Podcast appearances and mentions of Jim Daly

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Best podcasts about Jim Daly

Latest podcast episodes about Jim Daly

Focus on the Family Commentary
Love ... And Truth

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 1:30


Jim Daly explains why the best approach for navigating conflict is to balance love and truth.Support family ministry: http://focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1441213If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Do you know your spouse's “love language”? If not, Jim Daly explains why understanding how your spouse receives love can positively transform your intimacy and connection.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Busyness will take over your life if you let it. Jim Daly shares how to take control over your schedule by knowing your limits, being proactive, and saying yes and no with purpose.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

A parent's broken promise can be devastating to children. Jim Daly shares how to keep your word with a little forethought and a lot of commitment.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Weekend
Focus on the Family Weekend: Nov. 26-27 2022

Focus on the Family Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 54:57


This weekend, we revisit our recent Daily Broadcast "Setting Boundaries in Your Most Difficult Relationships ."Dr. Kevin Leman gives advice to two dozen moms who join Jim Daly and John Fuller for this fast-paced, humorous-but-practical look at how you can regain control in your home by disengaging from fights with your child. You'll discover how to overcome your child's desire for power and control in your home. (Part 1 of 2)Get Part 1 episode resources: https://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-powerful-kids-part-1-of-2Get Part 2 episode resources: https://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-powerful-kids-part-2-of-2If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Do your kids notice when you sacrifice your time for them? Jim Daly shares a story from his childhood that illustrates how much the gift of time means to children.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

From Washington – FOX News Radio
Tim Tebow On Faith, Giving Back, And Being Thankful

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 33:16


On Thanksgiving, many Americans across the country take time to express gratitude and show love to others. This could look like spending time with family or giving back to a local community, but Heisman-winning former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow is setting out to make positive change on a global scale. Though he's been serving others through the Tim Tebow Foundation for over a decade, he's now hoping his new project could inspire others in a brand new way. Tebow joins the Rundown to discuss his new one-year devotional “Mission Impossible”. He discusses why he felt driven to create this devotional and how he hopes it could encourage readers to become the best version of themselves.   Holidays are rife with traditions, and one of the most universal traditions respected on Thanksgiving is the sharing of food. A typical Thanksgiving meal in America will include turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce but what is the significance of those specific foods and how did they become the staples that we know them as today? Chef David Burke is a culinary expert who owns multiple restaurants across the globe, and he joins the Rundown to explain the origins of the food we eat on Thanksgiving and how they tie into America's history. Later, he dishes on how cooks can elevate their food this holiday season by putting an innovative spin on some classic recipes.   Plus, commentary from Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Focus on the Family Commentary
The Last Thursday in November

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 1:30


Have you ever wondered why Thanksgiving is always observed on the fourth Thursday of November? Jim Daly explains.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

The FOX News Rundown
Tim Tebow On Faith, Giving Back, And Being Thankful

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 33:16


On Thanksgiving, many Americans across the country take time to express gratitude and show love to others. This could look like spending time with family or giving back to a local community, but Heisman-winning former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow is setting out to make positive change on a global scale. Though he's been serving others through the Tim Tebow Foundation for over a decade, he's now hoping his new project could inspire others in a brand new way. Tebow joins the Rundown to discuss his new one-year devotional “Mission Impossible”. He discusses why he felt driven to create this devotional and how he hopes it could encourage readers to become the best version of themselves.   Holidays are rife with traditions, and one of the most universal traditions respected on Thanksgiving is the sharing of food. A typical Thanksgiving meal in America will include turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce but what is the significance of those specific foods and how did they become the staples that we know them as today? Chef David Burke is a culinary expert who owns multiple restaurants across the globe, and he joins the Rundown to explain the origins of the food we eat on Thanksgiving and how they tie into America's history. Later, he dishes on how cooks can elevate their food this holiday season by putting an innovative spin on some classic recipes.   Plus, commentary from Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Focus on the Family Commentary
An Open Letter on Thanksgiving

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 1:30


In honor of Thanksgiving, Jim Daly reads a portion of an editorial that has been published in The Wall Street Journal every Thanksgiving Eve since 1961.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
When the Talking Gets Tough

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 1:30


Some couples struggle to engage in meaningful conversation and need more than a reminder to talk more. They need a plan. Jim Daly shares practical ideas for making conversation easier.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402  If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
History's Most Expensive Turkey

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 1:30


A lot of things in daily life require a serious approach. Jim Daly shares why, whenever possible – especially during the holidays – give yourself a break ... and laugh.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Filling Your Marriage With God's Best

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 27:35


Pastor Levi Lusko and his wife, Jennie, describe how you and your spouse can experience a miraculous, God-blessed marriage through several intentional practices, including fulfilling your God-assigned roles, sacrificing for one another, celebrating your victories, and more. Jim Daly's wife, Jean, joins the conversation, offering her insights from their marriage of over 30 years.Receive the book "The Marriage Devotional" and the audio download of the broadcast "Filling Your Marriage With God's Best" for your donation of any amount! And now through a special matching opportunity, your gift will be DOUBLED, dollar for dollar: http://focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2022-11-18?refcd=1518408If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Friendship or Flirtation? - 2

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 1:30


Infatuation is one of the most common dangers facing marriages. Jim Daly explains why infatuation can lead you into an affair before you even realize something is happening.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Friendship or Flirtation? - 1

