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Jon Fuller is on a mission to be a true example of Christ in his life and in his work. He introduces you to men and women of faith who have walked different paths to find a true Christianity that they live out each and every day. Some paths have been bumpy and filled with debris, but through it all, grace and faith have been a sustaining force in the lives of these men. You won't find any fake and phoney Christianity here.....just real people with a heart for God and living out His call on their lives. Join us for new episodes each week. We'd love it if you'd share the show with other men of faith who need support and encouragement along their journey.
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Mar 30, 2018

 

Our guest today is Abby Abildness. You will hear all about the Kingdom Start of our nation and her study of William Penn.

Have you ever heard of William Penn? You may know him by "Grandfather of our nation". He is the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. William wrote the first founding documents of the United States of America and his peace treaties are still used today. William Penn went on to be a spiritual advisor to our founding fathers. He understood government with a kingdom mind.

"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn

William Penn started a good work in Pennsylvania that people and nations have benefited from for generations. Abby Abildness is going to make sure that legacy continues.

Abby has such a big heart for Pennsylvania, it will make you want to move there tomorrow. She is currently the State Leader of the International Prayer Coccus. She sits with government leaders and prayers with them so that God's will can be done in legislation.  Abby and her husband are also the CEO's of Healing Tree International.  Their passion is to network pastoral, medical, business and government leaders for the healing of nations.

LINKS:

healingtreeinternational.com 
 
thelondonderryinn.com
 
Fellowship Home Loans
 
CONNECT WITH ABBY:
 
healingtreeinternational.com/contact
 
Abby@healingtreeinternational.com
 
Mar 29, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked you will hear the heart and passion of one woman who has been called my God to help heal and restore women and children who have found themselves homeless.

Kari Heffron is the Woman & Children Program Coordinator at The Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, South Carolina.  They are currently serving 27 women and 19 families in their area. They are very intentional about calling themselves a "Transitional Home" and not a homeless shelter.

After the Holy Spirit set Kari free from a reckless lifestyle, Kari came to the conclusion that being homeless is not someone's identity it is just a result of being broken. God started a fire in her heart to create a safe place for homeless women and children to come and feel safe, loved, protected, wanted, and somewhere they can meet Jesus.

After 10 years of pressing into God Kari's dream finally came to fruition. Even though Kari is walking in her calling now she gets real about the struggles that come with this type of ministry.

Kari is a true City Taker and we can't wait to see what God does next with her ministry.

LINKS:

Connect with Kari

Donate to The Oliver Gospel Mission

Are You Real

Fellowship Home Loans

Mar 28, 2018

God has given us all a purpose and a passion, and when someone is being obedient to live out that purpose, amazing things happen. I am seeing amazing things from Shane Blackshear, and so I was excited to talk to him today about the unique passion God has given him for theology, ministry, and racial relations in the church. Shane is from West Texas where he lives with his wife and two kids. He is a podcast host with two amazing shows you should definitely check out. On Seminary Dropout, Shane interviews theologians who might not have the biggest microphone but have such wonderful things to share about our Creator. Shane’s second podcast, On Ramp, discusses how race and the church intersect.

Shane and I will dive into a lot of different topics in today’s episode. We started off with a discussion of race in the church, and how God’s Kingdom will absolutely be more diverse than the typical American church. Shane is teaching his listeners how to learn about the human experience through the eyes of someone who might not look exactly like them. It is a humbling conversation and one we probably can’t have enough.

From there, Shane and I are going to talk about how Seminary Dropout came to be, and why a show like Shane’s has such huge potential. God has given Shane more than enough strength and wisdom to graciously and empathetically interview the people who are seeking a thorough understanding of who God is and what his plans are for this world. Ultimately, Shane is encouraging anyone who will listen that, as image bearers of Christ, we have the potential to proclaim God’s goodness through every word and deed. That is absolutely what Shane is doing in the world, so you will want to check out my interview today!

More in this episode:

  • Shane tells us all about himself and what his passions and purposes are.
  • Shane shares why he feels burdened to bring issues of race in America to the church.
  • Diverse churches are incredibly rare in America.
  • We have so much to learn from the experiences of our brothers and sisters in Christ of different races.
  • Shane loves to point people to rich resources for understanding race in the church.
  • Why Shane ended up dropping out of seminary two times.
  • Shane’s favorite, mind-blowing interviews.
  • The thing that keeps Shane going with his podcast is the ministry opportunity.
  • It’s hard to interview well, and Shane is certainly gifted at it!
  • Why we struggle with self-confidence.
  • God is getting Shane excited to speak about idols and the “us v. them” mentality.
  • Who Shane is reading right now!
  • Church can be taken outside the walls.
  • Shane would tell himself right out of college to not limit his options.

