THIS WEEK’S BROADCASTS
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#040 – Air Date 10/21/2018
This Weekend – If you were doing research on the subject of death, where would you start? We might look at medical text books, do internet research on articles by the “experts”, or talk to a friend in the medical field. My first response would be to look at what Jesus said about the subject. His claim to be the resurrection and the life (if true) makes Him the ultimate expert on life, death, and eternity! A man who lost three sons in death also has something to say about death and dying. Listen to his powerful accounting as a believer in Jesus Christ as the Son of God! It just may speak to you in a powerful way now, or in the future when you need it!
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A WILD CHURCH IN A WICKED CITY
Message 23, Airing Week of 10/22/2018
P.S. Stand Firm!
I Corinthians 15:58, 16:13-14
This Week – Sometimes the post script on a letter or email can actually be the real reason the person wrote in the first place. Sometimes the “by the way” comment can be the real reason for the phone call or conversation. The posts script of the book of First Corinthians just maybe the reason behind the letter. Paul says to stand firm and be on your guard which are both military terms and admonitions to the church at Corinth. Both terms speak to your life and mine!
P.S. Stand Firm! Podcast
Monday (10/22) – We read the “therefore statement” of first Corinthians. The word therefore is always used to reference what has already been said. He says, “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm”. It’s a military term meaning to hold your ground or position. Paul has just spent an entire chapter dealing with the resurrection. He was telling the church at Corinth to stand firm in that belief! Do you and I stand firm in that?
P.S. Stand Firm! Part 1
Tuesday (10/23) – We share the story of reading the book, “The Red Badge of Courage”, by Stephen Crane in junior high at an Indiana school. Right before each battle, the officers in the book would ride up and down the lines of the trenches and encourage the men to “stand firm, hold your ground, don’t give and inch!” Ministers, teachers, parents, and leaders are to be encouragers to people in the struggle of life. Their message is the same, “Stand firm in your faith!”
P.S. Stand Firm! Part 2
Wednesday (10/24) – Much of what we do for other people on this earth has little or no lasting value. You know that from your own life in the last month, or the last year. We tell a true story of acquaintance of mine who risked his life to save some furniture for a complete stranger. It turned out to be all for naught! Nothing you do for the Lord is in vain. We explain why! (You really need to hear this story!)
P.S. Stand Firm! Part 3
Thursday (10/25) – We don’t stand firm in our faith in our own strength and courage. We actually do it in His strength and in the courage that HE gives. That’s important to know that! We share the final words a minister said to his congregation after a decade long ministry. What he said is a model for your final words to your family, your neighbors, and your church perhaps? We focus on Paul’s words to “do everything in love”. What does that mean in your life?
P.S. Stand Firm! Part 4
Friday (10/26) – We close with the story of a funeral service that Dr. Kenneth Chaffin conducted for a middle age mother in his congregation. The woman’s daughter stood during the closing hymn at her mother’s service. The hundreds of people there stood with her. It was a hymn that spoke of not giving up believing in the Lord, in His power, and life. It was an example of standing firm in the Lord. Will people at your funeral stand in honor of the God who gave you your life?
P.S. Stand Firm! Part 5