Why do kids lie? I mean, let’s face it: If you work with teenagers you’ve been lied to. If you are a youth worker and you haven’t been lied to, your teens are really good liars. LOL. Deception among teens is at an all time high. Cover ups, look outs, silent sisters and some just…

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Sunflower season is in full swing around this time! I keep seeing them in all the autumn decorations, passing sunflower fields; I even had some cut sunflowers on my table. This has kept sunflowers fresh on my mind, and the more I keep thinking about them, the more I realize that I want to be…

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John 6:67 “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?” 1. The Past Many have forsaken Christ and have walked away from Him; but what reason do you have to make a change? 1. The Past Has there been any reason for it in the past? Sometimes we get overwhelmed in the past.…

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Hebrews 13:7 “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” In everything in life, we must strike the proper balance otherwise you’ll fall. Just ask any kid trying to learn how to ride a bicycle for the…

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II Chronicles 15:4 “But when they in their trouble did turn unto theLordGod of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.” There can be no argument that America is currently in trouble. We have been guilty of what God warns nations about in Psalms 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and…

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John 4:35 “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Jesus said in the verse above, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already…

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Numbers 13:30 “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” The story from the verse above is one that should encourage every believer about not having to be accepted by the majority. After the twelve spies returned…

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OBJECTIVE: Be the first to eat all the pudding ITEMS NEEDED: Pool Noodles, Spoons, Tape, Pudding, Trash bags HOW TO PLAY: Tie the spoon to the end of the pool noodle. One player is seated and must eat the pudding, but there is a catch. He may not use his hands. He must be fed…

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OBJECTIVE: be the last man standing ITEMS NEEDED: People with hands HOW TO PLAY: This game is one of the easiest ways to involve everyone in the youth group in the game. The Yp simply says, “Turn to the person to your right or left and when I say ‘rock, paper, scissors, shoot’ then you…

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Many parents and youth workers think that their teens are too complex or “hard to crack”. Over the last 12 years, I have probably spent thousands of hours talking to teenagers. From van/bus trips to personal discussions, I have come to the conclusion that teens are not as difficult as they are made out to…

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