Transform: How to Conduct Righteous Business

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com.) When it comes to your life and business, what do you HUNGER FOR?In Matthew 5:6, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,     for they will be filled.” Within the business community it’s all to easy to hunger and thirst for lots of things… and righteousness is pretty far down the list. We hunger for success, for respect among our peers, or the next big account. The list of the things we desire goes o … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 24: Suit Up for Battle!

[display_podcast] Ephesians 6:12 says – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He is against us. And he wants to kill, steal and destroy the life that God came to give us through creating us in His image.  Satan was very succes … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 13: Swordplay and Prayer

Ephesians 6:10-20 draws a parallel between what Roman soldiers wore into battle with what we Christians need to prepare ourselves with for our daily battle against the things that would lead us away from God’s will for our lives. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 12: It’s Gotta Be The Shoes

Ephesians 6:13-15 says Take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; You see, Roman soldiers wore special sandals with pieces of rock, metal or glass embedded into the bottom of the soles, much like today’s football cleats. This en … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 11: Gearing Up for Battle!

Ephesians 6:12 says -2 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He is against us. And he wants to kill, steal and destroy the life that God came to give us through creating us in His image.  Satan was very successful in the Ga … [Read more...]

My Armor 20: Don’t Conform, TRANSFORM!

[display_podcast]In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the first few verses of Romans, chapter 12.  Specifically, we compare how today’s culture might influence our decisions and contrasts them to what the Bible says we should say and do with our lives.This week’s topics include:  what we should wear, what we should drive, who should we have as our friends, should we live with our significant others before getting married, is it ok to smoke pot… and much, much more. Romans 12:1-3 (TL … [Read more...]


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