By Robert Michaels
A pilgrimage for Christians in public safety. A ministry of Serve &Protect; Protect. Discussions about faith, hope, and being transformed by the renewing of your mind. Hosted by former Detective Rob Michaels, currently a Chaplain for two Federal agencies and a local Fire Department. Rob is the CEO & . Rob holds a BS from Columbia Bible College and a MA from Wheaton College Graduate School. Also found on Youtube.com/serveprotect in Guns'n'Hoses. Now in our second season. Also available at youtube.com/serveprotect under Guns'n'Hoses.
God Really Answers Your Prayers - He Did Mine. Season 2, Episode 12
Read John 21, the account of Simon's encounter with Jesus. Out all night catching NO fish, but desperate. Jesus the teacher told Simon the seasoned fisherman to cast his net on the other side of the boat. Simon ultimately complied - BUT - do you really think he anticipated catching fish? So many his boat almost capsized? When you pray, is it just to comply or do you anticipate an answer?
August 17, 2021
LISTEN UP AMERICA!! Season 2, Episode 11
Both Proverbs and Isaiah issue warnings about the cost of rejecting God and His Word. Proverbs 1:20 and following offers a stark warning as to the consequence of rejecting God and turning to evil. We see this happening in the streets of America today. Take heed.
June 4, 2021
God's Timing - Season 2, Episode 10
Throughout history God has intervened in the lives of man - at the right time. Scripture makes sure we know the importance of His timing, even though we may not understand the delay in seeing what we hope for. This episode explores God's sense of timing.
May 19, 2021
Season 2, Special Edition
It has been a couple of weeks since the last podcast, but I have a doctor's note. March 9 I had a heart attack. Here's what happened!
March 26, 2021
Who do You Say Jesus Is? The 7 I AM's of Jesus; Season 2, Episode 8
Jesus made 7 specific statements about who He is. Scripture records those and gives us insight into the answers. CS Lewis said, "Either Jesus is who He says, or He is a liar and a lunatic." But who do YOU say He is?
March 3, 2021
WHAT’S THE POINT? PICKIN’ UP THE PEACES - TOGETHER; Season 2, Episode 7
What is the point of the Christian faith? Why bother - and what does a Christian do? Philippians 2 and Isaiah 61 give us insight to these questions. In Philippians we learn how to put on the mind of Christ - how to act, how to be Christlike. Isaiah tells us about compassion and encouragement. Our professions engender cynicism, hard hearts - for emotional survival. This helps understand that even those are survival skills, we also must represent Christ.
February 26, 2021
Would You Ask God To Investigate You? Season 2, Episode 6
Those who serve in public safety or medical professions cringe at the thought of an investigation. Regardless of the reason, the mere thought brings chills. Would you be so bold as to ask God to investigate you?
February 8, 2021
So You Want To Be A Wise Guy? - Part 2; Season 2, Episode 5
In this episode we explore wisdom deeper, looking at the gift King Solomon asked for from God. He could have asked for anything, but chose wisdom and understanding. We are living in tumultuous times, fear grips many. We hear so many voices. Ask God for wisdom to discern truth. Wisdom leads us into truth and away from false teachings.
February 4, 2021
So You Want To Be A Wise Guy?; Season 2, Episode 4
Wisdom can be elusive. Where do we find it, how do we receive it, and more - how do we avoid missing it when it comes our way? Solomon tells us in Proverbs 1. In times like these, with our nation torn between a battle of good vs. evil, we must cry out to God for wisdom - for ourselves, our family, and our nation.
February 1, 2021
Don't Worry - Peace Comes Through Trusting God, Not Just Being Happy
The last year caused significant financial woes for first responders like so many others. Part time gigs gone, spouse layoffs. Now a political turnover with gas prices already rising and talk of raising taxes. What do we do? Should we crank up the radio and sing along to "Don't Worry Be Happy?" Ah - no. God has a better plan.
January 22, 2021
For Such A Time As This; Season 2 Episode 2
Today is a historic day in America, but it is also a day filled with anxiety, concern, fear, hate, and crushed hopes. God speaks to us from 2 Chronicles as He addresses Israel. He gives us an IF / THEN promise, telling us what He will do IF we do what He asks. FEAR NOT, FOR GOD IS WITH US. CALL OUT TO HIM IN PRAYER.
