This Week’s Radio Programs
Week 10 – 6/27/2016
This Week – Even people that are not very familiar with the New Testament have heard of the story of Jesus healing a paralytic who was let down by ropes through a tile roof. The house was so crowded, the man’s friends thought their only option was to go up on the roof and literally let him down in the middle of the room where Jesus was. It worked! Jesus not only heals the man, He forgives him of his sins.
Monday – We tell the story of a minister friend named Dr. Bruce Smith and his wife Brenda had a severely handicapped son named Taylor. What they experienced as parents sets the tone for this message about Jesus doing “remarkable things” as were described in Luke 5. It is truly one of the most “famous” of all the miracles that Jesus performed.
Tuesday – Have you ever offended someone by doing a “good” thing? We all have. Jesus offended people because He said a man who needed healing was forgiven of his sins as well. The Pharisees said, “Who has the authority to forgive sins but God alone?” They were absolutely right. Jesus was making a claim to deity when He said those words!
Wednesday – The friends of the crippled man had to do something “physical” in order for something “spiritual” to happen. In this case, they had to physically get up on a roof, remove roof tiles, and lower the man by ropes. We share two instances of people who had something to do physically in order for something spiritual to happen. Perhaps it will speak to you in your life right now!
Thursday – Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, former president of Asbury College in Kentucky, tells the story of a remarkable conversion of a young wife and mother in Florida. There’s no way to paraphrase the story, so we just read it to you in its entirety. It just may be story that remarkably connects with you and your life! It truly is a life changing story!
Friday – I close with a statement that raised a few eyebrows when I said it in this message. Maybe it will give you pause. Maybe it will speak to what needs to happen in your life and mine. I pray that it will! God can do remarkable things, not just 2,000 years ago, but today as well!
This Week’s Visual Story
The Bible says that “children are a heritage from the Lord”. That means that they are gifts, not earned possessions. Julie Sellers talks about her adopting a child from Russia, with the handing over of the baby from one woman to her was in a sense a “relay”. The “baton” of life was handed to her in the relay of life. That’s really not a bad analogy. So much of life is really a relay: the job, the house, the tasks, the family itself is like a relay race. One person hands the baton to another. We’re all recipients of a “baton”. What are we doing with the batons that have been handed our way?