, corruption and wickedness all around him. The mention of the ‘law’ being ‘paralysed’ makes it clear that this ‘iniquity’ is not just in the surrounding nations but even amongst God’s people.  He sees the righteous being surrounded by the wicked, and he is deeply troubled. Habakkuk, therefore, asks God:Why are you not listening?Why are you not saving or doing anything?Why do you not see what is going on?Underneath all of these questions is Habakkuk’s concern that justice is not being done, and is even being perverted. He wants right and good judgement to fall on what he sees before him. We want to be careful when we draw the lines between this book and us. It was written for a particular audience back then, and we are sitting here right now. But, while being careful, we can begin to see some similarities between our context and Habakkuk’s context. We are this side of the cross, but we are living in a similarly broken world where injustice is on display. We are also speaking to the same God as Habakkuk. As we read Habakkuk’s heartfelt prayer, are our hearts in this place? Are we lamenting like Habakkuk? Do we really pray like this? Big challenges to our hearts as we see and hear Habakkuk’s heart posture. Helpful Resources and TipsWe talked about how we begin to get into a bible book, and both of us talked about reading repeatedly and slowly through the whole book. Sarah is big on having colours and highlighters to hand while she reads; Felicity has a simple pencil, and then a piece of paper on which to jot any questions that arise as she’s reading it through.  Have a look at our instagram/facebook to see the differences in approach!Tea and Biscuit Chat FootnotesFelicity was drinking Earl Grey tea, Sarah was having a cup of hot water. Felicity’s favourite tea is actually a mixture of Earl Grey and Yorkshire Tea - she calls it Yorkshire Grey. Sarah was broaching a small-ish (3cm) chocolate chip cookie, while Felicity was enjoying a petit beurre chocolate-covered biscuit In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and the USA. Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.
Surprising Justice (1:5-11)
15-01-2021
Surprising Justice (1:5-11)
Habakkuk’s lament meets a surprising answer todayIn this episode, with expected cup of tea and biscuit in hand, we hear God speak of the surprising way in which He will begin to bring justice upon the scene that Habakkuk has previously been lamenting.The surprise is that He is going to use the Babylonians to bring destruction upon God’s people. ‘I am doing a work in your days’, He says, and that work is to bring the fearsome, terrifying power of the Babylonian nation to bear on His people.We’re given a colourful picture of the horrific, destructive habits of the nation and ultimately see that ‘their own might is their god’. They have no concept of the mighty, sovereign God that Habakkuk is in dialogue with.As the book unfolds, we will consider more what it is to read Habakkuk this side of the cross. But before we do that, we want to make sure we sit with the original hearers and readers and grasp their situation. There’s no doubt that they would have been horrified at the thought of God using the terrible Babylonians to sort out the mess of injustice before them.Sometimes we can feel the same in that God’s means of working out His plan don’t seem to make sense, or even worse, seem to be bringing more pain. As our thoughts move with Habakkuk’s towards further questions in the next verses, we are reminded that God is in control and we are to listen and wait on His word and action, trusting Him with the bigger picture even when the immediate feels confusing.Helpful ResourcesBoth Sarah and Felicity talk about how and when they first started reading the Bible for themselves. Both of them speak of having seen others do it, and therefore being made to think that it was important and where one could find answers. Felicity shared about a friend sitting down and reading Mark’s gospel with her. This book ‘One to One Bible Reading’ by David Helm is really helpful if you wanted to start reading the Bible with someone else.Tea and Biscuit Chat Footnotes• Felicity is drinking Yorkshire tea, & Sarah fully embraces the ‘Yorkshire Grey’ hybrid by putting one each of a Yorkshire Tea and Earl Grey tea bag in a tea pot.• Sarah is eating a chocolate covered shortbread, and Felicity was nibbling on a caramel stroopwaffel which is perfectly softened if you use it as a lid for your steaming tea before eating it.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and the USA.
