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The Compassionate Father and Mistaken Sons

November 14th, 2018

How about a fresh look at the Prodigal Son parable? Understanding the 1st c. Jewish cultural background of this parable brings it alive in a whole new way! AND it takes the focus off the sons and places it where Jesus wanted it to be...on the FATHER. Check this podcast out and be ready to erupt in praise for our wonderful Heavenly Father!

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Interview with Dr. Jim Solberg = Bridges For Peace, pt 2

November 9th, 2018

This is part 2 of Jay the Truth Barista's talk with Dr. Jim Solberg, the National Director for Bridges For Peace, USA. Bridges For Peace is a ministry of Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world! (check them out here --> https://www.bridgesforpeace.com/) Today's podcast sheds light on the very difficult topic of Christian antisemitism and how we can work together to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish people. Listen and learn how YOU can become a a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people at home and world-wide! And be sure to check out the Truth Barista resource page for great resources from Bridges For Peace!

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Interview with Dr. Jim Solberg = Bridges For Peace, pt1

November 2nd, 2018

What a special treat! Jay the Truth Barista talks with Dr. Jim Solberg, the National Director for Bridges For Peace, USA. Bridges For Peace is a ministry of Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world! (check them out - https://www.bridgesforpeace.com/) Israel is the "apple of God's eye" (Deuteronomy 32:10) and crucial to His plans for the world today. Listen and learn how YOU can become a part of prophecy right now! And be sure to check out the Truth Barista resource page for great resources from Bridges For Peace!

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The Best Laid Plans of God and Men

October 26th, 2018

"Want to hear God laugh? Tell Him your plans!" as the old Yiddish proverb goes. In spite of our best-laid plans, God's plan is always guiding us. How do we know? Besides such great Bible truths as A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9) and Many plans are in a person’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail (Proverbs 19:21) Matthew 26:1-16 shows us four sets of plans - Jesus', the Jerusalem leaders', a woman's, and Judas' plans - all working toward God's ultimate plan of Jesus' death to bring salvation to the world. Think your life is out of control? Listen and think again!

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Holy Spirit Gifts - The Knowing Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12

October 19th, 2018

These three gifts of the Holy Spirit may not be as "flashy" or stunning as the gift of languages, prophecy, healings, or miracles. But these three are heavy artillery! Why? The Lord often blows up log jams in personal ministry by gently revealing foundational issues that block recovery (Word of Knowledge). Sometimes He blasts through rocks that impeded our personal growth or directions He wants to take our congregations (Word of Wisdom). Very often our Good Shepherd protects us from ravenous wolves by showing us through His targeting system exactly what they are (Discernment of Spirits). You will LOVE this episode and it's vitally important. Why? Because the hallmark of the End Times is deception and all three of these are crucial defenses against deception. Check it out!

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Holy Spirit Gifts - The Power Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12

October 12th, 2018

Jesus' ministry was marked by incredible manifestations of POWER! Healing the sick, raising the dead, driving out demons, controlling nature...WOW! Now...do you want to have your mind blown? Jesus told His disciples this, "Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12). We are now faced with a basic choice: Either Jesus is lying or we are to expect that we will manifest Jesus' power, even doing greater things than He did. Healing? Stilling storms? Miracles? Seriously? Yup, if you take Jesus word seriously, are submitted to Him and are willing to learn. Take a listen and pray the Lord releases greater power through His people today!

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Holy Spirit Gifts - The Speaking Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12

October 5th, 2018

Okay, yeah. So let's start with the weird ones, shall we? Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry tackle the 1 Corinthians gifts of Languages (Tongues), Interpretation of Languages (Interpretation of Tongues) and Prophecy. Ready...set...GO!

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Manifestation Gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 12 (part 2)

September 28th, 2018

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their study of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. There are strong objections that the cessationists make against the gifts of the Holy Spirit being used today...which is funny because the Holy Spirit doesn't seem to be listening to them. Take a listen and ask the Holy Spirit to release His power in a greater way throughout His people!

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Manifestation Gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 12 (part 1)

September 21st, 2018

The world is enthralled with supernatural manifestations! All it takes is a quick look at the plethora (fancy word for "a bunch") of tv shows and movies about the occult available on Netflix/Amazon/Hulu and in movie theaters to see that people yearn for the supernatural. Well, God is the Supreme supernatural being and His kingdom flows into our natural realm through the Holy Spirit's power. Take a listen to your Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they study 1 Corinthians 12 as a base-line for the Holy Spirit's power moving through Jesus' people!

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Holy Spirit - Did the Power of God Stop?

September 14th, 2018

Cessationism, a fancy-schmancy word for "stopping" as in ceasing.

 

You: "Well, that's a mighty big word, Truth Barista! What does it mean and why bring it up?"

 

Truth Barista: Glad you asked! Cessationism is "the view that the “miracle gifts” of tongues and healing have ceased—that the end of the apostolic age brought about a cessation of the miracles associated with that age. Most cessationists believe that, while God can and still does perform miracles today, the Holy Spirit no longer uses individuals to perform miraculous signs." (gotquestions.org/cessationism.html) In spite of the fact that the power of the Holy Spirit is still moving today, there are some well-meaning Christians that don't believe it BECAUSE all that was just to kick-start the church and establish the Bible as the Word of God. Is that the TRUTH? Listen and judge for yourself!

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