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The Place of Safety?

Presented by Doug Horchak

For years, the Church has recognized references in Scripture to God protecting His people during the future time of God’s punishment of mankind. Where did this teaching originate? Is there any scriptural precedent to God protecting His people? Does the Bible teach of such a safe place for the Church in the future? If so, where might this place of protection be? Join Doug Horchak as he walks us through the Church’s historical teaching on this subject, coupled with what we can (and cannot) know from the Bible about the “place of safety” for God’s elect during the Tribulation and Day of the Lord.

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How to Produce Godly Children

Presented by Dave Myers

Many tuning in to this study are parents with young children. Conscientious parents are concerned about how to raise their children in a godly manner. As parents, we can feel like we are wandering in the wilderness when it comes to finding solid guidelines by which to train our children. Yet our goal is to produce godly children that God will be pleased with and that we can be properly proud of. What are the most important values and behaviors that we should instill in our children? 

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A Time to Dance

Presented by David Johnson

In 2000 crossover country star Lee Ann Womack won the Grammy Award for the best country song of the year with the song “I Hope You Dance.” The song wasn’t so much about dancing as it was about recognizing and seizing the opportunities life brings your way. The opportunities God brings to Christians are unique and have a purpose for our lives, but sometimes we, too, may overlook the special possibilities God sets before us. Sometimes the path that seems to lead where we want to go is not the one we need to travel. Join us in this Bible study to learn more about recognizing when God is telling us it’s time to dance.

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So You Want to Be a Bishop?

Presented by Britton Taylor

If so, you have desired a good work. This modern era requires us to look to the future and prepare for the next generation of the Church. This FNL will examine the role, attitude and responsibility of the future leadership of the Church. The fields are ripe for harvest—are you prepared to be a tool in God’s hand?

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Reconciliation—One of the Principal Messages of the Bible

Presented by Mark Winner

Jesus Christ’s sacrifice to pay the death penalty for our sins was the ultimate act of reconciliation. But reconciliation is also something we are to practice with one another when and as needed. We often refer to a few verses in Matthew 18 in regards to this concept, but sadly, people frequently find it difficult to practice, giving a variety of excuses. Our love for God and His truth are what will ultimately drive us to seek reconciliation when and where needed. Join Mark Winner at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 19, for “Friday Night Live” to see what God teaches regarding this important topic.

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The Gates of Hades Shall Not Prevail Against It

Presented by Joel Meeker

Jesus stated in Matthew 16:18 that He would build His Church, and that it would never die. Thus there is an unbroken chain of Church members stretching from the day of Pentecost in A.D. 31 to the present time. What traces of that seamless line can we find in history? In this Friday Night Live, Joel Meeker will present an overview of the Church’s understanding of its history through the last nearly 2,000 years. Cicero said: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” We must understand our place and responsibilities in this worthy line of Christians.

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Firstfruit: What Is That?

Presented by Jim Franks

After the Feast of Unleavened Bread we enter the countdown for Pentecost, which is also called the Feast of Firstfruits.  We are to count 50 days from the Sunday during Unleavened Bread in order to establish the date for Pentecost.   Over the years the dating of Pentecost has been controversial, and there has also been some controversy about the term “firstfruit.”  This is an agricultural term that has a spiritual application.  What does it really mean?  

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Who Are the Ministers of Jesus Christ?

Presented by Doug Horchak

Who are the real ministers of Jesus Christ? So many claim to represent God and Christ, but who are the men that actually DO represent Jesus Christ and the Church He founded? By what tradition or authority do they exist, and what role does the Bible say they should have in the Church? By reading through God’s Word, we will answer these and other questions about the servants God has commissioned to help care for His Church.

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Be a Man! Or a Woman!

