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Enjoy The Journey with Ray Spellbrink

Enjoy The Journey with Ray Spellbrink

By Ray
This podcast will cover a variety of topics and will include personal thoughts from my own journey as well as interviews with others on a wide variety of topics.
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Conquering Giants In Our Lives
In this episode we look at what the Bible says about conquering giants that we face in our lives. 
October 17, 2021
We Can Have The Rest Of God
In this episode we look at the rest we can have through God. 
October 10, 2021
Wrong Way Or Right Way
In this episode I talk about the distinction between going the wrong way or the right way.
October 03, 2021
Faith That Can Be Seen
In today's episode I talk about how we should have a faith that can be seen.
September 26, 2021
Standing On The Promises
In this episode we discuss how, just as Joshua did, we can stand on the God's promises.
September 20, 2021
The Breakthrough Jesus
In this episode we look at how Jesus has and still offers the breakthroughs we need in our lives.
September 13, 2021
When The Inmates Run The Asylum
In this episode we talk about the times we are living in and have been living in for some time. 
September 05, 2021
Finding Fault
In this episode we talk of finding fault. It's so easy to find fault in others. Some even found fault in Jesus. Instead of finding fault let's be encouragers!
August 29, 2021
Are You Storm-Tossed, Perplexed Or In Despair?
In this episode we talk about how Jesus is with us through the storms, trials and challenges we face in life.
August 22, 2021
Ministry Update - August 2021
In this episode Ray & Cindy give a ministry update. They also share another way they have been able to provide Christian entertainment to seniors. 
August 16, 2021
How We Measure Matters
In this episode we look at how we should measure spiritual success. 
August 08, 2021
Overflowing With Blessings
In this episode we talk about blessings that overflow. Get under the spout where the glory and blessings of God come out!
August 01, 2021
Why We Don't Give Up
Have you ever felt like quitting or giving up in you spiritual walk? In this episode I discuss why we, as believers, don't give up. I share some scripture as well as some thoughts to consider. 
July 25, 2021
Do You Stand Out From The Crowd?
In this episode we talk about how important it is for us, as believers, to stand out from unbelievers. Not because we are better but rather we are different having come through the blood of Jesus.
July 18, 2021
What Do Your Words Mean?
In this micro-podcast we take a look at what the words we say and use mean and how they can impact others in both a positive and negative way .
July 11, 2021
Doing Right alone
In this micro-pod episode I talk about how we will often have to stand for what's right even if we stand alone.
June 27, 2021
Know That You Know You Are Forgiven
At times there are people who will throw up our past in our faces. We even sometimes dwell on our past and become discouraged and wonder how God could ever use us. There are also times when ole Satan, himself will accuse and remind us of our past. Let's not live in the past! Anything we have repented of and forsaken is in the past and forgotten by God. In this episode I take a few minutes to explore this thought. 
June 20, 2021
God's Power Transforms
In this episode I share how God is able to take something ugly and make it beautiful. He does the same thing in our lives if we will allow Him to do so.
June 13, 2021
Praying In Faith - The Story Of A Hymn
In this episode we look at what faith in God can do. Because of God's faithfulness in a time of distress a lady was led to write a  wonderful hymn that is sung in churches today. 
June 06, 2021
God Cares About The Little Things
In this episode I share how God cares not only about the big things in our lives but the little seemingly insignificant things, as well.
May 30, 2021
The Importance Of Listening
In this episode I talk about the importance of truly hearing what is being said. Not just going through the motions as so many do but truly hearing. 
May 23, 2021
Ministry Update - May 2021
The Ministry Update we did for April had a snafu and only recorded about a minute. Therefore we thought we would record a new Ministry Update to keep you informed of what God is doing through this ministry. We do appreciate your prayers. Blessings. 
May 16, 2021
Mothers Are Somebody
This is my Mother's Day 2021 podcast. I share a reading and some thoughts about moms.
May 09, 2021
Building Up The Church
In this episode I talk about ways to build up the church. 
May 02, 2021
What's Going On?
In this episode we look at the question, "What's God doing in your life?" Is this a good thing to ask? Is it a proper thing to ask? I will answer these questions and more. Check it out. 
April 25, 2021
Interview - Tom & Deanna Owings
In this episode I interview Tom & Deanna Owings. They have quite a story to tell. May it encourage you.
