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): Introduction option for collegiate groups

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Point out the image of the bridge on page 70 of the Personal Study Guide. Or, display the image below on PowerPoint (yes, you have our permission to do so!)                        Ask: If this bridge were the only option to get to the other side, would [...]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): All Additional Resources

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  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Introduction Option for Collegiates or Singles Groups

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After reading Ephesians 6:18 explain that we as believers have been given the privilege of praying for each other within the body of Christ. But sometimes we find ourselves following formulas and using catchphrases in our prayers that may seem a bit unnatural. Show the following video from Christian comedian Tim Hawkins, where he talks about [...]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): Live it Out Option For Boomers

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  Katie Davis is a young woman from Tennessee who has answered the call to serve in Uganda. She has extended her view of church membership to those in greatest need. Watch her story below. If you do not see the video, click here to view on YouTube   Our generation, the Boomers, is often thought [...]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): Live It Out Option for Singles and Collegiates

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  To conclude today’s session, share the following article, “The Transformative Power of Serving Others” Remind class members that, while most of us cannot leave our jobs or quit going to classes in order to serve for 30 days in 30 different ways, there are certainly a great amount of needs surrounding each of us. We [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): All Additional Resources

  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected through Words): Introduce the Study Option for Singles/Collegiate groups.

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  Begin today’s study with the following video clip: If you don’t see the clip, click here to watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwQYwAnud4. The video clip, “The Power of Words” reminds us that everything we say, to others and ourselves matter. How we approach the situations we face may affect our ability to handle them in a [...]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Intro Option for Singles or Collegiate groups

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To address the idea of obstacles that keep us from equipping fellow believers or being equipped ourselves, consider the following article by Charles Stanley, http://www.christianpost.com/news/unity-in-the-body-of-christ-104577/.  The article, “Unity in the Body of Christ” recognizes that there are some obstacles that separate us as believers in the church. What are some of the obstacles that separate [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity): All Additional Resources

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  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]