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Experiencing Christ’s forgiveness and extending it to others Part 25

There are times when forgiveness seems impossible. You may be in a fractured relationship right now, unsure if things can be mended.

How repentance plays a key role in our ability to forgive Part 26

Is forgiveness unconditional? Join the “Discover the Word” team along with a special guest, as they discuss the timely topic of repentance and forgiveness.

How to find freedom from bitterness in hurtful situations Part 27

What happens when someone has wounded you deeply, and you’ve confronted them, but they won’t acknowledge the pain they’ve caused?

Discover the power in the loving, forgiving life of a follower of Christ Part 28

It’s not uncommon, when we’ve been hurt, to respond by lashing out, to crave retribution for the pain that’s been caused. But God says there’s a better way.

Forgiving someone who hasn’t repented Part 30

Some mistakes are so awful, so egregious, forgiveness seems out of the question. Alice Mathews shares a personal tragedy, and raises some tough questions about forgiving someone who hasn’t repented.

Discover the biblical mandate of mercy Part 31

Sometimes it’s painful to grant forgiveness. Perhaps you’ve struggled to forgive someone who’s deeply hurt you or a loved one.

Discover the most appropriate response of a truly forgiven person Part 32

Forgiveness is a fundamental expression of the Christian faith. We’ll be reminded that the most appropriate response of a truly forgiven person is to extend forgiveness to others!

Let’s talk about forgiveness and boundaries Part 33

It’s one thing to forgive someone for the hurt they’ve caused, but if the offender puts you, or your loved ones, in an unsafe position, that’s an entirely different story.

Forgiveness is costly, but not forgiving can cost even more Part 34

It’s not easy to forgive someone who’s violated your relationship. Let's conclude our discussion on forgiveness.

We can know for certain that God's Word is true Part 1

Skeptics give various reasons why the Bible is not reliable, including that 30- to 60-year time gap between when the events of Jesus’s ministry happened and when they were written down. Today on Discover the Word, we are joined by author and seminary professor Darrell Bock as they “mine the gap,”  showing why,  as Luke’s gospel tells us, we can “know…

Is there reward in true repentance? Part 2

What do you think of when you hear the word, repent? Today on Discover the Word, we will, along with our guest Darrell Bock, discuss how our limited understanding of repentance keeps us from reaping its full benefits. As we read in Luke chapter one, the path to healthier relationships is often through the door of repentance. Explore what that…

Forgiveness is a transition Part 3

Most believers would say that John 3:16 is the most important verse in the Bible. But today on Discover the Word, the group, along with author and seminary professor Darrell Bock, gives us new insight into another 3:16 . . . Luke 3:16. In a sense, it may be as important as John 3:16, as it shows how forgiveness is not a…

What’s your spiritual temperature? Part 4

No one likes going to the doctor. But the more we hurt, the better that visit looks! Today on Discover the Word, the group and guest Darrell Block examine Luke 5:32, where Jesus uses the analogy of a doctor visit to help us take our spiritual temperature. Are you in need of a visit to the doctor? Listen in today…

Recognizing our need for God! Part 5

“You gotta have faith!” Tough to argue with that, but what does that mean, exactly? Today on Discover the Word, the group and guest Darrell Bock discuss how faith is more than a belief in the truth. At faith’s core is the humble recognition of our need for God, 24/7. Join us for Discover the Word!

A needed perspective Part 6

Imagine you’ve gone back in time and you’re watching Moses part the Red Sea, after observing all the plagues that convinced Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Many believers wish they could have witnessed those dramatic miracles. But today on Discover the Word, the group, and our guest Darrell Bock give us a needed perspective on what we have now versus what…