Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Additional Questions

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Session 7 – Ascended Like No Other Icebreakers 1. When a study called, “Aging in Place in America,” asked seniors what they fear most, the top answer was losing their independence. The study showed seniors fear losing independence more than death. [http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/seniors-fear-loss-of-independence-nursing-homes-more-than-death-2343/] Why is it so important to people to be self-reliant? When is it […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): Additional Questions

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THE POINT: Jesus is alive—and we can live forever. Icebreaker 1. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 68 percent of people fear death. [http://www.statisticbrain.com/fear-phobia-statistics] What is it about anticipating death that makes us afraid? 2. In what ways have you witnessed people around you trying to “beat” death? 3. What was the saddest […]

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 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Damascus Road

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A Fromer Muslim’s Dramatic Conversion Story by KARIM SHAMSI-BASHA April 8, 1992, started out as a beautiful day. The purple sky was clear and crisp; a slight chill was in the air. I had just met my wife at the day care of our 3-month-old son, Zade. SUDDENLY, I HEARD A FIRE CALL on the […]

Like No Other Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Afloat and Alone

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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 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 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): When the Gospel Sinks In

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Counting gain as loss in light of the incomparable message of Jesus Christ. by Piper Sloane The third-century Christian apologist, Tertullian, famously said during a time of Roman persecution, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the church.” The early Church grew tremendously during times of intense persecution because of the witness of those who […]

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 […]