Podcasts - Search by year (2009)
- Do Not Take Your Holy Spirit From Me! (29:32)
- Eighth-Day Savior (27:47)
- A Question for Jesus (38:05)
- Do Not Quench the Holy Spirit (33:28)
- Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit (30:01)
- Led by the Spirit into the Wilderness (37:45)
- The Wind Blows Wherever It Wills (30:23)
- What Christ Does With Failure (37:59)
- Before the Rooster Crows (29:16)
- The Prayers of Gary Olson (16:57)
- Midnight Miracle (33:55)
- Why God Allows Good Men to Fall (40:32)
- Dirty Feet (46:02)
- Seventy Times Seven (38:11)
- How Good Christians Sometimes Do the Devil’s Work (33:17)
- Walk on Water, Pete! (42:24)
- How God’s Will Can Mess Up Your Life in a Good Way (40:11)
- A Man Called Peter (35:21)
- Open My Eyes, Lord (25:42)
- The Supreme Question (40:06)
- How to Help a Caveman (44:49)
- Faith, Sickness, and Prayer for Healing (45:05)
- God’s Freedom (44:03)
- Before I Was Afflicted I Went Astray (27:35)
- Four Cracked Pots (43:13)
- From Rahab to Jesus (45:53)
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (30:00)
- What Does it Mean to Call God Father? (36:46)
- What is Your Isaac? (40:45)
- Faith for the Future (43:08)
- The Final Step (43:30)
- Is Total Forgiveness Realistic? (46:38)
- Judge Not! (42:37)
- Unless You Forgive (38:04)
- Healing the Hurt We Never Deserved (36:42)
- Sheep on the Right, Goats on the Left (34:13)
- Life on the Edge: Make the Most of Every Moment (39:23)
- Ten Sleepy Virgins (31:32)
- Easter and the Present Crisis (51:03)
- Six Hours That Changed the World (27:35)
- Going All In (36:17)
- The Day God Died (27:32)
- Sound the Trumpet! Jesus is Coming Again (30:34)
- Showdown in Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist (33:43)
- Should We Be Worried? (45:05)
- Countdown To Armageddon (37:45)
- Be Still And Know (34:24)
- Come Before Winter (33:37)
- God Is Not Finished Yet (29:33)
- Lessons for Modern Day Sowers of the Word (26:08)
- What is the Meaning of Life? (43:53)
- Joseph and the Providence of God (42:58)
- Grumblers Anonymous (43:52)
- Have a Blast While You Last (42:23)
- What You Seek, You Find (33:34)
- Seventy Times Seven (46:21)
- Pentagon Prayer Breakfast (41:04)
- Life On The Edge (42:52)
Do Not Take Your Holy Spirit From Me! – Dec 29, 2009 – 29:32The best way not to lose the Holy Spirit in our midst is to watch and pray that it might not happen. Take nothing for granted.
Eighth-Day Savior – Dec 21, 2009 – 27:47What would it cost Jesus to be the Savior of the world? He paid for our sins with the price of his own blood. Jesus is just one week old, and already he enters into the pain of human existence.
A Question for Jesus – Dec 15, 2009 – 38:05If Christ has really been born, why is the world so messed up? Why aren’t things better by now?
Do Not Quench the Holy Spirit – Dec 8, 2009 – 33:28Let the cry ring out to heaven–"Lord, we are ready. Let the fire fall!”
Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit – Dec 1, 2009 – 30:01Here is a sobering message for every Christian. It is possible to grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You can make the Spirit weep because of your thoughtless words.
Led by the Spirit into the Wilderness – Nov 24, 2009 – 37:45God never leads us into the wilderness in order to destroy us. He intends the time of testing to make us stronger.
The Wind Blows Wherever It Wills – Nov 17, 2009 – 30:23The Holy Spirit brings us continually into a deeper, more profound experience of who God is. He brings more of God to us as we bring more of us to him.
What Christ Does With Failure – Nov 10, 2009 – 37:59John 21 is in the Bible so that all of us Peter-types would know that though we fall again and again, by God’s grace we can keep on getting back up.
Before the Rooster Crows – Nov 3, 2009 – 29:16Peter’s fall proves that anyone can fall at any time so we should be warned. His restoration proves that God’s grace truly is greater than all our sin. Therefore, let sinners everywhere flee to Christ for forgiveness.
