• (Free Book) God’s Grand Design—Hear from ‘America’s Greatest Theologian’
    by Faithlife Staff on July 1, 2022 at 17:00

    This month’s free book brings to light the works of Jonathan Edwards—often most known for the sermon that sparked the Great Awakening, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”  But those who know him only for that sermon miss gleaning from his understanding of redemption history and “redemption applied” … how that divine work

  • Fan Favorite – We the Kingdom – “Miracle Power”
    by 20 the Countdown on July 1, 2022 at 16:16

    Voted on by YOU… We the Kingdom – “Miracle Power” This is for the lost and lonelyFor the broken and afraidThis is for those who are hurtingHoping help is on the way In these battles of addictionWhen fear is chasing after meWhatever trouble I am facingI will lift my hands and sing I believe in The post Fan Favorite – We the Kingdom – “Miracle Power” appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Michael W. Smith Will Be Hosting A Retreat Weekend This October
    by 20 the Countdown on July 1, 2022 at 16:09

    Michael W. Smith announced that he’ll be hosting a retreat weekend this October in North Carolina.  He says the weekend will be a place where friends can gather and share moments of rest, worship, and fellowship. The retreat will be at the Billy Graham Leadership and Training Center at The Cove in North Carolina.  Michael The post Michael W. Smith Will Be Hosting A Retreat Weekend This October appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Lauren Daigle Donates Clothing to Help Affected Families in Uvalde
    by 20 the Countdown on July 1, 2022 at 16:07

    Lauren Daigle has such a fun clothing style, especially when she is out on tour!  Recently, she took some of her favorite pieces that she wore on stage, autographed them, and donated them all for an auction fundraiser.  All of the proceeds went to the families affected by the tragedy last month in Uvalde, Texas.   The post Lauren Daigle Donates Clothing to Help Affected Families in Uvalde appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Ministry Opportunities for Maverick City Music Continue to Open
    by 20 the Countdown on July 1, 2022 at 16:04

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maverick City Music (@maverickcitymusic) The ministry doors for Maverick City Music just continue to open!  That was a clip from the BET Awards last Sunday where they had a chance to perform live. The BET Awards is not a Christian awards show, so what a cool The post Ministry Opportunities for Maverick City Music Continue to Open appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Map for the Soul: How to Live In Christ, Like Christ, For Christ
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 30, 2022 at 18:23

    As men attempt to navigate life, their questions are numerous, deep, and complex. Like Timothy needed Paul, men in search of direction need someone more experienced to guide them. But crucially, they also need a map, and it’s at our fingertips. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Map for the Soul: How to Live In Christ, Like Christ, For Christ
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 30, 2022 at 18:23

    As men attempt to navigate life, their questions are numerous, deep, and complex. Like Timothy needed Paul, men in search of direction need someone more experienced to guide them. But crucially, they also need a map, and it’s at our fingertips. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: June 30–July 4, 2022
    by Faithlife Staff on June 30, 2022 at 17:00

    These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add these new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear, or view all of this week’s deals. *** The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make This leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make—regardless of training or age—and the way to stop

  • 10 Worship Songs about Trusting God in Hard Times
    by Jennifer Grisham on June 27, 2022 at 17:00

    Some years ago, Carl Trueman asked a question churches today are reckoning with: What can miserable Christians sing? In the midst of a pandemic, people in your services are likely struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, and uncertainty. We can’t know what the future will hold, but we know this: our hope in Christ is secure.

  • Fan Favorite – Josh Baldwin – “There is Freedom”
    by 20 the Countdown on June 25, 2022 at 01:59

    Voted on by YOU… Josh Baldwin – “There Is Freedom” Oh-oh-oh-ohOh-oh-oh-oh When I’m walkin’ through the valleyYour presence is around me‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my GodAnd the fear that was my prisonIs no longer where I’m livin’‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my GodThere’s no place I go that He is not Where The post Fan Favorite – Josh Baldwin – “There is Freedom” appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Phil Wickham Shares New Devotional Series
    by 20 the Countdown on June 24, 2022 at 17:59

    Phil Wickham had the opportunity to write and record a 12-Day devotional series for YouVersion Bible app. The series is titled “Hymn Of Heaven” because each day coincides with a different song from his latest album.  Phil also shared that he is doing a lot of writing lately and actually has a new book coming The post Phil Wickham Shares New Devotional Series appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • MercyMe Lead Singer Bart Millard’s Son Engaged
    by 20 the Countdown on June 24, 2022 at 17:46

