Making Plans for Christmas, (Alternate Christmas Session – December 21, 2014): Extra Activity for Collegiates

  Listen to the song “Joseph’s Lullaby” by Mercy Me to close out your group time. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on Vimeo Joseph’s Lullaby by MercyMe from Nathan Duvall on Vimeo. Joseph shows extraordinary love for Mary by the way he responds to the news of her pregnancy […]

Connected, Session 1 (Connected in Christ): All Additional Resources

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  Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—He’ll Come Running Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Meaningful Ministry to Those Who Can’t Attend Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—He’ll Come Running Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults—All Excuses Ceasing Ronnie Floyd’s blog post, Connecting in […]

Connected, Session 1 (Connected in Christ): Conclusion Option for women’s groups

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Ask the women in your group, Before we began this discussion today, what did church membership mean to you? What gave you your definition of what it means to be a member of a church? Explain that church membership may not be something you regularly consider, ponder, or study. But let’s take a moment to consider […]

Connected, Session 1 (Connected in Christ): Introduction, Option for Boomers.

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  Before the session, lead class members to picture Uncle Sam from the “I Want You” recruiting posters of World War I and II.    This iconic image was first used during WWI to promote enlistments in the military.  This campaign was so successful that it was used again during WWII.  What about this image compelled people […]

Connected, Session 1 (Connected in Christ): Intro Option for Parent’s groups

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  After highlighting what The Bible Meets Life says about the perks of membership, point out that some cell phone providers offer perks for family plans. Instead of buying separate data plans for each family member, a family plan can offer savings and allow family members to share minutes and data. Some plans offer the […]

Connected Session 1(Connected in Christ): Discussion Option for Men’s groups.

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Share the following story: “A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going.  After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him.  It was a chilly evening.  The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the […]

Connected: My Life in the Church, Session 1: Live It Out Option for Singles or Collegiate Group

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    To conclude this session, show this video clip, “I Am Home” from the movie Freedom Writers. If you do not see the video, click here to view the video on WingClips.com. (May not be viewable on Apple portable devices). http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/freedom-writers/i-am-home. “I Am Home” reminds us of the significance of true connection. We all have difficulties we […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): All Additional Resources

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  We are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to LifeWayWorship.com, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the And It Was Good unit Here are the magazine articles that […]

Suggested Music For And It Was Good

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Click on the song title to purchase from iTunes. Some songs also have lead sheets, piano accompaniment, and other worship resources available from LifeWay Worship.  Session 1: God’s Work Of Creation “O Worship the King” by Chris Tomlin  “God of Brilliant Lights” by Aaron Shust  “Strong God” by Desperation Band LifewayWorship “All Creatures of Our God and King” by […]

And It Was Good, Session 2 (Our Work With Creation): Additional Questions

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The Point: God has given us responsibility over His creation. Icebreaker Do you think people are taking better or worse care of the earth than 40 years ago? How do we find balance in using and caring for this earth? Is environmentalism (or ecology) a political issue, non-issue, or biblical issue? Explain your reasoning. Do […]