Reflections of Grace 32: Walking in the Spirit – Self Control

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 [display_podcast]Today we are going to talk about the last fruit of the Holy Spirit which is:Self Control.Paul listed nine godly virtues that constitute the fruit of God's Spirit—the inward and outward effect of having the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. They are "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control"(Galatians 5:22-23)What a stark contrast they are to the actions of man's rebellious nature that Pa … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 70: Jesus in the Passover 2014

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[display_podcast]Welcome to a Passover Seder. In this PODCAST, we will give you an overview of this blessed event, celebrated by our Jewish friends all around the world.In this presentation, we will place a particular emphasis on the many pictures of Jesus painted through the symbols, blessings, foods, and other traditions included in a Passover Seder.Nothing could be more appropriate for our consideration, especially during this time of year.This presentation was recorded on … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 26: Is Christ the Only Way? part 6 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgWhat do the primary source documents pertaining to the life of Jesus Christ tell us about Him?First off, Jesus made explicit claims to be God. John 10:30“I and the Father are one.” Now, when we look at the full context of this verse, we see that upon hearing this, the religious leaders who were there picked up rocks and prepared to stone Jesus for the very reason that He – a man – was claiming to be God. … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: What Makes A Story Good and Which Story Do We Prefer?

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[display_podcast]When I hear the word “story”, I think of something epic, adventurous and intriguing.  There’s battle, sport, magic, and romance.  There’s a beginning, middle and end and some sort of conflict.But when I hear the word “Bible”, all that comes to mind is a heavy brick of a book full of strict rules with harsh and exclusive undertones and overtones.  I don’t instinctively think of the Bible as a “good story”.  I don’t think of it having battles, magic or romance.But as I … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 31: Walking in the Spirit – Gentleness

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[display_podcast]In the Greek a detailed description of the word gentleness means meekness, mildness, forbearance.    This is not an outward expression of feeling, but an inward grace of the soul, calmness toward God in particular.  It is the acceptance of God's dealings with us considering them as good in that they enhance the closeness of our relationship with Him.  This kind of meekness does not blame God for the persecutions and evil doings of men.  It is not the result of weakness, but … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 1: A Game of Inches

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When I was a boy, my super-athletic brother was my hero.  As a grade-schooler, I would bring in news clippings of him and share them during show and tell, bragging, “This is my big brother!”  So, it was only natural that I set out to be as good of an athlete as he was.By the time that I got into high school, I walked onto the school campus for the first time and one of the football coaches approached me and asked, “Ray, do you think that you’ll ever be as good as your brother was?”  Up til th … [Read more...]


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