Fox2News: The Broadcast

14 02 2008

myfox_logo_1015.gifLast night the story on Epic’s ran on Fox2News.

Brad Edwards of Fox2News did a very positive piece about secrets and the damage they can cause. It’s the news, so they ended up cutting out the comments from everyone about Christ and His forgiveness, healing and power and that He wants to help us break free from our secrets and experience the new life in Him. As I was praying last night, 3 things hit me from God…

1. Deeper Authenticity. In the church, we hide our junk from everyone and put on a mask. The result is the unbelieving world looks the other way. Maybe the church would be more effective if we based our confidence in Christ, stopped worrying about what others think about us and shared honestly about the authentic struggles we have and how God is working to help us overcome. Listen to Paul 1 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But he (Christ) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2. People are Really Struggling. There are so many people out there who are really struggling in life and need real help. People desperately need both Jesus Christ in their life and others that that can help them through their struggles. It’s never too late to be who you might have been. Pray for those on Personally reach out to someone you know today.

3. Let’s Stop Playing Church and Be the Church. It’s Lent, so let’s get real about confessing to God. A lot of people around town are talking about giving up things for Lent…meat, sweets, etc. Hey I’m a believer in Biblical fasting, but the goal is to grow closer to God, not play some “religious game.” God doesn’t care about your eating habits, He cares about your life habits…what’s on the inside. Let’s stop playing games with God, be real with what’s on the inside, walk away from our sins, and allow Christ to change us from the inside out. He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13

What did you think of the news story?




One response

15 02 2008
Jodi Kade

Fox 2 did a nice job! It’s a bummer that they left out the stuff about Jesus, but I still think it was a nice newscast. They did refer to Him once as the “Big Guy”…lol

Reading has really opened my eyes to the pain and struggles that are going on all around us. People are hurting, feeling condemned, and guilty about things that happened in their past. I just want to talk to each of them for like 5 minutes to let them know that Jesus loves them, and that He’s not sitting up there ashamed of you, or waiting to squash you for the things you’ve done. He’s waiting for you to come to Him so he can hold you, love you, give you rest, and make you whole again.
Since I can’t find each of them and give them a hug…I will continue to pray for those who leave comments.

Thanks for doing this series Tim!

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