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Explore the Bible Lesson for December 22: God Saves

Will Matthews, student pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Clinton
December 10 2019

Focal Passage: Matthew 1:18-25, Numbers 21:6-9 Is it too early for Christmas music? That was the topic of discussion for my wife and I as we traveled home the day after Halloween. As we were driving home from visiting with family, we had scanned the radio to find a station playing nothing but Christmas music... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for December 22: Is Jesus God?

Casey Short, pastor, Pinetops Baptist Church, Williamston
December 10 2019

Focal Passage: Luke 1:26-35 My children are mine. I know they are because I have been there from the moment of conception until now. My name is on each birth certificate. At least two of them look like me, and at various points and in different ways, they all act like me... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for December 15: God Requires

Will Matthews, student pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Clinton
December 09 2019

Focal Passage: Numbers 20:1-13 I’ll never forget my first trip to Carowinds. One of the new attractions opening that weekend was called The Xtreme Skycoaster – a towering steel lift that combined bungee jumping, hang gliding and skydiving... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson For December 15: Does Absolute Truth Exist?

Casey Short, pastor, Pinetops Baptist Church, Williamston
December 09 2019

Focal Passage: John 1:14-18; 8:30-32; 18:36-38a You know the story well. A Christian man and woman own a small bakery. They run their business according to their Christian principles, principles based on the Bible, which classifies homosexual behavior as sin... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for December 1: God Leads

Will Matthews, student pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Clinton
November 15 2019

Focal Passage: Numbers 9:15-23 One scene from the 1994 movie “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” has stuck in my mind for over 20 years. Every time I see the opportunity to recreate the scene, I jump at it! In this particular scene, Ace Ventura (played by Jim Carrey) is trying to prove that Roger Pedacter, an employee of the Miami Dolphins, has been murdered for having inside information on the kidnapping of the Dolphins’ mascot, Snowflake... read more