Perhaps the most important podcast/radio show that I've done so far! Please click the link and listen to evidence of false teachers, and how to read the Bible exactly how God intended it, so that you receive HIS message and not the message of a false teacher!
Dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions and even billions of people in the world have never trusted in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. And Jesus has commanded the church to take the message of Jesus to everyone who needs to hear! Just as Jonah finally obeyed the Lord the second time he was commanded, we must also respond to God's call to take the gospel to the streets!
Someone might tell you they don't believe that Jesus existed. Some might tell you they don't believe the Bible is true. But some people might tell you they don't believe in the existence of God. Listen to this radio show for several powerful examples of how you can share with someone evidence that exists outside of the Bible for the existence of God!
Many of us struggle with a familiar sin or temptation. Whether some weakness you have, or there's some opportunity for a temptation to find it's way into your life, Jesus is the answer for deliverance! Jonah was in a situation he never wanted to be in again. Through his prayer, we learn four steps on how to honor the Lord with holiness in our walk with Christ by learning to not "feed the same fish!"
What a blessing that God invites us to participate with Him to accomplish Kingdom activity! But too many times, we run from God rather than going WITH God toward obedience. We learn from Chapter 1 that God is going to work, but wants to work through us and not around of us. God wants to work because of us and not in spite of us. Listen to this message to discover how to go WITH God as He works in you and through you!
Make no mistake, there are plenty of people around that need to know about what Jesus has done for them to save them from their sins. And because that's true, every Christian needs to be actively involved in telling others about Jesus! Listen to my radio show to hear examples of the need for Jesus, as well as to find practical advice about how to share with people!
Our communities, our churches, and our families need the best from God...which He always provides! And God wants the best from us, so that we all might be a blessing to those communities and families. Listen to this message to learn practical steps to take in order to give God your best!
Even though protecting the family has been a theme on the show already, I'm continuing to find reasons why more families need to be warned and encouraged to find their identity in Jesus! We need every member of the family connected to Jesus, and praying for one another to live out that relationship with Him. Listen to my radio show to find practical advice on how to do just that!
Whether you are out in the community, or inside the church, we all have the tendency to appear one way to one group of people, and another way to others. The challenge as a Christian is to consistently live out the identity of Christ before any person, anywhere, all the time. Listen to this message to learn practical ways to "Be the Real Deal!"
There are too many distractions, temptations, and frustrations that can destroy every family. All of us need to fight hard to keep our communities as clear of those things as possible, whether they directly affect your family or not. We need to be aware of the issues, place Biblical boundaries around our families, and make others aware of dangers that can creep into our communities! Listen to my radio show to find out some specific dangers as well as solutions to those issues!
Christians are called by God to persuade and encourage others to trust Jesus to save them, just as we have done. In order to encourage others to have new life in Christ, believers in Christ must be a convincing new creation! We must display the kind of life and testimony that God wants to do in the lives of others. Listen to this message to learn two simple steps toward becoming "A Convincing Creation!"
There's no mistake that what you put into your body will have a direct effect on your health. The same is true of your Spiritual life! If we fail to put into our Spiritual lives what we need to be healthy as a believer, we will see the direct effect of being deficient in our walk with Christ. Listen to my radio show on how to grow spiritually and develop into a healthy believer!
Believers ought to feel comfortable in the presence of God, and with the people of God, both now and in heaven one day. We ought to also seek to be pleasing to the Lord now and in heaven one day. Too many believers fail to be consistent with being "present" with the Lord because of a fixation on the "here and now." Listen to this message to discover how you can be happy being at home with the Lord!
If you have ever wondered or considered if your life has real meaning, then you're not alone. Many of us wonder if the way we live, how we interact with others, the content of our faith and the values by which we live really are significant. Listen to this podcast to find out how to ensure your life has real meaning and purpose, which ultimately comes from God!
Deep down, we all want people to be impressed with us on some level. However, our real identity in Jesus calls us to be a show-off, but to show how amazing Jesus is and all that He has done! Listen to this message from 2 Corinthians 4 to learn to how to be a show-off...for Jesus!