You're Using Them?! (1:12-2:1)
22-01-2021
You're Using Them?! (1:12-2:1)
While a posh cup of tea and a hot Ribena are being sipped, in this episode we dig into Habakkuk’s second question. God has answered his previous question regarding his apparent inactivity in relation to the rampant injustice, and surprisingly justice is coming through the horrors of the Babylonian nation. Naturally, Habakkuk comes back with almost disbelief that his holy, pure God would use such wickedness to bring about his purposes. It doesn’t seem to fit with who God is, and what we might expect him to do. The Babylonians are compared to a fisherman and his unendingly full net. Habakkuk is wondering whether the Babylonian destruction and capture of people is going to go on forever, just as a fisherman would keep filling up his net. As before, Habakkuk takes his question directly to God. His question is bookended with statements of who God is: ‘my holy One’, ‘O rock’ and then his ongoing posture of waiting on His God to answer: ‘look out to see what he will say to me’. It’s a reminder to us that it is right and good bring our laments and our questions to God, but while doing it we need to have Habakkuk’s listening, waiting posture and so have hearts that are soft to whatever God says and what he is doing. Helpful Tips & ResourcesTea and Biscuit Chat FootnotesSarah was drinking hot Ribena, which is a brand of juice in the UK.  Add hot water to the concentrate, and you have a  delicious drink, hot or cold. Felicity was drinking Earl Grey made using tea leaves and a tea strainer, and was enjoying feeling like she was in a smart London cafe with such tea-making habits. Felicity was eating a delicate chocolate-dipped shortbread, and Sarah was eating a classic custard cream. For our American listeners, a custard cream is a staple biscuit  - cheap but reliably good. Check out social media for clarifying pictures. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and the USA.
Yes, But Wait (2:2-5)
29-01-2021
Yes, But Wait (2:2-5)
Discussing the heartbeat of the Christian faith over tea and a biscuitEpisode SummaryIn this episode, there is no doubt that it is God speaking as the passage kicks off with ‘Then the Lord replied’. Habakkuk twice over has asked God why injustice prevails, and why he lets the Babylonians run riot in their merciless wickedness, and God says wait.Habakkuk is instructed to listen, watch and write down the ‘vision’ that God will give him. God is doing something, and it is going to happen at the right time - no delay - and exactly as he intends. We hear more of what God will do after v5, but we do hear again how puffed up, arrogant and greedy the Babylonians are. Habakkuk, and us, long for justice to come but what about those in the midst of the scene? How could anyone be safe as God’s judgement falls?2v4 is the heartbeat of the book. It is a verse that is quoted three times in the NT (Romans 1, Galatians 3, Hebrews 10) and as we read those writers, we have a more fleshed out picture of what is being said in Habakkuk. ‘The righteous person will live by his faithfulness’ - not by works and not by the law, but only by faith. Faith that is a gift from God. Faith that will mean that we can endure as we’re urged in Hebrews. Wait in faith that God will judge, but also save - as the NT writers make clear.Wait, says Habakkuk, and this side of the cross we are privileged to have the cross and Jesus in full view. The object of our faith is clear, and so we wait with confidence. As we look at the cross, we know the reality of judgement but also refuge and rescue.Helpful ResourcesRather than recommending a physical resource, we would recommend people!  We’ve both benefitted from people getting alongside us and good churches investing in us and teaching us how to read the Bible for ourselves. We’ve sought out opportunities over the years to get better at understanding and teaching the Bible.Felicity currently teaches the Bible to the women’s bible study at her church.Sarah recently wrote a book that teaches through Colossians in relation to expecting a baby and those first newborn days. You can find the book, Bumps, Babies and the Gospel’ here if you’re in the UK, and here if you’re in the USA.Tea and Biscuit Chat FootnotesFelicity was delighted with a delivery from England that meant she was feasting on a milk chocolate hobnob biscuit, and Sarah was disappointed by a fake Jammy Dodger from Aldi. Tea leaf Earl Grey filled Felicity’s cup, and Yorkshire tea was Sarah’s choice of drink.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates
Reversals and Ruin (2:6-17)
05-02-2021
Reversals and Ruin (2:6-17)
