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TECHNOLOGY
DEALING WITH BIG CHANGES
AND OPPORTUNITIES
Maximizing Music &
Media in Youth Ministry
Ten Ways To Use Social Media page 4 Technological A.D.D. page 7 and more! Modern Worship Insight From
Brenton Brown page 36 Heart of the Artist: Disciple page 10 Group 1 Crew page 11 for KING & COUNTRY page 12
re:Tuned Discussion Guides/Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Mumford & Sons, more! page 42 Fifteen Worship Song Chord Charts page 37
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS
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MAIN/MILD/HOT
ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST
FEATURE
ARTICLES:
MAIN:
4
6
7
8
9
10 Ways To Use
Social Media
With Your Youth
Ministry
Did Technology
Do What We
Thought It
Would Do?
Technological
A. D. D.
Reaching The
iPad/YouTube
Generation
Faith:
There’s No App
For That
14
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
MILD:
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
HOT:
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
DEPARTMENTS:
18
20
BRENTON BROWN DISCIPLE
God My Rock
God My Rock
Trust
O God Save Us All
Draw The Line
Sin; Struggle With
GROUP 1 CREW
17
19
for KING &
COUNTRY
21
JARED
ANDERSON
16
24
25
BRINSON
PIONEER
PROPAGANDA
2
3
30
CHRISTAFARI
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Everlasting God
God’s Attributes
No Other Heroes
Hit The Floor
Salvation; The Gospel
Letter From The Editor
Crave
Fine Fine Life
Contentment
Pioneer
Dreams
Complacency
How To Use This Resource
Fearless
He Said
God’s Promises
The Narrow Road
Impossible Possible
Salvation
Excellent
Conquer
Victory
Comparison Chart
MUSIC RESOURCE BOOK:
Volume 90 • Winter 2012-2013
Maximizing Music & Media
in Youth Ministry
The Youth Leaders Only Music
Resource Book is published quarterly
by Interlínc, Franklin, TN
Direct any questions or comments to
interlínc at 1-800-725-3300 or visit
www.interlinc-online.com
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Heart Of
The Artist:
Disciple
Heart Of
The Artist:
Group 1 Crew
Heart Of
The Artist:
for KING &
COUNTRY
Heart Of
The Artist:
Jared
Anderson
22
JEFF DEYO
23
MATTHEW WEST
DVD
26
28
REMEDY DRIVE
JASON TRUBY
27
29
SONS
YOUR MEMORIAL
Moving Mountains
Rescue Me
Restoration
Grafted: An Adoption Album
A Chance At Life
Adoption
Keep Quiet
Is This A Dry Season Or Agnosticism?
Worship
Thematic Index Compilation
1
Story Of Your Life
My Own Little World
Compassion
Resuscitate
Resuscitate Me
Renewal
32
Page
Redirect
Redirect
God’s Will
36
Modern Worship Section
42
re:Tuned
45
Ministry Resource Section
STAFF:
Publisher: Allen Weed • Editor: Ken McCoy • The WriteGroup: Rick Bundschuh, Cindy Engøy, Eric Gargus, Mary Peed, Dave McGinley, Todd Pearage,
Doug Ranck, Paul Turner, Jeremy White • Design: Thomas Ryan Design • Magazine Layout: Ken McCoy • Production Manager: Glen Allen Green •
Proofing: Dale Weed, Jeannine Ugalde, Anne Conley
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Editor’s>>letter
LETTER FROM
THE EDITOR
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By
Ken McCoy
[email protected]
I’M
THAT
GUY.
I’m the guy who has the latest tech gadget. I actually had – and
used – an Apple Newton back before there was such a thing as a
Palm Pilot. I guess that qualifies me as an “early adopter.”
I’m the guy who can help you make your iPhone or Macintosh
work for you. Because I don’t have a secretary or executive assistant, I’ve had to learn how to get the most from my personal digital
assistants. As a resul t, I seem to be the person that people call
when they need help with their Apple gear or software.
I use my computers (that includes my phone and pad) to
communicate, create, learn, troubleshoot, and play. Instant
Messaging/Videochatting/Texting/Conferencing makes my farflung friends and collaborators seem like they’re right next to me.
I don’t have a landline for work or home any more – just my
cell phone, which I use as a phone, a camera/camcorder, a
Dictaphone, a game console, a music/video/book/magazine
library, and on and on. I haven’t sent flyers out in the mail in ages
– texting is way more efficient. I post pictures on the Internet
instead of the bulletin board in the youth room. My phone is used
to play songs and videos in the sanctuary at church, in the bus on
the way to the beach, and eve rywhere between.
Yeah, I’m that guy. (I might be a geek, but I’m positively not a
nerd!) But being that guy doesn’t mean that I understand, or even
fully appreciate, the tsunami of change that the technological marvels we own has brought to youth ministry. My technology makes
me more efficient, but I sometimes wonder if it makes me more
effective for God’s kingdom. That is the big question of the
Techn ology “flavor” of this Youth Leaders Only magazine. The
issue to consider is: with all the technology that we have available
to us, will we create a better ministry, or just something cool?
Nobody questions the fact that technology has changed our lives
and ministries. In this edition of YLO we explore some of the
issues that are raised by that change. From ideas for using social
media in your ministry to handling the technological A.D.D. that
many teenagers have, you’ll find a lot of information in these
pages that you can use in your ministry with teenagers.
You’ll find a lot more. You’ll love Brenton Brown’s very-insightful
Modern Worship article. There are more chordcharts to great
songs than you can shake a stick at. The Heart of the Artist articles will give you an inside look at what motivates several of the
musicians who have albums in this editio n of YLO. re:Tuned discussion guides will come in handy when you’re with a bunch of
kids and a popular secular song comes on the stereo. And, the
music-based Bible studies will help you use music as a hook to
teach the truth of the Bible to your young friends.
I hope you enjoy this issue –and if you want to videochat with me,
just drop me an email ([email protected]) and we’ll set it up!
Godspeed,
Ken Mc Coy
Editor
PS. Take a look at the “Student Guides” section on the next page.
We’re making all of the Student Guides available to download!
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How to Use this
YLO MUSIC
Resource Book
Sure, at first glance you notice how great it looks—very current, very
stylish. Go ahead—flip through this book a bit. Notice the helpful
design? Did you catch the organizational details? The more you look
at this book, the more you will appreciate the functionality that has
been built into it. Here is a quick tour…
The Cover
If you’re like most of us, you keep
your YLO (Youth Leaders Only) books
stored on a bookshelf. When you want
to search for a song or video that deals
with a certain topic, slide each book
out a couple of inches and read the
themes and featured articles for each
issue. Cool!
The Index
Take a look at the index or “table of
contents”—notice the colored bars?
They represent sections in the book
and they clue you in on which albums /
Bible Studies are “Main,”“Mild,”or “Hot.”
You will notice in the Bible Studies
section that each Leader Guide / Student
Guide is color-keyed the same way.
Wow! Someone’s been thinking!
Featured Articles
Each issue of YLO has a certain “flavor.”
Around that theme are a couple of
“Feature Articles” as well as some of the
other items you have in your YLO box.
These articles give you insight into the
heart and ministry of some of the
musicians included in the YLO box.
Bible Studies
What makes Youth Leaders Only more
than “cheap music” are the musicbased Bible Study resources provided
for you to use in your programming.
Finding good Christian music isn’t hard,
but coming up with ways to use it in
your ministry with teenagers takes time,
talent, and energy. Real-world youth
leaders write the Bible Studies; the
sessions are field-test ed and proven
effective with real-world teenagers.
Student Guides
The first music-based Bible study in this
magazine has a Student Guide
included. And guess what? EVERY Bible
study has one! They are all available
online, ready for you to download and
print off for your group. We’ve even
included a version that includes just the
text of the Student Guides so that you
can import the text into whatever
program y ou use to create your
handouts. Using the music-based Bible
studies is now easier than ever! Just go
to interlínc-online.com/studentguides to
get all the goodness!
Thematic Listing
Not every song on every CD has a
Bible Study written for it. That doesn’t
mean you can’t use those other songs
in your ministry with students.
Modern Worship Section
In this section you’ll find encouraging
and enlightening resources to help you
develop your youth’s worship ministry.
You’ll find articles from recent SPIN
versions of YLO or other worship
leaders and Lead Sheets of songs
from some of the CDs in this YLO.
Although they are not really the kind
of Lead Sheets most bands use, these
pages of “lyrics with chords over them”
are a great help when you want to teach
the high school praise banda new tune.
Many youth leaders te ll us that the Lead
Sheets are an invaluable resource.
re:Tuned
Take advantage of some popular
secular songs to introduce a theme,
supplement your regula Bible Study
lesson, or outreach event. Use the
opening questions and discussion
ideas to get your students talking
and thinking about the theme.
Reviews
Not every available contemporary
Christian music CD can make it into
the YLO box. So, we try to give you a
taste of what else is available in your
local store. Since interlínc often gets
“pre-release” copies of upcoming CDs,
we can give you a “heads up” to new
releases that might be just right for you
and your young friends.
We hope this effort helps you reach
and disciple more young people
to be go-for-it Christians!
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Ten Ways To use social media
FEATURE
ARTICLE
Challenge Students
Instead of insisting students put their phones away, find creative ways to utilize
their favorite tool during meetings and events.
Treasure Hunts – Students start in a designated place, divided into teams.
Each team must have the ability to send and receive pictures on phones via
group-text. Send the first clue as either a picture of the place or a text
description they are to go for t he next clue. When the team finds the place,
they send back a picture or text back a key word hidden there. You then text
the next clue to that specific team. (iPhones have a built-in group text app; for
Android or other smart phones, sites like groupme.com or pay services such
as txtsignal.com work great.)
Ten
Bible Verse Text Challenge – Students work in pairs or on their own. Every
student needs the ability to send and receive texts on their phone. Using
group-text, send out a Bible reference. Students look up the verse in their
Bibles (or in the Bible app on their phones) and text the verse back to you.
First person to respond receives a prize. Do this activity together at meetings –
or, for an additional challenge, it can be done during the week with the winners
announced at the next meeting.
Sure, you know about
group texting and
Facebook for scheduling
and keeping on top of
your students’ lives, but
here are some new ways
to utilize technology to
build community,
challenge your students,
and stay in touch.
By
Paula Steinbacher
First Presbyterian Church
Arkansas City, Kansas
[email protected]
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Ten Ways To use social media
Text Me Questions – Give students the freedom to text you their questions or
comments during lessons or prior to meetings. This will provide them a level of
anonymity for sensitive questions they may not feel comfortable asking aloud.
Facebook Lesson Plans – Post a question about an upcoming lesson on
Facebook and invite students to answer. Feed off of their responses as you
plan the lesson. For example , if you are planning on teaching about “stumbling
blocks” you could post a question such as, “What is your greatest stumbling
block?” or “What keeps unbelievers from ‘liking’ Christianity?”
Auto-Tune Scripture –“Smule”, “Songify,” and “Talkapella” are all free apps
that allow users to record speech, which is then turned into a rap song or
folksy tune, depending on the app. Use this to record your grou p members
saying a verse and let the fun begin.
Rally Support
Pinterest – Use this virtual bulletin board (pinterest.com) to organize pictures
and links onto “boards.” Following friends or people with similar tastes can
offer you a cornucopia of ideas. What you may not know - Pinterest offers
group pinning. Next time you are redecorating your youth room or looking for
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mission trips, set up a Pinterest boa rd labeled as such and then invite youth
and parents to pin ideas and inspirations to your boards. Also try ideas for
t-shirt designs, fund-raisers, crafty-type projects, etc.
Instagram – This photo-sharing site can foster group spirit if you ask your
students to add a specific hash tag with the name of your group. Give
students a weekly challenge to post photos with themes such as “God” or
“Peace Maker s” or “Love in Action”, adding the group’s #hashtag name.
Downside - only available for iPhone users.
E-mail Marketing – Check out using full-color templates and cool plug-ins from
free e-mail marketing sites like madmimi.com. You can make your weekly mail
blast interesting and eye-catching. Some services require paid subscriptions
for larger mailing lists.
Get the Word Out
Google Business – Set up a fre e place marker at google.com/places if you
haven’t done so yet. Try this - for a one-time set up fee of approximately $250
the experts at google will design a high-tech page for you that will hold up to
New Ways
to Use
Technology
five videos and ten pictures. More importantly, you can set up a list of key
words that will push your link to the top of search results when they are
queried in the search bar.
Facebook – Did you know t hat Facebook offers inexpensive advertising? You
can set a daily limit on your advertising spending, and push ads onto the
sidebar of age-specific users in a pre-defined location. Dollar for dollar,
Facebook advertising is much more effective than local phone books or
newspaper ads, and effectively targets youth like nothing before. Register for
the free “marketing classroom” that gives you the low-dow n at
facebook.com/marketing.
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Did Technology
Do What We
Thought
It Would Do?
By
Paul Turner
Pleasant Grove Assembly of God
Pleasant Grove, Alabama
[email protected]
Did we think technology
would be more effective
in how we share the
gospel? Did we think
technology would draw
us and our youth group
closer together?
Did it increase the number of kids who attend our
youth meetings? I don’t know about you, but I
kind of thought technology would have helped
some of this – and it has. But I think we have
hoped that technology would do what only prayer
and hard work can do.
Teching The Gospel To The Streets
The word “technology” has shrunk to laptop, cell
phone, and the internet; not telescopes or laboratories. Not that the latter is outdated, but a
teenager would go crazy trying to get a Bunsen
Burner to send a text. I also notice the students in
my group are not using their technology, or at
least their Facebook, to share the gospel with
their friends.
As I skim through the newsfeed on Facebook, I
occasionally see posts from my students. I love
my students, but the vast majority of them are not
using technology to share the gospel. Jesus
came, died for our sins, rose, and is coming again
– that is the good news. A picture of a dog with a
“God loves dogs” comment is not the gospel.
Posting Bible verses, Christian music videos, and
other Christ-centric information is a good start to
sharing who we are Christians, but my teens are
coming up short of expressing the gospel as fact
and as lifestyle. “How To Share The Gospel
Online” may be the greatest course our teens will
never take unless we offer it.
@ComeTogether
Technology has given us a great tool for connecting and discipling students. I have had some great
chat sessions with students who are struggling or
looking for answers. Technology makes it easier
for my students to share their hurts or voice their
questions without feeling threatened. I get texts
for prayer requests. Through technology we are
able to affirm and respond to each other’s needs
much faster and fulfill the “one another’s” of scripture with real impact off line after we see it posted.
Technology draws us together, but it can also rip
us apart. Technology has opened a wider door for
gossip, bullying, and calling others out. Social
media has created an unfiltered, unimpeded
avenue that teens can drive down throwing out
judgments and opinions like a paperboy drunk on
Red Bull. This is where discipling becomes much
easier because you know where your kids are
spiritually and where they need help and prayer. It
becomes harder to address the touchy issues of
my group because of a teen’s integration with
“their” technology and their “right” to express
themselves through these mediums.
#ComeToMyYouthGroupPlease
Technology hasn’t solved the challenge of being
good at what we do, it has only allowed us to yell
about what we offer, louder. Technology can
spread information about our group, activity, or
camp, but if our event or meeting is lame, technology becomes a double-edged sword. Many people will know about our activity, if it’s good, even
great, But if it’s lame, EVERYONE will know about
it. Shouting about activities may work for you, but
maybe we can do better. Maybe we should use
technology to tell an epic tale about the work God
is doing in our faith community – stories by kids
about kids doing amazing things for God and God
doing amazing things through them. I’ll take a
long-term divine narrative over a series of “Come
to…” any day of the week. Scroll through your
tech; what story are you telling?
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What Technology Still Can’t Do
Technology cannot make us more loving and kind;
it can only make us seem that way. Real hugging
is better than a Facebook poke. Face-to-face is
better than FaceTime. Henry David Thoreau once
said, “Men have become the tools of their tools.”
If we don’t want to become tools to our tech we
should rethink how we are using it. If we want to
reach more students with the gospel, bring our
group closer together, and build our youth ministries, maybe we should turn off all the tech and
instead pray, think, and read scripture until we
have something authentic and powerful to post,
tweet, or share.
A friend of mine did a survey of college
students that might have some interesting data for you. He found:
•84% have a Facebook account. 51%
have it to share their faith and 56% use
it to reconnect with people.
•Types of posts related to their faith:
74% post Scripture, 59% post religious
quotes, 41% post prayer request, 26%
present the gospel, 31% share their
testimony.
•35.7% have never had a spiritual conversation with a non-Christian, with the
next highest being 10+ or 16.3% of
those taking the survey do have a conversation with non-believers.
•59.1% of those conversations do not
lead to the person sharing their faith;
only 21.3% lead to the person sharing
their faith.
•10% have had someone tell them they
have accepted Christ from their
conversations.
•79% think that Facebook is a viable
option for sharing the gospel.
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technological a.d.d.
FEATURE
ARTICLE
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In Disney/Pixar’s movie Up, there are dogs with special collars that allow
them to communicate with humans.
During several different dialogues,
the dogs stop mid-sentence to jerk
their heads to one side, and very
loudly interrupt their thoughts to yell
out, “SQUIRREL!” If you have seen
those scenes, you have seen a
glimpse into my mind. In our youth
group, we describe most A.D.D.
moments with the catch phrase,
“SQUIRREL!”
This catch phrase is most frequently
attributed to me, the crazy youth
guy. Why? Because, I have A.D.D.
No, really. I actually have Attention
Deficit Disorder. I’m totally serious.
Actually, I am not really that serious,
but rather quite hysterical. Well, in
my own mind, I sound hysterical. But
I do not mean that with the same
meaning as hysteria. I mean hilarious. Have you ever seen that V8
100% Vegetable Juice Electrodes
Commercial on YouTube? You know,
the one with that energetic guy who
is so spastic? That is hilarious!
See what I mean? Only an A.D.D.
mind can travel from a mental disorder to vegetable juice in a single
paragraph! Oh, and btw (which is
text language for “by the way”), I’m
back. What? You did not know I left?
Well, I totally did. And there are several YouTube videos that you now
need to see. I know this because I
just saw them. I had to. I wanted to
see that V8 one and the one from Up
and they recommended several more
to me while I was there. SQUIRREL!
Which brings me to my main point:
Technological A.D.D. can really be a
time-killer! I purposely did not say
“time-waster.” Wasting time is not
nearly dramatic enough.
Technological A.D.D. does not merely waste time, it murders it and eats
it for breakfast with a side of buttered toast. (Was that too graphic?
Have you wondered why it took
Hollywood so long to produce more
movies inspired by graphic novels?
SQUIRREL!)
I discovered at a very tender age
(meaning the day I discovered the
internet) that there was a great deal
more to see than what I had previously experienced, and I meant to
see it all. However, every site, every
email, every text message, every
new software application, every
game, and every internet task on my
to-do list now took much longer than
necessary. Short trips to certain
tasks turned into long meanderings
through the forest of newness and
excitement and fun. It quickly concerned me how little was accomplished at my desk, considering the
soreness my backside often felt at
the end of a work day, and considering the increased items on my to-do
list, as opposed to checked boxes
on that list.
So how could I combat this deadly
killer? Technological A.D.D. should
be dealt a double dose of focus! My
path to focus has included: everything from doctor consultations and
expensive A.D.D. prescriptions to
social media fasts and personal
accountability with trusted mentors.
