The two women from Shunem Part 15
Many Bibles stories don’t seem to be connected but upon closer examination, we find they are. Today on "Discover the Word," we examine the stories of two different women from the town of Shunem. Find out how they are connected and why only one has a happy ending. Listen today to "Discover the Word"!
Has anyone ever told you, “Hey, if you need anything, just let me know”? And have you ever taken them up on their offer to help or were you able to handle things on your own? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about what it often takes for us to understand how much we need the Lord and others. Another aspect of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” today on "Discover the Word"!
Grace restores Part 5
Today on "Discover the Word," grace restores—that’s the final observation we’ll make as we look through the prism of grace. We will examine the story of David and Mephibosheth to illustrate that while grace is all about restoration, it doesn’t release people from the consequences of sin. Listen today on "Discover the Word"!
Do you feel uncomfortable when people praise you? Do you tend to deflect compliments? Today on "Discover the Word," we discover that an important part of grace is learning to receive it. In the case of Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth, he felt unworthy of David’s kindness. But for grace to be given, it must be received! Join the group today on "Discover the Word"!
Grace commits Part 3
To demonstrate God’s grace to others we need to be fully committed. Today on "Discover the Word," we continue the story of King David and Mephibosheth. David’s commitment to help Jonathan’s son was the result of a vow he made years before. Another facet of grace’s prism—grace commits. That’s today on "Discover the Word"!
Drawn in by grace Part 2
Have you ever felt like an outsider? And has anyone ever drawn you into their “circle” making you feel like you belonged? Today on "Discover the Word," we look at another way that grace is like a prism—it invites. How the story of King David and Mephibosheth encourages us to always ask, “Who can I show grace to?” A revealing part of the series “Grace Prisms” today on "Discover the Word"!
Prism of grace Part 1
Grace is like a prism. It reflects the many ways that God bends Himself in our direction to show His love. Today on "Discover the Word," we begin a study called, “Grace Prisms” with the story of King David and Mephibosheth. Hard name to say, and an even harder story to grasp in light of the Old Testament’s “kill or be killed” culture. “Grace Prisms”—join the study . . . today on "Discover the Word"!
His only Son Part 10
Today on "Discover the Word," we celebrate Christmas and wind up the series “For God So Loved.” The chapter with the Bible’s most familiar verse has provided the context for our conversations for Christmas this year. John 3:16 of course gives us the reason why Jesus came, but you’ll discover the surprising way John chapter 3 concludes when you join us today on "Discover the Word"!
In John chapter 3 we read that Jesus said He didn’t come into the world to condemn the world, but to save it. Today on "Discover the Word," we talk about how Christians often condemn the very people that Jesus included through His atoning work on the cross. Continue to study the context of one of the Bible’s most familiar statements: “For God so loved the world.”
For God So Loved Part 6
In ancient Jewish culture, the first-born son held a very special place in family dynamics. So it got Nicodemus’ attention when Jesus told him that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. Join the group today on "Discover the Word" as they begin Week 2 of their series on the chapter of the Bible that contains its most familiar verse, “For God So Loved.”
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!
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"!
Belief is a mysterious commodity. A baby is born and we believe, someone dies and we lose our faith. Nicodemus had both doubts about Jesus and faith in Him and yet Jesus fully embraced him.