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No greater love

The Bible tells us “There’s no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” That’s the kind of love Carl Powers exhibited during the Korean War when he turned down chance after chance to return home to the safety of the United States. Hear how Carl’s risky decision to bring an impoverished Korean teen named Billy to the…

Living for eternity

When Melody’s 20-year-old daughter died instantly in a car accident, the only thought
that brought her comfort was that her child was now with Jesus. Learn how God gave
purpose to Melody’s grief and launched a passion for living with an eternal perspective.
Find purpose in the midst of loss.

For more information on this story please visit http://daniellepound.com/.

Blindsided, but not without hope

No parent is ever prepared for a prodigal child. So when their kids went astray, James
and Cari were caught completely off guard. Hear their story of tragedy and hope, as one
family waits for God to bring their children home. Be encouraged to trust God with what’s
most precious to you.

God wanted all of me

Just nine days after what was supposed to be a routine surgery, Bryan was told that his
young wife, Ami, a mother of three, wouldn’t live through the night. What happened next
would change their lives forever – demonstrating the power of God to transform hearts and
beat impossible odds! Discover the freedom that comes when you surrender all to God.

“I didn’t think I’d live to see 21”

D.A. is Hispanic – he was raised in the hood, got into trouble, and had low aspirations
about his life. He expected to be dead by 21. However, the Lord got ahold of him and he gave
his life to Jesus. He got a college degree, is getting his doctorate in Theology, and will be
planting a church in Los…

Finding peace in the midst of war

As a World War II soldier serving in France, Henry survived a devastating injury and imprisonment. Don't miss this harrowing story of Henry’s escape from a POW camp and how a dying man’s last words spurred this American soldier to consider eternity. Discover how the power of prayer and a God who intervenes can impact your own journey.

A love that restores

Isaiah chapter 61 promises that the Lord will provide comfort for those who mourn and restore broken lives with “a crown of beauty instead of ashes.” Both Beckie and Barbara Jean’s hearts had been deeply wounded by abuse and shame. Discover how their lives were transformed through Jesus Christ and how they found healing and freedom from the past.

You are not alone

When a difficult situation threatens to drag us down, we can either let ourselves fall or surrender to the only One who can hold us up. Learn how both Mary Ann and Pat found a lifeline in God’s Word when it felt like their worlds were falling apart. Find peace and joy when trying circumstances come your way.

His chosen child

Did you know that the Creator of the universe wants to adopt you to be His very own? Ephesians chapter one, verse five, says that God “predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ.” After being adopted at a young age by a loving family, it wasn’t hard for Judy to understand that truth. Discover how you too can…

Nothing can separate us from the love of God

On this edition of Words to Live By you’ll hear stories from two women who desperately needed the assurance of God’s love in the midst of their pain. The childhood abuse that caused brain trauma thrust LaKisha into a lifelong battle with clinical depression. And Amy’s family cared for her mother, who struggled with
schizophrenia. Discover how they learned that nothing…

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Basics Of Faith > Bible Scripture

You are not alone

When a difficult situation threatens to drag us down, we can either let ourselves fall or surrender to the only One who can hold us up. Learn how both Mary Ann and Pat found a lifeline in God’s Word when it felt like their worlds were falling apart. Find peace and joy when trying circumstances come your way.

The transforming power of Christ–Shawn’s Story

Where you’ve come from or what you’ve done doesn’t have to determine who you are or who you’ll become. Even though Shawn was raised by a single father in the ghettos of Chicago, the disadvantages he faced didn’t prevent him from discovering his true value in Jesus Christ.

We would like to thank Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for partnering…

8000 miles: Stepping out in faith – Albert’s Story

Albert’s desire to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ led him to leave his homeland of Zimbabwe to study at a Christian college in the U.S. Even though he had little funding and no clear plan of how his dream would be fulfilled, he stepped out in faith to see God provide in an amazing way.

