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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

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for December 1: Do We Need to Defend Our Faith?

Casey Short, pastor, Pinetops Baptist Church, Williamston
November 15 2019

Focal Passage: Jude 1-4, 20-25 When I was a child, a man once came to our house to hang out with my dad who, at the time, was not a believer. I was also lost, but as a regular van kid at my church, I had been taught much about the Bible... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for November 24: Walking to Battle

Dayton Hartman, lead pastor, Redeemer Church, Rocky Mount
November 15 2019

Focal Passage: Ephesians 6:10-20 The Christian life is warfare. We make war on our sin. We make war on the desires of our flesh. We are at war. Which is why Paul commands us to put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11)... read more

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Bible Studies for Life Lesson for November 24: Living in Gratitude

Emily Kistler, member, Parkwood Baptist Church, Gastonia
November 15 2019

Focal passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 What comes to your mind when you think about Thanksgiving? Do you have a favorite food, after dinner napping spot or television special? One of my most treasured family traditions has always been our family blessing... read more

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Explore the Bible Lesson for November 17: Walking as Family

Dayton Hartman, lead pastor, Redeemer Church, Rocky Mount
November 01 2019

Focal Passage: Ephesians 5:22-6:4 Submission is something of a dirty word in our culture, and yet it is meant to be one of the marks of the Christian life (Ephesians 5:21). The Apostle Paul called the Christians in ancient Ephesus to live like family by practicing a posture of mutual submission to one another... read more