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.
God disciplines both to train and to chastise us. He does this because we are His children…He loves us…and wants to conform us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus. We learned that God often uses consequences to help us ‘come clean’ from the sin in our lives. On this program, we’ll take a look at the qualities God wants to mold into our character.
On our last program, we learned about some of the benefits we receive as a result of Christ’s sacrifice: forgiveness, freedom from condemnation, and fellowship with God. Because Christ suffered for us, He can identify with us…and we can identify with Him. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will begin to explore the reasons why we must endure suffering.
It’s incredible to think of what God did to redeem us. The infinite God of the universe became a finite man in the person of His Son, Jesus. Containing Himself in human flesh alone was a sacrifice, yet Jesus came to earth and lived in poverty, to show us the Father, and to pay the incredible price for our sin. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek continues her series ‘Why Trials?’ as she talks about the benefits we receive because of Christ’s suffering.
Ever heard of a man giving birth to a child? Well, if there was one, it would be all over the newspapers and the man would be a millionaire. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek talks about a man who did just that and received a different kind of reward. But instead of the news becoming a headline, He was killed, and the story attempted to be suppressed. Interested? Keep listening…
Is God good? Sure - we all know God is good - He’s perfect, holy and without sin. He’s not tempted by evil, and He doesn’t tempt us with evil. But many people say God is good only when He’s done something they think is good for them. Today on Grace Notes, Barbara Sandbek continues her new series ‘Why Trials?’ as she focuses on the goodness of God.
God often uses illustrations to help us better understand His truths. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek begins a new series entitled ‘Why trials?’. She’ll take us through a detailed description of the refining process and show how God uses fiery trials to mold our character. So listen in as Barbara addresses the topic, ‘The Refiner’s Fire’.
The book of Jonah is a book about God’s provision. It was evidenced when He sent a great wind on the sea to get the rebellious prophet back on the right track, and again when He prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah and safely deliver him onto dry land. God also provided salvation for the sailors who prayed to Him for help and the heathen Ninevites who repented. On our program today, we’ll conclude our study of Jonah and once again see God’s provision as He teaches Jonah an object lesson about His mercy.
God was merciful to Jonah in saving his life and in giving him another chance. It’s now time for Jonah to extend God’s mercy to the Ninevites. Jonah still doesn’t agree with what God is going to do, as we’ll see later, but he does yield his will to do what God commands. On our program today we’ll follow Jonah to Nineveh and see why God was so insistent on having this mission completed.
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.
On our last program Barbara Sandbek talked about Elijah’s discouragement over Queen Jezebel’s threat to take his life. We saw how misplaced confidence, misplaced armor, misplaced energy,missed prayer, and missed rest, all contributed to bring him to the valley of despair. On this program,, Barbara will share a time in her life when she, too, faced discouragement.
On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will follow the prophet Elijah as he moves from his mountaintop experience, to the valley of depression. We’ll see what caused this seasoned man of God to succumb to the temptation to lose hope.
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.
This is the last program in our Christmas story presentation. We’ve seen that God chose people who were, young, old, lowly, elite, and even peculiar, to play the roles. The common thread was that they were willing and ready. The beauty of the Christmas story is not just that Jesus CAME to earth, but WHY He came. Listen and hear more…