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#48 Did Jesus Have it Easier than You?

Jesus is God, he knew everything that would happen, did that make his life and ministry easier than you have it?

That’s just one of several questions I answer in this week’s episode of “Now Is the Time.”


Are You A Holy Person?

What do you think of when you hear the word “holy?”

For many it calls up scenes of monks in meditative prayer who have given up the worldly life and all its trappings in order to devote their days completely to communion with God.

Real holiness is however something much different… read more.

Peace Talks

This week the president of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France got together in Minsk for a marathon 18 hour all night peace talk. They finally emerged with a plan in hand.

Here’s my take on the new plan an a summary of a few of the significant points…. read more.


Listener Questions

If you’d like to ask me a questions for next week’s podcast you can do that here.

Mike Gratsch asked:

  • Since Jesus knew He was the son of God did it make it easier to go through all the trials and suffering He experienced, and even to his death, than it would If he didn’t know He was God?
  • Would it be harder for us just to use our faith in the same circumstance vs. His absolute knowledge of it?
    Thank you.
  • How are the Ukrainian Christians ministering to those in the war zone?
  • What spiritual opportunities have opened up as a result?
  • How have you used my English class from Shasta Bible College to further your ministry?

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for successful village ministry this weekend and preaching on Sunday.
  • Pray for the online course I’m now teaching.
  • Pray for us as we prepare 6 online theological training classes.


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I am a pastor, missionary, and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Ukraine since 2007. God blessed me with a wonderful wife and 5 amazing children! My greatest passion is to teach, encourage, and exhort others to turn to Jesus, who is Savior, Lord, and God!

  • Nancy Suko

    It was great hear about the pastor in Eastern Ukraine that is sacrificing to help the hurting.

    • Thanks Mom, and there’s a lot more of those stories to tell.

  • Thank you for sharing…you’re providing information most of us have no way of knowing. I appreciate your service for God’s Kingdom. Thanks for doing the Q&A