Ready, Session 4 (Ready when Sex Destroys): Current Events Connection

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Substitute the following question for Question #1 in the Personal Study Guide: What physical qualities cause you to take a second look at someone? Substitute the following question for Question #3 in the Personal Study Guide: What arguments might someone use to justify living a sinful lifestyle? Close  today’s study by sharing the story of […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6 (The Shelter of God’s Protection): Current Events Connection

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To help introduce the Point of today’s session, God is my ultimate protection, lead class to consider some of the major news stories of 2014 as they relate to the issue of protection. Remind them, if they don’t mention them, of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; the threat of terrorism, and identity theft. Ask, Which of these […]

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): Current Events Connection

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  As you wrap up this session on finding encouragement even when you feel like singing the blues, share some of the practical tips for beating post-holiday depression from this article on care.com: 10 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues You can read the whole article if you wish, or just give the ten tips: […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Intro Option for Parents/Current Events Connection

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It happens every summer. A horrifying news story about a child accidentally forgotten in a hot car. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Summarize the following news story about a New Mexico teenager who designed a car-seat alarm system that would alert distracted parents if they got too far away from a child still buckled into a […]

Resilient Faith, Session 1 (Focused 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 1(Focused Faith): Current Events Connection

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Ask a volunteer to read the paragraph in “The Bible Meets Life” section beginning with, “as a society, we typically use the word ‘hope’ in the sense of wishing for something to happen…” (page 74 in the Adult Personal Study Guide). Summarize this story from espn.com about a University of Kentucky fan who got a […]

Beyond Belief, Session 3 (God is Just): All Additional Resources

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  Beginning this quarter, 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 Beyond Belief unit Here are the magazine […]

Beyond Belief, Session 2 (God is Loving): All Additional Resources

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  Beginning this quarter, 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 Beyond Belief unit Here are the magazine […]

Beyond Belief, Session 3 (God is Just): Introduction Option for Collegiates/Current Events Connection

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Justice. Fair treatment. Actions and consequences. Whatever name we give it, we have daily opportunities to act, speak, and treat others justly.  Just ask three New York college students who bought a $20 couch from a thrift store. They liked the couch, but they noticed it was unusually lumpy. After investigating the cushions, the roommates […]