Thread with Dr. Chuck Quinley

Thread is a Bible podcast for Christians in Leadership, in the family, education, ministry or the marketplace. It’s a solid Bible study from a seasoned husband, father of six, church-planter and media producer who has spent his life in Asia seeking to be part of bringing God’s light there. Thread moves steadily through entire books, going verse-by-verse seeking wisdom and encouragement to guide us as agents of change in our generation.

Thread, Season One, moves verse-by-verse through Mark’s Hollywood Script gospel, full of action, short on dialog. Join Season One to learn lessons of movement leadership from Jesus Christ, himself so you can be a more effective voice for God in the world.

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Thread Season 1 : The Gospel of Mark : The training and testing of the messenger of God

  • This episode is the completion of our verse by verse study of Mark's gospel, a little book with lots of message. In this podcast we will recap the high points in the message of the gospel of Mark and nail down four take-away's for our lives. If you are interested in understanding the overall message...

  • You will never have a Hindu visit your home to ask you to consider Hinduism. True Asian Buddhists, likewise, won't ask you to commit your life to becoming a disciple of Buddha. Why do Christians feel the need to evangelize? Tune in to this episode of Thread for the answers.

  • We've all been burned. Authority figures have failed morally. Things we bought rarely lived up to the sales pitch. It's easy to become jaded or even to keep our trust guarded. Jesus won't allow that. He challenges his followers to choose to believe and trust God and man. Listen to this episode recor...

  • Have you ever thought about the women who have poured benefit into your life? Many of the new freedoms enjoyed by women around the world today find their beginning in the liberation Christ established for women. In this Thread we witness how Jesus honored the traditional role of women with the quali...

  • I'm not sure it has ever really sunk in.  I have heard what Jesus has done for me on the cross all my life but I don't think I have ever really grasped how approved, forgiven, included and adopted I became on the cross as Jesus and I changed places that day.  It happened for you too.  Has it really ...

  • How would people who know you best summarize your life's general pattern?  "Nice guy?"  "She mainly kept to herself?" "He was very friendly?" "He seemed a bit uptight most of the time?"  As they mocked Jesus on the cross, even his enemies jeered, "He saved others; himself he could not save."  Though...

  • The self sacrifice of God for mankind is the central event in human history. In the passion and on the cross, Jesus was broken and crushed by his relationship to his friends, family, religious leaders, national government, religious community and even in his relationship with God. He did all this to...

  • Life is too short and our mission too important for short term relationships. We need friends. Real friends.  Life is meant to be lived in the community of trusted others, but what happens when those friends break your trust and let you down? Tune in to this episode of Thread and see how Jesus handl...

  • Ever wish you could do something for God to show your love and gratefulness but feel unqualified to find a place of service? In this Thread we get Christ's take on official religion versus just doing whatever you can with what you've got. We met a man on our last trip to Burma who is poor by anyone'...

  • One day we will see the dramatic events of Mark 13 coming to pass. Preparing our mind beforehand will be essential if we are going to pass the test successfully. In this Thread Jesus prepares us for what we will experience and show us the essential mental focus we need in order to make it. Materiali...

  • Jesus foretold the dramatic events that will lead to the conclusion of this world order and the birth of a perfect one. He anchors his prophecy to the ancient book of Daniel and it's mysterious phrase, "The abomination of desolation." In this week's Thread we unpack this phrase, the history behind i...

  • In this episode of Thread Jesus gives an overview of five characteristics of the generation that will live at the end of the world as we know it. If we can let go of needing the perks and approval of this passing world we can live life more effectively. A better world is coming as the Kingdom of God...

  • The end of the world as we know it has always been a fascinating subject. Many different theories have been proposed. In today's Thread Jesus explains the events leading up to the great apocalypse. See how his teaching differs from others you might have heardThe end of the world as we know it has al...

  • Some people calculate their giving, keeping plenty of spare time, money and personal space for themselves. They want to insure that others do their fair share too. Others give up to a set percentage, say two hours a week to volunteer at a non-profit, but not a minute more. Then there are those amazi...

