"ANIMAL KINGDOM: DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE THE ZOO?"
This was the BYG Summer Series on Wednesday nights during 2017. Lessons are presented by Jeremy Pate, Youth Minister at the Buford church of Christ, unless noted.
These lessons are based off of 1 Timothy 3:15, "if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth."
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What kind of life does Jesus promise me? Are my expectations in line with what HE has told me to expect? Is being a Christian (and being part of the church) more like a "zoo.", a "circus," or "the wild?" Introduce the idea of being a "ZOO-LEAVER" in this lesson.
THE LION KING
Why is Jesus called the "Lion of Judah," and what are some of the implications of having Him as our King? What have been some of the responses to His position within Scripture? What about now? How do people typically/historically respond to the idea of having a "king?" - Rev. 5:5; John 18:37
ANIMAL HOUSE OR ANIMAL FARM?
If the church is "God's household," why do we treat it like our own personal "frat house?" What is the difference between living according to "instinct" vs. living according to "instruction?" What am I supposed to "produce" on God's "Animal Farm?" What does He expect of ME, and how am I supposed to figure that stuff out? 1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12, etc.
In the Harry Potter world, this charm was for protection against attacks. When I'm being corrected, which animal best describes me: armadilo, porcupine, or puppy?
What can/does happen when a teenage "Christian" becomes a "wolf?" Why does this happen, what does it look like, and what can the rest of us do to protect ourselves?
THE NOT SO SECRET LIFE OF PETS
What is the true nature of a "secret sin?" What kind of damage does it do in our life, and in the lives of those around us? What can I do if a sin has taken hold of me?
RIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - By Ben Hogan, Intern
What would it have been like, as an animal, to be on the ark? What are the comparisons to being in the Church? Why is it so important to BE in the Church, under these circumstances?
SNAKES ON A VAN - PART 1
What are some of the ways that teens sabotage their own youth group? How can we have fun without "biting and devouring" one another? A study of "Negativity" and "Gossip" in a candid, loving and biblical way.
SNAKES ON A VAN - PART 2
A continuing study on ways teens can sabotage their own youth group. Let's study "Inappropriateness," "Exclusivity" and "Apathy" in a candid, loving and biblical way.
What happens when God's people don't seek the lost? What does an evangelistic life look like?