Ben Stuart felt the dual struggle in his youth of purposelessness and powerlessness. He wanted his life to have meaning, and he wanted to overcome his struggles, but the self-help books he read only left him feeling defeated and discouraged. Then, in college, he encountered professors and pastors who helped him see that his life, far from being a disjointed or isolated struggle, was part of a compelling story that God had written. He had been invited into an epic adventure!
In this six-session video study, Ben shares how this knowledge led him to develop a practical strategy of resting in God's strength and warring against the enemy's attempts to keep him locked into patterns of sin. He helps group members to likewise develop strategies that will enable them to: (1) overcome the deceptive strategies of sin aimed at their weaknesses; (2) orient their lives and loves around a God who cares for them, (2) recognize that under their misdirected affections and motivations is a deep longing for God, and (2) discover methods of overcoming personal shortcomings that do not rely on shame-based motivation.
Sessions and run times include:
- Freed to Fight (20:30)
- Away and Toward (17:30)
- Downstream and Upstream (21:00)
- Consistency and Creativity (20:00)
- Focus and Unity (19:30)
- Keep in Step (20:30)
Designed for use with Rest and War Study Guide plus Streaming Video, sold separately.