Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: It’s tough to be a teenager today. I wrote this series of messages for our new 7th graders graduating into teenage life. In this final message is look have having a great life. Teens are forced to "grow Up" way too fast. They have forgotten how to have fu

Opening - When a group of Disney imagineers have a brain storming session, they always use a term to make their project better. "Plus It Up." That means that no matter how great their project already is, there is always a little more room to make it better.

1. Life comes from God

A. God gave us abundant life – John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. – John 10:10

B. Take Joy in life - Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 9:9

2. Live a Godly life

A. Living for God makes life valuable

B. Spiritual life is lived in pursuit of God – Matthew 4:4

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

3. Remember to play

A. Don’t let people rob you of your dreams

1. Teens are programmed today to become adults as quick as they can

2. If you have a vision for your life, then explore that vision

B. Life is short no matter how long you live – James 4:14

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. – James 4:14

Top 10 List for Living a Life of Joy

10. Smile and laugh a lot

9. Avoid Extremes

8. Obey God

7. Form Friendships

6. Walk with God

5. Rest

4. Sing

3. Give

2. Lose sight of self

1. Be Thankful

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