Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
Everybody loves to be flattered. I do. Samuel Clemens once said that he could go for two weeks on the strength of a good compliment. Pay me a compliment, and chances are you can be my friend. As the old joke says, “Flattery will get you
Still, we do well to beware of flatterers. Flattery can deceive us about a person’s real motivations. We are apt to overlook the faults of someone who has just done us the honor of complimenting us.
Nicodemus came to Jesus in the night, speaking complimentary words. “Rabbi,” he said, “we know that you are a teacher who has come from God” (John 3:2). Jesus ignored the flattery, however. He spoke directly, without the slightest acknowledgment of the compliment. “No one,” he said, “can see the kingdom of God without being born from above” (3:3).