We would…

Basics Of Faith > Christian Faith

They didn’t tell me the truth

All of us have made decisions we regret and suffered the consequences. Though Bob’s decision had caused great harm, he finally found peace when he accepted God’s forgiveness. Luann’s decision to have an abortion left a deep wound in her heart. After suffering ten years of panic attacks, she finally brought what she had done into the light, finding the healing power of God’s love. Discover how to find freedom from the pain of your own regret.

Can I know for certain I’ll go to heaven?

For Lavonne and Joe, the sudden death of their daughter caused them to reexamine what they had been taught about heaven. Do believers need to keep getting saved or is it a once-and-for-all proposition? For Jack and Leann, being heaven-bound was tied to being a faithful churchgoer. But was that enough to satisfy God? How to have the assurance of salvation and the hope of heaven.

“I don’t want to waste my life”

After she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age ten, Paige’s childhood came to a screeching halt. Despite her grim prognosis, a friend told her something that would change the course of her life, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” From that point on, Paige refused to limit God and His ability to use her circumstances for her good and His glory.

Basics Of Faith > Church

Finding hope in one of life’s toughest struggles–Larry & Lisa’s Story

As parents, we all want to have strong, healthy children. But in our fallen world, that’s not always the case. Hear about God’s miraculous provision for Lisa and Larry following the birth of their third child.

Find out more of what the Bible says about "Out of the Ashes: God's Presence in Job's Pain."

Finding hope in one of life’s toughest struggles–Larry and Lisa’s Story

As parents, we want nothing more than to have strong, healthy children. But in a fallen world, that’s not always the case. Find out how God provided in extraordinary ways as Larry and Lisa cared for their family.

We would like to thank KTIS Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota, for partnering with us on this week's story.

Christmas, Worship

A special presentation about the first Christmas through Scripture and song.

Basics Of Faith > Future Prophecy

Heaven, God's Provision–Melissa's Story

When an unexpected illness claimed her husband, Melissa learned to trust God’s plan for the future of her young family . . .

Salvation, Assurance, Heaven–LaVonne and Joe, Jack and Leann's Story

Is Heaven your destination?  If you’re not certain, this edition of “Words To Live By” can help you know for sure . . . 

Basics Of Faith > God

Finding peace in the midst of war

As a World War II soldier serving in France, Henry survived a devastating injury and imprisonment. Don't miss this harrowing story of Henry’s escape from a POW camp and how a dying man’s last words spurred this American soldier to consider eternity. Discover how the power of prayer and a God who intervenes can impact your own journey.

A love that restores

Isaiah chapter 61 promises that the Lord will provide comfort for those who mourn and restore broken lives with “a crown of beauty instead of ashes.” Both Beckie and Barbara Jean’s hearts had been deeply wounded by abuse and shame. Discover how their lives were transformed through Jesus Christ and how they found healing and freedom from the past.

You are not alone

When a difficult situation threatens to drag us down, we can either let ourselves fall or surrender to the only One who can hold us up. Learn how both Mary Ann and Pat found a lifeline in God’s Word when it felt like their worlds were falling apart. Find peace and joy when trying circumstances come your way.

Basics Of Faith > Jesus Christ

Finding marital reconciliation at the cross of Christ–Gerrie and Clyde’s Story

When Gerrie eloped with Clyde, it seemed nothing in the world could break them apart. But when the demands of life pressed in, they began to drift away from their commitment. Learn how this struggling couple found peace and reconciliation for their marriage at the cross of Christ.

Embracing the Voice of Truth–Luke’s Story

How do you know if what you’re hearing in church is the truth? When Luke’s mother began to compare what she was being taught in church to what she was reading in the Bible, she found there were vast differences. Discover how Luke and his family found freedom from a misleading religion, and were transformed by the one true Savior,…

Escaping the darkness–Kathy’s Story

God’s Word tells us that our fight is not against things we can see, but rather against the unseen spiritual agents of darkness. Kathy describes her descent into the occult and God’s miraculous rescue from the grasp of evil.

