Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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Show a short clip of a fashion show. This one is about 14 minutes long, so show just enough for them to get the idea. If you don’t see the video above, click here to watch on YouTube After viewing a few of the models on the runway ask: Would you really want to look […]

Ready Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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As the ladies discuss Question 5: When sickness comes to stay, what can we do to express God’s love without being trite? point out that actions rather than words may be the best way to express God’s love. A young woman whose third child was born with a chronic medical condition describes ways others have […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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   Women really can be instruments of change and generously demonstrate God’s heart for the poor. Show the clip Spearhead Change, 58: The Film. If the link does not display below click here to view on wingclips.com (may not be viewable on Apple portable devices).   Discuss: How is this woman evidence God can use believers […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready When Injustice Prevails): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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One of the big news stories of 2014 was the kidnapping of 300 Nigerian girls from their school on April 15, 2014 by Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group violently opposed to Western culture, including education for girls. An online slideshow of images can be found by clicking here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/gallery/bring-back-our-girls-movement/ You can read more by clicking here: […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6 (The Shelter of God’s Protection): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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Ask: What are some of your greatest fears? We all have big “if’s” in our lives that can paralyze us into modes of fearful self-preservation. Many times (most of the time) our greatest fears are never realized. However, women are well aware that bad things happen to God’s people. So how are women to express […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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Rebekah Lyons, a Christian writer and speaker, blogged on January 1, 2014 about her New Year’s practice of choosing one word that summarizes her spiritual desires and goals for the upcoming year. Read a portion or all of that blog post, A New Year. A New Word.  Here are the words Rebekah has chosen for […]

Storm Shelter Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  After discussing Question 1 that asks, “When do you feel like ‘singing the blues’?” state we have an alternative for singing the blues. Show a short clip of Gene Kelly singing in the rain. If you don’t see the clip below,  click here to watch it on YouTube Start it at 1:00  and show it […]

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

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Show before and after pictures of old homes that have been restored. The link below will take you to a slideshow on the Better Homes and Gardens website. You could also communicate the same idea by showing clips from Extreme Home Makeover or a similar show. Better Homes and Gardens slideshow Ask: What would you […]

Storm Shelter, Session 2 (The Shelter of God’s Salvation): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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Some ladies in the Bible study session might feel like choosing to be concealed or hidden demonstrates cowardice or weakness. That could naturally transition into a comparison of the world’s shelters with God’s shelter of salvation. Ask: Why might women not always like the notion of being sheltered? What images come to mind when you […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1(The Shelter of God’s Presence): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  While discussing Question 1, invite ladies to describe how they felt during that storm. Show a video of how some of God’s creatures respond to frightening situations. If you don’t see the clip below [click here to watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_3Utmj4RPU]. Ask: How does your response to crisis situations compare to the goats’ […]