Month: April 2016

The Restoration Business

Adam Minter is in the junk business. The son of a junkyard owner, he circles the globe researching junk. In his book Junkyard Planet, he chronicles the multibillion-dollar industry of waste recycling. He notes that entrepreneurs around the world devote themselves to locating discarded materials such as copper wire, dirty rags, and plastics and repurposing them to make something new and useful.

After the apostle Paul turned his life over to the Savior, he realized his own achievements and abilities amounted to little more than trash. But Jesus transformed it all into something new and useful. Paul said, “Whatever were gains to…

The Time to Live Is Now: The Legacy of Lygon Stevens, Part 4

This inspiring story presents the experiences of the Stevens family who lost their daughter and sister, Lygon, to a sudden avalanche. Join them as they explore the pages of Lygon’s journal that offer answers to the question “Why, God?” Additional parts of the program: The Time to Live is Now: The Legacy of Lygon Stevens, Part […]

Freedom from Stress

According to the American Institute of Stress, stress- related illnesses cost the US economy $300 billion in medical bills and lost productivity every year. Forty-four percent of Americans feel more stress than they did 5 years ago. Family relationships, job-related challenges, and even academic studies are a few stressors that weigh citizens down.

Doing Right in God’s Sight

“Cowboy builders” is a term many British homeowners use for tradespeople who do shoddy construction work. The term is bandied about with fear or regret, often because of bad experiences.

No doubt there were rogue carpenters, masons, and stonecutters in biblical times, but tucked away in the story of King Joash repairing the temple is a line about the complete honesty of those who oversaw and did the work (2 Kings 12:15).

However, King Joash “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord” (v. 2) only when Jehoiada the priest instructed him. As we see in 2 Chronicles 24:17-27, after…

Grace restores

Today on “Discover the Word,” grace restores—that’s the final observation we’ll make as we look through the prism of grace. We will examine the story of David and Mephibosheth to illustrate that while grace is all about restoration, it doesn’t release people from the consequences of sin. Listen today on “Discover the Word”!

Portrait of Jesus

So what did Jesus look like? Did he resemble actor James Caviezel who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ? Probably not. Something like Warner Sallman’s famous portrait Head of Christ? Uh, no—don’t think so.

Blessed Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is an opportunity to remember and to reflect on the love we’ve received from the day we were born, and to show our appreciation for the person who has never stopped loving us.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a reminder to reflect on the love we’ve received since the day we were born, and to show our appreciation for the people who have never stopped loving us. It’s an opportunity to remind ourselves of all that our mothers and fathers have done for us.

It has special meaning to Grace and Joshua. When their mother suffered…

The Fragrance of Christ

Which of the five senses brings back your memories most sharply? For me it is definitely the sense of smell. A certain kind of sun oil takes me instantly to a French beach. The smell of chicken mash brings back childhood visits to my grandmother. A hint of pine says “Christmas,” and a certain kind of aftershave reminds me of my son’s teenage years.

Paul reminded the Corinthians that they were the aroma of Christ: “For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ” (2 Cor. 2:15). He may have been referring to Roman victory parades. The Romans made sure…

For grace to be given, it must be received!

Do you feel uncomfortable when people praise you? Do you tend to deflect compliments? Today on “Discover the Word,” we discover that an important part of grace is learning to receive it. In the case of Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth, he felt unworthy of David’s kindness. But for grace to be given, it must be received! Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

Slow Learners

As we grow older, we often come to the realization that certain people we doubted were right all along. How many of us have looked back and secretly wondered,If only I would have listened to my parents, who knows how many more opportunities I could have had? Who knows how many hurtful mistakes I could have avoided?

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