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Week 05 Character | Words to Grow By

Much of my adult life has been spent employed in some form of Christian ministry: preaching, editing adult Sunday school material, and teaching in a Christian university. Over those years I’ve received a steady stream of information about the numerous resources that exist to assist a follower of Jesus in attaining spiritual maturity. There are […]

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Week 05 Daily Reading

MONDAY Reading for Today: Matthew 10:1-20 Acts 15:1-21 Psalm 23 Genesis 50 Genesis 50 Joseph had good reason to be furious with his brothers. Because of their actions he became a slave, he was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and he was thrown into jail. Everything terrible that happened to him could […]

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Week 49 Study Questions

These questions coordinate with Engage Your Faith and This Week with the Word. Sunday School Lesson Text: Acts 3:11-21 Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1.What TV reality shows do you watch? In your opinion, how “real” are reality shows? 2. In the well-known story, Pinocchio wanted to be a […]

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Week 49 Study | Faith in Jesus

Jesus said to his disciples, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22). The disciples said to Jesus, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). Few things in the Bible are as important as faith in Jesus. Our lessons for this quarter focus on faith—the faith proclaimed by the early church, the example of faith evident in the life […]

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Week 49 Application | The Godsend

Do you ever refer to someone as a godsend? The term describes a blessing that comes at an opportune moment. The dictionary defines a godsend as “something good that happens unexpectedly and at a time when it is especially needed.” What does a godsend look like? A nurse provides exceptional care during a hospital stay. […]