A quick podcast episode: For those who have known me longer, I, in my former years, have done some drama and theatre; I have had the privilege of performing this particular drama at various church camps, services for college age and adults, a number times. I was even approached by some national touring drama teams asking if I would teach them this and then use the material in their own services. That aside, written by Josh Harris, voiced by Josh Armstrong, and music accompaniment by the Irish Film Orchestra, “The Room” is a great drama / skit for ministry. We hope you enjoy it. We do not make any money off of this; we just hope it will be used for God’s glory in ministry.
We not only ask what it’s like to live day-to-day as a blended family, we ask how have their family, friends and church responded to their relationship — were they treated okay, or even accepted? We also asked how the kids have adapted to being in this new family — Do they fight or just flat out reject one another? Has there been any resentment in the last 2 years of their marriage? In this episode, we will hear some great thoughts and tips from Brooke and Court towards other blended families, as well as to others who truly want to reach out and minister to blended families in their church or community.
Fear, rejection, divorce, unwise decisions and pain — Life was a struggle for Brooke and Court. ” ‘It hasn’t worked your way God, I’m going to try it my own way,’ and I walked away from Christ for two years.” Struggling to make it work, they broke off their engagement — and then God stepped in. As the Lord moved in their life, they took the 40 days to get their hearts right — And then God asked them to do something crazy… Listen to this episode of PROJECT: Faith Journey to hear the amazing things that God has done in their lives. There is hope beyond life’s despair.
The cycle of “shame” can be deafening to someone struggling with a sin issue. When left “un-treated,” the enemy will do everything he can to help this disease of the mind to destroy you. Are you struggling with shame? What can you do to get out of the whirlwind of the mind?
Do you remember Paul Harvey? He was the the well known “Rest of the Story” cultural commentator whose voice of reason spanned several decades. I have fond memories of listening to Harvey on the bus rides to school each morning as the bus driver played them loudly so we could all get a dose of his clear logic before the school day began. This quick 7 minute podcast is a quick insight and an excerpt written from a 1966 newspaper article, from Harvey, followed by some thoughts from myself. We hope you enjoy it.
Have you been hurt by the church? — Are you part of the “de-churched” crowd? There are many kinds of people that are hurt by the church. As part of the greater Body of Christ, we should be doing better to reach those who have left the church — but that isn’t always easy for the local church for some reason.
So elusive and hard to grasp, many people in this world struggle to find hope in the midst of their struggles. In this episode, we talk about the strongholds of life that we find ourselves in, and how we can find freedom and hope, in spite of the enemy who wants you to keep your eyes on the struggles instead of the “prize” that God calls us to focus on.
Do you find yourself looking in the mirror to tell yourself, “this part could be better.” Or do you compare yourself to the person next to you only to tell yourself that you are not as good as they are in different ways? If people are focused more on “self” than others, on what they aren’t personally, then they are collectively working against themselves. “Self-loathing” in the members of the Body of Christ is a problem. What issues in life have you allowed to get in the way between you and God?
Theology means “the study of God.” But why do that? Is a degree in theology even important? What should be the focus and purpose of studying God? Check out this guest blog from our friend and fellow podcaster, Tony Vance, who helps us dive into the importance us studying God and why it is even important in our lives.
How can we work daily to relate the Gospel to those around us? Good communication is key to ministry. Not just for the pastor from the pulpit, but day-to-day, as God takes you about your day, the life that God uses you to speak into others is key to relating the need for the Gospel to others. On today’s Podcast episode, we have a special interview with another fellow podcaster, Kenneth Ortiz, on relating the message of God’s love in a real way.