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The Sabbath Deeper
a podcast asking questions about God, faith, life, the church, family, society, justice, and the future. find us on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. Photo by Arnie Chou from Pexels
6 days ago
Reflections on Masculinity
This is part 2 in our Father's day special, reflecting on masculinity.
Jun 19, 2020
A sermon exploring images of masculinity.
Jun 8, 2020
Reflections on Racial Injustice
In this teaching we consider four things that we can do to bring a healing presence in our lives and in our community during this time of racial injustice.
Jun 5, 2020
In this teaching we consider both sides of conspiracy theories, both their truth and falsehoods.
1 hr 9 min
May 15, 2020
Understanding Judgment Day
In this teaching we explore different and various legal aspects of the judgment as described in the Bible.
1 hr 8 min
May 8, 2020
The Time of Trouble
A survey of the time of trouble, judgment day, the sealing, and the 7 last plagues in both the Old and New Testament.
May 1, 2020
Like a Thief
A second sermon based on 1 Thess. 5:1-4 and focusing on the unexpected nature of Christ's return and the necessary preparation required.
Apr 24, 2020
Reflections on Wholeness
In this teaching, Pastor Jonathan reflects on unity and wholeness.
Apr 17, 2020
Remembering the Covenant
A reflection about the importance of remembering our covenant with God.
Apr 10, 2020
Suddenly and Unexpectedly
This is a teaching from March 14, 2020 regarding the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus in the USA.
Mar 8, 2020
The Church of "If All Else Fails"
Part 8 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer
Mar 7, 2020
The Cost of Belonging
Part 7 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer
Mar 6, 2020
Love, Sex, and Marriage
Part 6 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Mar 5, 2020
Family of Origin
Part 6 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Mar 4, 2020
Healing from Past Hurts
Part 4 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Feb 27, 2020
Reclaiming Your Self-Respect
Presentation 3 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Feb 26, 2020
Presentation 2 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Feb 25, 2020
Taking a Rest
Presentation 1 in our Finding Peace and Living Love series with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer
Jan 31, 2020
When Love Wins
Part 5 in our "What About Love?" tour with Pastor Juan Rodriguez
Jan 24, 2020
Platform of Love
Part 4 in our "What About Love?" tour with Pastor Juan Rodriguez
Jan 17, 2020
When Love Fights
Part 3 in our "What About Love?" Tour with Pastor Juan Rodriguez
Jan 10, 2020
When Love Hurts
Part 2 in our "What About Love?" tour with Pastor Juan Rodriguez
Jan 3, 2020
Love at First Sight!
Part 1 of the "What About Love Tour!" with Guest speaker Pastor Juan Rodriguez.
Dec 20, 2019
Guest speaker Pastor Abdiel Del Toro.
Dec 13, 2019
The Christmas of the Phonograph Records
A story from the great plains of Nebraska...
Nov 22, 2019
Step Up, Step Out, Step Forward
A new look at the story of Peter walking on water, with Pastor Javier Diaz.
Nov 15, 2019
More Worthy Than Jesus?
Guest speaker Laffit Cortes joins the podcast!
Nov 8, 2019
The Beast Who Was, Is Not, and Will Come
In this final teaching on Revelation 17, we consider 7 defining characteristics of the beast who was, is not, and will come, and also a special focus on the 10 horns and Europe in Bible prophecy.
1 hr 10 min
Nov 1, 2019
My Lamp Goes Out
This teaching explores the process of losing faith, and maintaining faith.
Oct 25, 2019
Babylon Throughout History
In this supplemental teaching to Revelation 17, we trace the spirit of Babylon throughout history in the ancient cities of Venice, Florence, Siena, and the Palace of Versailles.
Oct 18, 2019
A Hurting Family
In this teaching, we explore Abraham's family, his children, grandchildren, and the lasting legacy of family choices. Photo by * Kat Jayne *from * Pexels *
Oct 11, 2019
The Beauty of Babylon
This is part 3 in our series on Revelation 17. In this teaching we consider the lure and beauty of Babylon.
