Category  |  Salvation

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?

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?

A Whole New Meaning To Having A Radical Faith Part 22

When you think of someone as a radical, what do you mean? The dictionary defines radical as something basic or fundamental. It comes from the Latin word meaning "root." Would it be an overstatement to say that someone with a genuine faith in Jesus Christ must be a radical?

Astounding Insight Into God's Character Part 23

When you think of someone as a radical, what do you mean? The dictionary defines radical as something basic or fundamental. It comes from the Latin word meaning "root." Would it be an overstatement to say that someone with a genuine faith in Jesus Christ must be a radical?

An Insightful Look At Practical Issues Part 24

When you think of someone as a radical, what do you mean? The dictionary defines radical as something basic or fundamental. It comes from the Latin word meaning "root." Would it be an overstatement to say that someone with a genuine faith in Jesus Christ must be a radical?

A Discussion On The Heart Of Faith--trusting In Jesus Christ Part 27

Do you have a conversion story? Is there a specific moment in your past where you accepted Jesus into your life? Or was your faith a process? A series of events? Whether your beliefs took shape over time or in an instant . . .

Abandoning Our Way . . . For God's Way Part 45

It takes more than an intellectual decision or even deep-felt emotion to follow Christ. It takes action. When God calls you somewhere, it’s the Christian’s responsibility to follow where He leads.

 

Reconciling Our Humanness To Our Being Made New In Christ Part 46

When we become a part of God’s family, we have a new allegiance . . . a new outlook on life. How do we deal with the dilemma that although we are made new in Christ, we are still human and make mistakes?

A Challenge For Us To Choose The Eternal Blessings Over Temporal Ones Part 21

It’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives, isn’t it? We live in the here and now . . . with little thought of the future. And yet, God asks us to have an eternal perspective.

What It Means To Be “blameless” Before God Part 29

Genesis 17 verse 1, says “God came to Abraham and said, ‘I am Almighty God.  Walk before Me and be blameless.’” Does that mean we need to live perfect lives? If so, it seems that perfection isn’t happening any time soon! 

Let’s Debunk The Myth That Being A Christian Means Perfection Is Possible Part 33

Living the Christian life doesn’t mean you’ll never make a mistake. No matter how hard the perfectionist tries . . . he or she will never hit the mark! Feeling inadequate? Missing the mark? You’re in good company. 

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Salvation > Assurance

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!

Gain a new perspective on following Jesus Part 4

What does it take to get into heaven? Do we have to obey every rule? If we live a good life are we in? Let's turn to Mark chapter 10 and Jesus’ advice to a young man working hard to get to heaven.

Let’s look at why every family needs the healing touch of the Savior Part 7

Whether it’s a troubled marriage, rebellious children, or generational sin, we may think our brokenness is unusual for a Christian family. Discover that family fractures are typical in every home! Let's look at "The Beauty of Broken."

Salvation > Cost Of

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.”

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.”

When Jesus Felt Utterly Alone Part 2

We all need solitude sometimes. But we wouldn’t like it 24/7, especially if that solitude was a form of punishment. Yet even a prisoner in solitary confinement for a lifetime would not suffer as Jesus did. On the cross, God the Father turned His face from His only Son, leaving Jesus utterly alone. On "Discover the Word," we will talk about when Jesus was “deserted,” as foreshadowed in Psalm 22. Listen today to "Discover the Word"!

Salvation > Doubt

Even in our doubts, we have Jesus’ full acceptance Part 3

Belief is a mysterious commodity. A baby is born and we believe, someone dies and we lose our faith. Nicodemus had both doubts about Jesus and faith in Him and yet Jesus fully embraced him.

Discover how fear can change the way we view those in need Part 4

Parents are supposed to want the best for their children. Let's study a mom and dad who weren’t exactly happy about their son’s miraculous healing!

Salvation > Eternal Life

Embracing the “newness” God has in store for us! Part 4

At the start of a new year, it’s smart to slow down, take a breath, and consider all the “new things” coming up! Let's get excited about the future.

Discover how we can present the gospel as good news! Part 5

If you read about a hostage who had been miraculously rescued after years of imprisonment, you’d likely say that’s good news! Tragically, not everyone feels the same way. Let's discuss various reactions to God’s story of redemption.

Gain a BIG picture of God’s Word Part 1

The romance in Ruth, the mystery in Revelation, the wonder in the Gospels; the Bible certainly contains many fascinating stories. Let's take a step back and discover that the whole of Scripture is an epic, remarkable, and redemptive story!

Salvation > Grace

How the wisdom of true sincerity allows God to work Part 10

A famous journalist once said about sincerity, “If you can fake it, you’ve got it made.” But is sincerity something you can really fake?

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.

What do we actually deserve? Part 4

Many people believe that because they do good things, they deserve good things to happen to them. But is that really true? Today on "Discover the Word," we'll look at the difference between what we truly deserve and what we actually receive.

Salvation > Justification

Remembering We Should Live Our Lives For An “audience Of One” Part 22

There’s a subtle temptation to live our spiritual lives for an audience of onlookers . . . rather than the “audience of One” . . . our heavenly Father. Saying the right thing at Bible study, having a prominent part in the Sunday service . . . it’s all good, but not the right focus.

Haddon Robinson Shares From His Heart About Developing A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ Part 16

The Bible says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” None of us are exempt from sin.

Acknowledging The Little Things We Do To Hide Our Faults From View Part 15

It’s only when we truly understand that we’re sinners . . . personally . . . without anyone else to blame . . . that we can stop hiding and come to God for mercy. It’s when we relinquish our weaknesses to God that true freedom can be found!

Salvation > New Birth

Embracing the “newness” God has in store for us! Part 4

At the start of a new year, it’s smart to slow down, take a breath, and consider all the “new things” coming up! Let's get excited about the future.

Find parallels for the Christian life from Ruth’s commitment to Naomi Part 18

When we make the decision to trust in God, our life starts going in a new direction. We turn away from old habits, and start following a new path.

Jesus’ Parables From The Perspective Of Those Who Heard Him Firsthand Part 17

Another thought-provoking discussion on God’s Word. We’re stepping back into the first century, to hear Jesus’ parables from the perspective of those who heard Him firsthand, and seeing how we can relate two thousand years later!

Salvation > Security

Jesus’ call to the heavy-burdened, come and find a place of rest Part 1

Many of us still carry around the baggage of past disappointments, painful losses, and fresh failures. Feeling weighed down?

Let’s turn to God’s Word for some insight on what makes a good dad Part 1

Being a dad is a tough job. It seems everyone has a different opinion on what qualities make up a good father. Hear a study in Mark chapter 9.

Discover how unforeseen challenges can bring us closer to the Lord Part 2

Ever had a painful trial or difficult circumstance come out of nowhere and bring you to your knees? No one likes being blindsided by life! We’ll see it play out in the life of a man named “Malchus.”