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2 Samuel: Wrap-Up

Jen Wilkin | Mar 9, 2019

For 11 weeks, you have had the rich blessing of studying the book of 2 Samuel. Take some time to reflect on what you ...


2 Samuel: The King Restored

Jen Wilkin | Feb 26, 2019

Chapters 19 and 20 show that sometimes a victory can feel like a loss. Absalom, the son who betrayed his father and k...


2 Samuel: Absalom, Absalom

Jen Wilkin | Feb 18, 2019

This week, we witness Absalom vie for the throne against his own father, but he lacks the only advantage that matters...


2 Samuel: Of Fathers and Sons

Jen Wilkin | Feb 5, 2019

The story goes from bad to worse as we see the divine discipline Nathan prophesied begin to spark in the life of Davi...


2 Samuel: You Are the Man

Jen Wilkin | Jan 27, 2019

This week, we will come face-to-face with David’s flawed nature. Though the king has spent his reign administering ju...


2 Samuel: Introduction

Jen Wilkin | Jan 22, 2019

We begin our study of 2 Samuel with an overview and introduction to the book.


2 Samuel: A Throne Established Forever

Jen Wilkin | Jan 13, 2019

Chapter 5 begins with a united Israel following God’s appointed king. As David leads God’s people, we see victory ove...


1 Samuel: Honor Where Honor Is Due

Jen Wilkin | Dec 14, 2018

1 Samuel ends with the defeat of the Israelites and the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, but the news hasn’t yet reached ...


1 Samuel: Wrap-Up

Jen Wilkin | Oct 3, 2018

For 11 weeks, you have had the rich blessing of following the lives of Samuel, Saul and David in the book of 1 Samuel...


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Teach Your Teen How to Read Their Bible

Jen Wilkin | Dec 28, 2018

One of the most important tools you can give your teenage children is to teach them how to read and study their Bible...


Know the Neighborhood

Jen Wilkin | Jul 26, 2018

When it comes to your Bible, are you a local or a tourist? When we study and begin to learn the ins and outs of our S...


Classes & Home Groups: Complementary not Competitive

Jen Wilkin | Apr 6, 2018

While Home Groups have been effective tools for building community, the reality of rampant biblical and doctrinal ill...


When Dad Doesn't Disciple the Kids

Jen Wilkin | Sep 29, 2015


Which Promises Are for Me?

Jen Wilkin | Jul 7, 2015

Not many things are more comforting than a promise made and kept. And not many things are more hurtful than a promise...


Show Honor on Mother's Day (Even When It's Hard)

Jen Wilkin | Apr 28, 2015


How Salvation Brings Freedom

Jen Wilkin | Mar 5, 2015

I grew up in the Bible Belt where, by mid-elementary, most of the kids in my peer group could point proudly to a note...


How to Make the Most of Your Bible Study

Jen Wilkin | Feb 10, 2015

We are pulled in many directions: work, family, ministry, fitness and many other activities tug at our schedules. The...


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Bible Literacy in the Local Church

Jen Wilkin | Sep 20, 2018

In the post-Christian culture we find ourselves in today, it’s more important than ever for believers to have a first...


Single-Gender Learning Environments

Jen Wilkin | Sep 20, 2018

Though mixed-gender learning environments certainly have a valuable place in the life of the Church, single-gender en...


The Importance of Learning Environments in the Church

Jen Wilkin | Sep 20, 2018

Active, dedicated learning environments provide spaces where the primary goal can be learning, rather than building c...


Do Classes Compete With Home Groups?

Jen Wilkin | Jul 12, 2018

Classes and home groups don’t compete with, but rather, they complement one another. A fully-formed follower of Chris...


Should Churches Have Dedicated Learning Environments?

Jen Wilkin | Jul 6, 2018

Active, dedicated learning environments ensure that classes inform the minds of students, which then informs their em...


Why Do We Focus on Bible Literacy in Classes?

Jen Wilkin | Jun 28, 2018

Bible literacy is a huge issue in the Church today, but learning how to spend time in and gain knowledge from Scriptu...


What Three Skills Will Students Learn in Classes?

Jen Wilkin | Jun 19, 2018

We want to make sure students learn how to do three things as they begin studying their Bibles — how to think, how to...


Why Should You Invest Precious Discretionary Time in Classes?

Jen Wilkin | Jun 12, 2018

Time is a precious resource, so when you choose to spend it in a class, we want to make sure it’s worthwhile. By prov...


Studying the Bible: Part 3 – Application

Jen Wilkin | Dec 6, 2017

Application of the Bible should be grounded in the nature and character of God. When done well, it is the place where...