Totally aXcepted Teens

Totally aXcepted Teens

Monday, November 19, 2007

This weeks discussion: 18th November 2007.

This was the last discussion of the year:

Lesson: Be different for God... The God who loves you..
OK we gotta be different in how we act, how we think, how we move..
The world says that success is being rich. What do we say? Luk 12:33 Sell all your belongings and give the money to the poor. Provide for yourselves purses that don't wear out, and save your riches in heaven, where they will never decrease, because no thief can get to them, and no moth can destroy them.
The world says we gotta have a fast car or we are losers. What do we say? Luk 12:20 But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night you will have to give up your life; then who will get all these things you have kept for yourself ? ' " And Jesus concluded, "This is how it is with those who pile up riches for themselves but are not rich in God's sight."
The world says you must swear to be cool. What do we say? No insults or obscene talk must ever come from your lips.
The world says we must get even, get revenge. What do we say? Rom 12:19 Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God's anger do it. For the scripture says, "I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord."
The world says that we must have a cool cellphone. What do we say? C'mon, be different!!!
Luk 12:22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "And so I tell you not to worry about the food you need to stay alive or about the clothes you need for your body.
Gal 5:26 We must not be proud or irritate one another or be jealous of one another.
The world says that we must drink to show we're tough. What do we say?
Pro 23:31 Don't let wine tempt you, even though it is rich red, and it sparkles in the cup, and it goes down smoothly. The next morning you will feel as if you had been bitten by a poisonous snake.
The world says that church is stupid. What do we say?
1Co 1:25 For what seems to be God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and what seems to be God's weakness is stronger than human strength.
1Co 1:20 So then, where does that leave the wise? or the scholars? or the skillful debaters of this world? God has shown that this world's wisdom is foolishness!
The world says that Christians are troublemakers and woeses. What do WE SAY!!!!
1Jn 3:13 So do not be surprised, my friends, if the people of the world hate you.
Joh 15:18 "If the world hates you, just remember that it has hated me first. If you belonged to the world, then the world would love you as its own. But I chose you from this world, and you do not belong to it; that is why the world hates you.
The world says that preachers are just in it to make money. What do we say? 1Co 3:5 After all, who is Apollos? And who is Paul? We are simply God's servants, by whom you were led to believe. Each one of us does the work which the Lord gave him to do: I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plant, but it was God who made the plant grow. The one who plants and the one who waters really do not matter. It is God who matters, because he makes the plant grow.
The world says that you gotta look after yourself b4 anyone else. What do we say?
Rom 13:10 If you love others, you will never do them wrong; to love, then, is to obey the whole Law.
1Jn 3:10 Here is the clear difference between God's children and the Devil's children: those who do not do what is right or do not love others are not God's children.
The world says Trust No One. What do we say? Jer 17:7 "But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me.
The world says that there's no life after death. What do we say? Joh 5:24 "I am telling you the truth: those who hear my words and believe in him who sent me have eternal life. They will not be judged, but have already passed from death to life.
The world says If it feels good, do it! What do we say? Self control, think of others. Pro 5:22 The sins of the wicked are a trap. They get caught in the net of their own sin. They die because they have no self-control. Their utter stupidity will send them to their graves.
The world says Do unto others then split! What do we say? 1Jn 4:20 If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen.
The world says Get real – religion is for dreamers. What do we say? Col 2:17 All such things are only a shadow of things in the future; the reality is Christ.
The world says There's no such thing as God. What do we say?
Psa 14:1 Fools say to themselves, "There is no God!" They are all corrupt, and they have done terrible things; there is no one who does what is right.
The world says Don't make waves – just go with the flow. What do we say? 2Pe 3:11 Since all these things will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and dedicated to God,
The world says we don't need God. What do we say? 1Jn 1:9 But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.
Jesus says Believe in me and you will be saved. What does the world say? No! We'll do it on our own!!
Don't follow the crowd
Follow God. Be Different.

