Christian Home & Family: Why The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Not A Checklist

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If you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time, you’ve heard a sermon or talk about the fruit of the Spirit. You’ve seen it on plaques in people’s homes, you’ve heard children’s songs about this list of virtues.Galatians 5:22 says – “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.” Our human tendency is to take list of character qualities like that and make them into a checkl … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Getting More Out of the Epistles

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In this week’s podcast, we look at some of the key elements to keep in mind when reading the New Testament Epistles and how to apply them to each of our lives. Remember, there is ONE correct interpretation - or original meaning - of what the apostle meant, but there can be MANY correct applications. One example comes from 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 –20 We are traveling together to guard against an … [Read more...]

Ouxano: To Whom It May Concern (AND IT CONCERNS YOU!)

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we take a look at the Bible’s New Testament Epistles and ask, “How do these ancient letters apply to life in the 21st Century”? In many churches, the Epistles make up the core of must New Testament teaching. They are letters written by apostles. The Epistles in the New Testament are written by Paul, Peter, John, Jesus’ own brothers James and Jude, and then there is the Book of Hebrews, … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 109: Swimming in a Sea of Tranquility

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: In this PODCAST, we will discover together an amazing privilege that is ours, especially given tormented world in which we live. We have been given a unique gift of God’s blessing that Jesus Himself empowers us to bestow on His behalf to others. Just so you know, this is the kind of person I long to be. This blessing and privilege defines a pretty amazing purpose statement for our lives. This is HUG … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Suit Up for Battle!

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[display_podcast] Ephesians 6:12 says – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He is against us. And he wants to kill, steal and destroy the life that God came to give us through creating us in His image.  Satan was very succes … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Making Sense of The Book of Revelation

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: The New Testament Book of Revelation has stirred up controversial discussions within and outside of the Christian Church community for centuries.  Some people tend to argue extensively about their opinions on it, others often ignore the writings altogether.  In this week’s podcast, I hope to clarify some literary facts and references so that no matter which side of the “Revelation Fence” you lan … [Read more...]


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