During this time of year, we are often reminded to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. In this podcast, however, Dr. Jim presents a much deeper challenge. Listen to discover not just what Christmas did for you, but what it can do for you this year.
Life is full of small responsibilities that make a big difference. When we overlook these tasks in pursuit of a larger goal, we often prove inadequate for that one as well. Today we are joined by Dr. David Zempel who will discuss the importance of being faithful in the little things.
Do you have a passion to share the gospel with those around you? Most of us long for a deeper concern for the lost, and that is the theme and goal of today’s podcast. Pay close attention as our guest speaker, Joe Mueller presents an eye-opening question: how lost are the lost to you?
The Thanksgiving Season is a time to rejoice in God’s good gifts. But did you know that a spirit of thanksgiving might also be your only safeguard against self-destruction? Listen as Evangelist Bobby Bosler gives a sober challenge for this Thanksgiving season.
Purity is always compromised by the weakest point in our lives. No matter how hard we try to keep the devil out, he often finds that unguarded back entrance. Today we are joined by Pastor John Goetsch, Jr who will explain how to stay pure through a fully fortified heart.
Music sends a message, either good or bad, in both its sounds and words. Some music is acceptable unto God, other music is definitely not. Listen as Mike Foster challenges us to choose music that is acceptable unto God.
Soccer, shopping, school, or hunting; what things do you do with all of your heart? Today Dr. Jim Van Gelderen reveals one thing that will make all the difference if you do it with all of your heart.
Jesus expects his branches to bear fruit; so where is it? Listen as Joseph Mueller challenges us to examine Jesus’ analogy of the vine and branches and asks the important question, “Where’s the fruit?”
From the highway speed limit to your family curfew; school dress code to having your devotions in the morning, what is your motivation for doing what’s right? In today’s podcast, we are joined by a graduate of Baptist College of Ministry who will explain why some of our most valiant intentions will often end in discouragement.
We understand the power of peer pressure, and of course, most schools try to fight it, but have you considered what God could do through proper peer pressure? God wants you to lead your peers and to be someone worth following. Join Evangelist Bobby Bosler in this podcast to discover what is holding you back from taking others forward.
Most of us have frequented a local church for years, and certainly don’t mind doing so, but have you considered why you go to church? Today we are joined by Dr. Wayne Van Gelderen Jr., Pastor of Falls Baptist Church here in Menomonee Falls. Listen as he explains not only the church’s role in your life, but your role in the church.
Memories made, records broken, and lives changed, the 2017 Cola Clash+ has just concluded. Rather than presenting a canned summary of the week, however, we decided to let the CC+ speak for itself. As teenagers are still pouring out of the auditorium at the conclusion of the final session, join us in the lobby to experience the ambiance.
Many of us have tried to surrender to the will of God, but feel like a failure. Listen as Jim Van Gelderen explains the keys to making surrender work.
God is moving across the world in missions movements everywhere. And yet, the need for laborers is just as great as it has ever been. Listen as Pastor Gillmore exposes us to the great needs of the world and what we can do about it!
There are universal principles that always work in life. One of those principles is “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” When we lift ourselves up in pride, God takes us down. But when we lower ourselves in humility, God lifts us up by His grace. Listen and find out how you can humble yourself in God’s sight!
In this general workshop session, Pastor Wayne Van Gelderen explains how to use the Christ Walk Journal to spend an hour with God in prayer. In addition, he also leads out in an hour with God in prayer, verbally transitioning from each section to the next. Listen and learn to walk with God in prayer!
Fearing man and trusting God are mutually exclusive activities. If you fear man, you don’t trust the Lord; and if you trust the Lord, you won’t fear man. Listen as Jim Van Gelderen challenges us to trust the Lord and find “safety.”
One of the greatest hindrances to the forward movement of believers is hidden sin and the pride that keep it hidden. Listen as Bobby Bosler shows where hidden sin leads and how to remove it and find great victory.
Simple disobedience is often minimized and overlooked. While God created teens to begin to think for themselves and make their own decisions, God also equates rebellion and disobedience with the sin of witchcraft. Listen as David Zempel shows us the seriousness and solution to disobedience.
In this classic message, Jim Van Gelderen presents the solution for hurts that keep on hurting from the life of Joseph in Genesis 45 and other Scriptures. Listen and find freedom from past hurts and bitterness.
More and more today, there are “realities” competing for our attention. And yet, as humans with finite attention and limited time at our disposal, it is important that we give our attention to what really matters in the grand scope of eternity. Listen as Bobby Bosler shows us how to choose God in a digital world.
