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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!

The Way of Wisdom

April 12th, 2019

Wisdom - what is it and why is it so important? The Bible has a LOT to say about wisdom. What is clear is that wisdom is NOT knowledge. Knowledge is information. Wisdom is knowledge APPLIED. This is why people get wiser (or should) as we age through life. Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry have a great discussion about this very important topic! Listen up and get some good wisdom!

The Truth About Temptation

April 5th, 2019

"I have no problem with temptation...I give in to it every time!" Yeah, it's a joke, but temptation really isn't. However, there are truths about temptation that help us grow as Jesus-followers. There are many things that temptation reveal about us and areas we need to let the Lord address in our lives. Don't let temptation drive you into the dust. Learn how to handle it and use it to your advantage when it rears its ugly head.

The Compassionate Father and Mistaken Sons

November 14th, 2018

How about a fresh look at the Prodigal Son parable? Understanding the 1st c. Jewish cultural background of this parable brings it alive in a whole new way! AND it takes the focus off the sons and places it where Jesus wanted it to be...on the FATHER. Check this podcast out and be ready to erupt in praise for our wonderful Heavenly Father!

The Best Laid Plans of God and Men

October 26th, 2018

"Want to hear God laugh? Tell Him your plans!" as the old Yiddish proverb goes. In spite of our best-laid plans, God's plan is always guiding us. How do we know? Besides such great Bible truths as A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9) and Many plans are in a person’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail (Proverbs 19:21) Matthew 26:1-16 shows us four sets of plans - Jesus', the Jerusalem leaders', a woman's, and Judas' plans - all working toward God's ultimate plan of Jesus' death to bring salvation to the world. Think your life is out of control? Listen and think again!

The Truth About Abortion with Brian Walker - pt 2

March 23rd, 2018

Brian and Julius are back with the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry for the 2nd part of our powerful interview on abortion. Where is the church? Where are the pastors? Where are the Christians themselves? Would it stun you to know that abortion is not uncommon among Christians? Do you realize that there are many sitting in church services, perhaps next to you, who have had abortions or are close to someone who has had an abortion and are suffering in silence? Frankly, many churches have no idea what to do. Get ready to hear some hard-hitting things coupled with hope for healing and forgiveness!

The Truth About Abortion with Brian Walker - pt 1

March 19th, 2018

Some truths are very hard to hear. Legalized abortion has been a part of United States society since 1973 with the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. But what are the truths about abortion? How has it affected us, our nation, our churches? We can't turn a blind eye to abortion. One of the things God holds against a nation is the shedding of innocent blood. And those who have experienced abortion (directly or indirectly) also experience repercussions on multiple levels. Take a listen. Take a stand.

The Big Divorce Debate

February 22nd, 2018

So, can a Christian or any person ever get divorced? If not, why? If so, under what conditions? Is divorce EVER an option for a Christian and if they do will they forever remain a pariah to be shunned by one and all? Can a divorced person ever remarry or are they under a perpetual sentence of singleness? These are questions that have stumped many Christians and brought pain and suffering to struggling marrieds and pain-touched divorced people. Take a listen to the Truth Barista and Larry to find HOPE and HEALING!

The Allegation Circus - Addressing the Culture of Accusation

February 4th, 2018

ACCUSATIONS! ALLEGATIONS! INNUENDO! Satanic tools used to bring down political opponents, partners in poisoned relationships, tearing down co-workers to get ahead - we are surfing a TIDE of allegations. True, some are based on facts. Some are based on rumor, hearsay, or outright lies. Did you think about this recently? Where are the are Judge Roy Moore's accusers now that the Judge lost his Senate race? Or President Trump's accusers now that he won the presidency? How do we handle a Sen. Franken's accuser who has photographic evidence vs. Judge Moore's accusers who presented none and one whose "evidence" was proven false. Once the damage is done, what can one do? We all face accusations from time to time - some are inconsequential, some can be devastating! How should we deal with this circus of allegations whether we're a spectator or the main event in the ring? Take a listen to this hard-hitting episode as the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry unpack these questions!

The Purpose of Pressure

October 27th, 2017

Does God EVER give you more than you can handle? Yes! These is NOWHERE in the Bible that says God will never give us more than we can handle! It's what we do with the "more than we can handle" times that matters. The Truth Barista brings remarkable insights about olive trees that show us how pressure can bring out excellent things from us if we hang onto the Lord while under great pressure. Take a listen!

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