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 1:30


You may not think of infatuation as a drug, but Jim Daly explains why it's as dangerous as any substance out there … and why marriages everywhere are at risk because of it.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
National Adoption Month

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 1:30


Not everyone is called to adopt a child, but everyone can do something to help. Jim Daly celebrates National Adoption Month by encouraging you to consider opening your heart to kids in foster care or to foster care families.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Foundation of Parenting

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 1:30


You've probably heard parenting experts talk about raising children with a balance of love and discipline. But do you know how to do that in real life when your child is acting up? Jim Daly offers practical tips.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Keys to your Purpose

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 1:30


If you have a hard time facing Mondays, your problem may be a lack of purpose. Jim Daly shares the importance of having purpose and how to discover yours.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Honoring America's Veterans

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 26:52


Jim Daly and John Fuller highlight personal stories of veterans and their experiences in war in recognition of Veterans' Day. Topics considered are the death of comrades in battle, the role of the military chaplain, and an in-depth look at the members of our military.Receive the book "Faith, Hope, Love and Deployment" and the audio download of the broadcast "Honoring America's Veterans" for your donation of any amount! And now through a special matching opportunity, your gift will be DOUBLED, dollar for dollar: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2022-11-11?refcd=1513001Get more episode resources: www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/honoring-americas-veterans/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Honoring Our Veterans

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 1:30


Veteran's Day is about honoring heroes. Jim Daly shares about one American hero who illustrates the sort of character common to all our American Heroes.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Appreciate the Moment

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 1:30


Most self-help advice focuses on shaping the life you want for the future. Jim Daly explains why you should focus on how your life is right now.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Have you ever considered adopting a child? Jim Daly shares how to offer hope to one of the 100,000 orphaned children across our nation who are waiting for someone to invite them into their family.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Is your teenager working a job? Jim Daly explains why hard work paves the way for teenagers to become successful adults.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Does one single vote have any power? If you doubt that it does, you've probably never heard about Jamison Shoemaker. Jim Daly shares his story.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Building Block for Self-Confidence

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 1:30


For children to build self-confidence, they need opportunities to succeed. Jim Daly shares the importance of parents being there for their children without overprotecting them from every risk.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

The Bible warns us to be careful with our words. Jim Daly shares why – for bad or for good – our words are never empty. They're filled with power capable of remarkable destruction or remarkable blessing.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1518402 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 27:24


Dr. Kevin Leman gives advice to two dozen moms who join Jim Daly and John Fuller for this fast-paced, humorous-but-practical look at how you can regain control in your home by disengaging from fights with your child. You'll discover how to overcome your child's desire for power and control in your home. (Part 2 of 2)Receive the book "Parenting Your Powerful Child" and the audio download of the broadcast "Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive. And now through a special matching opportunity, your gift will be DOUBLED, dollar for dollar: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2022-11-02?refcd=1507706Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-powerful-kids-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Grace for Crackers

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 1:30


There are lots of ways to undermine an otherwise good marriage. Jim Daly tells the story of how he and his wife's relationship overcame a $5,000 box of crackers.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids (Part 1 of 2)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 27:29


Dr. Kevin Leman gives advice to two dozen moms who join Jim Daly and John Fuller for this fast-paced, humorous-but-practical look at how you can regain control in your home by disengaging from fights with your child. You'll discover how to overcome your child's desire for power and control in your home. (Part 1 of 2)Receive the book "Parenting Your Powerful Child" and the audio download of the broadcast "Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive. And now through a special matching opportunity, your gift will be DOUBLED, dollar for dollar: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2022-11-02?refcd=1507706Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-powerful-kids-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Bits of Magic Mirror

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 1:30


You and I are up against a world full of lies that distort what's really true. Jim Daly shares how the classic fairytale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen illustrates why truth is often hidden behind lies dressed up as truth.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Do You Know Who I Am?

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 1:30


The question “Do you know who I am?” often comes from a place of arrogance. Jim Daly shares how it can draw your child closer to you if it comes from the heart of a loving mother or father.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Trouble Spots in Marriage

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 1:30


Most people who have an affair say they never saw it coming. Jim Daly shares how couples can protect their marriage before they drift into dangerous emotional territory.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Humble Leadership

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 1:30


Achievement creates pride in many leaders. They take credit for the hard work of others. Jim Daly shares why the essence of good leadership is humility.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
He Meant Well, But...

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 1:30


Many parents rely on abrasive tones and rigid demands to motivate their children. Jim Daly explains why the best parenting relies on discovering a child's personality, temperament, and needs.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Daily
Parenting in Love Not Perfection

Focus on the Family Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 24:54


If you've been trying to be the perfect parent and you're constantly coming up short, then stay tuned for the next episode where you'll hear from Focus president, Jim Daly, about letting ourselves off the hook because we're never going to be perfect in our parenting. Jim encourages parents to foster solid relationship with their children as a key to parenting success.

Focus on the Family Commentary
What's Wrong with the World?

