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NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIALS FOR 2019
New for Christmas 2019
Carter Conlon | Times Square Church
26:00 available on FTP and Amb-OS
White Christmas, composed by Irving Berlin, and sung so memorably by Bing Crosby in the movie by the same name, is familiar to many. It’s definitely a song for the season, but for more reasons than you may realize. And Carter Conlon, will take you deeper into its meaning as he digs into the Word of God in “White Christmas: A Closer Look.”
NOTE: Stations airing the weekly broadcast of “A Call to the Nation” will carry this special in the 12/22 edition.
“The Holy Spirit of Christmas”
New for Christmas 2019
Charles Morris | HAVEN Ministries
54:00 available on HAVEN FTP
The decorated tree. Beautifully wrapped gifts. Bountiful meals. We enjoy all this at Christmas often without considering what preceded the final glorious presentation. In some ways, the same is true of the nativity story. The arrival of Jesus is our rightful focus . . . but what transpired before that event to bring it to accomplishment? Join Charles Morris in “the Holy Spirit of Christmas” as he uniquely explains the work of the Holy Spirit in delivering the Father’s special present to the world. Also featured are Pastor Costi Hinn and musician Laura Story.
New for Christmas 2019
Callie Briese | Thrivent
1:00 series available on Amb-OS
Want to help listeners live a more content and generous life this holiday season? Starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through Christmas and the New Year, Thrivent’s Callie Briese addresses issues like being overwhelmed by too many activities and avoiding the post-holiday blues. She’ll share practical tips like creating memories that don’t cost much and what to do when your “inner Scrooge” comes alive. Get sound insight on financial stewardship for the holidays in the “Finding Contentment” special series of the daily one-minute feature, “Be Wise and Thrive.”
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
“A Christmas Carol”
Originally Released 2008
Radio Theatre | Focus on the Family
3-part special for 2-hour block/1 hr. 39 min.
Charles Dickens was just 12 years old when he saw firsthand the devastating effects of child labor. He never forgot those images. In 1843 he wrote a pamphlet titled: “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child.” It became the story of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Focus on the Family brings to life the story of miserly Scrooge who in one momentous night is confronted by his own lack of compassion—and given the opportunity to change not only his life but others too! It’s a message that defines the spirit of the season of Christ’s birth, of His loving compassion!
Originally Released 2018
Focus on the Family
1 hr. special with time for local spot avails
Focus on the Family is inviting your listeners to recall their own tales and traditions in their latest radio special simply called, “Christmas Stories.” Jim Daly and John Fuller host favorite guests like Bill and Pam Farrell, Julie Barnhill and Phil and Kay Robertson about their favorite Christmas memories. (And yes—they’ll hear about the Robertson’s recipe for cooked squirrel!).
“Because of Bethlehem”
Originally Released 2016
28:00 special available via FTP
Max Lucado loves Christmas! Because somewhere, someone will ask the Christmas questions, and the answers Max shares are sure to give us all hope! And in this special, Max, the master story-teller, tells stories from his childhood, his family, his life—stories to draw the listener to the Christ of Christmas … in a narrative drama whose characters will take you to the biblical scene: With Mary and Joseph as the innkeeper turns them away, in the temple court when Herod demands a search for the baby Jesus, as Simeon makes his way through the crowds of Jerusalem to see Jesus! And the question: “Would you let Jesus love you?”
“One Perfect Life: Christmas Edition”
Originally Released 2014
2 specials/25:00 each or combined for one 50:00 special
One Perfect Life by John MacArthur is the setting for the story of Jesus Christ in the very words of Scripture, blending all four Gospels in a harmonized life of Christ in two Christmas specials. Both fully dramatized narratives depict the persons characterized in the Gospel account. Each special is unique to itself and proclaims the Gospel message clearly through the birth and life of Christ.
Narrated and dramatized from the very words of Scripture and with descriptive commentary by John MacArthur we present:
“A Son is Given ” (25:00) … heralding the birth of John the Baptist and the astounding announcement from the angel Gabriel to Mary of the coming birth of Christ. It presents a picture of the precious time between Mary and Elizabeth, Mary’s Magnificat and Zacharias’ benediction, the worship and praise of the shepherds who journey to Bethlehem to proclaim the given Son. It is Christ coming to earth!
