Podcast #89: “The River” by Jordan Feliz

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Are you setting yourself up to experience God regularly with other believers? I found this out by exploring a brief story in Acts 16 this week, inspired by the song “The River” by Jordan Feliz.


Like Lydia, down by the river in Acts 16, I pray that you will have an open heart to the life-changing truth of God’s Word.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Some of the places in Scripture we could explore as it relates to “river”
    • John 7 mentions rivers of living water flowing from within believers (this was the inspiration for Jordan Feliz, by the way)
    • Psalm 46 speaks of a river whose streams make glad the city of God
    • Revelation 22 talks about a river of water of life flowing from the throne of God
  • Why I was drawn to Acts 16
  • Background of Acts 16 and the city of Philippi
  • The story of Lydia and what we can learn from her
    • She made it her practice to gather with other believers
    • She had an open heart to the truth of God’s Word and the gospel message
    • She invited other believers to “do life” with her

Enjoy the official lyric video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read all of Acts 16, and then go read Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Everyone you meet in Acts 16 is a “founding member” of the church at Philippi, to whom Paul is writing. Reading it once you have studied the characters in Acts 16 will change your perspective.

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