The New Song

Compelling SongDo you ever get a song stuck in your head that you just can’t shake? They call them earworms. There you are minding your own business, cooking a burrito then suddenly “Friday, Friday, getting down on Friday…”

The most frustrating thing for me is that I can often only remember part of a lyric that then just plays on repeat in my head. “Hey brother…” Sometimes I try to extend the track by mumbling lyrics that might be accurate. “Hey brother, there’s an endless code to read this summer…” But they clearly aren’t.

My latest earworm, the song that is literally pumping through my head right now? “Cos’ the players gonna play play play. And the haters gonna hate hate hate. Baby I’m just gonna shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off!”

I would argue that there are two things that can make a song compelling. Read More…

A Case of Mistaken Identity (Sex & Identity)

 

God gave us our sexuality, it’s a good thing. Yet so easily our sexuality can become the primary expression of our identity with disastrous results – we get caught in a case of mistaken identity. This message is about exploring the needs that would make a part become the person, and where our true identity should be found.

Sex is good, but it is not God.

(Judges 13-16, 1 Corinthians 7)

Rules That Release (The Ten Commandments)

 

So often we can picture the Ten Commandments as a frustrating set of rules that ultimately restrict our freedom. In this message we explore not only how to creatively remember the Ten Commandments, but also the significance of God’s rules not being that which restrict us, but rather release us into the life he designed us to have.

God’s rules are always for our release, moving us day by day from slave to priest.

(Exodus 20:1-18)

When Parents Want Advice

As a youth leader, parents will come to you on occasion for advice, especially when there are family struggles or their children aren’t communicating with them. It seems ridiculous, because instinctively we think “Why the heck are you asking me? I’m not a parent!” And while we cannot (and shouldn’t) make decisions for them, there are some principles that we can always fall back on to encourage and equip parents with – you do have something to offer. Read More…

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