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    “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. […]

    Prayer on an Airplane

    Could you pray for us?” asked the French woman sitting next to me on the airplane. We were experiencing violent turbulence. Just minutes earlier this med student and I had been having a lively discussion about God and science. With my broken French and her broken English, I had used a Chinese-English pamphlet to share the good news about Jesus with her. To my new friend, the gospel message seemed like a fairy tale; but when our airplane began to dip and shake, her inclination was to ask God for help, allowing me the opportunity to share my faith and…

    Sweet Scent

    Author Rita Snowden tells a delightful story about visiting a small village in Dover, England. Sitting outside a café one afternoon enjoying a cup of tea, she became aware of a beautiful scent. Rita asked a waiter where it was coming from, and was told it was the people she could see passing by. Most of the villagers were employed at a nearby perfume factory. As they walked home, they carried the fragrance that permeated their clothes out into the street.

    What a beautiful image of the Christian life! As the apostle Paul says, we are the aroma of Christ, spreading…

    Is there a difference between Christ-followers and the lost?

    Why does it sometimes seem like there’s no real difference between the lives of professing Christians and those who are lost in the world? Today, the Discover the Word group is joined by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson to discuss methods of evangelism that lead people to true spiritual maturity. Discipleship is part of the deal! Don’t […]

    How do we live out Jesus’s Great Commission?

    How do we live out Jesus’s Great Commission? Today on Discover the Word, the team will sit down with special guest and Marine Corps officer Natasha Sistrunk Robinson to kick off a brand new series titled, “Mentor for Life.” We’ll see how mentorship is deeply tied to discipleship. Listen today to Discover the Word!

    Faith in the Fields

    One day as I drove by a vineyard located several miles from my house, I noticed a sign that read: Fieldworkers needed. For just a moment I imagined myself hard at work, standing between rows of vines with the sun on my neck and sweat on my face. I could almost smell the fruit ripening in the summer heat and feel myself snapping clusters of grapes from beneath broad leaves.

    Bringing your friends to Jesus

    How do we bring our friends to Christ? Today on Discover the Word, we will open up Mark chapter 2 to talk about how we can bring our friends to Jesus, and then trust that He’ll do what’s best for them. It’s from the series titled, “Bring It to Jesus.” Listen today on Discover the Word!

    Obedience to the “Heavenly Vision”

    I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. —Acts 26:19

    If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible— not God. We lose the vision because of our own lack of spiritual growth. If we do not apply our beliefs about God to the issues of everyday life, the vision God has given us will…

    Being an Example of His Message

    Preach the word! —2 Timothy 4:2

    We are not saved only to be instruments for God, but to be His sons and daughters. He does not turn us into spiritual agents but into spiritual messengers, and the message must be a part of us. The Son of God was His own message— “The words that I…

    His Commission to Us

    Feed My sheep. —John 21:17

    This is love in the making. The love of God is not created— it is His nature. When we receive the life of Christ through the Holy Spirit, He unites us with God so that His love is demonstrated in us. The goal of the indwelling Holy Spirit is not…

    The Viral Gospel

    The Viral Texts project at Northeastern University in Boston is studying how printed content in the 1800s spread through newspapers—the social media network of that day. If an article was reprinted 50 times or more, they considered that “viral” for the industrial age. Writing in Smithsonian Magazine, Britt Peterson noted that a nineteenth-century news article describing which followers of Jesus were executed for their faith appeared in at least 110 different publications.

    When the apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica, he commended them for their bold and joyful witness to Jesus. “The Lord’s message rang out from you not only…

    The Compelling Majesty of His Power

    The love of Christ compels us… —2 Corinthians 5:14

    Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us really know what it means to be held in the grip of the love of God. We tend so often to be controlled simply by our own experience.…

    Becoming the “Filth of the World”

    We have been made as the filth of the world… —1 Corinthians 4:13

    These words are not an exaggeration. The only reason they may not be true of us who call ourselves ministers of the gospel is not that Paul forgot or misunderstood the exact truth of them, but that we are too cautious and concerned about our own desires to allow ourselves…

    The Compelling Force of the Call

    Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16

    Beware of refusing to hear the call of God. Everyone who is saved is called to testify to the fact of his salvation. That, however, is not the same as the call to preach, but is merely an illustration which can be used in preaching. In this verse, Paul was…


    September 2019: Christian Living

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