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Life is too short for tasteless food. Is staleness lurking in the pages of Scripture? Could the Christian faith prove spicier than you’ve experienced? If you’re a spiritual foodie looking for a flavor explosion in your journey with God, Gospel Spice is your new secret ingredient. The entire Bible is seasoned with exotic Middle Eastern spiritual spices long lost to our twenty-first century Western palate. Join Stephanie Rousselle and her guests, and follow Jesus to discover the original Jewish cultural flavors as He intended! Every week, Stephanie shares truth from Scripture and invites you to dig deeper in your faith to delight in the glory of God. ------------ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES ------------ The Gospel Spice Podcast is part of a larger range of tools given to you by Gospel Spice Ministries. In a nutshell, we exist to inspire Christ-followers to delight in God. In more details: we provide resources to empower Christian leaders across generational, social, ethnic and geographical boundaries towards more intimacy with Jesus Christ and discipleship effectiveness through a Biblical Christocentric foundation. The Gospel-Spice Ministries provide a safe environment for spiritual and community growth empowering people to know Christ more intimately, serve one another more powerfully, and reach the world for Jesus. PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the link with friends and family. PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! PAY IT FORWARD!! Would you consider supporting this show today to help others enjoy it for free? It comes to you completely free, but is labor-intensive to produce, and we want to keep putting it in the ears of people! For the price of a cup of coffee, PAY IT FORWARD with $5 or $10 (once or monthly) to make a huge difference! Contact us to pay it forward by Credit Card, or donate via PayPal. Gospel Spice Ministries is a non-profit organization registered under the tax-exempt 501c3 status. Your donations are tax-deductible under IRS Section 170. We want to be the best possible stewards of your financial support. All donations above our operating costs go to Christian organizations fighting human trafficking. We do not take a salary, but only seek to cover our operating costs. Support us!

Life is too short for tasteless food. Is staleness lurking in the pages of Scripture? Could the Christian faith prove spicier than you’ve experienced? If you’re a spiritual foodie looking for a flavor explosion in your journey with God, Gospel Spice is your new secret ingredient. The entire Bible is seasoned with exotic Middle Eastern spiritual spices long lost to our twenty-first century Western palate. Join Stephanie Rousselle and her guests, and follow Jesus to discover the original Jewish cultural flavors as He intended! Every week, Stephanie shares truth from Scripture and invites you to dig deeper in your faith to delight in the glory of God. ------------ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES ------------ The Gospel Spice Podcast is part of a larger range of tools given to you by Gospel Spice Ministries. In a nutshell, we exist to inspire Christ-followers to delight in God. In more details: we provide resources to empower Christian leaders across generational, social, ethnic and geographical boundaries towards more intimacy with Jesus Christ and discipleship effectiveness through a Biblical Christocentric foundation. The Gospel-Spice Ministries provide a safe environment for spiritual and community growth empowering people to know Christ more intimately, serve one another more powerfully, and reach the world for Jesus. PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the link with friends and family. PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! PAY IT FORWARD!! Would you consider supporting this show today to help others enjoy it for free? It comes to you completely free, but is labor-intensive to produce, and we want to keep putting it in the ears of people! For the price of a cup of coffee, PAY IT FORWARD with $5 or $10 (once or monthly) to make a huge difference! Contact us to pay it forward by Credit Card, or donate via PayPal. Gospel Spice Ministries is a non-profit organization registered under the tax-exempt 501c3 status. Your donations are tax-deductible under IRS Section 170. We want to be the best possible stewards of your financial support. All donations above our operating costs go to Christian organizations fighting human trafficking. We do not take a salary, but only seek to cover our operating costs. Support us!

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Life is too short for tasteless food. Is staleness lurking in the pages of Scripture? Could the Christian faith prove spicier than you’ve experienced? If you’re a spiritual foodie looking for a flavor explosion in your journey with God, Gospel Spice is your new secret ingredient. The entire Bible is seasoned with exotic Middle Eastern spiritual spices long lost to our twenty-first century Western palate. Join Stephanie Rousselle and her guests, and follow Jesus to discover the original Jewish cultural flavors as He intended! Every week, Stephanie shares truth from Scripture and invites you to dig deeper in your faith to delight in the glory of God. ------------ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES ------------ The Gospel Spice Podcast is part of a larger range of tools given to you by Gospel Spice Ministries. In a nutshell, we exist to inspire Christ-followers to delight in God. In more details: we provide resources to empower Christian leaders across generational, social, ethnic and geographical boundaries towards more intimacy with Jesus Christ and discipleship effectiveness through a Biblical Christocentric foundation. The Gospel-Spice Ministries provide a safe environment for spiritual and community growth empowering people to know Christ more intimately, serve one another more powerfully, and reach the world for Jesus. PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the link with friends and family. PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! PAY IT FORWARD!! Would you consider supporting this show today to help others enjoy it for free? It comes to you completely free, but is labor-intensive to produce, and we want to keep putting it in the ears of people! For the price of a cup of coffee, PAY IT FORWARD with $5 or $10 (once or monthly) to make a huge difference! Contact us to pay it forward by Credit Card, or donate via PayPal. Gospel Spice Ministries is a non-profit organization registered under the tax-exempt 501c3 status. Your donations are tax-deductible under IRS Section 170. We want to be the best possible stewards of your financial support. All donations above our operating costs go to Christian organizations fighting human trafficking. We do not take a salary, but only seek to cover our operating costs. Support us!

