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God 1st

By Brian Thomas
Our mission is to encourage individuals to put God 1st while viewing life through the window of the Bible. We accomplish this by placing emphasis on apologetics, eschatology, and the significance of the nation of Israel in light of current events.
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Seven Bowl Judgments - Part 3
As we continue in Revelation, we are reminded in Matthew 24:21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. We have already seen the seven seal and seven trumpet judgments, now we are introduced to the seven bowl judgments.
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June 04, 2022
What is a Christian to Think? - Developing a Biblical Worldview - Part 2
Dr. Bruce Logan is this week's guest. He joins us to continue discussing his recent series titled, "What is a Christian to Think - Developing a Biblical Worldview".
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May 28, 2022
What is a Christian to Think? - Developing a Biblical Worldview - Part 1
Dr. Bruce Logan is this week's guest. He joins us to discuss his recent series titled, "What is a Christian to Think - Developing a Biblical Worldview - Part 1". Dr. Bruce Logan (DBL Ministries – drbrucelogan.com)
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May 21, 2022
Persevere – Response to A.B. 2223 - Part 2
But he who endures to the end shall be saved. - Matthew 24:13. This week, we feature a sermon by Pastor Jack Hibbs in which he encourages perseverance in response to A.B. 2223.
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May 07, 2022
Persevere – Response to A.B. 2223
But he who endures to the end shall be saved. - Matthew 24:13. This week, we feature a sermon by Pastor Jack Hibbs in which he encourages perseverance in response to A.B. 2223.
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April 30, 2022
Doctrines of Demons
1 Timothy 4 tells us in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. Join us today as Brian addresses the fact that doctrines of demons have infiltrated the highest office of our land and the church.
30:40
April 23, 2022
The Scarlet Harlot - Part 2
Revelation 17 reveals the coming judgment of God upon the false religion that has spiritually enslaved mankind for centuries. Join us for part 2 of this message from Pastor Al Pittman of Calvary Worship Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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April 09, 2022
The Scarlet Harlot - Part 1
Revelation 17 reveals the coming judgment of God upon the false religion that has spiritually enslaved mankind for centuries. Join us for part 1 of this message from Pastor Al Pittman of Calvary Worship Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
28:00
April 02, 2022
What If You Are Left Behind?
This week, we listen to a special message from Dr. Tim Todd concerning the rapture of the Church.
28:00
March 26, 2022
Seven Bowl Judgments - Part 2
As we continue in Revelation, we are reminded in Matthew 24:21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. We have already seen the seven seal and seven trumpet judgments, now we are introduced to the seven bowl judgments.
28:00
March 19, 2022
Braid Your Whip
Are there any Christians today willing to drive out the things that are defiling our Father's house?
28:00
March 12, 2022
Seven Bowl Judgments - Part 1
As we continue in Revelation, we are reminded in Matthew 24:21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. We have already seen the seven seal and seven trumpet judgments, now we are introduced to the seven bowl judgments.
28:00
March 05, 2022
Who Do You Worship?
Brian challenges this week with the question: Who or what do you worship?
28:00
March 05, 2022
2022 Spiritual Prophetic Forecast
Pastor Bill Jenkins of Destinyland Christian Center joins us to discuss his most recent book, "The Prophetic Almanac 2022". Destinyland Christian Center: https://destinylandcc.org Pastor Bill Jenkins: https://www.pastorbilljenkins.org
28:00
February 05, 2022
Perilous Times
2 Timothy 3 foretells that perilous times would come in the last days. This week, we look at how this prophecy is coming to pass in the world and in the church.
28:00
January 29, 2022
Re-Created - Part 2
Sexual immorality is a stronghold for many, nonetheless, every person can find hope and healing through Jesus Christ. Join us today as we speak with special guest Dr. Abidan Shah, PhD, pastor of Clearview Church, on his recent series covering this vital topic.
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January 22, 2022
Re-Created - Part 1
Sexual immorality is a stronghold for many, nonetheless, every person can find hope and healing through Jesus Christ. Join us today as we speak with special guest Dr. Abidan Shah, PhD, pastor of Clearview Church, on his recent series covering this vital topic.
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January 15, 2022
Prelude to the Bowl Judgments - Revelation 15:1-8
This is the shortest chapter in the book of Revelation but do not mistake its lack of size for lack of importance. This chapter reveals three things: It concludes the events revealed in chapters 10 – 15 concerning visions in heaven or conditions on the earth to the middle of the Tribulation period. It serves as an introduction to the Great Tribulation, the latter half of the Tribulation described in chapter 16, when the seven angels pour out the bowls of God’s wrath. It reveals important truths concerning the wrath of God.
