Summary: Blazing Fire Church Podcasts
Greg Simas, (founder and Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer, Fremont) brings us a powerful message on what Jesus had in mind when he told Peter, “and on this rock I will build my assembly (Greek:ekklēsia), and hades' gates shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18b, Darby). Greg shows us how misleading and unfortunate it is when we accept the usual translation of ekklēsia as “church” and how imperative it is for us to understand what Jesus really said he will build, in order to be empowered to bring His kingdom rule into the places where we live and work (Isa 9:7, Matt 6:10, Matt 28:18-20).
Pastor Brent Lokker shares a message on the paradigm shift that is underway in the Church, from passive consumerism to a people passionately focussed on Jesus and able to represent Him to the extent that the world gets changed! Rather than passively admiring God's handiwork from a distance, Pastor Brent invites us to courageously take intentional steps towards the dreams God that has placed in our hearts. (Ephesians 2:10). To see the slides click https://www.slideshare.net/rfochler/change-is-good-brent-lokker
Matthew Guillot shares a meditation on God’s intense (but non-controlling) jealousy for our fellowship and attention. The less we struggle to be sufficient before Him, the more he becomes our sufficiency! As we let go of our demands and seek His face and not His hand, intimacy between Christ (as Groom) and the church (as Bride) can grow to become a living reality of our daily walk.
Our 2018 Christmas service including four short messages from Blazing Fire's elders describing how Jesus is the present-day fulfillment of "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" in our lives (Isaiah 9:6). Suzanne Lokker concludes by sharing her experience of connecting with the tender kindness of Jesus this season.
Pastor Todd Lout unpacks the Hebrew word moed (מוֹעֵד), often translated as "appointed time." Rather than waiting for special holy days, we can enjoy a constant appointment with God.
Pastor Brent encourages us to take further steps on our inward journey with Jesus, our Emmanuel. Susan Fochler also shares her recent experience of two-way intimacy with Jesus, including an awareness of being the focus of His attention!
Pastor Brent again encourages us to enjoy that intimate connection with God that Jesus came to make available to us all. Four members of Blazing Fire Church share their personal stories of how they have experienced this for themselves.
Pastor Brent takes us on a journey from understanding that "God so loved the world" to a place of experiencing that intimate, loving connection for ourselves! To see the slides, go to: https://www.slideshare.net/rfochler/the-inward-journey-with-jesus-brent-lokker or to watch slides with the video clips as well - go to: https://www.slideshare.net/rfochler/the-inward-journey-with-jesus-with-video-clips
Pastor Brent and members of Blazing Fire church talk about their real-life experiences of freely giving what they've freely received. We're encouraged to be part of the larger story of what God is doing in our day by "showing up" and expressing the Kingdom Life that God has freely shared with us.
Top Five Good News Bible Verses - Brent Lokker
The Joy of Sharing the Simple Gospel - Vivian Phi
Are we living as an orphan or as a son or daughter of our heavenly father? Susan shares stories from the Bible and her own life, and leads us in a time of receiving. To see the slides, click here.
How Jesus Measures Success - Karena Lout
The One True God is calling all people groups out of spiritual darkness and back to relationship with Himself. And we are called to be part of how all people groups are blessed by God. This talk is full of stories -- including video clips from Mission Padamo Aviation and Support and an audio clip originally aired in 1998 on Focus on the Family. 10X Productions permitted audio of their movie "The Enemy God" in that clip. The slides to the talk can be found here: https://www.slideshare.net/rfochler/the-one-true-god-russ-fochler
The tender heart - Todd Lout