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 1:30


If you could change one thing to improve the world, would you focus on everybody else's problems? Or would you look in the mirror? Jim Daly explains why our primary focus ought to be what's happening within our hearts.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Theme for Marriage

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 1:30


Experts often talk about the importance of goals: for your career, for your health, for your financial future. Jim Daly shares a simple idea for setting goals for your marriage that can revolutionize your relationship.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Fake vs. Real Relationships

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 1:30


Home construction technology has made everything fake – from floors to furniture. Jim Daly explains why your relationships are the one thing in your home you can't afford to be fake.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1501601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary
Never Too Early for Christmas Music

Focus on the Family Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 1:30


Is October too early for Christmas music? Jim Daly explains why the Christmas message is great to hear any time of year.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Most of us like our family life to be as ordered and under control as possible. But a messy situation every now and then can actually be good for you! Jim Daly explains why.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Unfairness is a sad reality of life. Jim Daly explains why unfairness is so important for our children to develop good character.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Focus on the Family Commentary

Commitment is a critical component of good relationships. Jim Daly explains what the phrase “burn the ships” means for couples hoping to build a successful marriage.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Remnant Revolution Podcast
Letter to the American Church

Remnant Revolution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 43:37


You can find more on Rob McCoy and Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Californiahttps://www.godspeak.com/home-index/https://rumble.com/v1mexz2-faith-without-works-is-dead-eric-metaxas.htmlhttps://www.amazon.com/Letter-American-Church-Eric-Metaxas/dp/1684513898/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=letters+to+the+american+church+book&qid=1666029645&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjg2IiwicXNhIjoiMC41NSIsInFzcCI6IjAuMzEifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-1Gary Duncan  0:43  Welcome to remnant revolution. I'm your host, Gary Duncan. And today, I think this is probably one of the most important podcast you need to listen to. If you're unaware of what's going on in our country, and how the church is staying silent, then this might open your eyes, I think every Christian and pastor to take the time to listen to what Eric TaskUs has to say, I just finished reading his book letter to the American church. And I ran out of EAC, marking it up with the comments. So mirror my own thoughts over these last several years regarding the state of the church, the state of pulpits today. And what we need to do about it, you've always heard, if you forget your history, you're bound to repeat it. Well, I think we're there. I think if the church doesn't wake up, we're going to see the slaughter of millions upon millions of innocent people, maybe not in the same way history has shown us but in a new way. And if you've been awake during the 2020, COVID, biological weapon that has been forced upon this world, you have already seen millions of people die. So I want to replay a message he gave to God speak church in California, Rob McCoy, his church out there, they keep their sheep up to date on what's going on. The best way to describe his book is a comparison between the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 1930s, to the American church in the 2022. And earlier, the similarities are stark, the action taken by the church is appalling. And the future of the church is written in history. So I suggest you open your hearts and you listen and ask the question, what's next? What do we do? What's the Bible say? Because our future depends on it. Eric Mataxas  2:44  We're dealing with joy. Joy is like, you know, deep and beautiful. And Lord wants us to live in that right when when you understand what the Lord did on the cross, giving his body and his blood for us. There is a deep joy, an unfathomable joy that comes out of that. And the question is through history that the church has always leaned into that joy, if you know what I mean, right? It's a it's our it's our human nature, our sin nature, to just go through the motions, maybe to come up with some theology and go like you agree with that? Yep, yep, yep. Okay, you're in fine, good. That's what Bonhoeffer called cheap grace, right? And you see this over and over it through history. In fact, even before the church, you see this, obviously, in the Old Testament, that the prophets rise up to Thunder at the people of God calling them to be the people of God, right. So you see this over and over. And it's the mystery of why the Lord allows things to go that way. But I believe we are now on the verge of a second reformation. When I say that reformation, when you really think about what Luther did it all it is, is what God wants to do all the time, which is to say, Bring us deeper into walking with him, right? And to say, like, Okay, you did this for a while, but now, you need more, right? You need to live out your faith. And so I think, part of what I want to talk about this morning, which I think concerns the American church and letter to the American church, it's exactly what Bonhoeffer was talking about, in 1932. In fact, he gave a famous sermon, Reformation Day 1932. So it's like two months and change before Hitler takes power. And he's speaking to this church and trying to make them understand that, you know, you kind of you have the form and substance down. But that's not what God's looking for. He's looking at your heart. He wants you to be alive to him and you're kind of going through the motions and a lot of people in the American church today who are being silent in the face of evil In the same way that German pastors and Christians were being silent in the face of evil. And what I write about in this book, letter to the American church is to say, we know exactly what happened. Bonhoeffer was a prophetic voice trying to warn the German church. There were others, but he was the main one. They did not heed God's cry through God's servant Bonhoeffer. So the question is, will the American church today, heed God's cry through his sir servant Bonhoeffer? Will we hear what Bonhoeffer had to say that the German church ignored? And I'm here to say, mostly, the church in America has been silent in the face of evil in exactly the same way the German church was silent in the face of evil, but we have less than zero excuse. Because we have the example of the German church. We