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October 2014
October 30, 2014

What does it mean to be "courteous"? We think of courtesy in terms of having good manners-opening the door for someone, saying please and thank-you. But the Bible has a far broader definition. Hear what the Scripture say on "courtesy" in today's program. You've Got a Friend


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 29, 2014

The laws outlined in Exodus 22:16-23 show the value God places on human dignity and respecting people. The desire for dignity and significance creates opportunities and needs in our relationships with our spouses. Discover how two people who are different can learn to live together in harmony in today's program. True Love Libertates


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 28, 2014

"Honor your father and mother"—Exodus 20:12—is a more complicated command than it seems. After all, true honor comes as the result of being honorable. When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, He placed the responsibility of honor upon the children.  The children are challenged to honor parents unconditionally. But a close observation reveals that parents are expected to live by the other nine commandments. If they do, they are indeed worthy of such honor. The challenge to contemporary parents is that we will so live our lives that we will be worthy of our children's honor and thus our children will find it easy to honor us. Are You Honorable?

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 27, 2014

God was committed to making Israel a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. God did not withdraw His covenant when Israel refused to obey His commands. The fact is, however, that the people of Israel could not enjoy the benefits of God's covenant if they did not cooperate with Him. God's covenant promises were unconditional. Becoming Covenant Partners

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 24, 2014

When Moses took a suggestion from his father-in-law, Jethro, he revealed his own maturity. So how do you react when in-laws offer you suggestions? Taking Good Advice

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 23, 2014

God's calling put Moses on a collision course with his past. Note God's words in Exodus 6:11: "Go back to Pharaoh." The journey to Egypt would be a homecoming for Moses, which would no doubt make it all the more difficult for him. Blessed Assurance

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 22, 2014

To say Moses was at a crossroads is an understatement. The assignment God gave him was a heavy burden for anyone to bear. Honoring Your In-Laws

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 21, 2014

The Hebrew midwives risked their lives to save the baby boys in their care. They weighed the benefits of choosing the "safe" alternative against the consequences of doing what they knew to be wrong, and they chose to do the right thing, no matter what the cost. Their courageous decision, recorded in Exodus 1, is proof of a legacy that continues to this day. The Risks of Integrity

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 20, 2014

One important thing the Egyptians correctly understood was that grief takes time. Genesis 50:3 tells us that the people of Egypt mourned seventy days for Jacob when he died. Grieving together or helping your spouse grieve is an inevitable part of marriage. Losses will come, and when they do, how can you help each other grieve and ward off depression? Grieving Together

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 17, 2014

After Joseph revealed himself to his brothers, he asked a pressing question, "Is my father still alive?" Though he had been separated from his aging father for decades, Joseph felt deep, genuine concern for his dad. He issued a quick, urgent invitation to Jacob: "Come down to me immediately! ... I will take care of you!" he exclaimed in Genesis 45. Honoring Our Parents

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 16, 2014

Joseph could have tried to justify an affair with Potiphar's wife. We can imagine that he felt isolated from his family, abandoned by his God, adrift and lonely. Yet rather than seeking shallow, mindless comfort in the arms of Potiphar's wife,  Joseph chose to literally run from sexual temptation. His choice, recorded in Genesis 39, reflects not only respect for God and Potiphar but also a high view of the sanctity of sex. The Sanctity of Sex

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 15, 2014

Jacob's pack of boys illustrates sibling rivalry in its ugliest form. Genesis 37 records, "But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn't say a kind word to him" Jacob's overt favoritism for Joseph created this ugly dynamic. We see clearly in this dysfunctional family the hazards of favoritism in parenting. The Dangers of Favoritism

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 14, 2014

Jacob had wounded his brother, Esau, deeply. So deeply he feared Esau would kill him. So Jacob fled. But Genesis 33 gives us a dramatic portrait of what happens when the wounded one chooses to forgive. The Choice to Forgive

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 13, 2014

Evidence that God speaks the love language of physical touch is seen throughout the Bible. Genesis 32 finds Jacob wrestling with the messenger of God. Jacob held on to him and pleaded for a blessing. The mysterious figure did indeed bless Jacob, but first “touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket.” Jacob understood he was having an encounter with God, as evidenced by his words, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.” It was a turning point in his life. The Touch of God

