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Fishing For Truth?

Fishing For Truth?

By Pastor Kevin Wells

Find Real Truth For A Changing World! Weekly Podcast based on the Sunday messages at the United Methodist Churches I serve.
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Sacred Time
Sacred Time
How can our view of "time" affect our faith and life? What if we view time as a gift given to us from God.  Can we look at time as being sacred?  Matthew 24:36-44 
19:18
November 28, 2022
Distracted Or Undistracted?
Distracted Or Undistracted?
How does being distracted in our life, affect our faith?  Pastor Kevin looks at what Jesus teaches in Luke 21: 5-19 
19:46
November 16, 2022
Followers Live in Faith
Followers Live in Faith
What can we learn from the story of Job and apply to our lives today?  Job 19:23-27A
16:29
November 07, 2022
Followers Don't Judge
Followers Don't Judge
Luke 18:9-14 The Story of the pharisee and the tax collector.  What can we apply to our lives today from this teaching of Jesus. 
20:54
October 24, 2022
Followers Wrestle with God.
Followers Wrestle with God.
Looking at the story of Jacob from Genesis 32:22-21 we learn an important truth.  It is not only ok to struggle and wrestle with God and our faith, but it often leads to breakthroughs in our lives. 
18:58
October 17, 2022
Followers Learn to be Grateful
Followers Learn to be Grateful
We continue to discuss what Followers of Jesus Do! This week we talk about the importance of gratitude and thankfulness in our lives.  Luke 17:11-19 is our Gospel Story for today. 
22:29
October 10, 2022
Followers Embody Jesus
Followers Embody Jesus
We explore what Paul's writing to Timothy in the early church can mean in our lives today. 
21:45
October 03, 2022
Luke 15:1-10
Luke 15:1-10
What does sharing your faith mean as a follower of Jesus?  We look at Jesus says in Luke 15:1-10 to discuss this important part of following Jesus. 
22:15
September 12, 2022
Followers Are Serious about their Faith.
Followers Are Serious about their Faith.
Join us for the first week as we look at what followers of Jesus do.  The Lectionary Text we are looking at in Luke 14:25-33
19:05
September 06, 2022
Monday Message
Monday Message
No new content this week. Join us next week as we begin a series, "What Followers Do." 
05:49
August 29, 2022
Follow or Not?
Follow or Not?
God called Jeremiah. Jesus called his disciples. Does God still call people today?
19:34
August 23, 2022
Faith is the Victory
Faith is the Victory
Hebrews 11:29-12:2 What does our faith mean living today? 
19:55
August 15, 2022
The Long Game
The Long Game
Isaiah 1:1;10-20  Old Testament Prophets were sent to speak to God's people.  God is not that interested in short-term success. God plays the long game. 
18:45
August 08, 2022
Eyes Of Faith
Eyes Of Faith
How do we respond to problems and difficulties in our life?  King Solomon reflected on his life and found life has difficulties.  Ecclesiastes is the Reading for this Sunday. 
17:33
August 01, 2022
God's Justice
God's Justice
How does God's justice impact our lives, if at all? Based on Abrahams's interaction with God in Genesis 18:20-32. Message from July 24th, 2022.
22:55
July 26, 2022
Perfectly Vertical
Perfectly Vertical
Our Bible story for this week is Amos, Chapter 7, verses 7 to 17.  What can we learn from this story and apply to our lives today? 
24:32
July 11, 2022
God's Ways are Not our Ways
God's Ways are Not our Ways
Message from 2 Kings 5;1-14. Listen as we hear the story of Naaman a great army leader who seeks to be healed. 
16:58
July 05, 2022
The Ark of Salvation
The Ark of Salvation
How does the story of Noah and the Ark influence our understanding of Baptism?  
21:44
June 27, 2022
Speaking with Wisdom
Speaking with Wisdom
Research shows that we use an average of 16,000 words every day.  Are we being wise with what we say?  Does it matter?  Pastor Kevin explains the importance of Speaking with Wisdom 
20:11
June 20, 2022
Understanding Wisdom
Understanding Wisdom
Is there a difference between knowledge and wisdom?  What does God say about wisdom?  Join us to see what Pastor Kevin has to share. 
22:50
June 13, 2022
Wisdom From Proverbs: Week 2
Wisdom From Proverbs: Week 2
Today we hear what we allow into our lives often is the cause of many of our problems. Is it possible to change this? Proverbs 4:23; Luke 6:43-45; Psalm 51:10 
16:44
June 06, 2022
How Long!
How Long!
