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    A pastor told this story on himself in his local newspaper. He was chatting with an older man to whom he had just been introduced. “So, you used to work for a utility company,” the pastor said, naming the organization. “Sure did,” the man responded. The pastor remarked that when he was a kid the cables from that company ran across his parents’ property. “Where did you live?” the man asked. When the pastor told him, the man said, “I remember that property. I had a tough time keeping the cable warning signs up. Kids were always shooting them down.” When the pastor’s face flushed with embarrassment, the man said, “You were one of the shooters, weren’t you?” And indeed he was.

    Author: Dave Branon
    Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:00 am

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    A pastor told this story on himself in his local newspaper. He was chatting with an older man to whom he had just been introduced. “So, you used to work…

    Posted: February 28, 2015, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    How can you defend the Christian faith without becoming angry or upset? Why do we need love from God; isn't love from our family and friends enough? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, listen as Ravi Zacharias brings an answer on today’s Just Thinking.
  • 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.

    In addition to our physical body, we have a soul. We are all aware we have a soul because the soul is the life that inhabits that body; because you know that the highest priority everyday is never to do anything, which causes the body and the soul to separate. Because if you separate the soul from the body, what is going to happen is your relatives will put your body in a box, dig a hole, put the box in the hole, stand around the hole, sing some songs, say some nice things they never said when you were alive, probably cry, go off and have some sandwiches together, and you don’t want that to happen.
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    Encouraging Church To Give More
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: February 27, 2015, 12:00 pm


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  • Unshackled

    Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm

    Cork Hutson - Part 1: (Hypocrisy, Deception) Growing up, Cork sees hypocrisy in his mainline church and throws God aside. He joins the Navy and sinks into drinking and debauchery until an accident brings him to his senses. After he's discharged he goes to college in the Northwest. Searching for truth, he wallows in cultist beliefs and lives with a woman who has two children. But God begins drawing Cork to Himself as the first part ends.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageAlcohol had taken Hugh... it had taken everything from him like it does to so many others. But something happened in his life that made all the difference, and now he has been clean and sober for over 27 years. Listen as Hugh shares the rest of his story.
  • Keys For Kids

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    "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
    Sara heard the floor squeak under her tennis shoes as she followed her mom down the hospital corridor. Her dad was in the hospital again, and her mom had picked her up from school so they could go visit him.

    "Dad!" cried Sara as they entered his room. She ran to the bed and flung her arms around her father's frail shoulders. "Do you still feel sick?" she asked.

    Dad hugged her close. "I'm afraid the news isn't good," he said.

    A lump jumped to Sara's throat. "I'll pray for you, Dad. I'll pray that you'll get better." Dad smiled and squeezed her hand. Pretty soon it was time for Mom to take Sara to her aunt and uncle's house, where she'd be staying so Mom could be close to Dad at the hospital.

    A few weeks later, Sara woke up one morning to see Mom sitting on the edge of her bed. "Mom! You're here! How's Dad?"

    "Oh, Sara," said Mom with a sob. "Dad is with Jesus now."

    Hot tears flooded Sara's eyes. "What? No! I prayed that God would make him better, that he wouldn't be sick anymore!"

    "And he's not sick anymore," said Mom as she pulled Sara into her arms.

    "But . . . but I don't understand!" cried Sara, tears streaming down her face. "How could God let Dad die?"

    "I don't know, honey," said Mom as she wiped her eyes. "Sometimes God allows things to happen that we can't understand here on earth." She brushed the hair out of Sara's eyes. "But Sara, think of how Dad must have felt when he opened his eyes and saw Jesus." Mom's words were very quiet. "There's a Bible verse that says, 'Joy comes in the morning,' and today that came true for Dad. He woke up to find himself in the presence of Jesus, free of sickness and pain. It must be a wonderful morning for him."

    Sara nodded. "I'm glad he's not sick anymore, but I miss him so much already!"

    "So do I," said Mom, her eyes brimming with tears. "But someday we'll also wake up to find ourselves in the presence of Jesus, and when we do, Dad will be there, too."

    How About You?
    Have you experienced the death of a family member or friend? It's hard to lose someone you love, and it's natural to feel sad about it and even wonder how God could allow it to happen. But remember that for a Christian, death is passing from this life on earth to a life in heaven with Jesus. Ask God to give you comfort and peace in your time of loss. One day He will wipe away all your tears when you see Him face to face in heaven.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
    (Psalm 30:5)

    Today's Key Thought:
    After death, joy awaits Christians

    Posted: February 24, 2015, 4:00 am
    Clay picked up his fork, sorted the peas out of his mixed vegetables, and pushed them off to the side of his plate. Two-year-old Erin did the same thing. "Why aren't you eating your peas?" asked Mom.

