Connecting The Gap Podcast

Daniel Moore

In this world there are many disconnects that cause chaos in our lives. This podcast was birthed from the desire to share hope and restoration of the power of the Gospel by being transparent and open in our Biblical walk with God. Take a few moments as we navigate God's Word and peer into other people's testimonies and encourage each other to Connect the Gap!

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The Battle Within: Overcoming Mind Ruts in Spiritual Warfare - 160
3d ago
The Battle Within: Overcoming Mind Ruts in Spiritual Warfare - 160
Have you ever made a solemn vow that you would stop doing something that created an irritation in your life? Maybe it was a New Years resolution or a promise you made to yourself because you were just flat out tired of a bad habit. I’ve had a few and some of them I never defeated. At times I never even started!Whatever your vow was, did you beat it?My guess is, probably not. Why is that? Because behavior modification doesn’t work. You don’t get to the root of the problem which is the thought that started the behavior. The problem is the neuropathway that leads to the behavior.The problem is how we attack the problems. We focus on changing our behavior by making a commitment to stop doing something. Have you done that as well … or am I the only one?This week on Connecting the Gap Podcast we continue our study on Spiritual Warfare, The Battle Within - Overcoming the Invisible War. We talked about getting stuck in mind ruts last week. This week we decipher how to get out of them.If you live in confusion most of the time as to why you can't get out of the ruts, this week will help you understand why that is such a battle and how to fix it.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry and more. Also visit our sponsors website at wearewarriorsapparel.com for some awesome We Are Warriors gear that makes a statement!We also now have a merch store up as well with Connecting the Gap gear. Help spread the word about us by purchasing some cool stuff to wear or use. The link for our merch store is also at our website.We pray you have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
The Battle Within: Spiritual Warfare and Mind Ruts - 159
15-02-2024
The Battle Within: Spiritual Warfare and Mind Ruts - 159
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do that you don't want to do, promise to never do them again, and then repeat the pattern? Why does that happen? It gets very frustrating!Much of this has to do with our thought patterns. The more we think a certain way without trying to replace it with something better or to change the cycle, it creates a rut.Repeated thoughts make paths in our brains. Neuropathways are brain ruts. If you think you are a victim who never has a steady job or that no one likes you and you can’t keep a relationship, you are programming your brain to look for evidence to support that thought about yourself and filtering out the evidence that says it isn’t true. You are falling into a victim rut.Your brain is looking for patterns and creating pathways that help you keep thinking the things you are thinking and doing the things you keep doing.That’s why it is so hard to do new things sometimes like riding a bike or learning an instrument. When they say practice makes perfect, that means you are repeatedly doing something over and over to train your brain to eventually help you perform the action of riding the bike or playing the instrument. As you have that thought or perform that action over and over it becomes effortless to do so. The more you do something the more natural it becomes.We dive into this concept this week on Connecting the Gap with part 6 of our series, The Battle Within - Overcoming the Invisible War.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net. Also, please visit our sponsor at wearewarriorsapparel.com. We now have a merch store at our website so be sure to snag some of your favorite Connecting the Gap gear!We pray you have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
The Battle Within - Spiritual Warfare and Fighting Satan's Deceptive Lies - 158
08-02-2024
The Battle Within - Spiritual Warfare and Fighting Satan's Deceptive Lies - 158
Satan's lies are often deceptive because they may offer immediate gratification, personal gain, or a sense of control. They may appeal to our pride, promising greater wisdom, power, or pleasure. These lies resonate with our fallen nature, feeding our selfish desires and masking the eternal consequences of following them.Moreover, Satan often distorts God's truth, packaging his lies as half-truths, luring us into embracing them. He exploits our limited understanding and our desire for autonomy, convincing us that we can define truth and morality based on our own perspectives, rather than seeking God's wisdom.If Satan’s primary weapon is lies, then our greatest counter weapon is the truth of God’s word. And that’s not just reading God’s word, but to wield scripture as a divine weapon.This week we continue our study on Spiritual Warfare, The Battle Within. Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry. Also, visit our sponsor at wearewarriorsapparel.com.Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
