The Church in Community – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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1.  Does the church have a role in the community?  Should the church be a deep and personal part of Christian life? What’s wrong with just trying to do good and be good and read the Bible and not have to associate with a church–much less the rest of the people of the community? What … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Solitary Life
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Divorce

No question, Jeremiah’s lot in life wasn’t an easy one (he would be the first to admit it too!). Things, though, were even harder than we might have imagined. Read Jeremiah 16:1-13. What was the Lord’s message to Jeremiah here? However harsh, in what ways would it have been a blessing to the prophet? (Compare … [Click to read more …]

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Sharing Prophecy
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Canonization_2014-_The_Canonization_of_Saint_John_XXIII_and_Saint_John_Paul_II_(14036966124) (Mediu1m)

The last few weeks have been pretty intense in the religio-political world. The arrival of Pope Francis in America has elicited all kinds of responses. For some, he is a breath of fresh air. For others, he is no different from any other pope apart from his “terrific PR”.1 Regardless of which position you may … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Greeks and Jews
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Christ and National Speakers

Read 1 Corinthians 1:22-24. How do these verses help us to understand the different ways people relate to truth? What can we learn here that can help us in our witnessing to various people groups? In the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, God worked remarkable signs of providential care for Israel. Later generations of Jews … [Click to read more …]

Called to Be Kingdom Builders
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Jesus praying in an olive grove at nigh

Standing before Pilate under intense pressure, Christ stands calm and self-controlled. Unknown to the courtroom is a divine power, a focused mission and ministry they have never seen nor can they comprehend. Standing before worldly power, Jesus Christ unequivocally states to Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Kingdom of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:2; Luke 1:32-33; Luke 18:16-30; Luke 17:23-24; Rev. 21:1-3; Luke 21:34-36. Memory Text: They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:29, NKJV). The kingdom of God is a major theme and a … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Mission of Jesus
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 15:4-7, Luke 11-32; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 18:35-43; Luke 19:1-10. Memory Text: The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10, NKJV). If we were to write a mission statement for Jesus, we could not do any better than to repeat His … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story – The Banner Man
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The Seventh Day

South Korea – Song Sungsub: Wherever Song Sungsub goes, people follow-sometimes with stares, other times with their feet-and that’s OK with him because he has a message to share. The idea began when I was distributing literature door-to-door, Sungsub explains. We can give [the literature], but of course some people just throw it out. One … [Click to read more …]