Lighthouse Baptist Church Podcast

Lighthouse Baptist Church Podcast

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Lighthouse Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental, Baptist church located in the beautiful city of Pleasanton, California.Visit our web site (lbceastbay.com) to view live streams, previous services, activities and events for all life stages. We …


Spiritual Warfare - Our Enemy
Sep 17 • 47 min
Sermon Date: 9/13/20. Scripture Passage: Ezekiel 28. Learn of Satan’s origin and organization.
Back to Basics
Sep 13 • 34 min
Sermon Date: 9/9/20. Special Guest Preacher: Joshua Fitzpatrick
God Leads Through Hard Times
Sep 10 • 44 min
Sermon Date: 9/6/20. Special Guest Preacher: Craig Burcham
A Life of Value
Sep 10 • 41 min
Sermon Date: 9/6/20. Special Guest Preacher: Neil Warthan
Spiritual Warfare - The Enticing - Part 2
Sep 5 • 38 min
Sermon Date: 8/30/20. Scripture Passage: Romans 6 & James 1. In Part 2 of his message, Pastor Bryson focuses on the factors of temptation and what it takes to fight it.
Known By His Doings
Sep 5 • 39 min
Sermon Date: 9/2/20. Scripture Passage: Proverbs 20:6-12. What does it take for Christians today to be known by their doings? To be known by our doings is to have a mission, integrity and the ability to multiply disciples!
Spiritual Warfare - The Enticing
Sep 3 • 43 min
Sermon Date: 8/30/20. Scripture Passage: Romans 6 & James 1. In the books of Romans and James we can glean truths regarding temptation. We learn of our foe, the facts and the facets of temptation.
A Life of Value - Live With This In Mind - Part 2
Aug 31 • 41 min
Sermon date: 8/26/20. Scripture Passage: Ecclesiastes 11-12. Continuing with Part 2 of this sermon, learn to remember thy Creator, and resolve to comply by fearing God and keeping His commandments.
Deciding Questionable Things - Legalism, Liberty, and Love
Aug 28 • 47 min
Sermon Date: 8/23/20. Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 8. In 1 Corinthians 8 we learn of legalism, liberty and love. As a Christian we can use this passage to learn the manner, margin, motive and mantra for deciding questionable things.
Spiritual Warfare - Our Enlistment
Aug 26 • 42 min
Sermon Date: 8/23/20. Scripture Passage: 2 Timothy 2. As Christians we need to always remember we are in a spiritual battle. 2 Timothy helps us recall an empowerment to claim, an entrusting to confer, an enduring to consider, and some entanglements to…
A Life of Value - Live With This In Mind
Aug 24 • 41 min
Sermon Date: 8/19/20. Scripture Passage: Ecclesiastes 11-12. Using the example of Solomon, we learn that to live a life of value we must release our value, remain committed, and restrain the carnal!
This is the Convenient Season - for the Saint
Aug 21 • 25 min
Sermon Date: 8/16/20. Scripture Passage: Acts 24. In Part 2, learn how Acts 24 shows the Christian the importance of loving and serving Him today. See how Paul reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and of judgment to come!
This is the Convenient Season - for Salvation
Aug 20 • 40 min
Sermon Date: 8/16/20. Scripture Passage: Acts 24. Using the example of Felix in Acts 24, understand the importance of hearing the call for salvation now!
What Is Coming - Part 2
Aug 17 • 50 min
Sermon Date: 8/9/2020. Scripture Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2. In Part 2 of his “What is Coming” message, Pastor Bryson details the calendar and challenges of what is coming.
God’s Phone Number
Aug 17 • 27 min
Sermon Date: 8/12/20. Missionary Larry Writesel shows us a passage in Jeremiah 33 that we can consider as “God’s Phone Number.”
