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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!

Living In Israel - What’s it like?

August 2nd, 2019

Steve and Cheryl Hauer join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry for their ongoing talk about Living in Israel. Having lived in Jerusalem for 10 years while they worked with Bridges For Peace, they had to make a LOT of adjustments. So what is it like living in God's Holy City? Take a listen and whet your appetite. Perhaps a tour to Israel is something you'd like to do? Or maybe send your pastor and spouse to experience Jesus' home? Or maybe just bask in the warmth of God's prophecy unfolding before your eyes in a whole new way? BTW, if you're interested, Bridges For Peace offers wonderful tours for you, your family, and even your entire congregation! Check out their website - - for more details.

Living In Israel - Crazy Politics!

July 27th, 2019

If you think US politics and elections are intense (even annoying) with two parties and independents, get a load of Israeli politics. Do you like political parties? They have 23+. Do you like rough and tumble elections? Yup...and more! The Truth Barista brings you a fascinating talk with Steve and Cheryl Hauer who have lived in Israel for 10 years. If you're a fan of Israel and have fantasized about living there, check this podcast out!

Nephilim - One Giant Bible Question! (pt. 2)

May 3rd, 2019

Fe, Fi, Fo, goes the giant's declaration in the old English rhyme. But aren't giants just make-believe? Not according to the Bible! In fact, giants were a major problem both BEFORE and AFTER Noah's flood. They were Israel's feared foe as they sought to conquer Canaan. Where did these giants come from? If they appeared after the flood is it possible that they could reappear? Who were the Watchers? Are they biblical? (Short answer, yes!) Is there any other information about them? (Check out the Book of Enoch!) Are they related to modern-day demons? You will be amazed! Check out part two of the Truth Barista's Bible Giant study!

Matter of Conscience (Halal Meat Example)

March 8th, 2019

With the influx of refugees and immigrants from Islamic countries, Muslim communities are growing throughout the United States. Similar to Jewish kosher laws, Islamic law (shariah law) has its dietary requirements. One requirement is meat must be slaughtered according to certain ritual and standards making it halal.

According to "Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For meat to be certified “halal,” it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork.)" You can find the requirements here: As you read, the halal process involves pronouncing Allah's name during the slaughter making it a defacto sacrifice. So, is halal meat permissible to Christians who are commanded to "not eat meat offered to idols" (Acts 15:20)? Or does this fall under Apostle Paul's "Matters of Conscience" (1 Corinthians 8, 10)? This is a fascinating and challenging discussion!

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!

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!

Lust or Life? (pt. 2)

January 3rd, 2017

Pornography is wrong and dangerous! And yet, in spite of the deadly trap that it is, many of us Christians struggle with the temptation to indulge ourselves in this sin.

So how do people get free from this temptation/compulsion? Take a listen!

Join Jay, the Truth Barista, and Amazing Larry, the kitchen guy, as they continue their discussion of the human drive called lust.

Lust or Life? (pt. 1)

December 23rd, 2016

Porn is everywhere! It can be found on the internet, television, music, books and magazines. In fact, wherever there is media, there is an avenue for pornography. For many people, pornography is not a slow-burn for passion, but nuclear fuel leading to perversion. And sadly, many believe it's a personal, none-of-your-business, harmless, victim-less pastime. Really? Take just two minutes to talk to pastors and therapists and you'll see that it is a virulent social disease that's tearing lives and families apart. In these next two episodes, Jay, the Truth Barista, and Amazing Larry examine this topic and they don't pull any punches!

Leprosy of the Mouth: Evil Speech

October 28th, 2016

Did you know that almost everyone suffers from the same seemingly incurable disease? Nope, it's not halitosis ("bad breath"). It's Leprosy of the Mouth! Yes, a deadly disease that causes "death" and destruction wherever it is spread and is usually shared with ease, EVEN WELCOMED! Curious? Want a vaccination against this all-too-common plague? Grab a cup 'o joe, sit yerself down, and take a listen. Oh...and pull in your toes. Otherwise, you might get them stepped on.