Fuel For The Harvest podcast hosts, Charlie and Nathan are coming to you from all around the world (here, there, and everywhere) with wild testimonies, tips, and talks. The mission: equipping "ordinary" Christians around the globe to become everyday Kingdom laborers in their harvest fields (Matthew 9:35-38). It's all about living with hearts on fire and lives on purpose!
Matthew 28--This passage has been made famous by evangelicals. The question is, do we really take the time to understand what is being said. Join Charlie and Nathan as they dive into this important passage.
We say, "church" all the time. But do we really know what this word means? Have we considered what it means to be a part of the local and global church? Join Charlie and Nathan as they discuss these important questions and more!
Have you ever wondered how in the world to discern the will of God? This week, Forge speaker and evangelist Jason Roe joins Charlie and Nathan to discuss this difficult and sometimes illusive question.
Our culture is constantly shifting--and this shift is affecting the church. We are finding more and more that the good news of Jesus is being watered down and forgotten--even by Christians. More and more frequently, in place of gospel proclamation, many Christians are finding solace in doing social-justice work. Social justice work is by no means bad and actually can be really great, but what if it’s often missing the fullness of God’s plan?
What does it look like to mobilize a movement in your local church?! Adaline Ostler joins to share about God’s movement in rural Nevada and how so many in her church have been compelled to join God’s mission. Jesus is at work - not only among believers but among outcasts, the poor, and prostitutes!
What does it look like to disciple your children? What would that look like if you were a family band constantly on the road?? The Gesslers are not your typical family. They have given up lives of normalcy in order to pursue Jesus wherever he may lead them. They have a ministry called “The Gospel for Planet Earth,” and travel across the nation as The Karl Gessler Band, sharing the message of Jesus with anyone they encounter along the way. Their family lives by extraordinary faith, trusting God to regularly provide for their needs as they travel from place to place. Tune in to hear some incredible stories of these unique Kingdom Laborers!
Christians around the world highly value forgiveness. The fact that it is so prolific leads many to believe that it is also well understood. The only problem? Nathan and Charlie have found this to not be the case. Forgiveness is commonly misunderstood. In this episode Charlie and Nathan dive into the scriptures to attempt to answer this plaguing question: Is forgiveness a process or a choice?
This is a question for the ages! What happens to those who never hear the good news of Jesus? In this episode Charlie and Nathan look at a few different views, dig into Scripture, and share their perspective. You might be surprised by what they think. After listening you might enjoy this article: www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-happens-to-those-who-never-hear-gospel/?amp
In this episode Charlie and Nathan tackle this interesting and perplexing question, "What's missing in the modern Church?" and even in the modern culture! They discuss one of Jesus' most profound, common and preeminent teachings, that somehow so many Christians have missed. Hear it on this week's episode of Fuel For The Harvest.
How far would you go to love your neighbor? Would you invest a week's salary? Would you ride on a bus for 15 hours? What if that bus had known terrorists on it? Check out this latest episode to hear about the ministry of two Forge Ambassadors living in central Asia, going the distance for the sake of others coming to know Jesus.
Tune in to hear about God’s movement among one of the most difficult people groups to reach - Somalis. A Forge ambassador has counted the cost and found Jesus to be worthy--even of the most extreme risks. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Ever heard this one? Does the Bible actually teach that following Jesus will lead to an easy life? In this episode we ask: what does the Bible really teach about the relationship between Jesus and our problems?
One of Jesus' most famous quotes comes from Matthew 7, where he says, "Judge Not..." You may have heard it said that the Bible teaches us to NEVER judge. In this episode we ask if thats true. It's a popular position, but does it match all the teachings of the Bible? We discover the Bible provides a lot more context for this statement!
Suffering is a tricky subject. For many Christians suffering is seen as something to be avoided. In this episode we ask is suffering really something that Christians should avoid? What does the bible really say about suffering? Join us as we dive in and examine this potentially unsettling reality of following Jesus.
Our culture loves to tell us to follow our heart. Should we? Does God actually want us to follow our own hearts? Join us on today's podcast as we explore this common phrase and what the Bible has to say about it.
Have you ever heard this phrase? Maybe we believe it’s true. Even if we don’t, many of us live as if it’s actually true. Join us this week as we discuss whether or not pastors (and other church leaders) have special access to God.
