20 episodes

Why aren’t we seeing growth in our life? We are here to encourage, inspire, and challenge you to deepen your walk with Christ. We aren’t going to compromise or water down the truth. Our words will be seasoned with grace and always stream from the truth. Jesus is the Truth.

TGIFJ - Thank God I Follow Jesus

TGIFJ Podcast: Encourage + Inspire + Challenge TGIFJ

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Why aren’t we seeing growth in our life? We are here to encourage, inspire, and challenge you to deepen your walk with Christ. We aren’t going to compromise or water down the truth. Our words will be seasoned with grace and always stream from the truth. Jesus is the Truth.

TGIFJ - Thank God I Follow Jesus

    Ep. 020 His Great Power at Work With In US

    Ep. 020 His Great Power at Work With In US

    We are empowered by the Spirit of God but now let's look deeper into what He has done. In this episode, Mike and Joanne dive deep into why we are empowered by the Holy Spirit and what makes us truly unstoppable. Reflecting on biblical passages from John 20 and the book of Acts, we explore the profound impact of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
    What if the true power and maturity we seek lie not within ourselves, but through the Holy Spirit at work within us? How can we, as believers, reflect the transformation Jesus desires for us and become His witnesses in today's world?
    Join us and be part of this transformative conversation that aims to challenge, inspire, and uplift your walk with Christ. Examine your life, deepen your faith, and let the Holy Spirit guide you into a life of righteousness and purpose. Remember, the old man is gone, and the new man rises up empowered by the Holy Spirit. Stay blessed and anchored in the Rock, the hope of our salvation. Peace.

    #SpiritOfGod #HolySpiritPower #EmpoweredByHolySpirit #HolySpiritComfort #ChristianFaith

    CHAPTERS: 0:00 - Intro 2:38 - Why we need the Holy Spirit 5:56 - The Holy Spirit empowers us 10:02 - The change that happens within us is not us 21:16 - The Holy Spirit Gives Us Power 23:54 - The Holy Spirit Gives Us Power and Ability to Be Witnesses 26:38 - The Holy Spirit Enables Us 32:01 - The Holy Spirit is Our Helper 39:55 - Why are we empowered 42:44 - Our salvation is guaranteed 44:00 - Bringing it all together 48:35 - Understanding the Word of God 51:45 - Closing

    • 50 min
    Ep. 019 New Life to The Empowered Life

    Ep. 019 New Life to The Empowered Life

    Being empowered by God through His Holy Spirit means embracing a life of freedom and purpose, transcending mere survival. As Christians, we are called to live abundantly, filled with the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This divine empowerment transforms our hearts and minds, enabling us to overcome challenges, break free from the chains of fear and doubt, and walk confidently in God's promises. We are not meant to simply endure life but to thrive, radiating His love and truth, and making a profound impact in the world. Through the Holy Spirit, we find the courage to live boldly, pursue our God-given dreams, and experience the fullness of life that Jesus offers.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 018 All Religions Aren't Created Equal: The Tomb Is Empty: Proof Jesus Has Risen!

    Ep. 018 All Religions Aren't Created Equal: The Tomb Is Empty: Proof Jesus Has Risen!

    In "The Tomb Is Empty: Proof Jesus Has Risen!," we dive deep into the undeniable evidence of Jesus' resurrection. As we explore the scriptural accounts and personal testimonies, we confront a crucial question: in these last days, when so many are lovers of themselves, how can we anchor our faith in the truth of an empty tomb? The culture around us is saturated with pride and self-centeredness, yet the Bible offers us a transformative solution.
    Many of us in the church wrestle with doubts and maturity in our faith. But the empty tomb is a powerful reminder that Jesus defeated death, providing us with living hope. Are we truly living in the victory of His resurrection, or are we letting the world dictate our beliefs?
    Join us as we challenge ourselves to evaluate our lives, our commitment to Jesus, and our role in His Kingdom. Let this be a call to action for you to deepen your walk with Christ. Tune in, share, and reflect on the difference this truth can make in your life and in the lives of those around you. The tomb is empty; the proof is irrefutable. How will you respond?
    #JesusIsRisen #ChristianMessage #JesusTombEmpty #EvidenceOfResurrection #ChristianBelief

