Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Taking up the Mantle


  Taking Up The Mantle Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to pass our faith from generation to generation. by DIANA CHANDLER ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ didn’t realize she had missed anything growing up as the child of Billy Graham until she married and saw her husband, Danny Lotz, interact with their three children. As a dentist, […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Being a Leader and How it Happens

Being a Leader and How It Happens The first leadership role I remember being elected or selected to was president of my church youth group. I don’t think there were any formal duties and the biggest qualification, it seemed, was to not be afraid to get up front, tell everyone to be quiet, and make some […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Lessons From a Mentor


I AM WRITING this column about one week after I learned that one of my professional mentors has announced his retirement. As his friend and coworker, I have watched him live his faith in his home and in his ministry. He is for me what a mentor ought to be: someone who so walks with God that you want to […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Healing Love

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by STEPHANIE SUMMERS Let me tell you about my beautiful, wonderful grandson. Joseph Gage (we call him Gage) came into our world on a mild January day. There he was, my Floridian grandson, joining ranks with my two older grandchildren who lived in Illinois. My first week with the little guy was spent helping out […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): True Colors


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 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 Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Additional Questions


The Point: Let love permeate every relationship Opening Question Would you rather eat stale bread or drink day-old coffee? What could use a little “freshening up” in your life? Who was your first good friend in elementary school and what made you become friends? What was the first birthday party you were invited to attend […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick with Love): Conclusion Option for Parents

Replace Question #5 with the following option: Have a volunteer read the following aloud: “Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. ⌊Love⌋ finds no joy in unrighteousness but […]

Like No Other, Session 1 (Promised Like No Other): All Additional Resources


  Click Here for the Like No Other Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Dr. Tony Evans Here are some songs we think would go along especially well with this session. Click the song title to open up iTunes. Additional resources for some songs can be found by clicking the LifeWay Worship link. […]

Like No Other, Session 1(Promised Like No Other): Introduction Option for Boomers


In the 1960’s, the term “credibility gap” became popular in the mainstream media. According to Wikipedia, “it was most frequently used to describe public skepticism about the Lyndon B. Johnson administration’s statements and policies on the Vietnam War.”  When Richard Nixon ran against Johnson, “Close the credibility gap” was one of his campaign slogans. Show this […]