The Battle Within in Spiritual Warfare - A Biography of Satan - 157
01-02-2024
The Battle Within in Spiritual Warfare - A Biography of Satan - 157
Imagine you are preparing for the most crucial conflict of your life, but the battlefield is invisible.  To make matters even more dangerous, your enemy is invisible as well. You don't know their patterns, their influence to fight, or how to even approach conceiving a battle plan to take them out. But yet you call yourself a soldier.You may be thinking, "That would be crazy! I would never set myself up for that!" But in all reality, most of us live this way every day. We go through our life daily not really knowing who Satan really is, what inspires him to try to demolish us, or even what kind of an army he keeps by his side. We don't even know his patterns enough to know where he may strike at us next! We totally ignore the reality that he is our unseen adversary, and then we wonder why we struggle so much when he comes up against us. We err to the side of "what we don't know won't hurt us."That is exactly why so many people are struggling. When you have anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, or you or your family seems to be literally being taken out one by one, there is an unseen force causing all of that to happen in your life. His name is Satan.Let's take care of that problem this week! Welcome to the biography of Satan!This week on Connecting the Gap we go into the origins of Satan, how he became a fallen angel, and how he loves to intertwine into our lives to keep us from loving God and claiming our eternal reward.You can visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our podcast and ministry. Check out our new merch store as well for some Connecting the Gap gear. Also, please check out our sponsors website at wearewarriorsapparel.com and pick up some awesome gear to give you a reminder to overcome!Thanks for subscribing, sharing, and listening, and we pray you have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
The Battle Within: Taking Authority in the Name of Jesus in Spiritual Warfare - 156
25-01-2024
The Battle Within: Taking Authority in the Name of Jesus in Spiritual Warfare - 156
Does prayer and taking authority in the name of Jesus give us power over demonic forces? Does Satan want to rob us of everything God wants to give us? As believers, how can we guard our hearts and minds against the lies and influences that may try to take us away from God’s path? How do we overcome Satan’s lies?Our culture has become fascinated with the ultimate conflict between good and evil. Not only in the outward manifestations but in the underworld and the spiritual beings that inhabit it.Ephesians 6:12 in the Bible states: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."This verse suggests that there exists both a visible world (flesh and blood) and an invisible world (rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces of evil). It implies that there are spiritual forces at work behind the scenes, influencing and exerting power in the heavenly places.The visible world refers to the physical realm that we experience with our senses. It is the tangible, material world that we perceive through our interactions with other human beings and the physical environment. In this visible world, we encounter people, institutions, societal structures, and natural phenomena.On the other hand, the invisible world mentioned in Ephesians 6:12 refers to the spiritual realm that operates beyond our physical senses and perception. It includes spiritual entities and forces. These unseen forces are depicted as rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces of evil.These spiritual forces can influence and interact with the visible world, affecting individuals, communities, and even larger contexts like nations. They play a role in shaping human behavior, societal dynamics, and the broader spiritual battle between good and evil.This is a world where angels and demons play a pivotal role in our lives.This week on Connecting the Gap we continue this study on Spiritual warfare and the battle we fight within. You can visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry. While you are there be sure to check out our merch shop and score you some Connecting the Gap gear! Also please check out our sponsors website at wearewarriorsapparel.com.Have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
The Battle Within: Arming Ourselves for Spiritual Warfare - 155
18-01-2024
The Battle Within: Arming Ourselves for Spiritual Warfare - 155
