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    Focus on the Family

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    Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Wome...
    Posted: March 31, 2015, 6:00 am



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    Our Daily Bread

    6:15am and 7:15am

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    I asked several friends what their most difficult, painful experience in life had been. Their answers included war, divorce, surgery, and the loss of a loved one. My wife’s reply was, “The birth of our first child.” It was a long and difficult labor in a lonely army hospital. But looking back, she said she considers it joyful “because the pain had a big purpose.”

    Author: David C. McCasland
    Posted: April 1, 2015, 1:00 am

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    Daily Devotionals

    I asked several friends what their most difficult, painful experience in life had been. Their answers included war, divorce, surgery, and the loss of a loved one. My wife’s reply…

    Posted: April 1, 2015, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    How serious are you about telling others about God? Would you be willing to drop everything and go if God were to ask it? Ravi Zacharias looks at what we can learn from the mistakes the prophet Balaam made on today's Just Thinking.
  • Insight For Living

    Mon - Sat 6pm.

    Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 3, 2015

    Mark 16:2-8

    On the first Easter morning, when the stone was rolled away from Christ's tomb, hope dawned and grace shone brighter than it ever had. For us, though, the monotony and troubles of daily life seem far removed from the miraculous impact of that glorious morning two thousand years ago. Sometimes even Christians get so caught up in the concerns of life that we think, What's the big deal about Easter anyway?

    Join Chuck Swindoll in his Easter message, No Morning Was Ever Brighter, and begin to live with hope and joy no matter how dark your days may get.

    No Morning Was Ever Brighter

  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    You see if our dealings with God are purely on a rational level, it’s purely a result of intellectual processing, of reading, of listening, of thinking, of understanding, we might understand a very full theory and doctrinal position that the Scripture gives to us, but we will come to a point where we come up against a barrier that says there has got to be more than just knowing this, this way. There are some things, which have to go beyond intellectual processing.
  • Money Wise

    Mon - Sat 5pm.

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    "Hey Howard" is a daily one-minute radio ministry of Compass-Finances God's Way. Each day, host Howard Dayton, answers listeners questions by taking a succinct, practical and biblical approach to every day financial issues.

    Howard answers the question: should we wait to have kids until we are debt free?
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:00 pm


  • Church Alive

    Sundays 3pm and 9pm

    Church Alive brings local messages from area churches to you each week.

    Please contact your local station if your church is interested to be part of Church Alive programming.


  • Revive with Tom Gayton

    Saturdays at 8pm

    One hour of contemporary Christian music featuring global and local artists with their the latest Christian hits!

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  • Unshackled

    Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm

    (Jewish, Atheist) Committed Atheist Arthur Katz guided his high school students to ask deep moral questions, but he couldn't answer them. He quit his job and traveled the world to find them. A woman in an Israeli bookstore guides him to understand the truth.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageJeff, a Cayuga from Six Nations, grew up off the rez in Buffalo, New York. He started partying at an early age and he worked to support his drinking habit. His team's success in lacrosse gave cause to celebrate often, and even when everyone else went home, for Jeff, the party never ended. He found out though, that not only does drinking ruin relationships, it ruins families.
  • Keys For Kids

    Mon - Sat  7:30am & 7:30pm

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    Keys For Kids Ministries

    Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

    As Abigail and Taylor walked toward the ball park, they noticed sermon titles for the next Sunday on a sign in front of a church. "Only One Way to Heaven," read Abigail. She looked at her friend. "Taylor, do you think you'll go to heaven some day?" she asked.

    "Oh, sure," replied Taylor. "I try to be as good as I can."

    "But everyone has sinned, and no sin is allowed in heaven," said Abigail. "Even if you do good things, you can never do enough to erase your sin."

    "Well, I'm sure I stand a lot better chance of getting in than a murderer does," insisted Taylor, as they arrived at the ball park. "Here we are--got your money ready?"

    "Don't the players' families get in free?" asked Abigail. "My brother's on the team."

    "I think you have to pay anyway," replied Taylor. "I brought money."

    At the ticket office, the girls found that they did need to pay--and Taylor didn't have enough money, either. "Oh, no!" she moaned. "I really want to see this game!" Sadly, the girls left the ball park.

