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Reasons to Believe in Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

Reasons to Believe in Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

The Rev. Canon J.John highlights a few of the reasons Christianity is appealing – its historical accuracy, the opportunity to be forgiven and the fact that the Christian faith really works. (Part 2 of 2)

Original Air Date: April 14, 2017

Excerpt:

Rev. Canon J.John: I am a Christian because it’s true. I am a Christian because I need forgiveness. I am a Christian because Jesus died for me. I am a Christian because it actually works.

End of Excerpt

John Fuller: Quite a declaration from our guest on Focus on the Family. Your host is Focus president Jim Daly and I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, today we’re coming back to a message from British evangelist J.John who we just heard in that clip explaining four reasons why he’s a Christian. And if you missed part one of J.John’s presentation yesterday, please get in touch with us. We can send you the entire message on CD or audio download. Or you can get the Focus on the Family broadcast app for your smartphone.

John: And you can call us. Our number is 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Or you’ll find those online at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.

Jim: J.John is a world traveling evangelist and he and his wife, Killy, live near London. He’s authored several great books and he’s really a favorite with our listeners.

John: He is indeed. And here now is J.John recorded at an Easter service in Australia. And we’ll start with a brief recap of what we heard last time on Focus on the Family.

J.John: Four reasons why I’m a Christian. In fact, I could give you more reasons, but I’m kind of, with the time that I’ve got, I’m gonna give you four reasons why I’m a Christian, four reasons why you should be a Christian. Now, there’s a very famous verse in the Bible located in John’s Gospel, chapter 3, verse 16. It says this: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” That little one sentence kind of captures the essence of what Christianity is all about.

The first reason why I am a Christian is because Jesus Christ is alive. His resurrection authenticates (Applause) everything that He said, everything that He did. After Jesus rose from the dead, He spent 40 days before his ascension into heaven. During the 40-day period that He taught. He neither withdrew, nor added anything that He had taught the previous three years. That is why we can believe Jesus about the past, about the present and about the future. I am a Christian because Christianity is true.

The second reason why I am a Christian is because I need forgiveness. I need forgiveness. I gave a whole series of lectures at Oxford University and a student comes up to me and he said, “I’ve listened to all your lectures and I’ve enjoyed them, dah, dah, dah.” And I said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” you know. And then he goes, this is what he said, “But personally I believe Christianity is a crutch.” I said, “Really? If you broke both of your legs, would you appreciate the use of a wheelchair to get around?” He said, “Yes, I would.” I said, “If you broke one leg, would you appreciate the use of crutches to get around?” He said, “Yes, I would.” I said, “I am broken person. So are you. I’ve never met a person who isn’t broken, and I’m so pleased I can lean on Jesus while He’s putting me back together again.” (Applause)

I am a Christian because it’s true. I am a Christian because I need forgiveness. That’s why you should become a Christian, because you need forgiveness. The third reason why I’m a Christian is because Jesus did something for me and for you to clear the overdraft. So, “For God so loved the world,” put your name in there, “For God so loved John,” “For God so loved” your name in there. “For God so loved you, me, He gave His only Son.” He gave His only Son. Jesus came into this world to do something for us.

I was doing my shopping at a supermarket and the lady at the supermarket on the checkout desk, she had a cross around her neck. So, I said, “Oh, hello.” I said, “You’re a Christian.” She said, “Whaaat!” (Laughter) I said, “You’re a Christian.” She said, “What are you talking about?” I said, “You’ve got a cross around your neck.” She goes, “Oh, it’s nice.” (Laughter) I looked at her name, Tracy. I said, “Tracy (Laughter), it was not nice. It was nasty.” She looks at me as though I was an alien that had just landed from another planet. (Laughter)

So, I’m putting the stuff on the conveyor belt. We’re packing. We’re talking. I said, “Tracy, listen; if I have an earring here and you said, “What’s your earring there?” “That’s a gas chamber.” “Noooo.” “Yes, gas chamber.” (Laughter) “Why are you wearing a gas chamber earring.” I said, “Well, I want to remember how millions of Jewish people died in the second World War.” And then you said to me, “What’s your other earring?” Oh, that one there, electric chair.” “Noooo.” “Yes, electric chair.” (Laughter) “Why are you wearing an electric chair earring?” I said, “Well, I want to remember how certain criminals got executed in the United States.”    