Exploring God’s complete justice over tea and biscuitsEpisode SummaryA longer passage this week, and it is jam-packed with precise, deliberate judgement from God that reverses much of the wickedness and iniquity that the Babylonians have enacted on others. We noticed that the verses are marked by ‘woes’, and each woe signals devastating judgment from God on these people who have been acting as if there’s no reference point outside of themselves. They have plundered others, and now they are plundered. They have poured shame on others, and now they’re shamed. There is an awful symmetry to what is going on.As we watch judgement fall, we speak of being relieved that justice is being dealt but we also talked about how it might strike fear into us. We’re not like the Babylonians but we do deserve judgement. The ‘cup from the Lord’s hand is coming round to you’ says v16 and we thought of other mentions of the cup of God’s wrath in places like Isaiah, and then were reminded of how Jesus takes that ‘cup’ according to Mark’s gospel. Terrible wrath is coming, but Jesus takes it for us. How wonderful to remember 2:4 and the faith we live by as we know we are safe through the judgement because of him.For the people listening at the time, they were thinking of the immediate justice that needed to be done, but it is a picture of the bigger judgement day that both them and us are waiting for. As we see it in action, we are pointed to that bigger day, and are all the more thankful that as we live by faith in Jesus we are safe.We speak of how our hearts are relieved to see justice come, but also challenged to long for justice like this because God, through his judgement is dealing with sin in all it’s rottenness. Conversation moved onto how we are, therefore, all the more thankful for Jesus and so can freely cry out for justice to come because we know we’re safe in Christ.Helpful Resources- We’ve enjoyed reading Nancy Guthrie’s really helpful Even Better than Eden which fleshes out the big themes of judgement and salvation through the story of the whole Bible- Go deeper on the theology of ‘the cup of wrath’ here- Part 4 of this podcast is also particularly helpful on thinking about the cup of wrathTea and Biscuit Chat FootnotesFelicity was delicately sipping pure Earl Grey, and Sarah was on the hot water for this episode. Sarah had reverted to the trusty custard cream after the disappointment of last week’s Jammy Dodger, and Felicity was enjoying a very American chocolate chip cookie.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and USA.
Worshipping What? (2:18-20)
12-02-2021
Worshipping What? (2:18-20)
It’s time for our first GIVEAWAY! Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to enter, for a chance to win a mega-bundle of Habakkuk themed books from 10ofthose.com.Episode SummaryThis episode paused to dwell on just three verses, but they expose the root cause of the Babylonian behaviour, and so the reason for the formidable judgement that has been described in the previous verses.We noticed in these few verses that the Babylonians are described as trusting in a man-made, silent and lifeless idol. They look to it - whether it be their own strength or construction - for guidance. And so they are subject to the ‘woe’ of judgement from the living, active, speaking God. They have no regard for anyone outside of themselves, and such a position is foolish idolatry according to Habakkuk’s description.The Lord, in contrast, is in his holy temple - alive, relational and very much present. And so the earth should be silent before him, rather than worshipping silent idols.While we are secure in Christ and have no need to fear as we wait on the Lord, we talked of how we need to guard our hearts so that we don’t go down the path of foolish idolatry. Google, Siri and apparently ‘wise’ advice can take the place of God’s word, so we want to make sure we’re listening to God first and seeking to obey him. It can be telling what we do with our rest time, our phones and whatever else we use to run in the right - or the wrong - directions.Useful Resources- Counterfeit Gods’ by Tim Keller, which can be found here if you’re in the States, and here if you’re in the UK, is an excellent way of exploring the danger of idolatry more. - Another very good book on it is ‘Idols: God’s Battle for Our Hearts’ by Julian Hardyman - This article helpfully shows us the age-old problem we all have with idolatryTea and Biscuit Footnotes- Sarah was drinking Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew, which meant an actual biscuit seemed surplus to requirements.  - Felicity’s cup was filled with Twinings Earl Grey, and she had a chocolate biscuit in hand.-General consensus was that a ‘good’ cup for drinking tea is thin-lipped, although there’s always place for a builder’s mug of tea.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and USA.
