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In today's live Bible Study with Mat I ask the question: What freedom are we giving up by following Jesus? Today's Bible study live is a little different because we're going to read from The Message Solo devotional as we dig into Romans 6:15-21 together. Grab your copy of the Message SOLO devotional on Amazon at https://amzn.to/39V6yu7 Tune in now …
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat I ask the question: Does GOD change His mind? This we have been reading in the book of Jonah, and this morning a HUGE question came up after that reading...does GOD change His mind, and what are the implication of this question? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reconstructingfaith/support…
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat I ask the question: Do we really WANT God to be merciful? Today we're reading the book of Jonah, and we're going to look at God's mercy, our desire for it...and wrestle with our internal struggle regarding God's mercy. A lot of times we are quick to accept his mercy for us, but we don't want it for everyone. Why…
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat we talk about what it means when Jesus says "If you are willing" Then we dig in on the importance of two things: Willingness and Desire. Today we're reading from Matthew 11 again but today we're focusing on one specific sentence..."if you are willing" and what that means. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor…
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat we are going to talk about carrying the weight of religion, and the joy of trading that for walking with Jesus. A lot of people just don't want to walk into a church. They have a variety of reasons. Some of them are... They've been hurt by someone who called themselves Christian. They've been hurt by someone in …
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat we are going to talk about starting over, is it an obstacle or an opportunity. Many Christians talk about salvation like it's a destination. We discuss salvation that was given through Jesus as if it's about going to heaven at the end of our life on earth. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many people to struggle…
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat, let's talk about what salvation really is. Many people ask questions like: Am I saved? How do I know if I'm saved? Did Jesus save me? And those are great questions, especially when many Christians talk about salvation like it's a destination, as if salvation that was given through Jesus is only about going to h…
 
In today's live Bible Study with Mat we ask the question: Are Christians more worried about following Jesus or keeping Religious tradition? We will be looking at Matthew 12 Is church a training camp for christians or a hospital for the sick? How do you view church today, and how do you thing it's supposed to look? Tune in now for this live message …
 
Today we're studying the Bible Live and we're talking about the lesson of obedience that is always taught about Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. Many people ask: "How could God ask Abraham to do that?" and "What type of loving God would ever ask someone to do that?" Those are exactly the right question to ask, and today, we're goin…
 
From the sandwich board guy with a bull horn to the passionate church pastor at the pulpit people have been talking about Jesus second coming for centuries. Why are Christians so obsessed with Jesus return and should we be focusing on it? What does it even mean to be prepared? That’s what I’m discussing on today’s episode.To connect further with Ma…
 
So many Christians are “talking” about Jesus but are we “being” about Jesus? Let’s dig into what it means to be about him instead of just talking about him.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reconstructingfaith/support…
 
Christian theology for many years has seemed to have a clear message. If you don’t follow Jesus you’re going to spend eternity in hell. But is that actually what the Bible says? The salvation offered by Christ’s death and resurrection mean everyone goes to heaven or does it mean everyone avoids hell…or does it mean ONLY Jesus followers avoid hell… …
 
Today will be looking at Matthew chapter 6 and first Corinthians to see what Jesus says about prayer, and Paul says about tongues and treat to make sense of how that can be used to guide our prayer today.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reconst…
 
Is there any wonder why people say they don't like Christians? If we look at social media posts we see people who call themselves Christians literally killing one another with their words over politics. We see people who claim to be Christians putting GOD, guns and America in the same sentence as if they all go hand in hand. And, don't even get me …
 
You may ask “how can I ask God to forgive me and expect God to love me when I’ve done…X?”Here’s the problem with that question…it assumes He hasn’t always loved you, and it assumes He hasn’t already forgiven you.God’s love is unconditional. He loved you before you were born. He forgave you before you needed it. Yeah, many of us have left Him but th…
 
Many of us have heard or taught on the story of Peter walking on water but what if that story isn’t about faith in Jesus? What if that story is about faith in you? That’s what I’m discussing in today’s episode. Please leave your comments, like, subscribe and share.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https:/…
 
Tonight on Friday Night Fire we continue exploring the bible. We will be having some open conversation and dialogue about some For this series we will be reading from the Bible, sharing the scripture, and having a discussion. We continue discovering the Bible and all of the goodness and teachings. We would love for you to tune in with us and listen…
 
