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A weekly discussion of truth, realities, challenges, theological and philosophical views, national policies, and international concerns.

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Ministry of Paul - Missions

December 08, 2023 20:00 - 52 minutes - 36 MB

In this episode we discuss Paul's example in being a missionary. We talk about what mission work truly means and all that it entails. We talk about the difficult parts of mission work like finances and whether a missionary should be fully supported by a home church or if they should be able to have a livelihood and other means of income directly from the the place they are doing their mission work.  You don't want to miss our discussion on the Western view of mission work and how that might...

Ministry of Paul - Leadership Qualifications

December 08, 2023 15:00 - 47 minutes - 32.7 MB

We continue with our discussion on Paul's ministry specifically with the qualifications of being a leader. Paul talks about how leaders should live their lives and how they are held to a higher standard because they are called to equip God's people so they can all mature.  Leaders need to be careful that their convictions and their heart does not deviate for what God called them to do. Churches also need to make sure to choose good leaders who will lead and nurture their fellow believers.  ...

Ministry of Paul - His Thoughts on the Church

November 21, 2023 04:00 - 41 minutes - 28.6 MB

In this episode we continue with our series on Paul's teachings and his thoughts on the church. Paul didn't have a central location where he stayed all the time. Paul was a church planter and a missionary.  We discuss what church really is. It is not a building but rather a fellowship of believers. Paul talked about how to start a church and what the goals are. We also talk about the issues that Paul ran into while he was starting these churches and even after the churches were already in o...

Ministry of Paul - His Theology on Grace

November 21, 2023 03:00 - 39 minutes - 27.2 MB

This week we are starting a new series focusing on the ministry of Paul and the different things he taught about. Paul wrote a good bit of the New Testament. Paul is a very important character in the Bible because he used to be one of the worst Pharisees but God changed him on his way to Damascus. Paul got an understanding of Christianity after Jesus had already died, resurrected, and ascended. Since Paul is a great representation of God's grace and that no one is too far gone for God, it's...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Jesus and the Trinity

November 10, 2023 02:00 - 32 minutes - 22.6 MB

In the final episode for our series on Jesus, we discuss the Trinity and the aspects of it. Understanding the Trinity is difficult because our human minds have a hard time comprehending how someone can be 3 persons in one. We give different examples to try to explain this concept.  We also discuss the role of the Holy Spirit. He is the part of the Trinity that seems to not be discussed as much but the Holy Spirit is who descended to be among us after Jesus ascended to heaven.  Tune in to t...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus

October 25, 2023 03:00 - 46 minutes - 32 MB

Jesus' death was very important but it was just half of the story and the Gospel. Jesus had to resurrect because this will truly show that He is God and not just a prophet. It separated Him from all the other prophets and shows that He is the real deal. His resurrection showed that the new kingdom has been established and our sins have been paid.  Another aspect of Jesus' life and ministry that isn't discussed as much is His ascension. This is very important because He is going back to wher...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Birth and Death of Jesus

October 25, 2023 02:00 - 37 minutes - 26 MB

The birth of Jesus was a very monumental time because prior to his birth, the nation of Israel was in disarray. The people were waiting for a political leader to arise. Jesus was born to fulfill His promise of redeeming His people.  Jesus' birth illustrates humility where because of where He was born and under what circumstances. His lineage was also important because He was coming from a line of broken people. Jesus' birth destroyed the barrier to race and gender. His birth was for all the...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Kingdom of Jesus

October 10, 2023 01:00 - 54 minutes - 37.3 MB

In this episode we talk about the kingdom of Jesus in the same way he talked about it in Matthew 13. We break down the 7 parables that Jesus discusses and dive deep into what each of the parables mean. We talk about the parable of the sower, the weeds, the mustard seed, the yeast, the hidden treasure, the pearl, and the net. In each of these parables, Jesus explains his kingdom in different ways so that different types of people can understand what it truly means to be a part of Jesus' king...