Pastor Kevin looks at Psalm 13 to help guide us in response to Gun Violence in our country. 
21:37
June 02, 2022
Wisdom From Proverbs
Wisdom From Proverbs
Listen as we begin our study of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs.
21:59
May 23, 2022
Not worrying about the future.
Not worrying about the future.
Message-based on Matthew 6:25-34 From Blades United Methodist Church Pastor Kevin Wells May 8th, 2022
21:21
May 09, 2022
Love Reigns Over Our Present
Love Reigns Over Our Present
What does the love of God mean to our faith living today? 
18:50
May 02, 2022
Surprise, Surprise, Jesus Is Alive!
Surprise, Surprise, Jesus Is Alive!
What does the empty tomb mean in your life today?  Easter Message from Blades Community Park, Easter, 2022
18:50
April 27, 2022
Love Reigns Over Our Past
Love Reigns Over Our Past
How the Risen Jesus impacts our past. 
22:45
April 27, 2022
We Are A Group Project!
We Are A Group Project!
What stands out for you as we hear the story of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem?  Where do you see yourself in the story? 
18:37
April 11, 2022
The Story in Luke 15.
The Story in Luke 15.
What do you remember about the story of the prodigal son?  Let's listen and see what we might learn. 
19:57
March 28, 2022
Thoughts on our imperfect life and faith.
Thoughts on our imperfect life and faith.
Third in our "Good Enough" series. Pastor Kevin examines the words of Luke 13, verses one to nine. 
21:25
March 21, 2022
What is the "Good News" of Jesus?
What is the "Good News" of Jesus?
Excerpt from Message of March 20th, 2022.
01:12
March 21, 2022
So much is out of our control!
So much is out of our control!
Message and prayer from Second Sunday of Lent, in the worship series, Good Enough.  Used by permission, Worship Design Studios 2022
23:31
March 14, 2022
Good Enough Week 1
Good Enough Week 1
Ordinary Lives can be holy. We look at the story of Jesus going into the desert for forty days and nights. Luke 4:1-13 
20:22
March 07, 2022
Why does Lent begin with ashes?
Why does Lent begin with ashes?
I am leading my first Ash Wednesday Service where I am offering the imposition of Ashes. What does that mean? 
00:59
February 28, 2022
The Church- God's People
The Church- God's People
We look at how the Bible describes what the church is.  1 Peter 2:9-12 
20:50
February 21, 2022
A Living Hope
A Living Hope
Message, A Living Hope, based on 1 Peter 1:3-9 
20:04
February 14, 2022
Using What You Have Been Given!
Using What You Have Been Given!
Message based on 1 Peter 4:7-11. The first week of "Learning from the Rock" Series 
22:41
February 07, 2022
Being of One Mind
Being of One Mind
Pastor Kevin looks at Phillipians 2:1-7 and talks about what if means in our lives and the world today. 
20:53
January 24, 2022
Renewed Community
Renewed Community
Who we spend time with makes a difference in our lives. Do we make a positive impact on people in our lives? We can be a source of renewal in the lives of people by allowing God's love and light to shine through us. 
22:30
January 17, 2022
Renewed Love
Renewed Love
To be a follower of Jesus is to be in love with God at the core of who we are. The need for renewal comes when we neglect our relationship with God and other things steal our attention. When we don’t put God first, we almost always put ourselves first and everyone suffers.
22:19
January 10, 2022
Pastoral Prayer from January 9th
Pastoral Prayer from January 9th
When we gather one of the most important things we do is lift our hearts and voices to God. 
02:07
January 10, 2022
A Renewed Purpose
A Renewed Purpose
What do should we do when we feel stuck in a rut, or our batteries are running down? Let's look at how a renewed purpose can energize our lives. 
21:47
January 03, 2022
Renewal
Renewal
What & Why do we need Renewal? Join us for the first of four messages on Renewal. There are times in our lives when it becomes apparent that God is interested in doing a new thing within us. It might coincide with the changing of the year, the changing of the seasons, the changing of life circumstances, or the changing of a physical location. From time to time, God is interested in moving each of us into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with him. This can be scary. It can be hard. It can be confusing. Either way, if we can recognize the times when God wants to renew us, we can lean in and allow him to do his good work.
20:34
December 27, 2021
Blue Christmas Service
Blue Christmas Service
A Blue Christmas Service is a way we can recognize the depth of the season and help process those negative feelings that might be held during the holidays. By doing so, we can all celebrate more fully, knowing we have acknowledged those who are no longer with us or what we might have left behind. Everyone is invited and welcome to join us.
