Christians Under Fire - CR CLASSIC

Every day news reaches our inboxes from around the globe detailing the suffering of Christians, punished for no other reason than simple hatred of their faith. Frankly, it breaks our hearts. But it also reminds us of something else - the incredible spiritual and numerical growth that results when true believers are put to the test. We remember those today who stand unspeakable tests of faith endurance, and honor their Lord in the process. And, we rejoice that it means a latter day miracle in places once impenetrable to the Gospel.

A dear friend, Steve Snyder knew all this intimately. His untimely death left an incredible void in our knowledge of the suffering church. But what he had to say before God called him home we need to pay close attention to.

This program is a Compassion Radio CLASSIC featuring the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson

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Spoken Worldwide, Pt. 2

Today's conversation is an overflow of a great discussion we got started yesterday between Bram Floria and Ed Weaver of "Spoken Worldwide," formerly known as T4 Global International.

There was so much great material that we had to add-in a second day. So, if you can stick with us for the next 25 minutes, I guarantee it will be time well spent.

Let's dive in right now for Part 2 of how one ministry's mission and scope has grown.. along with their name.

 

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Spoken Worldwide, Pt. 1

Today, we'll be taking a look at an amazing ministry that's sole focus is bringing the Gospel to new cultures and new people each and every day.. in a UNIQUE way!

Bram Floria also relishes the chance to check-in on one of his dear friends, someone he's labored alongside for several years now.

Lets listen in..

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How We Met on the Mission Field, Pt. 2

Here's a serious question for you to ponder right from the outset..

Have you ever found yourself feeling 'burnt-out' while working in ministry... like you simply had nothing left to give? That's pretty much what happened with our guests on today's Compassion Radio.

During the following broadcast, we're gonna hear how God takes us from a place of emptiness, so we can learn how to be filled... so that we can get going on the work that He wants us to do.

Bram and Sandi Floria return as our hosts again today

 

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How We Met on the Mission Field, Pt. 1

Have you ever found yourself in a "spiritual desert," where the only offering you can conjure up is a bag of dust? That's the place of crisis where one of our guests found himself not long ago.

It's never fun to be in a place like that. But when it happens while working in ministry, it's usually called burnout.

Today, Bram and Sandi Floria sit down with a ministry-minded American couple who didn't actually meet each other until a chance occurrence on a far away mission field.

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Compassion Radio in Anchorage - CR CLASSIC

Today’s program is from our Compassion Radio archives. It features the late Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson.

This broadcast first aired in March of 2016.

We go wherever the Good Lord sends us. Even if that's someplace at the ends of the Earth. And our radio signal goes there, too! Case in point: Station KATB in Anchorage, AK.

Tom Teigleman is a dear friend, and caught up with Norm in Nashville, TN for this report from 'The Edge'...

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Sharing From My Heart, Pt. 2

It seems like sometimes when we bring you news from around the world, much of it is tragic and heartbreaking. But the reality is that there are so many GOOD things happening, too.

Today, Cher Nelson is steering the ship as we focus on some of these positive news stories.. centered around the persecuted church worldwide.

We’re also going to bring some prayer ideas to the table.. so that we ALL can place them before the Lord.

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Sharing From My Heart, Pt. 1

Today's broadcast of Compassion Radio is truly noteworthy..

As we turn the microphone over to the woman who's long been the heartbeat of this unique boots-on-the-ground radio ministry..

And that's our own, Cher Nelson.

Today, she shares from her heart.

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Churches United - Post Hurricane Harvey, Pt. 2

Oftentimes, we don't have to look far at all to see what God is doing through His people. Right here in the U.S., we've had our fair share of trials of late, especially in the form of natural disasters of various kinds.

Today, we're going to pick up where we left off yesterday as our president and host, Bram Floria, continues his conversation with a dear brother in the Lord named Jonathan Leftwich.. who's not only been a longtime friend to the Floria family, he also just happens to be, their PASTOR.

In times of crisis, believers cannot help but minister to non-believers.. with unconditional love...

 

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Churches United - Post Hurricane Harvey, Pt. 1

In the last handful of weeks, many here in the U.S. have been blitzed by two powerful hurricanes that have hit our shores. So many have lost just about everything. Many still remain without power and some of the most basic necessities.

How can you and I - the living, breathing Body of Christ - best respond to this situation? For starters, how about being His hands and feet?

Bram's guest today has some firsthand experience to share with us, and we're gonna glean from some of his wisdom on this, the first of a 2-part series to start off the week.

Get ready to be inspired!

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God’s Pantry – CR CLASSIC

How do you go about stocking your pantry? An organized list? Whim? Leading with your stomach? However you go about it, it's all about filling a void.

How would God go about it? He has no needs, but His pantry feeds more than bodies. It nourishes souls.

 

Tom Sweeny joins Norm for a discussion on what you might find in God's Pantry.

