38 Burst results for "Church"

Fresh "Church" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Church" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"In Frederick, WTO is confirmed. He was a JV football player who no longer is on the team tonight. State of the WTO for more about these stories and just minutes. It's ten 48. Traffic and weather on the 8s and when it breaks, we're back with bob imler in the traffic set. Starting in Maryland tonight, Randolph road is still closed at the railroad crossing west of three 55 between Neville street and Parkland drive from the earlier accident involving a train and a work truck. On two 70, there are no delays. We're in good shape on 95 at the BW Parkway. They are working on 100 westbound tonight in 95, getting my single file to the right. And 200 westbound after 95 single right lane also gets by there. Things are generally good on 50 out to the bay bridge eastbound westbound you're down to a single lane to the left after sandy point headed toward cape saint Clair road going toward Annapolis on 50 west single left lane gets by the roadwork now in Virginia on three 95 northbound down to a single lane to the right after edsel road and southbound on 95 after Stafford, you are getting by after exit one 40 single file to the left. Things are generally good except through the work zones where you're down to a single angle we have a couple of those. Westbound between one 23 and 50, there you get by two lanes to the left with the ramps to 50, both east and westbound are blocked, but then you're down to a single lane to the left. After you get past the fairfax county Parkway headed towards Centreville and the ramp 29 is blocked from westbound 66 eastbound in manassas and suddenly road left lane gets by the work zone you get by single final left and centerville and then a glee road just after glee wrote it falls church. Bob traffic. Storm team four, four day forecast as we go to much ten for Ian's gonna bring some gloomy weather to the region for the next several days. A good deal of cloud cover tonight loads

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You Have No Idea What Your Courage Can Engender

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:21 min | 22 hrs ago

You Have No Idea What Your Courage Can Engender

"And gentlemen, you know, we say this many times on this program and I am trying to say it in my new book letter to the American church. If the church will speak up, if members of the church, if you yourself will stand, you have no idea what your courage can engender. You have no idea. Mark judge, alone, standing bravely in the midst of these attacks effectively made it possible for roe V wade to be overturned. Do you understand what I just said? What John just said, Mark judge, by standing in the face of evil by refusing to give them what they wanted, the same thing can be said of Jerome corsi, who was on this program a few weeks ago. He, because of his faith in Jesus, because of that, refused to take a plea bargain, everyone was threatening him threatening him threatening him. He said, you know what? I don't go ahead, put me in jail. I will not lie. I can not do it. I won't do it. I'm in God's hands because of that, the Mueller investigation was effectively shut down. Roger Stone, all these others who were standing and I want to exhort you to stand with us in your sphere, wherever you are, because this is where we are now. If you cave in, if you give them what they want, you let them win.

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Fresh update on "church" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:34 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "church" discussed on All Things Considered

"Another thing to navigate in the school year ahead. Meg Anderson NPR news. Abortion is virtually illegal in Idaho, which means a Planned Parenthood in nearby Spokane, Washington, has become a destination for people who need care, and also a destination for protesters who object to abortion in the name of God. People like evangelical pastor, John repsold. In this battle for life, is it almost over in America? Uh uh. We're just beginning. But the clinic also has allies who support the work based on their faith, allies like pastor Andy Castro Lang of united church of Christ. May the mighty power of love. He found in this place, among all who serve here, and given freely to all who seek help and care in this place. Come back to all things considered tomorrow for a closer look at the ways people of faith are parsing abortion access outside Spokane's Planned Parenthood. Four 29

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Is Russia a Godless Country?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:00 min | 1 d ago

Is Russia a Godless Country?

"Says Charlie, you call Russia godless. Under Putin active churches in Russia have gone from 7000 to 40,000. That doesn't sound very godless to me. Look, Mike, I hate to break it to you. Russia is one of the most atheist countries in the world, that very well might be true. But Russian atheism is a very, very strong thing. And in fact, you look at religion in Russia, you very well might be right about a revival in Christianity of which I highly doubt in some sense, but the amount of atheists or the amount of non religious people in Russia is a very considerable part of the population. Extremely considerable. And then he says, with all due respect, you sound like McCain, Graham Pelosi and Schumer. Yeah, I don't know about that. I don't think McCain Graham Pelosi and Schumer are trying to tell you to have an alliance with Russia. Listen more carefully. So we've been against all that nonsense proxy war stuff in Ukraine.

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Fresh update on "church" discussed on Life Transformation Radio

Life Transformation Radio

00:39 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "church" discussed on Life Transformation Radio

"I'm super excited to be here. I would love if you just introduced me every time I do anything ever. Okay, I'll do that. Ladies and gentlemen here we go. Michael unbroken. Yeah, exactly. Hit it. I got you. All right, so today we were going to talk about how to become unstuck in your life. And before we press record, Michael and I were talking. And you heard in the intro that we were talking about, adult survivors of child abuse. So I just want to give you the trigger warning in advance. Today we're going to be talking about adults survivors of child abuse. And before we started, we had a conversation. And we discovered that Michael and I have something in common. I am an adult survivor of child abuse as Michael is. And what makes it really unique is we're going to talk about a subject that very few people talk about of adult of male adult survivors of child abuse. And that is an adult survivor of child abuse who is a male, but was molested by a woman. Yeah, Matt, you know, I think about this a lot. And a lot of people I have a pretty dark story. And I don't think that it is to be overshadowed or overlooked or to be compared. And I'll always like to start this when we go into heavy conversations like please just do not compare your story to mine. I don't live for you. I don't breathe for you. We have a very, very different experience. Are there parallels very likely? Have we done some of the same things? Probably. But it's just, at the end of the day, it's not the same. And until this moment, you may never have known me. So please don't look at my story and go, oh, it was so dark, so bad. A, I don't want nor need your pity and B, it's really important to know that no matter where we start, we can create the life that we want to have. And I just a little cattle or a little context before we jump into it. Rob, I think that one of the really important aspects of the hilling journey is to talk about the things that have happened. Now, I will preface this before you and I could ever have this conversation today. I've had this conversation in my therapist's office with my coach in my support groups and my men's groups. So for now well over 12 years, I've been having these conversations. So I want people to understand there's probably isn't the format for you to talk about the worst shit in your life for the first time. You might want to save that for a difference space. And it makes it every single time I share stories like this every time that I get into the crux of my background. I always think about it's just another peg in that hilling board. I'm another moment removed from it. It doesn't carry the weight, the power of a significant, right? There was a period of time early on in my life when I was 26, 27, instead of my therapist's office, dude. I just be a robot or I'd be balling out of control, right? Having no emotional control in my life. And so growing up, I think that would be really important if I give you a bit of context of my background. Because if we just jump into that, they'll be like, oh, that's the thing. But I grew up in Indianapolis. My mother was a drug addict and alcoholic. And in fact, when I was just four years old, she cut off my right index finger. And people will have a response. That's where we start this story. And so that's why I gave you the forewarning. And she married my stepfather, who was massively abusive. Dude, I mean, he kicked the crap out of my brothers and I put me in the hospital multiple times. He's the kind of guy that drag a kid out of bed in the middle of the night and beat him up because he was drunk, right? That's what we're talking about. And I spent a lot of my childhood really impoverished. I mean, we were on food stamps and wick and government subsidized housing, we were getting bounced around place to place. In fact, I lived with over 30 different families as a kid because we were always getting evicted or punted somewhere. And I grew up in the Mormon church. And growing up that way as a biracial kid in the hood is super fucking weird. So just so you know, it's like a weird experience. And so at one point, and we'll go deeper into this as we go, of course, but at one point I was staying at one of the homes of the Mormon church families and one of the mothers from the church molested me. And that was a story that I shared with my mother being like in my head knowing that doesn't feel right. Right, getting my head slammed into the wall by my stepdad. I was like, oh, that's normal. I guess this is just part of life, but this other thing I was like, wow, wow, this is really weird. So I tell my mother and here's the thing you have to understand, we were surviving because of the church. Right. They were paying our bills. They were giving us food from the pantry. When my mom was in rehab or on a bender or gone, they would help us. And so I go and I tell her, and she goes, that didn't happen. Don't ever talk about that again. And so I carried that secret for a long time. It wasn't until I told my high school girlfriend when I was 19, I was out of high school at that point. But I was 19, and I told her, I'd never shared it. So you're talking about almost a little bit over a decade keeping that secret as a child. And so a lot of craziness happened in my childhood when I was 12 years old, my grandmother adopted me. Because my mom and my stepdad were always beating the crap out of each other. My mom had disappeared at one point for a little bit over 6 weeks. And I was living in a house with no electricity and no running water. I was stilling food from the big lots on the corner of 30th in Georgetown in Indianapolis to survive. Taking a shower at school, nobody knew, right? Because everybody was used to me being the poorest kid who always smelled bad because I wet the bed, right? Trauma, obviously. And had it out learning disability. And so that was not uncommon. People would just be like, yep, whatever. He's just him. It's fine. And for whatever reason he's amazing. I was going to jump in. You know what's amazing is that please. There's so many children that are currently going through or have gone through so much. And how resilient children are. And it actually breaks my heart that they have to be so resilient. But it's amazing the human condition of

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What Motivates Pastors to Stay Silent in These Dire Times?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:23 min | 1 d ago

What Motivates Pastors to Stay Silent in These Dire Times?