Being kind to other people is free and doesn't cost us anything...but what does it cost to be unkind? Have you ever paid a high price for being rude, insensitive and mean to someone else? When we live out a transformed life for Jesus, we should always want to be kind to others! We ought to want other people see grace, love and forgiveness rather than meanness and hatred. Listen to my radio show to hear practical examples on how to be kind to others.
Have you ever presented yourself one way to one group of people, and another way to another group? Are you struggling with being who Christ has enabled you to be? This message from 2 Corinthians 3 helps show two simple steps to taking off the mask of who we think we are, so that we can live the way Christ has called us and enabled us to be!
Lately, there have been a few high profile leaders who have turned away from their Christian faith. They have announced publicly that they no longer follow Jesus, and value other avenues besides Christianity. So what do genuine believers do about this problem? How should our churches respond? In this radio show, I discuss the issue and the solution to these troubling statements of de-faith and how believers in Christ should now behave.
Where do you find your identity? In a job, in your home, in your retirement account? Our true identity needs to be found in and defined by Jesus. And what we are on the outside needs to match what is on the inside! And that can be possible only through knowing Jesus!
We're all guilty of being defined by opinions that just don't matter. We may base our value on how many likes we get on our pictures on Facebook or Instagram, or how many "friends" we have online. Some may find their identity in some extreme belief system that teaches us to hate others, and to feel superior. The only identity that matters is the one we receive from God, our Creator! Listen to my radio show and find out how you can obtain a real identity from Jesus!
What you watch on TV, in the movies, and websites you visit really can have an effect on you whether you believe that or not. Our children and grandchildren watch shows and movies that can give them distorted views of reality and morality. Listen to this show to understand the effect our entertainment choices have on our lives!
We all make decisions every day about what we do with our faith...whether we put faith in ourselves, or we place our faith in God. This message will help affirm your decision to trust how much God desires to protect you, as well as bless you.
In Joel chapter 2, God promised to send His Holy Spirit to His people at some point in the future. After Jesus ascended into heaven in Acts 1, He sent His Spirit to the disciples and the gospel has been preached ever since! Why do we need the Spirit of God? What does the Holy Spirit lead us to do? Listen to this message to find out!
What defines true patriotism in our country? Is there such a thing as too much, or even too little, patriotism? Listen to my radio show to discover how we can honor Christ by using the freedom we have in the US.
Do you have all the blessings God intends for you and your family to have? Or are you too busy chasing after other things that can easily be taken away or destroyed? Listen to this message to learn what God's blessings are, and how you can have them!
Not everyone in the family is where they should be in their walk with Christ. Some may be more spiritually mature than others. Listen to this message to learn how we can all be Healthy in the Faith, and be Holy in the Faith!
Are you faithful in your prayer life? Do you struggle to find motivation to pray about difficult things, or about praying for your spouse? Listen to my radio show for the encouragement and resources you need to unlock the power of prayer!
Have you made a commitment to pray regularly for your spouse? Do you need some ideas on what to pray for, and what the benefits are in praying for them? Listen to this interview with my friend, Heather Jenkins, about a Bible study she recently walked through and the impact that had on her commitment to praying for her husband!
My friend, Brad Brady, has been in the educational system for several years, and has seen the impact teachers can have on students, and the impact students can have on teachers! In this interview, he talks about that topic, as well as practical ways for parents to be involved in the lives of their children through the school system.
Many people read their horoscope, or ask psychics or trust someone to give them counsel about life choices. But how can we know if those sources are true and trustworthy? What if what they say isn't all bad? Listen to this podcast to find out what the Bible says about that topic, and how He provides a way for us to have His unfailing guidance.
If you were persecuted for your faith, would you be willing to die for Jesus? Please join me in praying for the Christians all over the world who are persecuted for their walk with Jesus, and pray that your faith would be strong enough to endure any kind of persecution!
Do you ever wish you could use a time machine to go back in time to change something about your life, or to investigate something to see if it's true? What if I told you that you could do both at the same time?!? Journey back with me 2000 years to the empty tomb of Jesus, and you'll see how that event in history can change your life forever!
Did Jesus really die, and if so, did He really rise from the dead? Those two questions are the topics of discussion in this special edition of What's The Word! If you want Biblical AND historical evidence that Jesus actually died and actually rose from the dead!
Have you wondered what historical evidence exists to prove that Jesus actually died and actually rose from the dead? Listen to this podcast to hear evidence that Jesus actually died and that He actually rose from the dead!
While Jesus was walking to be crucified, and while He was hanging on the cross, He showed tremendous concern for those who needed to be saved and those who wanted to be saved. In following Christ today, we also must have that same concern to lead people to the cross so they might come to know Jesus personally!
Life is a matter of perspective...and sometimes we either focus on the wrong things, or just don't see things in our lives the way we should. Listen to my radio show to learn practical ways to see life through the lens of the Bible!
How we communicate with others, and what we have to say, will either preserve a relationship, or tear it apart! Listen to this encouragement about how to invest in others through communication, and say what needs to be said with grace and in a Christ-like way!
Jesus took His disciples to the end of the old covenant, so they could understand the beginning of the new covenant! And because of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus, we can receive forgiveness for our sins and eternal life. Jesus truly paid it all!
Do you struggle when you look around at homes, cars and lives other people are enjoying, and struggle with being content with what you have? Listen to what the Bible says about learning to be content in any situation you're in!
There are things in your life that you are holding onto, and God wants to give you something even better. All you have to do is exchange what you're holding on to and receive God's gifts instead! Listen to this message to find out what God in store for you!
Two topics that seem to be on the rise today that are difficult to talk about, but both revolve around the same spiritual issue. When we have a lack of respect for one another, racism and violence will run wild! What does the Bible say about how respecting others regardless of their ethnic background? Listen to my radio show to find out those answers!
You can have a blessed life on earth, and have confidence of eternal life in heaven! Sometimes, we just need the right perspective on life, and relaize that we need to press on towards all that God has in store for us!
Everyone is different...in their own way. How we deal with and relate to people who are different from us, and more different than anyone else we know, says a lot about how accepting we are. Listen to the radio show to find out ways to show the love of Christ to all those who are different from you!
We all need people in our lives to support us when big decisions come up. We also need to be part of a support system for others when challenges come up in their lives. If you struggle with receiving the support you need from your friends and family, and if you struggle with offering support because of how others have hurt you in the past, please listen to this brief episode to find some encouragement on how to show support!
We are called to "work out" our salvation, but only after God "works it in!" Once we have been saved by grace through faith, we are called to live out that faith in Christ. And when we do, we are called to do those acts of service without grumbling or complaining!
The greatest joy in life comes from giving, and not from "getting." When we serve others and follow the pattern of Jesus of putting the needs of others ahead of our own, we learn the highest form of joy!
If you've ever lived with the expectation that other people will or should serve you, chances are, you've been disappointed. But Jesus teaches us that our truest purpose in life is to serve others! Even Jesus said that He did not come to be served, but to serve! And I pray you'll be encouraged by this podcast and find out how and why you too should serve!
On this episode, you'll hear perspective on how to truly express love to those around you in more ways than just saying, "I love you," plus my perspective on the State of the Union given by the President address last week, as well as identifying where and who influences you in your life!
Mind....body...and soul! All of those aspects of our personal lives are important to you, and important to God. And how we take care of ourselves physically and emotionally says a lot about how well we care for ourselves spiritually too. Listen to my radio show to hear practical advice on how to take care of yourself so you can be a blessing to God and others!
Every Christian, every pastor and every church are personally responsible for doing one thing, and that is lifting up Jesus! If we fail to exalt Jesus and point people to Him, there are a lot of things we can do in the name of Jesus to "help others" and to "meet their needs" but we are failing them if we don't point them to Jesus!
