You might never experience physical abuse, but there is no escaping verbal abuse unless you live as a hermit away from all humans. Verbal abuse is commonplace today if you work at an office, are active on social media like Facebook (or have a post-trib rapture teaching website..) or if you belong to a church where gossip is the norm. Heck, if you have friends or family you will have verbal abuse. So, how do you handle these assaults God’s way? How do you not respond in kind with those juicy retorts you think up? Tim and Katrina discuss strategies and key verses to overcome in this overlooked but crucial aspect so you can have “maturity” in the faith according to Jesus’ brother, James (Jas 3:2). (You are tired of being an immature believer, right?)
In this November, 2017 update on the ministry we cover support team developments, content plans and some helpful insights and concepts shared from the planned “Missing Manual” workbook. For example, how we as believers need to use the same strategy Victor Frankl used for surviving a Holocaust concentration camp.
Do you ever have negative feelings towards God or confusion about what he wants from you, resulting in disconnection from God? If we’re honest, we have to admit we all struggle with the task of loving and obeying an invisible Dad we have never met nor understood very well. Unfortunately, church fails to help us overcome this fundamental issue because the minute you get real about how hard this is and how Christianity has not made it any easier, Christians shut you down. They can’t handle the “negativity” so they dismiss the issue with platitudes like, “It takes faith! Fake it til’ you make it. You’re too negative. Etc.” In this podcast, Katrina and Tim share powerful insights and practical strategies that we have used to end this pattern for ourselves in order to finally have a strong, faith-based relationship with God. Learn how to overcome negative thoughts and know God as someone who cares for you so you can be in a connected relationship with him at last…
Jesus specifically warned about Christianity “deceiving many” through the strategy of “coming in my name” (Mt 24:4-5 KJV), yet few Christians recognize their own adopted Christ-named religion in his words. When, after many years as a Christian, you finally arrive at that sickening realization that you indeed have been deceived by Christianity, a crisis of faith can ensue. How can God let a sincere servant like you be so duped by the one religion about Christ available? How do you forgive God or yourself for not verifying what Christianity said? Where do you go from here with Christianity, church attendance and what you call yourself now when people ask? Learn how to work through the issues that come up as critical thinker who knows Christianity has not faithfully delivered the “faith once delivered” (James 1:3).
This podcast tells the story of what happened when Katrina and I decided to take a supporter’s (paid) invitation to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Cyprus and teach her friends. It seemed totally safe and we prayed about it before accepting. Yet it turned out that the supporter had hidden ulterior motives that I never could have imagined…nor would you, revealed only after I began teaching. Find out what happened and the lessons we learned from this most bizarre speaking engagement ever!
Sam Miller is one of the early readers of my Support Team content. After the Great Recession in 2008 ruined his mortgage officer career, he became underemployed, in debt, bankrupt, 70 lbs overweight, depressed, suicidal and even angry at God. Here is Sam’s testimony in his own words on how he turned things around by learning the real Good News of the Kingdom that Yeshua taught (and Christianity never has) and began “seeking first the Kingdom” by following the Sermon on the Mount as explained in the supporter studies. – Tim
[I’m only releasing this information to supporters:] Since learning in 2001 that Yeshua must return in a Sabbath year, I’ve had to rule out three consecutive Sabbath year cycle windows for the final 7 years (2003-2009, 2010-2016, 2017-2023). This same insight enabled me to easily rule out every date-setting prophecy theory along the way, bringing comfort to many scared readers. With the next possible window for the 70th week coming next decade (2024-2030), I’m ready to share why I believe, based on the real end time sign of Mt 24:14, that this can be the one. If it is, the nasty birth pains (WW3 + Wormwood) would start near its middle in 2026 and Yeshua would return at its end in 2030. Why am I now sharing a “doomsday year” myself and how am I not a “hypocrite” for doing so? How is my 2026 conviction different from what prophecy theory date setters have done? What about “no man knows the day or hour”? Read on to understand what has changed, why I’m so convinced about 2026 and, most importantly, what the Bible says to do if the end is indeed coming in your lifetime.
Jesus ended the Sermon on the Mount not with a final command but with four warnings on what not to do in response to his words. His warnings address the three traps every believer has fallen into—including you and I. What he says is absolutely brilliant as it shows he knew that hearers would be overwhelmed by the difficulty of his words and resort to using three common human problem-solving strategies. Normally effective strategies, they fail here and what’s worse, you won’t even realize they’re failing for a long time—if ever. Once you know what the four warnings mean, you will recognize your own mistakes as a Christian and finally see in the forth warning the one viable response to Jesus’ words. Armed with the right approach, you can start over in your walk with God successfully…
Christians assume that they “follow Christ,” yet if pressed, each must admit that they simply do not understand much of Christ’s teachings needed to follow him. This includes the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ manifesto for the masses that Martin Luther considered impossibly demanding. Find out why Christianity does not teach it, why it is so offensive (on purpose), and how Jesus is like Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid—only harsher. With the three insights below, you can finally understand and obey the teaching of Jesus to no longer refer to him as “my Lord” without making him lord.
In this podcast, Katrina and Tim (and our two cats, Moses and Elijah chime in) to finally explain the big story of our move to Germany in 2015 and how God directed and blessed this unexpected life change every step of the way. Topics covered: