Apr 03 2010

Beth Moore

For Good Friday, it was a treat to have Beth Moore on with us to help focus our hearts on what Jesus did for us on this amazing weekend over 2,000 years ago.  Beth referenced a great verse to read today - Isaiah 53 ... which you can read below.  Plus, if you missed any of our conversation, scroll down the page for audio links on what Beth had to share.

Isaiah 53 (The Message)

 1 Who believes what we've heard and seen? Who would have thought God's saving power would look like this?

 2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
   a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
   nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
   a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
   We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
   our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
   that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
   that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
   Through his bruises we get healed.
We're all like sheep who've wandered off and gotten lost.
   We've all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong,
   on him, on him.

 7-9He was beaten, he was tortured,
   but he didn't say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
   and like a sheep being sheared,
   he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
   and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare,
   beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked,
   threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he'd never hurt a soul
   or said one word that wasn't true.

 10Still, it's what God had in mind all along,
   to crush him with pain.
The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin
   so that he'd see life come from it—life, life, and more life.
   And God's plan will deeply prosper through him.

 11-12Out of that terrible travail of soul,
   he'll see that it's worth it and be glad he did it.
Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant,
   will make many "righteous ones,"
   as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Therefore I'll reward him extravagantly—
   the best of everything, the highest honors—
Because he looked death in the face and didn't flinch,
   because he embraced the company of the lowest.
He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many,
   he took up the cause of all the black sheep.

Click Links below to listen to our chat with Beth ...

Introduction to Beth Moore

Breaking Free this Easter

The Power of the Resurrection

The Hope and Power of the Resurrection is for EVERYONE

 

Apr 03 2010

Phil Wickham

Eric sang this song in church last Sunday and was so blessed by the simplicity and power of the words. We wanted you to get a chance to hear it this weekend. Blessings, Lisa
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Apr 01 2010

Amy Grant

It was nice to catch up with Amy Grant.  She has a brand new album called "Somewhere Down the Road", that just came out on Tuesday. If you missed our chat, you can listen to some of the highlights below ...

Amy talking about Easter

Amy talking about her new song "Better Than a Hallelujah"

 

Mar 31 2010

Max Lucado

They say he's the best selling Christian author of all time.

He's a pastor and K-LOVE listener in San Antonio.

He's written 9 books on Easter.

This morning, he helped us get our hearts ready for this important holy weekend.

Max Lucado

To hear our conversation with Max, click the links below:

What Max loves about Easter

How do you say "Lucado" & Easter Saturday

How to explain "Easter" to kids

Max's book "Fearless" and the fear of dying

The hope we have in Christ