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Spending Time with Jesus & Reaching Out to Others

Jen wants to hear from you.  Take a moment after you watch the video to comment below with your answer to the questions and she will respond.

Scripture Reference For This Episode:

Philippians 2:19-30 New International Version

Timothy and Epaphroditus

19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his fatherhe has served with me in the work of the gospel. 23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. 24 And I am confidentin the Lord that I myself will come soon.

25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. 26 For he longs for all of youand is distressed because you heard he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. 29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him, 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me.

Before you leave, we want to know “What do you do to spend time with Jesus? & What do you do to reach out to others?”


  1. Cindy 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    Hi Jen!
    I enjoy spending time with Jesus in nature, focusing on Him and the blessings he brings me while I walk our dog, Remi. It’s amazing how He speaks to me through nature and how He reminds me that He is always with me. As far as reaching out to others, I sometimes have gift cards with me that I hand out to the homeless in our area for restaurants so they can get something to eat.

    I look forward to your messages each week. Thank you for your ministry!

    • Jen Barrick 6 years ago April 6, 2016

      Hi Cindy, Thank you for sharing. Yes, I love nature. It shouts God is so real! I love when the birds sing His praises. What a great way to be salt and light to others through your gift card ministry!! Love, Jen

  2. Debbie Hopson 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    Hi Jenn and Linda,
    I really appreciate you and your family with your encouragement and sharing God’s word. Today I have shared this email with my lovely friend in Christ, Kelly, my hair stylist. I met you all at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church last month and you have encouraged me very much. I love sharing my love for Jesus and talking with him while enjoying nature, being with my husband, going to church, while cooking and in all my life adventures. I would like to serve more through my church. Pastor Michael Barrett was speaking Sunday about if anyone wants to help, just give him a call. I have been slack and I definitely need to do better. I would appreciate prayers for my husband. He is a brittle T1 diabetic with many health issues. It is very hard to watch him go through the everyday struggles with this disease. I find myself many times a day talking to Jesus like he is in the room. Sometimes I feel close but then I get so angry at times. Linda, like you were talking about during your visit. I really really try my hardest and pray for all of my worries to be placed at the criss for Jesus to take care of my husband, my family, the homeless, the hungry and so much many more. I sometimes feel like I am not sure if I am giving Jesus full control. How would I feel? How would I know I am giving Jesus all my burdens 100%? Just by praying? That is how I truly believe in my heart. I just am not feeling that sense of peace I am yearning for. I am sorry to unload this on you, especially with all the you all deal with everyday. I have never asked anyone these questions. I am humbly asking for you all to please pray for us. Maybe I am not praying sincerely enough. Jenn, I am reading your book and I have not started the Bible study yet.
    Ty for taking the time to read my comment. Prayers for you all. God is great!!!

    • linda Barrick 6 years ago April 6, 2016

      Lord Jesus, Please wrap Your arms of love and peace around Debbie and her husband. May Debbie hear You whisper to her heart, “Peace, Be still!” Lord, may You draw close to Debbie as she draws close to You Lord. Our Hope and Trust is in You alone Lord! Amen. Love, Linda and Jen

  3. Debbie Hopson 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    I just reread what I sent. I am very thankful for all of my wonderful blessings everyday. I sounded selfish and self centered. I am thankful for each new beautiful day. I am above all thankful that Jesus died for my sins! Sorry to ramble previously. Sometimes it is so hard to put how I am feeling into sentences. I am one thankful lady though.
    Many Prayers and much love!!!

  4. Lisa 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    I love to spend time outside walking and Photograph God’s Beauty it’s every where. The most photographs I love to take right now is Grave Yards I know others would ask me Why??? I have no answer for them I just love being in Grave Yards doing Photographs. To me it’s peaceful as I take Photographs I talk to God I also have my music going in my ears. To reach out to others I love to share how amazing God is.

    Love you Jen & Linda and your whole family. I also would like to say thank you for your prayers for my headaches and neck aches I have been feeling good. Praising the Lord for that. If you could keep praying I have my good days and bad. I wish I could get your book Daily Whispers Of Hope (Paperback) I so need something like that right now I have no money. God Bless You All. I am loving theses videos Thanks.

    • Jen Barrick 6 years ago April 6, 2016

      Hi Lisa, Thank you for sharing. We continue to pray for you.
      Thank you for sharing. God is so Amazing! That is an awesome way to be God’s Salt and Light to others. Love, Jen

      • Lisa 6 years ago April 6, 2016

        Your welcome Jen. Thank you for keep praying for me today has been a great day of no pain but yet a rough day nothing that God can’t handle. Yes I love going out to Photograph. God Bless you and your family.

  5. Daniel Barton 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    I would pray for people as I drift off to sleep. It’s so awesome to do that. I can ask people how things are going for them, and let them share with me personally things that are going on in their lives. Thank you for all of the messages. Send more.

  6. Daniel Barton 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    I would pray for people as I drift off to sleep. It’s so awesome to do that. I can ask people how things are going for them, and let them share with me personally things that are going on in their lives.

