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    Joseph chose to lay his power down

    When Joseph discovered that his fiancée, Mary, was pregnant, ancient Jewish law gave him the option of having her publicly stoned to death. Yet while that was his right, it wasn’t his heart. Today on Discover the Word, we continue the discussion of Joseph’s role in the Christmas story. In a first-century patriarchal world, Joseph had […]

    Receiving mercy turns to bestowing mercy

    Pastor and author Robert Gelinas says that “receiving mercy is meant to transform us into dispensers of mercy.” And today on “Discover the Word,” we explain why God’s mercy is meant to flow out of our lives and into the lives of others. We’re talking about “The Mercy Prayer” today on “Discover the Word”!

    Two probing questions Jesus asked

    God is more than willing to shower you with His mercy. But first He has some questions for you to answer! Today on “Discover the Word,” our special guest Robert Gelinas along with our group, discover two probing questions Jesus asked of those looking for mercy. Find out what they are when you join the series about “The Mercy Prayer” today on “Discover the Word”!

    “God’s mercy in disguise”

    When the weight of life crushes down on us and the pain is more than we can bear, our appeal to God is “Why?” But today on “Discover the Word,” we, along with our guest, Robert Gelinas reveal how our personal pain may be the perfect answer to the prayer, “Lord have mercy!” Gain a profound perspective on “God’s mercy in disguise” . . . today on “Discover the Word”!

    Justice, mercy, and grace in perfect harmony

    There are events in life that call for justice. Other times, we’re desperately seeking mercy. And almost every day, we’re in need of grace! Well, today on “Discover the Word,” we, along with our guest Robert Gelinas discuss how justice, mercy, and grace are displayed in perfect harmony through the person of Jesus Christ. Another intriguing conversation on “The Mercy Prayer” . . . today on “Discover the Word”!

    Recognizing the need for God’s mercy

    It’s easy for us to think we don’t need to ask for God’s mercy because we already have it . . . by default. Today on “Discover the Word,” special guest, pastor and author Robert Gelinas and the “Discover the Word” team will talk about how the closer to God we draw, the more we recognize our need for His mercy . . . and not just for ourselves, but for the whole world. “The Mercy Prayer”—be part of the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    Mercy for ourselves, but justice for others?

    God said, “I will have mercy on who I will have mercy . . .” But that mindset didn’t sit very well with Jonah and it doesn’t always sit well with us. Today on “Discover the Word,” we, along with our guest, pastor and author Robert Gelinas, discuss why our attitude might have something to do with the fact that we desire mercy for ourselves . . . but justice for others. Listen in on the discussion today on “Discover the Word”!

    God’s mercy stops the consequences we deserve

    We suffer because of sin and we sin to relieve our suffering. It’s an unhealthy cycle that has disastrous consequences. And today on “Discover the Word,” we, along with our special guest Robert Gelinas, discuss how only God’s mercy can stop the full domino effect that would take place if we all suffered the consequences of what we deserve. Don’t miss part two of a series on “The Mercy Prayer.”

    How do we balance a merciful and just God?

    Did you know that the most common prayer in the Bible is a prayer asking God for mercy? So how do we balance a God who has a reputation for being merciful, who also is a God who loves justice? Today on “Discover the Word,” we welcome our special guest, pastor and author Robert Gelinas to the table to begin a two-week study called, “Mercy Prayer.” Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    Elisha’s miracle of displaying God’s mercy

    It’s Christmas—a time when we sing about the three kings who came to worship Jesus. But today on “Discover the Word,” we’re going to discuss three kings of Israel who are not worth singing about—kings who worshiped pagan idols, yet still believed God would give them victory over their enemy, Moab. So why would Elisha perform a miracle displaying God’s mercy to them?

    The wisdom of mercy

    Greek thought viewed mercy as pity for those who were suffering unjustly. But Jesus introduced a new concept, mercy for those who are in trouble, even if that trouble is their own fault. We’ll see how the combined “good fruits” of wisdom ultimately reach their maturity in a harvest of mercy.

    You’re never too far from God’s mercy

    Is there anyone beyond God’s reach? Both Chuck and Ruben grew up in homes where
    drugs and alcohol were abused. Their usage and poor choices eventually resulted in
    their arrests. Yet God found a way to meet each of them at their greatest point of need.
    Discover how God’s grace is able to penetrate even the hardest of hearts.

    Discover why suffering is not always the result of sin

    We often equate pain with punishment. When something goes wrong in our life, we often assume it’s because we did something wrong. Let’s study the example of Job, which challenges our thoughts about both justice and mercy.

    Let’s lean on the promise of mercy

    The Bible warns us, “You reap what you sow.” The Old Testament character, Jacob, planted quite a few destructive seeds within his family. The result of which should have been a harvest of pain. Discover how Jacob received what he didn’t deserve, an outpouring of God’s grace!

    “Lord have mercy” should be our daily request!

    What is the one thing you ask God for the most? Protection for your family? Food on the table? Well, today on “Discover the Word,” we along with our special guest Robert Gelinas explain why “Lord, have mercy” should be our daily request! Making the Bible’s most prayed prayer our most prayed prayer. It’s the conclusion of a study on “The Mercy Prayer” today on “Discover the Word”!