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The YWAM Teaching PodcastYouth With A Mission is an international, multi-denominational movement of people who follow Jesus and want to know God and make Him known. These teachings by some of our members and friends reflect the journey we are on together. We hope you find them encouraging and helpful.On the YWAM Teaching Podcast we get to hear from YWAM Leaders like: Loren Cunningham Darlene Cunningham Lynn Green Jim Stier John Dawson Dean ShermanThe speakers will cover topics like: Discipleship The Bible Jesus Lordship more … Subscribe to the YWAM Teaching Podcast: Subscribe via Email

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The YWAM Teaching PodcastYouth With A Mission is an international, multi-denominational movement of people who follow Jesus and want to know God and make Him known. These teachings by some of our members and friends reflect the journey we are on together. We hope you find them encouraging and helpful.On the YWAM Teaching Podcast we get to hear from YWAM Leaders like: Loren Cunningham Darlene Cunningham Lynn Green Jim Stier John Dawson Dean ShermanThe speakers will cover topics like: Discipleship The Bible Jesus Lordship more … Subscribe to the YWAM Teaching Podcast: Subscribe via Email

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Sound, biblical teaching undergirds these inspirational messages on the Great Commission.

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By P.C. CHINA - Apr 30 2013
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Sound, biblical teaching undergirds these inspirational messages on the Great Commission.
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Rank #1: Spiritual Authority – Joy Dawson

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In this YWAM Teaching Podcast we get to hear from Joy Dawson as she talks to us about Spiritual Authority.

Joy Dawson’s Bible-teaching ministry and missionary journeys have taken her to fifty-five countries on every continent. Most of her teaching ministry has been at spiritual leadership conferences. Multitudes have been blessed by her television and radio ministries, and countless lives have been changed through the international distribution of her audio and videotapes. The character and ways of God are the Biblical basis of her penetrating teachings, which cross denominational lines (from her web-site).

Joy Dawson has authored or co-authored eight different books:

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Nov 14 2012

1hr 25mins

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Rank #2: True Repentance – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast we get to hear a classic teaching about True Repentance from Loren Cunningham.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also a leader at the YWAM, UofN Campus in Hawaii, and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Citing some stories from the Gospels, Loren explains what it means to truly repent of our sins. He gives practical steps for examining our own sins and seeking true repentance. His central message is that real repentance means death to self and selfishness.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

Feb 17 2017

45mins

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Rank #3: Surrender – Corrie Ten Boom

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Corrie Ten Boom was an inspiration to many, including many Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff and students to whom she shared her story, including the ones who were reaching out from the castle of YWAM Hurlach at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

Together with her family she stood up against the Nazi regime in Holland during the Second World War. In their house in Haarlem they hid many different people who were on the run of the Nazi Gestapo. Unfortunately the Ten Boom family was betrayed and they were put into prison, and later sent to concentration camps. There Corrie was able to share the gospel with her fellow prisoners, who lived in horrible conditions together. Through a miracle Corrie got released, but from her family she was the only one who survived.

She shares her story in many books, of which the Hiding Place was made into a movie with the same title. Her story is significant because of what God did in her life and that of others, both during and after the war. (source: YWAM Memorial)

We are very privileged in YWAM to have recordings of some of Corrie’s teachings before she passed away in 1983. The first teaching that we offer to you here on the YWAM Teaching Podcast is about Surrendering our life to Christ.

She speaks on how we must abide and be filled with the Holy Spirit for the Lord to use and work through us. Using John 15, she describes that the only way that we can truly abide is through complete surrender and obedience to the Lord.

John 15

I Am the True Vine

[1] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. [2] Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. [3] Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. [4] Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. [5] I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. [6] If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. [7] If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. [8] By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. [9] As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. [10] If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. [11] These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

[12] “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. [13] Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. [14] You are my friends if you do what I command you. [15] No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. [16] You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. [17] These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

The Hatred of the World

[18] “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. [19] If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. [20] Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. [21] But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. [22] If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. [23] Whoever hates me hates my Father also. [24] If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. [25] But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’

[26] “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. [27] And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

(John 15 ESV)

Apr 07 2015

41mins

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Rank #4: Challenges of the Impossible – Brother Andrew

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In this Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast we will hear from Brother Andrew as he shares about “Challenges of the Impossible”.

Based on the story of Gideon in Judges 6, Brother Andrew emphasises that God has faith in people, and man has faith in God. Throughout the teaching that was recorded in 1976, Brother Andrew uses life illustrations which are still relevant today.

