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TOS025: The Duties of a Christian

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner reminds us that we are not alone in our relationship with God. We are not alone in the Church. And so we need to know how to get along with each other in the Church. That’s why God, through the Fathers of the Church, gave all Christians rules to follow. These Church rules are called Canon Law. The Lord is the Master Builder of the kingdom of God. Canon law provides a blueprint. It is not the kingdom itself but a way to best bring the...


TOS024: Healing and Gifts of the Spirit

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner, Healing and Gifts of the Spirit, will explain the application of the gifts as used in healing. It includes personal testimony to instill the hope that all Christians can be open to spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and that the purpose of these gifts are to edify the Church to prepare it for the ultimate healing in eternal life. As we read the scriptures we can see that Jesus taught us how to use these gifts of grace. This episode also...


TOS023: Winning the Battle (Part 2)

Truth of the Spirit welcomes Ken Hunter as he completes part 2 of his talk “Winning the Battle” as we wrap up the series on the Armor of God with a closing by Lissa Applewhite. Advance your spiritual journey. That which does not grow, stagnates. Lots of people complain, say “somebody should do something” – well, be part of it! Recognize the battles in our lives. Morals are not defined by us. They are inherent – but can fool ourselves. Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but don’t do...


TOS022: Winning the Battle (Part 1)

Truth of the Spirit welcomes Ken Hunter as he discusses Winning the Battle as we wrap up the series on the Armor of God. This episode is the first part of his talk. We talk about Spiritual Warfare, but what really is the War? Simply: Good vs Evil, God’s plan vs Satan’s attempting thwarting of that plan. What’s at stake: Salvation & eternal life, uniting with God in Heaven or being isolated in the despair of Hell – it’s just that straightforward. Think of this: Jesus mentions hell and Satan...


TOS021: The Helmet of Salvation

The Helmet of Salvation is the final piece of armor presented in the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Rick Brunner joins Patti Brunner as speaker. The Helmet of Salvation is a family heirloom passed down through the generations to recall the salvation given by Jesus through the cross, death and resurrection. It is a gift given at Baptism for us to wear for the rest of our lives. It helps us to think more clearly and recognize God. The enemy tries to penetrate the helmet not by...


TOS020: The Sword of the Spirit

Presented by Sheila Canup, The Sword of the Spirit is part 6 of 7 of the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Ephesians 6:17 says, “And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” During our darkest hours Satan will come to tempt us or torment us and attack us. He doesn’t stop. He tempts us to question the Father‘s will for us and his love for us. He looks for every opportunity to lead us to discouragement and depression and despair. The...


TOS019: The Shield of Faith

The Shield of Faith is part 5 of 7 of the Armor of God series. Ephesians 6:16 says, “At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the evil one.” A shield is something we must pick up and hold up in front of us or it does no good! While a physical shield protects us physically, faith can protect our spiritual lives even in the middle of physical trials. Satan is always hurling his fiery darts of fear, doubt and worry in our...


TOS018: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

The Shoes of Preparation for the Gospel of Peace is part 4 of 7 of the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Ephesians 6:15 says, “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Before putting on the shoes, be aware of standing barefoot before God as a sign of submission and giving Him complete control. Help others by spreading this Gospel of Peace and not only the word of God but also how we live and the good example we set. "He who abides in Him ought to walk...


TOS017: The Breastplate of Righteousness

The Breastplate of Righteousness is part 3 of 7 of the series on the Armor of God. The enemy draws you ever inward and away from a relationship with God. Hardness of heart is not a Breastplate of Righteousness but a breastplate of self. How do you guard your heart? To be vulnerable to love requires surrender – not to sin but to the imperfections of others. Let God be the perfection of love. To say “God loves me and so it doesn’t matter what I do or say” shows not reliance on God but a...


TOS016: The Belt of Truth

“The first piece of armor in the full armor of God found in Chapter 6 of Ephesians, verses 10-17, the Belt of Truth. This passage begins by St. Paul saying “Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.”” And this is key to understanding the armor of God. The Belt of Truth is defensive in nature and helps us stand firm against the schemes of the devil. John 14:6 “Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” Without truth we are lost....


