August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Have you noticed that attitude can make all the difference. It can make our days, relationships, and conversations, easier or harder. Attitude influences whether we approach a situation with enthusiasm or negativity. Attitudes are contagious. A positive attitude brightens a situation, while a negative attitude sends waves of doubt and heaviness. I remember a professor I had who walked into class the day of a test and stated, “The anxiety in this room right now is thick enough to cut with a knife.” It was true. We were all concerned about the test, and the combined anxiety was palpable. So it is with a positive or negative attitude. You can typically pick up the vibe instantly when someone enters a room or a conversation with a ...

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August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Yes, those who live in Harmony, Minnesota have heard all the puns. “Finally, dear, we are in harmony!” “Can we be in harmony on this?” “Let’s see if we can sing in harmony.” Elsie and I took a day trip to this wonderful little town of 973 people because we had heard that there was a large Amish contingent of families living in and around Harmony. When we arrived we found a business that took tourists on tours of Amish farms and stopped along the way to shop for the fabulous, Amish-made goods. We took the tour and spent three hours learning about the Amish and their way of life. It’s a simple but very demanding life. They don’t believe in using electricity or motorized vehicles so ...

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August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

What a pleasant surprise! I recently received a call from a pastor in Florida whom I had discipled while a pastor in Yuba City, CA in 1980. We hadn’t connected in 41 years! Needless to say, we had a lot to catch up on. He and his wife have been married for 52 years, just like Elsie and me. He went to seminary and eventually earned his doctorate. He has been pastoring the same church in Florida for the past 25 years. The frosting on the cake is that his son, whom Elsie and I knew as a baby, is now also a pastor in Florida. What a wonderful reconnection! To God be the glory for I had no idea when he and I met for discipleship that he would hear God’s call to become a pastor. God knew and God gave me the delight of learning about ...

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August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

We have seen the revelation of the Anti-Christ, an overview of the 7 year Great Tribulation, the building of the Tribulation Temple and the restart of the sacrifice system with the priests, peace on earth for Israel, the Satanic alliance of nations, the Satanic trinity, the Abomination of Desolation, the two witnesses, the 144,000 Jewish evangelists, and the mark of the Beast (666). We now turn our attention from earth to heaven and ask the question:

 What is happening to believers in Christ who have been raptured while the Great Tribulation is happening on the earth?

A.     The Return of Christ for His Bride – While Anti-Christ and the nations rage in turmoil and war upon the earth, the Church is being ...

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July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 PM

These are the closing words of each stanza of our national anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner was written as a poem originally titled “The Defense of Fort McHenry” on September 14, 1814, by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 (June 18, 1812 - February 16, 1815). The war was a conflict between the United States and its allies and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and its colonies in North America and its allies. During the war, British forces took a prisoner named William Beans of Upper Marlborough, Maryland. and held him aboard a warship in Chesapeake Bay. With permission from President James Madison, two Americans communicated with the British for Beans’ release. The two Americans were Francis Scott Key,...

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July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Introduction:
So far in this series we have looked at the signs of the end times, the rapture of the church of Jesus Christ, an overview of the 7 year Great Tribulation, the Revelation of the Anti-Christ, the building of the Tribulation Temple, the time of world peace and the Satanic trinity, the Abomination of Desolation, the two end times witnesses, and the 144,000 Jewish evangelists. Wow! We’ve covered a lot and we’re only halfway done! In this broadcast we will look at the mark of the beast.

Shortly after the midpoint of the Great Tribulation, the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ compel everyone to receive the mark of the Beast on their right hand or forehead. This raises two questions about the mark: 1. The number ...

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July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

The question I’m asking is, “Can born again, Bible-believing, Christ-worshiping Christians also be idolaters?” I want to suggest that they can and I’ll explain why I think that. First of all, what is an idol? Idols are images or representations of gods. Idols in the ancient world were common. Worship of them was thought to bring fertility, prosperity, protection, or favor with a god. Men trusted in them. Idols were often carved of wood, stone, or precious metals (gold, silver, bronze). Stars, planets, trees, rivers, mountains, beasts, or birds were often worshiped as idols. Idols in the western world today, however, are more sophisticated but nonetheless still idols. Christians today can fall into the trap of ...

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July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Perhaps you’ve heard the axiom in the title of this article. It’s an old one but a true one. It restates in non-biblical terms what is seen in the pages of the Bible. Take for example King David. He permitted himself to have eight wives: Michal daughter of King Saul, Ahinoam of Jezreel, Abigail the Carmelite, Maachah the child of King Talmai of Geshur, Haggith, Abital, Eglah, and Bath-shua (Bathsheba) daughter of Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:1-9). Having multiple wives is called polygamy and polygamy is a sin. I’ve heard all the arguments that in the ancient world women were regarded as property hence to have many wives was to be wealthy. Perhaps that’s true but it deviates from God’s clear, stated instruction in ...

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June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Evidence-Based Counseling is a current trend in psychology that aims to track the efficacy of treatment plans, with the goal of providing clients with treatments that have solid evidence backing their effectiveness. (“What is Evidenced-Based Therapy: 3 EBT Interventions'', positivepsychology.com)

Longitudinal research is often used to examine the effectiveness of specific counseling interventions. Longitudinal research involves repeated observations of the same variables over time. This type of research was used in the development of the CPREP curriculum we use in marriage counseling and marriage preparation counseling. From 1980 until approximately 1995 a group of approximately 135 couples who were planning marriage or who ...

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June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

[Editor’s note: This is the final article in a three-part series written by Laura Houle with the approval of Hopewell Counseling. Laura is our daughter and is a passionate patriot for America. She is also a committed believer in Jesus Christ and an unashamed witness for the Gospel.]

The battle belongs to the Lord, and He has already defeated Satan.  He defeated him at Calvary and Satan knows it and has been mad ever since and he’s going out swinging and, from the looks of it, he’s planning to take this country with him.  In my past two articles, I discussed the dire situation in America and around the world and how we, as believers in Christ, have been equipped with everything we need to fight back against the ...

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