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What are Courageous Conversations? They're a series of fearless conversations tackling tough issues in politics, church and culture. Hosted by Steve Berger, pastor, father and international spiritual leader, this podcast presents challenging topics facing our culture and our country offering truth in a time of fake news and misinformation. Truth, has the power to set us free!

Courageous Conversations Steve Berger

    • Religion & Spirituality
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What are Courageous Conversations? They're a series of fearless conversations tackling tough issues in politics, church and culture. Hosted by Steve Berger, pastor, father and international spiritual leader, this podcast presents challenging topics facing our culture and our country offering truth in a time of fake news and misinformation. Truth, has the power to set us free!

    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 5

    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 5

    Sinless Forever... But Let's Get Real.

    All of us have varying degrees of sin in our lives. And though we are all sinners, we can live a sanctified life. However, if your sin doesn't bother you on earth, you wont appreciate the sinless nature of Heaven!

    This week, Pastor Steve unpacks the reality of a SINLESS HEAVEN where we will all experience complete deliverance from sin.

    Key Scriptures:
    1 John 1:8-10
    Romans 7:18-25
    Revelation 21:4,5
    Romans 6:23
    1 Corinthians 15:51-58
    Romans 8:23,24
    Revelation 20:10, 21:8, 21:27, 22:15

    Dante's inferno describes the entrance to hell as having a sign, "Abandon All Hope, You Who Enter In."
    Steve imagines Heavens welcome as, "Enter Into the Fullness of Hope For All Eternity!"
    Ultimately, you decide. 
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    Pastor, author and speaker Steve Berger is known for his straight talk in dealing with various hot-topic cultural issues that many pastors avoid. In 2021, he founded Ambassador Services International with his wife, Sarah. He serves on the Executive and Pastoral Advisory Boards for Promise Keepers International, and the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Board. Whether preaching or writing, in great joy or pain, Steve longs to be a proclaimer of the grace and hope that Jesus came to offer. Since June of 1987, he has been married to Sarah, the love of his life, and together, they have four beautiful children and four grandchildren.

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    • 36 min
    Israel: Past, Present & Future

    Israel: Past, Present & Future

    3 Reasons Why We Love Israel

    Thank you for joining as Pastor Steve helps to educate the body of Christ on a Biblical view of Israel and its history. 

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    Matthew 23:37-24:2
    Ezekiel 37
    Jeremiah 23
    Ezekiel 38, 39
    Romans 15:27
    Genesis 12:3


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    Pastor, author and speaker Steve Berger is known for his straight talk in dealing with various hot-topic cultural issues that many pastors avoid. In 2021, he founded Ambassador Services International with his wife, Sarah. He serves on the Executive and Pastoral Advisory Boards for Promise Keepers International, and the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Board. Whether preaching or writing, in great joy or pain, Steve longs to be a proclaimer of the grace and hope that Jesus came to offer. Since June of 1987, he has been married to Sarah, the love of his life, and together, they have four beautiful children and four grandchildren.

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    • 28 min
    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 4

    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 4

    Heaven Ain't Boring
    Aren't you glad?
    This week Pastor Steve looks at the facts surround 7 NOT boring aspects of Heaven:

    1. Singing
    2. Music
    3. Creativity
    ⚓︎ Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:2,3; Revelation 15:3 & Exodus 15:2

    4. Laughing
    ⚓︎Luke 6:21; Psalm 16:11
    "If you can't laugh in heaven, I don't want to go!" -Martin Luther

    5. Animals
    ⚓︎Isaiah 11:6-9; Revelation 14:2,3

    6. Work/Activity
    ⚓︎Revelation 7:15; Revelation 22:3

    7. Reigning with Christ!
    ⚓︎ Revelation 5:10; Revelation 21:224; Luke 19:11-26

    "Heaven is the "ah" of deep satisfaction and the "aha" of delighted surprise meeting and kissing." Pastor/Author Mark Buchanan
    Beloved, God never intended our experience here to be boring, certainly our experience in heaven won't be either. 
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    • 45 min
    You Must Be Born Again!

    You Must Be Born Again!

    Listen in as Pastor Steve examines the story of Nicodemus' late night visit with Jesus in John 3:1-12.

    Being born again is a Necessity- we cannot establish our own righteousness.
    ⚓︎ Ezekiel 36:25-27, Romans 10:2-4

    Being born again is a Need- we cannot redeem ourselves.
    ⚓︎ James 2:10, Galatians 2:16& 21, John 3:18

    The Nature of being born again is the sacrificial love of God.
    ⚓︎ John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17

    The Neglect of being  born again, men love darkness more than light: pride, arrogance, doubt, self-righteousness. 
    ⚓︎ Jn 3:19-21

    Beware of being an almost christian: a person who goes to church, maybe has even been raised in church, who walks the walk but has never been born again. (Acts 26:24-29)
    Be an all together christian! -Repent -Believe -Receive -Confess 
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    • 47 min
    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 3

    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 3

    Heavenly Bodies!

    ⚓︎ Colossians 3:1, 2- set your minds on things above and not on earthly things.

    In this episode of Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, Pastor Steve walks us through the reality of our what our heavenly bodies will be like.

    Pastor Steve explores this reality and hope of heaven by pointing us to Jesus' resurrected body, the Truth of what our resurrected bodies will be like, & when we will receive our heavenly body.

    Heaven is above and beyond ... exceedingly, abundantly above all we could imagine!

    Key Scriptures:
    John 20:19
    Luke 24:31
    Luke 24:36-43
    Luke 22:29-30
    Acts 1:9-11
    1 Corinthians 15:42-49
    Philippians 3:20-21
    1 John 3:2
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
    Isaiah 11:6-9
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    • 52 min
    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 2

    Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, week 2

    Heaven Now & Heaven New

    ⚓︎ Colossians 3:1, 2- set your minds on things above and not on earthly things.

    In this episode of Things Above: Mankind's Ultimate Hope, Pastor Steve helps to answer two important questions:

    1. When do Christians go to Heaven?
    2. What's the difference between Heaven NOW and Heaven NEW?

    Be prepared to have your mind renewed with the Truth of what Jesus has prepared for those who love Him.

    Key Scriptures:
    2 Cor. 5:18
    Phil. 1:21-23
    Rev. 21:1-5
    Rev. 6:9-11
    Rev. 7:9-17
    Luke 9:28-36


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

MindyHend ,

Courage & Hope!

So thankful for these podcasts. God says “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalm 31:24. Pastor Berger encourages us to do that through these amazing lessons that cause us to think, stay rooted in our faith, and look forward to the hope of heaven! Listen and share with your friends!

klk1960 ,

Courageous

Steve’s messages are preached with such passion. He is fearless and as bold as a lion!

320k ,

Tread Carefully

Steve Berger is a full flung Christian Nationalist with ties to the far-right CNP.

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