Pastors Pregame

A Christ Fellowship Podcast

50. Holy Spirit's power to create unity in the body of Christ

January 26, 2023

In the last episode for 2023's 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, we're talking about the Holy Spirit's power to create unity in the body of Christ.

49. The Holy Spirit empowers us to talk about Jesus

January 19, 2023

This week we're talking about something that makes a lot of Christians uncomfortable — telling others about Jesus. As part of 21 Days of Prayer, we're talking about the Holy Spirit's power to proclaim the gospel.

48. 21 Days - Kick Off

January 12, 2023

We're kicking off 2023 and our annual 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting with a discussion of the Holy Spirit's power in our everyday lives.

47. Christmas 2022 EP 2

December 8, 2022

It's the Christmas season, and we're focusing on the opening verses of the Gospel of John where he describes Jesus as the light of the world.

46. Christmas 2022 EP 1

December 1, 2022

The Christmas season is here, and we are discussing the opening of John's Gospel for the next several weeks. In this episode, we talked about how Jesus is the light and the life and how like John the Baptist, we can be the witness to the light.

45. Generosity

November 10, 2022 • Lisa Scheffler, Riley Halliday, Steve Chappell

Today we're joined by two special guests, pastor Riley Halliday of Mana Church and Christ Fellowship's own Steve Chappell. Lisa has a great conversation with each of them on cultivating generosity and becoming more like Jesus.

44. Wrapping up the 7 Big Questions

November 3, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

Today we are responding to the rest of your questions! We got so many during our Seven Big Questions series that we're taking a whole episode to discuss them. Our listeners asked about a variety of topics from voting to sending kids to public schools to the Trinity.

43. Is Jesus Really God and other Questions Answered

October 20, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark, Rafe Wright

In this supersized episode of the podcast not only answer your questions about the Bible as part of our seven-big-question series, we're also going to hear from Rafe Wright about local, National, and international mission opportunities.

42. Is Christianity Too Narrow?

October 6, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

Our "7 Big Questions" series discusses some of people's most commonly asked questions about faith, God, and life. This week. We are discussing. Is Christianity too narrow? We've also been collecting your questions. If you have a question And you'd like to hear our responses, please text us at 469-717-6440.

41. Why does God allow evil and suffering?

September 29, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

Why does God allow evil and suffering? This week we're tackling perhaps the biggest question of all, why does a good, all-powerful God allow evil and suffering in the world. Lisa will share some of her own recent experiences and Bruce, Jaime, and Mark give their perspectives as we answer your questions. Text your questions 469-717-6440 Watch last weeks sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvaw51mrf0

40. 4 Ways to Know there is a God

September 22, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're in a series called Seven Big Questions. We're looking at some of the people’s most commonly asked questions about faith, God, and life. This week we’re asking how we know that God even exists. For this series, we're also collecting your questions. We've invited people to send in their questions and we're working through them on the podcast. We've gotten some great ones and we’ll be discussing them on today's episode. Send in your questions 469-717-6440 Watch last week's message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl-ebfa3q0a

39. Does Life Have a Purpose?

September 15, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

So many people have questions about Faith in god in life, and on Sunday mornings, we're going to cover seven of the most common ones. And we want to hear YOUR questions, so we’ve invited people to send them in, and each week on the podcast will answer them, so get ready to hear our responses to questions that came in this week and maybe think of your question to ask us for the next one. Text us your questions: 469-717-6440 Watch last week's sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_dnivhy-gy

38. Supernatural Power S1 E13

May 26, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're getting close to the end of Mark's Gospel in our passage this week, Mark 14:43-15:20. That means we'll be witnessing Jesus' betrayal, arrest, and trials. For those of us who love Jesus, these are hard verses. In this episode, we'll talk about the final events of Jesus' life, what they teach us about him, what we can learn about loyalty and justice, and how we can find hope even in the suffering of our Savior.

37. Launching Anna Christian Fellowship

May 20, 2022

Back in 2018, Christ Fellowship started a campus to serve communities north of McKinney near Anna, Texas. Now over four years later, that campus is growing into its own independent church that's looking forward to a permanent location. So today, I'm joined by the team launching Anna Christian fellowship to talk about how it all began, what it takes to become independent and what their hopes and prayers are for this new church. To find out more about Anna Christian Fellowship or to donate to the church, visit https://cfanna.org/ Follow on Instagram @christfellowshipanna or Facebook is christfellowshipanna

36. Supernatural Power S1 E12

May 19, 2022 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're moving closer and closer to the climax of Mark's gospel. This week, we're talking about Mark 14:1-42 and some of the final hours Jesus will spend with his disciples. We'll see how an un-named woman in the home of a leper shows more courage and devotion than all the disciples put together . We'll talk about the Lord's Supper, the agony Jesus experiences at Gethsemane and how all of us are grateful for the immense grace of God.