Discussion of 11th November 2007

Here it is:

Lesson: Taking God with you wherever you go..
Should Church and Worship be separate from work and school?
Pro 14:31b kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.
How do we worship at school ? By out attitudes, behaviour and speech
How do we “take God to work?”
We remember Him all day, we talk to Him, we do things His way, we obey Him, we talk to others about Him.
Eph 6:18 Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people.
Why is it important to take God with us to school?
To remind us to obey Him, to give us wisdom to choose to do the right thing. To be a witness/example
Luk 21:36 Be on watch and pray always that you will have the strength to go safely through all those things that will happen and to stand before the Son of Man."
What difference does it make?
It stops evil from happening, therefore it makes the school a better place to be.
Isa 65:1 The LORD said, "I was ready to answer my people's prayers, but they did not pray. I was ready for them to find me, but they did not even try. The nation did not pray to me, even though I was always ready to answer, 'Here I am; I will help you.'
Is it easy to forget about God when we are at school or at work?
Deu 8:11 "Make certain that you do not forget the LORD your God; do not fail to obey any of his laws that I am giving you today.
Why is this?
We get busy and distracted from the important things in life, like putting God first..
How can we remember that God is with us when we are at school?
Get a WWJD or FROG ruler, keep a little new testament in your bag, put a Bible verse on your book cover
How does God remind us that He is there? By pain !!
What kind of problems do you expect when you take God to school?
Kids must tell me..
What kind of opposition do we sometimes get when we do things God's way?
People might start arguing with us. They may pass comments, or sny us. Some “friends” may avoid you.
What good things can come of taking God to work?
A friend might get saved, which is the most awesome thing that can happen. Evil will be stopped or slowed down. Our lives will be more blessed – God will be closer to us.
If your partner is God, make your plans large !!
What can happen among your friends and colleagues if you do God's will at work?
They may start getting interested in going to Church or Teen Church. They may stop doing bad things. They may give up bad habits.
Jas 5:20 remember this: whoever turns a sinner back from the wrong way will save that sinner's soul from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
What's important in a job – happiness or money ??
How did the Israelites take God with them when they were going to the promised land? The Ark of the covnt
Can God go with you to a party? To a wedding? To a matric farewell? To a family reunion?
Job 31:4 God knows everything I do; he sees every step I take.
Can God go with you in your dreams when you're asleep?
Interesting one this – I believe He can. But we have to have the right attitudes when we're awake.
Can God go with you on holiday?
Take God with you on holiday – wherever you go, whatever you do, whoever you're with, whenever you're awake or asleep. Don't forget God longer than you forget to breathe.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sorry, lesson is late!!

This weeks lesson should be posted soon - I don't have it with me at the mo. Should have it posted in the next 24 hours..

Uncle D.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Kelvin, we're praying for you!

Hey Kelvin,

Sorry to hear about your accident. We are praying that you will be totally healed from whiplash or any other injuries, and that you will be able to get wheels again very quickly.

Trust God - He'll come thru for you Bru!

And to all you guys that are writing exams - we're praying for you guys too, that God would give you peace as you write, that He would enable you to remember all that you've learnt, and to boost your mental capacity!! Try this sum: God + you = genius!!

God bless

Uncle D.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

New lesson - 28th October 2007

Hi Guys and Guyesses,

Here's this weeks discussion. Enjoy!

Lesson: We must try and Be Like God..

What is the best way to act towards other people? Aggressive? Nice? Couldn't care? Helpful?
God is pure, peaceful, gentle and friendly, full of compassion and good deeds – see James 3...
If we were to try and be like God, how would we be towards other people?
Do you guys talk about someone when they leave the room?
Do you always say nice things?
What should you say?
Pick out the guys good points; say something nice, like you would like other people to say about you.
Jas 3:7 We humans are able to tame and have tamed all other creatures---wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish. 8 But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. 9 We use it to give thanks to our Lord and Father and also to curse other people, who are created in the likeness of God. 10 Words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My friends, this should not happen! 11 No spring of water pours out sweet water and bitter water from the same opening. 12 A fig tree, my friends, cannot bear olives; a grapevine cannot bear figs, nor can a salty spring produce sweet water. 13 Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom. 14 But if in your heart you are jealous, bitter, and selfish, don't sin against the truth by boasting of your wisdom. 15 Such wisdom does not come down from heaven; it belongs to the world, it is unspiritual and demonic. 16 Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. 18 And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace.
Give me an example of a peacemaker – describe a situation where a peacemaker would do his thing..
What would you do at a school fight if you wanted to be a peacemaker?
- - - - - GETTING TO BE LIKE GOD - - - -
What do you do if you can't make a decision? Flip a coin? Phone a friend? Put it off til tommorrow?
What do you guys think of the WWJD bracelets?
Where does the WWJD thing come from? In His steps, by Charles Sheldon. Over 8 million copies sold.
What happens when we ask What Would Jesus Do?? No really. Seriously...
Here's what Jesus is like: Isa 42:1 The LORD says, "Here is my servant, whom I strengthen--- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. 2 He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. 3 He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. 4 He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching."
So is Jesus aggro? Is he forceful? Is He fair? Is He a polititian? NO!! Does He ever give up? No, never.
Was Jesus worried about food or clothes or money or possessions? No. Did He always have enough? Yes.
We should be mirrors of God, so people of the world can see God in us; His character and kindness, etc.
2Co 3:18 All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.
We need to become like Jesus, obedient to God, because this is where we find joy, satisfaction and acceptance.
WE NEED TO REALLY KNOW THE CHARACTER OF GOD, which does not change, so we know how to live.
Whenever we are faced with any tough decision, we need to ask ourselves “What would Jesus do if He was in this situation?” and then try our best to do that, regardless of the consequences.
What would Jesus Do?
What – really - would He do?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

