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’ […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

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  The movie Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer who lost who arm in a shark attack. Watch this clip of her dealing with her struggles of how her accident could be part of God’s plan. If you don’t see the video below, click here to view on WingClips.com […]

Overcome, Session 5 (Overcome Bitterness): Live It Out Option for Men or Women

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This option will work great for men’s groups or women’s groups.  Joseph is not the only person to demonstrate the power of forgiveness. You may want to read Luke 22:54-62 and John 32:15-23 and review the narrative before watching the video.     How accurately does this portray how Peter may have seemed to Christ […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups

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Natalie Grant is a four time Dove Award winner for female vocalist of the year. Her song “Held” is one of her most personal and gut-wrenching recordings. Share this video with your small group. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:  In an interview with 5 Fold Media, Natalie was […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Discussion Option for Women’s groups

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There are many reasons people feel forgotten. Consider the plight of these widows in India (If you don’t see the video below, click the link to watch on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJa3w4kC7E:   How do you identify with these women? How does the idea of being forgotten make you fearful? How should we, as women, reach out to […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction Option for Women’s Groups

We often associate apples with temptation (even though in the original story from Genesis 3, it never says the forbidden fruit was an apple)! Still, if you were going to illustrate temptation, you might think of an image like this:   However, one Photoshopper on Pinterest posted a much more realistic image for temptation. Discuss […]

Overcome, Session 1(Overcome Betrayal): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  To open the session, play the scene from The Lion King in which Simba finds out Scar was the one who killed Mufasa. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube    How did Simba respond when he realized he’d been betrayed? How did the other lions respond? In what ways […]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Intro Option for Women’s Groups

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Many women say they need help in their prayer. They say they don’t have time. Or they don’t know how. Or they get distracted. Or fall asleep. But when was the last time you considered it a privilege to pray? Maybe these words from Beth Moore will change your attitude:   http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/prayer/4082-the-privilege-of-prayer If we consider prayer a […]

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 women’s groups

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  Come on, face it: You love Pinterest. We all do. Though you may never bake that beautiful cake or redecorate your kitchen with the ideas, they’re fun to look at. But it also provides us with encouragement. A great way to use Pinterest in your small group ministry is to search for images and art related […]