Real Life, Real People: The Podcast
By Gregg Matte
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Real Life, Real People: The Podcast is a collection of authentic conversations with Gregg Matte, author and pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church.
||CleanTHE HOLY LAND: Origins of Conflict||Dr. Bryant Wright joins us to help explain the history and mystery behind the people of Israel and the roots of tension in today's headlines.||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClear the Decks||Pastor Gregg explains why a short pencil is better than a long memory as we discuss some key habits of pleasant productivity in this new episode.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics||In this special episode, Pastor Gregg tackles the POTUS issue and creates a framework for voting for with a clear conscience when neither choice is desirable. He also remind us of the importance of remembering the others who are on the ballot.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE RACE CARD||Pastor Gregg plays the race card with Stephen as they discuss some key questions and discoveries about race relationships. For more info on the accompanying videos go to www.houstonsfirst.org.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Your One Word?||RLRP:the Podcast is back. We kick things off strong with a challenge to find a word you can focus on this year. Pastor Gregg unpacks the reason why he chose the word he did. Welcome back!||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeedback||In this final episode of Season One, Gregg talks about his own experience with feedback and how to develop the right ears to hear.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMINI EPISODE: PROGRAM NOTE||Big program announcement for Real Life Real People. Summer breaks, Season Two, and the Houston's First Podcast Universe.||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeadership Stinks: Part 2||Leadership is tough, but worth the pain. In this second episode Gregg reframes the idea and challenge of leadership as abiding in Christ and making the call.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeadership Stinks: Part 1||In this first episode, Gregg talks about the downside of leadership. Over the next two episodes, we will explore what God is calling us to and how He equips us serve those around us.||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Batter's Box||In the episode we discuss the value of preparation and how it kills panic in the moment. Although we trace Gregg's usual routine on Sundays, it applies directly to how you might embrace good preparation for those moment's when you feel are in the...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rainbow Room||Pastor Gregg takes and interesting dive into the book of Ezra and gives us some tools to deal with daily discouragement. For more messages on Ezra, visit houstonsfirst.org.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShared Values||Leadership Essentials: Godly, Effective, and Excellent||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE QUADRILOGY 4||This four episode series takes the listener behind the scenes in Pastor Gregg's new book entitled: Unstoppable Gospel||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE QUADRILOGY 3||This four episode series takes the listener behind the scenes in Pastor Gregg's new book entitled: Unstoppable Gospel||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE QUADRILOGY 2||This four episode series takes the listener behind the scenes in Pastor Gregg's new book entitled: Unstoppable Gospel||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE QUADRILOGY 1||4 Episode Series||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecharging||Gregg fills us in on the importance of carving out time to recharge. He also discusses some important tips every leader can use regain spiritual energy.||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEleven Years||Real Life, Real People: The Podcast||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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Other moral issues not mentioned
In a previous sermon, pastor Greg said that personal character and qualifications were important qualifications for leadership. Also, one concept Pastor Greg stated is definitely true - Christians and Republicas have unwisely been linked too closely together. Christians have allowed ourselves to be used because we focused on our beliefs about sexuality and marriage to the exclusion of other Biblical moral values.
Pastor Greg, in evauating party platforms, ignores God's accusation in Exezial 22:29 and 31 that His people "oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident. . . . So I have poured out My indignation on them and consumed them with the fire of My fury. I have brought their actions down on their heads"
It is important to look at all moral issues in both entire platform. Then make a personal judgment about how Christian moral values can best be achieved. We also have to place a relative value on various sins, something that God does not do. Christ came to change men's hearts which in turns changes men's actions- not primarily to change men's actions their by enacting laws or forcing employees, when then are not at work, to abide by God's standard.
Since the Bible is not clearly Republican or Democrat, evangelical Christians have hindered the spread of the gospel by actions that link our name to one political party or that cause us to be labeled "anti-gay."