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    The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose

    Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant… —Isaiah 49:5

    The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances— we are turned solely into servants of God’s own purpose. The entire human race was created to glorify God…

    No cause for shame

    There is a certain stigma that can be unjustly attached to people who are different.  Shawn grew up with a parent whose behavior was affected by a traumatic brain injury and Cookie would need to learn how to nurture her child with autism. While both would be impacted by a sometimes callous world, each would […]

    Do It Yourself (1)

    . . . casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God . . . —2 Corinthians 10:5

    Determinedly Demolish Some Things. Deliverance from sin is not the same as deliverance from human nature. There are things in human nature, such as prejudices, that…

    Developing resilient faith

    What does it mean to be “Resilient”? Author Sheridan Voysey joins us for the conclusion of the weeklong series on building resilience into our lives. And today on Discover the Word, you’ll be encouraged with applicable, practical, and deeply biblical counsel for developing resilient faith through all the choices of life. Listen to Discover the […]

    How does God renew and refresh your soul?

    The Beatles song, “All You Need Is Love” has a kernel of truth to it! And today on Discover the Word, the group, along with special guest Sheridan Voysey, uncovers how loving relationships, both with God and others, can make us “Resilient.” Find out how the amazing love of God can renew and refresh your […]

    Redefining “blessedness”

    When someone says, “I’m so blessed,” what do they usually mean? Today on Discover the Word, the group sits down once more with their friend, author and speaker and broadcaster Sheridan Voysey to redefine “blessedness” as it’s described in the Sermon on the Mount. Would you say that you are “blessed”? Listen today to Discover the Word!

    This Great Brightness

    Our faces can give clues to our life experiences. They reveal our emotions, hint at our age, and indicate whether or not we’ve led difficult lives. They can also hint at whether or not we’ve been with God. I once had a co-worker at my workplace ask why I was so joyful and smiling all the time. His question caught me off guard; I wasn’t aware my face was revealing anything. I paused, and then answered, “Jesus.” He laughed off my reply and then asked, “No, really, why?” I reiterated, “Jesus.”

    The Discipline of the Lord

    It is very easy to grieve the Spirit of God; we do it by despising the discipline of the Lord, or by becoming discouraged when He rebukes us. If our experience of being set apart from sin and being made holy through the process of sanctification is still very shallow, we tend to mistake the reality of God for something else. And when the Spirit of God gives us a sense of warning or restraint, we are apt to say mistakenly, “Oh, that must be from the devil.”

    "Do Not Quench the Spirit"

    The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it. The sense of warning and restraint that the Spirit gives comes to us in the most amazingly gentle ways. And if you are not sensitive enough to detect His voice, you will quench it, and your spiritual life will be impaired. This sense of restraint will always come as a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12), so faint that no one except a saint of God will notice it.

    Singing to the call to worship

    It seems like for as long as there have been people, there have been songs! But why do we sing songs of worship? Today on Discover the Word, the group will get together around the table to discuss what motivates our worship and what its true purpose is. It’s part of the series titled “A Call […]

    Using strategic weapons to be victorious

    When are we most susceptible to temptation? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll hear the encouraging conclusion of the series titled “The Temptation of Jesus.” Although temptations are inevitable and come in a variety of forms, we are discussing the one thing you’ll find at the heart of each one. Don’t let temptation rule your life! […]

    Exposing the devil’s playbook

    Temptation can sneak up on us. But we don’t have to give in! Today on Discover the Word, we explore “The Temptation of Jesus” in Luke chapter 4 to expose the devil’s playbook. We’ll unmask the trying physical entry points for temptation. Listen today for tactics to fight temptation Jesus’s way on Discover the Word!

    Becoming Entirely His

    Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing —James 1:4

    Many of us appear to be all right in general, but there are still some areas in which we are careless and lazy; it is not a matter of sin, but the remnants of our carnal life that tend to make us careless. Carelessness is an insult to the Holy Spirit. We should have no carelessness about us either in the way we worship God, or even in the way we eat and drink.

    The Teaching of Disillusionment

    Disillusionment means having no more misconceptions, false impressions, and false judgments in life; it means being free from these deceptions. However, though no longer deceived, our experience of disillusionment may actually leave us cynical and overly critical in our judgment of others. But the disillusionment that comes from God brings us to the point where we see people as they really are, yet without any cynicism or any stinging and bitter criticism.

    Pure Delight

    Gales of laughter spill throughout the room as our daughter doubles over in delight after having bested her dad in their game of “got you.” Keeping points, they look for opportunities to scare each other. Though well into her teen years, my daughter finds great pleasure in scoring a point, while I find great joy in hearing the natural, unhindered delight of those I love.