Seeing God As Your Mighty Fortress

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“A mighty fortress is our God.” The words of Martin Luther’s classic hymn ring through the ages, as a reminder of God’s love and protection. And today on Discover the Word, we’ll dig into the psalm that inspired Luther’s famous hymn. Learn to see how God is your “Mighty Fortress” when you listen today to […]

By: Discover The Word
Date: January 31, 2018 at 09:32PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Half-Hearted Repentance

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The administration of former US president Richard Nixon was plagued by scandals, the most infamous being the break-in at the Watergate office building. When addressing the various improprieties of his administration, Nixon famously used the phrase, “Mistakes were made.” This allowed him to admit that something had gone wrong without actually taking direct responsibility. Even after he resigned from office in the face of mounting pressure, Nixon never admitted to any criminal wrongdoing.

By: Our Daily Journey
Date: January 31, 2018 at 09:08PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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National Treasure

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When an advertiser altered a photo of Michelangelo’s famous marble sculpture of the biblical hero David, Italy’s government and gallery officials objected. Picturing David with a military rifle slung over his shoulder (instead of his slingshot) would be a violation—“like taking a hammer to it or worse,” a cultural official said.

In first-century Jerusalem, David was remembered as the shepherd-songwriter and soldier-king of Israel’s fondest memories and greatest hopes Prophets foretold that David’s descendant would finally defeat the enemies of Israel. So, centuries later, when crowds welcomed Jesus as the Son of David (Matthew 21:6–9) they were expecting him to lead the…

By: Our Daily Bread
Date: January 31, 2018 at 04:02PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Discover How You Can Experience True Peace

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What does it mean for there to be “peace”? Today on Discover the Word, the team will show us that peace isn’t just a lack of conflict,  but a filling of God’s presence. Find out how you can experience true peace when you tune in today, to Discover the Word.

By: Discover The Word
Date: January 30, 2018 at 09:06PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Creation Awakes

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Finlandia, composed in 1899, possessed the original title Finland Awakes. Sibelius’ brilliant masterpiece was part of the cultural resistance of Finland’s aggressive neighbor to the east. The symphonic poem begins ominously as brass and percussion swell to a raucous din. But sixty seconds into the clamor, the music softens to an elegant, peaceful beauty—harbinger of a better future for the nation. Finland would indeed awaken.

By: Our Daily Journey
Date: January 30, 2018 at 09:05PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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White as Snow

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Last December, my family and I went to the mountains. We had lived in a tropical climate all our lives, so it was the first time we could see snow in all its magnificence. As we contemplated the white mantle covering the fields, my husband quoted Isaiah, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18).

After asking about the meaning of scarlet, our three-year-old daughter asked, “Is the color red bad?” She knows sins are things God dislikes, but this verse is not talking about colors. The prophet was describing the bright red dye obtained…

By: Our Daily Bread
Date: January 30, 2018 at 04:32PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Discovering Your Safe Refuge . . . In The Midst Of Life’s Storms

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In the midst of life’s storms, we have a safe refuge,  “A Mighty Fortress.” Today on Discover the Word, the team will take us back to Psalm 46, to study one of the most comforting songs in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join us today for Discover the Word!

By: Discover The Word
Date: January 29, 2018 at 09:09PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Time to Rest

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When an international scholar visited a seminary in the US, he was surprised to see an American colleague gardening on Sunday. For him, that activity wasn’t appropriate for the day of rest he observed on Sunday, whereas his colleague found the experience of planting, sowing, and digging to be restful, providing enjoyment and a bit of mental relief. Although the two men interpreted the Sabbath principle differently, they both agreed on the importance of seeking to rest each week.

By: Our Daily Journey
Date: January 29, 2018 at 09:08PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Your Gay Neighbor is Closer than You Think

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The year is 2002, and I’m in middle school. The girls seem freakishly tall and wear a lot of eyeshadow. The boys are mostly obsessed with video games. In youth group, they split us up sometimes.

By: YMI
Date: January 29, 2018 at 07:07PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Able and Available

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My husband was at work when I received news about my mom’s cancer diagnosis. I left him a message and reached out to friends and family. None were available. Covering my face with trembling hands, I sobbed. “Help me, Lord.” A resulting assurance that God was with me comforted me through those moments when I felt utterly alone.

I thanked the Lord when my husband came home and support from friends and family trickled in. Still, the calming awareness of God’s presence that I sensed in those first few hours of lonely grieving affirmed that God is readily and faithfully available…

By: Our Daily Bread
Date: January 29, 2018 at 04:32PM
Title: Our Daily Bread Ministries
URL: http://ift.tt/2Gu3V2s