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    It’s all about our motives

    How do you handle it when you don’t get the recognition you feel you deserve? Or when others receive credit for your efforts? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about the difference in doing what we do to get recognition for ourselves or doing it for the glory of God. It’s all about our motives.

    Encountering the resurrected Christ

    Before his name was changed to Paul, Saul was a religious zealot bent on protecting Jewish law from the heretical influence of Christianity by persecuting—and even killing—Christians. Today on “Discover the Word,” we contrast the “before” and “after” of the apostle Paul. How exactly did his life change after encountering the resurrected Christ?

    Poem: Third Day

    A thousand years our eyes may see;
    Still none lived like Him of Galilee.
    Centuries cannot compare
    To the seconds of His single tear.

    Finding hope in the midst of discouragement

    Life can be disappointing at times. So where do we turn for hope? Today on “Discover the Word,” we consider our only true source of hope during dark times: the encouragement of Jesus’ resurrection!

    Only the Beginning

    We introduced our sons to the TV series Lost in which marooned passengers from a crashed jetliner try to survive on a mysterious island. It didn’t take long for our boys to start to groan at the end of each episode, aware of how masterful the writers were at creating cliffhangers. There appears to be no ending, only a series of new beginnings.

    Jesus, Tragic?

    Crumpled tissues littered the floor. Tears had been flowing as I felt sympathy for the two main characters in a novel I was reading. The two—a husband and wife—had suffered deeply during the course of the story, enduring miscarriages and a failed adoption. They unfairly lost their good reputation. In the end they lost each other.

    Only by God’s grace

    What or who are you dependent on? Today on “Discover the Word,” we discuss what Paul meant when he said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” The grace that rescued him from his former life as the chief persecutor of Christians was the same grace that he depended on each day. And that same grace is available to us! Join the discussion today on “Discover the Word”!

    When Jesus appeared to Saul

    For the apostle Paul, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was personal and humbling. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will discuss when Jesus appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, and how it was more like Jesus appearing to Osama bin Laden rather than Billy Graham! Exaggeration? Well, be part of an insightful conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    How has the resurrection changed your story?

    Imagine if God had given us a theological textbook instead of relatable stories on how people interact with God. Today on “Discover the Word,” we begin a study called, “The Impact of the Resurrection.” The resurrection of Jesus changed the stories of so many people we read about in Scripture, including the apostle Paul. Join the study today on “Discover the Word”!

    His Resurrection Destiny

    Our Lord’s Cross is the gateway into His life. His resurrection means that He has the power to convey His life to me. When I was born again, I received the very life of the risen Lord from Jesus Himself.

    Christ’s resurrection destiny— His foreordained purpose— was to bring “many sons to glory” (Hebrews 2:10). The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God. We never have exactly the same relationship to God that the Son of God has, but we are brought by the Son into the relation of sonship. When our Lord rose from the dead, He rose to an absolutely new life— a life He had never lived before He was God Incarnate.

    The Collision of God and Sin

    The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God’s judgment on sin. Never associate the idea of martyrdom with the Cross of Christ. It was the supreme triumph, and it shook the very foundations of hell. There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross— He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right-standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship with God.

    The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus— He came to die; the Cross was His purpose in coming.

    April Fool

    April Fool’s Day began in the late 16th century when the Gregorian calendar moved New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1. Those who kept the old tradition were called fools, which began a new tradition of pulling pranks.A recent prank I’m aware of was the releasing of three pigs into a school building (but not before numbering them 1, 2, and 4). What a surprise for those looking for pig number 3!

    Three-Word Obituary

    Before Stig Kernell died, he told the local funeral home that he didn’t want a traditional obituary. Instead, the Swedish man instructed them to publish only three words noting his passing: “I am dead.” When Mr. Kernell died at age 92, that’s exactly what appeared. The audacity and simplicity of his unusual death notice captured the attention of newspapers around the world. In a strange twist, the international curiosity about the man with the three-word obituary caused more attention to his death than he intended.

    When Jesus was crucified, the Lord’s obituary could have read, “He is dead.” But after 3…

    Hope

    Discover how you can strengthen your faith and trust in God, even in the midst of challenging times.

    The difference Easter can have when we remember that Jesus has risen!

    Last weekend we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. But did you spend this last week living like our Savior is alive? Today we conclude our series on “Life After Easter” by remembering that Jesus has risen!