Resources:

Twitter: @Beardonabike

Facebook: Shane Blackshear

Seminary Dropout Podcast

N.T. Wright

The Benefit of the Doubt

Fresh Expressions

On Ramp Podcast

Mar 27, 2018

What is the soul? What does it even look like to have a healthy soul? I’m going to tackle these questions in Part 2 of our 3 part series on Spirit, Soul, and Body!

When it comes to complex questions like these, I think it is best to take a basic and practical approach to understanding it. I am so thankful that God has provided us with Scripture that tells us all about our soul and how we can keep it healthy. Today, I am going to bring you Scripture from both the Old and the New Testament that illustrates a healthy soul.

Ultimately, we need to learn how to trust God. When we surrender our mind, will, and emotions to Him, he will bring us to a place of peace and health. If you are pursuing an overall healthy lifestyle, you cannot neglect the health of your soul. You will see today how it impacts every single aspect of your life, including your physical health!

More in this episode:

  • I give my most basic explanation of what the soul actually is.
  • Let’s unpack the mind as described in Lamentations 3:20.
  • Job 7:15 and 1 Chronicles 22:19 give us a good idea about how the will works.
  • Our emotions are complex. Psalm 42:1 and Psalm 86:4 describe just a few emotions we experience.
  • What it means to have a healthy soul according to Romans.
  • Understand that your mind is part of your soul.
  • We can choose to walk in God’s will.
  • Proverbs 3:5-8 is a gem for us!
  • 3 John 1:2 shows us that our soul brings us bodily health.

Resources:

Are You Real

Mar 23, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government we speak to Chantelle Irish. She is the Senior Campaign Advisor for Zimbabwe candidates: Noah Manyika and William (Widzo) Pilbrough. They are running for President and Vice President of Zimbabwe in the 2018 election. They are running under the political party of "The Build Zimbabwe Alliance".

Despite how dangerous politics can be in their country they are ready to see a change and are helping usher in Gods favor to Zimbabwe. 

The country as a whole is in very hard times. Their people have little access to clean water, and proper medical care. On top of that their unemployment rate is 95% and it is currently illegal to withdraw any sort of currency from a bank due to the countries crippling debt.
Many Zimbabwean people leave the country to work abroad to send money back to their loved ones just to make it by. 
 
This may seem like a terrible place to most people, but not for Chantelle. She shares how there is so many wonderful things about her country and her favorite are: the people, the countryside, and the untapped potential. The Build Zimbabwe Alliance sees past the brokenness, and the statistics to see God's heart for this country. 
 
She believes "God's identity for Zimbabwe is to be the Switzerland of Africa". She longs to see healing and peace in the country just like our Father does. 
 
In future episodes, we will talk to Noah Manyika and  William Pilbrough to hear more about the election.

LINKS:

buildzimbabwe.org

BZA Manifesto

Donate to BZA

Email the BAZ: info@buildzimbabwe.org

BZA Facebook

Samuel Rodriguez book "Lambs Agenda"
lambsagenda.com

messengerinternational.org

Areyoureal.org

Connect with Dubb

Mar 22, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked we speak with Jeremiah Bolich.

When Jeremiah was young he was discharged from the military due to a drug and alcohol problem. After hitting rock bottom a Christian couple invited him into their home and took him to a Billy Graham conference. At the conference, he had an encounter with the Holy Spirit that would change his life.

Now Jeremiah is gone 47 weeks of the year traveling the world spreading the good news and equipping "City Takers". You will hear all about how he and his wife lived out of a bus during the first years of the ministry and now how he balances his family and ministries. However, in the near future, his travels may be few and far between as he plants a training center in Lebanon to help equip leaders.

"Reject religion and embrace Jesus".

