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    Set free from sinful habits and thought patterns

    Statistically, as many as two-thirds of released prisoners find themselves back in jail. Today on “Discover the Word,” our team, along with guest Karen Swanson, reveals how it is possible to be set free from habits and thought patterns and not go back to them. The conclusion of our series “We’re All Prisoners,” today on “Discover the Word”!

    How fear can make prisoners of us all

    Karen Swanson, the Director of the Institute for Prison Ministries at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College, knows about hardship. She’s seen it produce fear in those she works with, and she’s experienced it in her personal life. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk with Karen about how fear can make prisoners of us all. Join us for day six of the study called, “We’re All Prisoners, Until Christ Sets Us Free,” today on “Discover the Word”!

    Finding peace in the midst of war

    As a World War II soldier serving in France, Henry survived a devastating injury and imprisonment. Don’t miss this harrowing story of Henry’s escape from a POW camp and how a dying man’s last words spurred this American soldier to consider eternity. Discover how the power of prayer and a God who intervenes can impact […]

    Does God heal non-believers?

    Today on “Discover the Word,” we will conclude this section of the study on the “Miraculous Life of Elisha” with the story of how God miraculously healed someone who previously may not have believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But when he was healed, we’ll discover important truths about who God is reaching out to. Listen today on “Discover the Word”!

    Trusting God in tough times

    Can you really trust God in tough times? Well, today on “Discover the Word,” the group continues their study of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” and why trusting God with healing a Syrian military leader named Naaman was so tough for all concerned. Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    Leprosy, a military commander, and a message

    What would you say is the most feared communicable disease of our day? Well, during the time of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” it had to have been leprosy. And a Syrian military commander named Naaman had it. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about an astounding prophetic message behind this intriguing story. Don’t miss the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    Similarities between Elisha’s and Jesus’s miracles

    It was a time of famine in Israel, and Elisha the prophet fed a large crowd with only twenty loaves of bread. And there was a bunch left over. Does this event in “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” sound familiar? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will tie Elisha’s miracle to when Jesus fed a crowd of thousands with five loaves and two fish. You’ll find fascinating similarities between the two today at on “Discover the Word”!

    Elisha’s strange miracles

    The Old Testament prophet Elisha performed some pretty strange miracles. Like the one where he threw flour in a pot of stew to remove the poison so a bunch of prophets-in-training could eat it. Entertaining story, but what relevance could this story have to us? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will continue the discussion on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” Join the study today on “Discover the Word”!

    A love that restores

    Isaiah chapter 61 promises that the Lord will provide comfort for those who mourn and restore broken lives with “a crown of beauty instead of ashes.” Both Beckie and Barbara Jean’s hearts had been deeply wounded by abuse and shame. Discover how their lives were transformed through Jesus Christ and how they found healing and […]

    The two women from Shunem

    Many Bibles stories don’t seem to be connected but upon closer examination, we find they are. Today on “Discover the Word,” we examine the stories of two different women from the town of Shunem. Find out how they are connected and why only one has a happy ending. Listen today to “Discover the Word”!

    Understanding our need for the Lord and others

    Has anyone ever told you, “Hey, if you need anything, just let me know”? And have you ever taken them up on their offer to help or were you able to handle things on your own? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about what it often takes for us to understand how much we need the Lord and others. Another aspect of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” today on “Discover the Word”!

    What’s in a sneeze?

    You’ve heard of the seven dwarves. But have you heard of the seven sneezes? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about an odd chapter in the story of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” After the prophet Elisha prayed for a young boy who had died, the boy awoke and sneezed seven times! So what’s with all the sneezes? Join the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    Why is it easier to give than to receive?

    For many people, it’s easier to give than to receive because they feel uncomfortable being on the receiving end. Maybe they might feel unworthy or less in control. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will begin a two-week focus on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” and talk about a woman who gave generously of her resources to Elisha and his ministry but had a difficult time being on the receiving end. Why was that? Join the study today on “Discover the Word”!

    Not Forgotten

    At her mother’s 50th birthday celebration with hundreds of people present, firstborn daughter Kukua recounted what her mother had done for her. The times were hard, Kukua remembered, and funds were scarce in the home. But her single mother deprived herself of personal comfort, selling her precious jewelry and other possessions in order to put Kukua through high school. With tears in her eyes, Kukua said that no matter how difficult things were, her mother never abandoned her or her siblings.

    God compared His love for His people with a mother’s love for her child. When the people of Israel felt…

    The favored son

    Most parents try not to play favorites with their children. But that wasn’t true for some famous families in the Bible. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will discuss, along with our guest Carolyn Custis James, how Jacob’s obvious preference for his younger son, Joseph, created a deep father-wound in his son, Judah. It’s an overlooked “side note” in the Bible that’s critical for us to learn from. A revealing conversation today on “Discover the Word”!