Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Live It Out Reflection and Discussion for Boomers


lay his song “Give Us Clean Hands” Suggest boomers meditate on what God would have them do regarding purity. If you don’t see the video above, click here to watch on You Tube Singer and songwriter [42-year-old] Chris Tomlin has been named as the most sung artist in the world. The multiple Grammy-winning artist has […]

Aligning Children’s and Adults Winter 2015 (And a note about March 1, 2015!)

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Sometimes our best efforts at not being confusing get even more confusing. It’s especially not helpful when the calendar doesn’t work in our favor. You might have noticed the winter quarter only has 12 Sundays. That poses a problem for us when we are selling you 13 weeks of curriculum. In the kids area, we […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): All Additional Resources


  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. “Open Hands” by […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): Intro Option and Discussion for Boomers

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Share comments from this CNN interview with Jim Bacon, author of Boomergeddon: Much of the lifestyles of boomers put them at serious health risks. “Boomers think of themselves as forever young, but they are aging physiologically faster than their parents’ generation…they’re showing a lot of increases in chronic diseases.” You can read the article, Sex, […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups


To help introduce today’s session, “Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay,” show the following clip (55 seconds) from the movie “Soul Surfer”: If you do not see the clip below, click here to watch on Wing Clips. Explain that this movie is based on a true story about Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes Stay): Introduction Option for Single Groups or Classes


Bethany Hamilton grew up surfing on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.   At age five she chose to follow Jesus.  When she was thirteen, a fourteen –foot tiger shark attacked her, and severed her arm.  Bethany returned surfing a month later.  A year later, despite her disability, she won her first national title. Bethany says, “It […]

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


The Point: God’s Grace is sufficient, even in times of sickness. Opening Question What kinds of sicknesses make you feel afraid? What are some of your favorite “home remedies” for illness? When you get sick, are you one who:  goes to the doctor, toughs it out, or lays on the couch and makes everyone else […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): The Fear of Disease


by David Jeremiah  We all fear disease, yet one or more will eventually catch up with each of us. I have just completed my semiannual CT scan. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been making this journey to the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. It all began in 1994 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s […]

Ready Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups


As the ladies discuss Question 5: When sickness comes to stay, what can we do to express God’s love without being trite? point out that actions rather than words may be the best way to express God’s love. A young woman whose third child was born with a chronic medical condition describes ways others have […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): God is Able


Sky High It was one of those days where television channels suspended all other coverage but the news. Some terrible tragedy had occurred, gripping the heart of the nation. And as I was driving that afternoon between one errand point and another, I happened to pass by a local church and saw an unusual sight […]