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Pastor Ryan's Podcast


  • Biblical Bullies: Too Many Cheeks to Turn

    27/02/2014 Duración: 18min

    Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42, Romans 12:14-21 Description: Turning the other cheek is not passive acquiescence. Far from it. In an oft misunderstood biblical passage, we detour from the lives of unsavory biblical characters and find Jesus’ direct teaching on how to … Continue reading →

  • Biblical Bullies: Tax Collecting Tactics

    19/02/2014 Duración: 14min

    Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 Description: Though Jesus’ confrontational approach to many religious leaders is well-documented in the gospels, he is not always overtly “in-your-face.” This is true even when interacting with people whom the public might consider an unsavory character, like … Continue reading →

  • Biblical Bullies: Cracking the Whips

    19/02/2014 Duración: 20min

    Scripture: John 2:12-25 Description: Jesus’ cleansing of the temple in both the Synoptic Gospels and the gospel of John is a very curious incident. We are told it is evidence of Jesus’ zeal for the true worship of God (2:17), … Continue reading →

  • Biblical Bullies: The Worst for a Change

    03/02/2014 Duración: 19min

    Scripture: Acts 9:1-19 Description: Until Lent, we will be traveling through a sermon series titled “Biblical Bullies: What They Teach Us About Ethics, Living Like Jesus, and Romans 12:21.” The purpose is to look at some unsavory characters in the … Continue reading →

  • The Everlasting Choice

    30/01/2014 Duración: 20min

    Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12 Description: The Sermon on the Mount is one of Jesus’ five great teaching moments in the gospel of Matthew. Here, we take a look specifically at the eight “blessings” or Beatitudes that Jesus pronounces, blessings that seem … Continue reading →

  • Haiti Mission Recap

    30/01/2014 Duración: 29min

    Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22 Description: After leaving on a spur-of-the-moment mission trip to Furcy, Haiti, Pastor Ryan returns to WUMC and shares his experience with the congregation. Apologies ahead of time for any of the dead spots. The talk featured a … Continue reading →

  • Lay Preacher: Tedd Brungard

    30/01/2014 Duración: 17min

    Scripture: Matthew 4.1-12 Description: While Pastor Ryan serves on a mission trip in Haiti, Lay Servant Tedd Brungard blesses WUMC by preaching on the topic of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.

  • To Baptize or Not to Baptize, That Is the Question!

    30/01/2014 Duración: 18min

    Scripture: Matthew 3.13-17 Description: The baptism of Jesus Christ in the gospels has been a theological conundrum for at least two millenia. Early Christian writings wrestle with the topic of why a sinless savior (Heb 4.15) seeks to be baptized  … Continue reading →

  • Crazy Compassion (11/24/13)

    06/12/2013 Duración: 14min

    Scripture: Luke 23:33-43 Description: Compassion can be a hard sell. Enemies, outcasts, those we deem unworthy, we can be very selective toward those whom we believe do not deserve compassion or forgiveness. By praying–on the cross–for his enemies, Jesus nullifies … Continue reading →

  • Faith on Footstools (11/10/2013)

    15/11/2013 Duración: 16min

    Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1-9 Description: Faith can be difficult to claim or achieve in the midst of trying and difficult life situations. As a pastor, when I sit with families and individuals who struggle, I often hear prayers asked for God … Continue reading →