05.07.13

Infographic on How To Prepare Grade 12/s For The Reality Of Life

http://www.youthministrymedia.ca/blog/how-to-prepare-grade-12s-for-the-reality-of-life-infographic/

Are we doing a good enough job with high school students? Do they understand the cost of following Jesus in todays culture?  Are they prepared for the hard realities of life, and work?  I am not too sure.

The Lie. We are told today that we are the hero of the story.  Tons of students I work with think that they will be the next best at ___________(insert sport, hobbie, or whatever).  Everything is about us today.  We are living in a society that is narcissistic.  The image that we project into this digital world is all about me.

I feel constantly sad at the reality of students seeking affirmation online.  The images that girls are putting on instagram for likes and affirmation is alarming.  I see lie at work with the teens I work with.  They are being told they will be the best, they are the hero.

 The Truth. In Philippians 1:12-13, Paul shows how Jesus is the hero of the story, and how everything we do is to advance the Gospel, “I want you to know, brothers,that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.”  The one thing I want my students to know is that Jesus is the hero of the story.  Everything we do is to advance the great news of the Gospel.  That is exciting, that is rewarding, that is life changing.

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