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Summary of Joules to Jewels series.

Summary of Joules to Jewels series.

This is a summary of the Joules to Jewels series from Larry Pons, Chief Executive of the Christian Training Center International.

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There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Power of God

What does it mean to alert and sober minded?

In this message, Christian Training Center Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter. 1 Peter 4: 4-11 (Full Video)

1 Peter 4:4-11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

They are surprised that you don’t join them in the same flood of wild living—and they slander you. They will give an account to the one who stands ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead, so that, although they might be judged in the flesh according to human standards, they might live in the spirit according to God’s standards.

End-Time Ethics

The end of all things is near; therefore, be alert and sober-minded for prayer. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. 10 Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let it be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, let it be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

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There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program  | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

From Joules to Jewels – Part 3

Here is part 3 of the Joules to Jewels series. The focus is on the power of God and it being a reality in our lives.

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There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

What is discipline? Why does it matter?

Larry Pons, our Chief Executive teaches on “Why Discipline Matters”. From Train to Reign Day 10 Week 2.

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There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Are trials that we face for our benefit?

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter. To see more videos like this one, subscribe to our channel.

“You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials.” 1 Peter 1:6

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There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Joules and jewels … what is the power of the Kingdom of God like?

Our chief executive, Larry Pons, lays out the understanding of the power of God in His Kingdom.Watch this stunning message from God.

They did not know he was speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own. But just as the Father taught me, I say these things. The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.”

John 8:27-29 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Jesus could do something, but He did not. Jesus chose not to do. What Jesus did do is obey. Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing. That is all He did.

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, the Son is not able to do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son likewise does these things. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing, and he will show him greater works than these so that you will be amazed. And just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom he wants. The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son, so that all people may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

John 5:19-23

This is the secret of power living. We can only do what we see the Father doing.

We must examine everything carefully. How do we do this. By the scriptures.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

What is a paradox? How do we make sense out of the seemingly absurd?

A Paradox: an assertion; a proposition that is seemingly absurd, but in fact is true; a truth that seemingly contradicts itself.

In this message, Christian Training Center Director, Larry Pons, shares stories of powerful paradoxes from his life and in scripture. (1 Peter 1:23)

Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth, so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other, from a pure heart love one another constantly, because you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Do we have a sincere love for each other? What is holding us back?

In this message, Christian Training Center Director Larry Pons takes us through a recap of the book of 1 Peter.

1 Peter 1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:

To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing him now, you believe in him, and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated. 11 They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified in advance to the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.[c] 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—angels long to catch a glimpse of these things.

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

What is imperishable beauty? Why is it important? How do we get it?

Larry Pons opens up 1 Peter 3:1-7 and helps us see the imperishable beauty of a family in line with his word.

1 Peter 3:1-7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Wives and Husbands

In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live when they observe your pure, reverent lives. Don’t let your beauty consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes, but rather what is inside the heart the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For in the past, the holy women who put their hope in God also adorned themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands, just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You have become her children when you do what is good and do not fear any intimidation.

Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker partner, showing them honor as coheirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Why should we be praying for Israel? 

Larry Pons is the Chief Executive for the Christian Training Center International.

Why should we be praying for Israel?



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What does it mean to free? 

Larry Pons is the chief executive of the Christian Training Center International. Larry lays out the importance of the freedom we have in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 3:17  (CSB)

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

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Why are fathers so important?

Larry Pons is the Chief Executive at the Christian Training Center.

This is a special message for fathers.

The program that we have for fathers is Train to Reign. Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack.

Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Throughout the year, we welcome individuals, couples, and families from around the world who are seeking to strengthen their relationships – with God, within their own families, and with their fellow believers.

Every session, individuals, couples, and families from around the world are transformed, healed, and renewed. Barriers to forgiveness, personal growth, and hope are overcome in a supportive and intimate environment. Join us in this safe and holy place where painful and complex situations can be worked through – a place of hope and healing.

To register for the next Train to Reign program, go here.

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2 Peter: Freedom

“When the Holy Spirit changes our earthly nature into a divinely inspired one then we are free from this world of its corruption and its lust.”

In this message, Larry Pons continues to our walk through 2 Peter and shares how we have been given freedom through faith and the Holy Spirit.

WATCH the full video HERE.

 

2 Peter: Glory & Excellence

“He has called us by His own glory and excellence so we are called therefore into His glory and into His excellence.”