The transgender phenomenon is a radical and at times irreversible attempt to find happiness outside of God’s created order. Listen as Matt Weber explains the issue, its problems, and the Bible solution.
Feminine dress should never be an issue of legalism but of love toward Jesus. Listen closely as Stephen Zempel clears the fog of personal preference and cultural pressure and handles the issues of modesty and distinction fairly, clearly, and biblically.
Perceived injustices lead to bitterness and resentment, but half the battle is just recognizing the problem. Listen as Caleb Reed helps us not only recognize the problem and find a solution in Jesus Christ.
Your friends will either help or hurt you in your pursuit of God. If you befriend a fool you will reap a fool’s reward. Listen as Joseph Mueller uses the example of Rehoboam to warn us what happens when we befriend the wrong kind of friends.
Your thoughts affect your actions and your actions affect your life. Listen as Terry Swanson challenges us with an overview of Scripture on how our thoughts are influenced and how to clean up an unbiblical thought life.
God created man with the ability to understand language and communicate, but man has used that incredible power to hurt others. Listen as Kayleb Foerster challenges us to bring our words under the control of the Spirit of God.
God made you exactly the way he wanted you. If you are going to live for God and not yourself, you are going to have to stop struggling with how God made you and start praising God for how he made you. Listen as Zach Reed explains the “10 Unchangeables” and what godly self-acceptance means for you.
Many times, blame-shifting and dishonesty keep young people back from experiencing the cleansing power of the blood. God wants us to take personal responsibility and be honest about our sin so that we can find true freedom through the purging power of the cross.
When we surrender to and occupy ourselves with God’s purposes, He works with us doing miracles to further His cause! Listen as Dr. David Zempel opens the 2017 Thee Generation Youth Summit with this rousing challenge to move from a self-purpose to a God-purpose.
It’s just a few days from the 3rd annual Cola Clash +. Before the excitement begins, however, Dr. Jim Van Gelderen has a simple thought for us from John 14. A sequel to his last podcast about hating sin, he will now point us to the expectant words of Christ, “if you love me…” There’s still time to register! The …
In today’s podcast we will hear once more from Evangelist Morris Gleiser; this time a story of what God did when 4 teenage girls claimed God’s will in their prayer. God wants every member of the Thee Generation to be involved in a miracle this year. Listen and allow God to give you a vision for yours.
Has your walk with God slowed to a stand-still? Believers can get distracted by defeat or even by a great victory, causing their momentum to stall and all spiritual growth to stop. Join us for today’s podcast as Evangelist Bobby Bosler reveals the one goal that will keep you moving forward.
Most of us can quickly think of a godly individual who we have looked up to for years. Whether a figure from scripture or someone you know personally, the same steps were taken to make them who they are. In this episode we are joined by Evangelist Morris Gleiser to discover how today’s habits take down tomorrow’s giants.
Love is one of the most used and sometimes overused themes in Christianity today. While our love for Christ is essential to a purposeful life of victory, is it possible that hate could play an equally important role? Join Dr. Van Gelderen in this podcast he calls, The more you love, the more you’ll hate.
You’re probably well familiar with this classic story about the prodigal son, but did you know that the real point of that story is the other brother? Listen as Evangelist Morris Gleiser explains the dangers of anger, ungratefulness, and bitterness.
As important diet and exercise are to one’s physical health, so is the nourishment and discipline of the daily study of God’s Word. Listen as Rich Tozour gives a very practical talk on how to follow Jesus every day of your life.
Unlike salvation, discipleship requires great sacrifice and dedication. Listen as Frank Bailey challenges young people to take up their cross and follow Jesus!
Jesus described what it takes to have the Christian life working for us by using the metaphor of grapes and a vine branch. Listen as Rick Flanders explains the truth that can make the Christian life “click” for you.
The greatest tragedy of the day is that God has promised victory, the abundant life, and power to reach the world, but God’s people don’t believe Him. Listen to this straightforward challenge from Billy Ingram and find your unbelief challenged.
Have you ever had a sin that just didn’t seem to want to leave? If so, you need to listen to this message from Frank Bailey, who highlights how to deal with those stubborn sins and to find victory in Jesus!
Surrender and dependence are the backbone of the Thee Generation. A teenager who is struggling in a walk of victory is ultimately lacking in one of these areas. For this reason we are joined by Pastor Mike Foster in this podcast who will tell you how you can know if Christ has your all.
The Book of Joshua is about a new generation taking over the helm and finding victory by faith. Listen as Rick Flanders challenges us to roll away the reproach of past generations and to find the victory set before us today. You don’t have to repeat the mistakes of the past generation!
