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Time of Grace is for people who want more growth and less struggle in their spiritual walk. We connect people to God’s grace so they know they are loved and forgiven and so they can start living in the freedom they’ve always wanted. In addition to podcasts, our ministry delivers the timeless truth of God’s Word through television, print, and digital media with millions of content engagements each month. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, p ...
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Who is God? What is he like? What does he think of you? What exactly was Jesus all about? How do you get “saved”? And what does “getting saved” mean anyway? What can you do if you want to know the answers to these questions? Pastor Mike wants to help you understand who our big, amazing God is. This podcast won’t answer every question you have about God, Jesus, or faith. But it will help you start your journey to understanding the hope and love that can only come from God. You can also downlo ...
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Relaunch of the Eyes on Jesus Podcast started on 4/19/23. Drew Barker and Tim Ferrara are both pastors and experienced podcasters, together they are collaborating to help you keep your eyes on Jesus through the busyness of life and the clutter of your schedules. Each episode will be conversational in nature around topics such as life, leadership, parenting, marriage, and always being more centered around Jesus first. Drew and Tim share from personal experiences of growth and struggle, not fr ...
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Just like our bodies need food and rest to avoid crashing and burning, our souls need the rest of Jesus and the food of his Word. By fixing our eyes on the invisible gospel and the glory that is ours through Jesus, we are inwardly renewed day by day, the spiritual fuel that we need to thrive in the year to come. For more resources that help you sta…
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How can a good God exist when there is so much evil in the world? This classic question has troubled people since time began. Why wouldn’t God change the way things are? Why wouldn’t God intervene? Why wouldn’t God stop tragedies and traumas? Is there any way to believe that a good God is running the world when so much evil still exists?…
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Drew and Tim share their personal experiences and insights into pastoral growth, ministry challenges, and the importance of keeping faith and prayer at the center of their lives and work. They discuss the impact of sharing authentic stories within their church. The conversation delves into the process of sermon preparation, the significance of pray…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #206! This week, Matt and Braden speak with Elizabeth Good - CEO and founder of Foundation United and author of “Speak the Unspeakable”. Elizabeth grew up loving her family and church and those are a huge part of her purpose.…
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How can a good God exist when there is so much evil in the world? This classic question has troubled people since time began. Why wouldn’t God change the way things are? Why wouldn’t God intervene? Why wouldn’t God stop tragedies and traumas? Is there any way to believe that a good God is running the world when so much evil still exists?…
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You are not an angel. You are not a spiritual being who has no need to eat, move, or sleep. We humans are human, body-and-soul beings that God created to function in specific ways. Fighting burnout often begins with recognizing this reality and organizing our lives according to it, which might require the painful work of doing less so that our bodi…
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How do you personally answer this question: How have you been? If your answer is "Busy!" then this episode is for you. Because you may be on the verge of burnout. Or maybe you're already burned out. Pastor Mike and Amber share a sneak peek of the next TV message series, "Burned Out?", giving us some early tips on avoiding burnout. The series kicks …
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #205! This week, Matt and Braden talk again with Jonathan Daugherty from BeBroken Ministries about what happens when a couple goes through a betrayal and what do they do? Ask a question Have a question you'd like answered liv…
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In this episode of the Eyes on Jesus podcast, Drew and Tim welcome Jared Scholz, founder and senior pastor of Greenhouse Church in Lawrence, Kansas, and author of 'Sandbox to Museum.' Scholz discusses the journey from founding a church to shifting its focus towards making disciples, based on his realization of the importance of discipleship in fait…
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Despite our A.I. and WiFi, we still die. We are, as the Bible says, in “bondage to decay,” on a moving walkway that leads to our final breath. But Jesus can! Jesus, the king who conquered death on Easter, has promised eternal life in his name and the resurrection of our bodies from the grave.By 922 Ministries
