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Women In Ministry - pt. 4 Headcoverings?

September 13th, 2019

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their study on Women In Ministry by addressing some of the very difficult scriptures where it appears Apostle Paul tightly controlled how women were to act in church. The context is CRITICAL! For fun, take a moment to think about all you've heard about Paul's direction in 1 Corinthians 11:1-14. Got it? Now, get ready for a massive knowledge adjustment. What do headcoverings mean to men and women in Paul's Corinthian congregation? Is this a matter of authority...OR SOMETHING ELSE? (Yes...that's a big hint.)

Women In Ministry - pt. 3

September 6th, 2019

Jay, your Truth Barista, and Amazing Larry continue their study of the place of women in ministry, especially leadership. In this podcast, Jay and Larry talk about women and their "place" in the 1st c. synagogue as well as being a part of Apostle Paul's ministry team! Now THAT'S going to be an eye-opener for many. Finally, the dynamic duo begin dissecting Paul's misunderstood scriptures about women, head coverings and the supposed authority issue at Corinth. There is a LOT to enjoy in this podcast!

Women In Ministry - pt. 2

August 29th, 2019

In the last podcast of the Truth Barista's series on Women in Ministry, Jay (your Truth Barista) and Amazing Larry discussed God's original design for men and women and how even after the Fall and the men/women relationship adjustment God used women powerfully in ancient Israel. In this episode, Jay and Larry talk about how women were a crucial part of Jesus' disciple group and Paul's ministry team. Yes, women ARE crucial to God's kingdom and vital to church life and ministry. Find out why!

Women In Ministry - pt. 1

August 25th, 2019

All you have to do is hang around Christian circles and you will eventually slam into this wonderful (/sarcasm) discussion! It would seem obvious that women and men are built to be teammates in life which include ministry. And yet, there are those who preach, teach and demand that women take a backseat in the ministry car. "That's it, little lady. Let the man show you how it's done!" Yeah, well...that ain't what the Bible says. Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry are starting a remarkable series hitting this topic head-on. The steamy cuppa God's truth is set to TRIPLE ESPRESSO with absolutely NO sweetening. Straight up! In this first part, Jay and Larry talk about God's original plan for men and women. Take a listen to hear some things you've likely never heard before!

“I Never Knew You!”

August 16th, 2019

Stop whatever you're doing and think about this. Seriously. Ready? So you're a Christian...or at least claim to be. You go to church all your life. You do good works. You're really ringing the bell on cultural Christianity. Then you die. You've crossed the line of no return. You face the One who now sits in judgment of your life. Your life flashes before two sets of eyes simultaneously. "Not bad," you think to yourself. And then these horrifying words..."I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" (Matt. 7:23). But...but...but... Or imagine that Jesus returns and the world is reeling with His arrival...and He turns to you and says the same thing! Or you die without Jesus and those words come forth as you slip into a place that's too horrible to describe. So what does it mean to be known by Jesus and why is it so important to your eternal life? Born-again or not, you'd better find out now before it's too late and those words, "I never knew you...I don't know you..." echo in your ears.

Living In Israel - What’s it like?

August 2nd, 2019

Steve and Cheryl Hauer join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry for their ongoing talk about Living in Israel. Having lived in Jerusalem for 10 years while they worked with Bridges For Peace, they had to make a LOT of adjustments. So what is it like living in God's Holy City? Take a listen and whet your appetite. Perhaps a tour to Israel is something you'd like to do? Or maybe send your pastor and spouse to experience Jesus' home? Or maybe just bask in the warmth of God's prophecy unfolding before your eyes in a whole new way? BTW, if you're interested, Bridges For Peace offers wonderful tours for you, your family, and even your entire congregation! Check out their website - https://usa.bridgesforpeace.com/event-category/tours/?cntryid= - for more details.

Living In Israel - Crazy Politics!

July 27th, 2019

If you think US politics and elections are intense (even annoying) with two parties and independents, get a load of Israeli politics. Do you like political parties? They have 23+. Do you like rough and tumble elections? Yup...and more! The Truth Barista brings you a fascinating talk with Steve and Cheryl Hauer who have lived in Israel for 10 years. If you're a fan of Israel and have fantasized about living there, check this podcast out!

The Mark of the Beast from a Jewish Context, pt 2

July 19th, 2019

Here you go...PART 2 of this amazing podcast on the Mark of the Beast!! Okay, we've all heard about it (well, most of us have!)...the dreaded MARK OF THE BEAST. That awful 666 number...or barcode...or wait, maybe RFID chip...or...WHAT IS IT ANYWAY? Before you get all twisted up over the evangelical, westernized Super AntiChrist Boogeyman symbol of absolute power (thanks Left Behind series!) maybe we should back up and take another look at it. Rather than trying to figure this enigmatic mark out from a 21st c. perspective, maybe we can look at it from John's perspective, i.e. Jewish. We have more than enough info to discern not necessarily what it IS, but more importantly, HOW IT FUNCTIONS and WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE.

The Mark of the Beast from a Jewish Context, pt 1

July 12th, 2019

Okay, we've all heard about it (well, most of us have!)...the dreaded MARK OF THE BEAST. That awful 666 number...or barcode...or wait, maybe RFID chip...or...WHAT IS IT ANYWAY? Before you get all twisted up over the evangelical, westernized Super AntiChrist Boogeyman symbol of absolute power (thanks Left Behind series!) maybe we should back up and take another look at it. Rather than trying to figure this enigmatic mark out from a 21st c. perspective, maybe we can look at it from John's perspective, i.e. Jewish. We have more than enough info to discern not necessarily what it IS, but more importantly, HOW IT FUNCTIONS and WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE. Get ready for a fascinating two-part series from Jay, the Truth Barista!

Jewish-Christian Relations: Christian Zionism

July 5th, 2019

What is a Christian Zionist? Here is the Jewish Virtual Libray definition:

"Christian Zionism can be defined as Christian support for the Zionist cause — the return of the Jewish people to its biblical homeland in Israel. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of Jews to Israel is in line with a biblical prophecy, and is necessary for Jesus to return to Earth as its king. These Christians are partly motivated by the writings of the Bible and the words of the prophets. However, they are also driven to support Israel because they wish to “repay the debt of gratitude to the Jewish people for providing Christ and the other fundamentals of their faith,” and to support a political ally, according to David Brog, author Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State."

If you love Israel and support the Jewish people out of your love for God and His Word - you're probably a Christian Zionist! Take a listen to find out how YOU can take an active role in supporting Israel and the world-wide Jewish community!

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