4th Day Letters https://brokendoorministries.com Mon, 20 May 2019 08:01:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 Brian Pusateri clean episodic Brian Pusateri brian@brokendoorministries.com brian@brokendoorministries.com (Brian Pusateri) Copyright Broken Door Ministries Christian Inspiration in the tradition of Cursillo, Kairos, Via de Cristo, and Walk to Emmaus from Broken Door Ministries 4th Day Letters https://brokendoorministries.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/2017-08-BrokenDoorMinistries-PodcastLogo.jpg https://brokendoorministries.com Weekly Hurdles Are A Running Event https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/hurdles-are-a-running-event/ Sun, 19 May 2019 14:19:02 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4978 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/hurdles-are-a-running-event/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/hurdles-are-a-running-event/feed/ 9 <p>A lot has changed since I was a young high school athlete running hurdles on a cinder track and measuring the distance in yards rather than meters, as they do today. But one important fundamental remains the same. Good track coaches teach the beginning hurdler that hurdles are a running event, not a jumping event.…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/hurdles-are-a-running-event/">Hurdles Are A Running Event</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> A lot has changed since I was a young high school athlete running hurdles on a cinder track and measuring the distance in yards rather than meters, as they do today. But one important fundamental remains the same. Brian Pusateri clean 6:41 Two Lies…One Trap https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/two-lies-one-trap/ Sun, 12 May 2019 15:40:11 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4966 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/two-lies-one-trap/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/two-lies-one-trap/feed/ 8 <p>Did you know that Satan employs a very specific strategy to disrupt our relationship with God? He employees two diametrically opposite lies. They work in concert to trap us in despair and isolate us from God. He uses one lie to lure us into his trap. Once in the trap, he uses a different lie…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/two-lies-one-trap/">Two Lies…One Trap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> Did you know that Satan employs a very specific strategy to disrupt our relationship with God? He employees two diametrically opposite lies. They work in concert to trap us in despair and isolate us from God. He uses one lie to lure us into his trap. Brian Pusateri clean 7:08 Jesus Reveals Himself https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-reveals-himself/ Mon, 06 May 2019 00:14:36 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4944 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-reveals-himself/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-reveals-himself/feed/ 8 <p>Several years ago, as I was driving to work, I spotted a homeless man digging through a dumpster for food. I stopped and gave the man the two donuts I had just purchased.  As I drove away, I realized I could have done more. Instantly I turned around. He was nowhere to be found. I…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-reveals-himself/">Jesus Reveals Himself</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> Several years ago, as I was driving to work, I spotted a homeless man digging through a dumpster for food. I stopped and gave the man the two donuts I had just purchased.  As I drove away, I realized I could have done more. Instantly I turned around. Brian Pusateri clean 6:06 Is Jesus’ Resurrection From The Dead Really A Big Deal? https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/is-jesus-resurrection-from-the-dead-really-a-big-deal/ Sat, 27 Apr 2019 14:49:39 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4928 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/is-jesus-resurrection-from-the-dead-really-a-big-deal/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/is-jesus-resurrection-from-the-dead-really-a-big-deal/feed/ 8 <p>I carefully chose the title question for today’s message with the present tense “is” and not the past tense “was.” There is no doubt that according to Scripture, Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was a huge deal. He appeared to over 500 people. Reactions ranged from amazement, awe, fear, shock, bewilderment, to skepticism and doubt.…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/is-jesus-resurrection-from-the-dead-really-a-big-deal/">Is Jesus’ Resurrection From The Dead Really A Big Deal?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> I carefully chose the title question for today’s message with the present tense “is” and not the past tense “was.” There is no doubt that according to Scripture, Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was a huge deal. He appeared to over 500 people. Brian Pusateri clean 6:29 Built From A Remnant https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/built-from-a-remnant/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:50:01 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4914 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/built-from-a-remnant/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/built-from-a-remnant/feed/ 10 <p>The news has been filled with stories of destroyed churches. Several black churches in Louisiana were burned down by an arsonist. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was nearly destroyed by what is thought to be an electrical fire. Terrorist bombings are to blame for the horrific destruction to several churches in Sri Lanka on Easter.