Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 4

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Some people who are “Born Again”… and KNOW that they are born again… You see, you’ll know that you know when you are. But, when you’re not sure, then you probably aren’t. But some people who are and know that they are are what I call a “Point In Time” Christian. A Point in Time Christian is someone who may not remember the exact date, but they remember the circumstance – it may have been at a revival meeting or Harvest Crusade, it may have been kneeling beside your bed with your Grandpa, it may … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 3

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Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The bottom line is that life … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family Podcast: How Kids Can Have Their Own Personal Time With God

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IN THIS EPISODE OF THE PODCAST, I’M HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH THREE TEENS ABOUT HOW THEY DEVELOPED THEIR OWN PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL TIME WITH GOD Now, every Christian parent I know wants their children to learn how to walk closely with the LORD. We know how important it is to maintain a vibrant relationship with God as an adult, and want it for our kids too.In this episode of the Christian Home and Family podcast, which is quite a bit longer than my normal episodes… I’m going to be having a co … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 2

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You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Because none of us can … [Read more...]

Blending Your Stepfamily: Love Your Abuser?

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: There are different reasons why each of us are in Blended Families.  The reason for me is because my ex-husband was an abuser - physically, mentally and emotionally.  But it was also during that period, that I found the best thing that ever happened to me:  the Lord Jesus Christ.  God can bring good out of any bad situation.  Because of God’s great grace and mercy, today I would just … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: The One Prayer God Will ALWAYS Say YES To!

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[display_podcast] In our last podcast, I talked about God’s commandment to grow closer to Him and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  This week, we’re going to look at what the Bible says we should do in order to live in a spiritually healthy manner. Just like breathing, we need to “exhale” or get rid of all the things that might hinder us; and “inhale” or bring in the things that God has for us to draw us closer to Him. 1 John 5:14-15 says this:This is the confidence which we have before H … [Read more...]