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.
It’s not easy to overcome temptation in your life. Whether that temptation is drugs, pornography, food, intimacy, etc. If you are struggling, it is important that you know that this is not something that we do alone. Listen to today’s podcast as we chat for a few minutes with Darrell Bye, one of the Texas state directors for Celebrate Recovery, a program that focuses on dealing with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery “offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives.”
This episode is a continuation of our last episode when we talked with Josh’s brother, Ryan. From middle school in to high school, college and married life, he’s had struggles with addiction, unfortunately mostly revolving around drug habits. It’s amazing how habits can play a role in our lives. Telling Ryan’s story, his battle continued through his married life… His habits began, seeking acceptance from others and not wanting to feel alone. But as it progressed, it became less of something he did occasionally, but something that had control of him.
This is the coming of age story of 2 boys, brothers, both close in age, growing up in the same house… Yet, their childhood wasn’t lived the same — very different in fact. We hope that you’ll listen to this episode. It’s the story of myself, and my brother Ryan, growing up in small town Mississippi. As we got older, one of us found his place in church, while the other didn’t; He found acceptance amongst his peers who weren’t always the best influence…