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.
This study guide includes:
- Individual access to six streaming video sessions
- A guide to best practices for leading a group
- Video notes and a comprehensive structure for group discussion time
- Personal study for deeper reflection between sessions
- Recognize the Battle
- Engage with the Enemy
- Connect with Your Commander
- Connect with Your Community
- Embrace the Mission
This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.