Podcast 32: The Holiness of God

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenPodcast, Sin, Victory, Worldliness

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. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would …

Podcast 31: Three Rookie Testimonies

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerDependence, Evangelism, Podcast, Usefulness

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. If you’ve been …

Podcast 30: You Don’t Have to Be Impressive

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerDependence, Fear, Podcast, Usefulness

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! If you would like to follow the The War team week by week, you may read their weekly ministry updates or follow their …

Podcast 28: How to Feed Your Faith

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenDependence, Podcast, Prayer

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. …

Podcast 27: Eight Weeks to Change the World

Profile photo of Mark GillmoreMark GillmoreEvangelism, Podcast, Usefulness

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. If you’ve been encouraged by this …

Podcast 26: Praying for the Lost

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerEvangelism, Podcast, Prayer, Usefulness

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. If you would like to …

Podcast 25: The Girl and the Headhunters

Profile photo of David GibbsDavid GibbsEvangelism, Podcast, Will of God

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. This podcast is an …

Podcast 24: Expecting the Impossible

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenEvangelism, Podcast, Usefulness

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. If you would like to follow the War of Special Forces team week by week, you may read their weekly ministry …

Is the True Friend Your Friend?

Profile photo of Anna DowdyAnna DowdyFor Girls, Testimony

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 …

Podcast 23: Anger, Justice, and the Devil

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerAnger, Bitterness, Podcast, Victory

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 …

Trusting

Profile photo of Hannah KrawiecHannah KrawiecDependence, Fear, For Girls, Testimony

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 …

Podcast 22: A Truckstop Miracle

Profile photo of David GibbsDavid GibbsEvangelism, Podcast, Prayer

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 …

Podcast 21: A Public School Prayer Movement

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersEvangelism, Podcast, Prayer

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 …

Doing the Impossible

Profile photo of David GibbsDavid GibbsEvangelism, Prayer, Usefulness

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 …

Let the Rivers Flow

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersDependence, Evangelism, Spirit-Filled Life, Surrender, Usefulness

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.

Finding Freedom

Profile photo of Jesse WallingJesse WallingAssurance, Dependence, For Girls, Testimony

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, …

Podcast 20: Revival Every Day

Profile photo of John HimesJohn HimesEvangelism, Podcast, Spirit-Filled Life, Usefulness

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 …

Podcast 19: Getting in Gear

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerDependence, Podcast, Spirit-Filled Life

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 …

My Future

Profile photo of Lydia SmithLydia SmithFor Girls, Testimony, Will of God

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 …

Podcast 17: His Life or Mine

Profile photo of Terry SwansonTerry SwansonAnger, Discouragement, Podcast, Spirit-Filled Life

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 …

Handling Conflict

Profile photo of Grace FolkmanGrace FolkmanDependence, Discouragement, For Girls

It seemed like everything was going wrong all at once. Three different people were mad at me for three different reasons, I wasn’t feeling well, and worst of all, I was thousands of miles away from home on a youth missions trip. Going into the trip, I wanted God to use me to teach others, but instead, He was teaching …

Podcast 16: You Have Hope!

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerPodcast, Usefulness, Victory

Have circumstances in your life quenched all the joy you once had? Today, Evangelist Bobby Bosler recounts the tragedy that led him on a search for hope. What he found is your answer as well. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to receive each episode delivered to your device, please subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Also, please take the …

Podcast 15: The Importance of Decisions

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenDependence, Podcast, Surrender

We are just twenty days into the new year and its time for an evaluation. Have you taken your new commitment to the Lord seriously? Today, Dr. Jim speaks to those who have found the Thee Generation pledge difficult, and points back to the only way of consistent victory. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to …

Podcast 14: Faith's Greatest Enemy

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerDependence, Fear, Podcast, Usefulness

We talk a lot about faith here at Thee Generation because believing God is the biblical means of accessing divine enablement. Today Evangelist Bobby Bosler will go one step further by revealing Faith’s greatest enemy—fear. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to receive each episode delivered to your device, please subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Also, please take the …

Podcast 13: From the Parties to the Pulpit

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenEvangelism, Podcast, Salvation, Usefulness

Today we have the privilege of hearing another testimony from a man deep in ministry. Join us in Bonita Springs, Florida to hear how divine circumstances took one man from the parties, to the pulpit. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to receive each episode delivered to your device, please subscribe via iTunes or Google Play. Also, please take the …

Podcast 12: How to Win in 2017

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenFear, Podcast, Spirit-Filled Life, Victory, Will of God

Do you find yourself growing anxious about the new year? One man described this anxiety as “anticipation with a drop of fear.” Anticipating the possibility of victory while fearing familiar defeat. Today we learn how you can face January 1st resting in victory. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to receive each episode delivered to your …

Podcast 10: Seeking the Presence of God

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenDependence, Meditation, Podcast, Prayer

