Reflections of Grace 113: Speaking Life

[display_podcast]The pine trees danced over my head as they sweetly whispered their songs of praise to the wind. I was hiking alone through the beautiful park that day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the feeling of doing something really good for myself in diligently keeping up my pace in walking. Somewhere in my conscious hearing I began to register an angry voice lashing out in the distance behind me.“Hurry up, you slow poke. You are so stupid. Can’t you ever do anything right? You … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 11: Love is Patient… are YOU?

[display_podcast] The opposite of long-suffering is impatience. The opposite of love is hate. There’s no gray area. Too many people think that there is a “fluffy” area existing somewhere between love and hate. But this area doesn’t exist. It’s one or the other. And, if you do something opposite of how God’s Word describes love… then what you do is hate. The only other way to describe this is sin. So, when you act contrary to the way the Bible describes love, you are hating your spouse. You ar … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 122: Piling On

[display_podcast] In this PODCAST, you are about to see a side of Jesus that you’ve likely never seen before. Your love for Jesus is about to grow exponentially. And rightly so. Let’s begin by reading Matthew 15:15-20 -15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”16 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. 17 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. 18 But the words you speak come from the he … [Read more...]

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

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 104: Amazing Love, How Can It Be?

[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

[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...]


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