April 11, 2021
How To Develop Faith
Have you ever wondered how you can have faith or more faith in your Christian life? In this episode I give you five ways to develop faith in your spiritual life. 
April 04, 2021
How Committed Are You?
In this episode I talk about how we will accomplish nothing if we are not committed to doing what it takes to be successful. It takes commitment and determination if we are going to accomplish anything worthwhile. I bring this into the spiritual realm and our walk with God. 
March 28, 2021
Interview - Deanna Morris
In this episode I interview Deanna Morris from Winchester, IL. 
March 17, 2021
Why Bother?
In this episode I talk about doing things and working and laboring and yet we sometimes see no results. Soon frustration sets in and we ask ourselves, "Why bother?"
March 14, 2021
God Has Your Back
There are times in life we feel we have been abandoned by family, friends and other believers. Sometimes even God seems distant or nonresponsive. In this episode I share a number of Scriptures that remind us that God has our back - even in the lonely tough times. Keep this encouraging episode close so you can come back and listen from time to time when you need encouragement. 
March 07, 2021
Interview - Paul Summers
In this episode I interview Paul Summers. He has a great testimony.
February 27, 2021
Love Gathering Together
In this episode we talk about how we should look forward to gathering with other Christians. These gatherings can be in buildings set aside for the church to gather, enjoying a meal in a restaurant, gathering in a park or even a community center. We should love one another as Jesus loves His church.
February 21, 2021
God Will Supply
If we are in right standing with God He will supply every need we have. 
February 14, 2021
God Has A Track Record
In this episode we are reminded we can trust God because He has a track record in our lives during the tough times we have faced. This will be a good episode to refer back to often as you face tough times in your life.
February 07, 2021
Silence! Be Still!
We all face storms on our journey. As believers, if we will allow Him to, Jesus will walk with us and speak "Silence! Be still!" to the storms in our lives. He will also bring a peace to your heart and spirit even in the midst of these storms. 
January 31, 2021
Obstacles We EncounterOn Our Journey
In this episode I share some thoughts God laid on my heart. Each of us face obstacles on our journey through life. It important we respond to these obstacles appropriately.
January 25, 2021
interview - Bruce Hall
In this episode I interview Bruce Hall. You do t want to miss this one.
January 13, 2021
Three Constants In An Age Of Change
In this episode I share while we are living in an ever changing world, God hasn't changed, I look at three constants in a changing world. 
January 10, 2021
What Kind Of Relationship Do You Have With Jesus?
In this episode I talk about the various types of relationships we can have with Jesus. I also share my primary goal for 2021.
January 04, 2021
Be It Resolved
As the new year approaches let’s make some determinations in our walk with God.
December 28, 2020
Who He Is And Who We Are In Him
In this episode we discover who Jesus is and who we are, as believers, in Him.
December 14, 2020
God Knows
In this brief episode we talk about how God knows what we are going through. He knows where we are. He will help us get through it.
December 08, 2020
Is God A Priority In Your Life?
In this episode we talk about makingGod a TRUE priority in your life.
November 29, 2020
God’s Mercy & Grace Is Sufficient
No matter what we face in life we can get through it. God’s mercy and grace are sufficient to see us through anything we encounter.
November 23, 2020
A God Without Limits
While we have limitations, we serve a God without limits. We can, however, limit what God can do in our lives by our faith - or the lack thereof. Sometimes we have the wrong kind of faith, which is really no faith at all. We will expound on these thoughts in this episode.
November 16, 2020
God’s Battles
We all face battles on our journey. We need to turn them over toGod and let Him deal with them. In this episode I share some scripture and thoughts on this.
November 08, 2020
Unchangeable God
God doesn’t change. He is a constant in the life of the believer. He has promised to never leave us and never abandon us. What a great God He is!
November 02, 2020
Great Expectations
Jesus has a history of not just meeting the expectations but exceeding the expectations of the people. In this episode we look at some examples
October 26, 2020
Follow The Plan
God has a plan for us. When we walk in obedience to His plan we find victory and joy in our lives.
October 19, 2020
The Church Jesus Is Building
Who is building the church? What is the church? How secure is the church. We look at these questions in this episode.
