Iglesia De Carne – To Betroth Or Not To Betroth

1 Corinthians 7:25-40 – To Betroth Or Not To Betroth Paul suggested that the believers remain in whatever marital situation they were called, but what did that mean to those who were engaged? listen to the audio read the transcript “Any judgments you make, or advice you give, should emphasize Jesus’ mercies. As I said […]

Those Were The Days – I’m Not The One On Trial Here

Acts 4:1-12 – I’m Not The One On Trial Here Peter and John and brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, but the tables turn as Peter convicts them of crucifying the Lord Christ. listen to the audio read the transcript “What’s clear from their reaction is that, the Sadducees in particular, had absolutely no interest […]

Iglesia De Carne – Apostle-Like Now

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 – Apostle-Like Now The apostle Paul challenges the believers in Corinth to be like himself. listen to the audio read the transcript “I like the phrase, ‘found faithful.’ Can you be ‘found’ when it comes to serving? You can be. It’s doable.”

Iglesia De Carne – Only YOU Can Prevent Reward Loss Fires

1 Corinthians 3:5-23 – Remember: Only YOU Can Prevent Reward Loss Fires Paul tells the Corinthians about the Reward Seat of Jesus where the quality of our works will be tested by fire. listen to the audio read the transcript “Looking at your life as a whole, can you say that it has cost you, […]

Iglesia De Carne – Wise Men Say Only Fools Trust Him…

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 – Wise Men Say Only Fools Trust Him, But I Can’t Help Being A Fool For Jesus The apostle Paul explains that the Cross of Jesus is foolishness to those who trust in human wisdom. listen to the audio read the transcript “God takes that which is crude and base, and crafts […]

Iglesia De Carne – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Grace

1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Grace Paul begins his letter to the Corinthians by taking them back to their experience of the grace of God. listen to the audio read the transcript “We will be on display then… We are on display now. Our display isn’t so much a […]

Iglesia De Carne (1 Corinthians)

1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4 – Christian Con Carne The apostle Paul introduces to us the carnal Christian who he describes as a believer still yielding to his or her flesh. watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Grace Paul begins his letter […]

Search And Rescue (Hosea 5:13-15)

Hosea 5:13-15 – Search And Rescue In a world where everyone is looking for answers, Hosea sends a message from God who diagnoses the real problems and supplies the real solutions to life’s biggest concerns. listen to the audio read the transcript “God was always in a place where He could be found. Just one […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Hit Me With Your Best Lot

Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 – Hit Me With Your Best Lot Nehemiah casts the lot to determine who among the Israelites must repopulate Jerusalem. listen to the audio read the transcript “Are you spiritually excited, knowing it is in God’s will for you – even if you don’t understand it? Are you offering yourself to God in […]

Those Were The Days (Acts)

Acts 1:1-8 – How Do We Get There From Here? The book of Acts tells us where we came from and how we should move forward as Christ’s Body on the earth. watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript Acts 1:9-26 – Wait Watchers Wields Results The disciples watch the Lord ascend, […]

A Star Is Formed (Psalm 37)

Psalm 37:1-9 – Check Before You Burn An elderly David delivers a wisdom Psalm, teaching us about Godliness, the future of God’s people vs the wicked and instructing us to give up worry and anger. watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript Psalm 37:10-20 – The Clockwatcher God David contrasts the coming […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Where You Gonna Wall? Gate Builders!

Nehemiah 3:1-32 – Where You Gonna Wall? Gate Builders! The Israelites are assigned certain sections of the wall and specific gates to repair. listen to the audio read the transcript “No other belief system can give anyone hope. That’s partly because they all demand you earn salvation; and that is something it is impossible to […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – Gate Expectations

Nehemiah 2:9-20 – Gate Expectations Not knowing exactly what to expect, Nehemiah goes from gate-to-gate along Jerusalem’s ruined wall. listen to the audio read the transcript “Feeling lonely? Unloved? Jesus said He’d never leave you, never forsake you; He loves you with a pure, everlasting love. Because you can’t physically touch Him, do you think […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – The Happenings