"Eric, we're talking about the fact that you've got pastors who not only abstain from engaging the issues of today. The very important moral issues of today, but they have now come up with a kind of apologia for abstinence and their apple loggia is that we can not contaminate the Christian message by getting it into the sort of muck and mire of politics, we have to be above that. We've got to focus on the gospel and not on ideology. And of course, there has also been a specific critique of Christian nationalism. I've seen a bunch of memes Christian nationalism is not Christian. And I know my mind flashes back to wait a minute if nationalism is somehow unbiblical principle. I mean, doesn't the Old Testament talk about the Israelites as a nation as a people, the idea of attachment to one's own tribe is really what modern nationalism is all about, so talk a little bit about what is motivating this abstinence on the part of the pastors, and second of all, what specifically do you say about the Christian nationalism bugaboo? Right. Well, first of all, yes, why are people being silent? Bond hoffer, I quote him in the book. He was disgusted. He saw horrors happening. he saw the church having quote unquote theologically based objections. He said, which is nothing but fear, that was his gracious way of saying nothing but cowardice because the theologically based objections were garbage. They were poor theology. They were wrong theology. He exegetes it in many of the sermons he gave in specifically in his book cost of discipleship. And I do the same in this book. Try to explain what are the errors? What are the lies or the half truths that people have bought into, for example, that it's all about faith? Well, you say, well, is the devil speaking? What do you mean faith? Cheap faith, foolish faith, or actual fate, because the scripture says faith without works is dead. So this idea that you can toss out a term, oh, it's just about what I believe. I don't need to act. I don't need to get involved. That's precisely the opposite of what the scripture says from the beginning to the end.

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Eric Metaxas Talks About His Call to Action for American Churches

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:05 min | 1 d ago

Eric Metaxas Talks About His Call to Action for American Churches

"Guys, I'm always happy to welcome back to the podcast, our friend, my friend Eric metaxas, he's a fellow Salem radio and podcast host a daily nationally syndicated daily radio show. The Eric metaxas show. He's the number one New York Times bestselling author of is atheism dead. The new book letter to the American church. That's what we're going to talk about. By the way, you can find them at Eric metaxas dot com or metaxas talk. Dot com. Eric, welcome to the podcast. You are a prolific guy. I think we had you on what 6 weeks ago on to talk about your last book, but this is an urgent enterprise that you've undertaken the new book letter to the American church. Talk first about why you felt the sense of urgency and what is it that you're trying to say here? Thanks dinesh. There's really nobody who gets the urgency of where we are better than you do. So it's a joy to speak to you and to your audience. We are in a battle we are in a war and ideological war. But at its heart, a spiritual war. And my contention in this book, I've never written, I've never written a shorter book. I've never written a book that I felt greater urgency about. I've never written a book that I felt was more important. And I rushed this to publication because it's my contention. My heart, my horrible contention, that the silence of the American church is precisely the same as the silence of the German church in the early to mid 30s when the Nazis were on the rise. And it is precisely because of the silence of the German church, which I know from my research and my bahnhof her book, it is the silence of the church in Germany that led to the rise of evil and to horrors unimaginable to the people at that time.

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There's Something Up With Liz Cheney, The Party Pooper

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:34 min | 1 d ago

There's Something Up With Liz Cheney, The Party Pooper

"Liz Cheney has become, well, let's call her a real party pooper. And what I mean by this is that she is now pooping, not just over Trump, but over the Republican Party in general. She is pooping over Carrie Lake and Republican nominees all over the country. And she doesn't seem to have a kind of enduring commitment to being a Republican at all. In fact, she said recently that quote, if he is the nominee, namely Trump, I won't be Republican. Now, let's think about why somebody would say that. Let's say that you are a Christian. And you believe that mister X would be the perfect person to be, let's say, head of the Southern Baptist convention or be even the Pope, if you're Catholic, would it make sense to say, well, if they decide to choose Francis as the Pope. I'm no longer going to be a Catholic. Well, that really shows that your Catholicism is not really rooted in a kind of fidelity to Catholic principles, Catholic tradition, Catholic history, because if it were, it you'd be like, well, it's unfortunate that we got this boat. We could certainly do better. But the church has been around for 2000 years. It's got enduring principles. My point is, the very fact that Cheney is talking like this, suggests that something is up.

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Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 d ago

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

"In 33 states clergy are exempt from laws requiring other professionals like teachers and physicians to report information about alleged child abuse For example a recent AP investigation found that a Mormon bishop in Arizona failed to report a church member who had confessed to abuse Court documents revealed that a church lawyer had advised the bishop not to report the alleged abuse to civil authorities because of Arizona's clergy privilege law Over two decades state lawmakers have proposed more than 130 bills that would amend child sex abuse reporting laws to include clergy But they failed due to opposition from religious groups I'm Walter ratliff

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Naomi Wolf Exposes the 'Great, Great Evil' of the Media

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 1 d ago

Naomi Wolf Exposes the 'Great, Great Evil' of the Media

"So Naomi, you're saying things that are difficult to comprehend. But let's just continue to go through it. You use the word aside. Can you say that the BBC and NPR and all of these others whom we would ordinarily trust on the basics, you know? On the basics, they reported, they reported that the queen died and we don't say, well, they always lie. We just assume that that's their job is to report. But they have ceased to do that. And now we find out you find out that they were paid, but paid by whom. Well, people and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation directly in many, many cases. But also with the cares act, that was a $1 billion of our taxpayer money and millions of it went to buying up what were called trusted messengers, community groups, small news outlets, local synagogues, and churches, and I've got a filmmaker working on the Jehovah's Witnesses. Being influenced in this direction as well, buying up little arts organizations. All the way down to the most local level to speak with a unified voice to exclude people who challenged the narrative that everyone had to be vaccinated. So a great deal of money has gone into basically buying up our civil society institutions and our media to suppress this information. And lastly, big tech is invested in these outcomes and the bodies of others explains exactly how and an America first legal foia and also subsequent lawsuit by the attorney general of Missouri and the attorney general of Louisiana showed as I mentioned that CDC and The White House were colluding directly with Twitter and Facebook to silence critics like me who were saying truthful things.

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LGBTQ-friendly church OK with getting Southern Baptist boot

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 d ago

LGBTQ-friendly church OK with getting Southern Baptist boot

"The pastor of an LGBTQ friendly church in Greensboro in North Carolina that was removed from the Southern Baptist convention's roles last week says it was a good thing The SBC cited the college park church's open affirmation approval and endorsement of homosexual behavior when it decided to take the church off its enrollment list That came after the congregation itself voted to leave the SBC 23 years ago But the denomination kept them on its roles Church members were surprised that the SBC hadn't removed them from its roster years ago The lead pastor said the recent action gave them an opportunity to say they're not that kind of baptist I'm Walter ratliff

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Caller: A Conflict With Fellow Black Christians

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:58 min | 2 d ago

Caller: A Conflict With Fellow Black Christians

"Good, man. Listen, I really have a real conflict with a lot of my fellow black Christians. Now, they say that they don't agree with them immoral policies of the Democratic Party. But they think that they're not held responsible for voting for them. It's a really confusing thing to me. I've had a girl tell me that she is pro she don't believe in the killing of the unborn, but she's pro choice. I guess she's kind of manipulating the things that we know that God gives all people choice. But the choice in terms of killing babies is a different kind of choice. That's the choice to murder babies. And every Christian should be against it. But they've adjusted that theology to fit this Democratic Party. It's an amazing thing to me. They've adjusted it to fit them. Listen, this is, this is a hard fight and this is one of those issues where I say blacks that don't wake up. You have to kick the dust off your sandals and move on. But there's no way that you can justify abortion. You can't justify abortion biblically. God says he knew you before you were even born. I would quote scripture to her, and I would just ask her if God says this, why do you think that? And don't argue with her, just let her think it through, perhaps when she walks a may away, maybe the Holy Spirit will get a hold of our heart and get a hold of her thinking. But this is, this is nonsense. And I do believe that black churches need to be called out for this. I believe, and I hate to say this, but this is true. I think that Black Lives Matter has had a bigger impact on the black community than the black evangelical church ever has. And it's a sad statement, but it's a true statement. I believe that the black church largely, the black evangelical church, has largely been feckless when it comes to helping out the black community and it's

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Carl Jackson: The Church Must Speak Out Against the Woke

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:40 min | 2 d ago

Carl Jackson: The Church Must Speak Out Against the Woke

"Us that claim to be people of faith, those of us that are of a religious persuasion, we need to take all of these things into account and we need to step up and do our job. I do believe that America is woke because the church is weak. I do believe that the transgender craze exists because the church hadn't been speaking out. I do believe that CRT, this new systemic racism, implanted implanted by the Democrat party because they've always been a racist party for God's sake, but this new systemically racist Democrat party with their CRT with their SEL. Unfortunately, I think, in large part, are only successful because the church of God has been so unsuccessful. And it frustrates me. I say that as a Christian, I say that as an evangelical and I'm not without guilt. There are times perhaps where I should have spoken up more. I'm not quiet about hardly anything nowadays. But there are times I can look back and I'm like, man, I should have been more vocal. I should have taken this action or that action and guys, it's up to all of us now to take action to save this country and I am really challenging you people of faith. It's up to you to stand up to save this country. It's not enough to sit inside of some freaking fort will four walled building and think that you've done your job as a citizen as a Christian as a Jew as a Mormon as a Catholic. It is not enough. Your faith doesn't end at the doors of that sanctuary. But I think we've acted that way for so long. We can look at what it's caused, the havoc, that it's reeked.

