Storm Shelter, Seesion 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): All Additional Resources

  Click Here for the Storm Shelter Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Philip Nation Here are some songs we think would go along especially well with this session. Click the song title to open up iTunes. Additional resources for some songs can be found by clicking the LifeWay Worship link. “Holy One” […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Optional Activity for Collegiates

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As group members arrive: Post the following question somewhere your whole group can see: What is your go-to place in God’s Word that keeps you centered? When your group arrives for Bible study, have background music playing and some coffee or snacks available. As your group members mingle, ask them to text you the answer […]

Storm Shelter Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  After discussing Question 1 that asks, “When do you feel like ‘singing the blues’?” state we have an alternative for singing the blues. Show a short clip of Gene Kelly singing in the rain. If you don’t see the clip below,  click here to watch it on YouTube Start it at 1:00  and show it […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Enouragement): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share that people with prolonged depression often struggle with two damaging attitudes that are interrelated: (1) they have a loss of self-respect and (2) they can be very self-conscious about what others think. Comment that if this applies to you, accept who you […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Live It Out option for Parent’s groups

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Discuss the following article about the restrictions placed on feeding the homeless in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and two pastors that were recently charged with violating the ordinances: Florida city restricts feeding the homeless in public places   How were the volunteers and pastors encouraging those who were homeless? How do we discuss a story like […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Additional Questions

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The Point: God encourages me when I feel overwhelmed. Opening Question 1. In what kinds of situations do senior adults battle feelings of being overwhelmed? 2. What happens to a body when it gets dehydrated? How does a soul get dehydrated?” 3. In what season of your life were you most desperate for encouragement? 4. […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Wanting to Want God

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I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. Paul had these same thoughts in Romans 7 as he described the struggle between his sinful nature and the only escape from […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): What to Do When Emotionally Under Siege

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by Rich Mussler “I call to You from the ends of the earth WHEN MY HEART IS WITHOUT STRENGTH. Lead me to a rock that is high above me” (Ps. 61:2).  In recent years, Americans have experienced quite a bit of tragedy as a nation, and such events can leave us feeling emotionally drained. This […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Introduction Option for Boomers

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  To help supplement your discussion of the opening question, “When do you feel like singing the blues?” share a brief summary of this article from Psychcentral.com: Depression and Baby Boomers: How Having It All May Be Too Much Here is a great quote from that article: While baby boomers continue to gain great material rewards […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): All Additional Resources

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Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Click Here for the Overcome Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Pastor Alex Himaya Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—This Too Shall Pass Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—No […]