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God Rewards Desperate Faith, part 2 - The Gentile Woman.

March 9th, 2018

"Sorry, I wasn't sent to help dogs." You know, we don't really expect words like that to come out of Jesus' mouth...but they did. Here's the quote. "It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs." (Matthew 15:26) Now if you stop there in the text, it sounds horrible. Okay, even if you read the whole text including Jesus agreeing to help the woman, it sounds terrible. BUT if you learn the context and take the language and God's plan into account, this is a profound story of mercy and compassion, one that should encourage us to reach out with a desperate faith that God rewards!


God Rewards Desperate Faith, part 1 - The Bleeding Woman.

March 2nd, 2018

Yes, Jesus loves and responds to people who trust Him. But the Bible also shows that Jesus' most powerful miracles came to those who desperately reached out to Him, even if it meant violating "decorum" or "politeness" or any other religious way of seeking Him. Take a listen to this episode, especially if you're at a place of desperation! A woman who has been bleeding for TWELVE YEARS took an enormous risk and reached out to touch Jesus' garment, trusting that she would get healed. The how and why are FASCINATING, but the fact that Jesus responded to her desperate situation takes it to a whole other level! Don't give up hope. Be desperate in your pursuit of God!


The Big Divorce Debate

February 22nd, 2018

So, can a Christian or any person ever get divorced? If not, why? If so, under what conditions? Is divorce EVER an option for a Christian and if they do will they forever remain a pariah to be shunned by one and all? Can a divorced person ever remarry or are they under a perpetual sentence of singleness? These are questions that have stumped many Christians and brought pain and suffering to struggling marrieds and pain-touched divorced people. Take a listen to the Truth Barista and Larry to find HOPE and HEALING!


Do Not Be Afraid!

February 9th, 2018

Many people live in various levels of FEAR! Afraid to speak up, afraid of what life will bring them tomorrow...or TODAY! Afraid of losing a job or a loved one. True, things that cause us to fear are all around us. Can we live in a state of NO FEAR? It all depends on what and who you know. If you find yourself living with fear, join the Turth Barista and Amazing Larry for a Friday talk about the antidote to fear!


The Allegation Circus - Addressing the Culture of Accusation

February 4th, 2018

ACCUSATIONS! ALLEGATIONS! INNUENDO! Satanic tools used to bring down political opponents, partners in poisoned relationships, tearing down co-workers to get ahead - we are surfing a TIDE of allegations. True, some are based on facts. Some are based on rumor, hearsay, or outright lies. Did you think about this recently? Where are the are Judge Roy Moore's accusers now that the Judge lost his Senate race? Or President Trump's accusers now that he won the presidency? How do we handle a Sen. Franken's accuser who has photographic evidence vs. Judge Moore's accusers who presented none and one whose "evidence" was proven false. Once the damage is done, what can one do? We all face accusations from time to time - some are inconsequential, some can be devastating! How should we deal with this circus of allegations whether we're a spectator or the main event in the ring? Take a listen to this hard-hitting episode as the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry unpack these questions!


Jerusalem: The Eternal, Undivided Capital of Israel! Part 2

January 26th, 2018

Yes! The highly anticipated 2nd episode of our 2-part interview with Steve and Rev. Dr. Cheryl Hauer of Bridges For Peace on Jerusalem! Our two friends have special experience having lived in Israel for 10 years and working for about 30 years with the Jerusalem-based ministry, Bridges For Peace ( Why is Jerusalem important? Why do the nations of the world want to take Jerusalem from the Jewish people? Is the world playing with God's fire by doing so? Is there a prophetic meaning behind President Trump affirming Jerusalem as Israel's Eternal and Undivided capital? Check this out!


Jerusalem: The Eternal, Undivided Capital of Israel!

January 19th, 2018

We are standing at a momentous time in history! Daresay, it is the fulfillment of End-Time Biblical prophecy. After nearly 2,000 years, The Jews are back in their land and they are sovereign over Jerusalem as their capital. Two things that the Bible says are End-Time indicators. HOWEVER, there is a great dispute over Jerusalem. President Trump's declaration of support for Jerusalem as Israel's eternal and undivided capital has released a firestorm among the nations of the world, causing them to take sides in the debate - for or against Israel (Can you say, "Sheep and Goats" kids? [Matthew 25:31-46]) Two friends of the Truth Barista - Steve and Cheryl Hauer from the Jerusalem-based, world-wide ministry Bridges For Peace ( join us for a 2-part series on how wildly awesome and important Jerusalem is and what it means to Christians and the world!


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!!


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.


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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