Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 11: Gearing Up for Battle!

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Ephesians 6:12 says -2 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He is against us. And he wants to kill, steal and destroy the life that God came to give us through creating us in His image.  Satan was very successful in the Ga … [Read more...]

Christian Home and Family: God is Light and What it Means for Your Family!

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:God seems to love illustrations and symbols. The scriptures are full of them: sheep, goats, seeds, plants, vines, brides and bridegrooms, light, darkness – you get the idea.This episode uses the biblical illustration of light to show you a fun and effective way that you can use light to teach your family that God is light, and what that means for their lives.Let’s start by looking at 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have … [Read more...]

Ouxano 68: 1 Samuel part 15 – God’s Plans are ALWAYS Bigger & Better than Ours!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In 1 Samuel 16, we are introduced to David. Now, this important chapter in the Bible links together the history of the people of Israel with our lives today, as it takes place in the city of Bethlehem, and introduces the great-great-great-great… grandfather of Jesus Christ. Let’s start by reading 1 Samuel 16:1Now the Lord said to Samuel, “You have mourned long enough for Saul. I have rejected … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: How To Stop Family Conflicts

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 From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Family conflicts can make life inside the home horrendous. Nobody wants to be around when arguing, fighting, and complaining are the norm.So how do you get past the arguing?You get past it by preventing it in the first place. And you do that through working hard toward every person in the family having a right relationship with God.But, isn’t conflict a part of every family?Well, yes. But you can stop t … [Read more...]

Ouxano 67: 1 Samuel 15 – God’s Way or Our Way?

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we pick up in 1 Samuel 15, which marks a transition in the book itself. In prior podcasts, we discussed how Saul was the king that the people of Israel wanted. They wanted to be like the nations around them, so God allowed them to have a king of their own making. We now will find out what happens when we take something that God is okay with and then remove Him from the equation in order … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 10: Spiritual Game Planning

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The Bible says that we, as Christians, will inevitably take part in spiritual battles. Just because we decide to follow Jesus, life doesn’t magically start going our way. After all, who was the greatest Christian that ever lived? Jesus! And, as He walked in the Spirit, doing God’s will, He was crucified! So, if He encountered such strife, what makes you or me any different? Now, when tough times come, you can have the peace that comes from God that will assure you that you are being who God wan … [Read more...]


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