I said, “Tracy, what would you think of me if I was walking around with an electric chair earring and a gas chamber earring? What would you think?” Well, she goes, “I’d think you’ve lost it; you’ve lost it.” (Laughter) Now so, I said, “Tracy, is that because they’re symbols of execution?” She goes, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” I said, “So, Tracy, what do you think you’re wearing around your neck?” (Laughter) I said, “Tracy, you gotta remember this. Jesus didn’t wear it around His neck; He wore it on His back, big difference.” And we were in this huge supermarket and it’s like the whole place went quiet. (Laughter) Jesus came into this world to clear our overdraft, to clear our overdraft. (Applause)

There was a very famous artist who went back to the very small town where he grew up and he’s walking around the stores of the little town and in an antique shop, he cannot believe it. In the front window is one of his masterpieces. It was one that he painted years before he was famous. The frame was broken. It was scratched. It was dented. The painting was dirty, but it was his. But he couldn’t go into the antique store and say, “That’s my painting. Give it back to me.” If he wanted it back, he had to buy it back before he could clean it, restore it, reframe it. Jesus bought us back. (Applause) Jesus bought us back. Jesus came into this world and died upon the cross, because by dying on the cross, He was purchasing for us forgiveness from the past.

You know, when I experienced this, I experienced this on the 9th of February 1975 (Sound of a snap of fingers), the light came on. Straightaway, the light came on. My heart, “Whoa! And what was that?” I didn’t know what it was. Now I know, but it was like “Whoa!” My mother said, “You’re brainwashed.” I said, “Mother, my brain has been washed.” (Laughter) “If you only knew, Mum, what was in my brain, you’d be pleased it got washed.” (Laughter)

It is an incredibly amazing experience to be set free from the past. You and I cannot alter the past, but we can bring the past to the altar of God. And we can be cleansed and set free. I’m a Christian. Why am I a Christian? Because it’s true. I am a Christian because I need forgiveness. I am a Christian because Jesus died on the cross for me to purchase for me forgiveness from the past.

Back to our verse, “For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son, so whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus died on the cross, rose from the dead, to give you and me forgiveness from the past, new life, new life today and a hope for the future, new life today.

Today, I – you know, I love it when you read the Bible, you read about Jesus and you read about who He – He was and what He did and who He is. It’s amazing. There is so many different images in the Bible to help us capture it. Jesus is the Bread of Life, so that bakers can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the Water of Life so that plumbers can understand. Jesus is the Light of the World so that electricians can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the Cornerstone, so that architects can understand. Jesus is the Son of Righteousness, so the astronomers can understand. Jesus is the Hidden Treasure, so that bankers can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the Life, so that biologists can understand. Jesus is – is the Great Physician, so that doctors and nurses can understand. Jesus is the Good Teacher, so that educators can understand.

Jesus is the Lily of the Valley so that florists can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the Rock of Ages, so that geologists can understand. Jesus is the True Vine, so that horticulturalists can understand. Jesus is the Righteous One, so that judges can understand. Jesus is the Pearl of Great Price, so that jewelers can understand. Jesus is Wisdom, so that philosophers can understand. Jesus is the Word (Applause), so that actors can understand. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, so that farmers can understand. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, so that scientists can understand. Jesus is the King of Kings, so that the royalty can understand. Jesus is the Way, so that traffic wardens can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the Truth, so that politicians can understand. (Laughter, Cheers and Applause) Jesus is the Resurrection, so that funeral directors can understand. (Laughter) Jesus is the One! (Cheers) Jesus is the One.

Why should you be a Christian? you should be a Christian ‘cause it’s true. You should be a Christian because you need forgiveness. You should be a Christian because Jesus died for you so that you can have forgiveness from the past, new life today and a hope for the future.

The word “Christian” has got the word “Christ” in it. If you remove the word “Christ” from the word “Christian,” you’re left with I-A-N, Ian isn’t gonna help you. (Laughter and Applause) Now I’m sure Ian’s a nice guy, but he ain’t gonna help you. (Laughter) You know, I meet too many people today who say, “Oh, yeah, I’m Christian, yeah, Christian.” And they’ve got more in common with Ian (Laughter) than they do with Christ.

John: You’re listening to British evangelist J.John on Focus on the Family and we do have a special CD of this presentation. You can listen to it again. Share it with a friend. We’re making that available if you can make a gift of any amount to the ministry today. Our number is 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. Or donate and request that CD at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Let’s go ahead and return now to J.John.

J.John: Think of your life like a car, just for a moment like a car, okay, the car of your life, to be a Christian means Christ is in your car, okay. So, in a few minutes I’m gonna ask you, if He’s not in your car, put Him in the car and I’m gonna want you to stand up I want you to do that and say, “I want Him in my car.”

