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Leprosy, a military commander, and a message Part 18

What would you say is the most feared communicable disease of our day? Well, during the time of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” it had to have been leprosy. And a Syrian military commander named Naaman had it. Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about an astounding prophetic message behind this intriguing story. Don’t miss the conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

What’s in a sneeze? Part 13

You’ve heard of the seven dwarves. But have you heard of the seven sneezes? Today on "Discover the Word," we will talk about an odd chapter in the story of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” After the prophet Elisha prayed for a young boy who had died, the boy awoke and sneezed seven times! So what’s with all the sneezes? Join the conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Faith, disappointment and doubt Part 12

Have you ever been the victim of a cruel joke? Well, today’s study of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” on "Discover the Word" takes us to a woman who may have felt like the victim of a cosmically cruel joke after her young son suddenly died. Join us as we discuss how repeated disappointments in our lives can cause us to doubt, even in the midst of our faith. A revealing conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

Why is it easier to give than to receive? Part 11

For many people, it’s easier to give than to receive because they feel uncomfortable being on the receiving end. Maybe they might feel unworthy or less in control. Today on "Discover the Word," we will begin a two-week focus on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” and talk about a woman who gave generously of her resources to Elisha and his ministry but had a difficult time being on the receiving end. Why was that? Join the study today on "Discover the Word"!

“Leave this innocent man alone” Part 4

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.

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 your dreams don’t come true Part 2

If only dreams came with warning labels saying, “Results may vary!” Then it might be easier to handle the disappointment when they don’t come true. Today on "Discover the Word," we talk with our friend, author Sheridan Voysey, about what to do when the dreams for your life don’t turn out to have a Disney film ending. Will you still trust that God has your best interests at heart? Don’t miss the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

Why God chose David as king over Israel Part 3

David wasn’t the first choice in his family to be Israel’s king. Was he overlooked because he was so young? Or because they needed him out in the field, tending sheep? Whatever the reason, it’s clear God chose David to be the next king because of what He saw inside of him, not what was on the outside. Don’t miss the conversation with our guest Crystal Bowman. That’s today on "Discover the Word."

See Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes Part 1

The Bible was written in a much different culture than the one we live in today. Sometimes, we don’t realize how our own heritage and surroundings can influence the way we understand Scripture. Today on a classic "Discover the Word" episode, author Dr. Ken Bailey joins former hosts Haddon Robinson and Alice Mathews to help us see Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes.

How Jesus surprised Nicodemus Part 1

Sometimes for a really smart person to learn something, they have to be humble enough to want to learn. Nicodemus, a leading member of the Sanhedrin, came to Jesus with some sincere questions. His frame of reference was the Mosaic law, but Jesus surprised him with a whole new paradigm. Join the group today on "Discover the Word" as they begin the series, “For God So Loved.”

Elisha and the two bears Part 7

Here’s a bedtime story you probably wouldn’t read to your kids, the story of Elisha and the two bears. After a gang of young men mocked the prophet Elisha, two bears suddenly showed up and mauled forty-two of them. Well, today on "Discover the Word," we'll talk about this strange and disturbing event. Is it possible there’s more to this story than meets the eye? Join us today for "Discover the Word"!

Discover how Elisha fills the shoes of his mentor Part 4

Today on "Discover the Word," we will uncover another “Left Behind” story in the Bible. When the prophet Elijah was taken to heaven, caught up in a whirlwind, he left a very distressed Elisha. Elijah was his mentor, his friend, and his father in the faith. How could Elisha fill those shoes? Be part of the conversation today on "Discover the Word"!

The miraculous life of Elisha Part 1

Elijah was a mighty man of valor, for about a day. Because after God gave him an amazing victory over the prophets of Baal, a threat from the opposition sent him running for cover. So how could he be a hero one day and a coward the next? It can happen to any of us if we take our eyes off God. Join the group today on "Discover the Word" as we begin a series on the miraculous life of Elisha, and how he was influenced by his mentor, Elijah.

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"!

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