Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Additional Questions


The Point: God encourages me when I feel overwhelmed. Opening Question 1. In what kinds of situations do senior adults battle feelings of being overwhelmed? 2. What happens to a body when it gets dehydrated? How does a soul get dehydrated?” 3. In what season of your life were you most desperate for encouragement? 4. […]

Storm Shelter, Session 3 (The Shelter of God’s Forgiveness): Additional Questions

The Point: God’s forgiveness brings restoration and joy. Opening Question In what ways are our unforgiven sins like a heavy weight we must carry? What is the heaviest weight you carry on a regular basis? When do you most feel the sensation of absolute relief? (this could also go with Psalm 32:1-2) What recharges you? What […]

Storm Shelter, Session 2 (The Shelter of God’s Salvation): Additional Questions


Opening Question What are you afraid of? What scares you? About how long does delight in a new gadget last? Why is that? What do you depend on daily that is 100% dependable? How dependable would you rate the things you depend on daily? What brings you the greatest delight and why? (this idea was […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Additional Questions


Opening Question  Suppose you could know what tomorrow holds, would you want to know? Why or why not? What have you used for shelter when you’ve been caught in a storm? What do you do when you get caught outside in a storm? How effective are umbrellas in sheltering you from a storm? What was […]

Ministry in the Face of Mental Illness: Additional Questions

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Ice Breaker How does our society usually react toward a person with mental illness? When we encounter a person who shows symptoms of mental illness, what should we do? What shouldn’t we do? What’s the nicest thing someone has done for you when you’ve been heartsick? What cheers you up when you’re down? Who do […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Additional Questions


The Point: We can trust God is at work on our behalf. Icebreaker What could you do to increase your confidence that God is at work on your behalf in your most difficult situation? How can you believe that God is at work on your behalf when you can’t see what He is doing? Where on […]

Overcome, Session 5 (Overcome Bitterness): Additional Questions


The Point: Relationships can only move forward with forgiveness.  Icebreaker Why is it so hard for us to forgive someone who has greatly harmed us? What kind of situations are the hardest for you to forgive? Why does forgiving feel like losing? How does it feel to be forgiven a great debt? Why is unforgiveness unsatisfying? […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Additional Questions


The Point: God has a plan to see you through any crisis.  Icebreaker What kind of crisis frequently makes you unsure about the future? Can you describe the most hopeless day of your life? Have you ever encountered an impossible problem? What is the worst crisis our nation has ever faced? What is a situation you […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Additional Questions


The Point: Keep doing what God has gifted you to do.  Icebreaker What circumstances sometimes make you feel that you have been forgotten? What circumstances sometimes make you feel that God has little or no purpose for your life? Think about a time in your life when everything went wrong? Are we more victims of circumstance […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Additional Questions


The Point: It’s easier to resist temptation when you know what’s at stake.  Icebreaker  Why is it common to hear the lament “Oh, if I had only known!”? What are some negative side effects of medications you take? Picture yellow caution tape. What serves as caution tape for you? What’s the first thing that comes to […]