Delayed Blessings
Aug 12 • 34 min
Original sermon date: August, 5, 2020. Scripture Passage: Genesis 45 and Acts 7. In the story of Joseph, we learn of God’s plan for delayed blessings in the life of Jacob, his sons, and with Joseph. We see what delayed the blessings, and what lessons…
What Is Coming
Aug 12 • 53 min
Original Date: August 9, 2020. Scripture Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2:17. With all of the uncertainty around us, we can learn to rejoice knowing our God is in control. Learn of the comfort of what is coming and the cautions over what is coming.
Principles for Purity and Marriage
Aug 10 • 48 min
Original preaching on August 2, 2020. Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 7. In 1 Corinthians 7, Christians are able to see various principles of a biblical marriage.
Till He Was Strong
Aug 7 • 48 min
Original preaching on August 2, 2020. Scripture Passage: 2 Chronicles 26. Using the example of King Uzziah, learn of his fame and fortune, his eventual pride, and his fall - as we strive to understand what keeps us strong as Christians
Unto Him Without the Camp
Aug 5 • 40 min
Original Sermon Date: July 29, 2020. Scripture Passage: Hebrews 13:12-13. In Hebrews 13, learn of the call, causes, and context for going forth unto Him!
Are You Maturing?
Aug 1 • 44 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 6. To continue maturing spiritually, we need condemn evil, choose expediency, consider the end, and care for Christ’s extension (our body).
The End of the Matter
Jul 28 • 46 min
Scripture Passage: Daniel 7. Through Daniel’s prophecies, Christians can understand how we can gain perspective of all that’s going on in our world today, know that God is in control, and to “keep the matter in our hearts..”
As For Me
Jul 24 • 52 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Chronicles 29:17. Two commitments for Christian living are emphasized. The first is to find joy in giving. The second is to continue to gather and be part of the assembly that is the local church!
How About You?
Jul 21 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: Joshua 24. Are we as committed to the cause of Christ as Joshua was when he boldly proclaimed - “As for me and my house we will serve the LORD!”
An Imperfect Heart
Jul 20 • 42 min
Scripture Passage: 2 Chronicles 25. What does it take to keep our hearts right for God to work through us? The matter of the heart is always the heart of the matter…
Overcoming Strongholds
Jul 16 • 42 min
Scripture Passage: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. Where does your mind run to when attacked? You’ll either run to the stronghold of protection or a prison stronghold. Learn how to identify and overcome the strongholds in your mind that keep you from living a…
Experience Christian Victory
Jul 14 • 36 min
Scripture Passage: James 1. Guest speaker John Evertson speaking about what it means to experience Christian victory as seen in James 1.
Be Still and Know that I Am God
Jul 13 • 40 min
Scripture Passage: Psalm 46. As we see society crumbling around us, Christians have the privilege of knowing they can be still and know that He is God!
Continue in Prayer - Part 2
Jul 13 • 44 min
Scripture Passage: Matthew 26:40-41. In this second part of Continuing in Prayer, learn how to continue in prayer with watching, and with importunity!
Continue in Prayer
Jul 12 • 48 min
Scripture Passage: Colossians 4:2. Learn how we need to continue in prayer in both the right spirit and fellowship.
Continue in the Love of Christ - Part 2
Jul 6 • 35 min
Scripture Passage: John 15. In this second part of Continuing In Love, learn of the Christian’s need to relay the love of Christ to a lost and dying world!
Continue in the Love of Christ - Part 3
Jul 6 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: John 15. In the third part of Pastor Bryson’s “Continuing in Love” sermon, learn of the imporant need to revive the love of Christ!
Continue in the Love of Christ
Jun 30 • 58 min
Scripture Passage: John 15:9-13. God’s people need to continue in the love of Christ. We must recognize, receive, and reflect His love!
Trust and Obey to Be Part of a Miracle
Jun 29 • 43 min
Scripture Passage: John 6. Using the example of the five loaves and two fishes, see how Christians can be part of a miracle by understanding performance over persuasion, problems are provers, provisions are provided, presentations are progressive,…
Continue in Daily Grace - Part 2
Jun 24 • 43 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 13. As we continue our “Continue” sermon series, learn how to continue daily in the grace to build with and the grace to wait for.
