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Gospel-Centered Pro-Life Podcast

Love Life

Religion & Spirituality

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Overview

Gospel-Centered Pro-Life is a podcast hosted by Love Life Missionary Director, Daniel Parks with Co-host Vicky Kaseorg. In this podcast, we talk about pro-life issues in light of the Gospel. It features interviews with pro-life leaders as well as tackles difficult subjects concerning abortion but always centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

224 Episodes

Racial Tension

Addressing the disproportionate number of minorities being killed in abortions is not one of our three key talking points we have found to be effective. However, we cannot be unaware of the truth of this sad fact. Should we address this while ministering on the sidewalk, and if so, how can we do so effectively? This podcast explores the issue of how to deal with racial tension on the sidewalk of abortion centers. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

Where Is The Church!?

In this episode, Daniel and Vicky give a gentle rebuke along with encouragement. Many of us have grown disheartened with apparent church apathy regarding abortion. We ask, “Where is the church?” And grow discouraged. In this podcast, we exhort all of us not to ask this downer question, and focus on the reality that the church is very active in many areas of transforming souls and promoting the welfare of people and communities worldwide. I hope this helps us focus on the truth that WE are the church, and WE individually should be doing all God has called us to do! www.sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Run With Endurance

In this episode, Daniel and Vicky, who are both runners, speak about the lessons learned in the discipline of running and how they can be directly applied to Sidewalk outreach. The Bible has many verses that speak of running and use that analogy to describe how we can more effectively live the Christian life. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

How to Counsel Undocumented Immigrants

The issue of undocumented immigrant moms coming to abortion centers is a growing challenge. Sidewalk Outreach Teams need to be prepared in how to effectively counsel and meet the needs of this group. In this podcast, we explore the unique obstacles these moms face and provide a comprehensive strategy in how to deal with this issue with compassion and truth. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Holy Spirit Moments on the Sidewalk

This episode is an inspiring time of relating true stories of when the Holy Spirit intercedes powerfully while we are ministering on the sidewalks of the abortion centers. His presence is sometimes miraculous words He brings to us, sometimes miraculous protection, sometimes gentle rebuking to guide us from self-righteousness to God-righteousness. This epsiode will encourage you to trust His power to equip and exhort.

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

Walking in Holiness In Sidewalk Outreach for 2024

God calls us to be holy as He is holy. This is true in every area of our lives but especially in ministry. In this episode, we explore the concept of walking in holiness as it pertains to sidewalk outreach and offer encouragement to those involved in this challenging ministry. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

A Useful Tool For the Sidewalk

We need to be prepared in season and out of season with biblical truth as 2 Timothy 4:2 reminds us. It is sometimes daunting to know what scripture best fits the issue you may face as you minister to abortion-determined women. Some people shrink back from using scripture at all. In this episode, we explore the critical necessity for scripture to break through that lead to abortion. We give practical advice on how to use the Bible effectively in dealing with common issues you may face. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2023

Reaching Out to the Transgender Population

Many sidewalk outreach teams minister on the sidewalks of Planned Parenthood facilities. A large income source now for PP is transgender people seeking hormone therapy. While our primary interest is reaching abortion-determined women, we want to offer the hope of the Gospel and any tangible help we can to these people. In this episode, we offer some ideas for understanding the main issues transgender people face as well as some practical suggestions on how to offer help to them while on the sidewalk. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

Don’t you have better ways to spend your time?

In sidewalk outreach, we often hear the pro-abortion people taunting us with this question: “Don’t you have better ways to spend your time?” Sometimes, the struggle and lack of visible fruit are so significant that we even ask ourselves this question. In this episode, we answer this question with insights from Habakkuk. This passage can guide us in redirecting our focus when faced with discouragement and disappointment as we struggle to serve God well. https://sidewalks4life.com/dont-you-have-better-ways-to-spend-your-time/

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Teen Abortion Risks

Abortion is devastating under any circumstances, but the risks to teens are enormous and devastating. This episode examines some issues teens face following abortion, including increased suicide, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

There’s No Magic Bullet

Sometimes we feel that if we could find the one formula, that one thing we could do or have on the sidewalk, we could be more effective. In this episode, we examine the truth that effective sidewalk ministry is not a magic bullet but a process. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 31 August 2023

How To Speak To Hostile People

We face adversity and often hostility when we speak for the unborn in front of an abortion center. The book of Acts gives practical advice on how to do this well, as we explore how Paul spoke to a hostile mob in Jerusalem. The points can guide us as we navigate the hostility of the people we minister to. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

