400-408 – Lynn Edgington founder-president of Eagle Research Associates warns us of the latest scams and rip-offs (eagleresearchassociates.org, 949-837-6078). His book is Robbing You With a Keyboard Instead of a Gun. To help support them, check out their new affinity card program through Capital One on the website, with the cool pictures of eagles on them.
413-423 – Lynn Edgington. Seniors in LA are falling like crazy for this pitch, "For $350, we can get you a $25,000 grant from the federal government."
423 – Don't miss our upcoming Financial Strategies Summit, Saturday, January 28th from 900am-12pm, at the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove. It's free, but seating is limited, so pre-register now at kkla.com.
428-438 – Lynn Edgington.
• OCR (1/13/2012) O.C. homeowner beats schemers by herself.
443-452 – Lynn Edgington
458-508 – Stan Doll, is a former law enforcement officer and one of the founders of an extreme sports ministry here in LA called Anti Gravity Surf (antigravitysurf.com), an extension of AntiGravity MX and AntiGravity Skate ministries. They do "beach church" every other Saturday at Bolsa Chica, starting in April, with bonfires, food, worship, outreach evangelism, and a surf school with pro surfers. Stan started The Isaiah Foundation (theisaiahfoundation.com) to fund missionaries in Haiti. If you're looking for some hard-core ministry, consider going with Stan on one of his surf-ministry trips to Jacmel, Haiti.
508 – Download a free Daily Devotional from your favorite KKLA teacher, maybe it's Chuck Swindoll, Alistair Begg or Gregg Laurie by clicking on Program Guide over at kkla.com.
512-523 – Stan Doll,
528-539 – Stan Doll,
544-554 – Stan Doll,
558-608 – Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family (family.org), heard weekdays here on KKLA at 4:30am, 7:30am, 11:30am, and 10:00pm, and author of his latest book entitled, Stronger: Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength. Today we talk about their "John 3:16" commercial that ran during the second quarter of the Broncos-Patriots game on Saturday to the largest viewing audience of the game – that was put together in 3.16 days (just kidding!), from concept to execution from Tuesday to Saturday, that was paid for by the generosity of two Focus donors.
(:30) YouTube FOTF "John 3:16" Commercial, first quarter, Denver v. New England, January 14, 2012.
• Michael Medved (WSJ, 01/14/2012) The Secrets of Tebow Hatred. Hoping that the hero stumbles in terms of personal integrity seems cruel, but it's more acceptable to expect on field performance that gives evidence of mortality.
• Fox News (01/15/2012) High school basketball players beaten for 'Tebowing'.
608 – Get the scoop on contests and giveaways and be a part of our KKLA Team by liking our Facebook page, and tell a friend.
612-623 – Jim Daly
628-639 – Jefferson Bethke, a 22 year old recent college graduate from Tacoma, a poli sci major, and Christian of just 4 years, teamed up with a good friend who loved video and shot this now viral video two weeks ago. They attend Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill.
(4X) • Jefferson Bethke (YouTube, 01/10/2012) Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word. 12.693M hits in 6 days!
INTRODUCTION – A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it's core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can't do your own list of rules and feel "not good enough" for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don't represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God!
[Q1] What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion?
What if I told you voting Republican really wasn't his mission?
What if I told you "Republican" doesn't automatically mean "Christian"?
And just because you call some people "blind" doesn't automatically give you vision?
[Q2] I mean, if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars?
Why does it build huge churches but fails to feed the poor?
Tells single moms God doesn't love them if they've ever had a divorce?
But in the Old Testament God actually calls religious people "whores"
Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice
Tend to ridicule God's people, they did it to John the Baptist
They can't fix their problems, and so they just mask it
Not realizing religion's like spraying perfume on a casket
See, the problem with religion is it never gets to the core
It's just behavior modification, like a long list of chores
Like, "Let's dress up the outside, make it look nice and neat"
But it's funny, that's what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath
Now I ain't judging, I'm just sayin', "Quit puttin' on a fake look"
'Cause there's a problem if people only know that you're a Christian by your Facebook
I mean, in every other aspect of life, you know that logic's unworthy
It's like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey
[Q3] See this was me, too, but no one seemed to be on to me
Actin' like church kid while addicted to pornography
See, on Sunday I'd go to church, but Saturday gettin' faded
Actin' as if I was simply created to just have sex and get wasted
See, I spent my whole life buildin' this façade of neatness
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It's not a museum for good people; it's a hospital for the broken
Which means I don't have to hide my failure, I don't have to hide my sin
'Cause it doesn't depend on me; it depends on him
See, because when I was God's enemy and certainly not a fan
He looked down and said, "I want that man!"
Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools
Don't you see it's so much better than just following some rules?
[Q4] Now lemme clarify: I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes, I believe in sin
But if Jesus came to your church, would they actually let him in?
See, remember he was called a "glutton" and a "drunkard" by "religious men"
But the Son of God never supports self-righteousness; not now, not then
Now back to the point: One thing is vital to mention
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums
See, one's the work of God, but one's a man-made invention
See, one is the cure, but the other's the infection
See, because religion says "do," Jesus says "done"
Religion says "slave," Jesus says "son"
Religion puts you in bondage while Jesus sets you free
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see
And that's why religion and Jesus are two different clans
Religion is man searching for God; Christianity is God searching for man
Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own
Not based on my merits but Jesus' obedience alone
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face
He took what we all deserved; I guess that's why you call it "grace"
And while being murdered he yelled, "Father forgive them; they know not what they do"
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you
And he absorbed all your sin, and he buried it in the tomb
Which is why I'm kneeling at the cross, saying, "Come on! There's room!"
So for religion, no, I hate it; in fact, I literally resent it
Because when Jesus said, "It is finished," I believe he meant it
644-654 – Jefferson Bethke,
• Michael Barone (NRO, 01/16/2012) Obama's One-Man Rule.
• Fox News (01/16/2012) Captain of capsized cruise liner reportedly sailed close to island to please head waiter.
• Reuters (01/16/2012) Factbox: Recent accidents involving cruise liners.
• Reuters (01/16/2012) Search of Italian cruise ship resumes, hopes fade.
• USA Today (01/16/2012) Costa CEO blames captain's error for ship grounding.
• Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor, "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial Planning, 866-733-5268, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, SeekCounsel.com). Title Sponsors of our upcoming Financial Strategies Summit, next Saturday, January 28th, from 9 till Noon, at the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove. It's free, and seating is limited, so pre-register now at kkla.com. Tom Graffeo, "2012 Market Outlook." Election, global financial turmoil, unemployment, trade deficit. Bill O'Connor, "Asset Allocation and Strategies – Getting Your House In Order."