CrossWords Ministry

CrossWords Ministry

By Pedro Gelabert
A podcast about practical Christianity. Christians live in a culture hostile to righteousness, self-control and God's judgment to come. This podcast is about getting your mind and your heart in line with Jesus' Words and Way because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! All Scriptures quoted are from the New International Version. You can follow me on Twitter @kingdom_saint. Walk with the Lord and be a blessing!
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Hindrance to Your Progress - The Heart
The muscle known as the heart is considered to be the center of physical life. It is the focus of all the vital functions of the body. However, in the figurative sense, the heart has come to be known as the center of a person’s mental (intellectual and emotional) and spiritual life. It describes the person as a whole. In biblical language, the heart is closely connected to 7 aspects that make us human beings. Taking all this into consideration, it is important for us to know the nature of the heart. The Bible clearly teaches that the heart is something that is not to be trusted. God has given to us a heart to connect with others, not to trust or hope in it. Not to follow it, but to use it to relate to others and to God. May this Bible study help you understand your heart so you can be blessed! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/699550330601722/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/egDh4TIxWq4?t=2447
41:38
July 23, 2020
God's Plan For You: The Great Commission
If we are convinced Jesus died for our sin and was raised from the dead - living now in Heaven, interceding for the saints before the Father - we are convinced He sends us on a mission to tell of His Good News to people everywhere. This is what we call "The Great Commission". As we live and move and have our being; as we work, play, and study; we share this Good News of Jesus by how we live with Jesus' words on our lips. We show and tell of this Good News, as disciples in the making. If we truly are disciples in the making, we will be making disciples. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1604222593078907/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/v5khOKY4eE0?t=1306
42:40
July 18, 2020
New Testament Worshippers
"Worship" sounds like a religious word. The truth is, atheists and agnostics also worship. Man is a creature built to worship. The things is, unless you do it in Spirit and in Truth, as Jesus says in John 4:24, your worship is in vain. Vain worship ends in bitterness, lack of peace, heightened worldly passions, and leaving you totally defeated. Jesus came to testify to the truth (John 18:37) to save you from yourself and from the evil influences around you. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/570304090324852/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/KmHIdnUAbKI?t=1498
45:10
July 10, 2020
Relationships With One Another
All human beings are of the same family. Prejudice and entitlement tend to come from minds that reject this truth, that see us as evolved animals instead of creatures made in love and to love by a God who is LOVE. Without involving God, people grow to take care of themselves. It is a kind of "survival of the fittest" mentality we see expressed in God's creation. Although God may have put that instinct in animals, He surely made us to be different from them. He called us to form part of a family that transcends this earthly existence. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/586700445315935/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZHZb-kIZX0Q?t=1514
41:12
July 3, 2020
Intimacy with God - Speaking to God
Being in the Spirit God wants intimacy with us just like any parent would like to have with their children. In order for intimacy to happen, those involved need to be willing to surrender to each other, to “give themselves up” in order to value the interests of the others. God showed us His willingness and desire to do this by having Jesus die for us while we were still His enemies (Rom 5:6-9). Now He calls us to die to self to be “in the spirit” in order to pursue intimacy with Him. In this lesson, we will examine what “being in the Spirit” is all about. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/2312783939029101/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/I6mbw0ZCq8Q?t=1511
38:09
June 26, 2020
Intimacy with God - Listening to God
Listening to God A driver who aimlessly drives about without a goal in mind doesn’t know where he will end up and might end up completely lost without any guidance. A sailor who doesn't chart a course and doesn't have a map will be taken off course! The wind and the waves will take you away from the direction you want to go. Often the waves of injustice, bias, prejudice, and ignorance take us off course. God provides a trajectory so we can make sure we reach the destination we want. Sometimes we don't know what that looks like, but we trust God intends good for us, not harm. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/251535232739306/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/LqH3b2wEb-Y?t=1382
37:55
June 23, 2020
Small But Mighty
Big Mindedness vs Small Mindedness One of the ideas that permeate in our society is the idea that unless we've done something significantly recognizable, we are no one important, with insignificant influence. We will examine Miriam, Moses' sister, in this lesson, to see how a small, courageous act resulted in the salvation of a nation and mighty acts of God that still reverberate throughout human history. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/175024840507234/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/tFBwdRFKxUM?t=1277
