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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.

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?

Committing To 'one God' In A Culture Where Multiple Gods Are Worshiped Daily Part 28

The Lord says in Isaiah, “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.” This truth is a foundation of the Christian faith. Yet how does one commit to “one God” in a culture where multiple gods are worshiped daily?

The Key To A Life Of Faith Part 29

The Bible often points to Abraham as the prime example of how a person of faith should live. Do you want a vibrant spiritual life?

God Wants To Know Each Of Us Personally Part 32

Take a moment to think about your closest friend. How did you meet? What mutual interests drew you together? A look at our interactions with family and friends can act as a springboard to defining our relationship with God.

How Faith In One God Affects Our Daily Lives Part 34

In our culture, it’s not unusual to see the pursuit of money or security become the focus of a person’s life. In some cases, these wholesome desires become obsessions. While many things are worthwhile, they certainly don’t deserve our worship!

Abraham's Legacy Of Faith Part 35

Faith comes with a measure of uncertainty. Stepping out on faith in God often puts you at risk of entering the unknown. But Abraham of the Old Testament shows us that when God calls us, obedience to that call is the best option.

An Insightful Look At Christianity Part 37

Historically, many cultures believed there were multiple gods. But Deuteronomy 6:4 states “The Lord our god, the Lord is one.” Thus the God of the Bible stands out as the only true God. What makes the one true God stand out among the counterfeits?

Explore Ways To Bring Your Faith Into Everyday Living Part 39

A vibrant, authentic, faith is something we all want. But how do we get it? Sometimes it’s hard to put the words we hear on Sunday morning into action in our lives.

The Importance Of Worshiping The One True God And Worshiping Him Alone Part 40

While we may not have a statue of Aphrodite in our homes in the hopes of gaining true love . . . other forms of idol worship can find their way into our lives. The Scriptures warn us not to place our focus on money, success, or materialism.

The Rewards Are Plentiful When We Rely On God's Provision Part 43

In an era of fast food, drive thru ATMs, and cell phones . . . waiting is not a popular pastime. And yet, God often asks us to wait on His timing for things to occur. Whether it’s awaiting the fulfillment of a promise, or anticipating His direction for your life . . . God’s timing is perfect.

The Difficulties In Following God's Call Part 47

Being called by God to make a change in our lives isn’t always easy. Usually it requires us to move out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. It’s a challenge we all face as followers of Christ.

The Life-changing Outcomes That Occur When We Respond To God's Calling Part 48

The decisions we make not only affect us . . . but they affect the people around us as well. It’s the same when we follow God’s call for our lives. Discerning and acting on the will of God will impact your family, friends, and co-workers.

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God > Attributes

Old Testament prophets reveal God’s character Part 3

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss how Old Testament prophets Elijah and Elisha both represent God’s nature. Elijah shows Him more as a God of judgment, while Elisha shows more of God’s merciful side. And flashing forward, we can also see both of them in Jesus, who would come to save people from the judgment they brought on themselves.

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.

Creator King Part 2

New Agers often refer to “the universe” as though it was a separate entity, an impersonal force that guides their lives toward some vague, mystical purpose. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss God as the Creator King. As both Psalm 24 and John chapter one reveal, “the heavens and the earth” were created by God. So apart from its Creator, the universe has no power to determine anything.

God > Authority

Elisha and the two bears Part 7

Here’s a bedtime story you probably wouldn’t read to your kids, the story of Elisha and the two bears. After a gang of young men mocked the prophet Elisha, two bears suddenly showed up and mauled forty-two of them. Well, today on "Discover the Word," we'll talk about this strange and disturbing event. Is it possible there’s more to this story than meets the eye? Join us today for "Discover the Word"!

Old Testament prophets reveal God’s character Part 3

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss how Old Testament prophets Elijah and Elisha both represent God’s nature. Elijah shows Him more as a God of judgment, while Elisha shows more of God’s merciful side. And flashing forward, we can also see both of them in Jesus, who would come to save people from the judgment they brought on themselves.

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.

God > Creator

“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"!

Search me and know me Part 1

King David messed up royally, yet he was not afraid to have his heart searched by God. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin the discussion called “Search Me.” For some, the words, “You have searched me and known me” in Psalm 139 produce fear and foreboding, making them want to hide. For others it brings comfort. But why the disparity?

Old Testament prophets reveal God’s character Part 3

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss how Old Testament prophets Elijah and Elisha both represent God’s nature. Elijah shows Him more as a God of judgment, while Elisha shows more of God’s merciful side. And flashing forward, we can also see both of them in Jesus, who would come to save people from the judgment they brought on themselves.

God > Existence

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.

Discover How Our Presuppositions Impact Our Belief System Part 10

An engaging discussion on how your worldview affects the way you think and interact with those around you.

Discover The Impact The Creator Has On Our Daily Lives Part 9

Knowing that God created the world and every living thing in it, makes a huge impact on how we view ourselves and those around us.

God > Faithfulness

Elisha, revealing the kinder, gentler side of God Part 2

Many husbands refer to their wives as their “better half.” And Elisha the prophet could have been called that too. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss that although Elisha was a servant to his mentor, Elijah, he would do twice as many miracles, ones that revealed a “kinder and gentler” side of God. “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” continues today on "Discover the Word"!

