Awake, Session 6 (Return to The Task): Students Standing Strong

God grants a mother’s dream to encourage thousands of students in their faith through their high school. by Terry Ann Kelly A mom with a desire to raise her children to have a heart for the Lord, combined with a simple God-breathed party idea, has organically grown into a ministry designed to help children know […]

Awake, Session 6 (Return to The Task): Broken Pieces, Beads, and Bling that Bring Life

Broken Pieces, Beads, and Bling that Bring Life by STEPHANIE HUFFMAN When we hear a tragic story, it’s a human response to search for the redemptive part of the tale. There has to be some good that comes from the broken pieces. At least, that’s what the Word of God teaches us, right? They were […]

Awake, Session 6 (Return to the Task): Restore the World

Restore the World: A Q&A with Author Gabe Lyons By Emory Colvin   The first time a self-proclaimed atheist asked me to pray with her, I knew the tide was changing. After spending several months intentionally doing life with a group of mostly non-Christians, she began to openly ask questions about my beliefs and initiate […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward): Seasons of a Leader’s Life

Excerpt from Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg (B&H, 2013) Lesson 16 Serve Humbly   John 13:1–20 Jesus and the disciples gathered just before the Passover for their evening meal. During the meal, Jesus quietly slipped away from his place at the table, removed his robe, tied a towel around his waist, and […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward): Passing the Baton

Can you imagine being Moses? You are in charge of 7 million people. God has commissioned you to be the leader, map reader, navigator, and encourager. All of the people are depending on you to chart their course and lead them in the right direction. Now, imagine you are finishing the course of leadership that […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward): Unmasked

Unmasked: identifying the true heroes in your Life by Chris James I love superhero movies. And, I’m fairly indiscriminate about them too. Superman, Batman, Ironman, X-Men — I like them all. Maybe it stems from the consummate little boy inside of me. Or maybe it’s because I have a subconscious desire to leap tall buildings […]

Like Glue, Session 6 (Stick With Acceptance): Additional Questions

The Point: Strong relationships are not hindered by differences of opinion. Opening Question What do you like best about arguments and disagreements? When have you had to admit you were wrong? Complete this statement: Strong differences of opinion can lead to strong… Do you think a perfect world would be where people are all alike […]

Like No Other, Session 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): I Saw the Light

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

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 6 (Resurrected Like No Other): Live It Out Option for Men

Back in the 1950’s a massive earthquake shook China, and as a result, a huge boulder was dislodged from a mountain. It exposed a great cache of wonderful ancient artifacts over a thousand years old. A new world became visible. It was similar, but very, very different, when the stone was rolled away from Jesus’ […]