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42: How to Live the Christian Life to the Fullest with Peter Louis

In today’s episode, Jon talks with Peter Louis, a former soccer player, about his story and how he goes about living the gospel day by day. Peter’s life was radically changed after what he describes as a power encounter with God. He shares his story of overcoming an addiction to pornography and how he is helping others find freedom in God’s grace. Peter is the Founder of Braveheart Ministries, whose purpose is to help the church reach its fullest potential in proclaiming the gospel. Peter is full of tips on how to live the Christian life to the fullest.

What you will hear:

  • Peter’s 2006 power encounter with God
  • How learning more about the power of the Holy Spirit helped Peter escape his addiction
  • The importance of realizing that God is the only thing that can save you
  • How God’s love can change how you live your day to day life
  • Peter’s practical tips on changing your mindset if you are struggling with feeling like God doesn’t love you
  • How changing your focus back on God can change your life
  • Peter’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • Something big God has done in Peter’s life
  • A daily habit that Peter has learned to help him stay focused on God
  • What advice Peter would give his younger self
  • Peter’s parting advice to you

Resources:

Back to the Gospel

Braveheart Ministries

Revive Texas

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41: Making Music Relatable to the Message of Christ with Toderick Murry

Today’s guest is Toderick Murry. Toderick is an entertainer who is known for his ability to captivate his audience and leave them speechless. His writing, dancing, and musicianship reveal a unique, relatable message specific to his brand. He has worked with several distinguished artists. He is a writer, producer, and a musician.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What Toderick’s passion is and how it relates to Jesus
  • How Toderick got his start in the “music world”
  • What Toderick did after he hit the bottom and almost lost everything
  • When he saw the light at the end of the tunnel and started to turn his life around
  • What God has done in Toderick’s life to restore what he lost
  • Toderick’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • What Toderick is excited about in his life
  • How can you be a friend and share the gospel with people
  • Toderick’s best advice to his younger self

Resources:

Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson

 

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40: Revisiting The Shack with Paul Young

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, grab a box of tissues and head to the nearest theater! You don’t want to miss this incredibly moving story and the lessons it contains about the love of God.

Paul Young is the bestselling author of The Shack, a self-published book that has sold over 20 million copies. He has written several other books including Cross Roads, and his newest release Eve. Paul lives in Oregon City, Oregon with His wife, and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Paul’s early life: missionary kid/preacher’s kid, from Canada to New Guinea
  • From tribal life to boarding school at age 6
  • From Bible school and seminary to meeting his future wife, Kim
  • The Shack: written in 2005 as a gift for his children, at the request of his wife
  • Financial crises, losing everything, and healing
  • Deconstruction and reconstruction
  • The heart-wrenching reality and humanity of The Shack
  • The healing process
  • Each person: intricately made and uniquely broken
  • The Shack: centered on the goodness of God in the midst of human tragedy
  • Looking back with extreme clarity
  • Living in the grace of a day
  • Cross Roads: written around the issue of belonging
  • Get help or get caught—too exhausted to keep running
  • Hitting the bottom, seeking therapy and help
  • God’s love: redeeming our messes
  • Worthlessness vs. wholeness
  • Why no one prays for patience
  • Addiction, control, and self-discipline
  • Why isolation feeds addiction
  • Jesus in ME—John 14:20
  • Why Paul gets called a “universalist”
  • Why we are always in God’s presence
  • Religion’s LIE
  • Paul’s biggest strength? “My relationships. I’m surrounded by people who love me but aren’t impressed. I’ve learned to stay inside the grace of today, and not be a future-tripper.”
  • Paul’s biggest weakness within his strength? “I’m very much a mental processor and not a verbal one. That makes it hard sometimes to stay present and engaged with someone.”
  • What is God currently stirring in your life? “I’m excited about the young generations coming up without the religious allegiances and affiliations that we were in bondage to. I think we’re on the cusp of some pretty fantastic movements and times.”
  • Paul’s advice to his younger self? “I would go to myself at 6 years old, put an arm around him and say, ‘You’re never alone and you will never be alone. Learn to tell all your secrets’.”

