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The Backyard Preacher is a podcast devoted to expand your mind. Nate is a bit of a renegade, he talks about topics that you might not hear at your typical church service. The goal is to help you to live a better Christian life in this world.
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Aug 15, 2017

In the wake of the Charlottesville, VA tragedy Nate takes a look at the hate behind why white people do what they do in this country. 

Aug 10, 2017

Today many Evangelical churches have turned into a constant Trump rally.  We are on the verge of war and many leaders such as pastor Robert Jeffress who is encouraging the president to go to war a Old Testament warrior for God.  These churches as Isaiah puts it have become worthless assemblies whos worship is detestable to God.  Instead what does God tell Isaiah?  He tells the people to seek justice, to stop doing wrong, to defend the oppressed not to blow them up! to look after the widows and children.  Basically to be like Jesus!   

Aug 5, 2017

This is the 100th episode of this podcast, and I will be honest it has been a complete failure.  With just a few downloads per episode I should just give up.  That is what I should do, it is not what I am going to do.  In my life I have been a failure, so I should give up there also.  Stop chasing my dreams and realize I am just a working stiff.  No, not going to do that either.  I encourage you to listen and be motivated. 

Jul 26, 2017

Are we ready for another Civil War in this country?  In this heated and divided nation it is a very real possibility.  Jesus speaks of division, his own words caused division within homes and still do to this very day.  In some sense a non violent civil war has already started.  It is our duty as children of God to bring peace and love, fight with prayer and do our best to end the hate.

Jul 25, 2017

His yoke is easy and his burden is light.  Do not allow yourself to get caught up and become a greater child of hell than the ones putting you in bondage.  Society and especially the church has a market on programming.  Hell is big money and pleasing God based on what your leader says can be detrimental to your mental and physical health.  Nate takes on this issue in part 2 of the discussion.   

Jul 20, 2017

Trying to understand the mind of a teen can be extremely difficult if not impossible.  The same is true for a teen to try to understand the mind of an adult especially a parent.  This special episode dives into this seemingly impossible paradox with a candid father and son discussion. 

Jul 17, 2017

All of us who have been raised in the conservative church and then been woken up from the mandatory theology that is placed on us understands how hard this is.  We have been programmed and now we wish to be free. 

Jul 11, 2017

What if we could stop being Facebook bullies and instead start being kind?  What if we could actually think before we type?  What if we decided to love instead of hate?  What if we allowed God back into the Garden?  Maybe, just maybe the world would be a better place.

Jul 6, 2017

What if anything does patriotism and church have in common?  There has been a lot of open patriotic activity within the church since the election.  Yet is this such a new phenomena? No, it isn't we have seen it for thousands of years.  Buckle up and hold tight The Backyard Preacher Podcast is a click away!

Jun 30, 2017

"You would not be here if you still did not have something that you must do in life, that only you can do.  You would not be here if there was not a job for you to do." - Lon Milo DuQeutte  In the church we are saturated with the concept of purpose yet so many of us our found lacking.  Let us find our purpose and therefore find your "will." 

Jun 25, 2017

Fear, it is the demonic force that binds us.  Fear has brought this country to a breaking point.  We have a massive racial problem in this country that needs to be addressed.  Black men are being killed by police officers and being found not guilty by the courts as they did the Klansmen of old.  Nate speaks to this and the great idea of love which cast out all fear in this latest podcast. 

Jun 14, 2017

Nate talks about the tragic shooting of a congressman.  Also the wake of a possible civil war.  The damage the government has done and how Jesus handled it in his time.  Listen up and God bless! 

Jun 5, 2017

This week mental health therapist Stacy Griffith joins me as we discuss Jesus the great therapist.  How his counseling abilities are very similar to our modern practices. 

Jun 1, 2017

So many times we are held back by our minds because what we "Think Others Will Think of us."  This is the great hindrance of many of our dreams and passions. Let Nate's message help set you free with the power of the Spirit of God.   

May 27, 2017

Happy Memorial Day, let us remember those who have since past on who served our country.  When was the last war in which our soldiers actually were sent to war to defend this nation?  1812?  WWII?  certainly not any of the modern conflicts in which rich white men sent our sons and daughters to die for their agenda.  Nate talks about this and much more. 

May 18, 2017

It is so good to be back!  Nate gives an interesting message on faith while giving some opinion on the current political environment along with; what people do want to hear and what they do not.

Apr 23, 2017

In this episode of the Backyard Preacher Podcast Nate examines faith and works.  James says faith without works is dead.  Yet what are these works?  Is it right action?  Religious ritual?  Loving your neighbor?  These are all great, but we humans will always come up short.  The fact is we cannot please God through right action.  Being a "good" person; Jesus himself said "who is good?"  The problem is many of us try to please God through right action that we become infatuated with our religious belief, rituals, and deeds it creates a type of religious OCD.

Apr 18, 2017

Good day Backyard Preachers!  It has been a while but I AM back.  Nate talks a little bit about his recent struggles along with the power of our words.  We struggle in life, it is not easy.  Yet through are struggles sometimes we are just paying the price for a better life.  Be blessed!

Apr 5, 2017

Nate talks about the connectedness that each and every single one of us have.  You have been that person and that person has been you.  So Be kind and Stay Inspired!

Mar 28, 2017

Nate takes a look at Luke chapter 4.  Was Jesus really in a struggle with the devil, or was it his own ego after 40 days without food?  Either way Jesus learned that their was more important things in life than self pleasure and the "wants" of the world.  So forget yourself and start living a life of power!

Mar 25, 2017

Nate takes a look at Mark 11:12-25.  He discusses how we rob God and are also lacking in faith.  Take a fun fascinating backyard trip through this common scripture.

Mar 23, 2017

Nate talks about forgiving yourself, loving yourself, and being kind to yourself.  This is a message from the heart.  We cannot be effective as Christians and walk in the love and light of Christ when our own love and light is covered by guilt and shame. 

Mar 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day!  All you wannabe Irish people who just want another excuse to drink.  Please be safe out there!  OK, Nate takes on the division of flesh and Spirit, looking at the text from Luke chapter 8 which describes the transfiguration of Christ from an esoteric perspective.  Enjoy, and stay inspired!

Mar 11, 2017

The first comedy by Nate Sprott, The Backyard Preacher in this no holds barred event of religious proportions feel free to be offended. 

Mar 7, 2017

Tragedy strikes and we cry out why God? Why God?  We lost our puppy yesterday at the hand of a vicious dog while our Ebony just wanted to love and play.  Ebony never knew a stranger neither did our Lord.  Both gave their lives, listen with a tender heart the story of Ebony our beloved puppy.

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