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Explore the Bible Lesson for June 7: Charted Waters

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
May 26 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 1:7-19 Kneeling down to be eye-level with my five-year-old, for what must have been the world record for “Having the Same Conversation Again,” a frightful realization hit me... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for June 7: The Basis for Our Hope

Lindsey Harris, member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Asheville
May 26 2020

Focal passage: 1 Peter 1:1-9 Most people have a thing – something they’re known for. John Wayne is iconic for his cowboy swagger, Michelle Obama for her intellect and poise, and my golden retriever Cooper for his relentless begging for whatever food you have... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for May 31: Reach

Woody Walls, pastoral intern, Beach Road Baptist Church, Southport
May 14 2020

Focal passages: Romans 15:14-21, 30-33 I sat on the edge of the bed in the summer of 1987, a nervous 16-year-old boy. My Bible was in my hand and my friend Gary sat beside me. On that night I shared with Gary the gospel that had changed my life... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for May 31: Accept

Anteneshia Sanders, member, The Summit Church, Durham
May 14 2020

Focal Passages: Romans 14:1-4, 13-19 Social media has made having a platform accessible to anyone. We can now easily decipher people’s opinions from social media posts. Unfortunately, some people take a single post or comment and then look down upon or think differently of those who don’t agree with us... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for May 24: Accepting

Woody Walls, pastoral intern, Beach Road Baptist Church, Southport
May 13 2020

Focal passage: Romans 14:1-12 Imagine my mother’s surprise when the grocery store cashier told her that she could not buy a pizza cutter! Mom was a bit confused until the cashier explained it was Sunday, and the blue laws in North Carolina at the time prohibited the sale of anything that might be considered a tool... read more