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Talks

All talks are also available on the “Discovery Church: Grand Rapids” podcast, which can be found on SoundCloud, Apple podcasts, and Google Play.

Fasting

Fasting

Matthew 6:16-18; Luke 4:1-4 Disciplines are a way to make the soil of our heart good ground for the seed of intimacy with God to grow richly. Fasting reminds us to keep coming to God all day long. The reason for hunger pains is to focus our attention on God. If we don’t do that, then it is all in vain. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser

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Solitude and Sabbath

Solitude and Sabbath

Eccle. 3:7, 5:1; Luke 6:12; Mt. 12:8-14 Everything in life is to be directed by Jesus. Jesus is the Bright Morning Star that charts the course for your life. God has blessed us with the gifts of solitude and Sabbath, not to escape from this world, but to help orient our life to follow God intentionally for His will to be done in and through us. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By...

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Wanting More

Wanting More

1 John 5:14-15 We were created for relationship. We flourish when we are growing in our relationship with God and deepening relationships with others. This series looks at the ways God uses to deepen our connection with Him and others. Prayer stands out as the ultimate way for conversation to happen in our most important relationship—with Father, Spirit, and Son. View the full service on our...

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A Light Flashes

A Light Flashes

Isaiah 9:1-7 Isaiah, who prophesied hope, wrote of how God would bring His salvation to the world. It would be in an unexpected light—we know that light as Jesus. His light came in a way that was surprising, and equally surprising is for who this light of new life is for—anyone and everyone who receives it by faith in Him. The Magi fully exemplify who Jesus’ light of salvation is for, and they...

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A Hidden King

A Hidden King

Matthew 2:13-15 While God revealed His Son to the sages and magicians from the East, Herod was lost in trying to find Him. Herod was disturbed about this “king.” Jesus would have been part of the genocide if not for God’s intervention with Joseph. Joseph leads his family to safety in Egypt from Herod, but His claims of being King are still true. Herod shows the truth of humanity, that outside of...

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Surprisingly Close

Surprisingly Close

Matthew 1:20-23 Matthew’s account of Joseph reveals that the coming of Messiah was even greater than what people could imagine from reading the prophets. Even though the Jews believed God was both personal and infinite, anytime anyone drew near to God in the Old Testament, it was completely terrifying. Now, drawing near to God is comforting. God in the flesh, which Jesus claimed to be, gives...

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The Women Behind Christmas

The Women Behind Christmas

Matthew 1:1,3,5,6, 16 Matthew’s gospel beginning with Jesus’ genealogy, which includes women, can seem tedious, and even boring. Yet it shows God’s planning for the arrival of His Son. Their stories change how we see other people’s stories—people are not lost causes or too different but worthy of time, grace, and love—for Jesus came for such as these. View the full service on our YouTube...

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A Light Bursting Forth

A Light Bursting Forth

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 No matter what you want to do in a room, you have to first turn on the light, or you can’t see to do anything else. These verses call the world “dark,” which is ignorance and evil. No “good will” or “Christmas spirit” can change that. Only the light of Christ. Christ’s light dawning brings life, truth, and beauty. Christ’s light shows the world as it really is, and He also shows...

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Looking Up in Trees: Curiosity & the Christian Life

Luke 19: 1-10 This week's talk is brought by Pastor Kevin Schutte from Olathe, Kansas, but who considers Discovery his home church. Curiosity flows from a life of love devoted to God and neighbor. As Ted Lasso famously quoted in the popular TV show, "Be curious, not judgmental." View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Kevin Schutte

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Generosity’s Impact

Luke 18:18-30 Money, like other false gods, has the power to be our complete hope, meaning, and identity. In the story of the 2 rich young rulers, we see that a deepening knowledge and faith in the sacrifice of Jesus for us makes us more willing to give generously. In Jesus, money loses its grip for He is the only wealth that truly lasts. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor...

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Impact

Impact

Matthew 28:18-19 Most of us want to know what our divine purpose and calling is on this earth. We want that “strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence” (Webster on ‘calling’). The Holy Spirit helps us understand how God wired us and the direction His GPS is leading us. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By...

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