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Over The Rainbow - “God Can Change You!” - Luca Grappoli, pt 2

February 8th, 2019

Wow, what a series this is! There is a battle in our culture over "conversion therapy" and whether gays or lesbians or gender confused people can actually change their thinking and feelings to match their biologically-determined gender. The loudest voices say, "NO!" But all it takes is one person who has "been there" to testify to God's awesome transforming power to bring down the "NO!" argument. And there are increasing numbers of former LGBT people speaking out about how God has changed them. Are there struggles? Don't we all struggle with thoughts, feelings, and life issues? The Good News is God forgives, cleanses, heals and changes ALL who will come to Him and He will help them line up with His design for them! Check out Luca's interview!

Over The Rainbow - “God Can Change You!” - Luca Grappoli, pt 1

February 3rd, 2019

There is hope for us all! God can change what people say CAN'T be changed. God can control what people say CAN'T be controlled. God wins! For decades we have heard LGBT(etc.) advocates proclaim as the unchangeable nature of homosexuality so we just better tolerate it, accept it, embrace it, and celebrate it! Wrong! Their "unchangeable" argument doesn't hold water as long as there are people transformed by the power of God in Jesus! Take a listen to Luca Groppoli's testimony. This two-part series is powerful! And if you are struggling with homosexuality, may the Lord's power give you the transformed life you've been praying for. Oh...and let the Truth Barista know how these episodes have affected you. (You can find Luca Jo Groppoli on Facebook.)

Our Daily Altar - A Model for Morning Devotions

August 17th, 2018

Many Christians say we can't learn much from the Old Testament. That, my friend, is not true. All of the Bible is God's Word and ALL of it is important to every Christian. Paul said it this way, "16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17, bold mine). In that spirit, join the Truth Barista as he reveals how the Temple priests' morning preparations for the day's sacrificial service is a GREAT picture to guide us in our morning devotions.

 

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Obey God or Man? (pt 4) Civil Disobedience

June 9th, 2018

As we reach the end of our series on being faced with the choice to Obey God or Man and when Civil Disobedience becomes a required choice, we get great guidance from Peter. Who should know best about how to handle persecution than Paul and Peter? For our listeners around the world who are in this situation - may God draw near to you and strengthen you! For us who are not experiencing this kind of attack - praise God and pray for those who need any support we can give them! Take a listen, read the scriptures, and prepare yourselves for times to come.

Obey God or Man? (pt 3) Civil Disobedience

June 2nd, 2018

Here's a topic you won't hear from most pulpits today. When the choice is between obeying God or man, our choice is clear. So what do we do if obeying God brings us into conflict with civil law? While there are many options, civil disobedience may be our only option. The Bible has clear guidance on how to exercise civil disobedience in a loving and civil way. Just be prepared for the consequences...and trust God all the way!

Obey God or Man? (pt 2)

May 25th, 2018

Jesus promised His disciples they would experience persecution. Why? Because humanity's kingdoms instinctively clash with God's kingdom. It's a battle of wills. Whose will be done? Most of the time this world's kingdoms have no problems with Christians. But there come times when the world demands Christians follow man's demands and not God's commands. Even within the Church world the demands of man collide with God's will and individual Christians or groups of Christians face a choice - Obey God or Man? This is not an easy choice, but it is a no-brainer for a Christian. Peter and John and the early disciples showed us how it's to be done. Check out this episode of the Truth Barista. It just might prepare you for times that are a-comin'!

Obey God or Man? (pt 1)

May 18th, 2018

Jesus promised His disciples they would experience persecution. Why? Because humanity's kingdoms instinctively clash with God's kingdom. It's a battle of wills. Whose will be done? Most of the time this world's kingdoms have no problems with Christians. But there come times when the world demands Christians follow man's demands and not God's commands. Even within the Church world the demands of man collide with God's will and individual Christians or groups of Christians face a choice - Obey God or Man? This is not an easy choice. However, Peter and John and the early disciples showed us how it's to be done. Check out this episode of the Truth Barista. It just might prepare you for times that are a-comin'!

 

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