Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Additional Questions


Opening Question  Suppose you could know what tomorrow holds, would you want to know? Why or why not? What have you used for shelter when you’ve been caught in a storm? What do you do when you get caught outside in a storm? How effective are umbrellas in sheltering you from a storm? What was […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Extra Activity for Collegiates


The reality is that all of us will face some significant storms in our lives. Some of these storms come so quickly and often out of nowhere. Knowing God is present in the midst of a storm is of vital importance. To start off this series with your college students, find someone in your church that has […]

Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Live It Out Option for Parent’s Groups


Begin the session by playing a short clip from a family blog post. In the clip, a recently adopted child from Haiti is Face-Timing with his father. At the close of the clip, challenge your class with the following questions: In what ways do we enter into the presence of God? Do you consider your relationship […]

Storm Shelter Session 1(The Shelter of God’s Presence): Well Placed Confidence


In the face of life’s uncertainties, place your trust in God.  “I tell you, Peter,” He said, “the rooster will not crow today until you deny three times that you know Me!” (Luke 22:34). The words must have hung in the air, pointed and powerful. The disciples had just been arguing about who was to […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): All Additional Resources


Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—Finding Your Way Out of the Desert Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Finding Your Way Out of the Desert Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—Finding Your Way […]

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


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 […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Additional Questions


The Point: God is at work, even when it’s not obvious.  Icebreaker  Why do we often fail to notice God at work in our lives? Why did most of us fail to notice God at work as we came to Bible study today? What betrayal have you seen in recent, current events in the news? […]

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


  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 […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Introduction Option


This option would work great for men, parents, or Boomers. Begin the session by showing the “This is Sports Center” commercial featuring Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on You Tube. After the video discuss these questions: What in the video indicates a sibling rivalry? […]

Overcome, Session 1: Finding Your Way Out of the Desert


by Jim Johnston One of my favorite television shows is Man vs. Wild, an ingenious reality show that attempts to show you how to survive in any number of hostile environments—from the Costa Rican rainforest to the Alaskan frontier to a wide array of desert locations. The host is an aptly named British gentleman named […]