TOS015: Introducing Spiritual Warfare

This episode is presented by Lissa Applewhite. Today we begin a new series on Truth of the Spirit on the Armor of God. We hear about the armor of God in Ephesians in the New Testament. There is a spiritual war waged against us whether we believe it or not. We tend not to recognize Satan, who we know as the “father of sin”. Our ignorance of him makes him far more effective. As Christians we are in a daily battle of some sort on a daily basis. Our spiritual battle is real, even though we...


TOS014: Charisms of Words of Knowledge and Wisdom

A Word of Knowledge is a personal revelation concerning an event of the past. This revelation can be used to trigger a memory that needs to surface so that healing can take place. Sometimes the word can reveal something unknown except to the person receiving prayer that when revealed then builds faith in the Lord’s love and personal care so that healing can take place. These words can guide the prayer leaders to then address particular needs of the person receiving prayer and thus overcome...


TOS013: Charisms of Miracles and Healing

Often the gifts of Miracles and Healing are related when a person in need asks the Lord for his merciful grace to bring healing to a great infirmity in their lives. They also relate to those things that cannot be accomplished through ordinary means. Healing is the most sought after charism and easiest to accept by those who trust in the Lord. The best starting place for understanding our call to minister and receive healing is to study Jesus. What did Jesus think about healing? It is quite...


TOS012: Charism of Prophecy

The Gift of Prophecy is a supernatural communication from God to an individual or a group of believers. It is an anointing given by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14: 1 “Make love your aim, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” NAB Prophecy is speaking of the mind and heart of God to His people. God’s voice is gentle and strong, listen for love in it. His voice brings peace. Rarely does He use a burning bush, chariots of fire or a thundering voice...


TOS011: Charism of Tongues

Described by St. Paul as the least of the gifts, this unusual gift is very helpful for all Christians. This episode will answer many of your questions about the charism of Tongues and help you to receive this gift of the Holy Spirit.


TOS010: Allowing the Lord to Bring Healing through Forgiveness

You forgive because you were forgiven. This is the basis of salvation. When you go against this it can cause all kinds of issues in your life. It steals your peace, it can destroy your faith, it can affect your body, it can cost you your very life—your eternal life. This is serious stuff! How do we learn to forgive? Nothing that has been done to you is greater than that which Jesus took to the cross and yet Jesus forgave them. In fact, that which harmed you was at the cross also. The Lord...


TOS009: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

A follow-up to the Life in the Spirit series, contains an introduction to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, expounding on the charismatic gifts of the Spirit, and some ways they can be used to bring benefit to the Church, for the good of men, and the needs of the world. This episode includes teaching of the Church as well as personal experiences as examples of the charisms in action so as to better understand them.


TOS008: Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Baptism of the Spirit is when the Lord stirs into a flame the Spirit that was given to us in the sacraments. The truth is this, God sent His Holy Spirit to dwell within us to guide us on the Way and to share His love with us. Often this gift lies dormant. This episode shares how you can invite the Holy Spirit into your heart and explains the benefits which includes the awakening to the reality of faith—the purpose of Christianity and the Church as you are given the tools to step forward in...


TOS007: Conversion of Heart Through the Holy Spirit

When we allow the grace of the Holy Spirit to penetrate our hearts, God’s grace brings us a reorientation of our whole life toward God and thus eternal happiness. At the same time it causes the desire and resolution to change our life with hope in God’s mercy and trust in the help of his grace. It brings healing and a turning away from evil.


TOS006: Does God Love Me?

Truth of the Spirit’s third show in the series on Life in the Spirit. Have you ever doubted that God loves you because you don’t think you are good enough? God’s love does not hinge on whether you are good or not. This show explores the Father’s love for you like the father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Through Baptism we become children of God and heirs of the kingdom of God. His gift of love to us is salvation and life in the Spirit.