Today’s Highlights April 29, 2014
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
The Humility of Jesus
Friends of the Church?
Find out Who’s Behind the Door
LISTEN NOW! John, Greg, and Pat discuss the state of the family and how to get back to God’s original intent. The American Bible Society compiled the results of surveys and stats to find out the top problems families are facing today. According to the survey…
One divorce occurs every 36 seconds in America. ( U.S. Census Department, 2011)
22 % of children live in homes below the poverty level. ( National Center for Children in Poverty)
Depression affects 10% of the adult population. (CDC)
For every 2.4 marriages in 2011, there was one divorce. ( U.S. Census Department)
Just 50% of American adults think the Bible contains everything you need to know to live a meaningful life. ( State of the Bible 2014)
It is interesting to note that the same percentage of marriages that are ending in divorce, 50%, is the same percentage of Americans who don’t think the Bible contains everything you need to know to live a meaningful life. It’s easy to see how problems come into our lives when the Word of God is meaningless. The problem is not with God it is with us. Like everything we purchase comes with an instruction manual so that we can be aware of two important things. One thing is what we need to avoid so we don’t mishandle the purchased item and the other is how to maximize and use the purchased item in the manner it was designed to be used. We have placed our hands all over our families without giving any regard to the word of God that tells us plainly how we are to live in the roles God has called us to. Rest assured when we ignore God’s truth it is only a matter of time before everything falls apart resulting in great pain. They continue to discuss a new movie from Focus on the Family called “Irreplaceable” is an upcoming feature length documentary. According to their website it is the first in a series from Focus on the Family that explores critical questions about the family in today’s culture. When we individually put God first the family will remain strong.
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Irreplaceable Movie Trailer
State of the Family
The Jones’ are not all they are “CRACK”ed up to be; First Family Member Murdered; Stabbing in PA School -Part 1
The Jones’ are not all they “CRACK”ed up to be; First Family Member Murdered; Stabbing in Pa School Part 2
What’s the POINT? Hear, Hear; Do, Do; Who Do; Hear, Do?
Two Paths: One of Light and Righteousness; The Other Sin and Darkness: Choose Wisely Your Present and Future Depend on it
LISTEN NOW! In this wisdom moment found in Proverbs 4:14-19 “Do not set foot on the path of the wicked (sin) or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is LIKE DEEP DARKNESS; they do not know what makes them stumble.” There are two paths, two ways to go in our life, two ways to live our lives. One is the path of dark wickedness and one is the path of life of righteousness. Those who walk on the path of wickedness (in sin) they are driven to do evil and feel like they can’t sleep till they have sinned in some way. They spend endless hours, giving up sleep and rest, till they make someone else stumble. They find release when someone else finds pain through their efforts. Their meals consist of the Bread of Wickedness (sin) and the Wine of Violence (sin). They can’t see enough wicked sinful media and never are able to fully quench their thirst with the wine of violence as they seek more and more violent experiences through media, or physical violence. The complete opposite is true for those who take the path of righteousness. Those who take the path of righteousness grow progressively in their life becoming more and brighter just as the morning sun processes to its peeking over the horizon with a glimpse of light, till it is so obviously shining it’s bright as the sun is at noon day.
There are two paths and it’s for each of us individually to determine which path we will walk in. If we choose the path of righteousness’ our lives will become ever brighter and we’ll not have a life filled with traps, pitfalls and stumbling for our path will be made straight. If we choose the path of wickedness and sin, our lives will become increasingly darker, our ability to discern the what and why of what we’re doing will become impossible. Two Paths are before you; choose wisely.
VISION: Children of the Day OR Children of the Night?
Tags: deceived, blinded, free will
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LISTEN NOW! John, Greg and Pat discuss the power of communication with God through prayer. They continue to discuss how prayer has no limitations. We may feel burdened for certain areas of the world and instead of being restricted by time and space we can be anywhere in prayer and declare God’s will for that person, business, and nation in Jesus’ name. They discuss that many times believers are moved by what they see in the physical realm when in fact what happens in the physical realm is a result of what happens in the spirit realm. Prayer allows us to do battle in the realm that truly matters. They discuss how in prayer you can literally rearrange the (spiritual) furniture of a family or gathering just by prayer. No matter where your life happens in this world there is no hindrance for you to pray and communicate with God. They further discuss the power of visualization of your prayer and seeing what you are declaring by faith. Prayer is talking to God; it’s not what religion has tried to make of it. Prayer is not just words, it is faith in your words and in the one, God, you are praying to. When we pray to the Lord things happen He interacts with you and things change in our material world. This happens when Abraham prayed for a certain number of people to be spared the destruction the Lord was sending to Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus said my house is called to be a house of prayer, the house of prayer is not up the street you are the house of prayer. God is willing to respond He is just looking for those who will stand in the gap.
Prayer Has No Limitations
Tags: abiding, faith, prayer
LISTEN NOW! In this abiding moment Pat, Greg, and John the wise and foolish builder Jesus described in Matthew 7:24-29. The difference between the two is one built on the solid foundation of the implemented and practiced word of God and the other built with no implemented and practiced foundation. When the storms come and they do come, only the house that is built on the practiced and not just heard word of God will stand. Many today are hearing plenty of Word but they are not implementing and practicing the word they hear in their daily lives and are deceiving themselves. If not doing and practicing the word of God they are taking their own counsel of pride and they will eventually fall. How much of the church is taking in worldly wisdom? Everybody else is doing it, it seems right. Rick Joyner saw spiritual battles where great men of God were taken down by two little demons of pride and fear. It’s best to stay low walk in humility and put to practice God’s word in your lives.
Tags: discipleship, obedience
LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss how 10,000 people from over 50 countries participated in a march from Auschwitz to commemorate Holocaust victims in the March of the Living according to the Jerusalem Post. They continue to discuss now the Jews are great at making sure they remember. They continue to discuss that a museum teaches that at the time of the Holocaust the Christian church was not able to recognize evil. Americans call evil as not being “that bad”. Even the Prime Minister of Israel has drawn from the similarities that are occurring today when he describes the Palestinians partnership with Hamas, a known hater and attacker of the Jews, while still thinking they can pursue peace with Israel. We will never forget what happened to the Jews during the Holocaust where 6 million Jews were killed as we honor the 200,000 survivors that are alive today.
10,000 set out from Auschwitz to commemorate Holocaust victims in March of the Living
Helga’s Diary; A Childs Perspective of the Concentration Camps during the Holocaust
It’s Not Surreal, Sir, It’s REAL! Don’t let your senses FOOL YOU; 46,200 Concentration Camps and Ghetto’s during the Holocaust.
Tags: persecution, Israel, Jews, Christians, deception
LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss how Hobby Lobby’s owner Steve Green has a vision for education and is developing a Bible curriculum to be taught in public schools. According to the Washington Post “The Mustang, Okla., school board voted Monday to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green, clearing the way for the Hobby Lobby president…” Steve’s desire is to the Museum of the Bible Curriculum which is a four year public school elective on the narrative of the history and impact of the Bible. Steve’s desire is by September of 2016 to have this curriculum in at least 100 high schools. They encourage us to go buy something, anything at your nearest Hobby Lobby retail store to stand in agreement with the Green family. We need to stand with those who are standing boldly in our society.
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches a new project: a public school Bible curriculum
Praying for Those In Authority; Desire of God, Requirement for Peace & Hope for Salvation
600 Students in one High School Bible Club
Tags: boldness, original intent, discipleship