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The Corinthian Compromise

“Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 1:3.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins return to the studio to investigate the counsel Paul gives the Church at Corinth. Their struggle was caused by deep-rooted habits and ingrained traditions that came from culture. As new believers, they were intermingling Christianity with the culture of Corinth. Paul is writing this letter to encourage them in their struggle and also to warn them of the danger that is lurking.
Join in the conversation as we examine The Corinthian Compromise.

The Light and Glory

As we celebrate the 4th of July this year it is a good time to reflect on our roots.  There is a saying in Christian circles that history broken down spells his-story.  How God reveals His means and methods in time, as to how He wants to bring all things back to the original plan before the fall



America was founded on Biblical and moral Truth; a reason for America’s blessings and survival for the last 200 plus years.

America was never a “perfect” nation but a light and testimony to the world that she honors God and His people (Israel).

A slow, but sure, erosion over time has been eating away at her values and roots.  As she has prospered her people have changed their character and choices in how they want to live and be governed.  Now many educators are changing how history is being re-written and remembered.  Many of today’s citizens have never been to war, except maybe in riots on our own streets and campuses. They have never had to go through loss and a valley of tears or had a spirit of strength to fight for what they really believe is best for the nation based on our original values.  We are a nation that has gone selfish and soft.

Let’s travel with Peter Marshall back in time as he traces the decline of the American Dream and sees what happens when a nation compromises its beginnings and blessings.


The Holy Spirit in Prayer

“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you and shall be in you” John 14:17.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon share the third program of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit from the archives.

It is important for us to acknowledge who the Holy Spirit is and recognize what He does in order for us to allow His work to be effective in our daily lives. John 14:17 tells us that we are privileged to see Him, know Him, and receive Him; that He not only dwells with us but also lives in us. Learning to listen to His voice will give us the opportunity to take advantage of those privileges.

Join in the conversation as we discover how to recognize His voice and take the time to listen to The Holy Spirit in Prayer.

Major Bible Themes

This week on Sharin’ Hearts The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green pulls “Major Bible Themes: 52 Vital Doctrines fo the Scriptures Simplified and Explained” by Lewis Sperry Chafer from the shelf to discuss.


Can you explain or defend the Bible and its purpose?  Have you ever wanted to know more of God’s role in our lives, understand the different interactions  God the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit share as they control, direct, and guide us through our time here on earth?  Most Christians lack the daily practical understanding of how God works.

Major Bible Themes addresses 52 questions we desperately need to rise up against the falsehoods that we are being asked to swallow as reality when in essence they are twisted fabrications of man’s thinking. Take some time out of life’s busy schedule and listen to what may be life-changing knowledge as the Holy Spirit grounds us in God’s Truth about Who He is and how He operates.  We will forever be going deeper and deeper into the depths of His grace as we are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The Importance of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

“However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth” John 16:13a



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon share the second program of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit from the archives.

We acknowledge that the Holy Spirit exists as part of the Trinity, but we often find it difficult to acknowledge Him in our everyday life. John 16:13 is one of the many beautiful promises that is fulfilled by the Holy Spirit. Once we recognize the characteristics of the Holy Spirit and understand the roles He plays in our lives, then allowing Him to be active on a daily basis will come easier.

Join in the conversation into the scriptures and discover The Importance of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives.

The Trouble with Jesus

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green takes a look at “The Trouble with Jesus” by Joseph Stowell.



Jesus declares He is the ONLY WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.  In establishing this once great nation, His rule book the Bible was the foundation for our founding fathers.  Today, in a post-Christian society we have reduced the God of Creation, Jesus Christ, to a tradition that now competes with other significant religions within our society.  Now, man declares, through his own understanding, that all gods are good gods and our jaded culture says this is the new normal.

All worldly religions have their leaders in graves; only Christianity has arisen Leader.  Our society will let Him live if we don’t speak of Him publicly or make any claim of His deity.  Make no mistake, Jesus is unequaled. He doesn’t compete.

To say that ALL religions are true means no religion is true.  Are we ready to stick up for Jesus and be His advocate, anytime, anywhere?

If you want to know how to speak the Truth that Jesus is the only way, how to speak it humbly and compassionately, how to speak it wisely and patiently in ways that honor Jesus, then prepare your heart to be steadfast in being light overcoming darkness. THE TROUBLE WITH JESUS is a great guide to achieve this.

The Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you” John 14:26.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon share the first program of a three-part series on the Holy Spirit from the archives.

Many times the teachings about the Holy Spirit bring up more questions than answers. John 14:26 is probably the most quoted scripture about the Holy Spirit, but that verse does not describe everything there is to know about whom the Holy Spirit is and what He does.

Join in the conversation as we uncover more scriptures that describe The Characteristics of the Holy Spirit.

The Prayer Life

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green digs into The Prayer Life By Charles Usher

The question at hand isn’t about how many people prayed daily, but how many people truly understand biblical teaching and perspective on prayer. Because if we are truly serious about spiritual growth, about deepening our relationship with Christ… Prayer must be assigned the highest priority!

So, come be a part as we join author Charles Usher in a discussion of the prayer life and how to live it, with a concentration on spiritual warfare in his book, The Prayer Life.  This is a small book perhaps 50 pages yet filled with immense truth and practicality. The topics Usher addresses include: hindrances to prayer, equipment for warfare, the prayer of faith, perseverance in prayer, and prayers for nations, homes, and circumstances; for Scripture tells us to, “watch and pray.”

The Prayer Life by Charles Usher is currently out of print and can be found online only in very limited quantities. If you are unable to locate a copy and are interested in adding The Prayer Life to your library of Christian resources, please contact The Fireside Book Shelf through our home page and we can assist you in obtaining a reprint of this timeless work.

How to Stay Joyful in Adversity

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice” Philippians 4:4



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, the topic of joy is discussed. Things have changed in every home all over the world. We are walking new roads, learning new skills, and facing new challenges every day. The adversities are great and with so many unknowns it can be difficult to keep fear from robbing us of any joy. Janie and Sharon want to encourage you with scriptures that will comfort your heart during whatever struggle you may be facing.

Join in the conversation as we learn how to stay joyful in adversity.

A Pocket Guide to Social Issues

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green opens A Pocket Guide to Social Issues by Answers in Genesis.



America is indeed in the middle of a cultural war. The battle lines are drawn around issues that polarize our society, there are many labels that get attached to these ideas, but labels can often be misleading.

In order to understand the issues, it is important to look at them from both sides, but the biblical side of these issues is not well-represented in the media.

Today’s feature covers a variety of topics like: when does life begin? What about stem cells, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and racism? Where do human rights come from, how do we know what is moral? These questions and others are answered in this compilation of topics and it’s contributing authors will layout both the biblical perspective alongside the secular understanding of the issues.

Because we must know what scripture says and how to address those around us in love and grace while still standing firmly on the Word of God and A Pocket Guide to Social Issues by Answers in Genesis is a great place to start.