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Is Isaiah 53 about Jesus?
Jan 23 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Christians claim Isaiah 53 offers predicts that the coming Messiah is Jesus. Is this true? Did Jesus claim to be God? In my interview with Hebrew scholar Dr. Walter Kaiser, he shared: “Any time you have a son that’s called Mighty God,…
The Right Hand of God
Jan 22 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What is the significance of Jesus ascending to the right hand of God? In my interview with New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell Bock, he shares: “We have this choice: Is it blasphemy or is it exaltation? And the resurrection of Jesus is…
His Word Is Good Enough
Jan 21 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Did Deuteronomy 18 predict a future prophet greater than Moses? In my interview with New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell Bock he revealed: “Some of the studies about Jesus’ miracles compare the way the miracles are told about Jesus versus…
A Prophet Like Moses
Jan 20 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Deuteronomy 18 predicted that there would be a prophet like Moses who would come in the future. In my interview with Hebrew scholar Dr. Walter Kaiser, he shared: “Messiah, who is coming will not only be human and divine, but He also is…
The Importance of the Messianic Prophecies
Jan 17 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What is the importance of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah? Renowned New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell Bock shared on my program: “The earth is filled with people. There are millions and millions and millions of people,…
How is Jesus different from other spiritual leaders?
Jan 16 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Increasingly, Jesus is seen as one of many spiritual leaders. How is Jesus different from leaders of other religions?In contrast with Muhammad, Buddha, or other founders of religious movements, Jesus claimed to be God is human form.…
Back to school
Jan 15 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: As students return to campus this fall, parents are faced with the question, “What can I do to best prepare my child for life?”One biblical Proverb states that parents are to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old…
Does Prophecy Matter?
Jan 14 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Someone once said, “You better care about the future. You will spend the rest of your life there.” The prophecies of the Bible are an essential part of the Christian life. How can we better understand what God says about the…
Beyond Spirituality?
Jan 13 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Have you ever heard someone say, “I consider myself a spiritual person, but I’m not very religious”? What’s the difference? Our culture promotes an attitude that any form of spirituality is okay if it works for you. However, the apostle…
His Resurrection is Fact: He Lives
Jan 10 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: The apostle Paul put it straight and simple. “If Christ was not raised then neither our preaching nor your faith has any meaning at all. If Christ did not rise your faith is futile and your sins have never been forgiven.” (1 Corinthians…
God’s Word Changes Lives
Jan 9 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: How are we to understand the Bible? Well in 2 Timothy 2:5 Paul teaches it is important for us to handle it accurately. He says “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who…
¿Qué significa una “Cristiandad de Crayones”
Jan 8 • 1 min
Un reconocido autor cristiano describió sus creencias acerca de Dios mientras estudiaba en la universidad como una “Cristiandad de Crayones”.
The Uniqueness of the Bible
Jan 8 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Why do you think the Bible is unique? Well in my book, “The Truth about the Reliability of the Bible” I share several reasons. First the Bible is the most translated, purchased, memorized and persecuted book in history. Second, the…
Resurrection Witnesses
Jan 7 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: One of the many reasons that supports the resurrection of Jesus is that His disciples were completely convinced that He had resurrected from the dead and appeared to them. And many of them died for their faith in Jesus as a result. In a…
Serving God through Eternity
Jan 6 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What do you think we’re going to do when we get to heaven? In a television program that I did with Pastor Irwin Lutzer of Moody Church he said: Dr. Irwin Lutzer: Keep in mind that we are going to serve Him. Heaven is going to be a place…
Crucified, Died, Buried and Resurrected
Jan 3 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do we know for sure that Jesus really died on the cross? Is it possible He merely passed out and later revived? Well in a TV interview with New Testament scholar Dr. Darrel Bock, he notes: Dr. Darrel Bock: It’s important to remember…
Plan together
Jan 2 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions over the next few days. What’s the difference between a New Year’s resolution that is accomplished and one that is not? Well, there could be many reasons, but one major factor is the support…
The Most excellent way
Jan 1 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Have you ever seen someone include more love on their list of New Year’s resolutions? Probably not. Most of our resolutions focus on personal goals like weight loss or to stop spending. However the apostle Paul devotes an entire chapter…
God Goals
Dec 31, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: As the New Year begins, many people set new goals for their personal lives or business, but what goals should we focus on as followers of Christ? The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 2:9, “We make it our goal to please him.”…
That one thing
Dec 30, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Did you know that 67% of Americans who make New Year Resolutions will make three or more? Unfortunately, the vast majority will fail to keep them. Well instead of a list of changes, choose one. When we focus our energy on one…
New Year, New Start
Dec 27, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What goal will you begin within the new year? Many choose more exercise or better handling of finances, but how about choosing to make a top priority the fact that you want to grow closer to your Lord? God himself would be very pleased…
Redefining Christmas
Dec 26, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Ask ten Americans what Christmas means to them and you’ll get ten different answers. Our culture’s understanding of the holiday has often shifted from a season celebrating Christ’s birth to a focus on decorations and gift-giving. How…
Do you think we should say “Marry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?
