Ep.575: What Should We Know About the Devil?
The origin, character and objectives of the devil
Theme Scripture: Matthew 13:19
The devil is pretty popular these days. Think about it – his name and influence come up in all kinds of places – we have ʺdevil’s food cakesʺ – why? I LOVE chocolate, but I don’t like the name! You have heard the phrase “the devil is in the details.” Or what about, “I had a devil of a time?” Then of course there is “the devil made me do it!” Movies and television often glorify the devil and what he stands for – I mean, does the devil REALLY wear Prada? So, what does all of this mean? Should we be worried that the devil seems to have permeated our lives? Who is he anyway? How much of an effect does he have on our lives? Stay with us as we look into the origin, the description and the objectives of the devil. What should we know about the devil? Plenty!!
Ep.574: Where Can We Find Hope?
The importance of hope vs. wishes
Theme Scripture: Romans 12:12
Hope...all of life revolves around it. When it is absent, your world is dark and you are depressed. When you can’t see it, there is no clear direction for you to go. Ah, but when you have hope – true tangible hope - you can be excited! You anticipate and prepare for the future. With real hope, problems are reduced to challenges and obstacles become stepping stones. Obviously there is a major difference in life with hope and life without it. So our focus will be on what true hope is, how we can make it ours and by doing so, and how we can change our outlook! Stay with us, this could be GOOD!
Ep.573: Are You Your Brother’s Keeper?
The Christian responsibility to be involved
Theme Scripture: 1 John 3:11-12
It seems hard to believe, but this past Friday was the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. If you remember in the days and weeks following, people changed – we were all more reflective, we were all more sober and we were all very aware of our interconnectedness with each other. During that time, it seemed as though what happened to others was really important and how we could help them was pressing. I would venture to say that during that period of time, we all lived a collective understanding of what it meant to be our brother’s keeper. So, where are we now? Are we still just as aware of our responsibility to one another? Do we know what our responsibility is to one another? Stay with us as we look into the elements and responsibilities of being ʺour brother’s keeper.ʺ