All Things New aired its first radio broadcast in January 2014. Now, just a year and a half later, the program airs on 14 stations in 7 states and one foreign country. In addition, it is on Sirius/XM satellite radio which has a subscriber base of 30 million people.
God is using the broadcast and we are eager to move forward under His direction.
Pastor Shawn has recorded a short video (6 minutes) to update all those interested in learning about this still-new ministry. We believe in the transformational power of the Bible, simply preached. You will enjoy watching Shawn’s update. Thank you for your interest.
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During the June 25th broadcast of All Things New Radio, I told a story of a young man who impacted the lives of other college students whom he had never met. He died suddenly of a brain aneurysm during his college years. His mom told me he had shared with others the “7 Biblical Grids for Making Daily Decisions” he heard me teach at a youth camp years earlier.
Several have asked if I would share these 7 grids. They are screens or filters through which we can sort out daily decisions that may seem “gray” rather than “black and white.” Remember this was a passing reference, so the details and content of my teaching aren’t included. Maybe we will run the series of messages on this topic in the future on the All Things New Radio Broadcast.
Here is the link to the June 25th broadcast that referenced these grids: CLICK HERE
With the main questions below, if you answer yes to any of these, then you should not do something.
7 Biblical Grids for Making Daily Decisions
Grid #1: Does the Bible forbid it?
Grid #2: Do my authorities forbid it?
Grid #3: Will it send a mixed signal?
Grid #4: Will it cause me to stumble (to think or do wrong)?
Grid #5: Will it cause others to stumble (to think or do wrong)?
Grid #6: Will it point away from Christ?
Grid #7: Would I rather not? (Do I want to do this?)
KLSP DJ known as “Shaq”
Today, our daily (m-f) half hour Bible teaching radio broadcast, All Things New, begins airing on the Louisiana State Penitentiary radio station, KLSP (“your incarceration station” – “where you get your kicks behind the bricks”). God is doing something so special at this maximum security facility of about 6,000 known as Angola Prison! Pray with me that our broadcast (that repurposes my past sermons for radio) will be used to fan the flames of what God is doing there even more!
Many of the inmates I met while there last week said they will be listening! All Things New will be on at noon and again at 10pm each day. My heart is still a bundled mess of emotions and thoughts from my 4 days at Angola last week. My desire is to be a tool the Holy Spirit can use to bring many more inmates to salvation through the truly incredible grace of God found in His Son, Jesus Christ!
I have been honored and humbled to watch as God has used my voice now on a variety of stations around the country, but there is something so special about being one of the voices daily inside the prison gates of Angola! God is so good!
Have you heard it said, “God’s in His heaven; all is right with the world?” Sometimes it’s used a little flippantly and the first part is substituted, for example, “The Dodgers have reinforced their pitching staff this year, all is right with the world.”
But most of us recognize the world is really not yet, “right.” The Bible talks about the whole universe groaning while it waits for the birth of something new. Give attention to Pastor Shawn as he reminds us of one of the broader and very significant results of the resurrection.
Most of us know the basic story of Job. He suffered great loss. But he was comforted by three friends. At least that was their intent–to comfort and help Job.
But they had mixed success for their efforts. In the final analysis it wasn’t their words that helped. In the video devotional here, Pastor Shawn reminds us that sometimes we can help a friend with something even more indispensible. Take a listen.
The troubles experienced by Job are rather universally known. People of all faiths, or no faith, recognize the name Job as being synonymous with suffering. Indeed he was a man whom God allowed to bear great pain, trial, and loss.
But not so well known is Job’s ultimate response. Listen closely as Pastor Shawn takes a couple minutes in this devotional video to bring us a great lesson about response to suffering.
During my final evening at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention in Nashville last night, I had the privilege of witnessing how this association of media ministries honors some of its faithful members. About a dozen faithful servants of Jesus Christ were honored for over 50 years in media ministry. It was an impressive group.
It reminded me that in our constant rush to find new ways to reach the next generation we often overlook faithful servants who impacted their generation – the generation before us. Some of those honored were cutting edge pioneers of media ministry in their day. All had a heart to see the Gospel spread over the airwaves in their local area or even around the globe. Many were behind the scenes engineers and producers. Some served as missionaries for half a century.
Those honored this week at the NRB Convention are a part of the “great cloud of witnesses” mentioned in Hebrews 12:1-2. They are men and women of faith who have gone before us.
That cloud of witnesses motivates those of us who serve Christ now “to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” All the while we engage in “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
I left the NRB Convention reminded of that great cloud of witnesses in the generations before us! They fixed their eyes on Jesus! So should we! I want to be a part of the faithful cloud of witnesses to the generation behind me!
The radio ministry of Pastor Shawn Thornton is just beginning its second year of operation. The station count has grown to nine and the traction for which we prayed seems to be underway. Governed by a firm belief in the transformational power of balanced, practical Bible teaching we have watched as God has worked.
In the video provided here, Pastor Shawn offers an update on the radio ministry called All Things New. We who are a part of ATN humbly request your prayers for guidance and provision as we contemplate expansion in 2015. You will be blessed to watch this report
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