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 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 No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): No Greater Life

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

Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): One Student Can Start a Movement

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This article originally was posted on threadsmedia.com on August 12, 2013 Most of the students in the small province would choose to attend any other university in the country. Their local university, located on a Southeast Asian island, is neither prestigious nor acclaimed. However, it holds the potential to be the starting point of a […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): I Saw the Light

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Why We’re Called to Illuminate Our World by Adam York Light is fascinating. It illuminates. It reveals. It clarifies. Often, we don’t appreciate the value of light until we’re stuck in a dark place without knowing the way out. (If you’ve ever played a game of Underground Church, you can definitely relate.) But light is […]

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 […]

What If I Don’t Have All the Answers?

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As teachers and ministers we’re supposed to have the answers, right? While that’s certainly an ambitious goal to have, it’s not true to life. Furthermore, the problem with the “only ask questions with straight-forward answers” mentality of leadership is that it holds little water for young adults. They know better than to assume life is […]

Like No Other, Session 4 (Teachings Like No Other): Gray Areas

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In your quest for truth, let God’s love be your guide. by Mike Glenn We live in a world of infinite possibilities, even when we’re addressing important moral and ethical issues. For some questions, there just don’t seem to be right or wrong answers. Worse, in other situations, there seem to be several right answers. […]

Like No Other, Session 3 (Power Like No Other): Trust Me

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by Mark Whitt “Trust me. It’s going to work out.” Has anyone ever comforted you with that phrase? As a campus minister, there were many times when college students would swing by my office and share their anxiousness about graduation, an internship, or a relationship. And I’d point them toward that word trust, encouraging them […]

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

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  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). […]