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#37 – Air Date 4/23/2017

LIFT UP!

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This Weekend – Dealing with the chemical addiction of a loved one is not an event; it’s a journey that usually goes on for months or even years.  There are good days, there are horrible ones!  This story written by a school psychologist about her daughter’s addiction will speak to you in a powerful way. She came to the conclusion that her ultimate tool in dealing with her daughter was love.  She couldn’t “fix” her, but she could love her.  She certainly was right.  We tell her story and take it into the next level as a believer in Christ. Her ultimate tool was intercession!  She could lift her daughter up in prayer to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  It’s really not a bad combination for any of us: loving and praying for the person we care for.  Does that speak to you at all?

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#51 – Air Date Week of 4/24/2017

Becoming Kingdom People

Luke 13:18-21, 17:20-21, and 18:15-17

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This Week – Wrapping up a 3-week speaking tour of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Kerala, India, I spoke at the International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany where my daughter and son-in-law attend. This same message was given in Dubai, and two churches in India before giving it a fourth time in Germany.  It’s a message about becoming Kingdom people.  Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of God more than any other topic!

Becoming Kingdom People, Podcast

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Monday (4/24) – We begin by sharing some of the 50-plus things that an organization says that Americans want the most.  The list was serious even though some of the wants were not so serious.  Interestingly enough, not one of them was what Jesus commands us to seek first:  the Kingdom of God.  We define the word kingdom as well as the term Kingdom of God.  There must be a reason Jesus talked about it so much!

Becoming Kingdom People, Part 1

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Tuesday (4/25) – We look at the first text in Luke where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a “mustard seed” and to “yeast”.  It starts out small (life the mustard seed) but grows; the Kingdom of God was meant to grow in our lives, families, and circle of influence.  It’s like yeast in the sense that it permeates everything it touches.  Our lives hopefully impact others, starting with our families and radiating out from there!

Becoming Kingdom People, Part 2

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Wednesday (4/26) – What do you do, what do you say, or what do you think that reflects the Kingdom of God in your life.  We share a story of my family doctor in Atlanta who manifested that he and his wife were “Kingdom people”.  Do you and I live our lives in such a way that people sense the Kingdom of God when they’re around us?  If not, why not?

Becoming Kingdom People, Part 3

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Thursday (4/27) – We share a true story about a computer software engineer from the Silicon Valley in California who became his daughter’s basketball coach.  He was from India and never played basketball in his life and knew nothing about the game he was coaching!  His story is a great example about the Kingdom of God.  You need to hear about his experience as a coach; it’s a great “Kingdom lesson”.

Becoming Kingdom People, Part 4

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Friday (4/28) – The closing illustration of this message is a personal one for me, I choked up with emotion when it happened.  It’s about being a young minister in his 20’s who learned a valuable “Kingdom lesson” from an older minister who is now dead and gone.  What he told me has impacted my life and ministry for over 35 years!  You need to hear about his admonition to me about being a “Kingdom man or woman”.

Becoming Kingdom People, Part 5

24 Comments

  1. Randy, your five minutes each morning as I drive to work, means so much to me. I love your program and your teaching is obviously anointed by God himself. Thank you for what you bring each day to so many of us. I pray for your ministry always.

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  2. I was looking for an old message about woundedness,when we feel like God has failed us. I believe the message number was 5364. How do I find that in your archives if I do not know the date of the broadcast?

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    • Hello,
      Thank you for being a CrossHope listener.
      We have searched our database and have not found a message containing the references you’ve given. The message number you’ve given is outside of our current numbering, as we are only up to #3566. Is there any additional information you can provide?
      In your service,
      CrossHope Webmaster

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  3. I know that you will not receive this easily because of your humility, but you possess great wisdom and your simple yet deep approach to teaching God’s Word is such a blessing! Thank you for your ministry. It has had and continues to have a profound and positive impact on my life! God bless you!

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  4. Thank you for your ministry. I listen to you everyday on my drive to work. I get so much out of your 5 minute program. God bless you and your ministry.

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  5. Luke 8: 22 – 25; Oct. 14, 2016
    Dear Randy,

    Your message from Luke about the storms of life and how Christ is in the boat through all weather was timely for me.
    My earthly father, Sherwood Alonzo Merchant Jr., is slowly dying in home hospice care. He has defied odds and lasted in his body much longer than anyone predicted. As the storm of death closes in on the family, I placed my iPhone on his pillow so Dad could hear the last section of the message that even in death Christ is in the boat with us.

