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    Legacies of Love

    I was paging through my great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:3–4 kjv). Scribbled beside those verses in wobbly cursive was my mother’s signature.

    My great-grandmother had a habit of teaching her grandchildren to write Scripture verses so they would learn them and take them to heart. But the story behind this verse brought tears to my eyes. My grandfather…

    The Power of Demonstration

    My attempts at fixing things around the house usually lead to paying someone else to undo the damage I caused while trying to fix the original problem. But recently I successfully repaired a home appliance by watching a YouTube video where a person demonstrated step by step how to do it. 

    Paul was a powerful example to his young protégé Timothy who traveled with him and watched him in action. From prison in Rome, Paul wrote, “You . . . know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings” (2 Timothy 3:10–11). In…

    Age-Old Wisdom

    In 2010, a newspaper in Singapore published a special report that contained life lessons gleaned from eight senior citizens. It opened with these words: “While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the wisdom of elders.”

    Indeed, wise older people have much to teach us about life. But in the Bible, we meet a newly crowned king who failed to recognize this.

    King Solomon had just died, and in 1 Kings…

    How did Peter influence the author of Mark

    Forensic detectives might search a crime scene for fingerprints. But today on Discover the Word, when the team searches the gospel of Mark, they find a set of fingerprints that don’t belong to the author, the fingerprints belong to the apostle Peter. Find how the author of Mark was influenced by Peter when you tune […]

    The messy, imperfect life of John Mark

    Besides death and taxes, the only thing we can count on for sure is that life is going to get messy! Today on Discover the Word, we invite you to join the group at the table,  as they dig into the imperfect life of John Mark, the author of the gospel of Mark. Find out how […]

    Who would you say has been your greatest mentor in life?

    Who would you say has been your greatest mentor in life? If you were the author of the gospel of Mark, you’d probably have said the apostle Peter. Today on Discover the Word, the team will examine how the special relationship between John Mark and Simon Peter gives us insight into what the writer of the gospel […]

    “John Mark . . . and Company”

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We’ve heard these names so many times and it’s easy to forget that they were real people. Today on Discover the Word, we invite you to get to know John Mark, the man God used to write the second gospel. What can we learn about him from the company he kept? […]

    Who are your friends?

    If you want to know more about a person, it’s often a good idea to look at who their friends are. So today on Discover the Word, we will ask the questions, who wrote the gospel of Mark and what was he like? The answer to the first question is fairly obvious. To answer the […]

    Developing the character of a leader that God can use

    Good leaders are able to face reality, especially when things aren’t going great! Today on Discover the Word, the team welcomes author and psychologist Dr. John Townsend back to the group! He’ll show us how to develop the character of a leader so God can use us in our sphere of influence. Listen to Discover […]

    Discover how to love the people you lead

    Have you ever worried if your best attempts to help someone might actually be making matters worse? Today on Discover the Word, Dr. John Townsend joins the team to discuss the difference between enabling bad behavior and loving the people you lead. Listen to Discover the Word today!

    What are the characteristics of a godly leader

    What does it take to be a truly great leader? Today on Discover the Word, Dr. John Townsend joins the team at the table to continue a discussion about the characteristics of a godly leader. Dr. Townsend draws from his years as a leadership coach, psychologist, and author to help us reach our God-given potential! […]

    If Not for Her, My Life Would Have Fallen Apart

    Whenever I recall the good things Christ has done for me, I always think of Maureen Ong, a godly woman God used to bring me into His presence.

    “Mentor for Life”

    You may have heard the phrase “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” So, how might that idea impact the body of Christ? Well, today on Discover the Word, the answer might surprise you as we, along with special guest Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, conclude the challenging, but inspiring series titled . . […]

    Our walk of faith requires training

    No one wakes up one morning and decides to run a marathon that afternoon. It requires training. And so does our walk of faith! Today on Discover the Word, the team continues the series titled, “Mentor for Life.” They’re joined this week by author Natasha Sistrunk Robinson who brings a fascinating perspective to the subject of discipleship. […]

    Discipleship: a matter of both knowing and doing

    Sometimes, there can be a big difference between what people want and what they need. Today on Discover the Word, the team is joined by a special guest to discuss how discipleship is a matter of both knowing . . . and doing. Author Natasha Sistrunk Robinson joins the group to talk about mentoring for life. Listen […]

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