God's long-range perspective for growing us Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," our special guest Margaret Feinberg helps us conclude our discussion about the surprising depth of some of the agrarian images used in the Bible. Today’s conversation comes out of a fruitful visit Margaret had with a vintner that showed her how the long-range perspective a vintner has for growing grapes is the same kind of long-range perspective God has for growing us.

Spending your life in a holding pattern? Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about how we often spend our time thinking about the “not yet” at the expense of the “already here.” In the spiritual sense, many believers view life as what they’ve got to get through to go to heaven. They in many ways spend their lives in a holding pattern. But in Psalm 23 we’re told that His goodness and mercy will follow us each and every day of our lives.

God > His Love

Search me and know me Part 1

King David messed up royally, yet he was not afraid to have his heart searched by God. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin the discussion called “Search Me.” For some, the words, “You have searched me and known me” in Psalm 139 produce fear and foreboding, making them want to hide. For others it brings comfort. But why the disparity?

Elisha, revealing the kinder, gentler side of God Part 2

Many husbands refer to their wives as their “better half.” And Elisha the prophet could have been called that too. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss that although Elisha was a servant to his mentor, Elijah, he would do twice as many miracles, ones that revealed a “kinder and gentler” side of God. “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” continues today on "Discover the Word"!

Reaching out to others Part 7

We all have our reasons for not doing what we can to help others. And yet we’re still plagued with guilt when we don’t do anything. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss excuses we give for not reaching out to others. Excuses like “What if I’m rejected?” or “What difference could I make?”

God > His Will

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."

Discover how our lives fit into God’s grand, unfolding plan Part 14

It’s part of our nature to narrow our focus onto ourselves. But if we take a step back, we’ll be able to see what God is doing on a wider scale! Let's complete our study on the life of Jacob.

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.

God > love

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"!

Understanding our need for the Lord and others Part 14

Has anyone ever told you, “Hey, if you need anything, just let me know”? And have you ever taken them up on their offer to help or were you able to handle things on your own? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about what it often takes for us to understand how much we need the Lord and others. Another aspect of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” today on "Discover the Word"!

What’s in a sneeze? Part 13

You’ve heard of the seven dwarves. But have you heard of the seven sneezes? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about an odd chapter in the story of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” After the prophet Elisha prayed for a young boy who had died, the boy awoke and sneezed seven times! So what’s with all the sneezes? Join the conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

God > Mercy

“Lord have mercy” should be our daily request! Part 10

What is the one thing you ask God for the most? Protection for your family? Food on the table? Well, today on "Discover the Word," we along with our special guest Robert Gelinas explain why “Lord, have mercy” should be our daily request! Making the Bible’s most prayed prayer our most prayed prayer. It’s the conclusion of a study on “The Mercy Prayer” today on "Discover the Word"!

Receiving mercy turns to bestowing mercy Part 9

Pastor and author Robert Gelinas says that “receiving mercy is meant to transform us into dispensers of mercy.” And today on "Discover the Word," we explain why God’s mercy is meant to flow out of our lives and into the lives of others. We’re talking about “The Mercy Prayer” today on "Discover the Word"!

Two probing questions Jesus asked Part 8

God is more than willing to shower you with His mercy. But first He has some questions for you to answer! Today on "Discover the Word," our special guest Robert Gelinas along with our group, discover two probing questions Jesus asked of those looking for mercy. Find out what they are when you join the series about “The Mercy Prayer” today on "Discover the Word"!

God > Power

Elisha, revealing the kinder, gentler side of God Part 2

Many husbands refer to their wives as their “better half.” And Elisha the prophet could have been called that too. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss that although Elisha was a servant to his mentor, Elijah, he would do twice as many miracles, ones that revealed a “kinder and gentler” side of God. “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” continues today on "Discover the Word"!

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.

Discover the importance of gentleness Part 6

To some, Jesus is a gentle lamb. To others, He’s a roaring lion. To the sinner in need of grace, Jesus’ strength was shown in His gentleness towards them. But to the religious leaders who were proud of their own righteousness, He was someone to be feared.

God > Sovereignty

Knowing God as our Father Part 4

It wasn’t until they were in the wilderness that God revealed Himself to the Israelites as a “Father.” Find out why that’s significant as we continue our "Discover the Word" conversations called “Resurrection Year” with our friend, author Sheridan Voysey. Find out what we know God as our Father means to us in the midst of our own wilderness experiences when you join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

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"!

God > Strength

Old Testament prophets reveal God’s character Part 3

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss how Old Testament prophets Elijah and Elisha both represent God’s nature. Elijah shows Him more as a God of judgment, while Elisha shows more of God’s merciful side. And flashing forward, we can also see both of them in Jesus, who would come to save people from the judgment they brought on themselves.

Who is like the Lord? Part 4

You can compare apples to apples. Some people even compare apples to oranges to discover value. But how do you compare something that has no comparison? Today we study the impossible question: "Who is like the Lord?"

Let’s talk about how great God is! Part 3

"Great" is a rather worn-out word. We use it to describe everything from the truly awesome to the largely mundane. It is time to redeem the "greatness" of "great," especially when talking about God's incredible acts of love!

God > Trinity

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.

Unlocking The Mystery Of The Trinity Part 11

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