The power of speech is one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind. It is one of the things that sets us apart from the rest of God’s creation. And yet, the tongue can be used for great evil. Listen as Dr. Tom Farrell challenges us with what every tongue owner ought to know.
Disease is nothing new. Diseases have impacted every culture and civilization in every time period. Diseases have claimed billions of lives throughout history. However, there is a disease that is greater than any other on the loose today—the disease of discouragement. Listen as Ron DeGarde helps us diagnose whether we have been infected and how to treat and cure its malignant infection.
Your friends shape your future, so you must take care who your friends are! Listen as Larry Brown challenges us from the testimony of Amnon and many others since who have learned the hard way that bad friends can have devastating results.
How can you receive an answer to prayer before you receive an answer to prayer? Did you know that God has set up a plan that finds and takes God’s promises through prayer? Listen as Jim Van Gelderen walks us through a progression of asking and receiving through prayer.
The Cola Clash has finally concluded its summer tour with only miracles to speak of. Listen to this podcast with Evangelist Bobby Bosler to hear what every Christian can learn from one brand-new believer.
Have you ever felt completely surrounded by the trials of life? Believe it or not, God has designed these very situations to bring you to spiritual maturity. Listen as Jim Van Gelderen explains what to do when life hems you in.
In today’s podcast we are joined by Chaplain Gene Brown for an interview focusing on God’s unfathomable deliverance. Satan would have you so focus on your regretful past that it becomes your inevitable future; while God will not only free you from that past, but will use it as a tool for an impossible ministry.
The Internet is a technological marvel, but there is an evil side that is pervasive and sometimes hard to avoid. No one is beyond its power and pull. Listen as Rand Hummel offers practical Bible principles to help God’s people guard themselves from becoming trapped in the dark side of the Internet.
In 1988, a survey of 18 year olds in evangelical churches revealed that 43% had already surrendered their virginity and stepped into moral impurity. God’s Word and the truth of purity confronts culture — even “Christian” culture. Listen as Jim Van Gelderen gives us a candid look at what the Scriptures say about moral purity so that we can agree with God and find freedom.
What once began as the walk of faith, has far too many times ended as the struggle of faith. Discouraged teenagers diligently trying to strengthen their faith are continually failing. In this podcast, Dr. Jim Van Gelderen gives the one and only way that you can have your faith strengthened today.
In Isaiah’s day, God used the death of a good king to bring Isaiah to brokenness, cleansing, and dependence. Likewise, God wants to bring you face to face with your sin so that He can bring you to personal revival and gospel usefulness! Listen as Mark Gillmore challenges us to find brokenness, cleansing, and restoration to a life that makes a difference for Him.
A Hurtful Past Through the early years of my life I was abused for a number of years by someone very close to me. I was young enough that I did not understand what was going on and so I never really did get the whole story. But it’s something I will never forget. I’ll never stop wondering if I …
In today’s podcast we have the privilege of hearing from Pastor Adam Burtt. He will share the most important thing that he learned while traveling with the War of Special forces, and how it still affects his ministry 12 years later.
In Hebrews 12, God shows us the true state of our heart in the realm of bitterness and it’s tragic consequences. Listen with an open heart and find God’s solution to the root of bitterness!
In this message, Jim Van Gelderen examines the confession of a man who is found out, a man who is caught with hidden sin. In this account, we find the road to hidden sin, it’s tragic results, and finally God’s remedy.
If we look to our track record to give us assurance of salvation, we would fain have a hope for eternal life. Take heart through this testimony of a young lady, a typical Christian teenager, who found deliverance from her sin and assurance of her salvation by first getting things right.
Sometimes we become so deeply focused on our own spiritual victory that we miss the opportunity to help others. In today’s podcast, Bobby Bosler uses the Apostle Paul to demonstrate the next level of personal victory. Listen to learn how you can move from full to overflowing. If you haven’t heard yet, the Thee Generation Youth Summit, also known as …
When God was king over Israel, there were a lot of death sentences for things that we have been desensitized to today. Understanding what these capital crimes were helps us climb into the mind of God to see what He will not tolerate and, therefore, what we shouldn’t tolerate either. One such crime that earned execution in the Old Testament …
God is in the business of demonstrating who He is, whether one wants to know it or not. Just as God revealed himself to Pharaoh, a hard-hearted rebel, so God will reveal Himself to you, whether you want to know Him or not. Listen as Frank Bailey challenges us to respond to God’s mercy while we still can.