When Brother Andrew was only 12-years old he was passing secret messages during World War II to help his home country of Holland to come out from the Nazi occupation. After the war he fought for his country in the Dutch East Indies and then after returning to Holland he discovered a new life following God.

After dedicating himself to God and his call, Brother Andrew became a messenger of hope, smuggling Scripture through closed borders and equipping persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain. The ministry that he began, Open Doors, continues to shine the light of Christ in the world’s darkest places.

You can read more about Brother Andrew, and the ministry to persecuted Christians around the globe, in his book “God’s Smuggler“.

Judges 6 (NIV)

Gideon

6 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. 2 Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoplesinvaded the country. 4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys. 5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it. 6 Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the Lord for help.

7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand of all your oppressors; I drove them out before you and gave you their land.10 I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.”

11 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshingwheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. 12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”

15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”

17 Gideon replied, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a signthat it is really you talking to me. 18 Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.”

And the Lord said, “I will wait until you return.”

19 Gideon went inside, prepared a young goat, and from an ephaha]">[a] of flour he made bread without yeast. Putting the meat in a basket and its broth in a pot, he brought them out and offered them to him under the oak.

20 The angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread, place them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And Gideon did so. 21 Then the angel of the Lord touched the meat and the unleavened bread with the tip of the staff that was in his hand. Fire flared from the rock, consuming the meat and the bread. And the angel of the Lorddisappeared. 22 When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he exclaimed, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! I have seen the angel of the Lordface to face!”

23 But the Lord said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”

24 So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

25 That same night the Lord said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old.b]">[b] Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah polec]">[c] beside it. 26 Then build a proper kind ofd]">[d] altar to the Lord your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the seconde]">[e] bull as a burnt offering.”

27 So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the Lord told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.

28 In the morning when the people of the town got up, there was Baal’s altar, demolished, with the Asherah pole beside it cut down and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar!

29 They asked each other, “Who did this?”

When they carefully investigated, they were told, “Gideon son of Joashdid it.”

30 The people of the town demanded of Joash, “Bring out your son. He must die, because he has broken down Baal’s altar and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.”

31 But Joash replied to the hostile crowd around him, “Are you going to plead Baal’s cause? Are you trying to save him? Whoever fights for him shall be put to death by morning! If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar.” 32 So because Gideon broke down Baal’s altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baalf]">[f] that day, saying, “Let Baal contend with him.”

33 Now all the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples joined forces and crossed over the Jordan and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.34 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet,summoning the Abiezrites to follow him. 35 He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, calling them to arms, and also into Asher, Zebulun and Naphtali, so that they too went up to meet them.

36 Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised— 37 look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will knowthat you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.” 38 And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew—a bowlful of water.

39 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.” 40 That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.

Aug 23 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: God’s Perfect Logistics – Corrie Ten Boom

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In this Youth With A Mission teaching Podcast,  Corrie Ten Boom teaches and shares her experience of “Gods Perfect Logistics”. With experience gained from personal hardship she humbly shares how victory comes when we look at Jesus, rather than ourselves or others – our security is in Him and nothing else.

Corrie Ten Boom stood up against the Nazis during The Second World War in Holland. They hid many from the Nazi regime, but were eventually betrayed and put in Nazi concentration camps. In this time of sharing from Corrie we hear how she was days from being put to death when by a miracle, she was released from the camp. Unfortunately Corrie was the only member of her family to survive the war.

We hope that you are inspired by this classic teaching from Corrie Ten Boom:

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Jesus did it, the Bible tells it, I believe it, and that settles it. (Corrie Ten Boom)

Corrie Ten Boom’s story is shared in many books, of which the Hiding Place was made into a movie with the same title. Her story is significant because of what God did in her life and that of others, both during and after the war.

… being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience … (Colossians 1:11, NIV)

Jesus’s Great Commission to His followers:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Apr 06 2016

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Rank #6: Let’s Go Barefoot – Loren Cunningham

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This episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast presents us with a classic and timeless teaching from Loren Cunningham. Loren speaks on the importance of submission and relinquishing our “rights”. He calls us to lay down the things we cling to so that we can experience complete freedom in our relationship with God and be fully available to serve Him.

Joshua 1: 3 (NIV)

I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

Exodus 3: 5 (NIV)

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

Joshua 14: 9 (NIV)

“So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.’”.

Ruth 4: 7 – 8 (NIV)

(Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.) So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.

Mark 8: 34 – 35 (NIV)

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Responsibility – Rights = Reward of Relationship with God

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

You can read more about Loren Cunningham on his personal web-site.

