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The Attitudes Of Those Who Heard Jesus' Parable About The Talents

Do you think that religion is always good?

Do you think that religion that is orthodox is always good?

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Do you think that religion is always good?

Ability And Opportunity

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

PURPOSE: To have listeners consider how big decisions make many other decisions for them.

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

Three Parables Jesus Told That Illustrate A Similar Lesson

Do you think it would be easier to understand the Bible if Jesus had ministered in Michigan or New York City in the 20th century?

Do you think it is easier for country kids or city kids to understand the Bible?

PURPOSE: To have listeners understand that what we are is shown in what we do that matters to God.

Do you think it would be easier to understand the Bible if Jesus had ministered in Michigan or New York City in the 20th century?

Freedom: The Ability To Begin Something? Or The Ability To Quit Something?

Unless we recognize how covetousness binds us, we will never seek God’s power and grace to be free of it.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize how they can be more and more bound by covetousness.

As Americans, we value our freedom. When we talk about freedom, what do we mean?

Treating Covetousness As Though It Were A Disease

According to the scientific community, the worst single affliction of the American people is obesity. Do you think people in our country know that? Have they read the articles or heard the programs? Why is it that Americans don’t change their lifestyle?

PURPOSE: To help listeners deal with covetousness in their lives.

According to the scientific community, the worst single affliction of the American people is obesity. Do you think people in our country know that? Have they read the articles or heard the programs? Why is it that Americans don’t change their lifestyle?

Godliness With Contentment

Being content with what you have isn’t easy. Is it even possible?

What It Takes To Be Good

What does it mean to be holy? Let's review the study on the Ten Commandments and what the Bible is asking for when it says to be holy.

Bible Knowledge And Godly Behavior

Do you believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in us?

Do you think He convicts us of sin and leads us to do what God wants us to do?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see the Law as God's directions for living.

Do you believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in us?

Faith Affects How We Think And Live

Day after day over several years a nondescript man came regularly to the library of the British Museum in London. He shuffled in and out almost daily, noticed only by a few guards and some of the librarians. The man was

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the impact of this idea.

Do you think we underestimate the power of ideas?

Discovering What God Might Be Saying To You (part 1)

Have you ever wondered how biblical writers got their insight?

God revealed it to them, of course, but do you think the insight just flashed into their heads?

PURPOSE: to help listeners realize that in what we give Him, God sees what is in our hearts.

Have you ever wondered how biblical writers got their insight?

Practical Help On Cultivating A Personal And Intimate Relationship With God

IDEA: Those who walk with God in any age may experience what Enoch had.

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate how much God values our faith.

On the tombstone of Fannie Crosby, the noted hymn writer, it says...

How To Keep Your Prayer Life Fresh And Vital

The Bible says of Enoch and Noah that they walked with God. We are trying to unpack what that image meant for them and what it means for us. We have said that walking with God has a sense of intimacy and relationship. That intimacy grows as we...

Catch A Glimpse Of God's Point Of View

Often God’s agenda doesn’t match our own. While we are looking in one direction, God’s focus is in another. Let's look at passages in the Bible to help us learn how to bridge the gap.

Our Part In God's Provision

If we trust God to provide everything we need, does that mean we can just sit back and take a vacation? That we just wait for God to pour out His blessings?

The Parallels In Our Relationship With Others And With God Part 7

Looking at our relationships and how they are similar to our relationship with 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

Growing our relationship with God while we work Part 4

Today we continue looking at how we can honor God while on the job.

Who our real boss is Part 3

Imagine you're at work, and just a few steps from you, or in that office upstairs, was the Lord Jesus Himself! How would you work differently? Today our special guest Scott Rae reminds us that the Lord Jesus is on the job with us!

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.

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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.

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> 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.