Though all of God’s commandments are important, one command is so important that it forms our very concept of our relationship with God. Listen as Wayne Van Gelderen challenges the young people to honor their parents at the 2015 Cola Clash+ in a message entitled, “The Bridge Commandment.”
Are you a snake or a worm? Chris Miller asked the young people of the Cola Clash+ this question to challenge them about pride and the humility of Christ—the attitude that needs and accesses the grace of God!
In today’s podcast we will hear from Pablo Montez, a faithful Christian man with an unbelievable story. As you listen, consider that no matter how far a teenager strays, God is still only one step away. His forgiveness is always available, and you are never too far gone.
Many teens regularly struggle with assurance of their salvation, though they have a clear testimony of salvation. Listen as Jim Van Gelderen explains why teens struggle and how to resolve that struggle in this message from the 2015 Cola Clash+ in Menomonee Falls.
The default condition of mankind is not good. Because of sin, man has earned for himself a severe sentence. But the good news is that God has provided a simple solution for mankind through His Son! Find out how to be forgiven forever through faith in Christ.
Sadly, teenagers today have earned themselves the disdain of their authorities by seeking independence and rejecting leadership. Today Dr. Jim Van Gelderen warns of the fateful path to hardening your heart. As a member of the Thee Generation, you have pledged to reject such a destructive end, and he wants to tell you how.
Dying to self is a biblical concept, yet most teenagers think it is impractical or unobtainable. If you want your life to make a difference, there is a specific promise from Jesus Himself that you should know. Listen to what Evangelist Dave Young has to say in this week’s podcast.
As teenagers advance in the battle for Christ, one misconception often blindsides even the most courageous: right living does not equal easy living. Join Bobby Bosler today as he warns against subtle attacks of the devil that will take you by surprise if you’re not prepared to face them.
Today the Thee Generation joins the Michigan Revival Conference to hear the burden of one of the main speakers: Dr. Rick Flanders. He will share his vision for the Thee Generation, as well as explain from the book of John what it means to be totally surrendered and totally dependent.
The majority of today’s teenagers certainly do not look like the next generation of spiritual leaders, but has this kept you from investing in them? No matter your age, God wants you to be a part of training these leaders. Listen to today’s podcast to hear how personal investment can make all the difference in a teenager you know.
ike the story of Joseph and his brothers in the book Genesis, God can take even the most wicked of man’s actions and use them for good. Today you will hear the testimony of a man whose background in addictions has given him opportunity to lead thousands to Christ.
Some of Satan’s most effective attacks are disguised so well that even the best and most genuine Christian teenager will be deceived. Today, Dr. Jim Van Gelderen will shoot down one of these attacks that is still paralyzing over 50% of teenagers in our churches.
This week’s podcast comes from nearly 9,000 miles away in the country of Cambodia. Evangelist Bobby Bosler and a team of students are seeing scores of souls saved through a series of evangelistic rallies. Listen as we hear a quick update from them as well as a stirring challenge from a local missionary.
Last Sunday night Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen preached the graduation service at Baptist College of Ministry. In this message he addressed what he says is the most crucial need of the day. Allow your heart to be challenged as we hear a clear and powerful exhortation on the holiness of God.
Many of you were introduced to the Thee Generation through one of the Minutemen evangelistic teams. This week, a rare convergence of the War team and the War of Special Forces team has facilitated a behind-the-scenes interview with several of the team captains. Listen as the three rookies share what God taught them on their first tour.
Evangelist Bobby Bosler is still on the road reaching teenagers for Christ all across the country. Today he gives a report of the war in Lisbon, Ohio that proves God’s desire to use unlikely teenagers in unbelievable ways!
The life of a teenager is a life of desires. Of course, not all of theses desires are wrong, yet too often youthful passion leads to a craving of the seen in the place of the unseen. What are you seeking today? In this podcast, we host a special guest whose burden is for teenagers to find God’s presence.
Faith is a common theme on this podcast because it is faith that unlocks the victorious Christian life. Some listening, however, may not understand the reality of a walk of faith. If faith still seems to be a foreign concept, then this podcast is for you. Today we’ll not just learn what faith is but how you can nurture it.
As a believer facing a world full of lost teenagers, it is easy to become discouraged; that is unless you have a plan to reach them. Today we are joined by missionary evangelist Mark Gillmore. He will present a plan for the Thee Generation that could turn the world upside-down for Christ this year.
Are you burdened for the salvation of someone you know, but understand it would take a miracle for them to turn to Christ? God has called you to a ministry of intercession that is your most powerful role in their salvation. Listen today as Evangelist Bobby Bosler explains how to effectively pray for the lost.
