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    Faith or Experience?

    …the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

    We should battle through our moods, feelings, and emotions into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus. We must break out of our own little world of experience into abandoned devotion to Him. Think who the New Testament says Jesus Christ is, and then think of the despicable meagerness of the…

    Intimate Theology

    Do you believe this? —John 11:26

    Martha believed in the power available to Jesus Christ; she believed that if He had been there He could have healed her brother; she also believed that Jesus had a special intimacy with God, and that whatever He asked of God, God would do. But— she needed a closer personal…

    The Trial of Faith

    If you have faith as a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible for you. —Matthew 17:20

    We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, and it may be so in the initial stages. But we do not earn anything through faith— faith brings us into the right relationship with God and gives Him His opportunity to work. Yet God frequently has to knock…

    Faith

    Without faith it is impossible to please Him… —Hebrews 11:6

    Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for truth. The life of faith brings the two of these into the proper relationship. Common sense and faith are as different…

    Substitution

    He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21

    The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy for us. Yet the New Testament view is that He took our sin on Himself not because of sympathy, but because of His identification with us. He was “madeto be sin….” Our…

    Justification by Faith

    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…

    Coming to Jesus

    Come to Me . . . —Matthew 11:28

    Isn’t it humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things about which we will not come to Jesus Christ. …

    The “Go” of Relationship

    Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41 

    Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a …

    The Never-forsaking God

    He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you’ —Hebrews 13:5

    What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what …

    The Way to Permanent Faith

    Indeed the hour is coming…that you will be scattered… —John 16:32

    Jesus was not rebuking the disciples in this passage. Their faith was real, but it was disordered and unfocused, and was not at work in the important realities of life. The disciples were scattered to their own concerns and they had interests apart from Jesus Christ. After we have the…

    Everyone Likes A Winner

    Everyone likes a winner. And when the Jews imagined the Messiah, they imagined a conquering king, not a crucified criminal. But today on Discover the Word, we’ll discuss how Jesus’s “kingdom” is different than we might imagine. It’s a kingdom the thief being crucified on the cross next to Jesus wanted in on! Join the […]

    Amazing Faith

    When you think of stories about amazing faith, what comes to mind? Today on Discover the Word, the team shares what they believe is one of the most amazing stories of faith recorded in the Gospels. Be inspired when you join the Easter week conversations on Discover the Word today!

    “The Rebel Next To Jesus”

    When the gospel is preached there are two possible reactions. Rejection or faith. So why do people respond so differently to the same message? Today on Discover the Word, the team will address this tricky topic with a discussion about what brings rebels to repentance. It’s their Easter week conversations about “The Rebel Next to […]

    “The Same Sun That Melts Ice, Hardens Clay”

    “The same sun that melts ice, hardens clay.” Ever heard that before? It’s true, isn’t it? And when exposed to God, some hearts become tender, but others grow calloused. Today on Discover the Word, we begin the Easter week conversations about the two men crucified alongside Jesus and their two very different responses. Listen today […]

    Faith That Pleases God

    Today on Discover the Word,  the team concludes their weeklong study of faith called “Faith Degrees.” It’s an encouraging conversation about the kind of faith that pleases God, and the kind that doesn’t. What is “pleasing faith”? Well, develop faith that lasts when you listen to Discover the Word!

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