Week 38 Study |
Living Stones

Metaphors motivate. Metaphors are memorable. Metaphors helps us talk and live (George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, Metaphors We Live By). The Bible is full of metaphors, and many metaphors are used to describe God’s people. Years ago Paul Minear traced the many images of the church in the New Testament (Images of the Church in […]


Week 38 Mission |
How to Build a Church

It was a day of mixed emotions. Tears stained some cheeks, while others’ hands met together in applause. Among some there was a sobering silence which was broken by joyful shouts of others. The announcement had just been made that formal approval had been given for the congregation to build a new church building.  Torrents […]


Week 38
Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson. 1. What does it mean to be mature? 2. Describe the phases of life from infant to adult. How do they differ? Read 1 Peter 2:1-3 1. First Peter was written for Jewish and Gentile believers early in the life of the church. In […]