The Jesus Files with Lara Helmling

On The Jesus Files you’ll hear stories of real-life Christian heroes from the front lines of this thing we call life. We all face battles in our lives, yet we don't always feel strong. We don't always know how to overcome. In every episode you'll hear how other Christians win their battles and overcome, inspiring you to achieve your victories.
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Dec 17, 2016

As a practicing neuropsychologist, Michelle Bengtson thought she was an expert at treating depression. Until she suffered from it herself. It was then that she realized just how limited the treatments available today truly are, and that they were essentially powerless without the Word of God. She went on a quest to find the answer, and her new book Hope Prevails is the product of her discoveries. 

Sep 16, 2016

When Dave Sanderson heard the captain say, "Brace for Impact," he knew his life was about to change but he didn't know how deeply. Only God knew that. And God has used Dave's experience to deepen his faith and inspire him to help others in their own faith walks. Listen to his story today on The Jesus Files. 

Aug 24, 2016

When Ray Rose woke up one morning with no feeling or movement on one side, he began one of the toughest battles of his life. Find out how he overcame, how he emerged victorious, and find out how he's doing now on this episode of The Jesus Files.

Aug 24, 2016

When Ray Rose woke up one morning with no feeling or movement on one side, he began one of the toughest battles of his life. Find out how he overcame, how he emerged victorious, and find out how he's doing now on this episode of The Jesus Files.

Aug 24, 2016

When Ray Rose woke up one morning with no feeling or movement on one side, he began one of the toughest battles of his life. Find out how he overcame, how he emerged victorious, and find out how he's doing now on this episode of The Jesus Files.

May 23, 2016

Teri shares her story of how God has nurtured her soul, bringing her through her own personal darkness and into His light. She explains why she's grateful for those experiences now because of God has used them to bless her richly. Today she endeavors to help other women connect to one another and God through her Refine Community. 


May 11, 2016

Pastor Rodney tells his story of heartbreak within the church and recovery by the grace of God. He shows how God has used him throughout his life to speak encouragement and faith into the lives of those around him. He continues to encourage and strengthen through his pastoral role and through his writing at 

Apr 27, 2016

When Pastor Mike Killian was first called by God to ministry, he said yes because it all seemed like one big adventure...but when the cost to him and his family became clear, he hedged on his promise, and that hedge cost him dearly. Yet God is a God of restoration, and Mike's life was restored with a single breath. How often do you need another chance?  How often do you need God-sized strength for your life? Listen today and dive into God's plan, power, and grace for you. Pastor Mike Killian: How to Live in Radical Obedience

Apr 20, 2016

Karen Sweeney Ryall lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, four children, and grandchildren. While it may seem that she lives a quiet life, her heart for God is huge. In this episode she shares her story of hope in a time of hopelessness. She shows Christians how we can hold onto God's promises during the worst seasons of life and how we, too, can find treasures in hidden darkness. 

Apr 13, 2016

Grace Gayle was the seventh child of a poor farmer, and her childhood was fraught with crisis, trauma, and neglect. In her episode today, Grace Gayle tells her story of healing and victory through God's love, her own determination, and constant prayer and Scripture. Her unique method of praying the Scriptures can be found in her book From Victim to Victor. 

Apr 6, 2016

Christopher Duffley was born premature at only 1 pound, and soon after his birth he went blind. As if those weren't difficult enough circumstances, Christopher was diagnosed with autism at age five. Yet through it all, God had a plan. Today Christopher is a Youtube sensation, singing praise music to God, and now writing songs with his sister Grace. Listen to his amazing story in his own words!

Mar 30, 2016

Myrna Gale started life early knowing Jesus was real because He and His angels stood by her side in a hospital room while she was still a small child. From those miraculous beginnings, Myrna grew to raise 9 children...yet she didn't always listen to God. She says now that her mother, the voice of God and reason when she was still a teen, told her clearly not to marry. She did anyway and endured a long difficult relationship that was not godly. Given these life lessons, Myrna is now a woman who wants to see others' dreams come true. She is an independent publisher at 3G Publishing and healer in her community. Now, perhaps best of all, she's packing for her eternity with the things she does each day to build God's kingdom and love on the people around her.  

