What a Marriage Could Be
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Dr. Greg Smalley explains how Satan wants to bring chaos into the beautiful gift of marriage God has created.

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The Boundless Show
The Boundless Show
Focus on the Family
Behind the Scenes at The Babylon Bee: Episode 664
Women tell how their boyfriends proposed, plus a peek inside The Babylon Bee, and his church-going date doesn’t put Christ first. Featured musical artist: Various Artists Roundtable: Engagement Stories (The Girls’ Side) In part two of this discussion on proposal dos and don’ts (part one with the guys last week!), the ladies remember the details of that moment their boyfriends got down on one knee. Along with their stories, they talk about what made the experience meaningful, important conversations to have beforehand, their advice to men planning a proposal, and how to know if you’re ready to make the leap from dating to getting engaged.  Culture: The Babylon Bee Has Just the Right Sting The news is so serious these days. While it’s important to stay informed about important issues and events, it’s also necessary to have a good laugh — especially when the humor points out your little (or not so little) hypocrisies and keeps you humble. Kyle Mann, editor in chief of The Babylon Bee, tells about his journey of becoming a satire writer, what it’s like to have the world read your stuff (and sometimes believe it!), and how he’s learned to take his faith seriously amid all the hype.    Inbox: Christ’s Not the Center of Her Life? He’s taken her on a few dates and really enjoys spending time with her. But when he asked about her faith, she mentioned not being in the same place as him spiritually. She’s very involved at her church, so her response seemed rather odd. Is this a red flag, or should he keep dating her to find out more? Counselor Tim Sanford weighs in.
57 min
Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch
Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Episode 32: Indoctrination Through Education | School Board Meeting Follow-Up
I started my last social media post with a statement: “Recognizing a group which has overcome a lot of barriers.” In our county in Florida, where my children attend school, the idea was proposed to “celebrate” LGBTQ+ History Month in schools where kids of all ages would be taught this sexual ideology. I have been talking about taking a stand for the education of our children a lot lately. Being a mom and a Christian with a public platform, I receive letters from parents all across the country who have great concern over what their kids are being taught in schools. Recently, I received a message from a grandmother of a fourth grader after a book was sent home about two boys falling in love and kissing. We have seen in Virginia schools where there have been books about LGBT in kindergarten. When this issue came to my own doorstep this week, I had to practice what I preach. Why has sexual ideology become the forefront of educational endeavors? And why would you introduce teaching something like sexuality to kindergarten-aged kids that can’t even tie their own shoes? Why do school districts want to take the place of parents? I address these questions, my experience this week at my local school board meeting, and my suggestions for how we should approach this on the #FearlessPodcast. *Scripture Referenced* * Ephesians 5:15-16 * John 1:17 *Going Farther* * *Why states need to ditch mandatory ‘LGBT history’ education programs* – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-states-need-to-ditch-mandatory-lgbt-history-education-programs * *Virginia School District to Keep LGBTQ Children’s Books* – https://decisionmagazine.com/virginia-school-district-to-keep-lgbtq-childrens-books/ * Billy Graham sermon, “*Educational problems in America” *– https://billygraham.org/audio/educational-problems-in-america/ *Websites:* * Billy Graham Evangelistic Association — https://billygraham.org/ * Billy Graham Radio — https://billygraham.org/tv-and-radio/radio/ * Samaritan’s Purse — https://samaritanspurse.org/ *Facebooks:* * Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BillyGrahamEvangelisticAssociation/ * Billy Graham Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReverendBillyGraham/ * Billy Graham Radio Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/billygrahamradio/
30 min
ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
Crossway
October 22: Jeremiah 4–5; Psalm 105:1–25; Romans 2
Old Testament: Jeremiah 4–5 Jeremiah 4–5 (Listen) *4 *  “If you return, O Israel,       declares the LORD,     to me you should return.   If you remove your detestable things from my presence,     and do not waver, *2 *  and if you swear, ‘As the LORD lives,’     in truth, in justice, and in righteousness,   then nations shall bless themselves in him,     and in him shall they glory.” *3 *For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem:   “Break up your fallow ground,     and sow not among thorns. *4 *  Circumcise yourselves to the LORD;     remove the foreskin of your hearts,     O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem;   lest my wrath go forth like fire,     and burn with none to quench it,     because of the evil of your deeds.” Disaster from the North *5 *Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say,   “Blow the trumpet through the land;     cry aloud and say,   ‘Assemble, and let us go     into the fortified cities!’ *6 *  Raise a standard toward Zion,     flee for safety, stay not,   for I bring disaster from the north,     and great destruction. *7 *  A lion has gone up from his thicket,     a destroyer of nations has set out;     he has gone out from his place   to make your land a waste;     your cities will be ruins     without inhabitant. *8 *  For this put on sackcloth,     lament and wail,   for the fierce anger of the LORD     has not turned back from us.” *9 *“In that day, declares the LORD, courage shall fail both king and officials. The priests shall be appalled and the prophets astounded.” *10 *Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD, surely you have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ whereas the sword has reached their very life.” *11 *At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A hot wind from the bare heights in the desert toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow or cleanse, *12 *a wind too full for this comes for me. Now it is I who speak in judgment upon them.” *13 *  Behold, he comes up like clouds;     his chariots like the whirlwind;   his horses are swifter than eagles—     woe to us, for we are ruined! *14 *  O Jerusalem, wash your heart from evil,     that you may be saved.   