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To Stay or Flee? Holding on to Jesus In Tough Situations

October 28th, 2019

Influential Christians have recently walked away from Jesus. Some have done it quietly and others have publicly repudiated their faith. Some have faced such tough situations they've taken their own lives. What is going on? How could this happen? Are we challenged with the same disillusionment or discouragement? In the midst of a crisis of faith are we faced with the appealing idea of walking away, perhaps even ending it all? Take a breath. Pause. Then take a few moments with Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they ponder this very difficult topic.

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!

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!

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