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    Focus on the Family

    Mon - Sat 10am

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    Posted: March 27, 2015, 6:00 am



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    Our Daily Bread

    6:15am and 7:15am

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    After being away on business, Terry wanted to pick up some small gifts for his children. The clerk at the airport gift shop recommended a number of costly items. “I don’t have that much money with me,” he said. “I need something less expensive.” The clerk tried to make him feel that he was being cheap. But Terry knew his children would be happy with whatever he gave them, because it came from a heart of love. And he was right—they loved the gifts he brought them.

    Author: Anne Cetas
    Posted: March 30, 2015, 1:00 am

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    Daily Devotionals

    After being away on business, Terry wanted to pick up some small gifts for his children. The clerk at the airport gift shop recommended a number of costly items. “I…

    Posted: March 30, 2015, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    Do you ever wonder who is listening to all of the suffering in the world? God does hear all of the suffering in the world and sometimes He takes some of the suffering and filters it into the heart of His servants. That is just what He did with a prophet named Balaam and on today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at this unusual story and what we can learn from it.
  • Insight For Living

    Mon - Sat 6pm.

    Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 30, 2015

    2 Chronicles 26:1-21; Isaiah 42:5-8

    In Isaiah 40:3-5, Isaiah painted a grand mural of God's glorious coming to earth. The word picture of God's glory—His kabod—is vivid in Hebrew. In some contexts, this word means “to be heavy, weighty.” God is heavy with splendour and magnificence.

    In contrast, man's greatness is as insubstantial as a blade of grass that withers “when the breath of the Lord blows upon it” (Isaiah 40:7). Yet, how tempting it is to claim the credit ourselves for the mighty works God does in and around us.

    Can One Person Make a Difference?

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  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    You see if our dealings with God are purely on a rational level, it’s purely a result of intellectual processing, of reading, of listening, of thinking, of understanding, we might understand a very full theory and doctrinal position that the Scripture gives to us, but we will come to a point where we come up against a barrier that says there has got to be more than just knowing this, this way. There are some things, which have to go beyond intellectual processing.
  • Money Wise

    Mon - Sat 5pm.

    Compass-Hey Howard on -

    "Hey Howard" is a daily one-minute radio ministry of Compass-Finances God's Way. Each day, host Howard Dayton, answers listeners questions by taking a succinct, practical and biblical approach to every day financial issues.

    Training Children To Be Givers
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: March 30, 2015, 12:00 pm


  • Church Alive

    Sundays 3pm and 9pm

    Church Alive brings local messages from area churches to you each week.

    Please contact your local station if your church is interested to be part of Church Alive programming.


  • Revive with Tom Gayton

    Saturdays at 8pm

    One hour of contemporary Christian music featuring global and local artists with their the latest Christian hits!

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  • Unshackled

    Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm

    (Jewish, Atheist) Committed Atheist Arthur Katz guided his high school students to ask deep moral questions, but he couldn't answer them. He quit his job and traveled the world to find them. A woman in an Israeli bookstore guides him to understand the truth.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageJeff, a Cayuga from Six Nations, grew up off the rez in Buffalo, New York. He started partying at an early age and he worked to support his drinking habit. His team's success in lacrosse gave cause to celebrate often, and even when everyone else went home, for Jeff, the party never ended. He found out though, that not only does drinking ruin relationships, it ruins families.
  • Keys For Kids

    Mon - Sat  7:30am & 7:30pm

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    Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

    Lydia ran to the door as soon as she heard her mother come in. "Mom! Mom! That movie we put on hold at the library finally came in. Can we watch it tonight?"

    "Sure," said Mom. "As long as you help me get dinner ready first."

    They whipped up some spaghetti and meatballs and sat down to eat. "Lydia, I want you to start going over to the nursing home a few times a week to read to Grandma," said Mom. "I wish I could get over there more, but work is just too busy right now. I'll give you the book and Bible I've been reading to her so you can take over."

    Lydia scowled. "The Bible? But she's not even a Christian! And she's really old. How could reading the Bible to her make any difference now?"

    "Just because she's old doesn't mean it's too late for her to come to Jesus," said Mom. "We can't give up on her."

