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Who was that Hero in the Multi-Colored Coat? (Part II)

Several weeks ago we began to tell the story of a hero – not the kind of hero that rises up in courage to do a deed that changes the outcome of an event – rather, the kind of hero who lives his vision for a lifetime and changes the world as a result of his lifetime dedication. This hero is the Joseph of the Old Testament – dreamer, interpreter of dreams, man of wisdom, faith, integrity and mercy. Joseph was a true hero, the kind that appears only once in many generations. What can we learn from him?

Does the Same God Rule in the Old and New Testament? (Part I)

(Part 1 in a 2-part series) Ours is a world of great contradiction. Some say the ends justify the means and others say that the means are an end in themselves. Some say equal treatment is giving everyone the same while others say that equal treatment is giving each what they need. Some say that there is a higher judge of morality, while others say that morality can only be determined by those whom it affects. Some say that God is a God of dual personality – the Old Testament God of anger and the New Testament God of love, while others say (and by others we mean us) that God is one and His purpose is one. Stay with us as we seek to demonstrate WHY God is the same glorious God in both the Old and New Testaments!

Who was that Hero in the Multi-Colored Coat? (Part I)

Everybody loves a hero…someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty…someone who puts their own interests aside for the greater good…someone who does those things that others can’t or won’t. Usually these heroes are recognized as a result of a particular event or crisis and we laud their contribution. It is a rare thing to see someone who lives a heroic life and displays a heroic heart throughout their lifetime – one who becomes a hero for the ages. On this program we look at such a man to try and learn from the example of his heroic life!

Was God’s Law Really Fair?

The Old Testament Law provided a way for Israel to function as an individual society as well as a society that interacted with the world around it. So, how did this Law treat the less fortunate, the sick, the indebted, the slaves, the aliens, and so on? What kind of “social programs” were available and how did they operate? Was there justice? Was there mercy? Did the Old Testament Law promote individual accomplishment at the expense of others? Did it promote a socialistic approach of spreading the wealth evenly to everyone? Stay with us as we take a fascinating walk through God’s unique Old Testament model for society.

Is God Biased? (Part I)

Have you ever been in a situation, perhaps as a kid where you observed someone getting special treatment? Maybe it was that kid in school who seemed to get extra privileges or your brother or sister being treated differently than you? Remember how that made you kind of mad? Remember when you got some special treatment but that was different because YOU deserved it! Have you ever observed prejudice in action? We live in a time of excessive sensitivity to these things. When we look at the Almighty God, do we see any of these things? Do we see Him playing favorites? Treating one people differently from another people? Stay with us as we dive right into this question and seek to understand what and why God chooses whom He does. Is God biased?

Have You Ever Felt Trapped?

We have all had experiences in our lives that have led us to places from which there seemed to be no escape. These are places where the circumstances were such that the outcome seemed so inevitable that our choices in the matter were limited to accepting some unwanted and predetermined future or denying it, only to be confronted with it later. In such times, hope fades from our future and into memory. Sounds glum, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is, we can look to Biblical accounts of some of God’s chosen ones and see how they fared in such difficult times. King Hezekiah was one such man. Confronted with circumstances throughout his life that could have trapped and demoralized him, he found ways to rise above them to follow a higher path. Stay with us as we look into the life and times of King Hezekiah and see how he found ways of escape from the traps of his life.

What Can We Learn From Daniel? (Part II)

The Bible is full of history, prophecy, miracles and the people who were integral parts of the revealing of all these things. These were usually people of integrity, discipline and faith. On this program, we will talk about one of these people. He happens to have lived at a pivotal point in history, he was one of the greatest prophets in history and even experienced some of the most dramatic miracles in history. This man was Daniel. His life was one of the most inspiring in all of Scripture as he was a clear and uncorrupted example of what it means to honor God your whole life through. Stay with us as we look into this exemplary life and ask – what can we learn from Daniel?

What Can We Learn From Daniel? (Part I)

The Bible is full of history, prophecy, miracles and the people who were integral parts of the revealing of all these things. These were usually people of integrity, discipline and faith. On this program, we will talk about one of these people. He happens to have lived at a pivotal point in history, he was one of the greatest prophets in history and even experienced some of the most dramatic miracles in history. This man was Daniel. His life was one of the most inspiring in all of Scripture as he was a clear and uncorrupted example of what it means to honor God your whole life through. Stay with us as we look into this exemplary life and ask – what can we learn from Daniel?