Welcome to Randy In Real Life hosted by Randy Goudeau (that’s me!). My goal here is to encourage, challenge, and inspire people. Also be on the lookout for some amazing interviews with some incredible people from around the globe!
For those of you who feel unqualified, not 'gifted', or perhaps you feel you've made too many mistakes to be used by God, this episode is for you. There is so much more that we (as the church) are capable of, but we need to change the way we view success and also ministry. I also share a powerful story of a man of God that you have most likely never heard of, and I will continue sharing stories like the one you are going to hear today if there is enough feedback. If you find that today's episode helps you, consider sharing it! To support this podcast or our ministry, visit our website at www.randygoudeau.com
On today’s episode I have a conversation with the very first true Christian I met when I first went to church as a teenager, Pastor Jimmy Malone. I asked him to share some of his thoughts on the subject of Calvinism. This will be the final portion on this subject. If you would like some information and resources to help go deeper, send me a message!
This episode comes straight from a Facebook Live video and has not been edited. I had my podcast mic recording simultaneously. It is raw and direct. I even get excited on occasion and may even preach a little bit (sorry if I hurt your speakers). If you would like to send me a message, simply go to any of my social media platforms, or contact me through my website.
I've had more questions, debates, and even conflict concerning this subject more than any other in the last nearly 29 years of my Christian walk. Today I am beginning this mini series to address some of what I believe, and also to breakdown what I consider that is both good and bad.
On today's episode I want to encourage, inspire, and challenge you in the area of your personal Bible reading. Without it your spiritual growth will be stunted. There are many Christians today who have been attending church for years, yet they are still spiritual babies. Why? They've never truly taken hold of the Word of God for themselves. On the 2nd half of the episode I'll share some of my favorite translations as well as Study Bibles.
Everybody needs encouragement at some point in their life. Most need it A LOT, I sure do! Today I want to share with you some simple truths that I believe can bring both immediate and gradual freedom & incredible hope to you. If this episode blesses you, give it a share on your social media platforms!
After spending the last week refreshing myself on the Underground Churches across the world, I found myself extremely provoked personally. I began to ask myself some 'What If' questions and it allowed me to really reflect on some aspects of Christianity deeper than I ever have before. My 'What If?' may seem a little preposterous to you, hence the subtitle; Randy in Crazy Life.
I recorded this episode after waking up very early. My heart was burning as I was reflecting on the explosive growth taking place in the Underground Church. Some comparisons are made with the American Church along with an illustration (buffet). There just has to be more available to us all as believers and we must press in.
Today I am accompanied my a special guest, my 16 (almost 17) year old daughter Victoria, as we discuss some aspects of Discipleship and make some strong statements that I hope will provoke thought. On Thursday, May 9th I'll be doing a Facebook Live video from right HERE and will be going more in depth on this very important (and missing ingredient) subject. Come join us and participate in some real time Q&A!
A very candid conversation about a much neglected (or abused) practice in the body of Christ today; discipleship. We are going to go on a journey as we uncover all that we can about this very important topic.
So many people are terrified at the thought of telling someone about Jesus. However, it is so much easier than most people know and also so exciting. On this episode I want to give you some practical tools to help you get started, as well as share a story that I hope will inspire you. (It ends with a personal challenge!)
I was excited to have Pastor Paul Floyd come and sit with me for the 2nd half of our interview, but honestly did not expect to be rocked by 3 words he uses to guide every major decision in his life. I forgot I was interviewing him for a little while as I was busy writing over a page of notes. Simple, easy to remember, powerful if implemented. This could possibly be one of the most encouraging things you will hear, and I hope it blesses you as much as it did me!
Have you ever felt intimidated when it came to sharing your faith? Perhaps you've desperately wanted to be used by God to reach others, but simply lack the confidence. Maybe you are like the vast majority of Christians in the United States, and feel you've done your best by showing up to a building on a Sunday morning for 2 hours each week to sing some songs and take some notes (that you will most likely never look at again). Come take a ride over the next few weeks as we explore two subjects that tend to be forgotten, overlooked, and unnecessary in the modern church; Evangelism and Discipleship.
Unprofessional, uneducated, unschooled, ordinary. This is what the world saw when they looked at the apostles. What do they see when they look at us today? Today's episode is what I like to call a burn session. Come and listen and you will understand why.
