- FAMILY PROGRAMS
Focus on the Family
Mon - Sat 10amKim Meeder and Laurie Sacher discuss their book...Posted: December 26, 2014, 7:00 am
Our Daily Bread
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Our Daily Bread
One year when our family was traveling through Ohio on the way to Grandma’s house, we arrived in Columbus just as a tornado warning was issued. Suddenly everything changed as we feared that our children might be in danger.Posted: December 27, 2014, 1:00 am
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One year when our family was traveling through Ohio on the way to Grandma’s house, we arrived in Columbus just as a tornado warning was issued. Suddenly everything changed as…Posted: December 27, 2014, 5:00 am
- TEACHING PROGRAMS
Mon - Fri 1pm.Do you wonder how we got to a place where immorality and lack of shame seem to dominate our culture? Ravi Zacharias shares the final piece of the puzzle that helped drive us down the road to relativism. That’s today on Just Thinking.
Insight For Living
Mon - Sat 6pm.
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.
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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 discusses how to achieve the perfect credit score.Posted: December 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
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- MUSIC PROGRAMS
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- TESTIMONIAL PROGRAMS
Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm3336 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.Gus was from old Iliamna Village. He speaks of how life was back in the old days. They lived off the land without the conveniences of modern day Alaska. It was tough, and some didn't make it. Gus recalls a missionary by the name of Don Stump who had a significant influence on him and Gus had a high regard for this man. Don encouraged Gus to accept the Lord Jesus because it was the only way one could get to heaven. But, Gus didn't believe him.
- CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Mon - Sat 7:30am & 7:30pm"I suppose I should have come home to mow the lawn instead of stopping at Eli's," admitted Keaton as Mom drove home after going to get him from his friend's house. "I forgot I was supposed to do it--but after all, I'm only human."
"You said those words the day you forgot to do your homework," observed Mom. "You said them when you lied about your math grade, and when you . . ."
"Well, it's true. I am human," insisted Keaton as Mom turned into the driveway.
When Keaton and Mom went into the house, the kitchen table was still cluttered with lunch dishes, and Emily was watching TV. "I asked you to clean the kitchen while I was gone, Emily," said Mom, disappointment in her voice.
"I wanted to finish watching this show," said Emily. "I'll do it later."
Keaton snorted. "After all Mom does for you, you could do what she asks."
Emily scowled at her brother. "Well, I'm only human," she muttered. "You should understand that--it's your usual excuse when you mess up."
"That excuse is used much too often, and it's a poor one," said Mom as she turned the TV off. "You've both accepted Jesus as Savior, right?"
Emily and Keaton both nodded.
"Well, then you're each a new creation--you've been given a new self. You're no longer only human--you're a born-again human. You have God's Word
and the Holy Spirit to teach you and to help you overcome your old self and its human weaknesses,"said Mom. "Keaton's right when he says you should do what I ask--you both should. I have
a right to expect obedience from my children. Someone else has a right to expect obedience from His children, too. Any ideas
who that might be?"
"Well . . . God does," admitted Keaton. "I guess after all He's done for us, we should obey Him."
Mom nodded. "That's correct, and one thing He tells kids to do is obey their parents. So Emily, you need to go take care of the kitchen," said Mom. "Keaton, the lawn is waiting for you. And I'm sorry, but there will be no more television privileges for either of you this week." As the kids turned to go, Mom added, "Human parents discipline disobedient children, and God does, too. That's a good thing to remember."
How About You?
Do you sometimes make excuses for your sinful behavior? If you're a Christian, you're no longer only human--you are a new creation. You have a new self within you that wants
to do right and be holy, like God is. As you read His Word and obey it, your attitude will change. You'll become more and more like Jesus--honest, helpful, cheerful, kind, and humble. Your new self will grow, and your old, sinful, human self will not control your behavior.
Today's Key Verse:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Today's Key Thought:
A Christian is a new creation
Paws & Tales
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.
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!
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.