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Youth Leaders Only / Music Resource Book / Volume 93 / Fall 2013
Cover: Newsboys
INSIDE:
Stellar Kart
EVANGELISM:
HOW TO BRING IT UP WITHOUT THROWING UP
Maximizing Music &
Media in Youth Ministry
Great Articles! Greg Stier on “Salvation Segues” page 8 How God Called A Duck Caller page 6 Internet Evangelism
page 10 Pro Athlete Testimonies DVD page 30 Heart of the Artist: Newsboys page 15 Stellar Kart page 16
Annual Thematic Listing (YLO 90-93) page 38 12 Worship Chord Charts from Shane & Shane, Rend Collective, Newsboys, Tim Timmons,
The City Harmonic page 48 Evangelism Resources from My Hope With Billy Graham page 9
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS
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MAIN/MILD/HOT
ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST
FEATURE
ARTICLES:
6
8
How God Called
A Duck Caller
How To Make a
My Brother Was
“Salvation Segue” My “Matthew”
MAIN:
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
MILD:
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
HOT:
Artist:
Album Title:
Song Title:
Study Theme:
DEPARTMENTS:
9
10
12
Internet
Evangelism
Youthworkers
Making The
Campus Their
Priority
20
THE CITY
HARMONIC
24
26
NEWSBOYS
REND COLLECTIVE
18
25
27
1 GIRL NATION
PRESS PLAY
SHANE & SHANE
21
22
23
COLOSSUS
DECYFER DOWN
JSON
4
5
36
Heart
City On A Hill
Evangelism
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Unity
Time & Eternal
Approaching The Throne
Healing
Letter From The Editor
Restart
Live With Abandon
Life; Purpose/Meaning
#LITO
#LITO
Testimony
Scarecrow
Fight To Win
Spiritual Warfare
How To Use This Resource
Campfire
You Are My Vision
Eternal vs. Temporal
Bring Your Nothing
That’s How You Forgive
God’s Forgiveness
Braille
Can’t Let Go (feat. B. Reith and S.O.)
Trust
Comparison Chart
MUSIC RESOURCE BOOK:
Volume 93 • Fall 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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See The
Campus
Heart Of
The Artist:
Tricia
Heart Of
The Artist:
Newsboys
Heart Of
The Artist:
Stellar Kart
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30
STELLAR KART
THISIZMYSTORY DVD
31
32
TIM TIMMONS
TRICIA
ALL IN
All In (Apologize)
Commitment
Testimony
Cast My Cares
Cast My Cares
Difficulties; Hope Within
Radiate
Mirror, Mirror
Beauty
29
33
THESE HEARTS
W.L.A.K.
Yours To Take
This Is Love
Motivation
38
Annual Thematic Index Compilation
W.L.A.K.
All In (feat. Alex Faith and Dre Murray)
Commitment
48
Modern Worship Section
53
re:Tuned
56
Ministry Resource Section
STAFF:
Publisher: Allen Weed • Editor: Ken McCoy • The WriteGroup: Rick Bundschuh, Cindy Engøy, Eric Gargus, Mary Wilson-Peed, Dave McGinley, Todd Pearage,
Doug Ranck, Paul Turner, Jeremy White • Art Direction: Ken McCoy • Cover & Article 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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Be Careful
What You Wish For
By
Ken McCoy
[email protected]
I got an uneasy, nervous, I-must-be-in-trouble feeling when my
pastor/boss said, “Ken, the Board of Deacons would like you to
attend their next meeting.” I immediately began to wrack my brain
for what I’d done wrong. Did I forget to lock the back door to the
gym? Had I inadvertently offended someone with a joke? Did I not
turn in my receipts for t he last outreach event?
At the meeting I learned what they were upset about: cigarette
butts and tire “burn out” marks in the parking lot. That was just a
little of what was bugging them. The real issue was that they didn’t
like the fact that so many “new” kids were coming to the youth
ministry programs and messing up the church.
Whew! I was relieved.
And then I was ticked. These were the guys who asked me to
“reach out” to the youth community. They told me that evangelism
was the church’s highest priority. They were committed to sharing
the Gospel with that community. Evangelism is what they hoped
to see happen.
Call me naïve and idealistic, but I had believed them, and I thought
they’d be happy to see a bunch of new kids showing up at church.
I thought they’d be thrilled when many of them gave their lives to
Christ. You can imagine my confusion and frustration. That church
got what they said they wanted. They had unsaved kids coming
out their ears and new entries into the Kingdom of Heaven every
week. But, they did not like what they got.
I’m sure you’ve experienced something similar. We talk about
evangelism, but we’re often not prepared to DO evangelism,
or to deal with the results of being outre ach oriented.
So, here’s my warning to you: be careful what you wish for. This
evangelism-themed issue of Youth Leaders Only could get you in
a lot of hot water. The articles, songs, Bible studies, and the videos
on the companion Music Video Loop 82 might make you less
popular with the powers-that-be in your church. You might find
yourself having to answer for cigarette butts in the parking lot, or
toilet paper spitwads on the ceiling of the rest room, or girls in
very low, revealing tops, or whatever.
You might be in hot water, but I have a feeling that Jesus will be
smiling. When we do the hard work of evangelism, angels rejoice.
When secular teenagers find forgiveness, meaning, and love in
Jesus, they become more than just kids in the youth ministry –
they become brothers and sisters for eternity!
T hat’s what I wish for!
Godspeed!
Ken McCoy
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HOw to use
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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 fi eld-tested and proven
effective with real-world teenagers.
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 tell 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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Duck Caller
FEATURE
ARTICLE
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Phil’s Story as told
by Kay Robertson
I think Phil’s problems really started during our first year at Louisiana Tech.
He was playing football but had a wife and baby at home. It was a lot of
grown-up responsibility for an eighteen-year-old, and he really wasn’t ready
for it. He saw his teammates going out and partying all the time, and he
wanted to go out, too. I think that’s why he so easily got in with the wrong
group-he wanted to be l ike the single guys who had all the freedom. He’d
never really experienced the single life since we married so young. I tried to
do the party scene with him, but I couldn’t leave Alan, who was only a baby.
I didn’t think it was right. I didn’t like drunkenness. I didn’t think it was wrong
to have a drink, but I just didn’t like the whole scene.
I really thought that after Phil graduated from Louisian a Tech and we moved to
Junction City, Arkansas, he would settle down. After all, he was going to be a
coach and teacher, which came with a lot of responsibility. But AI Bolen, the
man who hired him, was as big a party guy as Phil, so the partying and running
around only continued.
When Phil leased the bar, people couldn’t believe that I went out and stayed
with him. I worked as a barmaid, and the people there really respected me and
told everybody, “Don’t you talk ugly to her. She doesn’t drink and she’s a nice
lady.” It surprised me that those people were so protective of me. They always
asked me why I was in the bar if I didn’t drink, but when I decided to stay with
Phil and remain faithful to him, I felt it was my duty to protect him. With me at
the bar, I felt he wouldn’t get in as much trouble a s he would if I wasn’t there.
How God
Called
A Duck
Caller
Excerpt from
“Happy Happy Happy” My Life
and Legacy as the Duck Commander
The year after the bar fight was probably the worst time of my life. Phil was
working offshore and drinking more than he ever had before. When I came
home one night, he accused me of having an affair, which was so stupid. I had
never done anything like that, and it wasn’t because his friends weren’t hitting
on me, either. It was because I wasn’t that kind of person. I alwa ys told him, “If
I leave you, I’ll divorce you and find somebody else if I want to. I would never
cheat on you.”
I’ve always considered myself a good person. I don’t know if it’s my
personality or what, but I’ve always been a very serving person. During all of
Phil’s troubles, I felt like I was operating on my grandmother’s faith and what
she instilled in me. I finally realized you have to have your own faith. Phil was
cursing me and calling me every ugly word under the sun. It was the first time
in my life that I felt hopeless. When I was younger, I read that a person can live
so long without water, so long without food, but that you can never live without
hope. I have always believed that hope and dreams are what keep us going.
My entire life, all I had ever wanted was to be the best wife and mothe r I could.
I didn’t want riches or fame; I wanted to have a loving, good, and safe home
for my boys-that’s all.
The night Phil accused me of having an affair, I hit rock bottom. I went to the
bathroom and cried. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t know how to fix
the problem. It’s the only time in my life that I had suicidal thoughts. I just
wanted to go to sleep and not wake up because I did n’t know how to fix our
lives and didn’t know what to do. Would I have gone through with it? I hope
not, but I really wanted Phil to suffer because of what he was doing to me.
But as I sat there contemplating what to do, I heard my little boys’ house
shoes running down the hall. Alan was nine, Jason was five, and Willie was
three. Alan knocked on the bathroom door and said, “Mama, don’t be sad.
Don’t be crying.” I’ll never forget what he said next: “God’s going to take care
of us. You’ll be all right. We’ll be all right. Daddy will quit drinking one day.” It
was like a light went off in my head. I thought, “Oh, my goodness, what am I
thinking? I’ve got three little boys. Am I going to leave them behind to live with
a drunk?” Phil couldn’t have taken care of the boys in his condition.
I prayed to God and asked Him to help me find some kind of peace.
Obviously, my life wasn’t going right, but I knew I had to take care of my three
boys. The next day, I was watching a TV show called Let the Bible Speak, and
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there was Bill Smith, the preacher Jan brought up to the beer joint. The things
he was saying were what I needed to hear-what I wanted in my life. He was
speaking about how to obtain peace and hope. So I called the number on the
screen and set up an appointment to meet him the next day. Somebody kept
the kids for me, and I went over to White’s Ferry Road Church.
One of the first things Bill Smith asked me was, “If you die, do you think
you’ll go to heaven?” I told him, “I sure do. Let me tell you what I’ve been living
with.” I went into how bad Phil was and how I’d still been a faithful and loving
wife to him. Smith asked me if I thought I’d earned my way to heaven, and I
told him that I certainly had. Smith asked me if I had peace and hope in my
life, and I told him, “Now, that’s the problem.” The re was some sort of
disconnect because I felt I had earned my way to God, but I didn’t have
any hope and didn’t feel any peace.
Smith shared the gospel with me, and I became convinced that I couldn’t
be saved on my own good works. I was a good person, but I was a good
person without Jesus Christ in my life. That’s not enough. Smith told me that
if I wanted to, I could leave the church that day with J esus Christ in my life. I
confessed to Jesus and made him the Lord of my life and was baptized. The
best thing Smith told me that day was that when I went home, Phil would still
be as drunk as ever and would still act terrible. But Smith told me I would be
different because I would have God’s spirit living in me. He told me that when
things were bad here on Earth, I just had to think about my next life in heaven
and how wonderful it would be. I left his office as a Christian and started
developing my own faith.
I went home and tolerated Phil’s behavior because I knew God would help me
through it. I was working in the offices at Howard Brothers Discount Stores in
West Monroe, and Phil wasn’t doing much of anything besides drinking and
staying out all night. I came home from work late one night, and Ph il started in
on me about running around on him again.
He looked at me and said, “I’m sick of you. It was bad enough that I had to
live with you before, but now you’re a holy roller.” He also called me a Bible
thumper and a goody two-shoes. “You think you’re an angel,” he said. “I want
you to get out and take the three boys with you. I want y’all to leave.” He knew
he couldn’t separate me from my sons.
I asked Phil, “Are we messing up your bachelor’s life?” He told me yes, and I
knew there was nothing else to do but leave. Our little boys were so sad and
had tears streaming down their faces. They didn’t want their daddy drunk,
but they loved their father. We stayed with Phil’s brother Harold for one night.
He told us we could only stay one night because he was afraid of what Phil
would do. I never h eld that against Harold because I didn’t know what Phil
would do either.
The boys and I moved into a low-rent apartment, and White’s Ferry Road
Church helped me pay the rent and get some furniture. We were apart from
Phil for about three months; I was really hiding from him. I put everything in my
maiden name, thinking he wouldn’t be able to find us. I went to lunch every
day with one of my girlfriends at work, and one day when we came back to the
office, we saw Phil’s old, gray truck in the parking lot. Phil’s head was lying on
the steering wheel, so I figured he’d driven there, then passed out drunk. I told
my friend to go on into the office and watch out the window and if she saw
Phil flashing a gun to call the police. “You can’t go out there by yourself,” she
told me. “Let’s go in and call the po lice.” But I didn’t want Phil following me
into my office and hurting anybody, so I told her to watch out the window and
call the police if anything bad happened.
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and was done with partying. Of course, I’d heard that many times before.
I felt God’s courage inside me and told him, “Phil, you can’t do it by yourself,
buddy. You just can’t.” Phil told me he needed help and then asked me where
he could find it.
“There’s only one person who can help you,” I told him.
“God?” Phil asked.
“Yes,” I said.
“I don’t know how to find Him,” Phil replied.
As a boy, Phil had gone to church and Sunday school, but he had been away
from God for a long time. I told Phil I knew someone he could talk to and to be
back at my office at five thirty, when I got off work. I told him I’d lead him to my
apartment. When I went back upstairs to my office, I was so happy I sailed up
three steps at a time. I called Bill Smith, the preacher, and told him to be at my
apartment at five forty-five . He said, “Well, let me check my calendar.”
“What is more important than one lost soul coming back to the Lord?” I asked
him. “If you have anything else, you have to cancel it.”
“You know what?” Smith told me. “Nothing is more important than that.”
Smith and his wife, Margaret, met Phil and me at my apartment. The first thing
Phil told him was: “I don’t trust you.” Smith told Phil that he could unders tand
why he didn’t trust him. “Considering the people you’ve been running around
with, I wouldn’t trust anyone either,” Smith told him. Then Smith held up his
Bible and said, “Do you trust this?”
“Yeah, I trust that book, but I’m going to check out everything you say,” Phil
said. “I don’t take any man’s word for anything.”
I went into the back room with the boys and Margaret, and Phil and Smith
studied t he Bible together for several hours. When they were finished, Phil
told Smith he was going to check out everything they’d talked about, and
they scheduled another meeting for the next night. We let Phil move into our
apartment, and the first thing the boys asked him to do was bring back our
big TV. The next day, the boys and I left to go to the grocery store. When we
returned home, I found a note fr om Phil, telling us to come to White’s Ferry
Road Church. When I walked into the back door of the church, Phil was
already in the baptistry. He’s so impatient, he couldn’t wait for me to get there!
Smith had taken Phil’s confession and was in the process of baptizing him.
I looked down at our boys and they were crying. Alan looked at me and said,
“I guess that devil is going to be gone now.” Phil was twenty-eight years old,
and our lives were starting over.
From the book Happy, Happy, Happy © 2013 by Phil Robertson. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted by Permission of Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
I walked up to Phil’s truck and opened the door. His face rose up, and there
were big tears streaming down his face. I had never seen him cry. The macho
man never cried. He looked at me and said, “I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I can’t
do anythin g. I want my family back.” He told me he wouldn’t drink anymore
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Jon Acuff (of “Stuff Christians Like” fame)
describes what a Jesus juke is: “Like a football
player juking you at the last second and going
a different direction, the Jesus Juke is when
someone takes what is clearly a joke filled
conversation and completely reverses direction
into something serious and holy.” Jesus juking,
depending on the severity, can turn a light hearted
conversation into a party poo per’s paradise.
This is exactly what you DON’T want to do when
you are seeking to share the gospel with someone.
You want to make a smooth segue into the subject
of salvation in a way that the person you are talking
with doesn’t feel, well, juked or spooked.
Last night on a plane ride home from Houston I
was sitting in the exit row with another guy. He
worked for the airlines and we talked about his
life on the road, his workout routine (we’re both
doing Insanity) and our families. When we were 30
minutes or so from landing, I was praying about
how to turn the conversation spiritual without
resorting to the juke. I remembered that earlier in
the conversation he gave me some workout videos
on a flashdrive to watch. The Holy Spirit used his
gift to spark an idea. I said, “Hey, you gave me
some videos, I’d l ike to give you one too.”
I gave him lifein6words.com website and told him
that on this site he could watch the best spokenword presentation of the gospel I’d ever seen.
I told him about my friend Jason Petty (aka
“Propaganda”) and how great he was at sharing
the gospel via spoken word. He seemed genuinely
intrigued and opened up to me about wanting to
find a church. He told me that he really wanted to
get his three-year-old daughter into church and that
his wife wanted to find one as well.
Soon we were talking about the gospel in a very
natural way. Before we got off the plane he told me
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he was really looking forward to watching the
spoken word video by Propaganda.
As I reflect back on this conversation I see four
things that happened to make a natural segue to
the subject of salvation. Maybe these fou r actions
will help you as well:
1. Just start talking.
Introduce yourself and be cordial. Ask questions,
listen deeply and be genuinely interested in what
they have to say. Ask them questions about what
they do for a living and for fun. Talk to them about
their family, interests and passions.
2. Look for areas of common interest.
The conversation on the plane really started to
ignite when we both started t alking about the
Insanity work out program. He was really into it
and so was I. We compared notes, talked about
trying to do Insanity in hotel rooms and how it
was disruptive to anybody rooming on the floor
right beneath you. It was here when the ice was
broken and he really started to open up and talk.
3. Pray for God to open your eyes to a way
to bring up the Gospel naturally.
As we were getting to the end of the flight I was
getting twitchy because I hadn’t shared the
gospel yet. But I didn’t want to just grind the gears
and yank the steering wheel toward the subject
of Jesus (without using the clutch anyway.) So I
prayed. As a result, God’s Spirit prompted me to
remember the videos this guy had given me and
that I could use these videos as a way to talk about
the Life in 6 Words video.
If you pray, stay dependent on the Spirit and just
start a conversation, you’ll be shocked how many
times there are salvation segues to turn the subject
spiritual in a very natural way. Ask God to open the
door and He will. Here’s how the apostle Paul put it
in Colossians 4:3-6,”And pray for us, too, that
God may open a door for our message, so that
we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which
I am in chains. P ray that I may proclaim it clearly,
as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward
outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Let your conversation be always full of grace,
seasoned with salt, so that you may know how
to answer everyone.”
Paul’s goal wasn’t to puke the gospel onto
everyone and juke conversations unnaturally
toward Jesus. He wanted his conversations to be
“full of grace” and “seasone d with salt.” He wanted
to be as smooth as possible so that those he was
sharing with would really hear the message of the
gospel without being turned off by how he brought
it up. For a great example of Paul making a
salvation segue check out Acts 17:16-34.
4. Don’t chicken out at the last minute.
There have been many times in my life where that
door of opportunity has been cracked opened and
I slammed it shut at the last minute. Whether it was
the social awkwardness of dropping the “J bomb”
too early on someone or just opting out because
of fear, there have been more times than I’d like to
admit where I forsook an opportunity to share the
good news. Yes, even “the Dare 2 Share guy”
chickens out sometimes. I regret those missed
opportunities deeply.
So seize the moment when God opens the door
and turn the conversation toward Jesus in the most
natural way you can. Even if your salvation segues
are clunky at first, remember that “love covers a
multitude of sins” – and awkwardness.