Are you making a difference? As you have probably learned, each day lived without meeting with Jesus is empty and meaningless. In today’s podcast, Dr. Jim explains the importance of God’s presence and how each of us can know we have it. Seeking God’s face is not only important, it’s critical. 1 Chronicles 16:11 tells us we should be seeking …

Podcast 9: The Miracle that Made the Difference

Profile photo of Bill LytellBill LytellMusic Choices, Podcast, Salvation, Surrender, Victory

This week, we are joined by a current pastor who has a deep love and concern for struggling teens—because he was one. Listen now as he tells the story of the miracle that made the difference in his life. Pastor Bill Lytell has been the pastor of Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, FL since 1992. His story, though it …

Podcast 8: How to Handle Failure

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenDependence, Discouragement, Podcast, Sin, Victory

In today’s episode, Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen addresses one of Satan’s most subtle, yet powerful weapons. Listen carefully to learn of the victory that is always available, even when we fail. To leave question or testimony recorded in your own voice, please call our messaging service at (262) 355-THEE. If you’ve been encouraged by this podcast and would like to …

Podcast 7: Teens Doing the Impossible

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenDependence, Podcast, Spirit-Filled Life, Victory

Has persistent failure ended your walk with Christ in frustration? In this episode, Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen reminds us of the one and only way the victorious Christian life can be yours today! This recording is a segment from Jim Van Gelderen’s Friday session in the 2016 Thee Generation Youth Summit, the Cola Clash+, in Menomonee Falls, WI. To hear the …

Podcast 6: Revival on the Road

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenBitterness, Evangelism, Podcast, Surrender, Usefulness

In today’s episode, Jim Van Gelderen leads a round-table discussion with his evangelistic team about what God has been doing in hearts on the road with the War of Special Forces. Ryan Swanson, Trystan Acosta, and Wyatt Jicha are team members on the War of Special Forces team, an evangelistic team led by Jim Van Gelderen that ministers for revival …

White vs. Strawberry Milk

Profile photo of Summer RainsSummer RainsFor Girls, Surrender, Will of God

A young father came into a local sandwich shop with his adorable blonde, curly headed little toddler. As they ordered their food, you could tell they had a sweet, special relationship. This daddy loved his little girl and she loved him. The little girl had ordered her kid’s meal and now it was time for her to wander over to the …

Flexibility

Profile photo of Summer RainsSummer RainsDependence, For Girls, Surrender, Will of God

Ever felt the burn of an intense workout?  Those awful pains that tell you you just aren’t as flexible as you thought you were. Yeah, I can still picture a set of stairs that led to a lookout peak – a set of stairs I couldn’t conquer during a morning workout. My legs just said, “We’re done!” And the days …

Podcast 4: You Have an Amazing Story!

Profile photo of Matt WeberMatt WeberEvangelism, Podcast, Salvation, Surrender, Usefulness

Today’s episode takes us back to the Cola Clash+ where Pastor Matthew Weber recently gave his testimony. Listen carefully as we hear selected portions of his message entitled, “The Crazy Man.” To hear Pastor Weber’s message in its entirety, please visit theegeneration.org/crazyman. To hear other sermons from this year’s Youth Summit, please visit the 2016 Cola Clash+ Page. We are …

The Securi-Key

Profile photo of Summer RainsSummer RainsDiscouragement, Fear, For Girls, Worry

So, let’s be honest. We’d all love to find the “securi-key” to free us from the worrying, “makes me do things I wish I didn’t” characteristic called insecurity.  Right? What’s your most binding insecurity? Is it acceptance of how you look and what you wear? I remember literally lying to my friends about where I bought what I wore just …

Podcast 3: Testimony of Deliverance

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenBitterness, Podcast, Sin, Victory

In today’s episode, Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen will share a new resource, some exciting news items, and the testimony from a new member of the THEE Generation. The THEE Generation now has a phone number you can call to leave your questions or testimonies in your own voice. These recordings may be used for future episodes of the TG Podcast. …

Podcast 2: Your Life Has Worth

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerFear, Moral Purity, Peer Pressure, Podcast, Worry

In today’s episode, Evangelist Bobby Bosler will encourage you through a simple discussion on worth. Can God use you? Listen in to learn how much you are worth to God. Earlier this evening, we finished our annual Thee Generation Youth Summit, the Cola Clash+, in Menomonee Falls, WI. Our outside attendance had nearly tripled and God worked in many hearts. …

Triggering the Moral Impurity Trap

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenCola Clash+ 2016, Moral Purity, Sin, Worldliness

Everyday in America 7,742 teenagers step into moral impurity and lose their virginity. Everyday in America over 4,000 teenagers contract a sexually transmitted disease. Everyday in America 2, 795 teenagers get pregnant. Certainly we are finding the “free love” of the 60’s wasn’t so free after all. It has come with a tremendous price tag. But it need not be …

