Daily Radio

CWR/PTM provides podcasts seven days a week:

Plain Truth Radio - Monday through Friday.Programs produced to play on radio stations.
Christianity Without the Religion - Sunday.Sermons, complete with music, prayers and communion.
CWR Unplugged - Saturday.An impromptu, off the cuff discussion of a relevant and timely topic.

Living Faith

Monday 30th January 2023

In this first of a three-part series about faith, we define and explain the core elements of living faith — the faith that only God can give.

 

Best Friends Forever

Friday 27th January 2023

Everyone yearns to have at least one BFF, to meet their own true love and come to know their soul-mate. The great news is that not only can we know God, but we can be known of God, and be his best friend forever!

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks

Thursday 26th January 2023

Isaiah 42:1-4 can help us fit God into the biblical revelation of who Jesus was and is, rather than trying to make Jesus fit into the god Christ-less religion has caused us to know.

 

Jesus Cleans Up Toxic Religious Trash

Wednesday 25th January 2023

Our society knows that physical garbage is toxic, but is often blissfully unaware of the negative spiritual impact of religious trash spewed into our culture. The good news is that Jesus picks up that trash, and disposes of it!

 

We Don’t Need No Stinking Religion

Tuesday 24th January 2023

As we continue our study in Philippians we learn that when all is said and done, what matters most in our lives is Jesus. Religious customs, ceremonies, traditions and religious trappings don’t even come close to the “surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Phil. 3:8).

 

Don’t Let Religion Suck All the Joy Out of Life

Monday 23rd January 2023

There are many messages from a variety of places which tell us that we aren’t good enough or doing enough or trying hard enough. In this first of a three-part series based on the book of Philippians we are warned of one of the dangers of religion – it can suck all the joy out of life!

 

Heaven Is a Living Sacrifice

Friday 20th January 2023

There are two dimensions of the kingdom of heaven–and the present dimension is right now! Heaven can’t wait!

 

An Extreme Makeover For You!

Thursday 19th January 2023

“Extreme Makeover” T.V. programs are popular because making a new start is always an intriguing proposition. Hebrews 13:20-21 reveals biblical terms that describe our spiritual makeover.

 

I Want to See!

Wednesday 18th January 2023

Jesus clearly stated that healing the blind, both spiritually and physically, was central to his mission. Yet, Jesus’ followers rebuked a blind man who wanted to ask Jesus to give him his sight!

 

Christ-Centered Contentment

Tuesday 17th January 2023

Our contentment in Christ, does not come from affluence, achievements or acquisitions. Join Greg and study the secret of Christ-centered contentment.

 

The Son of a Preacher Man

Monday 16th January 2023

What does Jesus mean when he says we will gain our life by losing it (Matthew 16:24-28)? This week we travel back in time to the 1960’s, re-living the courageous example of Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflecting on the historically accurate, yet fictional character of Atticus Finch as depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

God’s Great Love In Christ

Friday 13th January 2023

God’s favor – the Bible calls it grace – is not compensation for our good deeds. We are made alive in Christ by his amazing grace, by his great love, not by our works, but for his works!

 

Overcoming Bitterness and Resentment

Thursday 12th January 2023

Unresolved bitterness, whether toward another human being, dead or alive, or toward ourselves, can cause us to live in dark places of depression and anxiety. Join Greg in discussing how bitterness and resentment can be overcome.

 

You Are Welcome!

Wednesday 11th January 2023

Many who have been “vangelized” by evangelical Christians remember their experiences as being filled with judgment and condemnation. Since all are welcomed by Jesus, who took the “welcome mat” off the front porch?

 

 

 

Faith In Another Dimension

Tuesday 10th January 2023

Do you have “enough” faith? How can you acquire “more” faith? “How much” faith will it take before God is happy with you?

When No One Else Understands – Pray!

Monday 9th January 2023

During times when no one else seems to care, during those time of intense pain, in Christ we can experience a new dimension of prayer and our relationship with God and other humans.

 

Christian Leaders or Christ-Followers?

Friday 6th January 2023

We hear so much emphasis and stress on Christian leadership principles – but what about our primary calling, in Christ, to be his followers?

 

From Riches To Rags

Thursday 5th January 2023

The teaching that Jesus became poor that we might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9) is one of many paradoxical statements about the gospel. How exactly did Jesus become poor and how exactly does his poverty make us rich?

 

Grace = No More Score Keeping!

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Keeping tabs on human performance in the family, at school and at work as well as in the world of athletic endeavors fascinates humans – but did you know that God’s grace means no more score-keeping?