Focus made me realize that I was
not all that I could be, that God still
loved me even if I was making a bit
of a mess, and that with focus I
could be driven to be all that God
had created me to be. So let God
push you to be more. (He calls this
sanctification). Remember, the main
thing is to keep the main thing as the
main thing. When He is the main
thing, Christ will course-correct you
along the way. (Do you have any idea
how long it takes a huge cruise ship
to reverse its course? I am genuinely
curious. SQUIRREL!)
See the prize before it arrives, and
focus on that. If you drift off-course,
come back home and focus again.
And keep doing what you’re doing.
The next generation is counting
on you.
BTW, did you see that study that just
came out on Twitter last week
about… SQUIRREL!
Technological
A.D.D. and
Squirrels
(One Youthworker’s Story)
By
Aaron Tucker
First Baptist Church
Philadelphia, Mississippi
[email protected]
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reaching the ipad generation
FEATURE
ARTICLE
of vacation time to complete. You
scrimp and save every nickel of your
extremely limited annual budget (if
you even have one) and pay a lot out
of your own pocket, only to be questioned about what you did with “all
that money.” Meanwhile, your fulltime youth pastor colleague down
the street spent more than your
annual budget for a pizza party for
his or her group.
REACHING
“What are you doing with all that
time?” You may find yourself asking your church, “You realize you
don’t pay me, right?” Or, you may
find yourself, “Why do I
do this?”
You do it because kids need
someone who cares, and God
gave you the heart for the job. You
do it because God has blessed
you with the ability to live on little
sleep at yet another lock-in, tolerate (or even enjoy) the latest
music, and keep up with the
social schedules of teens. God
has given you a heart to deal with
adolescents! While their problems
may seem small to the average
adult, you know how earth shattering they were at that age, and
so you have compassion.
THE iPAD/YouTube
Parents complain that you either
have too many activities for the kids,
or not enough (at the same time incidentally). They are also concerned
that your students are not growing
Byspiritually. The fact that they pull their
kids out of your ministry for every
Jeff Williamson
competitive
tidily-winks match that
Union Avenue Baptist
Church
comes along is irrelevant. You only
Memphis, Tennessee
get the students for two hours a
[email protected]
week – as long as something “more
important” doesn’t come up. And
Most importantly, He gave you a
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to see kids come to know
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If only the work of the church was as simple as having the
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away from what you currently have. For the church and her
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faith: there’s no app for that
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There is a palpable buzz in youth ministries today
– the buzz of cell phones that are not turned off despite
your request for them to be powered down.
Students who don’t even say much have cell
phones so that they can text, tweet, and download the latest app.
In this age of immediate technology, youth ministry communication has
changed. We now have conversations with students while
they play the latest edition of
Angry Birds. Or sometimes we
have to give students the benefit of the doubt that they are
truly using a Bible app during
the lesson. We also have multiple text-message conversations at once because we realize the students will look at
their phone if it buzzes.
“faith comes by hearing the message, and the
message is heard through the word of Christ.”
It is not good enough for students to set their
faith to update automatically and then to never
think about it again. Faith only updates through
The lack of time with God
also has an affect on relationships in the youth
groups. Disputes used to
be handled in the public
forum. Now students might
look fine on the outside but
on social media, they are
mean to each other. There
have been conflicts
between people that have
been escalated because of
social media. It has become
so easy to say “whatever”
without thought, and it matters for the long-term.
We need to penetrate the
world of constant media stimulation with the ever-constant
Word of God. This can be a
source of major frustration for
youth leaders because students will spend hours staring
at the screen and then tell us
they have no time for God.
How are we to make sense
of that?
The Bible is the most relevant
book ever written. This has
never changed despite all the
latest technology. The challenge for us in youth ministry
is to encourage teenagers to
see it that way. It is
a significant hurdle because of
the constant
distractions the latest gadgets
produce. It all
creates buzz that doesn’t naturally help students
follow Christ.
Faith is not an app we download one time and let
it update on its own. Romans 10:17 tells us that
Our task is to point students to Jesus Christ as
the source of true faith. Students need to
understand that the fast-paced, media-driven,
self-centered lifestyle of so many is not what
God calls us to experience. We should challenge students to set down
the distraction of technology in order to hear the voice
of God.
time with Jesus Christ. Students who don’t
have people regularly encouraging them to
think and live biblically will have a difficult time
growing in faith.
Let’s create buzz in youth
ministry. We don’t do this
by offering the same things
that the world offers. We
instead see the challenges
of youth ministry as opportunities to teach what God
says in His Word. We leverage the good and bad of
technology by being engaging in the teachable
moments technology provides, whether pleasant or
not. With proper vision and
by the grace of God we
can make the buzz in the youth group the truth
of God’s Word.
After all, faith only grows because there is no
app for it!
Faith:
There Is No App For That
By
Derek Mansker
Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church
Brewster, Massachusetts
[email protected]
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HEART
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interlínc’s Scott Osterbind sat down with Disciple’s frontman Kevin Young
to talk about their heart to reach kids and about their brand-new O God
Save Us All album.
You’re known as one of those bands that sound terrific both
recorded and live. How did the process of creating O God
Save Us All go?
I appreciate the compliment! We spend almost nine months of the year
playing concerts; so playing live is our mentality when start to write
songs. Sure, we want the songs to be good, but we really want them to
go over well “live.” We want people to be moved spiritually and emotionally at our concerts, so that is definitely something that we are thinking
about when we write songs.
From what I hear, most of your lyrics are written while driving
down the interstate. Explain this process and how it works so
well for you.
Yeah, I would say most of Disciple’s lyrics have been written in my car.
When I’m driving I can truly be alone, cancel out all the outside voices,
and surround myself with music and listen for inspiration. If someone
were to see me singing in my car, then that probably means I’m writing a
song. The only bad thing is I have to pull over and type the lyrics.
What is the overall theme of O God Save Us All?
The album is like a soundtrack to a Christian’s life. It covers all the bases
– from someone before and after they follow Christ. One of my favorite
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songs is “Unstoppable.” It is written from the perspective of if you were a
UFC fighter and God was your trainer, what would He say to you? As
Christians, our fight is a spiritual fight and not a physical one, but the
analogy translates very well . So it’s a song that gets you pumped up and
ready to face whatever life has ahead of you. I’m really excited about it.
Why does your band have such a huge heart for the kids you
get to meet while on tour?
I was one of those kids. I used to go to Christian concerts as a teenager,
and I desperately needed the positive message of those artists. Christian
music played a major role in my walk with God, and I see it now the
same way I saw it when I was a kid. We could steer people away from
God just as easily as we could steer people to Him by our actions at a
concert. I know what it meant to receive a kind word before or after the
show, or hear something positive said from the stage. So, I do my best
to try to remember that in the way we present ourselves at our concerts.
What are some of the inspirations for your music
and ministry?
Life. I love writing about real life. Those songs are always the songs that
reach people where they are. I’ve heard people say that they feel as
though certain songs were written just for them. Songs like “Things Left
Unsaid,” “Dear X,” and “Invisible,” were true stories about me or someone else. And although I wrote those songs from my experience, thousands of other people have experienced the same thing. I think that’s
why those songs mean so much to them.
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HOA: group 1 crew
HEART
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Fearless is Group 1 Crew’s first release after going from a trio to a duo. It was
great hearing what’s new with Blanca and Manwell. One amazing message
your students will learn from this new project is to live life fearlessly!
How have you made this transition from a trio to a duo and what
was the biggest challenge?
Our biggest challenge was believing that the Lord was not done with us yet.
We had a lot of fear ’cause we didn’t know whether the label or our fans for
that matter wanted us as a duo. Praise God, they all did!
Why has Fearless been compared to an iPod shuffle?
I’m assuming because of the myriad of styles represented on
this record. We love diversity, and it shows.
What are a couple of your favorite tracks on
the album?
They all have a spot in our hearts, but we love “End of
Me” for its heart and desire to save kids from suicide. We
love “Goin’ Down” for its unapologetic commitment to keepin’ the party goin’. We love
“Dangerous” ’cause it fits the description of a life
sold out to Christ. They’re all good!
Fearless addresses the heartache of
Blanca losing her father. Do you mind
sharing that story of faith and healing?
Losing someone is one of the hardest things a
person will ever face. You can never
fully understand the pain and heartache it
brings until you have gone through it. After
losing my father last year, I feel that I have been
able to connect with our fans in a new way.
My father meant the world to me, and
though I don’t have all the answers, I know
that God provides the peace, strength, and comfort that we need to get through any situation.
One of the greatest things I’ve learned was
something that my father taught me – not
by words, but by his actions: to live each day
fearlessly! Put others before yourself, love them,
and make an impact for the Kingdom of God!
Is there a story you can share about how your
music and ministry has helped transform a
teenager’s life while you were on the road?
A kid came up to me at a concert and said that our
music saved his life. Now, I assumed he meant metaphorically
–but he proceeded to tell me his story of being in a basement
with a shotgun in his mouth about to pull the trigger when one
of our songs came on the radio and literally stopped him from killing himself. I couldn’t believe the words coming out of his mouth! To this day, I’m
floored by the power o f the Holy Spirit.
Once the last song has finished playing on your album, what do
you hope will be engraved in the mind of your listener?
That like our album, life has more than one season – in all those seasons
there’s a need to find God in the middle of it all. We pray that our music can
be there in every one of those seasons to help you along the way.
Group1
Crew
We love
“Dangerous”
’cause
it fits
the description
of a life
sold out
to Christ.
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HOA: for king & country
HEART
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from realizing that walking and
working through this treacherous
adventure o f life on our own was
more than we could handle –our
need for someone greater to “hold
on to us” was crucial.
The music group for KING &
COUNTRY are no strangers to life
on the road –they are Rebecca St.
James’ brothers. Joel and Luke’s
debut album CRAVE features songs
with a message of hope. Make sure
you read their answers with an
Australian accent!
What is the significance of the
“for KING & COUNTRY” name?
We came up with a slew of awful
band names. We always hoped to
find a name that had deep meaning,
was passionate and unique. Joel had
thrown out the name, “All The Kings
Men” and upon hearing it, our
producer swung around in his chair
to say, “what about ‘for KING &
COUNTRY’”? As English soldiers
were going to fight and bleed for with
they believed, their chant was “for
KING & COUNTRY!” We turned and
looked at each other and thought,
“What better name to be known by
as men and as musicians?”
H ow you decided to start this
brother duo?
Dad was a concert promoter in
Australia, so even as young chaps
there were always bands coming
through the house. Dad would bring
us up on stage to be his “T-shirt
models” at concerts. We couldn’t
have been older than four or five, so
you could say music was almost
bred into us.
Dad lost a lot of money on a tour that
went badly. He had always felt a pull
to the States and so, with nothing left
to lose and a job offer, we moved
halfway around the world to
Nashville. Shortly after we arrived
FOR KING
& COUNTRY
Dad lost his job and we began what
we called a “life of faith.” There was
nowhere to turn other than to God,
prayer, and to each other. We did
anything we could to survive. We
mowed lawns in the summer and
raked leaves in the autumn. Mum
and our oldest sister cleaned
houses. Through that time,
miraculous events took place. A
family offered us a car the first day
they met us; we had no way for my
little sister to be born in a hospital
and someone anonymously paid the
bill in its entirety; our landlord
allowed us to stay in the rental home
even when we couldn’t pay.
Not long after that, our sister,
Rebecca, was offered a record deal,
and from there we began traveling as
a family supporting her. Call us the
Von Traps, Aussie style. We each had
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our own roles: running the lighting,
background vocals, stage-managing
– you name it, we did it.
We worked out that we loved music,
instead of loathing it. We learned so
much about music and the extreme
impact it can have. But, it was not till
our early 20’s that we started
officially leaning into the band. After
writing over one hundred songs,
more than a fe w ups and downs, and
God’s providential leading, we find
ourselves here, at the “beginning.”
Your album definitely has a
couple songs for those who are
brokenhearted. Do you mind
sharing the stories behind the
songs “Busted Heart (Hold On
To Me)” and “Light It Up”?
“Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” is a
confessional and an S.O.S. It came
“Light It Up” was written about a
good mate who struggled with
depression – he’d stuff blankets in
the windows, switch off the lights,
and live in darkness. We didn’t have
the heart to tell him we wrote it for
him, for fear of offending. Months
went by and we knew we had to tell
him; the secret would get out. So
one afternoon we told him. He didn’t
really say much. He stood up,
walked out of the room, got in his
car, and drove away. We thought
we’d blown it. About ten minutes
later he called us and with tears in
his voice he said, “Thank you for
writing that song for me. It gives me
HOPE.” In that moment we realized
that merging the power of music with
the ultimate power of the gospel
transforms people’s lives for eternity.
When the concert is over, what
is the main message you want
your audience to get?
HOPE. We’re two blokes on a
journey, placed in a position were
music is the primary vehicle to
display the HOPE we’ve found. We
don’t claim to have it all sorted out.
But, if folks could leave a concert of
ours with one message let it be this:
no matter where you’ve been, what
you’ve done, or whom you’ve hurt –
you are extravagantly, undeservedly,
and incomprehensibly loved. There is
HOPE found in a Man who lived,
died, and lives again!
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Hoa: jared anderson
HEART
OF THE ARTIST
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JARED
ANDERSON
someone to find what he or she is not looking for. If you’re looking for
something to pump you up, give you tools, and keep you encouraged
so that you can fulfill all your dreams, then keep walking; you can find
that life elsewhere. But, if you’ve found yourself disgusted with every
selfish pursuit and disenfranchised with worldly wisdom, then the narrow road is for you and true livi ng is just around the corner.
You used to be one of the members of Desperation Band;
how was your experience getting to work with Jon and
Glenn again?
Jon, Glenn, and I are still a band of brothers. As we reached our thirties,
we realized that each man needed to find his own field to farm (so to
speak). Other than that, nothing has changed. We are raising our kids
together. Our wives hang out together. We still bounce songs off each
other. It’s beautiful.
interlínc’s Scott Osterbind had the chance interview Jared
Anderson about his role as a worship leader, his A Narrow
Road album, and his family’s anticipation of adopting children
from Haiti.
After years of playing the piano in church and singing in
youth meetings there came a time where you felt your music
may go in a different direction. Can you share that story?
No one really wants to grow up and do everything your parents would
be proud of. I wanted to break the rules, in a legit fashion like the greats:
Bach, Beethoven, Charles Ives. Worship music was not in the plans. I
felt that it was bound to sing-ability, three chords, and people’s expectations. It took a while to get past the music. Music doesn’t make the
atmosphere, people do. Music reflects, as a home reflects what’s important to you. It’s merely the architecture through which the Holy Spirit can
or cannot move. It’s a posture not a sound.
How have you embraced your role as a worship leader
and songwriter?
I’m called to make disciples of Jesus. Music happens to be a tool in my
hand to help people. “Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight paths
for Him.” Singing and writing help me invite people to where I’ve been
and where I want to go.
What were some of your inspirations while creating The
Narrow Road?
I’ve tried to boil down my role to its simplest form: Proclaimer. Pilgrims
Progress was a big part of this project. The greatest obstacles that Little
Christian faces in Pilgrims Progress are not his adversaries, but rather
his distractions. The good gets in the way of the best. I would hate for
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What other projects have you been involved in recently
besides The Narrow Road?
I’ve been apart of New Life Worship’s latest project You Hold It All.
“Great I Am” probably wouldn’t have reached the light of day if not for
that recording. Also, Michael Rossback and I produced an independent
record for Heather Land called Pouring It Out for You. That p roject was a
first for me to help produce. Heather is crazy good. The project was a
blast. And then for those who want to go deep, check out my indy
LAMP music project People of Troy.
How do you balance serving at your home church and the
opportunity to minister elsewhere?
It’s a tightrope. My wife and I stay in unity. That is paramount. We have
kids in school now, and as they grow the stakes get higher and higher.
You cannot rewind the clock. My daughter will only be five years old
once. I’m not on staff at the church anymore, although I help out. It
actually means saying no to really good things.
I’m learning now that it is a matter of obedience. I can get excited and
want to fill the calendar with good things when my family needs to be a
part of that decision. I can also get sick of the road and se rving other
people and start saying “no” to things I should be saying “yes” to. I’ve
had to ask myself, “What does obedience look like for me in 2013?”
You and your wife already have four beautiful children. What
sparked the desire to adopt children from Haiti?
We lived in Nashville for a year after I transitioned off the staff at New
Life. Our neighbors there have been involved in missions in Haiti for
years and were in the process of adopting at the time of the 2010 earthquake. They went down and got their two daughters. One day we are
watching these events on the news. The next day two Haitians are on
our trampoline in our backyard. We just knew when we were done having our own that we wanted to jump into the process. Fast-forward to
the present. John Diego is two, and Christine is eight mon ths old. We
are ten months into the process and probably have another nine months
before we get them home. We are smitten with love for them. We visit
often. Our family is so excited to receive them and welcome them into
our home. They are already little Andersons. You can keep up with the
process at jaredanderson.com/adoption.
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BRENTON BROWN
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
BRENTON BROWN
BRENTONBROWN.COM
GOD MY ROCK
INTEGRITY MUSIC
GOD MY ROCK
JOEL JACKSON
Theme
Transition
Explain that life is like an obstacle
course. There are many turns and
changes that often come unexpectedly. In addition, we all have various
burdens that we carry, burdens that
weighs us down and makes it harder
to navigate the paths of life. Our hearts
often feel overwhelmed by the unexpected turns in life or by the burdens
that we must bear. Yet, we feel the
pressure to perform at our best and to
always wear a smile on our faces.
protects them and cares for them. As
Israel wandered in the wilderness, God
guided them. As David fought Goliath,
God provided strength and courage.
As Jeremiah wept in captivity, God
offered hope and a future. When Paul
was in prison and dealt with persecution, the promise of freedom through
Christ remained true. This is because
God is our rock, an ever-present foundation when we feel shaken or shattered. Psalm 62 declares this and calls
for us to depend on God when our
hearts feel overwhelmed.
•What images does the poet use for
God in the first two verses? How do
these images offer you strength?
The Song
Bible Study
•Why does God deserve our trust
more than these things? (Verses
11-12 declare that God is strong
and that He is loving.)
Trust
Objective
Students will realize that they need to
trust in God over the other things that
our culture trusts in – things that ultimately fail them.
Warm Up
Design an obstacle course in a large
area. Then give each student a blindfold and something heavy to carry
through the obstacle course. (You
might use a sand bag, a large rock,
a medicine ball, or another student.)
Then tell them that you are going to
time them as they each individually go
through the course. Tell them that they
need to carry their burden the entire
way through the obstacle course or
they will be disqualified.
Hand out the Student Guides and
explain that Brenton Brown has a
song that describes how he makes
it through when his heart feels overwhelmed. Encourage the students to
write down some of the things that
overwhelm their hearts as they listen to
the song. Also, have them write down
some of the attributes that Brenton
Brown mentions regarding God and
why we can depend on Him in the
midst of overwhelming pressures.
Have students turn to Psalm 62.
Explain that the Psalms were Israel’s
worship book. The Psalms were used
at various times of worship to exalt
and seek God. Many Psalms express
times of hardship and struggle. Psalm
62 does this. Many Psalms also
express that God is the answer to our
heartaches. Psalm 62 does this as
well. After reading the Psalm, instruct
students to answer the following questions on their Student Guides:
Transition
•The Hebrew word for “soul” is
nephesh, which means, “whole
being.” What does finding rest for
your whole being mean to you?
What within your whole being needs
to find rest?
Brenton Brown sings that we can
depend on God because He is our
rock. He is the joy of our lives and the
song in the night. God is ever-present
with us. Throughout Scripture, God
continuously shows His people that He
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•In what ways is the poet feeling
assaulted? In what ways do we often
feel assaulted?
