Each Zondervan Curriculum session offers a downloadable PDF and a downloadable MP4 video that can be purchased separately. You may also purchase all the video sessions together, or in a complete kit which includes all the video sessions plus all group use PDF participant's guides. The group use PDF covers each of the video sessions and can be reproduced for all the members of your group.
In this six-session video-based study, John Ortberg explains how, left to our own devices, we tend to seek out worldly things, mistakenly thinking they will bring us fulfillment. But everything on Earth belongs to God. Everything we own is just on loan. And what pleases God is often 180 degrees from what we may think is important. Today is the day you choose which game you want to win which prize you want to collect which priorities you want to set.
It's a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you own the board. It's also a thrill to win a promotion at work the new house you wanted that sports car you've 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 what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it's not bad to be good at chess or Risk or the game of life on earth we can't allow it to get in the way of what really matters. Using his humor and his genius for storytelling, Ortberg helps you focus on the real rules of the game and how to set your priorities. In this session, you will learn that life gets dangerous when you get too comfortable; you can't just sit there when God asks you to move. This video can be used for personal reflection or for group discussion with the accompanying PDF or the companion print participant's guide.