Category  |  Christian Faith

A magnificent masterpiece of finishing well! Part 1

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"!

God’s mercy stops the consequences we deserve Part 2

We suffer because of sin and we sin to relieve our suffering. It’s an unhealthy cycle that has disastrous consequences. And today on "Discover the Word," we, along with our special guest Robert Gelinas, discuss how only God’s mercy can stop the full domino effect that would take place if we all suffered the consequences of what we deserve. Don’t miss part two of a series on “The Mercy Prayer.”

How to let God’s love shine Part 2

As Christians, I think we’d rather be known for what we’re for, than what we’re against. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll talk about how we’re a greater witness to people when we allow the love of God to shine through our transformed hearts than when we try and impose our standards of moral conduct upon them.

Trusting God to finish the work He began Part 1

Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

Title: Discovering the Word, part 1 of 5

Text: 2 Corinthians 3

Have you ever wondered how Paul could send a reference letter commending the believers in Corinth when they were such a mess? Today on Discover the Word, we begin this week’s discussion based in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. In it he addresses their…

Transitioning to a new beginning Part 5

Today on "Discover the Word," we along with our special guest, author Sheridan Voysey, talk about how our wilderness experience is not the end. It may feel like it goes on forever, but it’s really only a transition point to a new beginning. It’s a hopeful conclusion to our conversations this week, today on "Discover the Word"!

When our identity gets stripped away Part 3

Have you ever been asked to give up something you value for the good of someone else? Can you trust God in the midst of that loss that He will still provide for you? Today on "Discover the Word," we continue our conversation with friend and author Sheridan Voysey. How do we deal with life when what has formed our identity gets stripped away? Join us for the challenging discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

True confidence comes in Christ alone Part 3

In the film, "The Sound of Music," Maria von Trapp sings, “I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain.” But nature can’t help you when you need answers to prayer. The apostle Paul modeled true confidence. His trust was in Christ alone and the power of prayer to transform people into His image. Don’t miss this important conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Behind the story of Zacchaeus Part 3

If you attended Sunday school, you’ve likely heard the story of Zacchaeus, the little man who climbed up a tree in order to see Jesus. But there’s a lot more to this simple story than meets the eye! Join former "Discover the Word" hosts Haddon Robinson and Alice Mathews as they welcome Dr. Kenneth Bailey for a discussion about the cultural nuances behind the story of Zacchaeus. Join us for this special classic episode 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"!

Celebrate the light of the world Part 9

Have you ever noticed how lights are such a major part of celebrating Christmas? Well, today on "Discover the Word," we will discuss a verse in John chapter 3 that talks about light and darkness and will make a memorable connection to all the lights you’ll be exposed to on this Christmas Eve. Celebrate the coming of the Light of the world with the group, today on "Discover the Word"!

His atoning work on the cross Part 8

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.”

Expectations for the coming Messiah Part 7

If Jesus had used the word rescue with Nicodemus as the reason for His coming, how would a first-century religious leader like him have interpreted that? Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss what the expectation of the Jewish people was for the coming Messiah. Was it the reason Jesus said He came?

Elisha, revealing the kinder, gentler side of God Part 2

Many husbands refer to their wives as their “better half.” And Elisha the prophet could have been called that too. Today on "Discover the Word," we'll discuss that although Elisha was a servant to his mentor, Elijah, he would do twice as many miracles, ones that revealed a “kinder and gentler” side of God. “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” continues today on "Discover the Word"!

Responding to the One who gave us everything Part 10

Today on "Discover the Word," we conclude the two-week discussion about doing what we can for Jesus with what we’ve been given. Through Mary of Bethany’s courageous act of passionate devotion to Jesus, we’re invited to become part of the ongoing story. Mary is our example of how the world could change if each of us gave what we had in response to the One who gave us everything.

Ever feel like you're on the outside looking in? Part 9

Today on "Discover the Word," we continue to peel back the layers of the story of Mary of Bethany and the alabaster jar. What we discover is that Mary wasn’t the only outsider in that room full of religious men. Simon the Leper had been an outcast before Jesus healed him. Ever feel like you’re on the outside looking in? Then be part of the group today right here on "Discover the Word"!