S2S Talks

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2021

  • Patriotic Ambassadors: Politics, Culture, and Kingdom Church Planting October 16, 2021 by Dwight Nisly - Strength to Strength welcomed Dwight Nisly to discuss his experiences with expanding the kingdom of God. Have you ever wrestled with the role of politics and culture in advancing God’s Kingdom? The Apostle Paul answers these questions with a call to… ...
  • Managers in God’s Household – The Second Side of Stewardship October 9, 2021 by Marlin Sommers - Strength to Strength welcomed Marlin Sommers for a discussion about stewardship. Christians talk a lot about stewardship. Being stewards is indeed a biblical idea (though “servant managers,” or “household managers" may be better terms). We know that what we are entrusted… ...
  • The Joys, Challenges, Tears and Laughs of a Dad with Special Children October 2, 2021 by Tony Zook - Strength to Strength welcomed Tony Zook to discuss his experiences with parenting children with special needs. Have you struggled with your children's disabilities? Do you wonder "Why me?" Tony will share things that encouraged him and his wife Martha when… ...
  • Afghan Refugee Crisis: How Can We Help? September 25, 2021 by "Steve", Joseph, Lavern Yoder, Leon Smith - Strength to Strength welcomed four brothers to discuss the refugee flow from Afghanistan. There are urgent and long-term opportunities to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to needy people-groups arriving at our doorsteps. Join us as we explore ways to help… ...
  • In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions September 18, 2021 by Darvin Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed Darvin Martin for a Bible study of John 14. Are you looking forward to a mansion in heaven? Waiting for Christ to come again and take us to the place which He has prepared? Scores of… ...
  • The Name We Trust September 11, 2021 by Aaron Crider - Strength to Strength welcomed Aaron Crider for a Bible study of God's name. The name of the LORD is a strong tower;The righteous run to it and are safe.Proverbs 18:10 NKJV Join us for a worshipful meditation on "The Name… ...
  • Revival or Heresy? the So-called New Apostolic Reformation September 4, 2021 by Dru Lattin, Joel Nisly - Strength to Strength welcomed Joel Nisly and Dru Lattin to discuss the so-called New Apostolic Reformation. The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), also known as Independent Network Charismatic Christianity is a rapidly-growing and influential global movement led by so-called apostles and prophets… ...
  • Overcoming the Overwhelm August 28, 2021 by Austin Lapp - Strength to Strength welcomed Austin Lapp to discuss practical steps for how knowledge workers can better manage their digital world. Digital tools and toys continue to permeate every corner of our world introducing new issues that require new, creative solutions. Knowledge… ...
  • Witnessing Jesus August 14, 2021 by Zach Barkman - Strength to Strength welcomed Zach Barkman to discuss reaching unbelievers through apologetics. Here's Zach's burden for this talk: After years of street/open-air/campus evangelism, I surveyed all of Jesus' Gospel conversations -- and compared them to methods of evangelism that I'd been… ...
  • King and Country: the King’s Final Victory August 7, 2021 by Sam Baer - Strength to Strength welcomed Sam Baer to discuss the seventh and final segment of this “King and Country” series. What is the final victory of our King? Has His victory been won, or is it coming? What does the victory of… ...
  • Reflections on My Use of Apologetics July 31, 2021 by Bill Shiley - Strength to Strength welcomed Bill Shiley to discuss reaching unbelievers through apologetics. Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.1 Peter 3:15 In this talk Bill relayed lessons… ...
  • King and Country: the King’s Constituents July 24, 2021 by Leo Eby - Strength to Strength welcomed Leo Eby to discuss the sixth segment of this “King and Country” series. A King and a country without humanity wouldn't be a kingdom at all! The bride of the King is His "purchased possession," His "inheritance,"… ...
  • King and Country: the King Inaugurated July 17, 2021 by Ken Miller - Strength to Strength welcomed Ken Miller to discuss the fifth segment of this “King and Country” series. How does the Resurrection of Jesus Christ “inaugurate” Jesus as King of kings and why is the resurrection central to our faith? Can the… ...