Love, listen, and then take the leap.
But, try not juking.
How to Make a
“Salvation Segue”
Without it Sounding Like a “Jesus Juke”
By
Greg Stier
Dare 2 Share
Denver, Colorado
[email protected]
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My Brother Matthew
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I was teenager far away from God. I was
involved with alcohol and with drugs. In the
autumn of my 16th year my brother, Terry,
accepted Jesus Christ. Terry began to tell
me about Christ. I thought that Terry was
going through a religious phase and that
he would be back to normal within a few
days. The months went by, and I saw his
commitment to the L ord Jesus deepen.
Terry continued to pray for me and talk to
me about Jesus.
A few days after Christmas Terry was
working at a supermarket. As my brother
released the cashiers, two gunmen were
waiting. They grabbed two of the cashiers
and at gun-point the men forced my
brother to open the safe. The robbers
then took Terry to the back of the store
and shot him.
The bullet lodged in Terry’s spine; he was
para lyzed from the waist down. For two
weeks my mother and I stayed day and
night at the hospital. God finally had my
attention. I thought about what Terry had
told me about Jesus.
On New Year’s Day, in the hospital prayer
room, a number of my mother’s Christian
friends gathered to pray. That night I
prayed, “God, I know I’ve done many
things that are wrong. I’m sorry; please
forgive me. I want to give You my l ife.”
1. Look around. God has placed you in your school, your
neighborhood, your work place, as His representative.
You need to see people as God sees them – without
Christ and hurting. Once you have identified those in
your circle of influence who need Christ, write down their
names.
2. Look up. Pray daily for those on your list. Pray that
God will help you deepen your relation ship with them
and open a spiritual relationship where Jesus Christ can
become a talking point.
3. Look out. Be receptive to opportunities that develop
friendships. Invite people on your list over for dinner. Play
golf with them. Take food to them when they are sick.
Invite them to go to a concert with you. Over a period of
time the door will open to tell them about Jesus.
4. Look forward. Be sensitive to G od’s working in the
lives of your friends, and look forward to a time when you
can present the Gospel to them or take them to an
evangelistic event where they will hear the Gospel. For
those who are open to attend your church, invite them to
go with you. Your youth Pastor may be having a special
event where the My Hope America with Billy Graham
video will be shown. Be sure to bring your friends.
5. Look after. If your friends receive Jesus Christ, you
need to help them to grow in Christ. If your friends do
not accept Christ, you must continue to be their friend.
This is not a project it is a personal relationship.
Six months after Terry’s death I was working at the same supermarket
where Terry had been shot. One day, as I was telling one of the
stock boy s about Jesus, he said, “Your brother used to tell me
the same thing about Christ.”
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Interested, I asked, “What did Terry say
to that?”
FIVE STEPS TO BECOMING A “MATTHEW”
I told Terry about my decision to give my
life to Christ, saying, “Terry, God has used
what has happened to you to speak to me, and I have accepted Christ and
I am going to live my life for Him.” Terry couldn’t speak, but he smiled. A few
days later he died.
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The stock boy replied, “Your brother said that
he would give his life if you cou ld come to
know the Lord Jesus.”
Terry’s love and concern for me was exactly
what led me to Christ. He loved me so much
that he was willing to die so that I could find
real life in Christ. Terry’s sacrificial love has
been a constant reminder of a greater love
and sacrifice.
Jesus loves us, and He proved it by dying for
us all. My greatest joy is to tell others of His
love for them.
Eventually I became a pa stor, and for 10 years
I tried to persuade people to follow this model
of evangelism. Then I realized that most
believers are not comfortable telling strangers
about Christ.
As I teach the Christian Life and Witness
Classes in preparation for Billy Graham’s
Crusades, I often poll the audience about how
they came to Christ. Usually about 95 percent
say that they came to Jesus Christ through the
influence of a friend or a relative.
Few of us feel comfortable telling strangers
about Christ. But we all can tell our friends
about Christ.
For over sixty years Billy Graham Crusades
have been using a relational approach to
evangelism. In My Hope America we call it “Matthew and Friends.” It is based
on the biblical narrative found in the Gospel of Matthew. After Matthew met
Jesus, the Bible tells us that Matthew inv ited his friends to meet Jesus
(Matthew 9:9-10)
This Special Edition YLO
(and accompanying MVL 82)
includes a My Hope with Billy
Graham Training DVD. This is for
you to watch and then teach the
“How To Be A Matthew” material to
your students. In this YLO Box there
are also ten Matthew Brochures for
your students. Plan your My Hope
outreach, contact BGEA and they
will send you the My Hope
Evangelistic DVD.
myhopewithbillygraham.org
I asked, “What was your reaction to what he said?”
The stock boy replied, “I told him that he ought
to talk to you. I told him that his own brother
needed Christ more than anyone else I knew.”
MY BROTHER
WAS MY “MATTHEW”
WHY FRIENDS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN EVANGELISM
By
Gary Cobb
Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association
myhopewithbillygraham.org
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God has given Christians a clear
mission: “Go and make disciples
of all nations.” This task has been
taken very seriously. Sometimes
they have gone willingly (Paul
with a dream to go to Europe)
and sometimes unwillingly (many
spread out over the world because
of persecution.)
This task is never finished. The
mission continues. But how do we
do it? How do we reach people?
By preaching on a soapbox? Or by
distributing leaflets door to door?
Christians do all kinds of actions,
but the church does not seem very
popular. We suffer from a negative
image. We are old. There are
scandals and
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lives seem not to be so very
different from others.
And, by the way, are people
searching? And when they search,
where and how do they do it?
I see that many people are
“searching.” Many don’t know
what they are searching for,
but they are searching for the
meaning of life. Previously, people
often knocked at the church door,
or connected to other spiritual
authorities, or they went to doctors
or spoke with their family. But how
are they “searching” in the year
2013? In the same way or in a
different way?
Google as Our
Counselor
Something has
fundamentally
changed in our
day. As a reflex,
we search for
everything on
the Internet.
By
Jan-Willem Bosman,
internet Evangelist
Rotterdam, Netherlands
[email protected]
We go to websites like Wikipedia
or just directly to Google. This
happens for almost any question.
Also, many spiritual searchers
anonymously type in their
questions on Google. Worldwide,
for example, the three letters
“GOD” are typed more than 50
million times a month. In the past
ten years, Google has become our
primary counselor. People expect
everything from Google.
So when we ask ourselves how
we can fulfill Jesus’ command, we
should at least do something on
the Internet. True or not?
Strategy
Since 2000, several websites
have been created to help people
in their quest. Since 2004, a few
organizations have joined efforts
and created a coherent strategy.
Not by their own cleverness, but
God brought people together. In
addition, we have learned the hard
way that evangelism really has a
different dynamic than it had forty
years ago. A few facts: First, we
learned that people find their own
freedom of choice important.
Second, in addition, we discovered
that they should be able to go at
their own pace step by step. All
this is summed up in what we call
the “Stepping Stones” strategy.
In short, it means that we connect
with the needs of the searchers,
point them to God, and lead them
to the body of Christ (the church,
a local group of Christians.)
Collaborating internationally,
several websites have been
developed in line with the culture,
the personal situations, and the
life questions of the “online
searchers.” In this process, they
can ask personal e-coaches their
questions and have discussions
with other visitors. Through ecoaching, step by step we try to
bring visitors closer to Jesus. In
that way, they can discover who
He is in the daily life of a Christian.
After this personal online
connection, we offer them an
offline connection to a local
course or a local church.
The Internet is Superficial –
– is often said. In a sense, the
Internet can be very superficial.
However, therein it is not unique.
A regular face-to-face conversation
can be, too. It is also true that the
Internet can be very subtle and
powerful, precisely because of its
anonymous and “safe” character.
We see people boldly ask the ecoaches their questions within
Jesus.net, particularly because
they do not dare to ask these
questions in the offline situation.
The Jesus.net approach is to
use media in their strengths
and to compensate for their
weaknesses. TV has its strength in
communicating to the masses and
has become a fast medium. Use it
in the
21st
Century
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as such and not to create a twoway street. Use the Internet to
create the two-way street. And
finally, we want to lead searchers
to a local church. Nothing can
replace the powerful community of
open and loyal friendships. Don’t
think “or-or”, but act “and-and”!
The Dream
Since 2000, this approach from
the Netherlands and France
has developed the Jesus.net
collaboration. Jesus.net is now
available in twenty-four languages
with the WhyJesus?Course and
the KnowingGod websites. Since
2007, more than 5.9 million people
have indicated on one of these
sites that they wanted to give
their lives to God and they are
encouraged to continue in their
faith – We strongly believe God
has given us this dream:
“Imagine a world, with every single
person having free access to the
Gospel, knowing God, growing in
faith, and sharing Jesus easily.”
Organic Growth, Mobile,
Social Media
Presently, about thirty-five
organizations worldwide are
working together within the
Jesus.net partnership. Everything
each partner creates is available to
all the others for free. Recently,
the prediction was made that
95% of the world would have a
Smartphone in 2020 – Imagine that
in 2020 Smartphone users who
have questions about beliefs
could get answers, find God
and grow in faith. What a
tremendous opportunity.
I can say that the word “evangelism” seems to take on more of a
negative connotation amongst our young believers in the USA.
The thought seems to be associated with pounding the Word Of
God down someone’s throat rather than sharing Good News with
a person you care about. (That person can be a stranger, family
member, peer, etc.) So the question becomes, “How do you
express to young believers the overwhelming presence of God
when they take part in sharing their faith in Jesus Christ?”
From what we have been able to see, the story content from our
recent My Hope featured programs – individuals telling their
stories in a personal, familiar setting – is GREATLY helping our
younger generation of believers in Christ, (especially the college
aged), see the need to be involved. It is story telling at its best
and the stories hit a relational soft-spot in their hearts. Believers
who struggle with “where do I start?” are being motivated
by the stories to be involved. The hardest part has been
accomplished by the videos so they can now reap the benefits
for Kingdom sake.
Involvement by believers with My Hope and Internet Evangelism
(PeaceWithGod) allow those believers, at any stage of their
relationship with Jesus Christ, to comfortably walk the path of
sharing their faith in Jesus Christ, by the mere fact that they are
interfacing with people who have already expressed and reacted
to the Gospel of Jesus Christ! (It is always easier to talk to
someone about a subject they have already expressed an interest
in hearing about!) Both areas of ministry, PeaceWithGod (Internet
Evangelism) and My Hope America have the same component of
doing the front end work of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in
a warm, loving and powerful way. All the believer has to do is
close, and even that, we (the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association) will teach you how to do that and give you the tools
and come along side you to help. How awesome is that?!
Duane Gaylord
Vice President TV/Film & Internet
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
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A Story
Saskia was living an ordinary life.
Most everything was going well,
but she felt that she was missing
something. “Is there a God?”
“What is the purpose of my life?”
Life questions! But where to find
answers? The church would be
that place or a Christian friend. But
she did not have this option. So
Saskia did what everyone does
who has a question: She typed
“God” into Google.
First, the website peacewithgod.net
was in the search results. Saskia
was struck by the movies, the love
of God, and the information was in
line with her experience. Even the
example prayer was not strange
to her. After saying this prayer
out loud (it felt strange), she
was moved to click on the
“Yes” button.
The screen came back with an
offer: She could freely and
anonymously follow an Internet
course. Enthusiastically, she filled
in her email address and she
chose Karin as an “alias” name.
She wanted to remain anonymous
after all. With great pleasure
and commitment she did this
interactive course. She connected
greatly with her assigned “ecoach” Marjan. Marjan did notice
that God was a living reality
for her. Time flew and after five
weeks, doing lessons and having
“online conversations”, Saskia
wanted more.
Marjan handed her to the next
step: a local church connection.
Saskia wanted to know God better.
She actually believed already, but
how to move on?
The Internet is increasingly shifting
towards “social media”. Therefore,
we also decided to use Facebook.
Facebook is very popular in Turkey,
for example. In Facebook terms,
Turkey is the fourth largest country.
Everyone, Everywhere,
with Each One
The world is looking for hope.
Never before have so many people
had the chance to search so easily.
We have the unique opportunity as
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Christians to bring “HOPE” to the
world. We “should” be on the
Internet. We can ignore the Internet
because of all the junk that is to be
found there. But don’t you think we
should make the choice together
to show the world the Hope of the
World? To show our faith in Jesus
Christ? The time is right and
everyone is needed. Together we
can offer the world the real Hope.
She attended a twelve-week
course at the church. After this,
the move to the local church was
actually not that difficult. Saskia
had never imagined being in a
church. She had found God and a
group of people who helped her in
following Jesus.
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Youthworkers
Making The
Campus Their
Priority
I was a new 23-year-old youth pastor moving halfway
across the country. And I was ready to take that small
island community by storm for Jesus. I’ll never forget that
first church board meeting and my playing the old Carman
music video “We Need God in America Again.” There was
a big smile on my face as the video ended and I fully
expected applause and their approving “Let’s go. What’s the
plan?” Instead, I was met with blank stares and, ‘Well, are
you going to open us in prayer or not?’” I realized very
quickly that this was going to be about longevity rather
than ra-ra. So I got to work.
I poked around a little and found a youth ministry network
that was loosely held together by a local parachurch group.
There was also a pastor’s group that was very deeply tied
together in prayer and working together; so much so that
they exchanged pulpits and held services together regularly.
Having a heart for students and being lucky enough that
95% of them went to one high school, I found myself at that
school a lot. I volunteered at lunch time, bringing bean
burritos and cheeseburgers to school twice a week. I also
gave time to help in a computer class, and with the local
middle school basketball program. It was great! There were
good connections made all over the school. But, I was at
school alone; alone in the sense that no other Christian
leader came with me nor did I ever come across any of
them in the hall.
After we had our first child, the desire to be less than 27
hours away from family became a higher priority for my wife
and me. So, a move to Sioux Falls, SD was in order. The first
guy to call as I moved into town was the local First Priority
By
Brad Schelling
First Priority of America
[email protected]
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Director. He expressed the desire to help me reach students
at the local school. He had my attention. He had set up
clubs in all the middle and high schools in the area and
wanted me to be a part of the community by influencing one
school for Jesus Christ. He also wanted me to have a place
for all my students, who went to ten different school districts
(24 different middle and high schools), to share Christ with
their peers as well. I was floored! Little did I know that God
had gone before me to organize the local churches to work
together to influence every school in our community! Every
student in my ministry had a place to get plugged in at
their school. I played my role in Lincoln High School with
those from my youth ministry, as well as about five other
churches. “Stealing” kids was never the conversation here
like it was in my previous location because we had common
goals and community. Without the other youthworkers
involved with First Priority, my students wouldn’t be able
to live their faith at school as well. It was humbling to say
the least.
As the relationships got deep and the Holy Spirit moved, we
saw life change right there in our club and throughout the
school through those relationships. The thing that stuck out
the most was the boldness of students who were normally
shy and timid in social situations. What the First Priority
club did was give the ability for those students to share the
Gospel together. As one of the students told me, “The first
time (sharing the Gospel) was the hardest. As we kept
talking about Jesus month after month, at school, it
because more natural. I eventually found myself sharing
openly at my lunch table and individually with friends.
God is using me to change my school.”
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When the calendar hits September and you want to locate over 90% of the
teenagers in your community, it’s easy to find them. Just check out the local
high school and middle school campuses. For this simple reason alone, the
campus is vital in every youth ministry plan.
I think Paul the apostle describes campus ministry very well in
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8:
“As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle
among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much
that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our
lives as well, because you had become dear to us.” (NIV)
Through school ministry we –
• represent Christ and His awesome message of freedom
• d eeply care about students, teachers and administration
• are delighted to share the gospel of God
• impart our lives – which means relational and sacrificial ministry
• are not a burden to the school or students, but a help
Like any ministry, with the campus we have to adapt to the setting. Let’s
start there.
First, the campus is “the cultural center” for youth in your community. It is a
tapestry of st udents involved in groups and relationships. It is a fun and vital
place for you to connect with kids. So get to know the school culture.
Second, a school is administratively controlled which means that there are
guidelines and rules for students, and certainly visitors from the outside. Some
administrators allow and welcome the faith-based community to participate in
the environment of a school, with limitations. They see it as a positive influence
that helps students.
Other administrators are leery, usually citing lack of legal clarity. In reality, it
comes down to each administration or school district deciding how they will
handle outside visitors to their school. There are neither specific laws nor legal
precedents to guide schools, other than the fact that visitors must have
permission to ente r a campus. However, administrators must treat religious
groups or individuals in the same manner that they treat secular groups or
individuals. They clearly are the gatekeepers for outsiders, but must remain
blind to religion based on the first amendment and equal access guidelines.
So how does this affect campus ministry?
• Clarify in your mind your motive for campus ministry.
What you bring to the c ampus
is a living example of Christ –
love, hope and genuine
interest in kids. That
attitude will help you focus
on students and serve
the school.
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• Build relationships with administrators, respect them and follow their
guidelines and policies. (Romans 13:1-3)
• Serve the school where you are able – volunteering, mentoring, coaching,
school clean up, administrative help. When we serve we bring the good will
of Jesus Christ to the school.
• Be consistent. Once you start, keep going. You will be trusted because of
your faithfulness.
• Don’t expect the school to endorse your ministry. They are a public
institution and what you do is different from what they do. But as someone
who cares about kids many schools recognize your value.
How to minister on campus
• If you are allowed to visit campus use your time to build relationships with
students and faculty. Lunch times are usually best for visiting schools.
• Some schools allow outsiders to speak at clubs or other groups. Often
teachers and coaches will also invite guest speakers to their class and
team practices, so prepare talks on motivation and current issues. Make
yourself available.
• Campus ministry extends beyond the school. Make it your heart’s d esire to
offer every student the opportunity to know how he or she can place his or
her trust in Christ and follow Him. Sometimes that happens at a Christian
club or organizational meeting on campus. But in most cases spiritual
conversations with students happen off campus at burger or coffee
places, student hangouts, homes and your church.
• As you meet students, your church ministry is key in follow-u p.
Your Christian students are significant in school ministry
• Encourage and equip the students in your youth group to see their school as
their God-given mission field. Make campus outreach a focal point of your
youth ministry. Your students have relationships and freedom of speech that
allow them to exercise incredible influence.
• Have your students adopt their school by going to everyschool.com o r text
the word adopt to 85005.
• Pray with your students for their friends at the school.
• Equip your students to lead out in spiritual conversations and share the
gospel of Christ. Help them with a plan. Campus ministry will help their
spiritual growth surge.
• If you are allowed to visit the campus, do it often – it will encourage your
students! Champion every student who takes a step to reach out a t school.
For more reliable resources and ideas, go to everyschool.com. Remember,
we become better at something by doing it, sometimes over and over. So as
you reach out to students keep going. The results will far exceed your
expectations!
Chuck Klein gives leadership to the Campus Alliance and everyschool.com, a coalition of over 50 organizations and
church denominations partnering to reach out to every high school and middle school student in America with the
good news of Jesus Christ.
