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    Jesus broken on the cross can make us whole again

    Sometimes things can become so familiar that we don’t even notice them anymore. And if we’re not careful that can happen with the symbol of the cross. Today on Discover the Word, special guest Ann Voskamp joins the team at the table to consider how Jesus being broken on the cross can make us whole […]

    Being the hands and feet of Jesus

    The Bible says we are “the hands and feet of Jesus.” But what does being His hands and feet actually look like? Today on Discover the Word, special guest Ann Voskamp joins us as we continue the discussion of how “The Broken Way” is the way of Jesus. Be part of the group,  right here […]

    Discover how brokenness can lead to abundant life

    Today on Discover the Word, the team welcomes bestselling author Ann Voskamp to the table. They’ll be kicking off a new series of conversations based on Ann’s new book, called “The Broken Way.” It’s a discussion that reveals how it’s brokenness that can actually lead to the abundant life. Join the fascinating conversations the group has […]

    Understanding how much God loves you

    How much does God love you? Today on “Discover the Word,” we begin our study on “The 4D Love of God.” Interestingly, when the apostle Paul described “the height, the depth, the width and the length” of God’s love for us, he himself was under house arrest. How can understanding Paul’s circumstances change our own perspective about how much we’re loved by God? Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    How do we best pray for others

    Today, we’ll pose the question, “How do we pray for others when we don’t know what’s best for them?” In his letter to the Philippians, the apostle Paul gives us a model on how to do that, so we can pray, even when we don’t know what to pray for. That’s today on “Discover the Word.”

    True confidence comes in Christ alone

    In the film, “The Sound of Music,” Maria von Trapp sings, “I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain.” But nature can’t help you when you need answers to prayer. The apostle Paul modeled true confidence. His trust was in Christ alone and the power of prayer to transform people into His image. Don’t miss this important conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    Bearing each other’s burdens

    One sign of a healthy church is bearing each other’s burdens in prayer. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will discuss what it means to be “Praying for Others” with the apostle Paul’s words to the Philippians, “I thank God every time I remember you.” Paul had forged a strong bond with the people there. But since Paul was only in Philippi for a few weeks, how was that possible? Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    Understanding the silence of God

    Hardships and troubles can make a lot of noise in our lives, but it seems like it makes it worse when we feel like God is staying quiet! Join us as we continue studying Psalm 55 and David’s plea, “God, please talk to me!”

    Discover how anyone can be an encourager

    This week on “Discover the Word,” we have looked at how the New Testament follower of Christ Barnabas embodied a spirit of encouragement. But does everyone have that type of personality or gifts? Don’t miss our final discussion in this study on Barnabas!

    Discover how to respond when someone falls down

    When we witness the failures of others, our typical response is to shake our head or wag our finger. But today on “Discover the Word,” we’ll take a look at the life of Barnabas and see how an encourager responds with a helping hand.

    Another lesson from the life of Barnabas

    When the disciples heard about a church in need of help, they didn’t send a teacher, a judge, or a bodyguard. They sent “The Encourager” instead! Take a look with us at the impact an encouraging person can make in the family of faith.

    Discover the courage needed to be an encourager

    Choosing to build people up requires an investment on our part, and like any investment, it’s not without risk! Join us today on “Discover the Word” as we continue our study on Barnabas the Encourager.

    Discover a New Testament character’s perfect nickname

    Do you have a nickname? Is that title a good description of who you really are? Join our hosts on “Discover the Word” for a look at someone who has a nickname so perfect that most of us have forgotten his real name!

    Taking the Next Step

    …in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses. —2 Corinthians 6:4

    When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of His Word, in your family life, or…

    Will You Ship Others?

    The week before Valentine’s Day, my students taught me a new word, “ship”. According to them, to “ship” means to support or be in favor of two people getting together.