Rejoicing in Truth
Jun 22 • 43 min
Scripture Passage: Philippians 3. In Philippians 3, Paul shows us how important it is for Christians to know and understand the absolute truth in the Word of God. He also warns us about how truth can and will be manipulated. If we’re not careful we too…
Continue in Grace - Part 2
Jun 20 • 42 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 13. In Part 2 of “Continuing in Grace” learn of the importance of continuing in the Equipping Grace of God.
Continue in Grace
Jun 18 • 46 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 13. To continue in grace is to understand God’s saving grace, His abounding grace, His revealed grace, reigning grace and enriching grace.
The Greatest Test
Jun 16 • 46 min
Scripture Passage: Hebrews 11 and Genesis 22. One of the greatest tests of faith we come across in Scripture is that of Abraham. Learn of his preparations, particulars, performance, perception, persuasion and praise of this test of faith.
Continue in the Word - Part 2
Jun 11 • 50 min
Scripture Passage: John 8. In Part 2 of “Continuing in the Word”, learn of the menaces to continuing in the Word. Also note the means to continuing in the Word.
Continue in the Word
Jun 10 • 49 min
Scripture Passage: John 8. In part 1 of this sermon, learn of the meaning, mandate, and motivations of continuing in the Word.
When the Dream Dies
Jun 9 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Genesis 37. When the dream dies, maintain an honorable purpose for your life, continue to give maximum high performance to God’s work, model holy purity, minimalize your hopeless problems, continue to minister to hurting people, and…
Continue in the Faith - Part 2
Jun 8 • 42 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 14. In part 2 of “Continue in the Faith”, learn how we confirm, commit, contend and communicate ourselves for the faith.
Continue in the Faith
Jun 4 • 54 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 14. Beginning of a new series called “Continue.” Learn of the call to continue in the faith, the cost of not continuing, and the causes of not continuing.
Always Follow the Spirit
Jun 4 • 43 min
Scripture Passage: Acts 16. What happens when you always follow the Spirit? In Acts 16, we see how the gospel continued to spread to Europe, and that happens because trusting and obeying the spirit procures assurance, provides direction, produces…
The Mothering of God
Jun 1 • 35 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 66. As we study the mothering of God in Isaiah 66, learn of the travail of mothering, the feeding of mothering, the peach of mothering, the pleasures found in mothering, and the comforts of mothering.
To Whom Does God Look
Jun 1 • 61 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 66. As we close in on the last thoughts of Isaiah, learn of the favor to whom God looks, the fate awaiting those to whom God refuses to look, and the future God would have us to look toward.
Smoke in God’s Nose - Part 2
May 26 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 65. In part 2, learn of the deliverance of the remnant, the blessings of the redeemed, and the glory revealed!
Becoming a Person of Principle
May 26 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Daniel 1. Using the example of Daniel, there are many aspects to consider for becoming a person of principle. We need to understand the importance that Scripture plays in our daily lives, resolve to take a stand, respond…
Smoke in God’s Nose
May 22 • 52 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 65. In part 1 of this sermon, learn of the reminder of God’s grace offered to the rebellious people and the remnant delivered in spite of their past.
Results of Revival
May 16 • 48 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 64. In Isaiah 64 we also see the results of revival. Notice a craving for the presence of God, a confession of our propensity, a claiming of our position, and a cry for pity!
When Heaven Opens Up and God Comes Down
May 16 • 64 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 64. In Isaiah 64, we see that when God comes down, the mountains melt, fire burns, sinners shake, he works “terrible” surprises, and the righteous rejoice!
The Making of God’s Hero
May 15 • 44 min
Scripture Passage: Judges 6. Using the example of Gideon, learn how we are able to overcome our feelings, fears, and endure our fatigue by simply trusting and obeying. Doing so is a recipe for the making of God’s hero!
Controlling Our Tongues
May 11 • 55 min
Scripture Passage: Leviticus 10:1-11. As Christians, what we say (and what we don’t say) are a reflection of our heart. Learn from Leviticus 10 and other passages what God has to say about controlled and uncontrolled tongues.
