2019-10-09 Wakeup and Retrain My Heart – Netflix and Spotify

SMALL GROUP MATERIAL

INWARD PRAYER

QUESTIONS:

    1. Did you take the challenge to GO to the mall last week and observe or the challenge to GIVE something to someone? What did you learn or experience?
    2. For this week’s devotional re-read the scripture together. (Have a student read it.)
    3. What were your thoughts on today’s talk? Do you agree?
    4. What is currently your favourite tv show or song? What is it teaching you about yourself, culture, and/or God?
    5. Today we spoke about holiness. What does living holy look like to you?
    6. Why do you think God has called you to be holy?

OUTWARD PRAYER

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:

This week, take some time to be intentional  in noticing the songs you are listening to or the shows you watch.
Write down 3 things:
What does it teach me about myself?
Who does it teach me about culture?
What does it teach me about God?

MESSAGE NOTES

NETFLIX AND SPOTIFY


WHAT’S THE MAIN POINT? My time is valuable because God has made me with purpose to be holy and to bring life to my friends and family.

WORD UP:

Ephesians 5:1-21, 1 Peter 1:15-16

Context

Ephesians is a letter written by the apostle Paul which deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian—both in faith and in practice—regardless of any particular problem in the community. While Paul was not responding to a particular theological or moral problem, he wanted to protect against future problems by encouraging the Ephesians to mature in their faith.

Ephesians 5 calls us to imitate God, which means to be like him.
There is a direct, blunt, clear opinion on foolish talk, crude joking and replacing those things with thanksgiving.

Key Verses:
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

WAKE UP:

Here are a few ideas for starting off your devotional or during it that could grab the attention of the youth you are teaching:

  1. Start the devotional by asking what everyone’s favourite show is.
  2. Play a variety of soundtracks from current Netflix shows and get the youth to guess them.
  3. Read out the lyrics to a top 10 song that might shock our youth. (Senorita by Shawn Mendez, Bad Guy by Billie Eilish)
  4. Share a story of how God has spoken to you through a tv show, movie or song.

WHY DO I CARE?

  • What shows or songs we consume can teach us what we think about: faith and morals, fears, success, attractiveness, happiness, how to treat those around us.
  • My time is valuable. I may not be using my time to the best of my ability by constantly binging on Netflix.
  • Jesus has called me to live a holy life. Does what I consume lead me towards holiness?  (1 Peter 1:15-16)
  • Jesus wants me to bring his presence to my friends and family. Am I spending valuable time being poured in from Jesus? (Reading bible, praying, youth, church, mentoring.)

WHAT DO I DO?

  • Write down your favourite song or TV show (or what you are currently watching or listening to) and either the lyrics or story line of it.
  • What does it communicate, even in not obvious ways? Does it align with how you want to live or think?
  • Is the song or show communicating something other than what Jesus communicates
  • THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: This week, take some time to be intentional  in noticing the songs you are listening to or the shows you watch.
    Write down 3 things:
    What does it teach me about myself?
    Who does it teach me about culture?
    What does it teach me about God?

OTHER RESOURCES

https://www.leadertreks.org/need-theology-netflix/

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