The Prayers of Gary Olson – Nov 1, 2009 – 16:57Gary Olson loved to pray. After he died on November 2, 1999, we compiled some of the prayers he prayed during the worship services at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL.
Midnight Miracle – Oct 28, 2009 – 33:55In this little story we see how Jesus treats his enemies. When they come for him, he does not resist. When they are hurt, he heals them.
Why God Allows Good Men to Fall – Oct 20, 2009 – 40:32Peter still speaks to us today. “If you think you’ve fallen short, if you feel like you’ve denied him, look at what happened to me.” If God can forgive Peter, he can forgive anybody.
Dirty Feet – Oct 12, 2009 – 46:02We are great sinners who need a great Savior. And we have one in Jesus Christ who stooped so low that he was not ashamed to wash our dirty feet.
Seventy Times Seven – Sep 29, 2009 – 38:11
When it comes to forgiveness, remember these words: Release them and you will be set free. (Sermon)
How Good Christians Sometimes Do the Devil’s Work – Sep 22, 2009 – 33:17As it was for Peter, so it will be for all of us. Our strengths and our weaknesses lie side by side. If we are not careful, we may find ourselves actually opposing Jesus.
Walk on Water, Pete! – Sep 15, 2009 – 42:24How much are you willing to risk? Staying in the boat may be comfortable and safe, but that’s not what the life of faith is all about.
How God’s Will Can Mess Up Your Life in a Good Way – Sep 8, 2009 – 40:11God’s will is always good, but it’s not always comfortable. What if God let you fail miserably so he could give you overwhelming success later?
A Man Called Peter – Sep 2, 2009 – 35:21Peter’s story proves that God delights to choose unlikely heroes. We all know Peter very well because we see him every morning when we look in the mirror.
Open My Eyes, Lord – Aug 24, 2009 – 25:42Sometimes we worry too much about the symptoms without dealing with the root issues of life. We should pray, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord,” because when that happens, life will radically change.
The Supreme Question – Aug 18, 2009 – 40:06Two thousand years ago Jesus asked a question that each of us must one day answer: “Who do you say that I am?” How would you answer the Supreme Question?
How to Help a Caveman – Aug 12, 2009 – 44:49It is not a sin to be discouraged. It is not a sin to be depressed. It’s what you do when you are discouraged, depressed and feeling hopeless that matters. Once we open our eyes, we will see God everywhere.
Faith, Sickness, and Prayer for Healing – Aug 10, 2009 – 45:05Ray Pritchard joins Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders on “Today’s Issues” to discuss the role of faith in praying for the sick. How should we pray? What are we asking God to do?
God’s Freedom – Jul 28, 2009 – 44:03Our basic problem is that we have allowed God to be everywhere but on his throne. No wonder we are unhappy and frustrated and unfulfilled. Let God be God and all will be well.
Before I Was Afflicted I Went Astray – Jul 22, 2009 – 27:35Sometimes we face things for which there is no earthly explanation. In those moments we need to erect a sign that reads, “Quiet: God at Work.” Don’t miss what God wants to teach you through your troubles.
Four Cracked Pots – Jul 15, 2009 – 43:13God honors faith, and he seeks it so much that he will honor people who otherwise do some very stupid things. If you feel like God can’t use you, you need to hear this message.
From Rahab to Jesus – Jul 7, 2009 – 45:53God delights in saving notorious sinners. He proved it by saving Rahab, a prostitute in ancient Jericho whose faith saved her whole family. There is no sin so terrible that Jesus cannot forgive it.
If I Should Die Before I Wake – Jun 30, 2009 – 30:00The stories of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph show us what faith looks like at the end of life. We can face our own death with confidence, knowing that the Lord will not abandon us when we need him most.
What Does it Mean to Call God Father? – Jun 23, 2009 – 36:46Pastor Ray reflects on his own father and what it means to be the father of three sons. These personal stories help us understand why we need God as our Heavenly Father.
What is Your Isaac? – Jun 16, 2009 – 40:45When we finally have the courage to let go, then and only then are we truly free. What is your Isaac? Are you willing to lay it down for Jesus’ sake?
Faith for the Future – Jun 9, 2009 – 43:08Go back? Never! The God who brought us this far will see that we make it all the way home to heaven.
The Final Step – Jun 2, 2009 – 43:30Loving your enemies is the final step in forgiveness. When Jesus walks with us, we will find the strength to love our enemies and to bless those who curse us.
