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Tim Mackie // Teacher Who Constantly Places Bible Stories in Light of the Grand...

I had fun this past Sunday working through the story-line of the Bible in light of the themes and trajectory of the Gospel according to John. If you missed it, you can listen to...

1 Kings: Jeroboam, Rehoboam, and a Divided Kingdom // What’s in the Bible?

Review 1 and 2 Samuel We have learned about the first 3 kings of Israel: King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. They all made mistakes but each handled those mistakes differently. What happened when these...

Genesis through Revelation by Way of John

Hayward Wesleyan Church kicked off a long-term series on the Gospel of John. I was tasked with placing John in the unfolding narrative of the entire Bible. What role does the book of John play...

Lost Sheep // Luke 15:1-7

In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells the first in a series of three parables related to things that are lost and the joy that is found in their return: So he told them this parable: 'What...

1 Kings: King Solomon // What’s in the Bible?

Review King David was the previous king. David did many great things: conquered the Philistines, united the kingdom of Israel (all the tribes), built the capital city, Jerusalem, and few other things. David also did one bad thing: he stole...

A Loss for Words… Words of Hope

Last November (2015), I was called to the hospital for an emergency. It was a pastoral call. An unresponsive baby was rushed to emergency room and the family didn't know anything yet. This child's...

2 Samuel: King David // What’s in the Bible?

Quick 1 Samuel Review Saul was Israel's first king and he didn't do such a good job, which means he didn't always do what God told him. In fact, Saul wanted to kill David (who...

Samuel Anoints David in 1 Samuel 16

This year in Followers I've been teaching through the stories in 1 Samuel. I've already discussed my experiment with this particular year, but I've since let the cat out of the bag: the students know...

Definition and Implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Back in October of 2015 I completed my master's thesis @ Wesley Seminary. It's one of those things that resides on my computer and sits in the stacks at Indiana Wesleyan University Library, but...

5 “What It Means to be a Man” Statements and 8 Marriage Anniversary Questions

This morning, my oldest daughter, Sari, who is 9 years-old, was digging through our journals. She wasn't meaning to do anything conniving, but it was a little unsettling when she walked into our bedroom...

Mission Trip to Hungary // Summer 2016

Over a year ago, the high school youth group that I lead was interacting with a developmental spiritual growth template. The stages are: Spiritually Dead Spiritual Infant Spiritual Child Spiritual Young Adult Spiritual Parent I ended up teaching this developmental paradigm...

Is Sunday School Dying a Slow Death?

About a year ago, USA Today ran an article entitled: Has the sun set on Sunday school? After taking some time to report on the inception and original purpose of Sunday schools, the author cites a...

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