 

Books:

The Shack

Cross Roads

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39: Leaving the Fast Life in Hollywood for the Christian Film Industry with Cameron Arnett

Have you ever wondered how Christians cope in the fast world and bright lights of Hollywood? To find out, listen in to today’s show with Cameron Arnett, who has acted in many well-known TV shows, like ABC’s China Beach and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. On today’s show, Cameron relates how, while climbing the ladder to success in film and TV in California he realized that the Lord wanted him to get out of the system. He dropped everything over the course of the next fourteen or fifteen years, got out of Hollywood and the business, started two churches and then went bankrupt. Later, about four or five years ago, he started to resume his career in Atlanta, where film and Christian media was exploding at the time. He has now done eight or nine films on the Christian side and is scheduled to do a whole lot more. Listen in and find out how the Lord has set about replenishing and restoring things in Cameron’s life,

On today’s show, Cameron relates how, while climbing the ladder to success in film and TV in California he realized that the Lord wanted him to get out of the system. He dropped everything over the course of the next fourteen or fifteen years, got out of Hollywood and the business, started two churches and then went bankrupt. Later, about four or five years ago, he started to resume his career in Atlanta, where film and Christian media was exploding at the time. He has now done eight or nine films on the Christian side and is scheduled to do a whole lot more. Listen in and find out how the Lord has set about replenishing and restoring things in Cameron’s life, above and beyond all that he could ask for.

 

Cameron Arnett is the CEO of Camy Arnett Production Studios (CAPS), a television, film, and entertainment company. He’s also CEO of BYOBB Media/Records, an independent film and television portal and record label, as well as being the producer and director of a number of upcoming shows. He has many past films to his credit, including the five Dove Award winning Stand Your Ground. His past television credits include NBC’s Miami Vice, Fox’s Star Trek- The Next Generation, and many more. He is a regular host on WATC TV57 Atlanta Live Show and, most importantly, the co-host of the nationally syndicated The Christian View.

 

Listen to the episode, as Cameron also discusses:

 

  • What’s going on right now, in Atlanta
  • How he got into acting.
  • How God started working his way into Cameron’s life, when he started acting.
  • How he had to change himself within the movie industry, which is one of falsities and game playing.
  • How he started out ‘hitting people over the head with bibles’, till he learned better, to let God do the work through him.
  • That, as Christians, we are all supposed to be acting like one character- Jesus.
  • That he works as an apostle, prophet, and teacher.
  • That due to the lack respect for doctrines and principals in families today, we have children raising children.
  • The dark years he had to endure, losing his children as well as everything else… and how God restores things.
  • How the difficulties in life are there to build a muscle in you that you have to have for your future.
  • Where his biggest strength lies, with what he does today.
  • Jon’s message for Cameron, from the Lord.
  • The biggest thing that God is stirring inside of him, right now.
  • How God is moving on an undercurrent of people and churches.
  • His advice to a ‘younger him’.
  • The reason that he’s writing a book.

 

To contact Cameron:

www.BYOBB.tv

www.cameronarnett.com

www.camyarnett.com

 

 

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38: How to Answer When God Calls You to Speak with Grant Baldwin

Have you felt led to be a speaker? Are you unsure where to start? In this episode, you will hear from Grant Baldwin a nationally known keynote speaker from Nashville, TN. He started The Speaker Labs website and his curriculum Reality Check is taught in 400 schools around the country.

Grant is a speaker, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and an all-around normal dude trying to make a little dent in the world. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful little girls. He lives in a little Barbie dream house!

Listen in as Grant and Jon discuss:

  • How to find and book speaking engagements
  • How to transition into the online world as a speaker
  • What Grant was doing before becoming a speaker
  • How to balance sound principle without a religious overtone
  • How to trust God with the sometimes unsteady income as a speaker
  • When Grant knew he wanted to be a speaker
  • How to go about the awkwardness of knowing what to charge for your speaking engagements
  • Grant’s strength and weaknesses in speaking
  • How God is working in Grant’s life
  • How to be a speaker and share the gospel
  • Grant’s advice to his younger self

Resources:

The Speaker Lab

The Speaker Lab Podcast

Free Speaker Workshop

Booked and Paid to Speak

 

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