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The TeenLife Tidbit

Jan 09, 2014

Launch Out

Luke 5:4-5 "Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing:nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net." The theme "Launch Out" ... More ›

Sep 30, 2013

A Faithful Teen

Proverbs 20:6 - "Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? Recently I was on a long bus ride with a young person who was insistent on sharing with me all of the knowledge that he had obtained about a certain item. He was assuring me that he knew exactly ... More ›

Sep 18, 2013

?Thinking?

Thinking - "the process of using one's mind to consider or reason about something." A process that is difficult for some, and for others simply avoided! With kidding aside, there is no question that we all do some kind of thinking. The question is, however, what are we thinking about? ... More ›

Sep 05, 2013

Life = _______________!

Colossians 3:4 - When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. I know it’s weird, but algebra was one of my favorite subjects in High School. Partly because of a really good math teacher I had, but also because I am somewhat of a nerd! The ... More ›

Aug 14, 2013

Where to go from here?

Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."             Imagine with me for a moment that you don't know where you are, but you know where ... More ›

Aug 02, 2013

Decisions, Decisions!

       Pop Tarts or Lucky Charms? That was the big question of the day when you were younger, but decisions are getting ready to become a little more serious! Many of the biggest decisions you will make in life will come between the ages of 15-25. Think about it: college, ... More ›

Mar 18, 2013

Not For A Title

Looking at the book of James, I would like to draw your attention to verse one. At first glance the verse looks like a very simple greeting, but once you understand the author and who he was, you will quickly understand that James was truly not living for a title. You see in James 1:1, the ... More ›

Oct 14, 2010

Don't Wait!

James 4:13-15 - "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then ... More ›

Sep 06, 2010

What Is Your Focus?

II Corinthians 4:18 - "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Why is Derek the drunkard so addicted to alcohol? Why is Becky the druggy so ... More ›

May 10, 2010

There Is Joy In Serving Jesus

As we read through the book of Philippians, we must keep in mind that Paul is writing from a Roman prison. He is literally sitting in a dark, dingy prison cell, writing to the church at Philippi about being joyful, regardless of their circumstances. You see, Paul understood what it meant to be ... More ›

Apr 05, 2010

Walk the Talk

In Psalm 78:35-39 we see a people of God who talks the talk of religion but does not walk the walk of a relationship. They are "flattering" God with their lips but not following God with their hearts. They seek to please others with their outward conformity but have not searched their hearts for ... More ›

Jan 27, 2010

Tomorrow?

Proverbs 27:1 - "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As we look at this verse, it is easy to see that the Lord is telling us to take advantage of the days that we have and not to assume we have the future to look forward to. Although I strongly ... More ›

Jan 20, 2010

Finding the Faithful

Proverbs 20:6 - Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? Here we see one of those verses that, to a preacher, begs to be preached! One that hits most anyone at any stage of their life! As we look at this verse and apply it to our lives, I believe that we ... More ›

Nov 09, 2009

Afraid Of Fellows

John 12:43 "For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." In chapters 11 and 12 we see Christ performing miracles and people believing on Him. But as the verses progress we see a few who believe that Christ is the Son of God, but are too afraid to confess that they believe. They ... More ›

Oct 19, 2009

Blind Bartimaeus

In Mark chapter 10 verses 46-52 we find a bummed blind man named Bartimaeus. This man is found begging along the highway in Jericho. Within the story of Bartimaeus we see three different time tables of his life; before, during, and after his meeting with Christ! First we will look at Bartimaeus' ... More ›