Judas is probably one of the worst characters in all the Bible. He betrayed Jesus, the Son of God, for money, and it wasn't even that much. He even did it with a kiss! But is there someone out there worse then him?

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You can't have a good story without a bad guy. Caiaphas, was the High Priest that was primarily responsible for Jesus' death. He was a hypocrite, evil, and self serving.  Nothing like you and me.....right?

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If you are listening to this podcast, most likely you believe in Jesus. And you believe He is powerful. But do you believe He is powerful in times of need? The Roman Centurion did.

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Easter is coming soon, so Pastor Ruben begins to explore the different characters in the Jesus story. This week we begin with the woman with the issue of blood and her desperation.

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Labels

Everything has a label at the store.  Label of who much it is, label of what it's made of, label of the company, etc. But do people walk around with labels too? And if so, what label does God have for us?

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Due to some technical difficulties we lost last weeks message. This week, we figured it out and we continue our DV8 series with "In Action."

DV8 or deviate was the name of Pastor Ruben's old youth group. It focused on being different from everyone. Pastor Ruben explains that there are four areas of our life that need to be different from everyone else.

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Believe

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. -Hebrews 11:6

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When God Moves

We are back and so was God. We had our first service of the new year and in the new youth room but apparently God wanted a big part of it. Here are clips of different moments of that awesome day.

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Ductile and malleable is very important when it comes to metal. Platinum is actually the most ductile of all elements, but how does that carry over to being a Christian? When you are flexible and give something to God, you may be surprised by what He gives back.

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Have you ever felt like no cared? That you if disappeared off the face of the planet, that no one would even notice? We all have. Hear how God, finds you worth of notice.

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Pastor is back and with a new series, Going Platinum. How should a believer be like the element platinum? Find out. Part 1 is how platinum is harder than iron.

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Joooooooose, Jose, Jose, Jose........JOSE!!! Our very own Jose Kelly (the famous one) preaches for Pastor Ruben as he is gone to see family. Hear from the guy who loves our youth, the most.

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H-Town Master's Commission took over our service and it was awesome. Here from their different students and what God is doing in their lives. For more info on H-Town MC, visit their website at h-townmc.com

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We finish up are How Good Is Your Fruit Series, with faithfulness, gentleness, and goodness. Faithfulness is consistency. Gentleness is tact. Goodness is.......well you will just have to find out.

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The hardest week in our "How Good Is Your Fruit?" series, as we cover patience and self control. But why are they important and can they help us not to sin?

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Is it possible to have joy and peace when chaos is all around you? Isn't peace when there is no conflict? Find out how to have joy and peace, when everything around you seems like it is at war.

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We breakdown the Fruit Of The Spirit, and we start with love and kindness. Love is on the inside and kindness is on the outside, the expression of love. Also we find out what Burger King has do with it.

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How Good Is Your Fruit?

You will know them by their fruit (Matthew 7:16). So what is the "fruit?" Pastor Ruben explains what it is and how the expression G.I.G.O. is important.

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We conclude the series, with what became a powerful night, that became the best one in Resistance history. We have discovered what to have freedom from but we can we do to have instant freedom. One answer: worship.

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Life can be distracting. Between tests, school, friends, health, etc., there are plenty of reasons to lose focus. We need to remove the distracts to focus on Jesus but how?

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Hate is an extremely strong word. Pastor Ruben defines it as "Wishing they had never crossed your path." The question is do you hate and does hate ever go to sleep?

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Pastor Ruben begins a new series entitled "Cleaning House." This week, he focuses on the burden of sin and how it piles on to your life and slows you down. It's time to clean up from sin.


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GO!!!

Pastor Ruben shares his story about Cambodia and Laos, but he was not the only one. Two of our very own share about what God did in Haiti, including stopping a hurricane.   

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The Phoenix

Pastor Ruben is back. God took a hold of the service and Pastor Ruben shares how God spoke to him about the phoenix and how we need to share our light.

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Ridiculous Faith

This week Pastor Ruben is in Laos. Next week he returns. Until then Jayme Mendenhall steps up and brings it with "Ridiculous Faith."

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The original pastor of The Resistance comes back, Jarrod Brooks.  He gives the keys to changing, while Pastor Ruben is in Cambodia.

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Have you ever been left hanging? You thought some one would support you and they didn't. Does God do the same thing to us?

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The Holy Spirit began to move in our service, and this was the result. Hear Pastor Ruben explain why we may try to quit on God, when He is not at fault.

