Ouxano: Prayer Is All About You (submitting to God)!

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[display_podcast] In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the importance of prayer when we read the Bible as part of our personal daily devotional time.  If reading the Bible is part of a growing Christian walk with God, then talking, communicating, having honest and open conversations must be part of your Spiritual growth as well. One thing I do is start out by reading a Psalm. It tends to help put me into a worshipful mindset, from which I am more open to hearing from God, and I am more pr … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 111: What I Wish I Knew Then That I Know Now (A First-Person Rendition)

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[display_podcast] As you will hear in this PODCAST, I have now reached a point in my life and ministry where I am easily bemused. Bemused by a question that I more and more frequently get asked. When I am out speaking at a camp or a conference, often times a young man or woman just starting out in the ministry, or headed for his first ministry, will with furrowed brow and pen poised at the ready ask me this singularly significant question: What do you wish you knew then that you know … [Read more...]

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...]