January 05, 2019 | Anxiety & Worry (REBROADCAST)


This program is a rebroadcast from April 7, 2018.

Anxiety & Worry

As we begin 2019, we wanted to bring you one of our most-listened to episodes on anxiety and worry. We hope it blesses you as much as it did us!

Sometimes, as Christians, we can dismiss the physical effects of struggles and sins we deal with every day. Today on the show, Chris talks about the negative effects of worry and anxiety and what it does to our minds. We’ll head to the Old Testament and hear about King Hezekiah and how his lack of dependence on God led to bad decisions that affected the entire land of Israel.   

God has designed us to depend on Him. When we worry and have anxiety we are not trusting in the plan and sovereignty of God, but instead we are looking inside of ourselves to solve the problems of our lives. Jesus knew this was our pattern, and Chris will also take us to the New Testament and show us how Jesus wants us to trade our worry for worship. If this is something you struggle with as a believer in Jesus, our hope today is that you will begin a new journey choosing to trust the One who holds the world in His hands.

30 Days in the Land of the Psalms

by Charles H. Dyer

The Jewish and Christian communities read the Psalms regularly, but have you ever thought about how much is missing not knowing the context in which the Psalms were written?

Dr. Charles Dyer skillfully brings a select number of Psalms to life in the book 30 Days in the Land of the PsalmsThis one-month devotional will take you on an extraordinary journey to the land of Israel. After reading this devotional Dr. Erwin Lutzer said, “What wonderful insights greet us when we view the psalms in their historical and cultural context!”


Apples of Gold—Private Detective

For ten years, Zvi was part of his apartment building’s committee. He made many good friends and contacts serving alongside his neighbors. When he stepped down a new resident took his place. He was a very curious man asking questions about all the residents and their personal lives. Soon it was found that this man was part of a strict ultra-orthodox group and was reporting back his findings. One day he began asking Zvi where he went to Synagogue. Zvi jumped on this opportunity to tell this man about his faith. Listen to find out his reaction.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this week’s show:

»Maximum Relax, Lee Rosevere, CC BY-SA 3.0
»NirvanaVEVO, Chris Zabriskie,  CC BY-SA 3.0

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