Pastor John's Life Change Moments

Pastor John's Life Change Moments

Our mission is to bring Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him and to those who feel they are not worthy enough to be considered by Him. We help free those from the prison of guilt. Learn more with Pastor John Haggard at TreasureTop.com.

Episodes

February 24, 2024 28 mins

Fear Is and Fear Is Not

In Part 1 of this message, we learned that not all fear is bad. And some fear is F-E-A-R, False Evidence Appearing Real. And we learned that there is self-preservation fear that kicks in when someone is trying to cause bodily harm.

To conquer fear, we learned in the last message that Step 1 is to determine who is going to be the ultimate authority in the first pole posit...

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How to Conquer Fear (Part 1)

Gallup Poll

A Gallup poll conducted in October of 2023 says that personal safety fears are at a three-decade high in the United States. "Forty percent of Americans, the most in three decades, say they would be afraid to walk alone at night within a mile of their home. Additionally, half of U.S. adults worry about having their car stolen or broken into, while 44% worry about their home ...

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If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? (Part 3 of 3)

This message concludes our 3-part series If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? If you missed Parts 1 and 2, be sure to listen so that you can better understand why God allows us to suffer and to understand the good news that we have to look forward to in our suffering.

  • One of the reasons that God allows suffe...
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If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? (Part 2)?

In Part 1 of this message, we learned that the first step of interpreting scripture is to read scripture in CONTEXT, not in isolation out of context, which is known as PRE-TEXT. Pre-text is taking a sentence here and there out of Scripture and then trying to expand its meaning to suit the topic being discussed instead of focusing on the tota...

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If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering?

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January 19, 2024 28 mins

Can the Devil or Other Forces Make Me Do Something? (Part 2)

In the previous podcast, we found out if the devil can make you do things and if the power of temptation can make you do things. We also found out if the power of other people can make you do things. And we answered the question if a demon can actually live in a Christian or an unbeliever.

If you did not hear ...

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January 14, 2024 28 mins

Can the Devil and Other Forces Make Me Do Something?

Have you ever wanted to know if the devil makes you do things? Or if the power of temptation makes you do things? Or if the power of other people make you do things? 

Is the Devil Real or a Myth?

A lot of people think the Devil is a myth. After all if you have not actually seen him, how can he actually be...

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January 5, 2024 28 mins

Once a Year

For many individuals and for those in business, there's a time set aside once a year when annual goals are formulated and then set for the next 12 months. But before goals can be achieved, they must be constructed properly.

How to Use the Bible to Make SMART Goals Smart

How rigid are you in terms of the goals you set in your life? You've probabl...

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December 27, 2023 28 mins

This time of year there’s a lot of focus on New Year’s Resolutions because most of us would like to have a better year than last year. But why do most New Year's Resolutions never last?

Why Say "Beware?"

We need to understand what makes resolutions work and what makes resolutions fail. When we depend upon our own power to make New Year’s Resolutions work, have you noticed that at some point that power runs down, the batteries run d...

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December 27, 2023 28 mins

Painful Reminders

For some, the Holidays are a painful reminder of the past or maybe something that is going on in life right now. There is a solution.

1 of 3 Stages

We are all in one of three stages of life...IN a crisis, coming OUT of a crisis, or about ready to go in TO a crisis that we had no idea was coming. The key to being able to get through what se...

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Why Does It Matter Jesus Came to Earth?

It matters because all sin must be paid for, and we are powerless on our own to pay for our own sins. The questions is, who is going to pay for your sin and my sin? Are we going to do it ourselves, or are we going to accept the free gift of salvation from Jesus Christ who died and paid the price for all of the sins of those who have accepted Him as th...

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December 8, 2023 28 mins

Why “Forgive Us Our Christmases?”

The title for this message “Forgive Us Our Christmases” came from a sermon of 40 years ago preached by Adrian Rogers. The title probably reminds you, as it does me, of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9 which contains, “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” So why would we also want to also pray “Fo...

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November 29, 2023 28 mins

The Light & Dark Side of Christmas

What is the significance of Christmas?

Is Christmas only about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, or is there more to the story?” And is there a dark side to Christmas that we should all be aware of? The answer to THAT question may surprise you.

The Light

Christmas is the celebration and recognition that God sent Jesus to earth, in human form, born ...

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Evaluation

In evaluating Thanksgiving and what it really means, the first question we should ask ourselves is, “Am I a thanks-giver or am I a thanks-taker?" What one immediately thinks of when they think about God will answer that question.

Example

Jesus is our example of a thanks-giver. When Jesus fed 5,000 people, He said a blessing before He gave the people the bread and fish (Matthew 14:19 NIV says, “And he directed the people ...

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On Part 1 of 2 of my podcast, we learned what forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not. Forgiveness is NOT minimizing the seriousness of the offense. Forgiveness is NOT instant restoration of trust. Forgiveness is NOT resuming a relationship without any changes. 

"Forgiveness is," as author, David Stark, once wrote, "the release, on the part of the creditor or offended party, of any expe...

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All of us struggle with forgiveness from time to time. It's hard just to brush off comments that are hurtful to us. But there are ways to break through the bitterness trap of UNforgiveness.

The Real Definition of Forgiveness

First, let's look at what forgiveness is NOT. Forgiveness is NOT minimizing the seriousness of the offense. Forgiveness is NOT instant...

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October 12, 2023 22 mins

Will there be sex in Heaven?

A lot of people want to know if there will be sex in Heaven. Questions such as, “If a wife and husband are both Christians and married to each other when they eventually go to Heaven, will there be sex in heaven?” And “What if I have been married to more than one person, and they are all Christians who are in Heaven with me. Who would I be married to when I am in He...

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September 13, 2023 26 mins

Prediction About Your Future

What you SAY to yourself when you TALK to yourself can predict your future. These are called "self-fulfulling prophecies." And while we cannot speak things into existence (only God can do that), what we say to ourselves does impact our spiritual, emotional, and psychological well-being. 

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August 28, 2023 21 mins

Why Do People Hate You?

If you are a Christian, what Jesus said pertains to you: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged TO the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong TO the world, but I have chosen you OUT of the world. THAT is why the world hates you.” (John 15:18 &19)

Fear

To know how to dea...

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August 13, 2023 17 mins

Preventing a Heart Attack

The #1 problem in life for most people is forgiveness. Forgiveness is the KEY that will set you FREE. Learn how forgiveness stops heart attacks.

Why People Can't Forgive

Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it”. The silent killer is not knowing if one's heart is diseased.

I’ll NEVER forgive what was done to me.

Know what it means the next time y...

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