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Despite our A.I. and WiFi, we still die. We are, as the Bible says, in “bondage to decay,” on a moving walkway that leads to our final breath. But Jesus can! Jesus, the king who conquered death on Easter, has promised eternal life in his name and the resurrection of our bodies from the grave.By 922 Ministries
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Easter is a big deal because it answers two of life's most important questions: What do we personally do with Jesus? How do we personally face a world filled with death? Jesus provided the answer to both questions by saying he is the Resurrection and the Life, and that gives us hope. Pastor Mike concludes this series that looks at the offensive, un…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #204! This week, Matt and Braden talk with John Daugherty from Be Broken Ministries about grace based models for recovery. Grace is not opposed to effort. Our effort doesn’t earn anything from God. But we need to put in effor…
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In this episode of the Eyes on Jesus podcast, hosts Drew and Tim delve into the topic of forming and maintaining friendships with nonbelievers, stressing the importance of these relationships in living out the Great Commission. They discuss the challenges and responsibilities Christians have in being light and examples to those who don't share thei…
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When Jesus says he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, what is he saying to us? Pastor Mike helps us answer that question by first looking at what Jesus tells us to do when our hearts are troubled. Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus. For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jes…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #203! This week, Matt and Braden talk about fighting our battles with a focus on resilience and the importance of resilience and endurance in battles against sexual sin and life in general. In battles, we need to think in sho…
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In this episode of the Eyes on Jesus Podcast, hosts Drew and Tim sit down with author, speaker, and media personality Brant Hansen. Brant shares insights from his books 'Unoffendable' and 'Life is Hard, God is Good, Let's Dance,' discussing the transformative power of choosing forgiveness and overcoming anxiety through trust in God. Brant recounts …
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One of the oddest moments in Jesus’ healing ministry happens with a foreign woman with a suffering daughter. What appears, at first glance, to be an unkind Jesus is really a reminder of the importance of a humble heart, especially when asking God for miraculous help. The Canaanite woman passed the test. May we join her in her humble request.…
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One of the oddest moments in Jesus’ healing ministry happens with a foreign woman with a suffering daughter. What appears, at first glance, to be an unkind Jesus is really a reminder of the importance of a humble heart, especially when asking God for miraculous help. The Canaanite woman passed the test. May we join her in her humble request.…
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There are three crucial moments in every person's spiritual journey that will test their commitment to Jesus. What do we do when confronted with these crucial moments of confusion, condemnation, and temptation? In one of Jesus' powerful teachings, he reveals himself in a way that tackles all three crucial moments—and it starts with Jesus calling hi…
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Jesus’ miracles (and his explanations for them) remind us that God holistically loves us. That’s why Jesus used his power to feed and forgive, to meet physical and eternal needs. That same Savior hasn’t changed, which is why we call upon his power for daily bread and the “food” our souls need.By 922 Ministries
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Jesus’ miracles (and his explanations for them) remind us that God holistically loves us. That’s why Jesus used his power to feed and forgive, to meet physical and eternal needs. That same Savior hasn’t changed, which is why we call upon his power for daily bread and the “food” our souls need.By 922 Ministries
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #202! This week, Matt and Braden talk with Mike Novotny about his new book: “Taboo: Topics Christian’s should be talking about but don’t”. God has taken Mike’s shameful sin and used it to give Jesus glory. The devil is the fa…
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What sets the stage for profound, scalable success inministry? How do we navigate the roadblocks of old paradigms to ignite fresh and meaningful ministry practices? In this episode our hosts Drew and Tim engage in a thought-provoking dialogue with special guest Stephen Webb (Swebb) to address these questions, unpacking striking realities facing mod…
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By calling himself the Good Shepherd, Jesus was calling us sheep. At face value, that isn't exactly a compliment to us. It can be downright offensive. So how and why is Jesus our Good Shepherd, and why does it matter? Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, hard teachings of Jesus. For more resources that help you…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #201! This week, Matt and Braden talk about our sexual "duty" in marriage. Sex is not just for the husband! If sex is ever mentioned as a “duty” it always has a negative connotation and usually said that way by the wife. In t…
