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    Christ’s Victory And Glory

    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 […]

    Please “Pass The Peace”

    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 […]

    World Peace vs. Eternal Peace

    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 […]

    Jesus Paid The Ransom For You And Me

    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 […]

    The Cross . . . A Defining Moment

    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 […]

    The Counterintuitive Ways Of God

    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!

    “In Christ”

    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!

    “Substitutes” Get A Bad Rap

    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!

    “The Cross As A Way Of Life”

    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 […]

    How Has Jesus Called Us To Live?

    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 […]

    Discover How The Cross Is A Model For Life

    To a first-century Roman, a cross wasn’t a piece of jewelry or a wall decoration. It was a symbol of death. But today on Discover the Word, the team, along with special guest Robert Gelinas remind us that the cross is more than just a reminder of Christ’s death, it’s a model for life. Discover […]

    Have You Come to "When" Yet?

    A pitiful, sickly, and self-centered kind of prayer and a determined effort and selfish desire to be right with God are never found in the New Testament. The fact that I am trying to be right with God is actually a sign that I am rebelling against the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I pray, “Lord, I will purify my heart if You will answer my prayer— I will walk rightly before You if You will help me.” But I cannot make myself right with God; I cannot make my life perfect. I can only be right with God if I accept the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ as an absolute gift.

    The Greatest Source of Power

    Am I fulfilling this ministry of intercession deep within the hidden recesses of my life? There is no trap nor any danger at all of being deceived or of showing pride in true intercession. It is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit through which the Father is glorified. Am I allowing my spiritual life to waste away, or am I focused, bringing everything to one central point— the atonement of my Lord? Is Jesus Christ more and more dominating every interest of my life? If the central point, or the most powerful influence, of my life is the atonement of the Lord, then every aspect of my life will bear fruit for Him.

    Vicarious Intercession

    Beware of thinking that intercession means bringing our own personal sympathies and concerns into the presence of God, and then demanding that He do whatever we ask. Our ability to approach God is due entirely to the vicarious, or substitutionary, identification of our Lord with sin. We have “boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.”

    Spiritual stubbornness is the most effective hindrance to intercession, because it is based on a sympathetic “understanding” of things we see in ourselves and others that we think needs no atonement.

    Sharing in the Atonement

    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.

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