    Could MercyMe some day be wedding singers?  We don’t know that they have been asked, but lead singer Bart Millard’s oldest son, Sam Wesley, just got engaged!  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bart Millard (@bartmillard) You may recognize Sam’s name as he co-wrote and sang on MercyMe’s hit song “We’re On The post MercyMe Lead Singer Bart Millard’s Son Engaged appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Blessing Offor Makes His Debut on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show
    by 20 the Countdown on June 24, 2022 at 17:26

    Blessing Offor made his debut on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show this week.  He was introduced by guest host, Jay Leno, and performed his hit song “Brighter Days.”   “Brighter Days” has been in our Top 5 on the countdown for the last weeks, so you know we can’t get enough of it over here at The post Blessing Offor Makes His Debut on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Christian Persecution: Baked Into the Cake
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 22, 2022 at 17:22

    Right now as you read this, millions of Christians are under threat worldwide. Whether you’re in the United States or elsewhere, should you expect Christian persecution? And how should you proceed if you are persecuted for your faith? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Christian Persecution: Baked Into the Cake
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 22, 2022 at 17:22

    Right now as you read this, millions of Christians are under threat worldwide. Whether you’re in the United States or elsewhere, should you expect Christian persecution? And how should you proceed if you are persecuted for your faith? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Encourage Your Church to Give over the Summer
    by Faithlife Staff on June 21, 2022 at 17:00

    It’s summer. Families are traveling, attendance is sparse, but your budget hasn’t changed. How can you ward off the summer giving slump and encourage your congregation to give cheerfully so that you stay on track with your church budget? 1. Show the numbers Help people see the issue you see. If giving is behind budget,

  • How to Be a Good Dad: One 5-Letter Word Is Key
    by Lexham Press on June 17, 2022 at 21:00

    The answer to “how to be a good dad” could fill volumes. (Scroll to the end for a few.) But there’s one key that can help translate all the other advice for Christian dads, like the Rosetta Stone.  That’s allowing yourself to be a father shaped by grace.  Read why that matters so much and

  • TobyMac Announces New Album
    by 20 the Countdown on June 17, 2022 at 17:11

    TobyMac just announced the release of his first album titled, “Life after Death” after the passing of his oldest son nearly 3 years ago.   As you can imagine, it’s been a hard road the last couple of years. TobyMac shared that the first few songs he wrote were really sad, lamenting songs.  At one point he The post TobyMac Announces New Album appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • “Before You Ask Her” by Matthew West
    by 20 the Countdown on June 17, 2022 at 17:00

    Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day weekend! Just in time to celebrate all things related to fatherhood, Matthew West has released a brand new song inspired by his two daughters!  “Before You Ask Her” is a heartwarming song that explores a father’s advice that he gives to the man who wants to take his The post “Before You Ask Her” by Matthew West appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Legacy: How to Disciple Your Grandchildren and Adult Children
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 15, 2022 at 18:30

    In this webinar on how to disciple your grandchildren and adult children, gain encouragement and practical ideas as panelists share their real-life successes and failures. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Legacy: How to Disciple Your Grandchildren and Adult Children
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 15, 2022 at 18:30

    In this webinar on how to disciple your grandchildren and adult children, gain encouragement and practical ideas as panelists share their real-life successes and failures. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Did Joseph Deal with Doubts as a Dad?
    by Guest Author on June 9, 2022 at 13:00

    There’s a palpable pressure that comes with being a parent.  The great responsibility to meet your children’s needs and train them up in the way they should go can be paralyzing. I feel this burden enough with my first four children; the pressure is compounded—for various reasons—with my fifth child, whom we adopted. 

  • How to Respond to Counterfeit Christians
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 8, 2022 at 15:43

    Maybe you’ve been hurt or exploited by a counterfeit Christian and your faith was shaken. Or perhaps your loved one is facing that now. Paul knew Timothy also would be exposed to this in the church, and he wanted to prepare and protect him with this advice. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Respond to Counterfeit Christians
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 8, 2022 at 15:43

    Maybe you’ve been hurt or exploited by a counterfeit Christian and your faith was shaken. Or perhaps your loved one is facing that now. Paul knew Timothy also would be exposed to this in the church, and he wanted to prepare and protect him with this advice. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • A Christian’s Guide to Handling Controversy
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 1, 2022 at 18:14