Trust and Obey for the Fiery Trials
May 11 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Daniel 3. In Daniel 3, learn how God uses Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as examples of trusting and obeying during the fiery trials.
Four Questions for Revival
May 6 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 63. As we read through Isaiah 63, notice four unique and powerful questions asked of believers in their understanding of revival - the questions of recognition, reflection, readiness, and repentance…
Trust and Obey for Provision
May 4 • 36 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Kings 17:2-4. Using the example of Elijah in 1 Kings 17, learn of his performance and partner in faith and watch how the Lord always provides.
The Lord Knoweth How to Deliver
May 1 • 49 min
Scripture Passage: 2 Peter 2:9. Peter explains how the Lord delivers sinners into judgment, but also explains how the Lord delivers backslidden saints from destruction as well as the spiritual from temptation.
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Apr 29 • 56 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 62. What is Beulah land? How does it relate to Christians today? Learn of a land where God works, where God is wed, where God keeps his watchmen, and is focused on His work!
The Products of the Mission Statement of Christ
Apr 24 • 46 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 61. Continuing the previous sermon, learn of the covering provided, construction proposed, celebrated position, and cheerful perspective of the mission statement of Christ.
When Failure is Not
Apr 24 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Judges 20. Using the example of the battle between the Israelites and the tribe of Benjamin, learn the particulars of when failure is not complete.
The Mission Statement of Christ
Apr 22 • 46 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 61. The mission of Christ was foretold in Scripture long before his birth. In Isaiah 61, learn of His call to preach, the conditions to proclaim, and the comforts to provide!
Walking in Newness of Life
Apr 20 • 52 min
Scripture Passage: Romans 6:4-5. To walk in newness of life is to have a life of new purity, priority, and purposes.
A Faith to Make Jesus Marvel
Apr 20 • 40 min
Scripture Passage: Matthew 8:5-13. Using the example of the Roman Centurion in Matthew 8,what can we learn from his faith that would make our Lord Jesus Christ marvel?
What the Resurrection Proves
Apr 16 • 49 min
Scripture Passage: Luke24. In Luke 24 we see how the Resurrection satisfies the prophecies concerning Christ, how it shows His power, how it secures His place as our eternal High Priest, and how it strengthens His proffer!
Standing Alone
Apr 14 • 40 min
Scripture Passage: Genesis 6-8. With Noah as our example, learn what it means for a Christian to stand alone for God. When we stand alone, we are devout in our ways, we are dedicated to God’s work, we’ll dutifully wait for Him, and we’ll also delight in…
Dealing With Sin in the Body
Apr 13 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 5. Using the church at Corinth as our example, learn how sin within the church body was identified and see the proper response and plan for moving forward.
Glory Light on My Brow
Apr 10 • 55 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 60. Isaiah 60 reminds the believer of the copious splendor that awaits. Learn to arise with the hope of glory; learn of our attachment to the house of glory; learn to anticipate a home of glory; learn to accede to the hands of…
Trust and Obey to Be a Blessing
Apr 6 • 44 min
Scripture Passage: Genesis 12. Using the example of Abram in Genesis 12, learn of his recognition of the call, response to the call, and resolve in the call - all for the purpose of being a blessing!
A Nation’s Problem and Her Hope - Part 2
Apr 3 • 48 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 59. Part 2 of the sermon series. The focus in this sermon is on the plead for truth. Truth has lost its meaning in society today but thanks to the example we see in Isaiah 59, the truth for the believer is always focused and…
A Nations’s Problem and Her Hope
Apr 1 • 56 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 59. Isaiah 59 shows how God is the hope of a nation in trouble. Learn of sin’s divisiveness, depravity, devices, and defeat.
Dread Naught
Mar 30 • 34 min
Scripture Passage: Deuteronomy 1:25-33. Using the nation of Israel as the example, learn the results and reasons not to dread in these times!
