Although Sam had done nothing wrong, he lost his job on the assembly line. Carelessness in another division led to problems in cars they built. After several crashes made the news, leery customers stopped buying their brand. The company had to downsize, leaving Sam out of work. He’s collateral damage, and it isn’t fair. It never is.
History’s first collateral damage occurred immediately after the first sin. Adam and Eve were ashamed of their nakedness, so God graciously clothed them with “garments of skin” (v. 21). It’s painful to imagine, but one or more animals that had always felt safe with…
The gospel of Jesus Christ always forces a decision of our will. Have I accepted God’s verdict on sin as judged on the Cross of Christ? Do I have even the slightest interest in the death of Jesus? Do I want to be identified with His death— to be completely dead to all interest in sin, worldliness, and self? Do I long to be so closely identified with Jesus that I am of no value for anything except Him and His purposes? The great privilege of discipleship is that I can commit myself under the banner of His Cross, and that means death to sin. You must get alone with Jesus and either decide to tell Him that you do not want sin to die out in you, or that at any cost you want to be identified with His death.
If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. —Romans 5:10
I am not saved by believing— I simply realize I am saved by believing. And it is not repentance that saves me— repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus. The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on…
In business, sports, and politics, there are always winners and losers. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas describe how Jesus flips the concept of winning and losing on its head. We’ll see how a moment of seeming defeat and humiliation . . . was really Christ’s victory and glory. Winning […]
When we’re around the dinner table, we teach our kids to pass the peas. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas gather at the table to discuss “The Cross as a Way of Life” and how we can pass the peace. Discover how when our world is divided, that’s “prime time” for the people […]
People have asked if and how and when we can ever achieve world peace. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Robert Gelinas explain that eternal peace was won in a moment that seemed like defeat. Discover what Robert means when he says that the cross was a “cosmic event” as they continue to […]
Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus paid a ransom for us, and how that is a model for us to “spend our lives as pocket change in Jesus’s hands.” Learn how we can experience “The Cross as a Way of Life” by living with the motto “Spend Me” when you listen to Discover […]
For Christians, the crucifixion of Jesus stands as a defining moment in history. Today on Discover the Word, the team welcomes back pastor and author Robert Gelinas to the table to discuss how the cross doesn’t just mark a moment in time, but a way of life. Be part of their study “The Cross as a Way […]
Today on Discover the Word, we conclude our weeklong study on the counterintuitive ways of God. God’s plans and methods often seem like the opposite of what we’d expect, but can we trust God in seasons of pain and when life doesn’t make sense? Get the faith-building answers today on Discover the Word!
Today on Discover the Word, we welcome seminary professor Con Campbell to the table. Together, we’ll be studying Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus to discover how an identity “In Christ” changed everything for these early church believers. Learn what this can mean for your life, too! Listen today to Discover the Word!
From off-brand sodas to understudies in a Broadway musical, “substitutes” get a bad rap. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus was our substitute and how we can live as substitutes for others. Learn the way of the cross today on Discover the Word!
Why did Jesus die on the cross? Certainly, it was to pay for our sins but that’s not the only reason. Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Robert Gelinas get together for another conversation on “The Cross as a Way of Life.” Learn how the death of Christ teaches us to […]
There are a million things that shape our lives. Our upbringing, our parents, life experiences, our job . . . but what if our lives were shaped by the cross? Today on Discover the Word, our team, and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how the cross isn’t just a reminder of what Jesus has done […]
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