WWUTT: Being Salt and Light?

At Lifechurch.tv, Christine Caine recently said, “The Holy Spirit came to give us the power to be witnesses, not to do witnessing. And so we need a generation of Christians that understand it’s not about standing on a street corner to do witnessing, but to be witnesses on the earth. To bring salt and light in the midst of our darkness. That’s what God has called us to do.”So, according to Christine, we’re not to go preach the Gospel, we are to just exist as Christians in the world; and not to … [Read more...]

Transform: Poor In Spirit Business People

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) “Poor in spirit” and “business success” don’t seem to fit together But Jesus said that the poor in spirit would actually be blessed. Granted, that’s not necessarily financial or physical blessing that He’s promising, but at the very least we can say that you’ll be better off in the end if you’re blessed, than if you are not. And being “poor in spirit” is the way to receive that blessing. In today’s business … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 39: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan

[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 89: Story-Teller Extraordinaire!

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR I can’t tell you how excited I am, both about this particular message AND the enormous encouragement that I know it will bring you as you listen!!! In this week’s PODCAST, we break the seal on the parables. As you will hear, Jesus had quite compelling reasons for completely changing His teaching style -- from preaching to the masses to huddling with the disciples; from sermons to stories; from proclamation to p … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 76: How Firm is Your Foundation?

[display_podcast] Jesus was a master-builder, a trained and professional artisan, a teknon, a worker in wood and stone. As you will hear in this PODCAST, Jesus knew all about soil, sand, rock, and proper foundations on which a house can stand strong and secure against floods and winds.Matthew 7:24-29 (NKJV)24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the w … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 75: Jesus’ Mind-Blowing Climax to His Signature Sermon

[display_podcast]They say that confession is good for the soul. So here goes: I confess that I'm feeling terribly conflicted about the passage we discuss in this PODCAST.On the one hand, this is as sober and serious as it gets, Jesus' climax to His signature sermon.Yet on the other hand, I find myself strangely comforted by His words. Comforted because they explain SO MUCH of what we see done today in Jesus' name.You see, Jesus said this at the end of His Sermon on the M … [Read more...]


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