    "Taylor," said Abigail thoughtfully, "this is like what I said about getting into heaven. You have some money, and I don't. Which one of us is getting in?"

    "Well . . . neither," answered Taylor.

    Abigail nodded. "It's like that when it comes to getting into heaven, too. You have some good works, but you're no better off than someone who has none. You'll never have enough to get into heaven."

    The discussion was interrupted by a voice behind the girls. "Why aren't you two inside? The game's about to begin." They turned to see Abigail's dad.

    "Oh, Daddy, I'm so glad to see you!" exclaimed Abigail. "We don't have enough money, so we can't buy our tickets."

    "I can," answered her father, pulling out his wallet. The girls sat down in the bleachers just in time to see the teams take their places on the field.

    "You know, Taylor," said Abigail when the girls were discussing the game later, "we both got to see the game because my father paid for the tickets. That's like what Jesus did for us. He paid the price to buy our tickets for heaven."

    How About You?
    Do you expect to get into heaven because you're better than others are? Nobody is able to make it on their own goodness. Be sure you're not so proud of your goodness that you refuse Christ's free ticket. Accept His offer today. (See the ABCs of Salvation at the end of this book.)

    Today's Key Verse:
    A man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
    (Romans 3:28)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Trust Jesus, not your goodness

    Posted: April 1, 2015, 4:00 am
    What's that, Grandpa?" Sam pointed to some small cards and pieces of shiny red paper on the kitchen table.

    Grandpa smiled. "Grandma found these when she was cleaning the attic the other day," he replied. "When I was a boy, we used to get these as prizes in cereal boxes--they're something like your baseball cards."

    "Wow! They're really old!" Sam was impressed. "What are the shiny red papers for?"

    "That's what makes these cards interesting, Sam," replied Grandpa. "Look at this one. It's a picture of Babe Ruth." Grandpa showed Sammy the picture of a famous baseball player, then turned the card over. "Now . . . see this question? It says, 'What was Babe Ruth's real name?' To find the answer, we put this shiny red paper--it's called cellophane--right over the question. Now what do you see?"

    "George Herman Ruth," Sam read. "The question disappeared, and the answer showed up! Cool!"

    "Right," said Grandpa. "This cellophane taught me a lesson."

    "You mean because you learned that guy's real name?" Sam asked.

    Grandpa laughed. "Something more important," he said. "When I was young, I knew I was a sinner--I was the church troublemaker." Sam grinned. "I'd often heard that we need to have our sin covered by the blood of Jesus," continued Grandpa, "but I never understood it until my Sunday school teacher brought this very same Babe Ruth card to class to one day. 'Someone read the question on the back,' he said as he turned it over. But he had put the red paper over the question, so we told him we could see only the answer. He nodded. 'When the question is covered by the red paper, you can't see it--you see only the answer,' he repeated. 'And when you trust Jesus as Savior, your sin is covered by the blood of Jesus. Then God can't see your sin anymore. Instead, He sees the answer to your sin-problem. He sees Christ living in you.' I've never forgotten that."

    Sam nodded thoughtfully. "I'm going to remember it, too," he said.

    How About You?
    What does God see when He looks at you? Does He see your sins, or are they covered by the blood of Jesus so that God sees only the answer to your sin-problem? If you trust in Christ as your Savior, your transgressions, or sins, are forgiven. They are covered, and you are blessed. Accept Jesus as your Savior today. (See the ABCs of Salvation at the end of this book.)

    Today's Key Verse:
    Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
    (Psalm 32:1)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Jesus' blood covers sin

    Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:00 am
    Lydia ran to the door as soon as she heard her mother come in. "Mom! Mom! That movie we put on hold at the library finally came in. Can we watch it tonight?"

    "Sure," said Mom. "As long as you help me get dinner ready first."

    They whipped up some spaghetti and meatballs and sat down to eat. "Lydia, I want you to start going over to the nursing home a few times a week to read to Grandma," said Mom. "I wish I could get over there more, but work is just too busy right now. I'll give you the book and Bible I've been reading to her so you can take over."

    Lydia scowled. "The Bible? But she's not even a Christian! And she's really old. How could reading the Bible to her make any difference now?"

