Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share the following information. The Center for Disease Control references a survey from National Health Statistics Reports that: The median number of female sexual partners men have had over their lifetime is 6.1 21.6% of men said they have had 15 or more […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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To help introduce today’s session, “Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay,” show the following clip (55 seconds) from the movie “Soul Surfer”: If you do not see the clip below, click here to watch on Wing Clips. Explain that this movie is based on a true story about Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready To Help the Poor): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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To help introduce today’s session, “Ready to Help the Poor,” share the following statistics taken from the U.S. Census Bureau. Comment that these statistics were based on information taken in 2012. For that year, the poverty line was considered to be: Family of 1: earning $11,170 or less Family of 2: earning $15, 130 or […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready When Injustice Prevails): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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To help introduce The Point of today’s session, “God Calls Us to Defend Those Who Can’t Defend Themselves,” show the following clip (2:47 in length) from Irreplaceable about how China’s “one-child policy” is a systemic dehumanization of human life. If you don’t see the clip below, click here to view on Wingclips.com (may not be […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6 (The Shelter of God’s Protection): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

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As we think about being sheltered by God’s protection, show the opening clip from the movie The Blind Side, in which the voiceover talks about the need to protect the quarterback (warning—no matter how many times you see it, the shot of Joe Thiesman’s leg getting broken is still tough to watch). If you don’t see the […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share the following clip from MacArthur, in which he appeals to the world’s leaders to pursue peace instead of war after the Japanese have surrendered and ended World War II: If you do not see the clip, click here to view the clip […]

Making Plans for Christmas: Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

As an option to help you conclude this session, comment that the gospels are silent on the childhood events of Jesus’ life, with the exception of one reference found in Luke 2 when Jesus was 12 years old. The occasion was after the Passover celebration when Jesus stayed behind at the temple in Jerusalem. It […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Enouragement): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share that people with prolonged depression often struggle with two damaging attitudes that are interrelated: (1) they have a loss of self-respect and (2) they can be very self-conscious about what others think. Comment that if this applies to you, accept who you […]

Storm Shelter, Session 3 (The Shelter of God’s Forgiveness): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups

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To help introduce The Point of today’s session, “God’s Forgiveness Brings Restoration and Joy,” comment that we know there is a spiritual aspect to forgiveness, but there are secular studies that also prove the benefits of forgiveness as well. One study from the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found forgiveness to be associated with lower heart […]

Storm Shelter, Session 2 (The Shelter of God’s Salvation): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups.

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To help introduce The Point of today’s session, “God Himself is my salvation,” comment that Lee Strobel is a Christian author, journalist, apologist, and pastor. Share the following clip: [http://youtu.be/zlBUO8O_EcU] (2:18 in length). Discuss how this clip illustrates how God is the source of our salvation, not works—or anything else—that we could do on our […]