Dec 10 2014

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Rank #7: Why the Innocent Suffer – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham shares with us a classic teaching about Why the Innocent Suffer.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also a leader at the YWAM, U of N Campus in Hawaii, and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Understanding why the innocent suffer is often one of the biggest challenges that people have with understanding God and Christian faith. C. S. Lewis described it as “The Problem of Pain” and Loren Cunningham dives into this challenging topic in this Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast episode …

1 Peter 2:18

Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

Jul 17 2017

51mins

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Rank #8: Conditions for Knowing God’s Voice – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast we get to hear from Loren Cunningham as he talks about the Conditions for Knowing God’s Voice.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

You can read more about Loren Cunningham on his personal web-site.

This teaching is an earlier recording and has some gaps in the middle of his talk. We have put the teaching together as best we can to convey Loren’s message, but you will probably find that some of the middle of his talk sounds disjointed. After listening through a number of times we have decided to publish this teaching in it’s current state as it is a valuable teaching about hearing God’s Voice.

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Nov 20 2012

48mins

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Rank #9: God’s Love – Corrie Ten Boom

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast we continue our series of teaching from Corrie Ten Boom with her teaching about God’s Love

Corrie Ten Boom was an inspiration to many, including Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff and students to whom she shared her story.

Together with her family she stood up against the Nazi regime in Holland during the Second World War. In their house in the Netherlands they hid many different people who were on the run from the Nazi Gestapo. Unfortunately the Ten Boom family was betrayed and they were put into prison, and later sent to concentration camps. There Corrie was able to share the gospel with her fellow prisoners, who lived in horrible conditions together. Through a miracle Corrie got released, but from her family, she was the only one who survived.

She shares her story in many books, of which the Hiding Place was made into a movie with the same title. Her story is significant because of what God did in her life and that of others, both during and after the war. (source: YWAM Memorial)

We hope that you are blessed by this classic YWAM teaching…

“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”

The Way of Love

[1] If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. [3] If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

[4] Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant [5] or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [6] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. [7] Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

[8] Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. [9] For we know in part and we prophesy in part, [10] but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. [11] When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. [12] For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

[13] So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

(1 Corinthians 13 ESV)

Aug 31 2015

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Rank #10: The Seven Spheres of Influence – Loren Cunningham

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One of the key foundational principles to the establishment of the University of the Nations, Youth With A Mission’s training arm, is the idea of the seven spheres, influences, or mountains, of society. The seven spheres are:

  • Family
  • Religion / Church
  • Education
  • Government
  • Media
  • Celebration (Arts, Entertainment, and Sports)
  • Economics (Business, Science, and Technology

The idea behind the seven spheres is that it is through influencing those areas of society, that the entire society can be influenced with the gospel.

In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham, the founder of Youth With A Mission and the University of the Nations, shares about those seven spheres, and how God is influencing the nations through them …

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

Feb 12 2016

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Rank #11: Family in Missions – Darlene Cunningham

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In this episode of the Youth With A Mission teaching podcast we have the privilege of hearing from Darlene Cunningham as she shares with us about families in missions.

Through some extremely personal and inspiring stories from her own life as the co-founder of Youth With Mission, as well as a full-time mother and wife, we hear some great principles that Darlene and her husband Loren Cunningham have used in their family as they raised their children and co-founded a global ministry.

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Jun 13 2016

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Rank #12: The Spirit of the World – Dean Sherman

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast we get to hear from Dean Sherman as he shares about The Spirit of the World – 1 John 5:19.

Dean Sherman is dean of the College of Christian Ministries for the University of the Nations. He is a respected international Bible teacher, having ministered in 49 states and more than 40 countries. He and his wife, Michelle, make their home in Salem, Oregon. They have two children.

Dean Sherman has written books and created video and audio teachings that have been used at YWAM locations and churches around the world about the topics of relationships and spiritual warfare.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN

How to Live in Victory & Retake the Land

God has called Christians to overcome the world and drive back the forces of evil and darkness at work within it. Spiritual warfare isn’t just casting out demons; it’s Spirit-controlled thinking and attitudes. Dean delivers a no-nonsense, both-feet-planted-on-the-ground approach to the unseen world.

RELATIONSHIPS

The Key to Love, Sex, and Everything Else

With clarity and a sharp wit, Dean Sherman illuminates the often confusing and mysterious world of love, sex, and relationships in this accessible, hard-hitting examination of romantic love and sexuality in the Christian’s life.