have many, many Americans have read my book on Bonhoeffer, you just like you want to see how that goes. When the Church says, Not yet. We're not ready to talk yet. We don't want to be political Romans 13 We can't get we can't get politically and we can't get involved. Every bad theological reason that German Christians gave for their silence is being used today by those in the American church, the same reasons, the same answers. I mean, you hear a lot from people about well, that's not a that's not a gospel related issue. Right. Well, that's sophistry, these are lies from the pit of hell when you start talking like that. Okay. Do you not think that in America during slavery times, there were plenty of people saying like, we don't want to speak out against slavery, we don't really want to be pro abolition, because we have people in our congregations who would be bothered by that. So we can let the African slaves go to hell, we don't care about them. We care about the people in our in our congregations that they might get pushed away from the gospel if we bring up that divisive issue. And you think, Well, what dead gospel? are you preaching? If you cannot speak the truth about the wickedness of slavery? Am I interested in whatever thin pseudo gospel you have to preach? But there are many people that they're very focused on this quote, unquote, gospel, but I want to say, what is that gospel that you're preaching when when Jesus said that, you know, better that a millstone would be hung around your neck than that you would cause these little ones to stumble? That wasn't really very gospel sensitive Jesus? You know, I'm sure if Jesus were alive today, he would correct that terrible error. He would never say anything so harsh, right? Oh, sorry. We're talking about Jesus, who was perfect. He spoke about things that many today would act like, well, I'm holier than that. I wouldn't bring that kind of a thing up. I don't know. It could push some people away. Well, folks, you should care about not wanting to push people away. Like that's, that's a good thing. But you can care too much. You can care so much that you're disobedient to what God is calling you to open your mouth about. So if you do not care about young women, being bullied and badgered by propaganda, to cut off their own breasts and destroy their lives, if you don't love them, the way Jesus loves them and speak the truth into the culture that's doing that to them. The Lord will hold you accountable for that, in the same way that he held Americans accountable who said, Why don't want to speak about slavery, because we have some pro slavery people in our congregation. And they're good people, except for the slavery part. Yeah, like today, we laugh because we know how crazy that is. But back then they were like, well, who's to say it's complicated. In Germany, people were telling Bonhoeffer to shut up don't get political. You know, there's plenty Nazis in every congregation. And some of them are really bad, but some of them are good. And they've it's complicated. Don't speak against that. Bonhoeffer ultimately became profoundly disgusted. I quote him in this book letter to the American church where he says, he was he was disgusted with the theological of theologically based objections that a lot of these pastors and people had theologically based what you know, if you're the devil, you want to come up with theologically based objections for your satanic ideas, to fool some of the Christians into being silent. And Bonhoeffer says, which is, after all, nothing but fear. It is fear. So so people give these reasons and they can fool many people. There's a new book out, it came out, just as my book was sent to the to the printer or to the publisher. I got a letter. Sorry, I got I got a package in the mail in my home in New York. From Zondervan, Because I'm like an influencer, so they want me to see what they're publishing. And yeah, if you want to know how bad things are like a lot of these Christian publishers, a lot of these folks, they they're, they've slid into the dark side. So they published a book by Pastor Andy Stanley. And the book is called not in it to win it. Okay. And every lie has truth in it, right? So no, we're not supposed to be cultural warriors trying to be triumphalist theocrats trying to you know, crush the culture with our idea of Jesus. No, no, but I think most of us get that. Okay. If you have a friend who's who's on board with that, you'd be the first one to say no, sorry. We're not We're not about that. But the point is, if you're going to tell me, Oh, I shouldn't be political. I shouldn't have a voice. That's what they said to Bonhoeffer. They said, stay in your little theological lane. Don't speak up for the Jews. And Bonhoeffer said no, if you do not speak up for the Jews, you have no right to worship God Bonhoeffer wrote that, he says, You have no right, keep your mouth shut. Do not praise the God who is the God of the Jews, and who appointed you as the church to be the voice for the voiceless. That is your job. And if you're not doing that, shut up, get in your prayer closet and get right with God, but do not pretend to say I have faith when the Lord sees you have no faith because you keep your mouth shut in the face of satanic evil. But the project but but the objections were the same. The objections were the same as they are today. They will say Romans 13 is supposed to be the governing authorities, right, you know, bow to Nebuchadnezzar, like whatever it is just like keep your mouth shut and just obey the governing theories are put in place by God, Romans 13. So it's very clear. Well, it's obviously not very clear. There's more of the Bible than Romans 13 One. And the fact is, if you're looking for an excuse, it's very convenient. You just saw Romans 13. Luther was big on Romans 13. And so all the German Lutherans were like that settled. Well, it was not settled. You need discernment. You need wisdom. What are what are we living through right now? The Lord calls us to take our faith into every single sphere imaginable. My hero Chuck Colson always used to quote, Abraham Kuyper, the Dutch theologian and every speech Chuck would give, he would quote Kuyper, Kuyper said, you know, about 120 years ago, Kuyper said, There's not one square inch of all creation, over which Jesus Christ who is sovereign does not say mine. Everything, politics, education, media, wherever you go, the Lord wants us to take him into those places. And that, to me, is what reformation is all about, right? It's like the leaven is supposed to go all the way through the lump. And so why did it take the church so long to discover this 15 centuries before Luther, in a sense, bring some of these ideas out into European culture? Why did it take 15 centuries? I don't know. We have to ask the Lord when we get there, Lord, why didn't that happen right away. But it didn't. The Lord lets these things work their way through history. Why did it take to Wilberforce at the end of the 18th century? To see from the scriptures like slavery is an abomination from the pit of hell. And if you're a Christian, you need to stand against this with all your might. And