Pressure Points Session 2: Intro Option for Men’s Small Groups

Here is an alternate introduction for Pressure Points Session Two: The Pressure of Temptation.

To supplement your discussion of James 1:14-15, play this clip from the movie Fireproof. 

  • Guide men in your group to respond to the quote: “You must destroy any addiction that has your heart. If you don’t, it will destroy you.” Did the character in the clip over-react?
  • If there are men in your group who enjoy fishing (especially fly fishermen), lead them to discuss the most effective lures they have found. What tactics do they use to “draw away and entice” fish? How is that similar to how temptation works in our lives?

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts on adapting this lesson for men’s groups! 

Comments

  1. Lyn Johnson says:

    I wish I could find the regular, old Sunday School Extra! info!

    Lyn Johnson

    • James Jackson says:

      Hi Lyn–

      All of our Leader Extras are now housed on this blog, under the Leader Extras tab. There should be a link on the Sunday School Extra! page that redirects here.

  2. I ALSO DO NOT LIKE THE NEW Format! WILL PROBABLY NOT VISIT THIS SITE AGAIN.
    IT IS NOT USER FRIENDLY. JUST TRYING TO SELL MORE!

    • James Jackson says:

      Thank you for your comment, Carey. We have two measures of success in LifeWay Church Resources: The number of churches we serve, and the depth to which we serve them. Sales are a reflection of that, obviously, but the goal with the new Bible Studies for Life has been to provide an easy to use, relevant Bible study that is deeply rooted in Scripture. So I would love to hear back from you what about the material (or this site) is not user friendly. Feel free to respond here, or you can email me directly at james.jackson@lifeway.com. Thanks.

  3. Sandy Duke says:

    If you use the fishing illustration, at the end of the lesson distribute plastic fishing worms as reminders to think before you act on those temptations.

  4. Rev. Charles Meadows says:

    Sorry, but i teach a small class of adults, both men and women, and i can find nothing useful on the extra site. Also since you use pdf download i have to paste it on word to print it.

  5. I am finding the new format very challenging, but I am trying. I really liked the old format so I could choose “by date”. There is too much information to search through on this page. Selecting “Men’s Small Groups” doesn’t really help since the articles are not classified.

  6. Chris Plunkett says:

    Thanks for the additional items. I love the the new format for BSFL and the website extras. Lots of positive feedback from those in the groups I lead.

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