Now I know many of you have got Him in the car. You’ve got Him in the car. Others of you haven’t. Invite Him in tonight. Those of you that have got Him in the car, where is He? (Laughter) Do you drive your car to church, unlock the boot or the trunk, get Jesus out for religious happy hour (Laughter) and then you say, “Get back in there.” (Pshh)

You’re going, “No, J.John, He’s not in the boot, in the trunk; He’s in the car.” Where? On the backseat, a bit of a passenger. “No, He’s in the front passenger seat.” Ah! A bit of a companion, but still a passenger. Now you’re thinking, “Ah, we know where you’re going with this, J.John.” You don’t actually. (Laughter) But you’re thinking, he’s now gonna say, “Ah, is He in the driving seat of the car of your life?” I am actually. Is He in the driving seat of the car of your life?

Now everybody who thought, “Yes, He’s in the driving seat of the car of my life,” I have one more question for you. Are you a backseat driver? (Laughter) The car gets to an intersection. Jesus turns left. “Where are You going?” (Laughter). “I’m going down the road of generosity.” (Vroom) “I don’t want to be generous.” (Laughter and Applause and Cheers) You know, a lot of people haven’t yet heard the “Sermon on the Amount.” (Laughter) You get to another intersection, Jesus turns right. “Where are You going?” “I’m going down the road of forgiveness.” “Oh, I don’t want to forgive her.” (Laughter)

Did you ever see the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”? Yeah. Well, I’m Greek. I’m Greek. When that movie came out friends of mine said, “John, is it true? Is it true?” I said, “No, it’s not true at all; it’s worse.” (Laughter) My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips. (Laughter)

But my belief in Jesus has to affect my behavior. It has to affect what I do and how I do it. See, it’s very easy to say, “Ah, yeah, Jesus is in my life.” Some of you tonight, you know Jesus is in the car of your life, but you need to reposition Jesus. Some of you have gotta get Him out of the trunk, the boot, out of the backseat and you’ve gotta say, “Jesus, I want you in the driving seat of my life,” because if He – if He’s in the driving seat, this is what’s gonna happen. His Spirit will produce in you and through you love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. So, how long you’ve been a Christian? Five months? Five years? Fifteen years? Okay, how fruity are you? (Laughter) If you’re lacking some of that fruit, that means you’ve got a little red light in your car flashing, saying it’s time for a repositioning. So, some of you tonight have gotta stand up and say, “Hey, I want Him in my life. I want Him in the driving seat. I want my overdraft cleared.” Others of you have gotta say, “Tonight I need to reposition Jesus. I’m a Christian because it’s true, because I need forgiveness, because Jesus died for me.”

Okay, let me give you another reason. One more. (Laughter) I’m a Christian because it works! (Audience Response and Applause) It works! It actually works. It makes a difference. Our next-door neighbors, they’re not Christians yet. They call my wife and I the neighbors from heaven. (Laughter) That’s quite encouraging actually, isn’t it? You don’t want to be called the neighbors from the other side, do you? (Laughter)

Anyway, the lady, she had a stroke and as a consequence of the stroke, she fell into a coma and had to be admitted into a hospital and the family came round. She was in intensive care. The family came round and said, “We’ve just met the doctors and the doctors have told us that there’s no brain activity and we’re going to switch off the life-support machine in five days.”

And, uh, my wife said, I was away that day, my wife said, “Ah, listen. Is there any way that we can go visit her before you turn the life-support machine off?” They said, “Oh, would you, because she was so fond of you.” And it worked out, because I was away, I got back. We went on the fifth day, so the day after they were gonna turn off the life-support machine. We go to the hospital. We walk into this intensive care room and she’s there on her own. We walk in. I called out to her and I say, “Hey, the neighbors from heaven are here.” My wife’s like, “Be quiet. We’re in intensive care.” (Laughter) “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, sorry, sorry, sorry.” So, then I start speaking to her and I say to her, “Listen, we’ve come to pray for you.” So, Killy gets hold of her hand. I hold Killy’s hand. I hold her other hand and I say, “Killy, let’s pray the prayer that Jesus taught us.”

And we prayed. “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.” As we said, “Your kingdom come” (Sound of fingers snapping), she woke up. (Audience Response and Applause) She’s home. She’s home. She’s still not a Christian (Laughter). What’s all that about?! (Laughter) Christianity works. Now listen, listen. I’ve been in the ministry for 33 years. Christians are Easter people, who live in a Good Friday world. The world is broken. In our world, there is the tension between miracle and mystery, and I realize that.