•Verses 9-10 list various things that we
can trust in instead of God. What things
are listed in these verses? (Lowborn vs.
highborn—our social status; extortion;
stolen goods; wealth)
•What other things can you think of
that we tend to depend on?
•What are you struggling with, and how
can God provide strength and love?
Wrap Up
Have the students take a rock and use
puffy paint to write words or paint an
image that reminds them to place their
trust in God alone. Encourage them
to take their rock home and place it
on their desk or dresser or bed stand.
Encourage them, whenever they look
upon the rock, to pray, seek God’s
strength, love in the midst of their
struggles, and thank God for being
available to them.
Student Guide
BRENTON BROWN
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
BRENTON BROWN
BRENTONBROWN.COM
GOD MY ROCK
INTEGRITY MUSIC
GOD MY ROCK
TRUST
The Student Guide for
this study is available to
download here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
My Overwhelmed Heart Discovering the Rock
As you listen, list burdens you’re dealing with.
What other things can you think of that we tend to
put our trust in?
Psalm 62
The Hebrew word for “soul” is nephesh, which
means, “whole being.” What does finding rest for
your whole being mean to you? What within your
whole being needs to find rest?
Why does God deserve our trust more than these
things? (Verses 11-12 declare that God is strong and
that He is loving.)
Like a Rock
What images does the poet use for God in the
first two verses? How do these images offer
you strength?
What are you struggling with and how can God
provide strength and love?
As you listen, write out the ideas that Brenton Brown
sings that declare our ability to depend on God.
In what ways is the poet feeling assaulted? How is
this similar to how we often feel assaulted?
Never Shaken
Verses 9-10 list various things that we can trust
in instead of God. What things are listed in these
verses? (Lowborn vs. highborn—our social status;
extortion; stolen goods; wealth)
Knowing that God is your Rock and the only one
we can trust in because of His vast strength and
love, choose a rock and paint an image or words on
it declare that you can trust in God. Take this rock
home and place it somewhere prominent in your
room. Every time you see it, pray that God will give
you the strength to trust in Him alone. You can also
thank Him for being your Rock.
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BRINSON
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
BRINSON
GODCHASERZ.COM
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI
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Theme
Transition
Objective
Bible Study
The Gospel
Students will learn what following
Jesus means and will decide whether
they will follow Him or not.
Warm Up
Obtain some colored glasses. (Some
kinds of 3D glasses would work well
for this). Have a volunteer come up
front with you, and ask him or her to
look out at the audience and describe
some of what he or she sees. Then
have him or her put the colored
glasses on, and describe again some
of what he or she sees, noting the
difference between how things look
now and how they looked before the
glasses were on.
Transition
Ask the group to think about how
different things would look if they had
those colored glasses permanently
attached and worn for the rest of
their life.
The Song
Ask the students the recite some lyrics
from the song.
Have a volunteer read 1 Kings 18:2024 aloud. Israel was being asked to
choose between local pagan gods and
the Lord God who had brought them
to this Promised Land years earlier.
Explain the background of Israel’s
continued turning away from God and
returning to Him. King Ahab was one
of the kings who turned the people
away from God. Elijah continued to
speak for God; he reminded Ahab and
the nation that there was only one true
God and they had turned their back
on Him. Point out 1 Kings 18:21. A
showdown was about to go down
on Mount Carmel, and only one deity
would come out the winner.
Have another volunteer read 1 Kings
18:29 and summarize whether Baal
turned out to be the real god. Have
that volunteer read 1 Kings 18:37-39
and summarize whether God was the
true god or not. Ask the volunteer to
re-read 1 Kings 18:39 and summarize
how the people of Israel responded to
what God did.
Play the song.
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Remind the group that they, too,
should ask themselves what god they
want to worship. They, like the kids in
the video, and like the people of Israel,
are looking at the story of the Lord
God. They, too, have a choice to make
about whom they will worship.
Have a volunteer read Matthew
6:24. Point out that Jesus said
these words. Ask the group to think
about whether people today are
worshipping money, which in many
ways is like the ancient nation of
Israel turning away to worship a local
pagan god named Baal.
Have that volunteer read Luke 18:1823. Jesus noticed a major false god
in this person’s life. Jesus showed
the ruler a major flaw in his thinking.
Ask the volunteer to re-read Luke
18:23 and to summarize how the ruler
responded to Jesus’ challenge.
Ask students to consider how bringing
Jesus into their life requires them to
eliminate another ‘god’ that has been
running their life. Read John 3:16. Ask
students whether their love for things
will rule their lives or whether they will
choose to love and worship Jesus.
Show them that the artist says in many
ways during the music video that he
turned away from his old ways of sin
and love for the world and turned to
Jesus and love for only Him.
Wrap Up
Remind the students what the
kids in the music video did to the
View-Master. Ask them whether the
response of the kids was more like the
response of ancient Israel at Mount
Carmel or more like the response of
the young man with Jesus. (The kids
leave the toy lying on the floor much
like the ruler sorrowfully left Jesus.)
Remind them that they, too, can each
put on a pair of Jesus glasses that will
change the way they look at the entire
world around them if they will only
choose to do so.
Offer students a chance to make a
decision about how they will respond
to God’s good news in Jesus Christ.
Pray for them and do something
appropriate for your group that allows
them to believe in Him, turn from
their sinful ways, and turn to God’s
forgiveness and direction. Celebrate
any who decide to take the leap,
showing to them how excited God is
about their decision.
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CHRISTAFARI
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Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
CHRISTAFARI
CHRISTAFARI.COM
REGGAE WORSHIP:
A ROOTS REVIVAL
LION OF ZION ENTERTAINMENT
EVERLASTING GOD
Study by:
KEN MCCOY
JUMPSTART MINISTRIES
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA
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Theme
Him (newer translations use the word
let yourself become confused about
album includes the popular song,
“hope” instead of “wait.”) What’s
what’s going on!
“Everlasting God” – the chorus of
described here suggests exchanging
which was written by Brenton Brown •What confused ideas about God do
God’s Attributes
(who has an album of his own in this
tired and weary people tend to have? our own (or personal) weariness for
God’s omnipotence.
issue of Youth Leaders Only) when
he and a bunch of people were worn •How do the people tend to bring God •When do you usually need fresh
down to their own level?
Students will learn to turn to God as a
out, tired, wet, and cranky at the
strength from God?
source of strength when they are tired.
end of a long day. The rest of the
•What can we do to encourage each
•How
can you tell when a Christian is
song came into being when he and
other when the going gets tough?
trying to make it through a day on his
his wife were both diagnosed with
or her own strength?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hand out God’s Not Limited As We Are (v.28)
Recharge! Bring a couple of
the Student Guides, instruct the kids
•How can you tell when a Christian is
Here’s where the song, “Everlasting
battery-powered toys with you to
to fill in the blanks, and play the song. God,” got its name. This one verse
daily using God’s strength? What is
the meeting, but make sure the
The missing words are: strength,
different about him or her?
explains that God is omni-everything.
batteries are almost dead. (When I
forever, Strong, faint, weary, defender, He is everywhere, in all times,
did this meeting with a small group
comfort, lift, eagles.
simultaneously, with all power and
of guys, I used little mini-cars and let
intellect. He is everything we aren’t.
the guys race them.) When one of
If you’re in a setting that allows it
Recognizing His omni-everythingthe toys quits working, ask the kids
(you’re not meeting in a restaurant or
ness is called the “fear of God” and is
what needs to happen. (Change or
Explain that the song comes from
some other very public place) then
the first step on the path to wisdom.
recharge the batteries, of course!)
Isaiah 40:27-31. (Read the verses
play the song again and get everyone
(Proverbs 1:7)
Go ahead and recharge the toys, and to the group.) Use this outline to
to sing along with it. Let the words
•How
does
God’s
omni-everythingplay for as long as suitable.
unpack the Bible passage and make
of the song sink in as you sing them
ness contrast with what most people
it practical for your students. Make
together. Then, close in prayer.
assume about Him?
sure to illustrate each point with a
•Why do you think we don’t take often
personal story, and talk through the
Explain that although we don’t have
advantage of His unlimited strength,
discussion questions.
batteries that need to be recharged,
His everlasting presence, or His crewe do get tired and worn out. This
ative power?
Fatigue Creates Confusion (v.27)
meeting will be about letting God’s
When we are tired, we tend to lose
unlimited strength “recharge” us better sight of what’s really happening.
God Gives Fresh Strength To Those
than any battery charger could ever do. We begin to believe things that are
Who Trust Him (v.29-31) Note the
emphasis that Isaiah puts on GOD
just plain wrong. Israel, because
being the source of strength when he
of the difficulties that they were
contrasts “youths” and “young men”
experiencing, had concluded that
Explain that Christafari is a Christian
God wasn’t paying attention. Nothing getting tired with those whom God
band specializing in reggae
strengthens. The Lord is the source
could be further from the truth. So,
music. Their Reggae Worship
of strength, and those who “wait” on
watch out when you’re tired; don’t
Objective
Warm Up
Bible Study
Wrap Up
Transition
The Song
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DISCIPLE
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
DISCIPLE
DISCIPLEROCKS.COM
O GOD SAVE US ALL
FAIR TRADE SERVICES
DRAW THE LINE
PAUL TURNER
PLEASANT GROVE ASSEMBLY
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
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Theme
Sin; Struggle With
Objective
Students will learn to “draw their line
early” before their actions lead to sin.
Warm Up
Cross The Line – Students will
attempt to pull one another across a
line. If you want to do a one-on-one
competition, put two lines of tape on
the ground in the front of your youth
hall and call two male students and
two female students to stand behind
each line. On your command, they
will clasp hands (one or both) and
try to pull each other over the other’s
line. If you want to make this an
elimination game, pass out a string
to every student and have them team
up with someone in the room Place
their strings on the ground, clasp
hands, and on your command try
to pull the other person over their
line. Winners advance to the next
opponent while losers have a seat.
Play the song “Draw The Line” by
Disciple while you play.
Transition
Have an eraser and a pencil handy
to show everyone. Say, “We all
carry a pencil and an eraser with
us –figuratively. The pencil of our
convictions draws the lines we should
not/will not cross. Our struggle with sin
stems from a two-thought process:
•Everyone draws lines in different
places. (This is called relativism. “That
might be sin for you, but not to me.”)
•We cross and even erase the lines
of Gods’ Word when we feel we will
benefit from certain actions.
Bible Study
Hand out the Student Guides. Ask,
“How do we shift from a faith drawn
with pencil and eraser to a belief drawn
with permanent marker?”
If we don’t want to cross the line into
sin, we must decide that God’s Word is
non-negotiable. Explain that we can’t
approach God’s Word with a pencil
and eraser. We can’t erase certain
parts and say they do not apply to us;
and we cannot be so bold as to write
in what we think the Bible should say.
Read 1 Samuel 15:1-26. Saul thought
he could just make up his own plan
instead of follow God’s plan. Because
of his disobedience, he lost his kingship. God creates these lines to keep
us safe not to harm us. Have the
students mark on their Student Guide
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where they are in their relationship to
God’s Word.
If we don’t want to cross the line into
sin, we must believe that all sin is
harmful to our souls and possibly to
our bodies. Sin is a killer. Any time we
cross the line into disobedient activity,
we give the activity and the devil the
chance to mess with our lives. If we
cross the line sexually, we risk a disease or pregnancy. If we cross the line
with alcohol, we perhaps risk being put
on YouTube and laughed at, and we
risk our health with risky behavior that
could alter our lives forever. If we cross
the line with drugs, we risk emotional,
intellectual, social, and even physical
death. Read James 1:15 and Romans
6:23. The result of all sin is spiritual
death. You risk it all when you cross
that line. Have the students mark on
their Student Guide where they are on
the issues.
If we don’t want to cross that line into
sin, we will avoid the line at all costs.
The problem with having a line is that
we are tempted to cross it to see
what is on the other side. We move
closer and closer to it, every time
saying things like, “I can handle it” or,
“It’s not so bad.” Unfortunately, those
are famous last words. Ask Sampson.
(Judges 16:1-21) He played with sin
until he was captured and had his
eyes gouged out. The best plan is to
stay as far way from the line as possible. The further away you are, the
less likely you are to make the journey to cross it. Think of a situation
you are in now where you are close to
the line. Draw your own line; write on
it a promise to never cross that line.”
Wrap Up
If you passed out string earlier, request
that those who have been walking
on or crossing that line into sin, bring
the string up to the altar to show a
commitment to maintaining personal
purity. Close in prayer.
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FOR
KING & COUNTRY
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
FOR KING & COUNTRY
FORKINGANDCOUNTRY.COM
CRAVE
WORD/CURB/WB
FINE FINE LIFE
DAVE JONES
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MILTON, PENNSYLVANIA
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The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
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studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Contentment
Objective
Students will understand that no matter what circumstances come their
way, joy can be found when their
focus is on Jesus.
Warm Up
A Lack Of Focus – Pick two students
to pair up. Have one student in the
back of the room and the other up
front. Place everyone else in the
middle of the room. The student in
the back is to talk to the student in
the front. The student in the front is to
write down what is said. The catch:
everyone else is to make a lot of noise
and even go and talk to the person up
front. The idea: it will be hard for the
person up front to concentrate with all
the distractions.
Transition
Explain that too many people go
through life in much the same way
as the student up front. There are so
many distractions and many of them
are negative. These distractions cause
a loss of focus on Jesus, and life
seems bad. However, when the focus
is kept on Jesus, contentment can be
found at all times?
The Song
them a sense of peace. This is the
peace that passes all understanding
as found in Philippians 4:7. When
there is a focus on Jesus, contentment can be found in all circumstances and situations.
Transition
The song mentions how all too often
believers forget how fine a life it is to
follow Jesus. Students are bombarded
with messages that promote only self.
These messages promote a materialistic way to happiness, yet this happiness never truly materializes. When
there is a focus on Jesus, happiness
materializes as He brings peace and
joy in all things, good and bad. His
promise of Romans 8:28 rings true,
“…all things work together for good to
those who love God…” (NKJV)
Hand out the Student Guides. As you
play the song, instruct students to list
under My Distractions those distractions that take the focus off Jesus.
Explain that the song shows that
even when things are not going
right, keeping the focus on Jesus will
brighten the day.
Bible Study
John 10:10 says, “The thief does
not come except to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy. I have come that they
may have life, and that they may
have it more abundantly.” (NKJV)
Jesus is the one talking in this verse.
He is declaring that He wants to give
abundant life to all who will follow
Him. Now, in the strictest sense,
He is referring to life eternal spent
in Heaven in which all believers will
one day partake. However, there is
also an earthly component. Life is
so much better when our focus is on
Jesus. Not only will the good things
(such as health, sports, good grades,
friends, relationships, and possessions) be more enjoyable, the negative things (such as sickness, death,
the loss of someone or something,
and tough decisions) will carry with
Wrap Up
Explain that when we are distracted
and lose our focus on Jesus, life can
seem unbearable. However, removing
those distractions will allow us to enjoy
life and find peace and contentment.
Close in prayer.
Focusing on Jesus does not mean
that everything will always be okay. In
fact, focusing on Jesus will most likely
bring some hardship. People will tease
you, and you may be treated like an
outcast and not part of the “popular”
crowd. It is also true that a focus on
Jesus does not make you immune to
negative life events or hurt. Focusing on Jesus does mean that you will
never be alone. Focusing on Jesus
does mean that you will have His
power to do well in the good things
and make it through the bad things.
Focusing on Jesus does mean that
you will see the good in life.
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GROUP 1 CREW
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
GROUP 1 CREW
GROUP1CREW.COM
FEARLESS
FERVENT/WORD/CURB
HE SAID
(FEAT. CHRIS AUGUST)
Study by:
MANDY KYES
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
GALT, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
God’s Promises
Objective
Students will learn that the Lord has
promised He will always be there
for them, giving them strength and
encouragement to get through their
struggles, even when their circumstances may not be ideal.
Warm Up
Pass out the Student Guide and have
students answer the questions under
Mountains and Valleys. After five or
so minutes, open up discussion:
•When are times that you feel like
you’re in a valley?
•When are times you feel on top of
the mountains?
•On any average day, do you spend
more time on the mountain or in
the valley?
•Why do you think that is?”
Transition
Say something like, “Oftentimes,
we tend to feel defeated during
times of struggle, without realizing
that we have to start in a valley to
get to the mountaintop.”
The Song
Tell the students that Group 1 Crew
and Chris August has a song that
talks about times in “the valleys” of
our lives. The song focuses on how
we shouldn’t be discouraged, but
take comfort in the promise the Lord
has given us, that He will never leave
us in times of trouble. Have them
fill out the Lingering Lyrics section
while the song plays.
Transition
Spend time in discussion over some of
the lyrics that really stood out to some
of the students. If there is a unanimous
phrase that really stood out to the students, ask why it made such an impact
on them. Then talk about the “props”
in the video and the message that the
students think is being reinforced by
those “props.”
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Bible Study
Have student volunteers read the
verses aloud. After each verse, give
the group time to write down their
responses to the questions under the
He Said… section.
•Deuteronomy 31:6 – Sometimes, we
can feel as though God has left us in
certain situations. According to this verse,
when has God left us? NEVER! He promises He will ALWAYS be with us.
•Galatians 6:9 – What do you think
this verse means? Do you get tired of
doing good when it feels as though
it doesn’t make a difference? This
verse tells us that there is benefit if
we continue to do good. The harvest
it talks about shows that there is
something beneficial coming from the
work of good. Is doing good worth
the effort even when you may not
think it’s worth it? YES, it is ALWAYS
worth it!
•1 Corinthians 10:13 – When we
find ourselves in the valley, it can be
due to temptation that is constantly
around us. Peer pressure, drugs,
alcohol, bullying, lust, cheating on
a test, etc. This verse is key to the
song; the Lord will never allow us
to be tempted beyond what we
can handle, and He will ALWAYS
provide a way out. How often do
we see the way out and CHOOSE
not to take it? Why do we continue
to choose temptation over escape?
How can we be more aware of the
way out of temptation?
•Psalm 34:18 – Aside from temptation, there are times when we just feel
down and out. Parents fight, money
is slim, school isn’t going well, etc.
Our valleys become so deep that
they begin to feel more like graves
that we can’t escape. What does this
verse say about feeling this broken?
Wrap Up
Our valleys are only as deep as our
outlook. We need to take comfort
in the promise that God will NEVER
leave us in our times of trouble. We
need to continue to strive towards
doing good, knowing that the Lord
cares about our brokenness. Ask students what the group can be praying
for them about throughout the week.
Some students aren’t comfortable
praying for another student, if that’s
the case with your group, be sure to
jump in and pray for them. However,
encourage each student to volunteer
to pray for that specific prayer. Close
with prayer for those students struggling in the “valleys” of life. When
you’re finished praying, repeat the
promise of Deuteronomy 31:6.
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JARED ANDERSON
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Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
JARED ANDERSON
JAREDANDERSON.COM
THE NARROW ROAD
INTEGRITY MUSIC
IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE
EVERETT HORNBOSTEL
Bible Study
Wrap Up
SOUTHERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH
BOLIVAR, MISSOURI
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this study is available here:
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Theme
Salvation
Objective
Participants will understand that
Jesus sustains them and gives them
“living water.”
Warm Up
Hand out the Student Guides.
Brainstorm with the group things
that we consume that “sustain” us.
(i.e. Gatorade, energy drinks, etc.)
Discuss how these things only
temporarily sustain us. (For example, 5 Hour Energy only provides
caffeine to help a person stay
awake through the day, a glass of
water can only keep us hydrated for
a short time.)
