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The Podcast by Pleasant Valley

The Podcast by Pleasant Valley

By Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Welcome to the Podcast by Pleasant Valley. Where we talk about biblical truth, address your questions, and seek to help you fall deeper in love with Jesus. Let’s get started!
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Are We Living In The End Times?
When we sit down to watch the nightly news, one of the questions that can easily pop into our minds is somewhere along the lines of, "Is the world ending?" or "Are we living in the end times?". Listen in as Pastor Merle Mees, and Dr. Albert Bean discuss this topic. 
36:43
September 22, 2021
Living with Whole Life Generosity
What does it look like when someone devotes their whole life to being generous? Pastor Merle Mees sat down with Paul Forbes to discuss this concept. 
43:31
August 11, 2021
The Lord's Supper
This episode is a message I preached recently at Twenty-Somethings. It begins by laying out the basic biblical and theological truths about the Lord's Supper. Then the message turns to discuss the important differences between the Catholic and Protestant views of the Lord's Supper and why they matter. Finally, the message closes with some beautiful Gospel truths about the Lord's Supper.
43:14
May 18, 2021
Decision Making Part 2
In this conversation we talked about how our faith influences our decisions, the various types of decisions we face, processes for making decisions as Christians, why Christians don't come to the same conclusions about various decisions and more.
31:22
March 23, 2021
Decision Making Part 1
In this conversation we talked about how our faith influences our decisions, the various types of decisions we face, processes for making decisions as Christians, why Christians don't come to the same conclusions about various decisions and more.
37:15
March 16, 2021
Assurance: How can I Know that I'm Saved?
This sermon seeks to answer the common and important question of how we can have assurance of our salvation.
36:44
February 23, 2021
A Biblical Vision of Singleness
This message centers around showing how the modern church's vision of singleness falls short of the Bible's view of singleness. This sermon is trying to show the Bible's massive vision for singleness and how it can help build the Kingdom of God.
41:44
February 16, 2021
A Big, Happy Life: An Interview with Whitney Putnam
Listen in as we sit down with Whitney Putnam as she tells us how we can pursue happiness no matter what comes through the foundation of the Gospel. Her story is a testimony to this . We also address issues such as the Prosperity Gospel and ways to find happiness in everyday life.
32:02
February 9, 2021
The Struggle is Real: A Panel Conversation (Part 2)
Mental Health is a vital topic that is rarely discussed in churches. After walking through a 5-week sermon series on mental health titled "The Struggle is Real," we sat down with several pastors and licensed professional counselors to talk about questions from the series and how to apply the Gospel to our mental health. We discussed issues ranging from self-care, walking alongside those struggling, medicine, suicide, prayer, and more. Listen in as our panelists seek to help us have hope and wisdom in the area of the intersection of mental health and the Gospel! Panelists Robbie Sullivan- Licensed Professional Counselor Merle Mees- Lead Pastor Karen Mees- Licensed Professional Counselor John Newsom- Care Pastor and Army Chaplain Brad Daniel- Student Pastor Caleb Eissler- Moderator *This panel originally took place on Tuesday, October 15th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
38:32
February 2, 2021
The Struggle is Real: A Panel Conversation (Part 1)
Mental Health is a vital topic that is rarely discussed in churches. After walking through a 5-week sermon series on mental health titled "The Struggle is Real," we sat down with several pastors and licensed professional counselors to talk about questions from the series and how to apply the Gospel to our mental health. We discussed issues ranging from self-care, walking alongside those struggling, medicine, suicide, prayer, and more. Listen in as our panelists seek to help us have hope and wisdom in the area of the intersection of mental health and the Gospel! Panelists Robbie Sullivan- Licensed Professional Counselor Merle Mees- Lead Pastor Karen Mees- Licensed Professional Counselor John Newsom- Care Pastor and Army Chaplain Brad Daniel- Student Pastor Caleb Eissler- Moderator *This panel originally took place on Tuesday, October 15th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
49:41
January 26, 2021
Mental Health + the Gospel: A Panel Conversation (Part 2)
Mental Health is a vital, yet often neglected, element of the Christian life. We face a crisis of mental health issues today, but we often fail to speak about them or address them with clarity. On August 1st, 2019, PV Twenty-Somethings hosted a public panel to bring clarity and truth to the conversation surrounding the intersection of mental health and the Gospel. Panelists include Licensed Professional Counselors Karen Mees and Robie Sullivan, Lead Pastor Merle Mees, Care Pastor and Army Chaplain John Newsom, and Student Pastor Brad Daniel. The panelists addressed a whole host of topics including medication, spiritual warfare, tactics to improve and sustain mental health, how to care for others who encounter mental illness, the hope that the Gospel brings, and so much more!