  • Every met a Bible-thumper, someone who seemed to feel that they had an infallible power for the interpretation of the Scriptures? Christ's hardest critics were the professionally religious, the priests, Bible teachers and "spiritual" politicians who made their living from the system of religion. He ...

  • Jesus ministered each day with the confidence that whatever he said from his mouth would come to pass.  He consciously spoke words with intent.  To some he spoke healing words. Others received a challenge or a diagnosis of what their core issue was. Some received a calling and clear direction. Still...

  • Family trips can be a wonderful time for conversations in the car. You never know when someone will open up a topic that leads to a really important discussion. In this episode of Thread we catch up with Jesus and his team as they journey by foot from the provincial north to the capital city of Jeru...

  • "Money is morally neutral. It's just what you do with it that makes it have power."  Jesus will not allow us to entertain such a naive view of money.  He even gave it a name as though it is a rival spiritual power at war with God and His work in our hearts. We need money and what it can buy for us, ...

  • Do you have a nagging sense of guilt? Is your relationship with God a quest for His approval with you always seeming in your own mind to have come up short. Listen in to the conversation as Jesus answers the most important question he was ever asked.

  • Three of the most emotionally impactful topics in one podcast! Yep, listen to Jesus Christ as he takes on the divorce industry of his day.

  • How far would you go to avoid sin?  Break off a relationship? Quit your well-paying job? Change your daily habits? Cut off internet at your house?  Jesus says that sometimes extreme measures are needed in the battle for our souls.

  • Tired of division among Christians? No one hated it more than Jesus. Hear his instruction to the disciples in this week's Thread podcast.

  • Being the boss is something most of us aspire to.  It sure beats being told what to do by someone who doesn't seem to understand your needs. Being the boss, however, carries its own set of spiritual pitfalls and natural temptations. Even in the church we see failures in using power in a positive way...

  • "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."  Is your mind full of confidence or muddled by doubt and double-mindedness?  In this episode of Thread we observe the tremendous power of positivity, unwavering childlike faith in God's benevolent sovereignty toward us.  That faith releases the flow of God's...

  • One day the Kingdom of God will come in power in a visible, tangible way. Right now, though, we can already experience some of its power--healings, dreams, miracles, and divine direction.  One day the darkness will be totally vanquished and the King will bring perfection to our world and bring God's...

  • In this episode of Thread we track with Jesus as he takes his mission to a higher plane. Only those willing to pay the price to go with him could continue with him. It reminds me of the experience of our friend, Diane, while climbing Kilamanjaro.. listen to the podcast for more...

  • Sometimes God shows you what He wants you to do but it requires the sacrifice of your marriage plans, job or a material possession. Sometimes it places you in perceived danger because you have to insert yourself in a place of serious need. In these times you turn to your friends and family for encou...

  • Mark 8 is the hinge of the entire gospel and the point where Christ's public and private ministry made a dramatic turn. Tune in to this week's Thread to know more.

  • Ever had a day when you start on an amazing high only to have it crash and burn by late afternoon when something else invades your wonderful day and turns it upside down? Jesus had days like that too. Sometimes you just have to soldier on. Listen to today's podcast for more.

  • Ever go to God and not receive what you expected from Him? Maybe it seems like the answer to your prayers is "Take a number..." In today's Thread we learn lessons from two people who were being tormented by the "dark side." Both came to Jesus, but neither received the treatment they might have thoug...

  • Legalists mean well. They hope to find a way to minimize the defilement of sin and its power to destroy the beauty in life. It all starts out with naming external things that seem to have a connection to sin, then forbidding them. Over time there have been many forbidden things: pork, sex even in ma...

  • What fills you up after you have become emptied out through serving others? For Jesus, it was time alone with God. He seemed to like mountains and night times for seasons of extended praying. His prayers weren't a good work, or something he had to do to be a good person toward God. He honestly and e...

  • Have you ever pushed yourself beyond your limits of strength and endurance? Every champion knows the necessity of this during times when "pushing through the pain" is the only way to overcome challenges. The problem comes when we try to live at that state always. We trade sleep for work, exercise fo...

