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    Focus on the Family

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    In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Car...
    Posted: March 2, 2015, 7:00 am



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    Our Daily Bread

    6:15am and 7:15am

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    If you’re like me, you’ve struggled with having to say no to taking on a new responsibility—especially if it’s for a good cause and directly related to helping others. We may have sound reasons for carefully selecting our priorities. Yet sometimes, by not agreeing to do more, we may feel guilty or we may think that somehow we have failed in our walk of faith.

    Author: Poh Fang Chia
    Posted: March 3, 2015, 1:00 am

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    Daily Devotionals

    If you’re like me, you’ve struggled with having to say no to taking on a new responsibility—especially if it’s for a good cause and directly related to helping others. We…

    Posted: March 3, 2015, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    You cannot begin to remove the barriers to your belief until you know what they are. Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias continues to look at the Biblical story of Naaman as we discover what some of those barriers are.
  • Insight For Living

    Mon - Sat 6pm.

    Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 3, 2015

    Romans 16:17; Titus 1:4-7; 3:3-11

    Just as a family works best when there is harmony and co-operation, so does a congregation. No parent enjoys dealing with children who misbehave, but ignoring them or giving in to them are not good options. The same is true in the family of God. Throughout the history of the church, there have been those who stirred up trouble and caused dissension. Such troublemakers will always exist. To keep the unity that is so vital in a healthy church, those who habitually and persistently sow discord must be confronted, dealt with, and encouraged to repent.

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  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    We have to be utterly convinced of this: that being a Christian is not just a little part of my life that is isolated from the workplace and isolated from where I live and isolated from the politics of our city and our country and the economics of our country and our world, but rather the deepest need of the human heart is a spiritual one.
  • Money Wise

    Mon - Sat 5pm.

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    "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.

    Howard talks about how to prepare financially when going through a divorce.
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: March 3, 2015, 12:00 pm


  • Church Alive

    Sundays 3pm and 9pm

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

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  • 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

    Cork Hutson - Part 2: (Marijuana, New Age) A stranger witnesses to Cork at his garage sale. Cork starts his bus ride, gets off in Omaha where another stranger gives him a pamphlet on the street. Cork reads the pamphlet and is saved in his hotel room. He goes home, joins a Bible study and meets Susan, the pastor's daughter. They marry and continue in ministry.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageWillie grew up in Hobert, Oklahoma in a pastor's home. He recalls the Sunday gatherings at church along the river, how the ladies dressed... what they did. He tells how, as a boy, they chased tumbleweeds and hunted them as if they were buffalo. And he shares how he lost his older brother in a car accident because of bad choices.
  • Keys For Kids

    Mon - Sat  7:30am & 7:30pm

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    Keys For Kids Ministries

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

    Melody watched her big sister leave the house. "Why can't I go to the library

    with Leah?" she asked. "I'll look at books while she studies."

    "Melody," Mom said patiently, "it's almost your bedtime, and Leah will be gone a

    couple of hours."

    "But it's not fair! I want to go with her!" whined Melody.

    "But you're eight years old. Leah is in high school. When you're her age, you'll be

    able to do more things," said Mom. Melody frowned, but she turned back to her dolls.

    A short time later, Mom got up from the couch. "Bedtime," she said.

    As Melody got up, she began complaining again. "Leah has a TV in her room, and

    she gets to go to the mall whenever she wants, and . . ."

    At the stairway, Mom stopped. "Melody," she said, "when you were a baby, you

    went up these stairs very carefully on your hands and knees. Later, you held onto my

    hand very tightly so I could help you. Do you remember that?"

    Melody laughed and shook her head. "No, but the little kids at church do that.

    They're so cute."

    "Now you're much bigger," Mom continued, "and you walk up the stairs.

    Physically, you could do more and more. That's the way God intends it to be. And

    that's the way He intends you to grow up in other areas, too. Gradually, you'll be able

    to do more and more things."

    "Like Leah does, you mean?" asked Melody.