The Unthinkable Sin

In this episode, we deal with the issue of modern-day child sacrifice. We give Biblical guidance on how to speak scripturally about the horror of abortion, with examples from pagan practices regarding the shedding of innocent blood. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

Ministering To Those Who Are Here Illegally

We often see people who are fearful and hesitant to share or speak with us. Sometimes it is because they are in the country illegally and are afraid we will turn them over to authorities. In this episode, we share what we should do in these instances and how we can encourage them to trust us and choose life. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Examining Our Identity in Christ To Save Babies

A great strategy in counseling women who are determined to abort is to help them understand who they are and who they want to be. Often, these women and men are willing to examine the disconnect between who they are and who they want to be. In this episode, we explore how we can use that disconnect to guide them to a choice for life. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2023

Honoring Those Who have Gone Before Us

This episode examines the contribution of pro-life pioneers who paved the way for us to minister more effectively today. We recount a brief history of the pro-life movement, with some advice on how to relate in an honoring way to those who may have used different tactics, but deserve our respect. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

Who Is Our Enemy?

In this episode, we explore the critical issue of disunity and how we sometimes wrongly use weapons to fight each other rather than unite against a common enemy. The podcast gives practical advice on how to proactively fight the battles we face as sidewalk outreach teams in a God-honoring, encouraging, and unifying way. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 6 July 2023

Addressing Birth Control In Sidewalk Ministry

We have very limited time to speak to the women we minister to on the sidewalks of abortion centers. Birth control is an important issue that we may need to address but it's not typically the best use of our time. In this episode, we discuss how to best talk about abortion control in sidewalk outreach ministry. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

Should Women Who Have Abortions Be Prosecuted?

This is a highly contentious issue. Many devout Christians have strong feelings about the answer. Many have never really examined the core issue: are unborn humans people who deserve equal protection under the law? If so, should those who intentionally bring about their death be prosecuted? In this episode, we examine this complex issue from a Biblical and logical perspective. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3X6eVWFqA

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2023

Morning Strategies to Prepare for the Sidewalk

While we all may employ different strategies to prepare for our morning of sidewalk ministry, it is important to be intentional in preparation. That preparation needs to be practical, physical, emotional, and spiritual. In this episode, we outline some key ways to organize our time in the morning before ministry to be most effective and ready for the difficult battle ahead. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2023

The Virtue of Small Teams

One of the most common issues our sidewalk outreach teams raise is that their teams are too small. In this episode, we discuss the story of Gideon going to battle the Midianites and how God purposely used a small army rather than a much larger one. The ideas from this passage will encourage us as we go to the battlefront for abortion with less-than-ideal team size. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2023

A Conversation About the NC 12 Week Abortion Ban

In this episode, we summarize key points of the abortion bill passed in North Carolina that restricts abortions after 12 weeks. We also identify critical takeaways for sidewalk outreach teams. While this is specific to NC, the principles we discuss are widely applicable and can help those in similar ministries in other states grapple with the issue of abortion bills that restrict but may not abolish abortion. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

Escalating Battles

In this episode, Daniel and Vicky explore the issue of the pro-abortion crowd using increasingly confrontational tactics to oppose sidewalk outreach teams. As sidewalk teams become more effective, inevitably the opposition will ramp up their efforts to hinder our work. Listen as we discuss how to navigate these challenges while still keeping our focus on the mission. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2023

What is a House of Refuge?

In this episode, Daniel and Vicky discuss Love Life's mission of uniting and mobilizing the church to bring an end to the abortion and orphan crisis through House of Refuge churches. These churches are trained and equipped by Love Life in key areas. Learn how your church can be a House of Refuge. www.lovelife.org/refuge

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2023

Real Questions from the Sidewalk Outreach Trenches

In this episode, we field questions that sidewalk outreach team members sent us recently. The questions are common issues that plague sidewalk outreach efforts. Daniel and Vicky sort through solutions to help in each area of concern. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2023

Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit

One of the fastest and most common ways Satan attacks a ministry is through sowing disunity in the members. This episode examines the very common and insidious danger of disunity. Unity is often destroyed in a common progression, beginning with offense that festers and grows. In this episode, we also offer ways in which you can recognize the seeds of disunity and eradicate them. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2023

