Light of Christ Radio

Pastors Tom & Paula Graves

Light of Christ Radio is a radio and audio podcast ministry to reach people world wide with the Good News of Jesus Christ through Biblical storytelling.

All Episodes

This story of prophecy comes about just over 700 years before Jesus was born. It was a dark time, the people were not following God and paying the consequences of their actions. In the midst of their hopelessness, God sent Isaiah a message of hope. Seven coordinating blogs begin here:https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/11/28/encouraged-in-difficult-times/ For a video of this story for small groups:https://youtu.be/qgXSd_bF7Lk

Nov 24

26 min

God is using Paul and his team to build His kingdom, and as people move from satan’s kingdom to God’s, satan gets angry and begins to pushback against the missionaries. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/11/21/facing-spiritual-opposition/ To use this for a small group study: https://youtu.be/Gc_fDdfTBiY

Nov 16

26 min

Paul and his team are on their second missionary trip. They have visited the churches from the first trip but now where should they go? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/11/14/trusting-gods-timing/ To see a video of this story: https://youtu.be/Z7LWagra_eQ

Nov 8

25 min 59 sec

Peter had been instrumental in preaching the Good News of Jesus to the Jews. Now God had more for Peter but how would He overcome Peter's view of Gentiles? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/11/07/god-speaks-to-us-in-many-ways/ To use this as a small group study click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLIEoyvG6jU

Nov 2

26 min

Philip has a growing ministry in Samaria but then God asks him to go to the desert road. How will God work to change a life there? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/10/31/when-god-changes-my-plans/ To use this podcast as a basis for a small group study: https://youtu.be/5yefc3uzKS8

Oct 27

26 min

John and Peter go to the Temple everyday, what will be different about this day? How will God show Himself and give Peter an opportunity to preach? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/?p=6309 To use this podcast for a small group, click here:https://youtu.be/Ka6hLFZ88W8

Oct 19

26 min

Joseph grew up in a dysfunctional blended family; his father had children by four different women. Joseph, however, was his father's favorite son which made his brothers jealous. When Joseph shares two dreams his brothers become even more angry with him. Where will all of this lead? Seven corresponding blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/10/17/god-uses-the-unlikely/ To use this teaching in a small group:https://youtu.be/roCSBtZlthI

Oct 11

26 min

Jacob has cheated his brother and as a result his brother threatens to kill him. So, Jacob is leaving home and has a dream on the way. How will this affect his future? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/10/10/why-would-god-speak-to-us-in-dreams/ A video using this podcast is available here for small group studies:https://youtu.be/GuCgE7b1y1s

Sep 25

26 min

Peter has been imprisoned for preaching about Jesus. Fellow believers are praying for him, will they realize that God has answered their prayers? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/10/03/when-my-faith-is-tested/

Sep 25

26 min

God told Elisha what the enemy, the Arameans, were doing. Elisha in turn warned the king. This infuriated the Arameans and they went out to seize him. What would happen now? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/09/26/god-warns-of-the-future/ To use this story in a small group: https://youtu.be/72DHYTN_rtQ

Sep 20

26 min

Saul (Paul) was a leading theologian of his time. He thought he was working for God as he persecuted the Christians. What would God do to change his mind? Seven blogs coordinate with this podcast. They begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/09/19/why-gods-plan-for-my-life-important/ To use this for a small group:https://youtu.be/NdkLHfYtMGw

Sep 14

26 min

Peter is an average working man, a fisherman by trade. Jesus uses his boat as a teaching platform and then asks Peter to follow Him. Peter knows he isn't worthy, so what next? To read seven coordinating blogs, begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/09/12/will-you-let-gods-word-change-you/

Sep 9

26 min

Moses had tried to advocate for his people before and it didn't go well. Now God was calling him to free his people. How would Moses respond?

Aug 28

26 min

The Pharisees, which are Jewish leaders, can’t understand why Jesus would spend time with people they consider unclean sinners. Jesus responds with this story and shows that God has more even for the prodigal.