    "Just because she's old doesn't mean it's too late for her to come to Jesus," said Mom. "We can't give up on her."

    Once they cleared the table, Mom got out a big pan and put it on the stove. "How about some popcorn to go with our movie?" Lydia nodded eagerly and watched as Mom heated oil in the pan and added popcorn kernels. Pretty soon the kitchen was full of pops and cracks as the popcorn starting billowing up in the pan.

    "I think it's done," said Lydia after a long string of popping noises came to an end.

    "Not quite," said Mom. She waited another minute before turning off the heat, allowing more kernels to pop. "Some kernels pop right away, but others take longer before they're ready. You don't want to give up on them too quickly." She paused and looked at Lydia. "Just like Grandma. The Bible tells us that no matter how young or old someone is, when they decide to trust in Jesus, they become a new person, just like these hard little kernels become soft, delicious popcorn. We need to do all we can to share the gospel with Grandma because she may not have much time left."

    Lydia took a handful of popcorn from the pan. "Okay, I'll go read to her. And I'll pray that hearing God's Word will make her pop into a Christian!"

    How About You?
    Have you ever thought it was too late for someone to be saved? Some people trust in Jesus as soon as they hear the gospel, but others take a long time before they believe. God wants everyone to go to heaven, so He's patient with those who continue to run away from Him. We need to be patient, too, and continue to share the gospel and pray for those who aren't Christians. No matter how old you are, it's never too late to believe in Jesus.

    Today's Key Verse:
    I wish to give this last man the same as to you.
    (Matthew 20:14)

    Today's Key Thought:
    It's never too late to believe

    Posted: March 30, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Mom," called Madison as she returned from school one day, "can you help me design my online birthday invitations?"

    Mom shook her head. "Sorry, honey, but I promised Mrs. Kettering I'd drive her to the doctor's office this afternoon. She used to walk over there, but ever since she broke her leg last year, she's had a hard time getting around."

    "Well," said Madison, "we'd better send the invitations out soon. It's only two weeks till my birthday."

    Mom smiled. "Have you decided who you'll invite?" she asked. "Remember, five guests is the limit this year."

    Madison nodded. "I want to invite Sabrina, Laura, Lena, Emily, and Joanna," she replied. "I don't know Laura very well, but I heard she's nice."

    Mom looked surprised. "What about Payton from next door?" she asked. "I thought you two were best friends!"

    "Oh, we are," Madison said, "but I can see her any time. I want somebody different for a change." She frowned. "I suppose Payton might be mad about it when she finds out, but she'll get over it."

    Mom was quiet for a minute. "I'm thinking of Mrs. Kettering's broken leg," she said. "The fracture healed, but her leg will never be quite the same. Sometimes it hurts, and she has to be careful not to put too much stress on it. She can't trust it fully. It's often the same way with friendships."

    "Friendships?" asked Madison. "What do you mean?"

    "If you hurt a friend by being selfish, or even by being careless, she may be willing to forgive you, but she may never be able to fully trust you again, and your relationship suffers." Mom sighed. "I learned that lesson the hard way. I once lost a good friend because of a cruel, thoughtless remark I made. Friends are precious gifts from God, Madison. Don't take them for granted."

    Madison was quiet for a moment. "I think I'd better go over my guest list again."

    How About You?
    Do you take your friends for granted? Do you assume that they'll always be willing to forgive you, no matter what? Part of today's Scripture talks about how painful it is when a friend does something to hurt you. Even a strong friendship can be broken, and healing can be difficult. Friends are blessings from God. Treat them as you would want them to treat you--with kindness and respect. Don't risk causing a fractured friendship!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Do not forsake your own friend.
    (Proverbs 27:10)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Treat friends with care

    Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
    Grandma, I'm glad Mom and Dad went to that convention. Staying with you will be like a vacation for me," Morgan said happily after her parents had left her at her grandmother's home.

    "Aren't you afraid I'll spoil you?" Grandma asked with a wink. Morgan giggled. She knew Grandma would spoil her a little.

