Reflections of Grace 142: Ministering Spirits

[display_podcast]Many years ago I heard a message about how the angels of God are there to do our bidding.  God didn’t leave us powerless. Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation (Heirs of Salvation)? (Hebrews 1:14) So, I started to put some things together in my head.  If the angels are there to serve us, God’s own people, through salvation in Jesus, then what is stopping me from calling on their services when I need them? … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 121: When Our Souls Thirst for Him

[display_podcast]Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press.And you know what?   He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself.Have you noticed that?Well, I guess we do know it is because when all is going well we really don’t lean into Him quite as much as wh … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 11: Angels, Miracles, and a new Dad with Ricky Garza

[display_podcast] This week, we continue our discussion with Ricky Garza.  As a child, his dad was a meth addict and dealer, which caused their family to be evicted over and over again, and bounced his dad in and out of jail repeatedly as well. When Ricky was in middle school, there was a time when his dad was spending a stint at the Vista jailhouse when he had an epiphany.  From behind the bars, his dad could see the houses in the distance and realized that there were families in those homes l … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 49: Living from the Heart – The Ministry of Angels

[display_podcast] Then the devil departed from Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.  Matthew 4:10Our simple trust is that He is there and those assigned angels are busy every step we take.  I prayed many times for God to protect my children in the foolishness of youth, and to allow them to learn from their mistakes, but to also keep them from being harmed along the way. One evening my son Jason had gone to a drive in movie with a group of teens.  I was woken up around mi … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 75: Jesus’ Mind-Blowing Climax to His Signature Sermon

[display_podcast]They say that confession is good for the soul. So here goes: I confess that I'm feeling terribly conflicted about the passage we discuss in this PODCAST.On the one hand, this is as sober and serious as it gets, Jesus' climax to His signature sermon.Yet on the other hand, I find myself strangely comforted by His words. Comforted because they explain SO MUCH of what we see done today in Jesus' name.You see, Jesus said this at the end of His Sermon on the M … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgKnowledge of your own consciousness is a form or non-sensory knowledge by acquaintance.  It is an example of where you can have knowledge by acquaintance with things you can’t see, touch, taste, smell, or hear.  And that’s very important.Now, when I claim that Christianity provides us with knowledge, one of the things I mean by that is that it gives us knowledge by acquaintance, in that we can be directly aware … [Read more...]