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On the way home from church my daughter sat in the backseat enjoying Goldfish crackers as my other children implored her to share. Trying to redirect the conversation, I asked the hoarder of snacks, “What did you do in class today?” She said they made a basket of bread and fish because a child gave Jesus five loaves and two fish that Jesus used to feed more than 5,000 people (John 6:1–13).
“That was very kind of the little boy to share. Do you think maybe God is asking you to share your fish?” I asked. “No, Momma” she replied.
Who Is My Neighbor In The Global Community?
Who is my neighbor? It’s a fair question! We’ve become a global community as we connect daily through social media, smartphones, and television. Tune in today to Discover the Word, as we explore how to answer this question by taking a look at the parable of the Good Samaritan. Learn to live and love like […]
Love Is A Verb
Love is a noun, but it’s also a verb. And today on Discover the Word, we’ll look at how love plays out in the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s part of a study titled, “Me and My Neighbor.” Pull up a chair to the table today and listen to Discover the Word!
“Me And My Neighbor”
The word love can mean many things. But what does it mean to love others like Jesus? Today on Discover the Word, we continue our study of Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan titled, “Me and My Neighbor.” Find out how to truly love your neighbor when you listen today to Discover the Word!
How Do You Know Who And When To Help?
With so much need in the world, how can we possibly know who and when to help? Today on Discover the Word, the team will show us what it means to be a Good Samaritan. Learn how to turn our love into action when you listen to the series “Me and My Neighbor,” today on Discover […]
Setting Our Love Into Action
Whether they’re next door, across the street, or around the world, we all have a lot of neighbors! But with so much need all around us, how do we love others the way Jesus loves? Today on Discover the Word, the team will talk about the spark that sets our love into action. It’s an […]
Responding To God’s Call To Be A Good Neighbor
Actions speak louder than words! And today on Discover the Word, we’ll look at the story of the Good Samaritan, to reveal how we can be a good neighbor when we open our eyes and hearts! How does God want us to respond to the needs that come across our path? Tune in today to Discover […]
What It Truly Means To Love Your Neighbor
When Jesus talked about being someone’s neighbor, He wasn’t just referring to the people who live next door. Today on Discover the Word, we’ll continue the study of the Good Samaritan, revealing what it looks like to truly love your neighbor. Tune in today for another Bible study discussion with Discover the Word!
Be Someone’s Neighbor Today
Life is busy! We’ve got places to go, people to see, and things to do. And in the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to see someone in need and just keep moving. There are a million reasons not to help, but one big reason we should be someone’s neighbor today. Listen today on Discover the […]
The Good Samaritan!
Honest Abe, Doubting Thomas, the Good Samaritan! These monikers bring to mind some powerful testimonies. Today on Discover the Word, the team will gather to discuss a story we’re so familiar with, it’s become a part of our language. But is there something we’ve missed in the Good Samaritan story? Tune in today to Discover […]
Stepping Into Opportunity
Like lots of people, I struggle to get enough exercise. So I recently got something to motivate myself to move: a pedometer that counts steps. It’s a simple thing. But it’s amazing how much difference this gadget makes in my motivation. Instead of grumbling when I have to get up, I see it as an opportunity to get a few more steps. Mundane tasks, like getting one of my kids a cup of water, become opportunities that help me work toward a larger goal. In that sense, my pedometer has changed my perspective and my motivation. Now I look to get…
A “Yes” of Love
On August 21, 2016, Carissa posted photos on social media of a devastating flood in Louisiana. The next morning she included a note from someone in the flooded area pleading for help. Five hours after that, she and her husband, Bobby, sent out a call for others to join them on their 1,000-mile trip to provide help. Less than twenty-four hours later, thirteen people were on their way to serve those whose homes had been severely damaged.
What motivates people to drop everything and drive seventeen hours to move appliances, do demolition work, and provide hope in a place they’ve never…
The Power of Empathy
Put on the R70i Age Suit and you immediately feel forty years older as you experience impaired vision, hearing loss and reduced mobility. The Age Suit was designed to help caregivers better understand their patients. Wall Street Journal correspondent Geoffrey Fowler wore one and wrote, “The unforgettable, and at times distressing, experience shed light not just on aging, but also how virtual reality equipment can teach empathy and shape our perceptions of the world around us.”
Empathy is the power to understand and share the feelings of another. During a time of severe persecution against the followers of Jesus, the writer of…
How did Peter influence the author of Mark
Forensic detectives might search a crime scene for fingerprints. But today on Discover the Word, when the team searches the gospel of Mark, they find a set of fingerprints that don’t belong to the author, the fingerprints belong to the apostle Peter. Find how the author of Mark was influenced by Peter when you tune […]
The Hand of Comfort
“Patient is combative,” the nurse’s notes read.
What she didn’t realize until later was that I was having an allergic reaction as I awakened after a complicated open-heart surgery. I was a mess, with a tube down my throat. My body began shaking violently, straining against the straps on my arms, which were there to keep me from suddenly pulling out my breathing tube. It was a frightening and painful episode. At one point, a nurse’s assistant to the right side of my bed reached down and simply held my hand. It was an unexpected move, and it struck me as…