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    Anyone

    Are you close to someone who seems particularly far from God? It might help to keep in mind that this person is probably not less reachable than Paul, who claimed he was the worst of sinners because he had persecuted God’s people (1 Timothy 1:12-16). Paul realized if God could save him, He could reach anyone.

    Lessons From A Shooting Tragedy

    August 19, 2013, began like any other Monday at Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago, USA. As usual, I handled routine administrative tasks and worked on my sermon for the evening service at our soup kitchen ministry. The church employees were in the office working and chatting. No one knew it would become a day marked by tragedy.

    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…

    God calls us His masterpieces

    Troy was drawn into the world of gang violence; endlessly searching for acceptance, love, and a sense of belonging. From a violent past to a hope-filled future, his is a radical journey of how the love of Jesus transformed this gang leader into a church leader. For over 50 years, the Our Daily Bread devotional […]

    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” […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    How do we engage a broken world?

    How do we successfully engage a broken world? Today on Discover the Word, Darrell Bock shares with us that Christians don’t need to be perfect to be ambassadors for Christ. And pretending otherwise might have disastrous consequences. It’s a discussion about authentic transformation . . . today on Discover the Word!

    The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

    …they went forth for His name’s sake… —3 John 7

    Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17). And then He said, “Feed My sheep.” In effect, He said, “Identify yourself with My interests in other people,” not, “Identify Me with your interests in other people.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 shows us the…

    How do we effectively represent God to our culture?

    What does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ? And how do we effectively represent God to our culture? Today on Discover the Word, we continue the two-week series with Darrell Bock titled,  “Engagement.” It’s a paradigm shift in our understanding of the “culture war” in which we find ourselves. Be part of the […]