Christian Home & Family: Trusting God When It Hurts

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is continuing to trust God when hard things are coming into our lives. In times of disappointment and pain – when situations worse than your wildest nightmares are happening to you.And you are God’s child. How do you explain that?God, what are You doing? Why is this happening to me? I thought I was Your child and that You were my Protector?But, you see, God is ab … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Why The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Not A Checklist

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If you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time, you’ve heard a sermon or talk about the fruit of the Spirit. You’ve seen it on plaques in people’s homes, you’ve heard children’s songs about this list of virtues.Galatians 5:22 says – “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.” Our human tendency is to take list of character qualities like that and make them into a checkl … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 105: “Bye-Bye Jesus”

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: On the night before Jesus was crucified, He huddled with His disciples for one last time for a Passover Seder Celebration. Jesus knew that within hours of their Passover Dinner, He would be betrayed, arrested, tried, convicted, and crucified. As you will hear in this PODCAST, at that Passover Celebration, Jesus made a series of remarkable statements to His disciples, in the Upper Room, during their final P … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 104: Amazing Love, How Can It Be?

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: Well, I’ve got good news for you. Great news, at least as far as Jesus and His disciples were concerned. Just in case you were worried about this. As you will hear in this PODCAST, Jesus finally got a break in the action. Finally, mercifully, after His enormously long and draining and tiring day -- in which He taught a series of seven parables, sailed to the other side of the sea, stilled a raging storm, s … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 103: No Wonder They Hated Him, and We LOVE Him

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: OK.  So, I’ve got to tell you that I find this entire series of events that we will be discussing in this PODCAST… All of which I will remind you took place in less than 36 hours… This entire series of events that took place in just one day in the life of Jesus… I find to be remarkably REFRESHING, while at the same time to the followers of Jesus’ faith utterly unsettling... Absolutely REVOLUTIONARY to me, w … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 82: A Heartwarming Introduction to a Very Gentle Jesus

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[display_podcast] As you will hear in this PODCAST, my faith was in a freefall. Jesus knew exactly what to say, how to say it, and when to say it to bring me back. What did He say? And what does it mean to you? You are in for a treat. And so is anyone with whom you share this podcast. A totally biblical view, a - may I say - thoroughly refreshing view of exactly who Jesus REALLY is. From His own lips to your own heart. But, before we get started, we need to set a foundation based on one … [Read more...]