mein. Why did it take so long? Well, it might have taken a long time. But the point is, at some point, somebody got it, and somebody started talking about it. And there were always voices to say, no, no, shut up. You're wrong. You're wrong. That's political William Wilberforce. Don't be don't be, don't be political. Keep your faith private, from your from your politics. And the Lord doesn't make those distinctions. The devil makes those distinctions. And when people tell you, Oh, you're just being political, you know, that's like standing against slavery. And so he's really just being political. It's like, No, I'm commanded by my lord to stand up for those who have no voice. I'm commanded to stand up for the stranger. I'm commanded to speak the truth. So where do you get your idea that I'm supposed to keep my faith in this tiny little theological box? That's not a biblical idea. But it's out there in the culture. And so I remember getting this book in the mail from Zondervan by Andy Stanley basically making the case that if you're involved politically, it's divisive. And you're just a culture warrior. And you're now of course, if you're involved in the right stuff, he will have no criticism. But if you're involved, anything that might be pro Trump or pro liberty or or any of that stuff, it's like, you're being political, right? So I read the book, I forced myself to read the book, it's unpleasant, but it's at least short. And I thought to myself, and I want to be I want to be gracious in the sense and say that, I know that a lot of the folks like Andy Stanley, they're like, the German pastors in that day in the sense that many of them know not what they do. They have no idea so it's very easy for us to point the finger. You know, at some point, we have to point the finger and say That's wrong. That's bad. Teaching that's dark, it's leading America to hell. And it's going to make people suffer for whom Jesus died. If we the church do not rise up, the Lord has pointed us to rise up. But the point is that we have to understand that some of these people, they're just misguided. But the problem is, I then go on the Amazon web page for the book, and I see a big blurb from Jim Daly, a Focus on the Family promoting this book. And I thought the book is published by Zondervan. That's where we are ladies and gentlemen, people that I would think of as friends, or they used to be friends. And these are the kinds of people that you know, they are not openly serving the devil. They are just confused and misguided in going with the flow. Like many German pastors, they were just going with the flow. The question is, can we reach them? Before it's too late? Can we reach some of them? Before it's too late, I absolutely wrote this book, this short book, hoping to reach those who might be reached, we know some will never be reached, they don't want to be reached, they've got it all figured out. But there are many in the middle, that I believe might see the error of their ways and might see that their silence in the face of evil has been silenced in the face of evil. It's exactly the same as the silence of the German pastors in the face of evil. And some of them, I believe, will repent of their silence and say, Okay, now I'm going to speak up now in Germany. In Bonhoeffer his day, one of the heroes of my Bonhoeffer book is Martin de Mohler. Marni Miller was one of the ones who was going with the flow, he really believed that we don't need to speak against the Nazis. He was now he was a heroic World War One military hero, an incredible pastor and a big, powerful church, but he was deceived. And eventually, he saw that he was deceived. He had a meeting with Hitler, where Hitler basically told him, you know, going along with the theological script, right, Hitler says to him, you stick to your sermons. In other words, you stick to your little stupid little theological sermons in your little building on Sunday. But when you leave that building, you bow to the authority of the state, which is me, Adolf Hitler. That's when you know, oops, this is not going to go well. He is not really open to hearing the truth and I Martiny molar have made a mistake. So Martin e molar by God's grace woke up at that point, and he became a hero. But the problem is in Germany, when Martin D, Mueller woke up, it was too late. The church had been silent too long, the Nazis had been working hard to neutralize and silence the church. If the church wakes up, we're dead. So we'll keep doing whatever we need to do will bribe some of them will give them money will threaten them, you'll lose your job will shut you down, we'll do we'll do whatever we can do to neutralize the church and neutralize the church and at some point, it will be too late for them to speak up and that's what happened in Germany. I think of Gulliver being tied down by the little patients as the same picture right? You know, Gulliver, at any moment as he's sleeping, the little patients are tying him down with dental floss or whatever they're using. And if he had awakened at any point during this process, he would have ripped up the stakes and you know, crushed the Lilliputians. But if they can make sure that he continues to sleep while they're doing this, at some point, it's too late for him to get up, isn't it? That's what the Nazis did with the church in Germany. They told them what they wanted to hear. And they knew that we don't need to get everybody we just need to get enough German pastors and leaders to be silent and to do nothing. And at some point, we got them. Now so you understand the numbers because it's dramatically similar similar in this country in terms of the representatives in terms of the percentage. In Germany, there were 18,000 Protestant pastors, and about 3000 of them up, Hitler takes control in 33. So by 1935, the state the Nazis had so bullied, the churches and everyone that by 1935 of the 18,000 pastors, there were about 3000 Standing strong for the gospel standing with the barman declaration. I write about this all in the in the book letter to the American church. It's really amazing. 3000 stood strong. About 6000 had signed the barman declaration, but by the time you get to 1935, there had been enough bullying and badgering and arrests and whatever it is that it takes to intimidate people and some of you are very familiar with that I'm familiar with that. I've been ensued, you know, lost a lot of money. My whole YouTube channel was just destroyed because I dared to have on Naomi Wolf to discuss vaccine mandates. Can you imagine the United States of America having a conversation about the truth, but that's what we're dealing with today, right? Well, the Nazis did the same thing. And worse, they just said, this intimidate, intimidate. We're gonna we're gonna you know, what we'll send the Gestapo to knock down the doors at Mar a Lago? What do we have to do? Tell us what what do we have to do to weaponize the state to intimidate, intimidate. And by 1935, there are only 3000 of those 18,000 pastors willing to stand firmly. Now, on the other side of the 18,000, you have about 3000, that were totally pro Nazi. And we get that we have, you know, so called pastors