    Thank you for this powerful message,

    God Bless you,

    Mark Sherwood Merchant

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  6. Your preaching this week titled Conflict,Criticism, and Condemnation was a message the whole church and believers everywhere needs to hear! Slanderous accusations and bitterness breaks many a family and quenches the Holy Spirit in the church. It’s the tool Satan uses most effectively against the ministry of the Gospel! Please send me a CD of the whole message if it’s available.

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    • Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you so much for being a CrossHope listener! We are still a small ministry and unfortunately, do not produce physical media at this time.
      However,if you will look on our home page under’This Week’, The first message we present is our podcast of the entire week’s messages. Just click on the down arrow beside the audio player and you will be able to download the entire week’s message to your computer.
      I hope this fulfills your request. Thanks again for being a listener.
      Warm Regards,
      CrossHope Tech Support

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  7. The words you bring, give me inspiritation and love for
    Jesus and sets my heart on fire for Him
    God bless you more beyond His grace ✝

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  8. I Thank GOD for the Blessing you are to me with your love from GOD

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  9. Thank you for the five minutes of Cross Hope I receive each morning during my drive to work!

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  10. I would also like a copy of the poem from today about the Vietnam soldier.

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    • Hello,
      If you will click on the downward arrow on the 12/17 message, it will give you the option to download the message to your computer.
      Thanks for being a CrossHope listener!
      Webmaster

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  11. Yesterday BLUEPRINT of our lives ( Legacy) & today TRUST how we TRUST God & Jesus for our eternity but what about trusting NOW with our lives & situations so blessed me, I shared it with others. Love your WORDS that speak to our hearts & minds.

    Trusting Him, In His Time!

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  12. I listen to you each night at 11:25 on xm radio I drive a tractor trailer for UPS so I have nothing but time the listen and think I love your program its the high light of the night I listen to some other programs but yours makes me hungry for more of the word you have a God given talent to speak the word in away that people can understand it I only wish that someday you will have a longer program Thank You and may God continue to bless you and your program

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  13. I love listening to ‘certain-key’ ministers on Sirius as I drive through Dallas traffic on my way to the office and home again each day. The oddest thing is, I get as much or more Christian-life insight from of your 5-minute talks with me (you do talk to me) as I do from many who preach for 30-minutes. You have a God given way of succinctly stating just what I need to hear each morning. How do you do that? I’m going to add you to four others to whom I send support because I know and believe you are the ‘real deal’ and I so enjoy you.

    Jerry

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  14. I would like to purchase a c/d or DVD of the, “Tongue Piercing”. Are these available for purchase?

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  15. My husband heard your message on the power of the tongue..he asked me to listen..we have been struggling after some harsh words exchagned. We are in very different places….with our faith I believe and it is my daily prayer for God to bring us closer together….to fill our hearts with the holy spirit to be kinder to each other. This message, for me, was a great place to start….it has allowed me to begin the forgiveness process and I am greatful for your ministry. Thank you.

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  16. Thank you for your ministry. I get so much out of it every morning on my way to work. Could I get a copy of today’s poem?

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  17. Enjoyed Fridays program. How can I find a copy of the prayer you read written by the confederate soldier? Very moving.

    Thank you,

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  18. I really enjoyed the prayer of the confederate soldier! Can you send me a copy of that in printed form?

    Thanks,

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  19. I am interested in getting a copy of that poem on today’s program (the poem came from a soldier). Thanks

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  20. I enjoyed your story of the “white” Christmas this morning on my drive to work. I have never heard
    that story before and would like to share it with my family at Christmas..is it possible that I could get a
    print out of the story?

    I appreciate your daily ministry.

    Jan

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  21. RANDY AND TEAM, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH THIS PROGRAM ENCOURAGES ME EVERY DAY. I HAVE TO BE AT WORK AT 8 SO MY DAILY GOAL IS TO BE IN THE CARE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO CATCH YOUR MESSAGE. SO UPLIFTING AND TEACHES ME EVERY DAY HOW TO LIVE MORE LIKE OUR SAVIOUR. SIMPLY PUT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, IT HAS TRULY BLESSED MY WORK WITH THE LORD. HOPE THIS LETTER FINDS YOU ALL HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY. GOD BLESS YOU. ROBIN SCHERIGER

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