We talk about our lives as a journey on this radio program quite a bit. A journey that is full of ups and downs, excitement and pain. We’re all on a journey in search of something, right? We're headed either in one direction or another - God's plan or our plan.
In Matthew 13:44, Jesus tells us a very short story of one man on a journey. He says, "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
On today's show, Pastor Dustin expands on this short story from Jesus and asks several life changing questions: Was this man searching for this treasure or did he simply stumble upon it? Was this a man just drifting through life trespassing on other people’s property and he finds this life changing treasure? Or is it the result of something very different.
Listen to the show now to find out how it directly corresponds to your life today.
We have entered into a new world. A world that states that someone's sexual preference trumps all other rights and moral beliefs. How did we get here as a nation that was founded on Biblical morals and values?
It didn't happen overnight, and you're going to be surprised as Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of his new book, "We Cannot Be Silent" discusses these issues.
Have you ever asked a waiter or waitress what they think of "Church People" when they come in to dine at their restaurant? What about Christians who would rather leave a Gospel track than an actual tip? Dustin discusses the real issue with Christians being lousy tippers.
What does God’s Word say about playing lottery? Is playing the lottery really gambling? What does scripture say about money being used in this way?
In this show we discuss the very definition of gambling, dive into God's Word regarding contentment and discuss several scripture versus on money.
Lastly we discuss a deep moral question...if you actually won the lottery, do you have the character and self discipline needed to handle such worldly wealth?
I don’t know about you but my new years resolution of losing weight is killing me! I don’t think its healthy. I’ve got this ski machine at home, and my plan is to be on this thing for 30 minutes per day at four days per week.
For the first 10 minutes I’m forcing myself to get started. I’m all out of rhythm making all this noise; I'm breathing heavy, my neighbor probably hates me, and my dog is looking at me funny. I think there’s more danger and risk involved in getting my heart rate up than trying to prevent a heart attack at this point!
I’m telling you, I do not want to do this! Jesus says that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. We’ll, He’s not lying. That scripture verse carries a whole new meaning for me right now! My flesh is so weak, it’s pathetic. It’s pitiful! I must look like a deranged, old cross country skier wanna be.
But you know what? I’m not going to quit. I’ve made a commitment. I’ve quit too many times in the past, and I hate being a quitter. So I’m going to take one morning at a time and one meal at a time (as I try not to stuff my face with double double’s...if you know what I’m saying).
What about you? Are you going to quit whatever you’ve committed to this year?
Every time you’re tempted...do you sin?
That to me is a pretty revealing question. We’re all susceptible to temptation, even Jesus Christ was tempted in every way and yet He didn’t sin (Hebrews 4:15). The temptations of Jesus were recorded in Matthew 4 so we know that temptation itself is not a sin. We’re all tempted in many different ways...but as Christians we don’t have to sin, do we?
James 1 reads, "Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death."
Jesus tells us in Mark 14:38: "Watch and pray so that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
I believe the biggest problem for us in this area of temptation is being spiritually unprepared or thinking that you can come up with your own purity plan.
John MacArthur says, "It’s never the circumstances that cause us to sin, its our character." Therefore, our character must change. The only person who can change your character is the Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now we must remember that your flesh is way too weak to do this alone. This is where your Brothers and Sisters in Christ come into play....all with a plan.
You ready to get started for 2016?
As we come up on a new year, I always like to do an evaluation of the last year. It’s like looking in the rear view mirror and doing a self evaluation. When we use scripture as our guide and compare it with our behavior we prayerfully will be able to see the things God wants us to work on.
In this show we look at key scriptures that will allow us to change from working in the flesh to living in the Spirit.
In this show we discuss a testimonial from a listener and how the ministry of Seven Places has changed not only his life but the life of his entire family for generations to come. We also discuss what it would look like for your church to be "porn-free" and invite you to sign up for our two day men's workshop called IMMERSION.
Last week I shared a little history lesson to how this radio show came into existence, and how Almighty God has allowed us to produce over 120 shows within the last three years. We have also interviewed over 50 guests on this program.
As we come to a close for 2015, I want to say thank you! Thank you for listening and allowing us to be a part of your life. By God’s grace there are thousands of you listening in over 80 countries around the world.
Today I want to continue our conversation from last week. It’s a celebration to the Lord in hearing back from our listeners, sharing with you what God has in store for the New Year and how we need your help.
Can you think of a more critical time in our country to where our churches, our government, our schools, your neighbors, your co-workers, your employees and especially your children need to know what God says in His Word about sex, sexuality, pornography and gender issues? Is there a more critical time than right now for Christians to be proactive in having conversations about these topics? We as the church desperately need a theology of our bodies and sexuality.
We have so much material to package, write and produce. Workbooks, devotionals, eBooks, video series, training seminars, this radio show and the list goes on and on.
If this radio ministry has helped you, if the guests that we have had on the show have helped you, your family and your church...will you please consider helping us by becoming a "Purity Partner"? A Purity Partner is someone who prays for the ministry along with donating a $1 per day - only $30 per month.
When you become a Purity Partner with us, we want to send you a gift, a four CD set that includes the Top 12 Shows from 2012-2015.
To become a Purity Partner, its so simple:
Call 1-855-5 DUSTIN / 1-855-538-7846, text 7Places to 77-9-77, or visit our website at DustinDanielsRadio.com and click on the Donate button.
Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support!
By God's grace we’ve produced 120 radio shows and interviewed over 50 guests...all focusing on what most churches and Christians don’t even want to think about, let alone discuss...and that issue is sex, sexual purity, pornography, and what the world calls “addiction".
For the month of December I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before, and that is to ask you for help.
I believe that God has a lot more to say about sexuality. Hollywood and our government surely have something to say about it. So if that’s the case, we must ask ourselves, as Christians...what does God say about sexuality and gender?
Can you think of a more critical time in our country to where we need God's Word in our lives on this topic? Think about our churches, our government, our schools, your neighbors, your co-workers, your employees and especially your children. We as the church desperately need a theology of our bodies and sexuality.
Will you help us continue proclaiming and broadcasting God's purity?