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Ministry Transformed The Next Generation


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Ministry Transformed - The Next Generation by Greg Denie

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Ministry Transformed The Next Generation

  1. 1. Transformation - in the next Generation May 31, 2009 Pastor Greg Denie
  2. 2. <ul><li>You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the young. They know everything. </li></ul><ul><li>The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Aristotle </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>‘ Youth of the nation ’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Exodus 33:7-11 </li></ul><ul><li>7) Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the &quot;tent of meeting.&quot; Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8) And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9) As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>11) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Matthew 18: 1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>  1) At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, &quot;Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>2) He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3) And he said: &quot;I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4) Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. </li></ul><ul><li>Francis Bacon </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry David Thoreau </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>1 Timothy 4:12 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>1/3 High school students have been drunk in last 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 4 have used illegal drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>8,000 contract an STD every day </li></ul><ul><li>1 Million are pregnant </li></ul><ul><li>the average teen will see 14,000 references on TV this year </li></ul><ul><li>The number of sex scenes on TV has nearly doubled since 1998, with 70% of the top 20 most-watched shows by teens including sexual content.  Fifteen percent of scenes with sexual intercourse depict characters that have just met having sex.  Of the shows with sexual content, an average of five scenes per hour involve sex.  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>An average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18 </li></ul><ul><li>9 out of 10 have seen porn online </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 no longer virgins </li></ul><ul><li>40% have self inflicted injuries </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 5 have contemplated suicide </li></ul><ul><li>suicide is the 2 leading cause of death among youth </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Deuteronomy 6:7-9, 24 (NIV) </li></ul><ul><li>7) Impress them (the commands of the bible) on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8) Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9) Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. </li></ul><ul><li>24) The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) </li></ul>
  14. 14. May 31, 2009 Pastor Greg