29:50
June 12, 2020
God's Kindness Offers Relief
God's Kindness offers relief when you feel you're stuck in a situation beyond your control. God's kindness helps you prevent "herd mentality". God's kindness helps you see yourself as God sees you, not as you see you or how you think others see you. God's kindness helps you wait and be patient. God's kindness often comes from other people whom you least expect. That's God's way of putting a smile on your face every day you look to Him. Let's study this kindness in Titus 2:11-14.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/284676622553085/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/qvVV-SBLkZA?t=1378
35:30
June 9, 2020
The Dependable Promises of God- Psalm 91
God's Promises are dependable and trustworthy. The Lord provides for the righteous and unrighteous, but only those who make Him their refuge and trust Him are recipients of blessings in this life and into eternity. We will look at 8 promises God makes to His faithful in this Psalm that give us comfort, assurance, and peace anytime, anywhere. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/2898021970252638/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/9oo5w7Ov6WQ?t=1198
34:25
May 31, 2020
The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23
David's courage amidst his experience in the valley of the shadow of death is recorded for us in Psalm 23. When we willingly put ourselves in our Lord's care we lack nothing! This is the thought carried through the entire Psalm. Every blessings and reason for living we have, and those we don't even know about, are well provided for in Him because He richly provides as our shepherd.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/601650873762650/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/o-zJqNEL-F4?t=1601
31:39
May 22, 2020
Overcoming Giants
God sent Goliath to the Israelite camp in 1 Samuel 17. The Israelites thought Goliath was there to stop them. David knew it was to glorify God. David didn't look to what he didn't have to overcome this giant. David trusted God had given him all he needed. As a shepherd, he knew any obstacle he encountered, like a lion or a bear, was not there to stop him but to strengthen his faith and his love for God. David's character shows us the template needed to defeat any seeming giant in our lives today. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1412708288914639/ YouTube:  https://youtu.be/oa3vcLLr7o0?t=1367
33:30
May 15, 2020
Giants We Face Today
When Israel faced Goliath out on the battlefield they were paralyzed and overcome by fear because they perceived him as something they were not able to overcome. But was he the real giant they were facing? David exposed who the real giants were when he defeated Goliath! Who are the real giants we face today? Tune in and find out. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/2604013346522400/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/xzGQhRed-Ss?t=1409
26:52
May 8, 2020
Enfrentando Gigantes - 1 Samuel 17
Cuando Israel se enfrentó a Goliat en el campo de batalla, quedaron paralizados por el miedo porque lo percibieron como algo que no podían superar. ¿Pero, era él el verdadero gigante al que se enfrentaban? David expuso quiénes eran los verdaderos gigantes cuando derrotó a Goliat! ¿Quiénes son los verdaderos gigantes a los que nos enfrentamos hoy? Sintoniza y descubre. YouTube: https://youtu.be/AutdLvGcGHc FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/285631221471754/videos/686132488620280/
30:00
May 2, 2020
None of These Diseases - Exodus 15:26
None of These Diseases - Exodus 15:26 Pandemic, social distancing, quarantine, face masks… all seem to be new vocabulary words for this current age, and who knows, words we will be using much more frequently from now on. But are they really new? Is the practice of social distancing something we invented now? It's interesting that in light of medical and pharmaceutical advances, we're resorting to practices taken from the pages of the Bible. Before any other culture or peoples observed sanitary practices, Israel was given the "in" on it by God Himself, proving, once again, that the Bible comes from God and not from people. FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/kingdomsaint/videos/10215992229469062/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/P8i75TcydLY #covid19 #apologetics #pandemic #bible #disease
22:57
April 30, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Colosenses 2:11
Colosenses 2:11 (RVC) En él ustedes fueron también circuncidados. Pero no me refiero a la circuncisión física, sino a la circuncisión que nos hace Cristo, y que consiste en despojarnos de la naturaleza pecaminosa.
06:41
April 27, 2020
Verse of the Day - Colossians 2:11
Colossians 2:11 (NIV) In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ...
05:36
April 27, 2020
Fear Not! For I am With You
Pandemic 1 We live in unprecedented times. Fluid times often cause panic. Feeding into the panic, or fear, will undoubtedly produce rash, illogical, harmful, and selfish decisions. We are certainly not part of a herd of animals. We belong to a different herd: Jesus has called us out of the world to be His church and the gates of Hades (death) shall not overcome it! Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/4207885862570281/ YouTube:  https://youtu.be/chsME7D6TDE?t=1153
23:34
April 23, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Romanos 8:1
Con Charlie Gomez, evangelista de la iglesia de Cristo en Long Island  Romanos 8:1 (RVC) Por tanto, no hay ninguna condenación para los que están unidos a Cristo Jesús, los que no andan conforme a la carne, sino conforme al Espíritu...
