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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 15: Invading Raider Nation

In 1966, I was drafted by the Oakland Raiders.  I went up to training camp in Santa Rosa, CA and immediately, I was hit with the fact that every single player there was really, really good.  So, to make the team, I had to fight every minute, every day on the field and off. This […]

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Meeting People Head On 15: Invading Raider Nation

In 1966, I was drafted by the Oakland Raiders.  I went up to training camp in Santa Rosa, CA and immediately, I was hit with the fact that every single player there was really, really good.  So, to make the team, I had to fight every minute, every day on the field and off. This […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 14: A Game of Inches

When I was a boy, my super-athletic brother was my hero.  As a grade-schooler, I would bring in news clippings of him and share them during show and tell, bragging, “This is my big brother!”  So, it was only natural that I set out to be as good of an athlete as he was. By […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 13: Swordplay and Prayer

Ephesians 6:10-20 draws a parallel between what Roman soldiers wore into battle with what we Christians need to prepare ourselves with for our daily battle against the things that would lead us away from God’s will for our lives. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 12: It’s Gotta Be The Shoes

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 11: Gearing 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 […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 10: Spiritual Game Planning

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 9: The Prayer God REALLY Wants To Answer!

In our last video 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 […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 8: How to be Filled with God’s Spirit

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 7: God’s Love and Forgiveness

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 6: Eternal Assurance

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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