What’s God like?

Do you know what God is like? Pastor Bill talks about how we can get an accurate understanding of God in this podcast.

Spiritual Health

Pastor Bill talks about physical and spiritual healing on today’s edition of FaithBuilders podcast.

Breaking the Rules?

Did you know that Jesus broke the rules? Pastor Bill explains in the podcast for today.

Welcome to Faith Builders. This is Pastor Bill Crane.

Have you ever run into someone who just loves to make rules? The only problem with this type of person is that usually someone like this not only loves to make rules, he or she also loves to give them to you! So, if you spot someone like this, try to keep your distance!

Did you know that there was one group of people that Jesus didn’t get along with very well? Would you believe that they were “rule-givers” and the “rule-guardians?”

In the Bible, John tells the story, in chapter 5, of a man who had been an invalid for 38 years! But then Jesus came. He told the man to “Get up. Pick up your mat and walk.” So he did and was healed! Can you imagine the joy that he must have felt to be able to walk home, well and whole?

But, wouldn’t you know it! He ran into the rule-guardians! You see, that day happened to be the Sabbath. Now God had said that we are to keep the Sabbath day holy. But then the rule-givers added their own ideas as to how everyone else was to do that. One of the rules they made was that you couldn’t carry anything like a mat on the Sabbath. So they stopped the guy and said, “Hey, you can’t do that on the Sabbath!” The man replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’” You can probably guess what part of his statement caught their attention, can’t you? Instead of rejoicing that this man who had been an invalid for 38 years was finally healed, these rule-guardians wanted to know who had told him to break their rules!

I don’t know about you, but I want to live with Jesus’ attitude instead of the attitude of the rule-guardians. The rule of Jesus’ life was Love: love for God and others. As a result, Jesus helped those in need and called them into a right relationship with God. Jesus’ example helps me to remember that man-made rules and regulations are helpful in their proper place, but we must not lose sight of what’s eternally important: loving God will all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves.

The Show-Me State

Are you from the Show-Me State? No, not Missouri! The Other Show-Me state! Pastor Bill explains in this podcast.

Soul Food

What’s on your menu today? What do you do when you’re hungry? Are you spiritually hungry? What should you do to prevent spiritual starvation? Pastor Bill talks about Jesus’ soul food in today’s podcast.

Living Water

How important is water to your survival? What do you do when you get thirsty? How do you handle your spiritual thirst? Pastor Bill talks about LIVING WATER in today’s podcast.

Spiritual Conversation Starters

Do you see spiritual truths illustrated in everyday objects and events? Jesus did! In this edition of FaithBuilders Pastor Bill explores the opportunities we have to engage in spiritual conversations with those around us.

– A FaithBuilders Plus –

Consider starting spiritual conversations with these questions:

On your spiritual journey how close do you see yourself to God, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being far from God and 10 being close to Him?

If you could ask God any question you wanted to and knew that He would answer you, what question would you ask?

How would you describe your spiritual life right now, more like noon or like midnight?

What are you doing these days to maintain or improve your spiritual health?

A Divine Appointment

Is it possible that God might send you a messenger, unexpectedly, at a crucial moment in your life? Is it possible that God might want you to be such a messenger? Pastor Bill examines this possibility in today’s podcast.

The Wedding

Have you ever thought about the role of the Best Man at a wedding? In Jesus’ time it wasn’t to hold a bachleor party or to make a toast. So, what was the Best Man’s role? Pastor Bill talks about this in today’s edition of FaithBuilders.

Nothing to Hide

What are you hiding? Did you know it is not working? What if you knew you could not hide ANYTHING…and it was OK? Pastor Bill talks about living with nothing to hide.

Whom do you call?

When you have a problem, to whom do you go? Well, it’s not Ghostbusters! Pastor Bill talks about this in today’s edition of FaithBuilders.

Come and See!

What does *Meet the Parents* have to do with you and your friends and Jesus? Pastor Bill explores this in the Podcast entitled “Come and See.”

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Want to be a hero? Be prepared!

You could be a hero to someone if you will prepare to share the hope you have!

Light in the Cave

Light and darkness provide a lesson in life in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Jesus is the Light of life!

Bread of Life

French bread and the staff of life…for real!

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