Why should we study Spiritual Warfare? Are we really in a war? Do you like the way your thought life is taking you? Is there a difference between worldly war and the spiritual war?These questions and many others weigh heavily on people's minds all the time. If you think about it, sometime in your past you may have thought about these questions as well. Maybe they are on your mind right now. We all fight battles in our mind every day. Do you wonder sometimes why those battles are there? Do you always think they are self-instigated, or do you realize that sometimes there is something, or someone, out there trying to win your soul?These are things we have to think about when it comes to the reality of our eternity.A large number of pastors and teachers today ignore or downplay spiritual warfare to the point that many professing Christians don't even know they are in a war. This lack of awareness puts Christians in serious danger. We as Christians need to know our enemy and his strategies. Above all, we need to know how to gain victory over this enemy.This week we continue our series on "The Battle Within - Overcoming the Invisible War" with Part 2 of this extensive series.Visit our website at connectingthegap.net for more about our ministry. Also, don't forget to check out the merchandise our sponsor wearewarriorsapparel.com has to offer.We also now have our own merch store open as well! Go check that out with the link at our website and share the love with your own Connecting the Gap gear! Thanks for your prayers and support!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Fighting Spiritual Warfare in the Family - 154
11-01-2024
Fighting Spiritual Warfare in the Family - 154
Are we really in a spiritual war? Who does Satan and his demonic forces attack? Is Satan all knowing? Does he really know all about me and my weaknesses? Is the secret to the battle just pray a prayer, take a prayer walk or “bind” Satan? There is a spiritual battleground that lies beneath the surface attacking our families and our homes. Our latest series unveils the invisible war within our homes, going beyond mere relational conflicts to confront the spiritual forces at play. Discover how Ephesians 6:12 casts light on our true adversaries and how, by embracing both biblical wisdom and scientific insights, we can fortify our families in faith.Our new series "The Battle Within" begins by exposing Satan's subtle maneuvers aimed at disrupting the family unit, including the origins of this ancient conflict. We discuss how Paul and Peter grappled with spiritual warfare and how these lessons apply to our lives today. We'll share strategies that harness the armor of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to claim the victories Christ has secured for us. Understanding these elements is crucial for every believer eager to stand firm against spiritual assaults.Concluding our discussion this week, we dispel common myths about family spiritual warfare and emphasize the necessity of vigilance and community support within the Christian faith. We'll work our way through ten strategies that empower you to safeguard your home against the enemy’s divide-and-conquer tactics. In the weeks to come we will continue our discussion about maintaining the spiritual well-being of our families, and individually recognize how to better understand how Satan likes to battle us in our own life.  Never forget, we're unified in this spiritual struggle, empowered by the transformative truth of the gospel.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for more about our ministry. We also have a new merch shop open so please go check that out and help spread the word! Also, check out our sponsor at wearewarriorsapparel.com. Have a blessed week!Support the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is Sovereign - 153
04-01-2024
Who is Jesus? He is Sovereign - 153
Why does God allow bad things to happen? Does God even care when things take a terrible turn in our lives?As our current study series draws to a close, I'm reminded of the truth that pain and suffering can be divine tools for growth and transformation. As we contemplate the sovereignty of Jesus through the lens of historical and biblical figures, we find comfort in the omnipotence of God.Exploring the balance of God's control and our human response has never been more important. The rich scriptural insights from Isaiah and James serve as beacons for our own lives, guiding us through the complexities of honoring God's sovereignty while actively engaging in prayer and trust. This discussion takes us further into understanding how every trial and victory can magnify His power in our vulnerability, and how our actions can glorify Him against the backdrop of His higher wisdom.As I share a portion of the story of one of my wife's medical procedures, it's a testament to the power of prayer and the healing that comes from surrendering to God's will. This narrative isn't just my own—it's an invitation for all to see God's hand at work in every facet of our lives. Next week we start our new series "The Battle Within - Overcoming the Invisible War". This upcoming series promises to arm you with knowledge and spiritual armor to confront life-controlling issues, continuing our pursuit of deeper faith and understanding.Please visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for more about our ministry. Also, check out the awesome merch at wearewarriorsapparel.com. We thank them for being a sponsor of our ministry. Please subscribe and share. It's through your stories, feedback, and engagement that this ministry thrives, and I eagerly anticipate walking alongside you as we step into the next chapter of this spiritual journey in 2024!Costi Hinn More than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is Justice - 152
28-12-2023
Who is Jesus? He is Justice - 152
