Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.
Last Sunday we started our new series “No Strings Attached.” On Sunday we introduced the subject. The main idea during our time was how there is so much pain and hurt in relationships because of sin and brokenness. What we want our students to know is that if they start guarding their heart now from unneeded pain, they can enjoy the blessing of marriage and relationships in the future and even today! As they guard their heart now, they won’t have to live with guilt later in life. Proverbs 4:23 is our main text throughout this series.
Last night we looked at the subject of boyfriends and girlfriends. Our key thoughts for girls were “Singleness is a gift” and “Guard your heart“. Our key thoughts from the guys were “Be a leader in the relationship” and “Get a circle of people to walk alongside you“. If you would like to see the outline for the message you can click here. We know that in our day in age these key thoughts for both the guys and the girls are so important for them to keep themselves from living in guilt. We hope all of us will make a commitment to follow and trust God’s good plan for sexuality.
This Sunday we will discuss “Boyfriends and Girlfriends” in our small groups. This will give us the opportunity to respond and connect on the material from Wednesday night. If our students weren’t in attendance on Wednesday, that’s okay they will be able to learn and contribute the same. We have added a section for the morning discussion on why we date in the first place. Hopefully this will be a good opportunity for us to think on how our relationships can honor God.
Next Wednesday we will get into some of the more mature subjects of our series. We will split up the guys and the girls during this time. The guys will talk about pornography and the dangerous effects it has on their expectations and behavior. The girls will talk about modesty and the skewed message “50 Shades of Grey” and “Magic Mike” sell to girls. Whether its the message that a girl can somehow change a bad boy to be good or should be totally free with her sexuality. We hope that these message help clarify thoughts in the minds of our students and let them know that the Bible does have good things to say on these subjects.