Join host Joel Spencer as we journey into rediscovering what has been forsaken by the modern Church.

December 20, 2020

Part 1 - Inhabitants Who Were Meant To Sojourn: A Call To Come Out

The series gets going as we establish a biblical definition of what it means to "sojourn and await a native country" versus "dwell and permanently inhabit". The baseline for examining Genesis chapter 26 is laid in this first installment of the series that will challenge our national allegiances.

 

* Note that the audio quality is lesser because this originally aired as a video here: HERE

December 14, 2020

Introduction - Inhabitants Who Were Meant To Sojourn: A Call To Come Out

This episode is audio pulled from what was originally recorded in video format (on Youtube) and begins to lay the groundwork of what will be presented using the biblical text of Isaac redigging the wells of his father in Genesis chapter 26. Has the Christian evangelical majority become permanent residents of a land where they were meant to merely sojourn? Because of this, are they now reaping the fruits of mixing and idolatry? Let's find out.

 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/wND7kA9fj3c

December 11, 2020

Shut Your Mouth

Before you get all worked up at the title, it would do you well to know that I'm referencing what Holy Spirit spoke to me recently. In this episode, we will examine the importance of self control and fighting off the urge to air our grievances and grumble in anger. If a regenerated Christ-man receives some sort of satisfaction from such activity, we must ask why.

December 10, 2020

Admitting Weakness

 
I will continue to push back against the broad evangelical message of this hour and say that the only way that the Church will truly advance is to confess Her own sin, error and weakness. In this episode we will discuss Hebrews chapter 12, verses 11 and 12 that tells us we're to "receive discipline that produces righteousness and then strengthen our weak hands and feeble knees." Until the Church aggressively chooses to remove Her gaze from everyone else's problems, She will continue on in Her own.
December 8, 2020

Living Waters In Freezing Conditions

Spurgeon once explained via metaphor that if the Church is flowing and active, She will not be affected by circumstances that are ever-changing around Her. In this episode, we bring this truth to the here and now and pose some tough questions to those of us that make up the Body of Messiah.

December 3, 2020

Clothed In Scripture

This episode is primarily spontaneous commentary on the importance of properly reading, studying and walking out the written Word of God. Why do we study? How do we appropriate what we study correctly and just what is this mysterious Text anyway?

November 28, 2020

Commentary: November 27, 2020

This episode is all over the place. In it we'll discuss, yet again, how this hour is full of endless opportunities for the Church to be sifted and remove Herself from the patterns of the world. Other topics include the importance of being honest with one another in an age of disappointment and how we are being pressed to "come out from among them" even further.

November 20, 2020

When We Seek The Lord… and the Results Stink

How's this for a title? In this episode I share a present-moment, personal circumstance that will set up a challenge for us to hardly examine our "rights", what we "deserve" and what is "fair". How eternally-minded are we? How connected to this natural life are we, really? Listen and find out!

November 19, 2020

Part 2: Are There Any Righteous?

This 2-part series continues and concludes here as we examine Abraham's willingness to cry out for God's mercy to be extended to the people of Sodom. We also look into Lot's primary downfall in regards to his family and explore other intriguing facts within Genesis 18 and 19 that we can apply to our lives today.

November 18, 2020

Part 1: Are There Any Righteous?

In this new series we look at Genesis chapter 18 and 19 and the intricacies within it. In Part 1, we specifically look into how God invited Abraham to intercede for the people of Sodom. His response is key and shows us an incredible pattern to follow.

November 12, 2020

Love Of The Father Or Love Of The World?

* This aired on Youtube as a video episode. View it HERE.

In 1 John chapter 2 we read of some instructions for ones who know God and have overcome the wicked one. We're told we (should this actually be applicable to us) are to be alert to several things that we will examine in this episode. Do you love the world or love the Father? Let's find out!

November 10, 2020

The Sovereignty of God

At the end of the book of Job, we see a man named Elihu come onto the scene and clearly speak the word of the LORD.  What was it?  God is perfectly sovereign and His ways are high above our own.  In this hour of so many people demanding justice, it would do us good to remember this ancient truth.  Are you walking in this level of dependence?

November 6, 2020

Part 2: Living For An Unshakable Kingdom

Part 2/conclusion of our reading of some of the many verses that challenge us to be established and firmly rooted in a Kingdom that will endure the shaking that is coming and that now is. Can the Church openly admit that She is afraid and unprepared to endure? How about you? Let's find out, together!

November 6, 2020

Part 1: Living For An Unshakable Kingdom

In this climate of chaos, confusion and unrest, who will stand up and remind the Church to lift Her eyes and remember that We are called to dwell in, and function from, an unshakable Kingdom? This short series will be filled with dozens of Scriptures that remind us to walk as spiritual men that cannot be shaken.

November 4, 2020

Surrendering Our Identity

lf we were honest, we would readily admit that it's hard to truly abandon our identity and personal image. But what if we could more readily abandon our drive to self-defend and justify? What if we walked away from the endless laboring to "make ourselves clear" in order to be rightly heard and understood? Today we'll attempt to break away a bit more from self. 

November 3, 2020

Part 2: A Plea To Christian America

* This aired on Youtube as a video series so the audio is not the best. Watch it in full HD, with high-quality audio here: https://youtu.be/EK1evc2x568

The short series continues and concludes here as we continue looking into biblical counsel and instruction as we approach entitlement and national freedoms. Is the Church readily postured to confess Her own double standards and hypocrisy? Will this election (and what lies ahead for this nation) continue the Church's arrogance and haughtiness or will We be found as ones Who "will lead a peaceful, quiet, godly and dignified life", as Scripture instructs? There is hope for Us if - if - we will humble ourselves.

November 3, 2020

Part 1: A Plea To Christian America

* This aired on Youtube as a video series so the audio is not the best. Watch it in full HD, with high-quality audio here: https://youtu.be/qWeNXO5RVGc

As the election draws near, I (somewhat reluctantly) felt compelled to post a 2-part video series challenging wide-way Christian America's face of arrogance and elitism. We'll look at many Scriptures calling Us up higher and forcing us to examine our character, as well as the character of our leaders. Is the Church willing to examine Her ways and humble Herself as we move into another election? I hope and pray that She will. If you have an open mind and a tender heart, please consider watching.

November 1, 2020

Who’s Mighty Deeds?

As all of us attempt to find our way, we must be careful to be found as ones who boast in the mighty deeds of Yahweh Elohim alone. Our "filthy rags" righteousness is not our identity, value or reputation. Any good thing in us is a gift from the Father and is not by our own doing. This episode will cause you to sit back and analyze what righteousness you are mentioning, wherever you are in your journey. (Text used: Psalm 71:16)

October 28, 2020

Good News: Not Just A New Testament Reality

I feel that it would do us well to question our understanding of when the "Good News" began. Was it at the outset of Emmanuel? At the Cross? Perhaps at the Resurrection? Surely at the Upper Room, right? No. It is ancient and Yahweh has been extending Good News to mankind since their inception. As we're willing to expand our view, we expand our understanding of Yahweh's great love for us.

 

This is also recorded as a YouTube video as well, for those who would prefer watching the exact same recording in video form: https://youtu.be/wnYWnlAm34g

October 23, 2020

When Our Enemies Flee In Terror

The Book of Jasher records an event when the Amorite kings desire to assault the sons of Jacob for what they did to the city of Shechem. They literally wanted to annihilate the Hebrew people entirely and were conspiring a plan to do just that. What transpired is fascinating and is recorded in Jasher. In this episode I read an entire chapter and discuss what it is saying to the Church of 2020.