    • Jen Barrick 6 years ago April 6, 2016

      Hi Daniel, Thank you for sharing. That is a great way to connect with people by asking how they are doing and then having them share what is going on in their lives. God will open the door and give you the opportunity to share Jesus with them. We just need to be available! Love, Jen

  7. Patricia Edwards 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    I love to spend time with Jesus alone, usually during my “me time”, I sing when I’m in the shower, sing and pray when I’m working on finger and toe nails, and usually it just ends up being an hour of prayer or do in the bathroom, luckily I’m the only one home so there’s knocking or fighting over the bathroom 🙂 I’m blessed and I love nothing more than to drift off to sleep in prayer. He’s everywhere, all the time, I literally praise all day.! love Trisha

    • Jen Barrick 6 years ago April 6, 2016

      Hi Trisha, Thanks for sharing. So glad you love Jesus and He fills your heart with His Joy and Peace! Love, Jen

  8. Lynne Spotts 6 years ago April 6, 2016

    You had mentioned in your video that you go to hospitals and pray over others. I am interested in doing that in some of my local hospitals, but how do I go about doing that? I don’t think I can just walk into a hospital and be allowed to go into people’s rooms and pray over them, so how would I go about setting up a Ministry of praying over others at my local hospitals?

    • Linda Barrick 6 years ago April 7, 2016

      Hi Lynne, We usually go with some kind of gift to the cancer center, rehab center and hospital to hand out to the patients. We have also gone during the holidays to sign Christmas carols and handed out candy canes. If you have some kind of gift, the facility usually will let you give them out and then you can ask the people can I pray for you. God will open the door. Love, Linda

  9. Cheryl Miller 6 years ago April 7, 2016

    Hi Jen and Linda!! I love to spend time with Jesus and enjoy putting on gospel music and singing while I’m working in my kitchen. And I look forward my quiet time in spending time in God’s Word each day!! I also enjoy getting with a friend in another state praying together over the phone a couple days each week, for the Wildfire Retreat that is gonna be held this coming Nov. for 21 days in our small town of Eureka. Appreciate if you’s would remember the retreat in your prayers…that God would work in a mighty way & that people would come to know Christ!! I also love the times I spend with my friend each week that lives close by, & praying together for the concerns that God places on our hearts. We also have been doing a bible study together on allowing God to work in our marriages & to make our marriages stronger. It’s a blessing to spend time together to encourage one another!! I’m always encouraged with the posts you’s share in God’s word!! Blessings as you’s continue to allow the Lord to use your lives to His glory!!

    • linda Barrick 6 years ago April 7, 2016

      Hi Cheryl, Thank you for connecting with us through Bible Talk and for sharing how you spend time with Jesus and encourage others. That is so awesome!! Lord Jesus, Please bless Cheryl in ways she never dreamed possible as she shines for You, Lord!
      Amen. Love, Jen and Linda

  10. melissa 6 years ago April 7, 2016

    Hi, I look forward to getting these Bible Talks every week. I enjoy spending time with God first thing in the morning when I am enjoying my coffee. As the weather warms up I enjoy sitting on my deck. I also am a children’s leader for BSF. At school I do lunch groups once a week. We eat lunch and then some kids will play and others will do a craft. I am also a partner for special olympics. I try to smile and keep a positive attitude each day with God’s strength.

    • Linda Barrick 6 years ago April 10, 2016

      Hi Melissa, Thank you for sharing and for connecting with us through Bible Talk. May The Lord continue to give you His Hope and Strength each day so you can continue to be Salt and Light to everyone God places in your path. Love, Linda and Jen

  11. Diane 6 years ago April 11, 2016

    Dear Linda and Jen, I’m so very thankful for the time I will have with you here on Bible Talk. Truly this will help me live day to day. In Philippians 2 19:30 I see how Timothy, Paul and Epaphroditus served God and each other. They needed God’s help and God supplied their needs through each other. I also loved to read about the healing by God for Epaphroditus.
    The love Paul had for these two men is very wonderful to see. The love of Jesus was a strong bond between the three men. We can have that same love today in our church. I want to always pray for God to keep us united through His supernatural love. Your ministry is spreading the love of Jesus now around the world. How I thank Him for you.

    • linda Barrick 6 years ago April 13, 2016

      Hi Diane, Thank you for sharing and for connecting with us through Bible Talk. Lord Jesus, Please help us to love one another and love You Lord with all our heart, soul and mind! You are our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Amen! Love, Linda and Jen

  12. Diane Bower 6 years ago April 11, 2016

    Hell-o again Linda and Jen. I am going to try and fix the marked required fields. A few minutes agoI think maybe I did not do the reply right.

  13. Nicole 6 years ago April 12, 2016

    Hello Barrick’s! I love listening to the Word in the morning on audio with the Bible app as I get ready for work. It helps me focus on Christ and what life truly is about. Thank you for your ministry and I love what you are doing and changing lives around the globe! You are a true blessing and encouragement to my life! Praying for you daily!

    • jen Barrick 6 years ago April 13, 2016

      Hi Nicole, Great to hear from you. Thank you for sharing. May we all stay focused on Jesus and ask God to mold us to be more like Him everyday. God, You are the Potter and we are the clay. We surrender Lord Jesus our lives to You today! Amen. Love, Jen and Linda


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