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Category: Youth Ministry

Who’s in Charge of Your Ministry? Matthew 11:25-27

10 years ago

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Sometimes ministry gets really hard… Rejection can take a toll on you. Jesus had just experienced massive rejection in region of Galilee. He deals with it the best way anyone can… he confirms his perspective. Jesus knows that all things are in the Father’s control. Likewise, it is not up to us how to people…

Responsibility and Condemnation – Matthew 11 & Luke 10

10 years ago

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Jesus talks about how people who don’t want to believe will find any reason to dismiss God… Matthew 11:16-24: 16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 17 “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and…

Doubting Jesus’ Methods Matthew 11:7-15

10 years ago

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Matthew 11:7-15 7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes…

Don’t Be a Baby Matthew 11:1-6

10 years ago

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Even John the Baptist questioned Jesus’ plan as the Messiah. After he had heard the voice of God and seen the Spirit come on Jesus like a dove (whatever that means) he still questioned the plan when it didn’t fit his expectations. Sometimes we throw a fit when we don’t get our way. We act…

Receiving Others, Receiving Blessing Matthew 9:40-42

10 years ago

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This lesson was discussion based. During this time we talked a lot about how we can receive others in a way that means we will share in the reward. Hope you enjoy. Play in new window | Download | Embed

2012 Winter HS Retreat and LOVE

10 years ago

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I love winter retreat! I love what is stands for, how it works, and all the people I get to spend time with while I’m there. This year’s winter retreat was at LoneTree Ranch. I also love that place. It is great for getting away and focusing on Christian community. We went to LoneTree with…

Pursuing Relationships with Your Kids! (Part 1 of 2)

11 years ago

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I have done quite a bit of reading lately. It’s not the usual books with big picture and cardboard pages. [Note to self: Hippos Go Berserk is getting worn out, buy new one soon] No, I’ve been reading big boy books and blogs. My latest read is called Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates And…

Parenting Tips from Ecclesiastes

11 years ago

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Ecclesiastes is not what you would call a “feel good” book in the Bible. At best it is a “feel bad but understand God is in control” book. The writer of Ecclesiastes is excellent at looking at the world and making poignant observations. The problem is that his observations do not read like a manuscript…

Why do parents let girls dress like that?

11 years ago

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Jennifer Moses of the Wall Street Journal wrote an article trying to answer the question: “Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?” From preteens attending dress-up parties to teens attending prom Moses asks “Why do so many of us not only permit our teenage daughters to dress like this—like prostitutes, if we’re being honest…

Why I haven’t been posting much lately

11 years ago

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I haven’t been writing as many blog lately. I have been busy. I have been busy with ministry, but that is not the reason I haven’t been writing. The main reason I haven’t been writing here is because I’ve been writing other places. Specifically, I’ve been publishing online. I have been converting my Master’s Thesis…