Transition
Say something like, “There is only
one source of sustaining power that
is not temporary.”
The Song
Play the song and encourage students to list lyrics they hear that
point to Jesus as sustainer. They
can also be creative in this time
and draw an image that the lyrics
bring to mind..
John 4:1-15
•What is unique about this conversation?
•What did Jesus mean when He said,
“Everyone who drinks of this water will
be thirsty again”?
•What did He mean when He said,
“Whoever drinks of the water that I will
give him will never be thirsty again”?
There are many things that we let
fill our lives. Whether we become
obsessed with entertainment, relationships, or the approval of others,
there is only One who is worthy to fill
our lives. Take this time to give a presentation of the Gospel. Make sure
what is seen as impossible by human
eyes is possible through Jesus.
•What can “a spring of living
water” represent?
John 4:16-26
•While Scripture is clear that we
should not forsake the fellowship of
other believers (i.e. attend church),
are we required to worship in any
specific location?
•What does this mean for our daily
lives? What does it mean to worship?
•What does Jesus reveal at the end of
this conversation?
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JEFF DEYO
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
JEFF DEYO
JEFFDEYO.COM
MOVING MOUNTAINS
WORSHIPCITYMUSIC
RESCUE ME
JEFF WILLIAMSON
UNION AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
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studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Restoration
Objective
Many students may see themselves as
worthless. With Christ they are made
valuable; they are His creation and He
wants to rescue them from their selfabsorbed world.
Warm Up
To restore means to make, as best
as possible, something new again.
Encourage the students to think about
things that can be restored. An antique,
house, and car—something that might
be perceived as having little to no
value, but in reality is very valuable.
Some even become priceless.
Transition
How is something restored? It begins
with time, patience, and love. Remind
the students that we have been making poor choices for years and we
are rusty, beaten, and worn out! It will
take a creator, the Lord God Almighty,
to restore/rescue us –it will take time,
patience, and love!
The Song
Have students listen carefully to “Rescue Me” by The Jeff Deyo. Ask them
to pay close attention to any concepts
about being rescued.
Transition
Think about the answers to these
questions:
•What do you need to be rescued from?
•Have you figured out that you cannot
do it on your own?
•Do you seek Christ in all that you do?
Bible Study
•You were known even before you
were created! (Psalm 139:13)
•There is one true friend that loved you
before anyone else. (John 15:13)
•The Lord our God is ever rejoicing
over you with all His love.
(Zephaniah 3:17)
•“Rescue” implies freeing from
imminent danger by prompt or
vigorous action.
You have been rescued, and now it is
time to bear fruit!
•If you, the believer, are not connected
with God the Father continually, the
quality of your fruit will be unacceptable. When you acknowledge Him
as the owner, you will produce your
maximum yield.
(John 15:1)
•If you want to continue producing
fruit, you must keep a constant relationship with the gardener.
(John 15:2-4)
•When you are connected and have
that relationship, you will want to be
obedient, and joy will be the result.
(John 15:9-11)
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Wrap Up
Ask:
•Are you willing to act as one who has
been “rescued”?
•Do you understand that just as
you have been “set free,” it is your
responsibility to share with others
about God’s love and grace and His
desire to “rescue” all of His creation
for His glory?
Before you play the song again, ask:
•From what do you need to be rescued?
•Who is one person that you can help
by sharing Christ with him or her?
Play the song, and then close in prayer.
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MATTHEW WEST
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Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
MATTHEW WEST
STORYOFYOURLIFE.COM
THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE (DVD)
HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS
MY OWN LITTLE WORLD
DAVE WEISS
NEW CREATION FELLOWSHIP
READING, PENNSYLVANIA
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Compassion
Objective
Students will be challenged
to look at a world bigger than
themselves, to turn their focus
outward, to get outside their “own
little worlds,” to serve others, and
to make a difference.
Warm Up
The Bigger Picture – Get a large
sheet of paper and draw two
concentric circles. In the smaller
circle write Personal Problems
and in the larger one write Bigger
Problems. Have your students list
personal problems, i.e. things that
they and/or their peers are facing.
Then move to the larger circle and
start listing societal/world problems.
Ask your students to list things
that can be done about the bigger
problems. Write these solutions
around the outside of the large circle.
Using a different color for each
category might help.
Transition
Say something like; “We’ve got
some great solutions to some really
big problems that could make a
very real difference in the world.
However, too often we don’t get to
deal with the big stuff because we’re
focused on our personal stuff. That’s
what it means to be in ‘your own
little world.’ This is not to minimize
personal problems – some of them
are very real – but sometimes the
best way to deal with problems is
to turn our focus outward, to live
in God’s purpose, and to help and
serve others. That’s what our video
is all about.”
The Video
In this video, Matthew West gives
the story behind his song, “My Own
Little World.” It expresses the idea
that we need to look beyond our own
little worlds, our own thoughts and
problems, to have compassion for
others and make a real difference.
As you watch the video have your
students make notes of things that
strike them in the What If There’s
A Bigger Picture? section of the
Student Guide.
Transition
Wrap Up
Discuss:
In one of the great lines of the song
is a prayer for the Father to break
our hearts for what breaks His heart.
Go back to the large circle from the
•How would staying stuck in your own Warm Up and ask your students
little world keep that from happening? which of these problems really
concern them. Ask them why they
think some of the problems matter
more to them, as individuals, than
In our lesson we’re going to look
others. Perhaps these are problems
at how to get from our own little
God wants them to do something
worlds to the bigger picture. One
about. Sometimes these problems
of the passages Matthew West
look too huge for any one person or
references is John 15:11-13. This
any one group – and sometimes they
is where we’ll start.
are – but “a journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step.”
It’s hard to find the joy of the Lord
What’s the first step? Perhaps this
when we’re stuck in our own little
could turn into a mission for your
worlds. We’re too busy looking at all
group, a way to get outside your
of our problems. We find joy in living
“own little world.” Close in prayer.
out God’s purpose, loving and serving
others and living sacrificially. Jesus
brings this into focus in the parable of
the sheep and goats.
•What does becoming a character in
someone else’s story mean to you?
Bible Study
Read John 15:11-13 and answer
the Student Guide questions
together. Then do the same for
Matthew 25:31-46.
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PIONEER
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
PIONEER
PIONEERTHEBAND.COM
PIONEER
SLOSPEAK RECORDS
DREAMS
Study by:
DAVE FELTS
INDIAN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH
GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Complacency
Objective
Students will explore areas of
complacency in their lives and will
be alerted to how that can affect
their futures.
Warm Up
Ask for students to shout out
synonyms for the word “complacent”
and have someone write these on
a whiteboard or flip sheet. Be sure
some words such as apathetic,
proud, and self-satisfied are
included. Next, you might tell about
a student you know whose dreams
have been taken away because of
a complacent attitude. Then, hand
out the Student Guides. Ask your
students to write down some of their
dreams for the future in the various
categories under the My Dreams
heading (Family, Education, Career,
Faith). After they have written a few,
have some of them share and then
ask, “What are some things that
could cause those dreams not to
come true for you?”
Transition
There is a strong pull in our culture
to fall into a “Who cares?” pattern.
Some think that a person is “cool”
if he or she is just fine with status
quo and has no desire to change
anything. This song rebuts that
attitude head on.
The Song
As students listen to the song, have
them find in the lyrics key ideas that
have sidetracked this person’s life.
Have them pay special attention to
the concepts of being left behind and
being asleep.
Transition
Lead a discussion sharing some
of the ideas they heard. Focus
especially on what the band means
when they sing, “We lost the dream
when we all fell asleep. We lost
the dream when we traded life
for complacency.” The words of
this song can easily be seen as a
prophetic warning about what can
happen to our dreams if we fall into
the trap of apathy and complacency.
Bible Study
Have your students get into two
groups. Assign one group to read
Revelation 3:1-6 and the other group
to read Revelation 3:14-18. Have
each group answer the questions
on the Student Guide under their
assigned passage.
Revelation 3:1-6
•What was the reputation of this
church? (That they are alive.)
•What did Jesus say was their actual
condition? (Dead.)
•What did Jesus tell them to do to
avoid destruction? (Wake up!) How?
(Three instructions: Remember. Obey.
Repent.)
•What did Jesus say would happen if
they didn’t do what He said? (He will
come like a thief.)
Revelation 3:14-18
•What was the problem with this
church? (They were lukewarm.)
•What did God want them to be like?
(Hot.)
•What did Jesus say was the cause
of this condition? (Wealth and selfsatisfaction.)
•What did Jesus tell them to buy to
correct this condition? (Three things:
Refined gold for spiritual wealth.
White clothes to cover shame.
Salve to heal their vision.)
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After the groups have finished,
bring them back together and
discuss their answers.
Wrap Up
Ask students to consider these questions:
•What will it take to wake you up so
that your dreams may be realized?
•What will it take to make you “hot”
with a passion to pursue God’s
best for you?
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Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
PROPAGANDA
HUMBLEBEAST.COM
EXCELLENT
HUMBLE BEAST RECORDS
CONQUER
PROPAGANDA
Have the class make predictions –
offer a prize to the people who predict
the winners. The team without the
skateboard should win.
Bible Study
don’t have to follow any “rules.” But
that’s just not true. The Bible says we
were slaves to our desires, lusts, urges,
and sin. (John 8:34; Romans 6:16-17;
7:14) Christians have the advantage!
The maker of all things is empowering
us to live the way he designed us to!
Don’t be afraid to exist in this culture!
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Victory
Objective
Students will understand how God
uses a refusal to compromise their
faith to glorify Him.
Warm Up
Before the meeting, choose your two
smallest and two biggest students
to participate in a relay race. Pair a
small student with a big one to make
two teams. (In private, instruct one
of the small kids not to accept the
skateboard when offered. Also, instruct
that team’s big kid to start running to
his or her partner when the race starts.)
Have the teams line up facing their
partner on opposite sides of room –
the small kids should be running the
relay against the big kids. The relay is
simple: run to your partner, tag him or
her, and the partner then runs back
to the starting line. Ask the group,
“Who do you think has the advantage
for the race?”
Then, offer both teams a skateboard to
use. Ask the class again who seems to
have the advantage? Do they think it’s
dumb that one of the small kids didn’t
take the skateboard?
Transition
Ask students which team seemed to
have an advantage first? Which team
seemed to be cheating? Remind
them that you never said their partner
couldn’t move OR that they couldn’t
get help!
The Song
Play the song “Conquer” by
Propaganda and Theory Hazit.
Have students consider what is
being conquered as they listen.
Transition
Discuss:
•What does the phrase, “If you’re not
cheating, you’re not trying” mean
to you?
•Do you agree with the sentiment?
•Do those people who don’t have
your same moral constraints have an
advantage over you?
•Is competition good? Why or why not?
Daniel 1 –The Babylonian captivity
is a super unique era in history.
Nebuchadnezzar’s controlling tactic
was completely new. He used “cultural
decapitation” that allowed the captured
people to continue all their practices,
and yet took the best and brightest
young people, allured them with
royal treatment, trained them in the
ways of the captor’s culture, and put
them in management –thus erasing
cultural identity from within. This was
happening in Daniel 1. Daniel was given
a Babylonian name, the royal treatment,
and was being groomed for leadership.
I see such a parallel to our culture.
No one is burning churches, but we
live in a God-hating world where our
best and brightest are going off to be
trained in Godless institutions and
rewarded for every step they take
away from our Christian distinctive.
But I’m encouraged by Daniel’s
posture. He didn’t run away to build
an ivory tower for his people to live in
isolation, but stayed there and learned
everything they had to offer. But,
“Daniel resolved not to defile himself
with the royal food and wine.” His trust
in God to help him out perform the
others worked. (Read verses 18-20.)
We often think that the world has it
easier than Christians because they
The best part is a couple chapters
later. God uses Daniel’s excellence
as a witness to King Nebuchadnezzar
in his eventual confession of faith!
Stay in the game. “Dominate the
arena like home court advantage
don’t even matter!” Cheating is NOT
an advantage. The world does NOT
have it easier than you. You jump
into the arena God has you in and
conquer it!
But, what if you feel you are not good
at anything? What do you conquer?
My suggestion: conquer that lie that
tells you that you’re not good at
anything, then skip forward to my song
entitled “Lofty” on this album.
Wrap Up
Discuss:
•Which “arena” do you feel called to?
•What would “eating from the king’s
table” look like in for you?
•Given what you learned about Daniel,
how can you be a “conqueror”?
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REMEDY DRIVE
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
REMEDY DRIVE
REMEDYDRIVE.COM
RESUSCITATE
CENTRICITY MUSIC
RESUSCITATE ME
DOUG RANCK
FREE METHODIST CHURCH
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Transition
Objective
•Why does being a “life saver” require
so much training?
Renewal
Through sin and disobedience came
death – through Jesus Christ came
life. God longs for us to have life. In
the course of our lives there will be
times when we feel “dead” due to
circumstances or our own destructive
choices. In this lesson, students will
discover the priority of recognizing
God as one who can deliver us from
death and bring us back to life.
Warm Up
Invite a paramedic, nurse, doctor,
or someone with life-saving training
to come and give a ten-minute
presentation that explains the
steps followed in most life-saving
procedures. Before he or she begins,
have your group turn to the Student
Guide How to Save a Life section and
follow the directions there.
Discuss:
•What is complicated about saving
someone’s life?
•Who do you know who has been
resuscitated through one form or
another?
Say something like, “Life and death is
a part of this existence. Though we will
all eventually die, nobody likes to see
someone die who could have been
saved. As God’s creation there is no
reason for any of us to ‘die’ in our sins.
God, through Jesus Christ, is ready to
deliver us and give us new life. In this
lesson we will discover the importance
of salvation and what it means to
brought back to life.”
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The Song
Bible Study
•How would you define the status of
the person described in this song?
•What do you think “lose heart”
means?
•Why is there hope?
•How can someone not “lose heart”?
•What is refreshingly honest about
this song?
•Why is knowing that light can shine
out of darkness important?
•Why is an honest assessment of
one’s self important to our faith?
•What makes you the most hopeful
after reading verses 7-10?
Transition
•How would you summarize what is
meant in verse 10?
Ask your group to follow the Help, I
Need Somebody directions as the
video plays. When the video has
finished, have different people in your
group offer a few of their responses.
Discuss the questions below as a
way of reflecting on the lyrics:
Say something like, “The Apostle Paul
knew all about near-death experiences
and deliverance. Those who sought to
bring him down often threatened his
physical and spiritual life. We are going
to look at a Bible passage relating the
condition of a life on the edge of death
and the beauty of rescue.”
Tell your group to find partners. Give
them about ten minutes to work
through the My Weakness, New
Life assignment and then come back
together. Allow your group time to
share their results and then follow up
with these questions:
•How do these words relate to the
lyrics of the song?
Wrap Up
Invite everybody to come back
together. Give them a few moments
to communicate their responses.
Play the video again as the students
complete the CPR In My Life
section. Then, close the time by
having each person prayed for by
another member in the group.
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SONS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
SONS
SONSOFFICIAL.COM
KEEP QUIET
SLOSPEAK RECORDS
IS THIS A DRY SEASON
OR AGNOSTICISM?
PAULA DANIEL-STEINBACHER
Transition
Bible Study
Wrap Up
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Worship
Objective
This song deals with deep, questioning
themes about bringing sincere worship
to God and is suitable for an older high
school youth or college-age youth.
Warm Up
Hand out the Student Guides. Ask the
students to check all the boxes that
apply to about worship. Then, tally the
votes as students raise their hands to
indicate their choices. Identify the top
three choices and discuss.
Despite what we think of worship, the
Bible has a lot to say about what is
pleasing to God.
The Song
Introduce the song by asking the students what the difference is between
a “dry season” and “agnosticism.”
Play the song for your students, asking
them to note (on the Student Guide)
the phrases/lyrics that really stood out
to them. Ask for them to share their
thoughts on the lyrics they heard.
Transition
Say, “This song challenges us to
consider how sincere our worship is
when we spend most of our week NOT
thinking about God. It brings up an
excellent point –that our church budgets are huge, while there are still hungry and poverty-stricken people living
in the same community. Let’s take a
look at what the Bible has to say about
what worship should look like.”
Divide your students up into group to
look up these verses: Isaiah 58:1-10;
John 4:19-26; Revelation 4:1-11.
Have them follow the instructions on
the Student Guide that asks them to
describe what worship looks like in
each of these passages. Have each
group report back to the group after
about 10 minutes.
Transition
Discuss:
•How does this kind of worship compare to the worship we usually offer?
•How can we bring this kind of worship to God?
Say, “Think about this: we worship
whatever we focus on intently. Think
about what you spend your time
focusing on. Do you focus on your
gains, or on what you are doing for
God through each and every one of
your actions?”
Explain that a Carmelite Monk named
Brother Lawrence wrote a prayer that
goes like this: “Lord of all pots and
pans and such, make me a saint by
getting meals and washing up the
plates.” His hope was that he might
worship God sincerely even when he
was doing mundane tasks.
What are some of the mundane
tasks you can do “for God” in a
spirit of worship, focusing on God
instead of the task? (Study, cleaning, driving, etc.) Make a pledge to
focus on God and worship sincerely
through all your actions, not just the
time you devote to corporate worship on Sunday or Wednesday.
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JASON TRUBY
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
JASON TRUBY
THEPROJECTZERO.ORG
GRAFTED: AN ADOPTION ALBUM
PROJECT ZERO
A CHANCE AT LIFE
Study by:
JEFF SLACK
CONNECT THE FAMILY
CHINO, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
Adoption
Objective
Students will understand that God
uses adoption to allow parentless
children to experience a loving family.
God also uses adoption to graft us into
His family.
Warm Up
Centipede Tag – Choose three students to be IT and chase the remaining
students within certain boundaries. If
they tag another player who has not
yet been tagged, that tagged player
holds onto the waist of the tagger and
together they go chasing after other
students who have yet to be tagged.
Each player who is tagged joins the
group that tagged him or her by holding onto the waist of the student at the
end of the line. When all players are
tagged, the winning team is the one
with the most players.
Transition
Explain that things sometimes happen
out of our control and good people are
left as the victims. Children become
orphans because their parents were
killed, their parents abandoned them,
or the parents were incarcerated. Innocent children are left without a family to
guide them and provide for them.
The Song
Share with your students the album
project from an organization called
Project Zero entitled Grafted. Project
Zero’s mission is to match parentless
children throughout the world with
as many caring families as possible.
P.O.D.’s Jason Truby produced the
album – his song called “A Chance at
Life.” They used this song to create
a video that displays one young girl’s
emotions concerning her own adoption. Listen to the song and try to pick
up on some of the struggles and blessings associated with adoption.
Transition
Discuss:
•What messages did you hear in the
song?
•What did you see in the video that
was related to the “adoption” theme?
•Do you know anyone who has been
adopted? (Maybe it’s YOU!)
Ask, “What do we now know the Bible
says about adoption?” After they are
done answering, go over the following, if they haven’t already considered
these answers.
•God directs us to look after orphans.
•What concepts associated with
adoption come to mind?
•God uses adoption to include us in
His family.
•Do you feel adoption is a positive
thing or a negative thing? Why?
•We must be patient, because soon our
new place in God’s family will happen.
•Do you know how we are included
into God’s family when we choose to
follow Christ? (Hint: It has to do with
adoption!)
Wrap Up
Bible Study
If your group is large, have them split
into three groups and give each group
one of the following Bible verses. If
your group is small, work through the
following verses together as a group.
Have students look up the verses and
relay back to the entire group what the
verses are directing us to do.
