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Women in Ministry - pt. 9 - “A Case for Women Elders/Deacons?”

October 18th, 2019

We reach the end of our remarkable series on Women in Ministry. In this episode, Jay the Truth Barista takes on the topic of Women as Elders and Deacons. To some churches, this is no big deal. For other churches, this is HERESY! Take a listen and you'll be surprised at what Paul (the supposed misogynist) has to say about women in these very important spiritual care functions.

Women In Ministry - pt. 8, 1 Timothy 2:11-15

October 11th, 2019

Once again Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry tackle Paul's tough commands regarding women...or is it just a woman Paul is concerned about? Why is it important that silence is kept? And no teaching? And what about this weird thing about "...she will be saved through childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with good sense" (verse 15). Welllllll, you'll just have to listen!

Women In Ministry - pt. 7, SILENCE! NO TEACHING or AUTHORITY

October 5th, 2019

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their Friday coffee break Bible study on Women in Ministry by going through Apostle Paul's advice to his protege' Pastor Tim regarding an unruly woman in his congregation. What was meant to be a personal correction to a disruptive ill-informed teacher has been mistakenly applied to Christian women in general. Check it out!

Women In Ministry - pt. 6, SILENCE! NO TEACHING or AUTHORITY

September 27th, 2019

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry move on to another problem scripture found in 1 Timothy, "but with good works, as is proper for women who profess to worship God. A woman is to learn quietly with full submission. I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to remain quiet." (1 Timothy 2:10-12) WHAT? All women are to shut up when in church? They are to remain silent and submissive? Well, take a listen to find out how to unravel this very difficult passage!

Women In Ministry - pt. 5, Headcoverings?

September 19th, 2019

Man, talk about weird interpretations! Because people have read Apostle Paul from a 21st c. perspective instead of a 1st c. perspective, HALF of the church has been greatly affected for almosts 2,000 years. As a result, women have been prohibited from exercising their God-given gifts of teaching, preaching, sharing, even serving in leadership! Join Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they dig into Paul's first letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11) regarding this remarkable subject. Women...be free!

Women In Ministry - pt. 4 Headcoverings?

September 13th, 2019

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their study on Women In Ministry by addressing some of the very difficult scriptures where it appears Apostle Paul tightly controlled how women were to act in church. The context is CRITICAL! For fun, take a moment to think about all you've heard about Paul's direction in 1 Corinthians 11:1-14. Got it? Now, get ready for a massive knowledge adjustment. What do headcoverings mean to men and women in Paul's Corinthian congregation? Is this a matter of authority...OR SOMETHING ELSE? (Yes...that's a big hint.)

Women In Ministry - pt. 3

September 6th, 2019

Jay, your Truth Barista, and Amazing Larry continue their study of the place of women in ministry, especially leadership. In this podcast, Jay and Larry talk about women and their "place" in the 1st c. synagogue as well as being a part of Apostle Paul's ministry team! Now THAT'S going to be an eye-opener for many. Finally, the dynamic duo begin dissecting Paul's misunderstood scriptures about women, head coverings and the supposed authority issue at Corinth. There is a LOT to enjoy in this podcast!

Women In Ministry - pt. 2

August 29th, 2019

In the last podcast of the Truth Barista's series on Women in Ministry, Jay (your Truth Barista) and Amazing Larry discussed God's original design for men and women and how even after the Fall and the men/women relationship adjustment God used women powerfully in ancient Israel. In this episode, Jay and Larry talk about how women were a crucial part of Jesus' disciple group and Paul's ministry team. Yes, women ARE crucial to God's kingdom and vital to church life and ministry. Find out why!

Women In Ministry - pt. 1

August 25th, 2019

All you have to do is hang around Christian circles and you will eventually slam into this wonderful (/sarcasm) discussion! It would seem obvious that women and men are built to be teammates in life which include ministry. And yet, there are those who preach, teach and demand that women take a backseat in the ministry car. "That's it, little lady. Let the man show you how it's done!" Yeah, well...that ain't what the Bible says. Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry are starting a remarkable series hitting this topic head-on. The steamy cuppa God's truth is set to TRIPLE ESPRESSO with absolutely NO sweetening. Straight up! In this first part, Jay and Larry talk about God's original plan for men and women. Take a listen to hear some things you've likely never heard before!

“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.

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