THE WORD WITH US
Seasonal Program Archives
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God's Promises

January 1
God didn't wait for New Year's Day to make His resolutions. Pat Rampy tells about a promise he claimed and received.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Riva and Erika Robinson, "Day By Day"
Fountainview Academy, "Standing on the Promises"
References Pat Rampy, Prophecy Helps 101
Fountainview Academy, Home Page
Ellen White, Steps to Christ, Chapter 6, "Faith and Acceptance"

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Advent

We are looking for the coming of Jesus.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Michael J. Harris Interview (mp3)
Local Music Adventist Christian School Bell Choir, "Soon and Very Soon"
Dave Pogge, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Susan Pogge and JoAn Witzel, "Joy to the World"
References Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 3, "The Fullness of the Time"

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What Are You Waiting For?

Advent is the season dedicated to preparing for the coming of Jesus.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Grace Lutheran Church Hand Bell Choir, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
Kimmie Witzel and JoAn Witzel, "Are You Ready for Jesus to Come?")
References Ellen White, Prophets and Kings, "The Coming of a Deliverer"

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KRSF Christmas Concert

This program is entirely devoted to local musicians performing Christmas music.
HTML transcript with links to songs.
Local Music Hud deFluiter and JoAn Witzel, "Gesu Bambino"
Steve Fleischer and JoAn Witzel, "Birthday of a King"
Mike Miller, "Mary, Did You Know?"
Dave Pogge, "More Than a Story", "Silent Night", "What the King Didn't Know, "In the Town of Bethlehem"
Susan Pogge and JoAn Witzel, "Angels We Have Heard On High", "He is Born"
Becky Richardson, "O Holy Night"
Adventist Christian School lower grade students, "Away in a Manger", "Silent Night" and "Still, Still, Still"
Grace Lutheran Handbell Choir, "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "A Christmas Proclamation"
References  

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The Christmas Story in Word and Music

Matthew's and Luke's account of the birth of Jesus, along with Christmas music performed by local musicians and choirs.
Transcript (pdf)
Local Music Hud deFluiter and JoAn Witzel, "Rise Up, Sheperd, and Follow"
Mike Miller "Joseph's Lullaby"
Dave Pogge, "He Made a Way in a Manger", "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", "Once Upon a Christmas"
Susan Pogge and Dave Pogge, "What Child is This?"
Becky Richardson, "Breath of Heaven"
Ridgecrest United Methodist Brass Ensemble, "Angel Carols"
References Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 4, "Unto You a Saviour"

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Two More Wise Men

Two more wise men went to see Jesus later in life.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3)
Local Music Dave Pogge, "Nothing But a Child"
Susan Pogge and Dave Pogge, "When the Angels' Song is Silent"
Ridgecrest Seventh-day Adventist Church Choir, "Offering"
Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "Come Follow That Star"
References Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 6, "We Have Seen His Star"

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Jesus' Last Week - Audio Part 1

Jesus gave these last messages to the unconverted.
Transcript (pdf, htm),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Steve Fleischer and JoAn Witzel, "The Holy City",
Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "Was I Faithful?"
References Matthew 21:1 - 25:5

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Jesus' Last Week - Part 2

Jesus gave these last messages to His disciples.
Transcript (pdf, htm),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3), Part 4 (mp3), Part 5 (mp3)
Local Music Becky Richardson, "Communion"
Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "In Dark Gethsemane"
Maddy Couperus, "Golgotha's Hill"
Michael and Netty Miller, "I've Just Seen Jesus"
Susan Pogge and JoAn Witzel, "Jesus Christ is Risen Today"
References Matthew 25:6 - 28:20,
Emperor Constantine's Letter

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Passover Begets Communion

Jesus gave new meaning to the Passover service.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Ridgecrest Seventh-day Adventist Church Choir, "O Precious Lamb"
Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "Come Be Fed"
References Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 24, "The Passover",
Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 72, "In Remembrance of Me"

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Jesus Rose--What's Next?

The battle is over; but Jesus' work is not done.
Transcript (pdf, htm),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3)
Local Music Dave and Sue Pogge, "We Have This Hope"
References Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 87, "To My Father, and Your Father"

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Pentecost

Pentecost emphasizes the Law and the Spirit.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3)
Local Music Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir (Janice Anderson, director), "Led by the Spirit", "Spirit Song"
References Judaism 101 http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayc.htm;
Ellen White, Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 4, "Pentecost"

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Wives and Mothers

Mother's Day
Where would you be without your mother?
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3), Part 4 (mp3)
Local Music Mike Miller, "Mary Did You Know?"
Judy Harper, "Like a Circle"
Susan Pogge, "Jesus Loves the Little Children"
References Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 22, "Moses"

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Fathers

Father's Day
God has given fathers certain responsibilities.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3), Part 3 (mp3), Part 4 (mp3)
Local Music Becky Richardson, "Father's Eyes"
References Black Spin "72 Percent of African-American Children Born to Unwed Mothers";
Ellen White, The Ministry of Healing, Chapter 33, "Home Influences"

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Earth Day

April 22
The Earth was made for man--not man for the Earth.
Transcript (pdf, htm),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Judy Harper, "Miracles of Love"
References Wikipedia - "Earth Day",
Earth Day Network,
Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 2, "The Creation"

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Faith of Our Founders

The Founding Fathers did believe in God.
Transcript (htm, pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music  
References The Association for Rational Thought, "The Godless Constitution of the United States"
Martin E. Marty, "Religion and the Constitution: The Triumph of Practical Politics"
Samuel Adams, "American Independence" - August 1, 1776
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
Ellen White, The Great Controversy, Chapter 16, "The Pilgrim Fathers"

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American Independence

Samuel Adams gave this speech from the steps of the State House in Philadelphia on August 1, 1776.
Adam's Speech (htm, pdf, mp3), Commentary (htm, pdf, mp3)
Local Music Ridgecrest United Methodist Church Choir, "America the Beautiful"
Christian Schools Band, "God Bless America"
References "American Independence - Samuel Adams Speech" - August 1, 1776

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Memorial Day

We honor all who gave their lives for God and country.
Transcript (pdf), (mp3)
Local Music Ridgecrest Christian Schools Band (Hud deFluiter, director), "Armed Forces Salute", "God Bless America"
References Ellen White, The Great Controversy, Chapter 2, "Persecution in the First Centuries"

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Victims and Heroes

September 11
This tragic anniversary reminds us of the importance of situational awareness.
Transcript (pdf, htm),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Dave and Susan Pogge, "Find Us Faithful"
Kimmie and JoAn Witzel, "Are You Ready for Jesus to Come?"
References  

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Veteran's Day

Veterans deserve their holiday.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music  
References Ellen White, The Great Controversy, Chapter 4, "The Waldenses"

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Yom Kippur

Why don't Christians celebrate Jewish holidays?
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music  
References Hillel.org, "Yom Kippur";
Ellen White, The Great Controversy, Chapter 23, "What is the Sanctuary?"

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Halloween

Should Christian churches celebrate Halloween?
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music  
References "Christmas in Puritan New England";
"Origin of Christmas;
"Origin of Easter";
Constantine's Sunday Law
Canon XXIX

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Thanks for Nothing!

You can be thankful for what you don't have.
Transcript (pdf),
Audio Part 1 (mp3), Part 2 (mp3)
Local Music Ridgecrest United Methodist Choir, "I Will Give Thanks to the Lord"
Susan Pogge and JoAn Witzel, "Ode to Thanksgiving"
References Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, Chapter 23, "The Touch of Faith"