Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): All Additional Resources

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  Click Here for the Ready Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Chip Ingram Here are some songs we think would go along especially well with this session. Click the song title to open up iTunes. Additional resources for some songs can be found by clicking the LifeWay Worship link. “Say, Say” by […]

3 Tips for Asking the Better Question

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Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Threadsmedia.com on January 8, 2015. Check out Threadsmedia.com for the latest resources and events for collegiate and young adult ministry. By Mark Whitt There seems to be a conundrum in the church when it comes to the idea of a question. Questions can be one of two things: 1) […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Additional Questions

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The Point: Influence others to walk in Christ’s love rather than in impurity. Opening Question How did your parents give you “the talk”? Is God anti-sex? How pure do you like your drinking water to be – is just a little dirt okay? Ephesians 5:1-4  In this passage, God demands that his people are without […]

Small Group Monday: Four Next Steps for your small group Ministry

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In a recent blog post, small group specialist Mark Howell writes: When you are a beginner, you do what beginners can do.  Think about when a newborn turns over for the very first time.  Or takes their first step.  Or puts a phrase together. Clearly, there are things that you do when you are a […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Discussion Option for Parents

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Several years ago, Dove, makers of soap and other beauty products for women, produced a stunning short film showing the transformation of an ordinary young woman into a billboard model. Click here to watch the video on YouTube (You Tube disabled the embedding feature for this clip, so we can’t place it into the blog post.) After […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Deadly and Daily

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Moving Sin From “Out There” to “In Here”   Have you ever noticed how many lists are in the Bible? The writers of Scripture (and the Author inspiring them) seem to love lists. We get lists of names, lists of places, lists of measurements, lists of things to do, and lists of things not to […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share the following information. The Center for Disease Control references a survey from National Health Statistics Reports that: The median number of female sexual partners men have had over their lifetime is 6.1 21.6% of men said they have had 15 or more […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready when Sex Destroys): Current Events Connection

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Substitute the following question for Question #1 in the Personal Study Guide: What physical qualities cause you to take a second look at someone? Substitute the following question for Question #3 in the Personal Study Guide: What arguments might someone use to justify living a sinful lifestyle? Close  today’s study by sharing the story of […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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Show a short clip of a fashion show. This one is about 14 minutes long, so show just enough for them to get the idea. If you don’t see the video above, click here to watch on YouTube After viewing a few of the models on the runway ask: Would you really want to look […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Excerpt from “The Resolution for Men,” Part 1

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The following is Appendix 5 in The Resolution for Men, published by Broadman and Holman,  pages 235 to 238. Click here to order the book.    Resolution Groups: Accountability for Men All men need accountability. When we know that others are supporting, encouraging, and praying for us, it helps us walk faithfully before God. No […]