WEEK 1 – DOUBT
This weekend we kicked off the first HSM of 2011 – it was a total blast! I focused on the story of Doubting Thomas, and made parallels to how we doubt as Christians but don’t have the luxury of seeing Jesus in the flesh. I took students from there to the parable of the foundations of sand and rock, and compared the differences between the two types of faith – flat, shallow and weak or multidimensional, deep and strong. Then I came back to the story of Thomas and told some of the early church history about his help to spead the Gospel in to the furthest reaches of the modern world at that time. Perhaps Doubting Thomas should be remembered as Devoted Thomas, since after seeing Jesus after His resurrection he followed him fully and completely until death.
WEEK 2 – DON’T KNOW!
I was away at Winter Camp and we had a guest speaker. You’ll have to come up with another “D” outline on your own for this week!
WEEK 3 – DESIRES
The message this weekend was from the story of Jacob and Esau, where Jacob’s appetites were out of control and cost him his birthright. I heard a message from Andy Stanley from the Passion 2011 Conference and Justin Grunewald from Northpoint’s More series this Fall that heavily influenced this message – too many teenagers give up their future because of desires and appetites of the present. Lots of possible applications to cheating, purity, etc.
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