For most of my life, I genuinely believed I was a born-again Christian. I had asked Jesus into my heart when I was 13, and was baptised in water when I was 16. I attended church and tried to live right.
The thing is, nothing really changed. I was still stuck in the spiral of sin with seemingly no way out - no matter how hard I tried. I had a pious outward expression of Jesus, but no actual evidence of His Spirit living resident in me.
Thankfully, that all changed about 4 years ago - 35 years after I made that first confession of faith.
I had a revelation about two things which set me free from the religious course I had been following, to being transformed by the true born-again nature that Christ actually died for us all to have.
I discovered what repentance actually means, and the real purpose behind being baptised in water - the transaction that takes place from being a slave to sin, to a child of the Living God. (see Romans 6)
The ONE is an expression of this revelation, borne from a life-long desire to share the gospel of Christ and His kingdom, via radio.
My hope and prayer is that you too, will also find this wonderful life that's only found in Jesus Christ.
"[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ." Colossians 2:2 (AMP)
Welcome to a new breed of Christian radio, New Zealand!
Single-minded. No news bulletins. No ads. No DJs. Just the gospel, everyday. That's it!
We proclaim the simple gospel message, each and every day through music and talk. Because, there is nothing more worthy of shouting about than forgiveness from sin, found only through Jesus: crucified, risen and coming again!
Everyone needs to hear this life-changing message - including, somewhat surprisingly, many inside the church.
In order to hear the gospel message, we must first talk about it, right? That's why we have spoken content, and music with a focus on the gospel message. The good news of Jesus Christ has to be proclaimed.
Knowing what a DJ had last night for dinner, or what they did at the weekend does nothing to save us from sin and hell. Yet that's exactly what Jesus did through His death and resurrection from the dead. It's this message alone which needs to be heard. That’s why we don’t do DJs or ads. ‘Cos, let's face it, they're just annoying and get in the way of the gospel message.
We chose music which has a clear element of the gospel message within it. Much of what passes today as "Christian music" is, sadly, no different to the secular scene - much of it is me/self-centred rather than Christ-centred. It's why we're not chart-driven. This also helps set us apart from other stations making us, we think, quite unique indeed.
Music wise, it's pretty much impossible to please everyone. So, we decided to simply play the music we like. That way we'll have at least 3 happy listeners. Nah, just kidding! We know there are hundreds if not thousands of others, just like you, who love the same music, and more importantly, love the life-changing, life-saving gospel message - He's our reason for living!
We bring you two uniquely different formats. The Weekday Workday (6am-9pm Mon-Thu, 6am-midnight Fri) and Living Reflections (all other times). Be sure to check them out, we sure you'll love 'em both.
"Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!" Psalm 32:1-2 (NLT)
There's way more to us than what we’ve touched on here, and we’d hate to ruin the surprise. So we invite you to tune in to our online stream and join us on our various social media pages. You can find several different ways to tune in by clicking here. Or, just listen from you browser by clicking the Listen Live icon at the top of this page.
Go on, what are you waiting for? It is the best news ever - salvation from sin & eternal life found only in Jesus Christ!
The ONE team.