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August 11, 2020 01:20:32
3.11 Mike Smith: Fathering a City

3.11 Mike Smith: Fathering a City

"For though you have countless teachers in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel." 1 Cor. 4:15   In a fatherless culture, what does it mean to father a city? The short answer means loving well and releasing hope. For a more complete answer, tune in to this incredible episode with Pastor Mike Smith as he shares with Kristi and Rebecca about his heart for the Twin Cities and what it means to stand between the living and the dead.   In addition to fathering a city, Pastor Mike shares a very timely word about ending plagues and positioning ourselves in this season for the great outpouring on the way.       Episode Highlights Include:   -“I’ve chosen to be uncomfortable so that I can be stretched.”   -“We can make this so complicated or we can make this so simple. Jesus said that you’ve got to love people. And how do you get that love? By loving him.”   -“Going beyond where you’re comfortable is called breakthrough. It requires endurance.”   -“When we look to the world as our source, we become spiritually compromised.”       Scripture Referenced: -Numbers 16 (Korah’s Rebellion, especially vs. 46-49) -2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21 (threshing floor of Araunah)     Connect with Pastor Mike: http://www.redeeminglovechurch.com/contact-us/ ...

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July 28, 2020 00:47:05
3.10 Dreams, Part 3

3.10 Dreams, Part 3

  Farmers know that to have a successful crop, one of the first steps every spring is prepare the soil by picking out the rocks forced to the surface during the winter. Farmers don’t go digging for rocks, they simply remove the ones that found their way to the top. For rocks to appear, all it takes is a little added pressure.   Well, 2020 has been a year of added pressure for everyone. In other words, the rocks in our internal world that have lain dormant for decades are finding their way to the surface. One of the way these rocks are being exposed is through dreams. Join Kristi and Rebecca in the newest episode of the ever-popular dream series and hear what God is saying through things like bears in the bedroom, cell phones in choppy water, and whales at sea. God is speaking and he's bringing healing and restoration even while we sleep.   Want to learn more about dream interpretation or have your dream interpreted? Head to:   dare2believe.info/dream-interpretation/   understandingyourdreams.org    Also referenced:   Lovingonpurpose.com ...

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July 14, 2020 00:53:23
3.09 Hannah Waters and Whitney Whitt: Becoming Powerful Leaders

3.09 Hannah Waters and Whitney Whitt: Becoming Powerful Leaders

If you knew God was backing you, what would you dream of doing? Who would you be? What fears would you face?   Inspiration takes many forms. For many of us one of the simplest ways we are inspired comes from seeing others with similar gifting and callings live their lives. So how do we gain traction in an area that we have we never seen modeled or only seen modeled poorly? In this candid kitchen table conversation Kristi talks with Hannah Waters and Whitney Whitt on how to learn from the generation above, how to empower the generation below, and being a female leader. These two brave women are going for it and intentionally positioning themselves to receive from the generation above and pass the baton to the generation below. Man or woman, this is well worth a listen! ...

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June 30, 2020 01:06:31
3.08 Dr. Charles and Lindsey Karuku: From Riots to Revival

3.08 Dr. Charles and Lindsey Karuku: From Riots to Revival

  Dare to Believe is based outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Just a few short weeks ago, the killing of George Floyd sparked riots that literally set our city on fire. Pain, fear, and rage swirled for several intense nights and still linger in the atmosphere. Even still, God is not surprised. He’s not caught off guard. And he’s not without a plan to bring incredible beauty from the ashes.   Enter husband and wife pastoral team Dr. Charles and Lindsey Karuku, local pastors stirred by the Holy Spirit to go down to our ground zero and pray on Pentecost Sunday. Little did they know that God was about to start pouring out his goodness and glory--and then keep on pouring. In this timely and powerful episode, Kristi and Rebecca hear about the radical things God is doing--healing, freeing, saving, and delivering people in the very heart of our city’s darkness.   Great moves of God have ended because of racism, what if this one begins because of it?     Episode Highlights Include:   This is not a political issue, this is not even a social economic issue, firstly it is a spiritual issue. Reconciliation isn’t possible without first being reconciled to God—both what that means and how to do it. Forgiveness isn’t a feeling, it’s a choice. We have no political agenda, only Kingdom agenda. How to do what God asks of you without sacrificing your family (and he’s not asking you to sacrifice your family).    Connect to the Unity Movement and the Karukus:   ...

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June 09, 2020 00:45:10
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3.07 Jon and Drew Russell: Generational Ministry

Generational ministry and the historically tricky revival handoff from one generation to another is a thread that runs through many episodes here on the Dare to Believe Podcast. In this powerful and thought-provoking episode, Kristi and Rebecca hear from father and son worship leaders Jon and Drew Russell as they talk about ministering inter-generationally. Both are extremely talented. Both lead worship for large congregations in the Twin Cities. And both operate from the core value of lives centered around the Presence of God. In addition to sharing keys about in how to honor the generations above and below us, Jon and Drew are a treasure trove of practical wisdom for living lives sold out for the Kingdom and keeping the fire burning. This episode will fill encourage you and probably lead you worship with Drew’s latest song on full blast. (Which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnuO412u3I) Episode Highlights Include: Breaking off performance through leading worship without any people.The value of hidden seasons. Taking small opportunities and growing in authority.Worship and the Glory Cloud.Recognizing when to step back and let the congregation lead. Listen to our earlier episode featuring Jon: https://dare2believe.info/podcast/2-18-jon-russell-generational-blessing/ ...

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May 26, 2020 00:53:21
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3.06 Teresa Liebscher: Honest Emotions

We’re in recovery from life. That statement feels even more relatable in this strange season of corporate trauma and global pandemic. So how do we find a new normal? What do we do with our feelings of anger, loss, frustration, and disappointment? And what do we do when those feelings are directed toward God? Are we even allowed to admit anger and frustration with God? Short answer: YES! Longer answer: Tune in. Though the topic may feel heavy, this episode isn’t. Join in a coffee table conversation with Teresa Liebsher as she shares on topics from how to find a new normal with a healed identity; how the book of Job is a great emotional health blueprint; to walking through corporate trauma. And what would a Dare to Believe podcast episode be without a little dream interpretation?   Check out the earlier episode featuring Teresa: https://dare2believe.info/podcast/episode-17-teresa-liebscher-and-deborah-enomoto-origins/ Connect with Teresa: http://bethelsozo.com/contact/ Purchase The Book of Healing here: https://shop.bethel.com/collections/books-main-navigation-link/products/the-book-of-healing-a-journey-to-inner-healing-through-the-book-of-job ...

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