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When we hear about reaching out to people, we feel like we have to be perfect or that they have to accept Jesus right then and there. But what if reaching out was a lot simpler then that?

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What if we were able to plant seeds and they instantly sprang up? We all did it as a kid, when we planted watermelons. Imagine if it happened. There would be watermelons everywhere. But does it work like that when it comes to spiritual things?

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Pastor Ruben always says "One does, what one can." It means do what you are capable of. Jesus has this same mentally when it comes to the church. Found out how you can use your gifts.

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When we think about being spiritual, we think prayer, fasting, worship, etc.  What if one of the things that God thinks is hanging out (fellowship) and eating?  

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What's the point of church?  Is it to pay tithes?  To fellowship?  To listen to sermons?  The bigger question, is what does God think church to be?  Find out here of why the church even exists.

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This is the last stop for our I Am Second series, and we end with a familiar face, Jayme Mendenhall.  The divorce rate in America is climbing and especially in the younger generations.  So what do we do if we don't have a father in our lives, and how does that effect our relationship with God The Father?

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This week Shelly, our newest youth staff, gives her story.  Forgiveness is something that we take for granted.  We give it only to those that we feel like deserve it.  But does Jesus feel the same way?

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Sometimes we stand alone.  Whether you are the only red head, only male, only sophomore, only Christian, etc.  But what does God think?  Does He want us to be alone?

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Nobody wants to be second.  Everyone wants to be first.  What we need to remember is that Christ is first.  This series is all about people telling there stories about Jesus helped them in there life.

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We have talked about the things we would like to announce, but what does Jesus have to say about that?  If we gave Him the opportunity, if we gave Him the stage, what would He say?

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We constantly post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  And everyone loves it when we get comments, likes, and favorites on our posts.  Everyday we are making announcements and looking for acceptance.  But why?

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If it isn't broke, then why fix it?  H-Town Master's Commission came back for a round 2.  Here is a compilation of the things they said.  For more information check www.h-townmc.com

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H-Town Master's Commission was in the house and took over our service.  They did dramas and worship.  Listen to a compilation of the things that different HMC students had to say.

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Maybe throughout this series, it hasn't applied to you.  Your life is great.  You have no problems and no worries.  But what if we told you, that you are suppose to be "broken."  Not in the sense of hurt but compassion with action.

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Job is a very interesting book of the Bible.  He was labeled as blameless, yet goes through an awful experience, where he loses everything.  Does he blame God, or does he continue to be blameless?

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The world is full of broken people.  The biggest question after establishing that you are broken is how to we heal.  Hear the things you can do to heal from a broken heart.

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TXT Me | Part 4

Pastors Ruben & Alayna answer questions straight from the youth.  The first question was cut off.  The question was "Is secular (non-Christian) music bad for you?"

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The Resistance got an up and coming guest speaker.  Her name is Jayme Mendenhall.  She speaks on our faith and how even the smallest of faith can move a mountain.

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Pastor Ruben begins a series on being "Broken."  When it rains sometimes we like it.  Until it rains nonstop for weeks, or it ruins our plans.  But without rain, there would be no ocean.  Find out what God wants to do with the pain in our lives.

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What if we let Adam Levine, Evanescence, Eminem, and Rihanna preach to us?  What would their message be?  Find out what Pastor Ruben learned while watching there music videos.

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We hate being told to grow up.  Everything thinks that they are good enough or old enough to do whatever they put their mind too.  But does the Bible agree?

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The saying goes "Luck is nothing more then when preparation, meets opportunity."  How prepared are we?  Have you ever been caught, not ready?

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Some of life's greatest lessons comes from it's hardest times.  If we take a second to discover them, our lives may be different.  Hear the lessons Pastor Ruben learns from the funeral of a cop.

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In Transformers 2, we see 6 robots combine together to make one.  That one robot was named Devastator and was extremely difficult to defeat.  What if we are creating that some combination of problems in our spiritual walk, and a even greater question is, how do we defeat it?

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In Texas, when someone needs to be corrected and we correct them, we call it a "Come to Jesus meeting."  Well, we had a come to Jesus meeting.

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Look at cell phones today.  Everyday we hear of a new phone or new updates with new features.  Cell phones are constantly evolving.  Cars, TV shows, movies, music styles are constantly changing.  Yet some of us believe, we should never have to change.  Is that right?

