Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Intro Option and Discussion for Boomers


For some extra resources on homosexuality, download Focus on the Family’s first three guides in a series of Thriving Values™ Click the image above to download for free, or go to:   Discusse how Christians around the country are being challenged — in the marketplace, in the work place and in the courts — for believing […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Live It Out? Option for Women’s groups


If the idea of leading a Bible study on homosexuality causes you to tremble with fear and trepidation, you’re in good company. Most likely every single ladies’ Bible study teacher has women in her class who are either struggling with same-sex attraction, have been devastated by husbands who have left them for a homosexual lifestyle, […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Morality in First Century Rome


    By Bennie R. Crockett, Jr. Morality in first-century Rome and the Roman Empire reflected the plurality of cultures from the Latin west and the Greek east. Within that geographical expanse and the diverse moral cultures of the empire, the Christian gospel prov- identially appeared and succeeded: “When the fullness of the time came, […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Uncle Bobby, a Bible, and Faith


This article is adapted from Birds and Bees: A Conversation About God, Sex, and Sexuality, (Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2012), 70-85. Click here to order the book. During high school, one of my teachers assigned us a paper on the most interesting person we knew. So I chose to write my paper about my Uncle Bobby. He […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Optional Introduction for Singles


  Substitute the following question for Question #1 in the Personal Study Guide – What do you think the Bible says about homosexuality?  What should our response be to those we love who are in homosexual relationships? Scripture is clear in regards to Homosexuality.  Focus on the Family recently published a book called, Loving my (LGBT) […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuallity Devastates): Additional Questions


The Point: Share the hope and new life all can have in Christ. Opening Question When is it a good decision to “agree to disagree”? If the church changes its stance on homosexuality, is that more loving or less loving? What are some natural events that can devastate our lives and our communities? How have […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups


As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, comment that all of us have heard that as Christians we must “hate the sin, but love the sinner.” That is a difficult thing to do, and it is never more difficult than with homosexuality because most Christians seem to find it harder […]

Ready, Session 5 (Ready When Homosexuality Devastates): Additional Resource for Parent’s groups


As you close today’s session, acknowledge that this may have been a very uncomfortable session, particularly for any parents whose children may be dealing with same-sex attraction. There may be some parents in your group who are dealing with this issue but may not be ready to talk with anyone about it. Encourage them to […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): 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. “Always Enough” […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Discussion Option for Boomers/Current Events Connection

To supplement your discussion of the Bible passage, Psalm 46:1-11, ask Boomers in your group to highlight verse 6-9: Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. 7 The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah 8 Come, see the works of the Lord, who brings devastation […]