By
Chuck Klein
The Campus Alliance
San Diego, California
everyschool.com
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You already know Tricia as the lead singer of the band Superchick. interlínc’s
Scott Osterbind talked with her about her new solo album and her desire to still
remind girls that they are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
As the lead singer of Superchick your songs were anthems to
empower young girls to have confidence in the midst of a culture
where they are often presented as objects. How do you hope your
brand new solo pop album Radiate continues to impact girls
around the world?
I hope that all the new perspectives I’ve gained from life the last few years –
being married, becoming a mom, going through a huge change from being
with Superchick to being a solo artist – will give more stories and ways for me
to relate to girls of all ages. I believe image will always be a strug gle for most
of us. Feeling inadequate will affect us from our tween years and keep going all
through our adult years if we allow it to. I believe that we are so much more
than our image. And I just hope these new songs will become anthems for girls
to sing together to remember they aren’t alone in those feelings. We all have
bad days. We all feel not enough at times. But it isn’t clothing or jewels or
makeup that makes us beautiful. It’s who we are inside, it’s our character and
how we treat people in our lives.
It wasn’t too long ago that you were a teenage girl yourself, what
are some issues you may have encountered growing up that have
helped you encourage girls you meet today?
I had bad skin all through high school. I was so insecure about it. I know what
it’s like to have that thing about yourse lf that you just wish you could change.
You compare yourself to every other girl and don’t feel beautiful at all at times.
It can become all you see or think about. I remember my sister telling me that I
was beautiful and that I was so much more than just my skin and those
imperfections I see. I started to accept that more and more. I met people who
were beautiful in ways beyond their appearance. They were nice to everyone in
school, they had a great attitude about life – I realized that I noticed their
outward looks less the more I really knew them. I started to really see what
Beauty is. And that’s what I wanted to be. So I would make friends with
new kids who I knew felt alone and awkward. I would hang out with
kids who got picked on. I would sit with them at lunch so they
wouldn’t be alone. And I started to see that by reaching outside
of my feelings about myself and helping other people, my fears
and insecurities started to fade away. I gained confidence
because I felt good about who I was becoming and how I was
living my life. I’ve been there and I remember it so clearly. Our
actions can change a life. Bullying is so real. And we all need
to be aware of how people around us are being treated and
stand up for what’s right.
Often times youth pastors are male and youth
groups are usually dominated by girls. What advice
would you have for a male youth pastor to help
girls realize their beauty inside and out?
Well for any guy around a lot of girls, I would say
to treat them the way you would want a
daughter or sister to be treated. Love them,
make them feel special in their own way –
try to build a core of older girls in the
youth group who can reach out to the
younger ones and guide them through
the tough years. Teach the guys in
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the youth group to respect and love the girls and make them all aware of
bullying or talking or judging because of looks.
Christian teenage girls want to fit in and be fashionable just like
the other girls in school. Do you have any tips for them to stay on
trend yet not c ompromise modesty?
I think almost anything you see fashion wise you can take and make it work
but cover up and not feel like it’s something your dad won’t let you leave the
house in. I love fashion and makeup and shoes and accessories. I always do
layers – if it’s a top I love but it’s smaller, I find tank tops to layer under it – if
the skirt or dress is too short, I use tights or pants under it. Some things just
might not work though, and you just realize it’s more important to carry
yourself with respect than to wear something you like.
Your song “Mirror, Mirror” tackles the issue of physical
appearance that can sometimes become a girl’s focus in life. How
does this song help girls know they are more than what they see
in a reflection?
We are so much more than our reflection, girls! We are all o riginals, unique, a
heart with a soul. The value we place on ourselves can be what people see.
Know that you are worth more than what you see in the mirror, more than what
you could look like with all the plastic surgery in the world. Who you are is
what people will remember. Did you love people well? Are you a faithful,
honest friend? These are things I think about when I picture my friends and
what be auty is when it’s lived out.
I love your message in the song “Enough.” It’s so important for
girls to know that God is enough to carry them through any
situation that comes their way. Has there ever been a time in your
life where you first thought God wasn’t big enough for a situation,
but He proved you wrong?
Of course. This song applies to my life right now so much. That’s why it’s on
my record! Even recently I find the words meaning so much to me. I have gone
through huge changes in the last couple years. Going from a career I
knew for 14 years, being on my own as a solo artist and now as a
mom. So much more on my plate and praying this record will
break through and connect with people. Praying that radio
will play it, people will want to hear it, trusting that God
really has still called me here an d given me songs to sing.
I have days where I feel so inadequate. I have questions.
I wonder why my career is where it is. Why things
about me aren’t better. I compare to life to other
people’s lives and sometimes envy what someone
has and wonder if God really still sees me and wants
good for me. And I just have to choose to believe in
His love for me and His faithfulness up til today.
That He sees me, va lues me, loves me as I am,
with no to do lists or checkmarks on what I can
accomplish in a day. It’s so freeing. But it
doesn’t mean it’s easy or that those
hard days aren’t still with me. It’s
enough to know that His hands carry
me when I’m worn out and His love
covers the questions I don’t have
answers for.
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interlínc has had a long relationship with the
Newboys and thei r front man Michael Tait. interlínc
President Allen Weed recently spent time in virtual
conversation with Michael catching up on the Boys
and their new project.
The Newsboys started the new album
Restart two years ago knowing there were a
lot of risks involved – why was it such a
distilling process?
Well we’ve always had this philosophy that when
you make a new record, you’re re-applying for your
job, so to speak, because you’re only as good as
your last project. Born Again accomplished its
mission by saying we are ‘born again’ believers and
we’re also doing this thing with a new lead singer –
for the third time for that matter!
God’s Not Dead had to happen because Newsboys
fans are also worship fans, and they know
Newsboys was keen on worship in the past. But
the difference in God’s Not Dead was it was a
worsh ip record in entirety. In the past there were
songs on records that were worship songs, but
never had Newsboys done a full on worship record
until God’s Not Dead, and it was wildly successful,
and it’s still going great.
The third record, we thought let’s throw all the
chalkboards away, all the canvases away, start
from scratch, let’s write songs together. As a band,
let’s write songs. And outside the ba nd, let’s get
songs wherever we can find them. Sometimes, we
have to reach outside the box, leave the land we’re
in and go to another whole land. We need to allow
God to move, to use us with other creative minds.
And so we wrote over fifty songs for the record!
Then we worked really hard identifying the songs
to make the best pop-rock musical statement as
the Newsboys.
The word “restart” is appropriate to
describe someone who chooses to follow
Christ. How does the song Restart relay a
defining of second chances?
No question about that! I can relate to Restart and
to Born Again. Their lyrical content is very similar.
Restart being when you’ve reached the end of your
road, when you’ve tried everything, outside of
Christ, as my dad would always say, “When you’re
down in the valley, you only have one way to look,
and it’s up. ” I’ve gone down that road many times
in my life, where I’ve just try, try, try, try, tried on my
own strength, and then I go, “Oh! Maybe I should
pray now. Maybe I should consult God now.” Well,
hindsight’s always twenty-twenty, but the fact is
when I was finished, when my game was over, I
was in deep, deep trouble. I knew I had to do
somethin’, and my always would say “Go back to
the basics, Go back to the simple things.” So I had
to reboot my hard drive, and start over. “Restarts”
are synonymous with second chances, thank God.
Another powerful song on the album is Live
With Abandon. How would you encourage
teenagers to live with abandon in their
everyday life?
Peter is one of my favorite people in the Bible. In
the storm Peter fretted. He was afraid, he was very
afraid. And Christ came on the water, he thought
He was a ghost, he thought He was – maybe even
a demon, who knows? But Christ said be calm, be
totally relaxed, but the key thing is He told Peter to
get out of the boat! Nothing is going to happen in
the boat. You’re gonna be sittin’ there in the wild
waters, and just floating about. But if you want
some action, you gotta get outside the boat, take
the plunge, jump in the deep end, so to speak, a nd
that’s how we, young or old, live with abandon.
Has there been a youth leader that has
shaped who you are today? Anybody from
the past?
In the inner city of D.C. where I grew up, and
especially in a lot of African-American churches
back then, youth leaders were a foreign idea – we
didn’t have ‘em! The pastor was everything – the
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pastor was the banker, the pastor was a dad, the
pastor was a preacher, the pastor was a doctor.
Youth pastors were not really a part of our church
system. Until I went to a mostly white school, a guy
named Ken Mahan was instrumental in my spiritual
development and in my formal years growing up as
a kid. (He’s still out there, living in Florida.) The guy
was a firecracker for God! Just being around him
would ignite you! And I got to see firsthand when
an adult (other than your da d and mom) cares
about you, tells you they love you, tells you about
Christ, takes you on camping trips and canoeing
trips and fishing trips, it affects you. It affects you if
you are from the inner city or anywhere! And it was
an integral part of my growing up, for sure, so we
with the Newsboys support youth pastors on every
level, especially through interlinc. We believe that
they are the gatekeepers fo r sure!
The Newsboys started in 1985 and still
makes music that impacts today’s
generation. How have your fans, old and
new, helped confirm the band's ministry?
When we’re getting on the tour bus at the end of a
show late at night – we’re all tired, baggy-eyed,
worn out, and people say, “Man, you don’t know
what you’ve done to my family or for my family.” I
think the biggest compliment is when a 42-year-ol d
mom or dad brings their 20-year-old son or
daughter to a show, and they enjoy it together as a
family. That is all the confirmation we need that we
have impacted not just one generation, but two
generations. We have five-year olds to ninety-five
year olds at our concerts – true story! Well maybe
not 95 – maybe 85! We have older people at our
concerts, for sure, and what’s more, it’s satisfying –
and I’ll be honest with you – to know that these
kids come, not because mom and dad say, “Come
on, let’s see the Newsboys.” They come because
they actually want to be there, and the parents
want to be there because they grew up on us too.
So we’re impacting generations right now, God is
using us in mighty ways, and that is all the
confirmation we need.
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HOA: Stellar Kart
HEART
OF THE ARTIST
STELLAR KART
Adam Agee from the pop/rock band Stellar Kart
shared with interlínc’s Scott Osterbind some
thoughtful insights for Christian guys growing up in
today’s culture. Stellar Kart’s new album All In
(Apologize) is full of great teaching points for youth
group guys.
Who were some of your influences that
guided you to be the man you are today?
My parents have always been a huge influence in
my life. My dad instille d a strong work ethic in me.
He is a godly man of integrity that I strive to be like.
My mom has a peaceful servant’s heart and taught
me respect and love. They have supported me
through each step of this journey and I’m so
thankful for them. Another more recent influence is
Tobymac. Several years ago we became friends
because of our common love of golf (and music)
and he has become a mentor to me. I’ve l earned so
much from him about the industry and how to do
things right as an artist.
Young men get the idea that they should get
as many girls as they can, win everything
they can, and stack up the cash. Yet, in
surrendering to Jesus we give up our
desires for His. What has God needed to
take from you?
I was a pretty good basketball player. Like every kid
I had crazy dreams of playing in the NBA. By my
sophom ore year, I was starting on the varsity team
and things were looking good. Severe injuries over
the next few years kept me from playing my junior
and senior years. I rehabbed back each time and
got in even better shape than before the injuries,
but I would just get hurt again. I still got scholarship
offers, but finally gave up that dream and picked up
a guitar for the first time at age 19. I guess God
h ad a plan after all, it was just different than what
I thought.
A guy may think that if he lives for God he
is no longer cool or may even be perceived
as weak. What would you say to someone
like that?
True strength lies in not worrying about what
people think about you. All that matters is what
God thinks, and He loves you enough to send His
son to die for you. After considering that, the stuff
people say and think becomes pretty meaningless.
Knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to discard
what people say, but focusing on what God thinks
of you can help drown out the haters.
How has having a female in the band
changed things?
When Aliegh joined us over a year ago, it was a
pretty big change in the road dynamic. Now,
we’re just a close-knit family and have an amazing
time on the road. Boys in bands are perpetually in
junior high. Maybe not all the time, but something
happens when you step on that bus or in a van. We
had to adjust our humor a bit around her at first
because she didn’t understand that when we made
fun of her, that meant we love her. Now she’s used
to it and gives it right back to us. I love having her
out on the road and she’s got three brothers out
there to take care of her (and make fun of her).
Your song All In (Apologize) is a reminder
that we can’t just have one foot in when we
have a relationship with the Lord. How do
you hope this song challenges guys?
This song is very personal. I wrote it about my
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desire to be 100% connected to God. For whatever
reason, sometimes I start thinking I can handle life
on my own and I only give God Sunday morning or
only pray when I need something. When I do this, I
miss out on the amazing relationship that God
wants to have with me. GOD IS GOOD. He wants
good things for me. When I don’t give Him all of
me, He can’t give me all of Him. All relationships
are a two-way street. Our relationship with God is
no different. I want to be ALL IN.
Unfortunately, a lot of guys don’t have a
strong role model. How does your song
Hollywood Reality tackle this problem?
H ollywood Reality pokes fun at our culture’s
glorification of scripted “reality.” That world just
doesn’t exist. TV and magazines give us images
and videos of what our lives should be according to
the producers/editors. We’re all looking for role
models and unfortunately it seems as though pop
culture preys on that.
What do you hope guys get from
your songs?
I want guys to know that it’s okay to struggle. I t’s
ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to be human. God
knows you and loves you anyway. There’s nothing
you can do to make Him love you any less. I
hope this album encourages guys to know that
sometimes when we can’t see or hear God, He is
still there. And ultimately, I hope it challenges guys
to step out and not be ashamed of their faith. Be
bold and don’t waste this small amount of time we
have on this earth. Live what you believe. Be all in.
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1 GIRL NATION
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
1 GIRL NATION
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1 GIRL NATION
Theme
Transition
Unity
Objective
Students will understand what unity
in Christ means to them and to those
around them. They will discuss issues
that stand in the way of Christian unity.
Warm Up
This game can be played either in pairs
or teams. You will need fans and colored paper. Cut the colored paper (one
color per team) into many small pieces.
Turn on the fans while the team leaders
throw the colored paper into the air at
the same time. The team members will
try to pick up their team’s papers and
run them to the team leader. The team
that gets all their colored papers to
their team leader first is the winner.
Ask the students to describe what
it was like trying to find and grab
their colored paper while the fan was
blowing. How did they handle trying
to find their color when all the colors
were flying around? Would the task
have been easier if only one color
and one team were playing the game
instead of everyone at once? Would
the game have been more fun if there
were no fans?
The Song
Hand out the Student Guides. Talk to
the students about how Christians
need to be unified. One of the things
that creates division and discord,
even in our own youth groups, is that
we simply can’t get along. Tell them
that as they listen to the song to
them write down ideas that come to
mind that keeps Christians from getting along and being unified in Christ.
Play the song.
Transition
Have a time of discussion about the
ideas that the students wrote on
their Students Guides. If you have
a white board, write on it what the
students thought.
Bible Study
Now look up these passages with
the students. Discuss with them what
Scripture says about things that keep
Christians from being united, and
what can be done to show the world
that we stand together.
James 2:6-10
What are some characteristics James
gives about the tongue? (It can’t be
tamed; it is evil, wicked, etc.)
What does the tongue do? (Speaks
evil, but it also can praise God.)
John 13:33-34
What is Jesus’ command to Christians? (We are to love each other.)
How will the world know that we are
Christ followers? (If they see that we
love each other.)
Discuss what people say about Christians and how Christians act. Then talk
about how we need to build each other
up and show each other love.
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Study by:
CINDY ENGØY
YESWESERVE
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
Wrap Up
For the closing, have each student
write something positive about the person next to them, across from them, or
whatever you think would be the best.
After they do that, have the students
share what they wrote. Close in a time
of prayer for unity in your group.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
1 GIRL NATION
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
1 GIRL NATION
1GIRLNATION.COM
1 GIRL NATION
REUNION RECORDS
1 GIRL NATION
UNITY
Unity
What keeps us apart?
What the Bible says:
James 2:6-10
What are some characteristics James gives about the tongue?
What does the tongue do?
John 13:33-34
What is Jesus’ command to Christians?
How will the world know that we are Christ followers?
You’re awesome because:
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THE CITY HARMONIC
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
THE CITY HARMONIC
THECITYHARMONIC.COM
HEART
INTEGRITY RECORDS
A CITY ON A HILL
DOUG RANCK
Theme
Evangelism
Objective
It has often been said, “Actions speak
louder than words.” The Bible is filled
with wonderful words but unless they
are lived out in the character of the
person, they lose their meaning and
impact. In this lesson your youth will
identify ways to let their actions speak
about the hope and truth this world
can find in Christ.
Warm Up
Distribute the Student Guide and have
students turn to the Easier Said than
Done section. Have students find one
or two other people for their group
and give them five minutes to work
on this section. When time is up, call
the group back together. Have each
team report their list, determining who
scored the most points and declare
the winner. Follow the reports with
these questions:
Transition
Say something like, “You have probably heard the quote, ‘Actions speak
louder than words.’ As Christians
we can hear and read a lot of words
but unless we live them none of
those words will make a difference.
In this lesson we will identify ways
you can let your actions speak about
the hope and truth of Christ in your
homes, schools, and communities.”
The Song
Direct the youth to take their Student
Guide and turn to the Profile of an
Act-er section. Let the group know the
song being played today is by a group
called The City Harmonic. Check out
more information about this Canadian
band at the listed website. Encourage
the students to complete the exercise
while they listen to the song.
•What is easier about saying something than doing it?
•What is the impact of those who
choose to say one thing and yet
do another?
•What makes you the most frustrated
or angry about this situation?
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Transition
Have different group members present
their answers and follow-up with these
questions:
•What is the connection between the
character of a person and letting our
light shine?
•Why is this so important?
Say something like, “This song takes
its message from Matthew’s gospel.
We are going to turn there and discover more of who we are to be as
those who let the message of Christ
be heard and seen.”
Bible Study
Have the youth turn in their Bibles to
Matthew 5:3-12; 14-16 and also to
the Blessed Lights section of Student
Guides. Give each student a reasonable amount of time to work individually on this exercise. Then, come back
together and ask the students to share
their discoveries.
Follow up the presentations with these
questions:
•How do we humbly and quietly serve
God but let our light shine in a way
that can be seen?
•What should be easy about letting
our actions reflect our faith?
•What is difficult about letting our light
shine for Christ in the world around us?
FREE METHODIST CHURCH
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
Wrap Up
Say something like, “The significance
of a ‘town’ or a ‘city’ on hill not being
hidden is that together we make the
light of Christ shine even brighter in
our schools, homes and communities.”
Have volunteers share one of the “Why
I’m Blessed” upon which they would
most like to focus and how they intend
to put it into action. Then close with a
time of praying for each other to keep
those commitments.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
THE CITY HARMONIC
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
THE CITY HARMONIC
THECITYHARMONIC.COM
HEART
INTEGRITY RECORDS
A CITY ON A HILL
EVANGELISM
Easier Said Than Done
With two or three others, you have five minutes to list ways people have or could say one thing and do another. You get one point for each example you create. You
get two points for identifying real-life situations in the news or popular culture where this has really happened. One example may be someone who complains about
others who are not honest but then is hiding the truth in a particular area of their life.
