Creative to be creative

Creative to be creative

Random Thoughts
One of my struggles when it comes to preparing lessons for youth ministry is just how much creative and different stuff do I add. Sometimes I think I am adding stuff just so that I can add something. I don’t know how much that helps, but I try to be creative with how I teach. Sometimes it feels like I am being creative just to be creative. But sometimes something cool happens and I am able to make something that helps students to connect with the lesson and it is amazing. Unfortunately I never know what is going to connect and what is going to fall flat.
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90s Christian Music

90s Christian Music

My Life
So Spotify suggested a playlist for me of “90s Rock” and that made me think. I wonder if there is a 90s Christian playlist already currated for me. Well, my friends there is! https://open.spotify.com/user/maranathamusicofficial/playlist/0lkb5xt01Cg442fHAu32mK?si=Plyj_fxaSL-l8JF9ryXPAQ When I hit “Big Fish” by FFH I almost lost it. My kids looked at me like I was crazy while I sang along with the do do do parts. I plan to be out of the house before “Dive” comes on because I don’t think they can handle seeing my reactions. (I just hit “What if I Stumble” while looking for an image for this post. I am all the way back in the 90s now)
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A Different Level

A Different Level

Random Thoughts
I have played foosball a few times in my life. I'm not good at it, but I don't always loose. I can hit the ball into the other teams goal and can block shots and normally know which little handle to turn. I knew I wasn't the best at the game, but I also thought I knew what someone who was good would look like. I assumed that just a little bit better than me would be someone who was good. Then I met someone who was actually good at fooseball. He was passing from one set of linemen to another, putting spin on the ball to make it bounce where he wanted and pretty much demolishing everyone who came against him. It was a whole different level of play.…
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I Want the Hard Ones

I Want the Hard Ones

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I have been praying lately for God to give our church our neighborhood as our inheritance. It is a prayer that is changing things, but it seems like all of the things that have changed have been in my heart. You see in church work there are people who come to your ministry and they make life easier for their presence. They add their gifts to the gifts of the others at church in a way that seems natural. There are also people who come into your ministry who make life harder. They are still rough around the edges. Some of them have attitudes that rub people the wrong way. Others are just down right rude, mean, or otherwise problems. In short they act like what they are non-Christians. In…
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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Complete Series, Uncategorized
Recently my son put The Greatest Showman into the DVD player in our van so as we travel around town I have been listening to it again. As I have been I am once again struck by how well the songs in it lead in to some really cool Bible truths for teenagers. I wanted to once again push my The Greatest Showman Bible study. It is just $5 for a 4 week Bible study that uses songs from The Greatest Showman as a jumping off point for a Bible study about identity, longing, and forgiveness. Your students will love it! Contents: Week Bible Study PDFTitle GraphicFull Page GraphicBackground GraphicBlack and White Header GraphicStudent Handout for Each Lesson Week 1: Come Alive Song: Come AliveBible Passage: John 10:10 Overview: This Bible…
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