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Compelled

Author: Paul Hastings

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Unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him.

These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened.

Show notes, emails, and more at https://CompelledPodcast.com
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SEASON FINALE! As a young boy, Ken Freeman was beaten, neglected, and molested for years. Anyone ever claiming to love him simply wanted to abuse him. But then one day, Ken was introduced to the love of a Perfect Father, and his life would never be the same.  Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Make a 1-time contribution to our next podcast season here: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate/ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
This is Part 2 of Josh and Amy Glasscock's story. We’ll hear how Josh's cystic fibrosis has worsened and irreparably damaged his lungs. Soon, they'll be confronted with several life and death decisions. Only God will be able to carry them through the storms ahead. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, then please listen to that first. Just look up episode “#38 Chronically Sick. Abundantly Alive. - Josh & Amy Glasscock, Part 1”. Make sure to join our Zoom call tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 7, 2021) with Josh and Amy! Details are here. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
As a child, Josh Glasscock was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called cystic fibrosis, which has no cure and always causes death in its victims. But instead of shutting down and resigning himself to a defeated existence doomed to die, Josh and his wife Amy believe that God has called them to live a full and abundant life. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
For years, Laura Perry rejected God and hated her own body. Laura thought she would find answers by transgendering herself into a “man”. She had numerous hormone injections and extensive surgeries, removing every female organ in her body. But after living as a transgender “man” for almost 10 years she encountered the love of Christ and was confronted with a difficult choice. Laura’s mother, Francine Perry, joins us as well to share her perspective throughout Laura's journey. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
This week we’re taking a break from our regular episode format to bring you a special “Behind the Scenes” interview with 2-time NFL Super Bowl Champion Bruce Collie. Normally, only our Compelled monthly members can listen to these behind-the-scenes episodes, but this week we wanted to share this special one with you. Today, Bruce Collie is a faithful husband and a father of 13 children. And he also happens to have won the NFL Super Bowl twice playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Before he was saved, Bruce had everything he ever wanted. Money, women, drugs, and fame… yet he only felt emptiness inside. It was only after Bruce found Christ, through the faithful witness of his mom, that he experienced true joy and purpose. You can hear the edited version of Bruce Collie's story by listening to episode #06 NFL Super Bowl Champion – Bruce Collie. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Atticus Carr, was a young man completely devoted to Hindu mysticism and New Age philosophy. But then one night, for inexplicable reasons he began reading the Bible which opened his eyes to the truth. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Yusuf Agoro was raised in a faithful Muslim family in the Houston suburbs. But when as a teenager he placed his faith in Jesus, his devout Muslim parents, relatives, and mosque ordered him to recant. Could his brand new faith stand firm? Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Doug and Selah Helms saw their world turned upside down when a terrible car accident left their 17-year-old son with a traumatic brain injury. They would face the greatest trial of their life and their faith in the Lord would be tested to the limit. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Julian Weber was a regular father from suburban America who had everything the American Dream could offer - a loving wife, 4 children, a beautiful home, a great job, and even leadership in his church. But when his identity was stripped away, his idyllic life soon followed. He became addicted to painkillers, alcohol, and pornography - and everything he held precious was destroyed. Only a Savior could bring him peace. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ This episode is sponsored by The Pour Over. Get the 3x a week email covering current events and politics that is loved by tens of thousands of millennial Christians. Not conservative, not liberal, just Christian. Subscribe for free now. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Jason and David Benham (a.k.a The Benham Brothers) share the remarkable story of growing up as identical twins, becoming professional baseball players, and working today as successful real estate entrepreneurs. But everything took a twist when they were told their national reality TV show would be canceled unless they renounced their beliefs in the Bible. Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com  
Virginia Prodan is an attorney from Romania who was persecuted by her government during the 1980s after she began defending Christians in court from the Communist regime. After Virginia brought international attention to the plight of Christians in her country the Romanian president sent an assassin to kill her at her office one evening. She was alone and unprotected, and what happened next was unthinkable... Show notes and detailed description available here. ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. They feature guests from all across the world sharing true stories about how God has transformed their lives. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened. Support the podcast and listen to episodes 1 week early! Tell your friends about Compelled and get swag! Show notes, emails, and more at CompelledPodcast.com
