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The Danger Of Listening To Other "voices" That Lead Us Away From God

IDEA: The Ten Commandments by themselves cannot transform us.

PURPOSE: To help listeners see how they need both God's Word and God's Spirit to live a vital spiritual life.

Years ago a young man in a Sunday school class in Dallas had memorized long passages of the Scripture. He was quite impressive. The young man was arrested for breaking and entering a store. He assaulted the owner and stole the money in the cash register. Would you conclude from this that memorizing the Bible doesn't do you any good?

Your Work Is A "sacred Service" To God

Have you ever heard of the "bull’s-eye" theory of the will of God? Who would most religious people put in the center?

PURPOSE: To help people realize that secular work is as significant to God as religious work.

Have you ever heard of the "bull’s-eye" theory of the will of God? Who would most religious people put in the center?

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.

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.

Solid, Biblical Counsel On Following God’s Plan Part 26

Sometimes our way sounds so much better than God’s way, doesn’t it? And yet, when we take matters into our own hands . . . we end up making a big mess of things. When doubt sets in, we can trust God . . . with confidence . . . to keep His promises! 

Sometimes The Hopes And Dreams We Have For Life Seem To Differ From God’s Plan.

Sometimes the hopes and dreams we have for life seem to differ from God’s plan. Haddon and Alice will engage in a lively discussion about Drs. Paul and Margaret Brand. Hear the Brands tell about how they were called to India to serve as medical missionaries. But the journey they took . . . was far different than they expected!

Following God’s Plan . . . And Learning To Trust Him Along The Way Part 2

More often than not, God’s plan for our lives travels a different road than the plan we would have set for ourselves.

What It Means To Really Know God’s Will Part 3

Most of us want to know God’s will for our lives. We want the assurance that God is on our side when we make decisions. Looking for direction?

Samson – A Man Who Made Poor Decisions Over And Over Again . . . And Yet Was Used Mightily By God Part 24

God has a purpose for your life. And He’s working through events and people to accomplish that purpose.  

Samson . . . A Man Whose Indifference Toward God Led To His Downfall Part 41

If you’ve ever tried to live life on your own terms . . . then you know the heartache of living apart from God’s will.

The Challenge Of Applying The Bible To Our Everyday Lives Part 49

How to approach biblical passages, and how to draw application for your life today can be rewarding!

Discover A Courageous Man Who Trusted God Even When Confronted By Death

The Bible tells the story about Daniel who was thrown into the lions’ den. See how God intervenes and spares Daniel’s life.

The Importance Of Embracing God’s One-of-a-kind Plan For Your Life

It’s easy to go through the motions and mimic what other followers of God are doing. But that’s missing God’s best intentions for each of us! His unique plan for you!

Discover What It Really Means To Trust God With Your Entire Life

History books are filled with misconceptions about faith. To comprehend the true meaning of faith, we need to go back to God’s Word.

The Bible’s Road Map To Guide Us Where We Need To Go

When we’re walking along the road of life, the only thing we can rely on is the Word of God.

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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

Work as God originally created it Part 2

A lot of people live for the weekend, dragging in to work on Monday and counting down to Friday. But God wants us to have a different attitude about our work week.

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.

> 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

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> 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.