Oct 4, 2019
Revelation 17- An Interpretation
This is Part 2 in our series on Revelation 17 and Europe in Bible prophecy. In this teaching we seek to establish the timing of Revelation 17 and explore a literal, symbolic/historical, and global application as well. Photo by * carol wd *from * Pexels *
Sep 27, 2019
Revelation 17: An Introduction
In this teaching we consider three fundamental principles for understanding Revelation 17. 1) The supernatural element influencing the leaders of the nations. 2) The global conflict involving two separate ideologies which in turn create a check and balance. 3) The nations that play a role in Bible Prophecy have already been named and identified. Photo by Astemir Almov on Unsplash
Sep 20, 2019
The Gospel Changes Lives
In this teaching 5 stories are told about the work of the gospel in the lives of young adults living in secular Europe
Jun 15, 2019
A History of Sunday Laws in America
In this teaching, we explore the history of Sunday Law's in the USA, their implications on society, and the teaching of the Bible regarding its end-time application. Photo by Sebastian Pichler on Unsplash
Jun 7, 2019
Guest speaker SaMonna Watts shares 6 fundamental principles to lean on when going through trials.
1 hr 8 min
May 31, 2019
Changing Our Lenses
In this guest podcast, SaMonna Watts shares her story...
May 24, 2019
Preparing for the End of the World Part 2
In this teaching we explore practical aspects of preparation for crisis events such as emergency response and preparedness, country living, and wise financial management. My apologies for the raspy voice. Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash
May 17, 2019
The 10 Plagues of Egypt
In this Easter/Passover teaching we ponder the concept of the fourth dimension: time in Scripture, the Sabbath, Slavery, and consider a prophetic view of the nations in relationship to justice, abortion, and the 7 last plagues of Revelation. Photo by Buzz Andersen on Unsplash
Mar 29, 2019
Preparing for the End of the World
This short exhortation focuses on the importance of vibrant spirituality as the first step in preparing for the end of time.
Mar 15, 2019
Five Signs of the End of the World
In this teaching, we consider five characteristics of the end of the world. 1) Increased Disaster & Catastrophes. 2) Spiritualism. 3) The United States of America. 4) Increased Sexual Immorality. 5) Financial Collapse.
Feb 22, 2019
Let's Talk About Love!
In this teaching we briefly consider the scriptural use of the word "love" in both the Old Testament and New Testament. We also explore the biology of love in attraction and attachment.
Jan 5, 2019
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"
Reflections on the birth of Jesus and the joy, energy, and gladness that it still brings.
Dec 21, 2018
A Ministry of Healing
The last sermon in our 11 part series on a theology of healing. In this sermon we consider the ministry of healing as exemplified by God in the Old Testament, by Jesus in the Gospels and by the apostles and his church in the New Testament, and what a ministry of healing could look like for the church in the 21st century.
Dec 7, 2018
Last Man in the Water
The story of Arland D Williams and the 14th Street Bridge.
Nov 30, 2018
Treachery on the Sea
The story of Nate Mercer and Peter. Photo by * GEORGE DESIPRIS *from * Pexels *
Nov 23, 2018
A closer look at what happens in the mind when an individual experiences a "conversion."
Nov 16, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: God's Curse?
Part 10 in our teaching series on wellness. In this presentation we explore the role God played in the curses pronounced in Genesis 3:14-19 and we wrestle with the concept of whether these curses were prescriptive from God or descriptive. We consider the mysterious nature of sin and how it affected the human mind and the created world.
Nov 9, 2018
A brief homily on forgiveness, as told from the perspective of Corrie ten Boom.
Nov 2, 2018
Arguments, Conflict, and Resolution
In this teaching, we explore the practical elements of conflict resolution according to Biblical principles and modern conflict resolution theory.
Oct 26, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: The Corruption of the Male Person
Part 9 in our series on wellness. In this teaching we consider the phrase of Gen. 3:16 "Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you." We also briefly consider the curse that fell upon males in Gen. 3:17-19.
Oct 19, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: The Corruption of the Female Body
Part 8 in our teaching series on wellness. In this sermon we consider the real, and physical consequences of the fall on women and the natural world.
