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    What to do with conflicting Bible verses

    What are we to do with conflicting Bible verses like, “Don’t answer a fool according to his folly” and “Answer a fool according to his folly”? Today on “Discover the Word,” we begin a “Discover the Word 101” conversation that can help you make sense of even apparent contradictions in the Bible! Join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    Discover the Living Word through the written Word

    Today on “Discover the Word,” we conclude our week-long discussion about how the Bible helps us discover who God is. In the gospel of John, we read “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” And then that Word came to dwell among us. The Word—is Jesus. Discovering the Living Word through the written Word. It’s a powerful truth that will transform how you read the Bible.

    When our understanding of God is challenged

    While the Bible instructs us in practical living, it’s also a book of mystery. With God, A plus B doesn’t always equal C! Today on “Discover the Word,” we’re told how to deal with those times when what we thought we understood about God is challenged!

    Hope through the Scriptures

    Paul tells us in Romans that the Bible was written for our instruction, that “through perseverance and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” But what does that mean exactly? How does “persevering” in our understanding of the Bible help us with our present-day struggles and temptations? Don’t miss this important conversation today on “Discover the Word”!

    What does it mean to have a “high view of Scripture”

    The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. But it’s far more than a book of great literature or high moral concepts. Today we begin our discussion on “Discovering the Bible” by emphasizing the necessity of approaching the Bible with a “high view.” Learn what it means to have a “high view of Scripture” when you join the group today on “Discover the Word”!

    5 Commonly Misquoted Verses

    When Jesus was tested in the desert, it was the Word of God that He employed to counter the evil one’s various temptations. When faced with ups and downs in life, we too often recall verses to remind us of truths to hold on to.

    What is the Word of God?

    Join us today as we study a particular passage in the book of Hebrews. Is the living, active, and sharp Word of God described in chapter 4 a book . . . or a person? Today let’s talk about a new way of understanding a familiar verse in the Bible.

    How to enjoy your relationship with God

    We can’t have a relationship with God without knowing Jesus as Savior. But today our special guest Sid Buzzell explains that we will never enjoy that relationship without knowing Jesus as our High Priest. Join us as we continue to “Discover the Word.”

    making Jesus angry

    My wife rarely gets angry, and in that way she’s my complete opposite. But that also means that when she does get mad, I pay very close attention because only something significant gets her worked up.

    A Message for All Time

    Many people read the Bible, but at the same time many people struggle with understanding and applying its ideas and messages to everyday life. In the excerpt from his book Applying the Bible, Jack Kuhatschek offers a guide to reading Scripture and grasping its truths. Taking a closer look at some of the most common…

    How do you put into words the lessons learned over a lifetime of ministry?

    Enjoy a special edition of “Discover the Word” as Haddon Robinson, Alice Mathews, and Mart DeHaan reflect on their favorite highlights from twenty-three years of ministry together. Gather around the table with us.

    To see the special chapel where Haddon and Alice were honored, click on the "read more" link.

    Master The Skill Of Biblical Interpretation

    Years ago in the New York Times, there was an advertisement for Mortimer Adler’s “How to Read a Book.” It pictured a teenager reading his first love letter. The blurb was, “How to read a love letter.”
    The copy said this:
    “This young man has just received his first love letter. He may have read it three or four times, but he is just beginning. To read it as accurately as he would like, would require several dictionaries and a good deal of close work with a few experts of etymology and philology.
    “However, he will do all right without them.
    “He will ponder over the exact shade of meaning in every word, every comma. She has headed the letter Dear John. What, he asks himself, is the exact significance of those words? Did she refrain from saying Dearest because she was bashful? Would My dear have sounded too formal?

    Spiritual Plagiarism

    When I teach English composition, I require students to write in class. I know that in-class writing is their own work, so in this way I become familiar with each student’s writing voice and am able to detect if they “borrow” a bit too heavily from another writer. Students are surprised to learn that their writing voice—which includes what they say as well as how they say it—is as distinctive as their speaking voice. Just as the words we speak come from our hearts, so do the words we write. They reveal who we are.

    Taking Root

    A small area of my yard just couldn’t seem to get going. The grass always seemed sparse in that spot, no matter how well I watered it.

    How does Jesus’ sermon to a first-century audience affect us?

    Pick up a book written last century, and you’re bound to run across some language that sounds almost foreign! Join us as we put Scripture into context.

    September 2019: Christian Living

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