Connected Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Heart of the Matter


Through their son’s unexpected health crisis, Matt Hammitt, lead singer of the award-winning band Sanctus Real, and his wife, Sarah, rediscovered the meaning of childlike faith. by Lindsay Williams “I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced a time in your life when a single moment changes everything and takes you down a new path. Something […]

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): Intro option for Boomers

Open the discussion with these questions. Have you ever been robbed or been the victim of a burglary? If so how did you react? Has someone shown you a kindness you did not deserve? View the movie clip from Les-Miserables.  If you do not see the clip below, click here to watch on Wingclips (may […]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): Intro Option for Men’s/Parent’s groups


  To lead into the Bible study, remind group members of The Point of the study: Our words matter. Show the clip from The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony Pictures, 2006) in which the main character, Chris Gardner, squelches his sons dreams. Direct group members to watch for the reaction of Chris’ son and what the […]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected through Words): Introduce the Study Option for Singles/Collegiate groups.


  Begin today’s study with the following video clip: If you don’t see the clip, click here to watch on YouTube: 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 […]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): Intro Option for women’s groups


  Come on, face it: You love Pinterest. We all do. Though you may never bake that beautiful cake or redecorate your kitchen with the ideas, they’re fun to look at. But it also provides us with encouragement. A great way to use Pinterest in your small group ministry is to search for images and art related […]

Connected Session 4: All to Jesus, I Surrender


God can heal the guilt and pain of abortion.  by Pat Layton She dropped her head and drew her shoulders together. Her shaking fingers nervously tucked her skirt in tightly around her legs as she stretched the hem toward her knees and drew her feet up under the pew. She tried to make herself as […]

Connected, Session 4: Walk the Line


  How to navigate conflict with a balance of truth and grace by Daniel Darling I was having a particularly rough day at the office, and I carelessly left a weapon lying around — my email inbox. Chafed at a colleague who publically embarrassed me in a team meeting, I composed a bitter and sarcastic […]

Connected, Session 4: No, Not Forever


A Prayer of Thanks for an Overheard Conversation by Charlotte Poteet Lord, yesterday, one of Your saints encouraged me, although he had no idea of it. I did not know him, nor did he know me. But I saw his face, and I knew he belonged to You. Actually, I was encouraged by several of […]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words), Additional Questions


  The Point: Our Words Matter Icebreaker When you have news, is your first reaction to communicate it face-to-face, or by phone, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram? Why? When you want to communicate news to several people, do you communicate it face-to-face, by phone, text, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Why? Ephesians 4:25-28 Dishonesty creates a path […]