I had the opportunity and honor to teach my youth group last night. I have to say a big thanks to my youth pastor Nate Viar and Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ve been teaching on the topic of GUARDRAILS in life, what … More GUARDRAILS IN RELATIONSHIPS: FLEE BABY FLEE.
I’m a firm believer that there are no “coincidences” in the kingdom of GOD. I came upon this article yesterday in my twitter feed, and just “coincidentally”, this will be my topic for the lesson I’m doing for my youth group Sunday night. HMMM…I’ll post my lesson Sunday, night, but this is a bit … More Does ‘Purity’ Still Matter?
This is a very interesting article. I have to admit, in the 90’s, I got fully behind the purity/true love waits movement, but I always felt there was something missing in what we were teaching. True love does wait, but it’s more then that. Love doesn’t wait just because we found verses in … More STUDENT MINISTRY AND THE PURITY CULTURE
I post this in some form every Christmas. Last year it was part of my youth group lesson, I didn’t include it this year for some reason. The link is for Max Lucado’s site and it was taken from his book “God Came Near”. It was one of his first books that I ever … More It Began in a Manger by Max Lucado
When we talk about Purity in the Christian life, thoughts immediately turn to SEX!!! Yep, I said it. SEX!!! It’s a big deal to Christians, because, IDEALLY, sex is supposed to be reserved for marriage, and IDEALLY, it’s supposed to be between men and women. After all, GOD made Adam and Eve, … More Purity: What Jesus Said
So I’m giving the lesson for my youth Group Sunday Night and the Series we’re doing is “Why Am I here”. My topic is “Purpose is found in serving Christ”. Which is my passion. This is my lesson for Sunday.
Doubting or questioning GOD isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have often doubted GOD, especially as a teenager. I think GOD is big enough that HE can handle someone questioning, in the correct way, HIS existence. I think HE even encourages it. My GOD is a GOD who is eternal, all knowing, and never … More CREATING SPACE FOR STUDENTS TO DOUBT
I was preparing to continue my study on Purity on Biblegateway.com when I was waylaid by their verse of the day. It was Isaiah 1: 16-17, which says: Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take … More ‘Murica