    Mom nodded. "Yes--but look at all you do already! Last week, you stayed

    overnight at your friend Carmen's. You ride your bicycle in the street now. You walk

    to school with the neighborhood kids. You couldn't do those things when you were

    two, could you?" Slowly, Melody shook her head. "God made us in a way that doesn't

    require us to learn everything at once," said Mom. "We just have to take one step at a

    time. Ask God to help you be patient as you wait to be able to do all the things Leah

    can do. Then focus on enjoying the things you can do now!

    How About You?
    Do you ever wish you could be older than you are now? It's hard to be patient,
    but God has a time for everything. Instead of focusing on what you can't do yet,
    put your energy into doing what you can do now. As you get older, you'll be able to do
    more things, but you'll also have more responsibilities. So enjoy the age you are now.
    Enjoy being a kid!

    Today's Key Verse:
    He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Be content to be a kid

    Posted: March 3, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Can you get the prize out for me?" Greta eagerly asked her father. She pointed to

    a picture on the back of her cereal box. It showed a huge pile of colorful candy

    pouring out of a package.

    "Well, let's see if we can find it," said Dad. He shook the box, tipped it this way

    and that, then reached in and pulled out the prize--a small, sample-size package of

    candy. He tossed it to Greta. "Save it till after breakfast," he said.

    When Greta tore open the package a little later, a few small pieces of candy fell

    out. She counted them--only three. She counted the pieces in the picture on the

    cereal box. There were 20. "I thought I'd get as much candy as the picture shows," she

    complained to her dad.

    "The cereal company wanted you to think you'd get a lot so you'd persuade

    someone to buy the cereal for you," explained Dad. "They deceived you."

    Greta frowned. "What does 'deceive' mean?"

    "It means to get someone to believe something that isn't true," explained Dad.

    That afternoon, Greta's friend Molly came to play. Greta had recently begun taking

    piano lessons, and she showed Molly what she had been learning. "That looks like

    fun! Let's pretend you're the teacher and I'm your student," suggested Molly.

    "Greta! Telephone!" called Dad.

    The caller was Kaylie, who lived a few doors away. "Play? At my house?" asked

    Greta after listening a moment. "Well . . . uh . . ." Greta chose her words carefully.

    "I'm in the middle of a piano lesson," she said. "Uh . . . sure. Some other time."

    Dad frowned as Greta hung up. "Did you tell Kaylie the truth?"

    Greta shrugged. "I didn't lie."

    "What did Kaylie understand about the piano lesson?" persisted Dad. "Do you

    think you deceived her?"

    Greta blushed. She knew the picture she'd given was just as deceiving as the picture

    on the cereal box. She'd gotten Kaylie to think her piano teacher was there. "I'm sorry,"

    said Greta. "I'll call her back and see if she wants to come and play 'piano lessons,' too."

    How About You?
    Have you ever been deceived--been given the wrong idea--by someone? Do you ever deceive other people? Deception is allowing someone to believe something that isn't true. There are other ways to lie besides just saying something that isn't true, and all of them are wrong. Speak honest words, but live an honest life, too.

    Today's Key Verse:
    You shall not . . . lie to one another. (Leviticus 19:11)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Don't deceive others

    Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:00 am
    Bethany hurried into the church foyer where her dad was waiting for the family

    before the Sunday morning service began. "Dad, guess what my Sunday school

    teacher told us today?" said Bethany. "She said Noah took two of most kinds of

    animals on the ark, but he took seven of some. Did you know that?"

    Dad smiled and nodded. "I know it now, but I didn't know it when I was your

    age," he replied. "I learned it the hard way when I was sixteen."

    "What happened?" Bethany asked.

    Dad smiled sheepishly. "Before I knew the Lord, a couple of friends and I decided

    to see what went on at a small church in our town. We sat in the back row. The pastor

    said Noah took seven of some kinds of animals. Well, everybody knew Noah took two

    of each kind, so I was sure he was wrong. I stood up and tried to correct him--right

    during the service!"

    Bethany's eyes widened. "Oh, no!" she gasped. "What did the pastor say?"

    "He was very gracious," replied Dad. "He smiled and thanked me for pointing out

    what a lot of people were probably thinking. He asked everyone to turn to Genesis

    7:2--and he read it out loud. Of course, I quickly saw that I was wrong. I was the one

    who was embarrassed, but I learned a valuable lesson. I hope you can learn from it,

    too, instead of embarrassing yourself like I did--or worse."