Discipleship

September 27, 2023 00:00 - 51 minutes - 35.6 MB

In this episode we dive deep into discipleship. We define what discipleship is and then talk about who are disciples. What is the difference between just a believer and a disciple?  We also talk about why churches nowadays might now push for discipleship as much. The most important part of the episode is when we discuss how to properly disciple someone and the steps we must take to really assist a disciple in their spiritual growth.  We unpack so many topics and ask the hard questions in t...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Disciples of Jesus

September 26, 2023 23:00 - 37 minutes - 25.8 MB

We talk about the disciples of Jesus in this episode. We discuss why he picked these specific individuals and why he picked them. We also talk about the importance of choosing disciples and why he only picked 12 instead of thousands. Each of the disciple that Jesus picked were from a certain profession at that time. They were common folks but Jesus used them for a big task to ensure Christianity still lives on today. Jesus handpicked his disciples and molded them to teach everything that he...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Does Divine Healing Still Happen These Days?

September 26, 2023 13:00 - 45 minutes - 31 MB

What is divine healing? Are the types of healing in the Bible still happen today? In today's episode, we discuss the definition of divine healing and talk about real-world examples of divine healing that has actually happened to people we know personally. Divine healing means healing done by a divine person, which is God. We talk about how Jesus just doesn't heal us physically and emotionally but that he ultimately really wants to heal us spiritually. We also discuss if divine healing is re...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Miracles that Jesus Performed

August 31, 2023 02:00 - 49 minutes - 33.7 MB

In this episode we discuss about the most discussed miracles that Jesus performed such as turning water into wine, calming the storm, walking on water, and feeding the 5000. We talk about why miracles happen and what was Jesus' purpose for performing these miracles.  Jesus performs miracles to meet a need that arises. The miracles are always on time and it comes during times when people have tremendous faith. A miracle always has a purpose too. Miracles still happen to this day and we just ...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Important Issues Discussed at His Sermon on the Mount Part 4 (Matthew 7)

August 31, 2023 01:00 - 54 minutes - 37.7 MB

In this last part of the topics discussed at the Sermon on the Mount, we talk about judging others, ask, seek, and knocking on God's door, the narrow gate to heaven, and the difference between wise and foolish builders. Tune in as we dive deep in some pretty important issues that we Christians face today especially in terms of how we judge others and how Jesus wants us to see Him. We also talk about how Matthew 7:21 is probably one of the scariest verse in the Bible because it talks about g...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Important Issues Discussed at His Sermon on the Mount Part 3 (Matthew 6)

August 31, 2023 00:00 - 41 minutes - 28.9 MB

In Part 3 of our series on issues Jesus talked about in His Sermon on the Mount, we tackle giving, prayer, fasting, treasures in heaven, and worry. We talk about each of these topics in great detail and give practical examples on how we can apply what Jesus has taught in Matthew 6 in our daily lives.  Tune in on this episode to see what is the point of talking about these topics and what Jesus wants us to learn from what He's taught his disciples in this part of His sermon.

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Important Issues Discussed at His Sermon on the Mount Part 2 (Matthew 5:31-48)

August 30, 2023 23:00 - 45 minutes - 31.2 MB

In Part 2 of our Sermon on the Mount series, we discuss some important topics that Jesus taught about namely divorce, oaths, and loving our enemies.  As we talked about in Part 1 of the series, Jesus was teaching to his disciples so some of the topics are profound. Jesus was emphasizing on love and complete surrender to God in all our issues because we can't do it on our own. Many were shocked and had a hard time understanding why Jesus would tell us to love our enemies. "True love is not t...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - Important Issues Discussed on His Sermon on the Mount (Part 1)

July 07, 2023 15:00 - 43 minutes - 29.7 MB

As we continue our series on the life and ministry of Jesus, we dive deeper on his teachings on His Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was more of a discipleship sermon. He tackles specific issues and puts a New Testament perspective on Old Testament issues. Jesus didn't go on the letter of the law but rather focused on the substance of the law. This is a multi-part series as we discuss each of his teachings in detail. In this episode, we discuss being the salt and light of the earth, Jesus c...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Lord's Prayer

June 30, 2023 03:00 - 43 minutes - 29.6 MB

In this second episode of our series about the life and ministry of Jesus, we break down the Lord's Prayer line by line. This is something that a lot of people have memorized and recite as their prayer but we discuss the true significance of this prayer. It is a template of how to pray not necessarily what to pray about. This short prayer is very powerful and encompasses the whole gamut of the Christian faith. The whole doctrine of Christianity is summarized in this one prayer once we study ...

