by Rebecca George Lessons from the Life of Jeremiah Six years ago this coming August (2011), Hurr icane Katrina began her lethal trek toward the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When all was said and done, nearly 1,900 people lost their lives, and the storm caused more than $100 billion in destruction. Many college students in New Orleans lost everything. Students already immersed into the fall
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BY ERIKA HOFFMAN His step was spryer than usual as he descended the stairs. Clack-clack, his cane stomped the wooden tread before his arthritic foot budged. “Hey, Dad! You’re up earlier than usual,” I said as I attempted to peer into his eyes. I restrained from glancing pitifully at his uncertain, wobbly knees. His white
Peace is the presence of Jesus. BY JENNIFER J. HOLT BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP. Every morning begins the same way with a rousing alarm and a long list of things to do. I try to be a planner, packing my family’s lunches the night before and getting out what we’re going to wear before bed, yet somehow getting
Our friends over at Biblestudyinsider.com posted an excellent score card for group leaders to measure the effectiveness of their small group ministry. This would be a wonderful time of year to take a step back and evaluate how your group is doing. Click here to access the score card.
Note: In Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adult and Bible Studies For Life: KJV, this is numbered Session 7. The Point: Our faith is focused on a sure hope. Icebreaker What comes to mind when you hear the word “hope”? What makes you feel insecure or unstable? What makes you most nervous? Is there some activity,
By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 7 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis. Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to
Beginning this quarter, we are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to LifeWayWorship.com, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the Beyond Belief unit Here are the magazine
How is your summer going? So far, here in Tennessee it is hot!! This summer is actually quite unusual. There are 4 Sundays in June and then 5 Sundays in July and August. That doesn’t really really happy very often and usually when it does, there is either a 12 Sunday quarter before or after
Session 5 of Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God is called “God is Wise.” Who doesn’t need wisdom in their lives? Every day, over four billion online searches are made. But are we any wiser? Do we know how to wisely use that knowledge? Technology cannot deliver to us what God can. God is
Our students often turn to the Internet or friends to find wisdom. If we search the Internet for “wisdom,” there are a lot of people who try to weigh in on what they think is “wise advice.” This week we learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom, true wisdom, doesn’t come from the Internet.