•James 1:27 (Take care of the widows
and orphans)
•E phesians 1:5 (God is happy
to accept us into His family as
adopted children)
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•Romans 8:23 (We now live in this
fallen world, but our adoption into
God’s Kingdom will take place soon)
Have students brainstorm ideas to
help the adoption community around
your church. Ask students what
might be some possible ways to
reach out to adoption agencies and
Christian crisis pregnancy centers in
your area to offer help. Have students
close by praying for those who have
yet to be adopted into loving families
and into God’s family. Have students
also thank God for choosing to include
them into His family.
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YOUR
MEMORIAL
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
YOUR MEMORIAL
FACEBOOK.COM/YOURMEMORIAL
REDIRECT
FACEDOWN RECORDS
REDIRECT
Transition
Bible Study
Study by:
TODD PEARAGE
THE GATHERING
CENTERVILLE, OHIO
[email protected]
The Student Guide for
this study is available here:
interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo90
Theme
God’s Will
Objective
•What can we learn from this game?
•How did you react when the Caller
tricked you?
Read Isaiah 55:8 and discuss:
•What does that verse tell us about
our will and God’s will?
Follow the Leader (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Discuss practical ways to follow Jesus
as our Leader.
Students will learn to discover, step into,
and live within God’s will for their lives.
•How did you feel when you got
caught messing up?
•If we really want God to “redirect” our
path, then we need to …
•Why does the Bible tell us not to
lean on our own understanding?
(Isaiah 55:8)
Warm Up
•Who is your “Caller” ? You? Your
parents? Your friends? God?
Know the Leader (John 10:27) Give
students a minute or two to discuss
HOW we get to know Jesus as our
Leader. Then have them share their
thoughts with the whole group.
•What are some ways you “acknowledge” Him?
Extreme Simon Says –Play the same
way you play regular Simon Says
just faster and more intensely. Everyone stands up and the “Caller” (who
really needs to practice the calls to
trick more students) begins with a
few very easy commands like “touch
your head” and “stand on one foot”
etc. Then CRANK up the speed and
intensity. Along the way start saying
one command but doing another. For
example, if you say “touch your nose,”
touch your leg and see whether you
get students to mess up.
The Song
We will listen to an intense song about
following the leader: “Redirect” by a
metal band called Your Memorial. Let’s
check out this song.
Transition
•What about the song stood out the
most to you?
•When was the last time you had to
make a “big decision”? What was the
decision?
•What do you think are some “big
decisions” you will have to make in
the next few years?
•Do you know that God’s word can be
very helpful when we have difficult
decisions to make?
•Did you get the fill-ins for the chorus?
•When we played the game, how did
you know what instructions to follow?
•Would it have been more or less helpful if the people next to you were also
yelling out commands? Why?
•What are some ways you “lean on
your own understanding”?
Wrap Up
Challenge your students to follow the
Leader and allow Him to direct every
step of their lives.
•How do we know Jesus’ voice?
Trust the Leader (Jeremiah 29:11)
Discuss HOW we learn to trust Jesus
as our Leader.
•Have you ever done one of those trust
falls? (Feel free to do one if many in
the group have never done one.)
•What did you learn from the trust fall?
•Was it easy for you to fall?
•What does this verse tell us about
trusting God with our future?
•Let’s see where Your Memorial got
the idea for those lyrics.
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Comparison Chart
Comparison Chart
Your youth leader has a bunch of these albums that you can borrow. Get one and check out the comparison for yourself!
Hip-Hop/Rap/
Electronica (1)
Pop/
R&B (2)
Mainstream Artist
50 Cent
Asher Roth
B.G.
B.O.B.
Black Eyed Peas
Mainstream Artist
Asher Roth
Ashlee Simpson
Augustana
Beatles
Ben Folds
Ben Harper
Beyonce,
Black Eyed Peas
Bob Marley
Bob Mould
Bono
Brand New
Brandy
Calexico
Cece Winans
Christina Perri
Colbie Caillat
Coldplay
Corinne Bailey Rae
Daniel Powter
Daughtry
David Archuleta
David Cook
David Poe
Dispatch
Edwin McCain
Elliot Yarmin
Everlast
Feist
Gavin DeGraw
Bow Wos
Bun B
Busta Rhymes
Chris Brown
Common
D4L
Deepspace5
DJ Khaled
DMX
Drake
Eminem
Flo Rida
Fort Minor
Hybrid
Jay-Z
John Legend
Juelz Santana
Jurassic 5
Keri Hilson
Kid Cudi
Kirk Franklin
LCD Soundsystem
Lil' Flip
Limp Bizkit
Linkin Park
Lloyd Banks
Ludacris
Maino
Mario
MIMS
Mos Def
New Boys
Omarion
Owl City
Prodigy
RedCloud
Redman
T Pain
T.I.
Tech N9ne
The Fugees
Timbaland
Tre Songz
Will Smith
Wu Tang
Young Buck
Young Jeezy
Yung L.A
Christian Artist
Da T.R.U.T.H.
Eric Cross
Flame
Young Chozen
L.A. Symphony, Level 3:16
The Washington Projects
Eric Cross
Pettidee
KB, Flame
Dijon
Grits, Phanatik,
Propaganda & Odd
Thomas
T-Bone
Urban D.
Mark J
Pettidee
Canton Jones
KJ-52, Urban D.
Brinson, Mr Talkbox
Cross Movement, KJ-52
Andy Hunter
The Washington Projects
Liquid
T-Bone
Cross Movement,
L.A. Symphony
The Washington Projects
Grits, Phanatik
Level 3:16
Andy Hunter
Flame
Manafest
Manafest
Braille
Canton Jones,
The Ambassador, Trip Lee
Kaboose
Dijon
The Ambassador
Othello, Propaganda &
Odd Thomas
Young Chozen
Dijon
Owl City
Soul P
L.A. Symphony
Soul P
Mr Talkbox
116, Lecrae, T-Bone,
Trip Lee
KB
Level 3:16, The
Washington Projects
Brinson, Mark J
Canton Jones
Young Chozen
Cross Movement
116, Lecrae
Da T.R.U.T.H.
Trip Lee
Pop/
R&B (1)
Mainstream Artist
Alicia Keys
All Star Weekend
Amanda Cosgrove
Amel Larrieux
Amos Lee
Amy Grant
Amy WInehouse
Aqualung
Christian Artist
Ayiesha Woods
Anthem Lights
The Rubyz
Mary Mary
Jimmy Needham
Elizabeth South,
Holly Starr, Laura Story
Ayiesha Woods
Pocket Full of Rocks
Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani
Ingrid Michealson
Jack Johnson
Jamie Cullum
Janet Jackson
John Butler Trio
John Mayer
Jon McLaughlin
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Katherine McPhee
Keith Urban
Kelly Clarkson
Keri Hilson
Kirk Franklin
Kris Allen
Lady Antebellum
Lifehouse
Limp Bizkit,
Mary J. Blige
Matt Kearney
Michelle Branch
Mitchel Musso
Motopony
Natalie Grant
Ne-Yo
One Republic
Phish
Pink
Rascal Flatts
Rihanna
Rob Thomas
Robin Thicke
Sara Bareilles
Sarah McLachlan
Switchfoot
The Fray
The Postal Service
The Script
The Ting Tings
The Veronicas
The Verve
Third Eye Blind
Train
Vanessa Carlton
Rock (1)
Christian Artist
B. Reith
Press Play
Echoing Angels, Julian Drive
Fiction Family
The Swift
Coffey Anderson
Mandisa
Group 1 Crew
Christafari
Jeremy Camp
Phil Wickham
Echoing Angels
Mary Mary
Pocket Full of Rocks
Nicole C. Mullen
Holly Starr, Laura Story
Rachel Chan, Jamie Grace
Bluetree
Ayiesha Woods
Jason Gray
Jeremy Camp
Matt Maher
Matt Maher
Warren Barfield
Braddigan
Matthew West
Jason Gray
Coffey Anderson
Lara Landon
Jonathan Phillips, Nate Sallie,
Warren Barfield
Brandon Heath
Britt Nicole
Rachel Chan
Chris Rice
Warren Barfield
Nicole C. Mullen
Pocket Full of Rocks
Phil Wickham
Johnny Diaz
Mission Six
Anthem Lights
Natalie Grant
Coffey Anderson, 33 Miles
Britt Nicole
Jade Harrell
tobyMac
Sixteen Cities
MercyMe
Wayne Kerr Band
tobyMac
Mandisa
Matt Brouwer
Jamie Grace
Mission Six
Braddigan
Nicole C. Mullen
B. Reith
Tenth Avenue North
Braddigan
Britt Nicole
33 Miles
Jade Harrell
Nate Sallie
B. Reith
Rachel Chan
Lara Landon, Elizabeth South
Jon Foreman
Matt Brouwer, Nate Sallie,
Paul Colman, Wayne Kerr Band
Owl City
Sixteen Cities
Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith
Bluetree
Matthew West
Owl City, Jon McLaughlin,
Matthew West
Meredith Andrews
Mainstream Artist
3 Doors Down
30 Seconds To Mars
30H!3
A Day To Remember
a latin Dave Matthews
Band
Adam Lambert
Alter Bridge
Anberlin
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
As I Lay Dying
Asteria
Avenge Sevenfold
Avril Lavigne
Bikini Kill
Blindside
Blink 182
Bloc Party
Breaking Benjamin
Brother Cane
Cage The Elephant
Carolina Liar
Chevelle
Citizen Cope
Coheed and Cambria
Coldplay
Comeback Kid
Copeland
Counterparts
Creed
Crossfade
Damone
Daughtry
Dave Matthews Band
Disturbed
Drive By Truckers
Driving East
Dropkick Murphy's
Edwin McCain
Emery
Eric Clapton
Evans Blue
Explosions in the Sky
Fallout Boy
Finger Eleven
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Fort Minor meets Beck
Fountains Of Wayne
Franz Ferdinand
Funeral For A Friend
Gin Blossoms
Halifax
Hinder
Hoobastank
Hurt
Interpol
Jack Johnson
Jack's Mannequin
James Taylor
Jason Mraz
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Eat World
John Butler Trio
John Mayer
Jon Foreman
Jon McLaughlin
Just Surrender
Keane
Christian Artist
Mainstay
Southbound Fearing, Future
Of Forestry
Family Force 5
Close Your Eyes
Salvador
Deas Vail
Abandon Kansas
Silverline
Brothers Martin, House Of
Heroes
Rend Collective Experment
War Of Ages, Dizmas
The Classic Crime
Sent By Ravens
Krystal Meyers, Everlife
Inhabited
Silverline
The Send, FM Static
Anberlin
Nine Lashes
Abandon Kansas
Newworldson
Vota
Nine Lashes
Mat Kearney
Falling Up
Brandon Bee, Delirious,
Sanctus Real, Petree, Leeland,
for KING & COUNTRY
Close Your Eyes
Mae, The Afters
Close Your Eyes
Strange Celebrity
Pillar, Skillet
Fireflight
Sanctus Real, Third Day
David Crowder Band
Pillar
Todd Agnew
Starfield
Flatfoot 56
Casting Crowns
Sent By Ravens
Jonny Lang, The Choir
Dizmas
Your Memorial
Run Kid Run
Skillet
Flatfoot 56
House Of Heroes, Fighting
Instinct, Southbound Fearing
John Reuben
Eleventyseven
Brothers Martin
Falling Up
Ruth
Pillar
Disciple
Circleslide
Day Of Fire
House Of Heroes
Mat Kearney
The Rocket Summer
The Choir
Shawn McDonald
Robert Randolph And The
Family Band
Rush Of Fools, Southbound
Fearing, Mae, Pioneer
Robert Randolph And The
Family Band
Shawn McDonald, Jonny
Lang, Dave Barnes
Brandon Bee
Big Daddy Weave
Emery
Brandon Bee
TRD
Who Sounds
Comparison Chart
Rock (2)
Rock (3)
Mainstream Artist
Kelly Clarkson
Kings Of Leon
Korn
Mainstream Artist
Tsunami Bomb
U2
Velvet Revolver
Vertical Horizon
Weezer
Wilco
William Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yellowcard
Christian Artist
Barlow Girl
Rhett Walker Band
The Showdown, Thousand
Foot Krutch
Lacuna Coil
Fireflight
Landon Pigg
Leeland
Lifehouse
After Edmund, Building 429
Linkin Park
Falling Up
Los Lonely Boys
Salvador
Lostprophets
The Classic Crime
Maroon 5
David Crowder Band, Starfield
Manchester Orchestra
Sons
Mayday Parade
The Rocket Summer
Metallica
The Showdown
MGMT
Manic Drive
Michelle Branch
Krystal Meyers
Misery Signals
Your Memorial
Mudvayne
P.O.D.
Muse
House Of Heroes, After
Edmund
My Chemical Romance
The Myriad, The Classic
Crime
New Found Glory
Wavorly
Nickelback
Kutless
O.A.R.
Esterlyn, Hyper Static Union
OK Go
Pivitplex
One Republic
Deas Vail
Panic! at the Disco
Pivitplex
Paramore
Everlife, The Letter Black,
Fireflight
Pendulum
Family Force 5
Peter Gabriel
Petree
Peter Yorn
Mercyme
Phoenix
Esterlyn
Pink
Barlow Girl
Queen meets Weezer
Downhere
Radiohead
Starflyer 59
Rage Against The Machine Thousand Foot Krutch
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Run Kid Run
Rob Thomas
Todd Agnew
Saosin
Disciple
Saving Abel
DecembeRadio
Saving Jane
Barlow Girl
Seether
Kutless, Day Of Fire
Senses Fail
Seventh Day Slumber
Sherwood
The Afters
Shinedown
The Wrecking
Simple Plan
Run Kid Run
Sister Hazel,
Needtobreathe
Smile Empty Soul
P.O.D.
Soundgarden
Rhett Walker Band
Spoken
Silverline
Stereo Skyline
Eleventyseven
Stereophonics
Telecast
Stone Temple Pilots
Day Of Fire
Sum 41
The Fold
Test Your Reflex
After Edmund
The Airborne Toxic Event Shirock
The Bravery
This Beautiful Republic
The Click Five
StorySide:B
The Fray
Dave Barnes
The Friday Night Boys
FM Static
The Killers
The Myriad
The Raveonettes
Superchick
The Red Jumpsuit
Skillet
Apparatus
The Script
Remedy Drive
The Shins
Wavorly
The Temper Trap
Deas Vail
The Veils
Jars Of Clay
The Veronicas
Superchick, Krystal Meyers
The Vincent Black Shadows Superchick
The Wallflowers
Third Day
Third Eye Blind
Switchfoot, Ruth, Strange
Celebrity
Three Days Grace
Nine Lashes, Disciple
Train
Needtobreathe
Trapt
Kutless, Thousand Foot
Krutch
Like Who
Punk/
Hardcore (1)
Christian Artist
Fireflight
Leeland
Day Of Fire
Building 429, Mercyme
Switchfoot, Rush Of Fools
Telecast
By The Tree, The Turning
Inhabited
Switchfoot
Mainstream Artist
Saving Abel
Sparks The Rescue
Story of the Year
The Agony Scene
The Almost
Third Eye Blind
Three Days Grace
Thrice
Unwritten Law
Wavorly
Weezer
Zao
Christian Artist
Project 86
Sullivan
Everyday Sunday
Demon Hunter
Hawk Nelson
Red
Decyfer Down
I Am Empire
Red
I Am Empire
Stellar Kart
Demon Hunter
Worship(1)
Punk/
Hardcore (1)
Mainstream Artist
3 Doors Down
30 Seconds To Mars
A Change of Pace
A Skylit Drive
AFI
Angels & Airwaves
Apocalyptica
Atreyu
Attack Attack!
Avenged Sevenfold
B-52's
Band Of Horses
Blessthefall
Blink 182
Botch
Boys Like Girls
Cartel
Daughtry
Death Cab For Cutie
Dropkick Murphys
Drowning Pool
Eighteen Visions
Fall Out Boy meets
the Beach Boys
Fallout Boy
Flogging Molly and
Mumford & Sons
Funeral For A Friend
Good Charlotte
Halifax
Hellogoodbye
Hinder
Hurt
Jimmy Eat World
Christian Artist
Everyday Sunday
Since October
Number One Gun
Chasing Victory
Since October
Spoken
I Am Terrified
Underoath
At The Onset
Spoken
Children 18:3
My Epic
Chasing Victory
Hawk Nelson, Stellar Kart
Underoath
Nevertheless
Nevertheless
Decyfer Down
Mourning September
Flatfoot 56
I Am Terrified
Subseven
Relient K
Mainstream Artist
Ben Harper
Ani Defranco
Anna Nalick
Aqualung
Coldplay
Copeland
Death Cabe For Cutie
Demi Lovato
Elliot Yamin
Eric Clapton
Hillsong United
James Morrison
Lifehouse
McMillian
Michael Buble
MUSE
Peter Yorn
Shawn McDonald
Shinedown
Siger Ros
Snow Patrol
Sufjan Stevens
The Fray
The Script
The Tragically Hip
Train
U2
Vertical Horizon
Christian Artist
Shane & Shane
Bethany Dillon
Bethany Dillon
Tree 63
Desperation Band
Kristian Stanfill
Kristian Stanfill
Worth Dying For
Chris Tomlin
Brenton Brown
Know Hope Collective
Matt Papa
Aaron Shust, Hillsong
United, Jeff Deyo
Roger Williams & The
All Mixed Up Quartet
Joel Engle
Gungor
Planetshakers
Brenton Brown
Generation Unleashed
Gungor
Jason Morant
Gungor
Jared Anderson
Generation Unleashed
Matt Papa
Lincoln Brewster
Jason Morant, Kristian Stanfill
Fee, Planetshakers
Mourning September
Flatfoot 56
Mourning September
Stellar Kart
Subseven
Hawk Nelson
Project 86, At The Onset
Red
Nevertheless, A Love
Not Lost
Machine Head
Demon Hunter
Matchbox Romance
Subseven
Motorhead
Children 18:3
My Chemical Romance
Flyleaf, My Epic
New Found Glory
Stellar Kart
NOFX
Sick Of Change
Norma Jean
Underoath
Pennywise
Sick Of Change
Plain WHite T's
Relient K
Queens Of The Stone Age Project 86
Rage
Project 86
Rancid
Children 18:3
Saosin
I Am Empire
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THEMATIC LISTING
32
These are the themes represented by all the songs
in this volume of Youth Leaders Only. The songs
listed in red type have complete Bible study sessions
Adoption
Compassion
Emotions
Faith; Assurance
Matthew West (page 23)
The Story Of Your Life (DVD)
My Own Little World
Pioneer
Pioneer
Catharsis
Jason Truby
(feat. A.C.A. & H.O.P.E. students)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
A Chance At Life (Acoustic)
Complacency
Eternal vs. Temporal
Pioneer (page 24)
Pioneer
Dreams
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Someday
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
I Shall Not Be Moved
feat. Solomon Jabby,
Vanessa Mardueno)
Jessica Mack
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Broken But Beautiful
Consistency
Eternity; Eternal Life
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Every Day of My Life
Your Memorial
Redirect
Eternity
Steve Dean
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Because Of You (I Have A Home)
The Roys
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Everything I Ever Wanted
Backsliding
Sons
Keep Quiet
Son On The Run
Artist
Album Title
Song
your web browser to the “What Does The Bible Say
About…” website (wbsa.logos.com) and type in the
theme or topic.