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January 08, 2022
Enduring In 2022
Many look to the new year for a fresh start. What if the things that you are seeking do not immediately come in the new year? Join us as Brian teaches how to endure through suffering.
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January 01, 2022
Keeping Christ in Christmas
We welcome Elder James Faison and Dee Faison to the show to discuss the critical topic of keeping Christ the focus of Christmas.
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December 25, 2021
Prayer Made Simple
Tara Furman of Knowing God Ministries joins Denita to discuss the conditions of powerful and effective prayer and how to use this power to fight for your family and friends. Tara also talks about her new book "Prayer Made Simple: Fighting for Your Family and Friends in Prayer." TaraFurman.com
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December 18, 2021
The Lamb and the 144,000 - Revelation 14:1-5 - Part 2
In interpreting Revelation, we must determine the scene and time of activity. Perspective is very important. Some think the events of Revelation 14 are taking place on earth while others say the scene is in heaven. This greatly impacts interpretation / perspective. If on the earth, chapter is a flash forward to the end of the Tribulation. Chapter 14 is what we call a parenthetical chapter – explanation of things outside of order of events. We saw Antichrist and false prophet in chapter 13, here we will see the Lamb on Mount Zion.
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December 11, 2021
The Lamb and the 144,000 - Revelation 14:1-5 - Part 1
In interpreting Revelation, we must determine the scene and time of activity. Perspective is very important. Some think the events of Revelation 14 are taking place on earth while others say the scene is in heaven. This greatly impacts interpretation / perspective. If on the earth, chapter is a flash forward to the end of the Tribulation. Chapter 14 is what we call a parenthetical chapter – explanation of things outside of order of events. We saw Antichrist and false prophet in chapter 13, here we will see the Lamb on Mount Zion.
28:00
December 04, 2021
Beast from the Earth - Revelation 13:11-18
Jesus Christ foretold that in the last days, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” (Matthew 24:24-25). Although many false prophets have come on the scene, past and present, the ultimate fulfillment of the words of Christ will take place during the Tribulation. The Antichrist will take control of a world government during this time and the false prophet of all false prophets will urge the world to worship him.
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November 27, 2021
Gifts of the Spirit
Leah Carson of Lens of Faith is this week's special guest. She joins us to discuss the gifts of the Spirit.
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November 13, 2021
The Good Shepherd
Join Evangelist BC Thomas as he proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd and why pastors should mirror Him. Main Text: John 10:7-17
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November 06, 2021
Having the Right Perspective
Do you have the right perspective when dealing with betrayal, hurt, suffering in light of the return of our Lord?
28:00
October 30, 2021
Is Suicide a Forgivable Sin?
Will Christians who commit suicide because of the great suffering during the Tribulation, still go to heaven? Join us today for this very thought-provoking question.
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October 23, 2021
Beast from the Sea - Part 2
Just as God uses man to accomplish His objective, Satan uses man as well. We will see this displayed in chapter 13. Satan has been cast to the earth and he is standing on the "shore of the sea" and observing this "beast", contemplating how he will control it for his purposes.
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October 16, 2021
How to Keep the Faith in College - Part 5
PART 5: College students are faced with many pressures to conform to the world, leading many Christian parents to worry whether their children will keep the faith in Christ when they arrive on campuses. We talk today to two Church of God in Christ elders who lead college campus ministries. Elder James Faison, Jr. (God First Campus Ministries) Elder Andy J. Beaugard (C.O.G.I.C. Campus Ministry) 
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September 18, 2021
Rosh Hashanah & The Rapture of the Church
Is there a connection between Rosh Hashanah, also known as The Feast of Trumpets, and the Rapture of the Church? Join us today to find out.
28:00
September 04, 2021
How to Keep the Faith in College - Part 4
PART 4: College students are faced with many pressures to conform to the world, leading many Christian parents to worry whether their children will keep the faith in Christ when they arrive on campuses. We talk today to two Christian college students who explain how to stay on the straight and narrow path.
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August 28, 2021
How to Keep the Faith in College - Part 3
PART 3: College students are faced with many pressures to conform to the world, leading many Christian parents to worry whether their children will keep the faith in Christ when they arrive on campuses. We talk today to two Christian college students who explain how to stay on the straight and narrow path.
28:00
August 21, 2021
How to Keep the Faith in College - Part 2
PART 2: College students are faced with many pressures to conform to the world, leading many Christian parents to worry whether their children will keep the faith in Christ when they arrive on campuses. We talk today to two Christian college students who explain how to stay on the straight and narrow path.
