Tim Dunn, Part 1: Can We Control Our Salvation?

February 17, 2022By PK ManagerNews

When we are “saved”, what are we being delivered from and what are we being delivered to? This is one of the many topics discussed by Ken Harrison with his guest Tim Dunn.

Tim Dunn is the co-founder and CEO of CrownQuest Operating. He is also the author of Yellow Balloons: Power for Living Life Above the Circumstances. In addition to his writing and business accolades, Tim co-founded Midland Classical Academy in 1998, a non-profit, K-12 learning institution.

In this episode, Tim and Ken discuss the assurance of our salvation that we have through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the life we are called to lead as believers.

“God says you can learn one or two ways: ‘You can trust me that I know what’s best for you or you or you can experience it for yourself.’ Well, if you experience it for yourself, you can get a lot of mess and dirt.” – Tim Dunn

“We either learn obedience to death on the cross like Jesus did and get that same reward with him. Or we cannot, and we lose that reward. So we’re constantly being delivered.” – Tim Dunn

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

 

Faith and Football with Saints’ Demario Davis and Chad Hennings

February 10, 2022By PK ManagerNews

Chad Hennings, Promise Keepers board member and former Dallas Cowboy, hosts a conversation with New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis.

Last year, Demario was the recipient of the 2021 Super Bowl Breakfast Prestigious Character Award. In honor of this year’s Super Bowl Breakfast, Demario and Chad met up to discuss football and faith. (Don’t forget to tune in for this year’s Super Bowl Breakfast—hosted by Sage Steele and featuring Russell Wilson as this year’s award recipient!)

Listen in as they discuss navigating and balancing sports, family, and discipleship while pursuing Christ above all.

Demario Davis’s NFL history has included him playing for the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, and most recently, the New Orleans Saints. Davis was also the recipient of the 2021 Super Bowl Breakfast Prestigious Character Award. He is married to his wife of ten years, Tamela Gill-Davis, who joins him in this conversation. Demario is joined in this conversation by his wife of ten years, Tamela Gill-Davis.

  • “In today’s society, when you see boldness in believers standing up and taking action—standing on what they know to be true. The grace of God is igniting inside of them to give them that confidence, no matter what their peers are thinking, no matter what their bosses are thinking, no matter what mainstream society is trying to tell them. And we need that today.” – Demario Davis

 

  • “I really started to examine my life a little bit and realize that my life wasn’t going a direction I wanted it to go and something needed to change… I came to Christ and the scales were removed from my eyes… And so I just had a passion to go and share the gospel in my locker room and beyond.” – Demario Davis

Learn more about the 2021 Super Bowl Breakfast at superbowlbreakfast.com.

 

Rebroadcast: David & Jason Benham on Faithfulness Under Fire

January 27, 2022By PK ManagerNews

This is a rebroadcast of a past episode.

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best selling authors. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 — yet the show was abruptly canceled because of their commitment to Biblical values.

Listen in as they discuss: faith in the workplace, leading your family, and the impact of godly men who genuinely live their faith in all areas of life.

“Our dad would always say, if your theology is not your biography, then your theology is worthless. In other words, you can talk and pray all things God, but if it doesn’t translate into the way that you live, act, and conduct yourself, whether it’s in the marketplace, behind a pulpit or wherever you are, then your theology is worthless.”

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

 

Gene Getz on Salvation by Grace Through Faith and the Promises of Revelation

January 20, 2022By PK ManagerNews

This is the second episode in a two-part series.

With the “end of times” laid out in Revelation, it is tempting to speculate on if Jesus is coming back in our lifetime. Gene Getz shares his insight on when the Lord might be returning and how we should live in the meantime.

Gene Getz, author of The Measure of a Man, is director for the Center for Church Renewal and is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Plano, Texas. He is also an adjunct professor in pastoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

In the second part of this two-part episode, Ken and Gene discuss spiritual gifts and salvation assurance “by grace through faith.”

