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    Community And Life-Giving Friendships

    Since the Garden of Eden, we’ve known that it’s not good to be alone. And the value of a deep relationship—whether it’s with a spouse or a longtime friend—is truly immeasurable. And next time on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion talk about how community contributes to living a faithful life. […]

    Staying Faithful In The Daily Routine Of Life

    In sports, we all love watching the highlights of the slam dunks and the long touchdown passes. You don’t see many highlights of stretching and lay-up lines. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Jeff Manion challenge us to stay focused and faithful in the mundane routine of life. It’s important! […]

    Serving God In The Ordinary

    When you look at stories like Daniel in the lions’ den or David and Goliath, it’s easy to feel like your life is dull in comparison. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Jeff Manion remind us that we can still serve God faithfully, even when life feels ordinary. In fact, […]

    Learning The Power Of Gratitude

    Do you tend to see life from a glass-half-full perspective? Or a glass-half-empty? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion challenge us to be grateful for the little things in life, and in the process hand our anxieties over to God. Take your seat at the table today on Discover […]

    Even The Most Repetitive Tasks Can Make A Big Impact

    Ever feel like life is so repetitive? The days turn to weeks, the weeks to months, the months to years. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion discuss the idea of “holy redundancy” and suggest that even the most repetitive tasks can make a lasting impact. Don’t miss the […]

    Impacting Your Community With Day-To-Day Routines

    We all long to make a difference with our life. But often, we view our daily responsibilities as insignificant. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion look at one woman in the Bible who made a big impact in her community by doing seemingly insignificant tasks. Discover how greatness is often […]

    “Dream Big, Think Small”

    When you follow the same routine day in and day out, it’s not long before life starts to feel boring and not very significant. But today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion argue that we can lead extraordinary lives by faithfully doing ordinary things over and over and over. Learn […]

    Discover The Steady Faithfulness of “Ant Power”

    We all want our lives to count, but it’s easy to get impatient with the normal, day-to-day routine of life. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion explore how a life marked by steady faithfulness can have tremendous results. Learn about something called “Ant Power” in a new series called, […]

    Is There Wi-Fi?

    As I was preparing to go on a mission trip with some young people, the most frequently asked question was, “Is there Wi-Fi?” And I assured them there would be! So just imagine the wails and groans one night when the Wi-Fi was down!

    Many of us become anxious when we’re separated from our smartphones. And when we do have our iPhones or Androids in our hands, we can be fixated on our screens.

    Like many things, the internet and all that it allows us to access can become either a distraction or a blessing. It depends on what we do with…

    Destined To Be Holy

    We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to us to decrease.

    The Mystery of Believing

    Through the miracle of redemption, Saul of Tarsus was instantly changed from a strong-willed and forceful Pharisee into a humble and devoted bondservant of the Lord Jesus.

    There is nothing miraculous or mysterious about the things we can explain.

    The Strictest Discipline

    Jesus did not say that everyone must cut off his right hand, but that “if your right hand causes you to sin” in your walk with Him, then it is better to “cut it off.” There are many things that are perfectly legitimate, but if you are going to concentrate on God you cannot do them. Your right hand is one of the best things you have, but Jesus says that if it hinders you in following His precepts, then “cut it off.” The principle taught here is the strictest discipline or lesson that ever hit humankind.

    Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin

    Not being reconciled to the fact of sin— not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it— produces all the disasters in life. You may talk about the lofty virtues of human nature, but there is something in human nature that will mockingly laugh in the face of every principle you have. If you refuse to agree with the fact that there is wickedness and selfishness, something downright hateful and wrong, in human beings, when it attacks your life, instead of reconciling yourself to it, you will compromise with it and say that it is of no use to battle against it.

    The Good or The Best?

    As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and physically gratifying possibilities will open up before you. These things are yours by right, but if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God make your choice for you. God sometimes allows you to get into a place of testing where your own welfare would be the appropriate thing to consider, if you were not living the life of faith.

    Accidental Wisdom

    A few years ago, a woman shared with me a story about finding her preteen son watching news coverage of a violent event. Instinctively, she reached for the remote and changed the channel. “You don’t need to be watching that stuff,” she told him rather abruptly. An argument followed, and eventually she shared that he needed to fill his mind with “whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely . . . ,” (Philippians 4:8). After dinner, she and her husband were watching the news when suddenly their five-year-old daughter burst in and turned off the television. “You don’t…

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