The Word And The World is 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 Mars Hill Network now has 21 outlets in New York with the addition of a sixth full-power station – WMHY 88.7 FM (Richfield Springs). The broad-cast can also be heard any time and anywhere at our website and on podcast.
December broadcasts featured a focus on Christmas and our annual commentary by David Virkler on the Christian view of time. Our 2016 Year in Review broadcast airs on January 7 & 8.
2016 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. A complimentary copy on CD or in print is available as a keepsake to any child born last year or for family and friends to give as a gift. Though the offer is free, a gift to help cover our costs is appreciated. Previous years are available for a gift of any size.
Thoughts for the New Year
As Donald Trump begins his term as President of the United States, this excerpt from a chapter in Presidential Profiles by David Virkler titled “Heavy Burdens” is a reminder of our responsibility to pray for him and his administration.
The office of President of the United States carries with it burdens unlike any other. William H. Taft opened his inaugural address by stating, “Anyone who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. If not, he has no conception of the powers and duties of the office upon which he is about to enter, or he is lacking in a proper sense of the obligations which the oath imposes.”
Harry Truman, on the death of Franklin Roosevelt, stepped before the press to implore, “Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now!”
Passing the presidential torch to John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower spoke words of solemnity. “No easy matters will come to you. If they’re easy, they will be settled at a lower level.”
Calvin Coolidge summarized the truth. “Anyone who carried this awesome responsibility comes to realize, with an increasing sense of responsibility, that he is but an instrument in the hands of God.”
It is important who governs in the White House, but it is of more consequence who prays in your house. The Apostle Paul enjoined every Christian with the Scriptural injunction, 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.” (I Timothy 2:1 and 2)
Let us pray that no burden, criticism, or personal pain shall either break a president’s spirit or mar his judgment.
Thank you for your part in our ongoing outreach. As we anticipate a new year in which to share the Gospel and challenge believers, we continue to rely on the vital prayer and financial support of God’s people. May the Lord richly bless you for your part in His work!
The Word And The World is heard over radio via our network of broadcast partners, on the Internet via our website and stations’ live streaming, and on podcast. We praise God for 52 years of continued weekly outreach.
November broadcasts highlighted several aspects of the presidential election and Thanksgiving. In December, The Word And The World features the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and a focus on Christmas.
2016 Year in Review – Our annual special edition of The Word And The World covering the events of the year in a biblical perspective will air in early January. A complimentary copy on CD or in print is available as a keepsake to anyone who had a child this year or for others to give as a gift to family or friends. Though the offer is free, a gift to help cover our costs for postage and materials is appreciated.
Sing Them Over Again – We are happy to announce a third collection! Many have been blessed by our first two
CDs of original vocal and instrumental arrangements of classic hymns and songs from our broadcast archives. Volume 3 contains 15 more songs including “There’s A New Song in My Heart”, “Stand Up for Jesus”, “My Jesus I Love Thee”, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”, and “He Arose”.
Volumes 1 & 2 are also available. Volume 1 features 14 songs including “Wonderful Grace of Jesus,” “Until Then,” “Day by Day,” “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “Wonderful Words of Life”. Volume 2 has 16 songs including “Under His Wings,” “Without Him,” “Mansion Over the Hilltop,” “Beyond the Sunset” and “Amazing Grace”.
The CDs are available for a gift of any size.
A memorial gift to Dedication Evangelism is a special way to remember a loved one and is an eternal investment in God’s work. We gratefully acknowledge these recent gifts:
In memory of:Given by: Dr. Eugene RosenauLoie P. Knight David M. VirklerBarbara Huggett, Mr. & Mrs. David Justnes Catherine YocumMr. & Mrs. Marvin Klaassen
May your holiday be blessed as you celebrate the birth of our Savior and anticipate what God has in store for the new year of 2017.