Archives: February 2010

The Importance Of Love And How To Live It Out Each Day With Focus Part 16

In Matthew chapter 22, Jesus gave us the greatest commandment, to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

What The Greatest Commandment Should Look Like In Our Daily Life Part 17

If we’re honest with ourselves, we often fall short of the kind of love we should express to God and to others. Let's look at Matthew chapter 22.

How Can We Serve God In A Secular Work Place? Part 18

Is genuine ministry restricted to those in the clergy, or to those who work for a Christian organization? God can work through us no matter where we’re employed!

What Does It Mean To Truly Express Love To Our Family And Our Neighbors? Part 19

When we follow God, everything we say and do is a representation of God to the world.

Find Out How Colossians Chapter 3 Applies To The Workplace Part 20

As followers of Jesus Christ, we’re called to honor God in every aspect of our lives, which includes every hour on the job, every paycheck we earn, and every to-do list we check off. 

Wondering If Your Employment Matters To God? Part 21

Whether you work in an office, on a delivery truck, or in the home, we’re called to worship God in our work. Does the way we go through our workday show our love for God?

Worship Is More Than A Sunday Morning Event, It’s A Way Of Life! Part 22

When we think of worship, we picture churches on Sunday mornings, with the congregation singing hymns or praise songs.

An Invitation For Us To Offer Our Work In Worship To God Part 23

Perhaps your daily tasks seem menial in the grand scheme of things. Well, you don’t have to work in a church or a ministry to serve God!

Let's Continue A Helpful Study On The Theology Of Work Part 24

Whether you’re a full-time professional, or a stay-at-home mom, your perspective on work matters to God! Find practical help if you’re unemployed right now, and are looking for your next assignment.

Discover Practical Truths We Can Apply To Our Job Part 25

It’s important to consider what the Scriptures say about work. There’s a lot of significance attached to what we do, and how we do it.

Is It Possible To Do Something You Love And Still Call It Work? Part 26

For many, work is nothing more than a means to pay the bills and put food on the table. Let's talk about your job, your vocation, and the responsibilities that fill your day.

Discover The Biblical Mandate To Care For Those In Need, Including Our Parents Part 27

Our parents care for us when we’re young, and then as we grow older, the roles are swapped and we end up caring for them. If you have elderly parents, you’ve probably worked hard to make sure they feel loved and cared for.

How The Income We Earn Could Equip Us To Help Others Part 28

Our culture is me-centric. Focusing on what will make me more money and give me more prominence. But those who follow God are called to have a different outlook on life.

A Challenge For Us To Cultivate An Attitude Of Giving Part 29

It’s rare to see someone graciously give to others regardless of their own financial situation.

Encouragement To Cultivate Generosity, In Good Seasons And Bad Part 30

When the economy is under severe strain, and families are struggling to make ends meet, it’s tempting to focus on taking care of ourselves and overlook the needs of those around us.

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.