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Restitution

Episode 351 • Angus Buchan

Restitution is the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner. Luke 19:2-10 "Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Potential Tragedy

Episode 350 • Angus Buchan

We must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus! He will never leave or forsake us. Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Psalm 34:19 "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all."

The death of an unbeliever

Episode 348 • Angus Buchan

Today Angus is speaking about a tough subject - the death of an unbeliever. The only way you can be saved is if you are born again. We need to tell people about the salvation offered through Jesus Christ. John 14:6 'Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."' Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’"

Forgiveness

Episode 347 • Angus Buchan

Matthew 18:21-22 'Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."' Unforgiveness is like rust - it will eat you up. God wants us to forgive so that we can live free!

Compassion

Episode 346 • Angus Buchan

When we are loved by God we are more able to love the people around us. Angus implores us to exercise genuine compassion toward others. Luke 15:20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him."

Family Part Two

Episode 345 • Angus Buchan

Today we continue with part two of 'Family'. Ephesians 5:31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

Family Part One

Episode 344 • Angus Buchan

Matthew 19:5 "and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?" Today Angus talks about the importance of the family unit and how we each have a part to play within it!

Prepare The Way

Episode 343 • Angus Buchan

Luke 3:1-10 '...as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God."'

Patience is a virtue

Episode 342 • Angus Buchan

Patience means concentrated strength. It is a sign of wisdom and not of weakness. Today Angus prays that God will increase our patience. Isaiah 59:1 "Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear."

Immortal

Episode 341 • Angus Buchan

Psalm 139:14-16 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Open Door

Episode 340 • Angus Buchan

Revelation 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name."

No Balm

Episode 339 • Angus Buchan

Angus encourages us to listen to the Great Physician and what He is telling us. Jeremiah 8:22 "Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?"

Tears then Joy

Episode 338 • Angus Buchan

Psalm 126 "When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O Lord, As the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him."

God's Integrity

Episode 337 • Angus Buchan

Hebrews 13:5-8 "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?"

Faith

Episode 336 • Angus Buchan

Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Luke 7 "Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.” Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick."

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