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Are You Real | Finding Your Purpose

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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Jun 26, 2019

In today’s episode, John chats with special guest, Dee Brestin, about recognizing heart idols, how Jesus showed his disciples that He was in awe of the Old Testament, how to be alert to the amazing things that God does, and more. You don’t want to miss the prison ministry testimony she shares of an incarcerated woman who came to realize how beautiful she was to Jesus. It will give you chills!

Dee Brestin is an author, speaker, and has a heart for prison ministry. She has been writing for 50 years. Her introduction to writing came about in her early 20’s when she was looking for a bible study, but no-one was writing them at that time. She wrote her first, called “Proverbs and Parables”, which readied her for the Fishermen Bible Study Guides for which she would later write. Dee offers free teaching videos and a free Bible Study blog.

Show Highlights:

  • Turning a heart of stone into a heart of flesh
  • Most people misunderstand idolatry
  • Idols of the heart
  • The bad fruit of an idol
  • Not allowing God to be in control
  • How it can be releasing to understand why we do the things we do
  • God’s options are to overlook or to confront in love
  • If you’re faithful in the little things, God opens other doors
  • How fasting can part the red sea
  • God lost 1/3 of his angels and He was a perfect parent
  • We are humbled by parenting when we realize our children have free will
  • Books of Moses - how the story began
  • Psalms - how to live in this hard and challenging story
  • Prophets - look especially in Isaiah to see how story will end
  • What getting hit by a spiritual 2x4 is like
  • Song of Songs is not just about marriage but is a picture of Jesus' love for us
  • He leaves the 99 to go get the 1
  • The same wisdom that was in the Old Testament is in the New Testament
  • Parting scenes are important, don’t back away from them

Resources:

Are You Real

Kingdom Conference Tickets

Dee Brestin 

Books:

“Idol Lies” by Dee Brestin

“The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture” by Dee Brestin

“The God Hunt: The Delightful Chase and the Wonder of Being Found” - Karen Burton Mains

“He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs” - Dee Brestin

Jun 19, 2019

Sometimes the most interesting journeys are those we never really aspire to follow. As a young and newly surrendered Christian, my guest only wanted to travel and preach, and he never thought youth pastor or lead pastor would be what he wanted to do. Fast forward to now, when Banning Liebscher is the founder and pastor of Jesus Culture in Sacramento, CA, along with his most demanding roles of husband and father of three teens. He has a heart for the younger generation to encounter God on their campuses and cities so they can be revivalists in our world. When Banning fully committed to God’s call, he spent 10 years as a youth pastor, falling in love with young people and the local church. He was on a fast-moving journey that he never expected or prepared for, and his dependency was on God alone. Banning says his secret was to find people who were further down the road than he was. Along the way, he has learned the importance of learning to lead a diverse group of people with understanding, conflict management, and communication skills. In our conversation, Banning discusses his book, Rooted, which focuses on how God wants to grow and develop us as His children. He wraps up with his best advice about learning healthy habits and breaking unhealthy patterns in our lives..

Resources:

Jesus Culture

Find Banning on social media: @thebanning

Rooted by Banning Liebscher

Brave Communication by Dan Farrelly

Jun 12, 2019

Are you struggling to monetize your online business? My guest today might be just the person you need to meet. Jennifer Allwood is a wife, mother, dynamic business coach, and host of The Jennifer Allwood Show podcast. She uses her infectious enthusiasm to help creative women build their social media platforms and turn their talents and hobbies into lucrative online businesses. After working a desk job that was quickly pushing her to an early grave, Jennifer owned a decorative painting business before discovering the potential of the online space. She began creating courses to teach ways to make money online, and she now coaches over 3000 women each month. Jennifer shares advice about using the “thing” inside of you to make money with the right formula of your passion, your talent, and the need. She tells us how she relies on God to help her with pricing bids, how she balances the aspects of her busy life, and how a 1-½ minute conversation with Dave Ramsey gave her hope and changed her life. Jennifer wraps up our riveting conversation with advice about doing what you are supposed to do, regardless of your feelings, and why you can’t have it all.

Resources:

Jennifer Allwood

Find Jennifer’s devotional for business owners:  Jennifer Allwood

Jun 5, 2019

Today’s guest is Frances Mckay, a certified financial planner who specializes in life-centered financial planning for women in the STEM field. She’s a mother and grandmother who helps people with retirement planning and asset management. A few years ago, Frances was a chemical engineer who worked 70-80 hours each week, traveled frequently, and was miserable with making absolutely no contribution to her home. She made the career switch to financial planning, and her life changed drastically in every way, making her wish she had made the change years earlier. Frances shares key financial tips, her unique perspective on tithing, and how she balances her business, family, and daily walk with God. She leaves us with parting advice to get serious about taking control of our financial future and stop avoiding the topic of money. Join us to hear more about Frances, her work, and how you can gain access to her courses through her membership site.

Resources:

Faith-Based Financial Wellness

Frances’ membership site gives you full access for 12 months for the limited-time discounted price of $100 for founding members. Her Purpose, Peace, and Prosperity Course launches this week, and more will be added each month.

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