Extrachristy - Podcast

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Live recordings full of humor and heart for people of faith who like to smile and think. Christy talks to folks without notes by heart and from his heart using humor to question simple answers to life challenges. For faithful folks with a sense of humor and wonder who love God with all their heart, mind, and spirit.

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  • Dying in a Ditch...And Then It Gets Worse

    Dying in a Ditch...And Then It Gets Worse

    28/07/2019

     Image by Shift and Sheriff from Pixabay What if the hated worthless one could save your life? Dying in A Ditcha sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, on July 28, 2019edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine.  Luke 10:25-37   Sermons also available free on iTunes   Ditch the name “Good Samaritan”. It’s not in the Bible. It’s just something we call it, and we’re wrong. It is not the story of the Good Samaritan, at least for today. It is the story of Ditch Man. That makes it our story, because that is where Jesus needs us to be to hear the Gospel. We need to be in the ditch beside the man who asks the question. Did you notice the switch in the question between the beginning and end of the story? The first question was from the man: “Who is my neighbor?” Then Jesus says a man, about as generic as the

  • Cathedrals and Measles

    Cathedrals and Measles

    05/05/2019

     Image by ian kelsall from Pixabay Leting Go of Sin and Personal Proof Cathedrals and Measlesa sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church, on May 5, 2019edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine.  John 20-19-31   Sermons also available free on iTunes   Here’s something you didn’t know.  Thomas is the patron saint of Internet trolls.  It’s true.  It’s true.  I just elected him today.  He is the first Internet troll.  Does anybody know what a troll is?  That’s the one that comes from the outside and throws hand grenades into conversations.  “Oh, I don’t believe it. “ BOOM! “It never happened.” BLAM!  “Prove it to me.” POW!You see, I hate to go against Jesus, but I think I’m just going against the gospel writer, John.  This sto

  • Catch Me When I Fall

    Catch Me When I Fall

    05/10/2017

     By Visitor7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are we to do in life…and in firefighting. Catch Me When I Falla sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from South Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.  Micah 6:1-8 &Matthew 5:1-12   Sermons also available free on iTunes I don’t know if you remember the first time you heard the Beatitudes, especially if you heard them from Luke, because Luke doesn’t mince words.  He just straight out says, “Blessed are the poor.”  Doesn’t even add that “in spirit.”  Straight out poor.  Have you ever, first time you heard that, did you say what is this guy talking about?  These people are not blessed.  I know blessed.  I seek blessing.  I know what it is.  It is carefree, not woe-foe.  And woe-foe is what all these are:&

  • Searching for Sunday

    Searching for Sunday

    31/07/2017

        How to get alongside of the “nones” of religion and join them in humanity’s search for God. Searching for Sundaya sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Reno, Nevada in July 2017, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.  Acts 17:22-31 Sermons also available free on iTunes   Corn. So much corn. You cannot imagine how much corn there is in Indiana. You think you can? There’s more. There is so much corn there. I’m talking corn that grows up 10 feet tall. This is before GPSes. You’d need a periscope to try to drive because you cannot see anything but corn. And they think that’s normal in Indiana. I brought two children into the world. Well, I didn’t. I stood around and watched my poor wife scream, curse at me when she brought the kids in the world in Indiana. But they came into corn country. I

  • Soul Opportunity

    Soul Opportunity

    14/11/2016

    Rev. Sue Washburn writing in Presbyterians Today Sept/Oct 2016 p. 4 When the world goes dark, the faithful testify with their lives to the light of the world Soul Opportunitya sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church on November 13, 2016, text below edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.  Luke 21:5-19 Sermons also available free on iTunes Sometimes, a doorbell just doesn’t work. Like when you get the pounding on your door at three in the morning, saying, “Get out of your house now. The fire is coming. We can’t promise to save your house, but we can save you if you leave with us right now.” And so you go. Will you come home? Will your home be all right as you left it? Will it be damaged? Will it be destroyed? Will there just be a patch of ground there? Doorbells don’t work on terrible, awful, no-good days. Maybe you

  • Got Any Change?

    Got Any Change?

    16/10/2016

    Christy asks us to consider if people can really change. Got Any Change?a sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church on October 2016, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.  Acts 9:1-20 Sermons also available free on iTunes Can a person change?  George Wallace, four term governor of Alabama.  His first run was in 1963.  He started off his campaign by standing on the exact spot where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office for the Confederate States of America.  They have a star in Alabama, and you can stand there.  And he stood right there and said in 1963, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” He was elected governor and pursued those policies, as he promised, of segregation, against the civil rights, the poster child of those who would stop any kind of rights for African Americans, for the blacks

  • Neighbor Lives Matter

    Neighbor Lives Matter

    20/09/2016

    The extra white Christy is challenged by Black Lives Matter and other four word phrases Neighbor Lives Mattera sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church on August 2016, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.  Luke 10:25-37 Sermons also avaliable free on iTunes Who is my neighbor?  Four words.  Four words.  Who is my neighbor?  But I think you got a little hint of what was really going on when you heard the introduction to the question:, desiring to justify himself, you got a little hint that there might be a hidden word in there. What do you think that hidden word is?  The lawyer’s trying to justify himself.  I think there might be a hidden word in there: NOT, who’s NOT my neighbor? I think he’s looking not to expand the list but to cut the list down.  What’s the absolute minimum neighborness I

  • The Light of the World is Green

    The Light of the World is Green

    22/04/2016

    Think of things worthy of praise: Be an Encouraging Christian  Christy argues the Light of the World is Green not Red. Green Light Christiansa sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording  Audio from South Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2016, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine.   Philippians 4:8-9 Sermons also avaliable free on iTunes Why do we need green lights on the traffic signals? If they were important we would call them “go lights.” But we call them Stoplights. If you take away the green light at the bottom, what difference does it make?  I mean if there wasn’t a traffic light, you’d just go anyway; right?  It’s like an automatic green.  Why do we have those things?  Oh, my goodness. I think I need to turn to an outside expert to explain why we have traffic signals. In the movie “Starman”, t

  • How To Forgive

    How To Forgive

    24/02/2016

    Photo by Steve Bidmead • Bedfordshire/England How to Forgive Christy helps us forgive with practical practices for forgiving: doing what Christ has done for us. How to Forgivea sermon by Rev. J. Christy Ramseyclick the title above for an mp3 recording  Audio from South Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church on February 21, 2016Text version is from September 14, 2008 at Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church in Akron, Ohio  Matthew 18:21-35 Sermons also avaliable free on iTunes You’ll have to forgive Peter. Peter’s proposal was actually quite generous; most teachers allowed two or three times forgiveness. Peter went all the way to seven. Jesus, sarcastically responded, seventy-seven times, other versions have seventy times seven. It wasn’t a literal number, he was joking to make a point, a number so ridiculously high to show one shouldn’t be keeping track of forgiveness. Forgiveness does not do math. Love doesn’t keep score. Jesus points this out i

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