“If we understand grace, if we really understand it, it teaches us to live a godly life. In other words, how can we live a sinful life when God has given everything through his Son, Jesus?” – Gene Getz

“We need to teach the Second Coming. We need to realize he could come at any moment. I don’t think there’s any reason he couldn’t come at any moment and remove us from this earth and come back to this Earth after the rest of Revelation is fulfilled. But the important thing is: am I living in view of the fact that Jesus could come? We need to be ready.” – Gene Getz

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The Measure of a Man] are a reflection of Jesus Christ. And that’s why it’s never gone out of print, because those qualities are super cultural.” – Gene Getz

Never miss another episode! Subscribe to “On the Edge with Ken Harrison” today. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube.

 

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

 

Marriage Challenge: A Prayer for My Wife

January 18, 2022By PK ManagerDevotional

A Prayer for My Wife

Lord, THANK YOU for sending me such an incredible partner, best friend and wife. Next to your grace, her love is the greatest gift in my life. Please never let me take her for granted. Help me to love, cherish, respect, adore, and protect her the way that she deserves. I know she’s not only my wife…She’s YOUR daughter, and you’ve trusted me to be her husband. Please help me to love her the way that you love her; being willing to lay down my life for her the way you have done for us.

Father, we live in a world where your daughters are being objectified and used as images for lust and selfish gratification. Please help me keep my eyes and my heart pure in a world of sin and exploitation. Help me have eyes only for my wife. Give her the confidence to know that she’ll never have to compete for my attention against an airbrushed image of another woman. Let her know that I’m now and always captivated by her inner beauty and by her outer beauty as well.

Please keep her away from the “Comparison Trap” that would tempt shatter her confidence and replace it with insecurity. Help her know she doesn’t need to compare her life or her accomplishments to anyone else’s because your plan for her is masterfully unique. Help me to be her biggest encourager and never her biggest critic. Give me the words to say when she needs encouragement and give me the wisdom to know when to shut up and be quiet when she just needs me to listen.

Help me to support her dreams and passions to propel her to achieving all you have for her. For all she will achieve, please don’t let her fall into the trap of believing her identity is wrapped up in achievements (or failures), but her identity is secured in your love for her. Never let her lose sight of the fact that she’s eternally loved by you and let her find strength in my love for her as well.

Fill her heart with joy. Let laughter fill the soundtrack of our life together. Even in the difficult seasons, help us choose joy as we’re reminded that our struggles are temporary, but because of you Lord, our joy will be eternal. Help me be strong for her on the days she’s feeling weak, and help her be strong for me on the days I’m feeling weak, and Lord, please give us both strength for all that’s ahead. Help us to NEVER lose faith in you or give up on each other.

Thank you, Lord, for my amazing wife! She’s a priceless gift to be treasured, and I pray that you’d help me to be a gift to her as well. Please give me the wisdom, courage and strength to be the best husband I can be today and everyday.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

The above prayer was written by Dave Willis.

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Jesus is the Answer to Every Marriage Crisis

January 17, 2022By PK ManagerDevotional

I know from personal experience that it’s not true when people say there are some traumas that marriages do not overcome. But it’s a theory that gets kicked around a lot. My wife Sherri and I have been married for 25 years. We have five children—one daughter and four sons. Our youngest is William Brawner Burgess, who we’ve always called Brawner.

In 2008, I was speaking at a conference in Tennessee to a group of about 7,000 young people. I had been a follower of Christ for twelve years. In our pre-marriage counseling, Sherri and I had repented of our sins and become followers. At the time, I was learning how to take my faith in Christ and implement it into a daily radio show. Everything seemed to be coming together.

That day, between the fourth and fifth sessions, I saw a missed call from Sherri. I called back and she was frantic. Brawner, only two years old, somehow got out of the house, fell into our swimming pool and drowned. At that moment, doctors were trying to revive him, so she asked me to get everyone to pray.