    That morning, Grandma played Morgan's favorite board games with her. For lunch, they had chips and ham sandwiches--Morgan's favorite. Then Grandma took out her Bible. "This is when I usually have my daily Bible reading," she said. "I thought we could take turns reading to each other. I've been looking forward to sharing God's Word together."

    "I'm on vacation," protested Morgan. "I want to have fun!" Grandma looked disappointed, but she let Morgan run outside and climb the apple tree.

    As Morgan got ready for bed that night, she thought about what a nice day she'd had. But then she began thinking of her parents and she felt a little sad. "I wish Mom and Dad were here to tuck me in tonight," she told her grandmother.

    Grandma smiled. "Your parents knew you'd get a little homesick," she said. "They asked me to give you this." Grandma pulled an envelope from her pocket. Morgan opened it eagerly and read the note her parents had left for her. She felt much better after reading their words of love and encouragement.

    "Some people are so important to us that we never want to take a vacation from them," said Grandma. "Aren't you glad your parents left that message for you to read?" Morgan smiled and nodded. "Well, someone else had a message for you today, but you wanted to take a vacation from Him," said Grandma gently.

    Morgan knew her grandmother was talking about God. Now she wished she had taken time to read the Bible with Grandma. Morgan sat up in bed. "I know you read your Bible already, Grandma, but can we read a few verses together before I go to sleep?"

    Grandma's eyes twinkled. "We sure can."

    How About You?
    When you're on vacation, do you think about God? A break from your normal routine is good now and then, but you need to hear from God no matter where you are. Be sure to give Him an opportunity to speak to you through His Word. Be sure to think about Him and talk with Him. Don't ever take a vacation from God!

    Today's Key Verse:
    I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your Word.
    (Psalm 119:16)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Don't take a vacation from God

    Posted: March 28, 2015, 4:00 am
    After using his router to shape the edges of a board, Mark made sure the groove was straight. Hearing someone come into the garage, he turned his wheelchair around and saw his friend Joel. "Hey!" said Joel. "What are you building?"

    "Some shelves for my dad," replied Mark. Joel examined the board. "These are great," he said. "You're good at this."

    "Yeah, whatever," mumbled Mark. Joel glanced at his friend with concern. "I'm so useless," said Mark. "Ever since the accident, people have to do so much for me.

    "That's not true!" objected Joel. "God has a reason for everything. Don't you believe that?"

    "I sure feel useless," insisted Mark.

    "Well, but . . ." Joel paused and gazed absently around the room. His eyes fell on a screwdriver sitting on the table. "Why don't you show me how you shape the edges of that board with a screwdriver?"

    Mark laughed. "Joel, you can't shape the edges of a board with a screwdriver. That's for putting in and taking out screws."

    "Can't you use a hammer for that?" asked Joel.

    "No! Hammers are for pounding in nails." Mark gave his friend a concerned look. "Each tool has a specific purpose."

    Joel smiled. "So does every person. Maybe you always thought you were a screwdriver, but since the accident, God's been trying to show you that you're really a router. He has a purpose for you, but you can't carry it out if you're trying to be a screwdriver all the time."

    "You really think so?" asked Mark, picking up the router. "Well, then, let me show you what a router can really do!"

    How About You?
    Have you ever felt like you were useless? You're not useless at all! God has a special job for you. God can use the difficulties in your life to help you serve Him in a special way--perhaps to comfort and encourage someone with the same problem because you understand what that person is going through. Look around to see who God might want you to help.

    Today's Key Verse:
    God . . . comforts us . . . that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    Today's Key Thought:
    God has a purpose for your life

    Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Mom, it's just no use," said Serena. "I've tried and tried to get Maria to come to church with us, but she won't."

    Serena's twin sister Joslyn flipped through a small booklet. "And I tried giving her some of these booklets Dad bought for us, but she won't even look at them."

    "I even tried to tell her about Jesus," said Serena, "but she said, 'Not interested!' She wouldn't even listen to me."

    "So how's she ever going to hear the gospel?" asked Joslyn.

    Mom smiled at her daughters. "Well, she has both of you, doesn't she?"

    "But Mom," protested Joslyn, "we just told you--she won't listen to us or read what we give her."