Might To Make Us Tremble…And Wait (3:1-16)
19-02-2021
Might To Make Us Tremble…And Wait (3:1-16)
Habakkuk responds to God’s mighty and impending judgement in a prayerful song.Sarah started this episode by dropping the Jaffa cake bomb into the biscuit debate. For those in America, this decidedly cake-like, delicious treat has snuck into the biscuit aisles of supermarkets all over the UK, but there are many who reject it’s biscuit claim! Alongside biscuit things, we announced that there will an ‘Ask Us Anything’ episode in a couple weeks, so please do wing your questions to us via email/ instagram/ Facebook (details below).Habakkuk conversations were anchored in chapter three this week, as we considered our mighty, awesome God and the terrifying judgement He brings. It is a song, or a poem, and the language and imagery is powerful. It - rightly - makes us tremble at the thought of God in his power. Habakkuk prays that God would make his actions known, both in wrath and mercy. Wonderfully, in v12-13, we get a picture of ‘threshing’ judgement and merciful deliverance of God’s people through the deliverance of His king. This side of the cross, we know that salvation through Jesus, and so we can long for God to come and deal with injustice. We will be brought through the necessary judgement, and are safe in Christ. And so we can wait, with Habakkuk, for God to act on that final day of calamity.Our hearts were challenged as to whether we really do want justice to come, and whether we echo Habakkuk in his genuine concern and cry. Often we feel more like the Babylonians than Habakkuk, and we were reminded of the unchanging reality of who we are in Christ as we seek to wait well on God. Habakkuk models enduring faith, as he waits on God, and so we watch him, hear what he is hearing and want to wait in the same way. And wonderfully we wait without fear because of Jesus.Useful Resources- Felicity found this podcast of Nancy Guthrie speaking with David Helm about Habakkuk really helpful. The whole series, in which she speaks to different bible teachers about different books, is excellent.- This sermon series from Andrew Sach is also helpful, and definitely thought provoking as Andrew presents a NT perspective on Habakkuk and his waiting.Tea and Biscuit Footnotes• Sarah was eating a Jaffa Cake, Felicity was eating a homemade chocolate biscuit and both were sipping hot beverages.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. 10ofThose operates in both the UK and USA.
Surprising Joy (3:17-19)
26-02-2021
Surprising Joy (3:17-19)
We have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We are changing our name! In the coming week we will be changing our name to two sisters and a cup of tea.- Subscribe now to ensure you move with usEpisode SummaryComing at the end of Habakkuk’s vision of our mighty, powerful God who brings judgement and salvation, these verses depict the devastation brought by the God’s justice. And then Habakkuk’s surprising joy despite his surroundings.Helpful Resources- Contentment is wrapped up with the question of whether we can rejoice like Habakkuk, whatever our circumstances. There are several good books in relation to this issue, but a starting point would be to read Philippians where Paul exemplifies this. Jennie Pollock has just written If Only on that topic spring-boarding off Philippians.  The Envy of Eve by Melissa Krueger is excellent, and Sophie De Witt’s Compared To Her is really helpful.  A relatively new podcast called Shielded by Grace had a good conversation about this kind of thing- Here is the Open Doors watchlist for praying for persecuted Christians around the worldTea and Biscuit FootnotesSarah was cradling a cup full of Yorkshire tea, that she decorated when she was 7.  She continues to pick below average biscuits, and this week’s was a pink wafer. Felicity had a mug of Betty’s teashop tea, and no biscuit due to recording at a ‘non-biscuit’ moment due to time differences.In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Ask Us Anything!
05-03-2021
Ask Us Anything!