How long shall your wicked thoughts     lodge within you? *15 *  For a voice declares from Dan     and proclaims trouble from Mount Ephraim. *16 *  Warn the nations that he is coming;     announce to Jerusalem,   “Besiegers come from a distant land;     they shout against the cities of Judah. *17 *  Like keepers of a field are they against her all around,     because she has rebelled against me,       declares the LORD. *18 *  Your ways and your deeds     have brought this upon you.   This is your doom, and it is bitter;     it has reached your very heart.” Anguish over Judah’s Desolation *19 *  My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain!     Oh the walls of my heart!   My heart is beating wildly;     I cannot keep silent,   for I hear the sound of the trumpet,     the alarm of war. *20 *  Crash follows hard on crash;     the whole land is laid waste.   Suddenly my tents are laid waste,     my curtains in a moment. *21 *  How long must I see the standard     and hear the sound of the trumpet? *22 *  “For my people are foolish;     they know me not;   they are stupid children;     they have no understanding.   They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!     But how to do good they know not.” *23 *  I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void;     and to the heavens, and they had no light. *24 *  I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking,     and all the hills moved to and fro. *25 *  I looked, and behold, there was no man,     and all the birds of the air had fled. *26 *  I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert,     and all its cities were laid in ruins     before the LORD, before his fierce anger. *27 *For thus says the LORD, “The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. *28 *  “For this the earth shall mourn,     and the heavens above be dark;   for I have spoken; I have purposed;     I have not relented, nor will I turn back.” *29 *  At the noise of horseman and archer     every city takes to flight;   they enter thickets; they climb among rocks;     all the cities are forsaken,     and no man dwells in them. *30 *  And you, O desolate one,   what do you mean that you dress in scarlet,     that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold,     that you enlarge your eyes with paint?   In vain you beautify yourself.     Your lovers despise you;     they seek your life. *31 *  For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor,     anguish as of one giving birth to her first child,   the cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath,     stretching out her hands,   “Woe is me! I am fainting before murderers.” Jerusalem Refused to Repent *5 *  Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,     look and take note!   Search her squares to see     if you can find a man,   one who does justice     and seeks truth,   that I may pardon her. *2 *  Though they say, “As the LORD lives,”     yet they swear falsely. *3 *  O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth?   You have struck them down,     but they felt no anguish;   you have consumed them,     but they refused to take correction.   They have made their faces harder than rock;     they have refused to repent. *4 *  Then I said, “These are only the poor;     they have no sense;   for they do not know the way of the LORD,     the justice of their God. *5 *  I will go to the great     and will speak to them,   for they know the way of the LORD,     the justice of their God.”   But they all alike had broken the yoke;     they had burst the bonds. *6 *  Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down;     a wolf from the desert shall devastate them.   A leopard is watching their cities;     everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces,   because their transgressions are many,     their apostasies are great. *7 *  “How can I pardon you?     Your children have forsaken me     and have sworn by those who are no gods.   When I fed them to the full,     they committed adultery     and trooped to the houses of whores. *8 *  They were well-fed, lusty stallions,     each neighing for his neighbor’s wife. *9 *  Shall I not punish them for these things?       declares the LORD;     and shall I not avenge myself     on a nation such as this? *10 *  “Go up through her vine rows and destroy,     but make not a full end;   strip away her branches,     for they are not the LORD’s. *11 *  For the house of Israel and the house of Judah     have been utterly treacherous to me,       declares the LORD. *12 *  They have spoken falsely of the LORD     and have said, ‘He will do nothing;   no disaster will come upon us,     nor shall we see sword or famine. *13 *  The prophets will become wind;     the word is not in them.   Thus shall it be done to them!’” The Lord Proclaims Judgment *14 *  Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts:   “Because you have spoken this word,   behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire,     and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them. *15 *  Behold, I am bringing against you     a nation from afar, O house of Israel,       declares the LORD.   It…
16 min
Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Laundry Day
Driving through a low-income area near his church, Colorado pastor Chad Graham started praying for “our neighbors.” When he noticed a small laundromat, he stopped to take a look inside and found it filled with customers. One asked Graham for a spare coin to operate the clothes dryer. That small request inspired a weekly “Laundry Day” sponsored by Graham’s church. Members donate coins and soap to the laundromat, pray with customers, and support the owner of the laundry. Their neighborhood outreach, which dares to include a laundromat, reflects Jesus’s Great Commission to His disciples. As He said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:18–19 gnt). His Holy Spirit’s powerful presence enables “everywhere” outreach, including even a laundromat. Indeed, we don’t go alone. As Jesus promised, “I will be with you always, to the end of the age” (v. 20 gnt). Pastor Chad experienced that truth after praying at the laundromat for a customer named Jeff who is battling cancer. As Chad reported, “When we opened our eyes, every customer in the room was praying with us, hands stretched out toward Jeff. It was one of the most sacred moments I have experienced as a pastor.” The lesson? Let’s go everywhere to proclaim Christ.
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