How to get to TXTeens...

Here's some visuals so you can find us..

This is the entrance.

You come off Landdrost Street, just below Mark street.

Next door to nardini Convent.


Come and join us - you're welcome !

Uncle D.

(Duncan Kelly)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

TXTeens at todays wharra

This is some of the teens at todays discussion. This is the entrance to Teen Church.

OK, so it's a scummy building, but it's where it's happening. Come along and have fun with us, and learn some wisdom at the same time!

Uncle D. Some of the Teen Church bunch !!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Discussion Oct 14th

14th October 2007
Lesson: A Lost World. What can WE do?
How much of the world's people is Christian ? About 2.5 billion ( a rough guess)
How many of these Christians are for real? Probably about a billion
Why is the world “LOST?” Because they don't know Jesus. We (Christians) are not of this world.
Joh 17:16 Just as I do not belong to the world, they do not belong to the world.
What must we do? Start trying to save your friends and family
Why doesn't God just come down and get people saved? He did....
Why doesn't God do miracles and signs in the sky to save people? Because they would explain it away – it's a weather phenomenon, it's tides, or winds, etc
Luk 16:27 The rich man said, 'Then I beg you, father Abraham, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28 where I have five brothers. Let him go and warn them so that they, at least, will not come to this place of pain.' 29 Abraham said, 'Your brothers have Moses and the prophets to warn them; your brothers should listen to what they say.' 30 The rich man answered, 'That is not enough, father Abraham! But if someone were to rise from death and go to them, then they would turn from their sins.' 31 But Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone were to rise from death.' "
Why are the people of the world so deceived and anti God's truth?
Joh 3:19 This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. 20 Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up.
2Co 4:2 We put aside all secret and shameful deeds; we do not act with deceit, nor do we falsify the word of God. In the full light of truth we live in God's sight and try to commend ourselves to everyone's good conscience. 3 For if the gospel we preach is hidden, it is hidden only from those who are being lost. 4 They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 5 For it is not ourselves that we preach; we preach Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 The God who said, "Out of darkness the light shall shine!" is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God's glory shining in the face of Christ.
Who is “The god of this world?”
What are your views of Harry Potter?
What phenomenon is being caused by Harry Potter? People, especially kids, are becoming more aware of the occult, of the darker side of the spiritual world. This is bad because the occult is anti-love, anti-acceptance, anti-compassion, anti-kindness, anti-security – it is the opposite, the inverse of God. It is everything that breaks society down, that breaks relationships down – and it's disguised as fairy tale entertainment. It's no fairy tale; it's a salivating monster crouched at our door. It's your right to open the door. Please don't. (Show letter from ex witch confirming that the names of demons in Harry Potter are real names of real demons, and other proofs)
2Co 6:17 And so the Lord says, "You must leave them and separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with what is unclean, and I will accept you.
Eph 5:11 Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light.
What happens if you have a swimming pool full of perfume and you drop a dead rat in the pool. Will you use that perfume? Sin in your life is like that. It seems like a small thing, a little sin, but it pollutes your life. Keep your life pure: Keep FAR AWAY from anything occultic.
2Pe 3:14 And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God's sight and to be at peace with him. AMEN!!
God wants our help to save the people He loves.
We can be a light for them to follow
By Staying Pure and Having nothing to do with the things of darkness.
Let's DO IT !!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

We're On-Line !!

Hi Teens,

Well, our blog is now on-line and operating. You can visit our website at http:\\ and read all the goodies there, and then click on the link on the website to bring you here to leave your comments, questions and suggestions.

Remember; no matter who you are, no matter what you've done - God loves you and wants to be your friend. We have to dump our pride (our dumb pride) and do things His way - otherwise nothing works.

There's HOPE people!

Don't be a dork - do it God's way!!

Uncle D.