Have you ever wondered how to have a Biblical worldview, and see the world around you the way God does? Whether you are dealing with issues in your personal life, or wanting to hear an accurate news report, or even saying good bye to someone you love who just passed away, this program will help you with all of those areas!
New York state just passed a law that legalizes an abortion up to the baby's birthday, at 40 weeks. This breaks my heart, and should cause believers everywhere to come together in prayer for New York state, for the other states not to follow their example, for our Federal government to lead our country well, for local agencies to minister to families in crisis, as well as our local churches to share the message of hope in Christ in communities! Listen to this podcast, and join me in praying for unborn children!
With Sanctity of Human Life Sunday coming up this weekend, I dedicated last night's show to that topic. In several segments, you'll hear my take on several articles and stories about the value of human life and what it takes to change our thinking to protect unborn children.
We all struggle to give our time, our money, our effort and ourselves for the benefit of others, but the Bible assures us that when we do, our hearts must be right! To find out how to give faithfully, and how those gifts can have the biggest eternal impact, listen to this message from 2 Corinthians 8!
People of one hair color want to be another....those born in one generation might want to have been born in another one....and some who have certain gifts and talents want to have other talents. So, are you trying to be something that you're not? Instead, are you willing to be who God has created you to be? Listen to this podcast to be encouraged how to be exactly who, where, when and what God has wanted you to be!
Do you struggle to give your time, your money, your abilities, and even your energy to worthwhile causes? What about with giving any or all of those things to God? This new sermon series from 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 will help us all have "Open Hands" as we learn to give to God because He has given so much to us! Listen to the first message on having open hands "With Joy!"
Whether or not you have New Year's resolutions, I have a challenge to start off your new year in a great way! No matter what your plans are for the upcoming year, and even if some unexpected problems come your way, this New Year's challenge will help keep you grounded all year long. Listen and find out what about the challenge!
Another news reporter has been found out for fabricating stories and sources for a German magazine. CNN called him "journalist of the year." How can we really know the truth? How can we trust anyone who tells us anything? Jesus came to this earth full of grace AND truth. He tells us what we need to hear...if we are willing to listen!
Even if you've received or been given an amazing gift, there's no gift in human history like the gift of Jesus! If you've received Jesus, then listen to this message about how you can share Him with others. If you've never received Jesus personally, listen to this message to know how and why you should!
Some things will change in your family over the years, and new traditions will arise. Sometimes, those new traditions aren't new for good reasons. Some new traditions happen because we've lost someone in our family, and Christmastime is painful. Listen to this podcast to learn how you can be a blessing to a family this Christmas as they grieve the loss of a loved one.
Many people are expressing their concern about songs and movies that are sung and shown at Christmas time...but what should they be offended by? Listen to this podcast to be challenged by the most offensive part of Christmas, and it's not a song or a movie!
No matter how many good or bad surprises you've received in your life, whatever will ever happen in your life, God will provide His grace to get through it! He gave overwhelming grace to Mary to give birth to Jesus, and God will provide His grace and His comfort and His presence to you as well. Listen to this message to be encouraged by God's gift of Grace!
How can you use the most wonderful time of the year to make an eternal impact in someone's life? Over the next month, how many ways can you come up with to give to someone a gift, while using that opportunity to share with them the gift of eternal life? Listen to this episode to hear some suggestions!
Check out episode 2 of my radio program, "What's The Word" from last Wednesday evening. It airs live each Wednesday night at 6pm on 101.9FM, WAIN in Columbia, KY. You can stream it live by clicking on http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAINAM
Being thankful, and making the choice to find something in our lives to rejoice about, can be a difficult thing to do. Sometimes, we have too many burdens or challenges that overwhelm us, and it's hard to be thankful. This Thanksgiving, I pray that you will be able to make the choice to rejoice, and express your thankfulness for something in your life!
God gave the best of Heaven....His only Son, Jesus....to save us from our sins and to provide eternal life when we place our faith in Jesus. So, what can you give back to God in response to all that He has given to you? Listen to this message to be encouraged to give God your very best, and to be filled with thanksgiving for all that He has given to you!
