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    The Unbreakable Promise: God’s Covenant With Moses, Part II

    Approximately 3,500 years ago, God made a covenant with Moses and the people of Israel. But was simple obedience to the law the only thing that God truly desired? Or was there more to it? Join us as we learn about the laws given to the Israelites, and the underlying purposes beneath them. Through a […]

    The Unbreakable Promise: God’s Covenant With Abraham, Part I

    Abraham’s life was filled with amazing experiences and amazing promises from God Himself. Told that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky, Abraham was also surprised to learn that kings would come forth from him—including one King who would be a blessing to the entire world. We now know that […]

    The Jewish Roots of Christianity, Part III

    The Jewish and Christian faiths share a rich common legacy in a chosen people, a land of promise, the God of Abraham, the Old Testament Scriptures, and holy days instituted by God. So how Jewish should the Christian faith be in look and practice today? Join us as we venture into the Jewish roots of […]

    The Jewish Roots of Christianity, Part II

    From the days of Moses, the Hebrew people have found a common bond in the words: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One!” Yet, suddenly, in the first century, thousands of Jewish people began worshiping a Man who claimed to be one with the Father in heaven. How could this radical […]

    The Jewish Roots of Christianity, Part I

    Judaism and Christianity: Two spiritual points of view, seemingly worlds apart, yet sharing a common city, story, and Messianic hope. Discover the rich heritage of the Christian faith, which is grounded in the same Old Testament Scriptures as Judaism, and deepen your own understanding of the Scriptures. Join us as we venture into the Jewish […]

    Cleansing the Gum Wall

    In 2015 a city decided it was time to clean up something that was attracting unwanted visitors. So a maintenance crew began the tedious work of removing more than one million pieces of gum—weighing more than a ton—stuck to the iconic “Gum Wall.” What began twenty years before, when patrons began sticking gum on the wall while waiting in line for the local theater, had turned into a popular tourist attraction. Unfortunately, the wall was also popular with the local rat population!

    Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

    Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows and our breathing continues “without ceasing”; we are not even conscious of it, but it never stops. And we are not always conscious of Jesus keeping us in perfect oneness with God, but if we are obeying Him, He always is. Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life of the saint.

    The Price of Love

    Our daughter burst into tears as we waved goodbye to my parents. After visiting us in England, they were starting their long journey back to their home in the US. “I don’t want them to go,” she said. As I comforted her, my husband remarked, “I’m afraid that’s the price of love.”

    We might feel the pain of being separated from loved ones, but Jesus felt the ultimate separation when He paid the price of love on the cross. He, who was both human and God, fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy seven hundred years after Isaiah gave it when He “bore the sin of…

    The cross of Christ was always the plan

    Why do Christians focus on the cross? It might seem morbid to some, but as we’ll see today on Discover the Word, “The Wondrous Cross” is where God’s carefully laid plans came to fruition. We’ll discover as we look beyond the cross to what it accomplished, that the cross of Christ was always “Plan A.” Listen […]

    Remember the Cross

    In the church I attend, a large cross stands at the front of the sanctuary. It represents the original cross where Jesus died—the place where our sin intersected with His holiness. There God allowed His perfect Son to die for the sake of every wrong thing we have ever done, said, or thought. On the cross, Jesus finished the work that was required to save us from the death we deserve (Rom. 6:23).

    The sight of a cross causes me to consider what Jesus endured for us. Before being crucified, He was flogged and spit on. The soldiers hit Him in…

    Behind the Easter Story: Easter, Part II

    Hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung retrace the footsteps of Jesus from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to His victorious resurrection on Easter morning…

    A wondrous plan hundreds of years in the making

    Today on Discover the Word, we continue our study called “The Wondrous Cross,” a place of seeming contradictions. How could a cross—a Roman execution rack—be “wondrous”? It begins to make sense when you realize it was all part of the plan, spelled out hundreds of years earlier. We’re seeing how Christ fulfills the ancient prophecy […]

    Forsaken for Our Sake

    Does having a friend nearby make pain more bearable? Researchers at the University of Virginia conducted a fascinating study to answer that question. They wanted to see how the brain reacted to the prospect of pain, and whether it behaved differently if a person faced the threat of pain alone, holding a stranger’s hand, or holding the hand of a close friend.

    Researchers ran the test on dozens of pairs, and found consistent results. When a person was alone or holding a stranger’s hand while anticipating a shock, the regions of the brain that process danger lit up.  But when holding…

    The “Wondrous Cross”

    What would you say causes you the most pain in life? And do you ever wonder where Jesus is in your pain? Today on Discover the Word, the team gathers to discuss one of the hardest questions we face as Christians. We find the answer at the “Wondrous Cross.” Listen to Discover the Word!

    The Power of the Cross

    Bill Crowder presents the centurion’s perspective on the crucifixion of Christ to encourage a deeper understanding of its significance and power to change lives.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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