June News Update

On television, we will be concluding our programs with Morgan Jackson on the many ways your gifts are helping make disciples through audio Bibles.

Through your generosity, as of the fourth program in this series, God has now reached over 6.2 million people who are in audio Bible listening groups. Approximately 3.1 million people have come to faith in Jesus through your ministry.

So our partnership is changing lives for eternity in 50 nations and in more than 110 languages. Thank you for your prayers and generosity.

Plus, we continue to have matching gift partnership opportunities to double your impact this month. But don’t wait! This opportunity is only available for a limited time.

 

Upcoming series on Science

 

Almost all of us have a loved one or friend who has rejected God because of science. In our upcoming programs, we’ll address this concern head on, revealing that the latest scientific evidence supports the Bible’s teachings.

Modern science has discovered the universe had a beginning. For example, astronomer George Smoot from the University of California-Berkeley states, “What we have found is evidence for the birth of the universe…. It’s like looking at God.”

Nobel Prize winner Arno Penzias wrote, “Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing… one which has an underlying, one might say ‘supernatural’ plan.”

The late Stephen Hawking also conceded, “It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us.”

These and other top scientists are providing information consistent with Hebrews 11:3: “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”

Genesis 1:1 continues to ring true today: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

If you have ever had doubts about the Bible’s teachings and the scientific facts regarding creation, our series this month is just for you.

 

Science Discovers the Universe Had a Beginning

 

This month on The John Ankerberg Show, I will bring you our series called “Science Discovers the Universe Had a Beginning.” My guest is Dr. Hugh Ross. He is a PhD graduate of the University of Toronto and did postdoctoral research for five years at Caltech, studying quasars and galaxies. He is an astrophysicist and the President of Reasons to Believe.

            In the four powerful programs entitled “Science Discovers the Universe Had a Beginning,” Dr. Ross reveals the scientific evidence that has led astronomers to conclude the universe had a beginning, as well as how God has designed the universe in precisely the manner necessary for human life.

Then he will also show you some of the many ways the complexity of the universe points toward Intelligent Design rather than Darwinian evolution. The universe has been “fine-tuned” for life on our planet in ways only explainable by a wise and creative being.

 

Step By Step Through Creation

 

Second, we are also airing a groundbreaking series with Dr. Ross entitled “Step by Step Through Creation.” The four programs in this series provide the information that will help you reconcile the biblical account of creation with today’s scientific evidence.

These programs also feature video clips of my interviews with Dr. Walter Kaiser, one of the world’s top Hebrew scholars. He will offer detailed explanations of some of the Hebrew words in the creation accounts that are key to better understanding creation. Dr. Kaiser was one of my professors when I went to grad school.

In addition to our two-video series on DVD and Blu-ray, featuring eight programs called “Science Discovers the Universe Had a Beginning” and “Step By Step Through Creation,” we are making two more items available.

We are making available two study guides that parallel our television programs. These guides will help you with even more information and can also be used in leading a small group study with others.

Further, we are including a DVD that I think you will want. It is the documentary film on DVD called Journey Toward Creation produced by Dr. Ross. The state-of-the-art computer animations will take you through the solar system, stars, galaxies, and even quasars—all the way back to the moment the universe came into existence.

All five of these powerful resources are available together in an exclusive package for you with your gift of $120 or more this month.

 

Coming Soon on the John Ankerberg Show

 

I recently had the opportunity to host Anne Graham Lotz in our studio. The daughter of the famed late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, Anne has traveled worldwide to share the gospel with millions of people. Her topic was “Jesus In Me.” We shared a fascinating discussion on the power and role of the Holy Spirit. In addition, we will explain why and how each Christian needs to be experiencing the Holy Spirit as a constant companion.

The New York Times named Anne as one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. She’s been profiled on 60 Minutes and has appeared on TV programs such as Larry King LiveThe Today Show, and Hannity Live. Her Just Give Me Jesus revivals have been held in more than 30 cities and in 12 different countries, with hundreds of thousands of attendees. Please continue to pray as we prepare to bring you these programs soon.

This month, I will also record a new series with Dr. Erwin Lutzer called “Christ Among Other Gods.” These programs will help you better understand why Jesus is the only religious leader who is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). You’ll also hear why Jesus stands unique in comparison with the leaders of other religions in our world.

Then, up ahead, I will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel as my guest for a new series, “The Case for Miracles.” He will turn his investigative sights on the hot-button issues surrounding miracles—whether it’s credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people’s lives today.

You will hear how Lee interviewed America’s foremost skeptic who built a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But Lee traveled the country to quiz scholars to see whether they could offer answers to these atheistic objections.

 

For Such a Time as This

 

Queen Esther was told she was raised up “for such a time as this.” You have been too! Together we serve in one of the most difficult and most exciting times in history. Know that our ministry team is praying for you and your family regularly. Together, we are impacting lives for eternity through television, radio, podcasts, the internet, our app, books, social media, audio Bibles, and much more.

Please continue to pray for our ministry as well. If you wish you may want to join our Inner Circle of Friends which helps provide audio Bibles through a monthly gift. There is no better investment you can make in eternity. Thank you for helping us change lives.

 

For those who have yet to hear,

John and Darlene

 

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