Just A Guy In The Pew Podcast

Just A Guy In The Pew Podcast

Welcome to the pew. The place where everyday catholic guys, talk about everyday catholic things, in front of the one person that can do something about it. Jesus Christ

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May 17, 2022 27 min
Let’s be real; sin is really hard to root out, and we can’t do it alone. But if we aren’t going to Confession regularly, then we’re missing a crucial way to change our lives for the better. So this week, Victor and I discuss our own experiences when it comes to confessing our sins. In this episode you’ll learn:  - Why regular Confession makes you a better man.  - What Scripture has to say about confessing our sins.  - Why it’s imp...
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Let’s be real: Following God is hard. Even after we have decided to commit our lives to Jesus, we often find ourselves going back to the things that enslave us. We can’t keep doing that; God wants to forgive us and free us of our sins, but we have to be willing to leave it all behind. It’s not just a question of wanting it; it’s a question of our willingness to fight our past. In this episode you’ll learn: - Why we need to abando...
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May 3, 2022 27 min
There’s a story where a father tells his son that there are two wolves fighting inside him, one fighting for good and one for evil. The son asks “which one will win?” The answer is “whichever one you feed.” I think we are usually torn between doing our own will and doing the Lord’s, and trying to decide whether we will work for our own glory or God’s. Fortunately, the Scriptures have some things to say about that. Victor and I tal...
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April 26, 2022 27 min
When we decide to follow God, it’s super important that we begin to foster a disgust of sin. But sometimes it’s easier to be disgusted at others’ sins rather than our own, and that causes us to not take our own sins seriously. That’s why Victor and I sat down to talk about getting real in our fight against sin, and not giving ourselves a pass when we fall to temptation. In this episode you’ll learn:  - Why we can’t just ignore our...
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April 19, 2022 27 min
Lent is over! As we start celebrating Easter, it can be a challenge to keep the progress we made during Lent while keeping in mind that we can celebrate what Jesus did for us. So Victor and I decided to talk about how to humbly and obediently move forward from Lent without losing our growth. In this episode you’ll learn: - What comes next when Lent is finished. - How to keep the humility and obedience we learned from Lent. - What ...
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April 12, 2022 27 min
Sometimes, after we’ve decided to follow Christ, our past mistakes still haunt us. We beat ourselves up, hold on to past wounds, and won’t forgive ourselves for our sins. So Victor and I sat down this week to talk about moving forward from our past. In this episode you’ll learn: - Why you need to confront your wounds. - How to move forward after being forgiven. - Why you shouldn’t try to punish yourself for your sins. - And more! ...
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April 5, 2022 27 min
Have you ever felt like you’ve "made it" as a Christian? Like you’ve done the work and that you’re all good? That attitude is a real temptation when you’ve decided to become a follower of Jesus, but it actually leads to a complacency that can be really bad for your faith. In this episode, Victor and I sit down to talk about complacency, and how we can fight it in our own lives. In this episode you’ll learn: - Why you’re ne...
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March 29, 2022 27 min
One of the things we, as guys, hate to talk about is past wounds. But we all carry pain from our past, and if we don’t deal with it we’re going to hurt other people. Victor and I talked this week about some of the wounds I have in my own life, and what I’m doing to heal from them. DOWNLOADS Get a copy of my new eBook, “12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus”! HTTPS://JUSTAGUYINTHEPEW.COM/EBOOK SUPPORT: Join the Community! I’ve cr...
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March 22, 2022 27 min
We all have sins we struggle with, and most of us have addictions we just can’t seem to get rid of. Lent can be a good time to cleanse our lives, but we first need to realize that we are slaves to these sins. And when you’re a slave to something, it’s really hard to get away from it. That’s why Victor and I decided to talk this week about dealing with the fact that we often have the heart of a slave towards our own sin. DOWNLOADS...
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March 15, 2022 62 min
I’m honored to have the opportunity to host one of my favorite apologists and theologians, Dr. Ralph Martin. Dr. Martin leads Renewal Ministries and has done lots of work helping everyday Catholics. We discuss sin, scandal, and how the faithful should respond to the problems in the Church. His book "A Church in Crisis" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Crisis-Pathways-Forward/dp/164585048X/ref=sr_1_1 In...