Oct 12, 2018
In this teaching, we briefly explore the theological understanding of the Tetragrammaton, while considering Jesus' call in Acts 1 to be witnesses.
Oct 5, 2018
Florence, Rome, and the Vatican
A controversial presentation focused on the personal reflections of my journey to Florence, Rome, and the Vatican in the late Spring of 2017. We consider Florence's Duomo, Michelangelo's Art, Galileo's scientific contributions, Rome's role in history, and the significance of the Vatican in history and its present day.
Sep 28, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: Shame and Fear
Part 7 in our teaching series on wellness. In this sermon we consider a psychological understanding of shame, guilt, and fear and apply it to the story of Adam and Eve.
Sep 21, 2018
Haggai & Malachi
A call to put God first in our lives from the minor prophets.
Sep 14, 2018
A Theology of Wellness- Shame
Part 6 in our teaching series on Wellness. Herein we explore shame- its Biblical definition, and the origin of this moral emotion as described in the experience of Adam and Eve.
Sep 7, 2018
A Theology of Wellness- Cognitive and Emotional Corruption
Part 5 in our series on wellness. In this teaching we explore how evil corrupts the mind and emotions.
Aug 31, 2018
iBelieve- A Closer Look at the Historical Development and Role of Doctrine
This teaching explores the historical development of doctrine in the Old Testament, New Testament, early Christian church, the early Adventist church and present day. It also asks questions about the ethical and moral purpose of doctrine.
Aug 24, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: Evil
Part 4 in our series on Wellness. In this teaching we explore the origins and definition of evil as we consider its impact in the Garden of Eden and in our world today.
Aug 17, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: Other Considerations
Part 3 in our sermon series. In this teaching we explore the material blessings of God in creation such as the natural resources, our environmental responsibilities, the blessing of food, green spaces, and social relationships.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 3, 2018
A Theology of Wellness: Wholeness, Goodness, and Life
This is the second sermon in our series where we focus on God's original intent for creation as evidenced in Genesis 1 and 2.
Jul 27, 2018
A Journey of Wellness
Part 1 in our series on developing a theology of wellness. In this teaching I share my personal journey towards wellness and we consider 5 Biblical passages that may speak to obesity and overweight.
Jul 20, 2018
Knowing Little of Worship
An exploration of worship from the perspective of the participants of worship and their responsibilities. There is also a quick snapshot of how different churches in different parts of the world worship.
Jul 13, 2018
The Alps and God
The final episode in our 3 part series of reflections and object lessons from France. Today we consider the creative power of God as evidenced in the natural world, compared and contrasted with naturalism and the comparisons between living in the city versus living in the country.
Jul 6, 2018
The Academy, Art, and God
Part 2 in our series of reflection and object lessons from France. In this presentation we explore nudity as depicted in classical and realist paintings and the invention of photography, as well as a consideration of light in the impressionist paintings.
Jul 2, 2018
Update for July 2, 2018
Get up to date with coming projects, name change, etc.
Jun 29, 2018
God in France
Part 1 in our reflections and object lessons from French architecture, urban design, history, and art.
Feb 2, 2018
Ride, Ride Through the Night
A short story from Karl Haffner's book, "No Greater Love: True Stories of the Ultimate Sacrifice", chapter 16, pp. 70-77.
Jan 19, 2018
The Remnant and the Prophetic Gift
An exploration of the three descriptions of the apocalyptic remnant of Revelation 12:17, with a Biblical, exegetical, and theological focus on the testimony of Jesus.
Dec 29, 2017
Patty's Favorite Doll
Is it possible to illustrate the love of God in a Christmas story? A short story by Jan Keller. Compiled by Joe L. Wheeler, "Christmas in My Heart" Vol. 19
Dec 24, 2017
The Philosopher's Awakening
A short story by Mabel Lee Cooper. Compiled by Joe L. Wheeler, Christmas in My Heart Vol. 19.
Dec 22, 2017
A Father for Christmas
A short story by Sue Kaufman. Compiled by Joe L. Wheeler, "Christmas in My Heart" Vol. 19
Dec 15, 2017
So This is Christ-mas?
