“Talk with God” is a series of evangelical radio spots, designed to bring listeners to the point of initiating a conversation with their Creator. They are a production of Reach Beyond New Zealand.
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Remember those old jokes that always ended with…”and now the bad news?” Well, the good news is that the good news, is really good. Listen and find out.
What is the most important decision we will ever make? Career, marriage partner, children…did I leave anything out?
So, it’s your problem, your burden…you’ll fix it? Good luck with that. Guess what? You were never designed to handle that. Listen.
There’s no hiding from the fact that God is holy and righteous, and that our sin must be judged. But, believe it or not, there’s good news…
Sin is not our biggest problem. Wow. Got your attention? So…what IS our biggest problem? Listen to find out.
14 Waiting up
Anxiously waiting for the kids to come home from a night out. Been there? Believe it or not, so has your Heavenly Father. Listen for more.
15 Broken Relationships
What importance does God place on His relationship with us? Listen and find out.
We know about Jesus. We know the stories. Perhaps truth. Perhaps fables. Well…what do the historians say?
17 Good Life
Trying to live a good life? Here’s the bad news…it’s not possible. So is there any hope for anyone? Listen…
18 Hate Yourself
Rembrandt’s most famous work could be ‘The Man with the Golden Helmet.’ But what about God…what’s His masterpiece?
19 Phone Manual
The manual for my phone reminds me to not immerse it in water. Good idea! But what about us? Do we come with a manual?
As far as I’m aware, the earth has never fallen off its axis. It provides for us, and it’s a pretty good living environment – better than Mars by a long shot. So…this all happened by accident?
21 God’s Forgiveness
So…God couldn’t possibly forgive you for THAT, right? Actually, there’s something you need to hear…
22 Have to be Good
So…you have to be good before God will accept you? You’re going to be waiting a long time! What ARE the conditions of God’s acceptance of us?
Cleaning ourselves up so that God will accept and love us…is a fallacy. Jesus is in the business of accepting and loving imperfect people. So, guess whose job it is to clean us up!
24 Not Interested
We are struggling away down here, while God’s up there, seemingly oblivious to our plight. But, is that the way things really are? Listen…
When people are in pain or get exasperated, they often vent using a particular word. Only, it’s not a word…it’s a name. Do they know whose name it really is? It’s time we found out!
Some people make a point of remembering every little thing we’ve done wrong…and never letting us forget! But, is God like that? Let’s find out.
A sinner is someone who falls short or messes up…on an hourly basis. Sound like someone you know? Let’s find out what God has to say about this.
28 It is Finished
Each of us has an astronomical debt that is held over our lives. However, what if someone paid that debt on our behalf…in full? Who? When? Listen…
29 Living for Yourself
Surprisingly, having all we want and keeping it for ourselves is not quite what it is cracked up to be. How does the manufacturer’s handbook advise us to live?
Believe it or not, we have an enemy, and he’s on a mission to destroy. Jesus called him The Thief.
31 The Question
We all want answers. The challenge is defining the questions! Once that’s sorted, guess what we do with our questions…
32 Busy World
We all do it. We try to drown out those nagging doubts and fears with busyness, noise and distraction. But the answer doesn’t lie within us and our situation. Instead, it lies in someone else, and who He is. Listen…
Wouldn’t we all love to live in a perfect world. Of course, you only get a perfect world on TV. In reality, it doesn’t exist. Or does it?
34 Mobile Phone
A mobile phone has a creator, and a very specific purpose. So do we. Listen to find out more.
35 Other Religion
A man once had a personal encounter with Jesus. What do you think Jesus showed him? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know you are an orphan? Actually…we all are. Homeless, nameless and without hope. But, we are wanted…and you wouldn’t believe who wants to adopt us!
In the 19th century, three prominent skeptics set out to disprove the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Guess what happened?
38 New Creation
So, life has become a total write off. A second chance? Yeah right! Wouldn’t it be great if we could completely start again…
So, we’ve been left in charge of the house while the owner is away. But one day soon, he’s coming back. Have we done as we were asked?
