4-Minute Program Archive: October 2015

Sin's Deceit

We often think we have certain “little” sins under our control, but sin cannot be tamed and will inevitably gain control over us if we don’t ask God for help.

  • October 1, 2015
  • #8719

Interview with Shaw Bates

Shaw perseveres despite the challenges of his learning disability by leaning on and trusting Jesus for a hopeful future.

  • October 2, 2015
  • #8720

Hints of Heaven

Eternity in heaven will never be boring, because the Word assures us we will continually experience new pleasures and joys in the presence of the Lord.

  • October 5, 2015
  • #8721

Streams in the Desert

The work of the Holy Spirit requires some effort on our part. We must choose patience, perseverance, and self control, especially during trials.

  • October 6, 2015
  • #8722

Oh, To Be a Burden

Caring for ill or disabled family fulfills the law of love and demonstrates Christian virtue.

  • October 7, 2015
  • #8723

No Tear Wasted

Our sorrows and tears have an eternal purpose; God will pour out His mercy and grace to comfort us eternally in heaven.

  • October 8, 2015
  • #8724

Be Still My Soul

The same Jesus who calmed the wind and the waves is able to speak peace to our troubled hearts.

  • October 9, 2015
  • #8725

God is Worth It

All service is ministry; therefore we are to work as though working for the Lord, with all our heart.

  • October 12, 2015
  • #8726


When suffering, it is tempting to try to discern God’s reason or seek an explanation. God doesn’t give explanations, He gives us Himself

  • October 13, 2015
  • #8727

Sin's Demands

Attempting to hide sins produces isolation and bitterness. Confessing our sins to friends and to God provide cleansing, healing and freedom.

  • October 14, 2015
  • #8728

Piper's Poem

God is glorified when we enjoy Him, are satisfied in Him, and eagerly await spending eternity in heaven with Him.

  • October 15, 2015
  • #8729

Oh, For Leaders!

True leaders provide examples for us by living courageously by faith, in the face of trials, scorn, and ridicule.

  • October 16, 2015
  • #8730

I Just Hung My Art

Often God knocks down the idols of our hearts so that we can worship Him through all of our actions, including painting.

  • October 19, 2015
  • #8731

Polaris, The North Star

In our world that is constantly shifting and turning, you can trust in the Lord who assures us that, just like our North Star, He will never change.

  • October 20, 2015
  • #8732

Judah and His Crayons

Listen to Joni share a story about Judah, a little boy with cerebral palsy who visited Joni’s art studio and was encouraged by a box of crayons.

  • October 21, 2015
  • #8733

Glimpses of Glory

Throughout the earth, the Lord has put foretastes of His glory to come. But, because we do not always see them, we must ask the Lord to open our eyes to the heavenly things of this world.

  • October 22, 2015
  • #8734


In our walk with the Lord, we may find ourselves becoming too “comfortable.” Joni encourages us to fan the flame of salvation in our lives.

  • October 23, 2015
  • #8735

For the Sake of Christ

When enduring trials, we can demonstrate the goodness of God for His glory and encouragement of fellow believers.

  • October 26, 2015
  • #8736

Niagara Falls

The increasing darkness of the world should encourage is to be bold in witnessing, and praying for a harvest of souls.

  • October 27, 2015
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The Storm Passing

We have been enriched by Jesus in every way; therefore we can endure dark trials while confidently expecting flowers and rainbows when the storm has passed.

  • October 28, 2015
  • #8738


The Holy Spirit is not outside us, but lives in our hearts, filling us with His living water from the inside out.

  • October 29, 2015
  • #8739

The Things I Cannot Do

It is possible to serve Christ and to please him, even if we are limited physically by chronic illness or disability.

  • October 30, 2015
  • #8740
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