    In a culture that thrives on controversy, we’re eager to argue our points. But with what goal? And at what cost? Paul gives a counter-cultural approach to conflict that helps us fight the right battles in the right way with the right definition of victory. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • A Christian’s Guide to Handling Controversy
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on June 1, 2022 at 18:14

    In a culture that thrives on controversy, we’re eager to argue our points. But with what goal? And at what cost? Paul gives a counter-cultural approach to conflict that helps us fight the right battles in the right way with the right definition of victory. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • 5 Memorial Day Prayers for Our Country, Our Service, and Our Enemies
    by Faithlife Staff on May 27, 2022 at 21:00

    First Thessalonians beckons us to pray without ceasing. As we think of those who’ve given their lives for our country and those they’ve left behind, we sense the need for prayer more deeply. These prayers for Memorial Day weren’t written for the holiday, but they address many needs we feel today and focus us on

  • Staying Clean in a Dirty World
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 24, 2022 at 19:51

    Some men in the church get swept up with the false teachings and empty promises of culture, while others cleanse themselves to be set apart for a purpose. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we see three things we need to do to stay clean in a dirty world. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Staying Clean in a Dirty World
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 24, 2022 at 19:51

    Some men in the church get swept up with the false teachings and empty promises of culture, while others cleanse themselves to be set apart for a purpose. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we see three things we need to do to stay clean in a dirty world. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Re-birth
    by Disemi on May 24, 2022 at 04:33

    Dear Mama, How are you doing, I hope you are all packed up and looking forward to seeing one of your favorite pastors, the only tribe that can “CAN” and of course your favorite baby (ME) 😋. Well I am excited and Saturday is looking like 10 years but we can wait, and like you always say, it will be here before I blink. I …

  • God’s prototype for work ~ Norah
    by Disemi on May 23, 2022 at 08:07

    You know the feeling that sickness comes with… It’s that unending drowsiness, the bitter taste in your mouth, the lag. It’s the medicine-induced sleep, the confusion, exhaustion, the fatigue. What gets to you is  your inability to do anything productive. Time just goes and goes and you’re sick and tired of all of it.  Now imagine this happening every other day? With indigestion and nausea peeking in on some mornings. Oh, and you already know your …

  • EXCUSE ME WAITER!
    by chisom on May 19, 2022 at 18:35

    I hate queues! Oh I do but apparently they are inevitable, especially in a country like my motherland, Nigeria. You queue at the gas station, at the grocery store counter, at the airport, at the bus stop (only for BRT). You queue at the ATM and in the banking hall. At the passport office, to buy akara, to get vaccinated and to get permanent voters …

  • 10 Things Every Youth Leader Should Know
    by Ryan Nelson on May 17, 2022 at 17:00

    A lot of Christians think they aren’t cut out to be a youth leader. But if you love Jesus and you care about kids, everything else falls into place. In my five years working with middle school students I’ve met multiple 80 year olds who are incredible youth leaders—and it’s not for their spunky personalities

  • Why am I single? ~ Chris
    by Disemi on May 14, 2022 at 07:00

    “Why am I single?” The rhythmic tap tap tap of my keyboard grates on my nerves as I type this. I hit send, and off it goes to my girls group chat.  You’re probably wondering what brought this on, yes? Well, why don’t I start from the beginning.  Three days ago, my sister, Teni invited me for a small get together at her home. Of …

  • The First & Biggest Step to Planting a Church
    by Guest Author on May 13, 2022 at 17:00

    By Douglas Heck I heard what I thought was God’s voice saying, “You have the wrong sermon for tomorrow.” It was late Saturday night and I had just completed the last touches for preparing my sermon to preach the next morning at our new church plant in urban Seattle. “But Lord,” I contended, lying on

  • Pruning, Preparing, Positioning ~ Tai Awo
    by Disemi on May 13, 2022 at 07:00

    “…and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2b (NLT) Last year was the first time that I ever tried growing vegetables. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of being able to cultivate, from seed to food that would eventually go into my body. See my father is a farmer, but I grew up in the city, …

  • As a WOman thinketh
    by Disemi on May 12, 2022 at 07:00

    Hello yummy mums, I started reading a new book today and I can usually tell from the forward whether it’s a good read or not . You see, I am a book person and if there is one thing besides food 😋 that I spend my money on, it’s books. I am drawn to every genre, I can get lost in fiction, non fiction , …

