Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Introduction Activity for Collegiates


Show the following video, “The Story Behind the Song ‘Forgiveness’” If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch the video on YouTube   Ask your group if they have ever had to deal with an issue of extreme forgiveness. (Note that this could be a very sensitive issue for some and too […]

Overcome, Session 6: Meeting God at the Intersection of Expectation and Disappointment


by John Koessler A little more than a month after his son’s tragic death by suicide, Pastor Rick Warren made what some might consider to be a disturbing admission. He confessed that he had prayed regularly and sincerely for a different outcome to his son’s life. “For 27 years, I prayed every day of my […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Live it Out Option for Boomers


Choose one of the following videos for the class to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylnx0NA9X4     (Lord I Need You Now, Plumb) video with lyric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9e0nxHP-w   Lord, I Need You, Matt Maher We have all experienced situations that we would have rather avoided. Failure and disappointments are facts of life. In the midst of one of these […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups


  The movie Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer who lost who arm in a shark attack. Watch this clip of her dealing with her struggles of how her accident could be part of God’s plan. If you don’t see the video below, click here to view on WingClips.com […]

Overcome, Session 6: Second Chances at First Loves


   God makes a new home for a widow, a widower, and their five children. by Gina Kell Spehn A child is born. He is mine. I’m made for him and he for me. Wonder and awe, that through me he arrived. My firstborn has me feeling poetic about life. Deep. Captivated. Suddenly fearful. My need […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): What To Do When You Hit a Bad Light Cycle


I love it when I hit every green light on my way to my destination. Smooth sailing all the way. The truth is, it feels so right that many times I don’t really pay attention to the ease of the trip. Everything is as it should be. But I also know how it feels to […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Additional Questions


The Point: We can trust God is at work on our behalf. Icebreaker What could you do to increase your confidence that God is at work on your behalf in your most difficult situation? How can you believe that God is at work on your behalf when you can’t see what He is doing? Where on […]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected through Prayer): 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 were […]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Additional Questions


  The Point: Support Your Church Through Prayer Icebreaker If you got into trouble and could make one phone call, whose number would you dial? Would you rather: Pray in front of a large group of people or sit and listen to a 3-hour prayer? When you think of prayer, what comes to mind? What […]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected in Prayer): Introduction Option for Boomers


   Listen to the song, Make My Life a Prayer to You by Keith Green. Keith Green (October 21, 1953 – July 28, 1982) was an American contemporary Christian music pianist, singer and songwriter originally from New York.You can listen to the song here, or directly on YouTube Find the lyrics at songlyrics.com search Make […]