On Wednesdays, we open our phones to you! Dr. Michael Rydelnik tackles the questions you have about the OId Testament, New Testament, your spiritual life, and Biblical/Jewish culture. It's all fair game! Call or text to 800-969-9467.
Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. This year's theme is LOVE ONE ANOTHER, from John 13:34. Today we'll learn the strategy of group prayer, and our special guests today will share how you can get involved in your city, or right from home! Matt Barnes, Volunteer Chaplain to the Statehouse, and Pam Russel, Women's Ministry Director, both serve our political leaders through Public Servants Prayer.
Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately.
Chaplain Matthew Barnes is blessed to have an incredible Christian heritage. Growing up in a pastor’s family, he was taught the importance of ministering to others. Matthew’s father is the pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana, and Matthew is a missionary sent out of HBC. Matthew worked for several years bi-vocationally with a desire to go into full-time ministry. In the fall of 2004, after listening to a sermon on praying for political leaders, God placed a burden on Matthew's heart to begin a ministry in the Indiana Statehouse. A short time later, he founded Public Servants' Prayer. God has provided Matthew with incredible opportunities to lead Bible Studies, Chapel Services, Annual Statehouse Prayer Services, Prayer Breakfasts, and Pastors’ Statehouse Days. These events, combined with faithful interaction within the capitol community, have opened many doors for sharing the Good News and testimonies of God’s faithfulnes.
Pam was born and raised in rural England and came to live in the States by way of love and military marriage. Pam and her husband served in the military chapel wherever they were stationed, ministering to military singles and spouses. Pam has served as a chaplain in ministry to incarcerated women, leading to the founding of a Biblical substance abuse counseling ministry that has a national and international reach. In 2010 the Lord called Pam to serve as Women’s Chaplain at the Indiana Statehouse, joining Matt Barnes, who founded the ministry there. God has granted favor and opened many doors, enabling Pam to share the Good News, found Women’s Statehouse Day, pray in the legislature, and grow relationships of trust with women state leaders. Pam also delights to speak to churches and women’s groups here in the US about ministry in the political arena.
Mornings with Kelli and Steve helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Kelli Thompson and Steve Hocker for updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the Christ-centered conversation.