Profile Of An Act-Er
As you listen to the song, complete the following…
The central message of the song:
A list of those who are blessed:
What we can’t hide:
Blessed Lights
Read Matthew 5:3-12; 14-16 and complete this chart individually in the time you are given.
Why I’m Blessed
What I Will Receive
One Way I Could Live This Out
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COLOSSUS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
COLOSSUS
FACEBOOK.COM/COLOSSUSMUSIC
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APPROACHING THE THRONE
Theme
Healing
Objective
Students will understand that God can
rid them of the pain that they feel and
replace that pain with His love.
Warm Up
Before the meeting starts, find a volunteer to help you with this game. Explain
that you have candy for everyone, but
your volunteer needs to “sacrifice” his
or her piece of candy and will have to
eat something gross in order for the
whole group to get candy. (You might
need to have extra incentive for the
student to participate.) Once the meeting starts, explain to the students that
you have a surprise for them. It doesn’t
have to be extreme, just a small piece
of candy will be fine. Next, begin telling the students how you care about
them, love them, and only want the
best for them. Tell the students, “I love
you so much, and I want to give you
a gift to show my love.” After praising
the students and talking about the gift,
explain that there is a catch: in order
for them to all have candy, one of their
friends is going to have to eat something nasty! The student will come
forward and say, “Because I love all of
you, I am eating this gross stuff so that
you can all eat the sweet treat.” When
the student is done, have him or her
pass out the candy to the rest of the
group. Remember to reward the one
who ate the gross alternative for being
such a team player!
Transition
Explain that the activity is an example
of what Christ did for us. He experienced the cross so that we could all
receive the biggest and best gift in the
world – eternity in heaven. He took the
pain so that we could receive everlasting love. Not only that, He replaces
all the pain we have and replaces that
with love.
The Song
Hand out the Student Guides. The
guides will have the lyrics to the song
Approaching the Throne with some
missing words. While the song is
playing, have the students fill in the
missing lyrics and circle the words
or lines that stick out to them. If
necessary, play the song twice. The
missing words are: delivered, tears,
breath, regrets, debt, vain, received,
animates, forged, glorify, place,
everything, forgiven.
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Transition
Ask, “What are some of the things that
stuck out to you in the song?” “Do you
see how the song connects to what
we were just talking about?”
Bible Study
Say something like, “Just as in the
activity where a friend paid the price
so that all of you could have candy, the
song mentions how Christ paid our
debt and now we are set free!”
Read Colossians 2:13-14. Ask the
students to rewrite in their own words
this verse in the space provided on the
Student Guide. Have one or two of the
students read aloud what they wrote
down. There are no wrong answers.
Explain that we were once considered
dead because of the sin in our lives. A
price has to be paid when sin is committed. Jesus paid that price on the
cross. His death meant our life. He
died so that we too can “approach the
throne.” God is a God of deliverance
and salvation, and to God belongs
escape from death.
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CHELSEA MONROE
THE FIRST FAMILY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE
[email protected]
Read Psalm 68:20. Remember the
words “you deliver me from death”
from the song? Those words came
straight from the Bible. God is a God
of deliverance. He wants to take us
from our pain and wrap us in His
loving arms.
Have the students write on their Student Guides some of the struggles or
heartaches in their life that they need
God to help them through. Maybe it’s
a class in school, a bully, or a strong
temptation in their life. Suggest making
what they write into a short prayer.
Wrap Up
After giving them a minute or two for
personal reflection, encourage the
students to open up with God about
their struggles. He can only deliver us
if we let Him. Ask the group if anyone
has any specific struggles – they can
be as vague as they want – that they
would like you to pray for. Encourage
the students to pray for each other’s
struggles this week as well. Pray with
the group about their struggles asking
God to deliver them from the difficult
situations that they face.
Salvation Segue
A “salvation seque” for this study
can be found at interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
COLOSSUS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
COLOSSUS
FACEBOOK.COM/COLOSSUSMUSIC
TIME & ETERNAL
FACEDOWN RECORDS
APPROACHING THE THRONE
HEALING
Approaching the Lyrics
Approaching the throne You _______________ me from death, my eyes from
Approaching the Word
Rewrite Colossians 2:13-14 in your own words.
the _______________ , you gave me every _______________ . You took away my
_______________ , nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the cross I cling. You
paid my _______________ and now I’m free. You washed my hands clean and
now I’m free. He put his Son in my place, not in _______________ . It’s the heart
of grace. All of the things I don’t deserve I have _______________ , Creator of
heaven and earth, your death is what _______________ me. My name is written
Psalm 68:20
What are some of the struggles you need to let God deliver you from?
on His hands, my name is written on His heart, He _______________ all of my
plans from the very start for His love will never depart. I will approach the throne
in faith.
I will sing a song of praise, I will _______________ Your name, You put your Son in
my _______________ , you paid my debt, and now all I know is grace. You have
given me _______________ , I long to hear you say you are _______________ .
Wrap Up
What distractions will you begin to work on this week, to focus more clearly
on Jesus?
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, salvation has been won, I am a beggar adopted as a son, I
long to hear Him say, you are forgiven.
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DECYFER DOWN
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
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FIGHT TO WIN
CHRIS KEATING
•Who are we really fighting in this
battle? (Ultimately it is the devil and
his dark forces. However, he also
has deceived many people here on
earth to where they unwittingly act
as his agents to fulfill his plan. As
Christians we should remember this
and not attack the person who is
being deceived but always go to
the Lord in prayer and attack the
enemy’s stronghold.)
•What is the shield of faith? (A complete and perfect trust that God will
quench the darts of doubt and evil
that attack him, and will help him
control his mind and conquer evil
doubts and thoughts.)
Theme
Spiritual Warfare
Objective
Students will understand that life is
not always rainbows and unicorns –
sometimes it can be tough, especially as a Christian. There is an unseen
battle raging for their thoughts, emotions, and souls. God certainly knows
about the spiritual battle going on –
that is why the Bible teaches us how
to “Fight To Win.”
Warm Up
Thumb Wrestling – Have each student pick a partner and say, “One,
two, three, four, I declare a thumb
war” – and then let the battle begin!
You can even do a last man standing
tournament and award the winner with
a simple prize like a glove or mitten to
“protect” the winner’s battle thumb.
Ask, “Was the battle easier than you
thought, or harder?” “Did you ever
get tired?” Who was your toughest
opponent?” “What strategy did you
use to win?”
Transition
Explain that in reality there is a battle
raging all around us every day, only
it is unseen and the stakes are much
higher – our souls. The Bible teaches
that Satan is our enemy and that he
is doing everything he can to destroy
us. The good news is that God has
given us everything we need to
“Fight to Win.”
The Song
Pass out the Student Guides and have
the students listen to the song. After
you play the song ask, “What do you
think is the meaning of the song?”
Transition
“Fight to Win” is kind of like a spiritual
battle cry. It serves as an encouragement that even when it looks like we
are losing the battle and maybe even
feel like giving up, we must never quit
because we fight to win.
Bible Study
Let’s look at a passage of scripture
that specifically deals with the battle
we all face. Have a student read Ephesians 6:12-18. Discuss:
•From where do we get our strength?
(The Lord and His mighty power)
•What are some ways we can tap into
the Lord’s power? (Prayer, Bible reading, and Christian disciplines)
•Why do we need to put on the full
armor of God? (To withstand an
attack from the devil)
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•What are some ways in which we
find ourselves in a battle? (The
devil will do everything he can to
deceive and destroy. He will entice
the believer to eat the second helping, take the second look, buy the
unneeded possession, seek more
power and position. He will use all
the strategies he can to appeal to
the flesh and pride of the believer.)
•What is the belt of truth? (Christ is
the truth. God’s Word is truth. The
believer is to put on Christ and read
God’s word. For further study, see
Ephesians 4:22-24.)
•What is the breastplate of righteousness? (It covered the soldier from the
neck to the thighs. It protected the
heart. The believer’s heart should be
focused upon the Lord Jesus Christ
and His righteousness, and that
focus must be protected.)
•What does having our feet fitted with
the gospel of peace mean? (Wherever the Christian travels, he shares
the good news of Jesus Christ.)
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•What is the helmet of salvation?
(Protects the mind and its
thoughts, keeping all thoughts
focused upon the Lord Jesus
Christ, and His objective of reaching the world with the glorious
news that we can live forever.)
•What is the sword of the spirit? (The
Word of God. It is used for both offense
and defense. Jesus used it when he
was tempted – Matthew 4:1-11.)
•What is so important about prayer?
(Prayer brings God’s help and
deliverance.)
Wrap Up
Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:7
and another read John 16:24. When
you mess up and fall spiritually, don’t
let it keep you down. Stand and put on
the full armor of God and fight through
spiritual battles.
Salvation Segue
A “salvation seque” for this study
can be found at interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
DECYFER DOWN
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Theme:
DECYFER DOWN
DECYFERDOWN.COM
SCARECROW
FAIR TRADE SERVICES
FIGHT TO WIN
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Ephesians 6:12-18
From where do we get our strength?
What does having our feet fitted with the gospel of peace mean?
What are some ways we can tap into the Lord’s power?
What is the shield of faith?
Why do we need to put on the full armor of God?
What is the helmet of salvation?
Who are we really fighting in this battle?
What is the sword of the spirit?
What are some ways in which we find ourselves in a battle?
What is so important about prayer?
What is the belt of truth?
What is the breastplate of righteousness?
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CAN’T LET GO
(FEAT. B. REITH & S.O.)
DAN SCHEWE
Theme
Trust
Objective
This session will help students trust
each other and God more.
Warm Up
This warm up is a series of trust falls.
Before your time together, prep one of
your group members to be your assistant for this exercise; in the second
exercise your assistant will have to
catch someone falling backwards.
Start off by doing a “circle trust fall”
with your group. Form a circle with
one person in the middle. That person
stands straight up, stiff as a board,
with arms crossed over his or her
chest. The rest of the group puts their
hands out. When the person in the
middle is ready, he or she leans over
and falls into the group’s hands. The
group passes the person around for a
bit and then stands him or her up.
Ask the students why this is called a
“trust fall” (because you have to trust
the group to catch you), and how it
makes them feel.
Then ask for a volunteer. Stand
behind the volunteer and ask, “Do
you trust me? Do you trust that I will
not let you fall?” When the volunteer
responds affirmatively, ask him or
her to fall backwards into you. Catch
the volunteer. Instruct him or her to
fall backwards a second time. Stand
the volunteer up and then walk in
front of him or her. This is when your
assistant should sneak behind the
volunteer. Again ask the volunteer if
he or she trusts you, and trusts that
you will not let him or her fall. Ask the
volunteer to keep his or her eyes on
you and fall back like before. This is
where your assistant has to catch
the volunteer.
Ask your volunteer about what he or
she experienced. How did he or she
feel in each instance?
Transition
The Song
Ask the students to write down any
lyrics or ideas that come to them as
they listen to the song. Then, play
the song.
Transition
Tell the group that while we have
issues trusting each other (those we
have seen), how well do we trust God,
Who we haven’t seen? What gets in
our way of doing that?
Bible Study
The Bible says a lot about trusting in
God, which reaffirms to us that this
has been an issue for a long time. We
will look at two passages that can
help us trust in God more.
Hand out the Student Guides. Ask the
The first passage is Matthew 7:24-27
group what they think helps build trust,
– the conclusion of the “Sermon on the
and what tears it down. Give them a
Mount.” Jesus has just finished teachmoment to write down some thoughts,
ing on all sorts of important things and
and then ask them to share what they
He closes with these words. Ask a
wrote with the group. Summarize their
volunteer to read the passage for the
responses on a white board or a sheet
group. Ask, “What do we learn from
of paper. Then ask them what can
this passage?” Be sure to point out
help us trust each other better. Take
that the wind and rain falls on everyas much time as the group needs.
one; sadly, life will be hard for each of
us. If we want to get through the difExplain that Json has written a song
ficult times, building our foundation on
that might help us think about how we
Jesus will help us.
can trust God more.
Another passage of scripture that
can help us as we think about trust-
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ing in God is Romans 8:35-39. Paul
wrote Romans while he was in prison in Rome. Ask a volunteer to read
the passage. Then ask, “What do we
learn from this passage?” Point out
that we will never be separated from
God. Nothing, absolutely nothing,
will ever come between God and
us. We often think that we can do
something so bad that God will want
nothing to do with us, like in our
human relationships. This isn’t the
case with God. Nothing you can do,
and nothing that can happen to you,
will ever separate you from God.
Share something from your own
journey that helps you trust in God.
Ask, “What have you experienced
in your own story that helps you to
trust God?”
Wrap Up
Let the students know that God has
each and every one of them and will
never let them go. We can hold on
to that. While it may be hard, we can
trust in God. Try to make that something you can’t let go of. Close your
time together in prayer.
Salvation Segue
A “salvation seque” for this study
can be found at interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
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CAN’T LET GO
(FEAT. B. REITH & S.O.)
TRUST
Trust
What do you need in order to trust someone?
Matthew 7:24-27
My Own Experience
What makes trusting someone hard?
What makes trusting God hard?
Romans 8:35-39
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NEWSBOYS
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Song:
NEWSBOYS
NEWSBOYS.COM
RESTART
SPARROW RECORDS
LIVE WITH ABANDON
Theme
Life; Purpose/Meaning
Objective
Students will understand that having
total dedication to Christ will bring
meaning and purpose to their lives.
Warm Up
Before the students arrive, set up an
obstacle course. Have blindfolds and
prizes (such as candy) at the end of
the obstacle course. Divide the group
into two teams. One team will be blindfolded and the other team will be the
leaders. One by one the participants
must lead the blindfolded through the
obstacle course. When they get to the
end of the course, they get their prize
(still blindfolded). Depending on how
long this game takes, you can trade off
so each team gets to be both the leaders and the blindfolded.
Transition
Ask the students who were leaders
how they felt having the lead to make
sure their partner didn’t get hurt or
knock into something. Ask the blindfolded students how they felt having
to trust and not knowing what the
outcome would be.
The Song
Now play the song. Explain that
Newsboys are singing about total faith
in God to live life to the utmost, without limits. You might want to play this
song a couple of times.
Transition
You may need to build another bridge
between the song and the Bible
study section. This will likely involve
asking some open-ended questions
about what the group just saw, or
going back over the lyrics and generating some feedback.
Bible Study
Begin the Bible Study by saying, “God
created you to have life of true meaning and that comes through giving your
life to Christ – which means to live in
abandonment to Christ. We are going
to read promises that God gives us
when we live life in that kind of abandonment.” You can have the students
divide into groups and have each
group study one of the Bible passages.
Then have the students come together
and share with the rest of the group.
John 10:10 – “The thief comes only to
steal and kill and destroy; I have come
that they may have life, and have it to
the fullest.”
•Who is the thief in your life?
•What would your life look like if you
lived life to the fullest?
•Does having a full life in Christ mean
living a life of comfort?
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the
plans I have for you,” declares the
Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to give you hope and
a future.”
•What would you like your life to turn
out like?
•What are your hopes and dreams?
•Can hopes and dreams be unselfish?
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YESWESERVE
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
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Wrap Up
Finish up this study by discussing
that a life of abandon can have all
kids of outcomes. We are not to live
for ourselves, but to live in Christ, for
others. Discuss ways that as a youth
group, you can go out into your community and live a life of abandonment
in Christ. Make a commitment, as a
group, to help out in your community.
Close in prayer.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
NEWSBOYS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
NEWSBOYS
NEWSBOYS.COM
RESTART
SPARROW RECORDS
LIVE WITH ABANDON
LIFE; PURPOSE/MEANING
John 10:10
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may
have life, and have it to the fullest.”
Who is the thief in your life?
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What would you like your life to turn out like?
What are your hopes and dreams?
What would your life look like if you lived life to the fullest?
Can hopes and dreams be unselfish?
Does having a full life in Christ mean living a life of comfort?
What can we do to live a life of abandon in our community?
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PRESS PLAY
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PRESS PLAY
FACEBOOK.COM/THISISPRESSPLAY
#LITO
DREAM RECORDS
#LITO
DOUG RANCK
Bible Study
Wrap Up
Theme
Testimony
Objective
Students will discover the importance
of telling their story and how Christ can
use their story to create a new story in
the lives of others.
Warm Up
Distribute the Student Guide and have
students turn to the My Rollercoaster
section. Give about ten minutes for the
students to work on this individually
and then call the group back together.
If your group is small enough, have the
students share their graph and give
them time to ask questions about each
other’s story.
Transition
Explain that God has given each of us
a story to tell. The story begins with
the salvation He has brought each of
us and it is one to be shared with all
people. Say something like, “In this
lesson we are going to discover the
importance of telling our story and
how Christ can use this story to create
a new story in the lives of others.”
The Song
Ask the youth to take their Student
Guide and turn to the Love in the
Open section. Let the group know
the song played today by Press Play
has a dance groove, which is fitting
with the theme of letting our story
be heard. Encourage your students
to complete the exercise while they
listen to the song.
Transition
•What did you understand to be the
main message of this song?
•What does a “dance floor” have to do
with letting our love for God be seen?
Direct the youth to open their Bibles
to Matthew 5:13-16 and also to the
Pass the Salt and Shine the Light
section of the Student Guide. Have
the students work on this exercise in
pairs and then come back together.
Work through each of the questions
and ask students to share their
discoveries. Follow up the exercise
with these questions:
•Share your findings about the verse
on salt.
Say something like, “Our love for God,
others, and ourself is meant to be
lived in the open. It is to happen very
naturally and humbly. As we live this
love it should be our prayer for others
to clearly see the love of Christ in us
and want this for themselves.” Direct
students to complete the My One
Thing section of the Student Guide.
Then close with a prayer for each of
them as they seek to go out and let
their love for God be known.
•What are specific ways we can be
“salt” in our world?
Salvation Segue
•Too much salt on something is never
good. How is it possible we might be
•The song says, “I’m going to live well.” “too salty” at times? (Forcing people
What do you think “live well” means?
to agree with us, being overbearing
in our presentation of Christ’s story in
Say something like, “As the song says,
our lives, etc.)
‘You only live once.’ We only live once
•Share your findings about the verse
on this earth and now is the time for
on light.
us to share the good news of hope
•How are we most effectively “light” in
we have in Jesus Christ. Jesus gives
our world?
us our mission in His words from the
Sermon on the Mount. We are going to •In what ways is putting our light
take a look at what Jesus says about
“under a bowl” easy to do?
telling the story of His great love.”
•How is our love for God, love for ourself, and love for others salt and light?