LINKS:

AreYouReal.org

Connect with Christy

JeremiahBolich.com

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Mar 21, 2018

Purpose is all about living out God’s plan, even if it looks nothing like anything you’ve seen ever before. Christians have a pretty good idea of what it means to do church, but today I am talking with someone who listened to the Lord when he asked him to think differently about his ministry and his congregation. This is Jordan Sutton, the pastor of Clearpath Church in Dallas, TX. He and his congregation are redefining church, and the Lord is working and speaking in mighty ways through them. 

Instead of a pulpit, Clearpath has tables. Instead of a traditional gathering, they meet in homes. Everything from worship to Bible studies has been prayerfully refashioned so that the members of Clearpath can have a whole new experience with the Living God. What gets me excited about guys like Jordan is that I feel like the Lord told me long ago that the church was changing, and I think pastors like Jordan are on the frontlines. 

Today, Jordan is not just going to share how and why Clearpath changed so drastically, but also the amazing changes that happened inside Jordan himself. God really emphasized for him a pursuit of holiness in spite of a fallen world and has asked him to think deeply about what it means to be set apart from the world. If you have a heart for people, especially in the American church, then you are going to want to listen to this episode. I think we have so much to learn from Jordan Sutton. 

 

Show Highlights: 

  • Jordan shares how his upbringing led him to a different perspective on church. 
  • 1 Corinthians 2 was super influential for Jordan and his church ministry. 
  • Jordan learned about holiness alongside of grace. 
  • The opposite of holiness is commonness. 
  • Supernatural encounters in the most basic moments. 
  • Why it is so easy to move away from the tenacity of your conviction. 
  • What would church look like if we had never seen it before? 
  • Transforming Sunday services into prayer meetings. 
  • Turning pulpits into tables. 
  • Jordan lost people, and here is how he handled that. 
  • Lessons from God’s people. 
  • The Bible is filled with people who questioned and sought God. 
  • How God impacts our lives through money and privilege. 
  • Abundance looks differently for everyone. 
  • Jordan is still learning how to take care of the details. 
  • How Jordan would challenge us to think about our growth with God
  • Advice to Jordan’s younger self. 

 

Resources:

Jordan Online 

Clearpath Online Magazine 

Clearpath.live 

Clearpathdallas.com 

 

Mar 20, 2018

What’s so creative about business? Everything! Especially if you are an entrepreneur, you are extremely creative. Businesses thrive when we are using our God-given creativity. When we don’t we get caught in a cycle of constant striving, and strife is the opposite of creativity. You were made in the image of a creative God, and I think some commonly overlooked creative processes will be the key to your success in business.

Today, I want to give you easy tools to help you access your creativity, apply it to business, and then watch all of your endeavors thrive. I’ll show you 5 habits successful business leaders DON’T have because I think we can learn just as much from what we are not, as we can what we are. Your authentic self is capable of creating so much! It’s time to start thinking about how we can bring some creative solutions to our businesses.

More in this episode:

  • When you get into striving, you are using up your creative energy.
  • Biblically, what does it look like to be creative.
  • We should be praying for creativity specifically for our business.
  • Start drawing things with your opposite hand!
  • Get involved and around creative individuals.
  • Be abundant in the Kingdom.
  • We have such a fear of loss.
  • Money means more opportunities.
  • 5 Things That Great Business leaders DON’T Do.

Resources:

Are You Real

Mar 19, 2018

How would you define success? We tend to define things in our lives incorrectly because we are either using someone else’s definition of success or following the world’s definition. When we take a close look at our definition, we may start to realize some unrealistic expectations. Today is your chance to redefine success so that you can actually see it manifest in your life. I am going to show you how!

There are five areas of my life where I need to have a balanced definition of success: Faith, Family, Fun, Finance, and Fitness. When I take a close look at these categories, I have to ask myself if I am reaching towards a goal for that particular arena. I want to challenge you today to look at how you define success in these areas and much more. You will also get a look at what influences our definition of success, and how we can take steps now to change our definition to a more positive one.

Practical wisdom and easy first steps are waiting for you in this episode of Are You Real: Success!

More in this episode:

  • We all have a different definition of success, as unique as we are.
  • We often let ourselves down by our own definition of success.
  • Lessons I learned about paying my dues and then redefining success as having fun.
  • We are bombarded with advertisements that try to define our lives.
  • Just doing works is not salvation.
  • You can define balance in your success as well.
  • Motivation starts with movement, and then the mental and emotional follows.
  • We are influenced by our connections.

