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Mystery Monday: You can’t get any better than the REAL Elvis – or can you?

Today Joe and I gave you a chance to win and mixed things up a bit on Mystery Monday!

What is something that everyone has? A birthday! Are you on our birthday list so we can wish you a happy birthday and maybe win a prize? Click HERE to sign up!

Today Joe shared a Devotional about Hope, to go along with the song “I Have This Hope” by Tenth Avenue North. HERE is the link to that Devotional titled “Never Give Up Hope” by Xochitl Dixon.

We also talked about being Known by God Today, If you want to dive deeper into this, HERE is a starting point with a list of verses.

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question! (1)

“Name something about the real Elvis that’s better than his impersonators?”

1. Singing/Voice
2. His Looks 
3. Originality
4. Dancing
5. Bank Account

Congratulations to Bob from Howard who guessed our top two answers and won that $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley!

Thank you for joining us!

Hannah and Joe

 

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

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Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
Answers:
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Praise Thursday: Matthew 1 – The Genealogy of Jesus

The New Testament begins in Matthew 1 with what’s called ” the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah.” Have you ever wondered why?

Matthew’s gospel doesn’t begin with the Nativity itself… The star, the shepherds in the manger. Instead, It begins with a long list of ancestry. And let’s be honest – how many times have we skipped through this?

In his book, Hidden Christmas, Pastor Timothy Keller gives us perspective on why Matthew started the story of Jesus this way. He reminds us that Christmas is not just about a birth, it is about a coming.

The birth of the Son of God into the world is a gospel, a good news, an announcements that says, you don’t have to save yourself – God has come to save you. Of course, Christmas is just the beginning of the story of how God came to save us. Jesus will have to go to the Cross. But you begin with Christ by reading this report about what has happened in history. Matthew tells here that this story is no fairy tale – Jesus is real!

Matthew doesn’t start his book with “Once Upon a Time.” That is the way fairy tales or legendary fantasy stories begin. Matthew is grounding who Jesus Christ is and what he does in history with the genealogy. Keller reminds us in Matthew 1, we learn that Jesus is not a metaphor – he is real. This all happened!

In this genealogy at the beginning of the New Testament, what else is Matthew saying? Pastor Keller writes that the list of Jesus’ genealogy is also a type of resume. In those times, your family, pedigree, and clan made up your resume. Therefore, this list is really saying, “This is who Jesus is.”

Matthew’s genealogy is shockingly different from the other ones of his time. First, there are five women in the list. Three of them. Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth are Gentiles. The Jews would have considered them unclean. In fact, Tamar was a prostitute. He also refers to “Uriah’s wife,”  who you may know as Bathsheba. These names recall some of the most difficult stories is in the Old Testament. Yet, they are in Jesus’s genealogy. Why?

But wait, in verse 6 we have the name King David. So, we might think “now there is somebody we want in out genealogy!” David, after all, was the boy who killed Goliath, favored by Saul, anointed as king, and the man who conquers Jerusalem.  David also was a flawed man, who arranged the killing of his friend Uriah and whose son Solomon was the result of an affair with Bathsheba. Yet out of that deeply flawed man, the Messiah came.  These people are all acknowledged in Matthew 1 as the ancestors of Jesus.

 So what does that mean? Tim Keller asks us to think about it this way :

 It means that people who are excluded by culture, society and even by the laws God can be brought into Jesus’s family. If you repent and believe in him, the grace of Jesus covers your sin and unites you with him.

Moreover, with King David, it means even the powerful and great are still in need of the grace of Christ. It is not what you have done; it is what Christ has done for you!

God is not ashamed of us. We are all in his family.

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Congratulations to Becky from Fredericktown who won the Jordan Feliz “The River” CD and Amy from Mount Vernon who won a Rend Collective CD called “Good News”. If you want to know more about the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange click HERE.

The Food For the Hungry broadcast is this Saturday!  If you want to find out more information or get involved click HERE! 

