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    Are You Questioning What You Believe?

    In my 30 years, I’ve never really questioned my faith all that much. I’ve wondered about evolution and about the problem of evil existing in the world.

    The power of participation

    Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” And today on Discover the Word, we continue the conversation in our series titled “Bring it to Jesus.” It’s a discussion about the power of participation and what God can do when we bring our participation to Jesus. Listen […]

    Being prepared for God’s answer

    Nobody has all the answers, but everybody has a lot of questions. Today on Discover the Word, we’ll lead the conversation on how when we take a question and “Bring it to Jesus,” we need to be prepared for the answer. Listen today on Discover the Word!

    Going through seasons of doubt

    Most of us have gone through seasons of doubt. Doubting God’s goodness, or plan or maybe even His existence. So, is it wrong to doubt? And what do we do with the things we have questions and doubts about? Well, today on Discover the Word, we discuss how we can take our doubt and “Bring […]

    Where Can We Find Safety in the Midst of Suicide Attacks?

    Some weeks ago, in my hometown Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, a would-be suicide bomber charged into a church while it was holding a Sunday service and tried to detonate his vest. By God’s grace, the bomb failed to detonate, and the congregation was able to restrain him and subsequently hand him over to the police.

    Our prayers are powerful

    Do you sometimes feel like your prayers hit the ceiling and stop there? Or do you think because God is sovereign and will do what He wants, there’s no point in even trying to pray? Today on “Discover the Word,” the group explores why our prayers are powerful, even though exactly how that works remains a mystery. Join us today on” Discover the Word”!

    “Our sufficiency is from God”

    On July 4, the U.S. will celebrate Independence Day. But today on “Discover the Word,” the group will talk about how, as individual believers in Christ, we can celebrate Dependence Day. And that’s every day when we sincerely say, “Our sufficiency is from God.” Today on “Discover the Word,” we will discuss the essence of prayer, complete dependence on God. Tune in today to “Discover the Word”!

    “The Essence of Prayer”

    What drives you to your knees in prayer? For many of us, it’s worry. This week on “Discover the Word,” we are going to talk about “The Essence of Prayer.” When we’re desperate for relief from our anxieties, we often treat God like Mr. Fix It. But is a quick solution what God promises to give us? Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    Context is king!

    If your friends around the table could only give you one piece of advice about how to read and study the Bible, what do you think it would be? Most likely, it would be “Pay attention to the context!” and so today on “Discover the Word,” we remember that context is king! Listen today on “Discover the Word”!

    What to do with conflicting Bible verses

    What are we to do with conflicting Bible verses like, “Don’t answer a fool according to his folly” and “Answer a fool according to his folly”? Today on “Discover the Word,” we begin a “Discover the Word 101” conversation that can help you make sense of even apparent contradictions in the Bible! Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    A surprisingly redemptive message

    Today on “Discover the Word,” we reveal yet another uncomfortable Bible story, one that involves child sacrifice. It’s a violent story, but one with a surprisingly redemptive message. Be part of the group as they continue to explore “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” right here on “Discover the Word”!

    How do we know for sure that Christianity is the Truth?

    I recently attended a religious ceremony at a Siamese Buddhist temple as part of an official visit by my MP. Several Muslims and Christians were also at the ceremony, as they had been invited after having helped the temple to solve some issues.

    No Easy Answers

    A couple found themselves in a no-win situation. During an intense drought, they faced a $500 fine if they watered their lawn more than twice a week. So in time it turned brown. Local officials noticed and informed them that—in spite of the drought—they were required to keep their grass “looking healthy and green” or face (you guessed it) a $500 fine.

    What do we actually deserve?

    Many people believe that because they do good things, they deserve good things to happen to them. But is that really true? Today on “Discover the Word,” we’ll look at the difference between what we truly deserve and what we actually receive.

    A biblical perspective on the unfairness of life

    When good people get cancer and when bad people get promotions, we may feel tempted to say, “God, what is going on?” Today we take a look at Psalm 73, which asks the question, “Why is life so unfair at times?” Discover the answer with us!