Resources

Rureal.org

Mar 16, 2018

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Are You Real Government episode 07.

Today we speak to Jenn Bara. You will hear all about her incredible journey about how God is using her in both the Government and Business Mountian. 

When Jenn was young she wanted to be a women's pastor and work in the church, because that is where she thought God moved the most. After attending Bethel Church's Heaven and Business Conference God opened her eyes to all seven Mountains of Influence.

In episode two we explain in depth the Seven Mountains of Influence. If you missed it, we recommend going back and listening so you can fully understand some of the ideas shared today. Click here to listen.

Jenn is the current President of the Panhandle Restaurant Asociation. This organization is equipping the next generation of entrepreneur that want to be in the industry. They provide educational conferences to small business owners to educate them on ever-changing laws, and much more. Jann also helps run her families local restaurant. Their business just celebrated 35 years and is thriving. 

After Jenn realized she was called to both the government and business mountain she received a phone call from Ginger Nelson who was running for mayor in her hometown. During the call, Ginger shared that God had told her that she needed Jenn on her campaign. This was a clearly a God-ordained moment, considering that Ginger Nelson had never met Jenn. She only knew her name because of her great influence Jenn had in the business mountain.

Jenn shares that the number one lesson that she learned from the campaign was learning how to see God moving in people regardless if she agreed with their policy's. Also, she dives into how to fight the spirit of religion in government.

Links:

Seven Mountian Printable PDF

Seven Mountian Strategy Explained 

Download a FREE audiobook today with Audible.

 

Mar 15, 2018

We are so excited to continue the conversation about "City Taking".

In episode 5 "City taking 101" we had a great time with George and Sarah from City Light Church about how to start "taking" your city back for the Kingdom. We recommend going back and listen before you dive in today. (Link below)

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with Naomi Volkman. She is a 12-year old Christian and is making a huge difference in her community. When Naomi was young her Mother was diagnosed with cancer, and she began to struggle with suicidal thoughts. She was saved after experiencing an incredible vision of Jesus telling her how much he loved her. After that, she started evangelizing in her high school which turned into a passion to see City's restored back to the love of Christ and has since graduated from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and has traveled around the world, sharing the gospel. Pretty much... she is a rock star!

Links:

City Taking 101

citylighttoledo.org

enkindleministries.com

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Mar 14, 2018

More of then than not, you are in the middle of your purpose before you realize it’s even started. God has a funny way of taking us on a journey to find our calling, and he is certainly capable of working through us all in a might way, even if we can’t see it. This is why I am so excited to have Matt Brough on the show today. Matt has many passions that seemed to have all converged at this moment in time. Primarily, Matt is a family man in Winnipeg, Canada. When he isn’t spending time with his family, he is pastoring Prarie Presbyterian, a small but faithful and diverse congregation that is walking faithfully with God in this season.

What sets Matt apart from the rest is how his ministry has expanded beyond the pulpit. Knowing he had been gifted with words, Matt decided that he would start a podcast and write both non-fiction and fiction books on the side. It is incredible to see the way that Matt has listened to God’s call on his life and walked faithfully towards these creative endeavors, even though “success” looks a bit different than he thought. Matt has no idea what God might have in store for him next, but he continues to pursue more books and opportunities as a supreme act of faith.

Matt’s writing, his podcast, and his pastoring have all converged to make Matt a powerhouse of spirituality. He humbly wears his many hats with an attitude of service. He writes books his family would want to read. He shares stories that his church would want to hear. Above it all, Matt chooses where to use his gifts to serve others, and I think we have a lot to learn from him. You do not want to miss out on Matt’s story in this week’s episode, so let’s dive right in.

More in this episode:

  • Matt considers his family most important next to God.
  • Authoring and podcasting is a very new journey that God has been teaching Matt through.
  • Why the podcast can be a part of Matt’s ministry.
  • Philippians 2 is the character guiding scripture for Matt and his ministry.
  • Matt shares a time when he was doing ministry for the wrong reasons.
  • It is hard to connect sometimes, and Matt shares his best ways to get a support system.
  • How Matt ended up at this point of convergence.
  • Why Matt is just a bit like Abraham.
  • The system that Matt uses when he felt like he needed to start writing.
  • You can trust God with your mission and your gifts.
  • My prayers for Matt.
  • Matt would tell his younger self that fear is normal, and we can have courage.
  • Matt’s big advice would be to step back and listen to God.
  • Learn how to participate in Matt’s giveaway!

