Sep 08 2010

Out Live Your Life - Calling Joe Pot Roast (Chapter 2)

 

Chapter 2

Calling Joe Pot Roast

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado.  Chapters posted will be made available on the Lisa & Eric page for one week.  To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda*

To listen to Max's audio recap of this chapter, click here.

 

Questions for Discussion

1.   Think about someone who did something ordinary for you but it made an extraordinary difference. What small thing could you do that would have a big impact?

2.   In what ways were the early disciples ordinary people? How would you have felt if you had been part of the 120 people who heard the words of Jesus just before he ascended (Acts 1:1–11)?

3.   What lessons did you learn from the story of Nicholas Winton, who saved so many from the Holocaust? In what ways was he ordinary? What did you think of the fact that he didn’t share the story with anyone until his wife discovered the scrapbook?

 

4.   Review the idea of strengths and weaknesses presented in 2 Corinthians 12:9–10. Remember a time when you felt weak yet God gave you the strength to do something for him. Explain.

 

5.   If Jesus told you to recruit eleven of your ordinary friends and relatives to change the world, whose names would you put on the list? How could your group make a difference right now?

Ideas for Action

 Engage in routine acts of kindness. Apply measurements of time to your service for others. Are you doing something daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to show compassion and meet needs?

 Take part in random acts of kindness. Don’t forget to work outside your routine as well. When God gives you an unplanned opportunity, react with compassion, and experience the joy of these divine appointments.

 Get involved in radical acts of kindness. Plan a more-intense, sacrificial, and strategic response to the needs of the world. Think big, get prepared, and enlist others to join you (start with the list of eleven people you created earlier).

“Reprinted by permission.  Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado, 2010, copyright date, Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee.  All rights reserved.”

Sep 07 2010

Out LIve Your Life - Our Once-In-History Opportunity (Chapter 1)

 

Chapter 1

Our Once-in-History Opportunity

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado ...

 

To listen to Max's audio recap of this chapter, go here.

 

Author of "Out Live Your Life" Max Lucado is providing the first chapter of the book for free from his website - to read it click here.  Other chapters of the book will be posted here on the Lisa & Eric page, for free, for one week at a time. To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda.

 

Questions for Discussion

1.   Think about someone who did something ordinary for you but it made an extraordinary difference. What small thing could you do that would have a big impact?

 

2.   In what ways were the early disciples ordinary people? How would you have felt if you had been part of the 120 people who heard the words of Jesus just before he ascended (Acts 1:1–11)?

 

3.   What lessons did you learn from the story of Nicholas Winton, who saved so many from the Holocaust? In what ways was he ordinary? What did you think of the fact that he didn’t share the story with anyone until his wife discovered the scrapbook?

 

4.   Review the idea of strengths and weaknesses presented in 2 Corinthians 12:9–10. Remember a time when you felt weak yet God gave you the strength to do something for him. Explain.

 

5.   If Jesus told you to recruit eleven of your ordinary friends and relatives to change the world, whose names would you put on the list? How could your group make a difference right now?

Ideas for Action

 Engage in routine acts of kindness. Apply measurements of time to your service for others. Are you doing something daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to show compassion and meet needs?

 

 Take part in random acts of kindness. Don’t forget to work outside your routine as well. When God gives you an unplanned opportunity, react with compassion, and experience the joy of these divine appointments.

 

 Get involved in radical acts of kindness. Plan a more-intense, sacrificial, and strategic response to the needs of the world. Think big, get prepared, and enlist others to join you (start with the list of eleven people you created earlier).

Sep 03 2010

"Out Live Your Life Month" on the K-LOVE Morning Show

 

We believe this September will be like no other.  We believe this September will be life changing.  September is "Out Live Your Life Month" on the K-LOVE Morning Show - inspired by Max Lucado's new book "Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference".  You are invited on this journey, to read the book and to pursue a life that will continue to make a difference after you are no longer here on the Earth! 

Max writes: "You and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God’s love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let’s live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did." 

Are you wanting to live that way?  Join us daily as Max will give us insight into how we can "outlive our life", plus he'll provide resources and tools right here on the Lisa & Eric page to help us grow.

And check this out ... One hundred percent of the author’s royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion, like building water wells in Uganda.  So when you buy the book, you are already doing something to outlive your life.

Read the "Fable of Father Benjamin" and the first chapter of the book HERE

 

Aug 31 2010

Birth Order with Dr. Kevin Leman

Have you ever wondered why one of your children loves school and the other one is the class clown, or why your sister is so organized but you can’t find anything?  Dr. Kevin Leman gives us some insight into "why you are the way you are" - by understanding the influence of birth order.