Meeting People Head On 7: God’s Love and Forgiveness

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In our last episode, I discussed how we can be absolutely assured that we have eternal life in heaven, just as the Bible promises.This week, we’ll talk about God’s love and forgiveness and how it plays in our lives today. It all starts with a simple Bible verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. So, we see here that Jesus Christ is God’s visible “reaching out” to you and me – His … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 5: How Can We Live Eternally?

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Over the past five videos, I have shared how God revealed Himself to me and then led me through a series of events that were very special to me and He has continued to use these experiences to minister to people throughout my life, such as playing football for the Oakland Raiders, starting a Bible study that became a church, and then serving as a pastor in a couple different churches.Today, I’d like to share with you the same thing that was shared with me years ago while I was at San Diego S … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 57: Real Stuff My Papa Would Say

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[display_podcast]I’ve got to be real honest.  This week’s podcast is just a bit too much for me to dictate and write down, so do me a solid:  just push play and listen.In lieu of a full blog entry, I offer this podcast preview:  It’s been a tough month: one of my dogs was killed, I had to put the other one down and in the midst of all that, my brother and I got the call no grandson wants to receive – my Papa passed away.Papa always had something to say about everything, and while he m … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 22: Grief & How it Effects Us Personally & the People Around Us

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[display_podcast] Now I lay me down to sleep.I pray the Lord my soul to keep.If I should die before I wake,I pray the Lord my soul to take. Jason.  His name is Jason.  My childhood friend was found unresponsive on February 18, 2014.  On February 19th, I wrote this in my journal.  I haven't been able to write since.  It says:I love Jason.  He's a brother.  Someone I spent early days with.  Someone I thought I'd spend older days with.  At holidays.  Kids playing, turkeys roasting, … [Read more...]


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