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    Reading Scripture With The Right Cultural Lens

    In one sense, the Bible was written for everyone. But in another sense, the Bible was written to a specific audience at a specific time. Today on Discover the Word, the group, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to read Scripture with the right cultural lens. Another helpful lesson on “How to Read the Bible,” today on Discover the Word!

    Interpreting Scripture In A Way That Is Consistent With The Overall Message

    Over the centuries, people have used the Bible to prove and justify a lot of terrible things. So how do we know which interpretations are right, and which are wrong? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to interpret Scripture in a way that’s consistent with the overall message. […]

    Understanding Context Is King

    When it comes to reading Scripture, context is king. If you don’t consider the context of a passage you run the risk of completely misunderstanding it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews show how context can help us understand a difficult passage in one of Paul’s New Testament letters. Don’t […]

    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!

    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 […]

    Searching for Treasure

    Buried treasure. It sounds like something out of a children’s storybook. But eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn claims to have left a box of jewels and gold, worth up to $2 million, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Many people have gone in search of it. In fact, four people have lost their lives trying to find the hidden riches.

    The author of Proverbs gives us reason to stop and think: Does any kind of treasure merit such a quest? In Proverbs 4, a father writing to his sons about how to live well suggests that wisdom is one thing worth seeking at…

    Do We Worship The Written Word Or The Living Word?

    Do we worship the written Word or the Living Word? And what’s the difference? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll discuss the danger of regarding the Bible so highly that we relegate its Author to the back seat. Don’t miss the conclusion of their series about the “Word of God,” today on Discover the Word!

    Sharpen Your Sword

    Is your sword sharpened? And before you say you don’t own a sword, think again! Today on Discover the Word, we’ll talk about Ephesians 6:17, in which we’re told to use “sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God” against the enemy. We’re exploring the different ways the Bible uses the term “the Word […]

    Washing With The Word

    In Ephesians chapter five, there’s a strange sounding verse about husbands and wives and washing with the Word. It’s a difficult-to-understand use of a familiar term—“the Word of God.” Today on Discover the Word, the team looks at the meaning of this verse in its broader context. Join us today on Discover the Word!

    The “Word Of Christ”

    This week, be part of the Discover the Word group as they help us expand our understanding of the Word of God. Today on Discover the Word, we discuss the apostle Paul’s use of the term, the “Word of Christ,” a term that’s only used once in the Bible. But find out why it really is very significant, today […]

    Working off Bad Information

    On a recent trip to New York City, my wife and I wanted to brave a snowy evening and hire a taxi for a three-mile ride from our hotel to a Cuban restaurant. After entering the details into the taxi service’s app, I gulped hard when the screen revealed the price for our short jaunt: $1,547.26. After recovering from the shock, I realized I had mistakenly requested a ride to our home—several hundred miles away!

    If you’re working with the wrong information, you’re going to end up with disastrous results. Always. This is why Proverbs encourages us to “apply [our] heart…

    Going Back To The Basics – “The Word Of God”

    When you hear the term “the Word of God” what comes to mind? Likely, you think “Bible,” right? But when you read the term “the Word of God” in the Bible, is it always referring to the Scriptures? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll go back to basics to help us broaden our understanding of “the […]

    Living with the Lights On

    A work assignment had taken my coworker and me on a 250-mile journey, and it was late when we began our trip home. An aging body with aging eyes makes me a bit uneasy about nighttime driving; nevertheless, I opted to drive first. My hands gripped the steering wheel and my eyes gazed intently at dimly lit roads. While driving I found I could see better when lights from vehicles behind me beamed on the highway before me. I was much relieved when my friend eventually took the wheel of his vehicle. That’s when he discovered that I had been…

    Approaching Scripture As Discerning And Knowledgeable Readers

    Just like any other book or document, context is important when reading the Bible. And today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss how we can approach Scripture as discerning and knowledgeable readers. Don’t miss the conclusion of our series called, “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

    Discerning When Scripture Is Meant To Be Universal And When It Is Not

    Scripture is God-breathed. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we can apply a verse to every situation. Today on Discover the Word, we invite authors, Randy Richards, and Brandon O’Brien, to help us discern when Scripture’s application is meant to be universal, and when it’s meant to be limited. Our series is called, “Misreading Paul” . . . […]

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