YM Quotes:

YM Quotes:

Youth ministry is always a challenge. Youth ministry is consistently changing. Youth ministry is regularly surprising. Youth ministry is fresh all the time. (Mark Oestreicher)

Although students need guidance from good leaders, we often take on too much of the responsibility for their knowledge about God. We want them to blindly adopt our opinions rather than work out their own understanding. Instead we must help young people learn how to think for themselves with God’s perspective as their foundation and the Word of God as their rule. (Sean Dunn)

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Positions necessary to play a soccer match (short sport-related Bible study) - D

2. The Defender

Questions:
What is the responsibility of the defender/ the defence?
Is it important to have a strong defence?
Name at least 3 of the best defenders you know?
Is there something in your life that is so important so you want to defend it?

Input:
Good defenders have oversight of the opponent (especially the strikers) and are able to cut their attack down before they can have a shot at the goal.
It is not only good and important to have a strong defence on the soccer-field, but as well to be defended (rescued) by God - he will help you in your daily life. And even more than that, if you are in God’s team you should be willing to defend your faith “in love” as well. This might be difficult for you at times.
Here are two examples: Paul (Jesus friend) wrote in a letter to people in Philippi, saying that even though he is in prison he will keep on defending God’s word – no matter what might happen to him.  
Also remember that God promises to you that he will never leave or forsake you! (Genesis 28:15 & Joshua 1:5)

Verse:
You have a special place in my heart. So it is only natural for me to feel the way I do. All of you have helped in the work that God has given me, as I defend the good news and tell about it here in jail. Philippians 1:7 (CEV)

Prayer:
Dear God, thank you that you take care of me and help me in hard times. Please give me wisdom and strength to defend my faith in you (in a right way) if others make fun of what I believe in. Amen.

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