Carty’s Contemporary Classics 35: What Does “Born Again” Mean?

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[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

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[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...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 2

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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. Because none of us can … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 1

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The first time sin happened was not in the Garden of Eden. The first time it happened was when Lucifer wanted to set his throne above the stars of God. God had made Lucifer His most beautiful creature, but Lucifer wasn’t happy being number two. Now, sin had never entered God’s creation before, and it shuttered when somebody said, “No” to God. So one third of the angelic host went with Satan, and all of creation shuttered. Sin is wanting to set your throne above the stars of God. So when God te … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 87: If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

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[display_podcast]From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR My heart goes out to Jesus. After preparing for this week's PODCAST, I feel such a profound sense of compassion for Him. The thing of it is... I knew that the religious leaders of Jesus’ day hated Him. I understood that at this point in His ministry they no longer regarded Him as an irritation to be tolerated or a troublesome teacher to be discredited. Now they saw Him as a colossal threat to be killed. I got … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 83: Oh.My.Word.

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[display_podcast] We could give this PODCAST a variety of titles:  The Ballad of the Broken and Battered Woman; or The Indignation of the Idolatrous “Holy” Man.  I prefer the title, Oh.My.Word, for reasons that you will soon hear. We begin with Luke 7:36-3936 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. 37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expe … [Read more...]


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