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“I Never Knew You!”

August 16th, 2019

Stop whatever you're doing and think about this. Seriously. Ready? So you're a Christian...or at least claim to be. You go to church all your life. You do good works. You're really ringing the bell on cultural Christianity. Then you die. You've crossed the line of no return. You face the One who now sits in judgment of your life. Your life flashes before two sets of eyes simultaneously. "Not bad," you think to yourself. And then these horrifying words..."I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" (Matt. 7:23). But...but...but... Or imagine that Jesus returns and the world is reeling with His arrival...and He turns to you and says the same thing! Or you die without Jesus and those words come forth as you slip into a place that's too horrible to describe. So what does it mean to be known by Jesus and why is it so important to your eternal life? Born-again or not, you'd better find out now before it's too late and those words, "I never knew you...I don't know you..." echo in your ears.

Living In Israel - What’s it like?

August 2nd, 2019

Steve and Cheryl Hauer join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry for their ongoing talk about Living in Israel. Having lived in Jerusalem for 10 years while they worked with Bridges For Peace, they had to make a LOT of adjustments. So what is it like living in God's Holy City? Take a listen and whet your appetite. Perhaps a tour to Israel is something you'd like to do? Or maybe send your pastor and spouse to experience Jesus' home? Or maybe just bask in the warmth of God's prophecy unfolding before your eyes in a whole new way? BTW, if you're interested, Bridges For Peace offers wonderful tours for you, your family, and even your entire congregation! Check out their website - https://usa.bridgesforpeace.com/event-category/tours/?cntryid= - for more details.

Living In Israel - Crazy Politics!

July 27th, 2019

If you think US politics and elections are intense (even annoying) with two parties and independents, get a load of Israeli politics. Do you like political parties? They have 23+. Do you like rough and tumble elections? Yup...and more! The Truth Barista brings you a fascinating talk with Steve and Cheryl Hauer who have lived in Israel for 10 years. If you're a fan of Israel and have fantasized about living there, check this podcast out!

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!

Jewish-Christian Relations: Christian Zionism

July 5th, 2019

What is a Christian Zionist? Here is the Jewish Virtual Libray definition:

"Christian Zionism can be defined as Christian support for the Zionist cause — the return of the Jewish people to its biblical homeland in Israel. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of Jews to Israel is in line with a biblical prophecy, and is necessary for Jesus to return to Earth as its king. These Christians are partly motivated by the writings of the Bible and the words of the prophets. However, they are also driven to support Israel because they wish to “repay the debt of gratitude to the Jewish people for providing Christ and the other fundamentals of their faith,” and to support a political ally, according to David Brog, author Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State."

If you love Israel and support the Jewish people out of your love for God and His Word - you're probably a Christian Zionist! Take a listen to find out how YOU can take an active role in supporting Israel and the world-wide Jewish community!

Christian Anti-Semitism: The Ugly Truth

June 28th, 2019

The Ugly Truth? Christian Anti-Semitism. A horrible oxymoron. Over the last 2,000 years, some of the most egregious attacks upon the Jewish community (verbal and physical) have been perpetrated by Christians led by errant theology and motivated by Anti-Semitism. Sad to say, this virulent form of focused hate is still prevalent around the world (and rising to the surface today) and it is still found among Christians. Hey Christians, what would our Jewish Jesus think about this? Please, take a moment to learn about this tragic truth and learn how YOU can stand against Christian Anti-Semitism and greatly support our Jewish family members!

Replacement Theology - Did the Church Replace Israel? NO!

June 21st, 2019

There comes a time to call out wrong theology, especially when it is so absolutely wrong. Replacement Theology is such a theology. Replacement theology (Supersessionism - to supersede - one thing being replaced or supplanted by another) "teaches that the people of Israel have forfeited their special status as the chosen people of God, and their replacement is the Church. The Church, then, is the new true Israel" (Ed Smelser, Bridges For Peace, Israel and the Church: God's Road Map, 186). Sure, that was easy to say after Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jewish people were dispersed in A.D. 70 and 135. But Replacement Theology was totally blown out of the water when the Jewish people began returning home in the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s, and Israel became a nation in 1948, and the Jewish people took Jerusalem in 1967. Still it hangs on today and has contributed to Christian Anti-Semitism and the most horrendous persecution of the Jews over the last 2,000 years. Take 30 mins and listen to Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry discuss this crucial topic!

Jewish-Christian Relations: From Jewish Movement to Gentile Church

June 14th, 2019

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry take off on a great new series on Jewish-Christian relations. This series is meant to educate Christians about Christianity's roots in Judaism, problems that developed along the way which impact Jewish-Christian relations (Replacement Theology and Christian Anti-Semitism), and how Christians can come alongside the Jewish community and Israel to be a blessing and not a curse. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SERIES! In this first podcast, Jay and Larry talk about how the church transitioned from a messianic stream of Judaism (one of many streams of Judaism in Jesus' day) to a Gentile church. Yes, this is a real eye-opener!

Death - An Honest, Biblical Talk

June 7th, 2019

Death and taxes - both are sure things...except after death we won't pay taxes, but we'll still be gone. So let's talk about it. What does the Bible have to say about it? What is it? Why do we die?, Can we avoid it or stop it? Do we have to fear death? What do the rabbis teach us Christians about death? Where do we go when we die? These are the questions Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry mull over in this honest look at death podcast. Don't worry, it's an upbeat discussion!

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