Monthly Archives: March 2013

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

Good Friday is celebrated on the day that Jesus was crucified. Most people are familiar with the story enough to know that Jesus’ death by crucifixion was a brutal, bloody mess. Jesus was betrayed by his friend Judas, abandoned and denied by the rest of his disciples, put unfairly on trial in the middle of […]

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Self-Injury Part 3 – Recognizing the Signs

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Self-Injury Part 2 – What Self-Injury Is and Isn’t

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Self-Injury Part 1 – Intro to Self-Injury

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in our youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 6)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) There in the ground, his body lay / Light of the world by darkness slain / Then bursting forth, in glorious day / Up from the grave he rose again / And as he stands in victory / Sins curse has lost its grip on me / For I […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 5)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) Till on that cross as Jesus died / the wrath of God was satisfied / For every sin on him was lain / Here in the death of Christ I live Contained within these few verses is the very essence of Christianity. The big idea is that Jesus is […]

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20 Reasons to Believe that Jesus Actually Rose from the Dead

In 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, the Bible states what the results are if Jesus has not risen from the dead. If Jesus is still dead, it means that: Our faith counts for nothing (vs. 14) We are misrepresenting God (vs. 15) We are still in our sins (vs. 17) Those who have already died did not […]

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Top 10 Rules for Small Group Discussion

One of the things we do at our midweek youth meetings is break into small groups after the teaching time for discussion and prayer. Here is a top 10 list I put together for my youth leaders to help them make the most of small group time. The leader must facilitate. All groups have different […]

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