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Episodes

How did we get here? | in the desert

9/27/2021
Episode 112 - This season, we beckon you to experience Jesus where heaven meets earth. Have you ever wondered if your relationship with God might deepen, if only you understood how Jesus is portrayed in the Old Testament? Could God be inviting you deeper into intimacy with Him through Moses’ Tabernacle? Have you experienced God in the Holy of Holies? Stephanie invites you to experience the Tabernacle like never before, and to fall in love with Jesus at a deeper level by tasting and seeing...

Duration:01:02:06

What can I do today to fight human trafficking? | a practical conversation with Rebecca Bender

9/20/2021
Episode 111 – Stephanie welcomes Rebecca Bender for the second half of our Gospel Spice 2nd Anniversary Celebration. This episode highlights one of Gospel Spice’s mission: to raise awareness in the fight against human trafficking in the US and abroad. In her own words, Rebecca "educates leaders and organizations about human trafficking so they can protect their communities and change culture." This powerful episode is absolutely a must-listen, but is not for young ears: though we have kept...

Duration:00:39:07

How should we understand today’s Middle East? | Joel Rosenberg, part 2

9/15/2021
Episode 110 – In the wake of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined again by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print. This is part 2 of...

Duration:00:47:54

What is happening in the Middle East today? | with Joel Rosenberg

9/13/2021
Episode 109 – With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 barely behind us, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print, to celebrate our...

Duration:00:53:11

What will you choose: sit on the sidelines, or stand in the battle?

9/6/2021
Episode 108 - Welcome to our final episode in our Summer 2021 series, Identity in the Battle. Here is what is on the menu today, and for the next few weeks... (If you have joined us recently, a big hearty WELCOME! We are SO HONORED you are with us! We warmly invite you to start our Identity in the Battle Series at the beginning with episode 101 titled "What does it mean to be IN Christ?"). Over the course of the last eight weeks, we took deep dives into the letter to the Ephesians with a...

Duration:00:28:06

What is my spiritual armor? Part 2 - a shield, a helmet, a sword and a secret weapon

8/30/2021
Episode 107 - We are in a battle. It is raging, it is fierce, and it is up close and personal. It is not a battle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual darkness. How do we fight it? (If you have joined us recently, a big hearty WELCOME! We are SO HONORED you are with us! We warmly invite you to start our Identity in the Battle Series at the beginning with episode 101 titled "What does it mean to be IN Christ?"). This is a very practical episode. What does it mean to put on the...

Duration:00:30:44

Can God TRULY be enough? with Erica Wiggenhorn

8/23/2021
Episode 106 - Stephanie welcomes Erica Wiggenhorn, bestselling Bible Study author, national speaker, and now releasing her brand new book, Letting God be enough. So, with that kind of book title, you can certainly expect a vulnerable conversation about self-introspection, daring to look at what’s inside our hearts—the good, the bad and the ugly! What can we learn about our heavenly Father to overcome our fear of failure and inadequacy? Erica and Stephanie are close friends, and this...

Duration:00:57:02

What is my spiritual armor? Part 1 - a belt, a breastplate and a pair of shoes

8/16/2021
Episode 105 - We are in a battle. Last week, we saw that "the only way to stand up to the devil is to kneel before God." Today we study and put on the first of seven pieces of spiritual armor. This is taken straight from Ephesians 6:14-15 (NIV): Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (If you have joined us recently, a big hearty...

Duration:00:34:42

How do I use the spiritual armor of God?

8/9/2021
Episode 104 - We are in a battle. The most important takeaway Stephanie wants you to keep today is this: "The only way to stand up to the devil is to kneel before God." This is an all-important episode to ground your battles in the only foundation that will never be shaken: your identity in Christ. Just to make sure you remember this: we cannot lose our salvation. We are secure in Christ. That’s the whole point. It’s GOOD NEWS, this armor. There is a battle, and we have won already. God...

Duration:00:33:00

Spice up your marriage! with Bill & Pam Farrel

8/2/2021
Episode 103 - Stephanie welcomes Bill & Pam Farrel today to discuss marriage. Bill and Pam both grew up in highly dysfunctional homes with backgrounds that statistically guaranteed failure in their relationship; yet here they are, many decades later, with a thriving marriage and a full-scale ministry, LOVE-WISE, dedicated to coming alongside couples in every stage of married life. They say, “If you want a great love life, you must grab a hold of God’s wisdom.” This applies to all meaningful...

Duration:00:51:59

What does it look like to belong to the Father?