We live in fear of what others would say if they knew what we were really like. Imagine the shame we would feel. Actually, our creator already knows exactly what’s going on inside us. And what do you think His reaction will be?
Christians are not perfect. Far from it in fact. We have no right to judge. There is only one thing we have that others don’t…
Two nights ago a person near us was killed in a house fire. He was local. He probably shopped at the same supermarket. But now he’s gone. Very final. I wonder where he is now. I really hope he had the chance to accept the free gift that God offers.
We’re all proud. Nobody likes a handout. We want to take care of ourselves. But, let’s talk about eternal life. What if there was no way we could make our own way there?
Separation. Not a word that brings happy connotations. It can take many forms. But, what is the greatest separation of all?
Arthur Stace couldn’t write…except for one word – eternity. Why did he graffiti that one word all around Sydney?
46 Bad things, good people
Bad things happen to good people, and it’s simply not fair. But let me tell you one more thing that’s not fair. Listen and find out…
47 Will the Real God Please Stand Up
There are lots of theories about God. But there is also truth about God. Who is He…and who am I?
48 Court Case
There was once a judge who found himself in the position of having to try his own son. Just a story? It’s truer than you think. Listen…
49 Lord over Death
Why would the early Christian believers be willing to die rather than deny the resurrection of Jesus? Unless…it was actually true. So, what then does that say about Jesus?
50 Get with the Programme
Here’s the reality. Jesus Christ always was and always will be…Lord over all. So, get with the programme!
We’ve all gone our own way. We’ve all rejected our Father and Creator. So…has He rejected us? Actually, He’s standing, watching, waiting for us to come home.
52 Not Such a Bad Place to Be
“We’re on a highway to…” you know the song. Is it a real place? And what is it really like? Let’s get God’s perspective.
There’s a huge chasm between us and our Creator, that not even good people can cross. So, what hope is there for any of us? Listen and find out…
54 Don’t do it!
If you’re just about to make a decision that you know is not right, you really need to listen to this…
55 The Way
The term “the way” could refer to lines on a map to point to a destination. But Jesus had a different take: not WHAT is the way, but WHO is the way.
Aslan the Lion, the White Witch, Edmund the boy. All characters in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You may know that these characters are based on real people. Listen and find out who.
On that final day, we will come face to face with Jesus. What will He say to us…and who will decide what He will say to us? Listen…
58 Straight Out of the Book
There was a song called ‘That’s the Way It Is.’ But, do you think it is possible to sum up the way things are in 45 seconds? Let’s see if we can. By the way, everything you hear in this spot comes straight from an ancient book…
Everything has a value. But, have you ever wondered, what is the value of…you? Listen and find out.
What if the criteria for receiving eternal life was perfection until the end of time? It would count us all out! But there is hope…
Citizenship of a country is a right by birth. But what about the eternal Kingdom of God? What are our rights to citizenship there?
62 Bad Mood
It happens to us all from time to time…we get in a bad mood. How to we relate to God in those moments…even if we feel angry with Him?
63 Extended Warranty
It’s a fact of life. Our bodies have a limited lifetime warranty. One day they will give out on us. But beyond that, what warranty do we have, and how do we get it?
64 Beyond Hope
So, whatever you did was so terrible that you are past the point of no return? Beyond hope? Let me tell you the story of a complete scumbag called Paul.
65 Christmas (Undiscovered Gems)
Have you heard the stories about people who died in poverty, not knowing they were living over a gem stone deposit or an oil well? Let me tell you an even sadder story…
66 Christmas (Love)
If you owned everything, and had everything you wanted, why would you want to come live on earth, and suffer more than anyone? The answer is…love.
67 Happy Holidays
These days, we are starting to use the greeting “Happy Holidays” at Christmas. Why do you think that is? Are we trying not to offend everyone? Or is it actually a fear that runs much deeper?
68 All Good
The prevailing opinion about people, is that ultimately, deep down, we are all good. But is that how things really are?