And you might be in a situation where you feel, ah, overwhelmed by these mysteries that are happening to you, burdens, whatever it is. God knows. God knows. If you have a concern about your health, okay, wherever you are, put your hand now on your heart. Just put your hand on your heart.

We’re now – we’re now going to pray for everyone that has a health need. So, Jesus, You are the King of Kings and You are the Great Physician. So, we’re asking You to release more of Your healing presence and where there is any sickness, infection, disease, we pray that You will flush this out of our systems now.

Where there has been any kind of degeneration, we’re asking You for regeneration. We’re asking You for restoration and we pray health and wholeness and well-being in body, in mind and spirit. And we pray that You will continue to minister Your healing grace throughout this night, all through the hours of our sleep, minister healing to us. And may be experience this week a tangible sign of Your healing at work. We pray this in the name of Christ, amen.

I’ve given you four reasons why I’m a Christian. I’m a Christian because it’s true. I’m a Christian because I need forgiveness. I’m a Christian because Jesus died for me. I’m a Christian because it actually works.

John: British evangelist J.John as we close out this episode of Focus on the Family. And, goodness, Jim, I think we can also say that Christianity actually works.

Jim: Ah, it’s so true, John. And you might not have seen someone come out a coma while you’re praying for them as J.John and Killy did, but I think all of us can say that we’ve seen circumstances where God has obviously worked behind the scenes for our good. And get this, when we aired this program in 2017 people actually experienced healing. I can’t explain it. Here’s a note we received from Andrew. He said, “We try to listen to your broadcast whenever possible and are so thankful we heard J.John’s message. My wife had two mammograms and an ultrasound that confirmed she has a suspicious mass. We prayed for physical healing along with J.John and felt a real connection to God. We were blessed with a miracle because today, when the doctor’s prepared to do the biopsy, no mass could be found. And we thank the Lord for Focus on the Family.” But, more importantly, let me say, thank the Lord for His actions.

John: Yeah, that’s really incredible and so amazing. God’s so good.

Jim: And, boy, I’ll tell you, John. That note was quite a blessing to all of our staff. And who knows how many other people were healed of a physical problem or praying along with J.John that day but didn’t have time to let us know. I think that’s just a great example of how the Holy Spirit moves through the work we’re doing every day here at Focus on the Family. And, of course, we’ve seen a lot of tragedy associated with the coronavirus pandemic as well, but we’ve also seen many miracles and providential circumstances that could only have been orchestrated by the Lord. And it’s been great to see powerful displays of faith like Christians singing worship songs in a hospital parking lot while the staff sings along on the rooftop. What a faith-builder.

John: It really is. And, Jim, that makes me think of something that our recent guest Dr. Norm Wright shared about a nurse who held the hand of a dying patient because the family members just couldn’t be there, and she didn’t want that poor woman to die alone. So, that nurse stepped in and what an expression of Christ’s love and a reminder that we have opportunities big and small to show kindness and mercy and gentleness to those around us, to represent Christ to those around us.

Jim: Well, and what a great word picture – help us hold the hands of those who are hurting. That’s what you’re doing when you’re supporting the ministry here at Focus. Our phone lines are open and we’re available to help you. If you need to speak to a counselor, please let us know. We’ll be happy to schedule a call-back for you free of charge and that’s a service we’re honored to provide to you. And we know many families are hurting financially and perhaps physically right now, but if you can give today to help us minister to others, we’d really appreciate it. If you make a donation of any amount, we’ll send you the CD of this message from J.John so that you can pass it along to a friend or family member who might need to hear it. We’ve made a special version of the CD without all the extra comments. So, request a copy when you get in touch with us.

John: Ask for that special CD when you call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Or donate online and request that CD at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. And if J.John’s message struck a chord for you, let me encourage you to request a free booklet that we have. It’s about the Christian faith. It’s called Coming Home: How To Know God and that’s available to you. We’d be happy to send that out. On behalf of Jim Daly and the entire team, thanks for joining us today for Focus on the Family. I’m John Fuller inviting you back as we once more help you and your family thrive in Christ.

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Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

To be an effective parent, you must be a leader in your child’s life, guiding with a gentle hand and setting a solid example. Dr. Randy Schroeder provides the insight you need to be a leader-parent. As he explores the foundational Rs—relationship, routines, responsibilities, and rules—you’ll better understand the role you play in your child’s life. You’ll learn great phrases to employ such as “Either/Or/You Decide” and “When You/Then You”. While there is no perfect parent, this nuts-and-bolts material will equip you to lead your child in a loving, confident manner.

