Knowing in some humble measure, at least, the value of religion, let me also bring it before your attention. If you give yourself time to think, you will soon remember that you must die; and if you meditate one more moment, you will recollect that you have a soul, and that soul will never die,…

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Many times when the new 7th graders come into the Youth Department, there is a scary, inadequate, unsure feeling among them. Sometimes that first semester and even year is the hardest for them in Sunday School and ministry. It is our job as leaders to help to facilitate the transition into the teen department and…

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I am a bus teen. I spent a few years in a youth group, I spent a few years in Bible College, and I’ve been working in the ministry for only a short while. Through those short years, I’ve seen every kind of teenager imaginable! I’ve seen bus teens, church teens, teens that walk in,…

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And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess but be filled with the Spirit” Ephesians 5:18 There are several comparisons that we can make between a person who is filled with the Spirit. First, they are both under a power outside of themselves. Second, they are both fervent. An example is the disciples on…

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“ But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, Because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his Disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few: Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth…

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INTRO: The birth of a little Child the Christian world at this season celebrates. Christmas Day is a holy and happy day when we commemorate the coming of God’s Son into the world—the incarnation of God by way of the virgin birth. Never too happily can we sing. Never too eagerly can we ring the…

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1 Chronicles 4:23 “These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.” The Potter was never a heralded job. He was a manual laborer who worked hard, with little notice and little praise. He barely got to touch the beautiful plants that he…

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Depression and anxiety are common among adolescence: 31.9 percent of all teenagers have had an anxiety disorder, and 8.3 percent experience severe anxiety. Additionally, 13.3 percent of teenagers have had a major depressive episode. Typically, half of depression diagnoses are also diagnosed with anxiety. Both depression and anxiety can make everyday life seem overwhelming. Teens…

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Numbers 32:23 “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.” It is while the prophet Moses is dealing, under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit, with “The Reassurance” that a person reads a strong warning that falls from the lips of…

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We have entered into the thanksgiving season. It is one of my favorite holidays where we can be thankful for but also thankful to God. Plus we get to eat a lot and get to see family. Last week we had a youth activity and after the activity a teenager from years past was waiting…

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