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Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 248


Weekend Teaching Series: Think Different (week 3 of 4)
Sermon in a Sentence: The Gospel as it should be
Service Length: 75 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend I moved from people (week 1) to the church (week 2) to The Gospel (week 3). It was a challenging talk this weekend – sounds so simple to help students understand the Gospel but I really struggled with writing this one. In the end, I thought it ended up in a really good place and included a very clear plan of salvation. To keep it interesting we sprinkled in several poll topics (students used their cell phones to vote on poll everywhere.com) and a couple of discussion times right during the talk, too. Was really fun!

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We played Is It Really in the BIble Volume 3 and it crushed! We also had a couple fun videos and students greeting, handing out bulletins and more.

Music Playlist: We Shine, We Are the Free, Divine and Holy, Scandal of Grace

Favorite Moment: This weekend I loved the conversation times during the service. We don’t typically have too many of those in our service, it was a fun change of pace and made for some great interaction and dialogue.

Up next: Think Different (series finale, week 4 of 4)

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50% Off All Games at DYM Today!


Today is the final day of the DYM Back to School 4-day sale and we’re blowing up one last product category today for 50% off for the next 24 hours: games! This is one of the most popular sections of the site and new games are added each week. Here’s a few recommendations that are sure to get your students laughing and engaged:

  • Instahack – hilarious screen game! normally $10 … today $5
  • Is It Really in the Bible? – you & your leaders might be wrong a few times on this one, too! Normally $3 … today $1.50
  • 186 Youth Group Games – an awesome collection of games for youth groups! Normally $8 … today $4


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Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 220


Weekend Teaching Series: A Piece of My Mind (series premiere, week 1 of 4)
Sermon in a Sentence: 4 lies and 4 truths about Christians
Service Length: 72

Understandable Message: This weekend Jessica and AC teamed up to talk through 4 common pieces of “unwritten theology” that we usually believe as Christians but actually aren’t true of healthy in the life of a follower of Jesus. They talked through why these things actually hurt your faith and drive you away from the church and authenticity rather than living a life of honesty in the church as a Christian.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This weekend we played Is It Really in the Bible? and it was a huge hit. In between each question we had a fun prize video showcasing what they won with each correct answer – it started off super small like a Slinky Jr and worked all of the way up to a car from the church parking lot. Super fun game, hilarious over the top prizes (that fortunately no one won hahahaha).

Music Playlist: Here For You, How He Loves, Learn to Love, Scandal of Grace, Lead Me On

Favorite Moment: It was hard to say goodbye to longtime friend Parker Stech on the HSM team. He is one of those rare talents to totally be a video/geek guy and also a great pastor. Excited about what God has for him next, but he will be missed for sure!

Up next: A Piece of My Mind (week 2 of 4)

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Is It Really in the Bible? Youth Group Game


I’m pumped to point you toward a GREAT game that I’ve seen work multiple times and continues to get strong reviews. It is called, “Is it Really in the Bible” and you’ve got to play it with your students! You can check out Volume 1 and Volume 2 in the DYM Games category today!

Think you know your Bible? We’ll show you a quote, and you have to decide if it’s from the Word of God or not! Sound easy? Think again! We’ve selected some of the most contemporary, outlandish, and mystifying quotes you would swear (although let your yes be yes and your no be no) are in the Bible or that there is NO way they are!

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