41:36
December 22, 2021
The Gift of Peace
The Gift of Peace
How desperate are we for a sense of Peace in our lives and the world? Join as Pastor Kevin unwraps the gift of peace God offers us through Jesus. 
22:53
December 20, 2021
The Gift of Joy
The Gift of Joy
As we approach Christmas, we often hear about joy, and what a joyful season it is, so we try to cram all the other feelings that we experience in life down inside. If we don’t feel joyful, we try hard to create joy by tossing our troubles aside, ignoring our deepest struggles, and just living for the moment. But that’s not what the joy of Christmas is all about. And while it may be nice for a moment, it is shallow and short-lived. Join us as Pastor Kevin Unwraps the Gift of Joy offered to us by Jesus 
25:21
December 14, 2021
The Gift of Love.
The Gift of Love.
As we move closer to the Christmas Holiday we unwrap gifts offered to us by Jesus. This week we unwrap the Gift of Love. 
22:20
December 06, 2021
The GIft of Hope
The GIft of Hope
Discover how you can unwrap the gift of hope that is found in Jesus this Christmas Season. 
21:03
November 29, 2021
The Actual Jesus
The Actual Jesus
How important is understanding the truth of what the "Actual Jesus" said and taught to our lives today? An edited video our my message from November 21st. 
21:31
November 23, 2021
The Reign of Christ
The Reign of Christ
What is the significance of "The Reign of Christ" to our lives today? 
20:35
November 22, 2021
The Actual Jesus
The Actual Jesus
How important is it in our lives to follow the "actual Jesus?"  Listen to Pastor Kevin's Message from November 14th, 2021
21:31
November 17, 2021
Jesus Wept
Jesus Wept
This is the shortest verse in the Bible. "Jesus Wept." John 11:35. What do these two words mean to us today? 
18:57
November 08, 2021
Prayer
Prayer
Pastoral Prayer from November 7th, 2021
05:32
November 08, 2021
All Saints Observance November 7th, 2021
All Saints Observance November 7th, 2021
Introductory Prayer, Reading of Names, and Closing Prayer 
05:38
November 08, 2021
What do you want?
What do you want?
Jesus asked a blind man, what do you want me to do for you? What does this question have to do with our faith today? 
16:55
October 25, 2021
Playdough People.
Playdough People.
A devotion asking if we can be playdough people. 
06:06
October 25, 2021
S.O.S
S.O.S
Serving Others Satisfies, a message taken from Mark 10:35-45.  Prayer for Illumination, the Gospel Reading, the message, and then the Lord's Prayer and offering prayer to close.  May this message help you in your faith journey no matter where you are. 
21:19
October 22, 2021
Hope In Our Doubts
Hope In Our Doubts
It’s hard to tell what to trust and what to doubt. Doubt has become a common occurrence for many of us within our culture today. There are people that we know who have failed us, and it causes us to doubt. There is so much false information shared online that it may cause us to doubt everything. This past season of Covid-19 has caused many to doubt because we wonder where God is in the middle of it. Seeing a world that is full of hurt and pain makes us doubt whether God is indeed good. People doubt for all kinds of reasons. I would argue that the problem is not the doubt itself, but rather, how we handle our doubt. Mishandled skepticism often results in a lack of hope. The doubt that we often express is a way of keeping ourselves from getting our hopes up that things in our life can improve, that God can answer our prayers, or that God loves us.
20:60
October 11, 2021
Great Thanksgiving & Lord's Prayer
Great Thanksgiving & Lord's Prayer
A great way to center your thoughts on Jesus Christ and calm your spirit. 
03:46
October 05, 2021
Hope for the Underdog
Hope for the Underdog
In this message, I want to talk about the hope that is given to us when we feel like we are facing more than we can handle.
22:42
October 04, 2021
Hope for the Broken
Hope for the Broken
The truth is we all find ourselves in need of hope from time to time.  Perhaps our need for hope does not stem from a weariness, but instead from a sense of brokenness.
16:07
September 27, 2021
Hope for the Weary
Hope for the Weary
What does Jesus say about our faith when we get worn down by life's circumstances?
20:33
September 20, 2021
Words Matter
Words Matter
Join as we explore what God's Word says about our words.
17:42
September 13, 2021
Sharing
Sharing
One of the best ways to share Jesus is just living as a follower of Jesus. 
23:13
September 06, 2021
GIving
GIving
Join us for this week's message from the "I Love My Church" series. What does giving have to do with Loving our Church? No, it's not your normal give the church money message.... Listen and find out...