Podcast 1: The Purpose of the Thee Generation

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenPodcast

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Thee Generation podcast! In today’s episode, Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen reminds us of the purpose and principles behind the Thee Generation and gives us one way in which we can be more involved this month. Also, as we mentioned in the podcast, our annual Thee Generation Youth Summit in Menomonee Falls is next week, October …

Hope Thou In God

Profile photo of Alex RohofAlex RohofDiscouragement, Fear, Worry

Why me? What is happening? Will it ever end? Have you ever asked questions like this before? I know I have. Sometimes I would be venting to a friend, sometimes earnestly asking a spiritual mentor, and still other times crying out to God through the midst of a river of tears. Life always brings about difficult times, and those times …

Why God Used Elisha

Profile photo of Billy IngramBilly IngramDependence, Spirit-Filled Life, Surrender, Usefulness

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. 1 Kings 19:19-21 Here we find the man of God, a prophet named Elijah, coming to a younger man, a farmer named Elisha. …

Pastor Matt's Story

Profile photo of Matthew PhillipsMatthew PhillipsSalvation, Usefulness

I am not the same person you know of as Pastor Matt. Sixteen years ago, I was a pretty bad kid. I wasn’t the worst kid, but I was pretty bad. I hung out with kids who were bad kids. And the worst thing about it was that I wasn’t saved. I didn’t know the Lord and I didn’t go to …

A Clean Heart

Profile photo of John Van GelderenJohn Van GelderenSin, Victory

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin… . If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7, 9 The …

Ought

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersAssurance

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” I John 4:11 The First Epistle of John is one of the most helpful and challenging books a child of God could ever read and study. Many have built their lives upon promises they have found in its five chapters, and many have profited from memorizing verses …

Do You See the Need?

Profile photo of Chris MillerChris MillerCola Clash+ 2015, Evangelism, Surrender, Usefulness, Will of God

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his …

Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

Profile photo of Billy IngramBilly IngramVictory

True Revival never takes place by accident nor is it stumbled upon by sheer coincidence. Certain elements have always accompanied the visitation of revival in the past and are essential to its return. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great …

I'm Saved and I Know I'm Saved!

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersAssurance

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13 Assurance is based upon the Written Word of God A. Not upon feelings, in the final analysis B. …

Freedom

Profile photo of Matt WeberMatt WeberSalvation, Victory

Like a great percentage of my generation, I was raised in a broken home. My father left our family when I was young, causing deep bitterness towards my parents and many years of emotional pain and torment. Looking for some way to heal the pain, I turned to what the world had to offer. Though hoping to find freedom from …

The Millennial's Psalm

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersSalvation, Usefulness

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of …

The Forgotten Commandment

Profile photo of Jim Van GelderenJim Van GelderenVictory

Did you know that there is one small command in the Bible that, if you miss it, makes obedience impossible? Listen closely as Dr. Jim Van Gelderen examines and explains this oft-forgotten command in scripture.

Steps of Faith for Empowered Witnessing

Profile photo of John Van GelderenJohn Van GelderenEvangelism, Spirit-Filled Life, Usefulness

“If ye then, being evil, know hot to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:13 In this verse Jesus Himself gives us a vital promise regarding empowerment for service. The word “shall” reveals that this is a promise. The word “ask” reveals the condition …

What about habitual sin?

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerAssurance

Isn’t habitual sin a sign that someone isn’t really saved? The bad news is “yes”; the good news is “no.” One of the issues that plagues the assurance of believers is habitual sin. “How could a Christian do what I do and really be saved?” is the question many times asked by heart-searching assurance-seekers. They tie themselves in endless knots, …

What if I don't feel saved?

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerAssurance

Many look to their feelings to find assurance of their salvation. The only problem? Feelings lie. There is a far greater ground for confidence than the roller-coaster of feelings—that ground is God Himself! In the first epistle of John, the apostle John is writing to a group of believers about what a Christian looks like with “all systems go.” Throughout …

He That Hath the Son Hath Life!

Profile photo of Billy IngramBilly IngramAssurance

And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know …

By Cgoodwin (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

My Yoke is Easy

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersVictory

Is the Christian life supposed to be hard? Most would say that it is. But is it, really? Rick Flanders explains what it means when Christ said He would give us “rest.”

Lights in the World

Profile photo of Rick FlandersRick FlandersSurrender, Usefulness

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless …

A Chosen Vessel, A Chosen Generation

Profile photo of Bobby BoslerBobby BoslerCola Clash+ 2015, Surrender, Usefulness

God is doing great things in our generation. When I say “generation”, I’m not just talking about this current time period, I’m talking about the generational age group to which you and I belong. Some call us “millennials” and would like us to think we will never do much for God because of our generational “issues.” Granted, we are a …