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Sean Feucht Discusses the Church's Revival

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:35 min | 2 d ago

Sean Feucht Discusses the Church's Revival

"Are a lot of people like you and me that do believe God is using the chaos of this time to bring revival. But very few people have been eyewitnesses to the beginnings of that. But you and Jay coopman and others, you've been there. You've seen this stuff. Talk a little bit about that because they're not putting this on the news. They're not putting any of this stuff. I mean, except to be negative. And it's funny because I was on an interview with very, very famous guy two weeks ago. And he was explaining me, and this guy that knows everything, and he was like, bummed about the response of the church during COVID. And I said, well, yeah, a lot of churches shut down and, you know, they were fearful or whatever, but did you know that there's a whole church that's been rising up? Did you know that there's people? Like we've been to a 175 cities. And thousands of people, I mean, I would have never believed it and if you would have told me, in Times Square you're going to gather together the worship and 5000 people would show up. Like last night, you know, in Philadelphia, downtown Philadelphia, thousands of people are going to show up. That was Saturday night. I mean, it's like every single city got us moving at such a profound way. And there is a remnant body of believers that is rising up. So I got a lot of hope, you know, it talks about it in the book of Joel, the end times, it's just the great and terrible day of the lord, or the great and dreadful day of the lord. Yes, there's a lot of dread. There's a lot of terrible things, but there's a lot of great things too. I focus on the great. That's where I live in

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Rick Joyner and Eric Discuss Worshipping the 'Idol of Racism'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:12 min | 2 d ago

Rick Joyner and Eric Discuss Worshipping the 'Idol of Racism'

"Talking to our friend Rick Joyner, Rick, there's a lot to be said. The title of your book is overcoming evil in the last days. You identify three strongholds, racism, witchcraft, and the religious spirit. Let's talk about that. Racism, I have to say that recently it came to me that the folks who are involved in critical race theory, BLM, they are stoking the fires of racism for them, it's almost as though they worship an idol of racism because it's good for business. Now, I don't know whether some of them may be aware of that, but the irony is that if somebody is making progress in their own in their own issues with other races or whatever, that's bad for business for these folks that they're stoking these fires. They seem to have a glee in the division. They don't really seem interested genuinely in bringing healing or unity or even acknowledging healing and unity when you see it. Because most of the churches I go to are completely multi ethnic, every color, every race, but their voices out there that they don't like that. They want to pretend that things are worse than ever. It's just kind of a bizarre thing as I have observed it. So when you talk about that being one of the three, what's your perspective? Well, I think, you know, Jesus said Satan can not cast out, say, I think many of those who are out there doing the most accusing of others being racist are doing and saying the most racist things of all. And I think that also is because as we were warned, you accuse others. Do you do the same things? And you write it when you try to use Satan or you try to use evil to cast out evil, it only multiplies that evil.

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Sean Feucht Drops In After His Times Square 'Let Us Worship' Event

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 2 d ago

Sean Feucht Drops In After His Times Square 'Let Us Worship' Event

"Ladies and gentlemen Sean Foyt, Sean, I can't believe you are in the studio. In the flesh. Every time I've interviewed you on this program, you've been in a car on a hilltop in California. Right? Yeah. And you are in New York City. Welcome to New York, my friend. Thank you. I was just Alvin and I were just telling my audience our version of what happened last night. And it was so beautiful and a friend of mine, my wilkerson said, oh, and when the sun went down while we're worshiping, that was the beginning of Roche Shaun at the beginning of the Jewish new year. And I said, that was not planned. That was amazing. To be worshiping Jesus in the middle of Times Square. Publicly, beautifully. So last night we saw the film, the film super spread is fantastic. The only part I didn't like is my part. I'm in it folks. I apologize, you know what I mean? I was just very bullish. I was bloated and confused. But they put it in any way, because but Sean, just tell us, what happened yesterday? Man, it was wild. I mean, like you mentioned, you know, being in Times Square, the place where the ball drops, the place where the eyes of the world look at during new years. And we were there actually during the real new years. Is that not amazing? Yeah, it's so cool. And what was even more wild, I mean, there's so many different threads to weave, but when we first came in 2020 and we were on the West Coast and we were doing lettuce worship and of course, you know, people were, there was a narrative from the media that it was like this anti lockdown anti government protest. It wasn't that at all. It was just like, hey, we're The Church of Jesus Christ. We need to rise up. This is a dark time people are fearful. People are filled with, you know, this chaos is confusion, drug and alcohol use of skyrocketing, suicides, this guy rocketing, we need to worship. And so then when I had it in my heart, like we got to go to New York City. This is a city I love. I've been coming here since I was a kid, and when we showed up in Washington square park under the big arch, there was a policeman there, a chief of police that met me and he said, what are you guys doing here? And I said, well, you know, we're here to worship. And at that time, protesters had been raging through that park. And it was just a place of chaos and violence. And he said, well, we could use the church here.

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What Is the Driving Force of the Global Red Wave?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:58 min | 3 d ago

What Is the Driving Force of the Global Red Wave?

"Idea that the everyday man has power against the great reset is popular in Sweden. It's popular in France. It's popular in Italy. What is the driving force of this though? Well, you see Europe even more so than America. Europe has been a Petri dish. It has been a mass open air experiment of neoliberalism of open borders of social liberalism and the intentional deterioration of language, borders, and culture. Europe has been for the last decade at really two decades. A nonstop. Living example of what happens when you allow unfettered Middle Eastern mass migration, the punishment of small business and the consolidation of decisions in the Brussels, the destruction of traditional family values, such as going to church and raising children properly, know all of that has been put on the chopping block. And now there is a reaction to it. And Europe is not just feeling the excesses of what happens when you say there's no such thing as a man or a woman or what happens when you bring in tens of millions of people from the Middle East when your own citizens can't eat and can't find functioning flourishing jobs. But also inflation proxy war is abroad in Ukraine. The borders continue to be wide open. Italy has been more so than almost any other country, a mass recipient of illegal migration from North Africa, from Tunisia, coming onto the shores of Italy. You see, at the top levels right now, we are seeing a challenging of the international world order. The international world order that is pushing transhumanism, the merging of man and machine, the destruction of western currencies, the fail safe is the people. Is you.

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Can You Have a Democratic Republic Without Morality?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:45 min | 4 d ago

Can You Have a Democratic Republic Without Morality?

