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Illinois Family Spotlight
27 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Roe No More (Illinois Family Spotlight #311)
Monte Larrick interviews Eric Scheidler, President of the Pro-Life Action League about the overturning of Roe v Wade.
47 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Nagel for the 40th (Illinois Family Spotlight #310)
"We need to stop being fearful of what the government can do to us, because at that point when we're fearful of the government, that's tyranny. The government needs to be fearful of the people...in the respect that we're in control." Phil Nagel is running for the 40th district of Illinois Senate. An Air Force veteran, Nagel is running for his children, and to educate parents on how to take back the reins of we the people in Illinois. Monte and Dave discuss CRT in schools, privilege versus blessing and so much more. You can find out how to support Nagel here.
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Wood for the Win (Illinois Family Spotlight #309)
In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, David Smith and Monte Larrick meet with Pastor Phil Wood, who is running for the 8th Congressional District. Phil Wood believes he has heard the hearts of the people and recognizes the great and widespread pain among them, especially from the upcoming generation. “Much of what is happening,” according to Phil, “is due to poor choices summarily handed down from leadership in Washington.” Phil wants to be part of the needed wave of change. The three men discuss the "politics" of saving a baby from abortion, the gerrymandering of Illinois, marijuana laws and more.
52 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Kaspar for Congress (Illinois Family Spotlight #308)
In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick and David Smith interview Scott Kaspar, who is running for Congress in the 6th district. Kapsar addresses why he's running, the foolishness of gun control, redisticting, spending and much more. Find out more about Scott Kaspar here, and find
30 minutes | May 24, 2022
Rescue Your Children (Illinois Family Spotlight #306)
Imagine this scene: an adult family member is watching your child while you run a quick errand. Upon returning home, you discover your house is on fire. Smoke is billowing, flames are dancing on the roof, and the face of your helpless child is pressed to the window of his second-floor bedroom. What do you do? I imagine most of us would unhesitatingly rush in to rescue our child. Rev. Ceasar LeFlore says this is the fate of public school students throughout our state and nation. As the flames of indoctrination consume government schools, our children are trapped and we, their parents, are the only ones who can save them. In this address at the recent Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition Conference in Orland Park, IL, Rev. LeFlore encourages parents to rescue their children from the secular and sinful indoctrination of public schools, and instead bless them with the strong discipleship and academic excellence found in home schools, co-ops, and Christian schools. Additionally, Rev. LeFlore discusses the various entities that are working to undermine Christianity/faith, freedom, and parental authority; the subversive and dangerous Agenda 21; and the pornographic, absolute evil that is Comprehensive Sex Education. He concludes with an overview of home school options and a final exhortation to parents. Rev. Ceasar LeFlore is the Field Director of the Public School Exit Initiative at Illinois Family Institute. Please share this timely podcast with family and friends and encourage them to click on Rescuing Our Precious Children From Anti-Biblical Indoctrination on the Illinois Family Institute homepage for more information.
48 minutes | May 17, 2022
Felicity Joy Solomon for Springfield! (Illinois Family Spotlight #305)
Felicity Joy Solomon is not your run of the mill conservative. She sits down with IFI’s David Smith and Monte Larrick to discuss why she is running for Illinois Senate, and why you should support her. Find out more about her here.
26 minutes | May 10, 2022
The Ripple Effect of Life (Illinois Family Spotlight #304)
Ryan Bomberger has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-“racial” Christian family of 15. Bomberger and his wife are the founders of the Radiance Foundation. He recently spoke at the Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition Conference in Orland Park, and this episode of Spotlight features his remarks regarding his story, pregnancy care centers, and much more.
12 minutes | May 6, 2022
BONUS: A Prayer for Illinois
Today is national day of prayer. In 1 Timothy, the apostle Paul says that "supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings (should) be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." ~1 Tim. 2:1-4. IFI's David Smith had the privilege of joining in prayer with Christians in our state's capitol, and we hope you shall be encouraged by his words.
25 minutes | May 3, 2022
The Lecture of the Four by Dr. Piper (Illinois Family Spotlight #303)
"Falsehood is false, even if everyone believes it, and truth is true even if no one believes it. Truth is true and that's just the end of it." ~Os Guinness During this edition of Spotlight, a timely message from Dr. Everett Piper about truth. Dr. Piper is a columnist for the Washington Times and is a Christian broadcaster. Dr. Piper talks about: the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of truth and the practice of wisdom.
36 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Jed Davis for the 75th (Illinois Family Spotlight #302)
David Smith and Monte Larrick discuss abortion, education and why there is a desperate need for actual leadership in Springfield with state candidate Jed Davis.
