From the Editor: Others May Forget You, But God Never Does

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This article originally appeared on September 2, 2014 on Dr. Ronnie Floyd’s blog, at ronniefloyd.com Have you ever forgotten something you just purchased? Ever been talking on the phone while collecting change from a cashier then walked out of the store leaving your purchase in the checkout line? Have you ever gone to a store […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): All Additional Resources

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Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Click Here for the Overcome Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Pastor Alex Himaya Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—Four Simple Words Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Hope For […]

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  The Bible is full of stories and accounts of people — real people —that experienced real life and adversity in ways that can teach us a great deal. Sometimes we forget that. Moses, Joshua, Nicodemus, Lydia and so many others were all people with unique backstories and circumstances not entirely unlike our own. Joseph, […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Intro Option for Parents/Current Events Connection

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It happens every summer. A horrifying news story about a child accidentally forgotten in a hot car. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Summarize the following news story about a New Mexico teenager who designed a car-seat alarm system that would alert distracted parents if they got too far away from a child still buckled into a […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups

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Natalie Grant is a four time Dove Award winner for female vocalist of the year. Her song “Held” is one of her most personal and gut-wrenching recordings. Share this video with your small group. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:  In an interview with 5 Fold Media, Natalie was […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Introduction Option for Boomers

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Ask the question, “ What were you doing December 31, 1999? Allow for responses. If people have a hard time associating anything with that date, say or write on the board “Y2K.” Watch this news clip from December 1999. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLyUpIqvlLA   Many of […]

Overcome, Session 4: This Too Shall Pass

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by Steve Rogers Are you in a difficult situation? Is your patience being tried, giving new meaning to the word exasperation? If so, you are not alone. As the saying goes, there are three kinds of people in the world — those who are currently in trouble, those who have just come out of trouble, […]

Overcome, Session 4: No Surprises

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God’s presence and faithfulness are sufficient for all your needs. By Scott Attebery It may be the most creative question ever posed. Out of the blue, my son, Bryce, loves to ask, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” Then he loves to wait in silence to see if I can guess from the 43 billion possible things […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Live It Out Option for Men

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To conclude this session on how Joseph was seemingly forgotten, show the final scene from Rudy. Explain (for anyone that hasn’t seen the movie), that Rudy Rutiger was on the practice squad for Notre Dame for his entire college career. The previous coach had promised him that he would dress for one game, but when Notre Dame […]

Overcome, Session 4: Providential Provision

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      God gives you just what you need just when you need it.  by Rhett H. Wilson, Sr. God provided in an unusual way and challenged me to trust Him financially in the years that followed my college experience. The summer after graduation, while preparing for seminary, I worked as a children’s minister. God […]