Cover art for podcast First Day

First Day

31 EpisodesProduced by Patrick CooleyWebsite

Welcome to the First Day Podcast page. We hope that you will find in each episode something that helps you grow stronger in your faith. God is starting something new in you!

episodes iconAll Episodes

True Rest

December 9th, 2020


31 October 2020

As he was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this, the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is …

Standing in the Gap

December 9th, 2020


Bildad’s Second Speech. 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

2 When will you put an end to words?
     Reflect, and then we can have discussion.
 3 Why are we accounted like beasts,
     equal to them in your sight?

Just End It Already

November 12th, 2020


My spirit is broken, my days finished, my burial is at hand. (Job 17:1)

With COVID, politics, the economy, civic unrest, and uncertainly even in …

Like a Bridge...

November 5th, 2020


I have three quick questions: When was the last time someone got you angry, really hot under the collar? Or when was the last time a situation nearly …

Beating a Dead Horse

October 30th, 2020


I will show you, if you listen to me; what I have seen, I will tell. (Job 15:17)

If there is, perhaps, a kernel of truth in what we find in Eliphaz’s second speech, this may be it; although its presence by no means …

Certainty Number Three

October 23rd, 2020


It has been said that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But I’d like you to consider for right now that at some point—maybe …

A Devotion for Job 11-12 and Acts 15-16

October 20th, 2020


Job 12:5-6

The undisturbed esteem my downfall a disgrace such as awaits unsteady feet; yet the tents of robbers are prosperous, and those who provoke God are secure, whom God has in his power.

This is from Job’s reply to …

Merely Clay

September 22nd, 2020


For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus …

Sharing God's Desires

August 11th, 2020


Do we as disciples want what Jesus wanted? Do our churches, faith communities, and traditions share God's desires for others, for the world, and for ourselves? Join us as we begin our search for the answers.

Who We Have Become

July 27th, 2020


It takes time to live into our new identity in Christ Jesus. Patience, Grasshopper.

To Begin Again

April 29th, 2020


This is a brief episode to start the podcast going again in this extraordinary time. Are we going to allow what has happened change our priorities, or are we just taking back up the status quo?

You Are Sacred

May 13th, 2019


If a sacrament is an ordinary action or substance through which the grace of God flows to those that are in need, those that are hurting, then by living as a disciple our very lives become sacramental. As we live the …

Giving Until It Hurts

March 25th, 2019


We continue our look into Luke 6 and Jesus' description of the life of a disciple.

They Brought A Knife So I'll Bring A Gun

February 25th, 2019


The life that leads to blessings is a life that is predicated upon reacting to those who hate you in the same way that Jesus does. The disciple doesn't seek to have it his or her way but instead is willing to consider …

Blessed Are You

February 18th, 2019


The signs of blessings are not what we expect in our world today.

Discipleship: The First Step

February 11th, 2019


The beginning of our journey into discipleship begins when we decide to share in God's desire for all the world to be reconciled in Jesus Christ; it is when we decide to love rather than to be right. The disciple can be …

Church Says, Jesus Says

January 28th, 2019


Are we living as disciples of Christ or are we merely churchgoers? Christian teaching is necessary, but it cannot be the only source of spiritual truth in the believer's life. There are times that Christian teaching …

All For One...Or Something Like That

January 23rd, 2019


There is no way that any one person can navigate this thing called life successfully alone: Cooperation and mutual concern are demands. When we start …

Here I Am

January 16th, 2019


The dry, barren times in our lives can very well be the best times to see God doing amazing things. In these time, if we would but look up from our …

Your Heart's Desire

December 17th, 2018


God desires that none should perish and, also, promises that there will come a day when all people and nations will seek to live righteous and holy …

I'm Fine

November 19th, 2018


Often times we have our attentions and hearts focused on the wrong things. When we do, we can miss the point of our relationship with God; even worse, we can actually end up working against it even when we don't mean to …

What Our Treasure Buys Us

November 12th, 2018


The things that we cherish most will be the things that determine if we react to overwhelming events in our lives or if we respond to them. Will we react in fear or respond in hope? When it's all over, will we be …

Escaping Judgementalism: Trust & Release

November 5th, 2018


Trust is the key to escaping the entanglement that results from being judgemental. As we choose to hold on to our distrust, we increase the …

You Look Marvelous

October 29th, 2018


(But how do you feel?)

It takes time to develop trust, be it in God, others, or in ourselves. We can begin to cultivate trust if we make the choice to …

Trust and the Heart of Gold

October 22nd, 2018


The foundation of every relationship that we have, be it with God, other people, institutions and even our stuff is trust. Our ability to trust indicates how effectively we will be able to participate in God's blessing …

You Are More Than You Think

October 16th, 2018


We have all been equipped to see others through the same eyes as God does. We can align our motivations and inclinations with our Creator's because we have been blessed with glory and honor. See Psalm 8 for more …

God Knows Why

October 8th, 2018


Why does God want us to have the fullest life that we possibly can have? What's God's angle? The short answer that we most often get is love. Ok. But …

We're Counting on You

October 1st, 2018


You can start becoming a newer, better you when you begin the sometimes difficult process of renewing your mind as you make the choice to view others …

What We Leave Behind

September 27th, 2018


The wonderful news is that God desires to enter into a relationship with us just as we are. Divine love then transforms us into something new, so we …

Overcoming Inertia

September 15th, 2018


Please visit our website for the show notes for this episode.

Let There Be Light

September 15th, 2018


Please visit our website for the full text of the episode.

Loading ...

Listen to First Day


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens