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?
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.
In today’s sexualized culture, especially with the ease of access to the internet, many struggle with sexual addictions & pornography even in the church. Today, we talk with Rob, a husband and father of 4, lifelong church goer, and he says he’s struggled with a porn addiction for more than 30 years.
Just because a person becomes a Christian does not mean that life gets any easier. Often times, it gets harder. The enemy doesn’t want you to succeed and will do everything in his power to remind us of our shortcomings, to keep us down and out. Listen to what it took for Glenn to get through the pain and find the strength daily to succeed through his past hurts and pain.
Day to day, Glenn manages a call-in prayer and counseling department at a ministry in Plano, Texas named Hope For The Heart. Regularly, he helps people find hope and healing who are struggling with tough life issues. But. before he began working here almost 20 years ago, Glenn grew up with a not-so-easy childhood of abuse and neglect on all levels. Battling teen suicide and depression, drug use and sexual relationships with both men and women, Glenn had seen it all. Following a night of a cocaine binge, Glenn had had enough. At this point, Glenn began seeing a Christian Counselor and he learned that his identity did not need to found in his past abuse. Listen in to hear how Glenn found purpose in life beyond the abuse, but rather in Christ.
This time on the podcast, we got the opportunity to speak with Bolivian Missionaries Seth and Ashley Powell. Listen in on today’s program as we look at what the Powell’s are currently doing, looking how they have transitioned from America with their three young children, and what their experience has been thus far in the last 2 years on the mission field.