March 2015 Issue 

By Bill Allison

In an amazing experiment, scientists set out to test an animal's survival instincts. The scientists dropped a rat into a large jar of water that had been placed in complete darkness. They wanted to see how long the animal would continue to swim before it finally gave up and allowed itself to drown. What did they find? They found that the rat usually lasted little more than three minutes in complete darkness.

Then the scientists dropped another rat into the same kind of water-filled jar, but instead of putting it in total darkness, they allowed one tiny ray of light to shine onto the jar. Under those conditions, the rat kept swimming for thirty-six hours! That's over seven hundred times longer! It seems that because the animal had a ray of hope, it continued to swim!

Don't miss the point of the story:
God wants YOU to be that ray of hope and light to the people "swimming" in your sphere of influence in your everyday life-at work, home, school, church, and your neighborhood.

But where do you start?

You start with Cadre's newly updated, revised, and expanded One Another Living Guide.

This is your guide for a journey through twenty-five life-changing "one another" verses from the Bible. (For example: love one another, pray for one another, bear one another's burdens, etc.) It's a pocket-sized booklet of biblical challenges that help you and your friends inflow the love of God into your lives--and then helps you overflow God's love into your everyday relationships in practical ways. Each "one another" study challenges you to express God's love to others using one of five love languages--time, touch, tell, to-do, or treasure. This One Another Living Guide is perfect for families, small groups, discipleship groups, Sunday school classes, elder's meetings, staff meetings, disciplemaking learning communities, mission trip teams, and improving your marriage. What might God be able to do in your daily relationships if you dared to put the other back into the One Anothers? I dare you to find out.

To view sample pages or to order, go here.

For a limited time, we are offering a Haver-with-Friends Sale! Use coupon code: oneanother and save 20% on the One Another Living Guide. Here's something really crazy: For a limited time, the same coupon code (oneanother) will also give 20% off the Disciplemaker's Journal and the John 3:16 Living Guide. It's Cadre's way of saying 'Thank you" for being a Cadre Connection reader! Better act now. This will not last long.

If you host Cadre's Ministry Is Relationships training experience, each person receives the newly updated, revised, and expanded One Another Living Guide as a part of the training materials. Go here for more information about bringing a Ministry Is Relationships training experience to your ministry.

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