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Let's Talk with Trenton & Bret

By Trenton Cruse & Bret Hileman
In this podcast, we discuss real life topics; and what God's Word has to say about them. We also have special guests on the show from time to time just to mix it up...
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Episode 103: The Changing of Seasons
In this episode, we talk about the changing of seasons. We have been doing "Let's Talk" now for over 2 years, and we have reached a point where we feel we are changing seasons. With "Freedom Conference 2022" coming up this weekend, we thought it would be nice to reflect back on the first message of "Freedom Conference 2021". It was our first message of that conference, the first message Aaron Michael brought for us, and the first conference message we ever had as Next Level Freedom Church. 103 episodes + 8 Throwback episodes gives us a total of 111 episodes of "Let's Talk with Trenton & Bret", and God is not through with us yet; but going forward things are going to look a little different. What do we mean by that statement? Let's talk about it...
49:56
June 14, 2022
Episode 102: G.E.T.M. "Truth Talk"
In this episode, we let you check out one of the episodes from Bret's "Give Em Truth Ministries" YouTube channel. We also discuss the some of the upcoming events that are happening right here at Next Level Freedom Church. For more information, be sure to check out www.nextlevelfreedomchurch.com...
29:51
June 07, 2022
Episode 101: Reflecting Back
In this episode, we take a moment to reflect back on some of the things God has done at Next Level Freedom Church over the past year. You will hear prophetic words given to our church from Pastor Stafford L. Moore Jr., Aaron Michael, and Pastor Curtis True. In this episode we talk about how we've been watching those words come to pass, and our excitement as we move into the future...
37:41
May 31, 2022
Episode 100: Round Table Talk (5/24/22)
In this episode, we celebrate 100 podcast episodes by inviting some of our friends in to have a Round Table Talk about topics relevant to the church today. This episode features special guests: Tasha Hart, Lisa Lambert, & Ivery Yarbrough...
01:14:32
May 24, 2022
Episode 99: The Way of Love
In this episode we talk about 1 Corinthians 13. We also discuss "Freedom Conference" and what we've got coming up next week on Episode 100 of Let's Talk with Trenton & Bret...
34:54
May 17, 2022
Episode 98: Fish tale, or truth?
In this episode, we take a look at an interesting discovery that was made on April 25, 1977 by Japanese fisherman off the east coast of New Zealand. The story was front page news in Japan for weeks; but in North America and Europe it was barely talked about. Could this be due to the common theory of evolution we are told to believe? Let's talk about it...
36:26
May 10, 2022
Episode 97: No Water, No Life
In this episode, we discuss the importance of both natural and spiritual water; and look at just how unique it is in God's creation. Just what makes water so special anyway? Let's talk about it...
34:54
May 03, 2022
Episode 96: In the Beginning God...
In this episode, we discuss some of the theories of what really happened in the beginning. The Bible says, "In the beginning God..."; what did that look like? What is holding this universe together? Let's talk about it...
37:04
April 26, 2022
Episode 95: He's Alive!
In this episode, we talk about the resurrection story that the entire Christian faith is built upon, as told by Matthew's gospel. The Apostle Paul once said "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:13-14 ESV) We also discuss the crooked behavior of the religious leaders and soldiers that were paid off to tell the world the resurrection didn't happen. What are we talking about? Let's talk about it...
33:27
April 19, 2022
Episode 94: The Prayer of Faith
In this episode, we talk about the power of prayer and how faith is a key factor in God's answer. This is part one in a two part discussion on faith. The passages we are coming from today are James 5:13-20...
33:41
April 12, 2022
Episode 93: Live with Tasha Hart & Ivery Yarbrough Part 2
In this episode, we continue our discussion of the "Armor of God Conference" with Tasha Hart and Ivery Yarbrough by discussing what happened at the Saturday night service (March 26). It was a powerful night, and like many of our other events; God saved the best for last. What happened? Let's talk about it...
36:32
April 05, 2022
Episode 92: Live with Tasha Hart & Ivery Yarbrough
In this episode we had a discussion with Tasha Hart and Ivery Yarbrough about what happened March 25 at our "Armor of God Conference" with Pastor Eddie Cupples of Love and Truth Church in Jackson, TN; we also discussed some other topics of things going on in the world right now. What other things were discussed? Let's talk...
42:36
March 29, 2022
Episode 91: Let's Talk Armor of God
In this episode, we discuss the "Armor of God Conference" coming up this weekend March 25-26 at 7pm nightly; and we also take a look at Ephesians 6:10-20 and what the Bible says about the Armor of God. By taking a look at each piece, we hope it will help you to overcome the devil's schemes. So what does the Bible have to say about the Armor of God? Let's talk about it...
27:06
March 22, 2022
Episode 90: Live on the Road
In this episode, on our way home from Jackson, TN; we took some time to discuss what is going to be happening at Next Level Freedom Church this year, from conferences to meet and greets. We also announced the dates for all of our conferences this year. The closest event you can catch is actually happening next week at the Montgomery Bank Conference & Training Center right here in Jackson, MO. It will be our first conference of the year featuring Pastor Eddie Cupples and Aaron Michael, and is called the "Armor of God Conference". The dates are March 25 & 26 at 7pm nightly. What else do we have coming up this year? Let's talk about it...
35:50
March 15, 2022
Episode 89: God is a Healer
In this episode, we take a look at a couple more healings that have taken place recently, and once again discuss the power of prayer and how it is changing the lives of many people all across the world. Prayer is where it's at. The body of Christ must unite in order to truly make a difference in this fallen world, and these testimonies are just a couple of examples of how God is moving right now in His Church. How can you be a part of this movement? Let's talk about it...
37:45
March 08, 2022
Episode 88: Pray for One Another
In this episode, we take a look at some of the governors and people we have received letters back from thanking us for the prayers and prayer cloths we have sent out all over the nation and world. One of the ministries Next Level Freedom Church and JOY Church partner in is sending out prayer clothes to those that request them or we feel God telling us to send them to. There is nothing magical about it, it is just a point of contact we use to let others know that we're praying for them. The scripture we get it from is Acts 19:11-12 (KJV)- "And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: so that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them." We also discuss the power of prayer...
33:07
March 01, 2022
Episode 87: Next Level Freedom
In this episode, we talk about the upcoming "Armor of God Conference" that will be hosted at Montgomery Bank Conference & Training Center in Jackson, MO on March 25 & 26. It will be at 7pm nightly, doors open at 6:30pm each night! We also discuss the many moves of God we have been seeing lately in our church, and in the lives of those connected with our church. Have you been paying attention to what God is up to in your life? Let's talk about it...
35:35
February 22, 2022
Episode 86: Let's Talk Deliverance
In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of Acts by taking a look at Acts 3:1-10. However, today's episode also takes us into the the deliverance of a blind man in Mark 8:22-26. What are you needing God to deliver you from? The next question is: how much of God do you want? Let's talk deliverance...
33:15
February 15, 2022
Episode 85: The Promise
In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of Acts by taking a look at Acts 2:34-47. This episode is also available on our video platforms (Rumble, YouTube) if you would rather watch and listen. We are still talking about what happened on the day of Pentecost. We began the discussion on Peter's first big sermon in Episode 83; and today we are wrapping up the sermon and finishing up chapter 2 of Acts. So why is this episode called "The Promise"? Let's talk about it...
33:53
February 08, 2022
Episode 84: Wake Up!
In this episode, we take a break from Acts to talk about all the things God has been up to in this world. When you look around with eyes to see, and ears to hear; it is amazing how God is moving in this world right now. What has God be up to? Let's talk about it...
36:53
February 01, 2022
Episode 83: Peter Speaks Part 1
In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of Acts by taking a look at Acts 2:14-33. We are still talking about what happened the day of Pentecost, only we are taking a look at Peter's first big sermon. He is explaining to the people what is taking place before their eyes. What is happening? Let's talk about it...
35:01
January 25, 2022
Episode 82: Tongues of Fire
In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of Acts by taking a look at Acts 2:1-13. "When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them." (Acts 2:1-3) What a scene! What did that look like? Let's talk about it...
33:02
January 18, 2022
Episode 81: Time to Unite (1/11/22)
In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of Acts as we finish up chapter 1, and discuss the unity they showed when they gathered together in the upper room. We also talk about some things to think about when you're thinking outside the box...
42:09
January 11, 2022
Episode 80: The Ascension (1/4/22)
In this episode we officially begin Season 2 of "Let's Talk with Trenton & Bret", we ended last season by finishing up the book of John. This season, we are going to be taking a journey through the book of Acts and finding out just what happened to the disciples after Jesus ascended to heaven...
39:05
January 04, 2022
Episode 79: Happy New Year! 2022
In this episode, we are wrapping up Season One of "Let's Talk with Trenton & Bret" with our 79th episode. This will not only be the final episode of 2021, but also the final episode of the season. Season Two will be beginning next week with episode 80. We decided that the way we wanted to wrap up a year and a season was by reviewing many of the the things that took place in 2021. Thank you to all of you who have continued to support this ministry, we look forward to what will be taking place in 2022 and beyond as we follow God's plan for our lives. What happened this year? Let's talk about it...
37:25
December 28, 2021
Episode 78: The Christmas Special
In this episode, we take a look at the scriptures and some of the prophecies that pointed the way to the coming Messiah; as we get ready to celebrate the birth of a savior. What makes Christmas so merry? Let's Talk about it...
33:06
December 21, 2021
Episode 77: Wrapping Up John
In this episode, we take a look at John 21:1-25 as we wrap up our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion in today's episode is Jesus' third and final appearance in the book of John; after the resurrection. If you missed or want to check out any of our other episodes from the book of John, be sure you go back through our past episodes and listen again. We've enjoyed this journey, and hope you have to. So how does John wrap things up? Let's talk about it...
30:52
December 14, 2021
Episode 76: Jesus Appears
In this episode, we take a look at John 20:19-31 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion in today's episode is "Jesus Appears". We ended off last week by discussing how Mary Magdalene had seen Jesus, and she was told by Him to tell the other disciples. This week we pick up the story by talking about how Jesus appeared to His disciples the first time after His resurreciton. What happened that made this experience so unique? Let's talk about it...