Jason Truby (page 28)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
A Chance At Life
Sonny Sandavol (P.O.D.)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Worth Living
How
they
are
listed:
Theme
written for them. The page number for these studies
are listed after the artist’s name. For a comprehensive
list of the Scripture verses for each theme, point
Celebration
Brinson
No Other Heroes
No Name (feat. Cstraight)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Celebrate You (feat. Monty G)
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Goin Down
Communion
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Jesus My Victory
(Communion Song)
Contentment
for KING & COUNTRY (page 19)
Crave
Fine Fine Life
Conversion
Brinson
No Other Heroes
All The Way (feat. Champ)
Courage
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Dangerous
Deceit
Propaganda
Excellent
Precious Puritans (feat. KO the
chelloboxer)
Determination
Evangelism; God’s
Representatives
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Send Us Out
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Go Ye
Evangelism; Urgency
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
35 Lines
Evangelism;
Witnessing
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Shoulda Toldem
Faith
Pioneer
Pioneer
A King In Rags
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Light It Up
Difficulties; Trials
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Steppin Out
Disciple
O God Save Us All
O God Save Us All
Doubt
Sons
Keep Quiet
Doubt
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Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
Sons
Keep Quiet
Believe In Something
Faith; When Weak
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Hold On
Faith; Within Trials
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Darkest Valley (feat. Flame &
Thomas Ware)
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Crystal Sea
Family; Love For
Hannah Watson
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Hold On Me
Your Memorial
Redirect
Legacy
Family; Parents
Propaganda
Excellent
I Aint Got an Answer
(feat. Sho Baraka)
Fear
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Fearless
Fellowship
Disciple
O God Save Us All
The One
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Freq Dat
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THEMATIC LISTING
Freedom
God’s Forgiveness
God’s Leading
God’s Power
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
I Am Free
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Middle Of Your Heart
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Great I Am
Glorifying God
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Call On The Name Of The Lord
God’s Love
God’s Presence
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
How He Loves
Sons
Keep Quiet
Sea of Glass
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Nobody
(feat. ReadyWriter, Martay)
God’s Promises
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Tebowin’
Propaganda
Excellent
Raise The Banner
Pioneer
Pioneer
Better Days
God’s Glory
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Glory
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Glorious
God’s Attributes
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Most Importantly
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Everlasting God
Cristafari (page 17)
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Everlasting God
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
King Of Worlds
God’s Beauty
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Perfection Of Beauty
God’s Eternal Nature
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Eternity
God’s Faithfulness
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Faithful One (feat. Tiago Costa)
God’s Greatness
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Great Things/Psalm 126
(feat. Avion Blackman)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
He is Greater than I
(feat. Avion Blackman
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
How Great Is Our God
(feat, Avion Blackman,
Jennifer Howland)
God’s Guidance
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Chase God
Pioneer
Pioneer
Lights
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
His Kind Of Love
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Don’t Forget
Willet
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Love On The Outside
Your Memorial
Redirect
Anthem
God’s Mercy
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Our God Is Mercy
Sons
Keep Quiet
Masters Of The Flattery
God’s Plan
Geoff Moore
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Swept-Away
Phil Keaggy
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Life Is Good
Group 1 Crew (page 20)
Fearless
He Said
(feat. Chris August)
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Make It Bright
God’s Protection
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Bodyguard
Caitlin Evanson
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Silently Going Under
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Forsaken Out
God’s Provision
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
According To His Word
God’s Sovereignty
Your Memorial
Redirect
Trial and Triumph
God’s Strength
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Lost Cause
Tiffany Thornton
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Bring Love To Me
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they
are
listed:
Theme
Artist
Album Title
Song
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THEMATIC LISTING
34
These are the themes represented by all the songs
in this volume of Youth Leaders Only. The songs
listed in red type have complete Bible study sessions
Jesus
Love
Maturity
Cheri Keaggy
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Hello, God
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Word Of God
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
The Proof Of Your Love
Pioneer
Pioneer
Coming Of Age
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Behold Your God
Jesus; Death (The
Cross)
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Love Is Who You Are
Obedience
God’s Will
Your Memorial (page 29)
Redirect
Redirect
Gospel, The
Brinson (page 16)
No Other Heroes
Hit The Floor
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Narrow Road
Growth
Artist
Album Title
Song
your web browser to the “What Does The Bible Say
About…” website (wbsa.logos.com) and type in the
theme or topic.
God’s Sufficiency
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Come Alive
How
they
are
listed:
Theme
written for them. The page number for these studies
are listed after the artist’s name. For a comprehensive
list of the Scripture verses for each theme, point
Pioneer
Pioneer
Reaching
Heaven; Longing For
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Song of Hope/Heaven Come Down
(feat. Dominic Balli)
Hope; In God
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Outlaws
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Crave
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
God I Hope So
Humility
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Agnus Dei
(feat. David Fohe from Imisi)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Resolute/Old Rugged Cross/
At the Cross
(feat. Avion Blackman)
Jesus; Lordship
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
When The King Comes
Jesus; Return
(Second Coming)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
He is Coming
(feat. Sherwin Gardner)
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
The King Is Coming
Sons
Keep Quiet
Retribution
Joy
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Night Of My Life
Life; Purpose/
Meaning
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
The Difference
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Humble King
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Love; Committed
Stu Garrard (Delirious?)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Eyes
Love; Romantic
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Trade A Moment
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Love’s To Blame
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
People Change
Manhood
Propaganda
Excellent
Don’t Listen To Me, (What Do
I Know?)
Propaganda
Excellent
Excellent!
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
To Obey
Perspective
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Pushing The Door
Relationships
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Missing
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Not The End Of Me
Renewal
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Not To Far
(feat. Niki Dawson, Rossi)
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Sane
Propaganda
Excellent
Redefine Clutter
Propaganda
Excellent
Lofty
(feat. Beautiful Eulogy and Joel of
Ascend the Hill)
Sons
Keep Quiet
Under The Sun
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Better Than Life
Marriage
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Mr. & Mrs. (Do This For You)
Propaganda
Excellent
Be Present
Remedy Drive (page 26)
Resuscitate
Resuscitate Me
Your Memorial
Redirect
Transform
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THEMATIC LISTING
Restoration
Satan
Submission
Words, Power of
Jeff Deyo (page 22)
Moving Mountains
Rescue Me
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Kings
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Jesus Take All Of Me (Just As I Am)
Sons
Keep Quiet
Keep Quiet
Pioneer
Pioneer
Long Way Home
Sons
Keep Quiet
The Devil And I
Brinson
No Other Heroes
I Am Yours
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
What Are We Waiting For
Self-Examination
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots
Revival
I Surrender All
(feat. Tiago Costa)
Your Memorial
Redirect
Shipwreck
Revival
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Roots Revival
(feat. Dillavou)
Salvation
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Joyful
Pioneer
Pioneer
Clarity
Self-Identity;
In Christ
Sean Michel
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Family Reunion
Self-Image;
Uniqueness
Brinson
No Other Heroes
3D Stand Out (feat. Jai)
Sin; Forgiveness Of
Jared Anderson (page 21)
Narrow Road
Impossible Possible
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Once And For All
Salvation;
Redemption
Sin; Repentance
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Wonderful Redeemer
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Last Time
(feat. Uncle Reece)
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
I Saw The Light
Salvation;
Sanctification
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Beautiful Scars
Propaganda
Excellent
Words Words
Sin; Struggle With
Disciple (page 18)
O God Save Us All
Draw The Line
Sons
Keep Quiet
Caution
Spiritual Warfare
Pioneer
Pioneer
Treason
Sons
Keep Quiet
Ghosts
Transformation
Disciple
O God Save Us All
R.I.P
Your Memorial
Redirect
Transfiguration
World, The
Your Memorial
Redirect
Change The World
Worship
Sons (page 27)
Keep Quiet
Is This A Dry Season Or
Agnosticism?
Worship; Call To
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Bless The Lord
Trust
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Lord Most High
Brenton Brown (page 14)
God My Rock
God My Rock
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Shake This Place
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Like The Angels
Worship; Praise
Pioneer
Pioneer
Whatever It Takes
Truth
Propaganda
Excellent
Forgive Me For Asking
Victory
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Unstoppable
Propaganda (page 25)
Excellent
Conquer
(feat. Theory Hazit)
Wealth/Money
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Gold Feat. Chris Searcy
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Garden
Cristafari
Reggae Worship:
A Roots Revival
Hosanna
(feat. Avion Blackman, Jennifer
Howland)
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Pouring It Out For You
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
We Delight
Your Memorial
Redirect
Cadence For A King
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modern worship section
Jesus, Take All Of Me
Brenton Brown
Worship is the pursuit of God. But it’s the pursuit of
God on His terms alone. How much easier would
it be if we could worship Him on our own terms;
if we were free to live lives “in pursuit of Him” of
our own design and preference? And if when we
chose to honor Him in a way that cost us, it cost us
things we wanted to sacrifice rather than what He
was asking of us? Scripture is littered with stories
of wasted worship – of instances when people
“pursued and honored God” without regard for His
preferences and requirements. Without correction
they all lead to death one way or another.
•Cane: “Here you go, God. Here’s what I did for
you. Here’s the sacrifice I decided to make for
you. Hope you like it.” (Genesis 4)
•Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu: “Here
you go, God. We thought what you asked
for needed some kind of upgrade. Try this
instead.” (Leviticus 10)
•Levi’s sons: “Here you are, Lord. We didn’t think
that what you’d asked for was quite as important
to You as you said it was. So we’re taking some
of it for ourselves.” (1 Samuel 2)
•Saul: “Yeah, not completely down with the
requirements as stated. Going to tweak these a
little. Hope that’s okay.” God: “No, it is not.” (1
Samuel 15)
•David: “I’m going to build you a temple that
will bless you, God.” God: “Thanks, but no
thanks, buddy. I’m going to build you a family
that will change the world. And P.S. It’s your
son who will be building the temple. And your
great great great great etc. grandson who will
be changing the world. Thank you, though.”
(1 Chronicles 17)
•Israel in the time of Amos and Isaiah: “We
will be making some awesome sacrifice and
music for you, God.” God: “No thanks. That’s
irritating me right now, because there are
people being denied justice in your courts
and children going hungry on your streets. I
can’t hear your music above the loudness of
your lives.” (Amos 5; Isaiah 58)
So what does pursuing God on His terms look like
for us right now?
It looks like fear. It’s a recognition of the kind of
holiness or “otherliness” of God that we can only
begin to grasp. He lives in unapproachable light.
No one can see Him and live (1 Timothy 6:16).
Every decision He makes is right. Every thought
He thinks is right. Every idea He has is right. Every
purpose He has for you and for me is right in every
way. Right. True. Good. Beautiful. Glorious. Holy.
Right. This is the God we pursue. He deserves our
fear. He is that much bigger than us.
It looks like trust. The purposes, tasks, and life
God has for us are not only for His glory. They are
also for our good and the good of the people we
love. No matter what appears to be the case right
now. If we can’t bow our knee to this truth, we
can’t worship. Simple. How can we ascribe worth
to a God we think is making poor decisions and is
out of control and unaware? How can we surrender
our lives to this kind of God? We can’t. It wouldn’t
make any sense. Why would we give our hearts
and lives to a God we think is asleep at the wheel?
Or having memory lapses? Or struggling to pay
attention? God is not struggling to pay attention.
He is paying extremely close attention to your
life right now. And He has from before you were
conceived. He has seen you and known you longer
than you have had sentient thoughts. He knows
your coming and your going. He is aware of every
one of those thoughts. He is your Father. And He
loves you.
It looks like obedience. Ah. I wish that it didn’t! I
wish that our choices had no impact on any of our
relationships. I wish that we could go about our lives
as if our decisions were the ones that are always
right. But WE ARE NOT GOD! Ha! Not even close.
Since He is God, obeying Him is in the words of
Paul THE MOST REASONABLE THING you can do.
This really isn’t an act of faith if you’ve bowed your
knee and acknowledged Him as God – it’s the most
sensible thing you can do. Since He is God, His view
on life is always going to be the most accurate and
true available. Following His advice is reasonable.
It looks like love. LOVE God with all your heart
and mind and strength and soul. Richard Foster
has famously said that worship is a response to a
revelation of who God really is. Once we see Him
for whom He really is, it’s very difficult not to love
Him. God is more holy and wise and trustworthy
and loving than anyone else we have ever met.
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What does this God we pursue require of us?
Micah puts it simply: “act justly, love mercy,
and walk humbly.” (Micah 6:8) Paul put it this
way in his letter to the Galatians: “But the fruit
of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and
self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires. Since
we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the
Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking
and envying each other.” (Galatians 5:22-26)
If we have these kinds of qualities cultivated by
the Holy Spirit in our hearts and our minds and
bodies, I genuinely don’t think it matters what
kind of genre of “worship music” we sing to Him.
The song He is hearing most loudly is the song of
our life. Worship Him with the fear and the trust
and the obedience and the love He asks for. A life
surrendered completely to God looks like love and
joy and peace and patience and kindness and
faithfulness and gentleness and self-control. This is
the sacrifice of praise God hears with joy.
Jesus, take all of me. I run to You. I run to You.
I lay everything at Your feet.
Let my life be Yours.
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A CHANCE AT LIFE
ACCORDING TO
HIS WORD
BUSTED HEART
Jason Truby
Jared Anderson
for KING & COUNTRY
Intro:
Bm A7/C# D Bm G D A
Intro: D7(add4) G/D D7
G G/F# Em7 C2(no3) (3x)
Intro: C
Verse 1:
Bm
A7/C#
D
I came in
just like we all come in
G
D
Aadd9
Bare-boned and helpless, the fight begins
Bm
A7/C# D Dsus2
But I was left beside a no vacancy sign
G
D
Aadd9
One of the abandoned out of sight and mind
Em Dsus2/F# G D
Aadd9
Em
Dsus2/F# G
But you did not look away from what you could not hide
Chorus:
D
A
I found home for the first time
G
D
A
G
Your love brought this miracle to life
D
A
Bm A G
You took broken pieces made a brand-new design
D A
Bm A7/C# D
And this soul a chance at life
Verse 2:
From the start you had to guard your heart / You
knew letting go was the hardest part / But you did
not look away from this wounded heart
C2(no3)
Gsus G
When the road is long and the desert
wide,
Em
Dsus D
When the path is steep and the mountain high,
C2(no3)
Gsus
If I rise or fall, if I’m weak or strong,
G
Em
Dsus D
Whether great or small, this will be my
song
Chorus:
G
D/F#
Em7
Bm7
G/D
My God will supply all my needs according to His
Word
D
C
G/D D
According to His riches and glo - ry
(repeat)
G G/F# Em7 C2(no3) (2x)
Verse 2:
At the great divide that I cannot cross
At the burning fire that appears impossible,
I will life my eyes and command my soul: “Be still
and know He’s the God of miracles
Chorus
Chorus
Bridge:
Bm A7/C# D Bm G D
D
Bm
What you do for these
D
What you do for these
D
Bm
What you do for these
D
What you do for these
Verse 1
G
you do for me
Bm G
you do for me
G
you do for me
Bm G
you do for me
D
D
D
D
Bridge:
Am
G
D
C
Will He not open the floodgates of Heaven?
Am
G
Dsus D
Will He not open wide?
(repeat)
G
F (2x)
Chorus:
Am G E/C F
Hold on to me
Am G C
Hold on to me
Am G E/C
Don’t let me lose my way
Am G C
Hold on to me
F
Verse 2:
I am the wondering son / Enough is never enough
/ I keep chasing the wind / Instead of chasing your
love / I’m screaming out your name / Don’t let me
fall on my face / I’ve got a busted heart / And I’m in
need of a change / Yeah, I’m desperate for grace
Bridge:
F C
Broke your heart a thousand times
F C
But you have never left my side
Bb F
Dm
You have always been here for me
Build:
Am G E/C F
You never let me go
Am G C
You never let me
Am G E/C F
go
Am G C
Don’t ever let me go
Chorus
G G/F# Em7 C2(no3) (2x)
D7(add4) G
Verse 3:
Winter’s come back again / Soon this season will
end / I’ll surrender tonight / You’ll meet me right
where I am
Chorus
© jasontrubypublishing (ASCAP)
F
Verse 1:
C F G F
Winter’s come back again Feels like this season won’t end
C F G F
My faith is tired tonight And I won’t try to pretend
C F G F
I’ve got it all figured out That I don’t have any doubts
C F G F
I’ve got a busted heart And I need you now
C F G F
Yeah I need you now
C F G F
©2012 Integrity Worship Music/Don Quixote Publishing
(both adm. at EMICMGPublishing.com) All rights reserved.
Used by permission.
(Luke Smallbone / Joel Smallbone / Jenna Torres / Ben Glover) ©2011 Warner
Tamerlane, Kilns Music, Shankel Songs (BMI) (Adm. by Warner Tamerlane
Publishing Corp.) / WB Music Corp., Method To The Madness, Shankel Songs
(ASCAP) (Adm. by WB Music Corp.) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
Gypsy Angel Music (BMI) (Adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.) / 9t
One Songs, Ariose Music (ASCAP) (Adm. at EMICMGPublishing.com)
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ETERNITY
HE SAID
HIS KIND OF LOVE
Jeff Deyo
Group 1 Crew (feat. Chris August)
Group 1 Crew
Intro/Turn:
(B/D#) E F# G#m C#m B G#m F#
CAPO 3
Intro: G/B C Em D
CAPO 2
Intro: A E C#m B
(B/D#)
E F#sus G#m+2
You turn the night into a sunrise
E
F# D#m G#m
You melt my heart with every touch
E
F#
G#m
F#
You turn the tide when every hope seems lost
E
F#
E/G# F#/A#
You hold us all within Your hands
Verse 1:
G/B
C
Em D
So your life feels like it don’t make sense
G/B
C
Em D
And you think to yourself I’m a good person
G/B
C
So why do these things keep happenin’
Em
D
Why you gotta deal with them
G/B
C
You may be knocked down now but don’t forget
Em
D
What He said, He said
Chorus:
E9 F#
Bsus B
From eternity to eternity
E9
F#
E/G# F#/A#
You preside over all in Your majesty
E9
F#
Bsus B
You have purchased me, loved me jealously
E9
F#
(B/D#)
You abide in our hearts ever more
Verse 2:
You turn the hearts of kings and kingdoms / You’re
reaching out to every child
You turn a light to every darkened soul / You hold
us all within Your hands
Verse 3:
(B/D#) E
F#sus
G#m
You spoke a word and made the heavens
E
F#
**B
You broke the power of sin and death
E
F#
G#m
F#
No other god can now oppose you, Lord
E
F#
C#m7
You hold us all within Your hands
E
F#
E/G# F#/A#
You hold us all within Your hands
Chorus:
C
G
Em D
I won’t give you more, more than you can take
C
G
Em D
And I might let you bend, but I won’t let you break
G/B
C
Em D
And oh oh oh oh oh oh I’ll never ever let you
G/B
C
Em
D
(2nd X to BRIDGE)
Go oh oh oh oh oh don’t you forget what He said
Turn: G/B C Em D
Verse 2:
Who you are ain’t what your goin’ through
So don’t let it get the best of you
‘Cause God knows everything you need
So you ain’t gotta worry
You may be knocked down now but just believe
What He said, He said
Bridge:
C
D
Don’t fear when you go through the fire
Em
D/F#
G D C
Hang on when it’s down to the wire
D
Stand tall and remember what He said
Verse 1:
A
B
E
There are no words, no phrase I could create
A
B
E
How do you sing about a love so deep
Without feeling like you missed something
A
B
C#m
I could try but I could not explain
Chorus:
A B E
His kind of love, is reckless for us
A B
E
His kind of love, will never give up
A
B
C#m
‘Till the whole world knows how far He went to
show
E/G# A B (2nd X to BRIDGE)
His kind of love
Turn: A E C#m
Verse 2 :
A
B
E
Tell me what kind of God would choose to save
A
B
E
The bruised the broken the sinners the runaways
A
B
E
How do you ever try to comprehend
This love that knows no limit
A
B
C#m
I could try but I could not explain
Bridge:
A B C#m B/D#
A
This is our God He is strong
B
And His mercy is our song
C#m
He won’t stop chasing us
B/D#
That’s just His kind of love
Turn: C#m E A
Outro: C G
Written by Jeff Deyo & Jonathan Lee, ©2012 WorshipCityMusic (ASCAP), Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Tunes
(SESAC)/J Lee Publishing (SESAC)
Em D
(Manwell Reyes / Blanca Callahan / David Arthur Garcia /
Ben Glover) ©2012 Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI) / Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Publishing, D Soul Music
(ASCAP) (Adm. by Universal Music-Brentwood Benson
Publishing) / Ariose Music, 9t One Songs (ASCAP) (Adm.
at EMICMGPublishing.com)
© 2012, interlínc / interlinc-online.com / 800.725.3300
Outro: A B C#m E
C#m B/D# E B
(Manwell Reyes / Blanca Callahan / David Arthur Garcia / Ben
Glover), ©2012 Dayspring Music, LLC (AMI) / Universal MusicArentwood Aenson Publishing, D Soul Music (ASCAP) (Adm. by
Universal Music-Arentwood Aenson Publishing) / Ariose Music,
9t One Songs (ASCAP) (Adm. at EMICMGPublishing.com)
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JESUS, WE COME
TO YOUR TABLE
JOYFUL, JOYFUL,
WE ADORE YOU
MOVING MOUNTAINS
Brenton Brown
Brenton Brown
Jeff Deyo
Verse:
G5
Jesus, we come to Your table,
We take Your body and blood;
C2
This is Your invitation
Em7
A reminder of love.
