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When the invisible becomes visible
It’s exciting when the invisible, something we long to see, becomes visible. Well, today on Discover the Word, the group will help open our eyes to see Jesus, who is the exact representation of God. We can’t touch Jesus with our physical senses, but we can know Him through those who did . . . […]
God reveals Himself through His Son, Jesus
Who is Jesus? It’s a question people always ask. But is it really that much of a mystery? This week on Discover the Word, we discuss how in the past God revealed Himself in many ways, but the most complete and radical way is through His only Son, Jesus. Be part of the group as they […]
God wants to be known
God has always been involved in the affairs of people, but He hasn’t always been recognized. Today on Discover the Word, we will talk about how throughout history, God has revealed Himself at various times and in various ways. God wants to be known. But do we seem to have the same level of interest […]
How God reveals Himself to us
Watch any home makeover TV show and you’ll see that “the reveal” is the big deal. Today on Discover the Word, join the group as they discuss God’s “Big Reveal.” Since the time of Adam, the Creator has been revealing Himself through nature, his prophets, His chosen people, and in the fullness of time through His […]
What it means to be “called” by God, and to have Him working in and through you
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another” (John 15:16-17).
IDEA: Being chosen by God carries reciprocal responsibilities.
PURPOSE: To help listeners think about what it means to be one of God’s “chosen people.”
How the chosen people of Israel impact our world and faith
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Part 2
“You are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but, because the Lord loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Therefore know that the Lord your God, he is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant with those who love him and keep his commandments; and he repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates him; he will repay him to his face. Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them” (Deuteronomy 7:6-11).
IDEA: God deals lovingly with His people as they show their love to God by their obedience.
PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the extent and the limits of being God’s chosen people.