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    Mercy, hope, and a future through Jesus

    Many of us would admit we still struggle with regret and shame that come from our past mistakes, even when we’ve been forgiven.  Sometimes, it’s just hard to let it go— especially if they deeply hurt you and the ones you love. Discover how both Marsha and Tony found freedom in the forgiveness of God right […]

    Mercy’s Call

    The deluge of rain reduced visibility to almost nil, forcing me and other drivers on the road to inch forward. As my usual twenty-minute commute stretched to well over an hour, I offered up prayers for God’s protection over us as I begged for the rain to cease.

    How A Preacher I Didn’t like Convicted me

    “But if not for the grace of God, I am finished!” said the speaker at my church one Sunday.

    Have I taken God for granted?

    I’m back in court again. No, not that one. This one is an internal court of conflicting thoughts and feelings about my faith and my actions.

    What God Wants

    Many years ago, a poor orphan advertised her piano recitals in order to raise funds. Posters boldly declared that she was a pupil of the celebrated Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt—a blatant lie. To her horror, she discovered that Liszt was coming to the village where she was giving the concert. With trepidation she requested an interview with him, sobbed out her confession, and awaited his stern rebuke. Liszt acknowledged that she had been wrong, but recognized her repentance and asked her to play for him. At first she stumbled over her notes, but as she grew in confidence, she played…

    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 […]

    Justice and Mercy

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti in 2010, one philosopher wrote, “For those who believe in an all-good, all-powerful God, we’ve seen that they face a question that remains pressing after all these centuries, and which is now horribly underscored by the horrors in Haiti. If a deity exists, why didn’t he prevent this?”

    Fireworks and Mercy

    Setting off fireworks after a home team hits a home run is nothing new in pro baseball stadiums, but igniting fireworks after the visiting team hits a homer? No way! But in a game between two major league baseball teams, after a player on the visiting team hit a baseball over the outfield fence for a home run, the fireworks guy mistakenly pushed a button that created a spectacular pyrotechnic display.

    “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”!

    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”!