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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.

What It Means To Worship The One True God At All Times--not Just On Sunday Morning Part 41

When we’re in church on Sunday it’s easy to “feel” worshipful . . . but does our sense of worship carry through the entire week? Or do we leave what we learned from the pulpit at the doors of the church as we head to Sunday brunch?

The Implications Of Believing In God’s Victory Over Death Part 77

Death is a source of fear for many people. It’s something none of us can avoid. And yet, Christ has conquered death! It’s a profound statement that deeply affects each of our lives.

Having A Hard Time Sharing Christ With Others? Part 78

For many of us, declaring our faith in front of an audience is a frightening prospect. In an unbelieving culture, it can be difficult to boldly share your beliefs. 

 

An Honest Discussion On Who We Are In Relation To Our Creator Part 34

Have you ever experienced moments of clear understanding . . . when you caught a glimpse of God’s character?

The Profound Effect The Lord’s Supper Can Have On Your Life Part 38

Some churches observe communion every Sunday, while others do once a quarter or maybe only on holidays. The question is has this time of contemplation and worship become a mere habit? Or does it mean something more

The Importance Of Symbolism In The Christian Faith Part 4

The cross has become a symbol of salvation to people of the Christian faith. But is it possible to put more faith in the symbol of the cross than in the God behind it? 

How Can Two People Witness The Same Event And Come Away With Completely Different Impressions? Part 1

One person may see the evidence of Christ and start believing in Him, while another sees the same evidence and turns away. Let's unravel this two-sided mystery.

Discover How The Attitude Of The Heart Affects Our Belief In God Part 2

Men and women throughout history have had to make a choice, to believe Jesus rose from the grave, or deny it.

Discover The Profound Meaning Imbedded In The First Communion Part 3

If you’ve experienced communion in your home church, you know how easy it is to go through the motions and leave without really understanding the meaning behind it. Let's remember the sacred ceremony of the first communion.

Looking At Jesus’ Unforgettable Actions And Servant’s Heart At The Last Supper Part 4

Often we’re so busy looking out for ourselves, that we overlook those in need around us.

Let's Revisit The Last Supper Christ Shared With His Disciples Part 5

As we look at the dialogue that transpired that night, we see that Christ’s message on servanthood is at the core of our faith even now, nearly two thousand years later.

The Sacred Celebration Of Communion Part 7

If you grew up in a church that celebrates communion, you know how meaningful it is to remember our Savior’s sacrifice. Let's reflect on this sacred celebration that's at the core of our faith.

The Lord’s Supper, And What Communion Represents To Followers Of God Part 8

If we’re not paying attention, it’s easy for us to let things lose their significance. Sometimes we go through the motions, for instance, and miss celebrating the transforming power of Christ’s death on the cross.

Discover What It Means To Maintain A Pure Heart, With Pure Motives Part 9

When we try to protect our own agenda, it’s not easy to keep our motives pure. In fact, sometimes we do the right things, but for the wrong reasons. So how do we get out of that trap?

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Jesus Christ > Birth

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"!

For God So Loved Part 6

In ancient Jewish culture, the first-born son held a very special place in family dynamics. So it got Nicodemus’ attention when Jesus told him that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. Join the group today on "Discover the Word" as they begin Week 2 of their series on the chapter of the Bible that contains its most familiar verse, “For God So Loved.”

Discover the true harmony Christ accomplished in the past, present, and future Part 5

At Jesus’ birth, an army of angels declared “peace on earth.” Yet, as we look around today, both personal and global conflicts remain. So where’s this peace that was promised? Let's discuss Jesus’ role as “Prince of Peace.”

Jesus Christ > Cross

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"!

Dashed expectations Part 3

Everyone experiences dashed expectations. We expect things to finish one way, but they turn out completely different. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how the Jewish people had trouble accepting Jesus as the Messiah because they expected Him to come as a conquering king. Instead, He came as a suffering servant. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus Christ > Death

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"!

