* Listen on SiriusXM/Channel 131, Family Talk – Every Sunday @ 11:00AM ET
#092 – Air Date 10/20/2019
The Shepherd’s Staff
This Weekend – There is a reason that Psalm 23 is the most well-known Psalm in the Bible and certainly may be the most well known in the Bible in general as well. Supposedly, it is quoted by more people on their death beds than any other scripture. I have no reason to doubt this! Why does it reach the hearts of so many people, including yours? Listen to this visual story and I think you’ll discover why! Psalm 23 goes to the deepest need in your life and mine. We all need a shepherd. You may have never believed that, until today!
* Listen on SiriusXM/Channel 131, Family Talk – Weekdays @ 8:55 AM ET
* Listen on WFCJ/93.7 FM, Cincinnati/Dayton, OH – Weekdays @ 5:55/10:55 AM & 5:55 PM ET
* Listen on WAVA/780 AM, Washington, DC – Weekdays @ 11:15 AM& 11:15 PM ET
Successful, In Whose Eyes?
Taking Down Strongholds
Message 6 in the Series, Airing Week of 10/21/2019
This Week – It’s the most famous of all the stories out of the book of Joshua. Even people who have little or no familiarity with the Bible may know something about “the walls of Jericho come tumbling down”. Are there any “strongholds” in your life that need to come down in the name of Christ? Let’s about that this week on CrossHope!
Monday (10/21) – When the people of Israel crossed the Jordan River (from east to west), they encountered what has been termed a “fortress or garrison city” known as Jericho. It was built for combat, perhaps double walled. It was designed to repel attacks from invaders. This is the city of scripture and song that was taken down by the power of God!
Tuesday (10/22) – We do initially recognize some strongholds in your life and mine. There is the stronghold of unconfessed sin. Is that in your life today in 2019? Unconfessed sin becomes a stronghold if we don’t deal with it. We talk about the stronghold of a bitter spirit. Bitterness rarely starts out as sin; it always ends up that way! We talk about the stronghold of pride in your life and mine! We talk about the angelic being who confronts Joshua.
Wednesday (10/23) – We share a story that I hesitated to use! But I did. It’s a story about a minister’s criticism of a former congregation. You may cringe a little hearing it a first; you may thank God for what he says at the end of it!This is an anonymous story that actually is one of the most powerful I have ever used! Please listen today!
Thursday (10/24) – Rosalind Moss was a chaplain at a women’s prison in Lancaster, California in the 1980’s. She tells of a confrontation with a crusty sergeant guard at the prison. The sergeant suffered from the stronghold of pride in his life. Many people do! Many church people do! Do you need to “march around the city of pride” in your life and take it down in the name of Christ?
Friday (10/25) – We close with the story of Barry Black, a man who grew up in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland. His family owned a record player and only one record! You read that correctly. His story of God working in his life demonstrates the power that can “take down a stronghold” in your life and mine. God loves to demonstrate His strength in our weakness!