• Topic > Spiritual Growth

    During times of transition will you trust God?

    During times of transition we’re all enrolled in Trust School. The question is, will we barely pass, fail completely, or graduate with honors? Today on Discover the Word, our team, along with pastor and author Jeff Manion, concludes their series called “The Land Between.” When life is turned upside down, God wants to know, “Will […]

    “Whom the Lord loves He chastens”

    “Whom the Lord loves He chastens.” We read that in the Bible, but what does that mean exactly? Today on Discover the Word, our team, and Pastor Jeff Manion, discusses the uncomfortable topic of when God is a disciplinarian. Discover the relationship between rescue and discipline by being part of the study today on Discover the Word.

    Mercy, hope and a future through Jesus

    Discover how both Marsha and Tony found the forgiveness of God right where they were—in prison! The pain from Marsha’s past created so much anger it spilled over in the most horrific ways. Tony was smart, yet he made some really poor decisions. Don’t miss these two remarkable stories of overcoming the past to walk into […]

    Are you complaining about God or to God?

    We all know the Israelites grumbled when they were in “The Land Between”  a lot! But Moses complained too, about them! So what’s the difference between Moses’s complaint and theirs? You’ll find out today when we, along with our guest, Jeff Manion, compare griping about God with complaining to God. One of these things is […]

    One question to ask ourselves before judging others

    Could you eat one food—for every meal—for days, and not complain? Our guest this week on Discover the Word, Jeff Manion, tried that and today he tells us about his experiment. And the conversation reveals the one question we should ask ourselves when we’re tempted to judge others. Find out what that question is today […]

    “The Land Between”

    Most people would love to travel, but there’s one place nobody wants to travel to—the “Land Between.” Today on Discover the Word, our group, along with special guest Jeff Manion, begin a new series called, “The Land Between.” It’s a discussion about what to do after a job loss, a serious illness, the end of a […]

    Healing found in surrender

    How do we respond when a loved one doesn’t live up to our expectations? Today on Discover the Word, the group shares personal experiences with letting go and allowing Jesus to touch their family members’ hearts. Discover the healing found in surrender with the Discover the Word!

    The persecution was real

    In many parts of the world, men and women must practice their religion in secret—in order to stay alive. Francis’s church in Uganda was forced underground after thousands of Christians were massacred. Bassim and his family fled war-torn Iraq to seek a better future. Hear both men tell their dramatic story of escape from religious […]

    The need to be rooted as we walk out our faith

    “Let’s burn that bridge when we come to it.” That’s what’s known as a mixed metaphor. It doesn’t make sense! Today on Discover the Word, we will talk about a mixed metaphor in the Bible. Like the need to be rooted, as we walk out our faith while standing on a firm foundation. Join the group […]

    Keep walking

    The Bible is filled with analogies that use “walking” as a word picture. Whether it’s walking in wisdom, walking in the spirit, or walking in the light, it seems like that kind of movement is key. Because faith is never static! Today on Discover the Word, we reveal how a spiritually healthy Christian keeps walking! That’s […]

    Grace: Accepting God’s Gift to You

    Ephesians 2 uses the phrase “dead in your sins.” But what does that really mean? Dead means lifeless, powerless, inanimate. It means we were incapable of doing anything to change our situation. But God is loving and merciful, and He chose to give us new life. That’s the beauty of His grace—we’ve done nothing to […]

    No greater love

    The Bible tells us “There’s no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” That’s the kind of love Carl Powers exhibited during the Korean War when he turned down chance after chance to return home to the safety of the United States. Hear how Carl’s risky decision to bring an impoverished Korean […]

    “Rooted in Christ”

    Who doesn’t like trees? They offer both beauty and shade and are a critical part of the environment. And it’s striking how often the Bible uses trees as a metaphor in communicating spiritual truth. This week on Discover the Word, we will begin a study called “Rooted in Christ.” With trees, healthy roots are essential […]

    Prayer is a privilege

    When we’re not in a good place spiritually, prayer can seem like drudgery. So, do we stop praying? Today on “Discover the Word,” we discuss how our access to God is not based on what we’ve done or how we feel, it’s based on Christ. How understanding that we have an “all-access” pass to God can make prayer a privilege, not a burden, is what we’ll discover today on “Discover the Word”!

    Our prayers are powerful

    Do you sometimes feel like your prayers hit the ceiling and stop there? Or do you think because God is sovereign and will do what He wants, there’s no point in even trying to pray? Today on “Discover the Word,” the group explores why our prayers are powerful, even though exactly how that works remains a mystery. Join us today on” Discover the Word”!