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Week 25 Application |
Give Me Jesus

The classic songs known as spirituals sprang from the passionate faith of African-Americans oppressed by slavery who lifted up their voices while working in the fields. Frederick Douglass, the former slave who became a prominent author and speaker, said spirituals “breathed the prayers and complaints of souls suffering the most cruel anguish.” Douglass admitted, “I […]

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Week 25
Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1. What is it like to watch someone suffer courageously or battle fearlessly (some examples: a cancer diagnosis, the death of a child, or a situation against all odds)? 2. What impact has it had on you or someone you know to witness steadfast […]

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From the Editor |
Speak Up!

This issue of The Lookout focuses on Philippians, one of Paul’s prison epistles. The underlying theme of the study segments in this issue is speaking: to advance the gospel, to hold out the Word of life, to proclaim Christ’s values, and through our generous giving. So it seemed appropriate to make speaking the focus this […]