Ministry Highlight – Dorre Love

Welcome to another Spotlight edition of Beyond Sermons where we seek Jesus Christ beyond the pulpit. Street preaching is an effective means to evangelize the Gospel. Jesus was a street preacher along with his disciples.  It takes bold faith to proclaim the salvation of Jesus Christ. Today we spotlight a street minister of the Gospel and his name is Dorre …

Two Sisters and a Mother

Oholah and Oholibah were two sisters with the same mother. They were rebels and pursued a life of prostitution at a very young. This gripping and seemingly random story was an intimate parable God shared with the prophet Ezekiel. Oholah and Oholibah (or Aholah and Aholibah) are symbolic names for the kingdom of Israel (the ten tribes in the north) …

Rape, Murder and War with no King

The episode of the Levite’s concubine is a biblical narrative in Judges 19–21. It concerns a Levite from Ephraim and his concubine, who travel through the Benjaminite city of Gibeah and are assailed by a mob, who wish to sodomize the Levite. He turns his concubine over to the crowd, and they rape her until she dies. The Levite dismembers …

Peter – The Rock

Peter was originally named Simon from birth. Simon was originally from Bethsaida (John 1:44) and lived in Capernaum (Mark 1:29). He was married (1 Corinthians 9:5), and ran a successful fishing business with James and John. Simon has a biological brother named Andrew. Andrew became a follower of Jesus through the ministry of John the Baptist (John 1:35-36). Subsequently, Andrew immediately …

Movie Review: In His Image

Today we are reviewing the movie called “In His Image”. It’s a documentary that takes a closer look at the LGBTQ+ movement with a biblical lens. It addresses some of the tough questions such as: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely feels trapped in the wrong body? Did God make me this way? Is change …

When prison hits home

According to the U.S Department of Justice, the estimated prison population is a little over 1.4 million inmates as of 2019. That number is high enough that it is very likely that each of us may know someone in the prison system. Joining us today is Dion and Deana Elizondo, they have a son who is currently serving at the time …

Dealing with Grief

Needless to say that 2020 was the dramatic year of the pandemic. COVID-19 had the unraveling effect on many stable societies and communities. It disrupted the education system and businesses. It even forced many churches to use online platforms to hold services. There are plenty of statistics depicts the global impact of the virus. Today we will fine tune our …

Giving Tuesday Hype

Giving Tuesday – A day dedicated to giving to your favorite charities. Now that you have completed most of your Christmas list now it’s time for philanthropy. Giving Tuesday is a significant day for many non-profit. It’s reasonable to assume that some organization can fundraise their annual budget in less than 24 hours. Helping an organization help others can give …

Loved Ones of Prisoners – Finale

Last episode we learned about LOOP, which stands for Loved Ones of Prisoners. It’s a non-profit organization that help families cope with a loved one in prison. Jenny Eversole is one of the directors for LOOP and will be joining us again to discuss faith and the prison system. Every legal trial is a unique issue that challenges our court …

Loved Ones of Prisoners – Part 1

Prison is a designated residence for people who were deemed not fit for society. That’s a harsh reality for many people. Did you know that Jesus along with many of his disciples experienced imprisonment? Paul even wrote some of the New Testament from prison. Have you ever been arrested or incarcerated?  Perhaps you know someone who is serving a prison …