This story hurts my heart. A minister in Toronto, Canada, has been affirmed in her role as lead minister in a United Church of Canada church, despite the fact that she has been a devout atheist for the last 10+ years. The "heresy trial" only led the church to keep her as minister, and led the denomination to keep the church in their fellowship. And yet, they deny the existence of God, and the authority of the Bible. Please join me in praying for the city of Toronto, and the authentic and evangelical churches in that city who are promoting the truth of the gospel!
My very first episode of my new one hour radio show on 101.9FM, on WAIN in Columbia, KY! Lots of topics covered and even a few opportunities to share what God is doing at CBC. Hope you enjoy it, and please email me your thoughts at email@example.com Every Wednesday night at 6pm!
The line in the sand is drawn, and for everyone of us, we must decide whether we want to know and serve God. Joshua challenged God's people to decide, and said that for he and his house, they would serve the Lord. Listen to this message to be challenged and encouraged to faithfully serve the One, True and Living God!
In light of the mass shooting that happened in California late last night, here are three ways that we can all respond to those types of events. I hope you'll join me in responding in these ways whenever any kind of tragedy happens.
Sometimes we aren't as prepared for spiritual issues as we think we really are. Sometimes, we feel prepared for tests and difficulties, but in reality, we could've used quite a bit more preparation to be ready for them. Listen to this message to learn how to be spiritually prepared for spiritual tests!
When you know God personally, there are blessings we should be thankful for in the past, ways that God is moving in us in the present, and promises that He will keep in the future. Listen to this message to hear how you can grow deeper in your personal relationship with God!
Is there a political or religious topic that you disagree on with someone you know? How do you handle disagreeing with someone? I believe we have lost the ability to disagree respectfully. Sometimes, our disrespect leads to acts of violence or harsh words or pure anger towards those we disagree with. Listen to this episode to find out some basic truths to help you learn how to respectfully disagree.
Every moment of decision, and each crisis that we face, is a "dangerous opportunity" to go one direction or another. Either in a job, in our homes or in our hearts, we may come to a cross road, and become face to face with a decision to make a choice. How do we know which way to go? How can we face those opportunities to ultimately stay in God's will and honor Christ? Listen to this episode to hear encouragement on facing those "dangerous opportunities!"
Have you been disappointed by someone? Have you ever been a disappointment to another person, or to God? Well if so, how do we deal with disappointment? That emotion can be so strong and do so much damage, and will maintain bitterness in us if we don't deal with it. Listen to this episode to hear my encouragement about dealing with disappointment!
There are several aspects of our relationship with God that need to be handled very carefully! If we mishandle them, we will learn all too quickly the error of our ways. Listen to this message from Joshua 7 to learn what they are, and how to handle them with care!
Have you ever wondered how you can develop a more effective prayer life? I have three P's for you that you can begin to incorporate into your prayer life, and ask God to bring about in your life today!
There are times in your life where taking steps of faith won't make sense to people around you, and they may not make much sense to you either! Listen to this message about how the children of Israel weren't asked to do anything except to march and shout to gain a city....and how God simply asks you do follow Him and be obedient!
My family and I have moved many, many times! We know how to pack boxes and load a moving truck. But none of those physical houses have been the permanent location of our hearts. God has always given us a greater perspective of letting our hearts be at home in Him! And I pray that you too will have the same viewpoint as Abraham did, as you'll hear about in this episode of Walk This Way!
Do you ever focus too much on the past and fail to embrace God's future promises...or maybe you focus too much on the future that you fail to learn the lessons from the past? Listen to this message about how you can trust how God has worked, how God is working, and all that God will do in the future!
You may evaluate how spiritually strong other believers might be, and you might listen to how they evaluate your walk with Christ....but the most important evaluation you can do is between you and God! Listen to this podcast episode to find out how to evaluate your walk with Christ, and how to strengthen your faith!
There are times God leads a church to go forward, or leads your family to be part of something, or leads you to witness to someone or serve in a ministry, and you think that it’s going to end in you being hurt and embarrassed or failing.
