Emboldened by God’s Spirit

Episode 202: Ever get that feeling that you know you should say something but you don’t. Tune in as I present the third & final installment of a sermon series I preached here in Merced about God’ Spirit. Imagine being fearless because you know God will give you exactly what you need. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

Beatitudes #2 – Blessed are the Broken-Hearted

Episode 201: Of all the paradoxes found in these beatitudes, this is perhaps the most violent: Blessed are those who mourn… Tune in as I breakdown what Jesus says and what it means for us today as we follow Him in His kingdom.

Question of the Day: Explain Purgatory.

Beatitudes #1 – Blessed are the Beggarly

Episode 200: We approach the mount and begin our climb – Blessed are the poor in the Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Tune in as I break this verse down and explain what this means for the Christian today.

Questions of the Day:

  1. Who was the meekest man?
  2. Is there a lost book from the Bible that talks about reincarnation?
  3. Is there any reason to read the apocryphal books found in some Bibles?
  4. How many plagues were there in Egypt?


Episode 199: The roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare, has seen so many glitches that it’s hard to believe we’ve waited three and a half years for something which is so ineffective. But it is here. How should Christians view universal healthcare? And what should we do about it? Tune in as I tackle these questions.

Question of the Day: Can we know we are saved?

Empowered by God’s Spirit

Episode 198: In this special edition of the podcast, I present a sermon at Merced church of Christ about the power available to Christians who have the Holy Spirit living within them. This is part 2 of a 3 part series.

Part 1

Beatitudes – Introduction (part 2)

Episode 197: We draw ever closer in our approach of the single most significant declaration of what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of Christ. In this episode, I lay the final groundwork in understanding the Beatitudes. Tune in as I give further observations of this monumental text.

Question of the Day: Is the Holy Spirit God?

Beatitudes – Introduction (part 1)

Episode 196: The introduction to the greatest sermon ever preached will be my text for the next several episodes. Tune in as I explain the context of this sermon as a whole but especially of the first several verses we know as the Beatitudes.

Question of the Day: Can we receive miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit today?

Killing Jesus

Episode 194: Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly is currently the best-selling book in the world. While the death of Jesus is arguably the most important event in history, it necessarily points us to the resurrection. Tune in as I give a quasi-expose of Mr. O’Reilly’s book, but dig deeper to the significance of the death of Jesus.

Question of the Day: Can atheists be saved?

Revelation 22

Episode 193: We finally come to the end of the book of Revelation. Here we find several challenges to the city. Tune in as I provide one final chapter of clarity to an often confusing book. Plus, a wrap-up, wrap-down of a few principles we learn from the book of Revelation.