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We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
PRESS PLAY
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
PRESS PLAY
FACEBOOK.COM/THISISPRESSPLAY
#LITO
DREAM RECORDS
#LITO
TESTIMONY
My Rollercoaster
Create a life graph that displays the significant highs and lows of your life up to the present. Here is an example:
HIGH
Birth
Trip to Disneyland
LOW
My dog died
Love In The Open
As you listen to the song “#LITO”, write down some of the main points you hear the writer offering as to why we should “love in the open.”
Pass The Salt And Shine The Light
Matthew 5:13-16
Write down everything you know about salt.
My One Thing
Write one specific and practical way you can live your love for God “in the open”
so that others will see your good deeds and therefore want to experience the
hope and love of Christ in their own lives.
Who does Jesus say we are?
What does He say about useless salt? What does this mean for us?
Write down everything you know about light.
Who does Jesus say we are?
What are we not supposed to do with our light?
What are we supposed to do with our light?
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REND COLLECTIVE
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REND COLLECTIVE
RENDCOLLECTIVE.COM
CAMPFIRE
INTEGRITY MUSIC
YOU ARE MY VISION
ANDY MOORE
Theme
Eternal vs. Temporal
Objective
Students will learn that God should
have their full vision and the desire
of their hearts. Jesus’ Lordship is
essential for a complete life.
Warm Up
Hand out the Student Guides. Ask,
“What are the things in your life that
you are positive about? What can you
count on to always be there for you?”
Have your teens make a list of these
things in their lives under the header
Count On It! Have them go back
through the list item by item and place
a check mark by those that 100%
without a doubt will not fail throughout
their entire lives. Leaders might want
to briefly discuss each of these items
with the group. If not mentioned, ask,
“Where does God fit into the picture?”
Transition
“Be Thou My Vision” is one of the great
traditional hymns that came out of
Ireland. The words for this song were
originally thought to have come from
an ancient Christian writing from the
6th century. The words were used in
monasteries for centuries before it was
translated into English in 1905. It later
appeared in English hymnals in 1927.
The band Rend Collective from Ireland
has given it a new sound. Let’s listen.
The Song
Play “You Are My Vision” from Rend
Collective.
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Bible Study
Some of what you have on your lists
are not forever. Nothing that is manmade is forever. We have these things
in our lives for a very short time.
The Apostle Paul was on the fast track
to being one of the greatest Jewish
leaders in all of history. He had it
all – prestige, power, knowledge, the
respect of his peers, and probably
money. He had all the coolest and best
toys of the first century. He was going
places. Then, on that dirty, dusty road
to Damascus, he met Jesus –and his
world was turned upside down forever.
Paul noticed things beginning to
change. “Stuff “was no longer
important. Everything he had gained
was only “stuff.” He would later write
these words to the church at Philippi:
“I once thought that these things were
valuable, but now I consider them
worthless because of what Christ has
done. Yes, everything else is worthless
when compared with the infinite value
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For
his sake I have discarded everything
else, counting it all as garbage, so that
I could gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:7-8
– NLT, emphasis added)
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Discuss:
•What are the key words you see in
those verses?
•Compare Paul’s previous sense of
valuable vs. worthless and discard
vs. gain.
Allow students to work out their
responses on their worksheet.
When they have done that, explain
that since Paul got rid of everything
humanly desirable, all he was left with
was Christ. He realized one huge truth:
when you gain Christ, you gain it all.
If God is our vision, as the song says,
what will we desire in this life? When
we allow God to consume us and fill
us up with Himself, we don’t need
“stuff.” He is all we need.
Wrap Up
Play the song again for the group. Ask
God to replace all of the “stuff” that
will break and get old, and be satisfied
only with Him. Close in a prayer that
asks God to fill your student’s lives
with Jesus.
Salvation Segue
A “salvation seque” for this study
can be found at interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
REND COLLECTIVE
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
REND COLLECTIVE
RENDCOLLECTIVE.COM
CAMPFIRE
INTEGRITY MUSIC
YOU ARE MY VISION
ETERNAL VS. TEMPORAL
Count On It!
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What do these verses say to you?
VERSE
WHAT IS VALUABLE?
WHAT IS WORTHLESS?
Philippians 3:7
“I once thought these things were
valuable, but now I consider them
worthless because of what Christ
has done.” (NLT)
Philippians 3:8
“Yes, everything else is worthless
when compared with the infinite value
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For
his sake I have discarded everything
else, counting it all as garbage, so that
I could gain Christ.” (NLT)
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SHANE & SHANE
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SHANE & SHANE
SHANEANDSHANE.COM
BRING YOUR NOTHING
FAIR TRADE SERVICES
THAT’S HOW YOU FORGIVE
MANDY KYES
reminder of the measures that Christ
went through; for others, it may be a
prayer of forgiveness.
was only one way to save us, and that
was through the sacrifice of Jesus.
Theme
God’s Forgiveness
Objective
Students will grow a deeper appreciation for the forgiveness they’ve
received through Christ’s sacrifice.
Warm Up
Do You Trust Me, Will You Forgive
Me – This is a game where the more
student volunteers you have, the better. Students sit in front of the rest
of the group and have their hands
behind their back. One student is
chosen to take a donut topped with
a poof of whip cream and approach
the first student in line. The student
with the whipped-donut asks, “Do you
trust me?” to the seated student. The
seated student responds with “Yes”
or “No.” No matter the answer, the
student with the whipped-donut then
asks, “Will you forgive me?” (Insinuating that he or she might shove the
whip cream in the seated student’s
face.) No matter the response, the
standing student has the choice, to
feed the whipped-donut nicely to the
seated student or to purposefully get
whip cream all over his or her face.
The standing student sits down, and
the student that was sitting gets to ask
the next seated student. Repeat (with
new donuts) until all have gone. (Be
prepared for a little mess!)
Transition
Ask students if it made a difference
whether the seated student said that
he or she would forgive the feeder no
matter what? Why or why not? Tell
students that we’ve been forgiven by
God through Christ despite the many
times we’ve shoved things in Jesus’
face. He still forgives us.
The Song
Hand out the Student Guides. Explain
that the song “That’s How You Forgive” by Shane & Shane is a powerful,
humbling song that reminds us of just
how much God loves us; He sent His
Son to take on our sins and cancel our
debt. He forgives us absolutely. Play
the song and have students close
their eyes as they listen intently to the
words. Spend time in discussion over
some of the lyrics that really stood out
to some of the students. Ask them to
fill out the What it Means to Me section on their Student Guide.
Transition
Let students know that Shane &
Shane specifically wanted this song
to be easily learned and remembered
because they wanted the words to
resonate with the listeners. Tell students that many things may come to
mind when we think of what the lyrics
mean to us; for some, it may be a
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Bible Study
Tell students that they will be focusing
on two aspects of this song: 1) The
love of God, and 2) the forgiveness we
receive through Christ. Have students
read the verses aloud, then go over
the discussion questions that follow on
their Student Guide under The Word
Says… section.
Psalm 145:8-9 – The Lord is gracious
and compassionate, slow to anger and
rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He
has compassion on all He has made.
Discuss:
•These verses are describing the characteristics of God. What is your reaction toward these verses?
•What part stands out to you the most
and why?
John 3:16 – For God so loved the
world that he gave his one and only
Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have everlasting life.
Ephesians 1:7 – In Him we have
redemption through his blood, the
forgiveness of sins, in accordance with
the riches of God’s grace.
We may hear John 3:16 a lot, but really
think about what it means for us. There
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•Do you think we deserve that kind of
forgiveness?
•Would you be able to sacrifice your
most prized possession to help
someone who treats you like dirt?
Wrap Up
Have students fill out the Wrap Up
section of their worksheet. Ask, “Are
you accepting God’s forgiveness, or
do you still feel unforgiveable? God’s
love and forgiveness is immeasurable.
There is nothing that we have done
that would make God not love us. He
has offered His Son as the ultimate
sacrifice. Jesus conquered death so
we may have life. All we need to do is
accept this.” End in prayer.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
SHANE & SHANE
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
SHANE & SHANE
SHANEANDSHANE.COM
BRING YOUR NOTHING
FAIR TRADE SERVICES
THAT’S HOW YOU FORGIVE
GOD’S FORGIVENESS
What it Means to Me
What message do you get from this song?
The Word Says…
Psalm 145:8-9
The Lord is _________ and _________, slow to _____
and rich in _____. The Lord is _____ to all; he has
____________ on all he has made.
Wrap Up
What is something you need to hand over to God?
Maybe you haven’t asked for forgiveness in a long
time, or maybe you didn’t know it was already
offered and that you just need to accept it. Pray that
you can truly recognize the sacrifice that Jesus made
so that you could be forgiven.
These verses are describing the characteristics of
God. What is your reaction towards these verses?
What part stands out to you the most and why?
What was a line that really stood out to you,
and why?
John 3:16
For God so _____the world that he gave his one
and only Son, that whoever _______ in him shall not
perish but have everlasting _____.
Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have __________through his _____, the
__________ of sins, in accordance with the riches of
God’s _____.
Do you think we deserve that kind of forgiveness?
Why or why not?
Would you be able to sacrifice your most prized
possession to help someone who treats you like dirt?
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STELLAR KART
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STELLAR KART
STELLARKART.COM
ALL IN
INPOP RECORDS
ALL IN (APOLOGIZE)
Transition
Transition
Theme
Commitment
Objective
Students will learn about surrender
and being “all in.”
Warm Up
Risk It All – Make a bunch of “poker
chips” to use in this game. (I found
a couple of images of chips online,
created a page full of the images,
printed it off, copied it, cut the
pages and made “square chips” to
hand out.) Have the students form
small groups of four or more. Hand
out decks of some kind of playing
cards (I used several Uno decks
and a couple Rook decks) and the
“chips” and have the groups play a
few rounds of “the most points in the
hand wins.” Dealer gives five cards
to each player, and players then
can discard up to four of their cards
for replacements from the dealer.
Players “bet” their “chips” – winner
gets all the “chips” that were bet in
that hand. Have some rocking music
playing in the background and let the
kids have a great time!
Discuss the game a bit, trying to bring
out the idea of going “all in” with a bet.
Here are some starter questions that
you can use:
•What was your favorite part of this
game?
•Did playing with worthless “chips”
diminish the fun?
•What if you were playing with real
money – your own money?
•Did you ever go “all in” on a hand?
The Song
Explain that Stellar Kart uses the
“all in” idea in a very different way.
Their “All In” song talks about the
commitment you and I need to bring
to our relationship with Jesus. We too
easily hold back – maybe because we
think that going “all in” will make us
weird, or uncomfortable, or unsatisfied.
However, only when we surrender
everything we have and everything
we are, will we experience the thrill of
winning. Play the song.
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Discuss the message of the song with
your students. Use these questions
as a starting point to generate some
freewheeling discussion:
•What do you think about the opening
lyrics: “It’s easier to be the crowd / to
just fit in and not stand out at all”?
•What motivation does the band have
for going “all in” with Jesus?
•Is that enough motivation for you to
do the same?
•Why is walking a narrow road, knowing that you might be the only one so
difficult for teenagers?
Bible Study
Hand out the Student Guides. Read
through Philippians 3:12-14 and then
discuss the questions below.
Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already been made perfect,
but I press on to take hold of that for
which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet
to have taken hold of it. But one thing
I do: Forgetting what is behind and
straining toward what is ahead, I press
on toward the goal to win the prize for
which God has called me heavenward
in Christ Jesus.
Study by:
KEN MCCOY
JUMPSTART MINISTRIES
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
•How would you describe someone
who is “pressing on” to follow Jesus?
•Evaluate your spiritual progress over
the last several months. How can you
do better in the weeks ahead?
•What do you need to “forget” from
your past in order to move ahead?
•What could knock you off the pace
and stop you from following Jesus?
Wrap Up
Use this time to challenge your
young friends to go “all in” with their
relationship with Jesus. Close in prayer.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
STELLAR KART
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
STELLAR KART
STELLARKART.COM
ALL IN
INPOP RECORDS
ALL IN (APOLOGIZE)
COMMITMENT
Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do
not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the
prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
How would you describe someone who is “pressing on” to follow Jesus?
Evaluate your spiritual progress over the last several months. How can you do better in the weeks ahead?
What do you need to “forget” from your past in order to move ahead?
What could knock you off the pace and stop you from following Jesus?
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THESE HEARTS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
THESE HEARTS
THESE-HEARTS.COM
YOURS TO TAKE
VICTORY RECORDS
THIS IS LOVE
TODD PEARAGE
Bible Study
Wrap Up
Theme
The Song
Objective
Transition
Let’s read one of the most famous
verses in the Bible, John 3:16. Ask,
“Do you think Jesus WANTED TO or
NEEDED TO die on the cross?” (This
question is not meant to be a theological debate, but more of a mind probing
discussion. The intent is just to get
kids thinking.)
Then, discuss:
Read Romans 5:8. WHY do you think
Jesus died on the cross for us?
Motivation
Students will understand that love is a
very powerful motivator.
Warm Up
Anything for a Buck – Challenge
students to do different tasks for one
U.S. dollar. You will need to prepare
in advance the supplies for several
different tasks like eating a sardine,
getting hit in the face with a water
balloon, drawing a mustache on
them with a permanent marker, etc.
Transition
Say something like, “Some of you
were willing to do some pretty crazy
things for a dollar. Some of you
decided one dollar was not enough
motivation. So, how much would it
take for you to ________?” (Fill in the
blank with your challenges.) Allow
the students to respond.
Explain that for most of us, money is
a motivator. But in this lesson we’re
going to talk about the greatest motivator of all: love.
Let’s listen to the new song by These
Hearts called “This Is Love.”
Say, “There’s lots of screaming in
this song. Let’s go around and share
your name and at least one thing that
makes you scream.”
•According to the song, why are they
a band?
•They say,“If we did this for the money
we’d have quit long ago.” So why do
they keep going?
•We all have things that we do
because we HAVE to. What are some
things that you have to do? (Allow
them to make a list) Then ask, “Why
do you do them?”
Read John 13:34-35. Say, “Jesus
wants us to love each other the way
He loves us. And He loves us enough
to lay down his life for us. Now, I’m
not asking anyone to die for me, but I
do think if we follow Jesus’ example
we need to be willing to lay down our
agendas and our wills for others. So
let’s discuss what that might look like.
When might you give up what you
want to show love to someone else?”
•Now list some things that you do, not
because you have to, but because
you WANT to. (Allow them to make a
Since love motivated Jesus to die for
list) Then ask, “Why do you do them?” us, how can love motivate us to care
•So when you look at the two “why do for those around us?
you do them” lists, what’s different?
•What motivates you to do things you
want to do?
•What motivates you to do things you
don’t want to do?
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THE GATHERING
DAYTON, OHIO
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Say, “Before we leave, I would like
you to brainstorm ways we can
show love to people in our homes,
schools, church, and community.
Let’s finish this sentence: ‘Motivated by love, I will…’”
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
THESE HEARTS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
THESE HEARTS
THESE-HEARTS.COM
YOURS TO TAKE
VICTORY RECORDS
THIS IS LOVE
MOTIVATION
What makes you scream?
Have To’s and Why
Things I HAVE to do
Why I do them
Things I WANT to do
Why I do them
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love
one another. (John 13:34-35)
Motivated by love, I will…
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THISIZMYSTORY
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
THISIZMYSTORY
THISIZMYSTORY.COM
THISIZMYSTORY
VARIOUS VIDEO STORIES
RICK BUNDSCHUH
Intro
Prep
ThisIZMyStory is a Christian ministry that wants the world to see the
change that Jesus Christ has made
in peoples’ lives – a change that is
real and amazing. Their video stories
illustrate God’s forgiveness, mercy,
and love toward people who are in
need. You will notice that in every
video the people involved don’t judge
or preach – they just share. The hope
is that the viewers are encouraged,
inspired, and changed.
Theme
Testimony
Objective
By the end of this session your students will have had the opportunity
to hear and to tell stories of faith
from a wide variety of people. They
will learn that every Christian has a
story to tell. Acts 18:20 – As for us,
there’s no question—we can’t keep
quiet about what we’ve seen and
heard. (The Message)
Well in advance of your meeting,
recruit someone to help who can film,
record, and edit short video clips. Find
a location that has good lighting with
no distractions and gather several students who would be willing to tell their
particular faith story or a segment of
their faith story on camera. Make these
clips 2-4 minutes in length and prepare
to insert them in between the sport
and celebrity video clips you select
from the ThisIzMyStory DVD.
Warm Up
Pose this question to your group:
“When you need a recommendation
of a place to eat, a movie to watch, a
particular activity to do, etc. whose
recommendation would weigh more
in your decision – the word of a food,
movie, or travel critic, an advertisement in print or other media, or the
experience of a person you trust or
admire?” Most people will say, “A
friend or someone they trust.” Discuss why the advice of someone
known to you is more valuable than
advice from a stranger.
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Transition
Transition to the video clips by saying, “Telling our story of faith is one of
the most important, encouraging, and
influential things we can do – not just
for nonbelievers but also for believers.
Today we are going to spend some
time hearing the stories of others.”
Watch 20 minutes or so of video clips
from the DVD mixed in with videos of
your own students.
Bible Study
After the clips, ask your students “Why
do stories like these connect with us?”
Read John 1:45-46 to your group and
then discuss:
•What did Phillip say or do?
•How was it received?
•Why is this way of sharing our faith
more effective than others?
•Which of the video stories we watch
encouraged you, and why?
•Does someone have to be a celebrity or have gone through trauma in
order to have a story worth telling?
Why or why not?
KAUAI CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
KOLOA, HAWAII
[email protected]
Wrap Up
Invite your students to pray about
telling their story to someone. Invite
your students who have not told their
story on camera to sign up and then,
at a later date, video record their
story of faith and show a clip before
every meeting throughout the year.
You can also post them online or on
the youth group Facebook site.
Salvation Segue
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
THISIZMYSTORY
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
THISIZMYSTORY
THISIZMYSTORY.COM
THISIZMYSTORY
VARIOUS VIDEO STORIES
TESTIMONY
Acts 18:20
John 1:45-46
What did Phillip say or do?
How was it received?
Why is this way of sharing our faith effective?
Which of the video stories we watch encouraged you, and why?
Does someone have to be a celebrity or have gone through trauma in order to
have a story worth telling? Why or why not?
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TIM TIMMONS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
TIM TIMMONS
TIMTIMMONSMUSIC.COM
CAST MY CARES
REUNION RECORDS
CAST MY CARES
Theme
the paper they “lassoed.” Keep playing
until everyone has had a chance.
Here are some questions to ask and
talk through with your group:
Difficulties; Hope Within
Objective
Your students will learn to cast their
cares on God.
Warm Up
Sticky-Hand Rodeo – Get a bunch of
sticky-hands – an elastic, gel-based toy
that you can fling around. (Sometimes
the little bubble vending machines at
supermarkets have them, or you can
find them online.) On one end is a hand
(made of the same material) that, when
you fling it onto something, usually sticks.
So, buy 3-4 (they should be very cheap)
and then get some loose sheets of paper.
