Real Stuff My Dad Says 66: What Language Does God Speak?

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[display_podcast] Back when I was a boy, there was a movement sweeping across the country, beginning here on the West Coast.  It was largely made up of a bunch of hippies who had found Jesus, thus earning the label Jesus Freaks.  It was basically a counterculture, hippie version of non-denominational Christianity, aka the Jesus Movement, where many of those young adults shared all that they had, met in parks instead of large, stained-glass church buildings, and replaced church organs with rock g … [Read more...]

Ouxano 71: 1 Samuel part 18 – (Re)Meet David!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are in the middle of 1 Samuel 17. We’re going through this looking at the picture of David as a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ: the man willing to stand in the middle, facing our biggest enemy – the one we could never face on our own. So, we pick up the story in verse 12:12 Now David was the son of a man named Jesse, an Ephrathite from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. Jesse was an old man at t … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 62: Life Lessons with Jesus part 8 – Divine Encounters

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[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: I was on a local track in a park and it was an otherwise beautiful day, aside from the wind whipping my hair around.   As I walked I was talking to Jesus, as is my custom when I am alone. As I was chatting with him I began thinking of my childhood and how hard it was.   My left arm was crippled at birth and I was never able to raise it above my head. As a child I ign … [Read more...]

Ouxano 70: 1 Samuel part 17 – Meet Goliath!

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[display_podcast]From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17:1-11The Philistines now mustered their army for battle and camped between Socoh in Judah and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. 2 Saul countered by gathering his Israelite troops near the valley of Elah. 3 So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. Here. We. Go! Now, setting the stage a bit – God has rejected Saul as king of Israel. H … [Read more...]

Ouxano 69: 1 Samuel part 16 – David’s Path to Leadership

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We’re in the middle of 1 Samuel 16 – where the story gets really good! We’ll start this week at verse 14:4 Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. Now, many scholars have said that God sent a demonic spirit upon Saul, but I don’t think this is the right explanation of this text. If you look at the original Hebrew … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 11: Gearing Up for Battle!

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Ephesians 6:12 says -2 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 successful in the Ga … [Read more...]


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