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In this "Eyes on Jesus" podcast episode, hosts Drew and Tim discuss how to maximize Sunday morning Church services. They note that showing up with an open heart and a positive attitude, rather than focusing on superficial details, is crucial. Drew explains his Sunday routine which consists of reviewing his sermon one last time, preparing himself bo…
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What did Jesus mean when he said he was the Light of the world? Pastor Mike continues this series that looks at the offensive, unfiltered, and hard teachings of Jesus. In this message, Pastor Mike unpacks what Jesus taught when he talked about light and darkness and what that means for us. For more resources that help you stay rooted in Jesus, chec…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #200! This week, Matt and Braden talk about a different perspective when you are feeling Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired or Stressed. When you go through trials, don’t just avoid the trial to avoid sin, but rather ask how you ca…
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In this episode of the Eyes on Jesus Podcast, hosts Drew and Tim discuss the concept of digital discipleship, an evolving space within global religious dynamics. The conversation explores how churches can purposefully implement digital discipleship, the fusion of age-old spiritual instruction with modern technology. They discuss the upsides and dra…
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Reading about who Jesus claimed to be and what he said in the Bible can be quite shocking and even offensive. In this first message from the new series about the unfiltered Jesus, Pastor Mike explores two really hard things about Jesus that have not only made people uncomfortable but have also caused some to walk away and the beautiful things that …
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If we actually read the words of Jesus in the book of John and take off the filter, we see just how offensive Jesus' words are. That's the premise of Pastor Mike's new series, "Jesus #nofilter." Amber Albee Swenson joins Pastor Mike to give us a preview of what to expect. Somehow the two also end up sharing how Amber got chased on Thanksgiving, how…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #199! This week, Matt and Braden talk about the importance of good, healthy friendships in your life and how they can correlate with overcoming sexual sin. God designed us to be in community It’s important to have a church fa…
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In this podcast episode, Drew and Tim explore the topic of evangelism from various angles. They discuss the idea that evangelism isn't confined to specific roles within the church but is an obligation for every Christian, given the eternal stakes at play. They emphasize the necessity to share faith in every day life situations.. The duo also share …
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If our hearts can deceive us and the world can mislead us, certainly the church is a good source of truth. Well . . . maybe. Since the hearts of church leaders can be deceived and many people can follow their teaching, how do we know we can trust the church? Pastor Mike explores what we can do so we know when to trust the church. For more resources…
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #198! This week, Matt and Braden talk about the differences between men and women in this special Valentines Day episode. It is important to compliment your spouse… …even if they aren’t returning the gesture. It is our opport…
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In this episode of the 'Eyes on Jesus Podcast', host Tim chats with guest Brett Snodgrass, founder of Iron Deep - a unique men's community and a real estate investor. They discuss Brett's faith journey and his latest book 'The Secret War Within'. The book is an allegory depicting spiritual warfare as a vivid picture of men's struggles, highlighting…
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Think of the top two to three voices that get your attention the most: the cable news networks, talk radio shows, podcasts, friends, family members, pastors, teachers. Now, Pastor Mike challenges, are these voices sources of truth you can trust? How do you know? Pastor Mike looks to the Bible to help us answer if we can trust their truth. For more …
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Make a tangible difference for FREE by joining the Action Squad at www.restoredministries.ca/actionsquad. Welcome to episode #197! This week, Matt and Braden talk about social media. When you’re looking at social media, remember you’re looking at the highlight reel. It can be easy to compare and we feel bad about ourselves or where we are in life. …
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In this episode of the Eyes on Jesus podcast, Tim welcomes guest Mike Novotny, a full-time minister and host and speaker for the Time of Grace television program. Mike shares his experiences serving God's people and his journey tackling complex and often 'taboo' topics within a Biblical perspective. This includes his personal struggle with pornogra…
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