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

Dr. Randy Schroeder has spent more than four decades writing, counseling, speaking, and teaching. For nearly 25 years, he was Vice President of Student Personnel Services, Dean of Students, and a professor of pastoral counseling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He’s also led a successful counseling practice helping individuals, couples, and families to thrive in their lives and relationships.

Cover image of Dr. Randall Schroeder's book "Simple Habits for Effective Parenting"

Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is now within your grasp! With this inspiring how-to comprehensive book, achieve extraordinary results in raising a child to be self-assured, self-reliant, and responsible! You will be able to successfully lead and lovingly encourage your child toward a Godly life!

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

God designed marriage to reflect His love to the world; and because of this, the enemy wants to destroy God’s beautiful design. Based on his book, Defending Your Marriage, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff share about the reality of spiritual warfare against marriages, and how to combat the enemy’s lies with the truth of God. Couples will be encouraged that they’re not alone in the fight for a godly marriage and better equipped to be a shining example for the world around them.

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, apologetics, gender, and conflict resolution.  Tim and his wife, Noreen, are both on staff with Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships  where he is a co-host of The Art of Relationship podcast. 

Defending Your Marriage

Is your marriage under attack? Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you’re facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it? Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

Headshot photo of author Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

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Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 2

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

As a spouse, you have three roles to play—a friend, a partner, and a lover. On this one-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Pastor Kevin A. Thompson explores those different roles and challenges you to live them out by investing emotionally, physically, and mentally in your relationship. As friends, he suggests we learn to play and laugh together. As partners, he equips us with solid ways to handle conflict and communication. As lovers, he offers some thoughts on how to bring back the sizzle. He shares five keys to saving your marriage: humility, respect, mercy, communication, and resilience. You’ll be encouraged to intentionally invest in your marriage.

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

Kevin A. Thompson (MDiv, Beeson Divinity School) is lead pastor at Community Bible Church, a growing multi-site church with four locations in western Arkansas. Every year he meets with nearly one hundred couples with a range of needs, from pre-marital counseling to navigating the most serious betrayals. A marriage and parenting conference speaker, he and his wife, Jenny, have two children and live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He blogs at kevinathompson.com.

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Friends, Partners, and Lovers: What It Takes to Make Your Marriage Work

With engaging stories and clear, simple language, pastor Kevin Thompson shows how to live out three distinct roles in marraige. Using solid biblical principles, he helps you and your spouse grow your friendship, be supportive partners through the good times and the bad, and develop a healthy and satisfying sex life.

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

You can confidently and lovingly share your faith—you just need to learn some new tactics to do so! In this Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, apologist Greg Koukl outlines the “Columbo” tactic of asking questions, the “self-defeating argument” tactic to find holes in your opponent’s arguments, and other specific methods for engaging in faith-building conversations with others. Greg pulls from his over 30 years of experience debating atheists and agnostics to help you share your faith with grace and truth.

Mr. Greg Koukl

Greg Koukl is a writer, public speaker and talk show host who’s spent 30 years advocating for and defending the Christian worldview. Greg has written or contributed to 15 books, including The Story of RealityTactics, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published nearly 230 articles and has spoken on 80 college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you’ll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 1

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

As a latchkey kid, Wendy Speake turned to sugar for comfort. Every Friday, she would pedal to the candy show and use her allowance to fill her bag with candy. And one day, when she was older and a mom of three young boys, she came to realize that she was still “pedaling” away from her stress and using sugar as comfort, instead of turning to Jesus. She was joyless, worn out, tired, and in need of a change. In this interview, Wendy will challenge Christians to take 40 days to focus on fasting from something they turn to instead of Jesus for comfort. She invited people to break free from a dependence on sugar and taste the goodness of God.

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom.

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself–the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul’s deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you’ll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 2

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

Dr. Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon who has faced many heavy challenges in his life – from serving in the Iraq War to removing deadly brain tumors to experiencing the loss of a teenage son. He’ll share about his difficult quest to find answers to some of life’s toughest questions, while holding onto his faith in God and the sure hope of heaven

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Dr. Lee Warren

W. Lee Warren, M.D., is a brain surgeon , inventor, Iraq War veteran, and author of I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know, winner of the Christian Book Award®. His previous book, No Place to Hide, was included on the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. His Dr. Lee Warren Podcast, which is heard in more than 60 countries, helps listeners use the power of neuroscience, faith, and common sense to change their lives.

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I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home.

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 1

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong DaughtersStrong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers

Cover image of Dr. Meg Meeker's book "Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture"

Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women–and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter–whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen–to achieve her full human potential.

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!