Dec 25, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do you think we should say Merry Christmas or happy holidays well are politically correct society often seeks to remove even the most common Christmas practices. How can we respond as believers in Christ? Well first stand up for your…
Reason for the Season
Dec 24, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: This Christmas Americans will spend millions of dollars on gifts, food and other items. Yet many will never celebrate the true reason for the season. What is this reason? Christmas is ultimately about Christ. We recognize His birth as…
Christmas Compassion
Dec 23, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: The hectic Christmas season often leaves us weary rather than focused on one important aspect of Christ’s birth—His compassion. Do you realize Jesus came to earth for you? He left heaven to be born in a lowly manger to bring you peace.…
Why Was Jesus Born of a Virgin?
Dec 20, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: The Gospels teach Jesus was born to Mary while she was still a virgin. Why was this important? First, this took place to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him…
The True Meaning of Christmas
Dec 19, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: A child was asked, “What is the true meaning of Christmas?” He quickly responded, “Presents!” While humorous, too many people have forgotten what Christmas is all about. The focus on gifts, Santa Claus, and decorations can distract us…
More Than Happy Holidays
Dec 18, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Should we say, “Happy holidays,” or, “Merry Christmas”? This ongoing debate continues to make headline news. How should we respond to this secularization of Christ’s birth? Let me encourage you to remember our faith is both spoken and…
How Can I Serve God with Passion?
Dec 17, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: How can stay passionate in our walk with God? When Jesus wrote to the seven churches in Revelation, His first letter was to the Ephesians Christians. These believers were faithful and had persevered, yet Jesus said they had forsaken…
Are the Gospels True?
Dec 16, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: How can we trust that the four Gospels are true? Couldn’t they have been made up long after the time of Jesus? Many reasons note the impossibility of this view. First, the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses or their associates during…
Can God Change Anyone?
Dec 13, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Can God change the life of any person? A look at the life of Paul shows the Lord’s power to change even the most hardened skeptic. Before knowing Jesus, Paul was a religious scholar who approved of the murder of the first Christian…
What Is God’s Will for My Life?
Dec 12, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Maybe you have recently wondered, “What is God’s will for my life?” While Scripture doesn’t offer every detail, it does provide a foundation for how we are to serve the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 offers three aspects of living God’s…
What is God Like?
Dec 11, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What is God like? The cultural view of God often presents Him similar to a restaurant menu. We believe we can pick and choose how we will follow God based on our own preferences. However, only the Bible presents perfect information…
True for You, but Not for Me?
Dec 10, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Have you ever heard someone say, “It might be true for you, but not for me”? Is it possible to have your own personal truth? While the idea of finding your own truth is common in our culture, it is far from accurate. When it comes to…
Is the Bible True?
Dec 9, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: How can I be confident the Bible is true? Many people have doubts about the accuracy of God’s Word, but a look at the evidence provides great assurance for our faith. Did you know more than 25,000 copies of New Testament manuscripts…
Is Jesus God?
Dec 6, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do you think that Jesus claimed to be God? Professor and attorney, Dr. John Warwick Montgomery shared in one of our television interviews, “According to ah, primary source records, records that come from eyewitnesses, ah, Jesus claimed…
Has the New Testament been changed?
