Overcome, Session 4: Providential Provision


      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 […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Optional Discussion for Collegiates/Young Adults

Ask, Do you consider yourself a long-term planner or a spur of the moment planner? Explain. If time allows, create two posters with the phrases “Long term” and “Spur of the moment” on each one. Post these somewhere visible on a wall in your meeting room. Invite group members to consider the question and indicate […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Additional Questions


The Point: God has a plan to see you through any crisis.  Icebreaker What kind of crisis frequently makes you unsure about the future? Can you describe the most hopeless day of your life? Have you ever encountered an impossible problem? What is the worst crisis our nation has ever faced? What is a situation you […]

Vibrant Leadership

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This is part 4 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School Missionary Mentality, Part One Missionary Mentality, Part Two […]

From the Editor: 4 Truthful Realities That Will Help Us Overcome Temptation


Do you ever find yourself wishing all temptations would just come to an end? Maybe sin would be a little easier to ignore if not for the temptation to give in to it. Sin and temptation go hand-in-hand. Temptation without the accompanying sin has no allure. This week on the blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Optional Activity for College Students/Singles

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In this week’s session, we discover that Joseph remained faithful to use the gifts God gave him even while he was imprisoned. Joseph was able to interpret dreams—and he gave all credit for this ability to God. Help your group members recognize their spiritual gifts with the brief spiritual gifts inventory found here: Send this […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): All Additional Resources


Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—Idols Away Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Idols Away Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—Strings Attached: Why the “Hook-Up” Culture Affects You Bible Studies For Life: Senior […]

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


Several of the discussion questions for this session lead us to identify with those who feel forgotten. Question 3, for example (BSFL Adults, p. 97) asks, “What are some little things that allow us to demonstrate God’s concern to others?” Question 4 (BSFL Adults, p. 98) simply asks, “When have you felt forgotten?” This short […]

Hook, Book, Look, and Took: “If it Ain’t Broke…”


I’m pretty sure the first time I ever heard “Hook, Book, Look, and Took” as an organizing principle for Bible teaching was in high school. We were all kids in the youth group, and we were preparing to take over leadership responsibilities for Youth Sunday. Our youth minister gathered those of us who were going […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction option for Men’s Groups


As you begin your session on overcoming temptation, show this video clip from the classic It’s A Wonderful Life. On the off chance that someone in your group hasn’t seen the movie, explain that George Bailey runs the only bank in a small town that isn’t controlled by the greedy, evil Mr Potter. If you don’t see […]