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    Focus on the Family

    Mon - Sat 10am

    Popular pastor Louie Giglio uses a five-drawer ...
    Posted: December 19, 2014, 7:00 am



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    Our Daily Bread

    6:15am and 7:15am

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    Our Daily Bread

    Daily Devotionals

    The conductor stood on the podium, his eyes scanning the choir and orchestra. The singers arranged the music in their folders, found a comfortable position for standing, and held the folder where they could see the conductor just over the top. Orchestra members positioned their music on the stand, found a comfortable position in their seats, and then sat still. The conductor waited and watched until everyone was ready. Then, with a downbeat of his baton, the sounds of Handel’s “Overture to Messiah” filled the cathedral.

    Author: Julie Ackerman Link
    Posted: December 21, 2014, 1:00 am

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    Daily Devotionals

    The conductor stood on the podium, his eyes scanning the choir and orchestra. The singers arranged the music in their folders, found a comfortable position for standing, and held the…

    Posted: December 21, 2014, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    How much do you know about Ravi Zacharias other than the fact that he is an author and apologist? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi shares about his spiritual heritage and discusses how he is able to stay positive even when surrounded by cynics.
  • Insight For Living

    Mon - Sat 6pm.

    Dec 18, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

    Selected Scriptures

    Courage is just another word for inner strength. Courage is the determination to hang in there, to persevere, endure hardship, fear, and all manner of difficulty. The fact is, it's impossible to live victoriously for Jesus Christ without courage. We cannot honour God in a godless culture without courage. The real test of courage isn't so much for those fighting on the battlefield…or for witnessing in the midst of opposition…or even for facing down a burglar in our homes.

    The Sanctity of Life...The Inescapable Issue

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  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    In the heart of every human being we are searching for the One that will make life make sense, the One that will put all the pieces of the jigsaw together and give us a picture that has meaning and purpose and direction. We are all searching. We search in a multitude of places; we search in a multitude of ways; but we are searching.
  • 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.

    Using Credit Cards to Take Advantage of Sales
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: December 19, 2014, 12:00 pm


  • Church Alive

    Sundays 3pm and 9pm

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


  • Revive with Tom Gayton

    Saturdays at 8pm

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

    Check out Canadian Corner and the Apologetix song of the week.

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  • Unshackled

    Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm

    3336 Bobby Hopper: (Drugs, Cheating, Stealing, Lying) Bobby is a carnival worker in California, cheating and stealing from customers and the boss. In addition to using illegal drugs, he becomes addicted to prescription medications, intentionally overusing them to get his high. He regularly mixes his meds and drugs with alcohol, and finds himself in hospital after hospital. He comes to Chicago to start a new life, and finds Christ at PGM.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

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  • Keys For Kids

    Mon - Sat  7:30am & 7:30pm

    Angela sighed. "I wish I could have a singing or acting part in the Christmas play," she said. "It would be nice to be important--and needed--for a change, instead of pressing dumb old costumes."

    "We've talked about this before, and I've told you--you are both important

    and needed," replied Mom patiently as she sliced potatoes for supper.

    "Want me to set the table?" offered Angela, walking over to the cupboard.

    "Mom, can we use the good crystal goblets tonight? They're so pretty!"

    "Sure," agreed Mom. "But how about taking this casserole over to Mrs. Ashe? She's lonely, so visit with her a while, too. Just be back in time for supper."

    When Angela returned home, the family was just sitting down to eat. As she slipped into her chair, she saw crystal goblets at each place, but no plates. "Let's thank God for our food," said Dad, so Angela quickly closed her eyes.

    When Dad said "Amen," Mom picked up the casserole dish and handed it

    to Angela. "Help yourself, honey," invited Mom.

    Angela held the dish uncertainly. "What am I supposed to do with it?" she asked. "Why don't we have plates?" She looked at her little brother and sister. "I bet you guys set the table," she said.

    "No, I did," said Mom. "The goblets are very pretty, so why not just use them? Plates would look so ordinary next to the goblets." Dad's eyes twinkled, and Angela's little brother and sister giggled out loud.

    "But we can't use them for this kind of food," protested Angela. "What's going on here?"

    "I see that you know we need different dishes for different foods," said Mom. "Dishes aren't all alike because each has a different purpose. It's that way in God's kingdom, too. He uses people for different purposes--some to sing, some to preach, some to visit lonely folks, and . . ."

    "What you really mean is some to press costumes, right?" asked Angela.

    Mom grinned. "That's another thing He uses some of us for,"she agreed. "Some jobs appear to us to be prettier than others, but each is as important as the next."

    Angela laughed. "I get the point," she said. "Right now, ordinary plates sound mighty pretty to me. I'll get them." She grinned as she added, "After supper, I'll give those costumes a pressing such as they've never known before!"

    How About You?
    Do you realize that nothing done for the Lord is unimportant? Today's Scripture reading points out that each part of your physical body is important, and each member of the body of Christ--every Christian--is important, too. Don't make the mistake of thinking that what someone else does or perhaps what you do is more important than some other job. Simply do your work--whatever it may be--for the Lord.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    (1 Corinthians 10:31)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Whatever you do for God is important

  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Dec 19, 2014

    Isaiah 9:6

    Just days before Christmas, a mysterious illness spreads through the town sapping everyone of their strength and their hopes of winning the big Christmas decorating contest. With only hours before the judges arrive, can The Club find a way to save Christmas or has everyone been making Christmas something it's not?

    Paws & Tales

  • Kids Corner

    Tue 4pm.

    Episode Summary:

    Have you ever wondered what Mary thought about the very first Christmas? Was she scared? Excited? Happy? Listen to Mary’s Miracle on this week’s Kids Corner.

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    Verse: Matthew 1:23

    The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him “Immanuel” – which means, “God with us.”

    Imagine that every time you sin, an ugly dark X is marked on your heart. Every time you lie, you are mean to someone, or you say hurtful words, another X is written on your heart. Every time you don’t help, you are selfish, or you think mean thoughts, another X is added. Every day, X X X X X X. You can’t even see your heart because it is covered completely with all the nasty things that you think, say, and do.

    God looked at your heart and saw each and every X, each and every sin. God cried. Then God decided to do something radical; he decided to send his very own Son into our world to deal with those Xs..

    Jesus’ heart was perfect, clean, and beautiful. He chose to give his heart and his life to destroy all of the Xs that have dirtied your heart. Jesus was born as a baby. Jesus died on a cross. He rose from the dead three days later. Now, when God looks at your heart, he smiles. God takes every single X--every lie, mean word, and unkind action--and flings it far, far away. God looks at your heart again and sees your heart as being as perfect, clean, and beautiful as Jesus himself.

    Christmas is more than decorations, presents, and candy. Christmas is the coming of God’s great gift of a clean and pure heart through Christ Jesus. Christmas is hearing the angels’ message: Do not be afraid! I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord! Christmas is singing with the angels, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy to all God’s children, whom he loves.” Merry Christmas!

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    Discussion Guide:

    This retelling of the Christmas story is a beautiful way to bring the story alive. Mary and Joseph were real people, with misgivings and doubts as well as faith when they were called to be the earthly parents of God’s son. We hope you and your family will enjoy this and that it will enrich your Christmas celebration.

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