    • 49 min
    Ep. 017 Heart Reset: Embracing Repentance to Experience God's Mercy

    Ep. 017 Heart Reset: Embracing Repentance to Experience God's Mercy

    God is calling His people and His arms are opened wide. In today's rapidly evolving world, where "in the last days" feels more relevant than ever, many of us find ourselves ensnared in a culture that exalts pride and self-love. "Lovers of themselves" has become not just a biblical warning but a societal norm. But what if there's a different path? A journey back to the heart of what truly matters? In "Heart Reset: Embracing Repentance to Experience God's Mercy 🌿❤️," Mike and C. Joan Martinez invite you on a transformative exploration of repentance, challenging you to confront pride, cultural norms, and spiritual immaturity head-on. Are you feeling distant from God's mercy due to pride or past hurts within the church? Have you ever considered that a sincere heart of repentance could be the key to renewing your faith and experiencing the depth of God's love and mercy? This video delves deep into the essence of true repentance—acknowledging our shortcomings and turning back to God with a pure heart. It's a call to evaluate our lives, to ponder whether we're living in alignment with God's will, and to embrace the humbling yet liberating process of repentance. We invite you to join us live or take a moment in solitude to reflect on your spiritual journey. Are there areas in your life where pride has taken root? Have cultural norms or negative experiences within the church led you astray? This message is a gentle reminder that it's never too late to return to the Father, to seek forgiveness, and to realign with the divine purpose for your life. In a world that often celebrates self above all else, choosing the path of repentance and humility is countercultural. It requires maturity and a willingness to submit ourselves to God's refining process. Yet, the promise of God's mercy and the peace that comes with a heart reset is worth every step of this sacred journey. Let's embark on this path together, encouraging one another as we seek to live lives marked by repentance, humility, and an unwavering faith in the Rock of our Salvation. Remember, a broken and contrite heart God will not despise. Are you ready for a heart reset?

    • 35 min
    EP 016 Don't Ignore this Call for Unity & Repentance. Let God Move!

    EP 016 Don't Ignore this Call for Unity & Repentance. Let God Move!

    God is ready to move in our life and He is calling His people to repentance. Is your church lacking the spiritual fire it once had? The challenge is, Why Your Church Isn't on Fire and take a bold look at Unity & Repentance. We dive deep into the heart of what stifles spiritual fervor—disunity and unrepentant hearts. This intense discussion exposes how pride, culture, and a lack of maturity can create barriers not only within church walls but within ourselves. Are we, as a body, too caught up in the comforts of our culture that we forget the pressing urgency of repentance in these last days, when many are lovers of themselves more than lovers of God?
    We challenge you to reflect: Are you contributing to unity and humility within your community, or are you a part of the cultural pride that hinders growth? This video is not just a call to action; it's a call to transformation—beginning in the heart of each believer.
    Join us as we explore how repentance and unity are not outdated concepts, but essential practices for any congregation wishing to experience a true revival. How will you respond to this bold call to change? Evaluate your life, your role in your body of Christ, and decide if you are ready to be set on fire for God's mission. Remember, revival starts with us, and it's time to ask ourselves tough questions. Are we ready to humble ourselves and seek God earnestly for the sake of our communities? Watch, reflect, and reignite your passion for Christ. Join live discussions and be part of a movement toward genuine spiritual renewal in your life and church.

    #RepentantHearts #KingdomImpact #RepentanceMessage #FaithfulLeadership #KingdomEstablishmentEfforts
    CHAPTERS:
    0:00 - Intro to Unity and Repentance
    2:39 - Understanding Repentance
    6:38 - Repentance for Leaders
    11:15 - Definition of Repentance
    13:38 - Conversion vs. Discipleship Explained
    17:30 - Ongoing Nature of Repentance
    20:47 - Leadership and Continuous Repentance
    23:10 - Importance of Accountability
    27:30 - Dangers of Unaccountable Leaders
    31:30 - Motivating Leaders to Repent
    39:04 - Divine Judgment on Unrepentant Hearts
    42:56 - God's Fire: Unity and Judgment
    45:50 - Fulfilling the Great Commission
    48:00 - Urgency of Repentance and Unity
    49:40 - Concluding Insights on Unity and Repentance
    54:40 - Closing Prayer for Unity

    • 54 min
    EP 015 Here Comes The Fire

    EP 015 Here Comes The Fire

    Here comes the Fire, are you ready? In today's world, where pride and self-love reign supreme, can you stand firm in your faith amidst the consuming fire of God? "Will You Survive God's Fire? The Ultimate Test for Every Christian" delves deep into the heart of what it means to be truly consecrated and prepared for the ultimate test of faith. In these turbulent times, many of us find ourselves at a crossroads, caught between the culture of the church and the call to following and obeying our Father in Heaven. Are we, like the Israelites, ready to face the fire of God that purifies, or will we shrink back in fear, lovers of ourselves more than lovers of God? This profound discussion challenges every believer to examine their walk with Christ. Are you merely a spectator, watching the move of God from a safe distance, or are you allowing His refining fire to transform you from within? As the world around us becomes increasingly hostile to the gospel, the urgency for a pure, powerful testimony has never been greater.
    We invite you to join us live, to dive into the heart of these pressing issues, and to evaluate where you stand. Are you ready for God's fire? Will it consume or refine you? This is not just another message; it's a wake-up call in these last days for all who claim to follow Jesus. The time to choose sides is now. Let's embark on this journey together, allowing the Holy Spirit to prepare us for the move of God like never before.

    • 58 min

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