Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Discussion Option for Boomers/Current Events Connection

To supplement your discussion of the Bible passage, Psalm 46:1-11, ask Boomers in your group to highlight verse 6-9: Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. 7 The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah 8 Come, see the works of the Lord, who brings devastation […]

Small Group Monday: End of the Year Assessment


So, how did you do this year as a small group leader this year? And maybe more importantly, how do you know how you did? In a recent blog post on, Sam O’Neal, content editor for Bible Studies for Life provided a great assessment tool to help you know how effective you were at leading your […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Tulips for Traci


Life’s bouquet can have a lot of thorns. by Traci Few I’m 42 years old and am recovering from bilateral mastectomies, a hysterectomy, and radiation treatments for breast cancer. Over my lifetime, I’ve watched my grandparents, cousins, uncles and most recently, my father pass away from one excruciating form of cancer or another — bone, […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out option for Parent’s groups.


Print copies of the following article by Dr. Charles Stanley for class members: How can I have God’s peace? .Say: For some of us, our peace is related more to our circumstances than our walk with God. When we rely on God for all of our needs, it becomes more difficult for our peace to be […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

New year 2015

Rebekah Lyons, a Christian writer and speaker, blogged on January 1, 2014 about her New Year’s practice of choosing one word that summarizes her spiritual desires and goals for the upcoming year. Read a portion or all of that blog post, A New Year. A New Word.  Here are the words Rebekah has chosen for […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups


As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share the following clip from MacArthur, in which he appeals to the world’s leaders to pursue peace instead of war after the Japanese have surrendered and ended World War II: If you do not see the clip, click here to view the clip […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace) Optional Closing Activity for Collegiates/Young Adults


  God is our peace in the midst of turmoil. In fact, God provides a peace that is unmatched simply because He is God. He knows all and is all-powerful. When we combine the knowledge of His strength with His unmatched love for us, we find peace. As an optional closing activity, show the lyric […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Additional Questions


The Point: God is the ultimate source of peace in the midst of turmoil. Opening Question How is peace more than just the absence of problems? What are the barriers to peace in our lives? I could have some peace in my life if it wasn’t for… Which body of water best describes your life […]

Storm Shelter, Seesion 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): All Additional Resources

  Click Here for the Storm Shelter Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Philip Nation 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. “Holy One” […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Optional Activity for Collegiates


As group members arrive: Post the following question somewhere your whole group can see: What is your go-to place in God’s Word that keeps you centered? When your group arrives for Bible study, have background music playing and some coffee or snacks available. As your group members mingle, ask them to text you the answer […]