Gracia Burnham was serving as a missionary in the Philippines when she and her husband were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists. They spent over a year in the jungle as hostages enduring hardships of all kinds, including constant shortage of drinking water, near starvation, and 17 gun battles. Even more difficult than the physical challenges were the questions Gracia wrestled with. How could God still love her? How could she forgive those who had so horribly mistreated her?   God worked in miraculous ways through Gracia’s time in captivity to change her heart, all for his glory. Show notes and detailed description available here.  
This is Part 2 of Jonathan Pacheco's story. This episode concludes the sweet love story between Jonathan and Ellena, as they are happily married. Shortly after, however, Jonathan unexpectedly found himself in the midst of the biggest trial of his life: leukemia. Given only months to live, he discovered rest and peace in the Lord and surrendered himself to God’s will... when God worked yet another miracle. Go Deeper: Contact Jonathan directly: jonathanpachecoblueprints@gmail.com Show notes and detailed description available here. +++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
Jonathan Pacheco was severely disabled at birth when his spinal cord was nearly severed, and he has lived his entire life in a motorized wheelchair.  Jonathan shares what his journey of faith has looked like as he has come to grips with God's sovereignty in all things, including his disability and more. Go Deeper: Contact Jonathan directly: jonathanpachecoblueprints@gmail.com Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines flight 77 crashed just yards away from him, instantly engulfing his body in flames. Brian was faced with certain death but also with complete peace in knowing that his faith was already placed in a Savior. His story is raw, true, and filled with miracles. Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++   Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
At the age of 17, Jill Robbins had an abortion. It was highly traumatic and was unfortunately only the beginning of a self-destructive lifestyle she pursued for years.  Jill became involved in drugs and promiscuity, which, in turn, resulted in the rapid decline of her mental health. Jill’s life was falling apart until she found the only One who could put the pieces back together again.  Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
Todd Nettleton works for Voice of the Martyrs, finding and telling stories of modern-day Christians who are being persecuted and martyred throughout the world. A widow in Turkey, a Chinese woman who was imprisoned for her faith in Christ, and a new believer in Laos who couldn’t wait to share his faith with others... These are just a handful of the persecuted Christians Todd has interacted with throughout his time with Voice of the Martyrs who have had a deep impact on his own faith.  Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
John Erickson is the author of the popular children's book series, "Hank the Cowdog," which has sold over 10 million copies. John has a lighthearted approach in the way he writes, and much of it has to do with the Christian Worldview he carries. Listen to the back story of how Hank the Cowdog came to life and of John’s personal journey. Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
This is Part 2 of Kathy’s story. Just when things in Kathy’s life seemed to be looking up, a water skiing accident and a heart-wrenching divorce brought her to a place of complete desperation. Equipped with the hope of Christ, Kathy pressed forward. In a beautiful act of redemption, God used Kathy’s terrible birth experiences and even her abortion to eventually lead her into her current profession of midwifery. And, in a completely unexpected turn of events, God graciously reunited Kathy with both of the babies she had given up for adoption years before. Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
Kathy Brace grew up in a dysfunctional home with an abusive father and detached mother. She began searching for love in all the wrong places and became pregnant by age 15, eventually giving her baby up for adoption.  Kathy spent much of her life looking for true love, chasing after her dream of a picture perfect family. Yet over and over again, she only found bitterness and rejection accompanied by a string of failed relationships and unwanted pregnancies.  Kathy's life continued spiraling out-of-control and appeared to be completely hopeless... until Christ appeared and offered her True Hope. This is Part 1 of Kathy’s story. Show notes and detailed description available here ++++++++++++ Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God, told by the people Compelled to live for Him. Support the podcast: https://compelledpodcast.com/become-a-member/ Follow us on social media: https://facebook.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://instagram.com/CompelledPodcast/ https://twitter.com/CompelledShow/
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Jennifer Humphries

These shows are a blessing. Thank you.

Jul 19th
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Caleb Knott

Thank you for taking the time to capture and tell the true stories of real people. I was able to share this episode with a friend who was encouraged to know that they are not alone in their life situation.

Jul 3rd
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Caleb Knott

I'm excited for another season of Compelled! Looking forward to more great stories about the real God moving in the lives of real people.

Jun 14th
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Paul Hastings

In case you're wondering... Season 2 launches on June 18th.

Apr 13th
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Caleb Knott

Great first season! May God bless you with the resources to continue.

Oct 16th
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Caleb Knott

It's never too late for God to change a life.

Oct 2nd
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Caleb Knott

I have to wait an entire week for part 2? As I was listening, I kept thinking "and then..... ".

Sep 12th
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Caleb Knott

Off to a great start. Keep up the good work.

Aug 9th
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