Prepare by cutting the paper into different size pieces. Put score amounts on
the pieces – assign higher points to the
smaller pieces, etc. Set up a table at the
front of the room/stage and pick some
students to be in your “rodeo.” Put tape
on the floor a reasonable distance away
from the table to mark where students
have to stand. Give the students a
sticky-hand and then tell them that they
have 45 seconds. Yell, “GO!” and have a
volunteer play some rocking music while
the students try to use their sticky hands
to retrieve pieces of paper off of the table.
At the end of 45 seconds, have each
student tally up their points as listed on
Transition
•Why does God want and even ask us
to cast our cares on Him?
Study by:
MARK PITTMAN
INTERLÍNC
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
[email protected]
•Do you think this is a one-time thing,
or does God want us to do it whenever we feel anxious?
•What does this verse say will happen
to us when we respond to anxiety
this way?
Talk for a bit about the verb “cast” or
“casting.” We really only use these
words (in the physical motion sense)
when we talk about fishing. But even
then it’s not a true representation of
the word. The more complete meaning
is for one to throw.
•Why do you think God uses the imagery of “casting” instead of just saying,
“Talk to me about them”?
•What will God do when we cast our
cares on Him?
•Why would both our hearts and
minds need guarding?
The Song
•How do you think He does that?
Wrap Up
Encourage the students to think about
the real action and implications of
“casting” as they listen to “Cast My
Cares” by Tim Timmons.
Bible Study
Tim identifies three major times when
we can feel stressor even immobilized
by anxiety or fear: the middle of the
night, the middle of the fight, and the
middle of the fire. Hand out the Student Guides. Read Psalm 55:22 (NIV
preferred). You may want to ask your
students what is involved if we are to
“cast something.” You can help guide
their answers, but hopefully you end
up with some of these points.
•Identify what needs to be thrown
•Choose where you are throwing it
•Let go
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•What is significant about “letting go”
or “leaving our cares” with God?
Read 1 Peter 5:7. Discuss:
•What does trading being “anxious”
for being “sustained” mean to you?
•Have you experienced that condition
that comes from God?
•What reason does Peter give us for
casting our cares?
•What is the importance of casting to
someone who cares for us?
Read Philippians 4:6. Discuss:
•What are we to do instead of being
anxious?
•And how are we to do it?
•What is the prepositional phrase
along with that directive? (“with
thanksgiving”)
•Why is thanksgiving a part of the process? What do you think it does for us?
•What kind of peace do we get? Why
is it different than what the world
considers peace?
God is not just some cosmic-psychologist for us to simply share how we
feel. God wants our cares thrown at
Him. He wants us to bring our anxiety
to Him – with prayer and thanksgiving
for what He’s already done for us. God
is serious about the issue of us carrying anxiety. Whenever we feel anxious,
He wants us to bring it to Him, even if
we just did the whole process twenty
minutes ago. In the middle of the night,
in the middle of the fight, in the middle
of the fire, God wants us to focus on
Him and give Him our cares. He will
respond and work on us in the middle
of the night, the fight, and the fire.
Salvation Segue
A “salvation seque” for this study
can be found at interlinc-online.com/
studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
TIM TIMMONS
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
TIM TIMMONS
TIMTIMMONSMUSIC.COM
CAST MY CARES
REUNION RECORDS
CAST MY CARES
DIFFICULTIES; HOPE WITHIN
Psalm 55:22
Why does God want and even ask us to cast our
cares on Him?
1 Peter 5:7
What does trading being “anxious” for being
“sustained” mean to you?
Philippians 4:6
What are we to do instead of being anxious?
And how are we to do it?
Why do you think God uses the imagery of “casting”
instead of just saying, “Talk to me about them”?
Have you experienced that from God?
What is the prepositional phrase along with that
directive? (“with thanksgiving”)
Why is thanksgiving a part of the process? What do
you think it does for us?
What is significant about “letting go” or “leaving our
cares” with God?
What reason does Peter give us for casting our cares
on God?
Do you think this is a one-time thing, or does God
want us to do it whenever we feel anxious?
What will God do when we cast our cares?
What does this verse say will happen to us when we
respond to anxiety this way?
How do you think He does that?
What is the importance of casting to someone who
cares for us?
What kind of peace do we get? Why is it different
than what the world considers peace?
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TRICIA
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
TRICIA
TRICIAMUSICOFFICIAL.COM
RADIATE
INPOP RECORDS
MIRROR MIRROR
JESSICA PARRENT
NEW BEGINNINGS
NEWTON, ILLINOIS
[email protected]
The Student Guide and a
“Salvation Segue” for
this study is available here:
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Theme
Beauty
Objective
Girls will understand that they are
beautiful creations made by God.
Warm Up
Makeover! – Ask, “Girls, how much
time do you spend in the bathroom
getting ready? How much do you
worry about what you wear and how
you look? How much time do you
spend trying to look like the people in
magazines? Well, today is your lucky
day! We are going to do free makeovers! So, grab a buddy and have a
seat on the floor!”
One girl needs to do the makeover and
one needs to get the makeover. Give
the girls a bag that contains makeup,
brush, mirror, and hairspray. Have one
girl sit in front of another with her back
to her friend – so the friend can’t see her
face just the back of her hair. Now, the
only thing the girls getting the makeover
can do is hold the mirror. That’s it. The
girls giving the makeover must put
makeup on her friend and do her hair
until she thinks her friend looks beautiful! When they are done have them
switch places so everyone has a time to
look beautiful! Be sure to take pictures
of your beauties when they are done!
Transition
Say, “Now, how beautiful do we all
feel? How much did that mirror help
you? Now we are going to listen to a
strong by Tricia called, ‘Mirror Mirror’!”
The Song
Hand out the Student Guides. Say,
“While you listen to this song, write
down key phrases or ideas that you
notice Tricia singing during the song!”
Transition
Say, “Let’s go back to 1:47 of the song.
(Play this section again for the girls.)
Tricia says you are ‘original, and individual; you are a heart and a soul, a gift
from above, a product of love!’ We are
going to focus on this part of the song.
I could spend all day trying to convince
you that you are beautiful! However,
we are going to focus on how God
made us and how He sees us.”
Bible Study
Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. God has
made us all to be individuals. He doesn’t
need or want us to all be the same.
•Verse 27: “Now you are the body of
Christ, and each of you is a part of it.”
We need to praise each other’s individuality! Take time to go around the
group and talk about things that each
girl thinks makes her an individual!
If she can’t think of anything, let a
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friend answer! All answers should be
kept positive!
Read Mathew 10:30. God made us
all originals!
•What is numbered?
•Have you ever tried to count the hairs
on your head? God knows how many
there are because He knows you that
well! That’s how original you are. God
took the time to know even the smallest detail about you!
Read Psalm 37:4. God has given us
a heart and a soul; every heart has
different desires!
•Delight yourself in the Lord, and He
will give you the desires of your heart.
•Every one of us has special dreams
and abilities. God wants to give you
those things that He has placed in
your heart!
Read Jeremiah 1:5. You are a gift
from above!
•Before I formed you in the womb I
knew you.
•Do you get that God took time out of
His schedule to make you? You are His
masterpiece! The same God that made
the ocean, the stars, and the world,
took time out to make you! He saw you
as something worthwhile and put you
together just the way you are!
Read John 3:16. You are a product of love.
•Before you were even an idea to your
parents, Jesus, God’s son, got on the
cross to die for you. Why? Because He
loved you so much that He couldn’t
stand to see you die. He wanted you to
have the ability to live forever with Him.
Read Psalm 139:14.
•What is beauty?
•Magazine beauty photos are 100%
touched up, but the beauty God gives
each of us is completely real! Who
looks at the stars and says they would
be prettier if they twinkled more, or the
ocean and thinks they could have done
better? No one, because those things
are perfect just the way God made
them. As are you! No magazine can
hold your beauty because God created
you to be you! You are fearfully and
wonderfully made! By God Himself!
Wrap Up
Listen to Tricia’s song, “Daughter of
the King” and then tell the girls to
take a couple quiet minutes to think
about the beauty in them, the God
who made them, and how they are
daughters of the King. The way they
look, dress, and act should reflect the
beauty He gave them!
Conclude by posting papers with each
girl’s name on them. Have the girls go
around and write what makes each girl
beautiful or unique. Tell the girls to keep
this as a reminder when they feel less
than beautiful to remember God made
them all exceptionally beautiful!
Student Guide
TRICIA
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
TRICIA
TRICIAMUSICOFFICIAL.COM
RADIATE
INPOP RECORDS
MIRROR MIRROR
BEAUTY
The Song
As you listen, jot down the ideas and key phrases
that you hear Tricia sing.
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the _________________________ ,
John 3:16
Say it, think about it!
and He will give you the _________________________
of your heart.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
“Now you are the _________________________ of
Christ, and each of you is a part of it.”
Jeremiah 1:5
Before I _________________________ you in the
_________________________ I knew you.
Psalm 139:14
What is true beauty?
Mathew 10:30
What is numbered?
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W.L.A.K.
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Study by:
W.L.A.K.
WELIVEASKINGS.COM
WE LIVE AS KINGS
COLLISION RECORDS
(FEAT. ALEX FAITH AND DRE MURRAY)
ALL IN
NICK WILLIAMS
Theme
Transition
Transition
Wrap Up
Objective
•What is the point of Red Rover?
•For the game of Red Rover, which is
better: all in, or just part way in?
Say, “So obviously this song is about
being ‘All In’ – hopefully you guys
all got that. What does being ‘all in’
mean? And can anyone give me an
example?” ***If you would like to, you
can get some poker chips to use as
an object lesson. Poker is one of the
easiest ways to picture going “all in.”
As the song says, “Staring at my cards
I got the best hand, chips down face
up and I am all in, I am all in.”
The Song
Bible Study
Salvation Segue
Commitment
By the end of the lesson, your group
should know what “all in” actually
means and will evaluate whether they
are “all in” or not.
Warm Up
Red Rover – Everyone should know
the rules of this classic childhood.
However, here are some twists you
can use to make this game more
interesting:
•Before a player breaks through a line,
he or she must make an animal noise.
•Players have to dance half of the way
to the other side.
•Call two names instead of one or two
of the rounds.
After the game(s) has ended, discuss
these questions:
•Some people always seem to break
through the line. Why is that? Is it
because they decided to go “all in”
when they ran at the line and didn’t
pull back?
Hand out the Student Guides and say,
“While you’re listening to this song,
think of some other areas or ways in
life that we can go ‘all in.’ Have the
students write their answers on the
Student Guide. Play W.L.A.K.’s song,
“All In” featuring Alex Faith and Dre
Murray. It’s about 4:30 long.
•Use your imagination and think of
some that are relevant to your group!
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Say, “Now let’s jump into the Bible to
see what God says about being ‘all in.’
This one verse really sums up being ‘all
in.’ However, some of you may have
to use your imagination to get this
one!” Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. If
you have any runners in your group,
this verse will make complete sense
to them. If you don’t, here is a way to
explain it: “If you’re going to actually
run a race and put the time into it,
then most likely your going to go ‘all
in.’ If you don’t, then your completely
wasting your time! Because who runs
a race to lose?”
SILVER CREEK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
OWASSO, OKLAHOMA
[email protected]
***If you used a poker chip as an
illustration, then that is a good way to
end the session. Just finish telling them
about that poker chip, and tell them
to take it home and put it somewhere
they will always see it as a reminder.
Otherwise, ask again, “Now what do
you think being ‘all in’ means? Can you
share example of it? How would you
know if you’re ‘all in’?” Close in prayer.
We believe that every time a youth
group session or teaching takes place,
there is an opportunity to segue and
present the Gospel. Greg Stier and our
good friends at Dare2Share have written a “salvation segue” for this student
which can be found at interlinc-online.
com/studentguides/ylo93
Student Guide
W.L.A.K.
Artist:
Album Title & Record Company:
Song:
Theme:
W.L.A.K.
WELIVEASKINGS.COM
WE LIVE AS KINGS
COLLISION RECORDS
ALL IN
COMMITMENT
Red Rover
What is the point of Red Rover?
(FEAT. ALEX FAITH AND DRE MURRAY)
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Some people always seem to break through the line. Why is that? Is it because
they decided to go “all in” when they ran at the line and didn’t pull back?
For the game of Red Rover, which is better: all in, or just part way in?
The Song
While you’re listening to this song, think of some other areas or ways in life we
can go “all in.” Write your answers here:
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Since October, Everfound
30H!3
Family Force 5
A Day To Remember
Close Your Eyes, These Hearts
a latin Dave Matthews Band Salvador
Adam Lambert
Deas Vail
Alter Bridge
Abandon Kansas
Anberlin
Silverline, I Am Empire
Arcade Fire
Brothers Martin, House Of Heroes, Rend
Collective Experment
As I Lay Dying
Dizmas, War Of Ages
Asteria
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Avenge Sevenfold
Sent By Ravens
Avril Lavigne
Krystal Meyers, Everlife
Bikini Kill
Inhabited
Blindside
Silverline
Blink 182
The Send, FM Static
Bloc Party
Anberlin
Breaking Benjamin
Nine Lashes
Brother Cane
Abandon Kansas
Cage The Elephant
Newworldson
Carolina Liar
Vota
Chevelle
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Citizen Cope
Mat Kearney
Coheed and Cambria
Falling Up
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Comeback Kid
Close Your Eyes
Copeland
Mae, The Afters
Counterparts
Close Your Eyes
Creed
Strange Celebrity
Crossfade
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Damone
Fireflight
Daughtry
Sanctus Real, Third Day
Dave Matthews Band
David Crowder Band
Disturbed
Pillar
Drive By Truckers
Todd Agnew
Driving East
Starfield
Dropkick Murphy’s
Flatfoot 56
Edwin McCain
Casting Crowns
Emery
Sent By Ravens
Eric Clapton
Jonny Lang, The Choir
Evanesence
Plumb
Evans Blue
Dizmas
Fallout Boy
Run Kid Run
Finger Eleven
Skillet
Flogging Molly
Flatfoot 56
Foo Fighters
Fighting Instinct, Southbound Fearing
Fort Minor meets Beck
John Reuben
Fountains Of Wayne
Eleventyseven
Franz Ferdinand
Brothers Martin
Funeral For A Friend
Falling Up
Gin Blossoms
Ruth
Halifax
Pillar
Hinder
Disciple
Hoobastank
Circleslide
Hurt
Day Of Fire
Interpol
House Of Heroes
Jack Johnson
Mat Kearney
James Taylor
The Choir
Jason Mraz
Shawn McDonald
Jeff Beck
Robert Randolph And The Family Band
Jimmy Eat World
Rush Of Fools, Southbound Fearing, Mae,
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John Butler Trio
Robert Randolph And The Family Band
John Mayer
Shawn McDonald, Jonny Lang, Dave Barnes
Jon Foreman
Brandon Bee
Jon McLaughlin
Big Daddy Weave
Just Surrender
Emery
Keane
Brandon Bee
Kelly Clarkson
Barlow Girl
Korn
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
Metallica
The Showdown
MGMT
Manic Drive
Michelle Branch
Krystal Meyers
Mudvayne
P.O.D.
Muse
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, for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys
Panic! at the Disco
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Paramore
Everlife, The Letter Black, Fireflight
Pendulum
Family Force 5
Peter Gabriel
Petree
Peter Yorn
Mercyme
Phoenix
Esterlyn
Pink
Barlow Girl
Poe
Plumb
Queen meets Weezer
Downhere
Radiohead
Starflyer 59
Rage Against The Machine Thousand Foot Krutch
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Run Kid Run
Relient K
Pioneer
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, Decyfer Down
Simple Plan
Run Kid Run
Sister Hazel,
Needtobreathe
Smile Empty Soul
P.O.D.
Spoken
Silverline
Stereo Skyline
Eleventyseven
Stereophonics,
Telecast
Stone Temple Pilots
Day Of Fire
Story Of The Year
I Am Empire
Sum 41
The Fold
Test Your Reflex
After Edmund
The Airborne Toxic Event
Shirock
The Bravery
This Beautiful Republic
The Click Five
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Dave Barnes
The Friday Night Boys
FM Static
The Ghost Inside
Colossus
The Killers
The Myriad
The Raveonettes
Superchick
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Skillet
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
Tsunami Bomb
Fireflight
U2
Leeland
Velvet Revolver
Day Of Fire
Vertical Horizon
Building 429, Mercyme
Weezer
Switchfoot, Rush Of Fools
Wilco
Telecast
William Tell
By The Tree, The Turning
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Inhabited
Yellowcard
Switchfoot
Pop/R&B
Mainstream Artist
Alicia Keys
All Star Weekend
Amanda Cosgrove
Amel Larrieux
Amos Lee
Amy Grant
Amy WInehouse
Annie Lennox
Aqualung
Asher Roth
Ashlee Simpson
Christian Artist
Ayiesha Woods
Anthem Lights
The Rubyz
Mary Mary
Jimmy Needham
Elizabeth South, Holly Starr, Laura Story
Ayiesha Woods
Lara Landon
Pocket Full of Rocks
B. Reith
Press Play
Augustana
Beatles
Ben Folds
Ben Harper
Beyonce
Black Eyed Peas
Bob Marley
Bob Mould
Bono
Brand New
Brandy
Bruno
Calexico
Calvin Harris
Cece Winans
Chris Brown
Christina Perri
Colbie Caillat
Coldplay
Corinne Bailey Rae
Daniel Powter
Daughtry
David Archuleta
David Cook
David Guetta
David Poe
Demi Lovato
Dispatch
Edwin McCain
Elliot Yarmin
Everlast
Fiona Apple
Florence And The Machine
Gavin DeGraw
Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani
Ingrid Michealson
Jay-Z
Jack Johnson
Jamie Cullum
Janet Jackson
John Butler Trio
John Mayer
Jon McLaughlin
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Katherine McPhee
Katy Perry
Keith Urban
Kelly Clarkson
Keri Hilson
Kirk Franklin
Kris Allen
Lady Antebellum
Lifehouse
Limp Bizkit,
Lights
Los Lonely Boys
Mary J. Blige
Matt Kearney
Michelle Branch
Mitchel Musso
Motopony
Mumford & Sons
Natalie Grant
Ne-Yo
One Republic
Owl City
Phish
Pink
Rascal Flatts
Rihanna
Rob Thomas
Robin Thicke
Sara Bareilles
Sarah McLachlan
Switchfoot
The Fray
The Script
The Ting Tings
The Veronicas
The Verve
Third Eye Blind
Train
Vanessa Carlton
Echoing A
Fiction Fam
The Swift
Coffey And
Mandisa
Group 1 C
Christafari
Jeremy Ca
Phil Wickh
Echoing A
Mary Mary
Mars
Pocket Fu
Capital Kin
Nicole C. M
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Holly Starr
Rachel Ch
Bluetree, B
Ayiesha W
Jason Gra
Jeremy Ca
Matt Mahe
Matt Mahe
Capital Kin
Warren Ba
1 Girl Natio
Braddigan
Matthew W
Jason Gra
Coffey And
Lara Lando
Lara Lando
Jonathan P
Brandon H
Britt Nicole
Rachel Ch
Jekob
Chris Rice
Warren Ba
Nicole C. M
Pocket Fu
Phil Wickh
Johnny Dia
Mission Si
Anthem Lig
Natalie Gra
V. Rose
Coffey And
Britt Nicole
Jade Harre
tobyMac
Sixteen Ci
MercyMe
Wayne Ker
tobyMac
Capital Kin
Salvador
Mandisa
Matt Brouw
Jamie Gra
Mission Si
Braddigan
Rend Colle
Nicole C. M
B. Reith
Tenth Aven
Capital Kin
Braddigan
Britt Nicole
33 Miles
Jade Harre
Nate Sallie
B. Reith
Rachel Ch
Elizabeth S
Jon Forem
Matt Brouw
Wayne K
Sixteen Ci
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Mainstream Artist
50 Cent
Asher Roth
B.O.B.
