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Sorry, Jesus Ain’t A Gentile!

May 1st, 2020

Jesus had long blond hair and blue eyes, right? You know, like in all the Euro-centric pictures and movies. Wrong! Jesus (Yeshua) was thoroughly Jewish. And without understanding Jesus' Jewish context there is SO MUCH we 21st c. Jesus-followers miss. Regardless of our ethnicity or race, we're not allowed to make Jesus in our image. We MUST start with a 1st c. Jewish frame of reference to get a more accurate picture of His life, ministry, and message.

“Shhhhh…It’s a mystery!” (What are mysteries in the Bible?)

February 15th, 2019

When people find it hard to explain something they often call it a MYSTERY. To many of us, a mystery is something we can't know or something God doesn't want us to know about. Well, that ain't necessarily so. There are LOTS of mysteries in the Bible and God DOES want us to know what they are and what they mean. Mysteries are SUPPOSED to be their own time and the way God wants us to. Take a listen to this new way of looking at mysteries. It'll open up the Bible to you in new ways!

So, What Color Is The Soul? (Racism and the Christian)

September 8th, 2017

Racism is a sin. It is an affront to the God who created humanity in His image. So tell me, what color is our soul? What should be the Christian's response to racism and what if we find we are harboring thoughts and attitudes that could be racist? How can we tell? What are we to do about it? Check out the podcast for a starting point!

So…Where DO We Go When We Die?

October 1st, 2016

Undeniable truth of life! Barring Jesus' return, there ain't nobody getting out of this life alive! Yes, everybody WILL eventually die. Watch a movie you saw as a young kid and note how many of those actors and actresses are now gone! When we're young, most of us think we're invincible and indestructible. Then reality hits! A family member or a close friend dies. If it's and untimely death in our eyes, that is they seemed way too young, the reality check is often very distressing. Then comes the question...Where do we go when we die? The Bible has the answer. However, to many Christians, even the Bible seems unclear. Heaven, Paradise, Abraham's Bosom, Hell, Gehenna, Sheol, the Pit - how many heavens and hells are there anyway! Take a listen as the Truth Barista shows how all of these names come together in one afterlife with two choices. Curious?

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Subdue and Rule - The Source of Conflict in Every Area of Life

June 24th, 2016

Where does conflict between people come from? James (James 4:1-2) says that it comes from within us - having desires and striving to meet them. But there is a core issue that's really motivating our wants the the desire to meet them. This goes AALLLLLL the way back to God's original assignment for humanity, an assignment still in effect today for every single person. Once you learn this assignment to "subdue and rule" and how it's misused, you'll see that it touches EVERY area of life and how to use it properly to be a blessing to others!