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82 Families

[ 0 ] June 10, 2011 |
82 Families

Family Values Written by Louise Pott Families God intends the family to be a place of refuge and security, standing strong under pressures. It should be a place where members can grow to maturity, sharing good things and fun! There are many examples of this in the Bible – for example, Psalm 128.     […]

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81 Jesus and children

[ 0 ] May 23, 2011 |
81 Jesus and children

Family Values Written by Isabel Carter  Jesus and children Jesus was concerned about children and their needs. He enjoyed their company and loved to spend time with them. Read Matthew 19:13-15     ?)Is our attitude to children like that of Christ – or of his disciples? ?)What is our own attitude to children in […]

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80 God the parent

[ 0 ] May 20, 2011 |
80 God the parent

Family values Written by Rita Subed God the parent Parenting is a complex gift and task. Often we can get so distracted with the tasks of parenting (providing food, discipline, shelter, clothing and education) that we lose our relationship with the child in all the pressures and worries. Yet the greatest need of a child […]

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79 Income Generation

[ 0 ] May 6, 2011 |
79 Income Generation

Money and finance Written by Jey kanara Income Generation Read 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13     The apostle Paul was deeply troubled by a report that some members of the church at Thessalonica were not doing any work, and were interfering in other people’s business. ?)What was Paul’s attitude to work? ?)What skill and experience did […]

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78. Treasures in heaven

[ 0 ] April 29, 2011 |
78. Treasures in heaven

Treasures in heaven Written by Rita Subedi Read Matthew 6:19-24     Jesus himself tells us that, rather than storing up treasures on earth, we should store up treasures in heaven. ?)What happens to earthly treasures? ?)What is the danger for those who are wealthy? Read Matthew 19:16-22     Here we read of how […]

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77. Our attitude to money

[ 0 ] April 22, 2011 |
77. Our attitude to money

Money and Finance Written by Isabel carter  Our attitude to money The Bible contains a lot of teaching about money. It certainly does not forbid making money. Paul taught that we should work hard to provide for our needs and those of our families. Should we work to make as much money as possible? Read […]

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76. Money and possessions

[ 0 ] April 15, 2011 |
76. Money and possessions

Money and Finance Written by Steve Bishop Money and possessions Read Psalm 49:1-12   This Psalm tackles the problem of how we should respond to the inequalities of life. ?)Where do all material benefits come from? ?)How can this help us in our approach to money? Read Luke 12:13-21     ?)Why did Jesus tell […]

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75 Overcoming difficulties

[ 0 ] April 8, 2011 |
75 Overcoming difficulties

Planning and management Overcoming difficulties Most groups will at some point face difficult times. If these situations are not handled correctly, members may become discouraged and it will prevent the work going ahead. Read Nehemiah 4:1-12 ?)What different types of discouragement do we read about here? Read Nehemiah 4:13-23 ?)How does Nehemiah deal with discouragement, […]

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74. A challening role

[ 0 ] April 1, 2011 |
74. A challening role

Planning and management Written by Keith Tondeur A challening role King David had long planned to build a temple for God where the ark of the covenant could rest and where people could come to worship. However, God told him that it would be his son, Solomon, who would build the temple. Read 1 Chronicles […]

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73 Catching the vision

[ 0 ] March 25, 2011 |
73 Catching the vision

Planning and management Written by Richel blackman Catching the vision The book of Nehemiah tells how nehemiah led the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, which had been burnt down by the Babylonians. Read Nehemiah 1 Here we read about Nehemiah’s calling by God to the task. What does this chapter tell us about: ?)Nehemiah’s […]

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72 Assessing our work

[ 0 ] March 25, 2011 |
72 Assessing our work

Planning and management Written by Danladi Musa Assessing our work   The Bible has many examples of occasions when people’s lives and activities are examined, usually for the purpose of strengthening their relationships with God. Read Genesis 1:31   We are told that, ‘God saw all that he had made and it was very good.’ […]

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71. Counting the cost

[ 0 ] March 18, 2011 |
71. Counting the cost

Planning and management Written by rose robinson Counting the cost Read Luke 14:25-33 Jesus here gives us two practical examples of the need to plan thoroughly before beginning a course of action. ?)What might happen to the person who begins to build something without properly estimating the cost? ?)What could a king do if, having […]

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70. Preparation for the temple

[ 0 ] March 11, 2011 |
70. Preparation for the temple

Planing and managenent Written by Rose robinson Preparation for the temple Read 1 Chronicles 22:1-19.     David shows us the importance of making good preparations before beginning work. ?)What is the action being planned? ?)HOW is the work to be carried out? What resources were needed (verses 2-4, 14)? ?)WHO is going to carry […]

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69. Careful planing

[ 0 ] March 4, 2011 |
69. Careful planing

Planing and Management Written by Rose robinson Careful planing Read Nehemiah 2:11-20   ?)What does Nehemiah do first? ?)How does he deal with opposition? Chapter 3 goes into the detail of how different families took responsibility for rebuilding sections of the wall. Read this through and see if you can work out how many different […]

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68. Preparing for the future

[ 0 ] February 25, 2011 |
68. Preparing for the future

Planing and Management Written by Rose robinson Preparing for the future Proverbs talks a lot about wisdom, and how providing for the future is a godly characteristic. Read Proverbs 6:6-8. The ant is given as an example of how work can prevent disaster in the future. ?)How can we learn from the example of the […]

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67. Making good plans

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011 |
67. Making good plans

Planning and management Written by Rita Subed Making good plans Read Genesis 11:1-9 (especially verse 4), Jeremiah 22:13-17 and James 4:13-17   ?What is wrong with the plans of the people in these Bible passages? We may make many plans in our hearts, but whose plans take priority (Proverbs 19:21) and who needs to build […]

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66. Ruth: restoring the victims of famine

[ 0 ] February 4, 2011 |
66. Ruth: restoring the victims of famine

Disaters Written by Mike wall,ian davis Ruth: restoring the victims of famine Read Leviticus 25:25-28 and Ruth 3-4   Under Jewish custom there were several ways in which the poor were given opportunities to rebuild their lives. One was the custom of gleaning (gathering leftover grain at harvest time), another was the Jubilee principal of […]

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65. A new life in poverty

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |
65. A new life in poverty

Disaster Written by Mike wall,ian davis A new life in poverty A famine in Judah caused Naomi and her family to migrate to Moab, where her husband and sons both died, leaving Naomi and her daughters-in-law in poverty. Read Ruth 1   Discuss the response of Ruth and Orpah to Naomi’s insistence that they remain […]

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64. Why suffering

[ 0 ] January 24, 2011 |
64. Why suffering

Disaster Written by Alan robinson Why suffering Read Genesis 1:31, 2:15   Disasters and suffering were never part of God’s original plan for us. He created all things and formed a partnership with us. However, this partnership was broken (Genesis 3) and we suffer the consequences. ?)How much are disasters part of these consequences? Read […]

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63. Encoragement during crisis

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |
63. Encoragement during crisis

Disaster Written by Mike wall ian davis Encoragement during crisis Paul was imprisoned for the sake of his beliefs. He knew that he had done nothing to break any laws, and after several years he appealed for his case to be taken before the Emperor Caesar in Rome. Eventually, Paul and some other prisoners were […]

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