When Priscilla receives an invitation to a Christmas Eve party, she is ready to dance the night away! A short story by Temple Bailey, compiled by Joe L. Wheeler, "Christmas in My Heart" vol. 19
Dec 8, 2017
The Christmas Letter
A Story Written by Robert E. Johnson and compiled by Joe L. Wheeler, "Christmas In My Heart" Vol. 19.
Dec 1, 2017
A Pagan Christmas
Christmas and December 25 undoubtedly have pagan origins, and yet it is celebrated by Christians around the world. How can Christians reconcile the celebration of a pagan holiday? Or can they?
Nov 24, 2017
The USA in Bible Prophecy
An exploration of Revelation 13, the Mark of the Beast, and the role of the Unites States of America in the world and in Bible Prophecy.
Nov 17, 2017
An exploration of the Biblical concept of the remnant in the book of Revelation, Genesis, and other passages in the Old and New Testament and its implications for our day.
Nov 10, 2017
The Little Scroll
A consideration of Revelation 10, understanding the chronological movement throughout the book of Revelation, the connection between the little scroll (book) and the book of Daniel, the second great awakening, the 1,260 years, etc.
Nov 3, 2017
An exploration of the Biblical teaching of the investigative judgment, sin, the old testament sanctuary, the day of atonement in Leviticus 16, expiation, substitution, Daniel 7 and the 1,260 year prophecy, and the spatial movement in the book of Revelation through the heavenly sanctuary.
Oct 27, 2017
The 2nd Coming of Jesus
This sermon considers the various New Testament passages related to the 2nd coming of Jesus, the challenges of waiting for that day, and the 2nd coming as the central hope and focus of the church.
Oct 20, 2017
This is our last presentation in our 15 part series on Daniel. Join us as we consider the time of trouble, Michael standing, the resurrection, and the final time periods of the 1,260, 1,290, and 1,335 days.
Oct 13, 2017
A brief personal message from Pastor Jonathan thanking our listeners. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 6, 2017
North & South- Part 3
Part 14 in our 15 part series on the book of Daniel. In this presentation we take a final look at the last 5 verses of Daniel 11.
Sep 29, 2017
North & South- Part 2
Part 13 in our 15 part teaching series on the book of Daniel. In this presentation we consider the last five verses of Daniel 11.
Sep 22, 2017
God's People in Bible Prophecy
An Appendix to Daniel 11, in this teaching we explore the concept of God's People in Bible prophecy. When Bible prophecy speaks of God's people, is it a reference to the Jewish nation or to the Christian church, or to both or to someone else?
Sep 22, 2017
North & South- Part 1
Part 12 in our 15 part series on the book of Daniel. In this presentation we take a long overview sweep of the prophecy of Daniel 11.
Sep 15, 2017
The Sabbath in Revelation
Part 4 in our series on the Sabbath. This presentation considers the important role the Sabbath plays in the book of Revelation in relationship to the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God for the end of time.
Sep 14, 2017
Daniel 9: The 70 Weeks
This is a supplemental presentation on Part 11 in our teaching series on Daniel. Herein we take a closer look at the prophetic timeline of the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9.
Sep 13, 2017
Daniel 9: The Abomination of Desolation
Part 11 of 15 in our teaching series on Daniel. Herein we explore the concept of the abomination of desolation as described in Daniel 9. We further explore the relationship between Daniel 8 and Daniel 9, the 2,300 day prophecy, the 70 week prophecy, and the Jewish nation.
Sep 12, 2017
Sabbath Do's and Don'ts
A brief appendix to the Sabbath series. This teaching considers the principles of Sabbath keeping and seeks to wrestle with applications of what activities are Sabbath appropriate and which activities possibly could be inappropriate.
Sep 8, 2017
The Jewish Temple in the Book of Daniel
Part 10 in our 15 part series on Daniel. In this presentation we consider the pivotal role the Jewish Temple plays in the book of Daniel and in the book of Revelation.
Sep 1, 2017
Daniel 8: Rebellion and Evil
Part 9 of 15 in our teaching series on Daniel. Journey through an expositional explanation of Daniel 8, while understanding the nature of rebellion and evil in relationship to the Day of Atonement.
