To The Churches – What Is A Disciple?

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[display_podcast] From Gary Avant, President and Lead Coach of To The Churches: There is a lot of misunderstanding about the term “discipleship”. The word “disciple” is used 297 times throughout the New Testament. The word “Christian” is used three times. According to these numbers, we should be receiving about 1,000 times more teaching about being a disciple of Christ compared to being “Christian”. How does this fit into the type of teachings that you are receiving at your church? Jesus, of … [Read more...]

Experience God: James 4:4-10 (NLT) – Drawing Close to God

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[display_podcast] Suzanne Lederer leads us in connecting with God through Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading”.James 4:4-10 (NLT) – Drawing Close to God4You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.  5What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the spirit God has placed within us is filled with envy?  6But he gives us even more grace to stan … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 59: Passion vs. Obedience

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[display_podcast] Sitting in for my dad this week, is my boss:  e2 media network executive producer and host of The Big Picture Podcast, Joel Fieri with some “Real Stuff My BOSS Says”. One of the discussions that Joel and I have had numerous times around the water cooler is in regards to a trend that he sees many churches wandering through without even knowing it.  It’s what he sees as a dilemma between passion and obedience.  He sees too many churches allowing the overarching theme of “passion … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 87: If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

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[display_podcast]From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR My heart goes out to Jesus. After preparing for this week's PODCAST, I feel such a profound sense of compassion for Him. The thing of it is... I knew that the religious leaders of Jesus’ day hated Him. I understood that at this point in His ministry they no longer regarded Him as an irritation to be tolerated or a troublesome teacher to be discredited. Now they saw Him as a colossal threat to be killed. I got … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 53: Living From the Heart – When God Is Silent

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[display_podcast] From Dixie Diamanti, author of Climbing Out of the Box and 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover: Reminder: Please tune into podcast if you want my personal application added to this outline. The majority is what He spoke to me. Have you ever had a time when you felt like you were in a spiritual black hole?   I have. The pressure seemed unbearable. No sense of God's presence. No sense of anything going on around me.These are the times, sorry to say, when we tend to question G … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 46: Broken

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended Not Broken: I am going to share right from my heart today. Lately I’ve been a bit discouraged about recording more podcasts and blogs about blended families. The truth is, I felt like a hypocrite because my blended family is not how it used to be and not how I want it to be. Satan has been telling me I’m a hypocrite and I listened for a while until I was told once again how much these principles are helping families to blend. I was taking on fa … [Read more...]


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