Resources:

Enter to Win Free Books from Matt!

Matt Brough

Find all of Matt’s Books

Michael Hyatt Podcast

Mar 13, 2018

If you are going to live a healthy life, you have to take care of your body, your soul, and your spirit. This week, I want to set us off on a three-part series that will change the way we think about taking care of our spirit, soul, and body. Jumping right in, let’s talk about how we can nurture and feed our spirit by looking at the words the world uses to describe health and applying them to things in the spiritual realms.

The spirit is what allows us to communicate with God. When we pray, read Scripture, and act in the authority that Jesus has given us, we are absolutely feeding our spirit. It is so important that we nurture our spirit because otherwise, we will be playing right into what the world wants us to spend all our energy on. Satan loves it when our spirit feels far from God. We have the power to stop him in his tracks!

A healthy life starts with the spirit. Join me today as we look at how the Bible describes a healthy spirit.

More in this episode:

  • We can use Scripture to teach us what it means to have a healthy spirit.
  • What actually is our spirit?
  • Ephesians 2:5 describes what our spirit looks like.
  • Eating well, activity, growth, and alive are words the world uses to describe health.
  • We have to feed our spirit. Learn what that looks like practically.
  • Luke 5:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 teach us how Jesus fed his spirit through prayer.
  • Hebrews 4:12 illustrates how Scripture keeps our spirit healthy.
  • Jeremiah 29:11 and James 4:7 show us that God has our best interests at heart and we have authority in Jesus.
  • Jesus is our ultimate example of a healthy spirit.
  • Trust that God’s plan is greater.

Resources:

Are You Real

Mar 12, 2018

Sometimes, God gives his followers a talent for the creative arts, and so they are called to ministry through the art that they create. Other times, the calling comes first, and the skills follow. This is exactly what happened to Jon Egan, this week’s guest on Are You Real: Creative. Jon had a knack for the drums, but he didn’t know he would lead and write worship music until later in life. God’s call was crystal clear, and Jon listened faithfully. God would continue to ask Jon to be faithful, even in the midst of some truly tragic and difficult circumstances.

These days, Jon is leading worship at New Life Church and writing songs with people like Desperation Band and Jesus Culture. You’ve probably heard a lot of Jon’s songs, but today we wanted to hone in on “Make a Way.” This song was a response to scandals, shame, and fear that Jon was facing in his church. Through it all, God made a way for Jon to continue to make music. He makes things happen so that our relationship with Him and with others runs deep. If you’ve been experiencing a real struggle in your life lately, you need to listen to this episode!

Jon is not just going to reflect on his own experiences, but also on his experiences with the Christian music industry in general. The music industry can be a monster, but it is also reaching millions of ears. How can older musicians expect to keep up with the pace of the industry? What do musicians need to keep in mind if they want to make it big? Do they even want to make it big? We will dive into all of these topics and much more in our next incredible podcast installment. When you get a guy like Jon Egan with you, you know you are going to learn so much. Join us to learn and experience God in his fullness today!

More in this episode:

  • Jon shares his history at New Life Church and how he discovered his calling to be a worship leader.
  • Jon learned music because God called him to worship leading.
  • Learning about God’s strength from struggles, sacrifice, and scandals.
  • Songs were written out of a desperation for God to move and the Scripture around them at the time.
  • How Jon, as a pastor, communicates the humility of praise through pain.
  • We are continuing to repeat the mistakes of our faith founders.
  • How “Make a Way” came to be, and why it was such a special song.
  • Jon feel that we need to talk about the Christian Music industry honestly.
  • God can use you outside of a massive platform in a powerful way.
  • Church music is transforming, and we need older musicians to stand up and stay involved.

Resources:

On Twitter and Instagram

@Joncegan

Mar 9, 2018

Christians today are very good at the priestly practices but are often find themselves uncomfortable or intimidated by the kingly practices. God’s Kingdom on earth functions in much the same way as an earthly one. There is a ruler, a structure, and a line of command. You and I, as followers of Jesus, have inherited the kingdom from God’s own son. We can participate in princely powers and activities just as he does. It isn’t just a privilege, it is our birthright.

