Summary: Are you "In Sync" with God?
I. Perhaps you can finish these modern day titles, ad slogans, or games:
-Ad slogan: "Plop. plop. fizz, fiz ____________ (oh what a relief it is)
-An NSYNC song: "I want you ______" (back) (over 10,000,000 sold)
-A game: Super ______ (Ninetendo)
-An NSYNC song, "God must have spent a little more ____ ___ ___" (time on you)
-ad song: "O I wish I were an ____ _____ (Oscar Meyer Weiner)
-saying: "knee high to a ________" (grasshopper)
-The old Army slogan: "Be all ____ ____ ____ ___" (that you can be)
-The new Army slogan: "An army of _____"
-saying: "that’ll go over like a lead _______" (balloon)
-Advertisement: "Reach out and touch ________" (someone)
-advertisements: "N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the ____ (very best)
-advertisement: "Tricks are for ______" (kids)
It seems that we all, or at least we all mostly know these ad slogans, and titles. When I was thinking about these few, I really thought the list could go on, and on, and on, and probably if I listed a hundred or more, someone, or most of us would know them all. How many of them did you know? (most of them?)
How about these: (from Exodus 20), Maybe you can keep score in your head of how many you know!
(vs 3) you shall have no _______ (other gods before me)
(vs 4) you shall not make for yourself an ____ (idol)
(vs 7) do not take the ________ (name of the Lord in vain)
(vs 8) remember the ____ (Sabbath) and keep it ____ (holy)
(vs 12) honor your ____ (Father and Mother)
(vs 13) you shall not _____ (murder)
(vs 14) you shall not (commit adultery)
(vs 15) you shall not (steal)
(vs 16) you shall not bear _____ (false witness against your neighbor)
(vs 17) you shall not _____ (covet your neighbors property, wife...or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
II. How did you do? Some of you knew them Some of you didn’t. Some of you knew a couple of the more familiar ones. Some of you may have gotten them all. Maybe you barely knew any, at least until someone jogged your memory.
Recently I received a curriculum flier which grabbed my attention: It read "Ask you average 7 year old who ’NSYNC is...and then ask them who Abraham is. "Children today can quote an entire CD by their favorite group...But can they quote the Ten Commandments? They can tell you how to get to level five on Super Mario brothers... But can they tell you how to get to heaven? They can program a VCR or surf the web, but do they know that Jesus loves them? They have school, friends, and television to teahc them about the world...But we need to teach them about God." (1)
One of the latest crazes among children and teens is the group NSYNC, formed with volalist and dancers Lanc Bass, JC Chasez; Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake. Letters from their first names forming the title of their group to signify both their sound and rythyme of being "NSYNC". Visit their website at NSYNC.COM and you can find out how to get "NSYNC", their newsletter, or even get Nvolved. Obviously they are a very popular group, who have done very well among teens and kids, and I mean them no dis-respect. But what if we get NSYNC with knowing their music and never get In Sync with God?