Ep.484: What Will You Change?
Living our resolve to be better
Theme Scripture: Proverbs 4:7
Yes, it IS that time of year once again when we tend to take stock of what has happened over the past year or years and look forward to the New Year with thoughts and intentions of change, growth and betterment. All of this sounds very good, it sounds very noble and we even get excited about it, yet as we enter the New Year, we find that we are faced with an impenetrable truth – that is, our circumstances are the same. In spite of our desire for better, we still are living in the same house, driving the same car to the same job… Sound depressing? Actually, it’s not because what this does is reveal to us those things that we can truly change and that is the best news you will hear all day! Stay with us as we look into a biblical perspective on true changes in our lives.
Ep.483: Why was Jesus Born?
Jesus, his birth, life and purpose
Theme Scripture: Luke 2:11
The thing I like most about Christmas is-_______! Well, what is it? Is it the season of winter and the skiing , skating and snowboarding that comes with it? Is it the holiday spirit of brotherhood generosity and giving that comes with it? Is it shopping and the sales, excitement and the new things that come with it? Is it time off and the parties vacation and leisure that comes with it? Is it the Christmas tree and the decorations, trimmings and presents that come with it? Is it family time and the meal desserts and camaraderie that come with it? What about Santa and the elves, reindeer and TV specials that come with him? Did I leave anything out? Did we capture all of the greatest things about Christmas that exist? Stay with us as we look at the simple, humble and profound reason for the season, a reason so compelling that it has life changing implications. Oh, by the way, it’s not on the list!
Ep.482: Do We Forgive and Forget?
Defining true forgiveness
Theme Scripture: Ephesians 4:32
Forgive and forget. It is a saying that has been around for a VERY long time. Many of us have probably uttered those words at one time or another, while dealing with the hurt and results of misunderstandings or angry words or actions. To forgive is to not hold someone accountable for something, to forget, well that is a different story, for it requires us to truly not hold them accountable in the future as well. God is a forgiving God. Jesus came to forgive sins. How do we do in following these examples in our daily lives? When we forgive, do we forget?
Ep.481: Do Dollars Make Sense?
Money, tithing and Christianity
Theme Scripture: Malachi 3:10
Money, money, money! We live in a world that requires it, we work in an environment that compensates us with it and we live in a society that constantly pushes us to have more of it. Money, in many ways it drives our world – the question is, should it drive our religious world? On this program we look at the biblical practice of tithing – the act of giving one tenth of your increase and see if we can determine what governs this act, who does the giving and who is on the receiving end. Churches need money to survive. The question; is tithing the proper scriptural way to bring that money in?
Ep.480: Are you ready for a “Paradigm Shift?”
Old garment new patch, old wine new skin
Theme Scripture: Matthew 9:16
One of the greatest challenges in life is that of dealing with people and circumstances different than our own. To understand such things, we must be willing to see as they see, think as they think, and “walk a mile in their shoes.” Christianity was and is like that. It is different and therefore requires a different approach. To truly “get it,” you must make a paradigm shift. On this program we look at how Jesus introduced, taught and lived this necessary shift, and how we can not only learn it and live it but teach it as well. Are you ready for a “paradigm shift?"