Jesus in HD 89: Story-Teller Extraordinaire!

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR I can’t tell you how excited I am, both about this particular message AND the enormous encouragement that I know it will bring you as you listen!!! In this week’s PODCAST, we break the seal on the parables. As you will hear, Jesus had quite compelling reasons for completely changing His teaching style -- from preaching to the masses to huddling with the disciples; from sermons to stories; from proclamation to p … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 48: Living From the Heart – Really Knowing Him!

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[display_podcast] I am constantly amazed at the fact that when I am in the beauty of the outside how very close to Jesus I feel.  He woos me, courts me, and wins me over every time as I ponder Him while walking.  In the beauty of His holiness, in the presence of His creation He meets me there.  His splendor is always there when I open my heart to His presence.The first way to really know Him is in the beauty of your surroundings…notice it, ponder it, lean into it.  He is speaking.  The ke … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 5 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIf I were to go home and my wife says, “You’re angry.”  To which I reply, “No, I’m not angry.” And we go back and forth – I need to take a second and decide whether or not what my wife is saying is true.I introspect.And, on this particular situation, I realize that I actually do have a seething rage down deep inside of me that my wife picked up on.Now, I have my thought:  “I am angry”;  I also encounter … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgTruth is a matching between thought and reality.To illustrate this, consider a podium and a ball-point pen.  The podium exists and it has certain attributes.  It’s brown.  It’s rectangular.  It’s four feet tall.  It weighs 40 pounds.  These are all attributes that are true about the podium.  Not only that, but all these attributes are true independently of any other object.Likewise, my pen has attributes:  I … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgKnowledge of your own consciousness is a form or non-sensory knowledge by acquaintance.  It is an example of where you can have knowledge by acquaintance with things you can’t see, touch, taste, smell, or hear.  And that’s very important.Now, when I claim that Christianity provides us with knowledge, one of the things I mean by that is that it gives us knowledge by acquaintance, in that we can be directly aware … [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...]


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