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by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

TTMS3E9: Knowing & Reaching Your Community

As we close season three of “Things That Matter,” we are excited to have Pastor Bill Buffington of Calvary Chapel Inglewood share on the vision and ministry happening in Inglewood, CA, and reaching young people in his inner-city community.

Theology / by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

Does Hell Really Exist?

Does Hell Really Exist? Many people blatantly deny the existence of hell. I could easily fill pages of quotes from people known and unknown who adamantly reject that there is such a place as hell. Yet that there is a place was clearly taught both by Jesus and His apostles. Here are a few quotes along with other Scripture references, affirming hell’s existence: “If your hand causes you to sin, c...

by Brian Brodersen - about 1 month

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 - 2 months

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 - 3 months

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 - 3 months

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 - 4 months

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 - 4 months

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. ...