Sep 14 2010

Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien has had a career in Christian music for over 20-years, as both a solo artist and with the band Newsong. He joined us for a morning mixed with fun songs (click here to listen to his "Low Fat Latte" song) and his raw, honest story.  For years he battled a secret sin that nearly destroyed his marriage and the health of his family.  See Michael's incredible testimony of how God set him free and restored his family below ...

 

Sep 11 2010

Out Live Your Life - Week 1 Recap

September is "Out Live Your Life Month" on the K-LOVE Morning Show - inspired by Max Lucado's new book "Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference".  You are invited on this journey, to read the book and to pursue a life that will continue to make a difference after you are no longer here on the Earth! 

Each week we'll review four chapters of the book (Tuesday - Friday) with Max on the air and Max's publisher has allowed us to post those chapters here on the Lisa & Eric page for a week at a time.  So if you are just joining us or missed a chapter, you can review the first four chapters of the book below by clicking on the links:

Chapter 1 - Our Once-in-History Opportunity

Chapter 2 - Calling Joe Pot Roast

Chapter 3 - Let God Unshell You

Chapter 4 - Don't Forget the Bread

Chapters posted will be made available on the Lisa & Eric page for one week.  To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda.

Sep 10 2010

Out Live Your Life - Don't Forget the Bread (Chapter 4)

*Chapters posted will be made available on the Lisa & Eric page for one week.  To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda*

 

Chapter 4

Don’t Forget the Bread

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

To listen to Max discuss this chapter, click here

 

Questions for Discussion

1.   Describe a time when you forgot something important.

 

2.   What do the following verses encourage you to value most: Matthew 28:19; John 3:16; John 6:35; John 14:6; Romans 3:23; Romans 10:9; and Ephesians 2:8?

 

3.   On a sheet of paper, make two lists side by side. In the first column, build a list of the most important things to God and the church. In the second column, make a list of the concerns that distract Christians from those most important things. At the bottom write down some practical ways to shift your focus from the second list to the first. Consider how focusing on the first list might also achieve the best concerns from the second list.

 

4.   When has someone given you a second chance as the police officer gave Max? Think of a person who is looking for a second chance from you these days. How could you extend grace to that individual the next time you have the opportunity?

 

5.   Grace gives not just “help for this life but hope for the next.” Which do you find to be more important for people: tangible, physical needs or eternal, spiritual needs? In what situations do you need to meet a physical need first in order to meet a deeper spiritual need? In what situations is the opposite true?

Ideas for Action

          When the people asked Peter, “Whatever could this mean?” it was an opportunity for him to speak about the most important things. If an acquaintance or friend said, “I’ve noticed something different about you—what is it?” it would be a great opportunity for you to do the same. Make a note of how you would answer that question.

 

          Pray for five friends, relatives, or acquaintances who you think may be far from God. (If you simply do not know whether God is most important in a person’s life, then he or she could make this list.) For each

of the five names, think of the next time you are likely to see that person. Make a personal commitment to pray daily for your “Five for God” list.

 

          Start a simple but intentional conversation with people about what is most important to you. Here are some ways to initiate the conversation:

·         “Would it be okay for me to tell you what’s happened to me spiritually?”

·         “I want to make sure you know something about me—something I hope is true for you as well.”

·         “Have I ever told you about the most important thing in my life?”

 

“Reprinted by permission.  Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado, 2010, copyright date, Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee.  All rights reserved.” 

Sep 09 2010

Out Live Your Life - Let God Unshell You (Chapter 3)

 *Chapters posted will be made available on the Lisa & Eric page for one week.  To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda*

 

Chapter 3

Let God Unshell You

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

To hear Max Lucado talk about this chapter, click here.

 

 

“Reprinted by permission.  Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado, 2010, copyright date, Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee.  All rights reserved.”

 

Questions for Discussion

1.  What habits, attitudes, possessions, and technologies create a clamshell of sorts to seal you off from the needs around you? How can you work around or remove these barriers?

 

2.  Have you experienced what the chapter calls a “compassion attack”? Did you respond by ignoring the need or becoming distracted? Have you responded by trying to meet the need?

 

3.  Describe a time when you saw God work in a sudden and unexpected way. To what extent are you open to the unexpected leadings of God? How could you prepare yourself for those times?

 

4.  Respond to the following questions posed in the chapter:

a.  “With whom do you feel most fluent?” To what kinds of people or needs can you most easily relate?

b.  “For whom do you feel most compassion?” What kinds of needs touch your heart most deeply?

Ideas for Action

       Respond creatively to the needs around you. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Some people carry around fuel vouchers from the local gas station or free meal coupons from a nearby restaurant to give to people in need. Others have a special fund they are always prepared to use. Some individuals regularly give to a church benevolent fund and refer people to that church for aid. Plan ahead to respond with compassion (instead of waiting to see whether you feel like it in the moment).

 

       Consider focusing on one country with greater needs than your own in your prayers, giving, and relationships. Discover the true needs. Research what is working well. Find out what is not working. Pray intentionally. Eat their food. Celebrate their holidays. It might be possible to use your vacation time to go on a mission trip to that country.

 

       Research ministries or orphanages dedicated to that country’s needs. Invest resources and build relationships. Make that country a second home in your heart. Over time you will be amazed by what God will do in and through you.