    Bethany frowned. "What could be worse?"

    Dad looked serious. "Believing a lie. Some pastors preach things that the Bible really

    doesn't say, and they don't tell the congregation to see what Scripture says about their

    topics. Cults get started that way and lead people away from the truth. That's why we

    need to check things with the Word of God--even when a pastor is preaching."

    "But our pastor would never mislead us!" protested Bethany.

    "I don't believe so," Dad agreed, "but if he did, how would we know?"

    "By checking Scripture, right?" replied Bethany. "From now on, I'll follow along

    when Pastor Hunt reads from the Bible and preaches."

    "Good," said Dad as the rest of the family joined them and they went into the

    sanctuary. "We should all do that."

    How About You?
    Do you use your Bible at church? Do you follow along when the pastor is reading or
    preaching? Most pastors know the Word of God well, but like all people, they can
    make mistakes, and some intentionally lead people astray with false teaching. Check
    out their teaching against Scripture, and ask your parents or other Christian adults
    about what they said. God has given you His Word--the Bible. Use it!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it. (Psalm 119:35)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Find out what the Bible says

    Posted: March 1, 2015, 4:00 am
    "It's not fair," said Kate as she stormed up to her teacher's desk. "I don't have any wrong answers on these word problems, but you still gave me a B instead of an A."

    "You didn't show your work," Mrs. Anderson replied patiently. "That was part of the assignment. I said you needed to show me how you got your answers or you would not receive full credit."

    "But on my last assignment I didn't show my work, either, and you didn't lower that grade," complained Kate.

    "That's true, but I can't continue to be that lenient," replied Mrs. Anderson.

    "I warned you about that."

    "But I deserve . . ." Kate began. The school bell interrupted her.

    "You'd better hurry, or you'll be late for your next class," said Mrs. Anderson.

    That night at dinner, Kate told her parents about her talk with Mrs. Anderson.

    "I deserved to get an A just like on my other assignment."

    "I disagree," said Mom gently. "You knew the penalty for failing to show your work. What you really deserved was to lose points on both assignments. You should be grateful that Mrs. Anderson went easy on you the first time." Kate looked glum, but she had no answer to that.

    During family devotions, Dad read a few verses from Psalm 103. When he was finished, he said, "This reminds me of your problem with Mrs. Anderson, Kate."

    "What do you mean, Dad?" Kate asked.

    "The Bible clearly says that we're all sinners, and we deserve death and eternal separation from God," said Dad, "but listen to verse ten again. 'He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.' Christians will go to heaven, not because they deserve to, but because of God's mercy. Just like Mrs. Anderson didn't mark you down on your first test even though you didn't follow the instructions and show your work, God doesn't condemn those who believe in Jesus as their Savior." He closed his Bible. "Let's pray and thank God for His gift of salvation."

    "And for not giving us what we deserve," added Kate.

    How About You?
    Do you think you deserve to go to heaven? If so, you're wrong! Don't ask God for what you deserve--you really don't want it! The Bible says that you're a sinner and the "wages of sin death" (Romans 6:23). Because of His mercy and grace, if you trust in Jesus, He won't give you what you deserve. Instead, He'll give you His gift of eternal life. (See the ABCs of Salvation in the column to the right.)

    Today's Key Verse:
    He (God) has not . . . punished us according to our iniquities (sin).
    (Psalm 103:10)

    Today's Key Thought:
    God offers undeserved grace

    Posted: February 28, 2015, 4:00 am
    Mom came to tuck Austin in--a nightly ritual in the Bronson home. "Austin, you used to have your Bible propped on your lap when I came in to say goodnight," said Mom. "What's happened lately? Don't you have devotions before you go to sleep anymore?"

    "Sure. I pray after you leave," replied Austin as he sat on the edge of his bed.

    "How about reading your Bible?" asked Mom.

    "I don't read the Bible much anymore," admitted Austin. "I can't understand it anyway." As he spoke, Bella, his golden retriever, came in. She perked up her ears and looked at Austin. "Hey, Bella!" he greeted her. "Good girl, Bella. Come on . . . come see me." As Austin spoke, Bella inched closer and her tongue began to lick the air, itching to slobber her affection all over Austin's face. Suddenly, she could contain herself no longer. She leaped up, and all seventy pounds of Bella landed on Austin's lap. He fell back against the pillows, laughing, as Mom coaxed the dog out the door.