January 20, 2021
How To Be An Overcomer in This World of Crisis and Turmoil; Season 2, Episode 1
Season 2, Episode 1; We look at scriptures to learn what an overcomer is, what it means, and how we can be equipped to stand strong against the evil and wickedness in our world. (video available on Youtube.com/serveprotect
January 13, 2021
Merry Christmas. This is a reminder of who we are for new followers. Season 1, Episode 1
This will be a repeat of Season 1, Episode 1. We’re out of town for Christmas and New Year’s with our family. I thought I would repeat the very first episode to give you background on who we are and what we do at serve and protect. Guns’n’Hoses is a ministry of our organization, Serve & Protect. www.ServeProtect.org
December 27, 2020
Be The One God Uses - Season 1, Episode 10
When I was with Norfolk PD, on patrol, I got a new partner - Drew Grant. God used Drew to challenge me to live what I said I believed. He was willing to be that one who would make a difference. In fact, God used Drew to put me at a crossroad - I had to choose my path forward. In that regard, Drew is as much a part of Serve & Protect as I am. Through Drew God changed my journey. Today, Drew and I are best of friends, and he was my first call when God gave me the vision for Serve & Protect. He is on my board, and is now a member of our A-Team as a peer advocate. He will speak into the lives of others like he did for me. Will you be that one for a partner, a peer? This episode was videotaped few years ago for a seminar series called Strength for the Journey.
December 23, 2020
Who Is Jesus? Who Do You Say He Is? Season 1, Episode 9
Here we are at Christmas. There are Nativity scenes displayed, Christmas songs, and of course, the baby Jesus. But who is this child, and why is He so important? Today we offer a brief overview of Jesus, from Genesis 1 at Creation to Revelation. His birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and return for His people.
December 17, 2020
Peace In The Midst Of The Storm -Where Is God In Tough Times: Season 1, Episode 8
We are living in perilous times. Violence in the streets, political uncertainty, family struggles. God has our back in all things. We look today at His promises for His followers, and explore the experience of Job.
December 8, 2020
What's Love Got To Do With It? Season 1, Episode 7
Love. It is a word tossed about to mean many things. Romance. Brotherly. Sacrificial. What is the word for love that should define the Christian life? Today we examine the wordsof love, some songs that express love, and what scripture says love must be.
December 4, 2020
Overhaulin' God Style: Being Transformed. Season 1, Episode 6
Overhaulin' is a favorite show - experts taking old cars and restoring them - transforming them to amazing rides. God takes those who trust in Him and overhauls us, transforming us into His likeness. It is called Sanctification. It is the critical part of the Christian life. We sign up to be a first responder but must go through the Academy, training, to do the job. The Apostle Paul said be transformed by the renewing of the mind. This episode discusses how that works. Season 1, Episode 6
November 17, 2020
Christian, What Do You Believe? How do you answer that question. Find Out. Season 1, Episode 5
The Apostles Creed is a historic statement of faith, it isa framework - cliff notes - for expressing what you believe as a Christian. It is a concise summary of the doctrine of the Christian faith.
November 9, 2020
God's Blueprint for Prayer; Season 1 Episode 4
Sometimes people who are told to "pray about it" walk away puzzled as to how they should pray. It can be a foreign concept. Jesus gave His disciples a prayer format, a blueprint regarding how that should pray, commonly referred to as the "Lord's Prayer." It is a model for prayer still, as is the ACTS model - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication.
November 4, 2020
When I Find Myself In Times of Trouble Season 1, Episode 3
We are living in troubled times. Violence and destruction in the streets. Anarchists calling for the death of police and their families, or horrible threats of violence against their children. Public Safety is on the front lines as violence rages and cities burn. David the Psalmist wrote Psalm 23 from the perspective of one who was a shepherd about the Great Shepherd, the source of our peace and security regardless of circumstances. Season 1, Episode 3
November 2, 2020
David & The Two Goliaths Season 1, Episode 2
Life is full of challenges. Some God brings into our life, part of our calling - our Goliath. Yet there some things, Goliaths of our choosing, that cause us problems. Personal choices. David was called by God yet later murdered and committed adultery. He won the battle with Goliath the giant, but failed with the Goliath of a beautiful woman. What iOS your Goliath? Is it of your own choosing? Season 1, Episode 2
October 29, 2020
Guns'n'Hoses, A Ministry of Serve & Protect, Season 1, Episode 1; From the Beginning
Guns'n'Hoses is a pilgrimage for Christians in public safety. Discussions about faith, hope, and being transformed by the renewing of your mind. Hosted by former Detective Rob Michaels, currently a Chaplain for two Federal agencies and a local Fire Department. Rob is the CEO & Founder of Serve & Protect, a nonprofit serving the emotional needs of public safety and their spouses. Rob holds a BS from Columbia Bible College and a MA from Wheaton College Graduate School. This is our first episode. An intro. More will come weekly. Season 1, Episode 1
October 27, 2020