Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Dealing with Conflict

Dealing with Conflict The effect of conflict on you and your relationship is impacted by 1) how much that person means to you, 2) the source of the conflict, and 3) how both of you respond. When we face conflict with a coworker, it can be an annoying and persistent burden until we deal with […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Becoming a Grace-Full Grand

Become a Grace-ful Grand

Becoming a Grace-ful Grand by DEB DEARMOND “IT’S IN THE WEE HOURS when my defenses are down that my heart breaks all over again,” Sandy says, explaining how the absence of her grandson, Charlie, affects her. “Being without him is tough.” When Sandy’s son and his wife ended their marriage, she and her husband, Mark, were concerned […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Moving Beyond Life’s Messes


God loves His children, whether or not their beds are made. Lately I’ve been observing a side of me I don’t like. It’s a sarcastic, critical, nagging side concerning my early-digit teen daughter, Ashley. I find myself annoyed at small things: her leaving her clothes on the bathroom floor, not hanging up her towel, not putting away her books or colored pens, leaving […]

Like Glue, Session 5 (Stick With Humility): Additional Questions

The Point: Humbly place the needs of others before your own. Opening Question When have you felt awkward as another family’s dinner guest? What images come to mind when you hear the word “submission”? How has the world’s attitude toward submission changed in your lifetime? Why do many consider submission a dirty word? What is […]

Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): Discussion Option for Men


Everyone alive at the time remembers where they were when they heard President John Kennedy was assassinated. Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 and thousands still throng to his estate on the anniversary of his death, and on his birthday each January 8. We remember how we felt as we heard of the thousands who […]

Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): Additional Questions

  The Point: Jesus’ death is the heart of the gospel. Icebreaker When have you been given less respect than you deserved? Been unfairly mistreated? Suffered abuse? What did you do (or want to do) about it? What is the greatest sacrifice you’ve ever given for someone else? How did it impact them? Who sacrificed […]

Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): When the Gospel Sinks In


Counting gain as loss in light of the incomparable message of Jesus Christ. by Piper Sloane The third-century Christian apologist, Tertullian, famously said during a time of Roman persecution, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the church.” The early Church grew tremendously during times of intense persecution because of the witness of those who […]

Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): Abundant Cross


Jesus emptied His life so your life could be full. by David Mathis Twice Jesus was offered wine while on the cross. He refused the first, but took the second. Why? The first time is referenced in Mark 15:23, “They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.” William […]

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, […]