36:42
December 07, 2021
Episode 75: The Empty Tomb
In this episode, we take a look at John 20:1-18 as we continue our journey through the book of John. This episode is also a video that can be viewed on our Rumble or YouTube channels. Just type "Let's Talk with Trenton and Bret" in the search box, and make sure you subscribe. In this episode, we take a look at the early stages of the resurrection. Mary discovers the tomb is empty, tells the other disciples, then sees Jesus herself. What was each character thinking when they discovered the empty tomb? Let's talk about it...
35:50
November 30, 2021
Episode 74: The Crucifixion
In this episode, we take a look at John 19:17-42 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion was "The Crucifixion". We have finally reached the reason Jesus came: to die. We talk about the crucifixion of Jesus, and the difference it made for this lost and fallen world. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
34:57
November 23, 2021
Episode 73: Pilate's Decision
In this episode, we take a look at John 19:1-16 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode Pilate feels forced to make a decision about Jesus, that he doesn't necessarily want to make. As the religious leaders continue to persuade the crowd to have Jesus put to death; Pilate knows he is dealing with an innocent man. What should he do? Let's talk about it...
33:36
November 16, 2021
Episode 72: What is Truth?
In this episode, we take a look at John 18:28-40 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode Jesus is brought before Pilate to be tried and put to death. But Pilate isn't sure why the religious leaders are wanting to put an innocent man to death. While standing in Pilate's presence Jesus mentions that all who listen to his voice are of the truth. Then Pilate asked a question many people today ask: "What is truth?" Let's talk about it...
36:35
November 09, 2021
Episode 71: The Final Night in the Tent
Wow! What a night! The Spirit of God dropped on the place like neither one of us have seen before! In this episode we talk about the final night of "Cross Connection 2021", and some of the stuff that went on under the tent. There was a heavy presence of God all throughout the tent that night, and even after dismissal. What happened? Let's talk about it...
39:28
November 02, 2021
Episode 70: Overcoming Darkness and Fear with Special Guests Tasha Hart & Lisa Lambert
What a week we've had! Hanging out under a tent with a room full of believers, people coming off the street to join us, salvation and deliverance; and God performing miracles, signs, and wonders. In this episode we sat down under the tent to discuss what God has been up to with Tasha Hart and Lisa Lambert. The fake media would have you believe the world is falling apart around you, but the truth is God is just getting started on a move that is going to blow this world out of the water. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
56:02
October 26, 2021
Episode 69: What's God Been Up To? with Special Guest Pastor Ed Rhodes
In this episode, we discuss the tent revival we are hosting this week called "Cross Connection". God has been moving in tents again all across this country, we are just trying to get involved in what God is already up to. If you need deliverance 1225 Old Cape Rd, Jackson, MO is the place to be October 20-23 at 6:30pm nightly. We are expecting God to continue to do BIG things right here in Jackson, MO. You don't want to miss it! What's God been up to? Let's talk about it...
36:48
October 19, 2021
Episode 68: Jesus Stands Trial
In this episode, we take a look at John 18:15-27 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode Jesus is brought before the high priest and other religious leaders to be questioned. They weren't ready for what they were going to hear. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
34:54
October 12, 2021
Episode 67: She Said What?!
In this episode, we discuss one of the latest twists of scripture that has hit the scene. The Bible warns us to beware of false prophets, for many are going to be rising up. We couldn't believe our ears when we heard this one. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
36:18
October 05, 2021
Episode 66: The Arrest
In this episode, we take a look at John 18:1-14 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode we finally arrive at the arrest of Jesus. The betrayal He spoke of during the Last Supper, finally takes place. Judas approaches Jesus and the disciples with a band of soldiers. Why did they take such a drastic approach to arrest a man who seemed harmless enough? Let's talk about it...
32:37
September 28, 2021
Episode 65: Step Up to the Plate
In this episode, we take a look at John 17:12-26 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode we continue with the dialogue of Jesus talking with His Father about praying for the church. His hope is that those He will be leaving behind when He goes to heaven, will be bold about speaking the gospel; and those listening will receive the message. He also prays for the believers that are yet to come. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
34:06
September 21, 2021
Episode 64: Roar Like a Lion
In this episode, we take a look at John 17:1-11 as we continue our journey through the book of John. It's time for the true church to rise up a use the authority God has given us through Jesus Christ. Jesus prayed that we would rise up and take the mantle here in John 17; so it's time to "Roar Like a Lion". What do we mean by that? Let's talk about it...
34:31
September 14, 2021
Episode 63: Let God Lead
In this episode, we discuss the article we meant to talk about on episode 61, and we get into more of what God has been up to. The most important thing in any service or individual life right now is to "Let God Lead". What do we mean by that? Let's talk about it...
38:04
September 07, 2021
Episode 62: Baptism Sunday (Recorded Live on August 29, 2021)
This episode was recorded live at our Baptism Sunday event. In this episode we discuss the importance of baptism, and you will get to hear testimonies from some of the people that attended the event (including one of our candidates). Salvation is about change, and Baptism is the public display of that change. What do we mean? Let's talk about it....
39:14
August 31, 2021
Episode 61: Fear or Faith?
In this episode we discuss some of the things the Bible says about the times we're living in. The real question is; do you live by fear or faith? A true believer's answer to that question should be FAITH. How do we know? Let's talk about it...
