Discern - May/June 2024

May/June 2024

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Illustration of a ship on a patch of calm seas in the midst of heavier seas. In the sky is a made up constellation in the shape of an anchor. This all illustrates the article Clinging to the Anchor of Hope.
Clinging to the Anchor of Hope

In spite of our accomplishments, the world scene is often a depressing one. God provides sure and steadfast hope in the midst of it all. Listen

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Photo of a broken piggy bank to illustrate the article, Should We Worry About Growing World Debt?
Should We Worry About Growing World Debt?

World debt reached a record-breaking $313 trillion in 2023. Should we be worried? And what does the Bible say about such debt? Listen


Graphic of water being poured over a globe, illustrating, “I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh” (Acts 2:17). This accompanies the article The Significance of Pentecost and the Book of Joel.
Life  The Significance of Pentecost and the Book of Joel

Pentecost is most often associated with the beginning of the Church. Can we learn more about the significance of Pentecost in the book of Joel? Listen

Graphic of a downward spiral representing a pit or pitfalls. This illustrates the article 4 Pitfalls of Interpreting Prophecy.
Prophecy  4 Pitfalls of Interpreting Prophecy

Prophecy can be challenging to interpret, but avoiding common pitfalls can prevent you from believing misconceptions about the future. What are they? Listen

Photo of the nine-man crew that shocked the rowing world in the early to mid-1930s, especially at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This illustrates the article Olympic Legends: The Boys in the Boat.
Life  Olympic Legends: The Boys in the Boat

This year’s Olympics will bring new stories of triumph. Few can top the classic underdog story of the American rowing team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Listen

Graphic of a person choosing the path ahead to illustrate the article Developing Christian Character.
Change  Developing Christian Character

Growing to become like Jesus Christ—developing Christian character—is an essential part of God’s plan for us. What is godly character? How do we build it? Listen

Graphic of toy buildings balanced precariously on building blocks to illustrate the article What Can the Righteous Do as the Foundations of Society Are Destroyed?
Life  What Can the Righteous Do as the Foundations of Society Are Destroyed?

As many of the foundations of society crumble, what can we do? How can we avoid being distracted by unsettling changes and instead focus on the future? Listen

Photo of the torso of a woman standing with hands clasped to illustrate the article about
God  How Did Jesus Pray?

Do you want to learn how to pray? Or to pray better? The Bible provides ample instruction. A great starting place is the example of Jesus Himself.  Listen



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