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    Following Where He Leads

    As a child, I looked forward to our church’s Sunday evening services. They were exciting. Sunday night often meant that we got to hear from missionaries and other guest speakers. Their messages inspired me because of their willingness to leave family and friends—and at times, homes, possessions, and careers—to go off to strange, unfamiliar, and sometimes dangerous places to serve God.

    Like those missionaries, Elisha left many things behind to follow God (1 Kings 19:19–21). Before God called him into service through Elijah, we don’t know much about Elisha—except that he was a farmer. When the prophet Elijah met him in…

    The gift of God’s grace

    A gifted athlete, Bobby earned a scholarship and was the first in his family to graduate from college. But his insatiable pursuit of wealth and material things sent his life into a tailspin he never expected. Find out how a man who thought he’d lost everything instead gained everything in the gift of God’s grace.

    It’s Finished!

    During our lifetimes we might occasionally find ourselves uttering the words, “It’s finished!” For the student who just took a final exam, it means “I’m done with that class,” or perhaps even “I’m finally graduating!” For the project manager, it could mean, “The project is successfully completed.” For the husband ending a conflict with his wife, it could declare, “I was wrong, please forgive me.” For someone caring for a dying loved one, it might mean, “Your father has passed on.”

    Our Journey Begins With A First Step – God’s

    There’s an old Chinese saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And as we’ll see today on Discover the Word, when it comes to our journey with God, He actually is the one who took the first step! Tune in for an encouraging conversation as author Kim Cash Tate […]

    God Invites Us To Come Near To Him

    God doesn’t hold us at arm’s length but invites us to come near to Him. And today the Discover the Word team welcomes author Kim Cash Tate to the table. Kim leads the discussion on how we can have a truly intimate relationship with God. Catch the first conversation in this series titled “Cling” when […]

    Fitting In

    Lee is a diligent and reliable bank employee. Yet he often finds himself sticking out like a sore thumb for living out his faith. This reveals itself in practical ways, such as when he leaves the break room as a dirty joke is being told. At a Bible study, he shared with his friends, “I fear that I’m losing promotion opportunities for not fitting in.”

    Believers during the prophet Malachi’s time faced a similar challenge. They had returned from exile and the temple had been rebuilt, but there was skepticism about God’s plan for their future. Some of the Israelites were…

    How to Move Forward in 2018

    “Look to the future with the past in mind.”  I came across this phrase last year when I went on vacation in Baguio City, one of the tourist towns in Benguet Province of the Philippines.

    Committing his heart’s and drum’s beat

    Internationally-renowned drummer Zoro was one of seven children raised by his single, immigrant mother in the ghettos of Los Angeles. While he’d been abandoned by his earthly father before he’d even been born, Zoro knew his heavenly Father would never desert him. Follow his inspiring journey from the streets to the stage to the heart of […]

    Isn’t My Job Supposed To Mean Something?

    Over a year ago, I found myself worn out and exhausted: greatly taxed from a job that didn’t seem to give much in return for my effort.

    “Not by Might nor by Power”

    My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power . . . —1 Corinthians 2:4

    If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people …

    The Red Notebook

    Since my children have been able to speak, I’ve recorded things they’ve said in a red notebook which now features a bent cover and curled page corners. A few times each year we read through the entries and reminisce about the (mostly) funny and (occasionally) insightful things the kids said as toddlers and young children. Some of the entries mark moments I still recall, but others would be lost forever if it weren’t for the “red notebook.”

    Trusting God to lead

    Psalm 143:8 tells us, “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life.”  That verse resonates with both Jill and Sabine—and perhaps with you, too—when we consider the challenge it can be […]

    Loving God with our gifts

    Whether you’re an artist or a mathematician, God has built into each of us a creative spark! And today on Discover the Word, we consider the ways in which our creative talents are used by God to love others. Loving God with our craft—it’s part of the series titled “Beauty-Full Beings.” Tune in today for […]

    My Utmost for His Highest: The Legacy of Oswald & Biddy Chambers

    Discover how you can leave a legacy of faith in this compelling presentation of the lives of Oswald Chambers and his wife, Biddy. Follow the spiritual journey of a man who gave his utmost for God’s highest, and of the woman who gave her husband’s words to the world.   Available for Purchase: My Utmost […]

    How To Get Up After Your Dreams Are Crushed

    One of the biggest life hopes I had when I was a kid was to play professional baseball. That dream was shattered when during my freshman year of high school, I was cut from the high school baseball team.