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Explore the Bible Lesson for July 19: Living Wisely

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
July 07 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 14:8-15 It happens every time. Even after all these years of marriage, every road trip has that moment where we are rapidly approaching a fork in the road, and I, mind numbed after hours of driving with crying children in the back seat, cannot remember which exit I’m supposed to take... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for July 19: How Should I Respond to Politics?

Lindsey Harris, member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Asheville
July 07 2020

Focal passage: Romans 13:1-10 When I was in high school, I became obsessed with both Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. I bought Graham’s autobiography – Just as I Am – and read through the book, but loved the glossy photographs the best... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for July 12: Pursuing Wisdom

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
June 25 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 8:6-21 Not long ago I returned from a trip to Europe and had brought some leftover coins for my children. My kids are young, so the novelty of foreign coins was lost on them, but they did appreciate comparing sizes and colors with our American coins... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for July 5: The Culmination of Our Hope

Lindsey Harris, member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Asheville
June 25 2020

Focal passage: 1 Peter 5:5b-11 Along with preaching for our online Sunday worship during self-quarantine, my husband would log in to Facebook Live from our home office around 10 a.m. to lead a quick weekday devotion, usually with our infant daughter Liv playfully joining as co-host... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for July 5: Following God’s Design

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
June 23 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 5:3-11,15-18 I got into some trouble a few years ago. I was living away from home for the first time while attending seminary and had started a job at a bank. I quickly forgot all the healthy eating habits I was raised with and found myself encountering a break room kitchen that seemed to never run out of fresh-baked goods... read more