  • From Atheist to Follower of Jesus July 10, 2021 by Shihua Zhu - Strength to Strength welcomed Shihua Zhu to describe his spiritual journey into the kingdom of God. Shihua is a former atheist whose life has been completely transformed by God. His story of salvation is full of God's love and work in… ...
  • In God We Don’t Trust July 3, 2021 by Matthew Milioni - Strength to Strength welcomed Matthew Milioni to discuss the relationship that God wants his people to have with the kingdoms of the world. How is a Christian to relate to a national holiday such as Independence Day and the celebration of… ...
  • King and Country: the King’s Stories June 26, 2021 by David Adams - Strength to Strength welcomed David Adams to discuss the fourth segment of this “King and Country” series. When the promised King became flesh to dwell with man, He brought with Him a new constitution with new laws. He also came telling… ...
  • Discovering the Kingdom June 19, 2021 by Daniel Willis - Strength to Strength welcomed Daniel Willis to discuss his spiritual journey from nominal Christianity into Jesus' kingdom. His testimony is that "although the Kingdom of God was right in front of me, I was so nearsighted, believing the lies of the… ...
  • King and Country: the King’s Constitution June 12, 2021 by John D. Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed John D. Martin to discuss the third segment of this “King and Country” series. The Sermon on the Mount is often referred to as the constitution of the Kingdom of God. Is that just an oft-repeated phrase,… ...
  • My Word Shall Not Return Void June 5, 2021 by Joseph - Strength to Strength welcomed Joseph* for an interview of his church planting work. Bryant Martin, representing All-Nations Bible Translation, interviews Joseph on his work of Bible translation, community development, and church planting among a large unreached Muslim people group in… ...
  • King and Country: the King Arrives May 29, 2021 by Wendell Martin - Strength to Strength welcomes Wendell Martin to discuss the second segment of this "King and Country" series. From Alexander the Great to Julius Caesar to King James, rulers have grabbed power and controlled empires. But Jesus of Nazareth was made in… ...
  • Does My Understanding of the Atonement Matter? May 22, 2021 by Philip Hess - Strength to Strength welcomed Philip Hess to discuss the implications of Jesus' atonement. Does it matter how we understand Christ's death? How do our views about this topic affect our view of God and the Christian life? In this talk we… ...
  • When Jesus Says “Follow Me” May 15, 2021 by Siraji Adomati - Strength to Strength welcomed Siraji Adomati to share his testimony. Born and raised as a Muslim, Siraji shares his journey from Islam to a follower of Jesus Christ. He is now an active church-builder in a kingdom church in Uganda. An… ...
  • King and Country: the King Foreshadowed May 8, 2021 by Chuck Pike - Strength to Strength welcomes Chuck Pike to discuss the first segment of this "King and Country" series. For centuries, the Holy Spirit pointed to an eternal kingdom that would come, and the great King who would reign over it. In this… ...
  • Contending Earnestly for the Faith May 1, 2021 by Clark Wray, Zack Johnson - Strength to Strength welcomed Zack Johnson and Clark Wray to discuss the ministries of The Historic Faith, and Sattler College. Clark Wray joined to discuss The Historic Faith, a project by Sattler College in collaboration with Scroll Publishing to deliver… ...
  • Leveraging Business for Kingdom Advance – part 2 April 24, 2021 by Finny Kuruvilla - This was the second part of a two-part Special Event held on April 24, 2021.Also, see "Leveraging Business for Kingdom Advance – part 1" by Finny Kuruvilla. Join Finny Kuruvilla as he outlines how business can be leveraged for advancing Jesus' kingdom.… ...
  • Leveraging Business for Kingdom Advance – part 1 April 24, 2021 by Finny Kuruvilla - This was the first part of a two-part Special Event held on April 24, 2021.Also, see "Leveraging Business for Kingdom Advance – part 2" by Finny Kuruvilla. Join Finny Kuruvilla as he outlines how business can be leveraged for advancing Jesus’ kingdom.… ...