"Can you have a democracy or republic without a moral society? Or can you? And if you can't, how do you expect to change it without the education system? Such a smart question. So we're not a democracy, but we do have elements of a democracy. The difference to the democracy in a republic or super important, people say, we're a democracy, we're not a democracy means by yes or no vote, the population could take rights away from the minority. That is not the way a republic works. A republic is that there are things that are always true that are built into your system built on wisdom, built on prudence, built on tradition. For example, freedom of speech, freedom to defend yourself, freedom of privacy from the government, a democracy you'd be able to have an up or down vote 51%. Say, you know what, these people shouldn't be able to talk. So that's just the super important distinction. But you're right, you actually said both. So to your credit, it's we are verging on the edge of unsustainability as a civilization. Our entire system of government was built for a moral and righteous people. In fact, John Adams said that he said the constitution was written wholly for a moral and religious people. It's completely inadequate for the society of any other and paraphrasing the second part of the quote. And that's really important. So think about it. We have a system that relies on self government. And that without the ability for people to govern themselves, then all of a sudden you're going to want a bigger and bigger government to kind of come in and then make decisions for you. So for example, self government is great. If you have strong families. So a strong family is the greatest hedge against big government. You think about it, right? Your aunt might be able to help you guys pay for rent one month or if someone gets sick, you could take care of one another, disconnected smaller families, invite government into your life,

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Charlie's Advice for Getting Into Politics

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:17 min | 4 d ago

Charlie's Advice for Getting Into Politics

"As a 24 year old, what would be your advice as somebody who wants to get into politics as in running for local offices or even higher offices. Yeah, great question. I fully support civic engagement. You got to do the tough work for at least a year. So knock on doors, you got to show up at the local Republican meetings. It drives me nuts when people are like, I want to be a social media influencer. Like, yeah, you got to go not kind of a 100,000 doors before I take you seriously. That's how I got, that's how I cut my teeth in politics on the suppers of Chicago. You want to learn a lot about yourself, go knock on doors for a Republican conservative in the suburbs of Chicago. And have to talk to people about it. You learn a lot about your ideas a lot. You're like, I want to be famous. Like, okay, no. I mean, you're not going to make a difference. You'll be actually super miserable. Like go do the work. And then all of a sudden you can realize that maybe I have something to say. I have an experience worth sharing. So that's what I would recommend. And then if you really want to here's the good thing about politics and the bad thing about politics, the good thing is politics is a pure mirror tocracy. No one cares who went to college. No one cares all they care about is are you willing to do the work or are you willing to apply yourself? You know, all those sorts of things. But bad thing about politics is that it's super nasty. It could be devoid of purpose. And so you just got to know that kind of going in. So just apply yourself, do the work. That's my recommendation.

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Distinguishing RINOs From True Conservative Republicans

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:16 min | 4 d ago

Distinguishing RINOs From True Conservative Republicans

"It's hard to distinguish rhinos from true Republicans. So could you talk a little bit about how to just identify rhinos quicker? Yeah, that's a great question. So you just have to ask the question basically what time is it, right? So if people are just kind of talking as if it's still the 1980s where stock markets going up in real estate is going up. And they're unwilling to talk about the real issues concretely in front of us. Then I think they want to go be a politician, then actually go do something as a politician. As a general rule, I think very low politicians, quite honestly, whenever they come on my show, we always have some fun, respectfully, but rather directly, I guess you could say, why we're spending $56 billion in a proxy war in Ukraine is insane to me while our nation's young people are literally killing themselves more than any other generation in American history. And so I'm really tired of politicians kind of giving the same one sound bites and the same things over and over again. So there's really some simple questions you can ask politicians, which is, do you think the southern border matters more than the Ukrainian Russian border? And if they're unwilling to answer that question, like you're a complete waste of time, actually. And then finally, are you willing to use political power to improve the well-being of your voters. That's a very simple question. Which is who do you serve? Do you serve some sort of special interest or do you actually serve your constituency?

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Charlie Dives Into 'The College Scam'

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:26 min | 4 d ago

Charlie Dives Into 'The College Scam'

"Just read some of the college scam. Yes. So tell us a little bit about that. Tell us of the origin of the college scam and give us kind of a synopsis of what it looks like. First honored to be here. Thank you everybody for spending your time on the weekend here. We're going to have a lot of fun. So yeah, I have a new book that just came out last week called the college scam just getting straight to the point. I know a lot of you are high schooler soon to be college students already college students. But look, I say in the book that we have way too many people going to college. And that, I mean, I'm sure if I asked you how many of you know people that dropped out of college all your hands would go up 40% of people that enroll in college drop out. And then on top of that, 41% of people that end up graduating if they find a job, they'll find a job in a career that doesn't require a college degree. And so it asks the question of why are we sending so many kids to four year college in the first place? I'm sure a lot of you will say, well, my parents are making me or it's just kind of something I was guided to do. Well, that's not a good reason to go borrow $200,000 to go fill your head with bad ideas to learn hate yourself, hate the country, believe there's no God. That's actually a scam. And so look, some people should go to college. Obviously, nurse doctor lawyer picked the best college you can, graduate as quickly as possible. But we need more welders, electricians, carpenters, police officers, entrepreneurs, people that work with their hands. But there's a problem with that, which is that if you don't go to college, I didn't. You're treated as if you're not the same sort of intelligence level, the same sort of ability to have a conversation. We look down on people that don't go to college in America. That's wrong.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

02:36 min | 11 months ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

05:56 min | 11 months ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"Those being saved. What would it be like. Church really wanted to walk in the holy spirit like whatever the spirit ask. You just obey. What would it be that. We would just surrender to the fact that god you tell me. I'll just do it and in doing so. The spirit would move in such a way we would have a love that ca- truly penetrate anything an army of people there so linked together regardless they understand the power of prayer because they annulled the annoying team that dispirit has in their lives in the power in that spirit. That the spirit that jesus had the same one they would give just unconditionally. Totally unleashed in everything. Just got whatever. I'm here and they really cares about lost people. God did something so amazing that moved to church from one hundred twenty that believe that and really changed the face of the world you could say that was the remnant. Were the remnant but somewhere in the midst of the last two thousand years a church lost that eventually the numbers dwindled doors closed. But i don't think that god's finished and i believe what he did back then he can still do today in our jerusalem which is roughly about the same size if we just let the spirit really lead us and guide us no matter what and the word became authority. Because that's what the spirit's going to teach says word and we just love we give we pray we care. I'm very cautious. These days about being vulnerable with you. Please don't read into that. I just damned because in a large group you learn over the years price something. I wish i would've known back. Then that i think i've learned now because there's always just different people at different places in their life and you say something and i'm just capable of it not coming out the way at hoped but i'll just say this. I'm very aware at fifty six years of age. My foibles my shortcomings or have blown it. But you know what's interesting is the more and more aware of that. The more i realize who i really need. And that's a good place to be. I know who. I'm not and like paul. I know whom i believe is and i'm convinced these able. It's kind of a cool thing. Just kind of stay the course because regardless of what's happening around you some of the voices that speak within you. There's this up. There's this god who just keeps reminding you just how much he loves and cares and he glimpses you with things that you just wouldn't see any other way that's the beauty of just stay in the course but i'm learning something through it all and this is what i want to finish with putting it together. It really comes back to the first thing the power this spirit is when i realized the importance of picking up that cross every day and dying. Keith loy i think the church has done the world injustice when they've used this term you invite jesus in your heart. That's not even in the bible. I don't think god wants me to invite him into my heart. He wants me to die because he's inviting me into his see. When i make the move that i invite it's still kind of me and control instead of me. Just dying to keith. Picking up that cross and dying and letting him just have control. And that's how. I want to wrap this up in light of our movie up. See when you leave the auditorium. There's gonna be a balloon out there. And i pray that everybody would do this because i think we all have stuff in our lives. We're gonna give you a balloon. There's gonna be markers out there and we're gonna ask you just you know one else needs to see it. We just want you to write. What is it that you need to die to what is it. That's keeping you. is it a fear. What is is an addiction. What is it that keeps you setting and missing the great adventure and just like mr frederiksen. You keep looking back or hoping something instead of realize you can be living right now regardless see. i think god wants to build his church. They'll and i don't think he's finished. I think everything that's going on our world tells me god just getting started. He does his best in chaos folks. He does his best in darkness. He does his good. And badness that's who got is it's awesome. I believe we have an opportunity. That maybe like ellie said to him. Now you go go live another go do it. It it takes dying and being honest. So here's what we want.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