This week we unravel the seamless blend of justice and faith embodied in Jesus' teachings, and their resonating impact in our world today. Imagine a justice system so perfect, it offers comfort in times of distress, and assures us of God's absolute authority in holding all accountable—this is the justice of God we delve into. As we navigate through the scriptures, our understanding deepens regarding God's impartiality and the expectation that we live our lives in line with His righteous standards, finding peace in His promise-keeping nature.The Church stands at the forefront, challenged to illuminate the path toward being equal in God's eyes. We ask ourselves; how can the Church transform from a silent spectator to a dynamic catalyst for change? In this week's discussion, we dissect the Church's imperative role to advocate for the oppressed, educate communities, and embody the same radical love and justice Jesus demonstrated. We're reminded that biblical justice isn't just about fairness; it's an expression of love—embodied in the actions of the likes of the Good Samaritan, transcending social barriers with compassion.In our final chapter, we transition from reflection to action, bridging the gap between the gospel's promise and our daily walk of faith.Visit us at connectingthegap.net for more about us and our ministry. Please check out our sponsors website as well at wearewarriorsapparel.com.Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!Costi Hinn More than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Choosing God Over Others Approval - Christmas Special - 151
21-12-2023
Choosing God Over Others Approval - Christmas Special - 151
Have you ever felt torn between the pressure of being accepted and the call to follow your deeper convictions in your walk with God? This week on Connecting the Gap, we unwrap more than just presents; we unravel the timeless struggle for approval and the beauty in choosing God's perspective over popular opinion. This week's special Christmas episode invites you to journey through Joseph's story, a tale of faith and fidelity that created challenges in his life. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the salvation He brings, we contemplate the transformation that occurs when one lives for an audience of one—God Himself.Join us this week for a journey through Joseph's dilemma, an engagement bound by divine intervention yet mired in potential scandal. Joseph's internal battle, the angelic message in a dream, and the societal stakes at play create a narrative that was a battle in Biblical times and has carried on into today. This episode is an invitation to explore the depths of your own beliefs, to recognize the value of spiritual integrity, and to possibly see the festive season and our everyday life choices in a new, transformative light. It's time to search your motives, to question, and to find peace in the true meaning of Christmas and the courage it takes to stand by one's convictions.You can visit our website at connectingthegap.net for everything you need to know about our podcast. We also thank our sponsor wearewarriorsapparel.com. We pray that you have a very Merry Christmas!LCSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is Love - 150
14-12-2023
Who is Jesus? He is Love - 150
Unmasking the true essence of love, we dive into a discussion exploring how it's embodied in Jesus. This week, we traverse the biblical concept of love, engaging deep conversations about selflessness, compassion, and the role pain plays in bringing us closer to God. We believe that understanding Jesus as the personification of love can significantly deepen our relationship with Him, and we invite you to join us in this week's episode.As we immerse ourselves in the profound meaning of the hymn 'Blessed Be the Tithe that Binds', we unravel the essence of joy and fellowship within Christian communities. Drawing stark contrasts between the world's transactional view of love and God's transformative love, we will discuss three biblical truths about God's love: its perfection, its ability to cast out fear, and its transformative power. Our exploration surfaces the importance of understanding and experiencing God's love as the key to finding true fulfillment and purpose in life.Venturing into the core message of the Gospel, we examine its profound connection to Christian love. We shed light on how God's sacrificial love, demonstrated through Jesus, serves as the foundation for Christian love and inspires us to love others selflessly. Reflecting upon historical disputes among influential figures like RC Chapman, George Mueller, John Nelson Darby, and Benjamin Willis Newton, we investigate their effect on Christian fellowship. Lastly, we explore Jesus' unconditional and sacrificial love, emphasizing its influence on our daily interactions. Join us at Connecting the Gap and be part of our mission to bridge the gap in our biblical walk with God. Let's walk together, growing in understanding and faith every step of the way.You can visit our website at connectingthegap.net to learn all about our ministry. You can also download a copy of the transcript for this episode there as well. Next week we will have a special Christmas episode just for you! Please visit our sponsor for some awesome apparel at wearewarriorsapparel.com. Have a blessed week!Based on Costi Hinn More than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is Good - 149