  • Learn the secret of your “attraction gift”
  • Discover that the real question is not  “How far is too far?”
  • Investigate the meaning and value of being in right, godly relationships with others.
  • Build your life relationships upon God’s logical, loving, and freeing precepts.
  • Begin the healing process if you struggle with sexual sin from your past.
  • Understand the loving and practical principles behind the relationship boundaries God has established.

Relationships: The Key to Love, Sex, and Everything Else is an immediately relevant and refreshingly direct discussion of the most dynamic and foundational facet of our lives. Bold and thorough, this book is the answer for those who are disillusioned with the self-centred, anything-goes attitude modelled in much of today’s media or the legalistic advice that attempts to reduce relationships to a list of rules. With balance and thoughtfulness, Dean Sherman offers a soundly biblical alternative that works.

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Feb 11 2013

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Rank #13: Free as a Slave – Winkie Pratney

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast we hear from Winkie Pratney as he shares with us about what it means to be “Free as a Slave”.

Winkie Pratney is a youth communicator, Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer from Auckland, New Zealand. With a mostly teenaged audience, Pratney speaks world wide to over 500,000 annually in churches, universities, high-schools, and Christian-oriented festivals.

Winkie Pratney has written over 20 different books since he began writing in 1964. The latest book that he published is called Ultimate CORE: Church on the Radical Edge. Ultimate Core is described as:

This in-depth approach to discipleship is designed for young people who want to experience and radiate the core of heart commitment to Christ. The ULTIMATE CORE is grounded in the ageless principles taught in the Sermon on the Mount. Relevant chapter topics range from purity to spiritual gifts to evangelism and offer insights to empower and challenge older teens and twenty-somethings to become effective, powerful Christians for this millennium. Written by Winkie Pratney and Trevor Yaxley, two youth ministry and evangelism experts.

Some of Winkie Pratney’s other books include:

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Nov 07 2012

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Rank #14: Creating with God – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham speaks on co-creating with God.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership. Being one of the founders of Youth With A Mission means that much of who YWAM is, and what YWAM does is born out of Loren’t faith and understanding of who God is, including the fact that we are called to be co-creators with God, and that He never stopped creating, and that all creation is enabled by the Holy Spirit.

I hope that you enjoy this classic teaching …

We are called to be co-creators with God. The creation is enabled by the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:8 (NIV)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Is 48:7 (NIV)

They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, ‘Yes, I knew of them.’

Is 43:19 (NIV)

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

Sep 25 2015

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Rank #15: Field Under Heavenly Cultivation – Corrie Ten Boom

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In this episode the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast Corrie Ten Boom brings us a teaching entitled “Field Under Heavenly Cultivation”.

Her teachings are coloured with stories and poems inspiring us to live radically, daily aware of the ways the spiritual realms intersect with our earthly lives. If you want to bear fruit in your life this teaching will help to provide you with tools to ensure “the wilderness of your heart is transformed into a garden”.

Corrie Ten Boom was an inspiration to many, including YWAM Staff and Students. She stood up against the Nazis during The Second World War in Holland. Her and her family hid many people from the Nazi regime, but they were eventually betrayed and put in Nazi concentration camps. Corrie was the only one in her family to survive the war.

During her time in one of the concentration camps, after spending four months alone in a cell, Corrie came to the understanding that she was a field being plowed and weeded by God. This realisation lead to this teaching that we will share with you now about how we are fields under heavenly cultivation. 

Charles Spurgeon once said, “What a privilege it is to know that I am a field under heavenly cultivation – not a wilderness but a garden of the Lord, walled by grace, planted according to a divine plan, worked by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and constantly protected by divine power. A soul, so privileged, is prepared to bring forth fruit to the glory of God.” Yes, as Paul says, “You are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9). You are a field under cultivation, walled by grace. We see that grace when we look at the cross of Golgotha. There God’s Son bore the sins of the whole world, your sins and mine. But we also see that grace when we look at the empty grave. We have a living Savior, who is with us, who looks at us and loves us, who forgives us if we confess our sins and cleans us with His blood – what grace! Ephesians 1:7 says of Jesus, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace …”

We have been planted according to a divine pattern, even if we do not always understand that pattern, even if we do not always understand that pattern. God is interested in each of us “microscopically” as well as “telescopically.” The hairs of our heads have been counted, but the universe is also in His hand.

Yes, our life is like a garden of the Lord, walled by grace, cultivated by love, and weeded by heavenly discipline. Sin comes between us and God, like the weeds that impede the growth of plants and flowers. Heavenly discipline cultivates us by pulling out the weeds. These can be difficult times in one’s life.

