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    Grass or Grace

    My friend Archie came home from vacation to find his neighbor had erected a wooden fence five feet inside his property line. Several weeks went by during which Archie tried to work with his neighbor to remove the fence. He offered to help and to split the cost of the work, but to no avail. Archie could have appealed to civil authorities, but he chose to forgo that right in this instance and allow the fence to stand—to show his neighbor something of the grace of God.

    “Archie is a wimp!” you say. No, he was man of towering strength, but…

    Mercy over Judgment

    When my children were squabbling and came to me to tattle on one another, I took each child aside separately to hear their account of the problem. Since both were guilty, at the end of our chat I asked them each what they felt would be an appropriate, fair consequence for their sibling’s actions. Both suggested swift punishment for the other. To their surprise, I instead gave them each the consequence they had intended for their sibling. Suddenly, each child lamented how “unfair” the sentence seemed now that it was visited upon them—despite having deemed it appropriate when it was…

    Glory is full of truth

    When you hear “the glory of God,” you might think of radiant light and angelic choirs. But today on Discover the Word, we return for a visit with author Nicole Unice to discuss how God’s glory is marked by amazing grace. It’s part of the series titled, “The Glory Effect.” Listen today to Discover the Word!

    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.

    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 […]

    “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”!

    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”!

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