The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 8

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.God can use pain to grab our attention and teach or redirect us in ways that will be important for our lives.  C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.  Pain is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” You know, most of us don’t change our lives, or wake up to things in our lives, unless we go through hard times.  And often, God uses horrible … [Read more...]

Ouxano 90: Making Sense of New Testament Prophecy

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: As you read through the Gospels, there are basically three sections where Jesus talks about the End Times. These teachings are found in: Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 18 and 21. These passages are also known as Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, since He taught them while at the Mount of Olives. Like other synoptic passages, each of these authors write about the same teachings from different perspectives an … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 22: The One Prayer God Will ALWAYS Say YES To!

[display_podcast] In our last podcast, I talked about God’s commandment to grow closer to Him and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  This week, we’re going to look at what the Bible says we should do in order to live in a spiritually healthy manner. Just like breathing, we need to “exhale” or get rid of all the things that might hinder us; and “inhale” or bring in the things that God has for us to draw us closer to Him. 1 John 5:14-15 says this:This is the confidence which we have before H … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 77: Life Purpose Coaching 13 – Discontentment

[display_podcast]From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: My prayer: "I've been in a slump Lord and wondering why I feel bored with my life and finally realizing the One I miss is You. Interesting because I feel You with me all the time. But You are teaching me that if I don't take the time to sit and listen to You, my intimate needs of connecting with you will wane. You are who I miss. It is You I need. When I can't put … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 7

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.The God who loves us and allows us to suffer a little bit has suffered in ways we will never understand. He is not some lofty, distant, transcendent God who doesn’t get it. He is also an immanent God who has been there and who has suffered in ways that allow Him to understand what we might go through.Hebrews 2:17-18 says this about God’s first-hand perspective of human suffering: 17 Therefore, it was necessary … [Read more...]

Ouxano 89: Storytime with Jesus’ Parables

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We’ve already discussed the four New Testament Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as the Book of Acts, which tells about how the Christian Church began. But, before we leave the historical books of the New Testament and their effects on our lives, I want to talk about one type of literature found right in the middle of and interspersed throughout the Gospels known as Jesus’ parab … [Read more...]