38:34
August 24, 2021
Episode 60: The Power of Prayer
In this episode, we have an entire discussion on how God has been moving through the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer. We also take a look at some scriptures that can help you see the same move of God in your church. It's not magic or even a big secret, God gives you the recipe to see Him move in the Word. Where at you ask? Let's talk about it....
40:18
August 17, 2021
Episode 59: Back in the Fight
In this episode, Bret returns! After a two week absence from the show, Bret talks about where he's been, and some of the struggles he's went through over the last couple of weeks. We also take a look at what it means to trust God, and stay in the fight. What fight you ask? Let's talk about it...
38:29
August 10, 2021
Episode 58: G.E.T.M.
In this episode, we discuss a little bit about how God can use you to accomplish your divine purpose in this life; you've just got to be willing to go when He calls you to something. You'll hear a few examples of how God spoke to us, and we answered the call. Once again Bret was out sick, but we still managed to get him on the air. How you ask? Let's talk about it...
26:46
August 03, 2021
Episode 57: At the Park (with Guest Host Pastor Ed Rhodes)
This episode was our first recording done in front of a live audience! In this episode you will be hearing from some of the people that were there with us. Pastor Ed Rhodes sat in for Pastor Bret Hileman who was out sick, but we had a great time discussing all the things God has been up to in today's world; and what has been going on right here in our home churches. What types of things you ask? Let's talk about it...
27:38
July 27, 2021
Episode 56: God is on the Move...
God is on the move and doing BIG things in the world we're living in right now. In this episode, we discuss how He has been moving in our own church and in the world; and those who have eyes to see and ears to hear are watching it happen. What do we mean? Let's talk about it...
37:58
July 20, 2021
Episode 55: I Have Overcome the World
In this episode, we take a look at John 16:25-33 as we continue our journey through the book of John. We also take a look at Romans 6:12-14. The topic of discussion is Jesus when He made His statement, "But take heart, I have overcome the world." In this passage Jesus promises us we will face tribulation in this world, but ultimately He is our victory. So how about it; do you live as a victim or a victor? Let's talk about it...
37:05
July 13, 2021
Episode 54: Sorrow to Joy
In this episode, we take a look at John 16:16-24 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "your sorrow will turn to joy". While Jesus was talking with His disciples after the last supper, He mentions that He will soon leave them and they will have sorrow; then He will come back and they will have joy, and then He is going to the Father. This takes place right after He promises He is sending the Holy Spirit who will be our Helper. The disciples don't quite understand this language yet because they are living it, unlike us who are reading about it almost 2000yrs later. Yet they are the reason we are still having this discussion today. How you ask? Let's talk about it...
38:55
July 06, 2021
Episode 53: The Importance of Fellowship
In this episode, we take a break from John to discuss the importance of fellowship. Humans are naturally social beings, but there is also something about gathering together with other believers that is uplifting. How does it make a difference? Let's talk about it...
38:55
June 29, 2021
Episode 52: The Work of the Holy Spirit
In this episode, we take a look at John 16:1-15 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "The Work of the Holy Spirit". One thing that is still actively at work today that many people miss is the Holy Spirit. This Helper that Jesus promised, guides us as we walk through our daily lives. How you might ask? Let's talk about it...
37:39
June 22, 2021
Episode 51: They Hated Me First
In this episode, we take a look at John 15:18-27 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "They Hated Me First". Jesus made an interesting statement in today's passage, He said if they hate you, remember they hated me first. He was referring to people hating believers for His sake. The message we bring is salvation, and the world hates that message. So how can we learn to live with that hatred? Let's talk about it...
33:12
June 15, 2021
Episode 50: Two Churches, One Vision (featuring Pastor Ed Rhodes)
In this episode, we talk about what God has been up to in JOY Church, Next Level Freedom Church, and their mission to UNITE the body of Christ. We sat down with Pastor Ed Rhodes, the lead pastor of JOY Church, and discussed what God has been doing through both of our churches. The Spirit has been moving like crazy. Can TWO churches really have ONE vision? Let's talk about it...
36:47
June 08, 2021
Episode 49: I Am the True Vine
In this episode, we take a look at John 15:1-17 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "I Am the True Vine". Today we will be discussing the passage where Jesus described Himself as the vine; while we are the branches. We also discuss some of the many ways God has been moving in this world right now. The only way we can bare good fruit is to stay connected to the true vine, which is Jesus. What do we mean by this? Let's talk about it...
36:24
June 01, 2021
Episode 48: If You Love Me, You Will Keep My Commandments
In this episode, we take a look at John 14:15-31 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments". In this week's episode, we wrap up John chapter 14 as we discuss Jesus promising the disciples a Helper that is to come when He is gone. We also discuss how to tell if you're truly a Christian or not a little further. How, you ask? Let's talk about it...
35:47
May 25, 2021
Episode 47: I Am the Way
In this episode, we take a look at John 14:1-14 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "I Am the Way". That's right, in this episode we take another look at Jesus and His famous phrase "I am the way, the truth, and the life." What did he mean by that? Let's talk about it...
