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


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


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): What to Do When Emotionally Under Siege


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 […]

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


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 […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups


Natalie Grant is a four time Dove Award winner for female vocalist of the year. Her song “Held” is one of her most personal and gut-wrenching recordings. Share this video with your small group. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:  In an interview with 5 Fold Media, Natalie was […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Introduction Option for Boomers


Ask the question, “ What were you doing December 31, 1999? Allow for responses. If people have a hard time associating anything with that date, say or write on the board “Y2K.” Watch this news clip from December 1999. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:   Many of […]

Overcome, Session 4: This Too Shall Pass


by Steve Rogers Are you in a difficult situation? Is your patience being tried, giving new meaning to the word exasperation? If so, you are not alone. As the saying goes, there are three kinds of people in the world — those who are currently in trouble, those who have just come out of trouble, […]

Overcome, Session 4: No Surprises


God’s presence and faithfulness are sufficient for all your needs. By Scott Attebery It may be the most creative question ever posed. Out of the blue, my son, Bryce, loves to ask, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” Then he loves to wait in silence to see if I can guess from the 43 billion possible things […]

Overcome, Session 4: Providential Provision


      God gives you just what you need just when you need it.  by Rhett H. Wilson, Sr. God provided in an unusual way and challenged me to trust Him financially in the years that followed my college experience. The summer after graduation, while preparing for seminary, I worked as a children’s minister. God […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Optional Discussion for Collegiates/Young Adults

Ask, Do you consider yourself a long-term planner or a spur of the moment planner? Explain. If time allows, create two posters with the phrases “Long term” and “Spur of the moment” on each one. Post these somewhere visible on a wall in your meeting room. Invite group members to consider the question and indicate […]