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S3, Ep. 12: A Plea For Love

  

  

How did a star, a word, and a 10-year-old girl prompt a profound plea for love?

In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, our host, Sara van Driel discusses what it means to lead in love. If we are not grounded in love, then we cannot lead in love. Sara also provides Bible passages about being grounded in love and what that love looks like.

Sara then proceeds to provide practical ways to apply those passages to our life based on her recent experience managing the frustration and anger associated with moving to a new place. She talks about how leading with love dissipated frustration and brought opportunities for connection.

When providing an example of how love and action go together, Sara brings us back to Jesus.  Everything Jesus did, He did in love. So, her plea for love is this: lead with love, lead for love, and lead in love.

Listen to this episode and learn how Sara started pondering the meaning of leading in love and how a star, a word, and a 10-year-old girl inspired our host to share her heart with us with a profound plea for love.

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Podcast host:  Sara van Driel
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S3, Ep. 11: Jesus Holds Everything Together

  

  

What do Mondays, Gorilla Tape, belts and Jesus all have in common?

That seems kind of random, doesn’t it? 

It may seem a little odd to use Gorilla Tape as an illustration. After all, Gorilla Tape can and does fail. Whereas Jesus will NEVER fail you. No matter how difficult the circumstances, no matter how relentless the storm, Jesus will hold you together.

Listen as our host shares how on a what appeared to be a typical Monday morning, when everything seemed to go wrong, Jesus held things together for him.

Know that Jesus is with you always. Jesus will help you always. Jesus will hold everything together.

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Podcast host: Todd Uebele

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S3, Ep. 10: Why is Newness So Exciting?

  

  

What comes to mind when you think about something new? Maybe the smell of opening a new book, the freshness of relief, or the anticipation of a new experience. Why is newness so exciting?

In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, special guest Yilda Rivera and host Todd Uebele talk about newness. They talk about how the Scriptures tell us that when we are in Christ, we are a new creation.  Our host reflects on the meaning of this newness of waking in God’s grace and the transformation and renewing operating in our lives.

Yilda also deep dive into Isaiah 43:19: “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” 

Listen to this episode to discover how this certainty that no matter the circumstances, this understanding that God is at work doing something new brings joy, hope, restoration, and peace. Take delight as they share some songs that are powerful reminders of the constant presence of God and His faithfulness.  

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Podcast host: Todd Uebele
Special Guest: Yilda Rivera 
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S3, Ep. 9: Who Do I Think I am?

  

  

How can someone with low self-image, low self-confidence…someone who does not consider himself a ‘good person’, possibly think he deserves to serve God?

Spoiler Alert: He doesn’t deserve to serve God.

Extra Spoiler Alert: Nobody deserves to serve God.

In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, our host shares some of his faults, demonstrates how while he does not consider himself a good person nor has a lot of charisma or self-esteem, yet somehow, for some reason, God has placed a call on his life. Listen as our host shares examples from his own life, as well as examples from the Bible, and shows how anyone can be called by God to serve the Great I AM.

Be encouraged and know that no matter what level your self-esteem may be at, and no matter how good or not good you consider yourself, God can use YOU. God has a plan for YOUR life. God can and will use you to further His Will.

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Podcast host: Todd Uebele 
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S3, Ep. 8: The Power of Prayer

  

  

What is the power of prayer? How does prayer comfort those who are anxious or sinking into the depths of depression?

In Mark 11:2, Jesus tells His followers:

“So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

There’s immense power in the prayer of a righteous Christian.

In Matthew 18:19, Jesus says:

“If two of you agree on Earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”

Prayer can bring you calm your fears and comfort your anxiety. Join us in this episode of Coffee With Jesus, as our host shares how powerful prayer is, and why it is so powerful. Listen and be encouraged by the most powerful tool we have as Christians: the power of prayer.

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S3, Ep. 7: It’s OK to Not be OK

  

  

“Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.” (Psalm 70:1).

