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Next Complete Series?

Next Complete Series?

Complete Series
One of the things I like to do as a youth minister is to have one "nostalgia" type series a year. The idea is to go back and find something from when they were kids (which for some of them is just like last year) and bring it out and teach a lesson on it. Some of these have been more successful than others, but with the success of Come Alive: A Greatest Showman Bible Study I thought I would work up some of those old series into something for Nailscars.com Anyway, here are the possibilities. There have been a few more, but these are the ones that are closest to being produced. So leave a comment on which you would like to see first. Finding Purpose: A Phineas and Ferb Bible StudyKim Possible the…
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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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His Cheeseburger Christians

His Cheeseburger Christians

Devotional Thoughts
There is an old VeggiTales song that starts out by saying, “And not it’s time for Love Songs with Mr. Lunt” and then proceeds to sing about the deep love that Mr. Lunt has for “His Cheeseburger.” It is silly fun and not really trying to make any deep philosophical points, but I have always had a problem with the song. The thing is it is a really terrible love song. It is a funny, fun song that makes you smile, but it is the exact opposite of a love song.   Let me explain, and hopefully you will see why it matters. You see in the first verse we discover that the cheeseburger of his desire is out of reach to him because the restaurant is closed. At this…
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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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