07:14
April 23, 2020
Verse of the Day - Romans 8:1
With Charlie Gomez, Spanish Evangelist at the Long Island Church of Christ Romans 8:1 (NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...
08:02
April 23, 2020
Lectura del Dia - 1 Pedro 1:3
1 Pedro 1:3 (RVC) Bendito sea el Dios y Padre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que por su gran misericordia y mediante la resurreción de Jesucristo nos ha hecho nacer de nuevo a una esperanza viva...
04:02
April 22, 2020
Verse of the Day - 1 Peter 1:3
1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
04:15
April 22, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Isaias 25:8
Isaias 25:8 (RVC) Dios el Señor destruirá a la muerte para siempre, enjugará de todos los rostros toda lágrima, y borrará de toda la tierra la afrenta de su pueblo. El Señor lo ha dicho.
05:03
April 22, 2020
Verse of the Day - Isaiah 25:8
Isaiah 25:8 (NIV) He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.
04:31
April 22, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Romanos 10:9
Romanos 10:9 (RVC) Si confiesas con tu boca que Jesús es el Señor, y crees en tu corazón que Dios lo levantó de los muertos, serás salvo.
08:50
April 20, 2020
Verse of the Day - Romans 10-9
Romans 10:9 (NIV) If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”  and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,  you will be saved.
07:56
April 20, 2020
Verse of the Day - Galatians 2:20
Galatians 2:20 (NIV) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,  who loved me and gave himself for me.
08:32
April 17, 2020
What Jesus Feared Most - No Hell Below Us? - Part 4
Part 4 of the series on "No Hell Below Us?" We are fearful of many things in our lives. Fear of sickness, death, rejection, sadness, and loss. What did Jesus fear most? Tune in to find out. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/656836938385970/ YouTube:  https://youtu.be/pJlzbO4QnmI?t=1870
35:15
April 17, 2020
Verse of the Day - Psalm 100:3
Psalms 100:3 (NIV) Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us,  and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
07:00
April 16, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Romanos 12:1
Romanos 12:1 (RVC) Así que, hermanos, yo les ruego, por las misericordias de Dios, que se presenten ustedes mismos como un sacrificio vivo, santo y agradable a Dios. ¡Así es como se debe adorar a Dios!
07:18
April 15, 2020
Verse of the Day - Romans 12:1
Romans 12:1 (NIV) Therefore, I urge you,  brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,  holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
05:40
April 15, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Lucas 13:3
Lucas 13:3 (RVC) ¡Pues yo les digo que no! Y si ustedes no se arrepienten, también morirán como ellos.
05:30
April 14, 2020
Verse of the Day - Luke 13:3
Luke 13:3 (NIV) I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 
04:37
April 14, 2020
The Gehenna (Hell) of Jesus - No Hell Below Us? - Part 3
Part 3 of the series on "No Hell Below Us?" Jesus has a lot to say about Gehenna (hell). What is it? Why did He talk about it? What's at stake? Get ready to learn why Jesus came into this world and what He wants to save you from. Hell and judgment are more real than death and taxes.  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/192987235267234/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/JJ4bqyrEaII?t=1571
34:33
April 9, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Filipenses 2:7
Filipenses 2:5-7 (RVC) Que haya en ustedes el mismo sentir que hubo en Cristo Jesús, (6) quien, siendo en forma de Dios, no estimó el ser igual a Dios como cosa a que aferrarse, (7) sino que se despojó a sí mismo y tomó forma de siervo, y se hizo semejante a los hombres...
05:10
April 8, 2020
Verse of the Day - Philippians 2:7
Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV) Who (Jesus), being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; (7) rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
04:39
April 8, 2020
Verse of the Day - Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28 (NIV) Come to me,  all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
03:29
April 3, 2020
Lectura del Dia - Mateo 11:28
Mateo 11:28 (RVC) Vengan a mí todos ustedes, los agotados de tanto trabajar, que yo los haré descansar.
03:24
April 3, 2020
Lectura del Dia - 1 Juan 3:16
1 Juan 3:16 (RVC) En esto hemos conocido el amor: en que él dio su vida por nosotros. Así también nosotros debemos dar nuestra vida por los hermanos.
