Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Additional Questions


The Point: Jesus is fully human and fully God. Icebreaker If you needed life-saving treatment, would you want an average doctor to whom you could easily relate or a medical genius who was magnificently skilled but couldn’t communicate on your level? Why do you need a Savior who is both fully human and yet fully […]

Like No Other Session 1 (Promised Like No Other): Additional Questions


The Point: Jesus is the promised Messiah. Icebreaker When have you seen a leader present him/herself as one thing and turn out to be another? How do you decide whether someone is believable? Describe a time that a promise to you was broken. How did that make you feel? Do you ever struggle to keep […]

Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Who Is This Jesus?


  by Michael Kelley “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son . . . ”   So goes John 3:16, the most familiar verse in the Bible. If you look at more recent translations, you see that the phrase “One and Only” replaced the word “begotten” (KJV). […]

Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Mary, A Woman With God’s Favor


  By Glenn McCoy I don ’t want to appear negative, but let us begin by admitting what we do not know about Mary. We know nothing of her parents, birth, or youth. We do not know her age when Jesus was born, what thoughts she may have had about Him as her Son grew into manhood. And, we do not […]

Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): No Greater Life


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Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Live It Out Option for Men


Yogi Berra famously claimed, “90% of baseball is mental, the other half is physical.” The man who was famous for his confusing quotes was describing the most important paradox in sports. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “paradox” as a “statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable or absurd, but that may be actually true in fact.” In […]

Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Motherhood: The Great Surrender


by VICTORIA YORK Two important lessons learned from Mary, the mother of Jesus Debbie Bales remembers the day the Lord spoke to her heart that He was about to restore her relationship with her oldest child. Years before, when her son was 18 and still living at home, Debbie had discovered he had been lying, […]

Like No Other, Session 1 (Promised Like No Other): Introduction Option for Men


Everyone knows that when it comes to empty or broken promises politicians have the monopoly. Herbert Hoover never made the promise of “a chicken in every pot” but his party convention ran the slogan to advertise his platform of prosperity just before the Great Depression, forever linking it to him. Theodore Roosevelt famously promised not […]

From the Editor: 3 Facts about Sex


Originally posted on on October 28, 2014 We live in a society that seems saturated in sex. Movies, books, commercials, songs, YouTube videos and more seem to face us at every turn with sensuality and sexuality. As this is being written, the trailer for a film based on a popular pornographic novel series has […]

Are We Damaging Sunday School by Enlisting Warm Bodies?


The other day, my teenaged son asked me about a DVD he and his girlfriend wanted to rent. The title: Warm Bodies: A Zombie Love Story. Apparently, movies about romances between vampires and humans have run their course, and now we are moving on to romances between the living and the undead. Ah, Hollywood. Or is it, […]