Join The Journey

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By: Watermark Community Church, Dallas, TX

Reading the Bible regularly can be a challenge, and our goal is to help you not only get into God's word regularly, but also help you understand and apply what you're reading! Join The Journey is a Bible study podcast built to follow our daily reading plan available for free at jointhejourney.com. New episodes will be available Monday through Friday. We hope you can join us!

S3:122 Psalm 36
Today at 9:30 AM

In today’s podcast, Emma Dotter interviews faithful Watermark Member, Jen Hernandez. In a unique way, Jen sees clearly how her own story parallels Psalm 36. Her own decisions led her away from the path of life and righteousness. But, Jen continues to show that this passage also connects to Ephesians 2, and how God’s rich mercy has met her, and God offers that to us as we listen today! 
 
 Additional Scripture in this Passage:
 Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrated his love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  
 Ephesians 2:4, “But God, being rich...


S3:121 Psalm 35
Last Friday at 9:30 AM

Oftentimes when we are done wrong by our enemies, we can take the role of God in retaliation. But what if we changed our view to praying for their redemption and softening hearts? Hannah Staubs today interviews Zac Whitley, as he challenges listeners to pray to stay in their own lane and trust in God’s work of redemption. 
 
 Additional Scripture used in the podcast:
 1 Thes. 5:14, “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.” 
 Galatians 5:16-25, Walk in the Spirit and Fruit of the Spirit <...


S3:120 Psalm 34
Last Thursday at 9:30 AM

What does it look like to taste and see that the Lord is good? In today’s episode, faithful Watermark member Robert Monroy and Emma Dotter talk about what it looks like to be in a close relationship with God. He highlights that in Christ, we get to experience joy and wonder of the goodness of His love and call others to experience the same. 
 
 Additional Scriptures in the Episode:
 John 1:12, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
 Romans 10:14-15, “How t...


S3:119 Psalm 33
Last Wednesday at 9:30 AM

As we continue our “Love our City” campaign, Emma Dotter interviews Watermark Member, Dana Spangenberg! So much of Dana’s story involves attempting to fix situations by her actions, but she expounds on how her dependence on the Lord is where she finds hope. As she shares, Dana shows the attention of God for the whole earth to the personal relationship with his people. 
 
 Want to get involved with Love Our City? Check out the link below: 
 https://www.watermark.org/engage/city/serve-the-city
 
 Grab a NEW Join The Journey Journal for 2024:
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S3:118 Psalm 32
Last Tuesday at 9:30 AM

Why are we called to confess to the Lord if he already knows our thoughts? In today’s episode, faithful Watermark member T.J. Detwiler and Emma Dotter talk about how confessing our sins to God instills humility, repentance, and an open heart in us towards God. Since God knows everything, acknowledging our sin and no longer trying to hide it allows God to pour His mercy, forgiveness, and healing upon us. 
 
 Additional Scripture mentioned in the episode:
 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse...


S3:117 Psalm 31
06/17/2024

How can we have confidence in God when we experience distress? In today’s episode, faithful Watermark staff member Hannah Pickle and Emma Dotter talk about the structure and statements of Psalm 31. Hannah points out how David sees God working even though he still felt the brokenness of the world. God has won the war even if we feel the effects of sin in our day to day life, and we can trust Him in the already but not yet of God’s victory over evil. 
 
 Interested in learning about how we can love our city better as a ch...


S3:116 Psalm 30
06/14/2024

What if I feel like I can't dance in my mourning? Emma Dotter today interviews Daniel Roby, a faithful Watermark Member and the CEO of Austin Street Center. 
 David is familiar with mourning, but he also is familiar with the joy that comes from the Lord. There is a calling for expression, and acting in the joy of the Lord. 
 
 Looking to get involved with Austin Street Center? Check out the link here: https://austinstreet.org/
 
 Want to partner with Watermark Health? Here’s the link below:
 https://www.watermarkhealth.org/serve
 
 Want to...


S3:115 Psalm 29
06/13/2024

A fair question that we can ask is what does nature say about God? Emma Dotter & Watermark Health staff member Jesse Collins share that nature expounds on God’s character. Jesse encourages us to create time and cultivate space to be in awe of who God is and to marvel at what he has done. 
 
 Additional Scripture references in this podcast:
 Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God, the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
 Romans 1:20,  “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world...


S3:114 Psalm 28
06/12/2024

How should we respond when we struggle? In today’s episode, Our Calling staff member Jad Dagher and Emma Dotter unpack Psalm 28 and how David handles despair by turning to the Lord as His Rock and saving Refuge. Instead of being left to handle things on our own, we have a good God who can handle our circumstances and anything we face. We can rejoice in Him and trust that He will be our solid fortress in times of uncertainty. 
 
 Interested in helping the homeless? Check out the link to Our Calling below!
 https://www.ourcalling.org/


S3:113 Psalm 27
06/11/2024

How do we respond to when things don’t go as planned? How do we face darkness in the light of Christ? In today’s episode, Burlon Leffall III with Watermark South Dallas joins Emma Dotter in talking about how the Lord is our sure fortress in times of trial.
 Additional Scripture in this Podcast:
 Romans 8:37-39, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors…”
 Want to get involved with Love Our City? Check out the link below: 
 https://www.watermark.org/engage/city/serve-the-city
 
 Grab a NEW Join The Journey Journal for 2024...