Scope and Sequence

The term scope and sequence may be unfamiliar to many of our readers. It’s a term used in curriculum development to describe the depth and breadth of the content being taught and the order in which the content is presented. In our context scope and sequence refers to the Scripture passages we provide each week […]


From the Publisher | Justice

It sounds like a good word . . .well, at least it does if you are on the right side of it! That’s how many of us perceive justice when we read the latest scandal in the media. We don’t think of ourselves on the other side of it, waiting for the consequences of justice […]

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A Foundation for Personal Growth

Good things have been happening in the church over the last several decades. We’ve seen a surge in church plantings, we’ve watched as more and more mega and gigachurches dot the landscape, and we’ve heard encouraging accounts of kingdom growth (in the organized church and in underground house churches) in other countries. In other ways, […]

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Changed by the Resurrection

Mary Magdalene was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. The Lord had cast seven demons from her (Luke 8:1-3), so you can imagine the gratitude she felt toward him. Luke describes how Mary and some other women traveled with Jesus and his apostles, “helping to support them out of their own means” (v. 3). Mark […]

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From the Publisher

Like many preachers, I have a process I go through before I step up to preach. Part of that process is a prayer I pray: “God, give me the faith of Abraham, the humility of Moses, the strength of Samson, the wisdom of Solomon, the spirit of Elijah, the heart of David, and the love […]