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Missionary, Pastor and former Oakland Raider Ray Schmautz shares stories of how God has revealed Himself to Ray throughout his life and ministry.
Today, Ray and his wife Jan serve at the Colorado Springs Military Hospitality House near Fort Carson, hosting and leading Bible studies for Couples, Singles, and Families of local military personnel. They enjoy discipling, learning and studying God’s Word, as well as simply hanging out with the young families at Fort Carson.

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 25: The Perfect Helmet and Cleats for the Perfect Battle

Ephesians 6:13-15 says Take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; You see, Roman soldiers wore special […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 25: The Perfect Helmet and Cleats for the Perfect Battle

Ephesians 6:13-15 says Take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; You see, Roman soldiers wore special […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 24: Suit Up for Battle!

Ephesians 6:12 says –  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. What this means is that our existence here on the planet earth is a warfare.  Satan is our enemy.  He […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 23: A Scouting Report for Battling Satan

The Bible says that we, as Christians, will inevitably take part in spiritual battles. Just because we decide to follow Jesus, life doesn’t magically start going our way. After all, who was the greatest Christian that ever lived? Jesus! And, as He walked in the Spirit, doing God’s will, He was crucified! So, if He […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 22: The One Prayer God Will ALWAYS Say YES To!

In our last podcast, I talked about God’s commandment to grow closer to Him and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  This week, we’re going to look at what the Bible says we should do in order to live in a spiritually healthy manner. Just like breathing, we need to “exhale” or get rid […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 21: Fill ‘Er Up!

It’s impossible to lead a Christian life if the Holy Spirit isn’t empowering you. When you became a Christian, God’s Spirit came to live inside of you, and He wants to have total freedom to empower you and influence you in the choices you make throughout your life. But you also have your own flesh […]

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Meeting People Head On 20: Clean Slates For Everyone!*

In our last episode, I discussed how we can be absolutely assured that we have eternal life in heaven, just as the Bible promises. This week, we’ll talk about God’s love and forgiveness and how it plays in our lives today. It all starts with a simple Bible verse: John 3:16 For God so loved […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 19: Geico Can Save You 15% on Insurance, Jesus Can Insure Your Eternity!

Last time, I shared what the Bible says about how to become a Christian. But, how can we be assured that if we put our faith in Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world, that He personally came and died for you to pay your penalty of death for your sin, so that […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 18: The Secret to Living Forever

Over the past several podcasts, I have shared how God revealed Himself to me and then led me through a series of events that were very special to me and He has continued to use these experiences to minister to people throughout my life, such as playing football for the Oakland Raiders, starting a Bible […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 17: Following God’s Game Plan, part 2

Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 16: Following God’s Game Plan

After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and […]

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