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Explore the Bible Lesson for July 26: Pleasing God

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
July 09 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 15:33-16:11 In my short years as a pastor, I have quickly realized just how precious it is to have a teachable heart. Sure, it would be nice to always instinctively know the right thing to say or do in any situation, but being humble enough to listen and learn is far more precious... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for July 26: We Are Joined Together

Lindsey Harris, member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Asheville
July 09 2020

Focal passage: Ephesians 1:20-23; 2:8-10, 19-22 When I moved to Wake Forest in 2011 to begin seminary, I didn’t know anyone. I had sensed the call into ministry at 16 and attended a summer forum for youth where I met two women – one in her 20s and the other in her 40s – both pursuing their masters of divinity, and I knew right then that would be me... read more

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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