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    Sending Out an SOS

    When the hut of a settler in a mountainous region of Alaska caught fire, the settler was left without adequate shelter and with few provisions in the coldest state in the United States—in the middle of a frigid winter. Three weeks later, an aircraft flew over and spied the large SOS the man had stamped out in the snow and darkened with soot, and he was finally rescued. 

    The psalmist David was certainly in dire straits. He was being pursued by jealous King Saul who sought to kill him. And so he fled to the city of Gath, where he pretended…

    Jesus Was Laid In The Tomb

    On Easter, we celebrate the day when Jesus conquered the grave and rose from the dead. But there would be no Easter Sunday if not for Good Friday. Today on Discover the Word, we imagine the somber scene that took place as Jesus was laid in the tomb. Join us for a special Good Friday edition of Discover […]

    The Torn Veil

    It was a dark and somber day in the outskirts of Jerusalem. On a hill just outside the city walls, a Man who’d been attracting crowds of eager followers for the past three years hung in disgrace and pain on a rough wooden cross. Mourners wept and wailed in sorrow. The light of the sun no longer brightened the afternoon sky. And the intense suffering of the Man on the cross ended when He cried out in a loud voice, “It is finished!” (Matthew 27:50; John 19:30).

    At that very moment, another sound came from the great temple across town—the sound…

    Submitting To Death On The Cross

    Jesus could literally have done anything He wanted—performed any miracle. Yet He chose to submit to death on a cross and all the pain that went with it. Today on Discover the Word, we consider the terrible suffering that Jesus endured during his final moments on the cross. It’s another conversation in their series “Cross Stations,” today on Discover […]

    Jesus Cares For His Mother

    Few things are more heartbreaking than experiencing the death of a child. And even as He hung on the cross, Jesus tried to comfort His grieving mother. Today on Discover the Word, we look at the final moments between Jesus and His mother, Mary. Join us for another “Cross Station,” today on Discover the Word!

    One On His Right And One On His Left

    On the day of His death, Jesus hung on a cross between two criminals. But even the criminals could tell Jesus didn’t belong there. Today on Discover the Word, we examine the interactions Jesus had with the two men hanging on either side of Him. Pull up a chair to the table, today on Discover the Word!

    Jesus Addresses The Women Who Mourn

    In Jesus’s day, it was common for women to be marginalized and undervalued. But Jesus made a special effort to include them. Today on Discover the Word, we look at a surprising conversation between Jesus and a group of mourning women on His way to the cross. The group continues their series “Cross Stations” today on Discover the […]

    Jesus Carries His Cross

    Jesus was forced to carry His own cross to His execution at Calvary. But in truth, that piece of wood symbolized so much more. Today on Discover the Word, we consider the full weight of what Jesus was carrying. It truly was “the way of suffering—the Via Dolorosa.” The team continues the series titled, “Cross Stations” today on Discover […]

    Preparing Our Hearts For Easter

    The suffering that Jesus endured on the cross is unimaginable. But His path leading up to the crucifixion at Calvary wasn’t any less painful. Today on Discover the Word, the team will discuss what Jesus suffered as He made His way to the cross. It’s a sobering conversation to prepare our hearts for Easter, today on Discover the Word!

    “The Way Of Suffering”

    The phrase “Via Dolorosa” means “the way of suffering.” And when you retrace Jesus’s steps to the cross, it becomes clear this path was aptly named. Currently, on Discover the Word, the team is considering what Jesus must have suffered on the way to Calvary. Join us for the series titled, “Cross Stations,” today on Discover the Word!

    Betrayed By A Friend

    Few things are more painful than being betrayed by a friend, so imagine how Jesus must have felt when Judas turned him over to the authorities. Today on Discover the Word, the team admires the way Jesus handled His arrest, despite the pain of betrayal. Join the conversation today on Discover the Word!

    “Cross Stations”

    Since Jesus’s resurrection, Christians have visited Jerusalem to retrace the Savior’s final steps to the cross. And today on Discover the Word, the team will lead us on a metaphorical pilgrimage through Scripture, so that we too can experience Jesus’s journey to Calvary.  Begin a new series called, “Cross Stations,” today on Discover the Word!

    The Right Kind of Help

    And I, if I am lifted up . . . will draw all peoples to Myself —John 12:32

    Very few of us have any understanding of the reason why Jesus Christ died. If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross …

    The Consecration of Spiritual Power

    . . . by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world —Galatians 6:14

    If I dwell on the Cross of Christ, I do not simply become inwardly devout and solely interested in my own holiness— I become strongly …

    The Secret of Spiritual Consistency

    God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . —Galatians 6:14

    When a person is newly born again, he seems inconsistent due to his unrelated emotions and the state of the external things or circumstances in …

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