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Hollywood Makes the Case for Christ Pt. 2

So... the awesome story of Lee and Leslie Strobel has finally made it to the big screen, and in a big way. "The Case for Christ" was a HUGE success; and, has now been released to Blu-Ray and DVD. What's next?

Today, Bram and Screenwriter Brian Bird discuss in depth what it means to be a passionate follower of Christ in Hollywood, and how true Faith is beginning to make a serious impact on modern culture.

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Hollywood Makes the Case for Christ Pt. 1

Brian Bird worked hard for years to be taken seriously in Hollywood. A talented writer with a solid work ethic and a heart for redemptive stories, the odds of his success in Tinseltown were one-in-a-million. But a funny thing happened on the way to obscurity... God took notice of his servant.

Brian shares his story of persistence and faith, and the making of the new Major Motion Picture "The Case For Christ." It's now available for purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Brian joins Bram by phone.

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Supporting Your Spouse in God’s Service, Pt. 2

For the last handful of days, you’ve heard us talk about the ministry of Josiah Venture. So, I thought we’d share in more detail of what they’re about – directly from their web site.

“Josiah Venture is a movement of God among the youth of central and eastern Europe, that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. The world is changing, but the gospel remains the same. And every day, God is at work in this region.. as young men and women are being touched by the message of Jesus Christ. Pockets of this reformation are being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture..”

Today, Bram and Sandi Floria conclude their conversation with a wonderful couple who have much to offer in service.

Here’s part 2 with Sarah and Brett Bertrand..

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Supporting Your Spouse in God’s Service, Pt. 1

Married couples working together in ministry.. it’s a dynamic thing to see.

Norm and Cher Nelson were quite the unstoppable, dynamic duo. And our own Bram and Sandi Floria are actively taking up that mantle.

You can add today’s very special guests to that list as well.

Enjoy this special “Patriot Day” broadcast.

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Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 3

Bram wraps up his conversation with Dave Patty, Founder of 'Josiah Venture' now one of the largest and most effective Evangelical Movements in the world today! With the fields suddenly 'white for the harvest' JV missionaries are mobilizing tens of thousands of young disciples to radically transform their nations and reboot the Church for a new missionary age!

And don't forget our special joint project with JV this month! You can help us help them with their latest Dual-Language Bible Project in the Slovene language. Thousands of new Believers have no modern language Bibles to help them grow in their faith. This new Bible has the added benefit of helping students with their English comprehension and language skills. 

Click Here to learn more!

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Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 2

Dave Patty and Bram pick up their conversation for a second day. Today they tackle the question of why Czech Republic has become such a hotbed of youth evangelism. The answer is an anchor embedded deeply in their national soul, an anchor put there by one of the most amazing missionary generations in history...

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Seeking Young Josiahs, Pt. 1

Dave Patty grew up an 'MK' - (Missionary Kid). Sometimes these '3rd Culture Kids' never feel rooted. Many others, however, find themselves deeply rooted into the Kingdom of God and attuned to the Spirit in powerful ways. Dave and his wife, Connie, are definitely the latter...

When world history took a stunning turn at the end of the Cold War, they knew they were called for just such a time. They quickly zeroed in on the atheist youth of Eastern Europe. When hundreds of thousands were abandoning the Soviet Bloc for opportunity in the West, the Pattys rushed in to discover what God had for them, and a 'lost generation.' There's no getting around the fact that it was hard, hard work. Funny thing about farming tough soil - once the ground is finally softened, it can produce some amazing fruit!

Beginning today we'll spend a month exploring how God has opened the floodgates of blessing and a harvest of souls that uproots everything you think you know about living in a modern, thoroughly secular society. The movement is known as 'Josiah Venture' and it now spans 14 countries, with hundreds of 2nd Culture Misssionaries and National Workers serving thousands of churches and hundreds of thousands of youth. It's an amazing story and fascinating adventure into the heart of God for Young People.

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It’s WAY Beyond ‘Peer Pressure’…

Ashlyn Brock is a great student with big dreams. She's also a follower of Christ who takes her faith seriously. When she learned that some of her peers were at risk, in danger, even being attacked, she had to act. And her zeal has not gone unnoticed. You'll learn about her, her passion, and her hope on today's broadcast...

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Let Justice Roll Down - CR CLASSIC

The United States seems to remain stuck in the shadow of wars around the world and in our streets. The turmoil in Ferguson, MO is, unfortunately, familiar territory for today's guest. From the darkest days of Civil Rights movement to the toughest streets of today's inner cities, John Perkins has been shining like a beacon of hope. His life is a testament to the power of God to change circumstances and lives. His story is one of the most important narratives of 20th Century America. More importantly, it brings glory to God.

In an age that desperately needs heroes of the faith, we've found one in today's special guest.

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From Tough Guy to Jesus Guy - CR CLASSIC

He was packing heat but the little lady offering him a cold drink didn't know that. She also didn't know he was in organized crime using this painting job as a cover. So they sat and talked.  Soon the conversation turned an unexpected direction, and Brian Marcoux's life was never the same.

You'll hear all about it, today.

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