A few weeks ago, we heard a rousing story entitled A Truckstop Miracle. Many of us were stirred to faith that God can use us to do the impossible. In today’s episode we will hear again from Dr. David Gibbs, this time of a girl who did the impossible even when all odds were against her.
As Spring moves in, the War of Special Forces continues to comb the southeastern states, seeing God work in incredible ways. Today, we join Dr. Jim Van Gelderen in the action as he recounts several miraculous campaigns of 2017.
Do you have a true friend? Every one of us is created for a relationship, and we all feel the need to be close to someone. We want someone that will listen to and solve all our problems, meet all our needs, be a comfort and help in hard times, and always be there for us. Let me tell you …
How can you forgive someone who is not asking for it? How can you reconcile forgiveness with God’s justice? Can you really “be angry and sin not”? Today Evangelist Bobby Bosler will tackle these questions from the book of Ephesians and explain how biblical forgiveness is the only way to be free from bitterness. If you’ve been encouraged by this …
At the beginning of the summer, I had no idea how to really trust. Even the word “trust” was a nebulous idea to me. Sure, I could trust in a chair to hold me up or a car to get me from one place to another safely, but trusting God? No. it was easier to figure it out myself. Now …
In today’s episode our theme of believing God for the impossible is further developed by Dr. David Gibbs, founder and president of the Christian Law Association. Listen intently to this jaw-dropping story of a man who saw miracles every day, simply because he asked. This contains an excerpt from a sermon delivered by Dr. David Gibbs at the 2017 Christ-Walk Conference in Menomonee Falls, WI. If you …
Hi! I’m Samantha. I was born into a christian family, saved at the age of three, and grew up attending church basically every time the church doors were open. By anyone’s standards, I was a good Christian girl. But the fact is, I was just a “good weather Christian” – one who did my devotions and kind of had a …
Have you ever wondered if God could use you in your peer group? Recently, we heard a thrilling account of God moving among teens in a public school in Michigan. Listen and let your faith be stirred to believe God to do it again. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, ‘If …
Why would you want to waste your life merely trying to do something great for God? You don’t need God to do something great; lost people do it without Him all the time. God never called you to do something great, God has called you to do things that are impossible. Listen as Dr. David Gibbs shares four rules we need to …
You have inside of you a fountain that can meet your every need and overflow to meet the needs of those around you. Your impact on others isn’t about your ability or talent, its about letting the rivers flow! This sermon was delivered at the 2017 Christ-Walk Conference in Menomonee Falls. For other sermon recordings and information on future conferences, please visit victoryconf.org.
It started back in September, 2007. My mom was going through the Wordless Book, and when she got done, she asked me if I wanted to get saved. I became convicted, so I said “Yes”. She showed me what to pray, and I trusted the Lord to save me from hell. (Ephesians 2:8-9) I grew up in a Christian home, …
Most Christians think that revival is an event, a time of preaching that results in repentance. Although this is not a wrong statement, revival is much more than this. Revival is something that you live every day. On today’s podcast, we will hear the story of a man whose prominent ministry has been attributed to his daily revival. If you’ve …
A little while back, we had an offering for some land our church needed to buy. My dad asked me if I would be willing to give. The Lord had already put a number on my heart, but it was quite a lot. At first, I told my dad yes. I told him how much I was thinking and he …
God wants us to be proactive Christians—finding God’s will and doing God’s will. It’s so easy to forget the mission at hand and begin to coast through life, but this goes against the very heart of the Thee Generation. Listen closely to today’s challenge from Evangelist Bobby Bosler, entitled “Getting in Gear.” If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and …
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I: send me. Isaiah 6:8 The last part of this verse “Here am I: send me” has a great meaning for everyone of us. God has called everyone of us to do something; we need to have …
II Corinthians 4:6 tells us that the gospel has been given to us for the very purpose of giving it to others. As you have been stirred by Christ’s power in your own life, you have the privilege of sharing the good news with the lost. Today we are joined by Dr. Jim Van Gelderen who will give you a …
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Last school year, my parents began talking to me about colleges and what God has for my future. Instead of seriously praying about it, I got my own plans and ideas for my future of being a success in the secular world. During …
Teenagers face trials, whether at home, in the classroom, or even on the basketball court. Such conflict often brings out a side of us that we wish wasn’t there. Today, we are joined with Pastor Terry Swanson, a man who understands trials that teenagers face and has spent the last four years counseling students to victory. If you’ve been encouraged …
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