07-12-2023
Who is Jesus? He is Good - 149
You say it, I say it, we all say it. It usually comes out when we purchase our first home, deliver a healthy baby, find a perfect front row parking spot at the grocery store, leave for our long-awaited summer vacation or get promoted at work, “God is so good!”There couldn’t be a more reassuring truth. God definitely is good! We say it because it is one of the best ways to express our appreciation to God for how things are working out in our favor and for giving us a temporary state of happiness and excitement. Would we say the same thing, however, if things weren’t working out the way we desired? Do we truly embrace the fact that God is good, even when our circumstances are not? Could there be more to God’s goodness than the bright side to our story? If we’re going to grow closer to Jesus than ever before and find our ultimate purpose in who he is (and not merely in what he can do), we must ask ourselves these kinds of challenging questions. They are essential to our growth.When things are going right, we rightly declare God’s goodness, but the Bible tells us that God is good even when things are going horribly wrong. This is because goodness is part of God’s nature. He is always good because it is innate to who he is.This week we once again dig deeper into our study on Who is Jesus? This week we talk about Jesus is Good.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for all the stuff you need to know about our podcast and ministry. The transcript for todays episode is also on the website as well.Thanks to our sponsor, We are Warriors Apparel at wearewarriorsapparel.com. Please subscribe, share, or leave a 5-star review!Thanks, and have a blessed week!Based on More Than a Healer by Costi HinnSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is our Comfort - 148
30-11-2023
Who is Jesus? He is our Comfort - 148
A poll was taken by Pastor Costi Hinn on X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram and hundreds of people responded on Instagram and thousands of responses flooded in on X. The question was “what comfort do you sometimes turn to BEFORE Jesus?" The responses to vote on included comfort foods/snacks, working out, retail therapy, complaining/venting. The results were very disturbing. More than 85% sometimes turn to comfort food (as I do sometimes), or complaining and venting before turning to Christ. That’s a big OUCH!When we rely on comforts to solve our problems or meet our emotional needs, we often find that they fall short of achieving the desired results. Comforts, such as food, shopping, or other pleasurable activities, might provide temporary relief or distraction, but they are unable to address the deeper issues at hand. In fact, they can act as thieves, luring us into a false sense of security and leaving us feeling empty or unfulfilled in the long run.Comforts can become problematic when we become overly dependent on them or use them as a means to escape or avoid facing our problems. This reliance can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms and, in some cases, addictive behaviors. We might turn to comforts repeatedly, seeking momentary relief without actually addressing the root causes of our issues. As a result, we get trapped in a cycle where we constantly seek comfort, yet never truly find lasting solutions or resolution.This week we continue our series on Who is Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus, our Comfort. Do you need comfort in your life today, but you are looking in all the wrong places? We all do that at times in our life.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry and be sure to check us out on social media on X and Facebook.Transcripts for this series are also available on the website as well.Thanks for joining us this week and we hope you have a blessed week!Based on Costi Hinn More than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is our Hope - 147
23-11-2023
Who is Jesus? He is our Hope - 147
Throughout 1 Peter, Peter encourages believers to maintain their faith and conduct themselves with grace even in the midst of adversity. He reminds them that they are part of a chosen people, a holy nation, and a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) and urges them to "rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:13).The letter of 1 Peter resonates with believers even today as it offers reassurance, guidance, and hope during times of trials and difficulties. Its message encourages Christians to find strength in their identity as God's chosen people, to trust in God's faithfulness, and to persevere with hope in the ultimate victory found in Jesus Christ.In the same way that Peter encouraged the early church, I encourage you to set your hope fully in Christ, emphasizing the word “fully”.Have you ever felt hopeless in life? Trapped? Holding on by a thread? Suffocating under your burdens?If we aren't careful, our pain can become our purpose. The challenges you face have the potential to fuel your determination and drive. Embrace your pain, learn from it, and let it ignite your passion to make a difference in your life. Commit to trusting that Jesus will have the final say.This week we continue our discussion on "Who is Jesus? He is our only hope!Visit connectingthegap.net for everything you need to know about our ministry. A transcript is also available at our website for each episode of this series.Thanks for listening this week and we hope you have a blessed week!Based on Costi Hinn, More than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is our Savior - 146
