Tag: Pastor

Reasons for Hope, Answers About Our Faith

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for hope. These days, in a world spinning into disarray, people need all the hope they can get.

Real hope starts and ends by knowing who God is and His plan for this fallen world. But these days public institutions are peddling a false narrative about God and creation. Unless we can point them to the truth, people will remain lost and without help.

Carl Kerby of Reasons for Hope Ministries joins us this morning to discuss Creationism and how to point people to the truth of God in His Word.

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How Worldview Influences Our Reality

It always intrigues me when two people can look at the same set of facts and come away with different conclusions. These differing conclusions are of course influenced by our perception of the world and what we have been taught–correctly or erroneously.

As Christians, we see archaeological and scientific discoveries happening regularly that confirm the truth of the Bible. Yet those who stubbornly reject God refuse to see the truth because of ignorance, pride, or a hard heart. The Bible is more than just a religious book–it is an historical book that gives us a look at the creation of the world, along with its future.

Joining us this morning to discuss how credible science is confirming the truth of the Scriptures is Jay Seegert of The Creation Education Center.

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The Danger of Allegorical Scripture

We know the Word of God is absolute truth. But these days some are using verses out of context to deliver a message that differs or sometimes even contradicts the meaning of the scriptures. Other sermons might feature a Bible verse or two in a cameo appearance, but the truth can become lost in a sea of personal stories, allegory or meaningless chatter.

Pastor Gary Gilley of Southern View Chapel joins us to discuss the signs serious Christians should watch out for when listening to a sermon. How can we tell if Scripture is being minimized or watered-down? How do we know if we are truly growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? (2 Peter 3:18)

We also take a look at the movement of “Progressive Internationalism” being pushed by the United Nations and other world leaders. Are one or more of our presidential candidates disciples of this movement?

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Standing in Defiance of God

News stories unthinkable a decade ago have become so commonplace they hardly raise an eyebrow.

Abortion, euthanasia, and same sex marriage: all human doctrines and actions directly opposed to God and His Word. Yet our nation and world leaders continue their march toward depravity, thumbing their noses at God and leading naive people astray, at the risk of their eternal souls.

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us on the program.

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Just Reading the Bible is not Enough

James 1:22 instructs Christians to ‘be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.’ How do we go beyond simply reading to understanding and application? Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss how we can study the Bible and allow its wisdom to lead us to understand and live out its truth on a daily basis.

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A Glimpse at the Future of “American” Christianity

We are often reminded there is a huge difference between Biblical Christianity and American Christianity. The church today hardly resembles Acts 2 and the early church to whom Paul wrote letters of instruction. This morning we give you a glimpse of where American Christianity may be headed as it continues to model itself after Humanist thought and allow itself to fall under the influence of secular government. We look at the government of Sweden–one of those socialist utopias progressives often point to–that has effectively neutralized true Christianity.

First, we are joined by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views and Understanding the Times Radio to discuss the disturbing trends we see in America and the church.

Also, have you heard about this recent story in which a federal government agency is threatening to fire a Christian employee of 14 years for declining to watch an LGBT “diversity and inclusivity” training video?

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Preparing for a Middle East Meltdown

The Bible tells us that one day all nations will rebel against God in a final war in the Middle East as predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Breaking news: God wins the war!

The rise of ISIS and Russian intervention in the Middle East bring us one step closer to this final showdown. A coalition of nations are gathering to come against Israel just as predicted in Scripture. Are we living in the days where we could see the events leading to the victorious return of our Lord? Where is America in end times prophecy?

We’re joined by Dr. Andy Woods, author of The Middle East Meltdown: The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel to look at current events and square them up with biblical prophecy.

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Preparing to be Shaken

We are headed into very volatile waters. The wise man begins to prepare for trouble before it kicks down his door. Pastor Carl Gallups joins us this morning to look at the warning signs and how we begin preparing now for days of economic turmoil and religious persecution.

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Remembering 9/11, Keeping a Spiritual Perspective

On 9/11/2001, radical Islamic terrorists hijacked four jet planes with the intent of dealing a devastating blow to our nation. More than 3,000 people died and our nation was changed in a profound way. This Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of this horrendous tragedy.

Joining us to discuss Islam, the Quran, and how Christians should respond to the very real threat of Muslim terrorism is a former Muslim, now born-again believer, Elijah Abraham.

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Understanding Proper Context

For I know the plans that I have for you…

We know the Bible is the inspired Word of God, eternal truth and sufficient in all matters. But we can easily fall into a trap of taking a single verse out of context and building bad theology and belief systems around a single verse instead of understanding and applying it in correct context. Do we take the time to understand these verses and Scripture as a whole in context as we read and study?

Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to discuss how we can get in trouble when we misunderstand or misapply scripture out of context.

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Should Christians Expect to be Treated Fairly?

Every parent of a little child has heard it from their children when the child has to do something he doesn’t want to do: “That’s not fair!” Our response usually is “Who said life was fair?”

Jesus warned us the world would hate us because it hated Him. As we see Christian liberties stripped while our government goes out of its way to protect others, many people of faith are calling foul. But should we expect fair treatment from a culture, government, or a world that hates God?

First we are joined by Jay Seegert of the Creation Education Center to discuss how we can prove the truth of the Bible to atheists and evolutionists. We can effectively share evidence from science and Scripture with them while asking them questions about their claims.

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Watching the Signs and Trends

Leon Rodriguez, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services, confirmed that people applying for refugee status from places like Syria can be admitted without any documentation. He also acknowledged a “significant” number of refugees who have been admitted into the US in the last eight years have been tied to terror plots.

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The Narrow Path and Gate

The way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. – Jesus in Matthew 7

The life of a believer should be markedly different from people of the world. We are called to higher standard of morality, and we are called to be above reproach with not even a hint of immorality that could lead others to stumble into sin. Not an easy assignment, but one we are called to by our savior.

Dave Wager joins us this morning to discuss the narrow path, the narrow gate, and the narrow life of a true believer.

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