Reflections of Grace 103: Is It About Works or Relationship?


[display_podcast] I love the church.   If you know Jesus then you are the church too; One of the many members of the Church, the Body, of Jesus, who is our Head But I somewhere along the way thought being in the building brought my status with God so much higher. I lost the mentality that I was there to grow in Jesus. Oh yes, I was taught that I was the temple where Jesus lived, but I was also taught I had to be in a building to truly walk with him.   It took me too long to realize that I did … [Read more...]

Transform: Mindset Equals Focus – The Bible Says So, and It’s POWERFUL!

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(The following was originally published at When we talk about “mindset” we’re actually talking about where you FOCUS your thoughts. And that’s the BIBLICAL definition. In this video I’m going to walk you through the passage where the Bible makes the point that what you set your mind on is what will dictate your life. Really, it’s there. I’m also going to show you how the mindset you choose is your responsibility and give you some practical ways you can begin making the t … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast: Love is Patient… are YOU?

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[display_podcast] The opposite of long-suffering is impatience. The opposite of love is hate. There’s no gray area. Too many people think that there is a “fluffy” area existing somewhere between love and hate. But this area doesn’t exist. It’s one or the other. And, if you do something opposite of how God’s Word describes love… then what you do is hate. The only other way to describe this is sin. So, when you act contrary to the way the Bible describes love, you are hating your spouse. You ar … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 8: How to Serve, Protect, and Love Your Children

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[display_podcast] This week, as we continue our conversation with Marvin “Merv” Mattair, we dive into our role, as parents, in raising our kids to be amazing young men and women, despite and within the ever-changing culture they are surrounded with… especially in regards to dating. Merv is a firm believer in creating a respectful atmosphere at home. What we, as parents, say and do around them and how we treat them will directly affect what they are attracted to as they grow older. So, even when … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 7: Sex, Entertainment, and Your Kids with Marvin “Merv” Mattair

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[display_podcast] This week, we are digging in on how to protect our kids from today’s media that tells them that their only value comes from their sexuality. From Rihanna to Flo Rida to Nicki Minaj… sex sells. But what is the motive behind it all? Now, for Merv’s household, they got rid of cable television altogether. He knows this doesn’t mean that his kids won’t encounter this “sales pitch” outside of their home, but it is Merv’s and his wife’s first line of defense when it comes to protecti … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 132: YOUR “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

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[display_podcast] My goal in this PODCAST? Simple: To keep you out of jail. Yes, this story in Matthew 17 is THAT positively practical. It’s interesting to me that of the four Gospel writers (for reasons that we’ll get into in the podcast), only Matthew records this particular story about (of all things) an obscure Old Testament reference to an otherwise obtuse Moses-mandated responsibility, one that Jesus had apparently overlooked or outright rejected. It’s not surprising to me that Matthew … [Read more...]