It’s all about our motives Part 5
How do you handle it when you don’t get the recognition you feel you deserve? Or when others receive credit for your efforts? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about the difference in doing what we do to get recognition for ourselves or doing it for the glory of God. It’s all about our motives.
Before his name was changed to Paul, Saul was a religious zealot bent on protecting Jewish law from the heretical influence of Christianity by persecuting—and even killing—Christians. Today on "Discover the Word," we contrast the “before” and “after” of the apostle Paul. How exactly did his life change after encountering the resurrected Christ?
Only by God’s grace Part 3
What or who are you dependent on? Today on "Discover the Word," we discuss what Paul meant when he said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” The grace that rescued him from his former life as the chief persecutor of Christians was the same grace that he depended on each day. And that same grace is available to us! Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!
When Jesus appeared to Saul Part 2
For the apostle Paul, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was personal and humbling. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss when Jesus appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, and how it was more like Jesus appearing to Osama bin Laden rather than Billy Graham! Exaggeration? Well, be part of an insightful conversation today on "Discover the Word"!
How has the resurrection changed your story? Part part 1
Imagine if God had given us a theological textbook instead of relatable stories on how people interact with God. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin a study called, “The Impact of the Resurrection.” The resurrection of Jesus changed the stories of so many people we read about in Scripture, including the apostle Paul. Join the study today on "Discover the Word"!
Why we do something is as important as how we do something. That’s because motive matters. Today on "Discover the Word," we talk about Jesus’s motive for laying down His life on the cross. Hebrews 12 tells us that it was “for the joy that was set before Him.” But what was that joy? It’s all wrapped up in the words “It is finished.” Listen to the Good Friday edition of "Discover the Word."
Jesus’s death on the cross appeared to be a failed rescue mission. Yet, His final words, “It is finished,” meant the perfect sacrifice had been completed once and for all. Today on "Discover the Word," we will explore the ancient Jewish context of sacrifice. It will give you a deeper understanding of Christ’s atonement for your own sins. That’s today on "Discover the Word"!
Dashed expectations Part 3
Everyone experiences dashed expectations. We expect things to finish one way, but they turn out completely different. Today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how the Jewish people had trouble accepting Jesus as the Messiah because they expected Him to come as a conquering king. Instead, He came as a suffering servant. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!
This week, we’re remembering how Jesus came to earth and died on the cross for our sins. But today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss how part of Jesus’s mission was also to touch the lives of people in front of Him, day by day, moment by moment. And that’s our mission too, it’s all part of fulfilling the work He’s called us to do. An insightful conversation today on "Discover the Word"!
In the first-century Roman world, to be crucified meant your life did not “finish well.” Only the worst of criminals were executed on a cross. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin a new study for Easter called, “It Is Finished.” Jesus’s crucifixion was a horrible picture that turned into a magnificent masterpiece that gives us hope that we can finish well! Join us today on "Discover the Word"!
“You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth.” That famous line from a film can easily be applied to Jesus’s encounter with Pontius Pilate that the "Discover the Word" group is focusing on this week. Even when the Truth was standing right in front of him, Pilate couldn’t rise above the political pressure that influenced how he responded to Jesus. How did Pilate’s fateful decision shape the rest of his life and what lesson can that teach us? Listen today on "Discover the Word"!
Pontius Pilate definitely felt pressure from two factions when deciding what to do with Jesus . . . Caesar and the Jewish religious leaders. But Pilate’s wife also presented a third option . . . which was to “leave this innocent man alone.” Today on "Discover the Word," join us for another eye-opening conversation.
Building a coalition is good when we’re doing it for the right motive. Compromise is an important part of politics on many different levels. But today on "Discover the Word," as we continue our look at Pontius Pilate, we will discuss how compromising truth in order to “keep the peace” is not a good idea. Join the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!