So many people tell us "God cannot be in the presence of evil or sin." This issue greatly impacts our view of whether or how the demonic realm can impact believers as well as the character of God and humanity! Join us as we discuss this loaded topic and evaluate "Things The Bible Never Said" so that you will be better equipped to discern truth and truly love others as a Kingdom Laborer.
You've heard it said, "God helps those who helps themselves.” Is that true? Join us as we discuss key truths relating to this statement and evaluate "Things The Bible Never Said" so that you will be better equipped to discern truth and truly love others as a Kingdom Laborer.
Maybe you’ve been told, "when God closes a door he opens another one” or “this must be God’s will because the door is open.” Should we ever look for doors to discern God’s will? Join us as we discuss and evaluate "Things The Bible Never Said" so that you will be better equipped to discern truth and truly love others as a Kingdom Laborer.
Has someone ever responded to your situation with ”Christianese” phrases? Maybe you’ve been told, "when God closes a door he opens another one." We attempt to be helpful with these phrases, but are we actually doing more harm than good? Often these statements are not only unhelpful, but completely false. Join us as we discuss and evaluate"Things The Bible Never Said" so that you will be better equipped to discern truth and truly love others as a Kingdom Laborer.
How can we find common ground rather than fight each other? Matt Trombley joins us to discuss the message he shared on a Ted Talk - how we can build relationships with those who are different than us, just like Jesus did. Matt is a family man, works in the financial world, and runs a thriving mens ministry in Colorado.
Check out his Ted Talk here: www.ted.com/speakers/matt_trombley
In this episode we continue our series on worldviews by discussing and evaluating the second largest world religion: Islam. Mick Veach worked in the Islamic world for 10 years, and brings important insight and depth to the discussion of how we reach our Muslim neighbors.
In this episode, Evangelist & Forge Speaker Adrian Despres joins us Key Truths that reveal whether Joseph Smith was a false prophet. Tune in to walk away with helpful and practical tools to discuss Jesus with Mormons.
We invite David Gaskins, missionary to mormons, back to the podcast for our worldview series. We discuss the Mormon worldview, clarifying beliefs taught by the Latter Day Saints church, and then compare the Jesus of Mormonism (from The Book Of Mormon) to the Jesus of Historic Christianity (from the historic canonized Bible).
In this episode we explore core truths and practical tips that led a Jehovah's Witness leader "astray"! Evangelist & Forge Speaker Adrian Despres joins us to discuss how we can engage JWs, leading them to the Historic Biblical Jesus.
What if you were stuck in endless cycles of rebirth without any true assurance of a way out? What if human life was not really the climax of creation, but often seen as equal in value to plants and animals? Welcome to Hinduism. In this episode we discuss the beliefs of Hinduism with a former Hindu from South Asia, discovering a religion of hopeless cycles of rebirth.
What would drive a fully committed Hindu to leave Hinduism, risking community persecution and being cast out from his family? On this episode, our good friend in Asia shares his powerful testimony. Not only has this man departed Hinduism and begun to follow Jesus, but he has made an incredible impact across his entire country!
Back To Jerusalem (BackToJerusalem.com) Mission leader Eugene Bach joins the podcast to discuss Buddhism. You will discover truths you never knew and secrets at the core of Buddhist beliefs. Not only is the commonly westernized conception of Buddhism far from reality, but the actual depth of darkness is heart-breaking.
We share some wild stories from remote places while evaluating tribal beliefs. What do tribal animists believe? What motivates them? Is their interaction with evil spirits real? How can they be reached with the message of the gospel?
In this episode, we continue the worldviews series by sharing our format for evaluating the validity of various worldviews, while diving deeper into the Christian Worldview, evaluating whether or not it logically makes sense. We look at potential inconsistencies, difficult questions, evidences of the resurrection, and more.
Worldviews are how any given group of people view the world around them. In this series we will be discussing and evaluating the beliefs of the world’s major religions at a foundational level. Our goal: to help deepen your understanding, in an effort to reach more people around the world with the message of Jesus. In this episode we share our format for discovering a worldview’s core beliefs, as we discuss the core ideas of Christianity.
David Gaskins is a Missionary to a group called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS/Mormons). Why would he be a missionary to a group calling themselves "Christians"? Listen in to find out, and to hear what God is doing in Utah!
We have all heard, "You need to preach the gospel” and we even believe that we need to. But we often get stuck at “now what?” In this episode, we talk about engaging others in our everyday lives - before, during, and after sharing the hope of Christ. Listen in for practical ways to simply engage, what to do, and what not to do - from shared personal experiences.
