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The Difference Between Pleasing God And Satisfying Him

The writer to the Hebrews says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe . . . that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." One person who came to words like these in the Bible lost her faith.

The Life Of Faith And What Is Uncovered During Times Of Testing Part 5

During times of testing, our faith is revealed for what it truly is.

Encouragement To Trust God To Carry Your Heavy Load Part 32

We have an inherent tendency to try and do things on our own. And often it leads to a life that weighs us down rather than lifts us up.

A New Perspective To Get You Through The Tough Times Part 45

It’s easy to get caught up in the difficult circumstances of life, and miss seeing the good that comes out of hardship.

Are You Looking For Freedom From The Weight Of Sin, But Just Can’t Seem To Let Go?

When you accept God’s love, grace permeates your life and changes you. Let's look at the account of Zacchaeus.

Putting Our Burdens Down At The Foot Of The Cross

We all have burdens that weigh us down. Perhaps you’ve made some poor choices in the past, or you’re struggling to overcome shame and regret. A refreshing message on forgiveness.

Discover Ways To Live Out Our Faith Daily Part 5

Love, joy, peace, patience . . . the fruit of the Spirit are evidences of God’s work in our lives.

Let’s Look At The Fruit Of The Spirit In The Way We Treat Others Part 9

It’s common to commit the fruit of the Spirit to memory, love, joy, peace, patience. But have you ever wondered how to live those attitudes out?

Take A Practical Look At Bearing One Another’s Burdens Part 12

If someone you love is hurting, you want to do anything you can to help ease the pain. Let's continue our in-depth discussion on the fruit of the Spirit.

Discover What It Means To Live And Walk In The Spirit Part 13

Do you know someone who acts like they’re better than everyone else? Perhaps they speak to people in a condescending way. Or they’re always finding fault in what those around them are doing.

The Dangers Of Comparing Ourselves To Others Part 14

When we compare ourselves to others either we puff up with pride over our virtues, or deflate as we dwell on our weaknesses. Our benchmark should be God’s standards, and not the men and women around us.

How Are The Fruit Of The Spirit Evidenced In Our Lives? Part 15

Ever compare yourself to those around you and feel like you’re missing the mark? Well, according to God’s Word, our focus should be on the growth in our own life. Let's continue a series of discussions on the fruit of the Spirit, and how they are evidenced in the life of a follower of God.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Thriving Congregation? Part 16

Love, joy, peace, patience . . . these are important qualities to have not only in yourself, but in the church you attend.

Discovering How To Reflect The Fruit Of The Spirit In Our Lives Part 18

The Bible says we’re to reflect the fruit of the Spirit in our lives—love, joy, peace, goodness. But how do we turn these into actions? Let's study the Scriptures to find practical application for our lives today.

Caring For Those Who Teach And Preach The Word Of God Part 19

The Bible calls us to live by the Spirit, and one of the ways we do that is by carrying one another’s burdens.

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> Basics Of Faith

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."

A moving story about God’s miraculous comfort in the midst of personal pain Part 9

Even into the most intense, fiery trials of our lives, God brings refreshing splashes of joy. Hear a real-life illustration of God’s love.

The benefits of a faith that has gone through the fire Part 8

Just like a precious metal, God may run us through the refinery in order to purify our faith. And the process can be quite painful. See your trials in a new way.

> Bible Study

Can we claim the Bible’s promises for ourselves? Part 3

The Bible is full of what sound like amazing promises from God. but do all those ancient assurances apply to us today? Join us as we continue investigating Psalm 91, and discover whether it contains promises we can claim for ourselves.

Discover Malchus’ small role in a grand story Part 3

We can learn a lot from the prominent characters in the Bible, people like David, Esther, and Peter. But sometimes the minor personalities in Scripture can have just as much impact!

How our very brokenness is what makes us candidates for serving the Lord! Part 2

Ever feel like all the flaws in your family history make you ineligible for God’s work? Maybe you’ve heard God’s call for your life, but don’t feel qualified to accept. A “best of” conversation coming up.

> Christian Life

A new way of looking at your job Part 1

In our waking hours, we spend about eight to ten hours at work. Work occupies a large part of our lives. Today, special guest Scott Rae joins us to talk about our work as both a calling and a vocation. Listen in as we discuss some life-changing concepts.

Discover how to imitate Mary Part 10

The Christian life is more than a one-time decision to follow Jesus. It's a daily affirmation. It also requires us saying a daily "no" to anything that hinders our faith in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our study on Mary, the mother of Jesus, and how she consistently said "yes" to God.

An inspiring look at Mary's life Part 9

Think of all the moments in Mary's life when she must have topped to consider what God's plans were for her son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary went from a tender mother of a young boy to a sometimes-perplexed follower of her own son as Lord. Join us today on "Discover the Word" for another edifying discussion.

> Current Program

How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit! Part 13

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives Part 12

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength Part 11

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

> Featured Series

> Life Stories

Discover how God can transform our identities Part 4A

Names can stick with us for years. Perhaps you’ve had labels, nicknames, or reputations haunt you since childhood. Let's study why Jacob’s name made him an unlikely participant in God’s sovereign plan. Our study of Jacob continues.

How to be an advocate for peace Part 5

Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.

Perhaps you could use some help resolving a personal disagreement Part 4

Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.

> Ministry And Outreach

A thought-provoking conversation on evangelism Part 5

This week we've been talking about how to share the gospel in a pluralistic culture. It's the same challenge that the apostle Paul faced in his day.

How Paul related to a pluralistic culture Part 1

Our world is changing, and change is difficult. So what should our attitude be as we face all the changes in the culture around us? Join us as we start a new series in Acts 17, calling Christians to engage the world.

> Pure Religion

How real religion helps us survive tough times Part 5

In the book of James, we find a radical definition of religion. True religion is not simply knowing about God, but rather, trusting in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our series on "Pure Religion."

What we need most when our faith is tested Part 4

When painful trials put your faith to the test, what is the one thing you need most? Join our special guest, Mark Young, on "Discover the Word" as we discuss why God's wisdom is essential in trying times.

The greater purpose our trials serve Part 3

Life is full of trials. Some are small frustrations and others are painful roadblocks. On our program today, our special guest Mark Young explains how our trials help us see God better. Join us today and learn how to look past the pain!

> Relationships

How did Paul overcome feelings of hurt and abandonment? Part 5

Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you cared about? It can be difficult recovering from that type of pain and disappointment. Join us today for an encouraging conversation on "Discover the Word."

How to respond to people who disappoint us Part 4

Often, the reason bitterness has taken root in our heart is because someone we trusted planted it there. Join us today as we take a look at Paul's letter to Timothy and discover how to stop disappointment from becoming resentment.

How to relate to people as individuals Part 3

No two people are exactly alike. And yet, we often deal with people as though everyone is the same. Listen in today as we continue studying Paul's final letter and his instructions on relating to people as individuals.