The Fear of Rejection By David Jeremiah If our love for the Father drives us to seek only His approval, we will not need to fear rejection from others. HUMANS are the only beings on planet Earth that have a built-in longing for approval. It originates deep in the human psyche, where we have
Make this Mother’s Day A NEW BEGINNING with your daughter-in-law by DEB DEARMOND Did you know more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. But in some homes, the phone is
Children are individually unique. Consider the differences in your children. (If you only have one child, consider the differences between yourself and your siblings or friends.) God created each person with different characteristics and interests. Christians have differing talents and spiritual gifts. How do you encourage your children to use their uniqueness to serve the
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
The Point: Encouragement strengthens relationships. Opening Question What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Name the top five things you think humans absolutely must have to survive and thrive. If you were stranded on a desert island, what, besides food and water, would you need
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
BY SCOTT ATTEBERY Bound together by the need for grace. I don’t belong here. That was my first thought when I walked into the room labeled, “Singles.” I had recently relocated and was interested in building rela- tionships in my new church home. On that particular Sunday morning, I was greeted at the church entrance
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.
If there’s one thing Pinterest and Facebook are good for, it’s making you feel like you are less creative and hip then everyone else in the world. Especially when it comes to birth announcements. Ask the ladies in the class to reflect back on how (or if) they let their friends know they were expecting.
Children think concretely. Most are not ready to understand abstract terms until older childhood and young adolescence. If the subject comes up in discussion with your child, and you feel ill-equipped to explain Jesus’ dual nature, consider framing the discussion in terms of your relationships. Although there is no adequately complete analogy of Jesus’ substance