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

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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 […]

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 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Intro Option and Discussion for Boomers

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InnerCHANGE Guatemala from CRM InnerCHANGE on Vimeo. Tell the story of InnerCHANGE, communities of missionaries living in poor, marginalized neighborhoods around the world. For a firsthand look, show this video (3:40) about the work with shoeshine boys and the women’s jail in Guatemala. If you don’t see the video, click here to watch on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/icchannel/79345080 Challenge […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready When Injustice Prevails): Intro Option and Discussion for Boomers

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Show “Exodus: Gods and Kings” movie trailer. Click here to watch on YouTube if you don’t see the video. (Note: the movie has had mixed reactions among Christians. James Dobson’s Pluggedin.com gives a balanced and fair summary/review here.) God’s freeing the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery demonstrates He hates injustice. He is on the side […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Discussion Option for Boomers/Current Events Connection

To supplement your discussion of the Bible passage, Psalm 46:1-11, ask Boomers in your group to highlight verse 6-9: Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. 7 The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah 8 Come, see the works of the Lord, who brings devastation […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Introduction Option for Boomers

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  To help supplement your discussion of the opening question, “When do you feel like singing the blues?” share a brief summary of this article from Psychcentral.com: Depression and Baby Boomers: How Having It All May Be Too Much Here is a great quote from that article: While baby boomers continue to gain great material rewards […]

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 5 (Overcome Bitterness): Live It Out Option for Boomers

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If time permits play this 7minute audio clip of Corrie Ten Boom’s message on forgiveness. If you don’t see the video frame below, click here to watch on YouTube: If you don’t have time, use the information below to summarize her life. Corrie Ten Boom and her family were arrested in Holland for hiding Jews during WWII. […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Introduction Option for Boomers

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Ask the question, “ What were you doing December 31, 1999? Allow for responses. If people have a hard time associating anything with that date, say or write on the board “Y2K.” Watch this news clip from December 1999. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLyUpIqvlLA   Many of […]

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 […]