Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Discussion Option for Parents

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Several years ago, Dove, makers of soap and other beauty products for women, produced a stunning short film showing the transformation of an ordinary young woman into a billboard model. Click here to watch the video on YouTube (You Tube disabled the embedding feature for this clip, so we can’t place it into the blog post.) After […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready when Sickness Comes to Stay): Intro Option for Parent’s groups

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As you close, play the song “The Joy” by worship leader John Stratton. Lead group members to listen for something in the song that would give comfort to someone dealing with long-term illness. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube Explain that while we may not have words to help when […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Intro option for Parent’s groups

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Show this video. Explain that this is a video of a contemporary Christian artist setting up a video shoot for his song, “God of Second Chances” when a homeless man comes up and begins to sing with him. (By the way, the singer is Carlos Whittaker (son of Fermin Whittaker, Executive Director of the California Southern Baptist […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready when Injustice Prevails):Intro option for Parent’s groups

Note: This is a “heavy” discussion topic. This option gives you an opportunity to get into the Bible Study on a lighter note.  As group members arrive, show the following clip: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=PYGZ7NNX. Butterfly Man – BluefishTV.com from bluefishtv on GodTube. One of the reasons super hero movies are so popular these days is because we all […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6 (The Shelter of God’s Protection): Introduction option for Parent’s groups

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To introduce the topic of “The shelter of God’s Protection,” watch a few seconds of this clip of a man trying to protect his car from hail damage. The clip is over two and a half minutes long, but it won’t take that long to get the idea! If you don’t see the clip below, […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out option for Parent’s groups.

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Print copies of the following article by Dr. Charles Stanley for class members: How can I have God’s peace? .Say: For some of us, our peace is related more to our circumstances than our walk with God. When we rely on God for all of our needs, it becomes more difficult for our peace to be […]

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 […]