06:28 min | 11 months ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"The young saved looked up to the church and found. Wow these people are really cool there enjoying the favor of all the people and the lord added to their number daily not weekly not monthly daily. God is adding to this number so within the first year we could simply say if we just want to go on the low side. Let's say one every day than we know on the smallest that three hundred and sixty five people were added in the next year which is roughly. Now three thousand four hundred and eighty five and the churches underway. We're only in the end if you will of ax to forty-seven but if you jump to acts four four here's what it says but many who heard the message. The message of jesus is continually being preached but many who heard the message believed and the number of men. Don't miss just the men because back in that day women weren't counted that breaks. My heart obviously broke. Jesus heart because jesus said listen. My father created male and female. He put them together. They desperately need each other. And jesus comes along and he gives women voice helps them understand. There are beautiful creation but here we are in the fundamental beginning of acts for many believe and the number of men grew to be five thousand. Now we're not sure if five thousand were added what we do know is this number. Grew now to be five thousand now. Let me just give you a quick history for a jewish man. The importance of manhood is not just if you will when they turned from boy demand but it's when they get married. It's one of the status keys back in two thousand years ago and so if you've got five thousand men my guesses you roughly have five thousand women now some you might say but maybe they were all married but being jewish we can play it out. Let's just say four thousand women now. I don't know what you know. But what i know is when a man and woman gets married something else happens. She bakes casserole. Okay and out of this. We're going to have little babies so if a man were just counted. Roughly we have women in the room. Let's just add to the number because one of the things that's very in key to not just being a man but was when a jewish man not only gets married but when he becomes a father especially if that first born a boy we're just in chapter four and my guests on the low side is we're well over ten thousand people in the first church acts five fourteen says nevertheless more and more men and women believed in lord n were added to their number so one chapter later. We're already well over. Ten thousand in the bible said even in chapter five more and more and more are not being added. They're multiplying the right translation. Is this god is blowing. The doors off. God is doing that. In fact by the end of acts five the san hadrian which was the supreme court if you will of that day. Here's what the bible says. We gave you strict orders. We gave you strict orders not to teach in his name yet. You have filled. You have filled jerusalem with your teaching. Carol famous bible scholar estimates that the church was roughly one hundred thousand people by x. Five g campbell morgan. Also a well known. Scholar says at minimum. It had to be sixty thousand and jerusalem. According to the bible dictionary back jesus time was roughly. The size of sioux falls. Literally when you went to high to get your groceries every two people you meet. One of them goes to your church. Half lewis city is in love with. Jesus know that tells me about the lost. It sucks to be you okay. God is on the move acts. Six begins by saying in those days. The number of disciples was increasing. It's the word multiplying by the end of acts in the first chapter. Here's what we read. When they heard this. They praised god and said to paul. You see brothers how many thousands of jews have believed the word thousand in the greek is the word. Maria's and it means tens of thousands tens of thousands of people roughly half a city is following jesus as lord and savior a city the size of sioux falls. Now why do i say all that. Because i don't want you to miss this. There's two things and what you catch your first of all. It's the negative here. We are two thousand years later in god in the book of acts had done an amazing work in that church today does not exist. We don't even have a remnant of that church. it's completely vanished. Which tells you the capability of what man can do when man thinks that they can build it on. The god can but the second thing i want you to catch is this. He's still the same. God and i believe he can still do that today. And blow this city apart for the name of jesus christ and that's what i wanna preach because i don't think it's done but i'm gonna tell you what the key is it's.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

07:05 min | 11 months ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"Everybody this is keith. I'm the founding senior pastor of celebrate church in sioux falls south dakota and this is our podcast i just wanna say thank you for joining us and it is my prayer that this week's message would truly encourage you enjoy. What a great movies of all times. I don't know if you've seen it up. It's really a movie that pulls on all of us especially maybe the older crowd. It's a movie of reflection a movie of looking and just if you will embracing the memories but what gets lost in. This movie is the fact that that doesn't happen until this moment. If you've not seen it. I won't give it all away. I would encourage you to go check it out but it begins with an old man. The man in the clip mr frederiksen. He lost his wife. The city's growing up around him. And there's a sense. If you will of stubbornness that is he's looking back. It's most of what he's lost and he's pushing the world out until there's a knock on his door and a little boy that he meets. Oh he doesn't embrace it at i. In fact up until this clip the little boys a nuisance because the old man still trying to get something back that he can't get back what he discovers in. This moment is that he really hadn't lost anything he'd actually lived everything though she's gone everything that she desired. She already lived with him. He's still thinks that she had unfinished business. She had none and in that moment he realizes there's more to life he'd lived in adventure and now there's more to come now. Why do i say that because when it comes to vision and people cast it. I think there's a lot of people setting back waiting to see how it's going to unfold and deciding if they're going to be a part or not or if it's a big enough asian which they want to be a part or it's entertaining enough. It's fun enough. And so they just set back. Which if i could just share with my heart with you. I think that's where most people live. And what they miss is. Vision isn't forecasting what is to come. Vision is embracing. What already is us and living. In the moment you know as i think about kanai twenty three years ago we pulled into town called sioux falls big dreams and to be honest with you. Some of the things that i believe would happen. Didn't and i'm so grateful. They didn't because god knows right. But wow what an incredible twenty three years. But what if i told you. I think there's more to come. What if i told you that we really haven't lost anything. We've lived everything and yet god says i think there's more adventure before us. You see. that's what. I'm going to talk about for the next three weeks. We're not no series. We're just going to cast some vision. We're going to talk about some things. But believe it or not as i've been listening through this whole kobe crisis and listening to church leaders most are lost if you will in the question of what does the church look like in today's world. How are we going to contextualized. Sit and yet you need to know. I'm not lost into that. I think and believe that. Sometimes the way forward is to go back and look at what god established in. What is for instance. See i. i'm spending more time going. You know when. God who changes not. He's the same god yesterday. he's the same guy today and he'll be that same tomorrow and i just believe god started the church. Two thousand years ago there are some fundamental things he did not want to change therefore our way forward is to go back into look how he started the church and say are we doing good with those things and one of those things that we've lost and i want to show you that because there are things that we're already doing we're putting into play because i think that we've sort of lost them and we're going to look at the first church and learn what god was doing then of what god wants to do now if you have your bibles and invite you go to the book of acts. Now we're going there. Just get to the first chapter. Put a marker and put your finger in it and just close it for a moment because i'm going to take you on a quick journey through acts and then we're gonna come back and we're going to look at a couple of chapters in a few verses that okay so look what it says and it's up on the screen. This is an axe one fifteen. Here's what the bible says when the church began in those days. Peter peter the first pastor that god would appoint in those days. Peter stood among the believers among the believers and the group numbered. About what hundred twenty. I just wanna start there about one. Hundred and twenty gathered notice. It's not specific. We just know it's a round number. It's roughly in this area. Someone was counting but obviously they didn't get the number right but we know is pretty close to this. I just wanna make that clear because sometimes we lose ourselves in the specifics and get so caught up in a moment that we miss the incredible movement. What matter to god was in that room. Roughly there's about one hundred and twenty people and peter preaches his first sermon. It's a pretty good sermon. Because i want you to notice what the bible says an x. To forty one those who accepted his message were baptized and about there. It is again. About how many three thousand were added to their number that day. I don't know about you but that's a pretty good day. Three thousand do the math. We now have roughly around three thousand one hundred twenty people and the church is underway. The lord added to their number. I just want you to notice that because it's a significant theme throughout the book of acts so we jumped from acts to forty one two x two forty seven and it says this praising god and enjoying the favor of all the people notice that even.

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"church" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"I invite you to join me in prayer this morning. God made the words of my mouth and the meditations of each of hearts be pleasing to you our rock and our redeemer ahmen i. I stepped onto the campus of christ united. In the summer of twenty fourteen. I had just graduated seminary and i was looking for a full-time church position as i began the ordination process in the united methodist church now typically methodist pastors. Don't submit resumes and go looking for jobs. But i wasn't ordained yet. I wasn't even commissioned. And i had just completed six consecutive years of doing that whole higher education thing. I felt a deep call to ministry. I had the diploma to prove it. And i also really needed some financial security in my life when i drove onto this campus for my interview. I remember noticing a house being built on the north parking lot. And i remember that every person i met kept talking about how important serving was to this congregation. I was sold. Luckily the staff who interviewed me reciprocated. The feeling that. I was called to be here in this community with all of you this morning. We continue our sermon series called. Why church chris. And i have preached the past few weeks on why we believe being a part of the local church is important to our faith development and how we go about being christians in the world. We've covered prayer and discipleship so far. I've especially enjoyed this particular series. Because with each sermon we get to highlight one of our awesome ministries here at christ united when we preached about prayer. We highlighted our care ministry program last week when we talked about discipleship. Of course we talked about the adult ministries program. This morning we get to cover one of the most foundational pieces of christ united serving and are serving others ministry. serving others. ministry is already the beating hearts of our community and today we get to gather together and talk about why service is such an instrumental part of our faith and of this community and before we get too far into talking about service. Let's address the fact that you can be a great person and volunteer and serve the world and not belong to a local church. You can actually be a great person and serve the world and not even really be a part of any type of faith but for us. Our faith is often the what the why the how we go about. Demonstrating our faith in the world as christians when we serve. We're sharing the love of christ with others. Service is innate to the whole church thing the universal church and this church it something we prioritize. And it's something we deliver on time and time again.