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Dr.VanNest shares!

Today Todd and I had so much fun playing the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange and getting to share a great conversation with Dr. VanNest about his favorite Christmas Carol!

If you want to hear the conversation about “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” click on the picture!

_Dr. Doug VanNest

 

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Congratulations are in order to Linda from Utica who won an awesome WNZR Kitchen Kit and Peggy from Mount Vernon who won the “Same type of Different as Me” DVD.  If you want to more about the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange click HERE. 

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Who was the author of the Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”?

Answer: By Charles Wesley

Congratulations to Nancy Joe from Mount Vernon who took a chance and guessed right! They won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for clicking on our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Deep diving into Christmas Carols!

Today Todd and I learned so much about Christmas!

First, we spoke with Dr. Mike VanZant, who is a theology professor here at MVNU, about his favorite Christmas carol and why, from a theology standpoint, it is his favorite.

Click on this picture to hear this conversation!

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Then we had a chance to hear from Carrie Hyman about the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival! Click HERE to read more about this event!

Click on this picture to hear this conversation!

Carrie Hyman

 

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What year was the Christmas carol  “O come, O come, Emmanuel” translated from its original language to English?

Answer… Nope! It was a stumper today!

 

We also had a chance to give away two tickets to MVNU’s production of the Messiah! To find out more about this event, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Mari from Mount Vernon who was our caller number 3 and won those tickets!

Thanks for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

-Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: Grandma’s Teeth and Something Special?

Today on the Afternoon Drive we had lots of fun ringing in the thanksgiving week! We shared about #MVNUthanks and campus kindness day!

We shared about the Turkey Trot here at MVNU to help support Food for the Hungry!  Click HERE to find out more!

With TWO chances to win!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Question(S) Today!

  1. Name something families use only when special guests visit.
    • Answers: 1. China/ Crystal, 2. Silverware, 3. Guest Room, 4. Table Linens
    • Congratulations to Dan from Howard who guessed the top to answers right and won a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
  2. Name a reason Grandma might take out her false teeth.
    • Answers: 1. To Go Clean Them, 2. Going to Sleep, 3. To Eat/ Drink, 4. They hurt
    • Congratulations to Jamie from Danville who guessed the top to answers right and won the second a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
Thanks for checking out our blog!
– Hannah and Joe

Mystery Monday: The Windy City, Fire, and Towers?

Today Joe and I recapped homecoming, went on the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt and gave you a chance to win!

If you want to find out more about homecoming click HERE.

The Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt was turkey-tasic today! Congratulations to Rodney from Gambier and Linda from Utica who were our #5 callers and were registered to win the hunt! Click HERE to find out more about The Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt.

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question! (1)

Name something Chicago is famous for…

Answers: 
1.Chicago Fire
2.”The Windy City”
3. Sears Tower
4. The Bulls/Jordan

Peter from Howard was the one to guess our top two answers right! He won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Vally!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

Who Knew Wednesday: Adoption day – well month – no, 2 months!

Today we had the chance to speak to Lilly Buckley about her adoption story!
Click on the picture the hear the interview!
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Congratulations to our 5th callers today, Jana and Leanna, who are both from Mount Vernon! If you want to know more about our Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt – click HERE!
Thanks for checking out the blog!
-Hannah

Mystery Monday: New Ohio?

Today Joe and I shared about this big upcoming weekend for MVNU, it’s 51st Homecoming! To find out more about homecoming click HERE.

Guess who we had on the show today? Tom the Turkey for the Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt! Head to website WNZR.FM for more information!

Congratulations to our 2 caller numbers five’s Jonathan from Gambier and Dawn from Fredericktown; they both were registered to win a Turkey on Friday 22ed!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Name a state with two words in its name.

Answers:
1.New York 
2.New Jersey 
3. New Hampshire
4. West Virginia
5. North Dakota
6. New Mexico
7. South Carolina

Congrats to Harley from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers and won that $5 Gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

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