Resilient Faith, Session 3: Enduring Faith

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This week, you and your students will discuss 1 Peter 2 and having an enduring faith when in difficult circumstances. In verses 13 & 17, Peter tells the first-century Christians to “honor the emperor.” As you discuss these verses and content, current politics may come up in your discussion. Russell Moore is president of the [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 3 (Enduring Faith): All Additional Resources

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  We are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to LifeWayWorship.com, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the Resilient Faith unit Here are the magazine articles that were selected [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Intro Activity for Women’s Groups

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Say: You were introduced to the writer of this unit, Mary Jo Sharp, on p.71. On December 12, 2013, LifeWay interviewed her about her book Why Do You Believe That? Demonstrating “ready faith,” Ms. Sharp says: “A particularly intimidating experience when sharing my faith … This is not going to be like a one-on-one kind [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Live it Out option for Men

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Suffering is never something we desire. We do, however, understand that it is part of the human experience since the Fall. The difference between believers and non-believers is how we act and react during times of suffering. Share the following with the men in your group: David Platt, pastor at the Church at Brook Hills and author [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Additional Questions

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Note: In Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adult and Bible Studies For Life: KJV, this is numbered Session 10.  The Point: Suffering brings opportunities to point to Jesus.  Icebreaker As senior adults experience challenges or difficulties, what are the different ways they can respond? When have you been harmed for doing good and how did it [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Live It Out Option for Boomers

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  When I read the Apostle Peter’s words that admonish us to be ready with a thoughtful, well-reasoned explanation of why we have hope in Jesus, and yet to share it with gentleness and respect, a face always comes to mind. As a young and growing believer I was blessed to have an older believer [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Live It Out Option for Parents groups

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As much as we parents struggle to honor God in our suffering, so too do our children. And it’s just as heartbreaking for us to watch them experience it as it is to experience it. Consider the following video. If you don’t see the video below, click the link to watch on God Tube. http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0E01FCNU [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4 (Ready Faith): Extra Activity for Collegiates

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Before the Session: Do some research on Pastor Saeed Abedini, the American pastor who is detained in an Iranian prison because of his faith in Christ. There are a number of sources for you to gather some up-to-date information concerning his imprisonment. Click here for May 30, 2014 Baptist Press Article (There are periodic updates on [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 2: Active Faith

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As you talk to your students this week about what it means to live a life that is set apart for God, think about what holiness means. In the video below, Sid Koop answers the question, “What does ‘holy’ mean to us?” Watch the video and answer the following questions. Was Sid’s explanation of holiness helpful? [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 2 (Active Faith): All Additional Resources

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  We are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to LifeWayWorship.com, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the Resilient Faith unit Here are the magazine articles that were selected [...]