We Are Called To Do Hard Things - Life Ride

In just 3 days, a Love Life partnering pastor, Jay Stewart, will begin a bicycle ride across the nation. Life Ride, a journey of 3400 miles, will bring awareness to the abortion and orphan crisis in our country. We also hope to raise funds and House of Refuge Churches to train, equip, and mobilize in the areas crucial to helping abortion-minded families choose life. In this podcast, we discuss the vision, goals, and framework of Life Ride and specific ways you can be involved. https://liferideusa.com/

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2023

The Integrity of Commitment

One of the more challenging issues to deal with in expanding sidewalk outreach is commitment from new volunteers. We are always honored and grateful for the trustworthy and faithful volunteers who have often soldiered with us for years. However, many folks sign up with zeal and excitement but quickly fizzle out. This podcast helps to guide us in recognizing the reality of this issue but also suggests ways in which to combat lack of commitment. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2023

Turning Points

One of the most encouraging stories from the sidewalk happened recently. A mom who chose life shared with us the turning point in her life. Her answer will astonish and reenergize sidewalk outreach teams, reminding us of why we do what we do! In this episode, we also give 8 sidewalk tips gleaned from this story to further equip sidewalk teams. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2023

How Abortion Affects Men

Stephanie Reinhart, who is the Director of Restored Life, the abortion recovery arm of Love Life, speaks with us about the different ways abortion affects men. There are very few studies that explore the effect of abortion on men. Stephanie helps bring to light some of the common effects on men involved in the abortion of their child. She also helps us understand strategies for Sidewalk outreach teams as they minister to both the women and the men coming to Abortion centers. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2023

How Exactly, Do You Count Babies Saved?

The primary goal of Sidewalk Outreach is to bring glory to the Lord. Of course, we also want to know we're making a difference so it's helpful and encouraging to quantify the impact our work is having. Different sidewalk outreach teams and ministries often differ in how they count babies saved from abortion. In this episode, we give some practical things to consider as you think through how to most accurately count choices for life in your city. No matter how a team determines the number of saved babies, the ultimate goal is always to bring glory to God, and that must be kept uppermost in our minds. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2023

The Challenges of Mentoring and Volunteering on the Sidewalk

We always try to match the women who choose life with a mentor who will disciple them, link them with resources, and be a friend and guide to them. On rare occasions, our sidewalk outreach team members have played that role as well. In this podcast, we interview sidewalk outreach team member, Debbie Hobson, who mentored a young lady very successfully. We glean wisdom in how to effectively do what Debbie was able to do not only in sidewalk outreach but in mentoring as well. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 30 March 2023

Cell Phone Use and Other Distractions

We need to maintain a laser beam focus on our purpose for ministry on the sidewalks of abortion centers. This is not always easy and there are many distractions that can pull us away from what we are there to do or render us ineffective. The main culprit of distraction is our cell phones, but there are many sources of potential distraction. In this episode, we examine those potential distractions and offer encouragement to avoid them!

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2023

The Comparison Trap

Sidewalk outreach ministry is often fraught with discouragement. We should not add discouragement by falling into the comparison trap. When we compare ourselves with other sidewalk teams, we can either fall so short that we feel disheartened or grow jealous of their effectiveness. Neither is helpful! This podcast examines how we can avoid the comparison trap and reframe what we are experiencing into encouragement and inspiration to improve. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/ Jon Acuff's “Kick Comparison to the Curb” https://app.rightnowmedia.org/en/player/video/729786?session=732135

Transcribed - Published: 16 March 2023

Will You Pay For My Baby for the Next 18 Years?

This is one of the most common questions sidewalk outreach teams hear as they counsel women to choose life over abortion. It is important not to dismiss the question, since at its core, it expresses a genuine underlying fear. However, it is equally important not to let that fear justify the murder of innocent reborn babies. This podcast gives practical tips on how to answer that common rationalization to abort. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 9 March 2023

Determining Needs Vs. Wants for Abortion Minded Families

The women we work with are typically in very desperate situations. They often have multiple needs and it is overwhelming for those helping them to prioritize the needs based on limited ministry resources. Even harder sometimes is assessing when a professed need is actually a want, not a necessity. This podcast provides strategies to help sidewalk outreach teams handle this issue from a Biblical perspective. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 2 March 2023

It Will be Worth it

Getting and keeping sidewalk outreach volunteers is a continual issue. Sidewalk outreach is a very difficult ministry. At one point or another, most sidewalk volunteers ask themselves, “Is all this effort and struggle worth it?” In this episode, we answer that question with a resounding YES and Biblical support for our assurance. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2023

Ministering to Abortion-Determined Moms Who Claim to be Believers

Often, the women who come to abort tell us they are Christians and have submitted their lives to Jesus. Many believe they are going to heaven, and insist that they are good. In this episode, we talk about the need to challenge that deception and we give specific advice on how to do just that. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/ https://livingwaters.com/store/training-course/school-of-biblical-evangelism-textbook/

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2023

Why Am I Struggling After I Chose Life and God?