Is Total Forgiveness Realistic? – May 26, 2009 – 46:38Without forgiveness, there is no future, no freedom, and no healing. But where there is forgiveness, there is grace and mercy and a future as bright as the promises of God.
Judge Not! – May 19, 2009 – 42:37“We have no time to hate, no time to condemn, no time to live in bitterness. We need the help of God to do a supernatural work in our hearts.”
Unless You Forgive – May 12, 2009 – 38:04By refusing to forgive, you block off the channel of God’s blessing in your life. Although there is freedom in Christ, the unforgiving Christian knows nothing about it.
Healing the Hurt We Never Deserved – May 6, 2009 – 36:42This is the first message in a five-part series called â€œThe Healing Power of Forgiveness.” You are never more like Jesus than when you forgive. And you will never be set free until you forgive.
Sheep on the Right, Goats on the Left – Apr 28, 2009 – 34:13Jesus forgets what we remember. And he remembers what we forget. You can find the whole gospel in those two sentences.
Life on the Edge: Make the Most of Every Moment – Apr 21, 2009 – 39:23The time is short, the world is passing away, the end of all things is at hand. Who knows if this is the day when Jesus will return? Now is the time, this is the hour, and God is calling you. What will you do?
Ten Sleepy Virgins – Apr 14, 2009 – 31:32No one can “borrow” another person’s faith. One day you will stand before the Lord and he will say, “Why should I let you into my heaven?” What answer will you give?
Easter and the Present Crisis – Apr 11, 2009 – 51:03On BMX Radio Ray Pritchard and Kevin McCullough discuss Easter in light of the current moral crisis. Christ continually calls out to us, “Fear not.”
Six Hours That Changed the World – Apr 10, 2009 – 27:35Relive the six hours Jesus spent on the cross as we focus on his Seven Last Words. From the words of the dying Savior we discover the truth that brings us life.
Going All In – Apr 7, 2009 – 36:17Sooner or later, we all have to commit ourselves regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Being a Christian means going â€œall in” that Jesus really did rise from the dead.
The Day God Died – Mar 31, 2009 – 27:32When Jesus died on the cross, he took our place, bore our punishment, and the paid the price for our sins so that we might be saved. Without his death, we could never be saved.
Sound the Trumpet! Jesus is Coming Again – Mar 17, 2009 – 30:34Christians have always believed that one day Christ will return to the earth. It is the climax of our creeds and the final proof of the sovereignty of God over human history.
Showdown in Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist – Mar 10, 2009 – 33:43Someday soon the world will witness the rise of a charismatic leader the Bible calls the Antichrist. Millions will be deceived into following him. He will be suddenly destroyed when Jesus Christ returns to the earth.
Should We Be Worried? – Mar 10, 2009 – 45:05Ray Pritchard, Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders discuss whether or not Christians should be worried given the current economic crisis. If we shouldn’t be worried, how should we respond?
Countdown To Armageddon – Mar 4, 2009 – 37:45Many people wonder if we are living in the Last Days. In this message from Matthew 24, Ray Pritchard discusses six signs of the Second Coming of Christ.
Be Still And Know – Feb 24, 2009 – 34:24Where is God in the midst of hard times? Psalm 46:10 teaches us to be silent, and in our silence we will know God when life makes no sense.
Come Before Winter – Feb 17, 2009 – 33:37Procrastination destroys many good intentions. Things essential and basic are neglected every day. Come before winter! What you would do for God, you can do, but you must not delay.
God Is Not Finished Yet – Feb 11, 2009 – 29:33
Dr. Ray Pritchard preached this message recently at Elmhurst (IL) Christian Reformed Church. This message encourages us to believe God for great things based on the little word “yet.” (Sermon)
Lessons for Modern Day Sowers of the Word – Feb 5, 2009 – 26:08If we keep on sowing the Word, we will reap a harvest in God’s time, by his grace, for his glory. So keep on sowing and let God bring in the harvest in his own time.
What is the Meaning of Life? – Feb 3, 2009 – 43:53Host Tim Wildmon got the ball rolling by asking, “What is the meaning of life?” Ray Pritchard and Marvin Sanders provide biblical insight to this age-old question.
Joseph and the Providence of God – Jan 29, 2009 – 42:58
Joseph’s story teaches us that God is involved in everything that happens to us, including those things that seem to make no sense. (Sermon)