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    Winning into Freedom

    If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed —John 8:36

    If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be free.” But the …

    The Eternal Goal

    By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing . . . I will bless you . . . —Genesis 22:16-17

    Abraham, at this point, has reached where he is in touch with the very nature of God. He now understands the reality of God.

    My goal…

    Fellowship in the Gospel

    …fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ… —1 Thessalonians 3:2

    After sanctification, it is difficult to state what your purpose in life is, because God has moved you into His purpose through the Holy Spirit. He is using you now for His purposes throughout the world as He used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek…

    The Method of Missions

    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations… —Matthew 28:19

    Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go…make disciples of all the nations….” Yet you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples returned from their first mission, they were filled…

    Needing a well-devised strategy to engage your culture

    History certainly tells us that going into any war without a well-devised strategy brings sure defeat! So in our daily spiritual battle, we need to plan carefully and seriously to secure victory! Today on Discover the Word, we wrap up the series with Darrell Bock titled, “Engagement” by defining both what our mission is, and […]

    What is a Missionary?

    Jesus said to them again, “…As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” —John 20:21

    A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in our service for God is behind us, not ahead of us. The tendency today…

    Our “Engagement” of others stems from God’s “Engagement” with us

    Today on Discover the Word, we welcome Darrell Bock back to the table to discuss how as Christians we’re called to engage the world around us. And as we near the end of this two-week conversation, Darrell will bring us back to the basics. Explore the basic message of the gospel, and how our “Engagement” […]

    Submitting to God’s Purpose

    I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. —1 Corinthians 9:22

    A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only I were somewhere else!” All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made…

    Our tone is a key part to effectively engaging others

    Have you ever put your foot in your mouth? Of course, you have. We’ve all felt the pain of speaking with the wrong tone or motive. And today on Discover the Word, Darrell Bock warns us that when we trip over our reckless words, we’re actually falling into the trap of the devil. Discover how […]

    The Proper Perspective

    Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ… —2 Corinthians 2:14

    The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a…

    How we say things matters!

    In today’s conversation on Discover the Word, they’re not trying to raise your sodium levels, but they will call believers to “season their words with salt.” Because how we say things matters! Today on Discover the Word, we continue the series with Darrell Bock titled, “Engagement.” Explore the surprising emphasis of the New Testament on “tone-ology” […]

    Matching your tone with your message

    Would you agree that how you say something is as important as what you say? Well, today on Discover the Word, Dr. Darrell Bock joins us at the table to talk about how we can match our tone to our message. We’re learning to share God’s truth with God’s heart. And tone matters—a lot! Another […]

    How do we share that the gospel really is “good news”?

    The Bible tells us that Jesus came to bring abundant life! So how do we live that life with today’s post-Christian culture? And how do we best convince that culture that the gospel really is “good news”? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll wrap up the first week of their series “Engagement” with Darrell Bock. […]

    Sharing God’s grace in a whole new way

    Ever wonder how to offer truth and love to a hostile culture? Today on Discover the Word, we continue our conversation with Darrell Bock, as we learn to share God’s grace in a whole new way. It’s a strategy we’d probably never come up with on our own. Be sure to join your friends at the […]

    The Unheeded Secret

    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world —John 18:36

    The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes …