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by Brian Brodersen - about 10 hours

TTM S03E08: Bible Study: Practical Approaches to Study, Meditate and Grow in Understanding God’s Word

Studying the Bible: How do we do that? Where do we start? How do we understand the historical context of the Bible? Andy Deane, Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, shares insight on approaching a study time in God’s Word without feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy this episode as Andy shares different ways to study the Bible with the ultimate blessing of deepening our relationship with Jesus. Andy has al...

by Brian Brodersen - about 14 days

TTM S3E07: Redemption, Comedy, the Gaza Strip and the Refugee Crisis

Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter” as host Pastor Brian Brodersen shares many laughs with guest comedian Nazareth Rizkallah. Having grown up in the Gaza Strip and moved to the U.S. as a young man, Nazareth shares his testimony that brought Him to salvation. He uniquely provides insight to the tension between Israel and Palestine and how the Lord opened the opportunity to minster to refugee families through th...

by Brian Brodersen - about 28 days

TTM S3E06: The Gospel, The Bible & the Holy Spirit

Whether involved in full-time ministry or not, it is vital as believers to understand the importance of both the power of the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Ray Bentley of Maranatha Chapel talks about this important topic and uses powerful examples from Pastor Chuck Smith, Billy Graham and even in his own experience. Both he and host Pastor Brian ...

by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

TTM S3E05: A Conversation on Pastoral Succession

As a pastoral leader, have you thought about retirement, the future of your church, succession? On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Pastor Dave Rolph of Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills, CA, about pastoral transitions and succession of ministry. Dave shares that those in pastoral leadership should not be afraid to plan for retirement and ignore the practicality of life until Jesus' ...

by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

TTM S3E04: Engaging Inner City Culture

Engaging the culture is vital as a believer to listen and understand the struggles of the community as we share the gospel message and seek to be available to minister. Pastor Tommy Cota of Hope Alive Church in Santa Ana, CA, shares his experience with God opening doors in Santa Ana through school programs like Released Time Education, a contract with the Department of Education and more that have led to connections ...

Gospel / by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

"I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25). Jesus' claim to be the resurrection and the life is so radical that it does not allow the hearer to hold a neutral position concerning Him. As C.S. Lewis said, there are only three possibilities with Jesus: He is a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord. Any serious consideration of His words will almost certainly force one to admit, like it or not, that He is Lord. ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 months

TTM S3E03: Marijuana: Just because it's legal doesn't make it right

Marijuana. Is it good for you? What impact does it have on your brain? Does it contain a nutritional value? Is there an answer in the Bible that addresses Marijuana? Pastor Brian Brodersen discusses these questions with Dr. Lu Wing as the U.S. culture is becoming infused with legalized Marijuana use. Dr. Wing, a practicing toxicologist, scientist and pastor, addresses the medical, recreational and Biblical perspectiv...

by Brian Brodersen - 3 months

TTM S3E02: A Pastor's Wife: Finding Your Identity in Christ, Rather Than in Your Calling

As a pastor’s wife, do you feel a burden of perfection in your ministry and home life? Enjoy this episode of Things That Matter as Pastor Brian Brodersen interviews his wife, Cheryl Brodersen, on being a pastor’s wife. Cheryl breaks down the difference between “identity" and “role” and encourages women, whether as a pastor’s wife or not, to place their identity in Jesus Christ alone. Once He is placed as the central ...