Discussion-based Lessons

Discussion-based lessons have groups talking and changing. We are changed more by what we say than what we hear. "Instead SPEAKING the truth (not just hearing the truth) we will grow." Ephesians 4.15 https://www.youtube.com/embed/lduldVUA8-4

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What am I missing?

What am I missing? This was the question I asked myself as I stood, deflated, in front of the list on the wall. It was Monday morning. My name was three slots lower than it had been the month before. Just yesterday I had heard the preacher say, “The race is over. You...

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God wrote his love in red

Many years ago, in the little English village of Brackenthwaite, there lived a quiet and lonely man named William Dixon. His wife had died years before, and later he had lost his only son. Dixon often could be seen sitting by his window, watching the world go by and...

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Turning Faith Into Passion

We looked up from our chicken wings and cheese fries to see a slow trickle of women in their midthirties filling up the sports bar. We were in Ohio and had chosen an ideal spot, we believed, to watch the Cleveland Cavs lose the deciding game of the NBA finals....

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What is Union with Christ?

Most of us have wondered, at one time or another, if we were switched at birth. “Are those really my parents?” Now, imagine your parents are mean and critical, that you have always been a disappointment to them and they to you. But then, one day, you find a dusty...

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He Died Just for Me… Really?

When you actually believe Jesus’ words and realize Jesus’ worth, then you understand that his aim is not simply to be your personal Lord and Savior and that his death on the cross did not revolve around you alone. Christians sometimes say, “When Jesus died on that...

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Joy comes in the morning

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. —Psalm 30:5 NLT Amanda Todd was the Canadian teenager who became an unwitting spokesperson for despair at the age of fifteen after a predator had convinced her to pose topless for a photo. He later...

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God loves you

In the days when the great evangelist Dwight L. Moody was preaching in Chicago, a poor drunkard stumbled up the steps to the front door of Moody’s church. The man pushed the door open, scanned the room, and saw no one inside. His eyes, however, were drawn to a large...

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BELIEVING REQUIRES PROCLAIMING

Following Jesus necessitates believing Jesus, and believing Jesus leads to proclaiming Jesus. Consequently, a privatized faith in a resurrected Christ is practically inconceivable. Yet privatized Christianity is a curse across our culture and the church today....

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Excited about a new book!

I’m trying to remember the last time I was more excited about a new book or a new author. Rankin Wilbourne brings a remarkable flair for writing, and a great breadth and depth of learning, and a passionate heart, to the most important subject in the world: What is the...

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The God We Hate

A lot of people assume that because I am a pastor that I have it all together—at least spiritually. They assume that I roll over each morning, open my eyes, and sigh with contentment, “Good morning, Lord!” Then I grab the harp beside my bed and pluck out a few psalms...

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Francis Chan: advantages of small

One of the greatest advantages of this method is that it requires no budget. It can be completely free. As the churches take offerings, 100 percent of the money can go to the poor and to missions. From surveys I have studied, it costs on average approximately $1,000...

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FOLLOWING REQUIRES BELIEVING

According to research, many “Christians” no longer believe that God is the supreme Creator and Ruler of the universe. Such “Christians” believe that everyone is god or that maybe god is simply the realization of one’s human potential. Over half of “Christians” don’t...

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The cross is laid on every Christian

The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every man must experience is the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old man which is the result of his encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we...

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DON’T MAKE JESUS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR

When followers of Christ share stories of how they became Christians, they often say something along the lines of, “I decided to make Jesus my personal Lord and Savior.” Initially and ultimately, of course, it’s wonderful to hear brothers and sisters recount the...

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Are all religions the same?

Many believe that all religions worship the same god but give god different names and worship in different ways. Gandhi said it this way: “The soul of religion is one, but it is encased in a multitude of forms.” Another way of describing it goes like this: There is a...

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Only the obedient believe

Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe. Are you worried because you find it so hard to believe? No one should be surprised at the difficulty of faith, if there is some part of his life where he is consciously resisting or disobeying the commandment of Jesus. Is there...

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Are you missing something?

I’m missing something.” That’s the shared sentiment of almost every person who has ever walked the face of the earth. Strangely enough, it ties in to why we don’t like to be naked in public. According to Genesis, the first thing Adam and Eve felt after they had sinned...

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Unconverted believers

Imagine a woman named Ayan. Ayan is part of a people who pride themselves on being 100 percent Muslim. To belong to Ayan’s tribe is to be Muslim. Ayan’s personal identity, familial honor, relational standing, and social status are all inextricably intertwined with...

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Costly Grace

Costly grace is the hidden treasure in the field, for the sake of which people go and sell with joy everything they have. (45) It is the costly pearl, for whose price the merchant sells all that he has; it is Christ’s sovereignty, for the sake of which you tear out an...

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The high price of being too easy on yourself

In his book, Living on the Ragged Edge, Charles Swindoll tells a funny story about his friend who taught high school just long enough to know he shouldn’t be teaching high school. One year, he was assigned to teach a rather dreary subject to an even drearier group of...

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God Loves You. Always has. Always will.

We have just released a new Bible Study based on the book: God Loves You: He Always Has; He Always Will, by David Jeremiah These lessons are available on Amazon, as we as a part of my Good Questions Have Groups Talking Subscription Service. Like Netflix for Bible...

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YOU DON’T GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL JESUS

When I arrived at the boarding gate, only two other people were waiting to board the late-night flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Charlotte, North Carolina. One was a gentleman I estimated to be two hundred years old. The other was a mysterious, brooding young...

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Union With Christ

We have just released a new Bible Study based on the book: Union with Christ, by Rankin Wilbourne These lessons are available on Amazon, as we as a part of my Good Questions Have Groups Talking Subscription Service. Like Netflix for Bible Lessons, one low subscription...

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What difference will God make in your life today?

For many people life is meaningless, empty, boring drudgery. Read the book of Ecclesiastes to discover the futility of life. It is especially empty without God. Can you imagine what it must be like for those who don’t know God? In his thought-provoking book on...

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? As you will discover, the answer is fairly simple, but it changes your life completely. The word disciple refers to a student or apprentice. Disciples in Jesus’s day would follow their rabbi (which means teacher)...

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Christ bids him come and die

When we give ourselves to Jesus, we meet ourselves coming and going in the cemetery. There’s a sense in which we pass from death to life (Eph. 2), but we also pass from life to death (Rom. 6). We’re crucified with Christ, and we die to sin. Many Christians focus on...

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