Presented by Dave Myers

Our current culture is confused on the topic of men and women – masculinity and femininity. What is a man and what is a woman? What is a man supposed to be like? How is he supposed to act? What is a woman supposed to be like? How is she supposed to act? And how should gentlemen and ladies interact with each other? To clear the confusion and help us to sort through the conflicting opinions offered by our culture, we’ll look to God’s Word for His framework. By using God’s word we will come to understand the basics of Godly masculinity and femininity and be encouraged to receive the joy that comes from living according to His guidelines.

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Burying the Mule

Presented by Clyde Kilough

Truly forgiving other people for past hurts they have inflicted on us—some of them deep and scarring wounds—is one of the toughest challenges a Christian may face.  This study will address a number of the questions and spiritual concepts about this issue, such as: Why is forgiveness so hard for humans?  What about concepts “forgive and forget” or “forgiving yourself”? Can humans forgive sin? What do you do when you find you just cannot forgive someone? Oh, and about that title . . . well, you’ll just have to tune in to see what that’s all about!

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Personality and Character

Presented by Andy Burnett

Psalm 133:1 states, “…how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  We tend to know it when we see it, but why is it sometimes extremely difficult to get along with certain people?  Some chalk it up to personality differences while others cite character flaws as the culprit.  We’ll examine God’s Word on these subjects while offering tools (e.g., discernment, understanding) on how to enhance our relationships with one another in the faith.

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God’s Design For Male and Female

Presented by Dave Myers

Masculine, feminine, something in between? What’s missing in the current cultural debate over human sexuality? What defines male and female? What stand should a young Christian take with regard to gender, sexuality, and morality? Join Dave Myers on Friday evening, August 19, to learn what is the missing dimension in the current culture’s approach toward gender and sexuality. We’ll closely examine what the Creator states and then discuss the answers a Christian can give when asked about this topic.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Prophecy…

Presented by Jim Franks

What do you know about prophecy?  How does that understanding affect the way you live your life?  Or does prophecy affect you at all?  The Church of God, a Worldwide Association has a veryclearunderstanding of prophecy, but that doesn’t mean we have a perfect understanding of prophecy.  

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We Are Called to Lead

Presented by Mark Winner

When God calls us out of this world He calls us into the business of being a Christian leader.  But what is it specifically that He’s looking for us to do?  What are the thoughts and actions that are found in a true Christian leader?  Join us on June 17th at 8pm eastern for a scriptural look into this very important subject. 

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Jerichos and Accursed Things

Presented by Clyde Kilough

As we approach the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread, a study of Joshua 5-7 is quite instructive. Not only did the events we read here transpire during this time of the year, more important, the spiritual lessons we can draw from this story are critically important, and as relevant now as they were over 3,000 years ago. What are your “Jerichos?”  What are the “accursed things” that pose temptations and spiritual dangers to us today? Join Clyde Kilough for the April 15 Friday Night Live study as we dive into deeper into these events and lessons.

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Judge Righteous Judgment

Presented by Scott Lord

In today’s politically correct world, judging is a social taboo.   But Jesus Christ instructed His followers to “judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24).    How do we judge righteously?   What about the warning that says “ Judge not, lest you be judged”. (Matt 7:1)    How do we balance these seemingly contradictory statements?    Join Scott Lord as we examine the Biblical instruction regarding judging.

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Parenting, a Godly approach to “Child Rearing”

Presented by Britton Taylor

This is a most requested topic for FNL.  Children are a heritage and gift from God…they are a most prized possession.  Tonight’s bible study will examine scripture to see what God teaches us on this important subject.  Real life personal stories and anecdotes will bring to life the biblical teachings from God’s Word.

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Teach Your Children Well… Well, What?

Presented by Dave Myers

Me? Teach my child about God and His way? How am I supposed to do that? While we parents know that God gives us the responsibility to teach our children the truth, actually doing it can be quite a challenge. We can easily feel lost and overwhelmed by this vital task.

A large portion of our young adults in the Church have young children at home and are looking for help in guiding these young lives—which is why the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, recently launched Encourage, Equip & Inspire, a Resource Manual for Parents and gave a free copy to hundreds of families at the 2015 Feast of Tabernacles. Several hundred more have downloaded the digital version.

