Paper or plastic? The answer boils down to personal preference. Many seeing the shortcomings of Christianity say, “I’m spiritual, but I’m not religious and I’m not Christian.” Is being spiritual good enough? Is it the same kind of personal preference as “Paper or Plastic?”
Good news and bad news. North Americans are becoming more aware of their spiritual needs. The bad news is that religion is thriving. Greg talks about how religion can be a destructive coverup in this first program in a 2 program series.
Fathers just barely came out on top in a survey of 6-year-olds who were asked which they’d miss most: their favorite TV program or their father. In this age of a typical child-man media father that answer is tragic. But that’s not the kind of Father God is.
Greg explores the vast chasm between the old covenant and the new covenant and why we desparately need the new covenant. In Jesus, God came to change everything — giving us a new and much better deal. Don’t miss this program!
Within Christianity there is much confusion about the old and new covenants — about what they are and about how a Christian relates to those covenants. Hear Greg today as he talks about the new covenant in the first of a two program series called – The New Deal.
Jesus tells us to travel the narrow road of life and avoid the broad road that leads to destruction. Is it only the “eat, drink and be merry” folks on that broad road leading to destruction? Could religious legalists also be on it?
The heretical basis for almost all cults is their legalism and religionism, their works-based approach to salvation with an emphasis on keeping the rules. These are critical and major perversions of the biblical teaching that Jesus equals salvation – period.
The message of Jesus Christ has been perverted and twisted into unbelievable ideas yet tens of millions of people are caught up in these cultic beliefs, in part, because cults use manipulative bait-and-switch tactics.
It’s been said many times — cults and cultic ideas are the unfinished business of the church — that if the church did a better job, cults wouldn’t be growing so fast. Do you agree? Just why are cults so successful? Don’t miss this first of a 4 program series on cults.
Legalism can turn us into hard hearted, narrow minded, spiteful and judgmental people. It’s a serious problem for Christians because it separates us from the intimacy with Christ and others we were meant to have. In this program Greg talks about the good news that Jesus Christ is.
Fact: Many Christians think they are better than others; there are other Christians they don’t even recognize. Fact: Some church and religious movements have persuaded their followers that they are superior to others. Fact: Being better and superior is not the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Protestants don’t recognize the Pope as the head of the church and Christians who believe alcohol is a sin do not recognize each other in a liquor store. If there are other Christians you do not recognize, you need to listen to this program.
Jesus changed water into wine. It was the best wine and it was saved for last. People have been trying to reverse the process and change wine into water ever since. Why is the story of this miracle in the Bible? What should we learn from it?
Jesus came to save us from religion, the belief that if we work hard and long enough God will like us — that we must obtain salvation through our own efforts. Religion is one reason Christ died on the cross.
It usually starts with a sincere desire to please or appease God. But the result is a cult — a tight, “holy huddle” trying to keep sin on the outside and goodness on the inside. Such isolation leads to weird ideas.
Is it possible to be a “Couch Potato Christian”? The Bible says that our citizenship is in heaven and that we’re not to be conformed to this world. What does that mean for the role of a Christian in society? Don’t miss this vital discussion of practical Christianity.
What are your hopes? Does your future look bleak? It was that way for the disciples for awhile. Their hopes were dashed after Jesus’ crucifixion but intensely re-ignited after his resurrection. Similarly the only real hope for our future is in Christ and his resurrection.
The Prodigal in the Parable of the Lost Son “comes to himself” and returns home. He is met on the way by his eagerly welcoming father, and there is great rejoicing over the son who “was lost and is found.”
Don’t miss our dramaticized interviews with Zaccheus, the woman at the well, the woman taken in adultery and the apostle Peter for their perspectives about Jesus. He changed their lives and continues to change lives today. Be sure to listen!
Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Jesus tells us to follow him. He laid down his life for us. Authentic Christianity involves laying down your life for others.
Love or bean-counting? Mary extravagantly anoints Jesus with expensive perfume as a gift of love. Judas complained, “It might have been sold.” Our world is much like Judas, considering the monetary value of everything and being blinded to love. What do you see?
We love lists: The top 10…the top 40… and various halls of fame. Did you know that the Bible has “The Hall of Faith”? It’s a list of those who lived with spiritual vision and understood faith as a verb. Who’s on it — and why? Be sure to listen for the answers.
If you’re at the end of your rope with everything coming unglued, if you’re grieving, if you’re going through a time of turbulence or rage — don’t give up! Greg points us to the Source of encouragement, strength, refuge, tranquility, serenity — to an ever-present help in trouble.
Providing storage facilities is one of the fastest growing businesses today because we have so much stuff to store. How much stuff do you have? Are you better off than you used to be? Is being better off the bottom line for Christians? Don’t miss this valuable program.
What kind of temporary container holds the salvation, the riches of God’s grace, the eternal life God has given you? Paper or plastic? What really is important? Listen to today’s program as Greg answers these questions.
Mothers ARE God’s life giving assistants. This is a day to honor our Mothers and all who have helped us along the way. It’s also a time to remember those who assist God as he re-births people as children of God.
Which kind of Christian are you? Are you someone who wants to be saved but are not sure if you have been, or are you a Christian who knows that you’ve been saved? This is vital understanding. Don’t miss this program!
What do you think when someone says to you, “God told me…”? Do you think God speaks directly, personally and audibly to people today? Join Greg today for a thought provoking discussion of how God speaks to us.
How are you seeking to be satisfied? Is it by getting or experiencing everything you want now? We live in a society where instant gratification for many of our desires is easy to obtain. But how does a person find lasting satisfaction? Don’t miss today’s program.