Very Bold Radio 9-10-22 Rivercity Church Crossover (Part 1)
Steve Teel is interviewed by Ricky Maldonado of River City Church in a crossover podcast. They talk about Peanut Butter Bowl, working together on staff while Steve was the youth pastor, the powerful sermon on Being God’s Masterpiece that Steve recently preached at the church, highlighting the story of Moses, which they go into in some depth. Steve reminds the audience that God knows what they are going through, and He is working things for their good, in His timing.
Steve talks about his typical kind of interview, and how this show is different. He says he is going to be the interviewee this time, being interviewed in two parts by Ricky Maldonado of River City Church New Braunfels.
Ricky comes on the mic and introduces his podcast, River City Church Talks, and introduces Steve, who encourages Ricky. The podcast vision is to get a look behind the scenes at the church. Ricky talks about Peanut Butter Bowl and Steve thanks him for his help with Very Bold Ministries, and acclaims Ricky’s skills that also helped him when he was the youth pastor. They discuss the joys and challenges of working together.
Steve talks about Super Powers, the behind-the-scenes show Steve was wanting to get produced, and how Lead Pastor Jason Powers has comedic rants that would be well-documented by the kind of people who created Duck Dynasty.
Ricky brings up Steve’s recent sermon Being God’s Masterpiece using his favorite verse in Ephesians (2:10). Ricky used to be in a youth group called Masterpiece. The root of it was that same verse.
Ricky shares about Steve going into the story of Moses, which Ricky begins to brief the audience on in discussion with Steve.
Steve talks about how Moses was a defender of justice, and about how his biggest mistake, killing the slavemaster, didn’t disqualify him for the important work God had for him. Steve highlights the comedic elements of how Moses recorded the story.
Ricky discusses how the people of Israel were crying out, looking for God, and how it would be easy to be cynical. But, God was listening, and He answered them in His own timing. Steve talks about how God uses all of our pain and misery for a purpose, and says we have to always look and see where God is at work.
Ricky brings up in Exodus 3:7 how God heard the groaning of his people. God remembered the covenant. Steve points out: God knew. God is too loving to stay on the surface, and is invested in a real relationship with us. They discuss how we often take God for granted, and how God chooses the best timing for things to happen, allowing us to grow.
Steve says his heart goes out to audience members who are hurting. He wants them to know that God sees them and hears them and remembers them, and God knows the pain they are going through, and for them to have faith that God is going to use that for their good and the good of others.
Ricky shares that later in the story Moses has run away and has married a shepherdess, and how Satan thinks Moses’ story is over. He reminds Steve of talking about how Satan sometimes uses something we are good at and twists it to cause us to stumble, and they discuss how that played out for Moses. But, God is always ahead of Satan and thinking bigger.
Ricky says his favorite part of the story is when Moses comes across the burning bush, and how God reminds Moses of who He is. Steve points back to the comedic elements of this part of the story, and how Moses argues with God.
Steve shares that he loves that you can see in the story that God wants to reveal who he is, to him and to the rest of the world. Ricky mentions that you just never know when God is going to show up, and that we have to be ready.
Steve shares that he has dealt with in the last year not feeling comfortable with what God called him to do with scrapping. Like Moses, he heard the holy spirit say, “Who gave man his tongue?” He feels like a lot of his ministry life he has been comfortable with, but this year has been a new chapter. God has had to remind Steve that He will equip him. He and Ricky discuss scrapping: rapping scriptures, and how that has come about.
Steve closes out part 1 of his interview with Ricky and previews that part 2 will air next Saturday, and wraps the episode.
“Moses was a defender of justice.” Steve Teel
“It’s just so fortunate that God is so much bigger than our mistakes.” Steve Teel
“God never brings up, let’s talk about that mistake that you made. Let’s not do that again. God has forgiven and moved on.” Steve Teel
“We don’t want the pain.Nobody wants the suffering, and on this side of heaven, God uses all of it. He uses it for a purpose.” Steve Teel
“God knew, and I just think that’s so important. People go through so much garbage, so much pain. God knows! He sees, He hears, He remembers.” Steve Teel
“My heart goes out to people who might be listening and are really in a painful spot. If you can have a teeny bit of faith that God is going to use that for not only your good but for other people’s good.” Steve Teel
“You never know when God is going to show up, and when he shows up you have to be ready.” Ricky Maldonado