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It is the best podcast in the world for people who want a little encouragement with the hard crap of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and presented using contemporary language, Roderick brings you real talk about problems and solutions guaranteed by God Himself.

It is the best podcast in the world for people who want a little encouragement with the hard crap of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and presented using contemporary language, Roderick brings you real talk about problems and solutions guaranteed by God Himself.
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It is the best podcast in the world for people who want a little encouragement with the hard crap of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and presented using contemporary language, Roderick brings you real talk about problems and solutions guaranteed by God Himself.




Real Talk - Old Rugged Cross

Revealing the Real Reasons (Galatians 6:11–13, NKJV) 12 As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. The Judaizers wanted the Galatians to believe the lie of legitimizing their salvation through the works of the law. A lot of the pressure...


Real Talk - Fulfill the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:1-5)

Real Talk with Roderick Fulfill the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:1-5) Introduction Galatians has a readily discernible approach to arguing against legalism and for faith-based living. Paul goes from simple truths about Christianity to the consequences of those truths in the conduct of Jesus followers. He goes from orthodoxy to orthopraxis, from principles of the Way to the practice of wayfaring, from learning about the Lord to living life in His service. He is not trying to merely refute...


Real Talk - Giving to God

Galatians 6:6–10 (NKJV) — 6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to...


Real Talk - The Disciple Making Pathway (Bob Rowley)

Dr. Bob Rowley brought a stirring message to Three Rivers Community Church. He challenged us to think seriously about church in terms of the call to make disciples. It was a message that looks beyond church as a ritual and more as the most relevant thing we can do to promote a better world, honor the Lord, and love others. Listen in!


Real Talk - The Gospel, The Whole Gospel, and Nothing But the Gospel (Galatians 1:1-10)

Real Talk with Roderick Introduction Per the request of the Holy Spirit the church leaders Barnabas and Saul, assisted initially by John Mark, were sent by the anything-but-ordinary fellowship in Antioch on the first missionary journey (Acts 13:4-5). As they went from city to city, commended by their sending church to the grace of God, they faced increasing success and resistance. First, they were opposed by a sorcerer in Paphos. Paul ended the interference by declaring blindness on the...

Three Rivers Spring Break 2016

Three Rivers Spring Break 2016 We got away from the daily grind to hang out in Leakey, Texas. There was fishing, battles with snakes, time in the word, good meals, and some hiking. Many thanks to Steven Marron, Rob Hollis, and Col (Ret.) Mike DeBow for teaching. Also, many thanks to Toni Timmons and Brady Buchanan for helping with the youth. Finally, thanks goes out to Mary Alice DeBow for helping to make sense of fellowship schedules and meals. In His grip by His grace, Roderick L....

Birthday for Dad and Son

Dear Real Talk Community, My youngest son and I have the same birthday. We celebrated with breakfast, dinner as a family, and some colorful cake items. I thank God for His grace toward our family. In His grip by His grace, Roderick L. Barnes, Sr.

Real Talk - Get Low! (Acts 12:20-24)

Real Talk with Roderick The Last Word (Acts 12:20-24; Isaiah 42:8) Introduction (Daniel 4; 5:19-21) King Herod has harassed the church and killed an apostle. The illegitimate leadership that arraigned Jesus and promoted His crucifixion is working with Herod to hurt Jesus followers. And it seems like they are getting away with too. It is reminiscent of another king that seemed to operate with impunity until he crossed the line with God. Under Nebuchadnezzar the Jews were taken captive....

Real Talk - Beyond My Boundaries Acts 11:1-18

The Approachable Apostle (Acts 11:1-18) Introduction All of Jerusalem is in shock over the scandal. How could he have done it? Peter, changed by his time spent with Jesus and charged by the Spirit of Jesus, has become a legend. He spoke into the bewilderment of his brethren words of tremendous insight and hope and helped them to see the trustworthiness of God's word in the tragedy of Judas' treachery (Acts 1:15-26; 4:4). When he preached thousands made decisions to place their faith in...


Real Talk - Knowing Why You Are Here (Acts 5:22-32)

Real Talk with That Guy What Do I Do? (Acts 5:22-32) Introduction There are times in life when it is unclear what we should do. Should we take the job or not take the job? She we buy the house or not buy the house? Should we try to adopt a child or not try to adopt a child? Should I marry this person or not marry this person? Should I put solar panels on my home and learn more about conservation or not put solar panels on my home... and not learn about conservation? In such times it is...


Real Talk - Mission Impossible (Mark 11)

Mark 11New King James Version (NKJV) The Triumphal Entry 11Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphagea]">[a] and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; 2and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it.3And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.” 4So they went their...


Real Talk - What Must I Do to be Saved? (Acts 10)

Acts 10New King James Version (NKJV) Cornelius Sends a Delegation 10There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. 3About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 4And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So...


Real Talk - Sight to the Blind (John 9 - Dave Smith)

Northwest Community Evangelical Free Church (March 22, 2014) Dave Smith Sermon manuscript Sermon series: THIS Jesus Sight to the Blind Study #4 (John 9) Introduction: A question that clarifies… Some time ago I was talking with a friend on a hiking trail. We were on Day Three of a multi-day backpacking trip, and this friend was at something of a crossroads in his spiritual life. Good talks often happen no the trail and I was listening to him express doubts and wonderings about life and God....


Real Talk - Called into Conflict for Christ

Real Talk with RoderickIrresistible People (Acts 6:8-15) IntroductionWhen we receive Jesus we receive pardon, we receive purpose, and we receive the Person of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13). Once He has come gone are the days of being without power, without counsel, without comfort, without companionship (John 14:15-18). Through the Holy Spirit the Lord keeps His promise to (1) never leave us nor forsake us (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5) and (2) enable us for amazing acts of service. But...


Real Talk - Fruitfulness Requires Focus!

Real Talk with Roderick Concentration and Focus (Acts 6:1-7) Focus on the Main Thing (Acts 6:1-4) 1 Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. 2 Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. 3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven...


Real Talk - To Boldly Go

To Boldly Go (Acts 4:23-31; Matthew 28:18-20) Sharing Problems with People of Faith (Acts 4:23-24) 23 And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, Immediately upon their release the apostles Peter and John go to their own. [The word companions...


Real Talk - Stay on Target Part

Real Talk with That Guy Stay on Target (Acts 5:17-21) The Reaction of the Religious (Acts 5:17-18; John 12:42-43) 17 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, 18 and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. This is now the second time the Sadducees have been goaded into action by the preaching and teaching ministries of the apostles. In the first instance the...


Real Talk - Unqualified Success (Stephen's Last Stand)

1 Then the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And he said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’ 4 Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell. 5 And God gave him no...