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): 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 No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): More than a Feeling

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 BY MICHAEL KELLEY Set up faith as the engine of your life instead of your emotions. It’s confession time: I didn’t go to the gym this morning. It wasn’t because I suddenly decided that working out was no longer beneficial, nor was it because I had something else pressing that I had to do. I […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): Finding Hope In Life’s Saturdays

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by PETE WILSON The Bible gives us many of the difficult details concerning the death of Jesus. From his hands and feet being nailed to the cross, to the soldiers gambling over his clothes. We’re told in the gospel of Matthew that “darkness fell across the whole land.” That was the first day, a dark […]

Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): Abundant Cross

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Jesus emptied His life so your life could be full. by David Mathis Twice Jesus was offered wine while on the cross. He refused the first, but took the second. Why? The first time is referenced in Mark 15:23, “They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.” William […]

Like No Other, Session 4 (Teachings Like No Other): Train Them Up

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How to develop a plan to help your children grow spiritually By Tobin Perry I’ll never forget the first moments I had with my oldest son when he was born. You go through a multitude of thoughts in the moments after the birth of your first child. You wonder whether you’ll be able to provide […]

Like No Other, Session 3 (Power Like No Other): Fear of Financial Collapse

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Loss is an inevitable part of life. By David Jeremiah Nothing that’s visible is lasting, and one of the harsh realities we face is the moment we first learn that truth. We lose a friend or we lose a job or we lose our fortune. The larger the loss, the deeper the pain. Financial collapse is a […]

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

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Click here to listen to the LifeWay Worship song “No Greater Life” from BSFL Songs, Volume 1

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Excerpt from “The Resolution for Men,” Part 1

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The following is Appendix 5 in The Resolution for Men, published by Broadman and Holman,  pages 235 to 238. Click here to order the book.    Resolution Groups: Accountability for Men All men need accountability. When we know that others are supporting, encouraging, and praying for us, it helps us walk faithfully before God. No […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): The Fear of Disease

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by David Jeremiah  We all fear disease, yet one or more will eventually catch up with each of us. I have just completed my semiannual CT scan. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been making this journey to the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. It all began in 1994 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s […]