Sunday, March 3rd 2019 “I-FORGIVE” Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:17-32
We are commanded in the Word of God to forgive others. Many times in our social media driven world it is very easy to become angry, frustrated and hold a grudge against someone based on what someone posted on social media . It’s so important in the mind of a teenager to know what is happening within their social relationships. Having a social life is a regular part of their teenage life, but many times social media communication between teenagers can be misinterpreted because of the lack of face-to-face communication in our technology driven world. How can teenagers find solutions in God’s word to forgive others in person or through social media when they realize they’ve been offended? How do they choose to forgive others who have offended them?
Sunday, March 10th 2019 “Fanatical Forgiveness”, Luke 12:1-21
Jesus was surrounded by crowds and he had many fans who came around him to see his miracles, signs and wonders. Yet, there was a man from the crowd who shouted to Jesus “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me”. Jesus warned the man about guarding against all greed and that life is was measured by how much you own. The bible did not state the name of the man when he asked Jesus about the inheritance with his brother, but it is evident he could not forgive his brother. He was a fanatic for Christ and he wanted to see the miracles, signs and wonders of Jesus, but somehow he could not forgive his brother. His lack of forgiveness led to all types of greed. When a person has a lack of forgiveness there are also many other things attached to it. What other areas could your teenager be holding onto where they lack forgiveness?
Sunday, March 17th 2019 “Favored to Forgive” Ephesians 2:1-10, Matthew 6:9-15
Did you know everyone needs forgiveness? Has your teenager received forgiveness from God? Forgiveness is a lifestyle, not just a simple prayer. Many times our relationship with God is reflective of how we relate to others. If you’ve noticed that your teenager is struggling in their relationships with others such as displaying irritability and having consistent drama in their life, it may be a sign that they haven’t received God’s forgiveness for themselves yet. When we learn how to receive forgiveness from God it teaches us how to relate to others. The Lord’s prayer says “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”. Teenagers can walk in the favor of God and be recipients of his love and forgiveness based on what He has done.
There is no teen church March 24th or March 31st.