What exactly is the parents’ manual? What are the principles that underlie it? How am I supposed to use it? What’s in it, and how is it organized? How do I get started? In this session we will answer these questions, as well as discuss the companion EEI website, upcoming additions to the manual, the Facebook community we’d like you to participate in, and picture/video additions. During this session, you will have the opportunity to interact with us via our live online polls.

Don’t have children at home right now? There are still many reasons to join us: You may one day have children; one day you may become responsible for children; you may wish to help and support friends who have young children; in the World Tomorrow your job will be to teach!

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Managing Your Stress in a Stressed Out World

Presented by Todd Carey

Several research studies suggest that Young Americans between 18 and 33 years old -- the so-called millennials -- are more stressed than any other segment of today’s population. What are some of the factors that plague so many young adults to the point where they are unable to cope with stress? We all know stress is real and a part of everyone’s life, but it’s just as important to know how to manage it. Where can you find the answers to deal with stress? The Bible reveals how many of God’s people worked under stressful conditions in order to complete the assignments given to them by their Creator. How did they manage their stress and what can we glean from their examples? Join Todd Carey for our next FNL as we explore meaningful ways to manage your stress in a stressed out world! 

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Lessons From Conflict in the Church of God (or, ‘How to Prepare for the Big One’)

Presented by Joel Meeker

We are enjoying a period of almost unprecedented unity and peace in our association of the Church of God. But Church history and the Bible show that peace and turmoil often come in cycles. Jesus prophesied an intense period of brutal betrayal within the Church of God just before His return. What should we know about that? What lessons have we learned from our own recent history? How can we prepare for times of conflict in the Church? This study will answer these questions.

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Watch and Pray – For What?

Presented by Paul Carter

We are commanded to “Watch and Pray”, but what are we watching for? How can we know that we are watching for the “right things”? World events are an obvious start, and key to “watching”, but are there specific things we need to watch for? What does it mean to “watch”? There is a definite need at this time in human history to be aware of the changing world around us. We need to be awake and alert to what is taking place, and how it affects our lives, and the plan of God!

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Pride and Prejudice… and Proverbs

Presented by Clyde Kilough

If you were to take a person-on-the-street survey and ask, “Identify one thing that God says He hates,” how many people would answer “Pride”? Probably not many, yet God holds a deep, deep prejudice against it. Why? Why is pride so dangerous and destructive, why does it so subtly slip into our lives, and what can we do to guard against and conquer it? It’s too big of a topic to cover in one study, so this FNL will home in on several core principles, found in the book of Proverbs, that will help us prevail against pride.

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The Art of Passing the Baton of Leadership

Presented by Ralph Levy

The Church is graying, and there is an urgent need for fresh leadership. But for this to be done right, both the veterans and the new leaders have to “pass the baton” correctly. How is this done? And what does this require of you, a young Christian, who may be called on to serve the Church?

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The Whys, Whens, and Hows of Peacemaking

Presented by Andy Burnett

“Peace” and “this present age” are antithetical. One of Jesus Christ’s many titles is “King of Peace.” Do you consider yourself a peacemaker? Does peacemaking possess its limits? What limitations, if any, should we place on striving to be at peace with others? And, at what cost should we seek “inner peace” in our lives? Join Andy Burnett Friday evening, June 19 at 8PM EDT (7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific), as we address this topic in Scripture.

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The Bible - Not Just another book!

Presented by Dave Myers

How do you answer the person who does not believe the Bible is God’s Word? The person who believes the Bible is fiction? The person who rejects the Bible because he or she feels convinced the book was written solely by humans in an ignorant, superstitious, and cruel age? The person who believes the Bible should not be followed because it contains dangerous ideas? The person who feels that the Bible is no different any other ‘holy book’ found in cultures around the world? Join Dave Myers during our next Friday Night Live to equip yourself on how to answer the skeptics and prove that the Bible is not just another book.

