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


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


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.


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: [] (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 […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1(The Shelter of God’s Presence): Introduction Option for Men’s Groups.


  To help introduce The Point of today’s session, “God is with me no matter what I am facing,” share the following segment from the movie Apollo 13: [] (1:41 in length). Note: Apollo 13 received a PG rating for profanity. You can download a viewing guide from James Dobson’s Focus on the Family by clicking here. […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Live It Out Option for Men


To conclude this session on how Joseph was seemingly forgotten, show the final scene from Rudy. Explain (for anyone that hasn’t seen the movie), that Rudy Rutiger was on the practice squad for Notre Dame for his entire college career. The previous coach had promised him that he would dress for one game, but when Notre Dame […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction option for Men’s Groups


As you begin your session on overcoming temptation, show this video clip from the classic It’s A Wonderful Life. On the off chance that someone in your group hasn’t seen the movie, explain that George Bailey runs the only bank in a small town that isn’t controlled by the greedy, evil Mr Potter. If you don’t see […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Introduction Option


This option would work great for men, parents, or Boomers. Begin the session by showing the “This is Sports Center” commercial featuring Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on You Tube. After the video discuss these questions: What in the video indicates a sibling rivalry? […]

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): Intro Option for Men’s/Parent’s groups


  To lead into the Bible study, remind group members of The Point of the study: Our words matter. Show the clip from The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony Pictures, 2006) in which the main character, Chris Gardner, squelches his sons dreams. Direct group members to watch for the reaction of Chris’ son and what the […]