Dec 5, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do you think that the text of the New Testament has been changed over time? Well, professor and attorney, Dr. John Warwick Montgomery shared in one of our television interviews, “The New Testament documents are the best attested…
Were the gospels accurate?
Dec 4, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do you think the followers of Jesus accurately recorded the gospel accounts? Well, professor and attorney, Dr. John Warwick Montgomery shared in a television interview, “The Jewish religious leaders had been the primary opponents of…
Were the four gospels eyewitness accounts?
Dec 3, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Were the four gospels eyewitness accounts? Professor and attorney, Dr. John Warwick Montgomery shared in a television interview, “The first gospel was written by ah, Matthew Levi, a tax collector ah, who became an apostle, a disciple of…
Is there evidence for the Christian faith?
Dec 2, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What do you think is the evidence for the Christian faith? Well, professor and attorney, Dr. John Warwick Montgomery shared on our television program, “Now it’s one thing to make a religious claim. It’s a totally different thing to…
Did Jesus rise from the dead?
Nov 29, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: According to his book, “The Case for Christ,” former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel, who was a staunch atheist, revealed how he investigated the facts about Jesus’ life. “Well for me the conclusion’s obvious, that what…
Is Jesus God?
Nov 28, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Former atheist Lee Strobel shared with me why he came to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and in doing so verified His claims to being God. “And then we have early accounts, in other words, things that cannot be the product of a…
What is grace?
Nov 27, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What is grace? What does the Bible teach about God’s grace? I want you to listen to these words of Dr. Erwin Lutzer when a television program with me shared, “Many people think that grace is helpful, it’s wonderful, it’s a nice thing to…
How good do you have to be?
Nov 26, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: How good do you think you have to be to get into heaven? Jesus said, “Be ye perfect even as your heavenly Father is perfect.” But all of us have broken that standard, that’s why we need Jesus. In an interview with Dr. Erwin Lutzer of…
Are your priorities in order?
Nov 25, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Why is it that many people plan for a vacation more than for eternity? In a television interview I taped with Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor of Moody Church he shared, “I go to a book store perhaps to buy some books on Europe if I’m going to…
What should the focus of the church be?
Nov 22, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What do you think should be the focus of the church? While many see an emphasis on buildings and programs the Bible presents a different picture. In an interview with Dr. Robby Gallaty he shared, “What would churches look if all the…
The Greatest Commandment
Nov 21, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Did you know that there is a connection between the great commission and the greatest commandment? Well in a television interview with Dr. Robby Gallaty, he told me, “Why don’t people follow the great commission? Why aren’t people going…
Is Jesus the only way to God?
Nov 20, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Do you think it’s narrow-minded to believe that Jesus is the only way to God? Well in a television interview with Dr. Robby Gallaty he shared, “You know I’ve had people in airplanes when I travel back and forth to school, after sharing…
Whose job is it anyway?
Nov 19, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Whose job do you think it is to make new disciples of Jesus? In a television interview that I did with Dr. Robby Gallaty he said, “Let me just clarify, it’s not just the job of the pastors to make disciples; it’s the job of all…
Is God really in control of everything?
Nov 18, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Let me ask, do you believe that God is in control of everything? Well in a television interview with Dr. Robby Gallaty he explained, “If God is in control of everything, obviously Jesus has demonstrated that. And if Jesus Christ is Lord…
God Listens and Answers Our Prayers
Nov 15, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: A few years ago our ministry decided to encourage viewers to share prayer concerns with us. Well, we received an unexpected flood of requests from around the world. And as our staff members prayed for each persons need we wondered how…
Are people really interested in knowing about God?
