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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

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for July 5: The Joy Arising from Our Hope

Lindsey Harris, member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Asheville
June 23 2020

Focal passage: 1 Peter 4:1-2, 12-19 For the past few months, I have been working with students prepping for AP Language and Literature exams. Because of the pandemic this year’s exam was different: one rhetorical analysis essay... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for June 28: The Choice

Manny Prieto, lay pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh
June 11 2020

Focal passage: Proverbs 4:11-27 Not long after getting married, I learned a lesson that many married couples before me can testify to – perhaps the most laboriously debated decision a married couple will make is the answer to, “Where do you want to go for dinner?” There are decisions of far greater weight, but none are so rigorously researched and thoroughly deliberated... read more