…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/built-from-a-remnant/">Built From A Remnant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> The news has been filled with stories of destroyed churches. Several black churches in Louisiana were burned down by an arsonist. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was nearly destroyed by what is thought to be an electrical fire. Brian Pusateri clean 7:43 How Are You, I Really Care? https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/how-are-you-i-really-care/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:12:34 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4883 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/how-are-you-i-really-care/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/how-are-you-i-really-care/feed/ 5 <p>If you ask anyone the simple question, “How are you,” you can anticipate their one word answer. They will say, “fine.” Is their answer true and accurate, usually not? We have all been conditioned to give this answer. It is easy to say. We anticipate that the person who is asking us the question is…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/how-are-you-i-really-care/">How Are You, I Really Care?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> If you ask anyone the simple question, “How are you,” you can anticipate their one word answer. They will say, “fine.” Is their answer true and accurate, usually not? We have all been conditioned to give this answer. It is easy to say. Brian Pusateri clean 6:40 Throwing Stones https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/throwing-stones/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:25:09 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4896 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/throwing-stones/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/throwing-stones/feed/ 4 <p>We have all heard the expression, “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Today we will dig into that expression. Let me begin today by asking you a question. Have you ever taken delight in the misfortune of another person? Be honest. If you have, you will want to read today’s message.…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/throwing-stones/">Throwing Stones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> We have all heard the expression, “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Today we will dig into that expression. Let me begin today by asking you a question. Have you ever taken delight in the misfortune of another person? Brian Pusateri clean 6:59 Transparent Living https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/transparent-living/ Sat, 30 Mar 2019 15:29:57 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4869 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/transparent-living/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/transparent-living/feed/ 15 <p>How many people know the real you? How many people truly know the person you see in the mirror?  All of us wear masks. We attempt to hide parts of ourselves from others. We prefer to present a public persona with our flaws and short comings well hidden. There are dangers in this charade? Who…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/transparent-living/">Transparent Living</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> How many people know the real you? How many people truly know the person you see in the mirror?  All of us wear masks. We attempt to hide parts of ourselves from others. We prefer to present a public persona with our flaws and short comings well hidden... Brian Pusateri clean 6:28 Cast Into The Sea https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/cast-into-the-sea/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:45:13 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4855 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/cast-into-the-sea/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/cast-into-the-sea/feed/ 8 <p>Immediately upon reading today’s title you might wonder, who is going to be cast into the sea. Today the focus is not on someone being cast into the sea but on something being cast into the sea. That thing is sin. God casts our sin into the sea, even when we might be inclined to…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/cast-into-the-sea/">Cast Into The Sea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> Immediately upon reading today’s title you might wonder, who is going to be cast into the sea. Today the focus is not on someone being cast into the sea but on something being cast into the sea. That thing is sin. God casts our sin into the sea, Brian Pusateri clean 5:45 Jesus Wept For Us https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-wept-for-us/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:08:00 +0000 https://brokendoorministries.com/?p=4841 https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-wept-for-us/#comments https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-wept-for-us/feed/ 6 <p>Most people when asked the question, “What is the shortest verse in the King James Bible,” correctly answer, “Jesus Wept.” That verse from John 11:35 is referring to Jesus weeping at the death of His friend Lazarus. That is not the only time that Jesus wept. I believe He also wept over us…..please read more.…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com/4th-day-letters/jesus-wept-for-us/">Jesus Wept For Us</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://brokendoorministries.com">Broken Door Ministries</a>.</p> Most people when asked the question, “What is the shortest verse in the King James Bible,” correctly answer, “Jesus Wept.” That verse from John 11:35 is referring to Jesus weeping at the death of His friend Lazarus. Brian Pusateri clean 4:20