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 […]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): Live It Out Option for Parent’s groups

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  As group members consider different ways to serve in the church, encourage them to also consider ways their families can serve together. For example, more and more families are participating in short-term mission projects that allow the whole family to participate. Share this news story of Families on Mission: Needs met, lives changed through family […]

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

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  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 […]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Live It Out Option for Parent’s or Men’s groups

  Close the study by showing the scene from Courageous (Sherwood Pictures, 2011) where Adam talks with the other men and presents his resolution to become a better father. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on WingClips.com   Explain to group members that the spiritual growth of our children is […]