July 20, 2016
How do you set your priorities? Today on Discover the Word, the team talks about why we should make it our priority to show the world God’s graciousness, His favor, and His love. It’s the same reason proclaimed in Psalm 67 . . . so that the world would know that God wants to rescue all […]
July 19, 2016
“Us four and no more and close the door!” Ever heard that expression? It means, “Lord, bless our little group, because that’s all I’m concerned about!” But that’s not how God operates. Today on Discover the Word, our team continues their discussion on Psalm 67, showing us that God causes His face to shine upon […]
July 18, 2016
“Good morning, Mr. Phelps. Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to . . .” Once a Mission Impossible fan hears those words, they know they’re in for some excitement—in some part of the world. Today on Discover the Word, the team uncovers a tremendously important mission. It’s found in Psalm 67 and the purpose […]
September 25, 2015
A famous journalist once said about sincerity, “If you can fake it, you’ve got it made.” But is sincerity something you can really fake?
September 24, 2015
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.
September 23, 2015
Greek thought viewed mercy as pity for those who were suffering unjustly. But Jesus introduced a new concept, mercy for those who are in trouble, even if that trouble is their own fault. We’ll see how the combined “good fruits” of wisdom ultimately reach their maturity in a harvest of mercy.
September 22, 2015
In the midst of conflict, it’s hard to get the right perspective. Let’s contrast the “pure and peaceable” wisdom from above with the “earthly and unspiritual” wisdom from below. One is “easily entreated” and furthers our relationships. The other is harsh, driving people apart.
September 21, 2015
To some, Jesus is a gentle lamb. To others, He’s a roaring lion. To the sinner in need of grace, Jesus’ strength was shown in His gentleness towards them. But to the religious leaders who were proud of their own righteousness, He was someone to be feared.
September 18, 2015
Many of us struggle with trusting people in our world today. Relationships are often shallow and people take care of themselves at the expense of others.
September 17, 2015
We’re in a great series this week and we’re discovering that there is great wisdom in living joyfully.