Episodes: Hope & Encouragement

Hope & Encouragement

  • God Is in the Midst of His People
    October 25, 2013 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Psalm 46)

    Here’s one of the most amazing themes throughout Scripture: God dwells among His people. Why is this so amazing? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 46
  • Interrupted by an Angel
    January 15, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    Zechariah had a once in a lifetime opportunity to minister in the Jewish temple. It was a high honor. But an angel turned his expectations upside down. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:5-25
  • The Day We’re Delivered from Evil
    March 13, 2019 A Song for the Christian's Journey (Ps. 121)

    Will you ever be so mature that you don’t need to pray, “Lead me not into temptation"? Will you ever get to the point where sin offers no enticement? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 121:1-8
  • Joy vs. Burnout
    July 24, 2012 Authentic Mentoring, with Donna Otto

    There is a strong pull toward busyness—even busyness doing important work—that will rob your home of joy. Read or Listen →

  • A Woman's Weapon
    September 25, 2015 Becoming a Woman of Discretion

    As a woman, you can underestimate the power that your words have on the men around you. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • The Power to Tear Down or Build Up
    September 21, 2015 Becoming a Woman of Discretion

    The tearing down of a building can draw crowds as engineers demonstrate their power to reduce a large, stable structure to a pile of rubble. We can do the same. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • Dealing With Loss
    January 27, 2003 Dealing with Discouragement

    Have you ever been in so much emotional pain that you felt you could not bear anymore? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Samuel 30
  • Our Help in Time of Need
    January 28, 2003 Dealing with Discouragement

    It seems like nothing else can go wrong--and then something does. How do you handle the struggles in life? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Samuel 30
  • Seeking God's Direction
    January 30, 2003 Dealing with Discouragement

    Do you have a big decision to make? We are more vulnerable to discouragement when we must make a decision. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Samuel 30
  • True Encouragement
    January 29, 2003 Dealing with Discouragement

    Do you need real encouragement, the kind of encouragement that doesn't just help for a moment or two but makes a lasting change? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Samuel 30
  • True Change
    August 11, 2008 Discovering Biblical Womanhood

    Could you go thirty days without saying anything negative about your spouse? A lot of women have tried. Find out why and what they discovered. Read or Listen →

  • True Submission
    August 12, 2008 Discovering Biblical Womanhood

    A lot of people just get by when using their computer because they don't really understand how the computer works. The same is true in marriage. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 5:22-23
  • Encouragement in the Body of Christ
    May 16, 2018 Encouraging One Another

    In 2002, a group of nine workers were trapped in a mine filling with water. They tied themselves together and survived because they could encourage each other. Read or Listen →

  • Encouraging Others to Run the Race
    May 18, 2018 Encouraging One Another

    Everybody knows what it’s like to be encouraged with words. Nancy says you can also encourage others through your example. Read or Listen →

  • Jump Starting the Battery
    May 15, 2018 Encouraging One Another

    Encouragement  to our souls is like oxygen to our brains. Nancy shows you why encouragement is so important to the Body of Christ. Read or Listen →

  • Never Stop Encouraging
    May 17, 2018 Encouraging One Another

    The Bible tells us to encourage one another. Do we get an exception when talking about politics? Do we get an exception when making online comments? Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Encouraging Words
    January 31, 2013 Encouraging One Another

    We all get in over our heads sometimes, and it isn’t always our fault. That’s when the discouragement mongers show up. Read or Listen →

  • A Deep, Difficult Good-bye
    March 3, 2010 Farewell (Acts 20)

    The apostle Paul knew all about authentic community and difficult good-byes. Nancy will explore Paul's relationships in the body of Christ. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Acts 20
  • Death Brings Life (And Other Bedrock Truths)
    December 5, 2013 Fifteen Things I’ve Learned in Fifty Years

    Nancy says there are certain truths you can count on and cling to when life seems confusing. She shared five of those bedrock truths yesterday. Read or Listen →

  • How to Steady Your Heart
    December 4, 2013 Fifteen Things I’ve Learned in Fifty Years

    Nancy says bedrock truth will steady your heart in an unsteady world. She’ll share several of these bedrock truths that steady her heart. Read or Listen →

  • No Comparison
    October 5, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    In a consumer-oriented society, we like to compare products and get the best value. But churches and pastors are not products! Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Corinthians 3:4-6
  • Responding to Failure
    October 3, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    Every human being fails sometimes--including your pastor. How do you respond when he does? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 5:19
  • Right Expectations
    September 28, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    If every leader were perfect—we’d never be disappointed! So why do we bother following them in the first place? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 13:7-18
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 23
    March 8, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    How important is encouragement? And how are you modeling it? Find out more about the power of encouraging words. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 24
    March 9, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    When was the last time you encouraged your husband? There are several compelling reasons why encouragement needs to be a part of your life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • Facing the Future with Faith
    May 11, 2011 Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Crisis

    This year our world has witnessed a major earthquake, a tsunami followed by a nuclear emergency, and more. What occupies your mind during a crisis? Read or Listen →

  • Our Confidence
    May 12, 2011 Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Crisis

    Here's good news about adversity: It shows you what's in your heart. So when your finances, your patience, or your ability is being squeezed where do you focus? Read or Listen →