  • For the first year Jesus did all the ministry. He preached, healed the sick and cast out the demons. He faced all contrary people and reasoned with them in open debate. Then in the second year he turned to the disciples and said to them, "Now, you do it." I'm sure they were shocked and afraid at the...

  • Bible study for grown ups. Ever been around a person of tenacious faith? They are contagious in their optimism and their confidence that in the end, God will make it all work out well. These people are the life-changers for others fortunate enough to live around them. They are the world-changers. In...

  • Once you move from me-centered to mission-focused living, a whole new exciting world opens up to you. God begins to use you in the lives of others to help them find their place in Christ and in the family of God. In this Thread we see the dynamics of this personal ministry--the spiritual forces at w...

  • Every life knows stress and anxiety. We all encounter setbacks and times when everything seems to be working against us. These events are the defining moments in our lives. Some people allow themselves to habitually slip into powerlessness and self-pity, questioning God and blaming others for their ...

  • Have you ever considered planting a church or starting a new ministry or home/office cell group? This Thread has lots of guidance for you. Mark chapter 4:21-34 also explains how healthy ministries are planted and how they take root and grow. If you want to receive truth from God and want to pass it ...

  • Are you interested in having God talk to you and reveal his will and his ways? He longs to do this, but there are some preconditions for you to follow if you would like to receive from him. In this lesson Jesus explains how two people can hear the same message, yet one takes it to heart and get so m...

  • Someone once wrote "The closer I walk with the Lord, the fewer of my friends want to walk with me." I think this is an issue that has affected everyone who has gotten serious about the path of discipleship with Jesus as Lord. Even in the church we may be judged and our loved ones may become concerne...

  • It seems that in many places Christianity is simply the "talking religion." We go to church and hear an eloquent man talk about God, then maybe to the internet to listen to more talking about God, then read a book of words, then talk to God in prayer.... (you get the point). Jesus' ministry was one ...

  • Do you have a hyperactive conscience? Sometimes in seeking to follow God with all our heart we develop a bondage to legalism regarding the laws of God. On the other hand, some believers live as though there are no laws regarding our conduct. What did Jesus believe and teach about these things? Liste...

  • In even the best of circumstances there is a painful and awkward dance between those pioneers who built an institution or a social fabric and the new wave that has fresh ideas and a drive to lead the group in new directions. Jesus discusses old and new wineskins in our lesson today.

  • If you are going to give pastoral care to others and help them get their lives on track you have to get comfortable talking about sin--theirs this time. We think sin is all exciting but that's just the candy coating. After we swallow it we become a slave to it and it devastates our personal life, re...

  • Whatever happened to good works? This is a basic part of being a disciple of Jesus. But what do you do if you are in a hurry to get someplace when you encounter someone who has a need? This episode has answers from the life of Jesus himself.

  • What is prayer in your life? A daily refreshing? A source of guilt? Prayer can be your internal engine, a time of offloading your cares or of getting that needed infilling. It can be a time of instruction as God gives you guidance in making your decisions or it can be a powerful way for you to provi...

  • Are there demons or is this just a relic of an old superstitious age? This episode from Mark 1:21-34 has answers for you.

  • We all love to have God as a protector and a defender. We get comfort from His presence and guidance as we work hard to build a successful life, but how do we feel when he takes over and begins asking us to sacrifice things concerning our job?

  • There are many versions of "the gospel" depending upon what the speaker intends to accomplish in presenting it. Let's return to the source and listen as Jesus preaches his own message to us.

  • Jesus said that John was the greatest man who ever lived. He was a man of action, bold and fearless even before kings. Let's study his heart and see the characteristics of a powerful person of action and humility. He led a national movement that prepared thousands to receive Jesus. Let's do the same...

  • Hi! Here's the second installment in our weekly Thread podcast.  Check here every Tuesday at 9AM for the latest episode or subscribe through ITunes.  This one shows how Mark's gospel has a hard-core message: true disciples must expect resistance as they live out and declare the teachings of Jesus. ...

  • Hey!  Here's the first episode of our new weekly podcast, Thread.  It will provide resources for your development in spirituality, leadership and communication ability.  Most episodes will be 10 minutes long.