Month: April 2019

Avengers: Endgame—Is It Really the End?

I remember walking out of the theatre after watching Avengers: Infinity War last year in a daze.

The good guys had lost.

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: How Should We Respond?

I was at my packed church on Easter Sunday (Apr 21) in the central hills of Sri Lanka when a friend told me that bombs were going off at church services around the country.

Does Every Bible Verse Have A Personal Application For Today?

When reading the Bible, it’s important to consider the implication for our lives today. But does every verse have a personal application to the 21st century? Today on Discover the Word, the team and former group member Alice Mathews discuss the difference between “descriptive” and “prescriptive” passages of Scripture. Join us today on Discover the Word!

Of Saints and Sinners

Before she followed in the footsteps of John the Baptist by living in the desert, Mary of Egypt (c. ad 344—c. ad 421) spent her youth pursuing illicit pleasures and seducing men. At the height of her sordid career, she journeyed to Jerusalem in an attempt to corrupt pilgrims. Instead, she experienced deep conviction of her sins and thereafter lived a life of repentance and solitude in the wilderness. Mary’s radical transformation illustrates the magnitude of God’s grace and the redemptive power of the cross.

The disciple Peter denied Jesus three times. Only hours before the denials, Peter had declared his…

NEW: Our Daily Bread: Teen Edition (Volume 4)

The Bible isn’t just for grown-ups—it’s for everyone, young and old! And so we’ve made sure the teaching of Our Daily Bread Ministries isn’t just for grown-ups either. It’s been fantastic to help teenagers to get into God’s Word and see how exciting it is with our teen editions of Our Daily Bread! This latest volume includes 365 insights from…

NEW: Samson: A life of gain and loss (CD)

Join Our Daily Bread writer Bill Crowder as he explores the ups and downs of one of the Bible's unlikeliest heroes of the faith: Samson. Known for his long hair, incredible strength and poor life choices, discover how Israel's flawed judge gives us surprising insights into the life, death and rescue mission of Jesus, the real Judge and Saviour of the…

NEW: What is baptism all about?

Baptism must look pretty strange to outsiders: a bunch of people dunking other people into water and then celebrating it. But how well do we really understand it ourselves?

Different churches and denominations practice baptism in slightly different ways, but one way or another, we all do it. The question is: why do we do it? What’s it all about?…

NEW: How do I know I am a Christian?

Many of us who consider ourselves Christians have experienced seasons of doubt about whether we really belong to Jesus. Feelings of distance from God or habitual sin in our lives can shake the very foundations of our faith. As distressing as those feelings are, they are an important opportunity for us to “examine [ourselves]” as Paul instructs (2 Corinthians 13:5).…

Reading Scripture Without Losing The Original Meaning

When translating something from one language to another, it’s easy to lose the original meaning. So how can we be confident when reading Scripture, since what we’re reading is a translation from the original? Today on Discover the Word, we welcome a dear friend back to the table. Alice Mathews helps us get back to the basics […]

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Read: Mark 16:19–20   After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

There is considerable doubt among scholars about whether verses 9–20…

Understanding Life’s Trials

My friend’s father received the dreaded diagnosis: cancer. Yet, during the chemo treatment process, he became a follower of Jesus and eventually went into remission. He was cancer free for a wonderful eighteen months, but it returned—worse than before. He and his wife faced the reality of the returned cancer with concern and questions but also with a faithful trust in God because of how He saw them through the first time.

We won’t always understand why we’re going through trials. This was certainly the case for Job, who faced horrendous and unexplainable suffering and loss. Yet despite his many questions,…

Everyone A Winner?

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It wasn’t exactly a front-page piece of news, but the headline grabbed my attention: “They are all winners in our eyes”. Click to read more..

Everyone A Winner?

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due to us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Romans 3:15“The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

It wasn’t exactly…

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