Category  |  Basics Of Faith

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

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.

When our understanding of God is challenged Part 4

While the Bible instructs us in practical living, it’s also a book of mystery. With God, A plus B doesn’t always equal C! Today on "Discover the Word," we're told how to deal with those times when what we thought we understood about God is challenged!

Hope through the Scriptures Part 3

Paul tells us in Romans that the Bible was written for our instruction, that “through perseverance and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” But what does that mean exactly? How does “persevering” in our understanding of the Bible help us with our present-day struggles and temptations? Don’t miss this important conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Basics Of Faith > Christian Faith

Behind the story of Zacchaeus Part 3

If you attended Sunday school, you’ve likely heard the story of Zacchaeus, the little man who climbed up a tree in order to see Jesus. But there’s a lot more to this simple story than meets the eye! Join former "Discover the Word" hosts Haddon Robinson and Alice Mathews as they welcome Dr. Kenneth Bailey for a discussion about the cultural nuances behind the story of Zacchaeus. Join us for this special classic episode on "Discover the Word"!

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"!

Celebrate the light of the world Part 9

Have you ever noticed how lights are such a major part of celebrating Christmas? Well, today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss a verse in John chapter 3 that talks about light and darkness and will make a memorable connection to all the lights you’ll be exposed to on this Christmas Eve. Celebrate the coming of the Light of the world with the group, today on "Discover the Word"!

Basics Of Faith > Church

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.”

Discover the God who understands what it is like to be broken Part 1

In the midst of broken families and shattered relationships, we often feel completely alone. As if no one understands the pain and hurt we’re experiencing. God knows exactly what it is like to be 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

Exploring a well-known psalm Part 5

Today, we'll pose the question, “How could David go from praising His Creator to asking God to kill those who hated Him?” What tripped David’s switch? Was this a sentiment that God shared or was there another reason why it might be included in Psalm 139? Explore a confusing shift in a part of this well-known psalm we often ignore.

God has planned our days Part 4

Does God make mistakes? In times of crisis and confusion it’s easy to doubt, because it’s hard for us to see the big picture. Today on "Discover the Word," we discuss how God has planned our days in a way that goes beyond time and space, so that even our mistakes can be turned around for His redemptive purposes. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

“Fearfully and wonderfully made”

Psalm 139 isn’t just an account of how David’s heart had been searched by God, it also invites God to continue searching. And the deeper God searched, the more David developed a sense of awe and wonder that he was “fearfully and wonderfully made.” And so are we. Don’t miss this important conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Basics Of Faith > Holy Spirit

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.

Encouragement for when our hearts feel dormant Part 14

An experienced farmer knows there are seasons when crops flourish in the open air, and seasons when all growth happens underground. Even in our cold seasons, God is still at work, cultivating the fruits of Spirit.

Basics Of Faith > Jesus Christ

The women in Christ’s family tree Part 5

Jesus often startled people with unexpected and controversial actions. So it’s no wonder that even His heritage, listed in the book of Matthew, holds some surprises as well. Today, former "Discover the Word" hosts Haddon Robinson and Alice Mathews conclude a week-long dialogue with Dr. Kenneth Bailey about the women in Christ’s family tree. It’s from a classic "Discover the Word" episode that you won’t want to miss.

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"!

Celebrate the light of the world Part 9

Have you ever noticed how lights are such a major part of celebrating Christmas? Well, today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss a verse in John chapter 3 that talks about light and darkness and will make a memorable connection to all the lights you’ll be exposed to on this Christmas Eve. Celebrate the coming of the Light of the world with the group, 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

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!

Perspective that can help you see “The Beauty of Broken” Part 9

When our son wanders off course, or our daughter makes poor decisions, we may wonder if they have completely missed God’s plan for their life. Offering hope and encouragement for worried moms and dads.

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.