02:33
April 3, 2020
Verse of the Day - 1 John 3:16
1 John 3:16 (NIV) This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
02:18
April 3, 2020
Lectura del Dia - 1 Corintios 1:18
1 Corintios 1:18 (RVC) El mensaje de la cruz es ciertamente una locura para los que se pierden, pero para los que se salvan, es decir, para nosotros, es poder de Dios.
03:20
March 31, 2020
Verse of the Day - 1 Corinthians 1:18
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,  but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
02:58
March 31, 2020
Verse of the Day - 2 Chronicles 7:14
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV ...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
04:00
March 30, 2020
Lectura del Dia - 2 Crónicas 7:14
2 Crónicas 7:14 (RVC) ...si mi pueblo, sobre el cual se invoca mi nombre, se humilla y ora, y busca mi rostro, y se aparta de sus malos caminos, yo lo escucharé desde los cielos, perdonaré sus pecados y sanaré su tierra.
03:48
March 30, 2020
What Happens When We Die? - No Hell Below Us? - Part 2
Part 2 of the series on "No Hell Below Us?" Where do we go when we die? Are there people in Heaven now? What happens when Jesus comes back? What happens on Judgement Day? Listen in..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/848590558883960/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/JH0-44zNio8?t=1554
37:56
March 27, 2020
Verse of the Day - 2 Samuel 24:10-16
2 Samuel 24:10-16 (GW) After David counted the people, his conscience troubled him. David said to the Lord, “I have committed a terrible sin by what I have done. Lord, please forgive me because I have acted very foolishly.” (11)   When David got up in the morning, the Lord spoke his word to the prophet Gad, David’s seer. (12) “Go and tell David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I’m offering you three choices. Choose the one you want me to do to you.’ ” (13)   When Gad came to David, he told David this and asked, “Should seven years of famine come to you and your land, or three months during which you flee from your enemies as they pursue you, or should there be a three-day plague in your land? Think it over, and decide what answer I should give the one who sent me.” (14)   “I’m in a desperate situation,” David told Gad. “Please let us fall into the Lord’s hands because he is very merciful. But don’t let me fall into human hands.” (15)   So the Lord sent a plague among the Israelites from that morning until the time he had chosen. Of the people from Dan to Beersheba, 70,000 died. (16) But when the Messenger stretched out his arm to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord changed his mind about the disaster. “Enough!” he said to the Messenger who was destroying the people. “Put down your weapon.” The Messenger of the Lord was at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
08:18
March 26, 2020
Verse of the Day - 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (GW) The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments 5   and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.
02:42
March 25, 2020
Verse of the Day - Psalm 19:14
Psalm 19:14 (GW) May the words from my mouth and the thoughts from my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my defender.
04:06
March 24, 2020
Verse of the Day - Ezekiel 36:26
Ezekiel 36:26 GW  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stubborn hearts and give you obedient hearts.
02:42
March 23, 2020
Wisdom From Above - Are You A Wise Man or a Wise Guy?
"The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." This is how wise people build their lives on the rock of Jesus Christ. Foolish men are not so, they build their lives on the sand of earthly wisdom. Are you a wise man or a wise guy? Facebook: No recording. YouTube: https://youtu.be/1nKI75n0_Us?t=1739
37:31
March 17, 2020
Verse of the Day - Isaiah 55:6-7
Isaiah 55:6-7 (GW) Seek the Lord while he may be found. Call on him while he is near. (7) Let wicked people abandon their ways. Let evil people abandon their thoughts. Let them return to the Lord, and he will show compassion to them. Let them return to our God, because he will freely forgive them.
04:31
March 11, 2020
No Hell Below Us? - The Value of Suffering - The Missionary From Tartarus
Intro to the series on "No Hell Below Us?". "The Value of Suffering" and "The Missionary From Tartarus" teach us about pain and suffering - something we all experience in the here and now. How can we turn negative experiences like these into a force for our own good and the good of others? Make pain and suffering your ally. They are a tool God has given you to develop a fear of Him that leads to peace, wisdom, and hope in this life, no matter how much pain and suffering you need to endure. FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/478647526421906/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/0HCV4FAybK4?t=1554
37:32
March 6, 2020
Verse of the Day - Romans 15:4
Romans 15:4 (GW) Everything written long ago was written to teach us so that we would have confidence through the endurance and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.
