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#047 – Air Date 12/9/2018
THE FACE OF GOD
This Weekend – To be honest, very few stories I hear or tell bring a tear to my eye. This one does! For some reason, this story by Joe Reagan touches a responsive chord in my heart and soul. It reminds me of our “early days” in the ministry was money was tight and there were times that we had to make choices. How long can be wait on paying this bill? What has to be paid now? Can this bill ride another week or two? Some of you know the drill. Maybe that’s why this story may touch you deeply. Listen to this story twice! It’s about seeing the face of God in the people God brings into your life to help in ways they’re not even aware of. Have a tissue handy, just in case.
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WHO’S YOUR SHEPHERD?
Message 6, Airing Week of 12/3/2018
Turning Your Darkness into Light
Psalm 18:1-3, 24-29
This Week – It’s called “seasonal affective disorder”. It impacts millions of Americans, primarily women. People go into a type of depression because of the lack of light in winter months. Most people prefer light to darkness. David tells us in Psalm 18 seven words: “My God turns my darkness into light.” How does He do that? We talk about that all this week on CrossHope.
Monday (12/3) – David begins this Psalm with praise for God the Father for physically delivering him from his enemies. His words of praise: “I love you, Lord!” The highest praise spiritually is telling the Lord that you love Him. Isn’t that true in a marriage? Isn’t that true in a family with children? Indeed it is. We illustrate this point humorously and in a very serious way.
Tuesday (12/4) – We tell the story of a 16 year old high school student at church camp telling about getting a new car from her father for her birthday. And yet she could never recall her dad saying three words: “I Love you”. Perhaps you can relate to that story. We continue by talking about what it means that God is our shield, rock, and deliverer”. What those terms mean speaks to what He does and can do in your life!
Wednesday (12/5) – If you have a problem with praising God, you probably don’t understand what God has done in your life! We explain that thought today. There is nothing that you and I do that “gets by” the Lord. He’s never fooled or surprised. We talk about why we need to know that fact! We can actually become an opponent of the Lord through our pride.
Thursday (12/6) – Pride is the most offensive thing to the Lord God Almighty! Does that give you pause? It should. We then move to the verse that says that God turns our darkness into light. God brings light into dark situations all the time! He does that at a funeral, He does that at a hospital. When we share His word of truth; light begins to permeate the darkness. He wants to bring light into your darkness today!
Friday (12/7) – We also bring light into people’s lives or we just create more darkness! Which describes you? We conclude with one powerful story of the power of “light in the darkness” told by an author by the name of John Sutherland Bonnell. It will speak to you in a personal way about his father turning his darkness into light, just by his voice! Have you brought light into anyone’s life this year?