26Jan

Follow Me (Matthew 4:12-23)

Why did Jesus call fishermen to become his first disciples, calling them into ministry from their previous vocation?  As it turns out, God often calls the workers in His kingdom from ordinary people, not just from the priesthood.  

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on January 22, 2017

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23Jan

A Prayer for Trump

Special Edition: Just the name "Donald Trump" causes vastly different reactions in people, especially among Americans who either voted for or against him last November.  This past Sunday we prayed earnestly for our new President, and call upon others to pray for him as well.  

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on January 22, 2017

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22Jan

Come and See (John 1:29-42)

We don't have to have all the answers as evangelists.  All we have to do is to bring them, and Jesus will make them see.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 15, 2017

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14Jan

Believing God’s Justice (1 Kings 21)

It seems like everyone today wants justice where it is deserved, except when it comes to themselves.  Then they cry out for mercy.  To the outside it seems that justice fails when it comes to Grace, but in today's podcast we will see how grace, especially God's grace, is impossible without justice.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on June 12, 2016

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11Jan

The Heavens Are Opened (Matthew 3:13-17)

The first Sunday after Epiphany is called "Baptism of the Lord," and on it we remember both Jesus' baptism and our own.  In today's episode we will examine what baptism is, what it means, and why it was necessary for Jesus to be baptized.  

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on January 8, 2017

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6Jan

Believing God’s Provision (1 Kings 17:8-24)

As Christians, we say we believe in God's provision, but do we really believe that God will always provide for our basic needs, no matter what?  And what is the difference between our needs and our wants?  Does he only provide for believers, or does he provide for all who are in need?  And how does that work?  These are some of the things we look at in today's episode, which is part 2 of a series called "Victory in Faith."

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on June 5, 2016

 

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4Jan

Believing God’s Power (1 Kings 18:20-39)

We will be looking at the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah in a new 4-part series titled "Victory in Faith."  In this first installment, we look at Elijah's classic showdown on Mount Carmel with the 450 prophets of Baal.  And we will discover that when God calls us to do the impossible, he makes the impossible possible when three criteria are met.  First, it must have a Biblical and historical foundation.  Second, it must be for the purpose of bringing glory to God.  And third, it must result in turning hearts to Him.  When these three things are met, nothing God asks us to do will be impossible, when we believe God's power.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on May 29, 2016 (portions recorded at Ebenezer UMC)

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2Jan

Revealed to the World (Ephesians 3:1-12)

Epiphany Sunday is the observance of the end of the Christmas season. The word "epiphany" means a revealing, and in the letter of Paul to the church at Ephesus, he indicates that the incarnation of Christ is a revealing of God's mystery to the world, and that mystery is that 1. Gentiles are fellow heirs, 2. they are part of the same body, and 3. they are recipients of God's promise, along with the Jews.  This revelation is incredible, because previously it was thought that God's grace and salvation were available only to those born of Abraham's seed.  Yet Paul tells us that all of creation from the beginning of time has been under God's grace, and that this mystery has been revealed to the world in Christ.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 1, 2017 (portions recorded at Ebenezer UMC)

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