Totally aXcepted Teens

Totally aXcepted Teens

Monday, November 19, 2007

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.

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