37:12
May 18, 2021
Episode 46: The Betrayal
In this episode, we take a look at John 13:21-38 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "The Betrayal". In this week's episode we talk about the revealing of Judas Iscariot as the betrayer. When asked by John who the betrayer was going to be; Jesus responds by giving specific details, and identifying him. The Bible says Satan enters into Judas at this point, and the stage is set for the crucifixion that would change the entire world. What do we mean by that? Let's talk about it...
36:45
May 11, 2021
Episode 45: Living By Example
In this episode, we take a look at John 13:1-20 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "Living By Example".  What do we mean by that? In today's passages, Jesus sets the ultimate example of humility for us to live by. He takes on the form of a servant and washes His disciples feet, even though this job was usually reserved for the lowliest of lowly servants, the Gentiles. How does this show humility? Let's talk about it...
36:08
May 04, 2021
Episode 44: Do You Fear GOD or Man?
In this episode, we take a look at John 12:36b-50 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "Do you fear GOD or man?".  What's more important in your life; God or man? The way you live your life is all the evidence you need to answer that question. What are your priorities in life? In today's passage, Jesus was dealing with people who believed in Him, but for fear of getting kicked out of the church; they remained silent about it. So the real question is; are you religious, or do you have a relationship with God through Jesus? Let's talk about it...
36:43
April 27, 2021
Episode 43: The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up
In this episode, we take a look at John 12:27-36a as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up". At the end of the day, it's all about Jesus. As we are entering into crucifixion week in John's gospel, Jesus lets the disciples and those listening know that He has come to fulfill a purpose. He is the light, and he will only be with them a little while longer. But did they fully understand these words when they were spoken? Let's talk about it...
32:35
April 20, 2021
Episode 42: The Triumphal Entry
In this episode, we take a look at John 12:12-26 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus' triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem during His final Passover week before He endured suffering on the cross. The people were laying palm branches at His feet as he rode into the city on a donkey. It's amazing how their tone changed just a few short days afterward. But the story of Lazarus's resurrection didn't just have the Jews in a buzz, but the Gentiles as well. So why are the religious leaders so upset? Let's talk about it...
32:50
April 13, 2021
Episode 41: Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet
In this episode, we take a look at John 12:1-11 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus' meal with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Mary anoints Jesus' feet with an expensive oil, and the religious leaders are now looking for a way to kill Lazarus because he is a living testimony of Jesus' power and authority. They know that this movement is unstoppable, so they are continuing to try and find a way to get rid of Jesus as we get ready to enter into Passover week. How does the attitude of these religious leaders sound familiar to things we are seeing happen today? Let's talk about it...
32:19
April 06, 2021
Episode 40: Our Story So Far....Part 5
In this episode "Our Story So Far..." continues with Part 5. If you haven't caught Part 4 yet and would like to, be sure to check out Episode 39. As the story continues we discuss what happened after the silent years. It took some time, but God was able to restore a friendship that had seemed lost for so many years. How did He do it? Let's talk about it...
45:31
March 30, 2021
Episode 39: Our Story So Far....Part 4
In this episode "Our Story So Far..." continues with Part 4. If you haven't caught Part 3 yet and would like to, be sure to check out Episode 38. As the story continues we recall a few other things that happened in Phase 2 before we get into the "silent years". When we entered the "silent years", we entered a place of training and preparation for what God is using us to do now, and in the future. We also discuss the importance of finding your place of service for God. Not everything in the church is the pastor's job; God has given each one of us a unique gift that we can be using in our home church. What is yours? Let's talk about it....
37:01
March 23, 2021
Episode 38: Our Story So Far...Part 3
In this episode "Our Story So Far..." continues with Part 3. If you haven't caught Part 2 yet and would like to, be sure to check out Episode 37. As the story continues we start heading toward the years God began training us to be pastors; there were several changes that happened, and they seemed to happen all at once. Join us as we continue discussing Phase 2 of our ministry, and begin leading into the silent years....
32:31
March 16, 2021
Episode 37: Our Story So Far...Part 2
In this episode "Our Story So Far..." continues with Part 2. If you haven't caught Part 1 yet and would like to, be sure to check out Episode 25. As the story continues our wives join us in the studio to discuss how we met, and some of the rallies and shows they did with us over the years. Let's talk about it...
30:21
March 09, 2021
Episode 36: The Plot
In this episode, we take a look at John 11:45-57 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the plot to kill Jesus. For the last several months we have been discussing the religious leaders hatred for Jesus because He was stealing their thunder. After the resurrection of Lazarus, there was no turning back. They knew that if they didn't do something quick, this man from Galilee would be their demise.  Little did they know, they were right. Jesus came to bring eternal life, not religious bondage; for those who would believe. So what was their decision? Let's talk about it...
33:29
March 02, 2021
Episode 35: Lazarus...Come Forth!
In this episode, we take a look at John 11:1-44 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Lazarus. When Jesus raised him from the dead, it was an amazing miracle. But was there a spiritual aspect to the story as well? Let's talk about it...
34:44
February 23, 2021
Episode 34: ONE with the FATHER
In this episode, we take a look at John 10:22-42 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus making the claim, "I and the Father are one." As we have been going through the book of John, we have taken note of how many times Jesus has tried to let the religious leaders and the people know who He is. In this episode we take another look at how the people are trying to get Him to bluntly say who He is; Jesus reminds them again to look at the evidence. What does the evidence suggest? Let's talk about it....
