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    Receiving Admission

    As a teen, I knew I wanted to attend college, so I tried to earn good grades. Later, like many high school seniors, I worked through test exercises to ready myself for entrance exams. I chewed through pencils (and my nails) trying to perfect admissions essays. In the end, this preparation—along with God’s blessing—allowed me to gain access to the school I was hoping to attend.

    His One and Only Son

    After cancer took the life of a Ugandan child I’d been caring for during his final months, the boy’s family and village leaders gathered to decide how to thank me for what I’d done on behalf of one of their own. They concluded that the best way to express gratitude, while also consoling me as I grieved the loss of the child I dearly loved, would be to give me his younger brother.

    Living Worship

    In 1995, Gary Chapman published his influential book The Five Love Languages. In it, Chapman argues that love isn’t expressed through a single means, but that each of us has different ways in which we express and receive love—what he calls love languages. With this, he dramatically expanded the ways in which we understood how to love and be loved by those around us!

    Christ’s Victory And Glory

    In business, sports, and politics, there are always winners and losers. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas describe how Jesus flips the concept of winning and losing on its head. We’ll see how a moment of seeming defeat and humiliation . . . was really Christ’s victory and glory. Winning […]

    Please “Pass The Peace”

    When we’re around the dinner table, we teach our kids to pass the peas. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas gather at the table to discuss “The Cross as a Way of Life” and how we can pass the peace. Discover how when our world is divided, that’s “prime time” for the people […]

    World Peace vs. Eternal Peace

    People have asked if and how and when we can ever achieve world peace. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Robert Gelinas explain that eternal peace was won in a moment that seemed like defeat. Discover what Robert means when he says that the cross was a “cosmic event” as they continue to […]

    Jesus Paid The Ransom For You And Me

    Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus paid a ransom for us, and how that is a model for us to “spend our lives as pocket change in Jesus’s hands.” Learn how we can experience “The Cross as a Way of Life” by living with the motto “Spend Me” when you listen to Discover […]

    The Cross . . . A Defining Moment

    For Christians, the crucifixion of Jesus stands as a defining moment in history. Today on Discover the Word, the team welcomes back pastor and author Robert Gelinas to the table to discuss how the cross doesn’t just mark a moment in time, but a way of life. Be part of their study “The Cross as a Way […]

    The Counterintuitive Ways Of God

    Today on Discover the Word, we conclude our weeklong study on the counterintuitive ways of God. God’s plans and methods often seem like the opposite of what we’d expect, but can we trust God in seasons of pain and when life doesn’t make sense? Get the faith-building answers today on Discover the Word!

    “In Christ”

    Today on Discover the Word, we welcome seminary professor Con Campbell to the table. Together, we’ll be studying Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus to discover how an identity “In Christ” changed everything for these early church believers. Learn what this can mean for your life, too! Listen today to Discover the Word!

    “Substitutes” Get A Bad Rap

    From off-brand sodas to understudies in a Broadway musical, “substitutes” get a bad rap. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus was our substitute and how we can live as substitutes for others. Learn the way of the cross today on Discover the Word!

    “The Cross As A Way Of Life”

    Why did Jesus die on the cross? Certainly, it was to pay for our sins but that’s not the only reason. Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas get together for another conversation on “The Cross as a Way of Life.” Learn how the death of Christ teaches us to […]

    How Has Jesus Called Us To Live?

    There are a million things that shape our lives. Our upbringing, our parents, life experiences, our job . . . but what if our lives were shaped by the cross? Today on Discover the Word, our team, and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how the cross isn’t just a reminder of what Jesus has done […]

    Discover How The Cross Is A Model For Life

    To a first-century Roman, a cross wasn’t a piece of jewelry or a wall decoration. It was a symbol of death. But today on Discover the Word, the team, along with special guest Robert Gelinas remind us that the cross is more than just a reminder of Christ’s death, it’s a model for life. Discover […]

    Interrupted Fellowship

    The loud, sorrowful cry pierced the dark afternoon air. I imagine it drowning out the sound of mourning from friends and loved ones gathered at Jesus’s feet. It must have overwhelmed the moans of the dying criminals who flanked Jesus on both sides. And surely startled all who heard it.

    Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani!” Jesus cried out in agony and in utter despondency as He hung on that cross of shame on Golgotha (Matthew 27:45–46).

    “My God,” He said, “my God, why have you forsaken me?”

    I cannot think of more heart-wrenching words. Since eternity, Jesus had been in perfect fellowship with God…

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