Ancient Tweets

Ancient Tweets: "Friends"

Edmund Brooks

Friends are important to us.  Casual friends, close friends, BFFs.  Friends are not just important to us—they influence us.  How many of us remember the peer pressure of adolescence?  Of course peer pressure—and the need for peers—doesn’t change as we emerge from adolescence.  We all have peers.  The difference between adolescents and adults is we can do a better job of choosing our friends and governing our friendships?

ANCIENT TWEETS - Friends study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Garbage In, Garbage Out"

Randy Christian

Those of us with a few years on us remember the retort GIGO when we complain about the result of something.  It was used to describe why computers—which were supposed to be so advanced—could make such extraordinary errors.  The answer?  Garbage In Garbage Out.  So, are we the same as computers?  Is what comes out of us—thoughts, words, actions—the result of what goes in?  If so, what is the garbage we have to beware of?

ANCIENT TWEETS - Garbage In, Garbage Out study guide

Ancient Tweets: "The Perfect Woman"

Randy Christian

We have a nasty habit of “rating” people—whether by simply comparing them with one another or by using some sort of numerical system.  But God has the final word on what “perfection” looks like, and he doesn’t keep it a secret.         

ANCIENT TWEETS - The Perfect Woman study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Plans"

Randy Christian

Failing to plan is planning to fail!  We all know that.  We need to know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.  There’s only one problem.  We have no way to be sure our plans will come to pass—or for that matter that they’ll even be good if they do!  So how do we plan to make plans?

ANCIENT TWEETS - Plans study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Parenting"

Randy Christian

Pretty much every parent has had this experience:  we bring our first child home from the hospital.  Emotion is running rampant.  We’re so happy and thrilled—and scared to death.  How can the doctors and nurses let us take this baby home—by ourselves!?  From the beginning of their lives, these little ones (who become big ones) present some of the biggest and most important challenges to us.  But God hasn’t left us entirely without guidance!

ANCIENT TWEETS - Parenting study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Words"

Edmund Brooks

We’ve all done it.  Open mouth and insert foot!  Something said in anger, something meant to be funny, a cutting remark or sarcastic response.  There are so many ways we can say the wrong thing.  There are so many ways we can get into trouble.  But how can we stay out of trouble?  How do we tame our own tongues? 

ANCIENT TWEETS - Words study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Pride"

Randy Christian

Pride is important in this world.  We have Pride weeks—for various groups.  We take pride in ourselves.  We want to be proud of our kids.  We try not to hurt others’ pride.  Pride is a good thing—isn’t it?  Or should we take another look at pride.  What does God think about pride/?  Does He want us to have pride, or is there a better way to approach life?

ANCIENT TWEETS - Pride study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Wisdom"

Randy Christian

In ancient times, what we do with “tweets” would be done by crafting a pithy saying—a proverb.  These brief statements were like pills of wisdom—they could be taken and applied in given situations to make life better.  In this series, we explore some of they key Proverbs, beginning with those who specifically address Wisdom.

ANCIENT TWEETS - Wisdom study guide