Now more than ever, we all face trying situations. The hope we need and hunger for is not a strategy or state of mind, but faith in Jesus. He stands secure for us in the face of every trial, from loss to sickness to injustice. Through 20 short prayers, 10 personal stories of miraculous transformations, and Biblical teachings, Hope in 60 Seconds will help you take the first steps towards a journey of security in the hope of Jesus. “At twenty-one I was as far from hopeful as anyone could get. Maybe as far as you are now.” These are the words of Cristina Baker as she considered her traumatic life: from childhood abuse to troubled teen years, to a descent into substance abuse, she resonates with a lost world who understands first-hand how easy it is to lose hope. Then, just as she was about to go to jail for drug possession, the Hero of Hope, Jesus Christ, came into her life and set her on a completely new path. If you are weary and doubting, Cristina understands. Hope in 60 Seconds will help you to: • Be encouraged and empowered by someone who has been in a similar place of discouragement and discovered Christ’s authority and love, • Learn how Jesus establishes hope and begin to experience it first-hand in the darkest of circumstances, • Grow in your ability to connect with Jesus and find the hope you have longed for all of your life, and • Prove that a connection with Jesus is the ultimate source of hope. The message of Cristina’s life is Jesus, the hope we need and hunger for—a hope that will stand secure in the face of brokenness, loss, sickness, abuse, a brain tumor diagnosis, injustice, and death. In Hope in 60 Seconds, she shares the steps of her journey to encounter, receive, and walk in the hope of Jesus, and offers readers powerful wisdom for how they can take the same journey for themselves. http://cristinabaker.com
Kevin Shepherd serves as Chief Executive Officer for Crossroads and YES TV. Kevin will be joining with one of our Hosts to bring a special Bible Teaching segment on today’s program. http://crossroads.ca
For over 60 years, Norma-Jean served in life and ministry alongside her husband, the late Reverend David Mainse. Together they founded Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated.
Welcome to a very special week as we “Prepare Him Room” and celebrate the wonderful things Jesus has done through the ministry of Crossroads and 100 Huntley Street. Throughout the week we will hear from Crossroads Co-Founder, Norma-Jean Mainse and our CEO Kevin Shepherd; First People's Voices will share powerful and dynamic stories; we will hear encouraging messages from some of our staff members who will share how they’ve seen God at work in their day to day roles; and we will bring inspiring updates about our Crossroads Cares Mission Projects. In addition to all this, you will also be treated to some wonderful Christmas music, featuring Selah, Trevor Dick Band and Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn. Through our 24/7 prayer lines, digital prayer ministry and other valuable resources, Crossroads continues to be a source of hope for people as we share the message of the salvation they can find in Jesus Christ. Make room for reflection! Make room for worship! Make room for compassion! Make room for surprise! We share all this so together we can “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room!”