7/26/2021
Episode 102 - Stephanie invites us into the Father's heart today. We start by deciphering the meaning of "downpayment of the Holy Spirit." Staying away from Christianese, we taste the beauty of experiencing the Holy Spirit today. The downpayment of the Holy Spirit as guarantee of our inheritance is a drop of heaven, that makes us long for the ocean of it. Then, we look at what we call "the cross-shaped dimension of the gospel": Finding our identity in Christ means growing in intimacy with...

Duration:00:40:59

What does it mean to be "in Christ"?

7/19/2021
Episode 101 - Welcome to our brand new Gospel Spice series, Identity in the Battle. Over the course of the next eight weeks, we will take deep dives into the letter to the Ephesians with a focus on putting on our God-given identity, and then putting on the armor to fight the battles of this life, grounded in who God says we are. In this first episode of this new series, Stephanie ponders that embracing our identity and calling in Christ takes a lifetime. It is a slow process of discovering,...

Duration:00:37:03

You're invited! Celebrate 100 episodes with our team

7/12/2021
Episode 100!!! Whoa! What a celebration today here at Gospel Spice!! We are rejoicing over God's relentless faithfulness as we reach this symbolic milestone. ONE HUNDRED episodes! That's over 65 hours of content, and countless hours of teamwork. What better way to celebrate with YOU, our beloved listener, than to invite you to join us behind the scenes and discover how the Gospel Spice Ministries work to serve YOU each week?? Stephanie is joined by the entire Gospel Spice team: Chera,...

Duration:01:15:49

How do we practice yoga to the glory of God? - with Miranda Jo Davis

7/10/2021
BONUS Episode - Stephanie welcomes Miranda Jo Davis, author, speaker, Seminary-trained and Christian yoga instructor. Do the words "Christian" and "yoga" belong in the same sentence? Can one be a full-on, on-fire worshipper of the one true God in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and practice yoga? What happens if a Christian tells you that yoga is wrong, but your doctor tells you it is good for your body and your health? How do you reconcile these contradicting views? Can yoga be good...

Duration:00:32:02

Discover God at work through media in Pakistan - with Naina Mall

7/9/2021
BONUS episode 98 – To continue our special celebration leading up to our 100th episode next week, Stephanie welcomes Naina Mall, program manager for Pak7. Pak7 is a Christian media ministry serving Pakistanis in Pakistan, providing high-quality content targeting specifically women and children. Naina joins us to share her story: born in Pakistan, she emigrated to the United Kingdom under her parents’ guidance when she was merely five years old. She grew up British and attended university...

Duration:00:28:03

How can I get rid of my judgmental spirit? with Michelle Rayburn

7/8/2021
BONUS Episode 97 - Stephanie welcomes Michelle Rayburn today. Michelle is a self-described former legalist Pharisaic believer, and she is well on her way to recovery through sheer grace. The very fact that she can talk about it shows the depth of the transformation that the Holy Spirit has woven within her. Michelle grew up in the church, and discovered that her legalistic spirit was keeping her from the very One she was pursuing. With admirable vulnerability, she describes the years of...

Duration:00:30:11

Challenge the way you think, change the way you live! with Jessica Hottle

7/7/2021
Stephanie welcomes Jessica Hottle today. Her story is a classic Cinderella sage, from ashes to beauty. She grew up in a very toxic home environment, but found Christ and freedom as a young adult. This didn't mean that all her problems were solved... far from it! She learned to take every thought captive to Christ--how do you forgive those who hurt you deeply? How do you identify lies you've believed your whole life, and how do you then replace them with truth, practically? How do you...

Duration:00:37:57

Discover the work of a safe house for survivors of human trafficking in India

7/6/2021
BONUS Episode 95 – This week, we celebrate our upcoming 100th episode by highlighting ministries that serve the world in the Name of Christ in various ways. We will release one episode EVERY DAY this week. Today, Stephanie welcomes Christy and Vinita to talk about the rescue work of NaiAsha, a safe house for survivors of human trafficking and sex abuse in India. Vinita is Indian, and the director for NaiAsha. Christy is American, and Vinita’s fiercest supporter. They had nothing in common,...

Duration:00:43:46

Where is the gospel in YOUR story? with Megan Brown

7/5/2021
Episode 94 - Stephanie welcomes friend Megan B. Brown to discuss the intricacies of full surrender and complete commitment to the Lord amidst a whirlwind of difficult life circumstances. Today, discover the story of someone who challenges others to dare to step up as she has been challenged to step up. We discuss the challenges of a military career, as Megan's husband is currently actively deployed overseas. Megan is a missionary to American military communities around the globe. We discuss...

Duration:00:50:45

Find yourself in the eyes of Christ -- with Tessa Afshar

6/28/2021
Episode 93 - Stephanie welcomes Tessa Afshar, bestselling author of historical and biblical fiction. Tessa grew up in Iran in a nominally Muslim family before emigrating to the UK. She became a Christian in her twenties, and it has dramatically affected her life's focus. She had a dream about Christ, and she says, "I am one of the only persons in the universe to ever say that my first reaction to Christ was... disappointment"! But then she saw His eyes and she discovered "unbroken...

Duration:00:43:10