Aug 27

26 min

As Cornelius, a Roman solider, is seeking God, he receives instructions to send for Peter. How will Peter, a Jew, react? What will result in all of this? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/?p=5891

Aug 21

26 min

Zacchaeus was a despised tax collector, but he was still curious about Jesus. He wanted to see Him but was too short so he climbed a tree. What Jesus did next was surprising. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/08/15/being-drawn-to-jesus/

Aug 9

26 min

Jesus is traveling in a non-Jewish area and a Gentile woman comes to him pleading for help. Jesus appears to ignore her at first, but how will it end? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/08/08/demonic-opposition-is-real/

Aug 3

26 min

Jesus had been invited to a dinner party by a prominent Jewish leader. Then a woman who had lead a sinful lifestyle shows up. How will this interaction go? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/08/01/the-broken-are-drawn-to-jesus/ If you would like to use this for a small group study, click here: https://youtu.be/fIfsWxDlu8Q

Jul 27

26 min

A paralyzed man and friend find a creative way to meet Jesus. But when the man is healed, not everyone is happy. Why? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/07/25/is-your-heart-open-to-jesus/ To use this recording in a small group setting: https://youtu.be/dP-ZrgOxGnU

Jul 23

26 min

Josiah was only eight years old when he came to the throne. It was eighteen years later that, as they were repairing the temple, they found the Scriptures. How could they have lost them? Can we lose them today? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/07/18/living-life-pleases-god/ To use this podcast in a small group study click here:https://youtu.be/CjbQDGZwSSw

Jul 6

26 min

King Asa wanted to follow God and God encouraged him as he did. But as time went on, he began to drift, would he continue to trust God? What would be the consequences for the nation? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/07/11/pleasing-god/ If you would like to use this podcast for a small group click here:https://youtu.be/51p5u3vY-ss

Jul 5

26 min

Abigail's husband offends David and David begins to call his men together to retaliate. What could Abigail do to protect her family and save David from making a mistake? Seven Coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/07/04/being-kind-to-one-another/ Small Group material on this text may be found here: https://youtu.be/RsdAd2xLWj8

Jul 2

26 min

Ruth has chosen to follow the true God and this has resulted in moving to a different country and working hard. Now as Ruth continues to seek God, how will God bless her? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/06/27/blessings-from-the-lord/ To use this for a small group study: https://youtu.be/VBsITHPeB9g

Jun 24

26 min

Ruth had been widowed and had moved to a different country. How could she and her mother-in-law, Naomi, survive? Would the Lord be with them even though He seemed distant? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/06/20/overcoming-loss-loved-ones/

Jun 17

26 min

Joshua thought the plan of his army scouts was good, but then they were defeated in battle. Why? Joshua sought the Lord for the answer.

Jun 12

26 min

Caleb was one of two spies that encouraged Israel to enter the promised land. When the nation refused, God allowed them to wander in the desert for 40 years. When they entered the promised land, Caleb defeated the giants to gain his inherited portion. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/06/06/overcoming-fear/

Jun 5

26 min

The writer of Hebrews has just listed the "Faith Hall of Fame" but what is the result of faith? How should the faith of others affect us?

May 29

26 min

David had been anointed to be the next king and as a result the current king, Saul, was chasing David in order to kill him. Now David had a chance to kill Saul. Would he take advantage of the situation or trust God to be enthroned? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/05/23/listening-to-gods-voice/

May 22

26 min

It seemed that the Lord had abandoned Israel, and now the Philistines were attacking. As Israel's leader, what would Samuel do? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/05/16/why-does-god-seem-distant/

May 15

26 min

You may have heard how Samson was a strong man, but why did he make it to the faith hall of fame in Hebrews 11? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/faith-makes-a-difference-samson

May 8

26 min

Who is Jephthah and why would the writer of Hebrews mention him as a person of faith? Here is a story of how the Lord can use the unlikely. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/05/02/lord-uses-unlikely/

May 1

26 min

God calls Gideon, a farm boy, to be a warrior and then gives him a crazy battle plan. It would take faith to face an army of thousands with only 300 men. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/04/25/lord-wants-develop-you/

