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Ouzano Pastor Matt Tague (San Diego)

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Did you ever hear the story about the king who was turned into a wild animal? Or the one about the army general who got leprosy? Or how about the story where a guy catches a fish, pulls a coin out of its mouth, and pays his taxes with it? The Bible is full of stories like this.

I can’t get over the Bible and its teachings. It continues to startle and amaze me. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it gives me encouragement, and it convicts me of my sin. This shouldn’t surprise me. If it really is God’s Word to the human race, laying out the love of God, then it should be an emotional experience for me to read it. The more I learn from it and grow in it, the more it changes me.

However, some Christians, just don’t understand what I am talking about. They read but don’t understand Bible translations written in old English and are unable to see the hidden truth about God. Many adults today did not participate in church or Sunday school as children. And let’s face it; what would the average American rather do today – read the Psalms or watch TV? All this leads many new Christians to say, “The Bible just doesn’t make sense to me.”

If this describes you, don’t despair. The fact that you have discovered this podcast shows that you want to understand what the Bible is all about. This podcast is designed to help you in your quest to increase your spiritual maturity. Read The Word podcasting topics include encouraging you in your devotional bible study, equipping you with knowledge about powerful Christian bible study methods, teaching you about Jesus, discipleship methods, applying biblical principles to your daily devotional life, and much more.

THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU
God meant for Christians to enjoy the Bible, not just read it because He said to. This pod cast will help you learn enough about the Bible to understand and apply its riches and then come to really enjoy reading it. As a result you will learn about Jesus Christ, the truth about God, and how to know God.

If you’re already a student of the Bible, this book is also for you. Perhaps you want to grow in your understanding of the different forms of literature in the Bible, or you want to learn how to lead a Bible study. In this pod cast, you’ll find background material helpful in studying books of the Bible, cultural clues to look for when reading Scripture and examples of how to understand the flow of biblical history. The podcast will continue equipping you as you continue growing in your spiritual maturity to become a mature Christian.

THE PODCAST
If there are passages in the Bible that you don’t understand, this podcast is for you! There are a lot of Bible study books and podcasts that tell you what to think about a specific passage or scripture but most don’t teach you how to study the whole Bible for yourself. Read The Word podcast will show you how to understand the Bible, cover to cover. After hearing Matt Tague’s short, easy to follow lessons, you will be able to confidently understand and apply the scriptures for yourself, without help from others. If you long to get serious about the Bible, this is the podcast for you!

A good place to start is the first episode of Read the Word / Ouxano which explains the various kinds of literature in the Bible and why the Bible is arranged as it is. The following episodes are dedicated to helping you correctly interpret God’s Word. This includes knowing the importance of context, culture and the like. Such awareness will give you more confidence in reading the Bible. The Bible has come to us through ancient writers. If you have a better understanding of their way of writing and their view of the world, you will grasp more of their meaning.

Further on, this podcast provides tips to help you make your time in God’s Word an enriching daily Christian devotional habit and discover all that Jesus Christ has in store for you. Devotional reading is the least practiced and most needed kind of reading among Christians today. This is, or at least should be, a staple of the Christian experience. However, gaining a basic understanding of the Bible as a whole comes first, for it greatly enhances your Christian devotional reading.

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Matt Tague is an established pastor and published author. He is the Senior Pastor of Rancho del Rey Christian Church in Carlsbad, California (CA), which he helped plant in 2005. Pastor Matt has a degree in Ministry and Leadership. For the fifteen years before his current church, he worked for a variety of Christian ministries including Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, the Christian Research Institute in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Carlsbad Community Church in Carlsbad, California.

Pastor Matt’s life’s calling is focused bible teaching to present the Jesus of the Bible to people who don’t yet believe, and to encourage fellow Christ-followers to live in complete, life-altering obedience to God. He recently authored his first book, Read the Word: The Bible Was Written for You.

See more about Matt’s ministry including his sermons and events at Rancho del Rey church at http://ranchodelreychurch.org

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Ouzano Pastor Matt Tague (San Diego)

Ouxano 105: How to build Christ like character within your children

Today we’re continuing our series on leading your children in Christ.

As we talk about practical ways to apply this, one of the obvious things to talk about is character. We’ve already talked about how to read the bible to them, also how to foster a love for the word of God on their own, praying […]

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Ouzano Pastor Matt Tague (San Diego)

Ouxano 105: How to build Christ like character within your children

Today we’re continuing our series on leading your children in Christ.

As we talk about practical ways to apply this, one of the obvious things to talk about is character. We’ve already talked about how to read the bible to them, also how to foster a love for the word of God on their own, praying […]

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Christian bible teaching about Jesus Christ, scripture, becoming a mature Christian, discipleship, and the truth about God.

Ouxano 104: How To Begin Doing Family Devotions In Your Home

Always remember that God has entrusted your kids to you and therefore, you are the primary disciplers of your kids.  Now, while there are no guarantees, we are still called to offer them every opportunity to come to Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him. So, today we’re going to spend some time talking […]

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Ouxano 103: Teaching Your Children How To Have Their Own Personal Devotions

Too many parents today approach the question of personal devotions (how to do them, when to do them, who should do them, etc.) with guarded trepidation.  We believe it’s something that is reserved for each individual’s personal walk with God, and therefore shouldn’t be discussed in the open.  Unfortunately, in today’s church, most church-going Christian […]

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Ouxano 102: How To Easily Start Reading the Bible With Your Kids

As our kids grow, the first phase of digging into God’s Word and applying it to their lives can begin as early as ages two to five.  We need to start fostering reading habits in them and the importance of Bible stories by creating a visual experience for them and modeling the importance of reading […]

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Ouxano 101: The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING for Christian Parents to DO!

If your desire is to disciple your children as the Bible describes, there are a few things that YOU REALLY NEED TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS! If you want children who walk vibrantly with Christ and have their own relationship with Him, then the most important thing you need to do is have your own […]

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Ouxano 100: If You Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth, Teach Them to Follow God

I often hear well-meaning Christian parents say the following, “I don’t want to force God on my child.  I want them to make their own decisions and create their own relationship with God.” I agree that an overbearing, hypocritical, legalistic way of parenting is just wrong, but let me challenge you with a different perspective: […]

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Ouxano 99: Discipling Your Kids Is YOUR JOB, Not Their Sunday School Teacher’s

The definition of a disciple is:  one who attends upon another for the purpose of learning from them.  So, basically, a disciple is someone who follows another person with the expressed purpose of learning from them. Jesus specifically chose twelve apostles out of a group of about 120 followers. And then, from those twelve, he […]

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Ouxano 98: Christian Parenting Is A Journey… With Lots of Twists, Turns and Detours

“Ouxano” is a Greek word meaning “Growth” used throughout the New Testament in regards to spiritual development. So, this week we are going to begin a series about guiding the spiritual growth of our children. Now, parenting is one of the most important roles and tasks that we have, just as people. So, we need […]

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Effectively Equipping Our Churches Webcast: Are Young Adults Leaving the Church? with Matt Tague

Pastor Matt Tague (North Coast Calvary Chapel) discusses reasons it appears that Millennials are leaving the church and what Christian leaders can do to reverse the trend.

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Ouxano 97: Christian Apologetics, Part 2 – The Bibliographical Test

In this week’s podcast, we continue to make the study of Apologetics easy, by looking at different ways to test the reliability of ancient documents. Think about this:  If an original manuscript was mandatory for proving if an event really happened, then all ancient history would be wiped away.  So much history occurred long before […]

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