Episodes: Discernment

Discernment

  • Perspective for a New Year
    December 15, 2009 Best of 2009

    In the year ahead you need godly perspective on all that is headed your way. Get that kind of valuable perspective from a woman who faced imminent death. Read or Listen →

  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 1
    October 5, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    A greedy, self-seeking prophet is mentioned in eight different books of the Bible. Can you guess who he is? Nancy will take you through this strange story. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 2
    October 6, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    Do you sometimes use words as a weapon? Do you belittle, diminish, or tear people down? Nancy will show you why there is joy in learning to bless others. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 3
    October 7, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    Sometimes the situation that’s driving you the craziest is the exact situation God wants to use to teach you and bless you. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 4
    October 8, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    Hear the Old Testament story of Balaam. The story will encourage you to bless others with your words and to avoid tearing others down. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1 - Leviticus 22:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 5
    October 9, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    As a child of God, do you have to be afraid of evil curses? Of magic or bad luck? Nancy will address that question by looking at the life of Balaam. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 6
    October 12, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    The Old Testament gives us a very surprising story about a false prophet being filled with the Holy Spirit. Hear God brings about a 180 degree turn in a life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 7
    October 13, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    Does it ever feel like the enemies of God are gaining strength? Nancy reminds you that God can turn the situation completely around. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • A Look at the Life of Balaam, Part 8
    October 14, 2015 Blessings and Curses: A Look at the Life of Balaam

    Throughout the New Testament, God’s people are warned against following the teaching of Balaam. What does he have to do with you and me? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 22:1-24:25
  • Beware of the Beautiful Deception
    May 12, 2015 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception

    Spirituality is hip. Lots of entertainers and celebrities allude to God or the supernatural. But just because the words sound good, are they true? Read or Listen →

  • Focusing on the Authentic
    May 13, 2015 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception

    Forgery experts don’t focus on forgeries. They get to know the real thing, which helps them recognize the false when they see it. Read or Listen →

  • Purposeful Discernment
    May 15, 2015 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception

    When a blockbuster book attacks your faith, you need discernment to know truth from error. Learn to make discernment part of your daily life Read or Listen →

  • Showing Others the Truth
    May 14, 2015 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception

    Imagine that your friend is excited about a new, popular book. You know the book is unbiblical. What's the loving response? Read or Listen →

  • The Danger of Deception
    May 11, 2015 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception

    Occasionally a controversial novel or movie will emerge and everyone wonders, “Is it biblically true or not?” You can learn discernment for yourself. Read or Listen →

  • A Popular Deception
    January 30, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    You need to carefully evaluate the claims you hear in the world. We get bombarded with unbiblical messages all the time. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3:1-7
  • Anti-Virus
    February 5, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    We go to great lengths to protect our property with locks on our doors and other safety devices. Read or Listen →

  • Are All Religions Valid?
    January 28, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    Jesus presents one way to God. Other religions also provide an equally valid path to God. This is a very popular idea. But is it true? Read or Listen →

  • Beware of the Beautiful Deception
    January 27, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    Spirituality is hip. Lots of entertainers and celebrities allude to God or the supernatural. But just because the words sound good, are they true? Read or Listen →

  • Deceiving God's People
    January 29, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    You need discernment when interacting with books and movies in the world--even in a Christian bookstore. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 11:3
  • Focusing on the Authentic
    February 3, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    Forgery experts don’t focus on forgeries. They get to know the real thing which helps them recognize the false when they see it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 5:11-14
  • Innocent About Evil
    February 2, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    How familiar do you need to be with evil in order to warn your kids or others about it? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3:6-7
  • Purposeful Discernment
    February 6, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    When a blockbuster book attacks your faith, you need discernment to know truth from error. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3
  • Showing Others the Truth
    February 4, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    Imagine that your friend is excited about a new, popular book. You know the book is unbiblical. What's the loving response? Read or Listen →

  • The Danger of Deception
    January 26, 2009 Discerning Truth in a World of Deception—2009

    Occasionally a controversial novel or movie will emerge and everyone wonders, "Is this biblically true or not?" Read or Listen →

  • The Value of Guardrails
    May 17, 2013 Fifty Years of Walking with God

    Imagine driving on a high mountain pass. If the edge is protected by guard rails, you can enjoy the drive. Nancy describes guard rails for your relationships. Read or Listen →

  • Avoiding the Seat of the Scoffers
    January 3, 2019 How to Have a Happy New Year (Ps. 1)

    Small choices can have big consequences. Every wise decision leads you toward true happiness, and every unwise choice leads away from it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 1:1-6
  • Saying No to the Counsel of the Ungodly
    January 4, 2019 How to Have a Happy New Year (Ps. 1)

    You are receiving counsel all the time. The people you spend time with and the media you consume is influencing your thinking. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 1:1-6
  • Learn to Discern
    May 1, 2008 Learn to Discern: A Truth-Filled Response to Spiritual Deception

    How should you respond to Oprah’s recent endorsement of Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth? Find out as Nancy is joined by Dr. Erwin Lutzer & Dr. Don Whitney. Read or Listen →

  • Learn to Discern, part 2
    May 2, 2008 Learn to Discern: A Truth-Filled Response to Spiritual Deception

    What’s the difference between Oprah’s spirituality and biblical spirituality? Think this through as Nancy talks with Dr. Erwin Lutzer and Dr. Don Whitney. Read or Listen →

  • Raising Discerning Children
    September 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    How do children learn discernment? Do they need to experience the latest books, movies, and music in order to judge them? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Teaching Discernment to Your Children
    July 27, 2011 Season of Change, with Rebecca Ingram Powell

    Parents can’t control their children’s intake of movies and music forever. Learn how to encourage them to make wise choices at a young age. Read or Listen →

  • Catch the Creeps
    August 2, 2019 The Right Kind of Strong with Mary Kassian

    How does someone who seems to love the Lord end up making terrible choices? Those devastating life choices don’t usually come by leaps; they come by creeps. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3:1-9
  • Master Your Mind
    August 5, 2019 The Right Kind of Strong with Mary Kassian

    If you want to be a strong person, the best place to start isn’t the gym. Instead, go to God’s Word and develop a strong mind. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3:1-9
  • Stand Your Ground
    August 9, 2019 The Right Kind of Strong with Mary Kassian

    With so many opinions swirling around, how can you really know solid truth? Mary Kassian shows you how to ground yourself in truth. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 3:1-9
  • The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe, Part 4
    October 25, 2001 The Truth and Consequences of Lies Women Believe

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss teaches us how to distinguish truth from error. Read or Listen →