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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...

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...

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...

5 “What It Means to be a Man” Statements and 8...

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...

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...

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...

1 Samuel: King Saul // What’s in the Bible?

King Saul The Israelites had the meanest bunch of enemies they had ever seen: the Philistines. They came from the sea around 1100 BC. The...

1 Samuel: Prophet Samuel and the Israelites Want a King //...

Review A long time ago God created man and woman. We fell, we sinned, we ignored God and went our own way. With the stain of sin...

Dear Parents: Here’s Some Language You Can Use with Your Children

I just sent this letter to the parents of our Followers students regarding what happened with the story we interacted with this past Monday....

Ruth // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Judges: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEAmeM7Qj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] source YouTube Cycle of Apostasy Israelites would abandon God and worship idols. God would send them an oppressor to punish his people. The Israelites would...

Judges // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Genesis thru Joshua God made people to be close to him (Genesis 1-2). But our bad choices has broken God's creation and brought death...

This Is My Family’s Working Discipleship Plan

I received this email from a children's pastor a few weeks ago and I'd been thinking about how to respond. Here is the email: Hi...

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