B.G.
Black Eyed Peas
Level 3:16
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
Kanye West
Keri Hilson
Kid Cudi
Kirk Franklin
LCD Soundsystem
Lil’ Flip
Limp Bizkit
Linkin Park
Lloyd Banks
Ludacris
Maino
Mario
MIMS
Mos Def
Omarion
Owl City
Prodigy
RedCloud
Redman
Rick Ross
T Pain
T.I.
The Fugees
The Roots
Timbaland
Tre Songz
Wu Tang
Young Buck
Young Jeezy
Yung L.A
Christian Artist
Da T.R.U.T.H.
Eric Cross
Young Chozen
Flame
L.A. Symphony, The Washington Projects,
Eric Cross
Pettidee
Flame
Dijon, Press Play
Grits, Phanatik, Propaganda & Odd Thomas
T-Bone
Urban D.
Mark J
Pettidee
Canton Jones, Andy Mineo
KJ-52, Urban D., Propaganda
Brinson, Mr Talkbox
Cross Movement, KJ-52
Andy Hunter
The Washington Projects
Liquid
T-Bone
Cross Movement, L.A. Symphony
W.L.A.K.
The Washington Projects, Jekob
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
Dijon
Owl City
Soul P
L.A. Symphony
Soul P
Json
Mr Talkbox
116, Lecrae, T-Bone, Trip Lee, Json
Level 3:16, The Washington Projects
Alert312
Brinson, Mark J
Canton Jones
Cross Movement
116, Lecrae
Da T.R.U.T.H.
Trip Lee
Punk/Hardcore
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
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
Drowning Pool
Eighteen Visions
Explosions In The Sky
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
Fearing
Machine Head
Manchester Orchestra
Matchbox Romance
Misery Signal
Motorhead
My Chemical Romance
New Found Glory
NOFX
Norma Jean
Pennywise
Plain WHite T’s
Queens Of The Stone Age
Rage
Rancid
Saosin
Sparks The Rescue
Story of the Year
The Agony Scene
The Almost
Third Eye Blind
Three Days Grace
Thrice
Unwritten Law
Wavorly
Weezer
Zao
I Am Terrified
Subseven
Your Memorial
Relient K
Mourning September
Flatfoot 56
Mourning September
Stellar Kart
Subseven
Hawk Nelson
At The Onset
Red
Nevertheless, A Love Not Lost, Southbound
Demon Hunter
Sons
Subseven
Your Memorial
Children 18:3
Flyleaf, My Epic
Stellar Kart
Sick Of Change
Underoath
Sick Of Change
Relient K
Project 86
Project 86
Children 18:3
I Am Empire
Sullivan
Everyday Sunday
Demon Hunter
Hawk Nelson
Red
Decyfer Down
I Am Empire, Sons
Red
I Am Empire
Stellar Kart
Demon Hunter
Worship
Mainstream Artist
Ani Defranco
Anna Nalick
Aqualung
Ben Harper
Ben Rector
Coldplay
Copeland
Death Cabe For Cutie
Demi Lovato
Elliot Yamin
Eric Clapton
Hillsong United
James Morrison
Jason Mraz
Lifehouse
McMillian
Michael Buble
MUSE
One Republic
One Sonic Society
Peter Yorn
Shawn McDonald
Shinedown
Siger Ros
Snow Patrol
Sufjan Stevens
Switchfoot
The Killers
The Script
The Tragically Hip
Train
U2
Vertical Horizon
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Shane & Shane
Shane & Shane
Desperation Band, BridgeCity, Martin Smith
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Worth Dying For
Chris Tomlin
Brenton Brown
Know Hope Collective
Matt Papa
Tim Timmons
Aaron Shust, Hillsong United
Roger Williams & The All Mixed Up Quartet
Joel Engle
Gungor
Desperation Band
Jeff Deyo
Planetshakers
Brenton Brown
Generation Unleashed
Gungor
Jason Morant
Gungor
Desperation Band
Elevation Worship
Generation Unleashed
Matt Papa
Lincoln Brewster
Jason Morant, Kristian Stanfill,
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You are holding in your hands the Annual Thematic
Listing Index! This fantastic resource allows you to
reference all the Biblical themes associated with all
the songs on the CD’s/Download Cards and DVD’s
(over 600 songs) in the Youth Leaders Only boxes
Abortion
Holly Starr (MVL82 page 60)
Focus
Through My Father’s Eyes
Tricia (YLO93 page 32)
Radiate
Mirror Mirror
Json
Braille
Secrets (Part 2) (feat. J.R.)
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Bitter
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Slander
Acceptance
Plumb
Need You Now
Unlovable
Spoken
Illusion
Accuser
Addiction
Json
Braille
Intoxicated (feat. Lori of C.B.F)
Adoption
Artist
Album Title
Song
Beauty
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Stand
These Hearts
Yours To Take
The Inconvenience
Abuse
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Theme
and on the Music Video Loops of this past school
year (YLO 90, 91, 92, 93 and MVL 79, 80, 81, 82).
The songs listed in red type have complete Bible
study sessions written for them which can be found
in their respective YLO and MVL Resource Books.
Jason Truby (YLO90 page 28,
MVL79 page 14)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
A Chance At Life
Jessica Mack
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Broken But Beautiful
Sonny Sandavol (P.O.D.)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Worth Living
Steve Dean
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Because Of You (I Have A Home)
The Roys
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Everything I Ever Wanted
Anger; Righteous
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Westboro
Attitude
Spoken (MVL81 page 32)
Illusion
Through It All
Authenticity
RED (YLO91 page 35)
Release The Panic
Perfect Life
Stephanie Smith
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
If You Really Want The World
To Change
Betrayal
Brokenness
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Memory
Hawk Nelson
Made
Every Beat Of My Broken Heart
Newsboys
Restart
Disaster
Rend Collective
Campfire
Alabaster
The City Harmonic
Heart
Alive, Alive
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
Child Of God
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Live For You
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
King In Me
Choices
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Uno Uno Seis (ft. Lecrae)
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Control
Backsliding
These Hearts
Yours To Take
War
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The Church
Rend Collective (MVL79 page 20)
Homemade Worship By
Handmade People
Build Your Kingdom Here
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
The One You’ll Find
Comfort
Jamie Grace
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Hold Me (Feat. TobyMac)
Commitment
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Invade
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
All The Way
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
I Have Decided
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Let Go
Planetshakers
Limitless
Rise Up
Stellart Kart (MVL82 page 32,
YLO 93 page 28)
ALL IN
All In (Apologize)
W.L.A.K. (YLO93 page 33)
We Live As Kings
All In (feat. Alex Faith & Dre Murray)
Communion
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Jesus My Victory (Communion Song)
Compassion
Audio Adrenaline (YLO92 page
23, MVL80 page 12)
Kings & Queens
Kings & Queens
Matthew West (YLO90 page 23)
The Story Of Your Life (DVD)
My Own Little World
Newsboys
Restart
That’s How You Change The World
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Vale Tudo
Complacency
Pioneer (YLO90 page 24)
Pioneer
Dreams
Confidence; In Christ
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Cocky
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Superhuman
Building 429 (YLO92 page 25)
We Won’t Be Shaken
We Won’t Be Shaken
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Shine
Silverline
Lights Out
Hold On
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
I Will Follow Love
Conflict
RED
Release The Panic
Die For You
Silverline
Lights Out
War
Contentment
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Breathe In, Breathe Out
forKING&COUNTRY(YLO90page19)
Crave
Fine Fine Life
Json
Growing Pains
It’s Alright
Tricia (MVL82 page 48)
Radiate
Enough Lyric Video
Tricia
Radiate
Enough
Consistency
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Every Day of My Life
Conversion
Brinson
No Other Heroes
All The Way (feat. Champ)
Press Play
#LITO
Android
Courage
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Paradigm
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Dangerous
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Project 86 (MVL81 page 24)
Wait For The Siren
Fall Goliath Fall
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Holy Unafraid
Creation
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Let There Be
Press Play
#LITO
Wonder Struck
Dating; Ungodly
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
Farther Away
Death
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Dirge
Deceit
Lecrae (MVL81 page 20)
Gravity
Fakin’ (feat. Thi’sl)
Propaganda
Excellent
Precious Puritans (feat. KO the
chelloboxer)
Decisions
Andy Mineo (YLO92 page 22)
Heroes For Sale
Tug Of War (ft. Krizz Kaliko)
Spoken
Illusion
Tonight
Dependence
Spoken
Illusion
More Than You Know
Determination
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Get Up
Json
Growing Pains
We Not Folding
Pioneer
Pioneer
A King In Rags
Rend Collective
Campfire
Movement
The City Harmonic
Heart
Long Walk Home
Tricia
Radiate
Different
Devotion
Discipline
For KING & COUNTRY
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Middle Of Your Heart
TobyMac (MVL80 page 6)
Eye On It
Eye On It
Rend Collective
Campfire
Desert Soul
Tricia
Radiate
Everything As Loss
Flame (MVL79 page 22)
The 6th
Let Go (feat. DecembeRadio)
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Not Alone
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Worst Enemy
Press Play
#LITO
I Choose
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Crucify Him
Devotion; Seeking God Distractions
Difficulties; Comfort In Double-Minded
Difficulties;
Discouragement
Hawk Nelson
Made
Through The Fire
Skillet
Rise
Everything Goes Black
Difficulties; Hope Within
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Broken Hallelujah
Elevation Worship (YLO91 page 22)
Nothing Is Wasted
Nothing Is Wasted
Jason Castro (MVL82 page 54)
Only A Mountain
Rise To You
Json
Growing Pains
Behind The Clouds
Tim Timmons (YLO93 page 31)
Cast My Cares
Cast My Cares
War Of Ages (MVL80 page 36)
Return To Life
Silent Night
Doubt
Sons
Keep Quiet
Doubt
Emotions
Pioneer
Pioneer
Catharsis
RED (MVL81 page 6)
Release The Panic
Release The Panic
Emptiness
I Am Empire
Anchors
Labor
I Am Empire
Anchors
The Mastermind Is Me
Tricia
Radiate
Pity Party
Encouragement
Disciple
O God Save Us All
O God Save Us All
The City Harmonic
Heart
Take Heart
Tricia
Radiate
Radiate
Json
Braille
Play My Song (feat. Flame)
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Don’t Let Go
Rend Collective
Campfire
The Cost
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Where I Belong
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Living For The Other Side
Difficulties; Trials
Discernment
Discipleship; Cost Of
Endurance
Eternal vs. Temporal
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Someday
RED (MVL82 page 30)
Release The Panic
Perfect Life
Rend Collective (YLO93 page 26)
Campfire
You Are My Vision
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Criminals And Kings
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
ABNY (Marty McFly)
Eternity; Eternal Life
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
In A Little While
Your Memorial
Redirect
Eternity
Evangelism
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Supreme
Json
Braille
Stars (feat. Demond)
Lecrae (MVL79 page 18,
MVL81 page 44)
Gravity
Tell The World (feat Mali Music)
Newsboys
Restart
Fishers Of Men
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Ones And Zeros
Evangelism; God’s
Representatives
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Love Like Crazy
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Jaime
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Send Us Out
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Bonfire
Everfound
Everfound
Torch
I Am Empire
Anchors
All Around Me Now
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reference all the Biblical themes associated with all
the songs on the CD’s/Download Cards and DVD’s
(over 600 songs) in the Youth Leaders Only boxes
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Go Ye
Owl City (MVL80 page 10)
The Midsummer Station
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Shooting Star
The City Harmonic (YLO93 page 20)
Heart
A City On A Hill
Young Chozen (MVL80 page 32)
Class President
Class President
Evangelism; Urgency
Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association (YLO92 page 16)
My Hope America (DVD)
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
35 Lines
Evangelism;
Witnessing
How
they
are
listed:
Theme
Artist
Album Title
Song
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
You Will
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
I Climb The Mountain
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Shoulda Toldem
Everfound
Everfound
Take This City
Press Play
#LITO
NY2LA
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Make Some Noise
Faith
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
All I’m Holding
Everfound
Everfound
God Of The Impossible
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Light It Up
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Steppin Out
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
I Believe
and on the Music Video Loops of this past school
year (YLO 90, 91, 92, 93 and MVL 79, 80, 81, 82).
The songs listed in red type have complete Bible
study sessions written for them which can be found
in their respective YLO and MVL Resource Books.
The Resource Book and page number for these
studies are listed after the artist’s name. For a comprehensive list of the Scripture verses for each theme,
point your web browser to the “What The Bible Says
About...”(wbsa.logos.com) and type in the theme.
Jason Castro (YLO92 page 28)
Only A Mountain
Only A Mountain
Newsboys
Restart
We Believe
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Eyes On You
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Faith To Believe
Skillet
Rise
My Religion
Rhett Walker Band (MVL79
page 32)
Come To The River
Gonna Be Alright
This City Awaits (YLO92 page 35)
…Said The Liar
Hold Still
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Believe (Waiting for an Answer)
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
I Shall Not Be Moved
(feat. Solomon Jabby, Vanessa
Mardueno)
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Boom Shaka Laka
Silverline (YLO92 page 31)
Lights Out
Too Far Gone
Sons
Keep Quiet
Believe In Something
Hannah Watson
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Hold On Me
Your Memorial
Redirect
Legacy
Faith; Assurance
Faith; When Weak
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Hold On
The City Harmonic
Heart
Love, Heal Me
Faith; Within Trials
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Press On
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Darkest Valley (feat. Flame &
Thomas Ware)
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Dreams
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
The Test
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Crystal Sea
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Faithfulness
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Without You
Fame
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Cage On The Ground
Family; Love For
Family; Parents
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
This Life
Json
Growing Pains
Parent Me
Newsboys
Restart
That Home
Propaganda
Excellent
I Aint Got an Answer
(feat. Sho Baraka)
Fear Of God
Spoken
Illusion
Shadow Over Me
Fear
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Fearless
Tricia
Radiate
What I Know
Fellowship
Disciple
O God Save Us All
The One
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Freq Dat
Plumb (MVL81 page 30)
Need You Now
One Drop
Forgiveness
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Forgiven
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Blameless
Flatfoot 56 (MVL82 page 46)
Toil
I Believe It
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
We Will Run/He Is Here
Hawk Nelson (YLO92 page 26)
Made
A Million Miles Away
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Starting Line
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Free
RED
Release The Panic
If We Only
TobyMac (MVL79 page 12)
Eye On It
Forgiveness (feat. Lecrae)
Freedom
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
I Am Free
Friendship;
Confrontation
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Undecided Story
Friendship; Joy Of
Owl City (YLO89 Special Section,
MVL79 page 10)
The Midsummer Station
Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
Friendship; Support
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Say Hello
Glorifying God
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Tebowin’
Propaganda
Excellent
Raise The Banner
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Glory
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God’s Attributes
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Everlasting God
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
God Is Love
Cristafari (YLO90 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 Blessing
Planetshakers
Limitless
O My Heart Sings
Tricia
Radiate
Without You
God’s Character
Desperation Band (MVL79 page 28)
Center Of It All
Wonderful
The City Harmonic
Heart
Glory
The City Harmonic
Heart
Here and There
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Deeper In Love
God’s Comfort
RED
Release The Panic
Hold Me Now
God’s Creation
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
The Earth is Yours
God’s Eternal Nature
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Unchanging God
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Eternity
God’s Faithfulness
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Daddy’s Girl
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Let Faith Arise
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Faithful One (feat. Tiago Costa)
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Lift Us Out
for KING & COUNTRY (MVL81 page 26)
Crave
Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Spotless/You Have Me
Hawk Nelson
Made
Faithful
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Waiting Here For You
Planetshakers
Limitless
This One Thing
RED
Release The Panic
Glass House
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Just Like You
God’s Forgiveness
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Some Things Never Change
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Call On The Name Of The Lord
Pioneer
Pioneer
Better Days
Shane & Shane (YLO93 page 27)
Bring Your Nothing
That’s How You Forgive
God’s Glory
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Glorious
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Show Us Your Glory
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Most Importantly
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
All The Glory
The City Harmonic (MVL79 page 16)
I Have A Dream (It Feels LIke Home)
Mountaintop
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
For Your Glory
God’s Greatness
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Beyond Wonder
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)
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Great in Us
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Burn Me Out
MercyMe (MVL80 page 20)
Hurt & The Healer
You Are I Am
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
YHWH
God’s Guidance
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Chase God
God’s Holiness
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Brother Moon
God’s Judgment
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Damn
God’s Leading
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
He Moves You Move
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Middle Of Your Heart
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Safe In Your Arms
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
It’s Your Revolution
God’s Love
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
How He Loves
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Can You Feel
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Nobody (feat. ReadyWriter,
Martay)
Elevation Worship (MVL81 page 50)
Nothing Is Wasted
Open Up Our Eyes
Everfound
Everfound
What Love Means
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Great Love
Group 1 Crew (MVL81 page 34)
Fearless
His Kind of Love
Hawk Nelson
Made
Elevator
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
John 3:16
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
The Way You Love Me
Newsboys (MVL80 page 14)
God’s Not Dead
Your Love Never Fails
Planetshakers
Limitless
Great Is Your Love
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Don’t Forget
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Este Corito
Salvador (YLO92 page 30)
Make Some Noise
Higher Love
Southbound Fearing (MVL82 page 56)
Bad Dreams And Melodies
The Love That Never Fails
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Before And After
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
Focus
Tricia
Radiate
Daughter Of The King
Willet
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Love On The Outside
Your Memorial
Redirect
Anthem
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Listing Index! This fantastic resource allows you to
reference all the Biblical themes associated with all
the songs on the CD’s/Download Cards and DVD’s
(over 600 songs) in the Youth Leaders Only boxes
God’s Mercy
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Our God Is Mercy
Sons
Keep Quiet
Masters Of The Flattery
God’s Plan
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Best and Worst
Geoff Moore
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Swept-Away
Phil Keaggy
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Life Is Good
Planetshakers
Limitless
I’m Gonna Praise
Tiffany Thornton
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Bring Love To Me
God’s Power
How
they
are
listed:
Theme
Artist
Album Title
Song
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Ex Nihilo (ft. Christon Gray)
BridgeCity (YLO92 page 24)
BridgeCity
Power
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Great I Am
Newsboys
Restart
One Word
Planetshakers (MVL80 page 24)
Limitless
Limitless
Press Play
#LITO
Force Of Nature
The City Harmonic
Heart
Strong
God’s Presence
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
With You Always
Capital Kings (YLO91 page 21,
MVL80 page 30, MVL81 page 40)
Capital Kings
You’ll Never Be Alone
Group 1 Crew (MVL79 page 8)
Fearless
He Said (feat. Chris August)
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
In Your Presence
and on the Music Video Loops of this past school
year (YLO 90, 91, 92, 93 and MVL 79, 80, 81, 82).
