Summary: a great series talking about what our values need to teach us in our everyday life.
Isaiah 59:19 (KJV)
-According to national studies, 1 out of every 10 teenagers believes in absolute truth.
-Live and you don’t have to listen to the other areas if you do not want to. When you aim at nothing it easy to hit the bulls eye.
-We have got to understand that there has to be a standard that we live by.
Tonight we are going to talk about three things that students need to understand about being a Christian.
1) The students today have seen a flood of the enemy’s attempts to destroy them.
-He has come to Kill, Steal and Destroy everything.
-Differences between the last generation and this generation. (Other page)
-Life is so much different now we have to deal with so much more, media and everything else.
-The world says that what ever is good for you is what you should do but the Word says that you should not do this because of consequences.
-Kade playing with a knife.
2) We have been called by God to raise the standard of truth in our world.
-The word “standard” in this verse also translated “banner” and is actually used as a military term. We also find it used in the book of Jeremiah.
-Jeremiah was used by God to tell Israel to raise up banners as they went to war that proclaimed the prophetic Word of God concerning their enemy’s destruction.
-Are you a thermostat or a thermometer Christian?
-a thermometer adjusts and conforms to the temperature of the world around it.
-a thermostat sets the temperature and lets the world adjust to it.
-Definition of “example”: Representative of a bigger group; serves as a model or pattern for imitation or duplication; one who sets the precedent.
-What if Poem…
3) History has proven that God can use young people to raise the standards in an ungodly world.
Daniel 1:3, 17-20
-Daniel and the three Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, lived at a time when God’s people were held captive by the ungodly Babylonians. The culture said that God was not important and therefore standards aren’t important, but these godly, young people were able to raise the standard in an ungodly world.
-What standards are you living by?
-Video (internet chat drama team)
-When you are truthful you don’t end up dating your sister, but when you are not you get into a whole lot of trouble.
-What type of standards are you living your life by? God’s salvation in you life