  • Reaching Prisoners: Literature, Covid-19, and Criminal Justice Trends April 17, 2021 by Mike Fisher - Strength to Strength welcomed Mike Fisher to discuss effective ways to reach prisoners. There are more than two million people locked up in prisons and jails of the USA. Many of these people are hurting and looking for answers. Mike introduces… ...
  • Rooted and Built Up in Him April 10, 2021 by Jimmy Nsanze - Strength to Strength welcomed Jimmy Nsanze to share his testimony. Here he shares his life story, and particularly how God in recent years has brought him from the Pentecostal tradition into a kingdom church. Among other factors, he notes the impact… ...
  • The Unreached People Group Next Door April 3, 2021 by Clyde Zimmerman - Strength to Strength welcomed Clyde Zimmerman to discuss practical evangelism. What would the the impact if our churches became intentional about being missionaries as part of our daily lives? Are our neighbors in North America a new "unreached people group"? Has… ...
  • Stories of Enemy Love March 27, 2021 by Pablo Yoder - This was the second part of a two-part Special Event held on March 27, 2021.Also, see "The Power of Enemy Love" by Pablo Yoder. Join Pablo Yoder as he outlines what it means to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves”… ...
  • The Power of Enemy Love March 27, 2021 by Pablo Yoder - This was the first part of a two-part Special Event held on March 27, 2021.Also, see "Stories of Enemy Love" by Pablo Yoder. Join Pablo Yoder as he outlines what it means to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew… ...
  • Tools for Developing Sexual Integrity March 20, 2021 by Tim Kuepfer - Strength to Strength welcomed Tim Kuepfer to open conversation around sexual sin in the church. We know pornography and other sexual sins are a big problem in the church because we've heard scary statistics thrown around. How can families and churches… ...
  • The Power of a Story March 13, 2021 by Merle Burkholder - Strength to Strength welcomed Merle Burkholder to discuss how stories connect with people in a wholistic way. They communicate a truth, connect with our emotions, and bring understanding that leads to change. Merle also shares his personal experiences through his YouTube… ...
  • Economics Jesus’ Way March 6, 2021 by John D. Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed John D. Martin to discuss what Jesus intended for his followers in relation to finances. Using the Sermon on the Mount as his text, he explores the difficult words of Jesus. Can we make sense of these… ...
  • Life Lessons from a Zillion Canoe Trips February 27, 2021 by Brian Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed Brian Martin to discuss his experiences as "Chief Brian" at the Bald Eagle Boys Camp and the Allegany Boys Camp. Using stories, he shares Scriptural discipleship lessons drawn from many years of experience discipling boys. An interactive… ...
  • Vaccines: Efficacy and Ethics February 20, 2021 by Philip Hess - Strength to Strength welcomed Philip Hess to discuss the history of vaccines, as well as the health and moral implications. Of particular relevance in the Covid-19 era, Philip helps to carefully sort through the known data, while identifying popular myths circulating… ...
  • Christians & Politics: A Challenge From History – part 2 February 13, 2021 by Dean Taylor - This was the second part of a two-part Special Event held on February 13, 2021.Also, see "Christians & Politics: A Challenge From History - part 1" by Dean Taylor. "The same theology, given similar circumstances, will very likely, once again create the… ...
  • Christians & Politics: A Challenge From History – part 1 February 13, 2021 by Dean Taylor - This was the first part of a two-part Special Event held on February 13, 2021.Also, see "Christians & Politics: A Challenge From History - part 2" by Dean Taylor. "The same theology, given similar circumstances, will very likely, once again create the… ...
  • Give Me This Mountain! February 6, 2021 by Glenn Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed Glenn Martin to discuss the story of the twelve spies who were sent into Canaan. When they returned, Joshua and Caleb were ready to face the giants and conquer: "Let us go up at once and take… ...
  • My Journey into Kingdom Christianity January 30, 2021 by Adam Boyd - Strength to Strength welcomed Adam Boyd to share about his journey into kingdom Christianity. Join us to hear the story of Adam's journey over the past 20+ years. From an early life growing up in the church, to a season of… ...
  • Being the Somebody January 23, 2021 by Brent - Strength to Strength welcomed Brent to share about being the hands and feet of Jesus. He was sharing about his ministry in a restricted-access country. Isaiah's willingness to volunteer for the Lord's service should be instructive to us: Also I heard… ...
  • Story of God’s Hand in Bangladesh January 16, 2021 by Arnold Eby - Strength to Strength welcomed Arnold Eby to share about his experiences in Bangladesh. We believe God orchestrates the events of life but many times it is hard for us to tie the story line together. Other times, the narrative seems… ...
  • Direction in Chaos Q&A January 9, 2021 by David Bercot - This was the second part of a two-part Special Event held on January 9, 2021.Also, see part 1: "Don't Let This Crisis Go to Waste," a series of three short presentations. 2020 has been a year like none other. Who… ...
  • Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste! January 9, 2021 by Andrew Kurtz, Jonathan Heisey, Patrick Matthews - This was the first part of a two-part Special Event held on January 9, 2021.Also, see part 2: "Direction in Chaos" by David Bercot. 2020 has been a year like none other. Who could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic, rioting… ...
  • The Lord’s Prayer January 2, 2021 by John D. Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed John D. Martin to share about the Lord's Prayer, as recorded by Matthew: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in… ...

2020

  • The Moravian Option December 26, 2020 by Ken Miller - Strength to Strength welcomed Ken Miller to share about "The Moravian Option." The Moravian Option is one response to Rod Dreher's "The Benedict Option." Despite their doctrinal problems, what can the 18th century Moravians teach us about "Strong Group" community life,… ...
  • The Glorious Majesty of His Kingdom December 19, 2020 by Leo Eby - Strength to Strength welcomed Leo Eby to share about the Kingdom of God as described by David: They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his… ...
  • All-Nations Bible Translation December 12, 2020 by Aaron Crider - Strength to Strength welcomed Aaron Crider from All-Nations Bible Translation. He shared about how this organization partners with Anabaptist churches for the unreached, pursuing the All-Nations' vision: Communities of believers in every language group living out the Word of God. An… ...
  • The Fuel That Drives December 5, 2020 by Harold Troyer - Strength to Strength welcomed Harold Troyer to speak on the topic of prayer life, which he referred to as the fuel that drives. What is driving your life and how do you get from point A to point B? Is your… ...
  • Cultivating Kingdom Communities – part 2 November 28, 2020 by Bryant Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed Bryant Martin to share a message on the hope of the world, "Cultivating Kingdom Communities of Faithful Practice - part 2." What is the answer for our world? How does God's Kingdom get advanced? An interactive… ...
  • Cultivating Kingdom Communities – part 1 November 21, 2020 by Bryant Martin - Strength to Strength welcomed Bryant Martin to share a message on the hope of the world, "Cultivating Kingdom Communities of Faithful Practice - part 1." What is the answer for our world? How does God's Kingdom get advanced? An interactive… ...
  • Families Perpetuating the Faith November 14, 2020 by Philip Hess - Strength to Strength welcomed Philip Hess to share about the importance of family in perpetuating the faith. Closely tied in is the change from the historic church's teaching about family planning and birth control, and how that change has opened Pandora's… ...
  • He Drew Me Back November 7, 2020 by Sam Baer - Strength to Strength welcomed Sam Baer to share about his faith journey. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta as a conservative Mennonite, but left that about twelve years ago. He shared the story of his journey, and how in the… ...
  • No Blood but Our Own October 31, 2020 by Zack Johnson - Strength to Strength welcomed Zack Johnson from Sattler College to share about peacemaking. He has previously served in the US Air Force, but was granted dismissal after coming to an understanding of Jesus' teaching of peacemaking. Download: Four Quadrants of… ...

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