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    "Will You Lay Down Your Life?"

    Jesus does not ask me to die for Him, but to lay down my life for Him. Peter said to the Lord, “I will lay down my life for Your sake,” and he meant it (John 13:37). He had a magnificent sense of the heroic. For us to be incapable of making this same statement Peter made would be a bad thing— our sense of duty is only fully realized through our sense of heroism. Has the Lord ever asked you, “Will you lay down your life for My sake?” (John 13:38). It is much easier to die than to lay down your life day in and day out with the sense of the high calling of God. We are not made for the bright-shining moments of life, but we have to walk in the light of them in our everyday ways.

    When Jesus Showed Up

    Funeral, memorial service, celebration of life,  most everyone has been to a service saying goodbye to a loved one. And Jesus was no exception. But today, the Discover the Word team discusses the strangest funeral service of all time, when Jesus showed up and extended an invitation of his own, saying to His friend Lazarus, “Come out […]

    Scripture Reading And The Community

    Have you ever thought about the fact that just a few hundred years ago almost no one could enjoy “morning devotions”? Widespread personal access to the Bible is a relatively recent privilege! And today on Discover the Word, we’ll see how reading Scripture was originally a community event. Pull up a chair today as together we Discover […]

    Invitation From The King Of Kings!

    Imagine you went to the mailbox today and found a personal invitation to the upcoming Royal Wedding. How would you respond? Well,  today on Discover the Word, the team kicks off a new series of discussions about an invitation that has been extended to you from the King of Kings. How are you going to respond? Be at […]

    Take Another Look at Jesus!

    If there ever was a faithful person, it was Brother Justice. He was committed to his marriage, dedicated to his job as a postal worker, and stationed each Sunday at his post as a leader in our local church. I visited my childhood church recently, and perched on the upright piano was the same bell that Brother Justice rang to notify us that the time for Bible study was about to end. The bell has endured the test of time. And although Brother Justice has been with the Lord for years, his legacy of faithfulness also endures.

    Hebrews 3 brings a…

    Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?

    “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “…are You going there again?” —John 11:7-8

    Just because I don’t understand what Jesus Christ says, I have no right to determine that He must be mistaken in what He says. That is a dangerous view, and it is never right to think that my obedience to God’s directive will bring dishonor to Jesus. The only thing…

    Who Is This?

    Imagine standing shoulder to shoulder with onlookers by a dirt road. The woman behind you is on her tiptoes, trying to see who is coming. In the distance, you glimpse a man riding a donkey. As He approaches, people toss their coats onto the road. Suddenly, you hear a tree crack behind you. A man is cutting down palm branches, and people are spreading them out ahead of the donkey.

    Jesus’s followers zealously honored Him as He entered Jerusalem a few days before His crucifixion. The multitude rejoiced and praised God for “all the miracles they had seen” (Luke 19:37). Jesus’…

    Will I Bring Myself Up to This Level?

    …perfecting holiness in the fear of God. —2 Corinthians 7:1

    “Therefore, having these promises….” I claim God’s promises for my life and look to their fulfillment, and rightly so, but that shows only the human perspective on them. God’s perspective is that through His promises I will come to recognize His claim of ownership on me. For example, do I…

    Turning Back or Walking with Jesus?

    Do you also want to go away? —John 6:67

    What a penetrating question! Our Lord’s words often hit home for us when He speaks in the simplest way. In spite of the fact that we know who Jesus is, He asks, “Do you also want to go away?” We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude toward Him, despite any…

    Love Is A Verb

    Love is a noun, but it’s also a verb. And today on Discover the Word, we’ll look at how love plays out in the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s part of a study titled, “Me and My Neighbor.” Pull up a chair to the table today and listen to Discover the Word!

    Setting Our Love Into Action

    Whether they’re next door, across the street, or around the world, we all have a lot of neighbors! But with so much need all around us, how do we love others the way Jesus loves? Today on Discover the Word, the team will talk about the spark that sets our love into action. It’s an […]

    Responding To God’s Call To Be A Good Neighbor

    Actions speak louder than words! And today on Discover the Word, we’ll look at the story of the Good Samaritan, to reveal how we can be a good neighbor when we open our eyes and hearts! How does God want us to respond to the needs that come across our path? Tune in today to Discover […]

    What It Truly Means To Love Your Neighbor

    When Jesus talked about being someone’s neighbor, He wasn’t just referring to the people who live next door. Today on Discover the Word, we’ll continue the study of the Good Samaritan, revealing what it looks like to truly love your neighbor. Tune in today for another Bible study discussion with Discover the Word!

    Be Someone’s Neighbor Today

    Life is busy! We’ve got places to go, people to see, and things to do. And in the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to see someone in need and just keep moving. There are a million reasons not to help, but one big reason we should be someone’s neighbor today. Listen today on Discover the […]

    The Man On The Side Of The Road

    When we read the story of the Good Samaritan, it’s natural to say, I want to be like him! But today on Discover the Word, the team will encourage us to see that before we can be a good neighbor, we first need to be the man on the side of the road. Listen today on Discover […]

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