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All the Promises of God

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green takes a look at All the Promises of God by Herbert Lockyer.

 

 

In All the Promises of the Bible, Dr. Herbert Lockyer discusses seven aspects of the nature of God’s promises – their substancesimplicity, stipulations, surety, source, security, and scope.

So, come be a part as Herbert Lockyer takes us on an incredible journey in All the Promises of the Bible as we discover more than 8000 biblical promises? His in-depth look at the scope of God’s promises arranges them in categories that cover the full array of human concern, from the spiritual to the material and the corporate to the personal.

As you come to understand God’s promises and how they apply to every aspect of your life, you will gain a trust in God that will sustain you through the worst of times and be your source of rejoicing in the best.

The Corinthians Comprehension

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins take a close look at the Corinthian Church to learn from the encouragement and correction that Paul gave to them in 1 Corinthians Chapter One.

 

 

In their conversation, they are examining the comprehension of the Church about the cross of Christ. Paul addresses that they were using their own wisdom which caused confusion and divisions.

We are experiencing the same results today as we use our own wisdom to understand the cross. Paul shares that the cross is the power of God and assures us that in our own comprehension and wisdom, the cross sounds foolish.

Join in the conversation as we discover the similarities between our own understanding and The Corinthians Comprehension.

Christ Esteem

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green pulls Christ Esteem: Where the Search for Self-esteem Ends by Don Matzat from the shelf.

The concept of self-esteem apparently has its origins in the 18th century, first expressed in the writings of David Hume, the Scottish Enlightenment thinker. He indicated that it is important to value and think well of yourself because it serves as a motivational function that enables people to explore their full potential.

Then in the mid-1960s, came the emergence of the modern self-esteem movement with the myriad of philosophers and psychologists joining the cause. So, the concept of man’s need for self-esteem has been with us for over 244 years and formally a part of our culture since the 60’s.  Yet, according to some of the latest statistics from 2017, 85% of people suffer from low self-esteem.

The underlying idea of the movement was that low self-esteem is the root of problems for individuals, making it the root of all societal problems and dysfunctions. Popular thinking tells us the answers to our problems lie inside ourselves; Jesus tells us something totally different.

People today are desperately looking inward, trying to find the answers to life’s difficult questions. Many of us have looked and still come up short. Instead of providing answers, the question seems to only add to our confusion. So, come be a part as pastor and author, Don Matzat, responds to the search for self-knowledge with a startling, yet solid, biblical truth: What we need is Christ-esteem, not self-esteem!

The Corinthians Conceit

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” 1 Cor. 1:10.

 

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon are continuing to journey through taking a close look at the Corinthian Church to learn from Paul’s encouragement and correction to them.

We can find great divisions in every aspect of our world today. With everyone doing what is right in their own sight and no absolute truth to stand on, there is a great divide in our nation from the government to families. We have advanced technologies that have advanced our knowledge and intellect. Being wise in our own eyes we have become fools as Romans 1:22 talks about. These same kinds of things were going on in the church at Corinth.

Join in the conversation as we uncover the depths of divide with The Corinthians Conceit.

 

 

Enjoy Your Freedom

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green explores Enjoy Your Freedom by Warren Wiersbe.

 

 

We talk about freedom, dream about freedom, teach our schoolchildren about freedom, and revel in the idea of freedom. The word “freedom” can mean many things to many people, especially in a society where words are often redefined to match someone’s beliefs rather than someone’s beliefs coming into alignment with the meaning of a word. Yes, our world is certainly concerned about freedom, but very few people ask, “what really is freedom?”

In a “do your own thing” world it is easy to confuse license and liberty. But don’t do it! Because when you are free in Christ, only then are you free from the law, sin, men and your past and have a future freedom to anticipate. So, come be a part as we take a look at freedom from the spiritual point of view with today’s author Warren Wiersbe in his book, Enjoy Your Freedom.

The Corinthian Christian

“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 dig into the first chapter of 1 Corinthians to learn from Paul’s encouragement and correction to the church at Corinth.

The Christians at Corinth were going through a crisis, much like we find ourselves in a crisis today. Life is not as we have known it and learning new ways to live can be quite difficult. It requires a conscious effort to do things differently. Automatic motions demand to be adjusted so that we keep our distance. The Corinthian church was struggling to change from their old habits to find a new way of life. So, as we are facing many obstacles and struggles today, we learn that we can trust God through every aspect of them, just as they are learning. Guilt, depression, and uncertainty can overwhelm us but if we will run to the Father, He has all we need.

Join in the conversation as we discover Paul’s counsel to The Corinthian Christians.

The Second American Revolution

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green explores The Second American Revolution by  John Whitehead.

 

 

In his book, The Second American Revolution, John Whitehead courageously takes on the present systems of the American law and government and challenges them to fulfill our founding fathers’ commitment to religious liberty.

Francis Schaeffer wrote, “John, attacks, and exposes an issue that has been festering, hidden beneath the surface and ignored by too many Christians, for long. The issue is that of church and state: Christian and religious freedom versus a secularist, humanistic elite, which increasingly controls our society.

The government, the courts, the media, the law are all dominated to one degree or another by the elite. They have and largely secularized our society by force, particularly using the courts.

In this comprehensive book, Whitehead gives us a firm understanding of the Judeo-Christian tradition and base this country once had. He explains why and how we have departed from it, and then traces what the courts have done, and the role they have played.

No Christian can fully understand or change the age in which we live without such knowledge of our country’s history and present situation. This book stands as a crucial statement on this subject. Because of its lucid and well-written nature, as well as its profound depth, it will appeal to laymen, lawyer, minister, judge alike.

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.