March 25, 2022
This exuberant Psalm speaks of the gladness of seeking God together. We encourage all of you to press through the difficulties and strains that can arise from gathering with others to worship. As believers, corporate prayer and worship is one of our most effective weapons against the dark forces of the enemy.
The place of seeking God together is where we touch the pleasures of overflowing joy in His presence. Over and over again Jerusalem is spoken of as a city of joy throughout the Bible. Listen in to hear of of the glorious things that are spoken of the city of God.
March 17, 2022
Lifting hands during worship can be an awkward thing to do. In this podcast we look into the many scriptures that talk about this expression of praise. Zac shares how a spiritual breakthrough took place in his life as a teen when he was able to lift his hands in a corporate worship gathering. May you be encouraged in this episode to praise God unashamedly and as the book of Lamentations says "lift your heart and your hands to God".
March 10, 2022
This psalm makes an unbelievable claim..... "The Lord will preserve you from all evil."
Is this just a hyper positive statement or is it looking at our lives through the lens of faith? Jacob, the patriarch spoke at the end of his life of the "The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil." When we consider all the family problems that Jacob went through this is a remarkable life summary. In this podcast we encourage you to see all your life experiences through the lens of a God who redeems. With eyes of faith we can say with confidence that God will preserve and redeem us from all evil!
March 3, 2022
This Psalm stands out uniquely among the Psalms of Ascent. It is the only one that begins with the title "A Psalm to Ascend" instead of "A Psalm of Ascent".
The journey up and forward is not easy. It is this going up that takes intentionality as opposed to going down which is humanities natural bent. The prophet Hosea speaks of this and says "My people are bent on backsliding from Me." Knowing this about ourselves, that we are likely to descend or backslide, helps us to take measures to correct this tendency. We need this Psalm to ascend! We need faith to look to God who will help us overcome all the mountains in our way.
February 25, 2022
Isaiah the prophet had a revelation of the glory of God. This revelation brought about an acute awareness of his own sinfulness, particularly his sinful tongue.
He cried out "Woe is me!" This then led to the burning coal cleansing his lips. The seraph told Isaiah "Lo, this has touched your lips, your iniquity is taken away". The Lord then told him to "Go".
The pilgrim in the Psalms of Ascent begins his journey by saying "Woe is me" as well. It is in this place of repentance that we begin our walk with God. May you be encouraged in this podcast to heed the message of Woe, Lo, Go.
February 18, 2022
This song of lament kicks off a series of Psalms called the Psalms of Ascent. These Psalms tell the story of a lost and distant pilgrim who is drawn near into the very house of God. Knowing the God who hears and being set free from the voice of the accuser is all a part of this first step on the journey to glory. Join us as we explore God's Word on how to navigate the pains and distresses of life.
February 11, 2022
Looking at the lives of those who marked history by their love and dedication to God can be both inspiring and daunting. Whether it was Moses or Mary or Yeshua Himself; we can see that the glory they experienced was very closely tied to a life laid down in humility. Through the testimonies of amazing men and women we learn that the way up is down. This journey of anguish and glory is beautifully woven throughout the Psalms of Ascent. Join us as we look at these travelers' psalms and glean important life lessons that equip us to better travel the up and down road of life.
February 4, 2022
Brayden and Tali give and update from the MO campus and Brayden gives us a little peak into the men's prayer and fasting event. One of the main themes were focused on Malachi 4:6 which speaks about the spirit of Elijah and turning "The hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." Elijah was known as the prophet of fire. Fire came down from heaven and burned the sacrifice before all the worshipers of Baal, fire came and consumed a troop of men looking for Elijah, and Elijah was finally taken up in a chariot of fire at the end of his life. One of the main prayers of the men here became a prayer for a fiery father anointing to hit this generation to prepare the way of the Lord!
January 26, 2022
In this podcast join us for an interview with Tommy Waller (Brayden's Dad) on how sports affected his life. From a young age Tommy was driven to excel in sports and gained many trophies and cheers for his efforts. Later on in life, as a young father, his trajectory was set in a new direction. Our hope is that this testimony will encourage you to gain a purposeful vision for your life and the life of your family! As a bonus, learn some interesting history on the ancient Titans that is sure to be a surprise.
January 20, 2022
This time of year Americans spend a lot of emotional energy on their favorite sport: Football. While on one hand we see the positives that this sport promotes; building teamwork skills, developing leadership, etc. The big question we address in this podcast is: "Do the positives outweigh the negatives?" Whether it is the physical long term damage done by repeated concussions or the overt sexual vulgarity of the half-time shows; this sport reveals a sad commentary on where our society is as a whole. Listen to the facts in this podcast and decide for yourself if the NFL is worthy of your time and admiration.