To give us a complete understanding of what it actually means to be a Kingdom Statesman, I have on the show with me today Dr. Barry Lenhardt. Dr. Lenhardt has been working tirelessly to equip and empower men and women to bring God’s dominion to the nations. Today, he is going to describe the physical structure of God’s Kingdom, and how we are called to participate. He will also provide key areas in which we are not currently living out our kingly position. When we take on the mantle of a ruler, we can bring about healing and light to our fallen world. Countries all over the world have soul wounds, and only God’s Kingdom and his promises will fix them.

It is time to take God’s call on our lives very seriously. We only reap the benefits of our position in God’s Kingdom unless we take action and participate!

More in this episode:

  • Lenhardt dives into a good definition of the Kingdom.
  • How the Kingdom is governmental in nature and its structure.
  • In order to be a King, God had to have a territory.
  • We are given a kingly position, not a priestly one.
  • The unseen realm is waiting for our utterance.
  • What we can learn from countries with significant emotional events in their past.
  • As Statesmen, we can begin to heal soul wounds in a nation.
  • You are a country!
  • Get things done with the mind of God.
  • The powerful Kingdom truths that can change the nations.
  • Measure the size of the enemy that is against you.
  • Take a look to the history of our nation to see where we need to act next.
  • We need manifestation to back up what we say.
  • Our enemy knows more about God and his Kingdom than many of us do.

Resources:

Llbd.org

Mar 8, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked Christy Austin speaks to Anthony Turner. He is the founder of Destiny Ministries International, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Almost 40 years ago God spoke to Anthony and told him to: “Elevate minds and disciple men to be examples of God’s awesome power, tender mercies and everlasting love.” ever since, he has been doing just that.

In 2012 Anthony and his wife Alicia started Destiny Ministries International with a goal to disciple, equip and mobilize the next generation of emerging leaders for kingdom transformation.

We continue our teaching over Luke 10, and what it means to be a modern day "City Taker".

You will hear Anthony's wisdom on topics like:

  • How to avoid "burn out" in your ministry
  • Your place in the body
  • How to be a leader in a town full of leaders
  • You can't fulfill your destiny alone
  • Plus more!

Links:

Mar 7, 2018

God has gifted and equipped all of us differently. Some of us are prayer warriors, and others glorify God with their service. A few of us have been called to teach and to study and know God’s Word. We tend to see these teachers up in the “ivory tower,” somewhat removed from the mission and the people. I’m here to tell you today that not all teachers are distant from the people they teach. That is the exact opposite of my guest, Preston Sprinkle, who is a clearly gifted scholar and teacher who wants to be in the middle of all the action.

Preston loves to write. He’s written books on just about everything, but recently he is making waves in Christian circles with his Biblically-based perspectives on hell and homosexuality. Preston is a guy who has studied the word thoroughly during most of his adult life. Above all, Preston believes in the power of Scripture to change our lives, so naturally, he uses Scripture to inform his perspective on some of the toughest issues the church is facing. His book, Erasing Hell that he co-wrote with Francis Chan demystified some of our most common misunderstandings of an unsaved destiny. People to Be Loved tackles how we, as the church, should love those who identify as homosexual while still maintaining a Biblical standard of marriage.

Instead of staying high up in theology land, Preston wants to educate people with practical wisdom so that they can be the hands and feet of Jesus. In this conversation, Preston admits to struggles and setbacks with humility and plenty of grace. While he is a scholar at heart, Preston is also a man of the people. He has so much wisdom to share with you today that you do not want to miss. It’s a power-packed episode, so let’s get started.

More in this episode:

  • Preston shares his background in education, and why it is so important to him now.
  • Preston wants to go as deep as he can in Scriptures, but then see how it plays out in real life.
  • Ezra 7:10 and Psalm 115:3 model how Preston wants to first study the word and then execute it
  • How Embracing Hell came to be, and why Preston fell in love with writing.
  • The point in Preston’s faith where he knew he was facing burnout.
  • Jesus has taken the full punishment of our sin!
  • Preston gets real about his struggles.
  • Why People to Be Loved was such a huge undertaking that impacted so many.
  • The advice Preston would give to his younger self.

Resources

Preston Sprinkle

Center For Faith/

Erasing Hell

People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue

Mar 6, 2018

Let’s talk about money! What does it mean to make “good money?” Can money even be good? How much do I really need? These are all excellent questions that I am going to tackle in this installment of Are You Real: Business. I think all money can be good money. Like any gift from God, when we use our money for his kingdom and glory, God blesses us with a full and satisfied life. Yes, I said it! Money can be an enormous blessing, but we have to steward it well.             

