Jesus in HD 124: A Closed Door, Or an Open Window?

[display_podcast] We are going to begin this week's PODCAST precisely from where we left off in last week's podcast. We left off last week by considering together this most enigmatic verse:“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8) If you are at all uncomfortable with that, then the rest of this story will make no sense, and will leave you with an even greater discomfort. But if you are willing to allow for the fact that “Even though … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind

[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 41: How To KNOW That You Will Live Forever

[display_podcast] Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The botto … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 123: A Dramatic Detour in Jesus’ Road to Destiny

[display_podcast] Welcome to one of the strangest stories -- many would call this a troubling tale -- in Jesus’ entire life and ministry. As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, what happens here in Mark 7, and its parallel passage in Matthew 15, seems highly uncharacteristic of Jesus; uncharitable to a tragically needy-yet-remarkable mommy; and unnecessarily cold and calloused as far as a Jesus is concerned. A Jesus, I will humbly remind you, who defined Himself as “gentle” in Matthew 11, a … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: Breaking the Old Records Spinning in Our Minds

[display_podcast]If we are made new in Christ why do we avoid dealing with certain areas of our life? Why do we tolerate people treating us the way they do? How is it that we keep finding ourselves repeating the same old dysfunctional patterns? We ask these questions because we recognize we're stuck in behaviors that we know are not a part of God's will. Even when we know the answer as to why we do what we do, we often stay stuck.Learning to merge off of the broad way and onto the … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 122: Piling On

[display_podcast] In this PODCAST, you are about to see a side of Jesus that you’ve likely never seen before. Your love for Jesus is about to grow exponentially. And rightly so. Let’s begin by reading Matthew 15:15-20 -15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”16 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. 17 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. 18 But the words you speak come from the he … [Read more...]