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Resurrection - the Biblical Truth

May 25th, 2019

Jesus' Resurrection from the dead...it's the cornerstone of our Christian faith. Without Jesus' resurrection, Paul says "...if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is in vain, and so is your faith" (1 Corinthians 15:14). Jesus' resurrection is our heavenly Father's assurance that His Son's sacrifice was accepted and the way back to His arms and back into His family is wide open! And Jesus' resurrection is an assurance that though we die, yet shall we live. This life is not the end! Take and listen and be encouraged! [And if you can, please consider supporting this podcast with prayer, emails with encouragements and suggestions, and financially if you are blessed by the Truth Barista! Check to the right to see how you can help! Also, email Bridges For Peace - postmaster@bfpusa.org - and let them know you appreciate their sponsorship of this podcast! Thanks!]

Biblical Accountabilty (pt. 2) - No One Is Immune From Scrutiny!

May 19th, 2019

Are Bible teachers and pastors or even other Christians above examination and weighing to see if they're resting on the truth? The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry had a great discussion in the previous podcast. Now they continue with this vital topic. So...what should we do with all this? First, don't be gullible. Second, learn God's word. Third, if we have questions about a person and their ministry, how do we approach them? How do we deal with the person who seems to have gone off the rails? Take a listen for very practical and biblical ways to evaluate a person and ministry regarding the truth.

Biblical Accountabilty (pt. 1) - No One Is Immune From Scrutiny!

May 10th, 2019

How often have we seen or heard ministers, ministries, Christian groups or individuals do or say some wild things that make us wonder if they're on the up and up or even sane? While we need to see God's power today and God's word preached, this doesn't mean anyone can say or do anything with impunity. Some people assume if a manifestation is unusual or supernatural, it must be of God. Some people elevate Christian leaders to the point of untouchable, uncorrectable celebrity personalities. But is this right? Is there a standard of accountability to which our words and ways are supposed to be weighed? Yes! Check out this must hear two-part series on Biblical Accountability!

Nephilim - One Giant Bible Question! (pt. 2)

May 3rd, 2019

Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum...so goes the giant's declaration in the old English rhyme. But aren't giants just make-believe? Not according to the Bible! In fact, giants were a major problem both BEFORE and AFTER Noah's flood. They were Israel's feared foe as they sought to conquer Canaan. Where did these giants come from? If they appeared after the flood is it possible that they could reappear? Who were the Watchers? Are they biblical? (Short answer, yes!) Is there any other information about them? (Check out the Book of Enoch!) Are they related to modern-day demons? You will be amazed! Check out part two of the Truth Barista's Bible Giant study!

Nephilim - One Giant Bible Question! (pt. 1)

April 27th, 2019

Did giants really roam the earth in Noah's day or didn't they? It depends upon your world-view and view of the supernatural! One of the trickiest things about reading and studying the Bible is when to take a section figuratively or literally. Sometimes, both can be applied. Isaiah 7 is one such double interpretation verse. On one hand, Isaiah prophesies about a physical son as a sort of "timer" of Aram's destruction (Aram was threatening Jerusalem). On the other hand, time has proven this same section as pertaining to a coming Messiah - "See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) Well, Genesis 6 is a puzzler as well. Were there giants in Noah's day, offspring of spiritual beings (the Watchers) and human women? Take a listen to part 1 of a two-part series on the Nephilim, the giants, of Genesis 6!

 

God’s Image and the Great Commission

April 19th, 2019

What in the world does God's image (Genesis 1) have to do with Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28)? Our Heavenly Father is amazing in how He orchestrates his plan across time! There is a profound link between Adam's creation/commission and the New Covenant community's creation/commission. As Solomon wrote, "There is nothing new under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Want to know your future, Christian? Look to the past for understanding and clarity. Is your curiosity piqued?

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.

God - Our Standard of Holiness

March 29th, 2019

"Quit being HOLIER THAN THOU!" How often have we heard that through our lives? Holiness is something we don't hear a lot about from pulpits today, and yet it is a bottom line expectation from God. He even said, "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy." (1 Peter 1:14-16) But what IS holiness? What determines whether something (or a person) is holy or not? The answer may be quite surprising!

When Nations Die - Preventing Truth Decay!

March 22nd, 2019

Why is it empires and nations rise and fall? All the efforts of humanity have tried to build the eternal kingdom since the beginning of time...and yet EVERY dominion has fallen given enough time. Why? The downward pull of fallen human nature! The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry look at Jim Nelson Black's book When Nations Die: America on the Brink, Ten Warning Signs of a Culture in Crisis. Is there hope? Yes! But it requires a whole-hearted commitment to God on a society-wide scale. Until then, Jesus expects us to stay close to him and do what we can to influence the culture around us.

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