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Pulling us to safety

Today I shared a devotional from Our Daily Bread and Jennifer Schuldt called “Pulled to Safety.” It’s based in David’s rescue in 2 Samuel. Read it by clicking here!

…was “This Could Change Everything,” from Francesca Battistelli. Congratulations to Barbie from Fredericktown, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Great praise on a beautiful Thursday!

On Today’s show, Brogan shared a devotional on the subject of confession and the power of confessing our sins. To read the full devotional, click here.

Joe shared a devotional on the topic of forgiveness, and he shares:

Matthew 18:21-35 shares the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. Jesus makes it very clear that forgiveness is incredibly important…in fact, forgiveness is a privilege and a duty to a follower of Jesus. Peter asked Jesus how many times should I forgive? Jesus responds 7×70 times…that the kingdom could be compared to a King settling accounts. And the story goes from there.

So, what can we take away from the Parable? First, forgiving is a very big deal. Jesus gave his life willfully for us. He forgave us, so forgiveness shows that Christ’s love resides in us.

We also find out that forgiving is refusing to seek our own revenge. The Bible tells us to leave room for God’s wrath because vengeance is His. It is not ours. Forgiving is also refusing to be consumed by the past. Finally, forgiving is a privilege and a duty for a follower of Jesus. It’s something that we are hopefully intentional about. Remember when we forgive, it helps us live in hope with ourselves and with others!

Many thanks to Pastor Joe Proudfoot for sharing about this during a series about the parables this summer.

We did not get a winner for today’s Name That Tune, so today’s stumper turns into a chance to win again next week for more prizes!

Thanks for listening!

-Joe and Brogan

Great praises on a sunny Thursday Afternoon!

Today on the show, Brogan shared a devotional about the importance of living with intention to what God wants for us. The devotion talks about how Paul lived his life and how he felt content and fulfilled at the end of his life. To read the full devotional, click here!

We also talked about some great praises including our sponsors for giveaways and our Lifeline 2022 total.

Thanks for listening!

-Brogan

Stories of belief and joy

Today Brogan shared inspiration from In Touch Ministries about the importance of what it means to believe in Jesus. Read more by clicking here.

Joe shared about retaining joy in this devotional by Sheridan Voysey called ‘Sing Again.’ Read more by clicking this link from Our Daily Bread.

We brought back last week’s stumper…it was CAIN with Rise Up – congratulations to Lyle from Howard who wins TWO $5 gift cards to Round Hill Dairy.

Thanks for listening!
– Brogan and Joe

Content, hospitable and humble

Today we shared some Praise Thursday inspiration on the topics of contentment, hospitality and humility.

Brogan shared this one called Less is More: 

Sometimes in life we can get caught up in the consumer culture and want more than we have or need. We want the newest thing all the time because of the social stature that comes with it or to impress those in our life. This lifestyle, however, is a bottomless hole and an appetite that can never be fulfilled. If we give into these habits and wants and desires, we can stray into a lifestyle that can never be fulfilled.

So, what does the Bible have to say about this? Check out Proverbs 14:30, that simply says, “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Being at peace with what we have in our life, is key to having harmony and peace in our life. Accepting that The Lord has given us all we need and that our desires will never fulfill us is a Biblical principle that can offer a lifestyle that God has promised will give us peace.  

Joe shared a devotional from Our Daily Bread called “God’s Embassy,” very close to what some of you have been doing this week in helping others in crisis. Read it by clicking here.

…was a STUMPER…we’ll bring it back next week!

Thanks for listening!

The Strength of Prayer

Yesterday we talked about National Best Friend Day on The Drive, and today’s show we followed up on that with a devotional about prayer for others. Prayer for others, especially loved ones and peers in our life is essential to their spiritual growth. Knowing that someone is praying for them can be strengthening and uplifting to know they are not alone. A verse that reinforces this is James 5:16, that says, “ Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. We can use prayer to lift and guide each other through tough times, and we can be sure that our prayers have power in the lives of others.

We also shared some great praises including all that we are able to do here at WNZR through blessings including Lifeline and our community outreach events.

Thanks for listening!-Brogan

The humanness and patience of leading.

Todays devotional comes from Bill Crowder and Our Daily Bread, sharing a story about Charles Wesley and how he used the word of God to quell a fiery crowd when he was giving a speech about the Gospel.

Today’s show also included some praises from this past week, including more Lifeline 2022 updates.

Thanks for listening!

-Brogan

Healing after loss…

How Do We Heal? 

Its no secret and there’s no shame in admitting it has been a very tough past two weeks. Really, a past couple years. Amidst all that Is happening in the world, we still have the weight of our personally lives, as well as our spiritual lives and mental well beings. So with all that we bear, how do we manage? The answer is often times a tough pill to swallow, as we think we can do it all on our own or change on our own, and the answer is trust in Jesus, and trusting in the changing of hearts and minds.

2 Corinthians 5:14 says “ For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” Christ died for everyone. He died for all sins. The trade off, is he need to be stewards of Christ’s love and show compassion, love and dignity to all, regardless of their faith or life. Love is what will heal the hearts and minds of humans, and Christ showed us how in the Gospels. We can change this world, one heart at a time. 

Make it NOT so.

Read this devotional from Tim Gustafson by clicking here. Joe shared this one on May 2, but brought it back for today.

Thanks for listening! Please keep those prayers lifted for our friends in Uvalde.
– Brogan and Joe

Don’t go it alone.

Brogan’s devotional today is inspired by Proverbs…

In life we often times we think we have everything planned out. Whether it’s a day, a week, a year or in our life. We think we have a plan and path carved out to get from one goal to another. However, we usually are forgetting one crucial element, and this leads to unwanted change or an unfulfillment in plans. The part we are forgetting is God’s plan for us. Proverbs 3:6 says this, “In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”. God’s plan is bigger and grander than our will ever be, and when we submit our desires and wants to him, he will set us on the correct course for our life, cruising toward fulfillment and happiness.  

Joe shared Kenneth Petersen’s ‘Built Together to Serve.’ Read it at this link from Our Daily Bread.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Brogan

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