Many of the women we minister to who have chosen life and even submitted their lives to Jesus are blindsided when struggles continue or even accelerate. They question God and wonder why they are being punished or abandoned when they have made ALL the right choices. In this podcast, we outline how to help these women reframe their perceptions and conclusions in a God-honoring and empowering way. https://sidewalks4life.com/

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2023

Biblical Firsts Applied to Sidewalk Outreach

In the book of Genesis, there are several first questions that God asks, Humans ask, and Satan asks. Exploring those questions and the core issues those questions raise can be very useful in helping us navigate the struggles and solutions from a Biblical perspective that we encounter in sidewalk outreach. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2023

What If She Doesn’t Know Who the Father of the Baby Is?

Sometimes, the women we meet at the abortion center are seeking an abortion because they do not know who the father of the baby is. In this podcast, we offer suggestions on handling this situation and some pitfalls to avoid in counseling a choice for life. https://sidewalks4life.com/

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2023

Filling a Thirsty Soul, Another Abortion Worker Leaves the Industry

While our primary ministry in sidewalk outreach is to abortion-minded moms, we also do encourage abortion workers to leave the industry. This podcast relates the encouraging story of a worker who left after hearing us speak truth from the sidewalk for months. This is an inspiring reminder to persevere knowing that God’s word never returns void. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 19 January 2023

Seeking Abortion For Fear Of Miscarriage?

Women seek abortions for all kinds of reasons. Recently we've seen a trend in miscarriages and women coming to have abortions for fear that they are miscarrying. In this episode, we share some insights on ministering to these families. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2023

Remembering What God Did in 2022

It's amazing that God lets us be a part of what He is doing. In this episode, we look back at what God did through the ministry of Love Life in 2022.

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2023

The Serenity Prayer in Sidewalk Counseling

One of the most challenging issues sidewalk counselors face is finding peace and strength to know what they can and cannot change as they minister. When we focus on what we cannot change, we become discouraged. Through the Serenity prayer and Scripture, we talk about how to find peace and courage in ministering no matter what we face. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 29 December 2022

Guiding Friends to Counsel for Life

In this episode, we give general guidelines for helping friends of abortion-determined women to counsel a choice for life effectively. Many times, a friend is trusted by the mom and desires to help the mom choose life but is uncertain of how to do so. We offer effective strategies using a true case study to help sidewalk outreach teams know what to say to help friends of these moms speak for life. These strategies are also useful to our sidewalk teams in calling out to friends of moms waiting in their cars. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2022

Abortions By Mail?

With the overturning of Roe V Wade, many lives have been saved. However, the abortion industry has shifted to distributing abortion pills by mail. These deadly pills can even be sent to states that have made abortion illegal. In this episode, we share some insights on reaching those tempted to receive the abortion pill by mail. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2022

What Drives Women to Abort?

What makes some women consider abortion as an option? Of course, there is a myriad of reasons women seek out abortions but in this episode, we look at the top 10 reasons women who we have ministered to have told us brought them to the abortion center. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2022

Speak Whether They Listen Or Not

In our ministry on the sidewalk, we deal with a lot of rejection. The story of the prophet Ezekiel is a powerful encouragement to us in this difficult ministry. In this episode, we offer some insights and encouragement from the book of Ezekiel that we believe will be a blessing to you. https://sidewalks4life.com/equipping-articles/

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2022

Talking to Family Members About Abortion and the Gospel

This is a rerun of an older episode but we think it will be a blessing to you. With holidays coming and family gatherings oftentimes being a part of family traditions it can be a challenge sharing your beliefs and convictions without starting a family feud. In this episode, We talk through some Biblical principles and give some wisdom on how to share your pro-life and Gospel convictions in a way that honors the Lord and reaches your loved ones. https://sidewalks4life.com/ www.gospelcenteredprolife.com

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2022

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