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August 14, 2021
How to Keep the Faith in College - Part 1
College students are faced with many pressures to conform to the world. leading many Christian parents to worry whether their children will keep the faith in Christ when they arrive on campuses. We talk today to two Christian college students who explain how to stay on the straight and narrow path.
28:00
August 07, 2021
Olympians & Abortion
The Olympic games is a time of pageantry as the entire world comes together for friendly competition. But there is a dark side to the Olympics that we want to make you aware of in today's episode.
28:00
July 31, 2021
2021 Spiritual Prophetic Forecast - Mid Year Review
Pastor Bill Jenkins of Destinyland Christian Center joins us for a mid-year review of his most recent book, "The Prophetic Almanac 2021."
28:00
July 17, 2021
Freedom in Jesus - No Longer a Slave
We can glimpse back at history to learn and grow but, we cannot stay there. Denita discusses how you can become a slave to the past and this world if you don't keep your eyes focused on Jesus and who you are in Him.
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July 14, 2021
As You See the Day Approaching
Hebrews 10 tells us how we as believers in Christ are to conduct ourselves as we see the approach of our Lord's return.
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July 10, 2021
Navigating Race in America - Part 2
A lot of influential figures, from Lebron James to Michelle Obama to media talking heads, are speaking on race issues in America. Are they speaking truth? Denita Thomas, Co-Founder of God 1st Bible Fellowship, joins the program to further discuss how we as Christians should navigate race issues in our nation.
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July 03, 2021
Navigating Race in America - Part 1
A lot of influential figures, from Lebron James to Michelle Obama to media talking heads, are speaking on race issues in America. Are they speaking truth? Join us today as Denita Thomas joins the program to discuss how we as Christians should navigate race issues in our nation.
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June 26, 2021
Faith Revived 2021
We welcome special guest, Layesha Walton, founder of Divine Inspiration Ministries to discuss her upcoming event titled, "Faith Revived 2021." Click here for more information about Faith Revived 2021.
28:00
June 19, 2021
Trumpet Judgments - Part 4 - Revelation 9:1-4
Brian answers listener questions concerning did any apostles witness Christ coming in His kingdom, why Catholics herald Peter as the first pope, and should we greet one another with a holy kiss? The sermon of the week covers the fifth trumpet of Revelation 9:1-4 which describes locusts coming from a bottomless pit to torment mankind.
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June 12, 2021
Crisis in Israel - A Biblical Worldview - Part 2
Dr. Bruce Logan is this week's guest. He joins us to discuss the Israel / Hamas conflict and why it is critical to have a Biblical worldview to properly understand what is taking place in the Holy Land. Dr. Bruce Logan (DBL Ministries – drbrucelogan.com)
28:00
June 05, 2021
Crisis in Israel - A Biblical Worldview - Part 1
Dr. Bruce Logan is this week's guest. He joins us to discuss the Israel / Hamas conflict and why it is critical to have a Biblical worldview to properly understand what is taking place in the Holy Land. Dr. Bruce Logan (DBL Ministries – drbrucelogan.com)
28:00
May 22, 2021
What Are Your Ideas On COVID-19 Vaccines?
Brian answers a listener's question: What are your ideas on COVID-19 vaccines?
28:00
May 15, 2021
Trumpet Judgments - Part 3 - Revelation 8:12-13
Brian discusses God's striking of the light sources judgment that will fall upon an unbelieving world during the fourth trumpet of Revelation 8:12-13. He also addresses the importance of forgiveness.
28:00
May 08, 2021
Trumpet Judgments - Part 2 - Revelation 8:8-11
Brian discusses God's striking of the waters judgment that will fall upon a lawless unbelieving world during the second & third trumpets of Revelation 8:8-11. He also addresses Lebron James' threatening tweet of a police officer.
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May 01, 2021
Trumpet Judgments - Part 1 - Revelation 8:7
Brian & Denita discuss God's judgment that will fall upon an unbelieving world during the first trumpet of Revelation 8:7. Visit us at God1st.org!
