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It’s Really Okay to SMILE today if you KNOW “the ONE” Who holds Tomorrow
Greg, Pat, and John have an encouraging discussion about possible mindsets and perspectives that people can be walking in. Often times we can be unaware of the messages that our faces are telling the world around us while what we’re telling ourselves contradicts what our facial expressions are saying. Did you know that it takes more effort to frown than it does to smile? Amidst all the blessings in America, many still walk around downcast. As Christians, it is important to remember that Jesus overcame the world. When there is depression and sadness, the question to ask, are we living too much for this life? Amidst beatings, chains, and being jailed, Paul penned out the New Testament of the Bible with joy. Be encouraged and lifted up as you recall the Good News, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: mirrors, faces, depression, salvation, eternity, Cain, America, and joy.
Time to Get Involved in Knowing the Values of those who are Seeking Election to Public Office: Important things to Know before You VOTE
Greg, Pat, and John share an exciting perspective of those who are the leaders in our communities. Leadership is not an easy task. There are those who desire to stand up, stand in the gap, and seek to fill the needed roles in our cities, states and nations. It is important to take the time to listen to them and hear their values, hear what they stand for. These are significant moments, as they can be the opportunities to speak with those who will be future leaders. There are opportunities to not only listen, but also to present your questions. One simple question could bring to light the values of others. As the church, it is important to pray for our leadership, and to be witnesses for Jesus Christ wherever God has placed us. Find out how you can play an integral part of your community, possibly the lives of your leaders, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Governors, Jesus, voting, hangars, Golgotha, and atheists.
Is Russia Humiliating the United States? Signs of the End Times: America Faces Serious Threats
Greg, Pat and John share Fox News from Bill O’Reilly and recent breakdown of the happenings in America as well as what is occurring across the globe. Bill O’Reilly shares an extensive list that causes growing concern:
-Apparently, the Russians have violated the 1987 missile treaty by testing a new type of cruise missile
-Putin continues to attack Ukraine as military units inside Russia are firing rockets into that besieged country.
-Russian- backed separatists continue to block the investigation of the Malaysian jet that was shot down
-Putin now says he’ll restore relations with Cuba
-Today, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Russia
-President Obama also said Europe will impose more sanctions
-Fighting between Hamas & Israel, 100’s are dead, and America is powerless to stop the carnage
-Palestinians are being held captive by Hamas, and once again America can’t do anything about it
-In Iran, the negotiations over nuclear weapons continue because the U.S. has released nearly $3 billion in frozen assets.
-In Iraq, intelligence reports say the ISIS army is poised to attack Baghdad.
-Christians in Iraq are being terrorized and murdered.
-President Obama has taken no overt action against ISIS.
-In Afghanistan there are reports that the Obama administration cannot account for 750,000 weapons given to Afghan forces.
-Reports say the Taliban is making military gains throughout Afghanistan.
-In Libya, the USA has closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated personnel because security is so terrible there.
-In Colorado, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the director of Defense Intelligence Agency, says terrorist ideology is growing fast
-On our southern border, the chaos continues as U.S. authorities cannot stop the flow of illegal aliens into this country.
-On just about every front, there is danger to the people.
Now is not the time to bury our heads in entertainment or social media. Instead of looking down, or turning a blind eye, we can turn our hope heavenward and remember that Jesus spoke about these very happenings:
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. -Matthew 24:4-8
The time that a mother endures during the birthing of a baby is difficult. But, the joy that comes from the beauty of a new baby is greater. We are surely amidst difficult days, and greater are the days of difficulty ahead of us. But, Jesus has overcome this life. These hardships and difficulties simply point to a greater happening: the return of Jesus. Amidst great calamities and travesties happening in the world, be encouraged as you are reminded what they represent, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: wars, ISIS, Benghazi, Bill O’Reilly, terrorism, persecution, President Obama, Mexico Texas Border, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, and Iran.