It's a Wonderful Life ...

By Jessie Jolliff

Dec. 12, 2016

Sharing the gospel through our ministry partners makes for a wonderful life for Roger and Lori Kemp! Roger has more than 30 years in Christian radio, and he started Kemp and Company 12 years ago. Lori keeps things running smoothly right along side him, helping the RKC team grow to 16 people strong—and that doesn’t include our valued offsite announcers and producers. Thanks to all who have made Roger Kemp and Company a trusted partner to ministries and stations! Outside of the office, it has been a challenging year with troubling headlines, but every day we put our trust in God ... and we show up to serve Him. As George Bailey said, “Now, we can get through this thing all right. We’ve got to ... Read More

Brand New Christmas Study on All Things New

By Jessie Jolliff

Dec. 9, 2016

This December, listeners of All Things New are encouraged to leave the noise behind to truly hear the message of Christmas. From December 12 through 16, Shawn Thornton will speak biblical truth into a point of doubt that troubles many believers. It’s a part of a brand-new Christmas study titled, “Out of the Silence.” Throughout this five-part series, Pastor Shawn will turn to Luke 1 and 2, drawing parallels from the long-awaited moment when God broke his 400 years of silence with an unexpected visit from an angel. The good news God sent then is still the source of great joy for mankind today! Just like the Israelites of old, it’s easy to feel discouraged when God doesn’t answer our prayers immediately. But Pastor Shawn ... Read More

Sing Your Way into Christmas with James MacDonald

By Julianna Keck

Dec. 9, 2016

The start of the Christmas season comes with many signposts. From bright red Starbucks cups to festive displays in store windows, the ushering in of Christmas is hard to miss! While decorations let us know that Christmas is here, it can be easy to miss the true reason for the season. This year, Pastor James MacDonald invites us to sing our way into Christmas with his brand-new series, Singing Christmas. The study explores the biblical significance of many of our favorite carols, shining a light on the true meaning of Christmas. With thousands of Christmas songs to sing, the ones we remember the most are those that bring our focus back to the manger—where it all began. After the presents have been opened and the ... Read More

Ask Pastor Mike About the Real Saint Nicholas

By Jessie Jolliff

Dec. 9, 2016

Two figures dominate the Christmas season: One is the historical person of Jesus. The other is a jolly old toymaker in a red suit. But there was a real Saint Nicholas. Friday, December 9, Focal Point presents a special holiday edition of Ask Pastor Mike. Pastor Mike Fabarez will help separate fact from fiction as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Nearly two centuries after Paul planted the church in Patera, Saint Nicholas was born to Christian parents there. He was raised to know Christ as Savior and to embrace the love of God. After inheriting his parents’ substantial wealth, Saint Nick became the pastor of the church in Myra (in Turkey). The biographies note his top three characteristics: he was hard-nosed about God’s truth, ... Read More

Game On with Highpoint Ministries

By Jessie Jolliff

Dec. 5, 2016

The book of James begins with a challenging mandate for believers, saying: “Consider it pure joy … whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” (James 1:1) This concept of perseverance and endurance has sparked many sports analogies for the Christian life. In Highpoint Ministries’ current series, Game On, Pastor Ron Zappia takes the role of a coach, encouraging those listening to train hard to gain, obedience, victory, and joy through life’s trying seasons. Throughout this eye-opening study of the book of James, Pastor Ron encourages listeners not to attempt to avoid tribulation, but instead, to embrace it. He suggests, if we want to get practical and face temptation head on, the book of James ... Read More

New Christmas Spots from Discover the Word

By Jessica Suggs

Dec. 3, 2016

The Discover the Word team has recorded fresh, encouraging Christmas greetings for you to share with your listeners. Download these audio spots from our website: Also in December, Our Daily Bread Minsistries is highlighting a seasonal Gift of Grace campaign. The Discover the Word team will unravel a unique perspective of the Christmas story from the book of John during the week that leads up to Christmas. In their series, Christmas Grace, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder and Mart DeHaan suggest that sometimes it takes multiple points of view to make sense of a story. Listeners will discover how God’s grace is evident both in the Old Testament, as well as through the life and death of His son, Jesus. Also, per tradition, the last ... Read More

The Voice of the Martyrs: International Day of Prayer

By Jessie Jolliff

Nov. 17, 2016

November 6 was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). The Voice of the Martyrs invited all Christians to join in praying for our persecuted family around the world. This is in line with the call to action in Hebrews 13:3: “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Throughout the day, the ministry posted seven prayer requests. Whether it’s the International Day of Prayer, or a normal Tuesday, these prayers provide focused thoughts to keep at the top of your prayer list year round. Join us in praying through this year’s International Day of Prayer requests from The Voice of the Martyrs: Pray for the provision and ... Read More