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    From Shame to Honor

    It’s that time of the year again, when families gather to celebrate the festive season together. Some of us, however, dread meeting certain “concerned” relatives whose questions can make those who are still single or childless feel that there’s something wrong with them.

    Imagine the plight of Elizabeth, who was childless despite being married for many years. In her culture, that was seen as a sign of God’s disfavor (see 1 Samuel 1:5–6) and could actually be considered shameful. So while Elizabeth had been living righteously (Luke 1:6), her neighbors and relatives may have suspected otherwise.

    Nonetheless, Elizabeth and her husband continued…

    The “Hope for a Baby” Tree

    After wrapping the tree with clear twinkle lights, I tied pink and blue bows on its branches and christened it our “Hope for a Baby” Christmas tree. My husband and I had been waiting for a baby through adoption for over four years. Surely by Christmas!

    Every morning I stopped at the tree and prayed, reminding myself of God’s faithfulness. On December 21 we received the news: no baby by Christmas. Devastated, I paused by the tree that had become a symbol of God’s provision. Was God still faithful? Was I doing something wrong?

    At times, God’s apparent withholding results from His…

    God As Both Redeemer And Restorer

    The Bible teaches that God can take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for good. But when we’re in the depths of despair, that truth can be hard to believe. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Vivian Mabuni urge us to surround ourselves with hope and support in […]

    The Hope That Doesn’t Disappoint

    No one likes to suffer. But suffering can actually be productive if we let it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Vivian Mabuni discuss how pain produces perseverance that refines our character and results in hope. Join us for another uplifting look at Vivian’s courageous fight with cancer and her perspective on productive […]

    The Power Of Heartfelt Prayer

    In First Corinthians, Paul says that we’re to comfort others with the same comfort we’ve received from God. But sometimes, we need a little push to do it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author, and cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni discuss the joy and comfort that come from being a part of a […]

    Living Out Our Faith WIth Other Believers

    In our self-sufficient culture, it’s often hard to ask for help, even when we need it the most. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author Vivian Mabuni explain that the Christian life isn’t meant to be lived alone. God designed us to live in community with other believers, receiving and giving mutual […]

    How God Goes Before A Crisis

    When cancer strikes, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Yet when we turn to God, we often find that He’s already gone ahead and prepared the way. Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest, author and cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni discuss how sometimes it takes a crisis to show us that our merciful God […]

    How Do We Prepare For Spiritual Catastrophes?

    Whether it’s an earthquake, a tornado, or a hurricane, or a fire, it’s a good idea to have a disaster plan in place. But how do we get ready for spiritual catastrophes? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll study the book of Acts to learn how to prepare for adversity. We’re learning about “Navigating Life’s Shipwrecks” today on Discover the […]

    Planning For The Unexpected While Yielding To God

    When our plans go off course is it always up to us to get things back on track? How do we know when we should move over and let God take the wheel? Today on Discover the Word, we will talk about the balance between planning for the unexpected while still yielding to God. A lesson from […]

    Do Life’s Detours Have A Greater Purpose?

    It’s discouraging when our best-laid plans fall apart. But could the frustrating interruptions in our lives actually be God’s design for accomplishing His greater purpose? Today on Discover the Word, we will explore how an unexpected detour was part of God’s good plan for the apostle Paul. A challenging discussion, today on Discover the Word!

    “Navigating Life’s Shipwrecks”

    All of history is really God’s story. And each of us has a role to play in this epic tale! Today on Discover the Word, the team will explore a scene from the book of Acts, revealing that each character had a part in God’s grand plan. Join the team for a stimulating conversation, today on Discover the Word! […]

    When Life Interrupts

    If we’re following Jesus, we can be confident we’ll arrive exactly where we need to be. But how can we be sure of the way, especially when the journey gets rather stormy? Today on Discover the Word, we turn to the book of Acts and a story of detours and interruptions. It’s the start of a two […]

    Help from Heaven

    SOS, the Morse code signal, was created in 1905 because sailors needed a way to indicate extreme distress. The signal gained notoriety in 1910 when used by the sinking ship Steamship Kentucky, saving all 46 people aboard.

    While SOS may be a more recent invention, the urgent cry for help is as old as humanity. We hear it often in the Old Testament story of Joshua, who faced opposition from fellow Israelites (Joshua 9:18) and challenging terrain (3:15–17) for more than fourteen years as the Israelites slowly conquered and settled the land God had promised them. During this struggle “the Lord was…

    Learning About His Ways

    He comes where He commands us to leave. If you stayed home when God told you to go because you were so concerned about your own people there, then you actually robbed them of the teaching of Jesus Christ Himself. When you obeyed and left all the consequences to God, the Lord went into your city to teach, but as long as you were disobedient, you blocked His way.

    Discover The God Who Is The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

    Everyone seems to be keeping their eye out for “The Next Big Thing.” But the “Next Big Thing” today is old news tomorrow. So today on Discover the Word, the team will direct our focus to the really BIG thing that has already happened! Discover the God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever when […]

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