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Blood Covenant

3/18/2019
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Mind that you get your feet into the blood! Oh, that sounds weird. I should probably give it some context so you know that it isn't something crazy. I guess you'd better listen to this week's message from TSA-Napa, then carefully choose which bloody path you want to walk down. Really.

Duration:00:43:07

Firstfruits

3/11/2019
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There are some weird things in the Bible. Understanding why can help you figure out what to do with weird things that happen to you today. This week, we start with the idea that rules are made because people do thoughtless or ruthless things and somehow get from there to how we can be truly grateful for what we have. Really. It was a fun message day! Join us and dozens of others by listening in on this podcast from TSA-Napa.

Duration:00:41:20

Changed by the Divine

3/4/2019
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When people encounter the divine, what happens? Do they run screaming? Grow horns? Become different people? Well, yes. Walk with us through the glory of God and see how it transforms everyone who sees even the reflection of it.

Duration:00:36:54

Your Cheatin' Heart

2/19/2019
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I regret turning off the microphone while the congregation was singing that great modern spiritual psalm: Your Cheatin' Heart by Hank Williams, Sr. You'd have loved hearing it. What's in your heart and where is it leading you? And - better question - does that even mean what you think it does? You'd better listen to find out. Good news: My voice is starting to get better. :)

Duration:00:35:42

Here I Am, Send Me!

2/12/2019
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Don't look now, but God is right here. He's in this place, even though you didn't realize it. Right here, right now. More than that, he's calling you. What does that mean? And what are you going to do about it? And what does it all have to do with ducks?

Duration:00:44:33

What Are You Whining About?

2/4/2019
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Imagine God is standing right in front of you, speaking to you directly. "I designed you to do this one thing," he says, telling you what it is. How would you respond? By telling God that he's wrong, of course. You don't think so? Check out this week's message to see why I think you're likely to argue with God, even though he obviously knows what's best. It's something to think about, because he's coming to ask you to do something...

Duration:00:42:04

Missing the Point

2/3/2019
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Let me tell you a story about how I was missing the point of this story about missing the point...

Duration:00:32:12

Does God Care About Me?

1/25/2019
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I'm sure you've asked this question: Does God care about me? How can I know? Today we're going to examine the evidence and come to a conclusion, but it may mean looking at your faith in a more real light than you've exposed it to before. Does God care, and if he does, who exactly are you to him?

Duration:00:40:52

In the Bible, Not in the Bible

1/15/2019
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We start with a short game of In the Bible, Not in the Bible as we enter into a discussion of the idea that God is in control. What does that mean? If it's true, why does life suck sometimes? Could the ancient stories we read in scripture lead us to any kind of understanding of our own lives? Got questions? We're a safe place to look for answers.

Duration:00:38:24

Arise and Shine!

1/10/2019
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Get up! It's time to take light into the darkness! You can't keep those covers clamped over your head any longer. Your fears are meaningless because you are traveling with the Creator of the Cosmos! What shadow won't flee from the rays of glory coming from the Son?

Duration:00:36:17

Unimaginable Sacrifice

12/31/2018
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How can the joyous occasion of celebrating a birth be turned into a sword piercing your soul? That's what happens when you give birth the baby who would become Jesus of Nazareth, also known as Jesus the Christ. Today we detail some of the events which happened in the days AFTER the birth of Jesus, events which affected his family and their faith. Don't miss hearing this message, the last in our series for Christmas 2018.

Duration:00:38:26

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

12/26/2018
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Cadet Paul Chisholm brings the Christmas message! Check it out today!

Duration:00:27:31

Unexpected Gifts

12/18/2018
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In the last years of his life, Herod had gone quite mad. But the Magi came to him first, because he was the King of the Jews. Who else would you ask about the new King of the Jews than the old, right? This may not have been their wisest decision... This week's message from TSA-Napa profiles Herod and the Magi. The truth of this story may change the way you view the world forever.

Duration:00:44:13

Unclean Visitors

12/12/2018
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Angels (who most decidedly are NOT singing) and shepherds (who might have been) make their appearance in our Christmas story as we learn the true story behind the mythology so many people mistakenly embrace. Why does the REAL story matter? Join us by listening to this week's message from TSA-Napa and you'll find out!

Duration:00:35:26

Unwelcome Guests

12/5/2018
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Why do we mythologize the Christmas story? The truth is SO much better than any of the fictions we have created about it! This week: The truth about the circumstances of Jesus's birth. You need to know this.

Duration:00:37:38

Learn the Old, Better Understand the New

11/27/2018
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Guest speaker Cadet Paul Chisholm offers up a message about the importance of the Old Testament to understand the New. No, wait! Don't tune out yet! He uses clips from Terminator 2, a Michael Jordan story, and the insightful comparison of Jesus to broccoli to bring it home. Hey, if that doesn't make you want to listen, flying monkeys probably wouldn't do the trick either. Just so you know, I got a little creative in editing the movie clip from over two minutes (of near silence) to about six...

Duration:00:23:11

Unplanned Pregnancies

11/19/2018
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The mythology of Christmas is bedeviling to me. Why do otherwise intelligent people continue to promote fairy tales over the truth? We spend so much time focusing on the things which never happened and the things which are meaningless and even harmful that the amazing and beautiful story of God's redemption breaking into the world gets lost. So we're getting rid of the non-existent innkeeper, dispensing with the singing angels, learning why no one invited shepherds to their party, and...

Duration:00:41:02

David Takes a Wife

11/14/2018
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CONTENT WARNING!!! The ancient rabbis spent a ridiculous amount of time debating or teaching the details of King David's sex life. While the story of David and Bathsheba doesn't really get explicit, it is quite frank about some of the practices of the day. Some of which are vital to understanding what happened. We'll talk about them as they come up. The story of David and Bathsheba is one most people know, but at the same time, it's a story that very few have really heard. Today, the...

Duration:00:43:40

Ten Words

11/5/2018
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The Sermon on the Mount contains Jesus's own Ten Commandments for Christians to live by. If you are going to call yourself a Christian, you might want to try living like one. Go ahead! Give it a try. It really is worthwhile.

Duration:00:35:51

2x4

10/30/2018
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Two paths, four ways to look at them. Follow Jesus?

Duration:00:34:04