Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary? What does that mean for Israel?
John, Pat, and Chris discuss the recent nomination of Chuck Hagel former Republican Senator from Nebraska to Defense Secretary. They continue to discuss that he allegedly is not supportive of Israel. He has made statements about the Jewish lobby being an intimidating force on Capitol Hill. He also at times allegedly resisted sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program and has balked at naming Hezbollah a terrorist group. The United States must stand with Israel our greatest ally in the Middle East. This has never been more important than the present when it was just reported by CBN that Egyptian President Morsi, member of the Muslim Brotherhood, said of Jews in a 2010 interview, referred to Jews as being “descendants of apes and pigs …there is no place for them on the land of Palestine.” President Obama has backed the Muslim Brotherhood and has gotten behind President Morsi. Israel has many enemies that would want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. We must stand with Israel our greatest ally in the Middle East and continue to pray for the peace of Israel.
Sold Out or Sell out; You can’t be both
John, Pat and Chris discuss a recent segment aired on VFNRadio titled Are you willing to stand when everyone else is willing to bow? As well as a recent teaching, Time to Take a Stand. They share about bout three men named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how they were not willing to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar but instead were willing to stand for God even at the cost of their lives. They continue this discussion with the questions what was it like for these men to take such a stand and do we see Christians taking this stand today for Jesus. These three men were challenged to compromise their worship of God and their values yet did not sell out. Some in the church today have been willing to sell out to the world instead of selling out to Jesus. They continue about situations and circumstances believers may find themselves where they will be challenged like these three men. Will they stand for God or will they go with the crowd. These three men because of their courage to take a stand even if it cost them their lives resulted in the turning of a nation to God’s ways. What would happen if believers across our country would have this same resolve and devotion to the Lord, one that would cause them to be sold out to God? We can turn a nation back to God.
Let your light Shine
John and Pat share about Matthew 5:14 where Jesus tells his disciples that they are the light of the world. The purpose of light is so we can see. You don’t light a lamp and immediately put a bowl over it. However, many believers today are placing bowls over their lights and allowing their light to shine in self focused controlled environments. Light only belongs in darkness. They continue to discuss how too many lights in one area becomes wasteful when in reality the light is functioning its best when it is placed in the environment it was designed to function. As believers God instructs us to shine our light in the dark world. Many people today are enslaved in darkness and are bound, they would benefit tremendously from the true light of Jesus. They encourage us to share Jesus with others that don’t know him. Get out in to our communities and let our good deeds shine so that people would see them and praise God in heaven. The Lord loves every single person. He wants us to love people and by loving them we let our light shine.