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"church" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Life's journey has included a close connection to the church so much so that at this point in my life i can't imagine my life without it so my formative years as a child we spent at saint. Mary's catholic church in barnesville maryland. I'm looking for this image this week and it just. It just touched me deeply. This is exactly how. I remember saint. Mary's if if you grew up in the church you probably have image of your home church. Maybe for i mean some of our kids. Maybe some of this is the home church which is awesome. You've heard me say before that. Our family rarely missed worship. We attended religious education classes. My stepfather and i attended men's fellowship. Breakfasts we participated in the big church wide fundraising events. We did service projects around the church. Saint mary's is where i was blessed with my my grounding in the faith that's where i learned what it means to be a christian. My original church home formed me as a disciple and truly set the spiritual direction for my life. And then i went off to notre dame where the church played a prominent and formative role. There was literally worship mass. We call it in every dorm every sunday every door. Mark campus had math at some time of the day. We were taught as notre dame students to approach life through the lens of our faith. Theology and the church were interwoven. With all aspects of life at notre dame including of course. Show me that picture. There you go. That is touchdown. Jesus properly speaking the word of life mural but everyone knows them as touchdown jesus watches over every home game notre dame so the irish kickoff tonight six thirty. Abc at florida state. If you need something to watch tonight. I even have my shamrock tie on because it's a game day when whitney and i started defending a methodist church just down the road from here. We got deeply involved in our local congregation years. Before i joined the church staff. We volunteered for mission projects. That was actually the first thing we did. We've started volunteering with the youth. We helped start a young adult sunday school class. We even did that. Most methodist things. We agreed to serve on a couple of committees and during our time in henrietta and then sherman and now here church truly has been a second home for our family. Pastors kids certainly see the church as a second home. And it's not work for me. I love wife in the church. I cannot imagine not doing life in the church so for a whole host of reasons. I am entirely biased on the subject. We're going to be talking about for the next four weeks. And i know for a fact that many maybe most of you are too but for the newcomer for the person not raised in the church or with very little history in the church for the people that we've not yet met but who we hope we'll call this place home son someday. What story do we have to tell about. Why church matters not just christianity. Not just a relationship with christ church. How would we answer the question of why it is that all of us invest so much of our of our time and our energy and our money and.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

04:44 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"It. That's what's wrong with the church today. We don't have the burden for people. And what i've been sharing with this little church that i've been. I've been preaching to a church from my study down in florida. For four months over the internet. I will be thrilled. I gene christian people who allow god's calendar interfere with theirs. Take about that for a moment. How many families out there the lake home your kids sports. I mean stuff that isn't going to amount to a hill of beans fifty years down the road and got called him do something. I haven't got time. yeah you do. You're going to do what you wanna do in every case. So that's my stance. I know pitiful little. I've got a long ways to go. I think we'll night. You and i wrote a small group here in shoe fold. And we're looking at some passages. We both knew by heart. And i think maybe five minutes apart. I said i never saw that before. And a few minutes later. You said the same thing. About another verse. I don't know about the rest of you. Please don't think that education accumulation of data cumulation education is process. It's growing it's learning is being usable. I love that. I always think of education like like food. You know i love new taste. I love when you when your palate grab something and you can't wait to share and you tell man. Have you ever had the stake at this place. Oh my goodness yeah. And that's the way. I look at the word of god i just. It's such a savoring moment. I know that that this can be harsh. But we've got to become people that quit looking for what tells us what we want to hear what we like. We got to quit looking for that church that that well you know we. We want to hear what we want to hear. We just tell us. We're doing good encourages in that stuff. I feel like i do that all the time here. I love you thelma. Hard but how do we call ourselves a christ follower.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"Such as a relevant god of the general population in one decade that jumped ten percentage points. No we've lost our in most communities sunday. When did he. When i was a child. In south dakota was respected. There is no respect and now they've taken it we gave it to. They do everything on sundays on wednesdays closed done compete with the job. We just go along with it. We are losing the game and our vice president and two congressmen have said this. I saw him several times. The christian churches white supremacy. It's got to be eliminated. Were under fire now. The reason we're in this mess. Let's go back to what he said a few moments ago if you go back and read luke fifteen. It's all about shaving loss people. If you are the church the church is not about you. You are the church. Lost people go back to luke fifteen and read it because this is what he said. He's got lost sheep the shepherd does he goes to look for it and when he finds it he rejoices. There's more rejoicing in heaven over the one that was lost. That is found in the ninety nine. Who already in. If you've got children you know that my wife and i have seven we love them all unreservedly but one of them is in trouble. That's the one that gets all our thought and oliver per shortfalls absolutely now coming back to this. There's an illustration. I want to bring up to you. That's very important to me. How many remember the movie with kevin. Costner called the guardian. He is a mean hard-driving director of schmelling school to teach them to dive. He gets very brash young man. Who's only brash. Because he's really good their enemies a love hate relationship till he graduates h then the same crew and there's a bond form where they have a one and a mutual respect and i mean absolutely the best team never was then costume makes a mistake.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"Everybody this is keith lee. I'm the founding senior pastor of celebrate church in sioux falls south dakota and this is our podcast i just want to say thank you for joining us and it is my prayer that this week's message were truly encourage you enjoy. I want you to welcome someone. this is Many of you know him. Many of you know this is my dad. Would you just welcome. It's okay we're gonna have a conversation My dad is going on eighty two years of age and a. We'll talk about this in a minute. Sixty two years of ministry and my dad just finished his first class as he's pursuing his doctorate ministry..

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"church" Discussed on Beavercreek Christian Church

Beavercreek Christian Church

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"church" Discussed on Beavercreek Christian Church

"And this is the time that we want to spend a few moments sharing the Lord's supper together sharing communion together when you came and hopefully you were given a little plastic cup. This actually seems pretty pale in comparison to the way we used to do things. But even so much greater than the way Jesus and they're really Church did things. They would actually do this and they were gathered around the table sharing a meal together. And as part of that meal. They would share some wine and bread and talk about this meal off. So well the night he was betrayed. Jesus was with his friends in the upper room celebrating the Passover and passed the bread around and he says Take and Eat This is my body given for you and and Thursday in the early church is a symbol. It's a symbol that we are the body of Christ. It isn't simply remembering Jesus body given but it's also remembering that we gave our the body of Jesus Christ. I'm not going to sing it but we are family. So as members of the.

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"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

Celebrate Community Church

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"church" Discussed on Celebrate Community Church

"In fact, let me say this way you and I could not Thrive without the presence the power in the development of the Holy Spirit. That's why we need the anointing. We need the anointing. I like what celebrated preacher Lloyd Ogilvie. I love following his messages. He once served as the chaplain to the US Senate and from 1995 to 2003. Here's what he says anointing in the Hebrew Christian tradition. Means the blessing of the Lord the healing of the Lord the appointment of the Lord and the joy of the Lord he goes on to say to be anointed by God is to have him place his Loving Hands upon your life and then fill it to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. I stopped think how amazing is that? When David says you anoint God you anoint my head with oil picture if you will, I don't know about you but it just took it just gives me goosebumps to think about God putting his hands on me, you know, when I was ordained as a pastor they anointed me and I I've never forgotten that dog, when they when they handed me the word of God said you are an ordained Pastor in the Wesleyan Church and they laid their hands on me and it was my dad who prayed over me now, that was a cool day. But with David saying is how cool would it be of God handed you the word and God put his hands on you and God prayed over you and said you guys are a child of mine. Come on. Oh, yeah, that's what I want. That's what David is saying. We should have the anointing of God by Paul says in second Corinthians chapter one. God has anointed us. When you and I became a child of the king he anointed us and he has identified us as his own by placing the holy spirit in our hearts. Now, here's what he says as the first installment like there's more well and there is that's a David says that your life would over there's more off the anointing the first installment he goes on that guarantees everything he has promised us. That stuff excites me. God wants to anoint us. God wants to set us apart. God wants to bless us. God wants to heal us God wants to work in and through us like we've never understood before now. Here's my question. Anybody here? Would like that anointing on their life. I mean, yes, would you like that anointing on your work on your marriage on your home and took his church ladies? I think so..

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"church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Our own. Now I haven't met any professing atheists in our midst here to gossip a Baptist Church. I haven't met any but we must always be on guard against practical Atheism in the church..

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"church" Discussed on Shiloh Truelight Church

