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Good Friday 2009

How Good Is Good Friday?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.5MB) Today we hear your thoughts on Good Friday, a day that is rarely seen as “good.” We can often downplay Good Friday, or avoid going to Good Friday services because we don’t like the sadness and silence. In our hearts we yearn for the Resurrection part–we want […]

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Will This Weekend Change Anything For You?

In a few hours, many of us will head to church.  There we will commemorate the death and crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  We will think about the terrible price He willingly paid so our sins could be forgiven and we might come in to a relationship with God.  For many, it will […]

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Christian Music and Youth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) Where is Christian Music headed?: Christian music pioneer and artist Chuck Girard is our special guest today, along with Q90 FM’s “Kid” Raider, to give us a unique inside look into the industry and changes coming–both positive and negative.  Check out Chuck’s music on his website! Download […]

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Watchman or Pharisee?

Earlier this week Warren Smith shared his concerns for New Age teachings he believes are infiltrating the minds and hearts of many Americans and some Christians.  When he discussed Rick Warren we knew there would be some strong reactions.  And I want to sincerely thank Chad for sharing his thought with us on the subject […]

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How the New Age Movement is deceiving the Church | Part 2

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.0MB) Warren Smith, author of “The Light That Was Dark” and several other books about New Age spirituality, joins us for Part II of our broadcast. You won’t want to miss Warren amazing story about his two-decade journey into the New Age movement, and how God is using […]

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A Good and Noble Heart

Jesus told a parable about a farmer sewing seeds.  Some fell on the road and were trampled; others fell into the thorns and were choked and produced no crop.  But some fell on fertile ground and produced a great crop.  He goes on to say that the seed that multiplied into a great crop represents […]

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How the New Age Movement is deceiving the Church | Part 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) It started innocently enough: A psychic reading, a visit to a New Age bookstore, and Warren Smith was hooked into what felt like an exciting spiritual journey. For 20 years, Warren and his wife experienced what they thought was enlightenment, immersed in the New Age movement. Then […]

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Who Are We Following?

Tough and challenging discussion on air today.  None of us wants to believe dangerous false teachings are creeping into the church.  But the reality is, Christianity in the United States is under a full frontal, comprehensive attack.  New Age Spirituality is being presented in teachings of the Emergent Church and social justice movements.  Even well […]

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The End of Pornography?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) Mainstream news media outlets defend and even promote pornography, but how does it affect your family? Morality in Media president Robert Peters joins the show today to talk about what the US Government is doing to combat this multi-billion dollar-a-year industry. Download this episode

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Christian Reaction to the Budget

The very future of our nation hangs in the balance these next couple weeks.  Democrats and Republicans in Washington DC face the most critical decisions they will ever face as leaders.  Does our nation continue a path of reckless spending that will lead us to bankruptcy?  Or do they find the courage to put aside […]

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The Cost of Being a Disciple

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.4MB) Why is truth so narrow? Today we’re talking about the blessings and the responsibilities that come with being a disciple of Jesus Christ. We’re joined in studio by Dave Wager, a local ministry leader and teacher. Plus your calls, emails and posts! Download this episode

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The State of the Church in America

Today we discussed defending the truth of God and His Word.  Yesterday we discussed Christian leadership; and recently we shared some alarming statistics that claim only one third of self-professed born again Christians believe the bible is the absolute truth of God.  Put all these together and it paints an interesting, but alarming picture of […]

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How Are We To Lead?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) Will we stand up as leaders and call on the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives in our community?  That will take real leadership.  Do we have it in us? Mike & Amy talk church leadership principles and with a local pastor, Mike Krysiak, on today’s […]

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Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

Lead; follow; or get out of the way.  This was a popular slogan in 1775 as Americans gathered the courage to seek independence and become a nation.  A people caught a vision and made history, starting the greatest nation in the history of the world. I think Jesus’ message today would be similar—lead, follow or […]

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Courage and Real Love

Have you ever been in a church where the issue and threat of Islam was discussed?  Well I haven’t, and I am left wondering why that is. Islam is a rapidly growing religion and is attracting many youth, even here in the United States.  It teaches worship of a false god and is a real […]

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Elijah Abraham's Story

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) America’s history of religious freedom leave many Christians feeling confused: How should we perceive Islam, and best understand the faith of Muslims living in the United States? Elijah Abraham offers a unique perspective on the nature of Islam. He was born and raised as a Muslim in […]

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Warren's Connection to the Muslim Brotherhood

Opinion piece from WND.com: Has Rick Warren become a shill for Islamic terror? That’s the charge of a well-documented article by an investigator published in FrontPageMag.com. Warren is promoted on the “speakers corner” of the Islamic Society of North America, an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and a financier of the Hamas terror organization. Fifteen […]

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Compromising our Christian Faith?

We talk a lot about Islam on Stand Up For the Truth.  And we do this for a couple reasons which I would like to share.  First we discuss it because Islam is a real threat to Christianity.  Islam is both a religion and a philosophy of government and these two components cannot be divided.  […]

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Who Are God's People?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) The strong relationship between Israel and the United States had long been a given, with past presidents from George Washington to Harry Truman affirming shared values and biblical foundations, but this bond has been weakening in recent years. Some say it’s our current administration, while others point […]

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No Compromises

Image via Wikipedia In Matthew 24, Jesus gives us a chilling look at the final days before His return.  In verse 10 He states:  “At that time many will fall away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”  There can be no […]

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