In this message, Larry Pons speaks about Peter’s teachings and how the knowledge of God and our faith in Him is where all spiritual strength is conveyed to us.

WATCH the full video HERE.

 

2 Peter: Faith

“Faith makes no distinction to whether you’re a slave or an apostle. Every true believer is by faith justified in the sight of God and forgiven of all his sins.”
In this message, Larry Pons continues to walk through 2 Peter and challenges our thinking on what we actually have faith in Jesus for.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

2 Peter: The Value of Faith

“The meritorious obedience of Jesus is what gives faith its value and preciousness.”
In this message, Larry Pons begins a series on 2 Peter and speaks on the value and gift of faith.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter: Sanctification & Purification

“We cannot come into the presence [of God] if Jesus hadn’t shed that blood. He tore the veil from top to bottom, ripped it open, that we would have access to the very presence of God Himself.”
Join us as Larry Pons goes over the main points of First Peter in this final message of the series.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter (Recap)

“The motives that drive us to sin can never be greater than the motivation to avoid sin because of what Jesus did.”
In this video CTCI director, Larry Pons, takes us through a recap of some of the main points in 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

Colossians 2: The Victory of Christ

“Never had the kingdom of darkness suffered such a mortal blow than when Jesus burst through the grave.”
In this message CTCI director, Larry Pons, takes us through Colossians 2 and reminds us of the glorious victory of Jesus Christ!

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter: Summary (Part 2)

“We are to feast on the Word of Truth and let its seed within us bear the future fruit of righteousness, which nourishes this new life. It’s by the Word of God that we’re fed.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a summary of the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter Summary

“The foundation of our faith is a living hope because of what [Jesus] accomplished on the cross. There is now, and forevermore, an inseparable union between Him and us.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a summary of the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter 5:1-11

“The eternal victory is ours, regardless of what we have to face. It doesn’t matter what we’re facing – faith is being readied to rule and reign with Him throughout eternity.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter 5:1-7

“Humility is the preserver of peace, not only in the Church, but in the family.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

1 Peter 5:1-4

“To lovingly lead His people into righteousness by faith – that is the role of a leader.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

LISTEN to the Full Audio HERE.

Correct Discipline

In this message, Larry Pons walks us through Hebrews 12: 3-12 and we see how God, as a good Father, disciplines His children and how we are to follow His example.

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LISTEN to the Full Audio HERE.

1 Peter: Recap (Part 4)

In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a recap of the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the full-length video HERE.

LISTEN to the full audio message HERE.

Fatherhood | (6/6)

In part 6 of this series entitled “Fatherhood”, Larry Pons continues his look at practical ways fathers can represent God to their families and shows the relationship between strong fatherhood and faith.

Fatherhood | (4/6)

In part 4 of this series entitled “Fatherhood”, Larry Pons concludes his discussion on the benefits of knowing God as “Father” and begins to show how fathers necessarily represent God to their families.

Paradoxes

A Paradox: an assertion; a proposition that is seemingly absurd, but in fact is true; a truth that seemingly contradicts itself. In this message, CTCI Director, Larry Pons, shares stories of powerful paradoxes from his life and in scripture.

WATCH the full-length video HERE.

LISTEN to the full audio message HERE.

Fatherhood | (2/6)

In part 2 of this series entitled “Fatherhood”, Larry Pons looks at the relationship between Creation and Fatherhood and the positive role Jesus played in coming to Earth.

1 Peter: Recap (Part 3)

In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a recap of the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the full-length video HERE.

LISTEN to the full audio message HERE.

Forgiveness (7/7)

Forgiveness (7:7)

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons shares humorous, as well as serious, stories and practical steps on forgiveness – how to walk in it and how it impacts our lives positively.

Forgiveness (6/7)

Forgiveness (6:7)

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons shares humorous, as well as serious, stories and practical steps on forgiveness – how to walk in it and how it impacts our lives positively.

Forgiveness (5/7)

Forgiveness (5:7)

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons shares humorous, as well as serious, stories and practical steps on forgiveness – how to walk in it and how it impacts our lives positively.

Forgiveness (4/7)

Full audio here.

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons shares humorous, as well as serious, stories and practical steps on forgiveness – how to walk in it and how it impacts our lives positively.

1 Peter: Recap (Part 2)

In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a recap of the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the full-length video HERE.

LISTEN to the full audio message HERE.