Small Group Resources from Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook
A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance. John 10:10
Over the course of our lives the Enemy works hard to rob us of the treasures God has set aside for us-our inheritance, strength, peace, dreams, joy, and passion. In this creative small group Bible study, Pastor Kerry Shook and his wife, Chris, use specific biblical examples to lead you into a discovery of the ways you can reclaim what God has given you. From illustrations of how Paul found strength in God's promise to the Shunammite woman who allowed her dream to die to how we see passion play out in the story of the prodigal son, you'll discover the bigger picture of who we are in Christ and all He intended for us to experience.
Using illustrations from the Old and New Testament as well as
examinations of individuals from biblical history, your group will:
- - Explore the nature of your true inheritance as a person adopted by God
- - Find renewed strength in His promises
- - Reclaim the purpose He has for your life
- - Reawaken you God-given dreams
- - Rekindle the passion that drives you
- - Examine the joy-filled life
- - Benefits of Meditation
- - Strategy for Meditation
- - Purpose and Power of Fasting
- - Plan for Fasting
- - Silence: Reduces Stress & Expresses Faith
- - Silence: Empowers Communication & Increases Sensitivity
- - Move beyond its walls and into your community
- - Experience exponential growth
- - Double your small groups and Sunday school classes
- - Impact your community
- - Unify curriculum for children, students and adults
In this powerful series, Pastor Kerry Shook explores ancient disciplines and reveals the irony of how patterns of the past are really practices that promise to revive faith. To the ancients, daily life included spiritual disciplines such as meditation, silence, and fasting. Our modern world has all but abandoned these time honoring principles, instead relenting to overcrowded agendas, busy schedules, and fast-paced and frantic day-to-day routines. Perhaps these overlooked and underused disciplines have some value after all.
Topics for six sessions:
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Love at Last Sight Church-wide Challenge
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The Love at Last Sight Church-wide Challenge will help your church: