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The Christmas Story From The Different Perspectives Of The Gospels

Do you like to read biographies? What is it about biographies that attracts you?

Sometimes we think of the Gospel writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) as historians, but they are really theologians.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that the Gospel writers were theologians and not historians.

Do you like to read biographies? What is it about biographies that attracts you?

Getting The Most Out Of Studying The Bible

Do you think it's easy for us to read the Bible in a way different from the way God intended us to read it?

Looking To Revitalize Your Bible Reading? Part 2

Some of the stories in the Bible seem like just that . . . a good story. But seeing how those stories apply to our life is easier said than done. We'll describe the process of reading Scripture in a way that we can fully understand it and apply it to our lives.

Reading The Bible As A Form Of Narrative Literature Part 38

It’s tempting to read our favorite portions of the Bible, and ignore the ones that challenge us. Or to extract our favorite verses without an understanding of the cultural context in which they were written.

Explore Ways To Read The Bible As A Story, While Staying In Line With The Author’s Original Intent Part 40

The Bible is far more than a book of rules and regulations. It’s a vibrant piece of literature . . . full of narrative, poetry and instruction.

The Process Of Biblical Translation . . . And The Benefits Of Each Version Part 4

You’re sitting down with a cup of coffee, watching the morning sun out your window . . . and you pick up the Bible. Whether you’re aware of it or not, one of the most important parts in this quiet time . . . is the Bible translation you’re holding.

Do You Want To Understand The Bible Better? Part 7

Suppose you decided to drive across the country. The most valuable tool you’ll use is a road map. Now, suppose you’re reading through the Bible. What’s your plan for getting from cover to cover? Get a head start and learn the best way to navigate the Scriptures.

There’s Help In Getting The Most From God’s Word Part 8

Did you ever have to do a book review for school? Most likely, there was a specific method you used to get the most from the novel. Take the process of that school project . . . and translate it into the lifelong journey to read the books of the Bible.

A Dynamic Story Of Friendship, Betrayal, And Reconciliation Part 9

In the New Testament, there’s a little letter from Paul to Philemon. It’s often overlooked in the larger study of the Bible . . . let's open up this letter to reveal a New Testament treasure!

Let’s Explore Psalm 23 Part 14

Reading the Bible is an integral part of the Christian faith. But when you don’t understand what the biblical writer is trying to communicate . . . reading can become more frustrating than fruitful. In a well-loved portion of Scripture see familiar words in a fresh new way.

The Heartfelt Psalms Of Fellow Listeners Part 19

Hear several inspirational psalms . . . written, not by David . . . but by radio listeners just like you! All of us have a psalm hidden in our hearts just waiting to be written.

A Lesson In Learning How To Study The Bible On Your Own Part 23

Few things in life are more important than learning how to engage in the Scriptures . . . in order to hear God’s message just for you. And right now . . . we’re learning to appreciate the Psalms.

An Old Testament Psalm That Shows Remarkable Transparency With God Part 24

Ever find yourself trying to be on your “best behavior” when you pray? Wanting to say the right things . . . and finding it hard to be completely open and honest with God?

Learn Important Tools To You Help Get The Most Out Of Bible Study Part 28

Some anecdotes in the Bible are straightforward . . . where the application is crystal clear. But other passages are ambiguous . . . leaving more questions than answers. Let's dissect two such examples from Scripture.

Tools To Getting The Most Out Of Narrative Accounts For Your Bible Study Part 30

Part of the magic in storytelling is drawing the listener, or reader in, and giving them an active part in what the characters are going through. When that happens, we’re able to apply the truths of the story to our own lives.

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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

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.

How worry strangles our faith Part 8

I think it's safe to say that there are plenty of things you could worry about. However, we are reminded that worry can strangle our faith. Don't miss this important conversation on saying "no" to worry as we continue our series.

> 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.