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March 8, 2022 27 min
Sometimes it can feel like we just need to get through Lent as easily as we can. But if we succumb to the temptation to take the easy route, we are losing an opportunity to become a better man and a better Christian. That’s why Victor and I sat down to talk about how to make this Lent really worth your time and sacrifice by finding the “one thing” that is most harmful to your relationship with the Lord. Once you know what is standi...
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March 1, 2022 27 min
Have you ever found yourself in a situation in life where you just don’t know where to go next? I’ve found myself in that situation again and again since I decided to follow the Lord, and the Bible shows us that it’s a constant experience for those who choose to do God’s will. That’s why Victor and I decided to talk about how to deal with uncertainty, and the reasons God allows it. In this episode, we'll talk about:  - What S...
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February 22, 2022 27 min
It isn’t a surprise to anyone that life comes with a lot of challenges. In fact, there are a lot of reasons men feel tempted to give up hope, whether it’s struggling with habitual sin, difficulty in their marriage, or financial problems. That’s why I invited Deacon Jeff into the studio this week to talk about hope! In this episode, you’ll learn:  - How to put your hope in Jesus Christ rather than in other things like money or secu...
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February 15, 2022 27 min
This week we finish the three-part series on discipleship with the third step: Follow. Repenting and believing are both important, but if you don’t finish by following Christ’s will for your life, you’re not going to be a real disciple. In this episode, you’ll learn: - How to turn your belief into actually following Jesus Christ. - How to ask, submit and respond to God’s will. - How to do God’s will for YOUR life, not someone else...
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February 8, 2022 27 min
Last week we discussed how to really repent, and how to start the process of changing our lives for God. This week, we discuss what it means to turn that repentance into belief in Jesus Christ. In this episode, you’ll learn: - About the second step in becoming a disciple, Belief. - How to make REAL changes in your life after you repent. - How to believe what the Lord has taught us, and the effect that should have on your life. - A...
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February 1, 2022 27 min
Sometimes it can be easy to say we want to change our lives, but actually moving forward and living for God can feel impossible. I want to talk about how we actually become a disciple for Jesus, and how it’s not as complicated as we think. In this episode, you’ll learn:  - The 3 steps to becoming a disciple.  - How to move from regret to repentance.  - How to allow the Lord to really change our lives.  - What to do when we fall to...
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In this episode, I’m excited to have Bart Schuchts from Church on Fire and the John Paul II Healing Center. He’s got a powerful story that I think will strike a chord with many of you about being relentlessly pursued by the Father's love even through hard times and sin. You’ll learn: - What caused Bart to turn away from a potential NFL career! - Bart’s struggles of growing up without a father. - How we often project our exper...
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January 18, 2022 27 min
Have you ever been tempted to sin and gave in by convincing yourself that there’d be no consequences? Sin always has consequences. In this episode, Victor and I will show you how to say “no” to temptation and save yourself from a ton of heartache (and hell). You’ll learn:  - The most powerful weapons to fight temptation.  - The difference between temptation and sin.  - What the story of Esau and Jacob teaches us about temptation....
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January 11, 2022 27 min
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re on the right track. But are your resolutions all about you, or are they about glorifying God? In this episode, Victor and I talk about telling the difference between glorifying God and glorifying ourselves. You’ll learn:  - The difference between ambition and excellence.  - How to direct all of your actions to the glory of God.  - What Scripture teaches about glory.  - What h...
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January 4, 2022 27 min
Can you really have too much of a good thing? In this episode Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and I talk about temperance and the immense benefits that come from practicing this virtue. You’ll learn:  - What temperance is, and what it’s not.  - How we use pleasure to fill voids in our hearts.  - The different ways intemperance can creep into our lives.  - The one solution to intemperance. UPCOMING RETREAT! Join me and other fans of the s...
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