When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on Living Life in the Light of Eternity
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Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Small Group DVDJohn OrtbergZondervan / 2004 / DVD$9.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session small group Bible study, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg, neatly sorts out whats fleeting and whats permanent in Gods kingdom.
Today is the day you choose which game you want to win which prize you want to collect which priorities you want to set. Its a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you own the board. Its also a thrill to win a promotion at work the new house you wanted that sports car youve always eyed.
But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box. Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So when everything goes back in the box, youll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal, and youll leave this life knowing youve achieved the only victory that matters.
When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box will teach you to:
Live passionately and boldly
Learn how to be active players in the game that pleases God
Find your true mission and offer your best
Fill each square on the board with what matters most
Seek the richness of being instead of the richness of having
This Participant Guide is designed for use with the companion DVD (sold separately). When used together, they work as a powerful catalyst for spiritual growth.
1. When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box
2. Keeping Score Where It Really Counts
3. Resign as Master of the Board
4. Calling or Comfort? Choose Your Moves Wisely
5. Playing the Game with Greatness and Grace
6. The King Has One More Move
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.
Blythe SpiritBlythe, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic for small groups!September 14, 2012Blythe SpiritBlythe, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The graphics (accompanying DVD), message, and book questions could not be better. You will not be disappointed if you get the whole set (book and DVD). Our group was crying with laughter and then sober with the enormity of the message. Don't miss the opportunity to get this product
ShooterPhoenix, AZAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Very Good Book & DVDMarch 8, 2012ShooterPhoenix, AZAge: Over 65Gender: maleThe author is funny and gets the point across. Love all his work. Doing an other book for the next class. Our group loves it. As a elderly group we wonder why we didn't find it earlier.
Ruthe Fonfrias4 Stars Out Of 5November 30, 2011Ruthe FonfriasQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Its format is well-presented and allows plenty of room for notes.
Nutmeg76Age: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 25, 2011Nutmeg76Age: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This participants guide was filled with insightful, thought-provoking questions and was a great launching pad for some intense discussions. Our small group got a lot out of the DVD and the guide.
Roberta Baumgart4 Stars Out Of 5April 18, 2009Roberta BaumgartWe are partially through the book with the DVD and so far our small group loves this bible study.