02:06
March 4, 2020
When Time is No More
We are accustomed to living within time restraints, by our doing or by the imposition of others. This causes unnecessary stress in our lives. We will run out of time. How do we number our days to gain a heart of wisdom in light of our fleeting days? Are we living in view of the day "when time is no more"? FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1550981418425867/ (Audio is a bit jittery in some parts) YouTube: https://youtu.be/n_Obm8e6tjc?t=1147
37:10
March 3, 2020
Prayers in the New Testament - Civil Disobedience or Praying for Those in Authority? How do we Align Ourselves with God's Will?
This is the 10th and final episode dealing with the prayers Paul writes in his letters in the New Testament. In this prayer, we deal with what pleases God: praying for all people, especially for those in government and anyone in authority, for the purpose of spreading the Gospel in peace and quietness and by living in godliness and holiness. God wants all people to be saved and to come to know the truth. In order for us to be counted as partners with God in this venture, we need to align our will to God's in praying, petitioning and interceding on behalf of others with grateful hearts and a deep understanding of every good thing we have in Christ (Philemon 1:6). FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1280611192138817/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/3YD1Selfths?t=1447
18:00
February 28, 2020
Verse of the Day - Galatians 6:9
Galatians 6:9 (GW) We can’t allow ourselves to get tired of living the right way. Certainly, each of us will receive ⌜everlasting life⌟ at the proper time, if we don’t give up.
03:33
February 18, 2020
Verse of the Day - Hebrews 11:6
Hebrews 11:6 (GW) No one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
04:05
February 17, 2020
The Top Five "Amens"
When Jesus said "Truly truly I say to you..." what did He mean by that phrase? Listen in and be encouraged by 5 fundamental truths that are non-negotiable for God. They are freeing, saving and empowering for those who put their faith in Jesus Christ!  No FaceBook Video Link YouTube: https://youtu.be/WEKQK8GOmJc?t=1620
28:08
February 14, 2020
Verse of the Day - 1 John 3:18-20
1 John 3:18-20 GW  Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.  (19)  This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be reassured in his presence.  (20)  Whenever our conscience condemns us, we will be reassured that God is greater than our conscience and knows everything.
05:02
February 12, 2020
Verse of the Day - Ephesians 2:10
God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 God's Word Version
03:47
February 11, 2020
Prayers in the New Testament - May God's Message Spread Rapidly and Be Honored
Episode 9 of Prayers in the New Testament - This is a prayer to bring about revival in your congregation - giving us the winning divine formula for the gospel to spread rapidly and be honored. Let the message ring out!  YouTube: https://youtu.be/bUiJfD0LBW0?t=1805 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/487771678763136/
14:46
January 24, 2020
Prayers in the New Testament - God Will Bring To Fruition Your Desires and Your Deeds of Faith
Episode 8 of Prayers in the New Testament - How to make sure you have gained enough spiritual momentum in your life to get you through the trials and tribulations that will continue to sharpen your focus and get you on track for Jesus to be glorified in you.  YouTube: (audio not 100% but understandable) https://youtu.be/EsDXoNZMw_A?t=1508 FaceBook: (audio not 100% but understandable) https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/703597346798026/
19:50
January 24, 2020
The Five "Trustworthy Sayings"
The New Testament has 5 Trustworthy Sayings told to Timothy and Titus, Evangelists of the Lord's Church, by the Apostle Paul. These are fundamental principles for every church leader to hold near and dear to his heart, and for all Christians to dwell on as they "fight the good fight"! YouTube: https://youtu.be/lvNv8j8nmNA?t=1402 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/675836872942536/ 
30:24
January 17, 2020
Prayers in the New Testament - May Our Love Increase and Overflow and May Our Hearts Be Strengthened
This is Episode 7 of Prayers in the New Testament, a prayer found in the first letter to the Thessalonians - praying that our love increase and overflow and also that our hearts be strengthened. Only by having Jesus living in our hearts by faith could our love increase and overflow. We need God's strength to guard our heart in the wake of much pain we will need to endure as we love one another in the way Jesus loves us. YouTube: https://youtu.be/4A00T981bOw?t=1472 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/407245153493575/
18:37
December 28, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - Filled With Spiritual Understanding and The Knowledge of His Will
This is Episode 6 of Prayers in the New Testament, a prayer found in the letter to the Colossians - Praying that we may be filled with spiritual understanding, bearing good fruit in every good work, strengthened with all power, and giving joyful thanks. YouTube: https://youtu.be/5BLH0xyj7Vs?t=1722 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/775773792844180/
23:13
December 27, 2019
The Five "One Things"
How do you determine priorities in life? What are God's priorities for you? Would I be OK if my priorities don't match God's priorities?  What can I do about it? YouTube: https://youtu.be/6J_p5H4IpiY FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1347743015374120/
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November 8, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - Abounding in Love More and More, Filled with the Fruit of Righteousness
This is Episode 5 of Prayers in the New Testament, the second prayer found in the letter to the Philippians - Praying that our love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ. YouTube: https://youtu.be/l56DZKF0rEA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/2489263957776186/
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October 31, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - Gratitude and Joy Because of Our Partnership in Jesus
What gives you joy? What/who do you seek? In this episode, we will explore prayers of confidence in Christ's work in us. It matters who we trust!  Our joy is affected by where we put our trust. Our confidence needs to be in the work God will complete in us if we are faithful! YouTube: https://youtu.be/5EsA3QxBhd0 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/509791033131748/
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October 23, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - Praying in the Spirit, Alert, Not Giving Up!
