Category  |  Encouragement

The wisdom of impartiality Part 9

Each person is valued by God and should be made to feel that way. It’s not manipulative or artificial to make someone feel important, it’s wise. You’re meeting that person’s heart hunger to be loved. God is no respecter of persons and neither should we be.

A God who does the impossible Part 5

Sometimes in life our doubts and feelings of inadequacy can roll in like waves, and we can feel that our circumstances are just impossible. But the encouragement that God gave to Mary the mother of Jesus, a long time ago, is a message for us too!

Discover the backstory to Psalm 55 Part 4

The Psalms express feelings of joy and pain we've all experienced. That may be why they're loved by so many people. Join us on "Discover the Word" today as we dive into Psalm 55, a song about the agony of betrayal.

Are you trying to run the other way? Part 3

Faced with growing stress and mounting troubles, a typical response is to try and run the other way. Today we'll take a closer look at Psalm 55, which describes David's wish to escape his problems. Is that where you are?

Understanding the silence of God Part 2

Hardships and troubles can make a lot of noise in our lives, but it seems like it makes it worse when we feel like God is staying quiet! Join us as we continue studying Psalm 55 and David's plea, "God, please talk to me!"

An encouraging conversation about a song of desperation Part 1

Have you ever felt buried under the weight of daily struggles? Ever felt overwhelmed by the troubles you're going through? Then you can definitely relate to Psalm 55! Join us for an encouraging conversation as we take a look at David's song of desperation.

Anyone can be an encourager! Part 5

This week on "Discover the Word," we have looked at how the New Testament follower of Christ Barnabas embodied a spirit of encouragement. But does everyone have that type of personality or gifts? Don't miss our final discussion in this study on Barnabas!

How we should respond when someone falls down Part 4

When we witness the failures of others, our typical response is to shake our head or wag our finger. But today on "Discover the Word," we'll take a look at the life of Barnabas and see how an encourager responds with a helping hand.

A lesson from the life of Barnabas Part 3

When the disciples heard about a church in need of help, they didn't send a teacher, a judge, or a bodyguard. They sent "The Encourager" instead! Take a look with us at the impact an encouraging person can make in the family of faith.

The courage needed to be an encourager Part 2

Choosing to build people up requires an investment on our part, and like any investment, it's not without risk! Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we continue our study on Barnabas the Encourager.

The perfect nickname Part 1

Do you have a nickname? Is that title a good description of who you really are? Join our hosts on "Discover the Word" for a look at someone who has a nickname so perfect that most of us have forgotten his real name!

How to stay encouraged when going through dark valleys Part 5

Following God means we're never standing still for long. The walk of faith is a constant journey. When walking through dark valleys, remember, hope is just ahead!

Be encouraged by how Jesus handles our sin with truth and grace Part 4

She had been caught red-handed. Exposed publicly for her sin of adultery, the woman in John 8 certainly didn’t expect any mercy from Jesus or the crowd.

A challenging yet encouraging study on the book of Job Part 3

The story of Job brings up a lot of questions, like, “Why would God let all that happen to such a good guy?” Let's jump back into a study in the book of Job.