16-11-2023
Who is Jesus? He is our Savior - 146
When we dismiss or belittle our Savior, we risk closing ourselves off from experiencing the fullness of His grace, peace, and redemption. We hinder our own spiritual growth and miss out on the transformative work He desires to accomplish in our lives.Rolling our eyes at our Savior can limit our understanding of who He truly is and the depth of His love and power. It keeps us from fully embracing His teachings, His example, and the abundant life He offers. Our relationship with God is intended to be one of trust, surrender, and reverence. By mocking or trivializing our Savior, we undermine the reverence and awe that He rightly deserves.Jesus emphasized the importance of our spiritual condition, emphasizing that gaining the whole world but losing our souls would be a great loss (Matthew 16:26). He taught that true healing and wholeness come not merely through physical restoration, but through surrendering our lives to Him, receiving His grace and forgiveness, and having a renewed relationship with God.It is through this miraculous inward healing that we find lasting peace, joy, and eternal life. As we acknowledge Jesus as our Savior and allow Him to heal our souls, we find true purpose, abundant life, and a hope that transcends the temporary nature of this world.This is the perfect time of the year for a study such as this. Jesus came as a baby born in a manger, grew up to become a man like no other, and then fulfill His ultimate purpose as the Savior of the world.Join us this week for part three of our series and examine yourself. Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior?Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything about our ministry. We'd love to hear from you as well. There is a contact page on the website or email me at daniel@connectingthegap.net. I'd love to hear some feedback on how God has changed your life!Have a blessed week!Based on Costi Hinn and More Than a HealerSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? Our Peace - 145
09-11-2023
Who is Jesus? Our Peace - 145
There are verses in the Bible that highlight the importance of surrendering ourselves to God and allowing Him to transform our minds. By offering ourselves as living sacrifices, we align our hearts and minds with God's will. This transformation brings about peace in the midst of peril because we trust that God's plan is perfect and that He is working all things together for our good.This week on the podcast we continue our new series, Who is Jesus? Last week we discussed Jesus our Healer, this week we talk about Jesus our Peace.Does it seem difficult to find peace in your life? Sometimes when that happens, it means we are looking in the wrong places to find our peace.Join us this week as we walk through the Word and learn more about Jesus our Peace.You can visit my website at connectingthegap.net for everything about my ministry. Please subscribe and share if you find this type of Bible study helpful to you or you know someone that would really enjoy it and learn.Thank you to all of you that have subscribed to my podcast, and I appreciate your prayers as we journey forward! Also thanks to our new sponsor We Are Warriors Apparel. You can check out their line of inspiring clothing that will build your faith to overcome by visiting them at wearewarriorsapparel.com.Have a blessed week!Based on "More than a Healer" by Costi HinnSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Who is Jesus? He is our Healer - 144
02-11-2023
Who is Jesus? He is our Healer - 144
Like me, you’re probably no stranger to trouble and conflict. You’re probably no stranger to the desire for healing as well. Most of us almost constantly seek healing for our lives. Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, pain in our bodies, broken marriages, wayward children, splitting churches, mourning communities, or even a divided nation, we are a people in need of healing.But what if I told you in our need for healing, we tend to overlook the healer? What if our version of Jesus is so short-sighted that we are missing much of who he is? What if no matter how desperate we are for healing, our need goes far beyond just the Jesus who heals our ailments? What if he offers so much more? Is there a purpose in pain? Is it possible that we have much to learn while we wait on the Lord?If you are like me, your first response may go something a little like this: “Of course, of course. Jesus is so much more than a healer. He is wonderful, He is love, He is God, He is (insert more Sunday school answers here). He is a good God. But all of that is exactly why he wants to relieve all my pain. So can we get back to the