• Topic > Spiritual Growth

    Prescription for a fruitful faith

    It would be a terrible waste to accept God’s grace, yet live a barren life. So how can a Christian see more of Jesus active in their life? Thursday on Discover the Word, we examine Second Peter chapter 1 and find a biblical prescription for a fruitful faith! An exciting study coming up today on […]

    Working in partnership with God

    They say that, “God helps those who help themselves.” That may not be in the Bible, but isn’t that often true? Well, today on Discover the Word, we will look at how our diligence and God’s assistance work together in partnership. Join the group today on Discover the Word!

    The importance of committing truth to memory

    In a song. Word pictures. Repetition. These are all ways to commit important information to memory. Today on Discover the Word, we explore one memory device the apostle Peter used to highlight some important spiritual truths. We’re looking at Second Peter chapter 1,  today on Discover the Word!

    Peter: an unlikely follower of the Lord

    Jesus often chose some of the most unlikely characters to follow Him and spread the good news of the gospel. Today on Discover the Word, we will gather around the table to begin a study of the wisdom of the apostle Peter . . . an unlikely follower of the Lord who left a legacy of […]

    “Miracle in reverse”

    Author and seminary professor Darrell Bock says that all the accounts of the miracles of Jesus recorded in the New Testament start with the miracle and end with the audience’s reaction to it, all except one. Today on Discover the Word, the group and guest Darrell Bock discover the significance of this “miracle in reverse.” Tune […]

    Recognizing our need for God!

    “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!

    Loved just the way I am

    How much does your environment affect your identity? Ned was adopted by a loving Christian family, but as he grew up, the difference in their races became an uncomfortable issue to others. Greg and his mother were forced to flee from his abusive stepfather, but found refuge amongst the kindness of strangers. Discover how God’s […]

    An invitation versus a command

    What if you called your dog using a “bad dog” tone of voice? Would the dog come running with its tail wagging, or come slinking with tail between its legs? Today on Discover the Word, the group discusses the big difference between Jesus issuing an invitation to rest, versus a command. One stems from grace, the […]

    Relying on His strength as we navigate life

    Have you heard the expressions, “I’m going to power through” or “We just have to plow ahead?” Usually, those words imply a “grit-my-teeth-do-it-in-my-own-strength” kind of effort. Today on Discover the Word, we invite you to hitch yourself to Jesus’s plow, relying on His strength as you navigate life, allowing Him to set the pace. Only […]

    The right to become children of God

    What determines your life has value? Some might say it’s how much money you have, your job title, or perhaps your heritage. Jennifer and Joshua each learned it’s something completely different. Both thought it was up to them to make their mark in the world in order to prove their worth, but everything they tried left them feeling […]

    How can we “rest well”?

    It sounds wrong, but sometimes it really does take effort to rest! But can we draw closer to Jesus without rest? This week on Discover the Word, the group discusses what Jesus meant when He said “My yoke is easy, My burden is light.” How can we “Rest Well”? Join us today for Discover the Word!

    An invitation from Jesus to rest

    Suppose you receive an engraved invitation in the mail. It’s from Jesus and it says, “Come to My house and rest.” Sounds nice, but since you don’t know what He necessarily means by “rest,” you keep referring back to your “To Do” list. You’re thinking, Do I even have time for rest?  Today on Discover […]

    Restored: A September 11 survivor’s story

    If you could imagine being at the center of a catastrophic event and facing your mortality, what would go through your mind? Hear the gripping story of Lieutenant Colonel Brian Birdwell, the only survivor from the location closest to impact at the Pentagon on 9/11. It wasn’t his military training that enabled him to face […]

    First Corinthians 13 – Loving well

    In the Bible, First Corinthians 13 gives us what author Adele Calhoun calls the litmus test of love. And today on Discover the Word, the group and guest Adele Calhoun conclude their series on “Invitations from God” by exploring the kind of loving person God invites you to be. If you don’t yet love well, […]

    What is the litmus test for true love?

    Just like the word “awesome,” the word “love” is overused and misapplied. We love our dogs, we love our iPhone, we love this film or that TV show. And we love our spouse . . . until we don’t. Today on Discover the Word,  the group, and author Adele Calhoun discuss the litmus test of […]