iLead with my iPad

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  I am not one of those guys who camps out all night waiting to buy the latest and greatest tech toy. In fact, 20 years ago I returned some software I had purchased because it required something called a mouse. “Why would I ever want to take my hands off the keyboard??” I did eventually […]

The Dog Days of Bible Study

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The dog days of summer. Those hot, sultry days of July and August. For many of us, it’s a period when we slow down a bit (“It’s just too hot to do anything!”) and there are not a lot of activities. Many people use the time to squeeze in a trip or vacation before the […]

Moving Beyond Friendly

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By Lynn Pryor Last year, my wife and I were on a journey of seeking a church home. We determined not to just jump into the first church; we would visit a myriad of churches, see what God was doing, and determine the best place to serve. This journey began each week by visiting a […]

Improving on a Classic

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The ’66 Ford Mustang is an American classic. The Mustang was still a young car but it found its niche in 1966. That was the most popular year in Mustang’s history, selling over 600,000 cars. If it was such a loved and popular car, why did they ever monkey with it and change it? I […]

Chasing Wabbits

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“Be vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.” Elmer Fudd has sat in my group. And he may have sat in yours. You know the person I’m talking about. Let’s say your group is digging into one of Jesus’ parables. Elmer asks the question, “So, do you think there were dinosaurs on the ark?” (Don’t laugh. This […]

Bringing the Whole Church On Board

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Since LifeWay made the decision to relaunch Bible Studies for Life, it’s been encouraging to see how so many churches have caught a vision of how this Bible study resource can be used in their overall mission and strategy. Let me briefly introduce you to one such church. Calvary Baptist Church in Waynesboro, MS made […]

Finding My Way Around the Bible Studies For Life DVD-ROM

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Bible Studies for Life offers a DVD-ROM with its adult and student resources. It is included in the Small Group Leader Kits and the various Leader Packs. Now a DVD-ROM generally means two things: Videos (hey, that’s why it’s a DVD) Other files (this is the ROM part of a DVD-ROM) These “other files” include […]

Going Deep: How to Prepare for Deeper Bible Study

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“Please, sir, I want some more.” Depending on your age, and/or your familiarity with musical theatre, this quote may immediately cause visions of Oliver Twist to dance in your head. Or, it may make you think of the members of your small group. Ever had a member of your group wish you could go deeper […]

Memorable Teaching Moments (or, “Why I wore swim fins to Bible study”)

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By Lynn Pryor “Who was your favorite teacher in school? And more importantly, why was he or she your favorite?” I asked that question at a conference once, and the responses came quick. I heard stories of a third grade teacher from 40 years earlier. A college physics professor. A high school English teacher who […]

A Wise Plan for Discipleship

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I am a wanna-be Lance Armstrong (er, without the drugs). There’s nothing like a long ride on the county back roads, just me, the cows, and the occasional road kill. Before I hop on my bike, though, I’ve studied the map and chosen my distance and route. Unfortunately, I have had occasions where I made […]