Family Worship

June 30, 2023 02:00 - 50 minutes - 34.6 MB

In this episode, we discuss personal worship and family worship. We talk about the importance of family worship in keeping a strong family dynamic. Worship comes in different forms to include singing and praising God, reading our Bibles, and praying. Family worship is so important because it is a time for the family to learn about God but this is also a good time for families to unpack their days and talk about what is going on in their lives.  We talk about very practical ways of doing fam...

Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ - The Beatitudes

June 30, 2023 00:00 - 46 minutes - 31.6 MB

We are starting a new series of doing a deep dive in the life and ministry of Jesus. We will be discussing his most popular teachings and studying them closely. In the first part of this series, we break down The Beatitudes sermon line by line to learn about what is it that Jesus really wanted us to learn from this. This is his first major teaching since his ministry started at 30 years old so this is one of the most important teachings that still apply today. The Beatitudes sermon is reall...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Laziness

June 29, 2023 22:00 - 43 minutes - 29.9 MB

In our final episode of our Uprooting Covert Sins series, we tackle the sin of laziness. Most of the time people don’t even realize that laziness is a sin. Laziness is defined as not doing enough with the time, skills, and talents that God has given us. When defined this way, we can see why most of us fall into the covert sin of laziness without even realizing it. It is a wrong stewardship of our talents and time. In this episode we talk about the line between laziness and following your lif...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Hate

June 29, 2023 20:00 - 45 minutes - 31.6 MB

Hate is an extreme dislike or prejudice against someone. People think this is a choice but really this is also a sin because we are called to love even the unlovable. In this episode, we talk about what is the root cause of hate and is there really a Godly "hate". We also talk a little about unforgiveness and how this causes hate. Hate is a sin that is covert because we don't even know we are doing it. Sometimes it's ingrained in how we are raised but we need to be introspective to determine...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Worldliness

June 29, 2023 19:00 - 55 minutes - 38 MB

Worldliness is loving the world either knowingly or unknowingly above God. We have to love the eternal instead of the temporal and have a more spiritual mindset because this world is only temporary. In this episode, we discuss what it means to "love God" and how does that really look like in our everyday lives. We also answer the question, "Is there such thing as too much serving?" Tune in to see our discussion on this.  We talk about how we can become NOT worldly and the 4 philosophical th...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Worry

June 29, 2023 17:00 - 38 minutes - 26.3 MB

A lot of people do not know that worry is a covert sin. Worry is an attitude or state of mind where you are overly concerned about something that might never happen. The definition of a sin is disobedience and if we worry about something, then we are disobeying God's command of putting our faith in him.  In this episode we discuss worry and also talk about anxiety. We dive deep into what is really the root cause of anxiety and that through Jesus, we can be freed from these very overwhelming...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Lust

June 29, 2023 15:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Lust is a passionate desire to want something for yourself. It usually manifests in sexual desires but it is also present in other areas of our lives when we desire something above God. In this episode, take a deep dive into lust and how it manifests even in our areas of our lives such as a lust for power, items, people, etc. We discuss the importance of discussing lust because it is a sin that grips a lot of people. We need to talk about it so we understand how it manifests in our lives. We...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Anger

June 29, 2023 15:00 - 35 minutes - 24.6 MB

This week we talked about anger. Anger isn't always a negative thing. Even Jesus got angry. But anger becomes a covert sin when the motives of anger are of a negative nature or it comes from a place of selfishness. If your anger is due to sin, injustice, wrong policies, corruption, etc. then this type of anger is not wrong. Your response to anger is even more important because you can be angry but not lash out. Make sure to assess WHY you are angry.  Be humble in your anger and do not be im...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Unforgiveness