This week we continue our series titled "Exploring the Bible." We are continuing in Exodus. The return to Pharaoh in Egypt! For this series we will be reading from the Bible, sharing the scripture, and having a discussion. This will be a series on discovering the Bible and all of the goodness and teachings. We would love for you to tune in with us …
 
This week we continue our series titled "Exploring the Bible." We are picking up in Exodus 4 & 5. So we're headed back to Egypt! For this series we will be reading from the Bible, sharing the scripture, and having a discussion. This will be a series on discovering the Bible and all of the goodness and teachings. We would love for you to tune in wit…
 
This week we continue our series titled "Exploring the Bible." We are picking up in Exodus 3, the story of the burning bush. For this series we will be reading from the Bible, sharing the scripture, and having a discussion. This will be a series on discovering the Bible and all of the goodness and teachings. We would love for you to tune in with us…
 
This week we start a series titled "Exploring the Bible." And first, we are going to dive into the reading of and the stories in Exodus. For this series we will be reading from the Bible, sharing the scripture, and having a discussion. This will be a series on discovering the Bible and all of the goodness and teachings. We would love for you to tun…
 
You’ve got questions…the Bible has answers! Join us this week on Friday Night Fire for some open Q&A. Please join us and drop your questions! We are also going to be moving to a 30-minute show format! See you for Friday Night Fire. Two questions we focus on tonight: 1. Are people saved by faith or by grace? And, what does that mean? 2. What should …
 
You’ve got questions…the Bible has answers! Join us this week on Friday Night Fire for some open Q&A. Please join us and drop your questions! Two questions we really focused on this week were: 1. Tonight, we continue the conversation on the Syrophoenician Woman 2. Why no update in the Bible? Are we still making changes today? Are they updating with…
 
You’ve got questions…the Bible has answers! Join us this week on Friday Night Fire for some open Q&A. Please join us and drop your questions! Two questions we really focused on this week were: 1. Why are there some verses omitted from different versions of the Bible? 2. Social media Jesus. Be careful where you get your faith from. WHAT DOES THE BIB…
 
You’ve got questions…the Bible has answers! Join us this week on Friday Night Fire for some open Q&A. Please join us and drop your questions! We are also going to be moving to a 30 minute show format! See you for Friday Night Fire. Two questions we really focused on this week were: 1. Why are more people migrating away from attending Sunday Church …
 
People often ask the question; what does it mean to have bold faith? Or to be bold in your faith. Often the answer is to look at Peter walking on water. Many of us wish that we could be more bold when it comes to everyday life situations like applying for that job, or that promotion, or starting a business. Maybe with the recent pandemic you've los…
 
Welcome to another episode of Friday Night Fire! In this video we are talking about tithes and offering. You may be questioning what does that even mean? We'll talk about that! Or next... Why do you tithe? Is tithing biblical or did the church drop that rule in there so they can make money, pay pastors, and fund playgrounds? Should we still be tith…
 
In this episode we are going to dive right in. Sex and the Bible, what does it say, what doesn't it say? What does it mean? Is sex only for the purpose of making babies to populate the earth? Is it wrong to focus on pleasure or is it a duty? Is sex only designed to be between husband and wife? What does the Bible say about multiple relationships or…
 
What is speaking in tongues? Have you ever gone to service and heard people worship in a language that's totally unfamiliar to you? Or maybe seen what Hollywood makes out speaking in tongues to be, something that is glorified or even demonized, and it appears almost unreal? We need to go look at what the Bible says, especially a subject such as thi…
 
Tonight we have some discussion on what it really means to be "called" and once you feel it, are you answering God's call? How do you know if it IS God’s call? What does being “called” even mean? If Pastors are called...what are plumbers? Are all people called, some people called? If some people are called, but not others, what does THAT mean about…
 
Does Jesus line up with your political views? Can America be saved? Who would Jesus vote for today? It's time for Friday Night Fire! We're going to talk about The United States of America, Politics, and Jesus. As a follower of Christ... what do you think God's perspective on todays government is? How on earth would Jesus begin to respond to politic…
 
Many people struggle with the question, “What does it mean to be saved?” First of all, salvation (being saved) is more than just having knowledge of who Jesus is, or accepting the fact that Jesus is alive, or that God sent him into the world to die for our sins. But what does it mean really then, to be saved? What is salvation and why do I need to …
 
