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I Talk Back To The Devil
You often hear me say "SIN HAS ENERGY"! Modern science and our space program have long spoken of the possibility of a BLACK HOLE. Scientifically, a black hole is defined as "a small region of space that contains matter packed so densely that an INTENSE GRAVITATIONAL PULL is created from which not even light can escape." And parallel to this, since "SIN HAS ENERGY," we can't be stupid enough to violate "sin's magnetic field of gravitation." With a Black Hole, just like a normal magnet, the closer you get to it, the stronger the pull. And in the same way, the closer you get to SIN, the stronger sin's pull will be on you. That's why the Bible tells us to FLEE from temptation...NOT just "stand our ground and resist it." The most powerful weapon against the Enemy's invisible world will ALWAYS BE THE WORD OF GOD. So in this Message, "I Talk Back To The Devil," I'm intentionally coming after teaching our students the power of Scripture as they deal with temptation, guilt, a lack of faith, and tough times.
In this Message you will hear me say something that I pray that echoes through your mind, "The threshold of your destiny could rest on one isolated choice. Choose wisely." We minister to students who stand on the threshold of their lives and try our best to help them make God-honoring choices with their futures...but I've learned that throughout life, we continue to be at the threshold of so many things. The Lord has had me camped on the 23rd Psalm for much of the last year, especially verse 4, "Even though I WALK through The Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." When you are on the threshold of the of Death Valley, you can't just go AROUND it, you must WALK THROUGH it if you ever want to arrive at verse 6, where it promises "goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life." Journey with me as we talk about the Threshold, Death Valley, and see how God wants to create an INVICTUS spirit inside of you and your students! I promise, you will not regret it.
The Unlovely Side of Love
Do a youth service on anything connected to romance or love, and suddenly you have the whole room captive to your words! Maybe it's because romance and love are presented to this culture in such ethereal and unrealistic ways. After all, the movies and music of today's youth culture rarely focus on "The Unlovely Side Of Love." But in this message, I attempt to share with my gang a more biblical and realistic look at true love. It's a love that 1 Corinthians 13 reminds us "does not demand its own way." It's a love that flies in the face of this generation's "me-centered" version. And most of all, it's a love that makes the Author of Love smile.
"Spiritual Schizophrenia" is an illness where you struggle making your "spiritual world" match your "everyday world." While the Enemy would love for you to think it's a fatal disease, it's not. There is hope. The game is not over. Together, let's uncover the symptoms, causes and cure for this dreaded disease.
The Biggest Secret To Happiness
The truth is with every thought that we allow to race through our own minds, we are continually REINVENTING and RESHAPING OURSELVES and OUR FUTURE. With principles taken from Tommy Newberry's 4:8 Principle, I’ve added some key Scriptures, a few thought-provoking monologues, and some inspiring stories, to help reveal some of the most common toxic thoughts we think, and help point us to a much greater, happier life, through a few simple practices.