Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind, part 2

[display_podcast] We have been looking at the following scripture up close and personal.Isaiah 26: 3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you!! Last week we got up to “him whose mind is steadfast.  This week we are starting with: “Because he trusts in you”….. the Hebrew word trust is batach, to attach oneself.  To confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure.   Picture a baby with her mom or dad, don’t we want to trust God like that child who is … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind

[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 41: How To KNOW That You Will Live Forever

[display_podcast] Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The botto … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 123: A Dramatic Detour in Jesus’ Road to Destiny

[display_podcast] Welcome to one of the strangest stories -- many would call this a troubling tale -- in Jesus’ entire life and ministry. As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, what happens here in Mark 7, and its parallel passage in Matthew 15, seems highly uncharacteristic of Jesus; uncharitable to a tragically needy-yet-remarkable mommy; and unnecessarily cold and calloused as far as a Jesus is concerned. A Jesus, I will humbly remind you, who defined Himself as “gentle” in Matthew 11, a … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 39: What Does “Born Again” Mean?

[display_podcast] You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Bec … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 121: A Scandal in the Making

[display_podcast] With this PODCAST, we break the seal on the last year of Jesus’ life here on earth. And admittedly, His last year begins on a rather ominous note. Immediately following this story, Jesus will leave the country. That is no exaggeration. For the first time in His storied 3½ year ministry, Jesus now has to get out of Dodge, fast! As we have seen in past podcasts, Jesus was run out of His adopted hometown of Capernaum. He was then run out of Nazareth, His boyhood hometown. On to … [Read more...]