    Mom came back and closed the door. "Austin, why do you talk to Bella?" she asked. "Do you think she understands every word you say?"

    Austin laughed. "Of course not, but I like to talk to her anyway," he replied. "She always listens. And she does understand a lot of things--like come, sit, fetch, walk, and roll over. She keeps learning new words all the time."

    Mom nodded and picked up Austin's Bible. "Do you know that God talks to us through His Word?" she asked.

    Austin looked at the Bible in his mother's hand. "Okay. I get the point, Mom," he said. "God likes to talk to me even if I don't understand everything, just like I like to talk to Bella. So I should keep reading my Bible even if I don't understand a lot of things in it."

    Mom nodded. "Like Bella, you do understand some things, but you need to keep learning new things from Him," she said. "Maybe we can look into getting you a translation of the Bible that's easier for you to read and understand."

    "That would be great!" said Austin. Mom smiled, handed him his Bible, and kissed him goodnight.

    How About You?
    Do you keep reading your Bible even if you don't understand everything it says? God speaks to you through His Word, but you have to read it to find out what He says. Find a translation of the Bible that you can understand, and don't stop reading it. Don't stop listening when it's being explained. The more you listen, the more you'll learn.

    Today's Key Verse:
    You must continue in the things which you have learned. (2 Timothy 3:14)

    Today's Key Thought:
    God talks through His Word

    Posted: February 27, 2015, 4:00 am
    "This is so much fun!" said Rae as she climbed out of the hotel pool. "Tomorrow I'm going to email Kristen and Lucia and tell them what a good time I'm having." She squeezed the water out of her hair. "Maybe I'll ask them if they want to go to Bible club with me when I get back home. I'm worried they'll never be saved!"

    "Do you talk to your friends about Jesus?" asked Mom.

    "Well. . . not really," Rae replied, "but I pray for them all the time."

    "Prayer is important," Mom said, "but we also need to share the gospel message with others." She handed Rae a towel and they headed for their room.

    The next day, as they exited the freeway and turned onto a small country road, Dad slowed down the car. "What's going on here?" he asked as a man started running toward them, waving his arms. As he approached the car, Dad rolled down the window to speak with him.

    "Can't go this way," the man said. "River's flooded two miles down, and part of the road is completely underwater. It doesn't look that deep, but a couple cars tried going through and their engines got flooded. Better get back on the freeway and take the next exit west of here. That should take you in the right direction."

    "Okay, thank you!" replied Dad.

    As Rae emailed her friends from their hotel that evening, her mother spoke thoughtfully. "Remember how that man ran over to tell us the road we were on was flooded?" Mom asked.

    Rae nodded. "I'm going to tell my friends about that."

    Mom continued. "If he hadn't done that, we would have kept on the way we were going. We may have even tried to drive through the water and gotten our engine flooded. That would have ruined our whole trip!" Mom shook her head. "It made me think of Kristen and Lucia. Just like we needed that man to tell us not to go the way we were going, your friends need you to tell them they're going the wrong way. Pray for them, but also speak up and tell them about Jesus. They need to know He's the only way to heaven."

    How About You?
    Are you afraid to share the gospel with your friends? Do you realize how important it is to do that? It's great to pray for other kids, but unless someone actually tells them about Jesus, how will they know they need Him? Obey God's command to tell others. You want your friends to go the right way--toward heaven--right? Then talk to them about Jesus! Don't delay!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    (Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 10:13-15)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Tell others about Jesus

    Posted: February 26, 2015, 4:00 am
    Holly was ready for Sunday school--at least she thought she was. "Oh, no," she said with a sigh when she caught a glimpse of herself in the hallway mirror and saw a black smudge across her forehead. "How did I get that?"

    As Holly went to wash off the smudge, three-year-old Kara stopped her. "Holly, help me, please," said Kara. She had her shoes on, but she couldn't buckle them. So Holly helped her sister, and the smudge was forgotten.

