For the Leader: Can I Really Be Holy?

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By Jeffrey Holder,  Content Editor, Bible Studies for Life: Senior Adults As we began our latest session in Bible Studies for Life, we were asked to consider this question: What are some things the average person considers holy or sacred? I imagine a lot of people would not put Christians on their lists. Of course, [...]

Small Group Monday: Resilient Faith and Disciple Making

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Resilient Faith by Mary Jo Sharp examines the aspects of faith through the lens of First Peter. This book of the Bible is a short letter from the apostle Peter that shows us what resilient faith looks like while helping us find a faith that endures the adversity that is sure to find its way [...]

26 Places You Could Start a New Group

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  By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 10 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis.  Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to [...]

From the Editor: Faith that Is Active

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In a recent blog post, General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd talked about the difference between “passive faith” and active faith: There are many who claim Christ in the same way they claim to be fans of a particular sports team. They are “Christian” because they are not Muslim, Hindu, or Atheist. There’s got to be [...]

Transformational Teaching and Bible Studies For Life

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By Ken Braddy I love being a Bible study leader at my church! In the past year I’ve seen God grow our group from an initial 3 people to an average of 18 adults. Bible Studies For Life has been a big part of that growth. When I recently offered for the group to switch [...]

Small Group Monday: If I Was Starting Today

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A phrase in a current car commercial caught my ear while I was watching TV last night: “If the automobile had been invented today, it would have been electric.” I don’t know if that’s an accurate statement or not. Still, thinking through what you would do differently if you were creating something today is a [...]

Does Sunday School HAVE to be on Sunday?

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  By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 9 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis.  Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to [...]

From the Editor: The Focus of Our Faith

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Many small groups using Bible Studies For Life are beginning a brand new series this week, Resilient Faith by Mary Jo Sharp. Read what General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd has to say about the focus of our faith, and why “just believe” has never been an adequate solution for anybody.  Read more.  

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 [...]

Starting With the Right DNA

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  By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 8 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis.  Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to [...]