Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 9: The Prayer God REALLY Wants To Answer!

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From Ray Schmautz, former Oakland Raider and servant of God for Cadence Intl. in Colorado Springs:In our last video podcast, I talked about God’s commandment to grow closer to Him and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  This week, we’re going to look at what the Bible says we should do in order to live in a spiritually healthy manner. Just like breathing, we need to “exhale” or get rid of all the things that might hinder us; and “inhale” or bring in the things that God has for us to draw us c … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Faulty Programming?

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast.  This podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. Today we hear again from the Back Row Baptist, you know, the guy in the back pew who’s just takin’ in the view. He’s done checking the ESPN app on his iPhone that he hides in his Bible, and we now have his attention. He’s been getting some push-back lately about some things he’s said on this podcast, an … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 33: Walking in the Spirit – Goodness

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[display_podcast]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)The spiritual fruit of goodness enables man to do good and to be good—good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God's nature. We all are fighting a batt … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Reflections of Grace 30: Walking in the Spirit – Faith

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[display_podcast]Faith - many people struggle continually to have more of it.  They groan and strain like a woman in labor.  They think, “if only I had more faith my prayers could be answered.”Hebrew 11: 5-6 says  "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death.  He could not be found, because God had taken him away.  For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God." Revelation 4:11 says  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glor … [Read more...]


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