in the church today that are 1,000% on board with cultural Marxism and the great reset and whatever it is that you know, the pit of hell is currently manifesting in our culture. But here's the key. And this is where I have the hope. In the middle. There were 12,000. Pastors, those 12,000 pastors, before we get to the hope, you got to get to the depressing part, it was those 12,000 pastors that did not take a stand with the 3000 heroes that enabled the evil to triumph. They said, well, we don't want to be political Romans 13. We don't want to take a stand for us. It's all about preaching the gospel. So we don't want to talk about you know, all of this divisive stuff, we just want to, we just want to preserve the opportunity to preach the gospel. Well, there's a chapter in the book called the idol of evangelism. Because there are times when the devil will use one of the greatest things to keep you from the greatest thing. The greatest thing is to speak God's truth as he calls you to speak it, to speak against whatever He calls you to speak. But some people say, Oh, no, I can't do that. I gotta have my quiet time right now. There's a, there's a girl being raked across the street, but you know what I'm going to do? I'm gonna pray. Who can argue with that? Right? Oh, you're gonna pray? Oh, okay. I'm going to do evangelism. Okay. Well, you understand that the subtle enemy of our souls will use any good thing, right? Oh, you're just about preaching the gospel just about gospel related issues? Well, what if the Lord says, Speak up for the Jews? And you're gonna lose some people in your congregation? What if the Lord says speak against the slave trade to William Wilberforce, most American Christians today would be like, I would be all over that I would stand with Bonhoeffer. And I would stand with William Wilberforce. And all you of course I would, but you are not doing it. Now. Right now you're being silent. And right now you are letting the 3000 Take all the heat, aren't you? And you're saying, we think we just got to keep our nose clean. We don't want to get in trouble. We want to be safe. We want to be nice. We want to go along with whatever. You know, if there's a vaccine mandate, we'll go along with that. We'll make our people take the dead baby vaccine. We don't have a problem with that. Romans 13. We just want to go along with the government. We're living in hard times, folks. You need to sermon and you need courage. But I'm here to tell you that what happened during the Reformation with Martin Luther Martin Luther had to make the case that it's by faith alone, right, we get that, right. It's by faith alone. It's not by works that were safe. We all get that right. But by the time you get to Bonhoeffer, Bonhoeffer is saying, this faith alone stuff has gone too far because faith. Faith, without works is dead. So even though it is by faith, you're saved, do you have faith? If you have faith, you will live it out. Your life will be a testimony to the fact that you know Jesus defeated death on the cross, you don't just give it lip service. So he wrote about cheap grace and cheap faith. When you say it's about faith, it's about faith, which is just a way to say like, I don't need to do anything. I can just sit on my hands. I'm gonna have my quiet time. Where's my highlighter? Where's my cup of coffee in the mug with a scripture verse on it? Because I don't really care about black people. I'll put the the black, you know, Lives Matter thing on my Facebook thing. I'll just, I'll just do whatever i i care, but I don't want to actually talk about the issues about how critical race theory is destroying black communities. I don't want to bring that up because I'm white. And you know, somebody might look at me funny. I don't want to talk about trans Gender because somebody might look at me funny, I have a neighbor who has a daughter who's got I don't want to offend them, folks, if you love the people for whom Jesus died, and if you trust that he defeated death on the cross, He will speak about these things, you will do what you can. We're not all called to be political activists. But the idea that Christian leaders particularly are misleading their flocks into silence is exactly out of the playbook of Bonhoeffer and the Nazis. It is exactly the same thing. The Lord is looking to his church now to stand against these evils. And if the church doesn't stand against these evils, trust me when I tell you, the Lord will blame the church. He is looking to his people, because his people are the ones who dare to claim, we believe he defeated death on the cross, we believe he rose from the grave, we're free. While the Lord says, Okay, if you believe that, you will live as though you believe that you can't just say you believe it. Because faith without works is dead is from the Scripture. And it's a warning to us. So we say, well, yeah, I believe, what do you believe, Oh, go to go to my church's website, there's a statement of faith. That's what I believe. That's called a fig leaf. You're not fooling anybody. If you're not living that out self sacrificially, the Lord can see, and the devil can see, and your neighbors can see, and your friends can see that. You're just talking, you don't really believe it. And the Lord will judge you on what you believe. Your real faith will save you. Your fake faith will not fool anyone and will not save you. So we have an opportunity to live out our faith in an extraordinary moment right now. And I believe the Lord has allowed these satanic things to happen in the last few years to wake up his people. And I believe largely as a result of heroes, like Rob McCoy, and other pastors that dare to invite me to their pulpits that we have hope. And there are people watching online or like they used to go to that, you know, dead Lutheran Church or wherever they used to go, and they don't go there anymore. Well, I do want to say to you, I hope some of you can think of a pastor who might be reached by my book, because they're out there, they need bucking up, they need to hear what we're hearing here. They need to know that maybe I got this wrong. Maybe I can repent, maybe I can be part of what God is doing today. I often think I know I write about it in the book that the idea of, let's say, somebody, you know, strings, a high wire across Niagara Falls and says, you know, to the crowd, does anybody believe that can walk across that? Maybe he's like, yes, yes, we believe that we believe it. And he pulls out a wheelbarrow, anybody believe I can? I can push the wheelbarrow across the crowd? You know, we'd also Yeah, absolutely. Go Go for it. And he but I believe I can I can push the window with a heavy load in it. Absolutely. Go ahead. And he's like you, sir, you believe I can do it? Yes. Get in the wheelbarrow. It's easy to say I believe. If you really believe you will live it out. God can see whether you really believe by how you behave. And we haven't heard this a lot in the American church or the American church we talked about, it's about faith. It's about faith. It's about faith. Well, I'm here to tell you, that's not scriptural, folks. Okay, if your faith is real, you're saved by your real