Sunday School Lessons

Not Exactly a Wise Guy

Can "regular people" have access to the same wisdom as we expect people with robes and beards to have?

Sunday School Lessons

Impossible to Appreciate Without Experiencing It

If we have experienced things that we can't fully describe to others, what might be waiting for us that we can't imagine?

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Tough Questions

Stuck with a challenging question? There is one who knows all of the answers, and who is available for us to ask.

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September 2001 Photo Essay, revisited

As the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States is here, I remember that the events of 9/11/2001 are bracketed for me by the birth of my oldest son.  I sat in the hospital lobby that evening (while my wife was attending a childbirth class), watching the news and videos… Continue reading September 2001 Photo Essay, revisited

Sunday School Lessons

Stashing Our Blessings

Might we have some blessings from God that could be put to even better use?

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One Free Request

If you could ask for anything, what would it be? Let's take a look at someone who received his request for some good suggestions.

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Make Your Current Words as Good as Your Last Words

What if we put as much thought and preparation into our everyday conversations as we do for special occasions?

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Wide Open Spaces

Do you feel stuck, like your options are limited and you can't get free? You're not alone, but there is freedom to be found.

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More Than a Little Bug

If your problem is too big for you to handle on your own, there's someone else who can squash it for you.

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Don’t Look Down When You Need to be Rescued

When we can't find a way out, maybe we're looking in the wrong direction.

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Just Admit It!

If we've kept secrets about our bad choices hidden, is it too late to get them out and start healing?

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Leading vs. Dragging

Out of love for others, are there ways to lead them to the right conclusion about the harm that their choices are doing, rather than just a lecture?

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When “You’re the Man” Isn’t a Good Thing

What allows us to be associated with good examples in teaching illustrations, rather than the villain?

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The Setup of a Good Story

Sometimes, a good illustration makes a key point in the hearers' mind, without needing to spell out the conclusion.

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Who Are We Trying to Impress?

Do those who we are trying to impress love us, or even care about us? There is someone who does both!

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None, Actually

Do you still hear or feel condemnation after accepting the salvation of Jesus Christ? You're not alone, and there is hope.

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Modifying vs. Replacing

Have we been trying to keep something running for so long that we forget to consider that maybe we just need a new one?