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A Look At The Life Of Abraham Part 1

Have you ever moved to a new location? Did you find it difficult or challenging? God sometimes asks us to make difficult changes in what we depend on for security.

Have A Little Faith In A Big God Makes All The Difference Part 3

What would you say to someone who reads about a man like Abraham in the Bible and understands that Abraham was a person of faith, but dismisses what the Bible says by saying, "I don't have faith like that"?

Abraham And His Faith Part 6

As we look at Abraham and his faith we find that people of faith have flaws. We need to understand that those whom God works with are at best very imperfect people.

An Inside Look At Working Through Your Faith Part 8

Looking at your faith and how work through it.

An Interesting Dialogue On The Basis Of Your Faith Part 9

Do you think of yourself as a saint? When people think of a saint, what comes to their minds? We will discuss how to better understand of the basis of your faith.

Unlocking The Mystery Of The Trinity Part 11

Haddon, Alice, and Mart explore the mystery of the Trinity on Discover the Word.

The Truth About God's Provision Part 14

Whether finances are tight, living conditions poor, or our health is failing, we all have one thing in common—struggle is a part of life. But God’s provision comes even in the bleakest moments. It may come in a form you don’t expect, but He provides nonetheless.

Our Success In Life Is Not Based On What We Do. It Is Dependent On God. Part 15

Ultimately, God is in control of all things. The success that we experience in our lives comes from the goodness of our Heavenly Father.

An Honest Look At Family Life Part 16

The people of faith are not without flaws. To help listeners understand that those whom God works with are at best very imperfect people.

Uncovering The True God Of Grace Part 17

Grace is unmerited favor, undeserved kindness. In spite of all our failings, God still pours out His love on us. Grace is what makes God, a God of second chances.

Examining God's Grace In Light Of Our Weaknesses And Insecurities Part 18

Do you find security through your faith in Jesus Christ? How? Do you feel insecurity because of your faith in Jesus Christ? Why?

Guidance From The Bible For The Road Ahead Part 19

Can you sense in your own walk with God the forces of insecurity and security playing up against each other?

An Invitation To Respond To Christ's Sacrifice With Praise

Bible reading with multiple voices (Matthew 26:36 — 27:54 in the New Living Translation)
Monologue--the story of Christ’s suffering out of Matthew’s gospel, unadorned with conversation.

Decisions Require Faith Part 20

The entire story of Abraham featured in Hebrews 11 and developed in Genesis is framed by security and insecurity. Can you sense in your own walk with God the forces of insecurity and security playing up against each other?

Abraham's Life Of Faithfulness Part 21

The entire story of Abraham featured in Hebrews 11 and developed in Genesis is framed by security and insecurity. Can you sense in your own walk with God the forces of insecurity and security playing up against each other?

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Basics Of Faith > Bible Scripture

How do we balance a merciful and just God? Part 1

Did you know that the most common prayer in the Bible is a prayer asking God for mercy? So how do we balance a God who has a reputation for being merciful, who also is a God who loves justice? Today on "Discover the Word," we welcome our special guest, pastor and author Robert Gelinas to the table to begin a two-week study called, “Mercy Prayer.” Join the group today on "Discover the Word"!

The surpassing glory of the Holy Spirit Part 4

Drop in about anywhere in a reading of the Old Testament, and you find that when God’s people broke the law, the law also broke them. Today on "Discover the Word," we will dig further into our study in Second Corinthians where the apostle Paul contrasts the glory of the law and the surpassing glory of the Spirit. Join us today on "Discover the Word"!

Discover the Living Word through the written Word Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we conclude our week-long discussion about how the Bible helps us discover who God is. In the gospel of John, we read “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” And then that Word came to dwell among us. The Word—is Jesus. Discovering the Living Word through the written Word. It’s a powerful truth that will transform how you read the Bible.

Basics Of Faith > Christian Faith

A magnificent masterpiece of finishing well! Part 1

In the first-century Roman world, to be crucified meant your life did not “finish well.” Only the worst of criminals were executed on a cross. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin a new study for Easter called, “It Is Finished.” Jesus’s crucifixion was a horrible picture that turned into a magnificent masterpiece that gives us hope that we can finish well! Join us today on "Discover the Word"!

