Author Archives: Michael Atkinson

Joy, Pure Joy

It’s been a few years since Sherry had seen Annette. Sherry was in better health then too. The providential encounter at the restaurant was a moment of pure joy. We were walking to our seat when Annette called out to … Continue reading

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Be the Blessing

We all want the blessing. You have it. You have given it. You want it. Kids especially want the blessing of their parents. Some wait all their life for it while others grow up with it. In Genesis 27 Esau … Continue reading

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He is With Us—A Promise

When God declares in His Word that He is with us…He means it. You can count on Him. Genesis 28 is the story of Jacob’s ladder or stairway. In that passage God tells Jacob that He with him and will … Continue reading

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Tips on Discerning the Will of God

We all are looking for ways to know God’s will. What does He want us to do? Does our will match His purpose for our lives? How can we know for sure? These are just some of the questions that … Continue reading

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6 ways to Embrace the Needs of New Believers in our Groups

Originally posted on Ken Braddy:
I recently had a conversation with a group leader. She asked a tremendous question about having new believers in her group, versus having them in a separate group for newer believers. How are we to…

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Do this each time you teach the Bible…

Originally posted on Ken Braddy:
Tuesday’s teaching tip is a practical one for all you group leaders. When you teach your group and guide them through a study of Scripture, do you point to Christ? Every time? Our tip today…

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5 Differences Between Teachers and Disciple-Making Teachers – Ken Braddy

Ken Braddy is spot on with this blog about teaching for changed lives.  It is well worth the read.  Even more so think about how you can help disciple people.  We all are learners…we all are teachers. Let’s stay busy … Continue reading

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