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Word To Your Mother

2013 is here and we have made resolutions.  But what direction are you headed?  How many wasted days will you have?  Is your life even Biblical?

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Nothing is free.  Even decisions cost something.  May not be money but every decision has consequences.  So what is the cost of being a leader?  Find out here.

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Nobody wants to be alone ever.  Unfortunately, some of us constantly feel alone.  What if we told you to be a forerunner (leader) you may have to be?  But what if we told you, that you will never fully be alone?  Confused yet?

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Pastor Ruben continues his Forerunners series.  Every leader has to have some type of Freak inside of them.  Pastor Ruben focuses on Joshua and how he was freak.  "Near is not close enough, God.  I need you hear."

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Pastor Jarrod Brooks, aka "PJ," brought it, as a guest speaker for The Resistance.  He explains that deep down inside of all us, dwells a monster.

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Thanksgiving will be here soon but do we even do it right?  Is it all about Thanksgiving, the holiday, or Giving Thanks.

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Do you hate the expression, "Do as I say, not as I do?"  We hate hypocrites.  We want people to walk the walk.  But what about us?  Is Jesus saying the same thing to us?

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Forerunners are people are are leading the way, the path finders or trail blazers.  God has called everyone to some type of leadership role, whether through a head leader role or leading by example.  And when you lead in the dark sometimes you have to light the way.

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Prove It

When you don't believe someone you say "prove it."  But what happens if God is saying "prove it" to us?  Are you capable of proving you are who you say you are?

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Strength In Weakness

No one likes to admit to weakness.  We do everything we can to hide the weakness we have, whether it is through clothes, make up, or even silence.  But what if strength can be found in weakness, and how does that even make sense?

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The Masquerade

Everyday is a Masquerade.  We act one way around our friends, another to our family, and another to people we see at work or school.  We are not the only ones wearing masks.  Satan is too.  What if you knew you could be accepted for who you are, without the mask?

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Plastic Jesus

There are many "new" religions out there.  All created by someone.  They pick and choose what rules to follow.  The question is, do we as Christians do the same?  Do we create our own "Plastic Jesus?"  Remember #5 is not a suggestion.  (Find out the meaning of that.)

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Legacy | Luke Gore

Part 2 of our young preachers.  Luke Gore piggy backs on Henry's sermon about what Legacy are you leaving.  How will people remember who you were?

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The Resistance has some new up and coming preachers.  Hear Henry "Gus Gus" Reyes preaching about who is controlling your destiny.  Is it you or someone else?

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Forgotten

A stand alone message about how individuals in the Bible have been remembered.  Not only that, but how some have been forgotten.  What will happen with you when your life is over.

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Grab a rock.  Now you have a rock.  But grab a rock and throw it in a lake, and the lake changes.  Wakes and ripples, plus now the rock is a part of the lake.  Our faith should be the same.  Hear about it hear.

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YOLO.  YOU only live once.  We use YOLO as I only live once, but the saying is YOU.  The people you see everyday, only have one life.  Question how is their life now?

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YOLO - You Only Live Once.  Bible believes this too.  But what does it say about how we should live our lives.  Find out here.

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YOLO - You Only Live Once.  This saying is very true but it seems to be that people are using this as an excuse for poor decisions.  God believes you only get one life and He is taking record of it.  What do your books say?  Find out here.

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Are you  only a 50% Christian?  There are many out there that believe that they are at 100% but according the Bible, this is not the case.  Find out where you stand.

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What if every song was one note?  What if every channel showed the same thing?  That would get very old, very fast.  But what if that is what God sees in us?  Find out why we need to be committed to change everyday.

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Life never seems to be kind.  Even people who don't believe the same as we do, seems to want to fight us.  But what if you found out that God never asked you to fight?  What if it was only to stand?

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Today, we have many commitments, to school, work, friends, family, etc.  But are we committed to what truly matters?

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TXT Me Part 3

Here is part 3 of our TXT Me Series.  We wrap our your questions that you texted in.

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TXT Me Part 2

Round 2 of questions being texted in to Pastor Ruben and Alayna.  See if other people have the same questions that you do.

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TXT Me

Pastor Ruben and Alayna take your questions live.  Students text in their questions and then Pastor Ruben and his wife, Alayna, answer them one the spot.

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The Holy Spirit and the stories that we hear tend to freak us out a little bit.  But are we scared of this mysterious entity or of God Himself?