34:34
February 16, 2021
Episode 33: The Good Shepherd
In this episode, we take a look at John 10:1-21 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "The Good Shepherd", which is what Jesus calls Himself in today's passage. What does He mean by that? Jesus once again claims He is the only way to heaven. He is the doorkeeper, we've just got to learn how to follow His lead. Let's talk about it...
33:20
February 09, 2021
Episode 32: Receive Your Sight
In this episode, we take a look at John 9:1-41 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is sight. There are many people that don't even realize they are blind until their eyes are opened to the truth; then they can see clearly. What do we mean by that? Well, in today's episode we talk about what in means to have your eyes opened. We are discussing the story of Jesus healing a blind man; but we also notice that the religious leaders appear to be blind by choice. Why would they make a choice like that? Let's talk about it....
33:04
February 02, 2021
Episode 31: Who's Your Father?
In this episode, we take a look at John 8:39-59 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is "Who's your Father?", a reference taken from today's passages when Jesus tells the Pharisees they are of their father the devil. We all have choices to make in life; our choices literally determine who we're following. If we're not building a relationship with God, then there's only one other option as to who we're building a relationship with. Let's talk about it...
31:35
January 26, 2021
Episode 30: Finding Peace
In today's episode, we take a look at an interview pro-wrestler Sting had on the show "Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia"; and we take a look at some passages from the book of Ecclesiastes where Solomon talks about all the riches he had meant nothing without God. The world tells us that wealth and fame will make us happy, but when we look at those who have it; we see a very different picture. The ones that tend to still be happy, are those that have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. Why is that? Let's talk about it....
37:12
January 19, 2021
Episode 29: Walking Blind
In this episode, we take a look at John 8:21-38 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus explaining to the religious leaders once again, that He is the only way to heaven. Yet judging by their questions, they are too blind to get it. They are choosing to walk blind due to the hate they have for Jesus. Sound familiar? Let's talk about it...
32:24
January 12, 2021
Episode 28: A Light in Darkness
In this episode, we take a look at John 8:12-20 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus' claim that He is the "Light of the World." Those who follow Him will not walk in darkness, but have the Light of life. What does that even mean? The truth is: many people in this world are walking around blind and don't even know it. Today we break down this comparison and discuss how we are to be the light Jesus is teaching us to be. Let's talk about it...
30:51
January 05, 2021
Episode 27: Becoming New
In this episode, we take a look at 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 as we discuss the topic "Becoming New". The Bible tells us that once we receive Christ we are a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. As we get ready to celebrate the New Year that is upon us, many people will be making resolutions that they will never keep. But what if there was a way to bring true change in our lives; change that wouldn't end after a couple of weeks, but would last for eternity? Let's talk about it...
35:11
December 29, 2020
Episode 26: Let's Talk Christmas
In this episode we take a look at the Luke 1-2 and Matthew 1 as we discuss the Christmas Story through the eyes of Mary and Joseph. What were they thinking when they were given the message that they would be raising God's Son? It is safe to say, their lives would never be the same. What type of lessons can you give a sinless child? Let's talk about it...
29:55
December 22, 2020
Episode 25: Our Story So Far...Part 1 (1 HR. SPECIAL)
In today's episode you'll get to hear the story of how we met, and some of the adventure's we had along the way. Since it is our 25th podcast episode, we've decided to make it a one hour special. There's a lot we didn't get to, so maybe we'll do it again sometime down the road. For now, we hope you enjoy the show as we talk about the early years....
01:00:22
December 15, 2020
Episode 24: Casting Stones
In this episode, we take a look at John 7:53-8:11 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the woman caught in the act of adultery. The religious leaders were ready to stone her to death because that's what the Law of Moses said, right? But what did Jesus say about it? In all our lives we have faced people who try to put our mistakes in the spotlight hoping that no one will see their mistakes; that doesn't make it right. In typical Jesus fashion, He quickly puts the religious leaders in their place. Let's talk about it...
37:12
December 08, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #8 (2/16/19)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the eighth show we recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on February 16, 2019. The topic of discussion was the conviction of sin. Do we ever reach a point where we are ignoring that conviction? If we do; what are the consequences? The scriptures we focus on are 1 John 1:5-10; 2:1-6. We hope you enjoy the show!
28:40
December 01, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #7 (8/12/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the seventh show we recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on August 12, 2018. The topic of discussion was David's Mighty Men of Valor; and how God used simple people from messed up backgrounds to make a big difference in the world. He is also wanting to use us to make a difference, no matter where we come from in life. We hope you enjoy the show!
30:44
November 24, 2020
Episode 23: Jesus the Thirst Quencher
In this episode, we take a look at John 7:37-53 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus' statement, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink." He also says, out of the believers heart shall flow rivers of living water. What does this mean? As He continues to teach we find more and more divisions among the people over who this Jesus actually is. What was so controversial about this man? Let's talk about it...
30:56
November 17, 2020
Episode 22: Do Prophets Still Exist?