I was a five-hour drive away from home. Even an airplane wouldn’t get me there any quicker than driving, so I just drove. I couldn’t have been more surprised that something like took place. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced. I just had to get to Sherri.

Sherri is a godly woman, a blessing to me. God has used her to make me a better man. She is not a woman who doesn’t know scripture. But in her time of despair, without her husband, watching doctors trying to revive our son, she said words just came out of her mouth, and she heard herself say, “Not my will be done Lord, but your will be done.”

As soon as she said it, the doctor looked at her and said, “We have to stop.” Our child had died, his earthly death. The Psalmist clearly said in Psalms 139 that God knows everything about us. When he weaves us together in our mother’s womb, he knows every day that we will live.

Sherri began to experience the God who is close to the brokenhearted. She said our pastor showed up, family members and friends, all tried to comfort her. But they could not replace having her husband there, the child’s father.

For me, if there was ever a woman that I would have felt would not need her husband at such a time, it would be my wife. I think and wonder about this a lot. What if I had decided not to grow in my faith? What if I had decided not to learn the word of God or be discipled? In that moment when my wife was asking, “Who is God in the middle of this?,” what if I had never taken the time to find those answers? Where would we be now?

Today, we’ve been married for 25 years and our marriage has not just survived, it has thrived. You know why? Because it really isn’t true that the death of a child destroys most marriages. It’s something psychologists came up with, but it isn’t the truth. No great trauma, even the death of an earthly child, destroys a marriage. It only reveals the weakness or the strength of that marriage, and whether or not it’s truly attached to and lives under the authority of Jesus Christ.

Why has our marriage thrived in spite of our devastating loss? Not because Sherri Burgess has some superpower or Rick Burgess has keys to something that isn’t available to you. The reason we’re here today, and thriving, serving and advancing God’s kingdom, and the reason our marriage is stronger than ever is because of Jesus.

John chapter 15 tells us to abide in him so we can produce his fruit, because apart from him, we can do nothing. I encourage you to get your marriage under the authority of Christ, at the foot of the cross. Start with your wife to pursue Jesus. Being the spiritual leader of your home is not an option. Your wife and your family will pay a price if you don’t. If you haven’t devoted yourself to present yourself spotless and blameless and at peace with God, then your marriage might pay a price.

As you pursue Jesus and meet each other at his feet and under his authority, your marriage can withstand any attack, including the earthly death of a child. If you have the answers and you really know God, then your marriage can withstand anything. What is the key to having a marriage that cannot be destroyed? Jesus.

Take the next step to a great marriage by joining me for Promise Keepers’ Men’s Marriage Challenge designed with tons of game-changing marriage content with men in mind. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the free Promise Keepers app.

For more information, from the App main page, click the EQUIP tab on the bottom and then click into the MARRIAGE CHALLENGE to go through the videos and 21-day challenge.

 

Rick Burgess has been the co-host of the “Rick and Bubba Show” since 1994, a nationally syndicated radio show which airs to 1.2 million people weekly. Burgess has coauthored multiple New York Times bestselling books that are autobiographical in nature, but his latest release is a 40-day devotional designed to disciple men. How to Be a Man, the Pursuit of Christ-Centered Masculinity is coauthored by Andy Blanks and was released by Iron Hill Press in 2017. Burgess has appeared on various radio and television shows including Fox and Friends and the Sean Hannity Show as a commentator and guest. He is a frequent speaker at church services and youth and marriage conferences, but his true passion is men’s ministry.

Follow him on Twitter and BurgessMinistries.com, or visit The Man Church.

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Take the Promise Keepers Marriage Challenge!

January 13, 2022By PK ManagerNews

Take the challenge to strengthen and transform your marriage!

The Promise Keepers Marriage Challenge kicks off January 10th, 2022 with messages from John and Lisa Bevere, marriage experts Dr. Gary Rosberg and Jimmy Evans, Dr. Gary Chapman, Al Robertson of Duck Dynasty, Jerrad Lopes of DadTired, Rick Burgess, ​Pastor Tim Ross, ​and many others. Get practical advice to help with communication, sex, and dealing with past baggage. Then, men, take action by participating in our 21-Day Marriage Challenge on the Promise Keepers app. (Just search “Promise Keepers” in the app store on your phone).

