Archives: April 2009

The Lord’s Supper, And What Communion Represents To Followers Of God Part 8

If we’re not paying attention, it’s easy for us to let things lose their significance. Sometimes we go through the motions, for instance, and miss celebrating the transforming power of Christ’s death on the cross.

Discover What It Means To Maintain A Pure Heart, With Pure Motives Part 9

When we try to protect our own agenda, it’s not easy to keep our motives pure. In fact, sometimes we do the right things, but for the wrong reasons. So how do we get out of that trap?

The Realities Of Keeping Our Motives Pure Part 10

If we’re honest with ourselves, and take a good look at our motives, our actions aren’t always as pure as we’d like to think. Doing the right things for the wrong reason can put a real damper on serving others.

Jesus’ Last Meal With His Disciples, And The Significance The Last Supper Has On Our Lives Part 11

If you’ve lost a loved one, then you know that life is fleeting. Here one day and gone the next. So it’s important to make each moment count.

Tools To Develop Our Listening Skills, So That We Hear The Whole Truth Of The Bible Part 12

Listening is a skill. And if we’re not careful, we could miss the entire point of the conversation!

Discover The Hope We Have In Christ, No Matter How Far We’ve Fallen Part 13

 None of us is perfect, and there are times when each of us betray our Savior in one way or another. An important discussion about the Last Supper.

Discover What Jesus Christ Has Done For Each Of Us Part 14

If you’re a follower of God, this weekend holds special meaning to you. It’s a time when we celebrate the Last Supper, and Christ’s glorious resurrection from the dead.

An Invitation To Respond To Christ's Sacrifice With Praise Part 15

Let's celebrate the substance of our faith, Jesus Christ. Remembering the price Jesus paid.

Looking At Some Commonly Misunderstood Bible Passages

 Perhaps you’ve found yourself quoting a familiar verse, but don’t truly understand its context. Let's gain a fresh perspective on the importance of accuracy.

Encouragement For Those Struggling To Get A Solid Grasp On The Bible

If the Bible can change our life, then why don’t we spend more time reading it? Well, sometimes, it’s because we don’t truly comprehend what we’re reading!

Practical Advice For Reading Through, And Understanding The Bible

 Have you ever tried reading the Bible all the way through, from start to finish? It’s easy to get bogged down in Leviticus and conclude we can’t go any further!

An Insightful Discussion On Biblical Truth And How To Apply It To Our Lives Today

A passionate conversation about God’s Word, and helping others appreciate what the Bible says.

Finding True Hope Behind A Familiar, And Often Misunderstood Verse In The Psalms

It’s not uncommon to hear the Bible quoted in public settings. And sometimes, the Scripture is misused, failing to reflect what the author intended.

The Dangers Of Misusing Or Even Misquoting Scripture

Have you ever received a note from a friend who tried to be helpful, but ended up making you feel worse? Perhaps they sent a thoughtful Bible verse to you, but it was out of context, and inappropriate in your situation.

A Helpful Conversation About Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses

The importance of understanding the context of a verse, in order to know its true meaning. Perhaps you’ve been looking to bring your grasp of the Bible to a new level.

Related Topics

> Basics Of Faith

Discover the bright future God has for each of us! Part 10

There are times in life when our burdens and trials have drained us, and we feel like we cannot take another step. Discover biblical encouragement to keep going! Join the group for the final conversation in our series, "Unquenchable."

A moving story about God’s miraculous comfort in the midst of personal pain Part 9

Even into the most intense, fiery trials of our lives, God brings refreshing splashes of joy. Hear a real-life illustration of God’s love.

The benefits of a faith that has gone through the fire Part 8

Just like a precious metal, God may run us through the refinery in order to purify our faith. And the process can be quite painful. See your trials in a new way.

> Bible Study

Can we claim the Bible’s promises for ourselves? Part 3

The Bible is full of what sound like amazing promises from God. but do all those ancient assurances apply to us today? Join us as we continue investigating Psalm 91, and discover whether it contains promises we can claim for ourselves.

Discover Malchus’ small role in a grand story Part 3

We can learn a lot from the prominent characters in the Bible, people like David, Esther, and Peter. But sometimes the minor personalities in Scripture can have just as much impact!

How our very brokenness is what makes us candidates for serving the Lord! Part 2

Ever feel like all the flaws in your family history make you ineligible for God’s work? Maybe you’ve heard God’s call for your life, but don’t feel qualified to accept. A “best of” conversation coming up.

> Christian Life

A conclusion we all need to hear Part 5

Americans might be tempted to roll their eyes at the shorter work week that some nations are known for. But the people of those nations might shake their heads at the number of hours Americans put in at work. So, what's the proper balance?

Growing our relationship with God while we work Part 4

Today we continue looking at how we can honor God while on the job.

Who our real boss is Part 3

Imagine you're at work, and just a few steps from you, or in that office upstairs, was the Lord Jesus Himself! How would you work differently? Today our special guest Scott Rae reminds us that the Lord Jesus is on the job with us!

> Current Program

How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit! Part 13

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives Part 12

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength Part 11

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

> Featured Series

> Life Stories

Discover how God can transform our identities Part 4A

Names can stick with us for years. Perhaps you’ve had labels, nicknames, or reputations haunt you since childhood. Let's study why Jacob’s name made him an unlikely participant in God’s sovereign plan. Our study of Jacob continues.

How to be an advocate for peace Part 5

Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.

Perhaps you could use some help resolving a personal disagreement Part 4

Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.

> Ministry And Outreach

A thought-provoking conversation on evangelism Part 5

This week we've been talking about how to share the gospel in a pluralistic culture. It's the same challenge that the apostle Paul faced in his day.

How Paul related to a pluralistic culture Part 1

Our world is changing, and change is difficult. So what should our attitude be as we face all the changes in the culture around us? Join us as we start a new series in Acts 17, calling Christians to engage the world.

> Pure Religion

How real religion helps us survive tough times Part 5

In the book of James, we find a radical definition of religion. True religion is not simply knowing about God, but rather, trusting in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our series on "Pure Religion."

What we need most when our faith is tested Part 4

When painful trials put your faith to the test, what is the one thing you need most? Join our special guest, Mark Young, on "Discover the Word" as we discuss why God's wisdom is essential in trying times.

The greater purpose our trials serve Part 3

Life is full of trials. Some are small frustrations and others are painful roadblocks. On our program today, our special guest Mark Young explains how our trials help us see God better. Join us today and learn how to look past the pain!

> Relationships

How did Paul overcome feelings of hurt and abandonment? Part 5

Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you cared about? It can be difficult recovering from that type of pain and disappointment. Join us today for an encouraging conversation on "Discover the Word."

How to respond to people who disappoint us Part 4

Often, the reason bitterness has taken root in our heart is because someone we trusted planted it there. Join us today as we take a look at Paul's letter to Timothy and discover how to stop disappointment from becoming resentment.

How to relate to people as individuals Part 3

No two people are exactly alike. And yet, we often deal with people as though everyone is the same. Listen in today as we continue studying Paul's final letter and his instructions on relating to people as individuals.