Jesus in HD 74: False Teachers: How to Identify Them and Their Followers

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[display_podcast]The Apostle Paul died a very troubled man. As did Peter. As did John. As did Jude. Know why? They shared the same concern.The identically same concern that Jesus addressed rather pointedly here in this PODCAST. Matthew 7:15-2015 Watch out for false prophets! They dress up like sheep, but inside they are wolves who have come to attack you. 16 You can tell what they are by what they do. No one picks grapes or figs from thornbushes. 17 A good tree produces good fruit, a … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 36: Becoming Spiritually Healthy, part 3: Leaders Who Follow Jesus

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[display_podcast]What can we do as leaders to follow in the gentle footsteps of Jesus? What do you want to look for when it comes to our church organizations?1.  False reverence replaces Jesus.As if we think that we can be Christians but not in love with God.Question:  Is loving Jesus the thing that is given the most pulpit time?  Are most of the people in love with Jesus or worried who is smoking or swearing or going with girls who do?2.  Knowing about God substitutes for kno … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 35: Becoming Spiritually Healthy – Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

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[display_podcast]Often you don’t realize you’re in a abusive situation until, your soul is torn, or your outside relationships suffer. My heart in sharing this is to simply shed light on unhealthy, manipulative, controlling practices.Spiritually abusive ministries…Have a distorted view of respect. They forget the simple adage that respect is earned, not granted. Abusive leaders demand respect without having earned it by good, honest living.  Remember the pastor who tried to control m … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 34: Becoming Spiritually Healthy, part 1

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[display_podcast]I’ve noticed a greater influx of clients I work with bringing up the topic of spiritual abuse, sharing their heart breaking experiences in vivid detail of being so disillusioned with the church and equating God with the way that they were treated in abusive church organizations... so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it. I have shared with you how there was a season in my life that I was addicted to ministry to enable me to escape into busy-ness so as to not … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 55: Blessed Child

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[display_podcast]My mom and dad raised me in a very stereotypical 1970’s-80’s nondenominational American Christian home.  Now, in the 70’s and early 80’s, it was very common to see evangelical pamphlets and booklets lying around, ready to be handed out to the next non-believer to walk through our door – especially “The Four Spiritual Laws”, written by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright.  It was an easy to read, simple explanation of these four critical facts:God loves you and … [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...]


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