Ouxano 63: 1 Samuel part 10 – God, Give Us What We Want!

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[display_podcast] In 1 Samuel 8, we transition to the Israeli people’s request for a human king:As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel. 2 Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba. 3 But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice. Now, remember that we discussed this subtheme throughout Samuel of father/son relationships and leadership.  Several examples are given, including this one … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Why Does God Feel Like A Product I Have To Sell?

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When I invite someone to church, I get uncomfortable.  In fact, the word “invite” needs to be interpreted loosely.  I rarely have the courage to ask somebody to go to church with me. I’d rather throw up my breakfast. – eggs and all. Most of the time, I don’t even really invite them.  I merely mention my church one too many times and they ask if they can come check it out. This has got to be the work of the Holy Spirit – because Lord knows it’s not due to my own words or efforts. And the Holy … [Read more...]

The E3 Partner’s Expedition Podcast 3: Rick In Calcutta & Andreas in Costa Rica

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[display_podcast] Rick shares his story from Calcutta, India:The Bengali people are the sixth largest unreached people group in the world.   300 million Bengalis call the region of West Bengal home.  Needless to say, there are A LOT of people there needing to know who Jesus is, and the response that we received when we spent time with them showed that there is indeed a hunger for God in that part of India.  We witnessed over 1,600 professions of faith, helped plant seven new churches in the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 44: Living From the Heart, part 7 – Boundaries

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[display_podcast] Have you ever made a choice and when the outcome wasn’t so good, blamed the results of your poor choice on someone else?    Boundary violations are about not taking responsibility for our own choices and trying to lay the responsibility of those choices on someone else.How often do we use the phrase, “I HAD to”, or “HE made me do it.”   Whom are we blaming for the circumstances of our lives? Many of us are afraid to set boundaries in our lives for fear of making the wr … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 43: Living From the Heart, part 6

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[display_podcast] We must eat daily...spirit, soul, and body to grow, be balanced, and to be healthy...in all three areas: spirit, soul, and body.We are so fast paced in our country.  And we have incorporated this into our relationship with God.  We are a fast food nation. We want instantaneous answers, overnight transformation, and speedy growth. We want drive up and drive through service. But God desires to speak to us daily through his word. He wants to have direct conversation w … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 57: Watch What You Say!

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[display_podcast] Hola y bienvenidos a “Cosas de Verdad me Papa Dice”, el podcast donde hablamos de cosas de me padre realmente hace decir. If you don’t speak Spanish, then it’s pretty obvious that he words (or more specifically the languages) that we use to communicate with one another matter.  They matter a lot! And, when it comes to communicating to our loved ones, author Gary Chapman wrote about five different “Love Languages” that we use.  But we all don’t instinctively speak the same lov … [Read more...]


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