38 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Your Family and God’s Plan for the World (Illinois Family Spotlight #301)
Every parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle – anyone who loves and cares for the children in their family or sphere of influence – will want to listen to the second half of Dr. Rob Rienow’s presentation from IFI’s 2022 Worldview Conference! In his address entitled The Church, The Family, and The Kingdom of God, Dr. Rienow states that, while the church is doing a good job of investing in the next generation of Christ followers, the family is neglecting to hold up their end in their partnership with the church to reach the world. With a heartfelt and humorous approach, Dr. Rienow follows the timeline of the Bible, using Scripture that references the family to illustrate how “God connects what happens in the home with His plan for the world.” You will definitely want to share this podcast with those you know who are in the trenches of training little ones, as well as those who are parenting unbelieving young adults. Dr. Rienow is an author and conference speaker. Together with his wife Amy, he founded Visionary Family Ministries with the mission to “build the church through a global reformation of family discipleship.”
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
The Content of Character Series (Illinois Family Spotlight #300)
Recorded at the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Pastor Stephan Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church spoke with IFI's resident chaplain, Ceasar Leflore, upon a range of subjects affecting the body of Christ in this day and age. The two also discussed the importance of the gospel message, the devastation of abortion, and what is going on inside the church. Pastor Broden is the executive director of Content of Character Series and ministers to the people in Dallas, Texas.
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Reclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture (Illinois Family Spotlight #299)
This edition of Spotlight we feature a empowering lecture from IFI's recent worldview conference, from our good friend over at Visionary Family Ministries, Dr. Rob Reinow. Reinow begins his oration with an amusing anecdote of how awful the reality of the blind leading the blind really is, and how it seems that many churches today are doing just that with their congregations. The reason is because we're slipping up on a essential part of our faith, which is not believing the Scriptures are enough. In 2nd Timothy, Paul states that all Scripture is "God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Our 21st century minds don't seem to grasp the importance of Paul's writing, and we wonder whether the Bible is enough for us as Christians of this day and age. To this, Reinow responded that "God says don't add to my words. Why? Because it's enough. It's sufficient for every matter of faith and practice."
43 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
What a Faithful Church Body Looks Like: A Conversation with Rev. Mark Moore (Illinois Family Spotlight #298))
As a pastor, what can you do to keep the children of your congregation from being tainted by the humanism of government schools? Start your own K-12 school. Taking it one step further, what can you do to ward off the indoctrination of very young children before it ever has a chance to take root? Start an open enrollment preschool. Our guest this week on Spotlight, Rev. Mark Moore of Belmont Bible Church in Downers Grove, is in the process of realizing both of these goals. Belmont Christian School is already in operation and Belmont Christian Preschool is scheduled to open for the 2022-2023 school year! Rev. Moore, David Smith, and Monte Larrick talk about the advantages and blessings of a Christian education, as well as the ministry opportunities a church-based school brings to the host congregation. They also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on churches, the scriptural imperative to meet together as the body of Christ, accountability, and stewardship. Pastor Moore is the senior pastor of Belmont Bible Church. He also is the host of Overcoming Through Grace which can be heard weekdays at 5:30 a.m. on AM 1160 Hope For Your Life. To learn more about Belmont Christian Preschool, visit belmontschools.info.
30 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
40 Days for Life–With Catherine Walker (Illinois Family Spotlight #297)
"Never underestimate the power of prayer" Monte Larrick interviews Catherine Walker in front of Aurora's abortion mill. The two discuss the impact of being outside of a Planned Parenthood, silently witnessing to the clients and staff, the potency of sidewalk counseling, and the power of prayer.
31 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Anecdotes and Education with Dr. Everett Piper (Illinois Family Spotlight #296)
In this portion of Spotlight, we are highlighting remarks from Dr. Everett Piper, a contributor to the Washington Times, author of Not A Daycare, former college president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and a frequent guest on Fox News. Dr. Piper brave
37 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Ruiz for Representative! (Illinois Family Spotlight #295)
Monte Larrick and David Smith sit down with Dinora Ruiz, who is running for the 86th Representative District. In her own words, Ms. Ruiz states: "I am running for State Rep because I’ve seen the burden corrupt power-hungry politicians put on everyday Americans, because I am an everyday American. I’ve experienced the joys of growing up in Illinois and I want to preserve that for future generations.”
46 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Chris Butler for Congress! (Illinois Family Spotlight #293)
Chris Butler is a pro-life Democrat running for Congress. He joins IFI's David Smith, Monte Larrick, and resident chaplain Ceasar Leflore to lay out his plan for the 1st district of Illinois
38 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Young for the 1st District (Illinois Family Spotlight #292)
Monte Larrick and David Smith have a wonderful conversation with political candidate Geno Young.
45 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Roe Vs. Wade, Repeal of Parental Notice, and 40 Days for Life (Illinois Family Spotlight #291)
In this installment of Spotlight, IFI's David Smith and Monte Larrick are joined by Amy Gherke, the executive director of Illinois Right to Life. The three converse about the timing of SCOTUS hearing the Missisipi Heartbeat law, the prospective spike in sex trafficking as a result of Parental Notice being repealed, and the impact you could have when participating in 40 Days for Life.
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