G5
Jesus, we come to remember
The life You gave for us.
C2
Every sin is defeated
Em7
By Your death on the cross.
CAPO 7 (G)
Verse 1:
D(G)
G2(C2)
Joyful, joyful, we adore You,
Bm7(Em7) G(C)
A(D)
God of glory, Lord of love.
D(G)
G2(C2)
Hearts unfold like flowers before You,
Bm7(Em7)
G(C) A(D) D(G)
Opening to the Son
above.
Intro: Am G C C
Verse 2:
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the dark
of doubt away. Giver of eternal gladness, Fill us
with the light of day.
Am
G
C
I see a mountain, standing in the way
Am
G
C
A mountain of failure, a mountain of shame
Am
G
C
There is an ocean, drowning me in fear
Am
G
C
An ocean of worry, an ocean of tears (but)
Am
G
F
I know You have taken me this far
Am
G
F
So I’ll rise and I’ll sing of who You are
Chorus:
Chorus:
G
Jesus Christ, You satisfy.
C2
Em7
D [1. to Verse]
Our Living Stream, the Bread of Life.
G
Jesus Christ, more than I need,
C2
Em7 D G
[1. to Mid
section]
The Lamb of God, my victory.
[2. End] ||
Midsection:
G
King of kings, You laid Your body down.
Oh, what love that lets the lost be found.
C2
Oh, what sacrifice given for my gain;
Em7
All who die in You will rise again.
G
King of kings, forsaken for my sin.
Lamb of God, and yet the lion wins.
C2
Lifted high for all the world to see:
Em7
Jesus, my victory.
| G | G | G | G | C2 | C2 | Em7 | D | [to Chorus]
G(C)
D/G(G/C) D(G)
You are the One who saves,
A(D)
Bm/A(Em/D) Bm(Em)
You are the One who saves,
G(C)
D/G(G/C) D(G)
A(D)
You are the One whose hands
lift us from the
grave.
G(C)
D/G(G/C) D(G)
You are the Light of life,
A(D) Bm/A(Em/D) Bm(Em)
The everlasting day,
G(C)
D/G(G/C) D(G)
A(D)
[1. to Verse 3]
You are the One who takes
all our sins away.
[2. to Mid section]
Verse 3:
You are giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever
blessed, Fountain of the joy of living,
Ocean depths of happy rest. [to Chorus]
Mid section:
G(C)
D(G)
Jesus, You are my rescue,
A/C#(G/B)
Bm7(Em7)
Jesus, You are my rescue;
G(C)
D(G)
A/C# (G/B)
I give You everything I am.
[Repeat mid section then to Chorus]
Chorus:
C
F
You alone hold the nations in Your hands
C
F
And You alone are moving mountains in these lands
Am
(G)
F
And You alone know the secrets I have saved
(C/E)
D
And the dreams that I have chased
F
Ab
And You alone, You are worthy of my praise
I see a picture, of all that I’ll become,
A picture of beauty, a picture of love
There is a vision, growing in my mind
A vision of triumph, a vision of life (for)
Bridge:
F
G
Am
And now in faith we speak
G
F
C/E
G (Gsus)
And mountains move as we believe
Ending:
G(C)
D/G(G/C)
You are the One who takes
G(C)
D/G(G/C)
You are the One who takes
Brenton Brown, Travis Ryan & Brandon Collins, ©2012 Thankyou
Music/Adm. by EMICMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm.
by Kingswaysongs, a division of David C Cook & Integrity Worship Music/Travis Ryan Music/ Adm. by EMICMGPublishing.com
excl. the UK, adm. by Kingswaysongs, a division of David C Cook
[email protected] & Celiacrobat Music. Used by permission.
D(G)
A(D
all our sins away.
D(G)
A(D
all our sins away.
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Verse words: Henry J.
van Dyke (1852-1933) Arr., new words & chorus: Brenton Brown &
Jason Ingram ©2010 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.
com songs excl. UK & Europe, adm. by kingswaysongs.com.
[email protected] & Song ATV/Timber Publishing/West Main
Music/Windsor Hill Music/Adm. by Sony ATV. Used by permission.
Written by Jeff Deyo, Jonathan Lee & Sarah Reeves, ©2012
WorshipCityMusic (ASCAP), Universal Music-Brentwood
Benson Tunes (SESAC)/J Lee Publishing (SESAC), Songs
from WorshipTogether (admin by EMICMG Publishing)/Weimarhymes Publishing (admin by EMICMG) (SESAC)
© 2012, interlínc / interlinc-online.com / 800.725.3300
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PERFECTION
OF BEAUTY
POURING IT OUT
FOR YOU
SLIP ON BY
Jeff Deyo
Jared Anderson
Finding Favour
Intro: C#m
Intro
Bsus B B/F# F#
Intro: C#2 Bbm F#add9 D#m7
C#m
A
Out of nowhere came a Savior
B6
F#m7
Just when all my hope was all but gone
C#m
A
Like a rainbow through the shadows
B6
F#m7
Breaking through my sorrow to the dawn
A
G#m7
Gracious and kind
A
Holy and right
B
God of my life
Chorus:
C#m
The perfection of beauty,
A
like a wave running through me
B
F#7
Like a fire in my bones, like a river of hope
C#m
A
The perfection of beauty, with the power to move me
B
F#7
Like a flame in the night, like an ocean of light
A
The perfection of beauty
In the thunder, there’s a Fire / Who devours all who
stand in his way Burning brighter, reaching higher /
His desire, oh, that all would be saved
Bridge:
C#m
A/C#
B/C# (2nd time = A B)
God will go before us
A/C#
B/C#
(2nd time = A B)
He will make a way
A/C#
B/C# (2nd time = A B)
God will shine upon us
C#
With His face
Double Pre-Chorus: F#m G#m A B
Solo: A B A/C# B
Outro: E B F#m A
Written by Jeff Deyo, ©2012 WorshipCityMusic (ASCAP)
Verse 1:
B
F#
Oh, for grace to trust, oh, for strength to love
E
B
Oh, to cast my cares down at Your feet
F#
Oh, for feet to dance, oh, for a heart to romance
E
F#
And oh, for lungs to lift Your name on high
Chorus:
Bsus
B
B/F#
F#
My hands go up, giving You glory, I just can’t give
enough
E
F#
You are so worthy, Lord, I’ll keep pouring it out
for You
Bsus B
B/F# F#
My cup is overflowing with Your perfect love
E
F#
And this is my reward, I’ll keep pouring it out for
You
Bsus B B/F# F#
Verse 2:
And oh, for strength to rise, oh, my soul come alive
Oh, my God, You are all I need
Oh, for feet to dance, oh, for a heart to romance
And oh, for lungs to lift Your name on
Chorus
Instrumental: G#m F#/A# B G#m F#
Bridge:
E
G#m
F#/A#
My heart and flesh cry out, “Holy”
B
G#m
F#
Jesus, be my one and only joy
E
G#m
F#/A#
My heart and flesh cry out, “Holy”
B
G#m
F#
Jesus, be my one and only joy
Chorus
Written by Jared Anderson and Jonathan Lee, ©2011
Integrity Worship Music/Don Quixote Publishing (both adm
at EMICMGPublishing.com), Universal Music-Brentwood
Benson Tunes/JLee Publishing
© 2012, interlínc / interlinc-online.com / 800.725.3300
Verse 1:
C#2
Bbm
Early morning by the riverside, Saw an old man waiting
for a bite.
F#add9
D#m7
We started talking and he took me back in time.
C#2
He said “I was young, and thought I’d always be,
Bbm
Then I woke up, now I’m 83.
F#add9
There’s so much I missed,
D#m7
oh how I wish I could get back all that time I wasted.”
Chorus:
C#
I see the tears of a young bride,
D#m
F#
the morning that we had our first fight.
G#
I should’ve held her tight.
C#
And on the day that my momma died,
D#m
F#
I hung up the phone and never said goodbye.
G#
C#
Don’t let it slip on, don’t let it slip on, don’t let it slip on by.
Verse 2:
Well he looked up, tears in his eyes, said, “I’m not sure, if you
were lookin’ for advice. There’s just something about you
that reminds me of me. It ain’t easy always lookin’ back but
it seems these days that it’s all I have. What hurts me the
most, is knowin’ what could have been, and if I listen real
close, sometimes I can…”
Chorus:
Hear the sound of my little boy sayin’, “Daddy can you
come play with me?” But I was too busy. Then one day, my
baby grew up and went to war. I never thought he’d be
gone in the blink of an eye. Don’t let it slip on, don’t let it
slip on, don’t let it slip on by.
Bridge:
D#m
I shook the old man’s hand and I thanked him.
F/C#
F#
And I drove home as fast as I could go,
G#
just to let her know
C#2
Bbm
That I need her, that I love her,
F#add9
D#m7
That I’m never gonna let another moment like this slip on by.
C#2 Bbm F#add9 D#m7
Don’t let it slip on by.
Outro:
C#
D#m
We’re only here for a little while.
F#m
And God gives us only so much precious time
G#
C# D#m
So don’t let it slip on, don’t let it slip on, don’t let it slip on by.
F# G#
Don’t let it slip on by.
Written by Blake Neesmith, Nathan Tomberlin, Allen Dukes
& Christopher Stevens, © 2012 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing Songs of Emack (ASCAP) /
Chriscendo Music/ Meaux Mercy (BMI). All rights for the
world on behalf of Chriscendo Music/Meaux Mercy administered by EMI CMG Publishing.
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THE KING IS COMING
THE PROOF
OF YOUR LOVE
WHEN MY HEART
IS OVERWHELMED
Jared Anderson
for KING & COUNTRY
Brenton Brown
Intro:
Em
Bm A Em
Bm A Em
Bm A G
(Oh, woh, who,
Oh, woh, woh,
Oh woh, woh)
CAPO 3, play in C Intro: ||:Dm Am E/C F:||
Verse 1:
Dm Am
If I sing but don›t have love
E/C F
I waste my breathe with every song
Dm Am
I bring, an empty voice
E/C F
A hollow noise
Verse 1:
Verse 1:
Em
Bm A Em
Empty hearts are filling up,
Bm
A
wicked ways are coming un-done
Em
Bm
A
G
Every eye is looking out for You
Em
Bm
A Em
City lights are burning out,
Bm
A
freedom’s song is ringing loud
Em
Bm
A
G
Dead men are waking up to the sound of You
A
D
And all our hearts can sing, and all our hearts can sing
Chorus:
D2
Bm7
Bm7(4) Em7
Let’s make a way for,
make a way for
D/F# G
Asus
D
Make a way for the King, our King is coming
D2
Bm7
Bm7(4)
Em7
Make a way for,
make a way for
D/F# G
Asus
Make a way for the King,
the King is coming
Intro
Verse 2:
Split the sky with Your glory, bring to life an awakening / Burn away everything that’s not for You /
And hear our voices crying out, we won’t stop till
the heavens come down / We won’t stop till every
knee bows for You / And all our hearts will sing
Chorus
Instrumental: D5 Dsus D D5 D2(no3)
Bridge:
D5
Dsus
Open up the doors,
open up the doors
D
D5 D2
Open up the doors, our King is coming
Bm7
G
Open up the doors, open up the doors
D
Asus
Open up the doors, our King is coming
Chorus
Ending:
D D2 Bm7
Bm7(4)
Our King is coming
Em7 D/F# G
Yeah,
Asus
||:Em Bm A:||
Our King is coming, ||:(Oh, woh, woh, Oh, woh, woh):||
Em
Bm A G
(Oh, woh, woh)
Our King is coming
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EMICMGPublishing.com), Centricity Music
D
When my heart is overwhelmed I will look to You
alone,
Bm
G
God, my Rock, God, my Rock, God, my Rock.
D
You are faithful through it all, You will stand when
others fall,
Bm
G
God, my Rock, God, my Rock, God, my Rock.
If I speak with a silver tongue
Convince a crowd but don›t have love
I leave a bitter taste
With every word I say
Bridge:
A
In the blessing, in the pain,
G
Em7
Through it all You’ve never failed me.
Chorus:
Dm Am F
So let my life be the proof
C B/G
The proof of Your love
Dm Am F
Let my love look like You
C B/G
And what You›re made of
Dm C
How you lived, how You died
G
Love is sacrifice
Dm Am F
So let my life be the proof
Chorus:
D
You are the strength of my heart,
A
You are the strength of my heart,
Bm
I can rely on You,
G
[1. to Verse 2]
I can rely on You.
D
You are the joy of my life,
A
You are my song in the night.
Bm
There is no-one as true;
G
Jesus, I trust in You.
The proof of Your love
Intro
Verse 2:
If I give to a needy soul
But don’t have love then who is poor
It seems all the poverty
Is found in me
Chorus
Bridge:
F C
Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Am G
When it’s all said and done
F C
Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Am G
When we sing our final song
F
Only love remains
F
Only love remains
Guitar Solo: ||:Dm Am F C B/G:||
Chorus
Ending: ||:Dm Am E/C F:||
Verse 2:
When I’ve struggled to believe You have not let go
of me, God, my Rock, God, my Rock, God, my
Rock. Carried through the darkest storms, You
have held me in Your arms, God, my Rock, God,
my Rock, God, my Rock.
Bridge
[1.] D | D | A | A | Bm | Bm | G | G | [Repeat Chorus]
[2.] | D | D | A | A | Bm | Bm | G | G | [to Mid section]
[3.] D ||
Mid section:
D
Jesus, we trust in You,
A
Jesus, we trust in You,
Bm
Jesus, we trust in You,
G
[to Chorus]
Jesus, we trust in You, God.
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Unavoidable. Pervasive. Inescapable. Secular pop music is everywhere.
Even if you can get your young Christian friends to switch their listening habits from secular to sacred, they are still going to hear the top
popular songs everywhere they go. In this section we provide you some
Artist:
ideas to take advantage of some of the most popular secular songs.
Use the opening questions, the thematic concepts and discussion
ideas to spice up your Bible study, Sunday School lesson, camp/retreat
meeting or outreach event message.
Bruno Mars
Artist:
David Guetta & Sia
Artist:
Song: Locked Out of Heaven
Album: Locked Out of Heaven - Single
Song: Titanium
Album: Nothing But The Beat
Song: I Cry
Album: Wild Ones
By: Dave Felts
[email protected]
By: Mandy Kyes
[email protected]
By: Cindy Engøy
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
Sometimes we have to exercise discernment to
avoid being deceived by redefined terms.
Teaching Point:
Words do hurt; we need to speak encouragement
than negative comments. Also, how we react to
harsh comments says a lot about us as Christians.
Teaching Point:
Why does God allow bad things to happen?
Opening Questions:
Is a word just a word? Have you ever been confused by someone using a word to mean something you never knew it to mean? What do you
usually understand the following words to mean:
faith, deny, spiritual, born again, paradise, heaven,
testify, sinner. Does using these words mean that
Bruno is talking about being a Christian? Does
using them to describe a sexual relationship add
value to sex or devalue it? Why?
Discussion:
Throughout this song, Bruno uses religious terms
but makes it very clear that he is applying them
to sex. He says, “Never wanna put my heart on
deny, but swimming in your world is something
spiritual.”
•Read Luke 9:23-24. What does this say about
self-denial? What do we have to lose by being
self-indulgent?
•Read 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18-20. According to
v. 13, what is the body made for?
In the chorus, Bruno repeatedly says, “…your sex
takes me to paradise” and makes him feel that
he had been “locked out of heaven” presumably
until he had sex with this person. Do you think
that sex is equal to heaven?
This song seems to be focused squarely on satisfying his own needs instead of anything to do
with the other person’s. That is natural if you have
no foundation of faith to set your heart and mind
on eternity.
Conclusion:
As followers of Christ, we have been called to
purity. When a songwriter couples a fun, upbeat
melody with religious-sounding lyrics, we must
exercise wisdom to hear and reject the real message of the song.
Opening Questions:
Have you ever been teased or received a verbal
bashing? How did you react?
Discussion:
David Guetta’s song, “Titanium” featuring Sia, is
a song that is more than just an awesome beat
with a great vocal lead; it’s a song with a strong
message that words are powerful and can shoot
us down, but it’s our reactions to the comments
that define us.
• Read Proverbs 18:21. What does this verse
mean? Whatever we say, it can shoot someone
down or help pick him or her up. Is there any
responsibility in using such a powerful tool/
weapon? Absolutely!
•Proverbs 15:1 says, “A soft answer turns
away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Although we may want to “get back” at verbal
abusers, we must respond in love.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that “actions speak
louder than words.” That statement couldn’t be
more true. A line from “Titanium” says, “You shout
it loud, but I can’t hear a word you say. I’m talking
loud, not saying much.” We don’t always speak with
words; our actions often speak for us. Let’s take a
look at actions that spoke volumes.
•1 Peter 2:23 says that “When they hurled their
insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He
suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He
entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.”
Jesus set an example for us in how He reacted
to the people who were insulting Him. What
should we do when someone insults us? Is that
difficult to do?
•Read John 13:35. People will recognize us
as a follower of Christ by our love for others.
We must encourage in love through both our
actions and our words. Do your words and
actions match those that Christ would approve?
Conclusion: The tongue is a powerful weapon.
The words that come from our mouth can destroy
or build. We must strive to set an example of
Christ in both our speech and actions. People will
recognize the One we serve through them.
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Flo Rida
Opening Questions:
Do you know of someone who has experienced a
major catastrophe? What was it? In history and in
today’s world, what are some terrible things that
have been caused by people or acts of nature?
Have you ever heard any say that if there really is a
God, why would He let this stuff happen? Why does
God allow horrific things to happen to good people?
