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    Reading John

    The Gospel of the Son Who Reveals the Father

    John and the Synoptics
    While each of the four gospels is unique in many ways, the first three—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—have a great deal in common. We call these three the “Synoptic” Gospels (synoptic means “viewed together”) because they have so much in common. Approximately 90% of the stories and teaching in Mark’s…

    Reading Luke

    The Gospel of the Savior for Lost People Everywhere
    Have you ever walked out of a movie or finished a book and said, “There has to be a sequel!” Something about the story just wasn’t quite finished; there were loose ends to tie up, more angles to explore, a conflict yet to be resolved.

    One of the most important keys to…

    Reading Mark

    The Gospel of the Suffering Son of God
    Sometimes the best stories have surprising twists in their plots. In Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, And Then There Were None, the killer turns out to be someone you would never suspect (I won’t spoil it for you). In Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, the selfish and self-loathing Sydney Carton shockingly…

    Introducing the Gospels

    We all love getting good news. Sometimes good news comes that only makes a good situation better. Sometimes we get good news that is what we have been hanging our hopes on, something that will fix a bad situation, bring hope where there seems to be none. That’s what the gospel is. It’s the good news that brings hope to…

    Reading Matthew

    The Gospel of the Messianic King of the Jews

    When I was growing up, the most anticipated day of the year was... Christmas! I loved everything about Christmas: decorating the tree, hanging up lights, roasted turkey and cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie! And of course, there was the anticipation of the toys underneath the tree on Christmas morning. The Sears mail order…

    Why Does The Gospel Of John Stand Out From The Rest?

    Most pastors and theologians agree, if you could only read one gospel, you should read the gospel of John. So what makes this account stand out from the rest? Today on Discover the Word, the team explores the “heaven-down” perspective John brings to the story of Jesus. Join us at the table for Discover the Word!

    Luke’s Unique Take On The Gospel

    Some of the Gospels were written by those who knew Jesus personally. But one man set out on a mission to gather the facts into one definitive account. Today on Discover the Word, we discuss the unique perspective Luke provides in his gospel. Join us for a helpful series on “Reading the Gospels” today on Discover the Word!

    Access To God Is For Everyone

    For thousands of years, the Israelites thought of themselves as “God’s chosen people.” But when Jesus came, access to God was opened to everyone. Today on Discover the Word, the team will explore how Mark introduced the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Roman world. Pull up a chair to the table for Discover the Word today!

    Telling The Same Story . . . “God With Us”

    The Gospels all essentially tell the same story. So, do we really need four of them? Today on Discover the Word, we discuss how Matthew tailored his message to a Jewish audience and proclaimed the good news that God is with us. Another great conversation about “Reading the Gospels” today on Discover the Word!

    What Does “Sharing The Gospel” Mean?

    The word gospel has a number of meanings and connotations. So what exactly did the disciples mean when they said they were “sharing the gospel”? Today on Discover the Word, we explore the history of the word gospel and consider its implications for us today. It’s a new series titled, “Reading the Gospels” today at on Discover the Word!

    Reading Luke

    The Gospel of the Savior for Lost People Everywhere

    Have you ever walked out of a movie or finished a book and said, “There has to be a sequel!” Something about the story just wasn’t quite finished; there were loose ends to tie up, more angles to explore, a conflict yet to be resolved.

    One of the most important keys to…

    Reading John

    The Gospel of the Son Who Reveals the Father

    John and the Synoptics

    While each of the four gospels is unique in many ways, the first three—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—have a great deal in common. We call these three the “Synoptic” Gospels (synoptic means “viewed together”) because they have so much in common. Approximately 90% of the stories and teaching in Mark’s…

    Introducing the Gospels

    We all love getting good news. Sometimes good news comes that only makes a good situation better. Sometimes we get good news that is what we have been hanging our hopes on, something that will fix a bad situation, bring hope where there seems to be none. That’s what the gospel is. It’s the good news that brings hope to…

    Reading Mark

    The Gospel of the Suffering Son of God

    Sometimes the best stories have surprising twists in their plots. In Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, And Then There Were None, the killer turns out to be someone you would never suspect (I won’t spoil it for you). In Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, the selfish and self-loathing Sydney Carton shockingly…

    Reading Matthew

    The Gospel of the Messianic King of the Jews

    When I was growing up, the most anticipated day of the year was . . . Christmas! I loved everything about Christmas: decorating the tree, hanging up lights, roasted turkey and cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie! And of course, there was the anticipation of the toys underneath the tree on Christmas morning. The…

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