How can we make sure that when God says go, we have confidence that it will go well?
We can look forward to the future as a church, and as an individual Christian, stay behind the Lord, stay focused on the Lord, and stand firm with the Lord, but we must follow closely after the Lord, and only Him!
Ever wonder how God saved people in the Old Testament time? Ever wonder if people were saved by keeping the Law or if they were saved by grace through faith? God is the same and consistently saves people from their sin through the same method...and this message from Galatians 3 helps explain just that!
Listen to this podcast to see if you have the mind of Christ! In fact...We all have sources of influences, whether its from websites, books, magazines or other people, and some of those aren't beneficial. We need to monitor what we allow into our lives to influence us, so that how we live really is pleasing to God. We need the Spirit to influence us rather than "empty words!"
Whether your heart has been away from God, or from God's people, you need to feel at home! God wants a relationship with you, and so do God's people. No matter how far from God you feel, and no matter how long you've been away from fellowship with God's people, you can come home!
The Journey has begun, and we need to follow God into the future as He leads us! Perhaps God wants to do great things in your life or in your family or in your church...and this message can help you learn to trust and follow God!
We all experience "storms" in our lives....whether they are natural disasters like the hurricane that is coming to the East Coast, or problems in our marriages, problems at work, issues with our children, or whatever they might be. When those problems come, we naturally ask..."Where is God?" This episode of Walk This Way deals with how we can keep our eyes on the Lord, and see that our help comes from Him!
You may have plenty of healthy habits in your life, like going to the gym regularly or brushing your teeth or keeping your house clean, but how many healthy habits do you have that will benefit you spiritually? In this episode, we will consider our healthy habits toward Bible reading and prayer, and think of ways to be more faithful with those two healthy spiritual disciplines!
We all need better perspective on our role as parents. Every parent struggles with whether or not they have done or are doing a good job at raising their children. Listen to this episode to find encouragement and a new perspective on how you're doing as a parent!
We can all practice being a blessing to other people by encouraging them, praying for them, and serving them. The question is whether or not we want to. Listen to this message from Colossians 4:7-18 to learn how you can be a blessing to others!
What areas of life do you struggle with? What causes you frustration, aggravation and/or anxiety? In this short segment, I'll share with you one must-have way of dealing with those areas! I'll share with you how to move from struggling with it to struggling through it!
The book of Galatians is all about making sure that the church gets the gospel correct! And in this message from Galatians 1, you'll hear just how vital it is for us to preach and share the accurate gospel message, and how making any changes to the truth affects our relationship with Christ.
If you've found hope and eternal life in Jesus, you can reach out to other people who need to know Jesus in two very simple ways....through your prayer life and through your personal life! Listen to this message from Colossians 4 to discover how!
Check out this edition of Walk This Way with me and Aaron LaBarge, the Family Pastor of Columbia Baptist Church, in Columbia, KY. In this episode, we discuss the issue of making a distinction between "church kids" and kids that haven't grown up in church. How can we change that? Why should we change that? You can also read Aaron's blog at https://labargefamilyministry.com
Whether we are at home or at work/school, we all have an opportunity to be an influence for Christ! Listen to this message from Colossians 3 about how to improve your relationships and your level of influence in those crucial areas of life.
We all need to make positive changes in our lives, but sometimes those changes seem huge! Whether they are financial, relational, or related to our personal character, we can all improve 1% at a time! Listen to this podcast to find out how!
Do you need a wardrobe change? Feeling uncomfortable in what you're wearing? Most of us appreciate fashionable clothes, and feeling comfortable in what we have on....unless we have on Hate, Bitterness, Anger, Jealousy, or anything that is much uglier than we should have on! What we need to "clothe ourselves with" are things like Humility, Kindness, and Love! Listen to this message from Colossians 3 to find out how to make a wardrobe exchange!
Do you see yourself the way God sees you? Do you see the quality of your worship the way God does?
Listen to this message from this morning, shared from Colossians 2:15-22, and learn how to see what God sees in worship and in wisdom!