    "There's a black mark on your face," said Mom when they got into the car. "We don't have time to stop now, but be sure to wash it off before you go to class." Holly put her hand to her forehead and nodded.

    On the way to church, they passed the home of Brianna, a new girl in the neighborhood. Holly felt guilty. She had been memorizing verses about winning others to Jesus, and all week she had felt she should invite Brianna to Sunday school. Oh, well, she thought, Brianna probably wouldn't come anyway.

    At church, Holly headed for the bathroom, but a bulletin board in the hallway caught her attention. She stopped to read it. When she walked into her classroom, her friend Kaley laughed. "Did you forget to take a shower this morning?" asked Kaley. Remembering the smudge, Holly laughed, too, and hurried out to wash it off.

    When Holly returned, her teacher was reading a passage from the Bible. They were about a man who looked in a mirror, but when he left the mirror, he forgot what he had seen. That's like me this morning, Holly thought, stifling a giggle.

    "When you know what God wants you to do, but you don't do anything about it," the teacher said, "you are like that man. You're a hearer but not a doer of God's Word."

    Wow! That really is like me! Holly thought. It wasn't the smudge on her forehead that came to mind now. It was a smudge in her life--something she knew God wanted her to do but she hadn't done. I'm going to invite Brianna to Sunday school, Holly thought. She had taken care of the smudge on her forehead, and she knew it was time to do something about what she saw in the mirror of God's Word, too. I'll go see Brianna this afternoon!

    How About You?
    Do you have any forgotten smudges in your life? Has God shown you that you should be a witness to your friends and family? It's good that you're learning how God wants you to live, but be sure to put what you learn into practice. Look in the mirror of God's Word, and don't forget what you see there.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Be doers of the word and not hearers only.
    (James 1:22)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Do what God says

    Posted: February 25, 2015, 4:00 am


  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Feb 27, 2015

    Psalm 103:11-12

    Barely escaping alive from Shadow Valley, Goliath—now Chuck—relies on the help of a kindly country preacher Pastor Flint and his daughter Cindy. But healing one's physical wounds is not the same as healing a wounded heart. When the bandits from Wild Mountain begin kidnapping the children from surrounding villages, Chuck is called back into action. But will the shadow of his past keep him from facing his future?

    Paws & Tales

  • Kids Corner

    Tue 4pm.

    Episode Summary:

    Liz is having a very bad, horrible week when he loses Grandpa's antique coin, fails a surprise test, and gets a cold.

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    Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:17

    For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

    Have you ever had a really bad day? A day that starts out bad and then gets worse? Time for a quiz on Bible people who had really bad days.

    Question 1: Who was whipped and beaten and then tossed into prison for healing a slave girl?
    (Acts 16

    Question 2: Who was dragged outside a city's walls, had stones thrown at him, and was then left to die?
    (Acts 14

    Question 3: Who was arrested and sent by ship to a far away city for trial. On the way, a two week storm came up and destroyed the ship.
    (Acts 27

    How did you do? The answer to all the questions was Paul! The most miserable part is that all these miserable days happened after Paul became a Christian. So was Paul a miserable person because of all the bad things that happened to him?

    Not at all. The night Paul spent in the prison (after being beaten), he was singing songs to God-and the other prisoners were listening to him. That night the jailer and his family met and believed in God because of Paul. The stoning? When the other Christians went to get Paul's body, they found he was just fine. God had protected him. The shipwreck? Paul used the storm and shipwreck to tell more people about God's power and His grace.

    What about you? When you are having a miserable day, what do you do? Do your words and actions reflect your lousy day? Or do they reflect that you believe in God, no matter what? How can you become more like Paul on bad days? Talk to God. Tell Him what a bad day you are having. Then ask Him to help. God helped Paul. God will gladly be with you on the very worst of days! Just ask!

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    Discussion Guide:

    In this episode, Liz is having a really bad week. He loses Grandpa's antique coin, he gets a cold, he fails a big test, and then Skink finds the coin and claims it is his. Liz is miserable. But when he finally confesses his loss to Grandpa, Grandpa offers a different perspective on all his troubles. Grandpa explains that God allows problems into our lives to help us grow and to prepare us for heaven. This is not always a welcome message when we are miserable. But it is a biblical truth that can help when nothing seems to go our way.

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