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Sorry, Jesus Ain’t A Gentile!

May 1st, 2020

Jesus had long blond hair and blue eyes, right? You know, like in all the Euro-centric pictures and movies. Wrong! Jesus (Yeshua) was thoroughly Jewish. And without understanding Jesus' Jewish context there is SO MUCH we 21st c. Jesus-followers miss. Regardless of our ethnicity or race, we're not allowed to make Jesus in our image. We MUST start with a 1st c. Jewish frame of reference to get a more accurate picture of His life, ministry, and message.

A NEW SERIES COMING, MAY 15! “ARE WE IN THE END TIMES?”

May 1st, 2020

Famine, Pestilence, Earthquakes, World-Upheaval, Wars and Rumors of Wars! ARE WE AT THE END? IS JESUS ABOUT TO RETURN? Here's a taste of our new 5-part series coming May 15 to help you see where we are on the prophetic timeline!

PEOPLE RUN WILD! (A Talk About A Misunderstood Verse)

April 24th, 2020

Proverbs 29:18 is one of the most misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misapplied scriptures even though many Christians know it by heart. They focus on "Without revelation, people run wild," but ignore the 2nd half of the verse, "but one who follows divine instruction will be happy." This verse has been memorized by many as "Without a vision, the people perish" and they use it as a justification to spend a lot of time, energy, and talent wrestling with church "vision-casting" and mission statements. While these things are good things, they have a faint secondary application to this verse. The truth of the verse just might step on your toes. You are forewarned!

Encouragement!

April 17th, 2020

What is encouragement? I'll tell ya what it is!  It's GREAT! Everyone needs it and no one gets enough. Believe it or not, encouragement is actually a powerful ministry of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit is known as the Encourager. There is the ministry gift of encouragement (Romans 12:8, "exhorting"). And there's just regular encouragement. Take a listen and be encouraged, yes!

Keeping Our Way Pure

April 10th, 2020

What does it mean to be "pure" before God? It's more than you think and deeper than you think. It affects our relationship with the Lord in a profound and powerful way! Becoming pure and staying pure is essential for our daily walk with the Lord. C'mon into the Ersatz Coffee Shop, grab a cuppa joe, plant yourself in a booth and listen to Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry tackle this topic!

Repentance - Retracing Our Steps Back To God!

April 3rd, 2020

Here's a really fun topic! REPENTANCE! Yup, that's a barn-burner...but critical to our spiritual lives. Repentance is MORE than feeling sorry for what you've done. True repentance impacts our lives and the lives around us. Take a listen to see how powerful repentance is in our lives!

Israel’s Fall

March 29th, 2020

What caused ancient Israel to fall? Since culture has a tremendous impact on a nation's success or failure, was there something(s) about ancient Israel's culture that brought decay and degradation and led to God allowing them to be conquered and exiled to Babylon? What makes us in the U.S. think we're immune from the same effects of cultural rot? Is cultural rot infecting the Body of Christ? This podcast is for all, especially for Christians who want to be "culturally relevant."

Into The Unknown!

March 20th, 2020

Life has seemingly turned upside down. Just a few short weeks ago, life was going on as usual for most of us. Then...coronavirus. Now the questions start. "Do what?" "How long?" "Why?" "What am I going to do?" Yes, what we thought we had figured out was actually just an illusion. Life is a big UNKNOWN. We have no idea what is coming minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, year by year. How do we handle the stress of staring into the abyss of the unknown? The Bible has a clear answer and clear examples. Jay the Truth Barista has some real encouragement for you today!

Messin’ With God’s Treasures!

March 15th, 2020

Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon learned a very swift and harsh lesson about messin' with God's treasures. You see, he took the Temple treasures his ancestor, Nebuchadnezzar, captured from the Jews' Jerusalem Temple in 586 B.C. and used them for a drinking party in honor of Babylon's gods. As he did so he mocked Israel's God. BIG MISTAKE! God's hand appeared and wrote out his judgment - death - Babylon's judgment - overthrown - which was carried out that very night. Here's the point. We can REALLY anger God and invite his discipline (if not judgment) when we mess with His treasures. And here's something scary - God has treasures that go far beyond the Temple treasures. How about people, relationships, worship services, etc.? Take a listen to Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry, but be prepared for a BIG challenge!

Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues - Oh My! (Pt. 2)

March 8th, 2020

Yup! The panic is kicking in as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is moving across the U.S. But do believers need to fear? Do we need to give in to the panic? People are still linking it to other events happening around the globe and declaring the End Times. But is it? Is this the BIG disease that is destined to wipe out humanity or pass by with little harm or somewhere in between? Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue to tackle this topic with history and a big steamy cuppa God's truth. DO NOT BE AFRAID. The God of all creation still sits on His throne!

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