    "I don't like them," Clay answered.

    "Don't like 'em," Erin mimicked.

    "Yes, you do, Erin," said Mom, scooping some peas onto Erin's spoon and holding them up to her mouth.

    "Yum," Erin said. "More."

    A little later, Clay blew bubbles in his milk. Wide-eyed, Erin watched him. Then she picked up her glass of milk and blew bubbles in it, spilling milk all over the table. "Clay! Get a towel and help clean up your sister's mess," scolded Mom.

    Clay obediently got the towel. As he began wiping the table, Erin grabbed it. "Me, too," she said, trying to wipe the table.

    "You little copycat," grumbled Clay. "Mom, make her stop copying me."

    "She copies you because she wants to be just like you. That's quite a compliment," said Mom, but she frowned.

    "You need to remember that no matter where you are, others are always watching you," Dad told him. "The problem is that not eating your peas and then blowing bubbles into your milk has made you a poor example this evening."

    "Sorry," mumbled Clay.

    "You never know when someone will copy you. Always try to be a good example," added Mom. "The best way to be a good example is to be a copycat yourself."

    "It is?" Clay looked surprised. "Who should I copy?" he asked. "Dad?"

    "That would be good," agreed Mom with a smile.

    Dad laughed. "Thanks," he said, "but even better, copy Jesus. I used to have a bracelet with the letters 'WWJD' printed on it. Whenever I was unsure about what to do in a certain situation, I'd look down and see those letters. Then I'd remember to follow Jesus' example."

    How About You?
    Do you copy what Jesus would do? What do you do when someone cuts in line in front of you? When someone teases or calls you names? Jesus wouldn't shove anyone out of line or call them names in return. WWJD is a good way to remember that a Christian should always copy Jesus.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.
    (1 Peter 2:21)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Be a copycat of Jesus

    Posted: February 23, 2015, 4:00 am
    Ann was so upset at her sister Ellie. All week long she had been annoying, and today she had taken one of Ann's best shirts and worn it to school. Coming through the back door of the house, she felt like her temper was about to explode! She plopped her books down on a kitchen chair and they tumbled to the floor.

    "Pick up those books, sit down, and cool off," Mom ordered. "I'll be right back." Mom left the room, and by the time she returned with a photo album, Ann had picked up her books and was sitting at the table. Mom joined her, opened the album, and flipped the pages. "One summer, my friend Carolee and I rented a small cottage by the lake for a week," Mom said, pointing to a picture.

    Ann sniffed. "That looks like it would be fun," she mumbled.

    "It was great, until we decided to bake stuffed pasta shells one day," said Mom. "I opened the oven of the old gas stove while Carolee lit a match. It didn't light right away, but then, all of a sudden . . . BANG! Whoosh! A bright yellow flash lit up the whole oven and forced us across the kitchen and out the door."

    "Were you hurt?" asked Ann, wide-eyed.

    "We both had deep burns," said Mom. She rolled up her sleeve and pointed at a pink scar on her forearm.

    "Whoa!" said Ann. "What made the stove do that?"

    "We learned later that the oven hadn't been used for a long time, and dirt had clogged the gas line," Mom explained. "When the gas forced its way through, it came with a rush and caused an explosion." Mom closed the album. "Do you know why I told you this story?"

    Ann studied her fingernails. "Because my temper exploded?"

    Mom nodded. "If the owner had kept the oven clean and hadn't allowed dirt to build up in the gas line, the explosion wouldn't have happened," she said. "I think the same thing is true with you. Is there any anger you're holding on to that you should be cleaning out of your life by giving it to the Lord instead of letting it build up?"

    Ann sighed. "But Ellie makes me so mad sometimes," she murmured.

    "I know, but wouldn't you like to give your anger to the Lord now?" asked Mom. "Then we'll talk with Ellie and get the whole thing straightened out."

    How About You?
    Do you lose your temper easily? Do you let your angry feelings build until your temper bursts and you're out of control? When you feel upset, pray right away. Ask God to help you deal with both the situation and your feelings. Then work out the conflict in a loving, forgiving manner before your anger gets out of control.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
    (Ephesians 4:26)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Deal with angry feelings God's way

    Posted: February 22, 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?

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  • 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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