    "Well, she may not hear the gospel the way we do--by hearing it in church or by reading the Bible," said Mom, "but I hope she will see it and hear it as she gets to know you better."

    The girls looked at each other and frowned. "I don't get it," said Serena.

    "You know that some of the New Testament books, called epistles, are actually letters to churches, don't you?" asked Mom.

    "Yeah, I think our Sunday school teacher told us that once," said Joslyn.

    Mom nodded. "And all these letters--which we also call God's Word--are inspired by God Himself, right?" The girls nodded. "Well, did you know the Bible also says that each of you is a letter from Christ?"

    Both girls raised their eyebrows. "What does that mean?" asked Serena.

    "It means that talking isn't the only way to share the gospel," answered Mom. "As people see the way you live, it's like they're 'reading' you. When you live in a way that's pleasing to God, you touch people's hearts and make them want to know what makes you different. That may make it possible for you--or someone else--to tell them God's good news when they're ready to hear it."

    How About You?
    Do you think the only way you can be a witness for Christ is by talking--by telling someone that Jesus died for them? Of course, God wants you to speak out, but He also wants you to be a witness by the way you live. Next time a friend refuses to listen when you talk about Jesus, don't be discouraged. Instead, let them see you live the way you know Jesus wants you to live. Then your friend can learn a little about the gospel by observing you and may eventually want to hear it in words.

    Today's Key Verse:
    You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.
    (2 Corinthians 3:2)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Witness by the way you live

    Posted: March 26, 2015, 4:00 am


  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Mar 27, 2015

    Psalm 32:8

    “We want a king like the other nations!” The nation of Israel turns its back on God's leadership and calls for a king to be chosen from among them. But following God's direction, the Prophet Samuel makes an unlikely choices—a man whose last job was rounding up wild donkeys!

    Paws & Tales

  • Kids Corner

    Tue 4pm.

    Episode Summary:

    Liz digs up a time capsule from the founders of Terrene. Everyone’s excited until a valuable item goes missing. Can Liz solve this mystery before Granny goes to jail?

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    Verse: Deuteronomy 6: 7

    Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 

    God likes to talk to you and me through his special book called The Bible. In this book, he tells a big story called “God’s rescue plan”. God is the main character of the story. Throughout the story, God calls His people to play parts in the story.  God calls different people to do different jobs, and in the Bible, we read how people like Ruth, Moses, Esther, David, Mary, Paul and many others play their parts in God’s rescue plan. As you read the Bible, you will read that God is calling you too to play your part in God’s story. Spend some time thinking and working on what God wants you to do.

    We can divide the Bible into six acts, like it was a drama. Each act moves the story forward. Which act are you living in now? Think about how you are a part of God’s rescue plan. He’s given you talents and jobs to do. Now you have to take some action!

    Act One: Creation

    God is the God of all things!

    Act Two: The Fall

    The world is now broken.

    Act Three: God Chooses Israel.

    God puts his rescue plan into action.

    Act Four: The Coming of the King

    Jesus the Rescuer comes down and lives among us.

    Act Five: Spreading the News of the King

    The Holy Spirit is calling us to help fix things.

    Act Six: The Return of the King

    All creation is restored.

    Full Devotion

    Discussion Guide:

    “In the beginning, God created…” Genesis 1 introduces us to God and his Big Story. God is the God of all things. Using his creativity, he made all creation.  God spoke, and he chose to create. Our world belongs to God. Revelation 4:11 shows us that the creator should be worshiped:

    “Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power. You created all things, and by your decision they are and were created.” (Contemporary English Version)

    The next part of the story introduces the saddest part of the Big Story. Things go wrong and need to be fixed. The serpent tempted them to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is the opposite of what God had told them to do. Today, sin has broken how we see ourselves, how we see others, how we see the world, and how we see God.

    He then made a promise to Adam and Eve.  Before they left the garden, God made an amazing promise to them:

    “One day this will all change again to what I meant it to be. One day, I will come back as the Rescuer, and I will go into battle against Satan and win. One day……………”

    Telling the story of God’s rescue plan for all His people is the cornerstone of faith formation for your children. Show them that God is the main character of the story of Bible. In the story and today, God is active with His people to restore all creation.

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