June 29, 2023 14:00 - 47 minutes - 32.6 MB

In this episode we discuss what unforgiveness means and how it shows up in our daily lives. Unforgiveness is a covert sin because we come up with justifications that seem warranted such as past hurt, pain, suffering, etc. but at the end of the day, it is God's command for us to forgive. Unforgiveness has such a deep hold on us that it can even manifest itself in physical conditions due to the hurt and pain we are harboring. Unforgiveness is like driving poison and hoping the other person die...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Envy

July 14, 2022 20:00 - 33 minutes - 23 MB

What does envy really mean? Why is this considered a covert sin? Envy is a very close relative to jealousy and can be similar to greed. Envy is the lack of contentment and being jealous of what others have or what others have received. In this episode, we talk about how envy shows up in our daily life. We discuss how it can creep up and we don't even realize that we are already being envious of other people. There is a fine line between envy and using the achievements of others as a benchmar...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Pride

July 07, 2022 21:00 - 33 minutes - 23 MB

We discuss pride in this episode and how it can show up in our daily lives. Pride can be a covert sin because most of the time we don't really notice that we are being prideful. Pride is trying to put yourself above others and oftentimes there is a very fine line between establishing our dignity and the covert sin of pride. We talk about examples on how pride shows up and it's present in many ways, not just in the way we are used to thinking about it. Tune in to this episode to learn more a...

The Grid (Framework) and Greed (Force) Behind Rising Gas Prices

July 07, 2022 20:00 - 47 minutes - 32.4 MB

Gas prices has been increasing all over the world. In this episode, we discuss how the price of gas is determined. We talk about who determines this and why the prices fluctuate so dramatically. We also discuss what we can do to help.  As stewards of God's kingdom, we need to also be mindful of how we are impacting the environment. We need to understand our role in preserving God's creation. By understanding the logic behind gas prices, we can make informed decisions in how we can make help...

Uprooting Covert Sins - Greed

July 07, 2022 20:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

We start a new series of uprooting covert sins and the first sin we tackle is Greed. In the previous episode we talked about how greed plays into the rising gas prices so it is fitting to discuss greed as the first covert sin to uproot.  In this episode we talk about what is greed and how it manifests in our daily lives. We may not know that we are being greedy and there are so many actions we do that may not seem greedy but actually stem from a place of greed. It's important to talk about ...

Bible Characters - A Deep Dive on Paul's Ministry

July 07, 2022 17:00 - 44 minutes - 30.7 MB

We end our Bible characters series with Paul. In the last episode we talked about a background on Paul but on this episode we talk more about his ministry. Paul was persecuting Christians left and right but God changed his life. He ended up writing over half of the New Testament. Through Paul's life and ministry, we can see that Paul loved and understood people more because he knew how broken he was and what God saved him from.  Paul is most known for his writings but he was also very famou...

A Background on Paul

March 29, 2022 02:00 - 33 minutes - 23.3 MB

We discuss one of the most famous characters of the Bible. He wrote over half of the New Testament. Paul's testimony and the story of his life is so amazing because it shows us that God can really use anyone for his glory. Paul used to be a Pharisee. He was part of the religious council and persecuted Christians after Jesus' death. But God turned his life around. The same intensity he had in persecuting Christians was the same intensity Paul had when he ministered and spread God's word after...

Bible Characters - Stephen

March 26, 2022 00:00 - 28 minutes - 19.6 MB

Stephen is one of the most selfless characters in the Bible. He might have been the first martyr after Jesus. He was one of the 7 deacons chosen by the apostles. Although he was young, he was very knowledgeable and active in the ministry. Stephen was willing to be used by God and he was killed because he would not stop talking about God. Even on his last breath, Stephen was selfless and humble.  In this episode, Harold Ledda talks about his experience in Saudi Arabia when he was imprisoned ...

