Claim Your Christian Heritage: As Hearers and Doers of the Word

Time of Grace is an international Christian outreach media ministry that connects people to God’s grace through Jesus Christ so that they know they are loved and forgiven. The ministry uses television, print, social media, and the web to share the gospel with people across the U.S. and around the world. On the weekly Time of Grace television program, Pastor Mark Jeske presents Bible studies that are understandable, interesting, and can be applied to people’s lives. The program is broadcast locally, nationally, and internationally on various networks, including FreeForm (ABC Family), which is carried by virtually all cable providers in the U.S. For a complete broadcast schedule, visit Watch Time of Grace or visit, where you will find the program via streaming video and audio podcasts, as well as study guides, daily devotions, blogs, a prayer wall, and additional resources. You can also call 800.661.3311 for more information. Jesus' parable describes the different reactions that people have to his Word. Initially, we do nothing for our faith. The Holy Spirit plants it; it is pure grace. But once planted, it is the type of "soil" that we are that determines whether or not we have a lasting faith. For us to retain our faith, we must stay in the Word, listening to it and studying it. That is how God strengthens us and keeps us close. We then live lives of faith for God, sharing the gospel with those around us.