Felicity & Sarah round up season one by answering listeners’ questions.See Chapter markers for the list of questions we answer.Tea and Biscuit FootnoteSarah finally moved into the classy world of ‘specially selected’ on the biscuit front and enjoyed a salted caramel chocolate dipped cookie. Felicity enjoyed the last chocolate hobnob in the house while sipping Yorkshire Grey. Thorough instruction here: How to make a cup of teaYorkshire tea authority on the milk first or not debate here (much more informed than we are!)Next season:JamesComing mid-way through April…watch our SM for more details. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Season 2 Trailer
08-04-2021
Season 2 Trailer
Felicity & Sarah introduce Season 2 of their podcast.Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.
James: Grace that shapes all of life
15-04-2021
James: Grace that shapes all of life
Felicity & Sarah begin to chat over the book of James over a cup of tea.It only takes 20-30 minutes to read James, so why not read it a few times between now and next week’s episode. We’ve enjoyed listening to David Suchet read it via this app or you can buy an audio Bible here. Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- How has it felt to read James?- Where do you see God’s grace coming through the letter?- How does double-mindedness feature?- What questions do you have as you read it?We wholeheartedly recommend listening along with a friend, over this coming season as James encourages us to help one another to live out the grace that shapes all of life.Tea and Biscuit FootnotesYorkshire tea in both cups, a milk chocolate digestive in Felicity’s hand and leftover Easter chocolate in Sarah’s. Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com. Whether you’re parenting small children, commuting to work or heading out for a run, join us for our Bible based podcast as two sisters do a 20 minute bible study, on the go, going through a book of the Bible week by week.
Grace that shapes trials & temptations (1:2-18)
22-04-2021
Grace that shapes trials & temptations (1:2-18)
Felicity & Sarah discuss how the gospel impacts how we view suffering.James kicks off his letter in a way that shows us he isn’t afraid to tackle the harsh realities of life.  There is so much packed into these first few verses in James - we are simply beginning the conversation.  Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- How do you think about trials? - How do these verses challenge you? - How can they help you ‘consider’ trials a joy?  Where in your life do you need to ask for God’s wisdom to see them this way?- How do these verses enlarge your view of God’s steadfast character?Tea and Biscuit FootnotesSarah was eating a home-made Easter egg chocolate cookie, and drinking a cup of hot water.  Felicity was eating a chocolate finger and drinking Yorkshire Tea: Toast and Jam Brew but also had a backup cup of tea as well.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes both heart & hands (1:19-27)
29-04-2021
Grace that shapes both heart & hands (1:19-27)
Sarah & Felicity mull on the deep challenge of both listening to and doing what God says.As ever, this is just the beginning of a conversation.  We wholly recommend chatting over these things further with someone else as you consider the weight of God’s word on your heart.Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- How can we better listen to the word? - What stops us listening well and being obedient? - Have you any experience of the ‘freedom’ that comes from being obedient? - What does it look like practically, to be motivated by grace rather than guilt?Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA peppermint tea for Sarah, and a loose leafed Earl Grey with a Fig roll/ cookie for Felicity.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes who we love (2:1-13)
06-05-2021
Grace that shapes who we love (2:1-13)
In this week’s episode we take a look at James’ powerful words about favouritism and what it means for who we choose to love.As ever, this is just the beginning of a conversation.  We wholly recommend chatting over these things further with someone else as you consider the weight of God’s word on your heart.Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- How are we tempted to show ungodly favouritism and judge?- How can we be more loving to every neighbour in our specific circumstances?- How does gazing at the mercy of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ help us to grow in merciful non-judgement?Carolyn Lacey’s ‘Extraordinary Hospitality (for ordinary people)’ can be found here.Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA cup of Yorkshire tea and a proper Jammy Dodger biscuit for Sarah, and a cup of afternoon Earl Grey tea with a chocolate digestive biscuit for Felicity,Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes our actions (2:14-26) with Sam Allberry
