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October 2014
October 30, 2014

Multicultural, cross-generational outreach is an important focus for those in ministry leadership. Luis Mendez helps us develop a model for reaching the changing culture of our neighborhoods. Refocus Your Outreach, Part 1

Featured: Luis Mendez, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 29, 2014

When difficult situations come up in our lives, we turn to those who are closest to us for help. Don Sunukjian explains that our prayer life is a matter of entrusting our deepest concerns to God. Coming to God in Prayer, Part 2

Featured: Don Sunukjian, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 28, 2014

Certain passages of Scripture may give us the impression that prayer is little more than begging God. Don Sunukjian helps us see pray as an act of immense trust in our Father’s goodness. Coming to God in Prayer, Part 1

Featured: Don Sunukjian, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 27, 2014

As we walk closer and closer with God, we begin to share His heart and hear His word more clearly. Don Sunukjian explains that when that happens, our prayer life is enriched. Faith for the Impossible, Part 2

Featured: Don Sunukjian, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 24, 2014

If God is sovereign, then why should we bother praying? Don Sunukjian explains how tuning our hearts to God's heart gives us insight to pray for the impossible. Faith for the Impossible, Part 1

Featured: Don Sunukjian, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 23, 2014

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a simple message, but its transformational power is unparalleled. Larry Moyer differentiates our work in sharing the gospel and God’s work in saving souls. What You Need to Evangelize, Part 2

Featured: Larry Moyer, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 22, 2014

We have no shortage of excuses when it comes to sharing our faith. Larry Moyer looks at the Apostle Paul’s method of evangelism and shows us what tools we need. What You Need to Evangelize, Part 1

Featured: Larry Moyer, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 21, 2014

Just one prideful act of King Uzziah undid his great kingship. Paul Nyquist provides us with insights on how to avoid a second-half collapse in our ministry leadership. A Second-half Collapse, Part 2

Featured: Paul Nyquist, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 20, 2014

It’s at God’s hand that leaders find their success. Paul Nyquist takes us to the story of King Uzziah for a look at how great success can be a setup for great failure. A Second-half Collapse, Part 1

Featured: Paul Nyquist, Pastors' Conference 2015
Host: Jon Gauger


October 17, 2014

Through the pages of the Bible, God’s people cry out to Him in the form of laments. Andrew Schmutzer helps us see the crucial need for lament in our worship to God. Lament and Suffering, Part 5

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 16, 2014

Laments are becoming more and more uncommon in today’s church services, yet they abound in Scripture. Professor Andrew Schmutzer looks at some biblical examples of laments. Lament and Suffering, Part 4

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 15, 2014

God’s chosen people were well acquainted with suffering, but they also knew of His great acts of deliverance. Andrew Schmutzer explains how the lament psalms include the past and the future. Lament and Suffering, Part 3

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 14, 2014

While they question God, the psalms of lament in Scripture actually display the sincere faith of the psalmists. Professor Andrew Schmutzer points us to the King who hears our cries. Lament and Suffering, Part 2

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 13, 2014

As Christians, we have a number of examples in Scripture that show us how to cry out to God in our suffering. Andrew Schmutzer looks at the important genre of lament. Lament and Suffering, Part 1

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 10, 2014

How we demonstrate and use our emotional energy has a powerful effect on those around us. Gerald Peterman explains this truth as we look at the Apostle Paul’s example of leading with tears. Tears and Leadership, Part 3

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 9, 2014

Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul wept over the ones they loved. Gerald Peterman helps us see the reality of emotional pain that accompanies relationships and ministry leadership. Tears and Leadership, Part 2

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 8, 2014

Many people consider the show of emotions through crying as a sign of weakness, but as Professor Gerald Peterman takes us to an event in the life of Jesus, we see how His tears demonstrate great love. Tears and Leadership, Part 1

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 7, 2014

We do not have a God who removes Himself from suffering. In fact, as Andrew Schmutzer teaches us, we have a God who willingly suffered a tortuous crucifixion to bring us to Himself. The Suffering God, Part 3

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 6, 2014

God, in His infinite wisdom, has chosen to be in close relationship with His people. Andrew Schmutzer explains the implications of this as it relates to God experiencing suffering and pain. The Suffering God, Part 2

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 3, 2014

If God is all-powerful, how can He suffer? Yet, if He can’t suffer, how can He relate to His creation? Professor Andrew Schmutzer helps us navigate the difficult theology of a suffering God. The Suffering God, Part 1

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 2, 2014

Many Christians grew up believing anger is a sin. And while it can lead to sin, Gerald Peterman looks at the life of Jesus and the Apostle Paul to show us how anger can be redemptive. The Emotion of Anger, Part 3

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


October 1, 2014

The Bible is filled with men and women who get angry. Gerald Peterman looks at a number of these—some good, some bad—and teaches us how to use anger well. The Emotion of Anger, Part 2

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 2014
September 30, 2014

Andrew Schmutzer explains how the suffering that occurs in relationships started in the Garden of Eden. Then, Gerald Peterman gives us a biblical understanding of anger in the life of the Christian. The Relational Ecosystem & The Emotion of Anger

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 29, 2014

Professor Andrew Schmutzer takes us to Genesis 3 and explains how the rebellion of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden has had lasting effects in every form of relationship. The Relational Ecosystem, Part 2

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 26, 2014

A discussion on suffering has to include the events of Genesis 3. Professor Andrew Schmutzer helps us see the schism in the relational ecosystem that occurred when man first sinned. The Relational Ecosystem, Part 1

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 25, 2014

Because we are made in God’s image, even our suffering can point us back to Him. Andrew Schmutzer analyzes our existence as image bearers and helps us see our pain through that reality. Anthropology and Suffering, Part 2

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 24, 2014

Professor Andrew Schmutzer wants us to appreciate the rich vocabulary and language the Bible gives us for our times of distress. The ability to express our suffering helps us deal with it. Anthropology and Suffering, Part 1

Featured: Andrew Schmutzer, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 23, 2014

The Bible is filled with examples and teaching related to human suffering. Professor Gerald Peterman walks us through some of these texts as we get a biblical understanding of what it means to suffer. Key Passages on Suffering, Part 2

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 22, 2014

For many, the greatest opposition for faith is the issue of suffering. As we begin to study this subject, Gerald Peterman takes us to key passages in the New Testament related to how and why we suffer. Key Passages on Suffering, Part 1

Featured: Gerald Peterman, The Theology of Suffering, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger


September 19, 2014

The “amen” at the end of our prayers signifies our agreement with the One in whose name we pray. S. M. Lockridge helps us see the majesty our great King, Jesus Christ. Amen, Part 2

Featured: S. M. Lockridge, Favorites, Vol. 1 CD Set
Host: Jon Gauger