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Kingdom Truths from Jesus’ Parables - “Can’t Stop God’s Kingdom!”

November 30th, 2018

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their talk about Kingdom Truths from Jesus' parables. Jesus shows His disciples that God's Kingdom is UNSTOPPABLE! And it will keep growing until the time of the "big catch," when Jesus returns and separates the righteous from the unrighteous. Some say the "church" is shrinking today because many churches in the U.S. are closing (as if the US churches are the be all and end all of God's kingdom!). There is truth to that. BUT God's kingdom started growing in a new way on the day of Pentecost and will continue to grow until it completely FILLS the earth. Take a listen!

Kingdom Truth from Jesus’ Parables - Wheat and Tares

November 23rd, 2018

What is God's Kingdom like? Jesus answers it with wonderful pictures revealing profound truths! Join Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they jump into the Kingdom parables to find these awesome truths from a 1st century Jewish context and how they greatly encourage us to pursue God's Kingdom with everything we have!

Interview with Dr. Jim Solberg = Bridges For Peace, pt 2

November 9th, 2018

This is part 2 of Jay the Truth Barista's talk with Dr. Jim Solberg, the National Director for Bridges For Peace, USA. Bridges For Peace is a ministry of Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world! (check them out here --> https://www.bridgesforpeace.com/) Today's podcast sheds light on the very difficult topic of Christian antisemitism and how we can work together to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish people. Listen and learn how YOU can become a a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people at home and world-wide! And be sure to check out the Truth Barista resource page for great resources from Bridges For Peace!

Interview with Dr. Jim Solberg = Bridges For Peace, pt1

November 2nd, 2018

What a special treat! Jay the Truth Barista talks with Dr. Jim Solberg, the National Director for Bridges For Peace, USA. Bridges For Peace is a ministry of Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world! (check them out - https://www.bridgesforpeace.com/) Israel is the "apple of God's eye" (Deuteronomy 32:10) and crucial to His plans for the world today. Listen and learn how YOU can become a part of prophecy right now! And be sure to check out the Truth Barista resource page for great resources from Bridges For Peace!

Jesus Confronts Leaders - Woes Upon Them! (Matthew 23)

July 13th, 2018

It seems things never change. Solomon wrote, "there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9c). Last week Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry looked at God's indictment of the leaders just before Israel and Judah's Fall (about 600 years before Jesus). In this episode, we see a nearly identical situation! The leadership has failed and God is about to act. The scary part? Are today's leaders doing the same thing? Take a listen and a moment to think!

Jesus Confronts Leaders - Lessons from Isaiah 5

July 9th, 2018

During a recent study at the Ersatz Coffee Shop, Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry started looking at Jesus' rebuke of the leadership of His day - the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes. What the Truth Barista revealed was that this confrontation was not unique. In fact, God Himself (through His prophet Isaiah) had leveled similar charges against the leadership of his day some 700 years before Jesus. How little things change! Be sure you listen to this episode BEFORE you listen to the next one to get the full IMPACT of what Jesus is saying about abuse of authority!

Jerusalem: The Eternal, Undivided Capital of Israel! Part 2

January 26th, 2018

Yes! The highly anticipated 2nd episode of our 2-part interview with Steve and Rev. Dr. Cheryl Hauer of Bridges For Peace on Jerusalem! Our two friends have special experience having lived in Israel for 10 years and working for about 30 years with the Jerusalem-based ministry, Bridges For Peace (bridgesforpeace.com). Why is Jerusalem important? Why do the nations of the world want to take Jerusalem from the Jewish people? Is the world playing with God's fire by doing so? Is there a prophetic meaning behind President Trump affirming Jerusalem as Israel's Eternal and Undivided capital? Check this out!

Jerusalem: The Eternal, Undivided Capital of Israel!

January 19th, 2018

We are standing at a momentous time in history! Daresay, it is the fulfillment of End-Time Biblical prophecy. After nearly 2,000 years, The Jews are back in their land and they are sovereign over Jerusalem as their capital. Two things that the Bible says are End-Time indicators. HOWEVER, there is a great dispute over Jerusalem. President Trump's declaration of support for Jerusalem as Israel's eternal and undivided capital has released a firestorm among the nations of the world, causing them to take sides in the debate - for or against Israel (Can you say, "Sheep and Goats" kids? [Matthew 25:31-46]) Two friends of the Truth Barista - Steve and Cheryl Hauer from the Jerusalem-based, world-wide ministry Bridges For Peace (bridgesforpeace.com) join us for a 2-part series on how wildly awesome and important Jerusalem is and what it means to Christians and the world!

It’s A Great Big Stupid World!

May 19th, 2017

Man, we live in a great, big stupid world! We create laws that protect unborn baby birds, but have no problem destroying human babies in the womb. Feminists march in favor of Islam, a religion that in its radical form grinds women down to the dust. The world system totally rejects God or embraces any god under the sun or invents new gods in spite of the biblical fact that God clearly reveals Himself to all people, even at the basic creation level. Why is this? Because our world is a fallen world, a world that wants to do its own thing no matter how wrong, deadly, harmful or offensive to God it is. Listen, laugh, and learn as the Truth Barista takes on the idea that we live in a great, big, stupid world!

Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries Joins Me!

December 18th, 2016

Enjoy hot talk as well as hot coffee? This episode has it!

As the Truth Barista, I try to keep my finger on the pulse of current events, culture, news, and views in light of God's Word. We have a special guest today! Jan Markell from Olive Tree Ministries. Her Understanding The Times conference draws thousands of people each year, Jan's radio program, Understanding The Times Radio, is heard on hundreds of stations throughout the United States, and her ministry is world-wide. What a treat for her to join me at the Ersatz Coffee Shop for a fascinating talk about the state of the church today. This is a MUST LISTEN!

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