“Immanuel, God With Us” (25:00) … transports us to Bethlehem just after the birth of Christ to those days of Herod’s decree that all children two years of age are to be killed, of Jesus as a young boy teaching in the temple, of His baptism by John the Baptist signaling the beginning of His earthly ministry—culminating in His last hours on the Cross, His death, burial and resurrection as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
“From the Manger to the Cross” (50:00) … combines the two Christmas specials into one seamless dramatization of Christ’s coming to earth to His resurrection.
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“Kneel Before God So You Can Stand Before Your Enemies”
New for New Year’s Eve/Day 2020
As 2020 approaches, this nation faces a cultural and moral divide like never before. But it’s clear the solution does not lie in the courts, the government, or other secular institutions. Pastor Carter Conlon, from Times Square Church in New York City, says if real change is to happen, it’s going to come through the prayers of God’s people! Will you heed that call to prayer? Join Carter for his 2020 New Year’s special, Kneel Before God, So You Can Stand Before Your Enemies.
NOTE: Stations airing the weekly broadcast of “A Call to the Nation” will carry this special in the 12/29 edition.
“More than Ever . . . It’s Time to Pray” (26:00)
New for 2019
The fear of God is missing in much of our nation. His word is mocked, and His people are attacked. But Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church in New York City is ready to remind us that He who is in us is stronger than he who is in the world. We must pray!
For airing Sunday, April 28 in advance of 2019’s National Day of Prayer on Thursday May 2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for clearance and details.
“In God We Trust” (25:00)
Original Release Date: National Day of Prayer 2018
“In God We Trust” is a special that not only enlightens the listener in a brief history of our nation’s motto, but asks the question, “Is it a motto that’s on our hearts?” Carter Conlon boldly disagrees that ours is a society so radically changed that we’ll never be the same again! Instead he focus on the truth that God holds all power in His hand. And that when we pray God still promises to hear our prayer, to forgive our sins, and to heal our land! Carter’s motto, “It’s Time to Pray,” has never been more true than it is right now!
“Prayer That Moves Heaven” (26:00)
Anne Graham Lotz
Original Release Date: Mother’s Day 2016
What if, this Mother’s Day, every mother in America made a commitment to pray daily for her children? Anne Graham Lotz is joined by her youngest daughter, Rachel-Ruth Wright, as together they share the impact of God’s Word and prayer in every life situation. Both mom and daughter reflect on the significant example and influence of prayer in their lives by Ruth Bell Graham. Anne concludes by encouraging women to pray in such a way—as Daniel did—that Heaven is moved and our nation is changed!
“Beyond 9/11: The Impact of Prayer” (28:00)
Original Release Date: Patriot Day 2014
In 2001, every eye was focused on Manhattan–and in the midst of the 9/11 tragedy, Times Square Church was at the ready, uniquely prepared to minister in the crisis. Because they had prayed. It’s a powerful and deeply moving remembrance of 9/11 … with the strongest of biblical foundations as the platform for impacting our culture then … and now.
“Breaking the Silence” … from generation to generation! (26:00)
Original Release Date: January 2019
Abortion is a ruthless killer of babies and endangers the lives and well being of millions of women each year. And one of the most horrific procedures is chemical abortion. This year’s Sanctity of Life special presents firsthand stories of women experiencing God’s grace, redemption and healing. And in breaking the silence, they bring hope to a new generation of young women.
The Risen Church (26:00)
New for 2019
What should the church look like if we are truly in Christ and Christ is in us? After all, since He is risen, we too are risen in Him! Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church in New York City explores that truth and its glorious implications in his 2019 Easter special, The Risen Church.
“One Perfect Life: Easter Edition”
(2 specials/25:00 each or combined for one 50:00 special)
Original Release Date: Easter 2013
Part 1: “Jesus of Nazareth” (25:00)
Fully dramatized … the Scripture used “word-for-word” from the four Gospels-following Jesus through His final week before His death on the cross—is the powerful ministry of Jesus of Nazareth—including an invitation to accept Christ from host, John MacArthur.
Part 2: “Jesus the Messiah” (25:00)
Dramatized throughout in the words of Scripture, we follow those who were present with Jesus the Messiah in His death on the Cross, His burial and glorious Resurrection—with an invitation by host John MacArthur to make Jesus Lord and Savior.
“Come to the Cross” (25:00)
Original Release Date: Easter 2013
In an inspiring and encouraging special from Max Lucado, he invites us to step closer and closer to the Cross of Christ—where we will experience more of His grace—more than we deserve.”