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Narrow Gate Coffee Break
30 minutes | Sep 29, 2017
Hugh Hefner, Hell, and The Grace Of God
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died yesterday. What followed was Christians pounding the social media pulpit about how Hefner was in Hell. Today we discuss Hefner, Hell, and grace of God and why Christians should be very careful when making calls on who's in and out of Hell. This is an important message on discernment, wisdom, and grace.
20 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
Stop Wasting Time - Ephesians 5:16
Today we're spending time in Ephesians 5:16 and talking all about time. In today's world, we have more devices, gadgets, and tools that allegedly save us time than in any other time in history. Yet, talk to most people and they say the same things. "I'm overwhelmed." "I just don't have time." So what should Christians spend their time doing? What shouldn't they spend time doing? We take this on in today's episode from the book of Ephesians.
23 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
Husbands… The #1 Reason Your Prayers Aren’t Working 1 Peter 3:7
If you're a husband this is a very important Coffee Break session. We're discussing why your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling and God isn't listening. No matter what you're praying about; marriage, finances, health, children, work.... if you're missing this one critical element your prayer time is essentially worthless. Learn what it is, how to fix it immediately, so you can be a blessing to your wife and family. Have your Bible open to 1 Peter 3:7 and dive into today's lesson.
29 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
The Joel Osteen Hurricane Harvey Controversy Debunked
We normally don't cover current event/news stories on the Coffee Break but this story came up here in Houston and has gone national. It's the story about how Joel Osteen and his church responded to opening up their doors to receive hurricane Harvey victims. The controversy is about how Osteen allegedly didn't respond fast enough which then led to the normal charges about financial mismanagement, mansions, money, and heresy. It's a hot mess and we're taking a few moments to discuss it.
29 minutes | Aug 28, 2017
Stealth Christians - 2 Corinthians 4
Simple question today.... are you a stealth Christian? Does anyone actually know clearly that you're a Christian? Or instead, are you trying to sneak up on people with the Gospel? This is a strong Coffee Break today from 2 Corinthians 4 about soul winning, compromise, and boldness.
21 minutes | Aug 26, 2017
How To Comfort Others Who Are Hurting - 2 Corinthians 1
Have you ever encountered someone that is hurting? Someone suffering? Someone going through a hard season? You wanted to help but you weren't really sure how to. The Bible has a comforting formula that never fails. We break it down on today's Hurricane Harvey edition of the Coffee Break.
20 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
The Unconditional Love Of God - Jeremiah 31:3
Most of us walk through life loving with conditions. From how we express love to our friends, spouse, children, even God. We love when things are going really well but often our love changes when things aren't so well. In this episode, we take a look at a simple but powerful text out of the Book Of Jeremiah chapter 31.
62 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
Chariots Of Fire - Leveling Up With God (Sunday Service 8/20/17)
A powerful message from a live Narrow Gate Baptist Church service preached from 2 Kings 6. If you're in a trial, a dark season, and not sure how you'll get through it. This message was preached for you!
18 minutes | Aug 19, 2017
Thinking Before You Speak (or post on Social Media)
Have you ever thrown a post on your FB wall that you didn't give much thought to that ended up causing a lot of trouble? Have you ever spoken critically about a person, group, or thing when in truth you actually knew very little about it? Thinking before we speak is hard to do in an age where information is coming so fast that we rarely take the time to actually formulate a well thought out viewpoint. In this special Saturday session of the Coffee Break, we discuss the importance of thinking before we speak and how doing so will give us a more powerful testimony when we share Jesus with others.
29 minutes | Aug 18, 2017
The Lost Art Of Being Nice - Proverbs 18:24
For the longest time I was of the opinion that Christians make some of the worst friends ever. Seriously, I was of that belief. I really wondered why is it that adults who love God have such a hard time being sincere friends to one another? Which led me to ask a broader question... why is it so hard to make real friends when you're a busy adult? Proverbs 18:24 has some great advice on this topic and we discuss them on today's episode.
61 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
The Sweet Power Of Pleasant Words - Proverbs 16:24
In case you haven't noticed we live in very negative times. Take a quick look at any of your social media feeds and you will see negative and even hateful words about politics, religion, people... This isn't just a "non-Christian" problem. Christians do it all the time as well. Is there a cost to all of this? What's the cure negativity? Can pleasant words really change our lives and the world? This in depth study of Proverbs 16:24 answers these questions and more about the power of our words.
35 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
When Trouble Comes (and it will come!)
What is the Biblical way to respond for when trouble comes in life? We finish off our "life trials" series with this practical lesson on simple ways to deal with trouble when it comes and even be blessed right in the middle of it!
10 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
When Stuffs Hits The Fan
Sometimes are best-made plans crumble to pieces for reasons we just don't understand. Sometimes our life is rolling along just fine then all the sudden we get blindsided by something we really weren't expecting. From little troubles to life shocking events, what do we do as Christians we all the "stuff" seems to be hitting the fan? Here are some answers...
19 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
What To Do When Life Really Hurts
There are good days. There are bad days. But there are also times when life really hurts. The bad news is, live long enough and you will have some seasons of real pain. There's good news though as well. In this episode we remind you of some amazing news; God is with you in the storm and in some very unique ways.
12 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
There’s No Skipping Suffering
As Christians, most of us love talking favor, blessing, provision, and basically all the good parts of the Bible. But live long enough, and hard times will come. Is suffering normal? Are we being punished by God? Attacked by the Devil? This episode provides some basic helps on working through seasons of suffering.
14 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
The Blessings Of Biblical Separation
What about this thing people talk about called Biblical separation? Does that mean if we love Jesus we have to go live in a cave, churn butter, and never have fun? Or is Bible separation actually a lot more practical than that?
12 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
If God Starts It He Will Finish It
No matter what has happened there's a very important truth all believers need to get a hold of... God isn't done with you yet! Be encouraged with today's message.
11 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
Getting To Know God
It seems more than a little intimidating. The idea of actually getting to know God. Can any of us really do that? If so, how? The answers to those questions in this episode may surprise you.
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
Getting Good At Little Things
It's been said that we shouldn't major on minor things in life. But do the little actions in our lives matter to God? Could the little things actually be critical factors in receiving the blessings of God?
12 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
Are You A Christian? Start Acting Like It
Should Christians speak, act, and basically do things differently than those who are not Christians? It seems to many that Christians are actually trying to not be different but blend in with their surroundings. Does this approach work? What does the Bible say about this?
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