Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: The Secret to Living Forever

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[display_podcast] Over the past several podcasts, I have shared how God revealed Himself to me and then led me through a series of events that were very special to me and He has continued to use these experiences to minister to people throughout my life, such as playing football for the Oakland Raiders, starting a Bible study that became a church, and then serving as a pastor in a couple different churches. Today, I’d like to share with you the same thing that was shared with me years ago w … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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!

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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...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 10: Spiritual Game Planning

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The Bible says that we, as Christians, will inevitably take part in spiritual battles. Just because we decide to follow Jesus, life doesn’t magically start going our way. After all, who was the greatest Christian that ever lived? Jesus! And, as He walked in the Spirit, doing God’s will, He was crucified! So, if He encountered such strife, what makes you or me any different? Now, when tough times come, you can have the peace that comes from God that will assure you that you are being who God wan … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 8: How to be Filled with God’s Spirit

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It’s impossible to lead a Christian life if the Holy Spirit isn’t empowering you. When you became a Christian, God’s Spirit came to live inside of you, and He wants to have total freedom to empower you and influence you in the choices you make throughout your life. But you also have your own flesh – the reality of your sinful nature – still in you battling with the Holy Spirit over your will.In Ephesians 5, we learn about what it’s like to turn away from ungodly things, and then we read in ve … [Read more...]


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