Shiloh Truelight Church

15:43 min | 2 years ago

"church" Discussed on Shiloh Truelight Church

"Is that where we are spiritually today for this calls. I Paul Paul the Prisoner of Jesus Christ for you gentiles if you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which just given me to you or how by revelation he made known to me the mystery as I rode four and few words. He says there's a few have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God. Have you heard of that today. Have you heard the trews. The wonderful words of life of the true grace of God which has given to me to give to. Oh you to each and every one of you here today just as Paul was given it to these people. They're whereby when you read you may understand understand. My Knowledge in the mystery of Christ which in other ages was not made known into the sons of men as it is now revealed in to his Holy Apostles and prophets by the spirit. And all of these things can be you can. Yeah no there they will be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit friends so that you can walk in and you can be strong. That the gentile should be fellow heirs with the same body and protectors of his promise in Christ By the Gospel The Gospel of Christ Christ came here live the perfect life. He preached repentance for our sands. He preached reached accepting Jesus Christ for our Savior. That's the Gospel is talking about and we can be per takers. His problema Emma in Christ by the Gospel by the things that he preached here on the Earth and the things that are being preached to us today wherefore whereof I was made a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given given to me by the factual working of his power Paul was speaking of those things in that day qualify and how he was able brought to preach these things and I would have to say the same thing. I didn't ask for these this job. I believe that Christ Christ put me in that position and that is not me elevated over anybody. It is just the position that I have to be able to to talk to preach wonderful words of life that others may be able to hear it just as Paul was he says according to the gift of the the grace of God given unto me. It's just that is the gift that can be given to. You be given to me. Whoever by the effectual factual working of his power by his powers how bad we are able to receive that unto me who am less than the least of all sayings? Is this grace given that. I should preach among the gentiles them. searchable riches of Christ medicine is being preached and taught to us today then searchable riches of Jesus Christ that he has and to make all me and see what is the fellowship of the mystery which from the beginning of the world have been here in them who created all things by Jesus Christ to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God and I know so that the true spiritual church is able to understand and know the manifold the multiple wisdom of God through Jesus Christ our Lord according to the turn on purpose which he proposed in Christ Jesus higher lower again. How do we get that through? Christ Christ Jesus our Lord. There's no other way but through him and whom we have bonus and excess with confidence By the faith of him wherefore I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you which is your glory for this calls. I bow my knees into the father of our Lord. Jesus Christ and for this calls I also won't be and do bile mind niece to him and be begging him that he might give me the words to say that I might be able to encourage some on their way to encourage you to encourage myself to go to Jesus Christ and to let him clean us up to let him direct us to let him fill this tabernacle with that spirit spirit of whom the whole family and heaven and earth is named that whole spiritual family is named through Jesus Christ our Lord that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by his his spirit in the inner man in that spiritual man that you can be strengthened according to the riches. Now let's tell the friends we've got a walk in his commandments. We've got a live by his ordinance by the things that he he has ordained here on the air and if we are living in that condition then we'd better look and see why if we are living in that in that way there's different spirit that is leading us. He says there of whom the whole family and heaven and earth is named that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory the riches of his spirit to be strengthened with my by his spirit in the inner man in that spiritual man man be strengthened in that that Christ may dwell in your Harks by faith that ye be rooted and grounded in love rooted and grounded in that charity not the charity the spirit of God that pure love of God the father and his son that at whole east coast will give to you they you he says that Christ may dwell in your heart by Faye. They're not being rooted that spiritual root growing going deep in that good ground and thank grounded in love furnished at good ground CE- germinating and roots the moisture being there and it be able to to travel deep in that ground and route that plant so that it can not be plucked up easily and aided will bear stand the droughts of Satan because it is rooted deep in the spirit of God. What he's talking about there that spiritual part and may be able to comprehend with all all saints what is the breadth and length and the debt and the height? And what is he talking about all those things. He's talking about that. You might being able to comprehend all the trues of God you might be able to comprehend all the things that he asked for you to do they okay you might be able to comprehend right from wrong it you might be able to comprehend right from all most right. It's what what he's saying. There may be able that you are grounded in the love your grounded into spirit that you might be able to comprehend with all all the same the sage those that are walking up right and had been sanctified by the spirit of God they you might be able to Capri a hand with them. He says what is the breath in the length and the depth and height to just know all about the spiritual part that we we are walking in. We're living in what he's saying and to know the love of Christ which passed with Knowledge College. They you might be filled with all the fullness of God. Isn't that something to think about there. And to know the love of Christ to be able to have that in this tabernacle clay which passes knowledge being able to understand and know that we got that pure love within us that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God anywhere there that he says it you might be filled with the fullness of the things of this world. He says those things are enemies of gone. He says there that if you you know these things go all the way back up there to that sixteenth person. He said that that he would grant to you. According to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with my by his spirit in the inner man and then he tells. Here's you all about these things here and to know the love. Then if you've got that spirit in the inner man they you may know the love of Christ which passed with knowledge and you might be filled with all the fullness of God nine to him that is able to do exceedingly are Bonda above all we ask or think looking here. What Paul is telling these people he says is now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask our thing according to the power that worketh in us that spirit of the power there? There's able to work in you. He says it can do more than you think. If we will just allow that spirit how recourse recourse in us. How did it will carry us throughout this life? And he uses unto him and that's unto him that is able to give to you that spirit and that is only again Jesus crimes and unto him unto Jesus Cries Be Glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end Amen and unto him that is able to receive of that Spirit unto. He'll you in me be gory in church. Before all of that spirit be glory in the Spiritual Church and the House that by Jesus Christ by the spirit of Jesus Christ throughout all ages. These things have I've been able to be done world without end and that's the spiritual world Christ will lead us to and I want you to listen that last word on what you'd all be able to say that reality in yourself whenever you want to say it is amy to the truth. We have and agree with the things things be at one with his Gospel at one with his spirit at one in his church. Aw at one with his people there will be no division in this in this that we have read about today. They're all at warn with Christ. Jesus our Lord. They're all one with Ham. Let's turn Corinthians I Corinthians Ona read a little bit here so be the in the second chapter and brother brother when I came to you came not with excellence. It speech or of wisdom declaring unto you the testimony of God. He says I didn't come to you. And by wisdom and they with excellently of AH speech I came to you declaring unto you the testimony of God which we've heard today for I determined not not to know anything among you save. Jesus Christ and Him Crucified Crucified for us. And I was with you in weakness in fear and much trimming and my speech and my preaching was not within Tyson words of Man's wisdom but in demonstration of the spirit and power. And that's what I want to be able to be a part of today justice. Paul was able to tell these people. How did he was able to preach into teach these things and not with the Excellency of speech but just preaching the power and the enticing words how God not the enticing words of man's wisdom the preaching the words of God did you might understand and demonstration.

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"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

Church Growth Nation

07:35 min | 3 years ago

"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

"What what do you think it does that in your heart of hearts does that mean that the failed and you try something else or in your heart of hearts. You're like cool you know. That's what god has for me to to help these people in in their life. And that's what i'm gonna do. Faithful lee and if that's what god has an and you know during the conversation he was like i would feel like i failed in in the cliche answer was healthy things grow and so it would continue to grow and so and so. I think that was a question that he wasn't expecting kind of processing on the fly But then he came back to me a few months later on. I had a rest without question for a long time and Do you feel like in your heart of hearts if your church never grows a another person in from now until josh mayo is eighty two years old and you die and you've lived your whole life just like that deal satisfied or do you feel disappointed. Well i think there's a lot of things that you said that i love to comment on first of all. Do i feel satisfied or disappointed. I think we all have this tension this desire to grow right and so. I don't think that there's a sense of being disappointment pointed that we can't get to whatever next so. I don't think that's wrong. You know. I don't think that equates to sinfulness or me laughing my purpose but for me i have to define what success. And for me successes. I love god. God loves me. Bom that success and i have to define it that way and i was gonna say when you ask that question. I was like ding ding. Ding on the nose. That's the question. Because i had to wrestle with that question a lot and it's hard but militarization that i think was really helpful for me is whether i am the pilot of a plane of ten people or on a pallet of a big boeing jet. That has three hundred three thousand people in. I'm still the pilot. That god is asked me to get these people to final destination in heaven be closer jesus to build disciples and so whether it's ten people or ten thousand people do i have to be faithfully obedience in do that. Well yes absolutely. And i really do believe old school. Stop that now faithfulness obedience. That's what the looks looks. Because here's the thing when you even hear the parable of the different talents. I think there's god gives different measure to each person and we don't know what our measure is right but we have to be faithful. And i'm not push back. I've heard that phrase a lot healthy things grow healthy things grow. That's right to an extent like there comes a point. Where if we're i used that metaphor and i've quoted that metaphor so many times that's bog picture healthy things grow. Yes they do but we also grow and they grow really fast and oak trees grow but they grow to a certain extent and then everything has sometimes the growth capacity and so we have to say all right. Am i added healthy place. Do we need to shift things up to grow to a higher level or is do i need to be faithful at this season for a while and then kind of reassess and sometimes i think the biggest thing that needs to be healthy and grow as a heart and the reason and maybe some of the external things growing because internally we haven't grown in a while and so i just pushed back on the whole healthy things grow sometimes because sometimes yet they do grow but some things that are not that good and not that healthy. Weeds grow very quickly. Oak trees grow to a certain extent. There is a stopping point and sometimes healthy to assess and say is this healthy growth because all throughout the gospels as well to you see jesus doing two things he had served seasons and he had purged seasons and every one of us needs to have surgeon purge where sometimes the healthiest thing for your church news to lose some people and that might not always sound politically correct but it's incredibly important and might be the healthiest thing for your church to grow to get to. The next level is to lose some people that were there at the very beginning. And it's not that we want to your heart. Don't wanna lose these people. I was the guy that said. I will never lose anybody on my launch team. I will. They will be more than scaffolding. They'll stay with me forever. But sometimes things just change and people change and i kind of set a lot there but i just i looked at jesus and he said you know you said. Are you offended. will you leave me to. Jesus has very large groups. That sometimes would leave when he would say hard truth to help. The church grow in a greater extent. And so just wrestle with that tension. I think as you're talking to the growth question i think you're right. There's there's two ways to look at it growth. This whole thing is called church. Growth nation right and it's not always about numerical growth. Sometimes we need to grow in our walk with god grow in our knowledge grow in our maturity and so that is obviously a little bit more cliche but i acknowledge that that is an area that we grow in but when we talk about your heart's desire to grow in size i think so like our companies vibrant agency and we have a desire for our company to grow and to be the best and to be bigger and all stuff right but at the same time. I am completely satisfied. If i do this for the rest of my life i am. I am satisfied and hungry at the same time. You know what i mean like. I'm not trying to grow our company because i'm dissatisfied. It's just because it's fun. And it's like part of your dna to try to to accomplish a goal and be competitive and win. But that doesn't mean that it's fed from a place of dissatisfaction. I think that that's where if everybody can get to that point like i have vision my heart for my church to be five thousand people and to reach all these numbers that you have and we're going to go for that but at the same time if that's not what god has i'm gonna chase it because that's part of my dna. And i think that's fine. I think that's what i'm supposed to do. But if it doesn't i'm not dissatisfied in the same time. Do you agree with that. Yeah i think it's not a problem fixed. But it's attention to manage and i think that's where things are for us and and i think the apostle paul recount. What i'm trying to describe is us making sure that we're not falling into any either of the ruts on both sides of the road right. I think both can be out a balanced. The apostle paul talked about this idea of a godliness with contentment is great game right and so there's not there's this contentment content actually brings about great gain. There's a little bit of attention. They're like wait. I'm supposed to be content but have great game at the same time. But then the apostle paul also says i press on right he forgetting what the pass and move forward and so i think as passers. I don't know how to do it very well. But i'm working on because i want to grow but i wanna be everything that god's called me to be in the season that matt as well too. I want to be fully present so help me to understand. God how godliness with great godliness with contentment. Great game but helped me also press on how to balance that tension a little bit..

