Confessions of a Closet Christian 26: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

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[display_podcast] Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 Degree, Extra Whip, No Foam Peppermint Hot Chocolate could have offended Christians and caused them to speak out for Jesus.A quick skim of an article told me Christians on … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 131: The Wonder of It All (or if you prefer, Embracing Paradox)

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[display_podcast] Believe it or not, there is in the Bible a grand total of (Are you ready?) 31,102 verses. And, as you are about to hear in this PODCAST, of these 31,102 verses, the one verse that best summarizes the state of my relationship with God is this one verse here in Mark 9. In all honesty, this is right where I live. And, were the truth to be told, I’d be willing to wager that most of us live here too. These words uttered, by the desperate dad in this story, could well be my wo … [Read more...]

The Remi Adeleke Ministries Podcast 1: Like A Lion

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[display_podcast] 1 Peter 5:8 tells us:Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. This passage is the foundation for this week’s message. But, before we go on, I want to hone in on the word “like”, when Peter writes “…like a roaring lion…” Too many times, when people read or teach this passage, they glaze over the word “like” too quickly. By doing so, it can leave a false impression in the minds of new believe … [Read more...]

My Armor 17: Suffering Is For All Of Us, But It Doesn’t Last Long


[display_podcast] Some weeks are better than others. My divorce is going to be finalized very soon. Getting over something like this isn’t easy. And we all go through things like this – maybe not a divorce, but other types of loss. I took my sons to Target recently. While there, we ran into a woman who was all decked out in the “Target Garb”: khaki pants, red t-shirt, red vest with her name tag on it… the whole uniform. So, I asked her if she could help me find what we were looking for and she … [Read more...]

Ouxano: How To Easily Start Reading the Bible With Your Kids

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[display_podcast] As our kids grow, the first phase of digging into God’s Word and applying it to their lives can begin as early as ages two to five.  We need to start fostering reading habits in them and the importance of Bible stories by creating a visual experience for them and modeling the importance of reading the Bible’s stories to them. This is done, not just through reading books to them, but find Bible Story Books with engaging illustrations that help bring the stories to life in their … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 129: Remember, Don’t Forget

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[display_podcast] Defining moments. There aren’t many of these throughout the course of someone’s lifetime. But when they occur, as you will hear in this PODCAST, they are utterly unforgettable. We are talking about game-changing moments; history-altering moments; LIFE-altering moments. Rare snapshots of seminal events, frozen in time, after which your world will never be the same again. Welcome to one such defining moment, courtesy of Jesus, after which the disciples -- three of them -- were … [Read more...]