Praying consistently, turning to the spiritual instead of the flesh and the worldly, is how we keep ourselves sober and alert. Don't allow evil tendencies and your passions to derail you and make you fall asleep to the reality of Christ's love. Be on your guard and ready to fight the spiritual forces of evil that prowl around ready to devour! YouTube: https://youtu.be/UE0IgTp-2xc FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/537459930324242/
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October 9, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - Strengthened with Power, that Christ May Dwell in Your Heart
Prayers of POWER - To be strengthened with unearthly power, from above and from within, by the Holy Spirit. So that Jesus dwells in our heart and we may get to know His profound love - to know that this love surpasses knowledge!  YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wv3NN4HHxCg  FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/2454834057942471/ 
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October 1, 2019
Prayers in the New Testament - To Know God Better; To Know His Power!
Ephesians 1:17-19 - Praying for Wisdom, Revelation, and Enlightenment;  to know the hope to which you've been called, the riches of His inheritance and the immeasurable power available to all believers.  YouTube: https://youtu.be/jKsjexvWGHk  FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandChurchOfChrist/videos/1338602086309408/
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September 26, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 8 - The Divine Swap
The Divine Swap: God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so  that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Co 5:21. God so loved the world - a love unknown to us which God was to manifest  in the person of Jesus to show the full extent of His love by a unique  sacrifice that still leaves us in awe. An exchange takes place  when the believer is baptized, placing his faith in this sacrifice. God  takes away the believers sin and bestows righteousness that is not his -  the righteousness of Christ!
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September 6, 2019
7 Minutes of Wisdom on Preparing Your Child for Adulthood
What gets in the way of proper adulting? The Heart. We confuse our "yes's" and our "no's". We lose integrity because we get too proud and manipulated by our passions. As parents we need to teach our children the difference between "yes" and "no" before they turn 1. We need to teach them to say "yes" and "no" with conviction and respect others when they say "yes" and "no". With this training we teach them to make correct choices and work as a team with others who may have differing opinions. All this promotes confidence and trust in God.
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August 30, 2019
7 Minutes of Wisdom on Preparing Your Children to Navigate Social Media
Wisdom and training are needed in order to be influential on social media in a godly way. Satan capitalizes on our greed and curiosity - he makes worldliness attractive. What can you do to get your child's heart longing for God instead of the world and become a force for good? Take a listen. 
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August 30, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7 - Letting the Spirit Help you Pray
Jesus' prayer in John 17 shows His care and focus on unity. To be part of the answer to His prayer we need to make sure we are members of His body, taking up His mission to preach the Gospel. The Spirit was given to us to help us in our weakness because we don't know how to pray. We will examine a passage that gives us a new acronym for prayer in 1 Tim 2:1. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be effective ambassadors, interceding for one another and being the beacons God uses to continue to gather the elect into the body of Christ.
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August 9, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6 - Dealing With Abandonment and Rejection
Jesus teaches us how to deal with abandonment and rejection when He was at the lowest point of His life on Earth. Accepting our human vulnerabilities is a major lesson Jesus illustrates with His life. Salvation is found when we accept our humanity, including our lot and the vulnerabilities that come with it, and humble ourselves before God. When we own the hurt of life, God teaches us to use our humbling experiences to minister to others and help them in their time of need, as He does with us. 