13-05-2021
Grace that shapes our actions (2:14-26) with Sam Allberry
This week we are joined by Sam Allberry who helps us to tackle an essential but challenging part of James’ letter.As ever, this is just the beginning of a conversation.  We wholly recommend chatting over these things further with someone else as you consider the weight of God’s word on your heart.Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- What really struck you as you read the passage for yourself? How did it make you feel?- James challenges his readers to have true faith.  How does this passage encourage us to pursue true faith?- How is our double mindedness exposed? What do you need to repent of and pray through in light of this part of James?- Why does all true faith begin and end with gazing at the work of Christ?Sam’s brilliant book ‘James for you’ can be found here (remember to use the discount below!)Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA Yorkshire tea for both sisters, and a malted milk for Felicity. Sam thinks Jammy Dodgers definitely have cream in the middle, and is partial to a custard cream.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes our speech (3:1-18)
20-05-2021
Grace that shapes our speech (3:1-18)
In this week’s episode we take a look at James’ powerful words about the tongue, and what it looks like to pursue heavenly wisdom in relation to how we use our words.As ever, this is just the beginning of a conversation.  We wholly recommend chatting over these things further with someone else as you consider the weight of God’s word on your heart.Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:- how does James’ use of pictures help us to see the true impact of our tongues?- In what ways do you see your tongue exposing your heart?- Texts, emails, Social Media, phone calls, in person - where do you need to commit to be more watchful and prayerful over your tongue?- What will it look like to let this chapter from James sink deeply into your heart - both the words on the tongue, and the words on God’s heavenly wisdom?Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA cup of hot water and a ‘Jam n’ Cream’ biscuit for Sarah, and a cup of Yorkshire tea with a ginger nut biscuit for Felicity.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes our repentance (4:1-12)
27-05-2021
Grace that shapes our repentance (4:1-12)
Both what to do with our double-mindedness and God’s answer reach a climax this week as James helps us to see the heart of the gospel.Questions to dig deeper, over a cup of tea:How do our desires and motives expose our over-friendliness with the world? What does it look like to see, confess and mourn our double-mindedness? What stops us taking our sin seriously and lamenting it?How does this help us delight in God’s lifting grace? We’re never without God’s grace, but how does it change the way we feel about being ‘lifted’ as we go through this process?How can we help each other run towards God’s grace, and desire heavenly wisdom above all else? Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA cup of hot water and a digestive biscuit for Sarah, and a teapot with a home made chocolate digestive for Felicity.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.
Grace that shapes our plans & prosperity (4:13-5:6)
03-06-2021
Grace that shapes our plans & prosperity (4:13-5:6)
James warns his brothers and sisters about the folly of unbelievers who seek to dictate their own futures, and use wealth for unjust gain.Questions to dig into over a cup of tea:James is speaking about ‘worldy’ groups of people in these verses, it’s not the ‘brothers and sisters’ of the church family but he is telling them about these groups as a warning. What are the characteristics of the two groups? What are the issues?How does this help us to understand the world around us?How are we tempted towards this kind of friendliness with the world in how we think and behave?Any ways in which we might be unwittingly, or complacently, involved in injustices i.e. ethics of what we consume, whether people are oppressed in producing what we use?How do these verses push us back on the grace of chapter 4?Tea and Biscuit FootnotesA cup of hot apple & mango squash for Sarah, and a cup of Yorkshire Grey with a malted milk biscuit for Felicity.Book Deal10ofThose are generously offering a further 15% discount across their store when you use the voucher code TWOSISTERS. You need to log in to their website, write the code in and then click apply when you get to checkout. In Other News…Connect with us on Facebook or InstagramSarah blogs here: blogs here:  Email us: podcastingsisters@gmail.comSponsorship DetailsThis podcast is sponsored by 10ofthose.com. 10ofthose.com hand pick the best Christian books that point to Jesus and sell them at discounted prices. The more you buy the cheaper they get! Check them out at 10ofthose.com.