Ouxano 62: 1 Samuel part 9 – The Philistines Return the Ark

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[display_podcast] 1 Samuel 7:1-2So the men of Kiriath-jearim came to get the Ark of the Lord. They took it to the hillside home of Abinadab and ordained Eleazar, his son, to be in charge of it. 2 The Ark remained in Kiriath-jearim for a long time—twenty years in all. During that time all Israel mourned because it seemed the Lord had abandoned them. This process of Israel mourning began all the way back in chapter four, when they were relying on gimmicks and trickery to win a battle “in the … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 79: An Unexpected Visit From a Dear Old Friend

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[display_podcast] Luke 7:18-1918 The disciples of John the Baptist told John about everything Jesus was doing. So John called for two of his disciples, 19 and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” John the Baptizer is, by his own admission, was a walking contradiction. As you will hear in this PODCAST, he had a remarkable beginning, and yet a dismal crash and burn. In a word, his faith in Jesus COLLAPSED … [Read more...]

Ouxano 61: 1 Samuel, part 8 – 21st Century Idols

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[display_podcast] The fifth chapter of 1 Samuel focuses largely on the Philistines.  Now, as we study the Bible, we see the Philistines as an enemy of God’s people – a group of people God and Israel deal with on a regular basis.  However, too often, 21st century Christians fall into the trap of looking at these scriptures and interpreting them to mean that the “Philistines” of today’s world are anything secular, or outside of Christianity – that “the world” are the “bad people” that need to be s … [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...]

Jesus in HD 78: “God has Visited His People Today”

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[display_podcast] It happened in the no-nothing little town called Nain. Why there? Why to that woman? What was the point? And most importantly, as you will learn in the PODCAST, what does this teach us about the nature, character, and heart of God? His heart towards me. More significantly, His heart towards YOU! First off, let’s look at God’s Word:Luke 7:1616 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his peop … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 41: Living From the Heart, part 4

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[display_podcast] At different seasons of our lives we find different longings.  Some of us go our whole lives one big gaping hole of need.  That is so sad to me.  Because now I know that the answer always rested in Him all along.We struggle and we struggle; and we complicate everything by anxiously trying to fix our lives with our own ideas of what we need.  Only to find that thing we tried didn’t work, and now we are right back where we started… and oh, do we feel defeated and hopeles … [Read more...]


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