At the start of the new week, we paused to take a moment to honor our veterans and their families for Memorial Day. Kurt opened the phones lines up and gave our callers a chance to share their stories of family members, living and dead, who have given years of their lives to protect the freedom of this nation. In these challenging times, this show is a great reminder that there are still people willing to stand up and be counted so that the rest of us can continue to live in freedom.
Does your spouse ever do something that just drives you CRAZY? !! As we wind down the end of the week Kurt and our callers share some interesting and of couse amusing stories of the things their spouses do that really send them over the edge sometimes. We're ending the week with a smile on our faces, c'mon and join the fun!
On this edition of Kurt Goff Live, Kurt and our callers discuss a story about a pregnant girl at a Chrisitian school and what same was a too drastic step by school leaders regarding her ability to walk with her class. There are many different views on this issue and Kurt and our callers explore them with honesty and biblical truth. Along the way we hear from seveal women who know someone or who faced this same challenge in their youth. This is a challenging and thought provoking discussion that you will not want to miss.
Out of some of the worst experiences and choices of our lives can come the most powerful message of how God moved and worked, changed and remade us through those experiences. In other words, the message that comes out of our mess. That's what Kurt and our callers delved into on this program. Along the way we experienced God moving in special, powerful ways in the lives of two callers as He used Kurt and our listeners to bring comfort, wisdom and encouragement to their particular situations.
How often do you think about the pressures and responsibilites on the pastor of your church? This week Moody Bible Institute is hosting its yearly Pastor's Confrence. That event is the springboard for what turned out to be a enriching conversation on the the pressures that our pastors live with as they try to faithfully serve God and His people, the unfair expectations that we put on these men and the way some of us react when they don't do what we want them to do. Some of our callers also addressed our responsibilities as the body to our part in service to each other and in support of our pastors. There is great wisdom in this converastion that we all would do well to contemplate.
The story of a 88 year old retired pastor who finished a life long goal is the springboard for this conversation about the importance of finishing what we start in life. Kurt and our callers explore this topic especially in light of the goals that God sets before His people and whether or not we are doing all that he has planned for us to do in our time here. Along the way you will hear some wonderful and inspiring stories to encourage and help you finish what you started.
It is not something we like to talk about but it is something that sadly goes on in churches around the country. Church hurt. We recently got a phone call on the show from a man who said that because of being hurt by people in his church, he has walked away from the faith. That phone call and a follow up letter from another listener who experienced the same thing, led Kurt to end the week on this very painful but necessary topic with the hope that we can both shed light and provide comfort who have traveled down this very difficult road. And to help all of us to be mindful of our words and actions with one another as we worship and serve in the body of Christ.
There is always a lesson to be learned through the mistakes that we make in our lives. Kurt and our callers share the wisdom they have gained as they share their mistakes and past failures with us. As Kurt encourages during the program, get yourself something to write with because there is a whole lot of wisdom and life experience in this program.
This show is another example of how God can, and often does direct the way show works. We start out with a conversation about the challenges of being a step-parent. During the second half of the show we change our focus to deal breakers for dating and it was a phone call in that conversation that prompted one of our listeners in Florida to call in, on her wedding day, to tell share with us some sad news. From that point on the Lord reached into her heart and life through the callers of the show and we saw God's people reach out in love and compassion to a sister in need. It is a powerful moment that you will not want to miss!
We all know that there is great power in words, whether written or spoken. Kurt and our callers explore the challenges of that concept for each of us in a conversation that challenges us to think before we hit send on that scathing email we are about to send or speak those words that may do more damage than good to someobody else's life.
This program is a perfect example of what Kurt means when he says that he holds the plans for each show loosely, always ready for God to change the direction of the conversation as he sees fit. That's exactly what happened when our original topic was changed by the first call we recieved. Kurt sensing the Lord's leading opened up the phones for a discussion on times when God frustrates our plans for a greater good or purpose. During the course of the show we heard some really inspiring stories of how people grew in their understanding and deepened in their faith as they learned to trust God with the direction of their lives. If things aren't going the way you planned, perhaps the Lord has some encouragement for you on this edition of Kurt Goff Live.
It is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the nation. Over the last few decades it has gone from an obscure practice to be highlighted on tv shows and comercials. It is yoga. But the actions of one church in Wales are shining the light on the origins of yoga and whether or not Christians should be practicing something that is rooted in Hindu worship of false gods. Kurt and our callers explore the nuances of this very challenging topic on this week ending edition of Kurt Goff Live.
A question from a listener gave Kurt and our listeners to share some practical advice and hard earned wisdom regarding how to handle your finances as a believer. Our callers shared stories of their struggles and the what they have learned about waitng on God, managing what He has given them and making sacrifices for later benefits.
Everybody loves getting gifts, right? But have you ever gotten a gift that you didn't want? We're not talking about that ugly lamp or those embarrasing bermuda shorts. We're talking about an unexpected challenge in your life that the Lord allowed, that you didn't want but later discovered was a blessing in disguise. Kurt and our callers share their stories of how they learned to value the gift that God gave them that they didn't want but turned out to be a blessing, a new opportunity, or way to deepen their faith that they never would have expected.
Being a parent is a blessing but it comes with a lot of hard times as well. That challenge is multiplied when you are single parent and the full burden falls on your shoulders. But for those who rely on the Lord they find help and strength to do what has to be done. On this edition of the show, Kurt and our callers talk about the challenges and rewards of walking with God as a single parent and the lessons they have learned along the way.