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Episode 1: Introduction
Episode 11st May 2021 • The Good and Faithful Show • Golfran Rivera
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Welcome to the #GoodandFaithful Movement! We’re going to inspire, educate, and train God’s people to leverage ALL that He has given us to bless the nations and advance His Kingdom! Check out our podcast here or on your favorite podcast service. Join our FB group, follow us on IG and visit our store and become part of our community of believers!

In this episode, I wanted to briefly introduce myself and answer the questions, "why this movement?" and "how will this show help us in this movement?"

The most important thing about me is that I am in love with the God-Man, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I have been His disciple since 2013. He has blessed me with my amazing wife of 10 years, Desiree, and our three beautiful children, Joshua, Aiden, and Adelina. 

My ministry experience includes small group leadership, micro-site planting, and training future micro-site leaders. I've also authored a book that is in the editing process with WestBow Press.

But enough about me! Let’s talk about the #GoodandFaithful Movement and the show. Why this show?

I'm sure it comes as no surprise that the name of this movement and this show is inspired by the parable of the talents found in Matthew's Gospel. In Matthew 25: 14-30, Jesus gives His disciples regarding His future return. He compares it to a man who went a long journey and entrusted his wealth to three of his servants. When the man returns from his journey, he goes to settle accounts with the servants. 

Although there were three servants, there were really only two types of servants, at least according to the master. There’s the Good and Faithful servant, or the wicked and slothful one. My question is, which kind of servant does our Master deserve? 

Obviously, we believe Jesus is worthy of having Good and Faithful servants. And that’s why this movement and that’s why the show. Because we aim to inspire, educate, and train you in the day-to-day living that will help you be among the Good and Faithful. If you’re into that kind of thing. 

But what makes this show different than any others? 

Well, in Luke’s Gospel Jesus gives us the parable of the dishonest manager. He concludes His parable by making an important remark: “The sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light” (Luke 16: 8b ESV) It is absolutely obvious that the people of this world often function with more shrewdness than do the children of light. 

The Church is constantly being outdone by the people of this world. They influence our politics, our culture, our economy, our education. Regular people sacrificing everything on the altar of success, and for what? Meanwhile, we as the children of light make serving Jesus so complicated! We’re so busy having theological discussions about pre-destination, God’s sovereignty, the “Great Commission,” and on and on, that we aren’t actually serving Him! No mas!

The #GoodandFaithful Movement is a movement of God’s people, wherever they are, leveraging ALL that God has given us to bless the nations and advance His Kingdom. From this day forward, we will live daily, as if everything we have is a resource that God has given us to bless the nations and advance His Kingdom! And The Good and Faithful Show is going to help us do just that. How? By providing a platform where we inspire, educate, and train you to leverage all that God has given you to bless the nations, and advance His Kingdom! 

This first season is all about laying the foundation for future seasons. No level of success supersedes the need to actually walk with Jesus. So, here’s what to look forward to!

Episode 2: Abide – There is nothing more practical in a disciple’s life than abiding in Jesus. If we are going to be #GoodandFaithful, we must start by learning how to abide. 

Episode 3: Prayer – How to live a life of prayer.

Episode 4: Scripture – There are no heaven points for reading the Scripture, but we are much less effective when we don’t. 

Episode 5: Fellowship – As a family of believers and as members of the #GoodandFaithful movement, Christ-centered fellowship is non-negotiable.

Episode 6: Worship – We will close out season one with a fresh reminder that our God in Heaven is looking for people to worship Him.

Future seasons will dive into how to steward the relationships, finances, health, education, professions, and everything else God has given us, well. Join us as we work to bless the nations and advance God’s Kingdom. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your wife and tell your kids! We ARE the Good and Faithful!