Dashed expectations Part 3

Everyone experiences dashed expectations. We expect things to finish one way, but they turn out completely different. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how the Jewish people had trouble accepting Jesus as the Messiah because they expected Him to come as a conquering king. Instead, He came as a suffering servant. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus Christ > Deity

Discover the true harmony Christ accomplished in the past, present, and future Part 5

At Jesus’ birth, an army of angels declared “peace on earth.” Yet, as we look around today, both personal and global conflicts remain. So where’s this peace that was promised? Let's discuss Jesus’ role as “Prince of Peace.”

Discover how Jesus can be our Father and yet remain the Promised Child! Part 4

Ready for a Christmas riddle? The Bible calls Jesus both “The Son of God” and “Everlasting Father.” But how can Christ be both? An eye-opening Christmas edition.

Isaiah’s depiction of Jesus as “Mighty God” Part 3

Long before any costumed characters wearing tights and capes flew onto the scene, the Bible described a real life Superhero! See how Christ is our greatest hero.

Jesus Christ > Humanity

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.

Discover how Jesus can be our Father and yet remain the Promised Child! Part 4

Ready for a Christmas riddle? The Bible calls Jesus both “The Son of God” and “Everlasting Father.” But how can Christ be both? An eye-opening Christmas edition.

Isaiah’s depiction of Jesus as “Mighty God” Part 3

Long before any costumed characters wearing tights and capes flew onto the scene, the Bible described a real life Superhero! See how Christ is our greatest hero.

Jesus Christ > Life Example

How to draw closer to Jesus Part 4

Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how we all spend time in the valley of the shadow of death, be it through the loss of a loved one or our own ticking life clock. Yet in the midst of our mortality we can still “fear no evil.” We won’t always be kept from evil, but as we draw closer to Jesus, the Good Shepherd will help us go through that valley with our souls securely intact. That’s today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus restores and cares for you and me Part 3

Psalm 23 begins by using sheep to illustrate the Good Shepherd’s tender care for us. But then David goes beyond the basics and into the deep recesses of the soul. Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about the meaning behind the words, “He restores my soul and guides me in the paths of righteousness.” During those times when we’re tired, anxious, or upset, Jesus gives us a restored sense of peace and rest. That's today on "Discover the Word."

The Cross from Jesus' Perspective Part 1

What’s in a song? A lot when that song is Psalm 22. This Old Testament song of lament points us to a future event on the cross. Just as we can see in Isaiah 53 Jesus’ suffering from the Father’s perspective in Psalm 22, we get a glimpse of the agony of the cross from Jesus’ point of view. Today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus Christ > Resurrection

It’s all about our motives Part 5

How do you handle it when you don’t get the recognition you feel you deserve? Or when others receive credit for your efforts? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about the difference in doing what we do to get recognition for ourselves or doing it for the glory of God. It’s all about our motives.

Encountering the resurrected Christ Part 4

Before his name was changed to Paul, Saul was a religious zealot bent on protecting Jewish law from the heretical influence of Christianity by persecuting—and even killing—Christians. Today on "Discover the Word," we contrast the “before” and “after” of the apostle Paul. How exactly did his life change after encountering the resurrected Christ?

Only by God’s grace Part 3

What or who are you dependent on? Today on "Discover the Word," we discuss what Paul meant when he said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” The grace that rescued him from his former life as the chief persecutor of Christians was the same grace that he depended on each day. And that same grace is available to us! Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus Christ > Role Of

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!

Unravel Jesus’ Story About The Lost Sheep And Find Practical Insight For Today Part 5

Jesus often used analogies to teach us powerful lessons about life, and how to understand people and their personalities.

Discover What Jesus Christ Has Done For Each Of Us Part 14

If you’re a follower of God, this weekend holds special meaning to you. It’s a time when we celebrate the Last Supper, and Christ’s glorious resurrection from the dead.

Jesus Christ > Savior

Dashed expectations Part 3

Everyone experiences dashed expectations. We expect things to finish one way, but they turn out completely different. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how the Jewish people had trouble accepting Jesus as the Messiah because they expected Him to come as a conquering king. Instead, He came as a suffering servant. Join the discussion today 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"!

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.