God’s mercy stops the consequences we deserve Part 2

We suffer because of sin and we sin to relieve our suffering. It’s an unhealthy cycle that has disastrous consequences. And today on "Discover the Word," we, along with our special guest Robert Gelinas, discuss how only God’s mercy can stop the full domino effect that would take place if we all suffered the consequences of what we deserve. Don’t miss part two of a series on “The Mercy Prayer.”

How to let God’s love shine Part 2

As Christians, I think we’d rather be known for what we’re for, than what we’re against. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll talk about how we’re a greater witness to people when we allow the love of God to shine through our transformed hearts than when we try and impose our standards of moral conduct upon them.

Basics Of Faith > Church

Being spiritual; not religious Part 3

We often hear people say, “I’m spiritual but not religious,” which is often a reaction against the institutional church. But people in the church sometimes say the same thing. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss the apostle Paul’s depiction of spirituality. Would Paul say he’s “spiritual but not religious?”

What is worship? Part 4

Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how worship isn’t just songs we sing on a Sunday morning. It’s a lifestyle that flows out of intimate relationship with God. We proclaim God’s worthiness through everyday interactions, for example, the way we treat others. Included in our daily worship is taking time to seek His face, meditating on the great love He poured out over us through the cross.

How to see God’s goodness through the cracks of our family relationships Part 2

Maybe your family portrait isn’t what you thought it would be. And even when we try to touch up the picture of our home life, the flaws still show through. We’re talking about “The Beauty of Broken.”

Basics Of Faith > Future Prophecy

Psalm 24: Written about a King Part 1

Psalm 24 is a song written by a king . . . David the king of Israel . . . about a king . . . Jesus, the King of Kings. And you’re invited to join us today on "Discover the Word" as we discuss this glorious psalm. In a constitutional republic, it’s hard to relate to the idea of a ruling monarch. But one day the King of Glory will descend to earth where He will reign over all mankind.

What The Term “advent” Means For Each Of Us Part 4

Christmastime is filled with anticipation. As children, we could hardly wait to find those gifts beneath the tree. But as adults, there’s something even better to look forward to. This Christmas Eve be filled with hope.

How The Choices We Make Each Day Define Our Life Now, And For Eternity Part 23

How many choices do we make each day? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands? No matter how many options you sort through every hour, there’s one that will define your life.

Basics Of Faith > God

Leprosy, a military commander, and a message Part 18

What would you say is the most feared communicable disease of our day? Well, during the time of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” it had to have been leprosy. And a Syrian military commander named Naaman had it. Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about an astounding prophetic message behind this intriguing story. Don’t miss the conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Elisha’s strange miracles Part 16

The Old Testament prophet Elisha performed some pretty strange miracles. Like the one where he threw flour in a pot of stew to remove the poison so a bunch of prophets-in-training could eat it. Entertaining story, but what relevance could this story have to us? Today on "Discover the Word," we will continue the discussion on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” Join the study today on "Discover the Word"!

The two women from Shunem Part 15

Many Bibles stories don’t seem to be connected but upon closer examination, we find they are. Today on "Discover the Word," we examine the stories of two different women from the town of Shunem. Find out how they are connected and why only one has a happy ending. Listen today to "Discover the Word"!

Basics Of Faith > Holy Spirit

The glory of the Holy Spirit brings life Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll talk about how the glory of the law fades because it brings death and condemnation, but the new glory—the glory of the Spirit—brings life. Be part of the group as they finish their week-long study in Second Corinthians chapter 3, today on "Discover the Word"!

What is the secret to contentment? Part 4

The truth is, there’s only one thing you need to become perfectly content. Once you obtain this one thing, you’ll always be satisfied. What is the secret to contentment? Here’s a hint: it’s not any material possession!

What characteristics make us more like Christ? Part 15

If you want to think, speak, and act more like Jesus, what qualities do you need to have? Galatians chapter 5 gives us the answer! Make it a point to listen to the conclusion of the fruit of the Spirit series.

Basics Of Faith > Jesus Christ

Similarities between Elisha’s and Jesus's miracles Part 17

It was a time of famine in Israel, and Elisha the prophet fed a large crowd with only twenty loaves of bread. And there was a bunch left over. Does this event in “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” sound familiar? Today on "Discover the Word," we will tie Elisha’s miracle to when Jesus fed a crowd of thousands with five loaves and two fish. You’ll find fascinating similarities between the two today at on "Discover the Word"!