  • We Have Everything We Need
    May 13, 2011 Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Crisis

    If you know Christ, you are rich. The national debt can’t change that. The unemployment rate can’t change it. Gas prices can’t affect it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
  • The Heart of Humility and Simplicity
    May 30, 2011 How To Have a Quiet Heart (Psalm 131)

    Calm. Peaceful. Do these words describe your heart? They can as Nancy describes in a series we’ll begin today. It’s called, How to Have a Quiet Heart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 131
  • The Dot and the Line
    August 2, 2018 Living for the Age to Come

    When you truly live for eternity, it will affect how you live now. Nancy helps you focus on eternity, transforming the way you look at each day. Read or Listen →

  • The Weight of Your Words in Worried Times
    August 3, 2018 Living for the Age to Come

    Do you know the Bible gives us instructions for what we post on social media? Nancy shows how God’s Word can guide what you post to your friends. Read or Listen →

  • A Candidate for Grace
    December 31, 2014 Living in Light of Eternity (Psalm 90)

    Do you sometimes feel that you’ve made a mess of things? If you ever feel like you just can’t get it right, take heart, you’re a candidate for grace. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 90
  • Are You Ready for Eternity?
    December 29, 2014 Living in Light of Eternity (Psalm 90)

    Everyone was born, and everyone will die. Well … not everybody. “Before there was time, there was God.” Doesn’t that boggle your mind? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 90
  • Number Your Days
    December 30, 2014 Living in Light of Eternity (Psalm 90)

    It’s the information age. We have more access to sources of knowledge than any previous generation, but it takes wisdom to handle that information. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 90
  • Encouraging Men to be Men
    January 28, 2010 Moments with You, with Dennis & Barbara Rainey

    Dennis Rainey says a marriage benefits when a man acts like a man. He and his wife Barbara show wives how they can encourage their husbands. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 1:22
  • Grace for Tired, Discouraged Hearts
    November 18, 2013 The ABC's for Handling a Meltdown (Psalm 34)

    The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. So why do so many people feel so bad around this time? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 34
  • He Gives Peace
    January 5, 2018 The Lord Bless You and Keep You

    In school we learned that every letter should end with a phrase like "Sincerely" or "Yours Truly." The apostle Paul ended his letters with "Grace and peace." Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 6:22-27
  • May His Face Shine upon You
    January 4, 2018 The Lord Bless You and Keep You

    According to the Bible, we are to ask God’s face to shine on His people. Learn more about what this means as you listen to today's program. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 6:22 - Leviticus 6:27
  • The Priestly Blessing
    January 3, 2018 The Lord Bless You and Keep You

    According to the Bible, we are to ask for God’s face to shine on His people. Learn what this means as we study the priestly blessing in Numbers 6. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 6:22-27
  • A Cord of Three Strands
    May 21, 2015 The Power of Relationships

    Why do we care so much about relationships? Where do we go for advice? A favorite magazine or talk show host? What about the Bible? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ecclesiastes 4
  • Comfort for the Oppressed
    May 22, 2015 The Power of Relationships

    We think of "oppressors" as political figures. But we all have the potential to mistreat others. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ecclesiastes 4:1-12
  • Finishing the Race Together
    May 29, 2015 The Power of Relationships

    Sometimes picking up someone who has fallen requires a great act of courage. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ecclesiastes 4:1-12
  • Two are Better than One
    June 1, 2010 The Power of Relationships

    Today's program gives God's prescription for both painful and non-existent relationships. His desire is that we should have intimate relationships. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ecclesiastes 4
  • The Way to Make Men Feel Respected
    June 21, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 1

    Is your home a welcoming environment? Learn how to make your husband look forward to coming home. Read or Listen →

  • Twists in Your Story
    February 18, 2019 The Truth About Our Circumstances

    The apostle Paul wrote masterpieces from a Roman prison. If he could do that, what could God do through you in the middle of your tough circumstances? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 4:10-21
  • The Truth Is Setting Women Free
    May 2, 2014 The Truth Is Setting Women Free

    A woman in the UK in a same-sex relationship. A woman mentoring others in Nigeria. A woman in Austria arguing with her fiancé. What do these have in common? Read or Listen →

  • Superglue in Your Marriage
    July 13, 2011 Three Gifts of Marriage, with Denise Glenn

    Is your commitment in marriage like a sticky note, or is it more like superglue? Denise Glenn shows you practical ways to strengthen your marriage. Read or Listen →

  • Your Amazing Future
    March 1, 2019 Walking with God, the Life of Enoch

    Can you name the biblical characters who never died physically? Those Old Testament characters give hope to everyone who knows Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 4:17-5:24
  • Help Your Husband Say No to Temptation
    June 9, 2010 What Your Husband Wishes You Knew About Being His Wife (Bob Lepine)

    Why does it seem like "respect" is so important to men? Bob Lepine will explain why men crave respect and what wives can do about it. Read or Listen →

  • Encouraged With Promises
    October 7, 2011 When Men Don't Lead: A Look at the Life of Deborah

    Do you want the men around you to be courageous? To take leadership? To protect and provide? Then maybe you need to be an encourager! Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Judges 4-5