Viewing posts from August, 2016

God's At Work Through Walk in the Word

By Jessica Suggs

Aug. 25, 2016

Recently WMBI Moody Radio listeners, Costa and his wife Vandana, shared their story of how James MacDonald’s teaching on Walk in the Word turned their lives around. Their God At Work video is a testament to the difference each of our partner radio and television stations are making in lives. Watch Costa and Vandana’s touching story here. Because of our station partners, men and women are making the most important decision of all – to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior! Vandana shared, “I wasn’t an after thought. God wanted me.” That’s the message at the heart of Walk in the Word. No matter who you are, or what choices you’ve made in the past – God still loves you and will redeem you ... Read More

Mike Fabarez on Romans 8

By Jessie Jolliff

Aug. 24, 2016

This September on Focal Point, Pastor Mike Fabarez takes listeners through an in-depth study of Romans chapter 8 as he discusses what it means to live by the Spirit in the midst of walking through difficult trials. The series includes special interviews with KKLA host, Frank Sontag, where Pastor Mike shares glimpses of how living by the Spirit has played out in his own life through his experience being the father of a disabled daughter. Pastor Mike’s personal experiences were influenced by the Biblical themes found in these timely passages. Pastor Mike uses themes from the following verses in the broadcast. “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the ... Read More

This Weekend on Words to Live By

By Jessie Jolliff

Aug. 19, 2016

Dawn believed she was “damaged goods,” and she even considered herself unworthy of love. Her father’s abuse left her fearful of intimacy and filled with anger and self-hatred. Then, she started walking with God, and her life was changed forever. That’s just one of the guests interviewed by host Barbara Follis on this weekend’s edition of Words to Live By, airing August 20 and 21. Elliot had a very different story. He was living a directionless life with no real purpose or vision. However, when his close friend died of cancer, Elliott woke up from the meaningless pit he existed in. He knew he needed a Messiah. Words to Live By shares the stories of hearts healed and lives changed through God’s limitless grace and ... Read More

Shawn Thornton Interviewed on The 700 Club

By Jessica Suggs

Aug. 17, 2016

Pastor Shawn Thornton of All Things New was invited to share his personal story on the 700 Club today. The full interview can be viewed here. Watch as Shawn describes a bittersweet account of God's grace and mercy as written in his childhood memoir, "All But Normal." Shawn's message is simple, but profound. When we embrace the brokenness of our past, hope and healing can be found not only for your family, but for others as well. Shawn Thornton is the senior pastor of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California. His 25-minute daily radio broadcast, All Things New, can be heard on XM Family Talk nationwide, on a number of stations spanning seven states and internationally in Belize. Read More

Ron Zappia: Lessons That Last

By Intern

Aug. 15, 2016

Dad: “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, boy!” Mom: “Bloom where you are planted, sweetie.” Resentful younger sibling: “Pick on someone your own size!” We hear these common cultural tidbits of advice countless times throughout the years…but how often do we listen to God’s 2 cents concerning our lives? Tomorrow, don’t miss the kickoff of Life Lessons, Pastor Ron Zappia’s new series airing through August 25 on Highpoint. Diving into the story of Jonah, Ron uncovers life lessons that last. Click here to see the bumper video. With a new school year approaching, the end of August marks a time of change and transition. Hectic calendars and endless to do lists often put our hopes and dreams on hold, deferred for quieter days. This radically ... Read More

The Barrick Family Brings Hope to Listeners

By Jessie Jolliff

Aug. 12, 2016

Out of tragedy, a life-changing ministry was born. Linda, Andy, Jen and Josh Barrick went through what could have been a devastating car crash nine years ago. But God was with them and brought them through it. Now this family is focused and highly engaged in bringing hope and healing to others through their radio ministry, Hope Out Loud. Jen Barrick, a passionate prayer warrior, has thrown herself, heart and soul, into the ministry by sharing the hope we have in our relationship with Jesus. Jen’s signature prayers are well known on the daily short feature, Hope Out Loud. Listeners frequently reach out to the Barrick family letting them know how spiritually stirring and meaningful her prayers are to them. Robin Robinson, General Manager from ... Read More

Pastor Mike Fabarez Featured in Preaching Today

By Jessica Suggs

Aug. 10, 2016

In a recent article in Preaching Today, Pastor Mike Fabarez of Focal Point writes an honest and personal account of his own family's trials. The article, "The Pain of Preaching on Pain," shares how his family's struggles directly and positively impacted his effectiveness in the pulpit. Pastor Mike believes it is through his personal trials that his ministry has been seasoned and matured. "Effective preaching that truly helps the hurting will come from a preacher who has had their pastoral skills honed in the midst of their own trials," he explains. In his 2014 book release, Lifelines for Tough Times, Pastor Mike reveals that he is indeed one such preacher. This month, Pastor Mike shares from Romans on the topic of suffering and how God's ... Read More

A Special Ministry Update From Chuck Swindoll

By Jessica Suggs

Aug. 8, 2016

On Monday August 8, Chuck Swindoll sat down with Roger Kemp to provide an important ministry update called "Where We Stand." This conversation follows an earliier broadcast in which Chuck strongly appealed to the audience of Insight for Living to rescue the non-profit organization from a financial emergency. Chuck openly shares the encouraging response from loyal listeners and also describes the final stages for occupying the ministry's first international headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Be sure to listen to Monday's broadcast in its entirety on your local radio station, or by visiting Insight for Living's website at Read More