Raelene Williams has been leading Bible studies with individuals and small groups for more than 40 years. This paper is based on a talk she presented years ago at a workshop for potential small-group leaders in Los Gatos, California.  It …

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In this peaceful Kennett, Pennsylvania, setting my ancestors learned to live in community with others who were seeking to follow Jesus as best they could. As “dissenters” against the official religion in 17th century England, they were beaten, imprisoned, and …

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Lenten Series meditation written by Raelene Williams, Union Chapel, Vancouver, Washington, March 17, 2105 Scripture: John 19:19-22 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross.  It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the …

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