God is our deliverer and our strength. When times are tough, we can rely on him. With your feet firmly planted on the rock, you will not be moved, even in the fiercest of storms. While we may know this on an intellectual level, internalizing this knowledge can be tough. When going through hard times, you may still be down, stress or anxious. That’s ok. It is ok to not be ok.

In this episode, our host shares his own struggles, how he tried to cover up his stress and how talking things through finally helped him. Listen and be encouraged. Learn from the mistakes of our host and reach out to your brothers and sisters in Christ when you need help.

Know that it’s OK to not be OK.

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Podcast host: Todd Uebele
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S3, Ep. 6: Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

  

  

It feels like each of the past few years have been years of loss. For some, it may be the loss of a job. For others, it may be the loss of a loved one. How can we get through the guilt and grief?

In this episode, special guest Carey Green and host Todd Uebele talk about God meeting us in our grief.  Carey shares the loss of his own father and Todd shares what it is like watching his own father fade away before his eyes. They each talk about the unanswered questions, guilt, regret, or missed opportunities that sometimes linger as we grieve.

They also discuss a dynamic that God has put in place as we share our burdens with our brothers and sisters in Christ and come together in the unity of His Body. What is the value of reaching out and let our Father use His children to comfort and heal you during your grief and your loss? Listen to this episode to see how Christ becomes your source of strength and comfort during grief.

Take a moment to visit Carey Green’s website: https://careygreen.com/

Take a listen to Carey Green’s podcast: Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional

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Podcast host: Todd Uebele
Special Guest: Carey Green
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S3, Ep. 5: Praising God in the Valleys

  

  

Hurricane Katrina took away all his possessions and left him only with three changes of clothes and a car to temporarily live in with his family. In the middle of the chaos and the aftermath of Katrina, our host was longing for God’s comfort; he just wanted to be held by the Lord.

But then something happened that prompted him to praise. Wait. What? Praise? During the storm? Praising was something he didn’t want to do at that moment, but later discovered that he needed to. 

In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, our host—Todd—talks about those moments when praising God is hard. He discusses the meaning of “a sacrifice of praise” in Hebrews 13:15-16, in part asking how can praise be a sacrifice?

Indeed, there are times when praising God is difficult; the storm is too harsh, and we don’t find the energy to elevate praises. But when we do, an infilling of strength and comfort helps us push through the storm. And we find ourselves being held by Jesus.

Listen to this episode to learn how Todd found the strength and comfort he needed through a sacrifice of praise—when praising God is the sacrifice. Listen to his account to know what happened afterward. 

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Podcast Host:  Todd Uebele
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S3, Ep. 4: God Is ALWAYS With You

  

  

Do you ever feel like you are all alone and by yourself? Like the storm just won’t end, and the waiting is too heavy to bear?

When things don’t go well, we sometimes withdraw into ourselves. After all, it’s not easy to be vulnerable…not with others; even less with God. But when we retreat into ourselves, we may miss God’s promise in Romans 8:38-39.

In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, our hosts, Sara and Todd, talk about how they were able to experience God’s presence in the middle of emotional distress and anxiety. How did they experience God’s presence and comfort when God seemed so distant? 

They each make themselves vulnerable and share their stories, their stresses, their anxieties. They share how God was with them, even when it was tough to feel his presence, and how God did show He was with them.

Listen to this episode to discover how to avoid staying trapped by burdens and feelings that you are all alone. This episode will encourage you to know that no matter what is troubling you, God is waiting at the door for you to invite Him into your situation.

And if you need prayer, let us know how we can pray for you.

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Podcast Host:  Todd Uebele
Podcast Cohost: Sara van Driel
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S3, Ep. 3: God’s Love Changes Everything

  

  

“For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14a)

God’s Love is amazing. God created us, put us together as we grew inside our mother’s womb. He loves us and takes care of us. In this episode of Coffee With Jesus, Special Guest Host, Sarah Tyler, shares God’s awesome love for us.

Listen and be encourage as Sarah shares personal examples of God’s great love for you. God is always with you. His love for you has no limits and no end. God’s Love, changes everything.

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Podcast Host:  Sarah Tyler
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