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Today's question is one that many people have wanted to ask, but few ever do. How can I stop sinning? And not just sin in general, but the same habitual sin. Do I just accept that it will always be this way for me? Can I really win this battle?
We're going to look at a couple of things, one of which you've probably never heard before. Afterwards, I have a brief word of 'caution' for some of our young (in the Lord) friends out there!
Today I have my first ever interview on this podcast, and it is with my close friend, Paul Floyd. We had so much fun and most of the content was completely unplanned (especially when I open by asking him about his former life as a gangbanger). I know that you will be encouraged (and laugh some) as you hear what turns into a powerful conversation. This is part one of a two part interview.
Today we are closing out a series from our Q&A on the subject of speaking in tongues. This is by far one of the most controversial subjects in the church and many people are strongly divided over this issue. I also share a powerful and timely quote from David Ravenhill, son of the late Leonard Ravenhill. If you have a question you'd like to hear discussed on the podcast, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a special episode that I kept very short. I address some of the controversy and drama circulating in American Christianity, and even go so far as to say some names. At the end I give an extremely powerful action step that you don't want to miss.
Today's episode kicks off with a crazy (yet very true) story of something that happened quite a few years ago. You may laugh, cry, or even get angry as I share this very true (I already said that, right?) event. Afterwards, we look at a passage of Scripture that contains one of the most insanely incredible verses that I have never heard anyone mention or preach.
The subject of speaking in tongues is by far one of the most controversial of the last few generations. Well meaning Christians are strongly divided over whether or not it is: legitimate, of God, for everybody, necessary, and/or available for today. It is time to do something very bold in our era: open up the Bible and let it speak for itself. We've all heard the opinions of men, but now more than ever we must move to the most trusted source as we search the Scriptures and see if these honest and valid questions have an answer. If speaking in tongues is not for today, then let us move on without delay! However, if speaking in tongues is very real and very much for today, we should be asking two questions; Why so much silence in the church, and what do we do now?
In today's Q&A we begin a discussion on a very controversial subject; speaking in tongues. Sadly, too many churches have been mostly silent about this topic for far too long. Over the next few weeks we will unpack plenty of Scripture as we explore what was 'normative' (fancy word we will discuss soon) for the Early Church, confront some common errors in the Spirit-filled community, investigate various gifts of the Spirit, and hopefully inspire you to draw your own conclusions based on the Word of God.
There has definitely been a shift from a Pentecostal/Charismatic expression of Church to a more Seeker/Attractional one. There is no easy explanation (regardless of what some people say), but there are plenty of things we can look at, both good and bad, from these 'camps'.
Today I talk about one of the reasons the church is VERY imbalanced in the United States, and how it can become healthy again. We're going to break down some simple truths that I believe if implemented would help the Church become a powerful force again. I also go on a tiny rant and use an illustration that at one point may make you laugh (or judge me).
Today we begin a 2-3 week series within our Q&A segment discussing several strong questions that came in on Facebook. These are questions that a lot of people have asked and are asking. Why have churches moved away from Pentecostal/Charismatic expressions to a more Seeker/Attractional model? Why are we messages catered to surface level self-help lessons? Why do churches time everything to a tee? Put on your seatbelts, the next few weeks are going to be quite a ride!
Today someone asks why we are only seeing Revival in a few places. We look at this question from a few angles, as well as briefly speak to some of the critics of Revival. This question should also cause us to ask some other questions.
This is the first question in our new format, where every Tuesday I take questions from our listeners (you!) and do my best to answer it in a way that is raw and real. Today we have a simple question that I use to lay a foundation for upcoming questions, and I also share a brief snapshot of one of the most awe inspiring stories I've ever heard (which I actually heard from the very man himself - even though I don't mention that in the podcast). I hope you enjoy and please feel free to send any questions you may have to any of my social media platforms, or email me at email@example.com
We are witnessing at an unprecedented rate the downfall of many public figures today. Things unthinkable are being exposed and found out to be true. But how are we going to respond when exposure comes to our house and our secrets are out?
On this episode I want to challenge your perception of what true Revival really looks like. Some strong (and maybe a little controversial) statements are made (in love) to grab your attention and help us see what Revival is and how we can have it right now.