Ep.536: How Do You Build a Fruitful Life?
Using the new year to focus on Christian growth
Theme Scripture: Proverbs 11:30
Here we are, once again approaching the end of one year and the inauguration of another. We often look back at this time and reflect on what has happened, and we also look forward in anticipation of what will happen. Many people make resolutions with the idea of bettering themselves and their situation. On this program, while we are not making resolutions, we are going to be talking about building better, more fruitful lives. How do we do this? Where do we start? Well, while this program will NOT be a motivational seminar, it will hopefully help to shed some light on the process of building a more fruitful life, so stay with us!
Ep.535: Is it Santa Claus or Jesus Christ?
Meditating on the true meaning of Christmas
Theme Scripture: Luke 2:13
It is just a few more days until the biggest holiday of the year – you know the day of which I speak – it is the holiday that either will make or break the retail year-end numbers. It is the holiday that inspires 25 consecutive days of specials on network television. It is the holiday that converts small children into aggressive consumers, teaching them to carefully itemize their wants. You know the holiday – the one where you can run into trouble by talking about its true meaning, because somehow or other, it is deemed politically incorrect. So, we talk about Santa Claus and focus on Santa Claus as the symbol of giving rather than focusing on Jesus Christ, who is the embodiment of giving. On this program we will be politically incorrect and focus on Jesus, because He IS the reason for the season!
Ep.534: Should We be Friendly with Dishonesty?
Understanding The Dishonest Steward Parable
Theme Scripture: Luke 16:9
Just because we may be called to serve God through Jesus, it doesn’t mean that we no longer have anything to do with the world around us. On the contrary, we are widely instructed to deal fairly and generously with the world around us. The question is what does that mean? On this program we will look at one of Jesus’ parables in which his lesson is, at first glance, not very clear. Is Jesus saying to be friends with – to join forces with - “the mammon of unrighteousness” or is his lesson entirely different? Stay with us as we study the issue and try to get its proper meaning.
Ep.533: Why Should We Watch What We Say?
Theme Scripture: Psalms 101:5
We live in a fascinating society – very sad but fascinating. There is an entire multi-billion dollar industry that makes its money by doing one thing and one thing only – talking and writing about other people, mostly celebrities. The thing about this industry is that there seems to rarely be a circumstance when the individual being spoken about has been thoroughly consulted regarding what is being said. Usually, that which is said or written is something of a fantastic nature that would have any onlookers or readers shake their heads in disbelief. Often these things, while perhaps based in truth, present a far-fetched conclusion. Our topic this program is not about this industry, it is about us. Do we engage in the same behavior? The Bible is very pointed about this, so stay with us as we look in the mirror and ask, “Why should we watch what we say?”