Aug 25, 2017
Four Beasts and 11 Horns
Part 8 in our 15 part series on Daniel. Herein we consider the prophecy of Daniel 7, the four beasts, the 10 horns, the little horn, the judgment scene, and the time, times, and half a time.
Aug 9, 2017
Part 7 in our 15 part series on the book of Daniel. In this teaching we explore the concept of the supernatural as it relates to angels and demons and the Great Controversy raging behind the scenes of human history.
Aug 4, 2017
Apocalyptic Themes in Daniel
Part 6 in our 15 part series on the book of Daniel, explores the different apocalyptic themes and motifs in Daniel!
Jul 28, 2017
Pride and Arrogance
Part 5 of our 15 part series on Daniel. Consider with us how God views those rulers whom we would consider a threat to freedom and liberty. Could it be possible that God uses dictators and despots? Could it be that God empowers such rulers?
Jul 19, 2017
A Vegetarian Apocalypse
Part 4 of our series on the book of Daniel. In this teaching, we consider the relationship between obedience, a healthy lifestyle, and apocalyptic visions.
Jul 7, 2017
Jesus and the Sabbath
Part 3 in our series on the Sabbath. This teaching focuses on the two-fold principle of the importance of human life and not adding to scripture in relationship to Sabbath keeping.
Jun 23, 2017
Cyrus, Alexander, and You!
part 3 in our series on the prophetic book of Daniel. A look at the incredible foretelling power of scripture!
Jun 23, 2017
The Sabbath in the Old Testament
part 2 of our 4 part series on the Sabbath. In this podcast we'll consider possible applications of the principles of resting, blessing, and holiness as described in various old testament passages.
Jun 16, 2017
Daniel: Establishing a Prophetic Hermeneutic
part 2 in our series on the apocalyptic book of Daniel. This sermon seeks to review and establish a Biblical hermeneutic for interpreting the prophecies of Daniel.
Jun 16, 2017
The Sabbath: A Theology of Rest, Blessing, and Holiness
this is the first in a four part series on the Sabbath. This sermon considers the theology of rest, blessing, and holiness intrinsic in the Sabbath.
May 25, 2017
An Introduction to the Book of Daniel
this is the first in an exhausting 15 part series on the Biblical book of Daniel!
May 19, 2017
Women Are Dogs
the story of the syro-phoenician woman is one of persevering faith in the face of rejection, racial prejudice, and verbal insult.
May 16, 2017
The Faith of Widows
how do we respond to God and faith in the midst of injustice and disappointment?
May 15, 2017
The Woman at the Well
journey through a familiar story from a middle eastern cultural perspective.
May 10, 2017
Women in Scripture
what is the role of women in scripture? How should Jesus' interaction with women inform our understanding?
May 10, 2017
what does transformational love look like? A tribute to the motherly love of God...
May 10, 2017
Women Are Not For Stoning
in the story of John 8, Jesus teaches us the importance and the value of women. Women are not for exploitation. Women have rights and they need to be protected.
Mar 18, 2017
Jesus and Homosexuality
an exploration of the Biblical teaching on homosexual practice, homosexual attraction, gender, marriage, sex, love, grace, and acceptance for homosexuals, transgender, etc.
Mar 4, 2017
Lent: An Adventist Perspective
seventh-day adventist christians have historically kept their distance from the Christian calendar, especially seasons such as lent. But could there be a Biblical basis for lent?
Feb 18, 2017
Jesus & Racism
a personal reflection on living in the South, growing up as a second generation hispanic immigrant, Biblical understanding of race, and the church's role in racial reconciliation.
Feb 11, 2017
Making Sabbath Special
practical ideas about how to make Sabbath a special day
Jan 7, 2017
an adventist understanding of the christian calendar
Nov 12, 2016
a sermon exploring the call to physical health and well being, exercise, healthy habits of eating, etc.
Sep 24, 2016
reflections on worship, different worship styles, different feelings, different genres of music, different modes of expressing our worship of God.
1 hr 11 min