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We brought in the original Pastor of the Resistance, Pastor Jarrod Brooks, also known as PJ.  You ever wonder why the writers of the Bible wrote what they did?  Find out what Luke meant, when he wrote "Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said..."

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The final match up of Marvel vs DC.  Captain America, Marvel's ultimate soldier.  Green Lantern, DC's ultimate soldier.  It comes down only to weakness.  Who will win?

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Make Me A Sandwich

This is a podcast only sermon.  That was recorded only for our podcast listeners.  What if you expected some one to make you a sandwich and then get mad when they don't do it, but you never asked them?  Doesn't make sense does it?  Question is do we do the same to God?

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The most even match up we have.  Spiderman became Spiderman due to his uncle's death.  Batman became Batman due to his parents death.  Who has the spiritual advantage.  It's very slight, but very significant.  Does your past haunt you, or define you?

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The main event, if you will.  The Hulk vs Superman.  The Hulk gets stronger when he is angry.  Only weakness is his own rage.  Superman has all of his powers.  Weakness is to kryptonite.  Spiritually who wins?  Find out.

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This week, we had a guest speaker, Chance Abbott.  He goes through different stories in the Bible and how God wants to write another story with you.

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The Butterfly Effect

The theory goes that no matter how small our decisions are, they have last and drastic effects in history.  Hear how some change (money) can do just that.

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We continue our Marvel vs DC series.  This week is Thor vs Wonder Woman.  Two heroes that are so similar.  Both royalty, both struggle with pride, and both worthy enough to carry Thor's Hammer.  So which one wins spiritually?

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Get Control | Matt Rule

South District Youth Director, Matt Rule, guest spoke for The Resistance.  He talked about getting control in your life.  But it was not exactly how you believe it should happen.  Find out how here.

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What if we took Marvel comic book characters and DC comic book characters and pitted them against each other, spiritually?  Who would win?  Pastor Ruben explores that in this unique series entitled Marvel vs DC.  This week's match up is Iron Man vs Lex Luthor.

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Hell’s Survivor

The is only one person who has ever been to Hell and walk out.  Who is it?  Find out from this podcast.

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Hero Or Villain

There are three roles in a super heroes story:  the Hero, the Villain, and the Victim.  When it comes to God, what role do you play?

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What Do You Want

What do you want from God?  Do we just come to church to just do it or do we expect something more.  Hear this intimate time that we had in youth.

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The church is constantly trying to sell God and heaven.  What about what Jesus was trying to save us from, Hell.  Next question is does God send us to hell or do we send ourselves?

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Why Me

Have you ever asked Why Me?  Most have.  Find out what people in the Bible said the same thing.

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RE3\\Part 3\\Revolt

Revolt as in not accepting what society says is the norm.  To fight for those in need.  Hear how to do it.

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RE3\\Part 2\\Rebuild

No one likes to start over.  But what if it is necessary?  Pastor Ruben talks about Peter and how even the great saint had to rebuild himself

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RE3\\Part 1\\Recruit

RE3, for Recruit, Rebuild, Revolt.  The vision for The Resistance.  Recruit being, not to go out and recruit, but that we are all recruits.  Hear how different and yet how the same we all are.

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Why do we need people?  They tend to fail us.  Pastor Ruben explains on a Sunday morning why it is important to connect with the church, for the churches benefit and our own selves.

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It Only Takes One

One maybe the loneliest number, but it may also be the most powerful.  Find out why in this podcast.

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Don’t You Get It?

You ever wonder about God's sense of humor?  Pastor Ruben did.  Here are some stories he finds he finds funny.

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Are you experiencing an identity crisis?  Take the quiz today and find out for sure.  The answers may surprise you.

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We started the year with a guest speaker, Chris Bejarano.  He talks about what is the true value in your life.

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Not So Silent Night

A message about Christmas and what that night was truly like, the night Jesus was born.  We hope and pray that, to everyone, have a Merry Christmas.

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Pastor Ruben preaches with the help of his three year old daughter, Ro.  He speaks on God's love as a Father and how the odds of us thanking him are 9 to 1, that we won't.

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Fear, at some point we all must face it.  Pastor Ruben reveals what we must do to defeat fear through God our Father.  On a side not because their was some confusing at the end of our service: Pastor Ruben does NOT have an issue with Monster Energy drinks.  The issue is how people can sponsor products like Monster very strongly and it is acceptable but pushing Jesus just as passionately is meet with opposition.

