Podcast: On the Objective – A Word For The Discouraged – 04.20.2019


Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles! I was feeling discouraged prior to this recording, so I began to praise God and to encourage myself in the Lord. The Holy Spirit highlighted the nature of God’s victory and the wisdom that we need to have in hearing an entire matter and being vigilant to pursue discernment. This is a passionate plea to action and a call out of the mire of discouragement. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The scriptures from this message are found in Psalm 68 and Proverbs 18.

This broadcast was produced in partnership with Prepper Broadcasting Network via a new collaborative effort Reliance: An Exploration of 21st Century Faith

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Where Do Aliens Come From? – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 12.09.2018


Editor’s Note: This sermon is not about extraterrestrials or inter-dimensional beings. It is based on the NASB translation of Acts 7:29 and is aimed at understanding how powerful our tongues really are.

Twenty four words spoken to Moses by his own people changed the course of his life and sent him to the backside of the desert for forty years. There is indeed life and death in the power of the tongue. We have to make sure that we continue to pray for diligence concerning what we should speak and what we should hear. It will be a challenge to remove all of the sources speaking death into you, not least because you yourself are likely one of those sources. There are many that take the idea of positive speech too far and venture into deceptive doctrines, but this message is intended to help us remember that the tongue is powerful and that someone’s life can be changed by just a few words. Take the time to encourage someone today!

But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel. And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian. And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand. On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?’ But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us? You do not mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ At this remark, Moses fled and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.

Acts 7:23-29 (NASB)

The Ministry Of Encouragement – Pastor Patrick Pierre – Times Square Church – 07.19.2018

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This is an era of negativity in attitude, speech, and disposition. Christians must take heed to the scriptures and encourage both ourselves and one another. God is an endless source of encouragement, and a supernatural strength to face these days is always available. People need encouragement, and providing it in an appropriate way is an effective inroad to further meaningful conversation in addition to being a ministry in and of itself. Please take time today to listen to this message about the importance of encouragement and the impact it can have on you and on those you come into contact with. Jesus deserves to be represented properly in this generation, and one way to accomplish that would be to stand as a resource of encouragement against a veritable flood of negativity.

…exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:13

The Omnipotence Override


Amid seemingly ceaseless pronouncements from high level officials about the inevitability of total global consolidation paired with vigorous denouncements of both nations and borders as archaic traditions of an outdated model of civilization, we would be well served to remember that there is nothing new under the sun. This entire project is literally as old as Genesis. Let’s first go to the Biblical text before circling back to the current school of thought that views the control mechanisms of hidden powers to be unlimited and invincible.

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:1-9

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If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?


And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
2 Kings 6:15-17

Lord God, we are hearing of wars and rumors of wars. Your word tells us that this must surely come to pass eventually, but Lord we also know that we have an advocate at the throne of grace: Jesus Christ – your son and our Savior. Lord we pray in the name of Jesus that your angelic armies would be dispatched to thwart the plans of our enemy to steal, to kill, and to destroy. God we thank you for your mercy, grace, and forgiveness. You are good and holy and true and righteous and just.

Lord give us the hearts, the strength, and the faith to continue in prayer to intercede for our families, our nation, and our world. Jesus we are aware of the besetting dangers that have been unleashed and stand poised to bring great harm. God you are the Creator of all things. We pray in Jesus name for your mercy and for your protection in the midst of chaos and danger.

Your word teaches us that we should fear no evil. Lord we pray that you would write those words in our hearts. You are victorious Jesus and nothing can snatch us out of your hand. We give you glory and praise and worship for you are worthy. Destroy the works of the enemy. Bring confusion into their camp. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your people. Protect us and defend us Lord as we rely on you rather than on our own strength and understanding.

Nevertheless Lord God let your will be done. Whatever it takes for the sake of your glory, your name, and your kingdom. Jesus be exalted in our lives and in our nation once again. Have mercy on us Lord and bring us to the place of repentance, healing, and restoration. We pray in the name of Jesus for the discernment and wisdom of your Holy Spirit. God keep us from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Make a way for us. Open our ears and make us sensitive to your leading in this hour.

God we pray that everyone would be given an honest opportunity to accept your son Jesus as Savior. Show everyone who you are and what you have done, that multitudes would come to know you and those that would willingly reject you do it knowingly and not under the deception of the age. Jesus bring us a moment of utter clarity of purpose and meaning.

Lord protect us and strengthen us. Holy Spirit imbue us with the faith that we need to endure and to proclaim the name of Jesus in this generation. Keep us safe in the storm. We cling to you Jesus and stand firm on the rock of the foundation of our faith knowing that your name is above all names. You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords Jesus.

In your name we pray for mercy, protection, and encouragement in this hour. Amen.

Pastor Mike Spaulding Will Be On The Hagmann & Hagmann Report Tonight! 10.04.2016


Pastor Mike Spaulding is a great friend of The Amateur Society. You have seen some of his teachings, articles, and broadcasts appear on this page over the past several months since we first met. He will be bringing his years of experience as a pastor to The Hagmann & Hagmann Report tonight (10.04.2016), and I encourage you to tune in. The broadcast runs from 7:00pm to 10:00pm tonight, and Pastor Mike will be on during the second hour from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Find one of the many ways to tune in on the H&H website.


Pastor Mike’s Bio:

Mike Spaulding was ordained to the ministry in 1998.  Since then he has planted two Calvary Chapel churches – Calvary Christian Fellowship, St. Marys, Ohio, in 1998, and Calvary Chapel of Lima, Ohio, in 2005, where he currently serves as pastor.

Mike holds a B.A. in Organizational Management, a Masters Degree in Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in apologetics.  He is the author of numerous articles including, “Leadership and Organizational Vision,”  “Servant Leadership,” “The Ministry of Teaching,” “A Brief Look At Romans 13,” and “How and Why Should We Study the Bible.”  He is a contributing author to the soon to be released, The Baker Dictionary of World Religions, H. Wayne House, General Editor.  Mike has written for several apologetics ministries including Got Questions? (www.gotquestions.org) and the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (www.carm.org) and maintains his own podcast platforms – The Transforming Word (www.thetransformingword.com) Soaring Eagle Radio (www.soaringeagleradio.com) and his blog, Dr. Mike Spaulding (www.drmikespaulding.com)

His teaching ministry is featured on the radio program “The Transforming Word,” heard on stations throughout the Midwest United States.  In 2013 he launched The Transforming Word Bible Institute, to enable students to study at their own pace, and serves as its President. He is the host of the radio and podcast show, Soaring Eagle Radio, available on all major subscription services including iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

Mike’s professional memberships include the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Evangelical Political Scholars Association.  He serves on the board of directors of The Transforming Word Radio Ministries and Declare His Name Radio Ministries.

Mike has been married to his lovely wife Kathy for over 33 years and together they have four daughters and five grandchildren.

You may contact Mike via email – pastormike@cclohio.org or by writing him at the address below.  You may follow him on Twitter – @ccpastormike

Spiritual Depression – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.02.2016


For those who need encouragement in the Lord, here is a word from God for the refreshing of your spirit. In times of spiritual depression – that none of us is immune from – we learn something incredible about the tenderness, compassion, and gentle nature of God. I pray that you will be encouraged and lifted up by this message today.

Spiritual Depression – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.02.2016

And [Elijah] came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

– 1 Kings 19:9-12