faith. But if your faith is cheap faith, or the grace you believe in is cheap. Grace. Bonhoeffer wrote about that in cost of discipleship, cheap grace is not grace. If you understood what Jesus did to die for you, because He loves you, it transforms your life and the Lord is inviting us to live into that faith. He's saying, I want to see you get in the wheelbarrow, I want you to trust me, or to put me to the test and say, Okay, Lord, I'm gonna give up my job. I'm not going to get the vaccine, I'm gonna do whatever you call me to do, because I know that if you are who you say you are, you can get me another job. You can take care of my family, you love me. Now, I don't mean put the Lord to the test the way the Scripture says, Don't put the Lord your God to the test. But I'm saying that the Lord expects us to depend on him to lean on him to trust Him with our future. So for pastors who are worried about losing the congregation, who called you to that pulpit in the first place, was that a job that you you wriggled your way to get? Or did the Lord call you to that pulpit? Who put the people in the pew to hear what God was saying through you? Which was that you and your wisdom and your sophistry, or did the Lord do that if the Lord did that, when you speak what he calls you? to speak, he will fill your church. And if he doesn't fill your church we're supposed to trust the Lord with everything. And again, just to repeat, he defeated death on the cross. So if somebody says, Well, you know, if you don't tow the line will kill you. You know your response, if you believe, actually believe would be Haha, you can't kill me He defeated death on the cross, I will never die. We're supposed to know a lot of people kind of say, well, I hope I hope it's true. If you hope it's true, I rebuke you. You need to know the Lord wants you if you want to know what is His Will it is his will that you know that he defeated death, that you know that nothing more wonderful could ever happen to you than you would see him face to face. Now, today, tomorrow, whenever he calls you, there can be nothing greater than that we have been so coddled and blessed in America, that we kind of think Well, now it's kind of okay here. I'm not ready for that yet. I get that folks. But we need to live in that kind of faith, the kind of faith that says there is nothing more glorious than the reality of eternal life with Him. And by the way, he gives us an opportunity to start living at life. Now. If by faith were seated with Him in heavenly places, now, while we're still here, and if he hasn't translated you in the glory, it means he has a job for you here and now to live that kind of faith here and now. And that is the heroic call to which God calls his church will we hear his cry to his church, some are waking up, you know, there's a remnant by God's grace, because of churches like this and others, a remnant that is waking up in there plenty people that haven't been to churches for years, that when they see this kind of muscular Christianity, they go, you know, I can get behind that kind of Christianity. They're not afraid of speaking truth. It's not namby pamby kind of emasculated pseudo gospel, it seems real to me, those people seem to understand we're dealing with evil, we're in a spiritual war. And there's something there's something attractive about that, folks, that leads to revival. If you care about evangelism, it's not about keeping your mouth shut on hot topics. It's about opening your mouth on those hot topics and delivering the heart of God on those hot topics, and seeing how people say, finally, where have you been? Where have you been all these years? It says in the scripture, there's a parable, you know, the parable of the talents, right? I think it's a parable for us today. There's also a chapter in the book on the parable of the talents, because it's so counterintuitive. The idea is that this master has some servants, right. And these are not like, you know, they're not sweeping up around the house kind of servants. These are like major people in his kingdom or in his world. And he entrusted each of them with a ton of money, a talent is a ton of money, right? He says, I'm going on a long trip. So here, you get, you know, 1.1 million, and you get 700,000. And you get a 200,000. And I'll be back in a year. Now, if you love your master, he say, Well, I'm going to do unto him as he would do unto as I would have others do unto me. So I want to take this money, I know I can make a lot of money. With the money he's given me, I want to bless him. So I'm going to take it, and I'm going to do what I can in the markets to try to increase the money now that comes with risk. You might lose the money. But if you love your Master, you're like, Well, I'm going to try if it was my money, I would try. So I'm going to try, I'm gonna go out there do what I can do. So the one with five towns, the one with three towns, they, they tried to do something with it, and they're successful. But the one who has been given one talent, basically, in his mind, he's thinking, You know what? I don't like my master. I think he's a bum. I don't really want to stick my neck out for him. And by the way, I think if I lose the money, if I try to do some of them lose it, he's just gonna whack me because he's just, he's just a religious killjoy. He's just looking for me to make a mistake. He doesn't love me. Now, this is the question, what God do we worship? We worship the God that looks at our heart and wants to see us go for it. And even if we screw up, he says, I love you I see your heart, or are we religious? And are we playing it safe and saying it's all about staying out of trouble? It's about not saying anything wrong. Don't tweet anything unkind at 3am because that's really the ultimate judge of a man's character. Not if he's a warrior for truth, or for the unborn or for the nation, or against Marxist tyranny. We don't we, you know, we don't care about that. If you are worshipping the God that is just looking for you to make a little mistake, you're actually worshipping the devil I hate to tell you because that's who the devil is. The God of the Bible is like Aslan, in the Narnia Chronicles. He's wild. He's not tame. But he is good. And when we think about the goodness of God, we're not talking about a safe goodness, he's not sweet. He's not a kitty cat. He's Aslan, the lion, of the tribe of Judah. And he calls us to the battle, and he loves us. But there are many Christians who they don't know that God, they're worried about saying the wrong thing about being a little too, in politic about being perceived funny, so they're careful. And we have a lot of pastors that they're careful. They're being religious, they don't understand God calls us to a wildness to a battle, for his sake, to speak for those who have no voice. The church is the conscience of the state. And if the church is silent, when these evil things are happening, folks, do you not think the Lord will judge his church who has no excuse? I'm here to remind you, that's what happened in Germany. In Germany, they were quiet, and quiet and quiet. And by time some of them woke up. It was too late. I