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The Ten Commandments - #2 - There’s An “I” in Idolatry

November 17th, 2017

Do you worship idols? "Why, no, Truth Barista. I'm a Christian who loves God and is always faithful to Him." Really? Wait 'til you get a load of this. Idolatry may be one of the biggest parts of your life. This episode is guaranteed to be an "I"-opener!

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The Ten Commandments - #1 - Obedience is Job 1

November 13th, 2017

When many Christians think of the Ten Commandments (and we hope they do...) they think of Commandment #1 "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery" as a command to BELIEVE in God. Boy, are they in for a surprise! The Bible never commands we believe in God, it ASSUMES God's existence and as such, God's people have only one option...and that's what this episode is about. Hold onto your girdle, Myrtle! You're in for a treat!

 

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The Ten Commandments - God’s Top Ten List For Life

November 6th, 2017

The Ten Commandments. No, not the Ten Suggestions or the Ten Options or the Ten Mullings of a Confused God. They are God's Top Ten List For Life - how to live a great life with Him and with every person on earth. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry start a new series on the Ten Commandments - what they are, what they mean, and how we can apply them. Want to love God and other people? Here's your start! Take a listen!

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The Purpose of Pressure

October 27th, 2017

Does God EVER give you more than you can handle? Yes! These is NOWHERE in the Bible that says God will never give us more than we can handle! It's what we do with the "more than we can handle" times that matters. The Truth Barista brings remarkable insights about olive trees that show us how pressure can bring out excellent things from us if we hang onto the Lord while under great pressure. Take a listen!

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Understanding the Bible Better - Hebrew Idioms!

October 20th, 2017

Ever talk with someone who doesn't know your language? IT'S HILARIOUS! Trying to share even the most basic information such as "Where the Ersatz Coffee Shop is" or "The bathroom is over there" can be a real chore...or an embarrassment. Well, the same holds true with the Bible. People, most of it was written in Hebrew by Hebrew speakers with a Hebraic mindset and world-view. Compared to today's Christians who speak a variety of languages with a variety of non-Hebraic mindsets and world-views we are not just miles apart, we're millennia apart! Some things cannot be effectively transmitted unless one GOES BACK to learn and understand the original context...and that's what the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry do in this podcast. Take a listen and have fun!!

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Hypocrisy - A Most Dangerous Leaven

October 16th, 2017

Hypocrisy! How often is that accusation leveled against others, especially Christians. But what is hypocrisy? Why is hypocrisy so dangerous? Is the labeled deserved or not? When is it right to call someone out on their hypocrisy? Join the Truth Barista and he and Amazing Larry take a closer look at Matthew 16 and how Jesus confronts the leaders of His day about their hypocrisy. Are we just as guilty?

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3 Ways To Defile A Nation - Idolatry, Immorality, Innocent Bloodshed

October 8th, 2017

"Defile" - a word that means to POLLUTE, CONTAMINATE, MAKE DISGUSTING. According to the Bible, there are 3 main ways to make your nation disgusting to God - Idolatry, Immorality, Innocent Bloodshed. In fact, if we as a society allow these three things to run rampant in our nation, not only does it disgust God, but it's a wide-open invitation for God's judgment!

 

Want to know something really scary? The United States has welcomed and OFFICIALLY enshrined these three defilements - Idolatry: Rejecting God by removing Him from the public square via no prayer in schools, etc. (Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421, 1962), Innocent Bloodshed: Abortion (Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 1973), and Immorality (Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, 2015). Is God's judgment far behind? What can we do to remove the guilt of our nation before God? Is it even possible? Take a listen as the Truth Barista explains.

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Atonement and the JOY of Forgiveness!

September 29th, 2017

The burden of sin and guilt! Kind of like a truck parked on your heart and soul, right? We have ALL experienced the heaviness of the guilt of sin and the dread of God's punishment. Even Bible people like King David knew this awful condition. But there is a JOY that sweeps over us when we finally confess all to God and He FORGIVES us! There is a joy and release in this experience that is beyond measure. If there is such joy when we let go of our sin and guilt, why do we resist the tapping of the Holy Spirit on our hearts? Take a listen as Jay, the Truth Barista, and Amazing Larry walk through Psalm 32.

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Discernment Ministries: Contending Without Being Contentious

September 24th, 2017

Discernment ministries. What are they? They are ministries that examine what is being taught across the Body of Christ to see if those teachers are faithful to God's word, or teach inaccurately or in error, or are outright deceptive. Discernment ministries are often looked at as the "defenders of the faith" and the "watchdogs of truth." However, some have developed a sharp and even vicious, un-Christian approach to their expose' function and are more pit bull than man's best friend.
 
While we should all be like the Bereans who "examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11), there is a definite need and place for discernment ministries that examine and notify the Christian community of subtle and not-so-subtle deceptions and diversions from the truth of God's Word. And yet, how can they disagree with people without being disagreeable? Better yet, how do we deal with people who teach God's Word wrongly? How do we contend for the faith without becoming contentious? Listen as the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry toss this topic around!
 
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Anybody Up There? The Struggle With Unanswered Prayer

September 15th, 2017

Ever been "Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door"...and nobody answers? Ever pray and you hear crickets chirping? What comes into your mind? Does God hear me? Is there something wrong with me? Does God even care? These questions are tough. So is the topic of unanswered prayer. If you're struggling with unanswered prayers, take a listen and see how the Lord speaks to you, even if you think He's not.

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