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“Explore the Bible” Lesson Overview: II Kings 19:10-19, 32-34, “God Hears”

(A brief overview for Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of II Kings 19, for Sunday, August 21, 2022. A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO:  Ask your … Continue reading

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Teachers Overview of Explore the Bible II Kings 12:4-16, for Sun. Aug. 7, “God Honors”

(A brief overview for teachers and Sunday School leaders of the Lifeway “Explore the Bible” Sunday school lesson for Sunday, August 7, 2022 from II Kings 12:4-16. A video version of these notes is available at: INTRO:  You could ask … Continue reading

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“Warnings From The Wilderness” (I Cor. 10 sermon)

On the coastline of Japan, there is a little village called Aneyoshi. On a certain spot in the town, there is an ancient stone tablet, engraved with a somber warning: “Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build … Continue reading

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Lifeway Explore the Bible lesson overview: II Kings 5:1-14, “God Heals”

(This is a brief overview for Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders of Lifeway’s Explore the Bible lesson for Sunday, July 27, 2022) I’m going to suggest a couple of different ways you could begin this week’s lesson: ONE … Continue reading

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“The A-B-Cs of Salvation in Leviticus 1:1-4”

One of the most difficult things for me on my recent mission trip to Bulgaria was the language. I am typically fairly good at languages, and when I go on mission trips I can usually speak some of the language … Continue reading

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“A Kingdom of Priests” (Exodus 19:6 sermon)

This week I read an article about a Boston (Catholic) University student named Robert LeBlanc, who went to college, like a lot of young people do, with dreams of one day getting married, having children and setting up a family. … Continue reading

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Family Gingerbread Contest 2021

Help us determine the winner of our annual family gingerbread house contest. Vote for your favorite from the six below. You can use any criteria you wish: just the one you like best. THANK YOU for helping us continue our … Continue reading

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“Those Who Are Rich” (I Timothy 6:17 sermon)

When our son David was little, we were teaching him and his brother Paul some of the “good old kids songs,” like, “The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me!” And so one day we had them sing for the … Continue reading

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“Dealing With Worry” (Philippians 4:4-9 sermon)

In Amor Towles’ book, A Gentleman in Moscow, the central figure is a Russian count who has been exiled by the Soviet authorities to live within the confines of a single hotel; he cannot leave it at the risk of … Continue reading

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Lifeway “Explore the Bible” Teachers’ Overview of Job 28:12-28 for Sunday, June 27, 2021, “Wisdom Gained”

(These overviews are for Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders of the Lifeway “Explore the Bible” literature. They may also be watched in video form by searching YouTube for “Shawn Thomas Explore the Bible.”) For an introduction to this … Continue reading

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