Results: What Teachers, Shepherds, and Leaders Can Expect

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 9 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, [...]

From the Editor: Hope Found

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Where do you look for hope? This week, Bible Studies For Life General Editor Ronnie Floyd reminds us that we live in a culture that inundates is with false remedies and placebos to attempt to make us feel better, or at least make us forget. Dr. Floyd rightly calls these “false, ineffective hopes.” Where is [...]

I Don’t Have Time to Lead a Bible Study Group, Part 2

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You’ve been asked to lead a Bible study group. But preparation takes so much time that you wonder if you’ll shortchange my other commitments. If you’re like most believers, this dilemma sounds very familiar. Your life is already full of good responsibilities. So here are a few more time-finders, to go along with the list we compiled [...]

Small Group Monday: When You Have to Cancel a Meeting

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We are coming out of a crazy winter, and there’s a good chance you had to cancel at least one small group meeting this year. Or maybe your reasons for canceling a meeting aren’t weather related. A family crisis, a burst pipe, a last minute call out of town for business. No matter how much [...]

Ruts: Pitfalls to Avoid for Teachers, Shepherds, and Leaders

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 8 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, [...]

From the Editor: Let Hope In

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Today on the blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd reflects on how vital hope is for sustaining life. It’s been said that “A person can live seven days without water, three minutes without oxygen, but not a second without hope.” In our latest Bible Studies for Life unit, Let Hope In, Pete Wilson looks at the idea of [...]

What 10 Days on a Tour Bus in Israel Taught Me About Bible Studies For Life

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By David Francis My wife Vickie and I just returned from an unforgettable tour of Israel. We walked and sailed and stood and talked in the places Christ walked and sailed and stood and talked. We did so as a part of what became a community group called “Bus #2!” Our community enjoyed the tour [...]

Small Group Monday: Three Powerful Words for Group Leaders

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By Sam O’Neal It’s a terrifying experience, and it happens to every group leader at one point or another: somebody asks a question. Not just any question, though—a big question. A tough question. A question that sounds important. And you have no idea what your answer should be. Have you been in that situation as [...]

Routines: Planning for the 3 Roles

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 7 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, [...]

From the Editor: Thanking God For Rest

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We wrap up our “Productive” study with a session about rest. The Point of the session is, “Rest is a gift from God for His glory and our benefit.” We know that one of the 10 Commandments is “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” So what does that mean? Does it just mean [...]