Trust and Obey to Prepare For Blessings - Dig Your Ditch
Mar 23 • 43 min
Scripture Passage: 2 Kings 3. Using 2 Kings 3, learn how the kingdoms of Israel and Judah are used as examples for us to prepare for blessings.
Trust and Obey to Overcome
Mar 20 • 37 min
Scripture Passage: Joshua 6. Using Joshua 5 and 6 as our passage, learn six different aspects to remember in order for you to overcome as you continue to trust and obey.
Trust in Him at All Times
Mar 17 • 48 min
Scripture Passage: Joshua 6. During unprecedented times, the Bible assures us we can trust in Him at all times.
Four Positions From Which to Build
Mar 12 • 38 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 4:1-10. In 1 Corinthians 4, see four unique positions from which to build spiritually in a carnal world - minister, steward, spectacle and fool..
A Revival of Spirit and Heart
Mar 12 • 60 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 57. Isaiah shows us in this passage what it means to revive the spirit of the humble and revive the heart of the contrite ones. We need that real and effective revival to start in our heart and spirit!
Trust and Obey
Mar 12 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Joshua 3. Using the story of Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan river, learn the definition of obedience and see the “trust and obey” faith of the people and priests during this miraculous event.
A House of Prayer for All People - Part 2
Mar 7 • 41 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 56. Continuing in Isaiah 56, we as a church are called a house of prayer - let’s take the time to reflect on our prayer lives (part 2).
Our Works and Our Wisdom
Mar 5 • 50 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 3. In 1 Corinthians 3, we learn how to build our spiritual works and spiritual wisdom.
A House of Prayer for All People
Mar 5 • 56 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 56:1-8. We as a church are called a house of prayer - let’s take the time to reflect on our prayer lives.
Are Ye Not Carnal
Feb 29 • 41 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 3. Do you have the desire to build a spiritual foundation in your own life, family, and church?
Love Is
Feb 29 • 41 min
Scripture Passage: 1 John 4:7-8. In this passage, learn how love is momentous, measurable, a motive, a means, a marker, and mine!
Abundantly Pardoned
Feb 24 • 60 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 55:7. In Isaiah 55:7, God makes clear that when He pardons, He does so abundantly. Learn about the bringing of pardon to the sinner and the blessing of pardon to the saints.
Be Faithful
Feb 24 • 37 min
Scripture Passage: Matthew 25:14-30. Matthew 25 shows the Christian the true meaning and work required to be faithful.
A Witness, A Leader, A Commander
Feb 22 • 47 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 55. Learn of the three titles given to the children of Israel for the coming Messiah. As for Christians today, are these three titles of Christ reflected in our lives?
Bible Preaching and Spiritual Receiving
Feb 22 • 50 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 2:1-2. In order for Christians to continue building spiritually in a carnal world, we must understand the importance and impact of Bible preaching and spiritual receiving.
Is Christ Divided?
Feb 17 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: 1 Cor 1:10. Learn what Scripture demands of the Christian when it comes to speaking the same thing and being of the same mind and judgment.
It Is War
Feb 14 • 42 min
Scripture Passage: 2 Corinthians10:3-6. As Christians, we’re reminded that we’re in war and will endure hardness as soldiers of Christ. In 2 Corinthians, Christians are shown how to wage this war.
Since I Have Been Redeemed - Three Resolutions for the Saint
Feb 10 • 56 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 54. Since we have been redeemed, lean to sing out, stretch forth, and stand strong in your christian faith!
How Are You Doing?
Feb 7 • 37 min
How are you doing?
First Things First
Jan 31 • 40 min
First Things First
Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Jan 31 • 42 min
Who hath believed our report?