26:07
August 30, 2021
Superheroes and Christmas Gifts
Superheroes and Christmas Gifts
What do Superheroes and Christmas Gifts have to do with the church?  LIsten in and find our in Week 3 of our "I Love My Church" Sermon Series 
26:39
August 23, 2021
I Love My Church!
I Love My Church!
What does it mean to "Love a Church?"
18:05
August 09, 2021
Great Thanksgiving, The Lord's Prayer, and Blessing
Great Thanksgiving, The Lord's Prayer, and Blessing
For all who need to be reminded about the Grace of God.  
05:52
August 09, 2021
Box of Crayons?
Box of Crayons?
What does a box of crayons have to do with our faith? Listen to these Kingdom Words of Daphne, August 8th, 2021
06:04
August 09, 2021
More Than Enough!
More Than Enough!
We look at a man of God from the Old Testament and how his faith allowed him to move from scarcity to more than enough!
19:45
July 27, 2021
Looking for Good Shepherds
Looking for Good Shepherds
Message from Jeremiah 23:1-6  What does living as a good shepherd mean to us today? 
18:53
July 19, 2021
On The Job Training
On The Job Training
We look at the prophet Amos and what we can apply to our lives today.  Amos 7:7-15 
22:01
July 12, 2021
Everyday Prophecy: Week 1 React or Respond?
Everyday Prophecy: Week 1 React or Respond?
If you have ever read through some of the stories of the prophets in the Bible, you understand that the prophets were often charged to deliver difficult messages from God to the people. For most people, delivering difficult news is not an easy task. I think of Jonah… he actually ran away and tried not to do what God had directly told him to do. Maybe because often people don’t respond just to the message; they also respond to the messenger. As the saying goes, ‘Don’t shoot the messenger.” In today’s story, Ezekiel is given specific instructions to deliver a message to a difficult audience. The people of Israel had been in rebellion, and this is just the latest round in the ongoing saga between God and God’s people. Join as we look at what this story from the Bible means for us today. 
20:27
July 06, 2021
Friction in Ourselves
Friction in Ourselves
Most Christians have a tendency to see themselves either as worse than they really are or as better than they really are. You do not often find a person who has found a good balance within themselves to see themselves the way God sees them. We cannot conform to the patterns of this world, because these patterns cause friction within us. We cannot think of ourselves more highly than we ought, because it leads to friction. We must allow our minds to be renewed and refreshed by the spirit of God. We must have a sober self-assessment so we can live from our truest selves and live our lives to the fullest.
21:33
June 30, 2021
Friction in our Finances
Friction in our Finances
How can we reduce friction in our finances? Let's look at what Jesus says about how money and possesions. 
19:42
June 21, 2021
Friction in our Marriage
Friction in our Marriage
Marriages can be one of the first relationships that begin to experience friction when times get hard. The fact is that healthy couples don’t fall in love, they commit into love. Let’s face it, treating your spouse with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience does not happen by accident. These attitudes must be put on, like putting on a coat. When couples learn to love each other in this kind of way then Jesus Christ is made evident to people around them.
26:54
June 14, 2021
Friction in our Families
Friction in our Families
During challenging times, individuals within families have a tendency to turn inward and focus on themselves rather than focusing on those around them. However, strong families are committed to having the same mindset as Christ when they face trying times. Friction comes when each person approaches the other with a selfish attitude. The fact is that to avoid friction, each person must make the conscious decision to put others first and to serve them above themselves. It is about choosing to be sacrificial rather than selfish, and that choice brings peace.
23:49
June 07, 2021
Coming Soon! Fact or Friction?
Coming Soon! Fact or Friction?
Join us for this four week message series beginning June 6th. 
01:01
June 01, 2021
The Spirit of Truth!
The Spirit of Truth!
Message to help us understand what the Holy Spirit can do for us. Based on John 15:26-27;16:7-15    
21:00
May 25, 2021
Blessed Delight!
Blessed Delight!
How can you be considered blessed, fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God? Pastor Kevin explains how Pslam 1 gives us a path to God's blessing. 
18:41
May 17, 2021
The Call of Mary.
The Call of Mary.
What can we learn from the story of Mary found in Luke 1:26-38?  Mary choose faith over fear. 
25:41
May 10, 2021
Follow The Verbs, Message based on Acts 8:26-40
Follow The Verbs, Message based on Acts 8:26-40
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fishingfortruth.blog/2021/05/03/acts-826-40/
19:49
May 03, 2021