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Band of Brothers

Presented by Britton Taylor

This week’s Bible study, presented by Mr. Britton Taylor, will explore our opportunity to form a close bond of friendship with other young adults in the Church. This unique bond of friendship is not unlike a band of brothers. We will look at key scriptures, such as John 15:13; Proverbs 18:24; Ecclesiastes 4:12; and Proverbs 17:17.

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Is Christ for Real?

Presented by Gary Black

Is there any evidence that Jesus Christ was a real person? Is the evidence only found in the Bible? In this study we’ll talk about both the biblical and extra-biblical evidence Jesus Christ actually existed, and really is who the Bible says He is. How this information can be helpful as Passover approaches.

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Excuses – Food for the Ungodly

Presented by Mark Winner

What’s your excuse for not doing what you know you should be doing? Revelation 22 has a verse that speaks to the importance of not making excuses. Excuses ultimately lead to sin and sin leads to death. Tonight we will see that excuses prove to be food for the ungodly.

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Why Am I So Exhausted?

Presented by Dave Myers

The pace most are keeping today is living life at ‘breakneck speed.’ As a result, exhaustion, spiritual fatigue and even depression can set in. What advice does the Bible give to help relieve this stressful race? What spiritual solutions will help us exit life in the fast lane and delete total exhaustion from our lives?

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Remember The Prime Directive

Presented by Scott Lord

Star Trek had something called the Prime Directive; a rule that was the most important principle for them to follow. As the people of God, we have a “Prime Directive”. In this FNL session we will explore God’s Prime directive and understand how we need to order our priorities accordingly.

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The Spirit Realm–Forces for Good or Evil?

Presented by Todd Carey

Who decides whether spirits are good or evil? The Bible speaks about a spiritual realm where there are forces for good and evil. We will explore the spiritual hosts for good and the forces for evil and discuss why it’s important we plant our feet firmly on the right side of things when it comes to spiritual matters.

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Marrying Within the Faith

Presented by Doug Horchak

Does God care about who we marry? Is dating and marrying someone that is not in the Church a wise thing to do? In this bible study, we will address what the Scripture does (and does not) say about whom we date and ultimately marry.

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Challenges to Our Faith While In College

Presented by Ralph Levy

This Bible study will look at some of the challenges you may face while in college, including concepts of humanism, feminism, and Marxism. What’s wrong with these ideas? Are they compatible with what the Bible says? If not, why not? And what’s the wisest way to handle these challenges when they come up in class?

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When Prayers Go Unanswered

Presented by Clyde Kilough

When we pray it may seem that God is not listening and does not always answer our prayers. Why is this the case and what should be do when we feel our prayers have gone unanswered?

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Do I Really Want Christ To Return?

Presented by Dave Myers

Many young adults are so busy with the everyday concerns of life that the real need for Christ’s return may be foggy at best. Why does Christ need to return? Why is this event not at the front of my mind? How can I get motivated to really pray “Thy Kingdom come” when life is going along pretty well for me now?

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I Believe; Help My Unbelief!

Presented by Gary Black

The subject is the inspiration of the Bible. I’d like to talk about various reasons young adults can have even more confidence the Bible is inspired by God.

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Knock, Knock – Is Anyone Home?

Presented by Mark Winner

In this bible study we will take a look at what society is selling us that is disguised as “freedom,” but in actuality is nothing more than immorality, perversion or better stated, sin. For those of us in God’s Church it is critical we show Him we recognize He is knocking and we choose to respond.

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Bodybuilding Has Saved My Life!

Presented by Todd Carey

What is the importance of contributing to the Spiritual Body we know as the Church?

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Why is it So Hard to Tell the Whole Truth?

Presented by Dave Myers

White lies, half-truths, outright lies. Why is it so easy to lie? Tonight we will examine the critical need for complete honesty.

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