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April 24, 2021
Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets - Revelation 8:1-6
This week, we look at the silence that falls upon heaven as the seventh seal is opened in segment one. In segment two, we discuss the heretical statements by Pastor Raphael Warnock concerning the resurrection of Christ. Revelation 8:1-6
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April 17, 2021
Tackled by Faith
Elder James Faison joins the program in part 2 of our interview on his book "Tackled by Faith: When Sports and the Cross Collide." For Part 1, please listen to the second segment of last week's program entitled "Our Sacrificial Passover Lamb." Guest: Elder James Faison (tackledbyfaith.com) Book: "Tackled by Faith: When Sports and the Cross Collide" (Buy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble) Tackled by Faith on Facebook: @tackledbyfaith 
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April 10, 2021
Our Sacrificial Passover Lamb
What is the connection between Passover and Jesus Christ? Join us today as Brian discusses how Jesus fulfilled the Passover feast at His first coming in segment one. In segment two, Elder James Faison joins the program to talk about the ultimate sacrifice of Christ and his book "Tackled by Faith: When Sports and the Cross Collide." Elder James Faison (tackledbyfaith.com) Facebook (@tackledbyfaith) Purchase the book "Tackled by Faith: When Sports and the Cross Collide" (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
28:00
April 03, 2021
Is He Worth the Risk?
During the pandemic, some churches never closed, some have been closed the entire duration. Join Brian & Denita as they discuss is He worth the risk of opening church during a pandemic.
28:00
March 27, 2021
A Great Multitude
Revelation 7:9-17speaks of a great multitude that will come out of the Tribulation. Brian identifies this group along with speaking on the Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden and another great multitude.
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March 20, 2021
Identity Theft
During the Tribulation, God will call out 144000 men to be special servants for His kingdom. But Satan is deceiving many as to the identity of who they will be. Satan is also performing identity theft when it comes to race relations in America.
28:00
March 13, 2021
Woe to the Scribes
Jesus exclaimed, "...woe to you, scribes..." seven times in Matthew 23. Brian discusses how certain media scribes of our day displayed hypocrisy in attacking North Carolina Lt Governor, Mark Robinson.
28:00
March 06, 2021
The Mighty Angels of Revelation
Nathan Jones of Lamb & Lion Ministries is today's special guest. Join us as we discuss his book, "The Mighty Angels of Revelation." (LambLion.com)
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February 27, 2021
Steve Harvey On Ways To Heaven
Steve Harvey made statements on a recent trip to the Emirates concerning ways to heaven. Hear what he had to say and Brian's response on today's show.
28:00
February 13, 2021
How Women Can Apply God's Principles to Marriage
It’s no secret that marriage is hard. Yet when women understand and apply God’s basic principles of marriage, the atmosphere of the home can be completely redirected and redefined. Listen as Tara Furman of Knowing God Ministries discusses: · The wife’s role in marriage · The necessity and how to incorporate powerful prayer into marriage · Keys to create a thriving marriage relationship that endures. Here is a FREE resource from Tara Furman! Prayer Made Simple - Marriage About Tara Furman Book Tara Furman God1st.org
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February 06, 2021
2021 Spiritual Prophetic Forecast
Pastor Bill Jenkins of Destinyland Christian Center joins us to discuss his most recent book, "The Prophetic Almanac 2021". (pastorbilljenkins.org)
28:00
January 23, 2021
The Great Reset - Part 3
Dr. Bruce Logan joins the program to break down the real meaning behind "The Great Reset" that so many world leaders are desiring. (DBL Ministries: drbrucelogan.com)
28:00
January 16, 2021
The Great Reset - Part 2
Dr. Bruce Logan joins the program to break down the real meaning behind "The Great Reset" that so many world leaders are desiring. *Dr. Bruce Logan Ministries (drbrucelogan.com)
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January 09, 2021
The Great Reset - Part 1
Dr. Bruce Logan joins the program to break down the real meaning behind "The Great Reset" that so many world leaders are desiring. Dr. Bruce Logan Ministries (drbrucelogan.com)
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January 02, 2021
Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
Whether it is permissible for Christians to celebrate Christmas or not is an annual hot topic debate. Join Evangelist B.C. Thomas as he answers the question: Should Christians celebrate Christmas? In the second segment, we look at a case in which a Raleigh, NC family was ordered by their HOA to remove a cross as a Christmas decoration.
28:00
December 24, 2020
Fathers: Do Not Provoke - Part 2
Brian delivers a special message to dads: do not provoke your children so that they do not become discouraged and full of wrath. Main Text: Colossians 3:21, Ephesians 6:4.
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December 13, 2020
Fathers: Do Not Provoke - Part 1
Brian delivers a special message to dads: do not provoke your children so that they do not become discouraged and full of wrath. Main Text: Colossians 3:21, Ephesians 6:4.
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December 05, 2020
Worthy is the Lamb - Part 2
In light of the recent political elections, Brian & Denita discuss the one who is truly worthy to rule in Revelation 5:8-14.
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November 28, 2020
Worthy is the Lamb - Part 1
In light of the recent political elections, Brian & Denita discuss the one who is truly worthy to rule in Revelation 5:1-7.
