Jesus in HD 193: Jesus’ Unanswered Prayer

[display_podcast]Jesus’ final words here at the tail-end of the Upper Room Discourse connect directly with Jesus’ opening words at the very beginning of the Upper Room Discourse.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, Jesus began His parting words to His disciples with this promise: “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” That is the beginning of John 14.Jesus added one last exclamation point to it all with this parting pra … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Forgiven and Set Free

Michelle was always a people pleaser. An only child from a stable home, she was a responsible kid with decent grades and a job at age 16—things that made her parents happy. She often listened to the voices around her for both approval and acceptance, and she watched her friends for cues on how to act. Some of her friends had boyfriends, so Michelle decided she wanted one, too. Some of her friends were having sex, so when Michelle got a boyfriend at age 18, she didn’t see any reason not to sleep w … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is God’s Will for Your Life?

What is God's will for your life? Well the Bible says: Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Not the answer you were looking for?That's probably because what you actually want is to have your fortune told.Many ask about the will of God as though it's the Christian equivalent of ”wishing upon a star”. When they talk about God's will for their life, what they're probably talking about is the hopes and dreams they hav … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 192: THIS is Why

[display_podcast]If you have ever asked yourself any of the age-old questions like... What’s it all about? Why am I here? What is my purpose?If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, then you are in for a treat in this week’s PODCAST. Because in this podcast, you will get the answer to these most-important questions.So let me start with a news-flash for you. One of considerable consequence. Yet one that you will not find to be surprising at all. … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 142: Ministering Spirits

[display_podcast]Many years ago I heard a message about how the angels of God are there to do our bidding.  God didn’t leave us powerless. Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation (Heirs of Salvation)? (Hebrews 1:14) So, I started to put some things together in my head.  If the angels are there to serve us, God’s own people, through salvation in Jesus, then what is stopping me from calling on their services when I need them? … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 191: Of Slugs and Kings

[display_podcast]Not to be clichéd! But if the words, “Mission Accomplished” ever meant anything to anyone in any situation, they absolutely apply here in John 17.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this is the moment, courtesy of John, now forever frozen in time.The singular moment toward which all of human history, going all the way back to the Garden of Eden, had been slowly but steadily building.The seminal moment from which the remainder of human history, down to our pr … [Read more...]