  • Do you talk ?
    by Disemi on May 11, 2022 at 07:59

    Do you talk ? Such a loaded question after a heated disagreement between husband and wife. Option A: YES – lets try and resolve this…Option B: NO – I am still VERY ANGRY…..Which one are you🥴 Decisions, decisions, decisions! You see the truth is for the growth of marriage, resolution is NECESSARY, it is not an option all. You literally cannot have a blissful marriage …

  • The Great Labor Shortage: Why You’re Needed By Younger Men
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 10, 2022 at 16:06

    Paul tells Timothy to do his best as a worker, advice that also applies to us as Christian men. Yet, when it comes to transferring spiritual wisdom to younger men, there’s a great labor shortage. Here’s why you’re uniquely qualified to solve this problem. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • The Great Labor Shortage: Why You’re Needed By Younger Men
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 10, 2022 at 16:06

    Paul tells Timothy to do his best as a worker, advice that also applies to us as Christian men. Yet, when it comes to transferring spiritual wisdom to younger men, there’s a great labor shortage. Here’s why you’re uniquely qualified to solve this problem. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • I like him, now what? ~ Kay-dee Mashile
    by Disemi on May 10, 2022 at 07:00

    So, there was this guy in my church back when I was in university. He was smart, goofy and kind. Cool guy but not really the type I’d look at twice. He was cute though, had these ocean blue eyes and blonde hair, Get the picture? Not to be extra dramatic, but he was also a drummer! He had such a great love for God …

  • Child like Faith ~ E’
    by Disemi on May 9, 2022 at 07:00

    Hello people , happy Monday!! So our guest writer today has decided to remain anonymous, and she has agreed that all tithes and offerings of praise on this article should go to me 😋😋😉, so please give me my accolades. Okay let’s get to it. ————————————— I could hear her footsteps. My 7-year old cousin Faith was coming downstairs for the umpteenth time, AFTER I …

  • The Amazing Calling of Motherhood
    by Guest Author on May 8, 2022 at 17:00

    The other morning I woke up while my children were still sleeping and began to pray. I started thinking about my identity. Who am I? As I settled into my prayer time, I began to rejoice at the thought that I am a mother. It is part of who I am. To my children, it is my name: Mom.

  • Deceitful Charm ~ Ayomide
    by Disemi on May 7, 2022 at 11:18

    He was always good with words, She could still remember things he said to her, letters he wrote , the little sweet nothings he told… “You are a hidden treasure I was fortunate to meet, and every day, you keep amazing me with your charm, not talking about your beauty, that certainly is intriguing; but your sweet heart. With you, I feel so strong that …

  • Who Is Jesus?
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 4, 2022 at 20:35

    Paul wanted Timothy to remember and build his life around Jesus Christ. So who is Jesus? A moral teacher? A prophet? A legend? And why does it matter? Those answers formed the core of Christianity then, and they still form the core of our faith today. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Who Is Jesus?
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on May 4, 2022 at 20:35

    Paul wanted Timothy to remember and build his life around Jesus Christ. So who is Jesus? A moral teacher? A prophet? A legend? And why does it matter? Those answers formed the core of Christianity then, and they still form the core of our faith today. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Spiritual Insight for Everyday Life
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on April 19, 2022 at 14:02

    I’ve never met a man who doesn’t want spiritual insight. Yet, we often miss the spiritual connections that are present in the common details of everyday life. How can we crack the shell that separates the physical and spiritual worlds, and why does it matter? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Spiritual Insight for Everyday Life
    by The Man in the Mirror Team on April 19, 2022 at 14:02

    I’ve never met a man who doesn’t want spiritual insight. Yet, we often miss the spiritual connections that are present in the common details of everyday life. How can we crack the shell that separates the physical and spiritual worlds, and why does it matter? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Endure Hardship: The Soldier, the Athlete, and the Farmer
    by Man in the Mirror Team on April 12, 2022 at 20:14

    It’s clear that Paul expected Timothy to experience suffering, and we are no different. The scriptures talk about WHEN we meet trials of various kinds, not IF. How then should we prepare and train so that when trials come, we are able to endure hardship? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Endure Hardship: The Soldier, the Athlete, and the Farmer
    by Man in the Mirror Team on April 12, 2022 at 20:14

    It’s clear that Paul expected Timothy to experience suffering, and we are no different. The scriptures talk about WHEN we meet trials of various kinds, not IF. How then should we prepare and train so that when trials come, we are able to endure hardship? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.