 

Christ Alone – The Absolute Center of Our Faith

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

There are many ways in which the Christ-centered perspective of the biblical message is diminished and devalued. 1 John 1:1-4 provides three illustrations of the centrality of Christ for authentic Christianity.

Dark Nights Will End – The Son Will Rise

Monday 2nd January 2023

In Les Miserables acclaimed novelist Victor Hugo said “even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” – echoing the proclamation of Isaiah, “the people walking in darkness have seen a great light.”

 

To End All Wars

Friday 30th December 2022

God gives us all the good we will never need because he wants to, and because he can. Greg illustrates God’s grace with the movie “To End All Wars” — based on the book “Through the Valley of the Kwai.”

Is Prayer Your Steering Wheel or Your Spare Tire?

Thursday 29th December 2022

Greg discusses what your steering wheel, spare tire, and your on-board GPS system have to do with your relationship with God.

 

God’s Incredible Generosity

Wednesday 28th December 2022

When traced back to its ultimate source, we find that generosity comes from the riches of God’s grace.

 

United With Christ

Tuesday 27th December 2022

We are united with Christ through his death, as our old selves are crucified with him. We are also united with Christ in his resurrection, as he lives his risen life within us. Join Greg as he talks about what it means to be united with Christ.

 

What You Get for Christmas?

Monday 26th December 2022

It’s understandable that the focus of Christmas for children is the gifts they might get, but Christmas never becomes much more than that for many adults. Their question is, “What am I going to get?” In one way, that IS the question, but not in the way most of us think.

Las Posadas

Friday 23rd December 2022

Had we been the owner of the Bethlehem Inn, would we have given Joseph and Mary a room? Would we have made room for our Savior?

Recognizing God

Thursday 22nd December 2022

The birth of Jesus signaled a new way of doing things. The gospel insists that our relationship with God is all about what he does – it’s all about him. But sadly, many are convinced by religion that their relationship with God is all about them.

The Word Who Became Flesh

Wednesday 21st December 2022

He was born so that we might be spiritually reborn. Join us as we study the significance and meaning of Jesus’ birth in John 1:1-14.

Christmas Reminds Us

Tuesday 20th December 2022

The unending, eternal truth and beauty of the birth of Jesus stands in stark contrast over against the ugliness, hatred, oppression, abuse and warfare of our world – the good news is that Jesus not only came into the world of the first century, he still comes to ours.

The Carnal God

Monday 19th December 2022

Because of the infinite love of God, Jesus was incarnated as God in the flesh – so that he might fully know us and so that we might know him.

The Three M’s

Friday 16th December 2022

Many activities surround Christmas – sometimes the busy-ness of it all might even obscure the actual meaning of the birth of Jesus.

 

Shame and Scandal

Thursday 15th December 2022

Jesus’ birth, as well as his life and death, were surrounded by shame and scandal, yet the real shame and scandal was not then easily observed nor is it easily believed now.

The Crib and the Cross

Wednesday 14th December 2022

The crib and the cross of Jesus Christ are the bookends of his human earthly life – the bookends of the greatest love story ever told.

 

 

The Visitor

Tuesday 13th December 2022

Christmas is a time when we became a “visited planet.” God in the person of Jesus personally delivered a message for each one of us. The message? God is for you. He’s your friend. He’s on your side. God’s favor rests on you.

 

 

Let It Be

Monday 12th December 2022

Mary’s pregnancy was different from that of many other women in the Bible – Mary was not desperately hoping to become pregnant. The most momentous birth in all of history is a departure from other biblical birth stories.

He Made Himself Nothing

Friday 9th December 2022

The great American dream involves becoming someone and amounting to something. Parents hope their children will “make something” of themselves. But there was someone whose sole purpose was the precise opposite. Jesus was born so that he could become nothing.

Jesus — Our Servant

Thursday 8th December 2022

Why did God in the person of Jesus come into our world? To die for our sins, to set us free, to win the victory over sin and death. True — those answers dominate our lists, but one of the most important reasons is that Jesus came to serve us.

God With Us

Wednesday 7th December 2022

There are two realities about Jesus that are extremely difficult for us to grasp because they lay outside of our human experience, yet they are absolute bedrock elements of our Christian faith.

The Sacred and the Secular

Tuesday 6th December 2022

Christmas has always presented a challenge to humanity. Some take 12 days to celebrate it; on the other hand, the Puritans outlawed it and even today some cults say Christmas is wrong. The birth of Christ asks the question, “What do we do with this Christ who was born?”