Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace) Optional Closing Activity for Collegiates/Young Adults

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  God is our peace in the midst of turmoil. In fact, God provides a peace that is unmatched simply because He is God. He knows all and is all-powerful. When we combine the knowledge of His strength with His unmatched love for us, we find peace. As an optional closing activity, show the lyric […]

Storm Shelter, Session 3 (The Shelter of God’s Forgiveness) Extra Activity for Collegiates

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Before the gathering: Acquire enough Post-it Easel Pad Tear Off Sheets to place around your room for you to divide your group into smaller groups of 3-4 college students. After studying David’s response to experiencing God’s forgiveness and living in that forgiveness, give each group another person from individual from Scripture that experienced God’s forgiveness. […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Introduction Activity for Collegiates

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Show the following video, “The Story Behind the Song ‘Forgiveness’” If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch the video on YouTube   Ask your group if they have ever had to deal with an issue of extreme forgiveness. (Note that this could be a very sensitive issue for some and too […]

Overcome, Session 5 (Overcome Bitterness): Optional Activity for Collegiates

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“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” – Corrie ten Boom Divide your members into groups of 3-4 people each. Point out the Corrie ten Boom quote on page 118 in the Personal Study Guide. Or, display the image on PowerPoint.* Within each small group, […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Optional Discussion for Collegiates/Young Adults

Ask, Do you consider yourself a long-term planner or a spur of the moment planner? Explain. If time allows, create two posters with the phrases “Long term” and “Spur of the moment” on each one. Post these somewhere visible on a wall in your meeting room. Invite group members to consider the question and indicate […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Optional Activity for Collegiates

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“Temptations and America’s Favorite Sins,” released in January 2013 by the Barna Group, examines “the temptations Americans say they most commonly struggle with—and how they resolve to deal with these moral and ethical lures.” One area of their research uncovered how we respond in the face of temptation. Is Resistance Futile? “When facing a temptation, […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Introduction option for collegiate groups

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Point out the image of the bridge on page 70 of the Personal Study Guide. Or, display the image below on PowerPoint (yes, you have our permission to do so!)                        Ask: If this bridge were the only option to get to the other side, would […]

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 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): Introduce the Study Option for Singles/Collegiate groups.

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  Begin today’s study with the following video clip: If you don’t see the clip, click here to watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwQYwAnud4. The video clip, “The Power of Words” reminds us that everything we say, to others and ourselves matter. How we approach the situations we face may affect our ability to handle them in a […]