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Israel’s Fall

March 29th, 2020

What caused ancient Israel to fall? Since culture has a tremendous impact on a nation's success or failure, was there something(s) about ancient Israel's culture that brought decay and degradation and led to God allowing them to be conquered and exiled to Babylon? What makes us in the U.S. think we're immune from the same effects of cultural rot? Is cultural rot infecting the Body of Christ? This podcast is for all, especially for Christians who want to be "culturally relevant."

Into The Unknown!

March 20th, 2020

Life has seemingly turned upside down. Just a few short weeks ago, life was going on as usual for most of us. Then...coronavirus. Now the questions start. "Do what?" "How long?" "Why?" "What am I going to do?" Yes, what we thought we had figured out was actually just an illusion. Life is a big UNKNOWN. We have no idea what is coming minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, year by year. How do we handle the stress of staring into the abyss of the unknown? The Bible has a clear answer and clear examples. Jay the Truth Barista has some real encouragement for you today!

Messin’ With God’s Treasures!

March 15th, 2020

Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon learned a very swift and harsh lesson about messin' with God's treasures. You see, he took the Temple treasures his ancestor, Nebuchadnezzar, captured from the Jews' Jerusalem Temple in 586 B.C. and used them for a drinking party in honor of Babylon's gods. As he did so he mocked Israel's God. BIG MISTAKE! God's hand appeared and wrote out his judgment - death - Babylon's judgment - overthrown - which was carried out that very night. Here's the point. We can REALLY anger God and invite his discipline (if not judgment) when we mess with His treasures. And here's something scary - God has treasures that go far beyond the Temple treasures. How about people, relationships, worship services, etc.? Take a listen to Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry, but be prepared for a BIG challenge!

Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues - Oh My! (Pt. 2)

March 8th, 2020

Yup! The panic is kicking in as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is moving across the U.S. But do believers need to fear? Do we need to give in to the panic? People are still linking it to other events happening around the globe and declaring the End Times. But is it? Is this the BIG disease that is destined to wipe out humanity or pass by with little harm or somewhere in between? Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue to tackle this topic with history and a big steamy cuppa God's truth. DO NOT BE AFRAID. The God of all creation still sits on His throne!

Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues - Oh My!

February 28th, 2020

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is moving around the world. Some react by panicking! For others, it's just a highly contagious flu-type virus. Some are linking it to other events happening around the globe and declaring the End Times with God breaking the seals of the book of Revelation, "When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following after him" (Revelation 6:7-8). So is this happenstance, hype or hysteria? Is this the BIG disease that is destined to wipe out humanity or pass by with little harm or somewhere in between? Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry tackle this topic with history and a big steamy cuppa God's truth.

A MIGHTY FORTRESS is our God!

February 21st, 2020

Hey, do you know that great hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"? Do you know where Martin Luther gained his inspiration? From Psalm 46! This psalm is a magnificent song shouting out how powerful and protective the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is. Some of you may even know this verse - "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." What with pestilences, plagues, and ginormous locust swarms hitting the earth along with political and economic turmoil, we absolutely NEED to memorize this psalm for comfort and confidence. Take a listen to Jay the Truth Barista as he and Larry talk about Psalm 46 and what it means to them.

A Psalm of Giving Thanks! (Psalm 138)

February 14th, 2020

Needing a lift today? How about a talk about Psalm 138, a Psalm of Giving Thanks! What a beautiful psalm. A moving psalm. A psalm declaring the goodness of God and how one day ALL the earth will praise the Lord and give Him thanks. A psalm we can pray back to Jesus about his loving care for us! Take a listen and be refreshed.

A Start For New Believers

January 24th, 2020

Jay the Truth Barista was talking with some new believers and one of the first questions is "What now?" and "Where do I begin?" Jay and Amazing Larry have a fascinating talk about this very topic in the back booth at the Ersatz Coffee Shop. Are you one of those new believers or working with new disciples? Take a listen for some basic guidance.

Insights from a Jewish Follower of Jesus - pt. 2

January 18th, 2020

Here is part 2 of a fascinating talk Jay the Truth Barista had at the Ersatz Coffee Shop with Trevor Rubenstein of Chosen People Ministries!

Insights from a Jewish Follower of Jesus - pt. 1

January 10th, 2020

Ready for a fascinating perspective on the Christian faith? How about from a Jewish follower of Jesus! Trevor Rubenstein of Chosen People Ministries shares about what it is like for him as a Jew who has embraced Jesus as his Messiah. You will find this first of a two-part series fascinating as Trevor shares his testimony, insights into the Jewish community and struggles with being a Jewish believer in Jesus.

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