Archives: October 2012

The important role that followers of God play in bringing good to the world Part 41

Ever since Adam and Eve believed Satan’s lies, evil has corrupted the good world God created. But our story doesn’t end there!

The underlying implication of praying “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” Part 42

If we merely glance over Scripture, we sometimes miss the nuances and heart of the message. Let's continue our study of the Lord's Prayer.

How the Lord’s Prayer applies to our daily lives Part 43

Jesus instructs us to pray that His will be done on earth. But how do we know what God’s will is for us? Gain a fresh perspective on God's will.

Do you need some hope to cling to in the midst of a trial? Part 44

Why would a good God allow evil to run rampant in the world? It’s a difficult question to answer! While God is not the cause of evil, He can work through it to accomplish His good plans.

What is God’s purpose for prayer? Part 45

Is God's purpose for prayer to know our wish list and grant every request? Prayer is much more than a grocery list of wants. It’s a way to build a personal relationship with our Creator!

The problems of reciting the Lord’s Prayer without understanding its significance Part 46

The Lord’s Prayer is the most-repeated liturgy in the Bible. But what do you do when the words become so common that they lose their meaning?

Personal anecdotes of how God brings us through difficult situations Part 47

When sorrows pile up and painful circumstances abound, it can seem downright impossible to pray God’s will be done.

How the past, present, and future come together in the storyline of history Part 48

A good novel has a captivating start, a page-turning middle, and a thrilling end. And the narrative of history is no different!

Let’s look at the paradox of Christ’s return, and clear the confusion surrounding it Part 49

Time and again, self-proclaimed prophets have predicted the day of Jesus’ return. But as the determined day comes and goes, the “prophets” are proved wrong!

Find fresh focus for your prayer life! Part 50

When you reach out to God in prayer what do you pray about? For most of us, family, health concerns, even financial struggles make the list. Let's take a look at Jesus’ teaching on prayer.

The group answers an important question about salvation as they study Hebrews chapter 2

A “Discover the Word” listener in Casper, Wyoming, wanted to know if once you’ve accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and turned your life over to His leadership, is it possible to lose that salvation?

Discovering the constant presence of the Lord in the midst of a terminal disease

The diagnosis of a serious illness can make us feel isolated and forgotten by God. Life seems to change in a single moment. Find encouragement for your situation as Mart interviews Ed Dobson.

A glimpse of God's plan for pain

When we’re broken, battered, and bruised by the circumstances of life, it’s natural to cry out, "Why, God?" The group takes a break from our regular study to talk with Pastor Ed Dobson, a man who found purpose in his brokenness.

A helpful discussion on how to handle pain

A poet once wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” It’s an accurate observation, but when the storms roll into our own lives, how do we respond? A conversation with Gay Hubbard, author of the book, “More Than an Aspirin.”

How experiencing hurt can actually be the best medicine for us!

When our head aches and throbs, we instinctively reach for a bottle of aspirin. We look for instant relief from momentary pain.