October 11, 2020
Tie Your Donkey At The Door
Often our burdens become hindrances. It’s like taking a donkey in to worship with us. Take your burdens to Jesus. Tie your donkey at the door. Then worship God unhindered.
October 05, 2020
Flawed - So He Made ItAgain
God sometimes puts us on the potter’s wheel to take things away or to add things to us. It’s not always comfortable but it’s worth it.
September 27, 2020
Great Is His Faithfulness
We all face tough times. God’s faithfulness will get us through these tough times if we allow Him to. His mercies and compassion are new every morning. They never run out!
September 21, 2020
What Is That To You?
Too often, we stick our nose into other people’s business and what they are or are not doing. Jesus asked Peter, “What is that to you? Follow me?”
September 13, 2020
When The Storms Of Life Overtake You
Storms of life are inevitable on our journey. Some are more severe than others. In this episode I share thoughts on how we should respond to the storms we encounter.
September 06, 2020
It’s Not About Feelings
Too often we base our walk with God on feelings. We are missing it if we do that. Instead, we should base things on the promises of God.
August 29, 2020
God’s Silence
Sometimes it appears God is silent when we seek Him. We take a look at this on this episode.
August 25, 2020
Take Delight In The Lord
As believers we should spend time delighting in the Lord - basking in His presence. There is great benefits in doing so.
August 17, 2020
What Are You Known For?
What attributes are churches and individual believers known for? Have we missed the mark?
August 10, 2020
When The Body Pleases God
The believers in the Body of Christ are compared to the human body. Each person has apart in the Body if the Body of Christ is to function as intended.
August 02, 2020
Ministry Update - COVID 19 Version
Many have asked how the coronavirus has affected this ministry. In this episode Ray and Cindy discuss how the virus has impacted the ministry called has called them to.
July 28, 2020
How To Get Past Your Jordan
We all face obstacles on our journeys. Let’s do what we must in faith to break through our obstacles.
July 19, 2020
At What Point Do We Not Pray For Someone’ Physical Healing?
In this episode Cindy Spellbrink, Ray & Rita Ragan and I discuss various aspects of praying of the physical healing of others.
July 12, 2020
Ministering To Seniors with Co-Host Cindy Spellbrink
My wife Cindy co-hosts this episode with me as we talk about ministering to seniors in this “new normal” environment.
July 06, 2020
Resist The Devil
We must submit to God before we can resist the devil.
June 28, 2020
The Sad Surprise
Not everyone talking about heaven is going there.
June 21, 2020
Be Strong
We should be strong in our faith. In this episode we talk about some ways to do that.
June 14, 2020
Demas The Deserter
Demas, a promising preacher deserted Paul. We discuss why.
June 07, 2020
The Great Cover Up
Things are not always as they appear. From the Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day to professing Christians and religious leaders of our day. Things haven’t changed a whole lot.
May 31, 2020
Many people are wrapped up in traditions. In a church traditions can kill. They can snuff the life out of a church.
May 24, 2020
God’s Question To Moses
Give what you have to God and He will use it. God take ordinary things and use them for extraordinary purposes.
May 17, 2020
Enjoy The Journey
Are you enjoying or enduring your journey through life?
May 11, 2020
Why Bad Things Happen To Good People
I discuss why bad things happen to good people.
May 03, 2020
Rejuvenated For Jesus
Every Christian needs rejuvenated in body, soul and spirit from time to time.
April 26, 2020
Cindy Spellbrink - “Mary & Martha”
Cindy teaching a practical life lesson on Mary & Martha
April 19, 2020
From Morticians To Missionaries
Ray Spellbrink’s Easter Sunday message for 2020 is online church
April 12, 2020
Encourage Yourself In The Lord
When you are facing discouragement and there is no one around to encourage you, encourage yourself in the Lord!
January 17, 2020
Interview - Ray & Rita Ragan
Interview with Ray & Rita Ragan who are close friends and serve as board members of New Jerusalem Ministries.
October 27, 2019
Interview - Cindy Spellbrink
Interview with Cindy Spellbrink regarding her take on southern gospel music. Cindy is manager of New Jerusalem Singers and shares some thoughts about this group, as well.
October 03, 2019
Introduction Of Who I Am
In our first official episode I want to introduce myself and share a little of my journey. I also want to give you some insight to some upcoming interviews and subjects.
July 23, 2019
Overview of new podcast
June 25, 2019