    Once they cleared the table, Mom got out a big pan and put it on the stove. "How about some popcorn to go with our movie?" Lydia nodded eagerly and watched as Mom heated oil in the pan and added popcorn kernels. Pretty soon the kitchen was full of pops and cracks as the popcorn starting billowing up in the pan.

    "I think it's done," said Lydia after a long string of popping noises came to an end.

    "Not quite," said Mom. She waited another minute before turning off the heat, allowing more kernels to pop. "Some kernels pop right away, but others take longer before they're ready. You don't want to give up on them too quickly." She paused and looked at Lydia. "Just like Grandma. The Bible tells us that no matter how young or old someone is, when they decide to trust in Jesus, they become a new person, just like these hard little kernels become soft, delicious popcorn. We need to do all we can to share the gospel with Grandma because she may not have much time left."

    Lydia took a handful of popcorn from the pan. "Okay, I'll go read to her. And I'll pray that hearing God's Word will make her pop into a Christian!"

    How About You?
    Have you ever thought it was too late for someone to be saved? Some people trust in Jesus as soon as they hear the gospel, but others take a long time before they believe. God wants everyone to go to heaven, so He's patient with those who continue to run away from Him. We need to be patient, too, and continue to share the gospel and pray for those who aren't Christians. No matter how old you are, it's never too late to believe in Jesus.

    Today's Key Verse:
    I wish to give this last man the same as to you.
    (Matthew 20:14)

    Today's Key Thought:
    It's never too late to believe

    Posted: March 30, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Mom," called Madison as she returned from school one day, "can you help me design my online birthday invitations?"

    Mom shook her head. "Sorry, honey, but I promised Mrs. Kettering I'd drive her to the doctor's office this afternoon. She used to walk over there, but ever since she broke her leg last year, she's had a hard time getting around."

    "Well," said Madison, "we'd better send the invitations out soon. It's only two weeks till my birthday."

    Mom smiled. "Have you decided who you'll invite?" she asked. "Remember, five guests is the limit this year."

    Madison nodded. "I want to invite Sabrina, Laura, Lena, Emily, and Joanna," she replied. "I don't know Laura very well, but I heard she's nice."

    Mom looked surprised. "What about Payton from next door?" she asked. "I thought you two were best friends!"

    "Oh, we are," Madison said, "but I can see her any time. I want somebody different for a change." She frowned. "I suppose Payton might be mad about it when she finds out, but she'll get over it."

    Mom was quiet for a minute. "I'm thinking of Mrs. Kettering's broken leg," she said. "The fracture healed, but her leg will never be quite the same. Sometimes it hurts, and she has to be careful not to put too much stress on it. She can't trust it fully. It's often the same way with friendships."

    "Friendships?" asked Madison. "What do you mean?"

    "If you hurt a friend by being selfish, or even by being careless, she may be willing to forgive you, but she may never be able to fully trust you again, and your relationship suffers." Mom sighed. "I learned that lesson the hard way. I once lost a good friend because of a cruel, thoughtless remark I made. Friends are precious gifts from God, Madison. Don't take them for granted."

    Madison was quiet for a moment. "I think I'd better go over my guest list again."

    How About You?
    Do you take your friends for granted? Do you assume that they'll always be willing to forgive you, no matter what? Part of today's Scripture talks about how painful it is when a friend does something to hurt you. Even a strong friendship can be broken, and healing can be difficult. Friends are blessings from God. Treat them as you would want them to treat you--with kindness and respect. Don't risk causing a fractured friendship!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Do not forsake your own friend.
    (Proverbs 27:10)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Treat friends with care

    Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
    Grandma, I'm glad Mom and Dad went to that convention. Staying with you will be like a vacation for me," Morgan said happily after her parents had left her at her grandmother's home.

    "Aren't you afraid I'll spoil you?" Grandma asked with a wink. Morgan giggled. She knew Grandma would spoil her a little.

    That morning, Grandma played Morgan's favorite board games with her. For lunch, they had chips and ham sandwiches--Morgan's favorite. Then Grandma took out her Bible. "This is when I usually have my daily Bible reading," she said. "I thought we could take turns reading to each other. I've been looking forward to sharing God's Word together."

