Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team celebrates Freedom Friday in some very cool ways. Naperville native, Gracelyn Sorrell joined us in studio to talk about her time in pornography addiction as well as her freedom she found in Christ. We also welcomed Vertical Worship into studio to talk about our worship night on Moody Bible Institute's campus on August 24th. Give it a listen by clicking below.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we talk about the devastating affect of pornography addictions both in the church and in culture. We asked you, The Boom Crew, to share with us if you had struggled with it in the past and what helped you find victory over it? There are still so many out there who are sitting in it and need help. It is a hard topic to be open about, but we believe your honesty today helped bring others to victory.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about body image and being content with what you look like. A recent poll finds that a shocking 67% of men struggle with their body image. This problem is usually culturally viewed as a problem for women and women only, but now we know that this is a problem for everyone. We asked you, the Boom Crew, what truth from God's word gave you comfort in insecurity? Whenever we are downcast, we can always look to the truth of God to find comfort and rest.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about a very unique group of people called "nones". "Nones" are those who do not align with any kind of religious affiliation. The team looks into why these people tend to stay away from the church and what we can do to bring them into it. What do you think the church could be doing to welcome some of these people and bringing them to the Gospel?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about a variety of crazy statistics that may surprise you. Kaben Clauson, Karl's son, came in to share with us some of the statistics he has gathered from his new phone app, True Public. Take a listen to our showcast and let us know what you think.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about what it means to be free. Any Christian can say and rejoice in the fact that they are free, but it may be more confusing to those who don't know Him. There are those that say, "I am already free, how do I need Christ?" To truly be free in Christ, we have to recognize that without Him, we are slaves to sin. When did you first realize you were a slave to sin?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the meaning of the word "Hallelujah". Hallelujah is two hebrew words put together to create the phrase "Praise God". It is a call to action to praise the one and only Yahweh. So, what are you praising God for today?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the real meanings of blessings. In the ESV translation of the New Testament, there is 112 references to the word "blessed" and in those moments, the word is not referring to physical prosperity. God absolutely blesses us with the possessions that we have, but "blessed is used for something greater in the New Testament. In almost every use of the word, the one using it is referring to some sort of hardship or position of humility. It is in the midst of hardship and humility that we can feel fulfilled and that is only because of God. When we turn to Him in our hurt, He blesses us with His loving presence. How have you been blessed by God in the midst of hurt?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about coming together with other believers in fellowship. This isn't just sitting around, hanging out and watching a movie with other believers, but rather something so much more important. Fellowship is a patnership between two or more who have Christ at the center of that time together. It is a mission to be able to grow with, encourage, and pray for one another. If Christ is the primary bond that connects a group in time of fellowship, the level of joy and beauty is unbelievable.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about devotionals and the awesome things that can be learned from them. Maybe you haven't spent a whole lot of time in God's Word. Maybe you have and you are struggling to find something fresh. Devotionals can help you get on track in your relationship with God. They may even spur you on to reading scripture on your own. If you are looking for growth in your relationship with God, pick up a devotional to help you take your next step.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the freedom that comes from the revealing of the Holy Spirit. Before we know Christ, we have a veil over our eyes. There are truths that we cannot see or understand until we have accepted Him into our hearts. Yet, when we come to know Jesus, the Holy Spirit will gradually lift that veil, giving us more truth and exciting us all the way there. What truth did the Holy Spirit reveal to you that you wouldn't have seen otherwise?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the freedom that comes from conversation with God. As believers, we have complete access to be able to talk to God whenever we want about whatever is on our hearts. Sometimes we need to experience breakthrough in our lives, and our prayers to God are what start the movement. What have you asked God for, and He delivered more than you could've imagined?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we are talking about the freedom that the Word of God can bring to a life. All morning, listeners called in to share a passage of scripture they can use for every day. The Bible may have been written thousands of years ago, but it is still relevant and usefull today. What passage in the Bible can you incorperate into your daily routine?
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