February 17, 2016
Have you ever been asked to give your testimony? Many people think a testimony is something that needs to be grand like
being saved from drugs or surviving some traumatic event. Not so! We are all called to be witnesses of God’s character, which means we
should all be able to testify to what God has done in our lives. It’s not always what you’ve been through,
BUT what He has kept us from. We are to
be God’s mouthpiece and if we were called to the witness stand would we be equipped to testify to His work in our
February 3, 2016
Have you ever heard statements like this: “It’s great how everything worked out for
them.” Or “Boy it must be nice to have
that type of overnight success." Or how about, “That marathon runner was
really lucky to make such good time.” It’s amazing how its human nature to discount God’s hand in moving
in our lives or to underestimate the
preparation that goes into reaching a goal. Stay tuned as Matt and Mom explore this topic on today’s program.
January 20, 2016
Do you pride yourself in keeping the words that you
say? How are you making out with the resolutions
you made this year? What outside
circumstances and hindrances tend to get in the way of your verbal commitments? Today’s show will highlight a sure fire way
to be resolute in your word and discuss how to throw away the quit-option.
January 6, 2016
JANUARY--THE MOST MOTIVATIONAL MONTH OF THE YEAR! IT IS THE TIME WHERE NEW BEGINNINGS ARE
BIRTHED, NEW GOALS SET, NEW RESOLUTIONS OUTLINED, AND A FRESH NEW
PERSPECTIVE SOUGHT. IT’S THE QUICK FIX MONTH. ON TODAY’S SHOW MATT AND MOM DISCUSS THE
VERACITY OF OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS AND WHY SO MANY FIZZLE OUT SHORTLY
AFTER. “YOU ARE WHAT YOU KEEP,” SO THE
QUESTION REMAINS—HOW DO WE KEEP THEM? THERE IS A WAY…
December 11, 2015
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN FEELINGS OF OVERWHELMING SADNESS PERVADE
YOUR SOUL DURING THE HOLIDAYS? ANYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED GRIEF KNOWS THAT THIS
TIME OF YEAR CAN BRING SUCH A CONFLICT OF EMOTIONS. HOW WILL I DO IT? WHAT CAN I DO TO GET BY? I JUST
DON’T FEEL LIKE PARTICIPATING! WE HOPE
YOU JOIN US FOR TODAY’S SHOW AS WE WILL OFFER SOME PRACTICAL TIPS ON HOW TO GET
THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS BY REFOCUSING YOUR PERSPECTIVE, AND CREATING SOME NEW TRADITIONS
AS YOU NAVIGATE IN YOUR "NEW NORMAL".
November 27, 2015
WHILE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR CAN BE A VERY SPECIAL TIME; IT CAN ALSO BE AN EXTREMELY HARD TIME FOR THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING
TRAGEDY, GRIEF, OR LOSS OF ANY KIND. THE
HOLIDAYS CAN MAGNIFY OUR SADNESS BECAUSE IT HIGHLIGHTS THE DEFICIT OR LOSS ONE
MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING. STAY TUNED AS ANDREA
DISCUSSES THE LOSS OF HER OLDEST SON TEN DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE
THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD AND THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF IT IN REAL PEOPLE’S
October 29, 2015
NO ONE COULD ROUSE A CROWD QUITE LIKE JESUS. HIS REVOLUTIONARY TEACHING TURNED THE WORLD’S
ACCEPTED IDEAS UPSIDE DOWN. TODAY THE
DISCUSSION CONTINUES ON THE STORY OF TWO SONS—ONE WINDS UP IN THE PIG PEN; THE
OTHER STAYS CLOSE TO HIS FATHER. HOWEVER
THE SURPRISE TWIST IS THAT BOTH SONS
WERE EQUALLY LOST..THIS SHOW IS A
REMINDER THAT GOD LOOKS AT THE HEART.
October 15, 2015
EVERYONE WANTS ‘GOOD CHILDREN.’ IT’S SO NATURAL TO EVALUATE OUR CHILDREN’S
LIVES BY THE WORLD’S STANDARDS OF SUCCESS:
GOOD STUDENT, HARD WORKING, ATHLETIC, SMART, NEVER IN TROUBLE...THE
MARKERS GOES ON AND ON.
BUT IS IT POSSIBLE WE CAN BE LOOKING AT THE WRONG RETURNS IN
EVALUATING SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF GOD’S ECONOMY? THE STORY OF THE TWO LOST SONS (ONE
SUCCESSFUL; ONE NOT) SERVES AS THE FOUNDATION OF TODAY’S DISCUSSION.
October 1, 2015
THERE’S NOTHING HARDER THING THAN WATCHING A LOVED ONE STRAY AND
HAVING NO POWER TO HELP THEM. ASK ANY
PARENT WHO IS DEALING WITH A PRODIGAL WHAT THEIR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH IS
LIKE. WAITING IS SUCH A HELPLESS
FEELING. TODAY’S EPISODE WILL TOUCH AN
EMOTIONAL NERVE AND ENCOURAGE ANY PARENT WHO HAS–-OR IS--WAITING BY THE WINDOW
FOR THEIR CHILD TO RETURN.
September 24, 2015
HOW CAN SOMEONE WHO EXTENDS GRACE AND MERCY BE CONSIDERED
PRODIGAL? HOW DOES THAT APPLY TO WHAT
WE HAVE COME TO KNOW AS THE "PRODIGAL SON" STORY? HAVE YOU EVER DEALT WITH A
PRODIGAL CHILD? WAS IT DRAINING? DID YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING THEIR
CHOICES? TUNE IN FOR SOME RAW
DISCUSSION ON THE TRUE MEANING OF BEING "PRODIGAL".
