Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Intro Option for Parents groups


Sometimes we parents, have trouble choosing faith in light of reality. We see situations as hopeless that, for all real indicators, are hopeless. But kids don’t always see them that way. Consider this video about Emma and Teddy. If you don’t see the video, click the link to watch on God Tube: How has Emma [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Extra Activity for Collegiates


  Before the Session: Develop some scenarios for your group to discuss concerning some of the situations they may encounter on campus when there is a choice between joy or reacting in a way that does not reflect Christ.  Print the following scenarios on index cards to give to small groups during your session.  Feel [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Live It Out Activity for Women’s Groups


One Thousand Gifts is Ann Voskamp’s story of her search for joy and thanksgiving in the middle of everyday challenges and some darker parts of her past. She asks, “Would you, right where you are, take the journey towards fullness of joy with me?” Ann suggests you start a gratitude journal. Watch the preview video [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Additional Questions


Note: In Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adult and Bible Studies For Life: KJV, this is numbered Session 11.  The Point: Choose joy even in life’s difficulties.  Icebreaker When have you been surprised by suffering? How do you typically respond to suffering? Can you be happy and not have joy? Can you be joyful and [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Live it Out option for Men

todd agnew

  Challenge the men in your group to live out joyful faith. Point out that many believers go through life with a less than joyful disposition. The enemy, though he cannot steal our salvation, can steal our joy, making us counteract the faith we proclaim. Todd Agnew is a Christian musician who has contributed greatly [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5 (Joyful Faith): Introduction Option for Boomers


Share the following infographic with the learners in your class. Print, project, or show on a laptop if possible. Click on image for larger version Copied from: on January 9, 2014. Some the facts presented are rather positive. Some, however, are startlingly negative. 72% of Boomers have one or more chronic diseases? Wow. Chances [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 3: Enduring Faith


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


  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 Resilient Faith unit Here are the magazine articles that were selected [...]

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


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


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 [...]