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Knowing God as our Father Part 4

It wasn’t until they were in the wilderness that God revealed Himself to the Israelites as a “Father.” Find out why that’s significant as we continue our "Discover the Word" conversations called “Resurrection Year” with our friend, author Sheridan Voysey. Find out what we know God as our Father means to us in the midst of our own wilderness experiences when you join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Exploring a well-known psalm Part 5

Today, we'll pose the question, “How could David go from praising His Creator to asking God to kill those who hated Him?” What tripped David’s switch? Was this a sentiment that God shared or was there another reason why it might be included in Psalm 139? Explore a confusing shift in a part of this well-known psalm we often ignore.

God has planned our days Part 4

Does God make mistakes? In times of crisis and confusion it’s easy to doubt, because it’s hard for us to see the big picture. Today on "Discover the Word," we discuss how God has planned our days in a way that goes beyond time and space, so that even our mistakes can be turned around for His redemptive purposes. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Old Testament prophets reveal God’s character Part 3

Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss how Old Testament prophets Elijah and Elisha both represent God’s nature. Elijah shows Him more as a God of judgment, while Elisha shows more of God’s merciful side. And flashing forward, we can also see both of them in Jesus, who would come to save people from the judgment they brought on themselves.

King of Glory! Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about what many popular and passionate modern worship songs communicate so beautifully, God is glorious! Even more, He’s the King of Glory. But who is the King of Glory? Quite simply, He’s Jesus! He’s the Lord Almighty, the Victorious and Conquering King. And one day our King will return to rule and reign in Jerusalem. And the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of His glory.

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!

Psalm 24: Written about a King Part 1

Psalm 24 is a song written by a king . . . David the king of Israel . . . about a king . . . Jesus, the King of Kings. And you’re invited to join us today on "Discover the Word" as we discuss this glorious psalm. In a constitutional republic, it’s hard to relate to the idea of a ruling monarch. But one day the King of Glory will descend to earth where He will reign over all mankind.

Spending your life in a holding pattern? Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about how we often spend our time thinking about the “not yet” at the expense of the “already here.” In the spiritual sense, many believers view life as what they’ve got to get through to go to heaven. They in many ways spend their lives in a holding pattern. But in Psalm 23 we’re told that His goodness and mercy will follow us each and every day of our lives.

A Message of Victory Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss the last verse of Psalm 22, where David ends his agonizing song about the suffering Messiah with a message of victory. The psalm concludes on a high note, “Posterity will serve Him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn, for He has done it!” The amazing way Psalm 22 describes a “suffering Savior”—listen today on "Discover the Word"!

Jesus, Fully Divine and Fully Human Part 3

Jesus was both fully divine and fully human. Which means He wasn’t immune to experiencing human emotions. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss the intensity of these emotions as David foretold in Psalm 22. Phrases like “I’m a worm . . . scorned by men . . . despised by people,” give us graphic word pictures of Christ’s very real distress on the cross.

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"!

How to leave a legacy that matters Part 5

The things we value, the words we say, the way we live -- it's all used to build a legacy for those we'll one day leave behind. Join us for our last study of Psalm 71.

Psalm 71, the prayer of an old man Part 1

When you come to the end of your life, what final message would you like to leave your children, grandchildren, or the people you leave behind? Join us as we study an old man's prayer and the legacy he wanted to leave behind.

Watch what happens when God joins the fruitless discussion between Job and friends Part 8

Ever been involved in a dead-end conversation? It can happen when people talk at each other, rather than with each other. Watch what happens when God joins the conversation between Job and his friends.

Let’s look at the probing questions God asked Job, in order to reveal the truth of who God is! Part 7

The ancient philosopher Socrates was known for using insightful questions to arrive at truth. But God was using this method long before Socrates showed up! Our study of the life of Job continues.