September 17, 2015
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BEAR ONE’S CROSS? MAYBE NOT WHAT YOU THINK! THE WORLD’S DEFINITION OF BLESSING IS THE ALLEVIATION OF
SUFFERING OR DESPAIR. HOWEVER, THE LORD
PRESENTS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT VIEW.
TODAY’S SHOW WILL TOUCH ON A VARIETY OF THEMES FROM HYPER-GRACE TO
CROSS-BEARING TO WHY A HASTY MARRIAGE? TUNE IN...
September 10, 2015
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL SOMETIMES USE PAINFUL
EXPERIENCES TO CLEANSE AND PURIFY HIS CHILDREN’S LIVES? WOULD AN ALL -LOVING, FULL OF GRACE FATHER
ACTUALLY ALLOW DIFFICULTY INTO OUR LIVES AS A WAY OF TESTING OR REFINING US? TUNE IN TODAY AND CHEW ON THESE AND MANY
MORE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE CHARACTER OF THE GOD OF THE BIBLE.
September 2, 2015
DO YOU HAVE PAIN IN
YOUR LIFE? IF SO, DON’T WASTE IT! OWN
IT! IT’S AMAZING WHAT GOD CAN PULL OUT OF US WHEN WE SURRENDER OUR
CIRCUMSTANCES TO HIS WILL. ON TODAY’S
EPISODE MATT TALKS ABOUT HOW PRISON ISOLATION CAUSED HIM TO HONE IN TO MANY
BURIED TALENTS THAT HE NEVER KNEW HE HAD. BUT GOD KNEW! IS THERE A SECRET TO A HEART CONTINUING TO BEAT
JOYFULLY THROUGH PAIN? LISTEN IN AND PRAYERFULLY
YOU WILL PICK UP SOME HOPE.
August 26, 2015
CONSIDER THE ODDS OF A SHEPHERD BOY DEFEATING A TRAINED WARRIOR FIGHTER WITH A SLING SHOT AND A STONE; OR HOW ABOUT THE CHANCES
THAT A CITY’S WALLS COULD COME TUMBLING
DOWN FROM THE BLOW OF LOUD TRUMPETS? FLASH FORWARD to 2015....
A YOUNG MAN LEAVES PRISON, AFTER ALMOST FIVE YEARS
AWAY, AND HE IS ENTRUSTED WITH BEING THE TEAM LEADER OF STUDENT MINISTRIES IN A THRIVING
CHURCH. IN GOD’S ECONOMY, ALL OF THIS
MAKES PERFECT SENSE BECAUSE EVERY TIME WE SAY YES TO GOD, HE OPENS LIMITLESS DOORS
OF OPPORTUNITIES. A MUST LISTEN!
August 19, 2015
Do you believe that “God is willing to make much of Himself
through a man or woman who allows Him to do so?” And more importantly--do you live that? Today’s show delves into the importance of
honing our gifts and talents in spite of our circumstances. Matt shares all the opportunities that God has
allowed upon his release--and interestingly all of them were honed while in the
darkness of prison. What message and
mission has been set in your heart? Are
you willing to accept the opportunity to serve God (with no strings attached)
and to show Him off in all that He has entrusted to you?
August 12, 2015
WEEK 2 OF OUR ANNIVERSARY SERIES HONES IN ON THE
UNEXPLAINABLE: HOW CAN GOD USE OUR
FAILURES, OUR BROKENNESS, OUR SHAME, AND OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS FOR HIS GLORY? EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD MAY SAY YOU DON’T
DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE, THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD--SOVERIGN GOD--REJECTS
THAT. MATT WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE ALL THAT HAS
TRANSPIRED SINCE HIS RELASE FROM PRISON.
AND HOW GOD TRULY DOES BRING BEAUTY FROM ASHES WHEN WE SURRENDER OUR
CIRCUMSTANCES TO HIM. WHAT IS YOUR PRISON DOING FOR YOU?
August 5, 2015
THIS WEEK WILL BEGIN AN ANNIVERSARY SERIES ON ALL THE
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THAT WANDERING MINDS WANT TO KNOW ABOUT NAVIGATING A DARK
EXPERIENCE. MATT WILL SHARE HIS INNER
THOUGHTS ON HIS FIRST YEAR OF
FREEDOM. HEAR HOW MATT’S MINDSET IN
PRISON FOLLOWED HIM OUT OF PRISON. YOU
WILL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT HIS HARDEST ADJUSTMENT WAS TO REAL LIFE. THIS SHOW WILL HIGHLIGHT REFLECTIONS ON THE
THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED IN EVERYDAY LIFE AND HOW DEPRIVATION AND ISOLATION CAN
POSSIBLY BE GOOD FOR US. TUNE IN...
July 29, 2015
HOW SECURE IS YOUR EMOTIONAL MAN OR WOMAN? WHAT RULES YOUR RESPONSES TO LIFE’S MANY
CHALLENGES? HOW DO YOU RELEASE YOUR
ANGER WHEN SOMEONE PRESSES YOUR BUTTONS? IN TODAY’S SHOW WE CONTINUE THE EXPLORATION INTO OUR HEARTS BY ASKING "IS
THERE A PROPER CHANNEL FOR ANGER," AND IF SO, "WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE AND HOW DO WE
TUNE INTO IT?"