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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"!

For grace to be given, it must be received! Part 4

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"!

The surpassing glory of the Holy Spirit Part 4

Drop in about anywhere in a reading of the Old Testament, and you find that when God’s people broke the law, the law also broke them. Today on "Discover the Word," we will dig further into our study in Second Corinthians where the apostle Paul contrasts the glory of the law and the surpassing glory of the Spirit. Join us today on "Discover the Word"!

Experiencing God through nature Part 2

Who taught David about God when he was young? Today, "Our Daily Bread for Kids" author Crystal Bowman joins us to discuss what you can learn about David’s early experiences with God through his lyrics in the Psalms. And one of the ways God spoke to him was through nature, while he was tending sheep. Don’t miss the discussion today on "Discover the Word"!

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 to imitate Mary Part 10

The Christian life is more than a one-time decision to follow Jesus. It's a daily affirmation. It also requires us saying a daily "no" to anything that hinders our faith in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our study on Mary, the mother of Jesus, and how she consistently said "yes" to God.

An inspiring look at Mary's life Part 9

Think of all the moments in Mary's life when she must have topped to consider what God's plans were for her son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary went from a tender mother of a young boy to a sometimes-perplexed follower of her own son as Lord. Join us today on "Discover the Word" for another edifying discussion.

How worry strangles our faith Part 8

I think it's safe to say that there are plenty of things you could worry about. However, we are reminded that worry can strangle our faith. Don't miss this important conversation on saying "no" to worry as we continue our series.

How Mary said “no” to shame Part 7

It took great faith for Mary to accept God's will for her life—to be pregnant with the Savior, Jesus, and yet unmarried. What would Joseph say and feel? Not to mention everyone else? Mary would have to trust God despite the shadow of shame.

Saying "yes" to God Part 6

When we say "yes" to God's call, that often means we have to say "no" to something that could hinder our commitment. Listen in today to learn from the faith of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her life of faith was a daily pattern of saying "yes" to God, and "no" to unbelief.

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!

A faithful disciple of Jesus Part 4

This week we're talking about Mary, mother of Jesus, because, you know, she's not just for Christmastime. Today we are reminded that even Jesus' mom became a faithful disciple of her Son.