55:15
January 19, 2021
Mental Health + the Gospel: A Panel Conversation (Part 1)
Mental Health is a vital, yet often neglected, element of the Christian life. We face a crisis of mental health issues today, but we often fail to speak about them or address them with clarity. On August 1st, 2019, PV Twenty-Somethings hosted a public panel to bring clarity and truth to the conversation surrounding the intersection of mental health and the Gospel. Panelists include Licensed Professional Counselors Karen Mees and Robie Sullivan, Lead Pastor Merle Mees, Care Pastor and Army Chaplain John Newsom, and Student Pastor Brad Daniel. The panelists addressed a whole host of topics including medication, spiritual warfare, tactics to improve and sustain mental health, how to care for others who encounter mental illness, the hope that the Gospel brings, and so much more!
51:23
January 12, 2021
New Year's Resolutions
In this episode, we sit down with Whitney Putnam to talk about to think about New Year's Resolutions, how to keep from falling into shame, how our faith impacts our resolution, and finally that the idea of rhythm may be more helpful than the idea of resolution.
25:26
December 28, 2020
The Great Longing of the World: The Bible's Answer to the Problem of Pain
In this podcast, we look at Romans 8 to see how the love of God answers our questions about the pain and suffering in our lives and the world.We touch on how Christmas gives us a glimpse of the world's great longing.
36:40
December 22, 2020
Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing: An Interview with Kiley Daniels
In this interview, Kiley Daniels shares her story about seeing her dad pass away from terminal brain cancer and then having the same diagnosis herself. The Daniels family has shown the world how to make Jesus know in the midst of hardship and Kiley did just that during our interview.
23:43
December 15, 2020
Tough Bible Questions
Join us as we take a peek into our final week of the Encounter series. We had participants write in questions about the Bible they were wrestling with and they were discussed with this Panel. The Panel includes Merle Mees, Andy Lee, Dr. Al Bean and Caleb Eissler
55:51
December 8, 2020
Navigating Grief through the Holidays
Navigating the Holidays can be tough, but navigating holidays without the loved one that has been a part of your holiday gatherings for years previously can take a toll on you and your family.
25:46
December 1, 2020
Thankfulness
With Thanksgiving upon us, we thought a great discussion for this week would be about thankfulness during the holiday season. 
16:59
November 24, 2020
Daily Devotions
What is a daily quiet time? Why do we need it? What do we do during a daily devotion? These are just a few of the questions we address today. 
43:56
November 17, 2020
The Most Political Statement Ever Made
What if the most divisive statement ever made is also the most unifying one? In a world where having political conversations is divisive, how as Christians do we respond to the everchanging climate. In this episode of "The Podcast," we talk about how Jesus is King. When we know that Jesus of King this informs our understanding of the Government and how we are called to respond. What does the Bible say about the Government? What does the Bible say about civil disobedience?
37:02
November 10, 2020
There is No Such thing as an Unanswered Prayer
Sometimes, we pray to God and the outcome doesn't turn out the way we want. 
42:42
November 3, 2020
Taking Civility Out of the Box
This week's episode of the Podcast by Pleasant Valley talks about how Now More than Ever we need to practice Civility. Going along with our current messages series, "Now More Than Ever" things are constantly changing. Our guest offers no apologies for calling on the Christian community to reassess their perceptions of issues facing our country. For those of us who are disturbed by what's going on, she makes her case for an about-face attitude adjustment in the way we relate to others, especially those who are "different" or think differently from us.
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October 27, 2020
What is Prayer?
This week we join together with a group of friends and talk about what prayer is and how they have applied prayer throughout their lives. 
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October 20, 2020
Cherish Marriage Conference by Gary Thomas : Post-Conference Q&A
Welcome to the Podcast by Pleasant Valley. Where we talk about biblical truth, address your questions, and seek to help you fall deeper in love with Jesus. Let’s get started! What if one word could change everything for your marriage? According to best-selling Christian author Gary Thomas, it can - and that word is "CHERISH"! Drawing from decades of experience with couples, he believes that when you and your spouse choose to notice, appreciate, honor, and encourage one another it will bring hope, light, and life into your relationship. Join us for a question and answer session with Gary Thomas. 
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October 13, 2020