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

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
Get the study here
This study requires a DVD available here.
Author: John Ortberg Tags:
Year: Zondervan, 2008
Price: $9.99 Check for Sale
Rating:
No votes yet

About this Bible Study:

Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session DVD curriculum neatly sorts out what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom. Being Master of the Board is not the point; being rich toward God is. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one.

Description:
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. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box DVD and participant’s guide help explain 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.

Similar Studies

Stephen Kendrick 2015

Priscilla Shirer 2015

Rick Warren 2013

Kelly Minter 2014

Audience