Living Life with Purpose

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Length: 9 stand-alone videos totaling over 13 ½ hours
Content-type: Video-based
Age/Grade: 9th – 12th Grades
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How to Use This Course

Whether you are searching for meaning or adventure, feel overwhelmed or under motivated, or are struggling with facing the unknown or yourself in the mirror, Living Life with Purpose can help strengthen and encourage you through solid teaching and engaging videos.

Course Introduction

Uprising: What is the one thing that’s impossible to change about yourself?

You can change your appearance, your habits, your friends, your job . . . but you can’t change your character.  Not on your own.

You were in God’s imagination before you were ever born. All the talent, gifting, and creativity you possess was placed in you by God Himself. Can you imagine the things you could do, the impact you could have on the world, if you tapped into the dreams God has for your life?

In each of the six Uprising video Bible study sessions, Erwin McManus provides Biblical and practical teaching that will challenge you to allow God to transform your character to be more like His. He illuminates the desperate heart cry of every human being—“I want to live”—and then serves as a guide on a quest to answer that cry.

Unstuck: Are you stuck in a rut? It’s easy for Christians to find themselves caught up in the life of cluttered schedules, rhythms, and routines dictated by our culture. Many feel stuck in the routine of life—their jobs, relationships, and daily circumstances. They know it’s not the life they dreamed of. And they feel stuck in a life yearning for deeper meaning.

The Unstuck Bible study has been designed to help guide you out of the ruts and pitfalls that so often ensnare us all. You will be inspired and equipped through the powerful Biblical teaching of Mark Batterson, Francis Chan, Lisa Harper, and Rich Stearns.

Each of these teachers will draw from the lessons of the award-winning short film Journey to Jamaa—a true story about two kids who are forced to search for hope in a broken world.

The dynamic combination of the film, profound Biblical teaching, and powerful real-life stories from everyday people will help you and your group get unstuck and back on the path to a life of purpose that God intends for you!

Four powerful sessions:

  • Session 1 – Unimaginable with Francis Chan
  • Session 2 – Unsafe with Lisa Harper
  • Session 3 – Unwanted with Rich Stearns
  • Session 4 – Unstuck with Mark Batterson
  • Bonus Session 5 – Journey to Jamaa Feature Film

Simplify: Unclutter Your Soul: Are you overscheduled? Exhausted? Overwhelmed? In this four-week study, bestselling author Bill Hybels shares his own story of the wake-up call that changed everything—and the steps he took to simplify his life before it was too late. You’ll discover how to stop living at such a frenetic pace and begin charting a new course toward satisfaction, purpose, and significance. Join Bill to discover the power of simplicity in your schedule, work, finances, relationships, and soul.

Max on Life (Extended Edition): Why me? Why am I here? Why did this happen? Can you help me understand? Where’s the lifeline? Where can I turn? Is there any hope?

We have questions. Real, important, and challenging questions. Questions about family, finances, and forgiveness. Unsettling questions regarding illness, death, and eternity. Don’t we crave answers to these questions that tug on the deepest parts of our hearts?

Max Lucado has received thousands of questions and wrestled with plenty of his own. In these eight Bible study sessions, one of today’s most trusted pastors takes on life’s most important questions. Here’s hoping that his answers to the questions of others will help you find answers to your own.

Let Story Guide You: If your life was made into a movie, would you want to go see it?

Morning after morning, we get up to the same routine, the same job, the same chores, only to go to bed and repeat it all the next day . . . the next week . . . the next month. What would it be like to live the epic adventures we see in movies?

In this Bible study, Let Story Guide You, Donald Miller shares the important principles good storytellers use to make a story meaningful. He shows the power of storytelling being used in the Bible to teach significance and purpose. In his trademark humorous and personal style, Donald challenges viewers to become the heroes of their own story and make their lives count.

Facing the Unknown: What unknowns are you facing in life?

Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job? Is he or she “the one”? Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now? Am I even on the right path?

In these four video Bible study sessions, viewers will experience cinematic short films that show Abraham living in the 21st century. What might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take? After each short film, Mark Batterson will teach on the Biblical principles from Abraham’s story that apply to us today.

Chasing Daylight: Adventure awaits. Opportunity is all around us.

In his inspiring book, Chasing Daylight, Erwin McManus uses the Biblical account of Israel’s war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13–14) and the characters of Jonathan and Saul to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. Through this story, McManus artfully illustrates the eight characteristics of an adventurer’s heart, what he calls the “Jonathan factor.”

In this video Bible study series, Erwin uses powerful examples from his own life, along with fresh Biblical teaching to assert that God crafts divine moments specific to each of us—priceless opportunities for us to actively engage in God’s big-picture plan.

All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know? Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become.

In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.

So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.

The Search for Meaning: What Matters: “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” are questions we all ask at one time or another. We search for meaning and belonging, and we want to have a purpose for our lives. This documentary walks you through four predictable stages of life that help sort out and process your quest for significance. Noted author Os Guinness reveals how various belief systems answer these questions, and puts worldviews under the microscope to discern what is true and significant about life.

  • Uprising by Erwin McManus
  • Unstuck by Francis Chan, Lisa Harper, Rich Stearns, and Mark Batterson
  • Simplify: Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels
  • Max on Life (Expanded Edition) by Max Lucado
  • Let Story Guide You by Donald Miller
  • Facing the Unknown by Mark Batterson
  • Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus
  • All the Places to Go by John Ortberg
  • The Search for Meaning by Os Guiness

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