Webster defines peace, both, as internal contentment and the end of hostilities via an agreement or treaty. But is peace really attainable? Can we ever get to the point where we feel ‘all smooth inside’ even during tumultuous times? On our program today, our host, Barbara Sandbek, will cover these questions and more as we begin a series entitled ‘Peace is attainable’.
Pictures…what would we do without them? They capture the beauty of the moment and help us relive memories of times that will never occur like that again. Other people can't appreciate them like we do - we have them painted in our minds. When we think of ‘MOTHER’, we recall vivid pictures of her doting over us in loving ways. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will pay tribute to the moms and grandmoms who mold the character of their children and grandchildren.
Barbara Sandbek concludes this series with a personal assessment of why trials occur and how God uses them to help us ‘work out’ our salvation. We’ll see the benefits we can receive as we allow ourselves to be clay in the Potter’s hands.
Barbara Sandbek has been describing the qualities listed in 2 Peter 1:5-7 that God wants us to incorporate into our lives. We’ve seen how faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, and patience can work together to form a ‘Christ-like’ character in us. On this program, Barbara will center on the next trait – Godliness. Why not get out your notepad – you’ll want to remember the Scriptures she shares.
On this program, we're going to take you back in time to one of the most exciting events in the history of the Christian church. We'll meet some special people and hear more about what took place. The setting is Jerusalem, the time around 30 A.D.
What does Easter mean to you? Is it a time to get out the Easter baskets, shop for clothes, and have your kids’ picture taken with the Easter Bunny? Well, that may be what some people do, but the actual meaning of the ‘Easter’ is ‘a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ’. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will share some important information about this special day. So stay tuned, it could change your life.
On Good Friday we celebrate the death of Jesus Christ. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it – ‘Celebrating’ a death? Why call it ‘GOOD’ Friday? It’s good, because of the outcome. Colossians 2:14 states that the penalties of the law are removed by the cross. Colossians 1:20 says we can have peace with God because of the cross. In Ephesians 2:16 the cross is the medium of reconciliation between mankind and God. As believers, and children of God, we can have access to the Father. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will take a look at what Christ went through so that we have a GOOD Friday to celebrate.
We hope you’ve been enjoying our series entitled, ‘Why trials’. Barbara Sandbek has been talking about how trials build in us the character traits listed in 1 Peter 1:5-7. We found that faith, coupled with virtue, knowledge, and self-control, create in us a deeper love for God and others. On this program, Barbara will explain the attribute of patience, in a little different light, and share another one of her experiences.
God created man in His image and likeness. His likeness is His Glory or His character. Because of sin, we’ve lost our glory, but once we receive Christ into our lives by faith, Romans 8:29 says that God works to conform us into the likeness of His Son – and give us back the glory we’ve lost. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will explain how God works His character trait of self-control in us as she shares some of her own experiences.
After meditating on God’s faithfulness, David was persuaded that God would continue His favor toward him, so he wrote… ”Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Let’s listen in now as Barbara dissects this phrase for us.
A father’s job is to GUIDE his children into what God has for THEM to do, not do it for them. In other words, he should be their coach, and teach THEM how to win. Today on Grace Notes, our host Barbara Sandbek will share some thoughts on what it takes to be a good father.
Faithfulness…what does it mean? Webster defines it as loyal. And ‘loyal’ is defined as faithful to a trust or confidence – true to duty or love. Is that the definition you had in mind? On this Grace Notes program, Barbara begins a new series which will take us on a journey with the prophet Elijah. We’ll see how God worked THROUGH Elijah to demonstrate His faithfulness to His people, Israel, despite their unfaithfulness. We’ll also see how God worked IN Elijah to groom him to truly be a man for the times. So, buckle your seat belts, and get ready to roll with the prophet of old.
On our last program, Barbara Sandbek began a new series on Elijah, a man for the times. The ungodly King, Ahab, had led them into Baal worship. In an effort to steer His people back to Him, God withdrew His hand of blessing so they would appreciate what He had done for them. God chose the prophet, Elijah, to tell the king that there would be no dew or rain until he said so. Then he told Elijah to go and hide, and He’d supply his needs through a brook and a raven. God kept His promise, and then began to groom Elijah’s faith for an even tougher task ahead. Let’s continue now, and see how Elijah handled his isolation and humbling conditions.
In Old Testament times, to eat and drink at someone’s table created a bond of loyalty. This scene is not simply of a host and a guest, but rather of two friends. The Psalmist David needed a loyal friend. He found this and more at the Lord’s table. Under God’s protection and power, he could feast in safety and security though surrounded by his enemies. One commentary wrote that this could also be interpreted as that of a victory feast, where David celebrated, as his defeated, unarmed enemies looked on. Regardless of the meaning, David’s enemies couldn’t harm him because the Lord was on his side. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will show how we, too, can feast comfortably in the middle of a crisis because of our relationship with Jesus Christ.