Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Live It Out option for Parent’s groups

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Discuss the following article about the restrictions placed on feeding the homeless in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and two pastors that were recently charged with violating the ordinances: Florida city restricts feeding the homeless in public places   How were the volunteers and pastors encouraging those who were homeless? How do we discuss a story like […]

Storm Shelter, Session 3 (The Shelter of God’s Forgiveness): Intro Option for Parent’s groups

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Play the following clip as class members arrive. If you don’t see the clip, click here to watch on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEFcDHL6mfg. Ask: Do you know for certain, you are right in your relationship with God? How does that knowledge affect your daily life? How does it affect your parenting and relationship with your children? Substitute […]

Making Plans for Christmas, Live It Out option for Parent’s groups

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Jesus came to draw all people to the Father through Himself. In what ways do your Christmas plans celebrate the purpose of Jesus’ birth? This year, consider a family project that may change someone’s eternity for Christmas this year. Gather family and friends together to bake cookies, decorate ornaments or put together small gifts. Then, […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Live It Out Option for Parent’s Groups

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Begin the session by playing a short clip from a family blog post. In the clip, a recently adopted child from Haiti is Face-Timing with his father. http://sueaallen.com/2014/10/29/abba-father/ At the close of the clip, challenge your class with the following questions: In what ways do we enter into the presence of God? Do you consider your relationship […]

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 […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction Option for Boomers or Parents

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Show the following video of the children and marshmallows. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube.  These children were tempted with harmless marshmallows. Who can resist a soft, sweet marshmallow? Notice how they all started the experiment with smiles on their faces. This was going to be fun. When […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Introduction Option

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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 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): Intro Option for Parent’s groups

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To introduce the session on the need of praying for our church, point out that surveys consistently show that the majority of Americans pray, and that number certainly rises if they are Christians. The practice of prayer is not the challenge of this session, but praying specifically for our church and its leaders may be. […]

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 […]