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"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

Church Growth Nation

08:02 min | 3 years ago

"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

"Night was game. five More shots and now gone And my brother is a minnesota twins fan and he started trash talking me one and they're playing the yankees and they got swept so i enjoyed. I enjoyed that conversation with him. That sounds good. Yeah so tell me about cross church. I know that you planted the church. How long have you guys been going on How did you plant. did you go on your own. You use something like are just kind of give us the story of the church absolutely. We planted about six years ago as a new startup. church thing not really campus or a satellite but we we got training through the arc. We love the are. Some of my closest friends are passers and whatnot. and We are associated with arc But didn't receive any of the funds there definitely had their relationship there and great training and and We're just having a lot of fun A lot of fun just love and our community in north georgia and and trying to make a little bit more crowded. Did you start in a building. You start in a school. How what was the process like. Yeah absolutely so boy. When we started out we we looked at. I don't know took us about eight months to secure our location which that was a beast We ended up starting in a school. Was there for about four years Set up tear down the only. We couldn't leave anything so the only thing that was there that we didn't have to set up was chairs because those were bolted to the ground So as a performing arts theater kind of thing and and it was a lot of work. We couldn't store anything on site. Everything had the drawn in by trailer every single week. It is pretty exhausting. And so and we had to set up day saturday and sunday because they wouldn't let us into the main room until sunday morning but they would let us into the kids rooms on saturday so it it was We were portable. And i didn't know that when. I when god asked me to start church was actually starting to moving company. That's kind of what it felt like. Yeah a how many months or years were you doing that. Saturday sunday thing. Yeah four years four years and man. I'll tell you what the saints of the church where the people that set up and tore down and they're pretty awesome. We'll just go. What's what's your building like. Now i mean i know you have your own facility. How are you at. I mean do you own it or you still some portable the a one campus to campus. What's the story so we're a one campus church and we're having a lot of fun five and half years in kind of a thing and we own our building we the day we started five and a half years ago we started. Put money aside for us to be able to step in and make a purchase just believing that as we worked on small margins that god would be able to help us take that next step and When a building basically came open the first building that ever came open for us. We've been searching from day one and it took about four plus years for us to find a place when we did we announced to our church That we were As the first time we ever talked to the church about it we announced that we were in contrast purchase building that we had a large down payment for the building. And here's the giving plan for us to be able to finalise the building and so it was a pretty exciting day because no one even knew what we're doing till we just did it and People really got behind it and So were we've already got most of our building paid off the grace. God tell you when you guys decided to start the church you went with cross church and it's but it's not like cross jesus church it's like an it's like cross roads almost like what's the what's the branding about. Yeah so what we like to say is the cross of christ helps you the cross from your pain to your purpose. You know you see right behind me. Fine life it's this idea. That's our brain behind this. You kind of see our logo and stuff. And that's the idea of you. Know kind of like the israelites. going from You know egypt into the tom. Aslan that the cross helps you to cross into new life helps you find life through christ relationship with christ and relationship with others and that's really our purpose is to help you find life. And so that whole branding thing is you see the flag as well too. It's like we're taking new ground because whenever you take a new ground where you do plant a flag and so it's this idea of kin tuning to move towards what god has for you. Who was your first higher. Yeah great question. I hire was actually a husband and a wife combo so i'm going to cheat a little bit He ran the worship and still does and she ran our youth and children's ministry and still does their phenomenon and we we basically stipend them at the very beginning. And i won't tell you how much we skype in them. Because it was very embarrassing but they were very gracious and there's some of the best people that we have in our church house. Gene wilder their rockstars. From the moment. If you're comfortable with this question from the moment you planted the church until now what do you think if you could pinpoint one is one of the biggest mistakes you've made so far as a pastor made a lot of them which one you know. I'll i think one mistake that i did early on was put too much pressure on myself to build the fantasy church and what i mean by that is i think when whenever we started church or planet which many of us may be no one else. Maybe it's just me but we say that we're not looking to be the next steven fertig or insert your name and Hill song or whatever your big name churches we say no. I'm just following god. I'm just obeying god breaking or something in the back of us back of our mind. That says you why to be cool. If and i think we we wanna plant a fantasy church. Instead of what goddess obediently asked us to so filling go after a and and so i think put a little bit too much pressure on myself to try to be the next whatever. I didn't mimic them. I like them. I was my unique self and what god had called me to be. But that internal pressure to perform. Let's be honest of the large start up churches and god bless you if you are one of them but we are not Condo one percent of the one percenters and so oftentimes. We get very enamored by the very fast growing startup. church plants. Now so awesome. If you are come-ons comes in my church. And tell me everything. I need to change. That's cool no. I probably wouldn't listen half of them because every one of us have a unique. Dna that god has called us to be. But i guess what i'm trying to say is understand that we all organically grow at different places spaces levels and you've got to figure out what god's called you to be and don't worry about building your fantasy church but rather bill church god has called you uniquely to plant and build in the community. He's called you to that. Sounds beautiful. But i yeah i was talking. I was talking with my a buddy of mine. Who was six months. Maybe five months out from launch sunday and they were doing arc thing too and we were helping them with some mailers and some facebook ads. And i remember i was golfing with my buddy and we were talking about the church and i asked him. I said if at the peak this church has a hundred people forever..

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"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

Church Growth Nation

05:05 min | 3 years ago

"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation

"What's up everybody. This is ross. Turner and you are listening and watching church growth nation we've got dino risi's received all the above dino rizzo. We're in downtown. San luis obispo right now and you flew in yesterday into that flew in today's scott. Here my off your private jet very several of this one of them is called delta scout american every once i take my one called southwest powerful. Where are you where you live. Out of birmingham now pastor in baton rouge louisiana for twenty years relocated birmingham alabama seven years ago. My brother-in-law played in the minors and he played. What's the minor league team birmingham barons. Yeah he played for jordan. I did not know that that was what he played baseball for a year. Two he played in birmingham with your brother. Well he pride in play with but that's awesome. We got basketball with michael jordan. The i did like him like him with him. He's my dad we got adema ganja and then with us before. He's the lead pastor active church which actually meets. I could throw a baseball. I could hit a seven hour. He hit right at it. But we're gonna be out. Adam planted the church almost three years ago or just past three years ago. Two years ago this is the birthday coming up years. Yeah we'll be. We just turned to last month. So we're celebrating to your next week. Nice and it's been going really good and so these two people not only have churches that they influence but they also have the experience of having people talk to you. Talk to you about advice on how to better their churches and you know tips and things to really further. Walk with god personally and make it through. And so when. I wanted to talk to you. I'll start with you dino. Is i hear a lot from the pastors that we work with that. They're like pastoring is lonely. Pasturing is hard. Pasturing is hard on your and you feel isolated financially hard. It's often harder than they expected. Why is that our culture's hard right now. So i think everybody's going through stuff doctors and labyrinths.

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