Find out more of what the Bible says about “Know the Enemy.”

We would like to thank WFCJ in Dayton, Ohio, for…

Basics Of Faith > Salvation

Imprisoned by choice

After her daughter was killed, God led Edith to help other mothers of murdered children. But years later, she was called to do the unimaginable: minister to those in prison who committed murder. Leonard was raised in a Christian home but made poor choices, the last one landed him behind bars . . . for life. But he soon discovered that no place is too dark for the light of God’s love to shine through. Discover the power of forgiveness.

For God so loved . . .

“For God so loved the world . . .” begins one of the most familiar and rightfully treasured verses in the Bible. Hear personal stories from "Our Daily Bread" devotional authors from around the world as they share how the gift of God’s Son, Jesus, has drawn each of them into a personal relationship with the Lord. Gain a deeper understanding of the depth of God’s love for you through these inspirational stories of faith.

A spark of light in the darkest hour - Sharry's Story

A violent, abusive marriage and unrelenting drug addiction left Sharry homeless and estranged from her family. Discover how God brought healing to Sharry and her entire family through the support of a church and local mission.

Basics Of Faith > Sin

After you say “I do…”

The idea of “cutting your losses and moving on” may work in the business world but it’s
an unhealthy mindset in a marriage. Shane and Tricia were on the brink of divorce when
they changed their minds, deciding to give their marriage another try. Then, after their
second child was born, an even bigger decision would change Shane’s life forever and
soon after, Tricia’s life as well. Discover the power of God to transform lives and a marriage.

“Lord, help me. Change his heart, I can’t do this.”–Carol & Doug’s Story

A new marriage often means months of matrimonial bliss for young couples. But for Doug and Carol, a surprise pregnancy drove a wedge between them and threatened everything they had hoped for. Discover the transformation God brought to their lives through the gift of a healthy baby girl.

We would like to thank Roger Kemp and Company for partnering with…

Finally, the freedom to talk about this–Lance & Shirley’s Story

There are decisions we make in life that have a much different outcome than what we were expecting. Lance and Shirley made a choice many years ago that left them longing to break through the quiet agony of abortion. Learn how one couple found hope and healing through God’s mercy and grace.

Find out more of what the Bible says…

Basics Of Faith > Spirit World

Spiritual Warfare, Addiction–LaVanna's Story

Few things are more painful than losing a loved one. When LaVanna lost her husband to cancer, the loneliness was overwhelming . . . 

Basics Of Faith > World Religions

Our fight is not against flesh and blood . . .

Ephesians 6:12 tells us: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Steeped in the occult and a life of crime,
Carlos wasn’t even sure God existed. Kathy’s mother mixed Christianity with the occult
leaving Kathy fearful…

Finding marital reconciliation at the cross of Christ–Gerrie and Clyde’s Story

When Gerrie eloped with Clyde, it seemed nothing in the world could break them apart. But when the demands of life pressed in, they began to drift away from their commitment. Learn how this struggling couple found peace and reconciliation for their marriage at the cross of Christ.

A lifeline for eternity–Shoa’s Story

Following an arranged marriage at 18, it wouldn’t take Shoa long to learn that her new husband had some violent tendencies. Learn how this former Muslim recounts her escape out of religious oppression and hatred and into the loving embrace of Jesus Christ.

Find out more of what the Bible says about "Religion or Christ? What’s the Difference?"

 

Basics Of Faith > Worship

A Words To Live By Christmas featuring favorite holiday stories from the Our Daily Bread devotional

Enjoy a special edition of “Words To Live By” featuring heartwarming stories from the devotional “Our Daily Bread” . . .

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Join us for a special Christmas edition of “Words To Live By” as we bring to life the holiday music of the season . . .

Christmas Worship

A special presentation about the first Christmas through Scripture and song.