Connected, Session 1: All Excuses Ceasing


by Susan Childress This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation. In 1953, she sent special invitations to the coronation. The invitations were inscribed, “all excuses ceasing.” In other words, there is no RSVP — you’re expected to be there, no excuses. Today, you are invited and expected to accept an […]

The Law of Ten, The Principle of Three, and Why 3 X 5 =18


This is part 5 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 44-46. The irreducible law of kingdom growth is start new units. On the mission field […]

From the Editor: Glorifying God in Creation


This week on his blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, asks the big questions: How did we get here? Where are we going? What is the purpose of life?  The answers to all three are in the first book of the Bible. Read more

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): All Additional Resources


  We are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the And It Was Good unit Here are the magazine articles that […]

Suggested Music For And It Was Good


Click on the song title to purchase from iTunes. Some songs also have lead sheets, piano accompaniment, and other worship resources available from LifeWay Worship.  Session 1: God’s Work Of Creation “O Worship the King” by Chris Tomlin  “God of Brilliant Lights” by Aaron Shust  “Strong God” by Desperation Band LifewayWorship “All Creatures of Our God and King” by […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Additional Questions


The Point: God has given us responsibility over His creation. Icebreaker Do you think people are taking better or worse care of the earth than 40 years ago? How do we find balance in using and caring for this earth? Is environmentalism (or ecology) a political issue, non-issue, or biblical issue? Explain your reasoning. Do […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Live It Out Option for Parent’s groups


    Play this clip from “ The Lorax.” Explain that often in our culture “green” issues become political. Ask: Why do you think environmental issues become so political? Lead parents to discuss how they can avoid falling into political chatter and guide their families to have a biblical perspective on caring for the environment. […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Optional Closing Activity for Collegiates


  As God provided for His people, He expected them to care for others around them. Leviticus 25:6-7 tells us they were to use this food to car for their servants, hired hands, foreigners that were with them, their livestock, and even the wild animals. God was teaching His people that even as they were […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Live it Out option for men


In challenging your men to live out their responsibility to care for God’s creation, communicate that many people treat the world as if we have no responsibility for it. God clearly gave us a mandate to take care of His creation. Read what a college sophomore wrote in a “Christianity Today” magazine scholarship competition. “God […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Discussion Option for Boomers


  The first time conservation of natural resources may have entered Boomers’ minds was during the gas shortages in the early 1970’s. Long lines at gas stations, rationing, and big, gas-guzzling muscle cars just did not mix. Over time, gas prices steadily rose, and the advent of smaller, fuel-efficient cars resulted. For the first time […]