In today's episode, we take a look at the question: "Do prophets still exist?". In today's world, there have been a lot of claims by a lot of people, both male and female, that God has spoken to them about things that are yet to come. How do we approach this situation? Some people grew up with the mentality that God doesn't use prophets anymore; others claim to have experienced the prophetic. Is there any truth to that statement? To answer this question we turn our attention to Deuteronomy 18:21-22, the Old Testament passage that tells us how to determine a true prophet. While keeping in mind that Joel tells us:  "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit."  JOEL 2:28-29 (ESV)    Let's talk...
36:45
November 10, 2020
Episode 21: Could This Be The Christ?
In this episode, we take a look at John 7:25-36 as we continue our journey through the book of John. In this episode, we are continuing the discussion about how people were responding to Jesus during the Feast of Tabernacles. Could this be the Christ? Have you ever seen anyone do miracles like this man? If they're trying to kill Him, why is He speaking openly and no one is saying anything to Him? Isn't this Joseph and Mary's son? These are just some of the questions we discuss in this episode. When the Pharisees caught wind of what was going on, they tried to have Him arrested. But it wasn't His time yet...
32:10
November 03, 2020
Episode 20: Are You Critical or Criticized?
In this episode, we take a look at John 7:14-24 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the different responses Jesus was receiving as He continued to be about His Father's business. Some people were calling Him "crazy", others were willingly rejecting Him, and some weren't really sure what to think of Him. Yet Jesus continued to teach the words His Father had given Him to say. In this way, He was much like the prophets of old; He wasn't speaking the words of a rabbi, He claimed the word He spoke came directly from God...
32:31
October 27, 2020
Episode 19: Where Do You Stand?
In this episode, we take a look at John 7:1-13 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is: when it comes to Jesus, where do you stand? In today's passages His brothers didn't believe in Him, yet they believed He did miracles because they saw them take place. The crowd in today's text had mixed feelings about who Jesus was, some said "He was a good man", others said "He was leading people astray". Where would you stand on the issue if it was happening today? Let's talk about it...
35:07
October 20, 2020
Episode 18: Jesus Said What?
In this episode, we take a look at John 6:41-71 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is: what was Jesus talking about when He spoke of eating His flesh and drinking His blood? That seems a little strange if I'm reading it and have never picked up a Bible or heard the so called Christianese language. Well, we can promise you He wasn't speaking of cannibalism as some were suggesting in these passages; so let's talk about it...
33:52
October 13, 2020
Episode 17: The Bread of Life
In this episode, we take a look at John 6:22-40 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus telling the people that he is the bread of life. No matter how much he tried to teach the people that he had come to be the ultimate sacrifice for their sins, they just didn't get it. Of course, if we were in their shoes; would we have?
29:50
October 06, 2020
Episode 16: Don't Drown, Reach Out
In this episode, we take a look at John 6:16-21 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is having the faith that Jesus can save us when it feels like we are drowning in a storm. We take a look at the story of Jesus walking on water, and bounce back and forth between the gospels of John and Matthew to see just how much faith it took for Peter to get out of the boat...
38:51
September 29, 2020
Episode 15: From Little to Abundance
In this episode, we take a look at John 6:1-15 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the feeding of the 5,000. Today's scripture is a well know story of how Jesus takes a little boys sack lunch, and turns it into a feast for 5,000 men and their families. But have you ever thought about what Philip and the other disciples were thinking when Jesus asked how they were going to buy food for so many? (John 6:5) Well, that's what we're going to be taking a look at in this episode, among other things...
33:17
September 22, 2020
Episode 14: The Son's Authority Part 3
In this episode, we take a look at John 5:30-47 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the authority of the Son. Jesus came to give us a way to relate to God. In these passages He discusses His relationship with the Father and the authority He has been given through the Father; in an effort to debunk the misconceptions the people had of God and the religious laws of that day...
31:41
September 15, 2020
Episode 13: The Son's Authority Part 2
In this episode, we take a look at John 5:25-29 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the authority of the Son. Jesus came to give us a way to relate to God. In these passages He discusses His relationship with the Father and the authority He has been given through the Father; in an effort to debunk the misconceptions the people had of God and the religious laws of that day...
36:02
September 08, 2020
Episode 12: The Son's Authority Part 1
In this episode, we take a look at John 5:19-24 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the authority of the Son. Jesus came to give us a way to relate to God. In these passages He discusses His relationship with the Father and the authority He has been given through the Father; in an effort to debunk the misconceptions the people had of God and the religious laws of that day...
31:60
September 01, 2020
Episode 11: Do You Want to Be Healed?
In this episode, we take a look at John 5:1-18 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is the man at the pool of Bethesda. He had an issue. The assumption a lot of times by reading the text is that it was some sort of paralysis because he was never able to make it to the water on time. The text says that an angel would come and stir the waters, and the first person into the water when it was stirred would be healed. Real or legend? We'll leave that for you to decide; however, the question Jesus asked was, "Do you want to be healed?"...
34:44
August 25, 2020
Episode 10: The Spoken Word
In this episode, we take a look at John 4:39-54 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is how quickly the word began to spread once the Samaritan woman told everyone in the town what Jesus had said to her. We also take a look at Jesus returning to Capernaum; the place where he had performed the wedding miracle of turning water into wine. On his way there he is stopped by an official whose son is at the point of death... 