Nov 14, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Are people really interested in knowing about God? Well, at our Ministry we have expanded our outreach by translating our TV and radio programs into the world’s top ten languages, allowing us to speak directly to about 80% of the people…
Spreading God’s Message throughout the World
Nov 13, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Could the gospel message really reach every person on the planet in our lifetime? Consider these facts: first, within 36 months every person on the planet is on track to have access to the Internet, via Smart phone, I-pad or computer.…
God Is Eternal
Nov 12, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Who created God? This is one of the questions skeptics often use. But the scientific evidence offers a wonderful response. In my television program with astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, he explained: “God is not subject to space and time and…
The Bible is Scientifically Accurate
Nov 11, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: Does the Bible’s creation account fit today’s scientific evidence? The Bible not only fits the creation account accurately, it is the only Holy Book that does. As astronomy Dr. Hugh Ross shared on our television program: “Well it’s the…
Evidence of God’s Creation Found in Science
Nov 8, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Did you know that astronomy is being used to bring used people to faith in Christ? In a recent program with astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, he shared with me a powerful testimony of a visit to Tokyo’s National Observatory. “Well I got to speak…
God Desires Relationship with Us Personally
Nov 7, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Have you ever wondered if your life really matters? Well a look at our solar system points out how special God thinks you really are. Well astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross shared on my television program the following: “Literally, every planet…
Created by a God Who Cares
Nov 6, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Is the God who created personally involved in our lives? As astronomer Hugh Ross shared on our television program: “Well it tells us that the one that created space and time and the whole universe must also be a personal being because…
God Created Us with His Purpose in Mind
Nov 5, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Does God want to know us? When I asked astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross this question he noted that the scientific evidence found in the universe leads us to saying yes. Dr. Ross said: “Well the very fact that He designed the universe in such a…
Science Supports God’s Account of Creation
Nov 4, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Does science agree with Genesis 1:1, that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth? Well in my interview with astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross he shared: “But now we have instruments of radio astronomy that can tell us what the…
Live Expecting Christ’s Return
Nov 1, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Does God want us to live each day expecting Jesus could come at any moment? Well in a recent television interview with theologian Dr. Renald Showers he explained how the Thessalonian Christians were continuously waiting for Jesus to…
The Evil of Halloween
Oct 31, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn How do you think that Christians should handle Halloween? First, we must acknowledge that the history and practices of this holiday are rooted in spiritism. This fact alone should caution those who consider participating in any portion…
How Should Christians Handle Halloween?
Oct 30, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn From its origins with occultic celtic Druid practices, the dominant theme of Halloween has been one of ghosts, spirits, and the dead.The degree of influence of ghosts, vampires, and zombies on halloween can be seen in everything from…
Christians Believe in the Return of Christ
Oct 29, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn You know when we look at the Bible we realize the early Christians used an interesting word when talking about Christ’s return. It’s “maranatha.” What does it mean? Well theologian Dr. Renald Showers explains. “And what’s interesting is…
We Need to Live Ready for Christ’s Return
Oct 28, 2019 • 1 min
Are you ready for Christ’s return? Many people are not. The Scripture teaches that it’s essential that we prepare today for eternity. In a recent interview with journalist Dr. Jimmy DeYoung he shared these words about the importance of being ready for…
The Family of God
Oct 25, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What the Bible says about church fellowship.
A Biblic View of Israel
Oct 24, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What Christians should do around the negative news around Israel.
Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
Oct 23, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Why Jesus claiming to be the only way to God isn’t arrogant.
A Biblical Look at Luck
Oct 22, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What the Bible says about being lucky or unlucky.
Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?
Oct 21, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What Jesus said about who He was.
Is the Bible Completely Accurate?
Oct 18, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What the evidence says about the Bible being accurate.
Science Matters
Oct 17, 2019 • 1 min
One current study reveals half of American teenagers desire a science-related job, yet science is rarely discussed in church. Does science matter to Christians? According to God, it does! He created our universe for His glory. His followers can observe…
Were Adam and Eve Real People?
Oct 16, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Why we can trust what the Bible says about the first humans.
What Can Prayer Do?
Oct 15, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What the Bible says about the power of prayer.
Do Miracles Still Happen?
Oct 14, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn How God is still working today.
Christians Will Live with Jesus Forever
Oct 11, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn What the “rapture” means.
Jesus Is Preparing A Place for Us
Oct 10, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Why we can trust What Jesus is saying about your future.
Pray for Israel’s Safety & Peace
Oct 9, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Why Christians should continue to pray for Israel.
Christians Have the Hope of Christ’s Return
Oct 8, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn Why Christians should be looking forward to the rapture.
The Rapture Will Happen Rapidly
Oct 7, 2019 • 1 min
What You’ll Learn: What the Bible says about the Rapture.