Devotionals

This short series of devotionals is more than a glimpse into who God is. It is also a window into how knowing certain aspects of His character can change the lives of people who love Him.

Welcome to 78:4 Season 2

The journey continues. In Season 2, we'll dig deeper into a life dedicated to Christ. What happens when you trust God for ridiculously big things? Is prayer powerful? Is there life in forgiveness? Plus, we've got a surprise or two up our sleeves for you. So please join us.

A woman forgives the unforgivable. A man walks hopefully into an impossible situation. A couple sees their marriage grow stronger decade after decade. When God is in the center of your life, there's no limit to how fantastic, victorious, and joyful your life can be. The folks you'll hear from this season have experienced it. You can too. 

 

 


Your back is up against the wall. Everything is against you. And you don't have a prayer - at least that's the way it seems. In today's episode, we'll hear from three people who have learned firsthand that nothing can stop God from doing what He wants to do. 

 

Don Mansfield "Albanian Beach Boys" 3:38 – 9:33

Esther Cowan "If I Go God Goes" 10:44 – 15:21

Steve Douglass "Farfetched Faith" 17:53 - 24:30 

 

 

When God Says No

"When God says "no" to us He never stops loving. His "no" is never cruel or petty or haphazard. His good purposes cannot be thwarted." 

 

Knowing God Better

"I have always believed in God, but I had no idea I could know God like this. Thank you!!"

 

Hidden Forces in Fasting

"Be on guard! What challenges are you facing currently? What do you want to see God do about them? What is distracting you from dealing with them? It may be that you are going through a hard time or want to be ready when you do. Either way, regular prayer and fasting are two things you can do to help."

 

Making Your Life Count

Steve Douglass' radio ministry


Life is hard, and the world is intolerably cruel. There comes a point where many of us would like to quit - quit our jobs, our responsibilities, our marriages. But for the Christian, there are significant benefits to staying in the race. 

 

Gordon Klenck  03:07 - 08:31

Sherry Slaughter  10:19 - 14:26

John & Wendy Beckett  17:19 - 23:21

 

 

Run To Win

"They tell me playing halfheartedly not to lose, instead of playing wholeheartedly to win, is the fastest way to defeat. And in the Christian life, halfhearted efforts instead of wholehearted obedience leads to defeat."

 

10 Basic Steps To Christian Maturity

"Satan is the enemy of our soul. His mission is to keep us from being effective and fruitful in our witness. But although he wields great power, Satan can never defeat us if we are completely yielded and obedient to Christ."

 

5 Qualities For Thriving In A Hostile Culture

"As our society and culture become increasingly hostile toward Christianity, here are five spiritual qualities that become especially important." 

 


Feel like you don't have a prayer? You're in luck. You're at your strongest when prayer is all you have. And your prayers today can influence generations to come. 

 

Dana Russo  2:38 – 7:36

Carol Nordman  9:28 – 12:59

John Beckett  15:20 - 19:21

 

 

What's the Difference Between a Wish and a Prayer?

"Prayer isn't just a sentiment, it is communication. " 

 

Why is Prayer So Hard?

"We have this powerful, superior weapon, and yet we don't always use it. We are able to communicate with our Creator, but we don't. We don't pray. Because prayer is hard."

 

Prayer Starter Kit

"Some call it talking to God. Some call it listening to Him. If you're ready to explore Prayer, here's how to begin."

 

 

 


Perspective - the way you look at life - will make all the difference in how you live. As the great boxer, Muhammad Ali said, "Often, it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out; it's the little pebble in your shoe." Today we'll hear from three people who have seen the difference a proper perspective makes in their lives.

 

Jim Green  3:25 – 9:42

Bob Tiede  14:24 – 17:23

Judi Utley  19:17 - 21:14

 

 

 

Ed Sheeran's Beautiful Perspective

"In many ways, you must fight your true identity in order to fit in and be accepted by others." 

 

When Our Issues Become Bigger Than Our God

"Life is full of risks. As we acknowledge and accept the earthly risks associated with trusting and following Jesus in all of the issues of life, we will more deeply understand the need for the eyes of our hearts to be opened to behold our great God."

 

Obeying God Even When We Don't Feel Like It

"It is only as my view of Him increases that I will be more able to view my issues with a proper perspective."

 

 

 



Have you ever been betrayed by your friends? Has your boss ever mistreated you? Did you want to fight back? Or run? That would be a natural response, but that's not what God wants. Today, we'll see how Josh McDowell and Bill Bright discovered the key to dealing with painful relationships.

 

Bill Bright, Josh McDowell, Bailey Marks, Sr., Judy Douglass, and Ted Martin.

 


Loving By Faith (part of The Transferable Concepts) 

"Love is the greatest thing in the world — the greatest privilege and power known to man. 

 

 


A grudge is a terrible burden to bear,  but forgiveness is liberating and life-giving. But what if the wounds are too great? What if the pain goes too deep? Is forgiveness even possible? Today, we'll hear from three people who found life and freedom in forgiving someone who had caused them life-shattering pain. 

 

Josh McDowell  2:29 – 8:25

Gladys Hillman  11:50 – 19:01

Lin Smith    20:25 - 29:02

 

 

I Couldn't Forgive Myself

"It was like a great weight had lifted off of my shoulders. 

 

What It Means to Forgive

"Forgiveness is incredibly powerful. If it could be bottled, a daily dose would probably save a lot of marriages. But what, exactly, does it mean to forgive? What are the "active ingredients"? How do we learn to forgive?"

 

How You Can Experience God's Love and Forgiveness

"The fact is, He has forgiven you. You simply need to claim His forgiveness and believe His promise. And what a promise it is:

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us (Psalm 103:11,12)."

 


Is God calling you to make a difference in this world? Have you ever tried to serve Him, but when you did, it all fell apart? Well, don't give up. You'll be amazed at how in control God is in every situation. 

 

Don Mansfield  3:14 – 10:03

Bob Tiede  12:14– 16:38

David & Lynda Pendleton  18:29 - 24:03

 

 

How Do I Know God's Will?

"Sure, God was concerned with what decision we would make. But most of all we sensed God saying, 'Continue to walk with Me, abide in Me, love Me. Then you guys make a decision and keep going.'"

 

The 10 Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity

"Jesus said, 'The one who obeys me is the one who loves me...' (John 14:21, TLB). In other words, He measures our love for Him by the extent and genuineness of our obedience to Him. As we obey, He promises He will reveal Himself to us."

 

Opportunities

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