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, […]

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) […]