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Pastors Pregame

A Christ Fellowship Podcast

17. Conversations with Jesus E2

December 2, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We've got another special guest this week. Bruce's son Jimmy is preaching this weekend and will talk us through Jesus' fascinating conversation with the pharisee, Nicodemus.

16. Conversations with Jesus E1

November 25, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

On this week's podcast, we have two special guests, Neal Mackey and Daniel Ramirez. We'll introduce you to our new sermon series Conversations with Jesus. How did Jesus call you to follow him? We'll be focusing on John chapter 1 to see how Jesus invited some of the disciples to come follow him.

15. Thanksgiving

November 18, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

The guys are back this week for a special Thanksgiving episode, and we're focusing our conversation on the power of gratitude and what each of us is thankful for. We're thankful for you, dear listener!

14. Neighbors and Nations

November 11, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

In this special episode, you'll be hearing from this Sunday's guest speaker, Riley Haliday, senior pastor of Manna Church. He's here as part of our neighbors and nations mission's focus. But first, you'll also hear from our own Rafe Wright who'll get us up to speed on all the opportunities here at Christ Fellowship to pray, give, and go.

13. Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians E7

November 4, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're wrapping up our series Greater Than Experiencing Christ in Colossians by taking a look at Paul's final words in chapter 4. We'll be talking about prayer, mission and ministry and sharing our biggest takeaways from this amazing letter.

12. Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians E6

October 21, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're in Colossians this week looking at 3:5-17 and this passage hits on some sensitive subjects - sex and speech. We'll discuss what behaviors we need to take off and which ones we need to put on in the body of Christ and how we can encourage one another through....singing? All this and more coming up.

11. Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians E5

October 14, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're back in Colossians this week looking at 2:16-3:5. We get real in this one. Why are Christians so quick to judge each other and how do we approach spiritual practices with the right mindset? And ultimately how do we set our minds on Christ? All this and more.

10. The CF Vision: Doing my part

October 7, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're taking a quick, one-week break from our Colossians series to talk about Christ Fellowship's vision of the Table. We'll talk about what this vision is, answer some of your frequently asked questions, and see how Paul's letter to the Ephesians shows us how God empowers us to help people feel known and loved. Also, does Bruce glow when he talks about Jesus?

09. Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians E4

September 30, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

It's week 4 of Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians series. This week: Colossians 2:6-15. This is a rich passage full of encouraging truths. We talk about strengthening our faith, countering spiritual forces, forgiveness in Christ, and a whole lot more.

08. Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians E3

September 23, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're in a series called Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians. This week: Colossians 1:24-2:5. We'll gain some insight into the Apostle Paul's mission for Christ, but more importantly, how his mission is also ours.

07. Greater Than > Experiencing Christ in Colossians E2

September 16, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're in a series called Greater than > experiencing Christ in Colossians. This week : Colossians 1:15-23. How is Christ the image of the invisible God? How is he the firstborn over all creation? Does he get the last piece of pizza? We'll discuss all this and more.

06. Greater Than > Experiencing Christ in Colossians E1

September 9, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

We're kicking off a new sermon series called Greater Than > Experiencing Christ in Colossians. So, we'll talk a little background and context for the book and gain some insight from Paul's amazing prayer. We're focusing on Colossians 1:1-14 if you'd like to follow along.

05. The Idol of Entertainment

September 2, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

From your smartphone to your game station, people are addicted to their choice of entertainment. In the discussion today the topic of entertainment as an Idol in our lives is discussed.

04. The Idol of Sex

August 26, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

In the beginning, God designed sexuality to be an essential part of what it means to be human. According to Genesis 1 and 2, he created males and females in his likeness and gave them the sacred task of multiplying and filling the earth, and ruling over his creation. The sacrificial love of God, his desire to create life and the union found within the Trinity were all reflected in the oneness of the original couple. The relationships in the Garden, between the man and woman, and between God and the pair were exactly as they were supposed to be. At least for a while. Until the couple rebelled against God.

03. The Idol of Alcohol and Drugs

August 19, 2021 • Lisa, Bruce, Jaime, & Mark

Statistics can’t tell you everything, but they can sure shine a light on an issue. From the news site, Axios: A survey from late 2020 found 75% of Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic to include at least one more day per month, while women, in particular, increased their alcohol intake by 39% compared to 2019. Another survey conducted by the American Psychological Association this year found nearly one in four Americans reported drinking more specifically to combat pandemic-related stress, and a separate study found women had a greater increase in excessive drinking than men, to the point that their intake levels were almost equal. This week we discuss the idol of drugs and alcohol.

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