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

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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 [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Discussion Option for Women’s groups

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There are many reasons people feel forgotten. Consider the plight of these widows in India (If you don’t see the video below, click the link to watch on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJa3w4kC7E:   How do you identify with these women? How does the idea of being forgotten make you fearful? How should we, as women, reach out to [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Live it Out Option for Boomers

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As you close the session, display these pictures or similar ones on PowerPoint or by printing them out. Display these pictures for the class to see. If we are being honest, we can all admit to having forgotten something at sometime in our lives. Maybe it was something minor like our keys, a book we [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction Option for Boomers or Parents

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Show the following video of the children and marshmallows. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube.  These children were tempted with harmless marshmallows. Who can resist a soft, sweet marshmallow? Notice how they all started the experiment with smiles on their faces. This was going to be fun. When [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Additional Questions

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The Point: Keep doing what God has gifted you to do.  Icebreaker What circumstances sometimes make you feel that you have been forgotten? What circumstances sometimes make you feel that God has little or no purpose for your life? Think about a time in your life when everything went wrong? Are we more victims of circumstance [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Additional Questions

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The Point: It’s easier to resist temptation when you know what’s at stake.  Icebreaker  Why is it common to hear the lament “Oh, if I had only known!”? What are some negative side effects of medications you take? Picture yellow caution tape. What serves as caution tape for you? What’s the first thing that comes to [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction Option for Women’s Groups

We often associate apples with temptation (even though in the original story from Genesis 3, it never says the forbidden fruit was an apple)! Still, if you were going to illustrate temptation, you might think of an image like this:   However, one Photoshopper on Pinterest posted a much more realistic image for temptation. Discuss [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Optional Activity for Collegiates

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“Temptations and America’s Favorite Sins,” released in January 2013 by the Barna Group, examines “the temptations Americans say they most commonly struggle with—and how they resolve to deal with these moral and ethical lures.” One area of their research uncovered how we respond in the face of temptation. Is Resistance Futile? “When facing a temptation, [...]

Overcome, Session 1: Overcome Betrayal

Betrayal is painful. It’s something no one wants to experience. But because of sin, relationships will fall apart. People will let us down. We will experience betrayal. Your students have likely experienced betrayal in one way or another. Some will greatly identify with the story of Joseph because they have been betrayed by close friends [...]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): All Additional Resources

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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—Finding Your Way Out of the Desert Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Finding Your Way Out of the Desert Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—Finding Your Way [...]