Storm Shelter, Session 1(The Shelter of God’s Presence): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  While discussing Question 1, invite ladies to describe how they felt during that storm. Show a video of how some of God’s creatures respond to frightening situations. If you don’t see the clip below [click here to watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_3Utmj4RPU]. Ask: How does your response to crisis situations compare to the goats’ […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1(The Shelter of God’s Presence): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups.

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  To help introduce The Point of today’s session, “God is with me no matter what I am facing,” share the following segment from the movie Apollo 13: [http://www.wingclips.com/search?q=getting+home&x=9&y=14] (1:41 in length). Note: Apollo 13 received a PG rating for profanity. You can download a viewing guide from James Dobson’s Focus on the Family by clicking here. […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Additional Questions

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Opening Question  Suppose you could know what tomorrow holds, would you want to know? Why or why not? What have you used for shelter when you’ve been caught in a storm? What do you do when you get caught outside in a storm? How effective are umbrellas in sheltering you from a storm? What was […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Extra Activity for Collegiates

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The reality is that all of us will face some significant storms in our lives. Some of these storms come so quickly and often out of nowhere. Knowing God is present in the midst of a storm is of vital importance. To start off this series with your college students, find someone in your church that has […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Live It Out Option for Parent’s Groups

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Begin the session by playing a short clip from a family blog post. In the clip, a recently adopted child from Haiti is Face-Timing with his father. http://sueaallen.com/2014/10/29/abba-father/ At the close of the clip, challenge your class with the following questions: In what ways do we enter into the presence of God? Do you consider your relationship […]

Ministry in the Face of Mental Illness: Additional Questions

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Ice Breaker How does our society usually react toward a person with mental illness? When we encounter a person who shows symptoms of mental illness, what should we do? What shouldn’t we do? What’s the nicest thing someone has done for you when you’ve been heartsick? What cheers you up when you’re down? Who do […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Introduction Activity for Collegiates

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Show the following video, “The Story Behind the Song ‘Forgiveness’” If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch the video on YouTube   Ask your group if they have ever had to deal with an issue of extreme forgiveness. (Note that this could be a very sensitive issue for some and too […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Live it Out Option for Boomers

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Choose one of the following videos for the class to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylnx0NA9X4     (Lord I Need You Now, Plumb) video with lyric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9e0nxHP-w   Lord, I Need You, Matt Maher We have all experienced situations that we would have rather avoided. Failure and disappointments are facts of life. In the midst of one of these […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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  The movie Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer who lost who arm in a shark attack. Watch this clip of her dealing with her struggles of how her accident could be part of God’s plan. If you don’t see the video below, click here to view on WingClips.com […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Additional Questions

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The Point: We can trust God is at work on our behalf. Icebreaker What could you do to increase your confidence that God is at work on your behalf in your most difficult situation? How can you believe that God is at work on your behalf when you can’t see what He is doing? Where on […]