Jim Cymbala, Kay Warren, and Lisa Bevere are just a few of the guests we’ve been blessed to speak with. Which topics and conversations have impacted you the most? On this edition of Live the Promise we’re taking a look back at some of our most powerful programs of 2014.

Here are some of the memorable guests and takeaways from the year:

From Kay Warren:

“When Matthew died, it felt like the rug got pulled out from under me… Was I wrong to believe? Was I wrong to have faith? Did I get it wrong, God? As far as I could see, my faith was as pure as I could live it. After some reflection… clearly the problem is not God. God is always faithful. God is always good. I was crushed by hope. And disappointed… Here’s my answer [to suffering]. There is no answer. God was not at fault for my son’s death. And so what I’m left with is mystery. And I can’t tie it with a neat little bow. His body was buried in brokenness but he will be raised in glory and in strength. It’s true. That’s what I hope for.”

To listen to the full conversation with Kay Warren.

From Jon Weece:

“[My dad] equated discipleship with exposure. If he was making a hospital call, he always had two or three people with him. If he was doing a funeral or wedding, two or three people were always with him so they could be exposed to what ministry looked like.”

To listen to the full conversation with Jon Weece.

From Chuck Swindoll:

“You talk about putting a chill up your back… He went up on that muntain, and he took the wood, and he put [Isaac] on the altar, and he raised the knife… Abraham knew ahead of time that they would come back. He said ‘I and the lad will go and worship.’ He knew that even if [God] took his son, God would somehow raise him back from the dead.”

To listen to the full conversation with Chuck Swindoll.

Key Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-3; James 1:27; Psalm 90:12

Theme Song: Jesus Savior by Chris August

Highlight : Walking by faith (Chuck Swindoll)

2014: A look back