Archives: April 2013

Let’s look at Paul’s letter to the Corinthians Part 1

Scripture applies to every generation and culture. But the words really come alive when we see them in their original context! Let's look at Paul’s letter to the Corinthians from the perspective of his original Middle Eastern audience.

Gain fresh understanding of the apostle Paul’s famous letter to the Corinthians Part 2

We know them as books of the Bible, but much of the New Testament is made up of letters to specific cities and churches! Let's survey the ancient city of Corinth.

Discover the detailed organization Paul put into his letter to the Corinthian church Part 3

As the author of the majority of the New Testament, the apostle Paul was one of the greatest theologians and writers in history! A fresh perspective on Scripture with special guest Ken Bailey.

Rediscover First Corinthians thirteen for your home Part 4

The famous “love” chapter found in First Corinthians thirteen is often used in wedding ceremonies as a model for the newly married couple. Discover how this well-known definition of love impacts more than just husbands and wives!

Let's turn to Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and explore what it means to show true, biblical love Part 5

I love my spouse and I love pizza, but if I were to tell my spouse my love for him/her equals my love for pizza, I’m in big trouble! An insightful look at First Corinthians thirteen.

Let's go back to the first century and see what it was like to hear the gospel for the first time Part 6

Unable to escape from the bondage of sin on our own, God sent His only Son to free us. It’s a transforming message that never gets old.

How the original ending of the Lord’s Prayer reinforces an important biblical principle

Most of us learned to end the Lord’s Prayer with the phrase, “Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.” Yet if you look at Jesus’ teaching of the prayer in Scripture you’ll find a very different ending!

The role our emotions play as we strive to be people of grace

Forgiveness isn’t easy. In fact, there’s often a lot of emotional baggage that comes when forgiving someone or asking them to forgive you. An honest appraisal of forgiveness.

Discover the meaning of forgiveness and the impact it has on our relationships

Many think forgiveness is all about saying “I’m sorry” or avoiding consequences. But according to Jesus’ teaching in Scripture, true forgiveness is centered around restoring relationships.

Discover the power of grace

Some of us explode in anger when we’re hurt. Others quietly seethe and turn a cold shoulder to those who’ve wounded them. Let's explain how embracing a spirit of forgiveness helps us deal with, and overcome, those destructive feelings.

Discover how with God’s help, it’s possible to extend forgiveness over and over again

When someone has wounded you deeply it’s difficult to offer forgiveness even once. But according to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18, followers of God are called to extend unlimited grace to those we encounter. Find help for your relationships.

The story of a compassionate king and a debt-ridden servant

A good story can help us understand important principles in a fresh new way. Let's turn our attention to a parable from Jesus that puts the issue of unlimited forgiveness into practical perspective.

Jesus’ parable of forgiveness

Paying off our credit card balance may be doable. Paying off the national debt all by ourselves, well that’s impossible! Let's discuss the magnitude of our own spiritual debt, and who has the capacity to clear our balance.

Let's take a biblical view of our own mistakes and where we can go to find forgiveness

It’s overwhelming to consider our own sinfulness. So instead, we focus on what others are doing wrong, and in comparison we look pretty good!

A powerful lesson on grace

Jesus’ instruction to offer unlimited forgiveness to those around us is a pretty tall order. Is it even possible to accomplish? That’s the question on today’s edition of “Discover the Word.” Join us as we study a parable Jesus told about a debt-stricken servant and a compassionate king.