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August 18, 2020
Episode 9: The Living Water Part 2
In this episode, we take a look at John 4:19-38 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus meeting with the woman at the well. How should we approach witnessing to other people? Jesus gives us a great example to follow as we take a deeper look into the moment at the well. Jesus knew he had a divine appointment with this woman, and even though others might question his decision; he was there to accomplish a mission...
34:56
August 11, 2020
Episode 8: The Living Water Part 1
In this episode, we take a look at John 4:1-26 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is Jesus meeting with the woman at the well. How should we approach witnessing to other people? Jesus gives us a great example to follow as we take a deeper look into the moment at the well. Jesus knew he had a divine appointment with this woman, and even though others might question his decision; he was there to accomplish a mission...
35:10
August 04, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #6 (7/24/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the sixth show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on July 24, 2018. The topic of discussion was following through with what God is calling us to do. We can't let critics or life storms shake us when times get tough. The only way to accomplish God's will for our lives is to keep pushing forward through the hard times and obstacles. The verses being discussed are taken from 1 Samuel 17. We hope you enjoy the show!
30:34
July 28, 2020
Episode 7: He Must Increase, We Must Decrease
In this episode, we take a look at John 3:22-36 as we continue our journey through the book of John. The topic of discussion is John the Baptizer's response to the question of why Jesus' followers were now baptizing disciples. Wasn't John the one who baptized Jesus? The answer to this question is understanding John's purpose, he wasn't the Messiah; he was just the voice crying in the wilderness. John puts it best when he says, "He must increase, and I must decrease." In order to fulfill our purpose in life, we've got to understand our place...
33:23
July 21, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #5 (7/8/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the fifth show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on July 8, 2018. The topic of discussion was finding the courage to take a stand for what God is calling us to do. We can't let critics or life storms shake us when times get tough. The only way to accomplish God's will for our lives is to keep pushing forward through the hard times and obstacles. The verses being discussed are taken from 1 Samuel 17. We hope you enjoy the show!
30:28
July 14, 2020
Episode 6: The New Birth
In this episode, we take a look at John 3:1-21 as we continue our journey through the book of John. Have you ever thought about the phrase "born again"? When you really stop to think about it; if you've never had any experience with the church or the Word of God, this phrase can seem kind of strange. Kind of like it did to Nicodemus when Jesus first mentions it. Today we take a look at the core message of the church; without it, there is no hope for this fallen world. But Jesus does an amazing job of explaining the plan of salvation to this religious leader who was seeking the truth...
34:44
July 07, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #4 (5/13/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the fourth show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on May 13, 2018. The topic of discussion was how God uses REAL people to make a REAL difference in the world still today. We don't always fully understand what God is calling us to do, until we say "yes" to the calling; then as we move forward, God will often reveal to us the "why" of the call. The verses being discussed are 1 Samuel 16:1-13. We hope you enjoy the show!
27:52
June 30, 2020
Episode 5: Cleansing the Temple
In this episode, we take a look at John 2:13-25 as we continue our journey through the book of John. Jesus arrives at the temple only to find that those who are suppose to be leaders in the temple are robbing those that are coming to make their yearly sacrifices. What's up with that?! We also discuss how this type of thing is still going on in the world today, and it is giving people the wrong perspective of who the church is suppose to be...
29:48
June 23, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #3 (5/5/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the third show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on May 5, 2018. The topic of discussion was the legitimate change that Jesus Christ makes in the lives of those who have received Him as Savior, and how the early church was all about building community through relationships. The verses being discussed are Acts 2:29-47. We hope you enjoy the show!
28:36
June 16, 2020
Episode 4: Water to Wine
In this episode, we take a look at John 2:1-12 as we continue our journey through the book of John. Jesus is at a wedding in Cana when suddenly they run out of wine. What?! We also take a look at how God can use the Holy Spirit to do something similar in our own lives...
32:39
June 09, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #2 (4/29/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the second show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on April 29, 2018. The topic of discussion was Peter's first sermon, and how God can still use people to communicate to people from all different backgrounds. The verses used are Acts 2:14-28. We hope you enjoy the show!
28:24
June 02, 2020
Episode 3: Answering the Call
In this episode, we continue our discussion about the call of the disciples with the call of Philip and Nathanael. We also take a look at how God wants to use who we really are, not who we pretend to be. The scriptures being discussed are John 1:43-51...
34:53
May 26, 2020
Episode 2: What Are You Seeking?
In this episode, we take a look at John 1:35-42 when Jesus called the first two disciples, He simply asked them the question, "What Are You Seeking?"; and their response totally changed their lives. But before we can answer that question, we have to ask ourselves; who is Jesus? To do that, we take a look at John 1:1-5.
38:40
May 19, 2020
Let's Talk Throwback: Show #1 (4/22/18)
This podcast is a throwback taken from the first show we ever recorded. It was a video, so this is why some of the references talk about those watching the show. It can still be seen in its complete form on our YouTube Channel. It was originally released on April 22, 2018. The topic of discussion was what it would have been like living the gospel stories in the disciples shoes. The verses used are Acts 2:1-13. We hope you enjoy the show!
29:02
May 13, 2020
Episode 1: Looking For Purpose
In this episode, we take a look at Jeremiah 1:4-10, 29:11, Romans 8:28 and discuss how God can use you to accomplish His master plan.
35:33
May 05, 2020