I am sharing with you today stories from my own life and the lives of those who inspire me most so that you can have a God-honoring mindset about money. You can happily make all the money in the world, but unless you are giving sacrificially, money will become mammon. Today, you will learn what it means to trust God with your finances, be vulnerable with your ambitions, and borrow selectively to grow your business well. Money doesn’t have to be terrifying or all-consuming. All money can be good money. Listen this week to find out how.

More in this episode:

  • All money is good.
  • You can glorify God with your money.
  • The spirit of mammon was chasing me all my life.
  • How to battle the moving goalposts.
  • Get rich so you can give sacrificially.
  • How much money do you really need?
  • What we can learn from David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby.
  • It is important to be vulnerable.
  • Borrow selectively.
  • The affirmations you need to change your perspective on money.

Resources:

A Blessed Life by Robert Morris

Are You Real

Mar 5, 2018

Transformation---how does it happen? We get caught up in the idea of a saved person “becoming a different person” than what they were before. In actuality, the change happens as self-perception changes, which is the way we define ourselves. We are talking in today’s show about The Transformation Principle—something that brings curiosity to all of us. Join me for more about this topic.

More in this episode:

  • Ephesians 5:13---The Transformation Principle
  • The change occurs as variations of your “I AM-ness”
  • Everything is light and is the very substance of God
  • Transformation means that we accept the definition and authenticity of who we were always intended to be
  • We create a new belief model of who we are when we are accepted into God’s kingdom
  • How to change yourself, create more success, and become a better person:
    • Be consciously aware of who you are as that “better person”
    • Feel what it’s like in order to BE that person
  • Man reveals that which he IS, and our subconscious mind is ever in the present, not the past or the future
  • We connect ourselves to the image of Christ that we already are, made perfect through the grace of Jesus Christ
  • The connection between thinking, believing, feeling, and acting: the results demonstrate the beliefs and thoughts
  • Skinner’s philosophy of “Reciprocal Self-determination” and how it applies to transformation
  • Why we have to strip away the worldly definitions of ourselves
Mar 2, 2018

America is a nation that has forgotten who she is. The mandates of our founding fathers still ring as true today as they did when our nation was born. Now is not the time for the church and her leaders to hide in the cellars and wait for Jesus’ return. It is time for us to consider seriously whether or not we are called to the government mountain. We can shape our nation from the top of the mountain, but to get there we must start on our knees. Today, my guest, Vanessa Chavez is going to declare boldly what it is going to take to remind America about who she is, and it has to start with the power of prayer.

Vanessa is a prayer warrior and the founder of Community for Country, an organization working to bring the Kingdom to earth via the Texas Panhandle. Vanessa has listened to God’s call on her life to become a leader and advisor on the government mountain, and she still listens to his call to this day. She is on her knees praying for God to raise up leaders with integrity, heal the severe racial tension in our nation, and transform the way we perceive issues and write policies in America. Vanessa has a prophetic voice and a natural authority that calls America to awaken. She knows with absolute certainty that this is exactly what she has been born to do, and she asks us all to listen and seek out what we too were born to do.

Pray and listen. If you think God has called you to the government, then allow Vanessa’s wisdom to soften your heart and open your mind. We need more people like her, and like you!

More in this episode:

  • Hear the story of the birth of Community for Country
  • We need to have an impact through prayer.
  • The Community for Country prayer meetings were powerful for racial reconciliation, healing, protection, and God’s will in our nation.
  • Vanessa learned about her calling by watching a movie as well as dreams and visions!
  • How Vanessa keeps her passion for government alive.
  • Why our government needs the will of God and the advice of those called to the government mountain.
  • Vanessa speaks to America and tells her she is loved.
  • We feel the mandate from heaven to remain hopeful and act in bravery.
  • Hear all about Vanessa’s recent trip to D.C.
  • Today, we still have the same mandate President Lincoln gave in his speech.
  • Vanessa’s advice to someone who feels called to the government mountain.
  • Let’s use the power of our words.
  • How Vanessa related to Habakkuk and used that as fuel for her book.

Resources:

Community for Country

The Rampart

Dutch Sheets

Dr. Lance Wallnau

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