believe the Lord gave us the story of Bonhoeffer. And the example of what happened to that great nation that had the incredibly powerful church, culturally speaking, they had the power to stand against the Nazis. And they said, Not yet. Not yet. I'm not ready to get political, let the other let the hotheads, bring it up, let them go to jail, let Simone gold, go to jail, I don't care. Let them take the heat. I'm just gonna stand here and wait till it all blows over. Folks. That's not That's not the Lord. That's not the Lord, we need to understand. The Lord calls us to live out our faith, with our whole being and to show him by our actions that we know him, we love Him, we trust him. And we want to live for him. With everything we have, I am convinced that if a holy remnant is awakened, which I see happening by God's grace, and there are many, many, many others, still asleep, or beginning to wonder, beginning to look around and think are things bad enough now that I maybe I should speak up, maybe I should talk about politics, maybe the satanic Marxist atheists taking over America, maybe what they're doing is going to harm all kinds of people. And God is going to say, what did you do to the least of these? Did you speak up against it? Or did you just say, well, that's not my business, Lord, I want to stay in my religious lane. The Lord doesn't call you to stay in your religious lane. There's no such thing. The enemy calls you to stay in your religious line. I just have to say that we are. Again, we're in a season, where we talk a lot about theology, we talk a lot about faith. The Lord tells us again, and again and again in various ways. But through that scripture, Faith without works is dead. We are called to live out our faith, self sacrificially. And a lot of times in the evangelical church, we forget about character, right? We say Do you believe you believe you believe Okay, well, you're a bum, you cheat your business people and you're, you're kind of like, you would cheat on your wife if you had the chance and you were to, but But you believe so you're saved by grace. That's really not biblical folks. The Lord says, He cares what you do. You might be saved by grace and by faith, but then he looks at your life and says, Okay, now you get it. Are you ready to live for me between now and when I see you face to face? Are you ready to give it all? That's why I died on the cross for you. That's why I rose from the dead, to enable you to live out your faith utterly for such a time as this and you will see things glorious things happen. What are the last scriptures in the Bible, it might be the second scripture in Revelation it says, He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. He who overcomes but the cowardly. The cowardly, can you imagine the Lord is saying, I've given you enough of my life and my son in my word. To let you know that you have no excuse in being cowardly. A lot of people say well, I'm just cowardly by nature will look says no, no. It's like saying you're an adulterer by nature. You're well, let me tell you something I have come to give you the ability to live your life in the right way. And the first thing that he says, the cowardly, we are called to courage. It's not extra credit Christianity. We are called to heroism and courage. And Revelation 21. Seven says, but the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable murderer is sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. That's unbelievable, folks. The Lord is begging us to take him at his word. He is begging us to live courageously in the moment to stop pretending somebody told you you're only supposed to speak on gospel related issues. Truth is a gospel related issue. If the Church will arise now, and live this way, you will inspire untold people to do the same thing. If you will live this way, you will inspire people who don't know Jesus to want to know Jesus because they're dying to know, where do you get that courage from? Are you crazy? Or is it true? What they say? This is I believe in opportunity for the church. I don't know which way it's gonna go. But I don't believe the Lord called me to write this book. And I believe he called pastors like Rick and Rob and so many others to stand at this time for nothing. I believe God has a plan for this nation, to reach the whole world with his gospel. And there's nothing more extraordinary. There's nothing more extraordinary than that we would get to be a part of that. And we would get to share this with others and that the Lord would use us in bringing reformation so that the world would not talk about believing in Jesus, but would live out that faith in Jesus so that it would be so attractive that millions and millions and millions and millions would get saved if you care about evangelism. Live your faith. God bless you.    

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Like the Stars in the Sky

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 1:30


It's easy to miss the wonders of the universe … and of life … even when you're surrounded by it. Jim Daly shares why seeing the wonders of life requires us to stop and open our eyes to it all.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Moral Realignment

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 1:30


Humanity's potential for brutality and evil is astonishing. Jim Daly explains why only when we believe in something or Someone that transcends us can we fulfill our God-given potential.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Love Isn't Self-Sustaining

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 1:30


Couples often assume their love is self-sustaining – that is, it will take care of itself. Jim Daly explains why you have to invest in your relationship, or your love will die.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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All of us hit a wrong note at some point in our lives. Jim Daly explains why sheer determination is often the only way to overcome tough circumstances.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Take Care of the Little Things

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 1:30


Do you know what integrity looks like? Jim Daly explains why it can be hard to spot because it's usually found in small, everyday choices.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Not Worth the Cost

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 1:30


Some things in life aren't worth what they cost in the long run. Jim Daly shares a humorous story with an important lesson about a baseball fan who spent a small fortune to catch a foul ball.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

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Ripples of Influence

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 1:30


Jim Daly explains why your commitment to your child's emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being is never “just about today.” It's about all of their tomorrows as well.Support family ministry: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/panele?refcd=1456101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/