NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curriculum and additional resources for all age groups.

This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies for Life curriculum.

Bible Passages: Matthew 27:62-66, 28:5-8; Luke 24:13-16, 32-33, 35

Discussion Question: Have your personal desires ever been in conflict with what you believed to be in God's plan? If so, which one won?

Food for Thought:

Imagine that you and your spouse have saved money for months so that you can take your dream vacation. You've pored over brochures, done your online research and talked with a travel agent. You're ready to buy the plane tickets and pack your bags. Then you receive a text message from a friend that there's been a fire in your community and a family of five has lost everything. Your church, the American Red Cross and several neighbors are all pitching in to help with meals, clothing and temporary housing.

You and your spouse pray about how you can help, and you feel God leading you to donate your savings to help. Do you follow God's lead to help financially or do you take the vacation you've been dreaming about for years? For some, this is a no-brainer. Of course, you'd donate the money. For others, this may not be such an easy decision. Sometimes what we want conflicts with what God wants for us. Although obedience to Him isn't always easy, it's always in our best interests.

Bible Studies for Life is a life-stage focused family of resources that addresses key issues in the lives of adults and students. Consisting of seven curriculum lines developed for various life and generational stages plus two others designed for deeper study, all of these resources focus on the same Bible passage each week. Information about the seven curriculum lines can be found on the Internet at LifeWay.com/BibleStudiesforLife.

Other ongoing Bible study options for all ages offered by LifeWay can be found at LifeWay.com/SundaySchool.

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