Ittai’s Dedication
Jan 25 • 37 min
Ittais Dedication
Check Your Oil
Jan 25 • 47 min
Check Your Oil
Behold Our Saviour
Jan 25 • 52 min
Behold Our Saviour
Four Lessons Moses Learned After the Bush
Jan 25 • 47 min
Four Lessons Moses Learned After the Bush
God’s Revival (Part 2)
Jan 13 • 34 min
God’s Revival (Part 2)
God’s Revival (Part 1)
Jan 13 • 53 min
God’s Revival (Part 1)
A New Year, All Year, In Canaan
Jan 10 • 44 min
A New Year, All Year, In Canaan
Awake and Arise
Jan 10 • 45 min
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 52. As we look forward to the new year, let us awake, arise, and anticipate revival!
From Doubt to Faith
Jan 10 • 40 min
From Doubt to Faith
A Pastor’s Prayer for the New Year
Jan 10 • 38 min
A Pastor’s Prayer for the New Year
Committed: A Two-Way Street (Part 2)
Jan 2 • 40 min
Committed: A Two-Way Street (Part 2)
Committed: A Two-Way Street (Part 1)
Jan 2 • 44 min
Committed: A Two-Way Street (Part 1)
A Model Christian Life
Dec 30, 2019 • 33 min
A Model Christian Life
So Great Salvation
Dec 30, 2019 • 47 min
So great salvation.
Be Joyful, Be Safe, Beware
Dec 30, 2019 • 42 min
Be Joyful, be Safe, Beware
God Sent Forth His Son
Dec 16, 2019 • 24 min
God sent forth His son
How God Comforts His People
Dec 16, 2019 • 51 min
How God comforts his people
Being Made Whole and Staying That Way
Dec 16, 2019 • 40 min
Being made whole and staying that way
Run the Race With Patience
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
Run the race with patience
How to Walk When There is No Light
Dec 9, 2019 • 50 min
How to walk when there is no light.
Pressed Out of Measure
Dec 9, 2019 • 41 min
Pressed Out of Measure
The Spirit Led Life
Dec 2, 2019 • 39 min
The Spirit Led Life
A Vessel Unto Honor
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
A Vessel Unto Honor
What Might Have Been
Dec 2, 2019 • 51 min
What Might Have Been
And When He Had Given Thanks
Dec 2, 2019 • 35 min
And When He Had Given Thanks
The Servant of the Lord
Dec 2, 2019 • 48 min
The Servant of the Lord
Two Sons - A Third Option
Nov 19, 2019 • 35 min
Two sons - a third option.
As for Our Redeemer - Time to Choose
Nov 19, 2019 • 44 min
As for our redeemer, time to choose!
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Nov 16, 2019 • 42 min
LBC, followers, disciples, Luke 9.
Church Planter - David Azzarello
Nov 14, 2019 • 40 min
Church planter David Azzarello
From the Womb to Old Age
Nov 14, 2019 • 49 min
From the womb to old age
Fill Thine Horn
Nov 9, 2019 • 39 min
Fill thine horn.
Supper is Ready - Do Not Miss It
Nov 9, 2019 • 41 min
Supper is ready - do not miss it
Choosing Whether Is Greater
Nov 9, 2019 • 38 min
Choosing whether is greater
Striving With Our Maker
Nov 9, 2019 • 52 min
Striving with our maker.
Whatever Happened to Lot?
Nov 9, 2019 • 45 min
Whatever Happened to Lot?
The Ground is Dry But Are We Thirsty?
Nov 9, 2019 • 40 min
The ground is dry but are we thirsty?
O Absalom - It Did Not Have to End This Way
Nov 2, 2019 • 47 min
What truths can we learn from the tragic life of David’s son Absalom?
Devised or Directed?
Nov 2, 2019 • 45 min
See how a man’s heart deviseth his way, but also notice how God directs our steps.
Want to Be Happy? Grab a Towel!
Nov 2, 2019 • 36 min
Learn the pre-requisites, pattern, and product for Christlike service.
Who Will Hearken?
Nov 2, 2019 • 48 min
Who will hearken to God’s warnings, willingness and wrath?
We Become What We Follow
Nov 2, 2019 • 45 min
What do you follow?
Overcoming Fear in the Storms
Oct 12, 2019 • 48 min
Three truths to overcome fear in the storms.