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Pastor Ruben begins a  new series entitled Who's Your Daddy.  It's all about who the heavenly Father is and what the effects are when you know Him.  Here, Pastor Ruben talks about the confidence we get when we do things in God's name and not our own.

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Part 3 in the BOOM: Point Of Impact series.  This one is all about the "Word" also known as the Bible.  Pastor Ruben explains the importance of reading it and how it helps improve our lives.

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Part 2 of the BOOM: Point Of Impact.  Pastor Ruben explains the basics of Christianity.  Pastor Ruben explains the importance of worship and how it can help you escape the stress of life.

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Lessons From A Funeral

A stand alone message by Pastor Ruben, about the lessons he learned from his uncle's funeral. He asks a very important question. "How will you be remembered?"

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Pastor Ruben begins a new series about the things that make an impact in our Christian walk with God. Part 1 is about prayer and how it effects our lives and our relationship with Christ.

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How Do I Do This?

This is a podcast exclusive. Pastor Ruben has preached about witnessing to our friends and family and here is the how to.

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Part 3 of the Hymn Of The Missing, Hymn For The Missing.  Confused?  Every song that has been played has been about those who don't know Christ.  What if some one else has a song?  Pastor Ruben exposes this and the story of the woman at the well found in John 4.

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Part 2 of the Hymn of the Missing series.  Pastor compares the Valley of Dry Bones found in Ezekiel 37 to what students are currently going through.  Also he shares of 5 minute glimpse of  what the spirit of some one who does not know Christ may be saying.

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Hymn Of The Missing is a brand new sermon series about the lost or people who don't know Christ.  Pastor Ruben explains the old songs (hymns) that they sing, and how the world controls them.  The question is are they being fooled, or you the one that is fooling them?

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Transform And Roll Out

A stand alone message, by Pastor Ruben.  He preaches about how all Christians should be doing one of two things: 1. Transforming or 2. Rolling Out.

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Transform And Roll Out

A stand alone message, by Pastor Ruben.  He preaches about how all Christians should be doing one of two things: 1. Transforming or 2. Rolling Out.

Here is a podcast exclusive.  With H-Town Master's Commission coming to youth that day, Pastor Ruben preaches a side message about a real war that is currently happening.  Find out who are enemy truly is, and how to defeat him.  For more information about H-Town Master's Commission, you can visit their website at www.h-townmc.com .

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Finish - Sunday Morning

Pastor Ruben preaches on Sunday morning, for our church called Crossroads Fellowship.  He preaches a message about finishing the race that God has laid out for us.  He emphasizes that we should never quit.  Even when we are pushed to the end, we end up in the Father's arms.

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You Da Man

This is a podcast bonus!  Pastor Ruben was asked to speak H-Town Master's Commission's chapel service.  He speaks on being the man and what happens when Christians go into something with assumptions.  If you would like more information on H-Town Master's Commission go to www.h-townmc.com

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Part 3 and final part to "The S Word" Series.  Pastor Ruben focuses on the boys and the struggles that they face.  Also we explains the God giving desires that men have and how to use them to their advantage.

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Part 2 of a 3 Part Series, by Pastor Ruben, about sex.  Part 1 was about the act of sex.  Part 2 is about the gender, particularly in females.  Pastor Ruben explains some of the designs God put in women and why they are not only O.K. but important.  He also explains some the struggles they face and how to handle them.

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A 3 part series, by Pastor Ruben, about sex.  Part 1 is about the act of sex and how we need to wait until we are married, so that we can have a blessed and successful life and marriage.  He explores the spiritual and scientific reasons of why we should wait.  He also shows the differences between guys and girls, when it comes to this area.

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Who Is Your King

A sermon, by our guest speaker, Roger K., about what is the king of your life.  He goes through 7 different possible kings that may be ruling you.  At the same time he explains Isaiah 6:1 about why God's train fills the temple.

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What’s Your Jericho?

A sermon, by Pastor Ruben, about the walls of Jericho.  He goes in depth about how the walls were built and why God told the children of Israel to destroy it.  He also relates Jericho to the big, secret sins of our lives and how we should live a blemish free life.

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A sermon, by Pastor Ruben, about knowing your role in the body of Christ, and your role in the church.  The text is based in 1 Corinthians 12.  Pastor Ruben explains that it is important to know what your function is and to be unified in the body.

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The Hall

A sermon, by Pastor Ruben, about the hall of fame of faith.  The text is based in Hebrews 11.  Pastor Ruben explains that you can't stop what God has planned.

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Press Through

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