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 10, 2014

For self-preservation, Abraham lied to Abimelech, claiming Sarah was his sister, not his wife (see Genesis 20). For self-preservation, Isaac lied to Abimelech, claiming Rebekah was his sister, not his wife (see Genesis 26). For personal gain, Jacob lied to his father, Isaac, claiming he was Esau in order to steal the firstborn’s blessing (see Genesis 27). Legacy of Lies

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 8, 2014

When 90 year old Sarah was told she and her husband Abraham were about to have a son, she commented in Genesis 18, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?” Sarah is reflecting here not on the miracle-child but to the physical pleasure of sex. She is old—but not too old to recall this pleasurable experience of sex. Pleasure

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 7, 2014

James 2:23 refers to Abraham as a friend of God: “‘Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.’ He was even called the friend of God.” A Friend of God

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 6, 2014

Conflict was smoldering, ready to ignite into a wildfire. In Genesis 13, we read that Abram’s and Lot’s flocks had grown so numerous that the land could not support all the animals. As a result, herdsman from both flocks were bickering. But Abram squelched the fire when he humbly approached Lot and allowed him to choose the lush, fertile land for himself. The Fires of Conflict

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 3, 2014

You know, after Adam and Eve sinned, God meted out a distinct punishment to each. God’s judgment upon Eve, found in Genesis 3, was related to pain in childbirth. God’s judgment on Adam was that thorns and thistles were to make the process of farming more difficult. His and Hers

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 2, 2014

The human heart cries out for companionship. We humans are social creatures. God Himself said of Adam in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” A Deep Union

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


October 1, 2014

Marriage is partnership, not ownership. Genesis 1:26-31 reminds us that a wife is not a trophy to be won through courtship and then displayed on the wall for all to observe, like a prized ten-point buck. Nor is a husband meant to be tamed into some handsome, pliant provider figure. The loving husband views his wife as a partner. She is not a person to be dominated and controlled to satisfy his own desires. She is a person to be known and from whom he can learn. Marriage as Partnership

Featured: The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 2014
September 29, 2014

The idea that the eternal God desires to spend quality time with His creatures is one aspect of faith unique to Christianity. Listen today as Gary Chapman explains that God is with us. God with Us


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 26, 2014

The dialects of praise are many because praise is not a matter of form; it is a matter of the heart. The reading of liturgies, which may become ritualistic to someone who has repeated them for thirty years, can be like fresh water to a young person who has never heard them. Listen as Gary Chapman shares the power of singing a new song. A New Song


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 24, 2014

This theme of human worth carries throughout Scripture. God made people “only a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor” (Hebrews 2:7). Even God’s rules illustrate how God the Father “loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:1). All the specific commands in both the Old and New Testaments affirm our worth, flow from His love, and direct us toward a higher goal. Listen today as Gary Chapman explains what the Bible has to say about human's worth to God. Human Worth


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 23, 2014

Join today's program to hear Gary Chapman explain how marital conflicts are inevitable, but arguing is an option—an unhealthy option.Arguing is an Option


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 22, 2014

What would our marriages look like if we truly abided by John’s counsel: “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions” (1 John 3:18)? Listen today as Gary Chapman gives advice on what love in action can look like. Love in Action


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 19, 2014

It is easy to identify and catalog your mate’s sins, but far more important is the act of acknowledging and confessing your own sins. To begin, simply ask, “Lord, what are my faults?” That is a prayer God will answer. Join today as Gary Chapman talks about cleansing from God. Cleansing


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 18, 2014

As a couple, the challenge is to work together and devise the best strategy for providing for your family. Your goal isn’t just to pay the bills, but to also create a loving, caring, and nurturing atmosphere that allows your family to grow together and in their walk with Christ. Join today as Gary Chapman takes a look at how God provides for our needs. Our Provider


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 17, 2014

Are men and women equal in value? Yes! Both males and females were made in the image of God and are of equal value. Does equality mean they are identical? No. They have differences, but differences do not suggest deficiencies. Join in today as Gary Chapman shares how a husband and wife need to be equal partners. Equal Partners


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


September 16, 2014

When we fail our marriage partners, we also fail God, for we were commanded to “show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart” (1 Peter 1:22). Listen today as Gary Chapman explains the importance of owning personal failures to your spouse and to God. Owning Our Failures


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman