Bible Reading Record
10 Things Your Teen Won't Tell You
Sermons for teens
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"Zealously Affected" - Bro Charlie Clark
"Living Pure in an Impure World" - Pastor Lenentine
"God Makes the Ordinary Spectacular" - Bro Tim Ruhl
"How is Your Heart?" - Dr Stuart Mason
Music is such a powerful influence on any generation, but this generation of young people more than any generation in history has access to every genre of music imaginable right at their fingertips. Here are some helpful thoughts about music.
Who is promoted in this music?
Music always has been and always will be a form of worship. Does your music worship God and Him alone or does it worship man and the emotions of man?
Questions to ask yourself about your music
What emotions does this music produce in me?
Does your music feed emotions like anger, sadness, frustration, or rebellion or does your music make you thankful, happy, and uplifted?
Principles about your music
Music has strict rules of order.
Often, music that is harmful to Christians is filled with disorder. This would include: a prominent and overwhelming beat, lack of balance, or even lyrics with vulgarity,
Music has a definite right and wrong.
Contrary to the way some think, music can be definitely wrong or definitely right. This means that music can either draw me closer to God or drive me from Him.
We were created to be musical.
Music is a very powerful influencer because we were created to be greatly moved by music.
Music was created for only one purpose - to glorify God.
"Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."
What is the lifestyle of the musicians I am listening to?
Is their lifestyle God-honoring? Those that we follow we will emulate - even the musicians we listen to.
What is most musically prominent?
In other words, are you just listening to an overwhelming beat or are you listening to music that refreshes your attitude and spirit and draws you closer to God?
Everyone listens to and is affected by some kind of music.
Some people may listen to more or less music than another, but we are all affected by music in some way.
Music is a tool.
Music is a tool to prepare our heart. Music is also always some form of worship. What is your music doing to your heart?
What do the words actually say?
Don't get so caught up in the music that you don't stop to listen to what the words actually say.
Are they godly? Do they really say anything of value at all?
Recently, we spent some time talking about social media in teen class and then followed it up with addressing this topic at a Teen Parent Meeting.
Notes on social media
Social Media presentations