By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 4 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis. Part One: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part Two: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part Three: 2 Essentials for a New Group to
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I have absolutely loved using the Bible Studies For Life: Kids videos in my Bible Study class each Sunday this year. My kids have really responded well to them. We enjoy talking about the crazy antics of Cartwheel and we never know what that Hayli Kwon is going to be doing in the Mayflower videos.
We begin the Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God study by examining what is arguably the most defining aspect of God’s character: His holiness. General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd points out that “In the King James Version, holiness is referenced more than 400 times in the Old Testament and another 181 times in the New Testament. Some of these
Many small groups who are using Bible Studies For Life will begin a brand new study this week. Beyond Belief by Dr. Freddy Cardoza is a six session study on the character of God. Each session examines one aspect of God’s character: His holiness, His love, His justice, His forgiveness, His wisdom, and His faithfulness.
Beginning this quarter, we are pleased to offer suggested music for each session. These are links to purchase the songs on iTunes, as well as links to LifeWayWorship.com, which provides lead sheets, accompaniment tracks, and other resources for certain songs. Click here for Suggested music for the Beyond Belief unit Here are the magazine articles
Watch the following excerpt from Francis Chan’s sermon on God’s holiness. (You may want to go back and watch the entire sermon if time permits.) After watching the video, answer the following questions: What distractions in your life are you allowing to keep you from seeing God’s holiness? If you changed your perspective on holiness, how
The introduction in the Personal Study Guide for this session (page 20) talks about “the power behind the throne”—how; for many influential people, there was a parent, coach, employer, or mentor that was pushing them to be more than they could be by themselves. The Point of the session is “God’s love empowers me to
To help parents discuss the Point, “God’s love empowers me to love,” show this video. If you do not see the video below, click here to view on wingclips.com. Ask: Have you ever gone without something so your children wouldn’t have to? How is this picture of a human father’s love like a
Replace the opening question with this one: What’s one of the earliest truths you remember learning about God? How did it shape your understanding of how God works? Allow several minutes for your group members to write or draw their responses on a large tear sheet. Afterwards, invite a volunteer to read aloud the responses
Thankfulness keeps the message of Christ’s sacrifice alive in my heart and mind. By Cindi Wood When you love the Lord and interact with Him daily, He fortifies your heart and mind to receive new insights from Him — and that’s sweet! He’d begun preparing my heart a month earlier at a Sunday evening worship