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 11:2-28 – The Happenings An angel gives Daniel an incredibly detailed and complex vision, accurately foretelling hundreds of years of human history. listen to the audio read the transcript “Dr. Charles Feinberg writes: ‘Secular history verifies every statement made in this chapter and confirms every detail of these predictions, which were made long before […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – The Gate Awakening

Nehemiah 1:1-11 – The Gate Awakening Nehemiah is greatly moved upon hearing that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and that its gates are burned with fire. listen to the audio read the transcript “You are, therefore, always available for any need God brings to your attention. If you are in Christ, Jesus assumes […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Archangels: Divinity War

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 10:1-11:1 – Archangels: Divinity War At the end of his life, Daniel receives one more dramatic vision, first of the Glorious Man then of great future events. listen to the audio read the transcript “Follow Daniel’s example and behave in a holy, spiritual way. If you’re mourning, mourn as a Christian. If you’re being […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – The Worst Wives Club

Ezra 10:1-44 – The Worst Wives Club The Israelites who married pagan women are told that they must divorce them. listen to the audio read the transcript “When we encounter God’s living Word, it asks us for a total commitment to whatever task is being addressed. We should ask, rhetorically, “Am I ready to do […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – The Trouble With Trembles

Ezra 9:1-15 – The Trouble With Trembles The returned exiles who listened to Ezra teach God’s Word are described as “trembling”. listen to the audio read the transcript “Be aware that at some point in your walk with the Lord you will be tempted to revisit your former sins.”

Lions And Fires And Prayers – The Lord’s Pray-er

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 9:1-19 – The Lord’s Pray-er Daniel is studying prophecy, then realizes the captivity is close to finished, which leads him to pray one of the great prayers of the Bible. listen to the audio read the transcript “Think about God’s love for rebels. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. We were […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged – He Wanna Hold Your Hand

Ezra 7:1-28 – He Wanna Hold Your Hand Six times in the next two chapters, Ezra describes “the good hand of his God” upon him. listen to the audio read the transcript “Sounds emotional to me; full of feeling. Ezra was “encouraged,” which is accompanied by feelings. He “blessed” the Lord – motivated by the […]

Beloved’s Banquet 2019

Our annual Valentine’s dinner message from Pastor Mike Osthimer from Calvary Chapel Bakersfield

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Just Lion Around

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 6:18-28 – Just Lion Around Daniel is miraculously saved from the power of the lions and Darius’ life is forever changed. listen to the audio read the transcript “In this instance, as in all the others, God was not simply doing something, He was also showing something. He was using Daniel’s life to answer […]

You Were Raised Right – C’mon People Now, Pray For Your Brother

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 4:2-18 – C’mon People Now, Pray For Your Brother Paul solicits prayer from the Colossians for the many brothers helping him spread the Gospel listen to the audio read the transcript “Let me say that whatever we do to serve corporate prayer, it must be done with grace – not force.”

You Were Raised Right – Your Submission, Should You Decide To Accept It

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 3:17-4:1 – Your Submission, Should You Decide To Accept It When each of you put on the new man in Christ, your home life will be blessed by mutual submission listen to the audio read the transcript “I know what you husbands are thinking. You’ve read ahead and see that the text says wives […]

Lions And Fires And Prayers – Above The Law

Lions And Fires And Prayers (Daniel)

Daniel 6:1-17 – Above The Law Daniel’s enemies convince King Darius to pass a blasphemous new law, hoping to trap Daniel and get him killed. listen to the audio read the transcript “We read those three opening words “It pleased Darius” and we’re reminded that we are called to a much higher way of living. […]

You Were Raised Right – Take A Walk On The Worthy Side

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 1:9-14 – Take A Walk On The Worthy Side Paul uses one of his favorite illustrations of the Christian life, telling us to “walk” worthy of Jesus listen to the audio read the transcript “Reading the New Testament, you get the idea that the writers believed that if you were in Christ, you were […]

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

You Were Raised Right (Colossians)

Colossians 1:1-2 – Salvation Is An In-In Situation In order to combat the lure of false teachers that they need something more than Jesus, Paul reminds the believers in Colossae that they are “in Christ,” and that His Spirit is in them. watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript Colossians 1:3-8 – […]

Citizen Brain (Psalm 87)

Psalm 87 – Citizen Brain In this Psalm, we’re encouraged and exhorted to think (and LIVE) like the Kingdom citizens that we are listen to the audio read the transcript ” Jerusalem would not win a human campaign for capital of the Kingdom. She was the city that crucified the Messiah. She’s the one who […]

Faithful Sayings – Do You Know Who You Are?