In this episode of Friday Night Fire, we have the conversation on why we must forgive. Let's be honest... forgiveness is hard. Especially depending on a myriad of circumstances. And while forgiveness is easier said than done, are there benefits to forgiving others? Are there physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits? Does just forgiving so…
 
Are you wanting to get into scripture and the word but are confused or intimidated with where to start? We would love to have you join us and answer your thoughts and questions this week. It's time for more Friday Night Fire! And in this weeks podcast we break down what we do to study the Bible. What are some resources and thought processes. We'll …
 
Time for another Friday Night Fire episode! A few weeks ago we explored men in the church. This week we get into women in church leadership. Should women be able to lead in the church? Many religious leaders say no, yet some churches say yes, women should be able to Pastor just like men? Why would people think women shouldn’t be able to lead in the…
 
This weeks video for Friday Night Fire is going to be a great one. What happens when we die? What happens to our souls? Do we have a soul? How do you know? These questions came up last week at the end of Friday Night Fire from our friend Neil (UrbanExplorer). We thought this would make for a great topic, and figured with the amount of discussion, i…
 
It's a tough question... how much is your faith worth? Is it for sale? Is God for sale? Viewed in different context, EVERYTHING costs us something, our time, our energy, maybe our attention. That includes faith, there is a cost. Let's talk about how that impact's us. On a different note, what we are asking is God for profit or is God for sale? Ther…
 
In this episode, I'm going to share with you why I STOPPED "believing" in Jesus. Mat Koenig is a Christian Life Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Amazon #1 Hot New Release Author. Mat has made it his mission to help people identify their God-given purpose so they can recognize those key moments of opportunity, and create their best life now. Make sure yo…
 
Do you feel disconnected from God? Is this a man versus woman feeling? Are men lacking? I think at times we all feel this way. We take on burdens, and then try and shoulder them on our own, without God, inadvertently trying to be "the man." Is this distance something that men feel stronger than women (in being disconnected from God), or is it just …
 
Do you need a breakthrough right now? Need a good diagnosis with your health? Need that lender to be a little more patient? Need that job to come through or that promotion or unemployment or that miracle to happen that seems impossible? Are you trying to wrestle with it all by yourself? What if I told you that you could have that breakthrough you n…
 
We all want to feel safe and secure and many of us believe that the path to our best life means taking control of our life. That's what all the self-help gurus say right? What if you're in control of less than you think? What if your decision to take control of your life is actually leading you away from your best life instead of toward it? For mor…
 
Right now it seems many people are more interested in being right, or proving their own point, rather than winning with people. Tonight we tackle another tough topic: dealing with people you disagree with. How do we stay true to Christ, be kind, and show grace, when sometimes, speaking frankly, people are just so darn hard to deal with. We figured …
 
"Miracles" are inexplicable events that cannot be explained through scientific means, and in the faith world many attribute these events to the Lord. This week on Friday Night Fire.... we are talking about modern day miracles! Current stuff that is going on, Jesus at work right now! While the Bible is filled with the miracles of God, though some mi…
 
Have you ever wondered what your destiny is? Have you ever had that small still voice point you in one direction only to make the choice to go another? In this episode I wanna share with you how to truly fulfill your destiny and live your best life. I have one question… Do you believe in miracles?--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reconstr…
 
A lot of people are thinking of starting their own business but the real question is should you? In this episode I’ll go through some of the pros and cons of becoming an entrepreneur and give you tips on the tools that you’re going to need if you want to succeed.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://a…
 
On this episode of Friday Night Fire, we talk about wealth and money. What are the biblical principles? Is money and wealth a good thing, or is it bad, or what is it exactly? We all want more wealth, we all want more money, and then when we ask for those things specifically often, we feel some level of guilt. There are multiple pieces of financial …
 
Have you had that moment in life where everything‘s going well but all the sudden it comes crashing down because of one thing? Have you ever noticed how the negativity seems to consume your media, social media and the rest of your life? In this episode I’m going to explain why and tell you how to get your focus back so you can take control of your …
 
How does a salesperson have success while still operating ethically? In this episode you’ll learn how to close more deals with integrity and WITHOUT having to pressure someone!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reconstructingfaith/support…
 
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