    "I'm on vacation," protested Morgan. "I want to have fun!" Grandma looked disappointed, but she let Morgan run outside and climb the apple tree.

    As Morgan got ready for bed that night, she thought about what a nice day she'd had. But then she began thinking of her parents and she felt a little sad. "I wish Mom and Dad were here to tuck me in tonight," she told her grandmother.

    Grandma smiled. "Your parents knew you'd get a little homesick," she said. "They asked me to give you this." Grandma pulled an envelope from her pocket. Morgan opened it eagerly and read the note her parents had left for her. She felt much better after reading their words of love and encouragement.

    "Some people are so important to us that we never want to take a vacation from them," said Grandma. "Aren't you glad your parents left that message for you to read?" Morgan smiled and nodded. "Well, someone else had a message for you today, but you wanted to take a vacation from Him," said Grandma gently.

    Morgan knew her grandmother was talking about God. Now she wished she had taken time to read the Bible with Grandma. Morgan sat up in bed. "I know you read your Bible already, Grandma, but can we read a few verses together before I go to sleep?"

    Grandma's eyes twinkled. "We sure can."

    How About You?
    When you're on vacation, do you think about God? A break from your normal routine is good now and then, but you need to hear from God no matter where you are. Be sure to give Him an opportunity to speak to you through His Word. Be sure to think about Him and talk with Him. Don't ever take a vacation from God!

    Today's Key Verse:
    I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your Word.
    (Psalm 119:16)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Don't take a vacation from God

    Posted: March 28, 2015, 4:00 am
    After using his router to shape the edges of a board, Mark made sure the groove was straight. Hearing someone come into the garage, he turned his wheelchair around and saw his friend Joel. "Hey!" said Joel. "What are you building?"

    "Some shelves for my dad," replied Mark. Joel examined the board. "These are great," he said. "You're good at this."

    "Yeah, whatever," mumbled Mark. Joel glanced at his friend with concern. "I'm so useless," said Mark. "Ever since the accident, people have to do so much for me.

    "That's not true!" objected Joel. "God has a reason for everything. Don't you believe that?"

    "I sure feel useless," insisted Mark.

    "Well, but . . ." Joel paused and gazed absently around the room. His eyes fell on a screwdriver sitting on the table. "Why don't you show me how you shape the edges of that board with a screwdriver?"

    Mark laughed. "Joel, you can't shape the edges of a board with a screwdriver. That's for putting in and taking out screws."

    "Can't you use a hammer for that?" asked Joel.

    "No! Hammers are for pounding in nails." Mark gave his friend a concerned look. "Each tool has a specific purpose."

    Joel smiled. "So does every person. Maybe you always thought you were a screwdriver, but since the accident, God's been trying to show you that you're really a router. He has a purpose for you, but you can't carry it out if you're trying to be a screwdriver all the time."

    "You really think so?" asked Mark, picking up the router. "Well, then, let me show you what a router can really do!"

    How About You?
    Have you ever felt like you were useless? You're not useless at all! God has a special job for you. God can use the difficulties in your life to help you serve Him in a special way--perhaps to comfort and encourage someone with the same problem because you understand what that person is going through. Look around to see who God might want you to help.

    Today's Key Verse:
    God . . . comforts us . . . that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    Today's Key Thought:
    God has a purpose for your life

    Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Mom, it's just no use," said Serena. "I've tried and tried to get Maria to come to church with us, but she won't."

    Serena's twin sister Joslyn flipped through a small booklet. "And I tried giving her some of these booklets Dad bought for us, but she won't even look at them."

    "I even tried to tell her about Jesus," said Serena, "but she said, 'Not interested!' She wouldn't even listen to me."

    "So how's she ever going to hear the gospel?" asked Joslyn.

    Mom smiled at her daughters. "Well, she has both of you, doesn't she?"

    "But Mom," protested Joslyn, "we just told you--she won't listen to us or read what we give her."

    "Well, she may not hear the gospel the way we do--by hearing it in church or by reading the Bible," said Mom, "but I hope she will see it and hear it as she gets to know you better."