Discussion:
Have you felt the same way as Flo Rida, when he
sings I gave up on the riddle, I cry just little, when I think
of letting go? When you see and hear of all the stuff
happening around you, do you ever wonder, “Where
are you, God?” Sometimes He seems to have just
stepped away, and you feel that it’s just not fair. Let’s
dive in and see what God’s Word has to say.
•Genesis 1:31 says that when God looked at everything He had made; He thought that it was very good.
So how did we go from very good to very bad?
•What does Ecclesiastes 4:1 say about the
oppressed? Have you ever felt that, no matter
what, the oppressors (or evil stuff) will overcome
the oppressed? Sounds pretty hopeless.
•Read Matthew 24:6-7,10,12. What did Jesus say
would happen? Are these happening today?
God already knew that life would be tough. So is
there any hope? Does God even care? In this song,
there is a hint of hope. He sings, When I need a
healing, I just look up to the ceiling. I see the sun
coming down, and I know its all better now.
•What does John 16:33 say about hope? In whom
can we have hope, and why?
•Read Psalm 30:5. What is our hope when we look
beyond the present circumstances?
•Read Romans 8:18. What will be the result if we
trust that God is with us?
God is not the reason for human suffering, but that
He is in it with us when it does happen. We just
need to remember that when things look hopeless,
He is our hope.
Conclusion:
Interestingly, in the music video of this song there is
a shot of the Bible and it’s opened to Psalm 20. This
chapter has only nine verses, but they are powerful
verses. Close by reading this chapter.
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Artist:
Artist:
Artist:
Kid Rock
Maroon 5
Mumford and Sons
Song: Let’s Ride
Album: Rebel Soul
Song: One More Night
Album: Overexposed
Song: I Will Wait
Album: Babel
By: Eric Gargus
[email protected]
By: Doug Ranck
[email protected]
By: Jeff Williamson
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
Being soldiers for Christ
Teaching Point:
Relationships
Opening Questions:
What would be the hardest thing about being a
soldier? Have you ever given up something to do the
right thing? Have you ever felt hurt because you did
the right thing? What would you be willing to die for?
Opening Questions:
What “guilty pleasure” foods are hard for you to
resist? Candy? Ice Cream? Pizza? What makes
them so difficult to pass up?
Teaching Point:
God’s love and acceptance is much greater than
ours. He will wait for you.
Discussion:
Kid Rock’s intends this to be a sort of “theme
song” for soldiers. Although he is very patriotic,
he does have a reputation for being a bit edgy
with his lyrics while rocking the mic. Be advised,
a slang term for female anatomy is used once in
the second verse along with a drug reference.
Used as a scapegoat / taped to the wall Read
John 15:18. Soldiers follow orders. They take the
brunt of the criticism if the media or general public does not like the orders they carry out.
•Have you ever taken the punishment for something you were told to do? Explain.
•Do you know someone who would not back
down from orders even if he/she knew it might
cost them popularity? Share about this person.
•How is being a Christian and being a soldier a lot alike?
Come on grab your guns / let’s ride / And may your
conscience be your guide Read 2 Thessalonians
3:5. War usually requires weapons and good judgment to survive. Soldiers need to be trained and
ready, along with knowing their boundaries.
•What weapons might a soldier carry?
•What spiritual weapons do Christians carry?
•What principles do you base your decisions on?
Even in darkness you’re my strength / My soul
will survive / But in this fight I stand ready to die
Read Acts 20:24. Saying and doing are two very
different things. Soldiers must be dedicated even
in the face of death.
•Was there ever a time you feared for your life?
Explain.
•Have you ever put yourself in harm’s way to
protect someone else? Explain.
•On a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being the most
likely, how likely would you be to give your life
for someone else’s safety?
Conclusion:
Read 1 Peter 3:15. Are you ready to share and
defend your faith on a moment’s notice? What
steps can you take to be better prepared for
action to live out your faith?
Discussion: There are certain actions we find
hard to cease doing or leave behind. They
may be lightweight indulgences or ultimately
destructive, but for one reason or another we
keep going back for more.
The writer of “One More Night” presents this
weakness by saying, Yeah, I stopped using my
head, using my head, let it all go. Got stuck on
my body, on my body like a tattoo, and now I’m
feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you.
He wants to be done with the relationship but
finds himself back for one more night.
Romans 7 describes this dilemma well. Starting
with verse 21 Paul says, “So I find this law at
work: Although I want to do good, evil is right
there with me. For in my inner being I delight
in God’s law; but I see another law at work in
me, waging war against the law of my mind and
making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work
within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will
rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus
Christ our Lord!” He goes on to talk about how
this power makes him a slave to sin.
Our “default” in life is to sin. This becomes evident
when we find ourselves in a predicament and
need a way out. Our first thoughts often go to how
we can escape by “cutting a corner.” There must
be a way to fix the problem even if it means doing
something later assessed as questionable. The
power and wisdom of God is needed to give us
courage to what is right. Only through Christ can
we say “no more” instead of “one more.”
Conclusion:
What is your present “one more” in life? What is it
you are doing you don’t want to be doing? What
will be your first steps to saying “no more?”
Opening Question:
How long do you believe that God will wait for you?
Discussion:
“I Will Wait” is a country-rocking stomp about the
challenges of maintaining a relationship amidst human
frustrations and ambitions. Hence the album name:
Babel. Many of us are so ambitious that we will do
anything to succeed – even trying to compete with
God. But, even in our failures, God will wait for us.
A people group that wanted to reach God built the
Tower of Babel. It was a meager attempt, and quite
insulting to God. He confused their language; the
ensuing confusion and language barrier caused that
nation to divide—a consequence of their prideful yet
meaningless pursuit of building a tower so high that
it would reach the heavens. (Genesis 11:1-9)
Religion is man’s attempt to reach God through our
actions and traditions. Our attempt to rival God is
a waste of time because we’re human—imperfect
and small—and God is simply God. Mumford and
Sons understand this, and have seen the hypocrisy
of religion tear the world apart, much like the Tower
of Babel tore the early world apart (“...and this is only
the beginning of what they will do.” Genesis 11:6)
Stones are hard, but they are also broken and
smoothed over. Religion does the same thing to us. It
hardens our hearts toward God, breaks us down, and
corrodes our spirit and our character. We give into this
lie that God is harsh and demanding, and only willing
to know us if we offer religious sacrifices. God’s arms
are actually open. He just wants our heart.
Do you ever get tired of the whole religion thing?
Has religion left you worn and bitter? The truth about
salvation is that we cannot get it for ourselves. Here
is the major point: we don’t reach God – He reaches
us. We’re not powerful enough to reach Him, which
is why we needed a savior. (1 John 4:10; 5:10)
Conclusion:
God is waiting for you. He will wait for you to accept
Him and His never-ending love. Religion may be
difficult, but God’s love is simple. God’s love is a
testimony to His character; our attempt at love is a
testimony to our failures with Him.
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Unavoidable. Pervasive. Inescapable. Secular pop music is everywhere.
Even if you can get your young Christian friends to switch their listening habits from secular to sacred, they are still going to hear the top
popular songs everywhere they go. In this section we provide you some
Artist:
ideas to take advantage of some of the most popular secular songs.
Use the opening questions, the thematic concepts and discussion
ideas to spice up your Bible study, Sunday School lesson, camp/retreat
meeting or outreach event message.
Artist:
Artist:
Pink
PSY
Song: Blow Me One Last Kiss
Album: The Truth About Love
Song: Gangnam Style
Album: PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
Song: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Album: Red
By: Mary Wilson Peed
[email protected]
By: Kirk Moore
[email protected]
By: Dan Schewe
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
God wants us to cast all our cares upon Him,
because He cares for us.
Opening Questions:
•When was the last time you blew someone a kiss?
•What makes you draw the line in a relationship—at what point do you say, “I think I’ve
finally had enough!”
Discussion:
We live in a broken world filled with broken
people. The truth is, we are broken too. Life is
hard, and many things give us white knuckles,
sweaty palms, and headaches. We’ve all had
days we thought couldn’t get worse, and then
did. Philippians 4:6 tells us not to be anxious
about anything, but instead we should talk to
God about everything. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to
cast all our cares upon God, because He cares
for us. Is giving God your cares easy for you, or
do you hang on to them and try to solve them
all by yourself?
Relationships are hard work. While it is a sign of
character to “hang on tight” or persevere, “hanging on too tight,” can be bad. Why do you think
this is true? Have you experienced this?
Pink sings, I think that life’s too short for this.
What is she referring to? List a few things life is
too short for. She goes on to sing, I’ll pack my
ignorance and bliss. Do you feel that you go into
a relationship with ignorance and bliss? Is this
good or bad? How can you keep a level head so
that you don’t get hurt?
Conclusion:
One of the best ways to keep a level head and
protect your heart is to make sure that you are
talking to God about your relationships and
choices. Psalm 139:23-24 says, “Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me and know
my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” God wants the best for us, and He will
always be there to hold you and walk with you
through those things that make your knuckles
white, your palms sweaty, and cause you to cry.
You can cast all your cares upon Him, because
He does care for you!
Teaching Point:
“Stuff” isn’t all there is.
Opening Question:
What gives a person value?
Discussion:
PSY’s megahit “Gangnam Style” has become
a cultural phenomenon in a short time. People
across the globe are doing the dance, and parody
videos are all over the place. But, in all the fun,
has anyone learned what the song is about?
“Gangnam” is an upper class neighborhood in
Seoul, South Korea. Think New York’s Upper
East Side or Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. And
“Gangnam Style,” in its silliness, addresses the
class separation of the rich and the poor. It
refers to the rich being able to get anything –
relationships, power, and “stuff” – because of
their wealth.
What makes “stuff” important?
Is it just the ability to pay the bills and have the
necessities for life plus a little bit more? If that
were the case, they why would folks try to get
more and more stuff while others continue to
barely scrape by or worse?
Jesus had something to say about “stuff.”
Read Luke 18:18-30. Why do you think Jesus
said that entering God’s Kingdom is difficult for
the rich to do?
Paul had something to say about “stuff,” too.
Read Philippians 3:4-8. What does Paul call all
the things that used to bring him prestige? (Dig
deeper to find out what he means when he says,
“rubbish” or “dog dung.”)
Taylor Swift
Teaching point:
We often want to cut people out of our lives when
they hurt us. Thankfully God does not cut us out
of His when we hurt Him.
Opening Questions:
•What do you like about this song and its lyrics?
•Do you know people who date off and on like
Taylor describes in this song? Why do you think
they get back together?
•When someone has betrayed you, what have
you wanted to say to him or her, or do to him
or her? Do you ever want to let him or her back
into your life?
•Is there someone out there you would never,
ever, want to see again? If so, why?
Discussion:
We often return to familiar relationships despite
our emotional scaring. There is something about
the familiar that keeps drawing us back; unfortunately, many of these on and off again relationships end explosively. Swift reminds us of this in
her song. Something has happened, and they will
never, ever, get back together.
In the Bible, we see a cycle that looks similar
to the one she is singing about. Time and time
again Israel turned away from God to worship
other things. (Judges 3:7-8; 3:12-14) In a way,
they were breaking up with Him. We also see
this when Peter denied that he ever knew Jesus.
(John 18:15-18, 25-27)
Many of us have a relationship like that with God.
We come close for a while, then something happens and we walk away. We say we believe, but
we find ways to hurt God by the things we say
and do, and the things we do not say or do.
Conclusion:
You are valuable because you are one of
God’s precious children. The deeper message
of “Gangnam Style” is that basing your own
value and the value of others on material
things is just plain silly.
The good news is found in how God responded
in each of those situations. Every time Israel
walked away from God and then cried out for
help (wanted to get back together), He sent
someone to deliver them. (Judges 3:9, 15) He
always took them back; they always got back
together. Jesus forgave Peter for betraying Him.
(John 21:15-19)
Note: If you haven’t seen it, check out this jazzy,
acoustic version of “Gangnam Style” from the
television show “Superstar K4.”
youtube.com/watch?v=-XWdpl51n0U
Conclusion:
When we are hurt we often want to walk away
from the one who hurt us; to cut him or her out of
our lives. Each of us hurts God every day. Thankfully this is a song God will never, ever, sing to us!
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Not every available Christian music album can make it into the Youth Leaders Only box, so we try to give you a taste of what else is available in your
local store. Since interlínc often gets “pre-release” copies of upcoming CDs, we can give you a “heads up” to new releases that might be just right for
you and your young friends. Artist: The individual or group of musicians. Title: The name of the album or project. Label: The company behind the album
or project. Genre: The general musical style of the album or project. TIYL: “Try If You Like” – a comparison of similar musical artists. @: The internet
web address of the musical artist. By: The name of the person who wrote the review.
theBREAX
Album Title:
Never Arrive
Label:
Eye Am Productions
One half of this duo is
Beleaf, who is originally
from Baltimore, Maryland;
the other half is Ruslan,
an Armenian refugee
born in Baku, Azerbaijan,
whose family moved
here to escape religious
persecution. The album
encourages the listener to
improve and grow as children of the King.
Matthew West
Label:
Album Title:
Into the Light
Sparrow Records
Matthew West has
penned and performed
many impactful songs
for student ministry. He
delivers another teachable
album, carrying over
the “stories” theme
from his last album,
“The Story of Your Life.”
Into the Light is full of
songs that will challenge and encourage students
in their Christian journeys. The songs are based on
Tenth Avenue North
Album Title:
The Struggle
Label:
Reunion Records
This album deals with the
up’s and downs we all
face in life and offers us
hope that is found only in
Jesus Christ. The Struggle
is a great album with a
powerful message allowing its listeners to discover
God’s grace for their lives
even in the midst of the
struggle. Here is what lead singer Mike Donehey
says, “We are free to fail because there’s an ocean of
Third Day
Album Title:
Miracle
Label:
Essential Records
Several Christmases
back my kids gave me an
expensive pair of sheepskin
house shoes from the “land
down under.” They stayed
on my feet just about every
waking second around the
house! Funny thing, after all
the years and miles – even
though they might seem a
bit worse for wear – I wouldn’t be without them.
Listening to Miracle, I was reminded that “quality”
trumps “trendy” every time! These songs blaze no new
@:
thebreax.com
Genre:
Hip-Hop, Rap
“Timeless” speaks to the timelessness of things that
are true and things that are quality. “Get Better” and
“Never Arrive” (featuring Lecrae) and “Come With
Me” all seek to generate a desire to never be satisfied with status quo, in order to always be growing.
“Take A Look” is personal stories of growth, and is
especially helpful to show students how far God can
bring someone, both spiritually and geographically.
“Appreciate You” is a song of thanks that would do
well for moms (even though the average mom might
not appreciate hip-hop!) “Alive” is a hard look at
pregnancy and abortion, especially its prevalence
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Genre:
Pop
Students into rap will enjoy this album. It sounds
different from some Christian rappers from Atlanta
or Nashville. This album is replete with DJ scratching
and high-pitched electronic beats. It is reminiscent of
some of the hip-hop from the ’90’s and is a bit different from the bass-driven, rapid-paced rap of today’s
hip-hop scene.
TIYL:
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compelling testimonies from real-life people who
have experienced God’s grace and mercy.
“Into the Light” would make a great corporate worship
song. “Hello, My Name Is” is a fun tune that reminds
us of our true identity in Christ. My personal favorite,
“Forgiveness,” would work great as both an invitation/reflection song and a worship song. “Wonderfully
Made,” which beautifully portrays the message of
Psalm 139, would be ideal to share with a student
struggling with self-esteem issues. “Unchangeable,”
“Waitin’ On A Miracle,” and “Restored” are appropriate
to play at the end of a message as you challenge your
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on the streets. It affirms the value of the life of the
unborn, and the stories in this song would do very
well as illustrations of the issues surrounding pro-life
and pro-choice.
Genre:
Melodic Rock
By:
Eric Gargus
[email protected]
teens to respond. For pre/post-service music about
missions and mercy, check out the very sing-able
“Do Something” and “We are the Broken.” The album
ends with the ballads “Love Waiting” (a prayer about
a prodigal child from the perspective of his/her parent)
and “Power of A Prayer” (an emotional plea from a son
to God about a father who is breaking up their home.)
Grab a tissue for these.
There is a whole mountain of substance here, so dig
in and enjoy everything that we’ve come to expect
from this passionate performer. This album will be in
my rotation for months to come.
TIYL:
Lifehouse, John Mayer
By:
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grace that we fall into. But also, we have the promise
of a power so strong that it raised Christ himself, and
so we know that, mystery of mysteries, we’re also
not struggling to be free.”
Jesus Christ. “Strangers Here” reminds us that one day
this earth with it’s sorrows will pass away, and gives us
the hope to keep looking forward to the day when we
touch the face of God and our sorrows will disappear.
One of my favorite tracks,“Losing,” gives us an honest
look at forgiveness and reminds us that as Christians
we are to be loving toward others who have wronged
us even if it feels like we are the ones losing. “Where Life
Will Never Die.” is an upbeat song looking forward to one
day leaving this rusted world behind for a city where life
will never die. “The Struggle” and “Worn” give us some
of the albums highlights and points us to our Savior
There is a lot of depth to The Struggle with its textured sounds and the band’s passion for sharing the
gospel. I honestly love and appreciate the transparency in their lyrics in this album and find it refreshing.
Overall this is a great album solidly pointing to Jesus
and the hope that he brings. It is a must have for
every youthworker!
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Genre:
Melodic Rock
trails either musically or lyrically, but like my old slippers,
I enjoyed the familiarity and comfort of “old friends.”
Almost all the lyrics were written by lead singer Mac
Powell and the music by the group. Production is very
clean and simple which lets the tasty guitar/vocal licks
shine through. It is perhaps a shame that Mac’s voice
sometimes over shadows the qualities of the group
behind him, but what can you say about “that” voice?
It has a timbre all it’s own and is instantly recognizable.
(An example of Mac’s gift can be seen on the remake
of Cat Steven’s “Morning Has Broken.” Mac sounds
perfectly at home on a track that is so wedded to one
of the premier voices of an earlier generation. The voice
can stand as it’s own instrument!)
By:
Glen Allen Green
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Your kids will love the messages in songs like “Hit Me
Like A Bomb,” “The Victory,” and “I Need A Miracle” –
but YOU might be drawn to songs like “Times Running
Out On Me,” “Kicking And Screaming” (love this hooky
tune!), and maybe my favorite, “Forever Yours.” This is
a love song that brought back memories of arguments
with my Baylor religion prof as a newly married man on
the nature of our relationships in heaven. You’ll have to
listen to the song to understand!
Do yourself a favor; light a fire, brew the French
roast, put on the slippers and listen to the latest Third
Day album. (PS. If Santa is reading this, light-brown
suede, please!)
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Bible Studies
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Adoption / 28
Jason Truby / A Chance At Life
Compassion / 23
Matthew West /
Story Of Your Life DVD
Complacency / 24
Pioneer / Dreams
Contentment / 19
for KING & COUNTRY /
Fine Fine Life
God’s Attributes / 17
Christafari / Everlasting God
God’s Promises / 20
Group 1 Crew / He Said
God’s Will / 29
Your Memorial / Redirect
The Gospel / 16
Brinson / Hit The Floor
Renewal / 26
Remedy Drive / Resuscitate Me
Restoration / 22
Jeff Deyo / Rescue Me
Salvation / 21
Jared Anderson / Impossible Possible
Sin; Struggle With / 18
Disciple / Draw The Line
Trust / 14
Brenton Brown / God My Rock
Victory / 25
Propaganda / Conquer
Worship / 27
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