The Gospel is advancing around the world in some new and exciting ways. Join us for this interview with Jason Holland from Joshua Nations as he shares about what he is witnessing Jesus do globally - including seeing militant Muslims come to Christ!
In 2013 the Hadzabe people were unreached: no church, no missionary, no Bible in their language. Now, 7 years later, a movement has taken root - there is an indigenous led house church and evangelism, scripture in their language, and new believers emerging. Enjoy this exciting interview with Hadzabe believers from the 3rd spiritual generation!
Lance is the voice behind Legacy Dads podcast. In this interview he shares about being a follower of Jesus in the Military, being a dad who travels, and an amazing testimony from a moment sitting face to face with a terrorist.
We have been hearing people ask, is COVID-19 a sign of the end of days? Is it God’s judgment? Is it simply part of the fallen world? How should Christians respond? In this episode we discuss some of these questions surrounding the sickness that shut down the world.
For such a time is this, we learn that God is always on the move, always faithful, and His call is irrevocable. Tune in to listen to this powerful testimony from a local Sri Lankan and his wild stories of God's faithfulness throughout his life and ministry.
We were recently on ground in Kenya watching the Lord do some pretty exciting things in the hearts of local Christians there. The experience of one old man stood out particularly. The message we were proclaiming, he had never heard. Upon hearing it, though, he found freedom and excitedly shared his vision for the future.
We have been asked the question - what are some of the difficulties you have faced in missions and ministry, and how did you endure them? We venture to answer this question on this episode, and dive even further... Is there something even better than simply enduring suffering?
David Bosworth, Missions and New Testament Professor at Colorado Christian University joins us to discuss the modern pattern of missions and whether or not we should view it as a subset within Church or central to Church. Also learn how you as an everyday Christian can practically engage the mission of God among the nations!
While traveling around Sri Lanka you are bound to be captivated by the number of large Hindu and Buddhist temples throughout the country. Most are enslaved by spiritual darkness as they come to say their prayers and give their sacrifices. It just so happens that this podcast was recorded during Sri Lanka's presidential election, which caused many memories of the recent 30 year war for locals. In the midst of this, we had a special encounter with an unreached tribal chief. What does all of this have to do with Jesus and His Church?
The more we travel, the more we find people asking 'How do I read my Bible'? So in this podcast we dig into potential dangers in your Bible reading as well as simple yet effective ways to engage God's Word!
Our friend Michaela, who serves on a Christian college campus joins the podcast to share about the current difficulties facing college students and their faith, as well as ways to best love and engage college students.
Grumbling is typically treated as a minor bad habit but never really discussed in further depth. We hardly ever hear sermons or messages about grumbling or "murmuring" to use an older word. So we decided to see what the Bible says about it. The answer shocked us!
What is God up to among the next generation (Z)? Britton Bishop, an itinerant preacher and effective minister among young lives, joins the podcast to share some incredible stories about what God is doing and some tips as well with how to engage the next generation for the sake of the Gospel.
Vinny joins the podcast to share his life story and how Jesus changed his life. He went from making "a million a quarter in cocaine sales" to proclaiming "Jesus I know you will deliver me from this mess, but even if you don't I will proclaim your good news!" Listen in and be encouraged by his story of God's faithfulness.
We were riding motorcycles throughout muddy regions of the Himalayas and God ended up teaching us a lesson... How do you continue to run the race? How do you overcome your sin? How do you face others who might come against you? Where is your gaze and how could it shift...
Fresh story from a partner in the Himalayas about persecution she faces and the difficulties of her ministry yet how she has endured. What is the most important foundation to live as a laborer, and what difference could it make in the midst of difficulty?
What is the greatest need in the world? What is the greatest answer to the greatest need? What if they were the same thing?! Continue to dive into what the Fuel For The Harvest podcast is all about as we dig into Matthew 9 and encourage you with the vision to match the greatest need in the world with the greatest solution, and as a result how you can fulfill Jesus' prayer request.
We are so excited to launch the Fuel For The Harvest podcast, designed to encourage and equip you as a laborer for God’s Kingdom in your everyday places. This podcast is centered on Matthew 9 where Jesus talks about the need of more laborers for the harvest. We will be coming to you from around the world with tips, testimonies, and talks/ discussions - all from various harvest fields here, there, and everywhere!