    The girls looked at each other and frowned. "I don't get it," said Serena.

    "You know that some of the New Testament books, called epistles, are actually letters to churches, don't you?" asked Mom.

    "Yeah, I think our Sunday school teacher told us that once," said Joslyn.

    Mom nodded. "And all these letters--which we also call God's Word--are inspired by God Himself, right?" The girls nodded. "Well, did you know the Bible also says that each of you is a letter from Christ?"

    Both girls raised their eyebrows. "What does that mean?" asked Serena.

    "It means that talking isn't the only way to share the gospel," answered Mom. "As people see the way you live, it's like they're 'reading' you. When you live in a way that's pleasing to God, you touch people's hearts and make them want to know what makes you different. That may make it possible for you--or someone else--to tell them God's good news when they're ready to hear it."

    How About You?
    Do you think the only way you can be a witness for Christ is by talking--by telling someone that Jesus died for them? Of course, God wants you to speak out, but He also wants you to be a witness by the way you live. Next time a friend refuses to listen when you talk about Jesus, don't be discouraged. Instead, let them see you live the way you know Jesus wants you to live. Then your friend can learn a little about the gospel by observing you and may eventually want to hear it in words.

    Today's Key Verse:
    You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.
    (2 Corinthians 3:2)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Witness by the way you live

    Posted: March 26, 2015, 4:00 am
    Garrett slouched through the living room doorway and dropped into a chair next to his mother, who was holding his baby sister Amy. "I have a problem," he said with a sigh. "I'm always losing my temper, and I don't make friends that way."

    "No, I'm sure you don't! And God doesn't want you to lose your temper, either," said Mom as she stood Amy on her feet. "Guess what?" Mom added. "Amy took her first step today."

    "Really? Good job, Amy!" cheered Garrett. He held out his arms. "Walk to me!" He and Mom watched as the little girl took a few wobbly steps. Then down she went. Her face puckered, but she crawled to a chair and pulled herself up again. When she tried again, she walked a few more steps before she fell. "Keep it up, and before you know it, you'll be running races with me."

    Mom smiled. "You know, Garrett," she said, "Amy took her first step today, and I think you took a first step, too--you admitted that you have a problem."

    Garrett sighed. "Well, yeah," he said grimly.

    "Think of it as learning to walk," suggested Mom. "You had to learn to walk physically--and look how strong your legs are now!" Garrett grinned. He loved running.

    "Learning to walk takes time and practice," continued Mom. "That's true of learning to walk physically, and it's also true of the Christian walk--learning to display the fruit of the Spirit. When Amy falls, she has to get up--just as you did. And when you fall in your Christian walk, you need to keep working at it."

    "So if I just keep trying not to lose my temper, I'll get better at it?" Garrett asked.

    Mom smiled. "Just trying isn't enough," she told him as she picked up Amy. "We're here to help Amy learn to walk, and God is available to help you grow as a Christian. Along with trying, you need to look to Him. The kind of strength you need comes only from God."

    "Yeah," Garrett agreed soberly. "I already know I can't do it by myself." He got up and headed for his room. "I'll keep working on it, and I'll ask God to help me."

    How About You?
    Have you admitted that you have a problem--such as losing your temper, acting selfishly, or gossiping about others? Admitting it is the first step toward overcoming it. Also admit that you can't overcome it on your own and look to God for strength to gain control over it. He wants you to have the victory--just ask Him!

    Today's Key Verse:
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    (Philippians 4:13)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Admit your weaknesses

    Posted: March 25, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Oh, Dad!" protested Jacob, "I don't see why I have to be grounded! Can't I just do some extra chores or something?"

    "I'm sorry, Jacob," said Dad, "but I think being grounded this time is the best way to help you remember to obey." He patted Jacob's shoulder. "We don't enjoy punishing you," he added. "We do it because we love you."

    "Yeah, right," mumbled Jacob as Dad left.

    The following week, Jacob came down with a cold and a bad cough. During the next few days, it grew worse and worse. He watched warily as his mother poured a spoonful of medicine for him to take. "Do I really have to take that stuff?" he asked. Mom nodded, so Jacob gulped it down. "Yuck! Gross!" he sputtered. "It tastes awful! I don't want any more of that!" But during the night, Jacob woke up, coughing again. His throat hurt, and he was actually glad when Mom came in, bringing the medicine.