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November 21, 2020
Voting - Why Bother?
Many Christians vote but then become discouraged when the outcome does not go their way. Join Brian & Denita as they discuss why Christians should be watchmen and never stop being involved in the election process.
28:00
November 07, 2020
Sermon: It's Almost Harvest Time
Revelation 14 declares that a great harvest will occur at the end of this age. Join Brian as he challenges you to examine whether you will be harvested into the kingdom of God or into damnation. Main Text: Revelation 14:14-20
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November 01, 2020
Christians & Politics
What should be the approach for Christians when it comes to voting? Please tune in today as Brian & Denita discuss due diligence and the Biblical worldview that Christians should possess when it comes to politics.
28:00
October 31, 2020
Why a Black Man Supports Trump
Elder James Faison joins the podcast to discuss why he, as a black man, posted to social media that his family supports Donald Trump.
28:00
October 24, 2020
Throne Room of Heaven - Part 2
Brian delivers a message on the Throne Room of Heaven and how the Rapture of the Church is foreshadowed in Revelation 4.
28:00
October 17, 2020
Throne Room of Heaven - Part 1
Brian delivers a message on the Throne Room of Heaven and how the Rapture of the Church is foreshadowed in Revelation 4.
28:00
October 10, 2020
Spiritual Warfare
Author, speaker, illustrator, and animation producer, Todd Hampson, joins the podcast to discuss his latest book, "The Non-Prophet's Guide to Spiritual Warfare".
28:00
October 03, 2020
The Lukewarm Church - Part 2 - Revelation 3:14-22
What does a lukewarm church look like? Join Brian and Denita as they take a verse by verse look at the church at Laodecia. Main Text: Revelation 3:14-22
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September 19, 2020
Bible Prophecy - Silence in the Pulpits
There is a "deafening" silence in the pulpits today when it comes to the topic of Bible prophecy. Why is that? Please tune in as Jeff Kinley is today's guest to discuss this phenomenon.
28:00
September 12, 2020
Witchcraft in the Streets of America
Witchcraft has become commonplace in the streets of the United States of America. Join Brian today as he examines the real agenda of the Black Lives Matter movement.
28:00
September 05, 2020
The Lukewarm Church - Part 1 - Revelation 3:14-22
What does a lukewarm church look like? Join Brian and Denita as they take a verse by verse look at the church at Laodecia. Main Text: Revelation 3:14-22
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August 29, 2020
The Faithful Church - Revelation 3:7-13
What does a faithful church look like? Join Brian and Denita as they take a verse by verse look at the church at Philadelphia. Main Text: Revelation 3:7-13
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August 23, 2020
State of the Nation Update
Pastor Bill Jenkins of Destinyland Christian Center joins us to provide an update on the state of the nation and the church in light of COVID-19 and racial unrest.
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August 22, 2020
Our Blessed Hope In The Rapture - Part 2
Join Brian C Thomas as he explains why believers in Christ have a lot to look forward to in the great event known as the Rapture of the Church.
28:00
August 16, 2020
Feast of Trumpets
Les Lawrence of Elisha Vision is this week's guest on the podcast. Les joins us to speak on the Feast of Trumpets.
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August 15, 2020
Our Blessed Hope In The Rapture - Part 1
Join Brian C Thomas as he explains why believers in Christ have a lot to look forward to in the great event known as the Rapture of the Church.
28:00
August 09, 2020
Jonathan Isaac Takes Stand For Christ
Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac chooses to stand rather than take a knee for Black Lives Matter. Join us today as Brian discusses his decision on the God 1st podcast.
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August 05, 2020
Do You Attend a Bible Prophecy Preaching Church?
Evangelist BC Thomas asks the question, "Do you attend a church that preaches & teaches on Bible prophecy?" in this week's podcast.
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July 22, 2020
Oneness In Christ During Racial Unrest
Jesus prayed that the world would have oneness. Unfortunately, division is a common theme in today's society. Is this division a sign of the Lord's second coming? Join Evangelist BC Thomas for the answer. Main Text: Matthew 24:3-7.
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July 19, 2020
Spirit of Lawlessness
Protests, rioting, and looting in the streets of America. Was it foretold in the Bible? For the answer, join Evangelist BC Thomas as he speaks on the spirit of lawlessness. Main Text: Matthew 24:12.
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June 21, 2020
Because He Lives
Evangelist Brian C Thomas reflects back on the old hymn, "Because He Lives" in a Resurrection Sunday message from Mark 16:1-8.
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April 11, 2020