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7579 - Andy Benton - A Quiet Voice in a Quiet Heart

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An interview with Andy Benton, the Executive Director of Cornerstone Family Ministries in Houston, TX.

He shares how the Lord got his attention as a young man and has drawn him into service through ministry.

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7529 - God's Desire For Me

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One of the most fateful questions which can be considered in the heart of man is: "What is God's desire for Me?" We often phrase it in ways like, "What does He want me to do? “ or “What does He want from me?"

Let’s us look at five things which God specifically tells us He desires to see in our lives.
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7523 - Love Made Complete

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In 1 John 4 we have been learning about love — God’s and ours. Today let’s talk about “Love Made Complete.” This thought comes from verse 12. Listen:

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love each other, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”

Do you like to cook? Perhaps you like to eat? Well, neither the cook nor the gourmet is particularly blessed when a cake or a batch of cookies are removed from the oven before they are done. You know the scene. The cake is like a sponge and the middle is still uncooked dough. The process of cooking has not been finished. The goal has not been accomplished.

We might conclude in keeping with this illustration and from this verse that God often looks down upon His children and He sees that the process of maturity in Christ has not been completed in some of His children. His goal of bringing us to be like Jesus has not yet been accomplished in many lives. How can He tell? Because as He views us He sees that His love is not yet perfected or made complete in us.
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7514 - The Purpose of the Bible

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In a recent program we found that man was created for fellowship with God. We then observed that prayer was afforded as the vehicle of communications between God and mankind. Would it not be plausible that God would give an instruction book to his creature, mankind? Today, let’s examine, “What Is The Purpose Of The Bible?”

The major source of information available to man in his quest for understanding of the God who has proposed a meaningful and full life for him, is a collection of sixty-six books bound in one cover, commonly called the Bible. Although people can see the power and wisdom of God in nature, they must trust the Bible for complete truth. Although God has placed within a person's inner being an innate, elementary knowledge of Himself and a hunger for a full relationship, he must seek the full revelation of a holy, omniscient, and omnipotent God within the pages of the book He has given as His unveiling. In order for man to come to understand the marvelous plan God has in mind for the fulfillment of those who are the crowning act of creation, he must seek out facts, attitudes and relationships which God has purposed.
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7509 - The Purpose of Prayer

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One thing necessary in any relationship is communications. Prayer is the name given to the process of communication between God and man.

Biblical prayer is communication with God; it is crying out to God out of the depths of the heart; it’s pouring out your soul before God. Believers’ prayer is the inspiring experience of conversing and sharing with God as our loving heavenly Father, our creator. Few experiences so empower and lift Christian to deal with problems.

Prayer may include a dimension of:
• wrestling with God,
• of pleading with God,
• yes, even of fussing with God.

But prayer also includes praise of God,
• of thanking God in appreciation for every facet of his dealing with us,
• and of celebration and joy
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7504 - The Pupose of Life

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Men and women of all positions of life are brought to those quiet moments of reflection in which they ask themselves, “What is the purpose of life?” “What am I supposed to accomplish in this life?”

Jesus was able to say to His Father on the night before His crucifixion, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4).

Our creator, the God of Heaven and earth, had a purpose in mind when He fashioned mankind and breathed into Him the breath of life (Gen 2:7). He says (Psalm 139): "I created you, I knit you together ... You have never been hidden from me. I numbered your days even before you were born. I have known your actions, and your inner thoughts, since you were conceived. Even before you utter a word, I know what you're going to say."

Even though we are limited and He is infinite; even though we are creatures of flesh and He is Spirit; even though we have come out of sin and He is pure and holy; and even though we do not deserve this relationship, God makes it possible out of His grace and mercy.
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7499 - God's Command

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In 1 John 3:23 we read, “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

This is one of the important verses in the Bible. Young Christians sometimes voice the question, “What does God want me to do?”

In this verse we find two answers to this question.
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7476 - Carlton Smith – Life's Purpose

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An interview with Carlton Smith and his testimony about how the Lord convicted him of his sin and brought him to salvation at 16 years of age. He also shares how the Lord has given him opportunities to share this salvation with others.
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