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August 4, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5 - The God of the Towel
Who is more powerful, a lion or a lamb? A roaring lion or a slaughtered lamb? It may seem obvious to you, but things are not as they seem. Jesus teaches us about power when He washed His disciple's feet. Would you let Jesus wash your feet? Those who refuse His foot washing have no part with Him. Those who let Jesus wash their feet continuously purify themselves and will sit at His feet in heaven. These are those who understand that true power empowers and who are willing to humble themselves as Jesus did.   You can also watch the sermon on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/1KkqfWGd7HI
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July 24, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4 - Humanity 2.0
Jesus says, "I am making everything new!" (Revelation 21:5). Here in the world people are always looking for the next big thing; the next upgrade, the latest and the greatest. All we can imagine here pales in comparison to what God is preparing for us. When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain the curtain of this virtual life is peeled back and we see something eternal for a brief moment. A look at what's coming? A peek at Humanity 2.0? Listen in to see what we can learn from this moment in Jesus' life.  You can also watch the sermon on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LicocOrg 
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July 7, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 3 - Identity Grounding
Who are you? Do you really know who you are? What do you define yourself by? Are you swayed by what people say about you, or who or what you should be? Are you grasping at the straws of society's definitions of who you ought to be? Knowing who Jesus is will bring about the discovery of who you really are.  Listen in to discover the grandeur of who Jesus wants you to be.  You can also watch the sermon on YouTube https://youtu.be/l2ZgiXD8nDo
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June 30, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2 - He Steadfastly Set His Face Towards Jerusalem
Jesus was undeterred in His loyalty towards us. Even when facing opposition, ridicule and death threats, He was not deterred in accomplishing His goal for our sake. He makes an invitation for us to come to Him and surrender ourselves to His yoke, so that rivers of living water can flow from us. Jesus wants to make us sources of living water for many around us as we share His good news.  Here's the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JKlwAipx2kM 
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June 21, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1 - The Work of God is to Believe
Many experience burnout, discouragement and lack of fulfillment. Jesus says it is the result of spiritual malnutrition! "Don't work for the food that spoils", He says. "Work for the food that endures to eternal life."  He adds that the work of God is to believe in the One He has sent - Jesus. Wake up to what God wants to do with your life!  Here's the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6WHfECNFO9A
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June 13, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 9 - Walking in Holiness to Make Impact
Satan Cannot Drive out Satan - Using the weapons of divine power to win others - not the weapons of the world. Satan means to divide God's people, but by our faithfulness to Jesus we will overcome.  Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cGN0Fn0JeRM
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May 22, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 8 - Winning Friends for Jesus
How do we fight the tidal wave of evil threatening to desensitize us on a daily basis? Is fighting back through the same channels the world uses what God has in mind? Can I, a single person, make a difference against this overwhelming flood? Your life is a force for good or for evil. How are you living it? What kind of influence are you having on others? Are you influencing the world or is it influencing you? Take a listen to hear how Jesus has equipped you for battle and for some strategies to make sure you don't get swept away by the world and its ways.  Watch the Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/b-7qjLteDNo 
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May 19, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7 - Worshiping in the Spirit and in Truth
Opinion is not truth, emotion is not Spirit - yet many think worship is something God can accept as long as we are true to our own heart and conscience. Nothing can be further from the truth. As we continue to explore Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, we learn what kind o f worshipers God seeks. Dare you listen to it?  Watch the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JBf5dJhLn0E
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May 15, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6 - Jesus Crosses Barriers to Offer Living Water
What does it look like to impact someone with the Good News? How did Jesus interface with people? How did he overcome prejudicial barriers to make impact on contact? What was Jesus' strategy to grab and hold the Samaritan woman's attention? Learn from the Master Evangelizer as we seek to follow in His footsteps.  Watch the Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oOzpNepif9s
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May 4, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5 - Blessed Are the Persecuted
The concluding episode of the nine blessings Jesus imparted on Kingdom Citizens.  The Ultimate Blessing is very contradictory to the worldly. Only Kingdom Citizens can understand and accept it with great rejoicing!  How do you know you're going to Heaven? Take a listen. The Sermon on the Topic on YouTube: https://youtu.be/s5NpfoQt2CI
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April 30, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4