The motive behind Jesus laying down his life Part 5

Why we do something is as important as how we do something. That’s because motive matters. Today on "Discover the Word," we talk about Jesus’s motive for laying down His life on the cross. Hebrews 12 tells us that it was “for the joy that was set before Him.” But what was that joy? It’s all wrapped up in the words “It is finished.” Listen to the Good Friday edition of "Discover the Word."

The perfect sacrifice completed on the cross Part 4

Jesus’s death on the cross appeared to be a failed rescue mission. Yet, His final words, “It is finished,” meant the perfect sacrifice had been completed once and for all. Today on "Discover the Word," we will explore the ancient Jewish context of sacrifice. It will give you a deeper understanding of Christ’s atonement for your own sins. That’s today on "Discover the Word"!

Basics Of Faith > Salvation

His only Son Part 10

Today on "Discover the Word," we celebrate Christmas and wind up the series “For God So Loved.” The chapter with the Bible’s most familiar verse has provided the context for our conversations for Christmas this year. John 3:16 of course gives us the reason why Jesus came, but you’ll discover the surprising way John chapter 3 concludes when you join us today on "Discover the Word"!

His atoning work on the cross Part 8

In John chapter 3 we read that Jesus said He didn’t come into the world to condemn the world, but to save it. Today on "Discover the Word," we talk about how Christians often condemn the very people that Jesus included through His atoning work on the cross. Continue to study the context of one of the Bible’s most familiar statements: “For God so loved the world.”

How do we see the coming King? Part 3

In verse four of Psalm 24 we’re told that only those with “clean hands” and a pure heart “qualify” to ascend to God’s holy hill. But who can possibly meet that standard? The answer is . . . no one. Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about how David could not completely see the coming King as we see Him now. It’s because of Christ’s sacrifice that our hearts have been washed cleaned!

Basics Of Faith > Sin

God’s mercy stops the consequences we deserve Part 2

We suffer because of sin and we sin to relieve our suffering. It’s an unhealthy cycle that has disastrous consequences. And today on "Discover the Word," we, along with our special guest Robert Gelinas, discuss how only God’s mercy can stop the full domino effect that would take place if we all suffered the consequences of what we deserve. Don’t miss part two of a series on “The Mercy Prayer.”

An eye-opening conversation about the truth and grace of Christ Part 5

Let's conclude a study on John chapter 8 and the story of the woman caught in adultery. What we’ll find in this passage is a remarkable display of both the truth and grace of Christ.

What will your legacy be? Part 14

Each day we write another chapter in our own personal legacy. So when you finally leave this earth, what kind of story will you leave behind? Let's discuss how we want to be remembered, and that’s as people who were loved!

Basics Of Faith > Spirit World

A Timely Reminder Of Who’s Behind Temptation Part 56

We’re faced with temptation every day, whether it’s a tantalizing treat at the grocery store, or a Web site on the Internet.

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.

Some Spiritual Implications Behind The Well-known Fight Between David And Goliath Part 4

The classic story of David and Goliath epitomizes our instinct to cheer for the underdog. But this was far more than a battle between two strong wills. 

Basics Of Faith > World Religions

The Need To Reach Out To People From All Walks Of Life Part 1

With every passing day, our country becomes more and more pluralistic. Honestly now . . . ever have a hard time relating to someone from a different background? We all do! We need to break out of our comfort zone.

Basics Of Faith > Worship

Responding to the One who gave us everything Part 10

Today on "Discover the Word," we conclude the two-week discussion about doing what we can for Jesus with what we’ve been given. Through Mary of Bethany’s courageous act of passionate devotion to Jesus, we’re invited to become part of the ongoing story. Mary is our example of how the world could change if each of us gave what we had in response to the One who gave us everything.

King of Glory! Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about what many popular and passionate modern worship songs communicate so beautifully, God is glorious! Even more, He’s the King of Glory. But who is the King of Glory? Quite simply, He’s Jesus! He’s the Lord Almighty, the Victorious and Conquering King. And one day our King will return to rule and reign in Jerusalem. And the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of His glory.

What is worship? Part 4

Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how worship isn’t just songs we sing on a Sunday morning. It’s a lifestyle that flows out of intimate relationship with God. We proclaim God’s worthiness through everyday interactions, for example, the way we treat others. Included in our daily worship is taking time to seek His face, meditating on the great love He poured out over us through the cross.