Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Following God’s Game Plan, part 2

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[display_podcast] Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and shape you for His purposes. For instance, in my early years of ministry, it all seemed to come easy.  The congregation grew and grew.  People were happy and fervently seeking Go … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 102: When Hopelessness Met Gentleness

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: She was a footnote in this chapter of the Jesus Story. But she was NEVER a footnote to Jesus. And neither are you, as you will be reminded in this poignant PODCAST. If I had to choose one word to describe this woman -- and let me assure you, there are many to choose from, such as desperate, fearful, impoverished, unclean, shunned, rejected, lonely, isolated, alone, damaged -- If I had to choose one word to d … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 72: Life Purpose Coaching – Masks

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[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover:For my personal story of wearing a mask for many years to cover my true self you have to listen to the podcast... Have you ever struggled with the fear of showing your true self to the world? Do you back off of things you are gifted in and you know it’s because of insecurity? Would you be surprised to find that most everyone struggles to reveal their true self in … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 2

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.In Christianity, we have what is known as “The Problem of Evil”. This is why many people say, “That’s why I can’t be a Christian. God can’t be good and great and still allow evil to exist in our world.”My question to them is: What is your alternative?No one is neutral on this subject. Eventually, each person lands on some worldview, or reconciliation of how this whole “Problem of Evil” works out.As I und … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Understanding Old Testament Poetry

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we ask the following questions:  What exactly is Old Testament Poetry? How does it vary from other writings in scripture?  And, how does it help tell the story of God’s Word and how does it apply to my story, today? The Bible was written for you, so you may be surprised at how applicable these age-old poems are to life in the 21st century. Old Testament Poetry consists of the Book of P … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Following God’s Game Plan

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[display_podcast] After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and worked with Youth For Christ while there.  And, while God was using us to do some great things during that time, I realized that the depth of my Biblical knowledge wasn’t where it needed to be, so I e … [Read more...]


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