Apr 24

26 min

Israel was being attacked and persecuted. Why and what could be done about it? Barak receives insight and help from God to overcome. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/04/18/guarding-your-heart/

Apr 17

26 min

Rahab lived in Jericho but had heard about the power of the God of Israel. She protected the spies Joshua sent and requested they save her and her family when the city was destroyed. She had faith and the nation had faith when they carried out God's battle plan against Jericho. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/04/11/blessings-for-obedience/

Apr 10

26 min

God had promised His people a land of their own, but they were slaves in Egypt. Still Joseph was sure this promise would come true and wanted his bones to be taken there. Moses, by faith, refused to be part of ruling Egypt but would lead his people out of Egypt. Seven coordinating blogs begin here:

Mar 26

26 min

The writer of Hebrews tells us that Jacob blessed Joseph's sons by faith. What is the story about this blessing? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/03/28/blessings-from-lord/

Mar 26

26 min

There controversy as Isaac blessed his sons, but still the author of Hebrews commented that Isaac blessed his sons by faith. What can we learn from Isaac? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/03/21/trusting-god-can-be-difficult/

Mar 20

26 min

God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, the son Abraham had waited 25 years for. The test was severe because Abraham’s task ahead was great. Does God still test us today? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/03/14/does-god-test-today/

Mar 14

26 min

Sarah is beyond child bearing age, but the Lord is promising that she will have a child within the next year. It would have taken faith to believe the promise. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/03/07/why-does-god-interact-with-people/

Mar 7

26 min

Has God ever asked you to do something that others thought was crazy? God asked Noah to build an ark on dry land, but there was a purpose for it. Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/02/28/gods-desire-for-you/

Feb 24

26 min

Faith moved Abel to choose a more acceptable sacrifice to offer God than his brother Cain, and God declared him righteous because of his offering of faith. By his faith, Abel still speaks instruction to us today, even though he is long dead. Seven corresponding blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/02/21/faith-lord-makes-difference/

Feb 20

26 min

Peter had denied Jesus three times and everyone knew it. How could he possibly become an effective leader in the church? Coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/02/14/jesus-doesnt-give-up-you/

Feb 13

26 min

Mary had gone to a tomb to anoint a corpse. But the tomb was open and there was no body. Where was Jesus? To read coordinating blogs, begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/02/07/when-life-looks-dark/

Feb 6

26 min

Pilate was a Roman official trying to rule what he considered was a troublesome Jewish population. How would his encounter with Jesus be different from any other person? What can we learn through Pilate's encounter with Jesus? Coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/01/31/false-accusations/

Jan 30

26 min

Jesus knows He has one last evening before He is crucified. Final words are important and Jesus shares about serving, loving one another, and betrayals to come. How do the disciples encounter Jesus in this situation?

Jan 23

26 min

Lazarus had died, even though his sister's had requested Jesus to come and heal him. Jesus showed up four days after Lazarus' death, was it too little, too late? Coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/01/17/gods-timing-3/

Jan 15

26 min

The man had been blind from birth until he met Jesus. His healing set off a firestorm with the Pharisees but sent the former blind man on a journey of faith. For corresponding blog messages, begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/01/10/helping-others-along-way/

Jan 9

26 min

As people encountered Jesus and had their lives changed, crowds began to follow Jesus. After teaching a large crowd, Jesus knew they needed food. How would they feed so many in such an isolated area? Seven corresponding blogs can be found starting here:https://lightofchristjourney.com/2021/01/03/why-follow-jesus/ To use this message as a basis for a small group study, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_KDlN5EeFI&feature=youtu.be

Jan 2

26 min

A government official's son was ill. We don't know if he was a Jew or a Gentile, but because of his association with Herod's rule, the Jews would have refused contact with him. Still, he comes to the Jewish rabbi, Jesus, for help. What will his encounter be like? Seven coordinating blogs begin here: https://lightofchristjourney.com/2020/12/27/welcoming-jesus/

Dec 2020

26 min

Jesus breaks several social norms when He, as a Jewish man, speaks to a Samaritan woman. How does this encounter change her? How should it change us?

Dec 2020

26 min