Expecting to be blessed materially? Is that enough? Are your own thoughts about yourself and what you think success is, enough for you? Let Jesus bring your full potential into being - unleashing the real you - God's design for you. Learn about it in the 9 blessings that kick off Jesus' Sermon on the Mount - The Beatitudes. We will discuss the first two groups of blessings in this podcast.  Look at our sermon series on this topic here:  Beatitudes Part 1 - https://youtu.be/7FYDJQ6VfDg Beatitudes Part 2 - https://youtu.be/s5NpfoQt2CI
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April 19, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 3
Kingdom Attitudes – Matthew 5-7 is known as The Sermon of the Mount – Jesus’ study concerning the character of Kingdom Citizens. The initial 9 blessings Jesus utters at the beginning of this sermon are known as the beatitudes.  Jesus expands upon this purpose with these 9 blessings that kick off His Sermon on the Mount. Each one starts with the word blessed. From the Greek makarios, meaning “blissful and complete, supremely fortunate and well off. Happy, joyful and without care or concern.” It is not a feeling – it is way more than that. It is a state of mind, an attitude Jesus wants us to adopt.   To watch the sermon portion on YouTube go here: https://youtu.be/7FYDJQ6VfDg
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April 12, 2019
Participantes con Elohim
¿Sabías que Dios quiere que tú, un ser humano, participes en Su naturaleza divina? ¡Ese fue el plan de Dios desde el principio de la creación! Pero un espíritu celoso y malvado ha intentado sabotear ese plan, engañando al hombre y halagando a su ego hasta el dia de hoy. ¡Es hora de que dejes  esos pensamientos y dudas falsos y te rindas totalmente a Jesús, Rey de Reyes, quien, por Su misericordia, nos ha dado otra oportunidad para asegurarnos de reinar con Él para siempre! 
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April 4, 2019
Partakers of Elohim
Did you know God wants you, a human being, to participant in His divine nature? That was God's plan all along! But a jealous,  evil spirit has tried to sabotage that plan, misleading man and flattering his ego to this day. It is time for you to cast aside those false thoughts and doubts, and surrender fully to Jesus, King of Kings, who, by His mercy, has given us another opportunity to make sure we reign with Him forever! 
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April 4, 2019
Summer Season of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2
Jesus' Vision for ministry success that results in glorifying the Father is laid out in Matthew 9:35-38.  1- The Need is Urgent 2- The Motive is Love 3- The Trigger is Prayer 4- The Potential is Vast Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV) “The harvest  is plentiful but the workers are few.   (38) Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
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March 28, 2019
Summer Season of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1
Summertime is when you feel alive and energetic, wanting to be outside, enjoying the weather and the community. Light is appreciated during the summer months - longer days! As salt needs to go out of the shaker to give flavor to your food, likewise we need to let our faith spill out into the community in order to give people the taste of Jesus.   Today's message was all about getting ready for evangelism, to impact our communities for the name of Jesus!  
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March 21, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7
Whereas in the previous episode we dealt with internal persecution, this one explores how the Christian ought to deal with external persecutions coming from hostile work environment, family, etc. What should our mindset be as we go through these tough situations?  Why are we going through this? What's the point?
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March 7, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6
Jesus felt marginalized, ostracized and disenfranchised by His very own people. What do we do when we experience that in our own church group? What do we do when we experience it from a culture hostile to Jesus?
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February 27, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5
Jesus cleanses the temple. He shows zeal for the House of God, the church. Are we keeping ourselves clean? Are we zealous, as Jesus was, for holiness and for the good works He prepared for us to do? We will talk about worldly zeal vs godly zeal in this episode. 
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February 15, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4
Tying up Episode 3, the excuses we make. Following Jesus in our social interactions - The Wedding at Cana. What  we learn from Jesus' first sign (miracle) about our walk with Him. 
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February 8, 2019
Seasons of our walk with Jesus - Episode 3
In this episode, we will continue to speak on the principle of compatibility and how Jesus called people to follow him. We will talk about the firstfruit of faith in the excuses we make for not following.
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January 30, 2019
Seasons of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2
We will speak of when Jesus begins His public ministry. Themes we will touch on: career guidance and compatibility, including parental guidance.
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January 24, 2019
CrossWords - Seasons of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1
A podcast about practical Christianity. Christians live in a culture hostile to righteousness, self-control and God's judgment to come. This podcast is about getting your mind and your heart in line with Jesus' Words and Way because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! All Scriptures quoted are from the New International Version. You can follow me on Twitter @kingdom_saint. Walk with the Lord and be a blessing!  This episode consists of Jesus' start - His baptism and temptation.
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January 22, 2019