¡Acepta el desafío de fortalecer y transformar tu matrimonio!

El desafío matrimonial Promise Keepers comienza el 10 de enero de 2022 con mensajes de John y Lisa Bevere, los expertos en matrimonio Dr. Gary Rosberg y Jimmy Evans, Dr. Gary Chapman, Al Robertson de Duck Dynasty, Jerrad Lopes de DadTired, Rick Burgess, ​Pastor Tim Ross, y muchos otros. Obtenga consejos prácticos para ayudarlo con la comunicación, el sexo y el manejo del equipaje pasado. Entonces, hombres, actúen participando en nuestro Desafío Matrimonial de 21 Días en la aplicación Promise Keepers. (Simplemente busque “Promise Keepers” en la tienda de aplicaciones de su teléfono).

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Gene Getz Talks Reaching the Other Side of Illness and Depression

January 13, 2022By PK ManagerNews

When COVID-19 threatened to take his life, Gene Getz did not give up. Instead, he allowed the experience to renew his relationship with his family and friends and to remind others that God is always faithful.

Gene Getz, author of The Measure of a Man, is director for the Center for Church Renewal and is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Plano, Texas. He is also an adjunct professor in pastoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

In this episode, Gene and Ken talk about Gene’s bout with COVID-19 and how in the midst of hardship and depression, it is important to seek out and recognize God’s faithfulness. Ken and Gene also discuss The Measure of a Man turning 50 and how it has impacted lives all over the globe for the last half-century.

  • “We can be thankful in all things that God hasn’t forsaken us… I’m not sure I’m in a position to say, ‘Lord, I just thank you for giving me this horrible COVID experience.’ But I’m thankful that he hasn’t forsaken me. He’s given me a new appreciation of my family. A new appreciation of prayer, a new appreciation of humility.” – Gene Getz
  • “Anywhere in the world that you go – the heart of Africa, to the heart of India, to the heart of China, the qualities [in The Measure of a Man] are a reflection of Jesus Christ. And that’s why it’s never gone out of print, because those qualities are super cultural.” – Gene Getz

Never miss another episode! Subscribe to “On the Edge with Ken Harrison” today. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube.

 

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Jeff Myers on the Social Contagion of Gender Dysphoria

January 6, 2022By PK ManagerNews

Science tells us that gender boils down to X and Y chromosomes, but scientists and psychologists tell us that gender is a choice. How do we reconcile these obvious contradictions? When “facts” are twisted and sold as subjective, Christians must fight for objective truth.

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, CO. Dr. Myers’ many books and video courses on the Christian worldview and social issues include Secrets of Great Communicators, Secrets of the World-Changers, Secrets of Everyday Leaders, Grow Together, Cultivate, The Summit Worldview Library, The Secret Battle of the Ideas About God, and Unquestioned Answers.
In this episode, Dr. Myers explains how Biblical truth applies to today’s discussion of gender identity and gender dysphoria.

  • “The battle of our day is not between Republicans and Democrats, or conservatives and liberals, or red states and blue states, or even the religious and the non-religious. The battle of our day is over whether we can know truth… and the biblical understanding is the truth does exist and it can be expressed mathematically.” – Jeff Myers
  • “Anything that we place our identity in other than Christ will lead us to confusion and purposeless.” – Jeff Myers
  • “Do I have a gender identity? I do. Do I have a racial identity? I do. Do I have an economic identity? I do. Do I have a vocational identity? I do. But if I take any one of those things and I allow it to be the primary organizing principle of my life other than Christ, then I will be misled.” – Jeff Myers

Never miss another episode! Subscribe to “On the Edge with Ken Harrison” today. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube.

 

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.