Titus 2:4-8 – Do You Know Who You Are? Paul gives his last Faithful Saying, telling Titus who he is in Christ and how to live accordingly listen to the audio read the transcript “God has poured out His Holy Spirit on us without restraint. The image is one of flowing out in a torrent […]

Faithful Sayings – The Song That Never Ends

2 Timothy 2:11-13 – The Song That Never Ends Paul shares a portion of an ancient song which makes us great promises listen to the audio read the transcript “Where has God positioned you? In the Bible it’s clear that God specifically positions people in certain times and places in for His good purpose.”

Straight Outta Egypt – Mr. Redeemer’s Neighborhood

Exodus 21:28-22:15 – Mr. Redeemer’s Neighborhood God gives guidelines for His recently redeemed people to live safely together as neighbors listen to the audio read the transcript “I’d like to make an observation. In verse eight, many Bible versions have the word “judges.” It’s the Hebrew word elohim, which I’ve mentioned a few times as […]

Faithful Sayings – The Profiteers

1 Timothy 4:1-11 – The Profiteers Paul tells Timothy about how incredible profitable Godliness is listen to the audio read the transcript “But so often people wonder why they’re not empowered when they don’t open themselves up for His filling. They wonder why they’re not growing when they don’t take His nourishment. “

Faithful Sayings – Faithful Last Words

1 Timothy 1:15 – Faithful Last Words Paul begins his list of 5 Faithful Sayings with the most basic, but most important truth of Christianity listen to the audio read the transcript “We have 5 final, key statements from Paul, given as parting instructions to his beloved, true sons in the faith. So what exactly […]

Faithful Sayings

1 Timothy 1:15 – Faithful Last Words Paul begins his list of 5 Faithful Sayings with the most basic, but most important truth of Christianity watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript 1 Timothy 3:1 – Full Service Paul’s second faithful saying deals with how we who are saved respond to our […]

Ephesians 2:17-18 – All-Access Peace

Ephesians 2:17-18 – All-Access Peace A study on the peace and access Christ won for us listen to the audio read the transcript “Are you filled with anxiety? Are you constantly confused about life? Do you lack the security of your salvation? Do you feel as though God isn’t speaking to you or using you […]

Straight Outta Egypt – Father-In-Law Knows Best

Exodus 18:1-27 – Father-In-Law Knows Best Moses receives administrative advice from His father-in-law, Jethro listen to the audio read the transcript “Notice Moses kept the emphasis on God. He spoke of “all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh,” and “how the Lord had delivered them.” When you tell your stories, bring the Lord into […]

A Hero Will Rise – Make Womb For Samson

Judges 13:1-25 – Make Womb For Samson Manoah and his barren wife are promised a son and are instructed that he is to be a Nazirite from the womb. listen to the audio read the transcript “The “rule” we walk according to – our rule of life – is not a rule at all. It […]

2 Thessalonians 3:5 – A Love-Wait Directorship

2 Thessalonians 3:5 – A Love-Wait Directorship Paul prays a prayer for them that distills down the whole Christian experience to its essence and overarching purpose. listen to the audio read the transcript “God’s first core purpose for each and all of us is that we be directed into His love and that it might […]

One Way – Faith Illustrated

Hebrews 11:8-40 – Faith Illustrated Illustrations of what the life of faith looks like. listen to the audio “The stories these Jews cherished and acted out as children, all these things were through the same faith that they were to exercise.”

