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Over The Rainbow - “God Can Change You!” - Luca Grappoli, pt 2

February 8th, 2019

Wow, what a series this is! There is a battle in our culture over "conversion therapy" and whether gays or lesbians or gender confused people can actually change their thinking and feelings to match their biologically-determined gender. The loudest voices say, "NO!" But all it takes is one person who has "been there" to testify to God's awesome transforming power to bring down the "NO!" argument. And there are increasing numbers of former LGBT people speaking out about how God has changed them. Are there struggles? Don't we all struggle with thoughts, feelings, and life issues? The Good News is God forgives, cleanses, heals and changes ALL who will come to Him and He will help them line up with His design for them! Check out Luca's interview!

Over The Rainbow - “God Can Change You!” - Luca Grappoli, pt 1

February 3rd, 2019

There is hope for us all! God can change what people say CAN'T be changed. God can control what people say CAN'T be controlled. God wins! For decades we have heard LGBT(etc.) advocates proclaim as the unchangeable nature of homosexuality so we just better tolerate it, accept it, embrace it, and celebrate it! Wrong! Their "unchangeable" argument doesn't hold water as long as there are people transformed by the power of God in Jesus! Take a listen to Luca Groppoli's testimony. This two-part series is powerful! And if you are struggling with homosexuality, may the Lord's power give you the transformed life you've been praying for. Oh...and let the Truth Barista know how these episodes have affected you. (You can find Luca Jo Groppoli on Facebook.)

Which Law To Break, Jesus? (Pharisee and Tax Question)

June 15th, 2018

On the heels of our discussions of "Obeying God or Man" and "Civil Disobedience," the Truth Barista takes an intriguing look at the question of working with authorities - both God AND man - over the issue of paying taxes. Yes, Jesus' point is about our relationship with God as essential. Yes, we can also find some GREAT insights about honoring the human authorities God has placed over us. Ready to be CHALLENGED? 

Obey God or Man? (pt 4) Civil Disobedience

June 9th, 2018

As we reach the end of our series on being faced with the choice to Obey God or Man and when Civil Disobedience becomes a required choice, we get great guidance from Peter. Who should know best about how to handle persecution than Paul and Peter? For our listeners around the world who are in this situation - may God draw near to you and strengthen you! For us who are not experiencing this kind of attack - praise God and pray for those who need any support we can give them! Take a listen, read the scriptures, and prepare yourselves for times to come.

Obey God or Man? (pt 3) Civil Disobedience

June 2nd, 2018

Here's a topic you won't hear from most pulpits today. When the choice is between obeying God or man, our choice is clear. So what do we do if obeying God brings us into conflict with civil law? While there are many options, civil disobedience may be our only option. The Bible has clear guidance on how to exercise civil disobedience in a loving and civil way. Just be prepared for the consequences...and trust God all the way!

Obey God or Man? (pt 2)

May 25th, 2018

Jesus promised His disciples they would experience persecution. Why? Because humanity's kingdoms instinctively clash with God's kingdom. It's a battle of wills. Whose will be done? Most of the time this world's kingdoms have no problems with Christians. But there come times when the world demands Christians follow man's demands and not God's commands. Even within the Church world the demands of man collide with God's will and individual Christians or groups of Christians face a choice - Obey God or Man? This is not an easy choice, but it is a no-brainer for a Christian. Peter and John and the early disciples showed us how it's to be done. Check out this episode of the Truth Barista. It just might prepare you for times that are a-comin'!

Obey God or Man? (pt 1)

May 18th, 2018

Jesus promised His disciples they would experience persecution. Why? Because humanity's kingdoms instinctively clash with God's kingdom. It's a battle of wills. Whose will be done? Most of the time this world's kingdoms have no problems with Christians. But there come times when the world demands Christians follow man's demands and not God's commands. Even within the Church world the demands of man collide with God's will and individual Christians or groups of Christians face a choice - Obey God or Man? This is not an easy choice. However, Peter and John and the early disciples showed us how it's to be done. Check out this episode of the Truth Barista. It just might prepare you for times that are a-comin'!

 

What Is Real Revival? (pt 2)

April 13th, 2018

REVIVAL. What do you think of when you hear that word? An ol' fashioned tent-meeting with portable baptism tank and sawdust floor? A church service with a hot worship band, light show, and ecstatic singing? Or how about a fire and brimstone preacher stalking the stage like a panther looking for prey? Is this what real revival is? What are the hallmarks of true revival? Is revival what a church presents or what a person experiences? Can you have revival if something isn't "vived" first? Take a listen to the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry...and may the Lord fan the flames of love for Him in your heart!

What Is Real Revival? (pt 1)

April 6th, 2018

REVIVAL. What do you think of when you hear that word? An ol' fashioned tent-meeting with portable baptism tank and sawdust floor? A church service with a hot worship band, light show, and ecstatic singing? Or how about a fire and brimstone preacher stalking the stage like a panther looking for prey? Is this what real revival is? What are the hallmarks of true revival? Is revival what a church presents or what a person experiences? Can you have revival if something isn't "vived" first? Take a listen to the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry...and may the Lord fan the flames of love for Him in your heart!

What’s God’s Truth About The Gun Control Issue?

April 2nd, 2018

After the most recent school shooting, both sides are in an uproar over the gun issue. One side calls for a complete ban of all guns with a revocations of the 2nd Amendment, the other side says, "No way!" Never one to shy away from a great topic, the Truth Barista weighs in on the debate "armed" with God's truth and some serious logic. Yup, something has to be done, but it where do we start? Your Truth Barista has some thought-provoking suggestions.

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