healing part now?”Does this response ring true for you? I’ll admit, that’s the way my mind works sometimes. And I think if you get brutally honest, maybe yours does too.In the midst of genuine cries for healing, we tend to miss the healer. We plead for the gift, content to overlook the giver.This week starts off a 9-week journey to discover who Jesus really is.Over 2000 years ago Jesus was born in a manger and came to this world to forgive us of our sins. Since He has been born into this world and lives in us each day of our lives, have you really taken the time to learn who He really is?This Christmas season we are going to dig deeper into our Savior, Jesus.Visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for everything you want to know about our ministry. Please subscribe and share! Hope you have a blessed week!Based on "More than a Healer" by Costi HinnSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Jeremiah 29:11, Is This OUR Promise? - 143
26-10-2023
Jeremiah 29:11, Is This OUR Promise? - 143
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.That's an awesome verse for my coffee cup! That's my life verse! That verse changed my life! Have you ever thought that about this verse - or bought the coffee cup? I'll admit, I do have that on my leather Bible cover I bought at Silver Dollar City!The truth of it is, this scripture isn't anyone's promise for today. You are probably like, "WHAT?!" But that is my verse! No, really, it isn't!There are terms out there such as Eisegesis, specific promises, and general promises. To understand this verse in the Bible and to realize why this verse isn't for you or me you have to understand these terms and how they apply to this verse versus other scriptures in the Bible.It's easy to believe this is your life verse and it is for you, and then be set up for a huge letdown.Whenever we believe this is just to us and it doesn't happen, it leads us to the conclusion that either God does not exist, or God is not really good. That's the danger we have when we start reading ourselves into a promise. We start to wrongly believe that God is some kind of cosmic Coke machine. We come up to God, we put our money in, we do what we're supposed to do, push the button. Then he must deliver on exactly what we want. Essentially, we're reducing God to our butler who exists to serve us.This week we discuss this verse and the true application of it. Next week we are starting a new series here on Connecting the Gap called "Who is Jesus? You will definitely not want to miss that 9-part series that starts next Thursday, November 2, 2023.You can visit us at www.connectingthegap.net for more about our ministry. Please subscribe, share, and pray God leads the people to hear the gospel through our ministry that needs to hear! Have a blessed week!LCSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Don't Give Up On Your Blessing - 142
19-10-2023
Don't Give Up On Your Blessing - 142
In my life, I need you to give me some mile markers. I need some encouragement. I need you to tell me I’m halfway there, even if I'm not halfway there. Just tell me it's halfway! Just tell me what you need to tell me to keep me going for another lap, because I can't just be doing this and not know how much longer I have left! But you know, what's funny about life is, life doesn't tell you 15 more seconds. Life doesn’t tell you three more laps. Life doesn’t tell you just hang in there till the end of this year. Life doesn’t tell you your breakthrough is just around the corner. So, you march, and you march, and you walk, and you walk. And you wonder, and you wonder, when am I gonna be done with this? I don't mind walking. But I just need to know how many laps I have left!Does this resonate with you? Have you stopped walking in your walk with Christ? Because stuff does happen in life and can be overwhelming, and you can feel like you are getting nowhere.There is a story in the Bible that deals with this exact situation. Joshua was told by God to walk around the walls for seven days, but his fighting men did not know that. All they knew was that they were getting up every day after walking around the walls and doing it again and seeing nothing happen.If they had stopped walking and marching, would those walls have fallen?You can't just stop! Your miracle might be around the next lap!This week we talk about this story in the Bible. You can visit our website at www.connectingthegap.net for information about our ministry. Please subscribe and share!Have a blessed week!SFSupport the showContact us at Connecting the Gap https://www.connectingthegap.netFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ctgaponline Twitter: @ctgaponlineYou Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@connectingthegap Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1351356 Email us at daniel@connectingthegap.netSpotify direct link: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Zg2rss7gRtCfzCggGVYl9 Apple Podcast direct link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-the-gap-podcast/id1586240413 Connecting the Gap does not own the rights to any audio clips or bumper music embeds used in the episodes from third party resources.Thanks for listening and please subscribe!