Bible Characters - Phillip the Evangelist

March 24, 2022 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.7 MB

Philip is one of those characters in the Bible who aren't really talked about much but he had such an important role too. He was one of the seven deacons appointed by the first Christian church. He had an administrative role but he ended up becoming an evangelist and ministered to people also. He was very influential in witnessing to a man from Ethiopia that this could have been one of the people who brought Christianity to Africa. Philip had an admin role in the church but he was known for ...

What Does Christmas Mean To You?

March 24, 2022 19:00 - 28 minutes - 19.5 MB

In this episode we have lots of guests! Our entire family joins us on this Christmas tradition that we have done when we were children. Before we opened presents we had to answer the question, "What does Christmas mean to you?" It was amazing to have everyone chime in. At the end of the day, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus who came to die for our sins. It's about giving because HE gave first.

Bible Characters - Mary

March 24, 2022 18:00 - 35 minutes - 24.5 MB

In this episode we talk about Mary, the mother of Jesus. We discuss why Mary was chosen to be Jesus' earthly mother. There could have been many other women but God chose Mary for her character, her heart, and her faith. It was not easy to go through what she had to go through because she had to accept the ridicule and humiliation from society from people who couldn't believe of the virgin birth. We also talk about attributes Mary possesses that we should all try to emulate today.

Bible Characters - Peter

March 24, 2022 14:00 - 37 minutes - 25.8 MB

Tune in as we dive deeper into the life of Peter.  Peter was one of the most prominent disciples. He was all in for Jesus but can also be "all out" so quickly. We talk about why he was chosen as a disciple. We also discuss his ministry after Jesus' ascension and why a commoner like Peter was tasked to preach to the Jews, who were the most knowledgeable about the law at that time. Peter preached about child-like faith and this is one of the most important aspects of our walk with God.

The Importance of Jesus Christ's Resurrection and Ascension

March 24, 2022 01:00 - 36 minutes - 25.2 MB

Jesus is different because not only did he die for us but He resurrected and ascended to Heaven as well. These two things that happened after his death are just as important because it sets Him apart from any deity that people worship.  In this episode, we discuss in detail what the resurrection and ascension of Jesus really means for us today. He had to be perfectly human and perfectly divine in order to pay the penalty for sin. But He also had to show his origin by ascending. We also talk...

Jesus is the Point - His Life, Ministry, and Death

March 24, 2022 00:00 - 57 minutes - 39.4 MB

We have some guest today in this episode. Tune in to the end to hear from each of them on What is the Point of Jesus? Jesus Christ is the center of it all. He is God coming in human form. He is fully man and fully divine. In this episode, we discuss who He is and why He is so important. We discuss his attributes and his ministry. We also talk about why Jesus had to die.  Our God is a relational God and not a transactional God. He sent his ONLY son to die for our sins. His death is so signi...

John the Baptist Prepared the Way for Jesus Christ

March 23, 2022 23:00 - 37 minutes - 25.8 MB

 Why was John the Baptist so significant? How did he prepare the way? What was the point of him starting his ministry before Jesus? These are just some of the questions we discuss in this episode.  John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin and he was a very strange man. Yet Jesus called him the greatest man who ever lived. John was a messenger and didn't want any recognition for himself or his actions. He knew what his role was and when his mission was done, he willingly let his congregation go t...

Bible Characters - Nehemiah

October 28, 2021 13:00 - 37 minutes - 25.8 MB

Nehemiah was not a priest or a prophet. He was a cupbearer, which seems insignificant but he actually is one of the king's most trusted servants. Nehemiah led the Israelites in rebuilding the wall and the temple in Jerusalem. In this episode we talk about Nehemiah's qualities and what makes him a great leader. We talk about the circumstances during this time and why rebuilding this wall was so important.  Tune in to this episode to find out the 3 P's that make Nehemiah a character that we s...

Bible Characters - Hosea

October 28, 2021 12:00 - 37 minutes - 25.8 MB

Hosea's story is pretty powerful because it is a representation of God's love. Most of the prophets in those days were tasked with being an adviser to the king. However, Hosea was told by God to marry a prostitute, Gomer. If that command wasn't tough enough for Hosea, God even tells him to buy Gomer back from her life of sin when she decided to go back to it.  In this episode, we discuss how Hosea's story represents God's love. We also talk about how we are like Gomer. We talk about why Gom...