    The next morning, Jacob felt better. "Last week I was grounded, and this week I was sick," he said. "I felt like I'd never get to have fun again. But that medicine really helped, so maybe now I'll finally get out of the house." He grinned. "That medicine sure doesn't taste good!"

    "I know," said Dad, "and I know you didn't like the punishment you received for disobeying, but discipline is a lot like bitter medicine--it's meant to make us better."

    "I guess so," admitted Jacob.

    "You know," Dad added, "not all the unpleasant things God allows us to go through are punishments, but some of them are. He uses them to bring about good results in His children."

    "That's right," agreed Mom. "Even after you're grown up, the Lord will sometimes use difficult or painful circumstances to convict you of sin or just to help you grow in Him. Such times are always hard, but the results are worth it. Try to remember that--and even be thankful for discipline from both God and your parents." Jacob nodded as he watched his mother pour out another spoonful of medicine.

    How About You?
    Do you enjoy being disciplined? No one does! But the correction you receive from your parents helps you grow into a mature, responsible adult. Disciplining a child for bad behavior is hard for a parent, but it's needed for good behavior to happen. Don't resent discipline. Instead, be glad someone cares.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.
    (Proverbs 3:12)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Be thankful for discipline

    Posted: March 24, 2015, 4:00 am


  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Mar 27, 2015

    Psalm 32:8

    “We want a king like the other nations!” The nation of Israel turns its back on God's leadership and calls for a king to be chosen from among them. But following God's direction, the Prophet Samuel makes an unlikely choices—a man whose last job was rounding up wild donkeys!

    Paws & Tales

  • Kids Corner

    Tue 4pm.

    Episode Summary:

    Liz digs up a time capsule from the founders of Terrene. Everyone’s excited until a valuable item goes missing. Can Liz solve this mystery before Granny goes to jail?

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    Verse: Deuteronomy 6: 7

    Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 

    God likes to talk to you and me through his special book called The Bible. In this book, he tells a big story called “God’s rescue plan”. God is the main character of the story. Throughout the story, God calls His people to play parts in the story.  God calls different people to do different jobs, and in the Bible, we read how people like Ruth, Moses, Esther, David, Mary, Paul and many others play their parts in God’s rescue plan. As you read the Bible, you will read that God is calling you too to play your part in God’s story. Spend some time thinking and working on what God wants you to do.

    We can divide the Bible into six acts, like it was a drama. Each act moves the story forward. Which act are you living in now? Think about how you are a part of God’s rescue plan. He’s given you talents and jobs to do. Now you have to take some action!

    Act One: Creation

    God is the God of all things!

    Act Two: The Fall

    The world is now broken.

    Act Three: God Chooses Israel.

    God puts his rescue plan into action.

    Act Four: The Coming of the King

    Jesus the Rescuer comes down and lives among us.

    Act Five: Spreading the News of the King

    The Holy Spirit is calling us to help fix things.

    Act Six: The Return of the King

    All creation is restored.

    Full Devotion

    Discussion Guide:

    “In the beginning, God created…” Genesis 1 introduces us to God and his Big Story. God is the God of all things. Using his creativity, he made all creation.  God spoke, and he chose to create. Our world belongs to God. Revelation 4:11 shows us that the creator should be worshiped:

    “Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power. You created all things, and by your decision they are and were created.” (Contemporary English Version)

    The next part of the story introduces the saddest part of the Big Story. Things go wrong and need to be fixed. The serpent tempted them to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is the opposite of what God had told them to do. Today, sin has broken how we see ourselves, how we see others, how we see the world, and how we see God.

    He then made a promise to Adam and Eve.  Before they left the garden, God made an amazing promise to them:

    “One day this will all change again to what I meant it to be. One day, I will come back as the Rescuer, and I will go into battle against Satan and win. One day……………”

    Telling the story of God’s rescue plan for all His people is the cornerstone of faith formation for your children. Show them that God is the main character of the story of Bible. In the story and today, God is active with His people to restore all creation.

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