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#53 – Air Date 8/13/2017

HOW GOD WORKS

This Weekend – What would it take for God to use a life to witness to someone about the Gospel of Christ?  Some would say knowledge; others might even say eloquence, communication skills, or a persuasive personality.  I don’t mean to sound crude, but what about just taking an elderly person to the bathroom?  Could God use that to open the door to witnessing?  You better believe it!  Listen to this story that is admittedly a little uncomfortable to listen to perhaps; it’s also one that could change your attitude about sharing your faith in Christ with another human being.  God works in ways you and I can’t even imagine!

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#67 – Air Date Week of 8/14/2017

Prayer of Surrender

Luke 22:39-46

This Week – Most people don’t associate the word “surrender” with prayer, but perhaps they should.  Other than what is called the “Lord’s Prayer”, the prayer we study this week is the second most famous prayer of Jesus.  The night before His crucifixion, Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane.  He asks His Father to “remove the cup” He faces, His death on the cross.  And yet humbly He prays, “Not my will, but yours be done”.  God the Son surrendered to God the Father in that prayer.  What about you and me in terms of our prayers?  Do we demand, or do we surrender?

Prayer of Surrender, Podcast

Monday (8/14) – Most people surrender to someone or something.  We can surrender to the culture, to peer pressure, to temptation, to bitterness, or anger!  Have you ever faced that in your life?  We share the text of this famous prayer of Jesus. Prayer is the most neglected spiritual element in your life and mine!  When we understand what Jesus was saying and doing in this prayer, prayer takes on a whole new meaning!

Prayer of Surrender, Part 1

Tuesday (8/15) – Verse 39 says, “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives to pray”.  What do you and I do “as usual”?  What do people in your family associate in your life with the words, “as usual”?  Twice in this passage, Jesus says, “Pray that you don’t fall into temptation”.  Does Jesus know something about us that perhaps we don’t even know?  Pay attention when the Lord mentions something twice!

Prayer of Surrender, Part 2

Wednesday (8/16) – What are you tempted with regularly in life? Most people think of the word temptation in their lives with things like immorality or drunkenness. It certainly can be, but what about the temptation to hate someone, to hold a grudge, or to resent someone.  Those may actually be more common than the others.  Most of the problems in your life and mine have a name attached to them.

Prayer of Surrender, Part 3

Thursday (8/17) – We recall the story you read in high school, “Robinson Crusoe”. In the story, our hero says he was afraid to go beyond the outer limits of the firelight of his fire on the beach.  The fire represented security; going beyond the light represented danger. You may be at a place in your life that seems “beyond the light”.  We talk about that as we begin a story about people who have had heart transplants.

Prayer of Surrender, Part 4

Friday (8/18) – We tell the story of a man who had a heart transplant who had a personality change.  A doctor by the name of Paul Pearsall says that when you get a “new heart”, something happens in a person’s life that doesn’t happen with a kidney, liver, or lung transplant!  Maybe to be a person of prayer, we need to have a new heart!  Doesn’t that make sense?  Have you ever asked God to give you a “new” heart?  He will, He really will!

Prayer of Surrender, Part 5

29 Comments

  1. Randy,

    I love listening to Crosshope. I notice at times you mention places in Ohio. Do you still teach there and if so where?

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    • Randy,
      I’m preaching around Ohio and Kentucky so far, as well as mission trips in India, Dubai, and Germany.
      Each message I give provides 5 days of radio for CrossHope.
      Thanks for being a great CrossHope listener!
      Randy Snyder

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  2. What is the Bible referring to when it says living blameless lives without spot or wrinkle???

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    • Hi Gary,
      The passage you’re referencing is from Ephesians 5 where the Apostle Paul is talking about the purity and the holiness of the church, the Body of Christ. The NIV Study Bible has this note: “Holiness is the result, NOT the basis, of God choosing us. It is referring to the holiness that is imparted (or credited) to the believer because of what Christ did on the cross.”
      Paul in Romans 3:21-22 states that we have a “righteousness from God, apart from the Law….this righteousness from God comes through faith in Christ Jesus to all who believe.” There’s no boasting on our part, just humble thanksgiving to the God who saved us through His Son!
      Thank you for being a CrossHope listener!
      God Bless,
      Randy Snyder

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  3. What a blessing to hear your voice Randy, you are greatly missed at Crossview. The way you delivered God’s message every Sunday is greatly missed. I had never felt closer to God when you spoke. If you are at another church I would greatly appreciate knowing where. God bless!

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. I Thank GOD for the Blessing you are to me with your love from GOD

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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. I would like to purchase a c/d or DVD of the, “Tongue Piercing”. Are these available for purchase?

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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