Mar 23, 2016

Stephen Shearsby grew up in a loving, Christian home. Yet in his adolescence, he had doubts. And what he loves most about that time in his life was that everyone supported him as he doubted...and when he came to his own understanding of faith, he went on to become an amazing youth pastor. Now he creates hilarious Christian kids' shows for video and live performances because he wants children to know the power and mercy of God's love the way he did. 

Mar 16, 2016

As a first responder to the Aurora theater and Sandy Hook Elementary tragedies, as well as countless others, Ginger tells her story of God's presence in the midst of evil. A member of the Billy Graham first response team, she answers tough questions like, where is God when tragedy strikes? When children die? When families are torn apart? Ginger shows through her story that God IS always there, in the midst of His children. And she gives hope to all through her firm conviction that Jesus truly is Lord and Savior.  

Mar 9, 2016

Joel Boggess, host of the Relaunch Podcast Show, has only known a life of miracles. Because of a near-death experience when he was five and a miraculous recovery, he realized early in life that there was not a moment to be wasted. He also knew, without a doubt, that there is a God that is bigger than all of the problems of this life, that was on his side. Listen to Joel's story firsthand and get inspired to find your voice and make a difference in this world in a bigger way.  

Mar 2, 2016

Singer-songwriter Janet Lund shares important lessons about parenting with love and grace and overcoming the odds through prayer and faith. Janet shows how you can experience the worst that life has to offer and never give up on your dreams, especially when those dreams involve your children and the call that God has placed on your life. 

Feb 24, 2016

Marisa Shadrick, award-winning speaker and writer, shares her journey of faith from a clueless pot-smoking kid to a young woman with a direct, personal experience with a loving God. And now she's on fire for God and for serving His people. Listen to this incredible journey for just the right encouragement today. 

Feb 10, 2016

Author Bill McConnell tells his story of love, God and miracles. Bill shares how he spent so many years married to his job as a youth pastor that he neglected his marriage, only to find that it was almost snatched away from him. Realizing what was really important, Bill reevaluated everything and, by the grace of God and a lot of hard work, saved his marriage. Both his wife and he are so much happier for it, Bill wrote a book to describe their journey. 

Feb 3, 2016

Laurie Marks Vincent tells the story of a miraculous song that played in her head during one of the most difficult nights of her life. She was able to capture the song, "My Deliverer," on paper and in music so that today this gift from God is available for all to hear!    

Jan 30, 2016

Pastor Steve Griffin's testimony speaks to the struggles of many in Jesus nation. Growing up in a strict religious sect, Pastor Griffin found himself struggling with some of the sect's unbiblical roots. Relying on the strength of Christ and his own integrity, Pastor Griffin tells of how he broke away and followed where God was leading. Even though it led away from his family heritage. Be inspired to follow God's lead rather than man's in this amazing episode. 

Jan 20, 2016

19-year-old Lliam Leosh is a faithful follower of Jesus. Yet it hasn't always been that way. Lliam shares how he grew up in the darkness of being unchurched and uncertain about God. Then he explains how he came to know Christ as his Savior by watching the change that Jesus had on his mother's life. He describes how his youth group and mission trips deepened his faith and led him to a full infusion of the Spirit. He also shares his views on what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how he lives his life as a constant expression of discipleship. For those wondering how to reach young people for Christ, Lliam's interview is a breath of fresh air. 

Jan 14, 2016

Doctor William McCoy shares his exciting first experience of the Spirit as a child and how his mother supported his need for the Spirit in her choice of a church. Growing up in this mix of love, dedication, and encouragement, Doctor McCoy knew his family's and his heavenly Father's love. As Doctor McCoy then paints a picture of his greatest struggles and personal crises, he shows how God carried him through it all to victory.  

Jan 7, 2016

Pastor Steve Easterwood shows listeners how to follow the Spirit and discern the voice of God over the Enemy and over one's own desires. He shares his personal battle with depression and how he won with God by his side. Among the many miracles he has witnessed in his life, he shares one that is truly outrageous!