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Jesus called his people to understand and imitate the wonder of children. He let the world know that keys to His kingdom were hidden in the journey of childlikeness. It’s no wonder the Children’s Pastor of Bethel is full of revelation about the kingdom of God. In this episode, Seth …
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What was God doing before the creation of the world? God is the one who brings everything into existence but who Himself is not brought into being. The God of philosophers is called by cold impersonal names like the Unmoved Mover or Uncaused Cause. We find the true face of God …
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We can never escape this commission from Jesus. We can attempt to explain it away, disobey it, but you can’t ignore it. We’re commissioned to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the leper and cast out demons. Jesus’ time on earth showed us the authentic Christian experience and it’s impossible …
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The gospel must reach and be effective in the most dangerous places in the world. This is why I love what Casandra and Justice Rising are doing with the programs. They are believing God could be a game changer in the active conflict zones like the Congo. Casandra from a …
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One of the best things that happened to me in my journey with Jesus was being taught to learn from other denominations, leaders, and movements. It gave me an expansive view that was seeking Kingdom truth in everything. It wasn’t narrow-minded and allow for convictions to vary in Christ. I …
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Jesus told His disciples it was to their advantage He leaves because another would come. Another being the Holy Spirit who would birth the Church and empower every believer to walk in Christ. The Holy Spirit is the great gift of the Father and should be part of normal Christian …
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The Scriptures tell us the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. Our stories are prophetic in nature. We hear them today but they prophesy to our future. When Mary is told she will have a child the Angel comforts her by telling her the testimony of her cousin …
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Jesus revealed the model for normal Christian living. Included in this model is the charismatic realities given by the Spirit. If you’re new to the things of the Spirit or have been engaged with it for years this a great episode. In this podcast, I’ll be covering the history of …
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Have you ever been weirded out by charismatic Christians? Have the unique manifestations of the Holy Spirit ever caused you to question? Have you ever wondered if they’re actually God? Have you had questions about manifestations? This is the podcast interview for you! In this episode, I interview one of …
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Kelly Clark is easiest the winningest in halfpipe history, male or female, with 70 wins. She has 10 X Game medals, 9 of them Gold. She’s a Four-time Olympian with Olympic Gold. She’s established The Kelly Clark Foundation that helps youth achieve success through snowboarding. Kelly serves as part of …
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Visionary leaders are applauded for the grand ideas, but their executions make the difference. I’ve always been impacted by leaders who can stay the course and remain focused. This podcast interview was my chance to ask a leader and friend who has been extraordinarily faithful to his call. Nathan Edwardson is …
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The battle to be ourselves happens to all of us, whether we’re the president, pastor, teacher, loud, quiet, introvert, or extrovert. We cannot escape the temptation life presents to be fake. This battle has defeated the best of us, but the good news is that there’s a way out. The …
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Have you ever wondered how to help people get through their sin? The process of helping restore someone is so important. So many people have been punished when they talked to someone and have never opened up again. We need a process of restoration that doesn’t punish people. This interview …
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Evangelism has left many people with a bad taste in their mouth. It’s misunderstood, and in this podcast we kill the pressure you might feel with it. Evangelism is God becoming flesh in you to bring the good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, and recovery sight …
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Everything about our relationship with God isn’t meant for public eyes. Today’s world is filled with opportunities for everyone to know everything we’re doing. We get a lot of chances to do this for the praises of man. Jesus urges us to avoid living addicted to the praises of man …
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The episode is an exciting reflection upon the cross. What happened? Is there another way to look at it, then God pours His wrath on His Son? We explore another atonement theory that sees the Son overcoming and defeating the devil. I’ve brought in my best friend Connor Shram to …
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Jesus tells us that “man does not live on bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Hearing God’s voice is an essential part of our Christian walk. Havilah has been teaching people how to do this for years and in this podcast we …
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Spiritual sonship is one of God’s beautiful ways to grow us. Submitting to leaders is where we actually thrive. We set ourselves up for success when we learn to trust someone else with guiding and directing our spiritual journey. I want to address what’s confusing and misunderstood about spiritual sonship. …
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Jesus came talking a lot about the Kingdom of God. He would heal people and declare its nearness. He started unveiling a new way of living and called it the Kingdom of God. In this interview Pastor Brian Zahn discuss what exactly is the kingdom of God and how it …
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The Bible unfortunately is the point of shame for many in their Christian walk. Reading it can feel like religious obligation and lead many to ignore studying it. In this podcast we explore why we read the Bible and helpful practices to keep you in love with it. SUBSCRIBE TO …
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Spiritual warfare is a reality and in this episode I interview Bethel Church Senior Associate Leader Kris Vallotton about this very topic. We talk about Jesus deploying us to do extraordinary things including casting out demons. Kris gives great into discerning our thoughts versus the enemies lies. This podcast will absolutely …
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We’re never without a witness of the Holy Spirit. It’s not a question of whether God’s present us, but are we to Him. The Gospel narratives portray the Spirit as actively in every phase of Jesus’ life and mission. He was an undistored ideal space for the Holy Spirit. Mirroring …
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Ministry’s being redefined right before our eyes. What we call ministry is changing and it’s for the better. Pastors and lawyers are being empowered to do the same thing. In this podcast I interview Bethel Redding’s Senior Pastor Eric Johnson. He has spoken extensively on this topic and we dive …
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Community is essential. There’s a ton of great sermons on why it’s important but sometimes we lack practical wisdom. I brought my wife onto the show to help give practical wisdom on building community. We even talk about what people mean when they say they want “organic community.” We answers …
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The show explores what an authentic display of Jesus can be like as every follower of Christ lives to make heaven and earth one. Ministry’s for everyone and everyone gets to live like Jesus. In episode 01 I share my story and how Jesus radically changed my life. I talk …
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