Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): New Way Mother’s Day

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Make this Mother’s Day A NEW BEGINNING with your daughter-in-law by DEB DEARMOND Did you know more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. But in some homes, the phone is […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick with Encouragement): Live It Out Option for Parents

Children are individually unique. Consider the differences in your children. (If you only have one child, consider the differences between yourself and your siblings or friends.) God created each person with different characteristics and interests. Christians have differing talents and spiritual gifts. How do you encourage your children to use their uniqueness to serve the […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Healing Love

by STEPHANIE SUMMERS Let me tell you about my beautiful, wonderful grandson. Joseph Gage (we call him Gage) came into our world on a mild January day. There he was, my Floridian grandson, joining ranks with my two older grandchildren who lived in Illinois. My first week with the little guy was spent helping out […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Additional Questions

The Point: Encouragement strengthens relationships.   Opening Question What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Name the top five things you think humans absolutely must have to survive and thrive. If you were stranded on a desert island, what, besides food and water, would you need […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Just One Kind Word

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By: Threads staff If you know me, you know I am full of very strange stories, all of which are completely true. Yesterday, I added another tale to my ever-growing list. In addition to helping plant a new campus of my church, I teach a Bible study group for 10th grade guys. They keep me […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Common Ground

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BY SCOTT ATTEBERY Bound together by the need for grace. I don’t belong here. That was my first thought when I walked into the room labeled, “Singles.” I had recently relocated and was interested in building rela- tionships in my new church home. On that particular Sunday morning, I was greeted at the church entrance […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Healing Love

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by STEPHANIE SUMMERS Let me tell you about my beautiful, wonderful grandson. Joseph Gage (we call him Gage) came into our world on a mild January day. There he was, my Floridian grandson, joining ranks with my two older grandchildren who lived in Illinois. My first week with the little guy was spent helping out […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): True Colors

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BY MICHAEL KELLEY The greatest mark of those who follow Christ is love. Certain patterns of behavior are associated with discipleship or growing in maturity in our relationship with Christ. These patterns, classically called spiritual disciplines, are the means of grace God has given us that help us to develop intimacy with Him. But I’ve […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Afloat and Alone

BY MICHAEL KELLEY When you start to drift, fight the current, and get back to Jesus. “We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away” (Hebrews 2:1). I don’t spend a lot of time on boats, but whenever I find myself on the water, I’m […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Additional Questions

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The Point: Let love permeate every relationship Opening Question Would you rather eat stale bread or drink day-old coffee? What could use a little “freshening up” in your life? Who was your first good friend in elementary school and what made you become friends? What was the first birthday party you were invited to attend […]