Relational Grace Podcast

Relational Grace Podcast

Sharing the teaching of Relational Grace through the lifelong ministry of Pastor Nick Harris who teaches that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. Supplemental content at RelationalGraceBlog.com. Learn more at ArielMinistries.com.

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May 31, 2021 93 min

This episode kicks off the Relational Grace Podcast by telling listeners more about what to expect from the ongoing teachings of Pastor Nick Harris who we sadly lost in 2020 just short of his 80th birthday.  We also tell more about what to expect from Ariel Ministries, Pastor Nick and Crystal Harris's ministry, as we move forward without Pastor Harris.  We consider it a responsibility to continue to share his great teachings an...

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Many years ago Pastor Nick Harris wrote a book that introduced the idea of Relational Grace, hence the name of our podcast. This book features the story of Mepobisheth and touches on the blood covenant and the many types and shadows found in this story. Pastor Harris says it himself, this is the clearest picture of salvation that he could find in the Bible. We thought it would only be fitting to lead off our podcast efforts with th...

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Pastor Harris kicks off a message series where he breaks down the six steps up to Solomon's throne and how they relate to everyone listening. Pastor Harris's goal in this series is to help everyone listen to live an exciting Christian life. A life that is victorious, a life that is overcoming and a life that is powerful.   

Years ago Pastor Harris was honored to receive a gift of an incredible model, built true to scale, of ...

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In this episode Pastor Harris will be introducing the second step of six steps leading towards the great thrown of Solomon. In the last teaching of this series Pastor Harris made the point that before King Solomon could be seated on his throne, he was required to take 6 steps. Pastor Harris also demonstrated that by its very nature, every step has 2 parts, a riser and a tread. The riser always comes first. The risers represent Gods...

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In this series  Pastor Harris is attempting to demonstrate that the very highest place to which any believer can attain is to be seated together with Christ on His throne, as Revelation 3:20-21 clearly affirms. The issue is how?  The riser of step 2 was, Christ died on that cross. The tread of step 2 was you and I died with Him on the Cross.

Now in this episode Pastor Harris gets pretty personal regarding what he calls “The old man”...

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Let’s continue the climb today, step by step to the highest place any believer can attain, this is to be seated next to Christ on his throne?  How do we do this? We need to take six steps, and the requirements are outlined before us in these teachings. In this message we will learn what it means to be quickened or to be “made alive”. If you have been crucified, if you have died, and if you have been buried, you need to be made aliv...

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Over the last 4 teachings Pastor Harris has been pointing to the fact that the goal of every Christian is to be seated with Christ on His throne. This is where He wants us to be, but what does that mean to be seated with Christ on His throne? How do we get to this place and what does His throne represent?

Today we will examine step 5 in our journey to the throne, which is this: Christ was resurrected from the dead.  This leads us to...

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In this series Pastor Harris has attempted to show us six steps which could lead us to the very highest place a Christian can reach in life, and that place is to be seated together with Christ on His throne according to Revelation 3;20-21. Of course, we all recognize the fact that we are not dealing with physical realities here.  When we ascend the six steps, we are not going to find Christ sitting in a great big chair, and He is n...

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A fascinating take on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the types and shadows that accompany it. Get Pastor Harris’s take on where we fit into that story. Who is the Good Samaritan?

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Pastor Harris walks us through the religion to relationship evolution of the lying, maming, torturing, murdering, Paul of Tarsus to Paul the follower of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:6-14). Salvation is not based on what we do or who we please. Religion says you missed the mark... relationship says you are unconditionally loved because of who you are, a child of God. 

The number one thing that Pastor Harris always taught was that Christ...

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Pastor Harris teaches from the story of David Ben Jesse and Goliath of Gath and how David was motivated by the Holy Spirit and uses positive words that align with God’s will to defeat the giant.  David uses the ABC’s of faith.  David takes ACTION, he BELIEVED because he had CONFIDENCE.

In the story, David takes his rod in his hand and goes to the brooke and collects his five flat stones. There is an interesting fact pointed out in t...

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Pastor Harris juxtaposes grace to that of justice and mercy. With Justice you receive what you deserve, with Mercy you receive less then you deserve and with Grace someone else takes what you deserve. Pastor Harris also touches on the topics of free will and how it can make our lives hell on earth.  Also discussed are the two attitudes that can stop us from appropriating God’s grace.

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Through comparing the diametrically opposed characters of King Saul and King David, Pastor Harris teaches us about the two selves that battle with us and how we can be our ideal selves.

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Our lives consist of a series of choices.  Choices that lead to consequences. Consequences can lead to doubt and doubt can lead to fear.  How do we deal with fear? As fear sets in on the Children of Israel what do they do?

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Pastor Harris identifies the wall that exists between God and Man and how Jesus came to knock that wall down.  He will discuss the topics of the disease of sin, substitutionary death, why God became a Man, redemption, justification, forgiveness and many more.



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“The Essentials of the Faith” are the things that are absolutely necessary for us to understand about our faith. In these messages Pastor Harris identifies the wall that exists between God and Man and how Jesus came to knock that wall down.  He will discuss many topics including substitutionary death, why God became a Man, redemption, justification, forgiveness and many more. In this episode, Dad will discuss the disease of sin. 

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September 7, 2021 32 min

You will witness Pastor Harris's passion for the Old Testament as he shares hidden secrets he has uncovered having to do with the sacrificial system.  This message also covers the development of substitutionary death we find in the Bible.  Pastor Harris takes us on a journey from the first sacrifice to the final sacrifice and their necessity for the forgiveness of sins. 

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Pastor Harris continues discussing the Essentials of the Faith.  He will explain how God communicates with his people through his creation and ultimately by becoming one of us.  A foundation will be laid regarding why God had to become man. He will talk about the barrier between man and God and his plan to tear it down by the substitutionary death of Jesus.  Pastor Harris will explain the qualifications of the substitute to be able...

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September 20, 2021 37 min

In this episode, Pastor Harris will examine the debt of sin that we owe. He will share some valuable stories that reflect his personal realization that he was a sinner and destined for death. He will compare the external vs the internal responses to our debt of sin.  He teaches us that this state of sin cannot be solved by doing something in our own effort.  We cannot pay the debt of sin for ourselves. Thanks to Jesus, we have hope...

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September 27, 2021 34 min

In this episode Pastor Harris will illustrate the final stone of the wall that separates us from God-the state of death in which we can no longer commune with God. Pastor Harris will discuss three aspects of death: spiritual, physical and eternal. He will take us to the scene in the garden where God demonstrates the meaning of death.  Pastor will show us the rule of sin and death that God put into place for sin to be covered and ul...

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