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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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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.

Mar 3, 2017

Nate talks about the fight between the flesh and the Spirit.  The battle of our true selves and that of the illusion of ego which tries to take over our lives.  We succumb to pain then use a variety of vices based on our animalistic biology to place a bandage on a wound that can only be healed through Christ.  

Feb 24, 2017

Pope Francis set off a firestorm in the religious world with his latest homily, claiming that it was better to be an atheist than a bad Christian.  Nate takes a look at this along with the Pope's claim of Christian universalism. 

Feb 18, 2017

Nate talks about the transcendence of the human spirit into a more capable medium, that being the machine.  How is this still compatible with Christianity?  Nate also talks about the possible simulation of this life and continuing to follow your passions despite being trapped in a program. 

Feb 13, 2017

Nate looks at Mark chapter 4 and what many look upon as a text relating to salvation Nate re examines the text and discovers that it is full of motivation. 

Feb 9, 2017

Nate often introduces the podcast with his line "This is not your mother's religious program we are not TBN, I will not ask for your money give it to someone who needs it."  So today Nate talks a little bit about money and ministry.  Although the greater portion of the show is focused on the spiritual awakening of Jesus and an awakening that we must also have as his followers.  Listen up and be blessed.  Please share!

Feb 8, 2017

Today Nate talks about what the singularity of Christianity that can bring us all together in unity as Christians, no matter your flavor.  We currently live in a divided country with a divided church.  The time for unity is now.  Listen and receive the guidance you need to live out a life of love and unity.

Feb 4, 2017

So many times we allow the grace of God to act silently upon our lives giving us feelings of guilt and remorse, when God is saying that no matter what you do, or have done my love for you is still the same.  Today be open to the grace of God in your life, you are loved and regardless of how you may feel about yourself God loves you and understands. 

Jan 28, 2017

A full episode today.  Nate speaks about possibly becoming a ghost buster, as well as a somewhat satirical explanation of both radical Islam and Christianity.  Finally Nate talks about protesting.  We have seen many protest and probably more to come now that Trump is President.  Yet let us not forget that our country was founded on protest.   

Jan 23, 2017

Nate talks about the first days of a Trump Presidency.  While he does not like Trump Nate encourages us to pray for the President.  Nate uses the text found in Mark 7:31-37 as an example of how we should reach out to God to have our ears opened in order for us to speak righteousness.  Let us do like the people of Decapolis, let us bring Trump to the throne room of God, allowing God to open his eyes and ears for the sake of the country.   

Jan 20, 2017

Special inauguration day episode of The Backyard Preacher Podcast.  Nate talks about the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  Nate urges us to pray for the President and live in unity to love and forgive all and love all.  Regardless of our worldviews Nate believes that we will make it through the next four years

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