Life In Christ (Philippians)

Philippians 1:1-11 – Life In Christ An introduction to our study in Philippians: Life in Christ. watch the video listen to the audio Philippians 1:12-26 – Victorious In Christ How do we experience the victory that has overcome the world? watch the video listen to the audio Philippians 1:27-2:4 – Unity In Christ How do […]

The Grace Of Wrath – Someone Worthy This Way Comes

Revelation 22:8-21 – Someone Worthy This Way Comes The Revelation ends with the exciting announcement that Jesus Christ is coming quickly. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “The teaching of Bible prophecy should always encourage biblical action.”

Queen For A Day – Beauty Is Only Sin Deep

Esther 2:1-18 – Beauty Is Only Sin Deep At the start, Esther wasn’t walking with God, she was chasing after sin. listen to the audio read the transcript “When the world beckons to you, it is as a harlot seeking to woo you away from your Beloved Bridegroom.”

The Pilgrim’s Precepts (1 Peter)

1 Peter 1:1-2 – Introduction Pastor Jake Kelso introduces us to Peter’s first epistle and sets up his series in the book. watch the video listen to the audio 1 Peter 1:3-12 – A Blessed Reminder Peter reminds us of the incredible glory we have to look forward to because of the mercy of God. […]

The Grace Of Wrath – You’ve Left That First Love Feelin’

Revelation 2.1-7 – You’ve Left That First Love Feelin’ Jesus tells the church at Ephesus that, despite all their good works, they have left their first love. watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en español

Abiding In Grace – The Book Of Galatians

Galatians 1:1-5 – Characteristics Of A Messenger Of Grace watch the flash video watch the quicktime video listen to the audio Galatians 1:6-10 – The Message Of Grace watch the flash video watch the quicktime video listen to the audio Galatians 1:11-24 – The Making Of A Messenger Of Grace watch the flash video watch […]

Hinds’ Sight – Days Of Wine And Woes-es

Habakkuk 2.1-20 – Days Of Wine And Woes-es God accuses the nation of Babylon of being constantly drunk on wine and then pronounces a series of five woes against them. watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en español

Hinds’ Sight: A Study Of Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1.1-2.1 – O’er The Ramparts We Watch Habakkuk compares himself to a watchman on the ramparts as he waits for God to bring the Chaldeans against Judah. watch the video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript notas en español Habakkuk 2.1-20 – Days Of Wine And Woes-es God accuses […]

The Life Of Abraham – Thigh Master

Genesis 24.1-9 – Thigh Master After instructing his servant about where to find a proper wife for his son Isaac, Abraham has him swear an oath by placing his hand under his thigh listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – A Happily Buried Couple

Genesis 23 – A Happily Buried Couple When his wife, Sarah, dies, Abraham secures a cemetery plot where she, he, and their descendants after them, can be buried listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Altar Boy

Genesis 22 – Altar Boy Abraham places his son, Isaac, on an altar as a sacrifice to God listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Occupy All Streets

Genesis 18.16-33 – Occupy All Streets Abrahamʼs prayer for the righteous within Sodom and Gomorrah is an example of what Jesus meant when He encouraged His disciples left in the world to “Occupy till I come” listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Womb Service

Genesis 18.1-15 – Womb Service After Abraham and Sarah show hospitality to the Lord, He tells them that Sarah will conceive and bear a son listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – The Say Heh Kids

Genesis 17 – The Say Heh Kids God changes Abramʼs and Saraiʼs names by adding the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ה (HEH, pronounced hey) to each of them listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

The Life Of Abraham – Sister Act

Genesis 12.10-13.4 – Sister Act Fearing for his life in Egypt, Abraham asks his beautiful wife Sarah to lie and tell everyone she is only his sister listen to the audio read the pdf transcript

Best Friends Forever – The Life Of Abraham

Genesis 11.27-12.3 – The Time To Hesitate Is Through Abraham sets out for Canaan but hesitates in Haran for a long while before fully heeding Godʼs call watch the video listen to the audio read the transcript Genesis 12.1-9 – God’s Pilgrim vs. The World Abraham begins his lifelong pilgrimage in response to Godʼs call […]