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[17 Mar 2014 | Post a Comment | 95 views]
Small Group Starter Questions

•If you could be one for just 24 hours, what cereal box cartoon character would you be? Why?
•What was the best thing that happened to you this weekend? (used August 23, 1998)
•What is your favorite animal? List three adjectives to explain your choice.
•What is your favorite color? List three adjectives to explain your choice.
•It’s a very hot and muggy day. You desperately want something very cool and refreshing to quench your thirst and revitalize your body. What would you drink — either make your own or store-bought.
•You discover that the person …

Illustrations and Research, Inspiration »

[7 May 2013 | Post a Comment | 118 views]
The effect of the harvest

Stalks of wheat move in unison under the power of the wind. Forming an ebbing sea of grain, it beckons; enticing the laborer to embark on the most incredible journey of a lifetime. The challenge unfolds and the whiteness of the harvest completes its call to the willing recruit. If he’s fortunate, the young minister steps into the harvest an expert, and walks out a student.
…walks in with haste, and out with patience.
…walks in with a stride, and out with a limp.
…walks in with a shout, and out with a …

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[12 Jan 2013 | Post a Comment | 201 views]
100 Verses On Giving and Offerings

(Date used:________) Gen 28:20-22
– Jacob made a vow (to God), “If God will be with me and will watch over me…all that You give me I will give You a tenth.”
(Date used:________) Exodus 35:5
– From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering.
(Date used:________) Exodus 35:21
– Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work.
(Date used:________) Gen 28:20-22
– Jacob made a vow (to God), “If God …

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[2 Jan 2013 | Post a Comment | 255 views]
4 Steps to Receiving a Miracle

Believe for it 
Without faith it is impossible to please Him
Imagine it
God is able to do exceeding abundantly above what you can ask or think…
Speak it
Whoever will speak to this mountain…
Praise God for it
He inhabits the praises of His people

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[26 Sep 2012 | Post a Comment | 748 views]
JESUS: From A to Z

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
To the ARCHITECT, He is the “Chief Cornerstone”
To the BAKER, He is the “Living Bread”
To the CARPENTER, He is the “Door”
To the DOCTOR, He is the “Great Physician”
To the EDUCATOR, He is the “Rabbi, the Great Teacher”
To the FLORIST, He is the “Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley”
To the GEOLOGIST, He is the “Rock of Ages”
To the HORTICULTURIST, He is the “True Vine”
To the INVENTOR, He is the “New and Living Way”
To the JEWELER, He is the “Pearl of Great Price”
To the KING, …