Recent broadcasts of The Word And The World covered a variety of topics in light of God’s Word to inspire and challenge believers and share the Good News.
- Bill Breckenridge interviewed his wife, Donna-Jean, about her experience at the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. (Jan. 27)
- The broadcast featured excerpts read by Bill from It’s Catching! – Lessons from Lures for Fishermen and Fishers of Men, a new book by David Virkler. In it, Dave used antique and unusual fishing lures from his personal collection along with memorable fishing trips to present Christ and the importance of being faithful to the Lord’s call to share the Gospel. It’s Catching! is available on Amazon. (Jan. 20)
- Our annual Year in Review featured the events of 2018 from a biblical perspective. (Jan. 13)
- The year began with another annual broadcast featuring Dave’s commentary on a biblical view of time. (Jan. 6)
February broadcasts include a continuation of the abortion issue and a tribute to U.S. presidents.
You can listen to these again or for the first time at the broadcast page. A larger archive of past broadcasts can be heard via podcast (newspoint.castmate.fm).
The Word And The World is heard in 17 states and Ontario, Canada on 77 outlets (full power and translators). Many of the stations also stream their programming online. Check our website for the full list. We praise God for these fine ministries and the opportunity to partner with them.
We recently received notification of an additional airing of The Word And The World over WYRS 90.7 FM / WLNJ91.7 FM (Manahawkin/Lakehurst, New Jersey). In addition to Fridays at 5:30 PM, the broadcast is also heard Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. The stations also broadcast over five FM translators: Egg Harbor City (102.5), Pomona (92.9), Stafford Twsp. (102.3), Whiting (102.5) and Trenton (91.9). Tell family and friends in the listening areas.
A complimentary copy on CD of our 2018 Year in Review is still available to anyone who had a child or grandchild born last year or to give as a gift to family or friends. Previous years (1985-2017) are available for a gift of any size.
February holidays serve as reminders of two Biblical themes:
Valentine’s Day brings to mind the amazing love of God and what it provides. “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:10, 11)
Presidents Day should remind us of the command in God’s Word to pray—and also give thanks—for elected officials, even those with whom we disagree. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Tim. 2:1 & 2) The context of this passage indicates that praying for those in authority is linked with an atmosphere that promotes godly living and sharing the Gospel.
The Word And The World continues to be heard over radio via our network of broadcast partners reaching 16 states and Ontario, Canada. Some stations also have live streaming of their programming. The broadcast can also be heard any time and anywhere at our website and on podcast (newspoint.castmate.fm).
- A message by our Board president, Rev. Paul Anderson, looked at the two kings of Christmas. (Dec. 30)
- Two annual broadcasts featured Dave’s timeless comments on the great hymns of Christmas and signs throughout the Bible that put Christmas in context. (Dec. 23 & 16)
- Bill Breckenridge considered the growing trend of depression at Christmas and the Biblical message of hope found in one of the most popular TV specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 9)
- Most people know about John Lennon’s murder, but few know the real story of his killer. Bill shared Mark David Chapman’s stirring testimony of salvation and forgiveness in Christ. (Dec. 2)
2018 Year in Review
Since 1985, we have produced an annual Year in Review edition of The Word And The World covering the events of the past year in a biblical perspective. The 2018 review aired January 12 & 13.
A complimentary copy on CD is available as a keepsake to any child born in 2018 or for family and friends to give as a gift. The offer is free, but a gift to help cover materials and postage is appreciated. Previous years are available for a gift of any size.
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As we begin another new year, we share some inspiring excerpts from Dave Virkler’s commentary Time and Time Again, on which the January 6 broadcast is based. (The 11-page booklet is available for a gift of any size.)
“Since God sanctifies time and counts spiritual significance along a linear time-line in ages past, present and future, we may view time as an ally and not an enemy. It has a special bearing on redemption’s plan historically and a bearing on our personal lives victoriously.
“Jesus Christ is Lord of both the weekly and yearly cycles. Most everyone is involved in its result even if ignorant of its cause. The weekly cycle of seven days is linked to Christ’s creative genius at the beginning of the present age. The entrance of Christ into time dominates the annual cycle that proves Him Lord of time. The yearly cycle more dramatically exalts Christ. The world’s calendar is the Christian calendar. The Muslim, Jewish and Christian calendars are linear, but only one has an astonishing mid-point—the birth of Christ!
“In our opportunities, we must apply Ephesians 5:16, ‘Redeeming the time...’ Make the most of the moment! Time will not be repeated, but it may be redeemed. In Christ, the present can be captured for eternity.”
Recent broadcasts covered current and historic events:
- As a follow-up to Thanksgiving, a message by our Board president, Rev. Paul Anderson, highlights praising God in the midst of trouble. (Nov. 25)
- The broadcast featured the history and significance of Thanksgiving including timeless comments by David Virkler. (Nov. 18)
- A special Veterans Day broadcast paid tribute to the men and women who were willing to put their lives on the line for our freedom and the One who gave His life for eternal freedom. (Nov. 11)
- In view of the important mid-term elections, Bill Breckenridge looked at Christians’ political responsibilities (11/4)
2018 Year in Review – Our annual special edition of The Word And The World featuring the events of the year in a biblical perspective will air in early January. A copy on CD is available as a keepsake to anyone who had a child this year or for others to give as a gift. The offer is free, however a gift to help cover our costs for postage and materials is
It’s Catching! – We are excited to announce that David Virkler’s book, It’s Catching!: Lessons from Lures for Fishermen and Fishers of Men, is available! It contains 35 chapters with the stories and backgrounds of a variety of lures (along with color photos of each) and some memorable fishing trips. Each chapter highlights the importance of being faithful to the Lord’s call to follow Him and share the Gospel. There’s even a unique method for using the word “lures” to witness. Pray that the book would reach many people and fulfill Dave’s goal of challenging and encouraging believers to follow Christ’s call to be fishers of men. Pray also that it would encourage those who need a closer walk with Christ or to know Him as Savior. The book is available on Amazon.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) At this season of giving, we thank God for the many gifts He has given us this year: continued outreach, faithful ministry friends who give and pray, good health for our staff, and protection of our office and equipment.
We trust you are blessed as you celebrate God’s great gift in the birth of our Savior and look forward to what God has in store for the new year of 2019.