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As followers of Christ, we are aliens—this world is not our home. Jen Wilkin explains how our children's entire lifestyle should display Christ in sharp contrast to the unbelieving world around them. Wilkin introduces five areas in which our children can display their allegiance to God's kingdom....

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Barbara Rainey reminds us of Jesus' commandment to remember His death, not just His birth. With that in mind, Rainey believes Christians should make a big deal out of Easter. She gives some easy, fun ideas to keep Christ's death, burial and resurrection at the forefront of their Easter celebrations....

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The character of a marriage is not set in the big moments, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's found in the 10,000 little moments of everyday life. If our choices are all self-focused, then selfishness will destroy a marriage....

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Businessman John Stanley, creator of the Generosity Gameplan®, recalls his upbringing and the thrifty stepfather who taught him how to live a generous life. Stanley believes many of us aren't more generous because we measure generosity by how much money we give away, rather than seeing ourselves as...

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Does fear plague you? Trillia Newbell, director of Community Outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention, talks about her long battle with fear. Newbell talks about the death of her father, and the fear she had of displeasing her husband. Newbell reminds believers to take every thought captive, and...

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Christians are often accused of being intolerant, but did you know that God is intolerant too? Best-selling author and speaker Josh McDowell talks about the beauty of intolerance. McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are all kinds of things we shouldn't be tolerant of lik...

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Have you prayed for your marriage and family today? David Nasser reminds us that Jesus has been praying for you, too, even before you knew what to ask....

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Forgotten God

Are you under the influence? Pastor Francis Chan reminds believers about their need for the Holy Spirit and calls on the church to be conduits of the Holy Spirit's power and love. As Chan points out, having the Spirit of God inside us should make a huge difference in the way we live. If we aren't li...

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Respectable Sins

Ungodliness is ultimately at the core of our sin. Author Jerry Bridges talks about what makes a sin a sin....

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Parole officer Rick Woody was used to protecting the people but none of his training could prepare him for his own daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Joining him is FBI agent Jerry Spurgers, who followed the case....

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Dennis Rainey hears a remarkable story of reconciliation as told by Steve Saint, son of martyred missionary Nate Saint, one of five men killed in January 1956 when trying to reach the Auca Indians for Christ. Joining Steve on the broadcast is Mart Green, founder of Bearing Fruit Communications, whic...

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Do you think your prayers would be better heard if you prayed backwards? Dr. Bryan Chapell, president of Covenant Theological Seminary, thinks so. On today's broadcast, Bryan explains to Dennis Rainey how praying in Jesus' name before you start your petitions may keep you from requesting things no...

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Why is family worship important? Author Don Whitney, associate professor of Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, illustrates the need for family worship by telling stories of how family worship changed lives....

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The Second Chance

Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith and director Steve Taylor talk about their movie, The Second Chance, a film that authentically tells the story of how a rebellious son and a street-smart pastor struggle to bridge the gap between their respective churches and cultures. ...

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The Main Thing

You've heard the saying, "Keep the main thing the main thing," but what exactly is the main thing? According to author and pastor C.J. Mahaney, the main thing and only thing that really counts in the long run is Jesus Christ and His Gospel. ...

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and movie by the same name portray a gripping conspiracy story that brilliantly mixes fact with fiction. Various authors and theologians share their thoughts about this controversial movie and help cull the facts from historical fiction. ...

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Vicki Courtney, a mother of three and author of the book Logged On and Tuned Out, joins Aaron Kenny, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of SafeBrowse, and Dennis Rainey to talk about which sites are most popular with today's youth. Join us to hear Vicki's rules for using the internet safely....

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Lights, Sound, ACTION! In this series, learn about the making of the award-winning movie, Bella, a true love story about how a day in New York City changed three people forever. Here to talk about the film is Bella's producer, Leo Severino, and Latin star Eduardo Verastegui. ...

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Why should we study the Bible? In this series, Dennis Rainey talks with Moody Bible Institute President Michael Easley and Precept founder Kay Arthur about building your faith through basic bible study methods....

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