Bible Characters - Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego

October 06, 2021 10:00 - 31 minutes - 21.4 MB

This week we did a group of characters since their stories were very similar. How did God reveal himself to these 4 guys? How did the people around them get blessed by their faith? We talked about what was going on to the Jews at that time. We also discuss the circumstances that led up to Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego that caused them to get thrown in the fiery furnace. Daniel had a similar situation as well. In both cases, these young men chose NOT to compromise their faith even if that me...

Bible Characters - Job

October 03, 2021 04:00 - 32 minutes - 22.5 MB

Job has always been a figure of suffering in the Bible. God allowed Job to be tested because God knew that Job was a righteous man and no matter what happened, Job would not leave God. The story of Job gives us perspective that at times we can be like Job but sometimes we can be like his wife or his friends. How are we like Job's wife or his friends? Are we being team players or do we put in our two cents in people's situations right away? The story of Job is very relatable in 2020 and 2021...

Bible Characters - Esther

September 28, 2021 03:00 - 37 minutes - 26 MB

Esther is such an amazing character. She is a woman of great courage and grace. She relied on God's timing in everything she did. She is definitely a role model for women today. This book is only one of two books in the Old Testament or even in the Bible named after a woman so that says a lot about the magnitude of the impact of Esther's story. We talk about why Esther is so important to the Jews and even to us today. We also dive in to some characteristics and attributes that Esther has tha...

Bible Characters - Elijah

September 14, 2021 19:00 - 32 minutes - 22.7 MB

Elijah was one of the most famous and dramatic prophet of his time. In the Old Testament times, prophets were usually advisors to kings. Elijah always proclaimed God's word even though the king at that time didn't want to hear it. He was known for winning against the 400 prophets of the false god Baal by showing that God is the one true God. This was a great victory for Elijah! In this episode we talk about how the enemy attacks after a major victory. Elijah had to go through personal battl...

Bible Characters - Solomon

September 01, 2021 03:00 - 36 minutes - 25.3 MB

Solomon was the wisest and richest king. He was David's son and all that David planned to happen was fulfilled in Solomon's time. Solomon was famous because of his wisdom. However, the same wisdom was also the cause of his downfall. This week we discuss what happened after Solomon's gift of wisdom. How did this cause his downfall? How did Solomon get back on track with his relationship with God?  Sometimes we can be like Solomon where we know what is right but we won't do what is right. We a...

Bible Characters- David

August 30, 2021 11:00 - 31 minutes - 21.7 MB

David is one of THE most famous characters in the Bible. He is the 2nd king of Israel and is most famous for "David and Goliath" and "David and Bathsheba." David wrote some amazing psalms and was very vocal about his relationship with God. No wonder he was called "a man after God's heart." In this episode, we talk more in detail about David's life and why exactly he was considered a man after God's heart. We also talk about his sin with Bathsheba and how God still continued to use him and le...

Bible Characters- Gideon

August 11, 2021 11:00 - 33 minutes - 23.2 MB

Who is Gideon? He's not the most talked about character in the Bible but he was pretty significant. Gideon was famous for winning a huge war with just 300 men but that was all because of God. Through Gideon's story we can learn that God usually chooses people who may seem underqualified because God's sovereignty will be emphasized. Gideon needed a lot of confirmation from God because he knew he was nothing without Him. Listen in on this episode because we talk about Gideon's best characteris...

Bible Characters- Samson

August 11, 2021 02:00 - 34 minutes - 23.9 MB

Samson was most famous for his strength but also for his fall because he fell for Delilah's tricks. Samson was the last judge before kings ruled over the Israelites. He was a strong physical leader but he lacked in the administrative aspects. However, God still used Samson for His glory. Samson's faith might have seemed weak, however, he was human and unintentionally drifted away from God. Through Samson's life, we can learn to live a life of humility and to not take things for granted. In t...