The purpose of the book of Jonah is to show that God is concerned for ALL mankind, not just the Jews and that He will do whatever is necessary to accomplish His purpose of making Himself known, even to His enemies. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance. The book of Jonah anticipates the universality of Jesus' Gospel, and is the Old Testament counterpart to the salvation message of John 3:16 which says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” On this program, Barbara Sandbek will take a look at Jonah’s reaction to God’s call to go to Nineveh.
There has been much debate over whether the story of Jonah is true or just an allegory. Regardless of your stance, 2 Timothy 3:16 says that ALL Scripture is inspired by God and is PROFITABLE for our training. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will begin a series on the book of Jonah. You’ll find this to be NO fish story - rather one that’s alive with lessons we can learn and apply so don’t miss a single program.
The mind is a powerful thing. What you think greatly influences what you say and do. It can govern the success or failure of your efforts, and even improve or ruin your health. Our mind is often associated with our personality. It’s said that a person can be weak or strong minded - sharp or dull minded - spiritually or carnally minded. You can be out of your mind or in your right mind. And..you can open, close and change your mind…the list goes on. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek begins a series on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’. So, set your MIND in gear and listen up for a MIND enlightening message.
The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:2…”I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This knowledge allowed him to endure the many sufferings he received in his ministry, and still write heartfelt instructions from his experiences that even we follow today. Resolutions are good things to make as long as we rely on the direction of the Lord to DEFINE them and His strength to KEEP them. On our program today, Barbara Sandbek will discuss how we can determine what makes a Godly resolution.
One of the things people like to do is to buy the PERFECT GIFT for that special someone. A good gift is one of high quality and is usually expensive. Our Heavenly Father desires to do the same with the gifts He gives. He gave His best when He sent us Jesus to pay the penalty for our sin. On this program, we will cover several other gifts under the tree. This is the last program in our Christmas tree series. Have you started making your ornaments? Time’s awastin’.
Mankind is built for eternity. We will either spend it WITH God or WITHOUT Him. The GIFT Jesus died and rose to give us is offered INDIVIDUALLY and must be received to gain eternity with God. Why not start your NEW YEAR with Jesus in your life and receive LIFE ASSURANCE of eternity with God. There is no price man can pay for these gifts! Jesus paid it all. JOY is the next gift our host, Barbara Sandbek, will describe for us. Enjoy all the gifts and don’t forget to make that Christmas ornament marked ‘JOY’ for your tree.
Christmas is an exhilarating time of year, a time of expectations, parties, gathering with family - shopping, but it’s also a time of searching for many people. What ARE these things called hope, peace, and joy the Christmas carols talk about? It sure can’t be found in all the tinsel, festivities and gifts we receive or even the excitement of the season. An empty heart that longs for hope just can’t be filled with these things. Are you looking for HOPE? Our host Barbara Sandbek will explain where hope can be found as she continues with our Christmas series on the Christmas tree gifts.
When you think of Christmas decorations what comes to mind? Probably a lot of things, but surely a Christmas tree. They are so popular that.most stores are even setting up displays as early as mid-October. While the trees may be just a decoration or business for some people, for the Believer they hold a special meaning. But it wasn’t always the case. On this program, Barbara Sandbek shares some of the history behind the Christmas tree as we know it today.
Barbara Sandbek has been taking us on a journey with the prophet Elijah. We’ve seen how God worked IN Elijah to groom his faith, and make him a man for the times, and how God worked THROUGH Elijah to call his unfaithful people, Israel, back to Himself. We’ve seen Elijah at his best at the Mt. Carmel showdown, and at his worst when he retreated from Queen Jezebel’s threat. On this program, Barbara will conclude this series, with a lesson from Elijah’s final days, and a summary of what we’ve learned from his life.
God gave mankind the finest gift that could EVER be given. He SAW our need before we knew it and before we even asked. We were living our lives apart from Him, but God’s heart LONGED for our fellowship, so He commended His love to us through the gift of His Son, Jesus. Jesus STRETCHED OUT His hands on the cross to give us God’s love. He died and rose from the grave, to pay the penalty for our sin against God and to provide reconciliation. When we accept this gift, we have fellowship with God. What greater gift could we possibly want? On this Grace Notes program, our host Barbara Sandbek will talk about how we should respond to this great gift.
It’s been said that man can live 40 days without food, 10 days without water, 4 minutes without air – but only a few seconds without HOPE. But before we place our HOPE IN something, we need to know - Can it be trusted? In this edition of "Grace Notes", Barb Sandbek shares where to place your hope.
A man's life is governed by his thoughts. He will ultimately become what he dwells upon most in his mind. This is the reason for Paul's instruction in Romans 12 verse 2, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind". It’s important that we THINK RIGHT THOUGHTS. That’s the subject of our current series on Grace Notes. Barbara Sandbek will elaborate on what it means to think about things that are noble. So put your thinking cap on and have a listen…
Barbara Sandbek will complete our study on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’. Philippians 4 verse 8 has been our text for this series. Through studying each phrase we’ve discovered that we need to focus on things of the Lord - things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. TRUE things are God’s WORD. NOBLE things are God’s WAYS. RIGHT things are God’s WILL. PURE things are God’s WISDOM. LOVELY things are God’s WORKS. and ADMIRABLE things are God’s WONDERS. These and only these are excellent and praise-worthy things on which to think. Paul's exhortation to "think about such things" is followed by a second exhortation in his next verse, "put it into practice". So, as we conclude, let see how right thinking produces right actions.
On our last program we discussed the importance of placing our hope in the right the right Person. Today, Barbara Sandbek will address the issue of how our hope, or faith, is formed by our opinion about what we hope in. Is it? If so, how?
So far, in our study on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’ we’ve found that according to Philippians 4 verse 8, God’s WORD, God’s WAY, God’s WILL and God’s WISDOM are right things to think about. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will discuss how to think LOVELY thoughts, but first, let’s hear a song from Barbara praising God for His marvelous WORKS.