I was in a jail cell all alone for four months. This was a time of plowing. I thought, “There’ll be nothing left of me.” I was desperate, but I suddenly saw God’s side of things. I was myself as a field that was being plowed and weeded …

Dec 07 2016

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Rank #16: Finding Your Identity in Christ – Joseph Avakian

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast Joseph Avakian tells us about the journey that God took him on in Discovering and Restoring the Identity that God created him with.

Joseph Avakian has been working with Youth With A Mission since 1984 and has been involved in teaching and projects around the world. He has been responsible for pioneering and launching many of the schools that YWAM is currently running in the area of communication. Joseph was also one of the key developers of the current YWAM logo.

You can find out more about Joseph Avakian on his personal web-site and blog.

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Mar 11 2013

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Rank #17: Releasing Women – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham shares about Releasing Women into Ministry.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership. 

In 2000 Loren Cunningham, David Hamilton, and Janice Rogers authored the book Why Not Women, which took a look at the issue of women in missions, ministry, and leadership. The book took a look at:

  • A detailed study of women in Scripture
  • Historical and current global perspectives
  • An examination of the fruit of women in public ministry
  • A hard-hitting revelation of what’s at stake for women, men, the Body of Christ, God’s Kingdom, and the unreached.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including:

You can read more about Loren Cunningham on his personal web-site.

Mar 03 2014

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Rank #18: Leadership with John Dawson at YWAM Together

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John Dawson, one of the past Presidents of Youth With A Mission, shared at YWAM Together about Leadership and the YWAM Family, about what it means to lead the family, and how God is leading us as global ministry in this area. You will also get to hear input from Loren and Darlene Cunningham, Larry Baldock, and others who were in attendance at YWAM Together in Townsville, Australia.

John Dawson is former President of Youth With A Mission and a well-loved author and leader. He is founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition, a global network dedicated to healing wounds between people groups and elements of society. He is former founder/director of Youth With A Mission-Los Angeles and the International Director of YWAM Urban Missions. 
John Dawson is the author of two books including Healing America’s Wounds and his best seller Taking Our Cities for God.

You are in the middle of an invisible spiritual war! Explore strategies for faith and prayer that can win the battle! Just imagine for a moment–living in a community where children meet to pray, crime is almost nonexistent and people fill the churches. In Taking Our Cities for God, you will explore dynamic and life-changing strategies to help you tear down the strongholds that have held your community back from its full spiritual potential. Remove the roadblocks that prevent your city from experiencing spiritual renewal and revival! This revised handbook with its thirteen-lesson study guide invites you to take part in a cleanup effort that will open the heavens above your city and allow God’s blessings to flow freely.It’s original printing over twelve years ago launched an era of successful prayer walks, mapping and strategic intercession. Now is the time for you to claim your spiritual authority and take your city for God!You will:

  • Discover God’s purpose for your city.
  • Study and grasp your city’s spiritual history.
  • Discern the strongholds that work against your city.
  • Join others to intercede for your city.
  • Develop a plan to break the strongholds and bring your city to God

You can watch the full unedited YWAM Together sessions below:

Nov 12 2015

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Rank #19: Hold Up to Finances – Loren Cunningham

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In this episode of the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham shares with us a teaching about what might cause a Hold Up to Finances.

Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also a leader at the YWAM, U of N Campus in Hawaii, and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.

During this teaching from Loren he talks about hos God will teach us in three ways:

  • His Character
  • His Ways
  • His Will

Loren challenges us to ask ourselves, “Do you want to learn God’s message, more that you want the material need met?”. 

Mat 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

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Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Loren Cunningham is the author of a number of books including the book Daring to Live on the Edge: The Adventure of Faith and Finances, which expands upon this teaching about Finances:

Mar 07 2018

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Rank #20: Priesthood – Trent Sheppard

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Trent Sheppard speaks to us about Priesthood in this episode of the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast.

Trent Sheppard is currently a collegiate minister and teaching pastor in Boston Massachusetts. Trent worked with Youth With A Mission in the United Kingdom for eight years running “The Factory” ministry in Harpenden.

Trent Sheppard has also written a book called God on Campus: Sacred Causes & Global Effects (Campus America Books) that talks about the legacy of spiritual awakening that stretches from the founding of the earliest colleges in the United States to a global movement of nonstop student prayer.

You can find more Youth With A Mission foundational teachings at the YWAM Podcast Network web-site, ywampodcast.net. While there you can comment on the teaching, let me know what other teaching you would like to hear, and subscribe to receive future episodes.

Jun 30 2016

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