LISTEN NOW! John discusses how many of us are familiar with Jesus as the “Uniter” but do we know Him as Jesus the “Divider”. There is a division that Jesus does approve of. In fact, the division that Jesus approves of is dividing anything or anyone that would divide you and his church from Him. Jesus tells us that he did not come to bring peace but division. He has a jealous love for us and offers us the privilege of being United with Him, but being united with him means to be divided from anything that would separate this amazing oneness. Jesus desires and offers us the opportunity to be one with Him. To walk with him in intimacy and seeing His character formed in us.
Greg and John share about the most recent elections and how the country is divided on their choice on who would lead our nation. They discussed what happened to the Israelites when in 1 Samuel 8, the Israelites chose a King, a form of government, instead of choosing God. The Lord was quick to tell Samuel the people were not rejecting Samuel they were rejecting Him. This is what happens when people choose the government to do and supply all of their needs instead of trusting God. When they do choose government over God just like the Israelites, it comes at a huge price. As believers we need to honor our President and allow God to do what He wants to do and honoring what Americans have asked for. As believers, no need to panic, we can relax and love our brothers and sisters in God. Some other items spoken about were United Nations Agenda 21; and FDA shutting down SunLand.
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, Bill Gates Microsoft Founder, and others encourage Children to learn Computer Coding- In 7 years MORE JOBS than computer science graduates
John, Pat, and Chris share about how Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Founder, Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and many others are joined together to promote that children learn computer coding in schools. Code.org shares on their site that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer jobs and only 400,000 computer science students. They also site that 9 out of 10 schools don’t even offer computer programming classes. John, Pat, and Chris continue to remind us that we are going to see rapid developments in technology over the next 5 to 7 years and that now is the time to seize the moment. They also encourage us to introduce our children to coding and give them the opportunity to create games instead of just playing them. Imagine how much good can be done with this technology and how gospel can continue to be shared in new, creative and innovative ways.
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Teenager walks 10 Miles in the Snow for a Job Interview; Business Owner takes notice; Guess what happens next
John, Pat, and Chris share the encouraging story of a teenager who walked ten miles in the snow for a job interview. As he was walking he stopped by a restaurant for directions and by chance was able to ask the owner. The owner gives him directions and later has to drive the same road and notices the young man walking. He pulls over and suggests the teenager catch a bus but the teenager replied that he didn’t have money for the fare. The business owner gives the young man a ride to the interview and takes his number down thinking to himself that he needed to hire anyone who would walk ten miles for an interview. He later hires the teenager who was very much appreciative. John, Pat and Chris continue to share how this young man didn’t make a bunch of excuses for why he couldn’t go to the interview all he needed was one reason why he should. It is a reminder to all of us to welcome trials in our lives and to step out as believers trust God and watch and see what will happen. It is impossible to steer a parked car.
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John, Pat, and Chris discuss how Pat was giving Chris a hard time about getting a new pug. That was of course until Pat was able to see him first hand and Frankie, the pug, melted his heart. They continue to discuss how within 24 hours of having been melted by Frankie the Pug, Pat went out and brought a Pug home to his family. Humor
Pat can’t resist and brings a Pug home- humor
VFNRadio’s Timeless Treasures aired on VFNRadio on Friday, February 26, 2013
LISTEN NOW! John and Pat discuss the demonstration of the kingdom of God. The apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 2:4 that his message and preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power. They continue to discuss that Jesus equips all believers with everything we need to advance the kingdom of God. Jesus is still sending his disciples forth today with power and authority.
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A mother repeatedly tells a 10 year old boy to make his bed and the boy repeatedly does not obey his mother. One day she gives the boy consequences for not obeying her when she asked him to make his bed. The young boy begins to say how sorry he was, begs for leniency, and even says it won’t happen again, but the mother knows that this recent sorrow was because of the consequences and not because the child was truly sorry for not making his bed. The boy makes the bed for a day and then goes back to not making it. Greg, John, and Pat share that this is how many in the church view repentance. If we love God we will honor him and do what he wants us to do and not do what he doesn’t want us to do. When we disobey him it shouldn’t be a common occurrence but occurrences that are rare. It doesn’t matter how much you cry, complain and the state of your brokenness if when it’s all said and done you haven’t repented. Just like the boy in the example, repentance was him doing what he was asked to do from his heart. So it is with us. If you are a believer it all starts with you. It’s time to honor God and repent from sin by honoring God with our obedience and not just with words.
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