Category: Following Jesus

Jesus — Who or What is Calling You?

  “I felt like my Bible was calling me. I felt this promise that if I read it, if I just read it like a book, cover to cover, it wouldn’t change me into an idiot, it wouldn’t change me

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Books for Seeking and/or Growing

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested.  ~Francis Bacon We read a wide range of books, including a lot that are Christ centered.  Those listed here are in the

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Leading a Bible Study for the First Time

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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Learning from the Past … Or Not

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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What Is Truth? Thoughts on John 19:4-6

Union Chapel, Vancouver, WA, Lenten Series meditation by Raelene Williams, March 10, 2015 Scripture: John 19:4-6 And Pilate came out again, and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find

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Jesus, the King of the Jews — John 19:19-22

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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