The songs listed in red type have complete Bible
study sessions written for them which can be found
in their respective YLO and MVL Resource Books.
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
We’re Not Alone
RED
Release The Panic
So Far Away
Rend Collective
Campfire
Kumbaya
Sons
Keep Quiet
Sea of Glass
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
I Heard The River
Spoken (YLO91 page 37)
Illusion
Stand Alone
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Never Left Your Side
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
You Remain
God’s Promises
Elevation Worship (MVL82 page 58)
Nothing Is Wasted
Nothing Is Wasted
Group 1 Crew (YLO90 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
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Be Still And Know
Hawk Nelson
Made
Outside The Lines
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
According To His Word
Southbound Fearing (YLO91 page 36)
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Something Greater
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The Resource Book and page number for these
studies are listed after the artist’s name. For a comprehensive list of the Scripture verses for each theme,
point your web browser to the “What The Bible Says
About...”(wbsa.logos.com) and type in the theme.
God’s Pursuit
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
Seeker
God’s Revelation
Hawk Nelson
Made
Anyone But You
God’s Sovereignty
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Our God Reigns
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
In Your Hands
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Reign Is Coming
Your Memorial
Redirect
Trial and Triumph
God’s Strength
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
You Carry Me
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Lost Cause
God’s Sufficiency
Cheri Keaggy
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Hello, God
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
So In Love
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Behold Your God
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Come Alive
Press Play
#LITO
I Can Breathe
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Bring Your Nothing
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Though You Slay Me
Skillet
Rise
Hard To Find
God’s Will
Json
Growing Pains
Goodbye
Your Memorial (YLO90 page 29)
Redirect
Redirect
Gospel, The
Brinson (YLO90 page 16)
No Other Heroes
Hit The Floor
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Narrow Road
Grace
Everfound (YLO91 page 23)
Everfound
Never Beyond Repair
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Saving Grace
Grief; Comfort In
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Bereavement
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
Yet There Is Life
Growth
Pioneer
Pioneer
Reaching
Thousand Foot Krutch (MVL81
page 18)
The End Is Where We Begin
War Of Change
Healing
Bluetree (MVL79 page 34)
Kingdom
Jesus Healer
Colossus (YLO93 page 21)
Time & Eternal
Approaching The Throne
MercyMe (MVL79 page 24)
The Hurt & The Healer
The Hurt & The Healer
Spoken
Illusion
Illusion
Heaven; Longing For
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Ready For Home
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Song of Hope/Heaven Come Down
(feat. Dominic Balli)
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Runaway
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Paradise
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Json
Braille
Passing (feat. Serge & K.B.)
Holy Spirit
Planetshakers
Limitless
Rain
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Christ In Me
Hope
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Count Your Rainbow
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Outlaws
Flyleaf (YLO91 page 24)
New Horizons
New Horizons
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Crave
I Am Empire
Anchors
Sing
Flyleaf (MVL80 page 8)
New Horizons
New Horizons
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Hope For Us All
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
We Need
Plumb
Need You Now
Drifting
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
God I Hope So
Salvador
Make Some Noise
God Of Forever
Silverline
Lights Out
Something Better
Tricia
Radiate
Love Will Not Let Go
Humility
Andy Mineo (MVL81 page 36)
Heroes For Sale
Ayo
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Humble King
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Shepherd Boy
Hypocrisy
Alert213 (YLO92 page 21)
Of Vice & Virtue
Kill the Elephants
Idolatry
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Counterfeit Kingdoms
Immorality
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Babble
Insecurity
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Enough
Inspiration
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Caught Dreaming (ft. for KING
& COUNTRY)
Tricia
Radiate
Good To Be A Girl
Integrity
Alert312 (MVL82 page 50)
Of Vice & Virtue
Vice Versa
Jesus
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Word Of God
Jesus; Death (The Cross)
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)
Planetshakers (MVL81 page 42)
Limitless
The Anthem
Jesus; Lordship
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Dry Bones
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
When The King Comes
Martin Smith (YLO92 page 29)
God’s Great Dance Floor
Jesus of Nazareth
Rend Collective
Campfire
Build Your Kingdom Here
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
Without Jesus
Jesus; Return
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Death Has Died
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Take Me Alive
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
He is Coming (feat. Sherwin Gardner)
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
The King Is Coming
Sons
Keep Quiet
Retribution
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Arena
Jesus’ Sacrifice
Everfound
Everfound
Hurt
Rend Collective
Campfire
You Bled
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
You Loved My Heart To Death
Joy
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Night Of My Life
Json
Growing Pains
My Joy
Newsboys
Restart
Go Glow
Press Play
#LITO
Love Audio
Press Play
#LITO
Snap A Picture
Rend Collective
Campfire
Come On
Judging
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Life; Purpose/Meaning
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Superficial Savior
Newsboys (YLO93 page 24)
Restart
Live With Abandon
The Afters (MVL82 page 40)
Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Moments Like This
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
The Saints (ft. KB, Trip Lee)
Everfound
Everfound
Unless
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
The Difference
Hawk Nelson
Made
What I’m Looking For
Jeremy Camp (YLO91 page 27,
MVL81 page 22)
Reckless
Reckless
Newsboys (MVL82 page 38)
Restart
Live With Abandon
Ridenature (YLO91 page 20)
Purpose Film (DVD)
Skillet
Rise
American Noise
Loneliness
I Am Empire
Anchors
Blackout
Loss
Plumb
Need You Now
I Want You Here
Plumb
Need You Now
Say Your Name
Love
The Afters (YLO92 page 20)
Life is Beautiful
What We’re Here For
The City Harmonic
Heart
Live Love
for KING & COUNTRY (MVL79 page 4)
Crave
The Proof Of Your Love
Hawk Nelson
Made
Love Like That
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Love Is Who You Are
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
WLAQ
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You are holding in your hands the Annual Thematic
Listing Index! This fantastic resource allows you to
reference all the Biblical themes associated with all
the songs on the CD’s/Download Cards and DVD’s
(over 600 songs) in the Youth Leaders Only boxes
Love; Committed
Stu Garrard (Delirious?)
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Eyes
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Let’s Be Beautiful
Love; For God
Skillet
Rise
Fire And Fury
The City Harmonic
Heart
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Love; Romantic
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Trade A Moment
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Broken Wings
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Love’s To Blame
How
they
are
listed:
Theme
Artist
Album Title
Song
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
People Change
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
You are the Beauty
Hawk Nelson
Made
Fighting For
I Am Empire
Anchors
Gravity Bomb
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Good Love
Skillet
Rise
Good To Be Alive
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Love is in the Air
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Miserable
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Eyes For You
and on the Music Video Loops of this past school
year (YLO 90, 91, 92, 93 and MVL 79, 80, 81, 82).
The songs listed in red type have complete Bible
study sessions written for them which can be found
in their respective YLO and MVL Resource Books.
Love; Sacrificial
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
In The Eyes
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
If I Ruled The World
Newsboys
Restart
Love Like I Mean It
Love; Unconditional
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Be There
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Born To Love
Jekob (YLO91 page 26)
Faith Hope Love
Love Is All
Plumb
Need You Now
I Don’t Deserve You
Manhood
Propaganda
Excellent
Don’t Listen To Me, (What Do I Know?)
Propaganda
Excellent
Redefine Clutter
Sons
Keep Quiet
Under The Sun
Marriage
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Still Bleeding (ft. Co Campbell)
The City Harmonic
Heart
1+1
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Mr. & Mrs. (Do This For You)
Json
Growing Pains
Held It Down
Plumb
Need You Now
Beautiful
Plumb
Need You Now
Chocolate & Ice Cream
Propaganda
Excellent
Be Present
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Never Mind Me
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The Resource Book and page number for these
studies are listed after the artist’s name. For a comprehensive list of the Scripture verses for each theme,
point your web browser to the “What The Bible Says
About...”(wbsa.logos.com) and type in the theme.
Materialism
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Bury Your Heart
Maturity
Json
Braille
Benjamin Button
Pioneer
Pioneer
Coming Of Age
Missions
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Wild Things
Motivation
These Hearts (YLO93 page 29)
Yours To Take
This Is Love
Needy People
Skillet
Rise
Freakshow
Perseverance;
Endurance
Json
Braille
Braille (feat. Lori of C.B.F)
Perspective
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Pushing The Door
The Rocket Summer (MVL80 page 22)
Life Will Write The Words
Just For A Moment
Spoken
Illusion
Remember The Day
Power
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Caesar
V. Rose (MVL82 page 44)
V. Rose
Battery (Feat. Flame)
Positive Attitude
Obedience
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Tricia
Radiate
Adding Up To A Miracle
Peace
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Vertical
Plumb (YLO91 page 30)
Need You Now
Need You Now
Perseverance
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Dragon Bragging
Newsboys
Restart
Enemy
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
To Obey
Json
Braille
Work (feat. Spec)
Silverline
Lights Out
Be Still
Spoken
Illusion
Calm The Storm
RED
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Who We Are
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
Hold Fast
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Inside Out
Skillet
Rise
Not Gonna Die
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Nowhere To Go But Up
Switchfoot
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Dark Horses
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
White Ambulance
Prayer
Pride
Priorities
Finding Favour (MVL79 page 36)
Slip On By single
Slip On By lyric video
Procrastination
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Time’s Not Waiting
Prodigal
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Find Your Way
Regret
Json
Growing Pains
Credits Roll
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Relationships
Andy Mineo
Heroes For Sale
Shallow (ft. Swoope)
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
Tell Me
Everfound
Everfound
Somewhere New
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Missing
Group 1 Crew
Fearless
Not The End Of Me
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
If It’s Love
Plumb
Need You Now
At Arm’s Length
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Birds Of A Feather
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Last Man Alive
These Hearts
Yours To Take
LOTR
Renewal
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Turn Around
Abandon Kansas (MVL80 page 26)
Turn It To Gold digital single
Turn It To Gold
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Not Too Far (feat. Niki Dawson,
Rossi)
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Set A Fire
for KING & COUNTRY
Crave
Sane
Gungor (YLO91 page 25)
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Beautiful Things
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Come Alive
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Fire Never Sleeps
Propaganda
Excellent
Lofty (feat. Beautiful Eulogy, Joel)
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
Better Than Life
Remedy Drive (YLO90 page 26)
Resuscitate
Resuscitate Me
Rend Collective
Campfire
Second Chance
Your Memorial
Redirect
Transform
Restoration
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Stay This Way
Jeff Deyo (YLO90 page 22)
Moving Mountains
Rescue Me
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
Reign Me In
Martin Smith (MVL82 page 42)
God’s Great Dance Floor
Back To The Start
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Catch Every Teardrop
Pioneer
Pioneer
Long Way Home
Remedy Drive
Resuscitate
What Are We Waiting For
Silverline
Lights Out
Never Looking Back
Southbound Fearing
Bad Dreams And Melodies
The Only
Revival
Building 429
We Won’t Be Shaken
Revolution
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Roots Revival (feat. Dillavou)
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Starts With Me
Righteousness
Propaganda (MVL80 page 16)
Excellent
Excellent
Sacrifice
Jeremy Camp
Reckless
We Must Remember
TobyMac (YLO91 page 18)
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Unstoppable (Feat. Blanca)
Salvation
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Life’s Wonderful
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Joyful
I Am Empire
Anchors
Remedy
Jared Anderson (YLO90 page 21)
Narrow Road
Impossible Possible
Planetshakers
Limitless
Your Name Brings Healing to Me
Plumb
Need You Now
Invisible
Skillet
Rise
Salvation
Salvation; Redemption
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
King Of The Comebacks
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
Everfound
Everfound
Count The Stars
Salvation; Redemption
Everfound
Everfound
Count The Stars
Salvation; Regeneration
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
Change My Name
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Create In Me
The City Harmonic
Heart
Brand New
Everfound
Everfound
We Are Alive
Json (YLO91 page 28)
Growing Pains
Brand New
Newsboys
Restart
Restart
Remedy Drive (MVL79 page 6)
Resuscitate
Resuscitate Me
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Better Man
Shane & Shane
Bring Your Nothing
I Came Alive
Spoken
Illusion
Beneath The Surface
The City Harmonic
Heart
Brand New
Salvation; Sanctification
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
Fire Never Sleeps
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Eternal
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Beautiful Scars
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Can’t Have My Soul
Json
Growing Pains
Making Me Over
Salvation; The Gospel
Brinson (MVL79 page 26)
No Other Heroes
Hit The Floor
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Invisible Man
Satan
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Kings
Sons
Keep Quiet
The Devil And I
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Long Way Down
Satisfaction
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the songs on the CD’s/Download Cards and DVD’s
(over 600 songs) in the Youth Leaders Only boxes
Self-Examination
Json
Growing Pains
I The Beast
Pioneer
Pioneer
Clarity
Self-Identity; In Christ
Everfound
Everfound
Hallelujah
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Who You Want Me To Be
Sean Michel
Grafted “An Adoption Album”
Family Reunion
Sons (MVL82 page 64)
Keep Quiet
Son On The Run
Self-Image; Uniqueness
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
In My Eyes
Brinson
No Other Heroes
3D Stand Out (feat. Jai)
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Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Crags and Clay
Hawk Nelson
Made
Made
I Am Empire (YLO92 page 27)
Anchors
Tell Me Mirror
Self-Sacrifice
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
Dead And Gone
Servanthood
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Safehouse
Sex; Abuse
Json
Growing Pains
Secrets
Sex; Seduction
These Hearts
Yours To Take
Psycho
Significance
Finding Favour
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
Slip On By
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year (YLO 90, 91, 92, 93 and MVL 79, 80, 81, 82).
The songs listed in red type have complete Bible
study sessions written for them which can be found
in their respective YLO and MVL Resource Books.
Sin
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
Vise Versa
Sin; Confession Of
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Beacons
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
Bleeding Lies
Decyfer Down
Scarecrow
The River
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Sons
Keep Quiet
Caution
Spoken
Illusion
Take Everything
Your Memorial (MVL80 page 18)
Redirect
Shipwreck
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
My Surrender
Sin; Temptation
Skillet
Rise
Madness In Me
Social Justice
Skillet (YLO92 page 34,
MVL82 page 20)
Rise
Sick Of It
Jeff Deyo (MVL81 page 46)
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
Spiritual Warfare
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Time
Pioneer
Pioneer
Treason
RED
Release The Panic
Damage
Skillet
Rise
Circus For A Psycho
RED
Release The Panic
Same Disease
Skillet
Rise
Rise
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Broken Kings
Sons
Keep Quiet
Ghosts
Sin; Consequence Of
Sin; Forgiveness Of
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Once And For All
Sin; Repentance
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
The Answer
I Am Empire
Anchors
Gasoline
Propaganda
Excellent
Words Words
Sin; Struggle With
Alert213
Of Vice & Virtue
The Villain and the Virtue
Disciple (YLO90 page 18)
O God Save Us All
Draw The Line
Plumb
Need You Now
Cage
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Scarecrow
Fight To Win
This City Awaits
…Said The Liar
This Darkness
Submission
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Jesus Take All Of Me (Just As I Am)
Brinson
No Other Heroes
I Am Yours
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
I Surrender All (feat. Tiago Costa)
Everfound
Everfound
Go
Json
Braille
Hold Nothing Back (feat. Benjah)
Silverline
Lights Out
Found in You
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Only One Standing
Success
Trip Lee
ConGRADulations! Class of 2013
New Dreams (Feat. J.R. and
Sho Baraka)
Suffering
Json
Braille
Secrets Interlude
Json
Growing Pains
Growing Pains (Intro)
Silverline
Lights Out
Vicious
This City Awaits (MVL82 page 66)
Said The Liar
Nathan
Testimony
Colossus
Time & Eternal
Transgressor
Press Play (YLO93 page 25)
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These Hearts
Yours To Take
Been Through Hell
THISIZMYSTORY DVD
(YLO93 page 30)
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Coward
Thankfulness
The Afters
Life is Beautiful
Every Good Thing
Time
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Let Go And Love
Transformation
Capital Kings (MVL79 page 30)
I Feel So Alive EP
I Feel So Alive - lyric video
Disciple
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Jekob
Faith Hope Love
Make Me Over
Pioneer (MVL80 page 28)
Pioneer
Lights
W.L.A.K.
We Live As Kings
Imagine
Json
Braille
Son Hit Me (feat. Derick Minor
& Blizze)
Propaganda
Excellent
Forgive Me For Asking
Your Memorial
Redirect
Change The World
Silverline
Lights Out
Lights Out
1 Girl Nation (YLO93 page 18)
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
Unity
Worldliness
Your Memorial
Redirect
Transfiguration
Capital Kings
Capital Kings
We Belong As One
Stellar Kart
ALL IN
Hollywood Beauty
Trials
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Rise to You
Trust
Brenton Brown (YLO90 page 14,
MVL81 page 38)
God My Rock
God My Rock
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Like The Angels
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
I Will Trust in You
Json (YLO93 page 23)
Braille
Can’t Let Go (feat. B. Reith & S.O.)
Json
Braille
Trust You (feat. Julianna Zobrist)
Json (MVL81 page 28)
Growing Pains
It’s Alright (feat. Mikeschair)
Pioneer
Pioneer
Whatever It Takes
Spoken
Illusion
Don’t Go
Tim Timmons
Cast My Cares
Great Reward
Truth
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Call You Out
I Am Empire
Anchors
Daylight
Jason Castro
Only A Mountain
Same Kind of Broken
Victory
Holly Starr (MVL80 page 34)
Focus
Don’t Have Love
Worship
BridgeCity
BridgeCity
Open The Heavens
Disciple
O God Save Us All
Unstoppable
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Open Our Eyes
Jeremy Camp (MVL82 page 52)
Reckless
My God
Sons (YLO90 page 27)
Keep Quiet
Is This A Dry Season
Or Agnosticism?
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Soldiers
Propaganda (YLO90 page 25)
Excellent
Conquer (feat. Theory Hazit)
Skillet
Rise
Battle Cry
Wealth/Money
Brinson
No Other Heroes
Gold Feat. Chris Searcy
Worship; Call To
Jekob
Faith Hope Love
A Beautiful Place
Martin Smith
God’s Great Dance Floor
Awake My Soul
Planetshakers
Limitless
Let Praise Awaken
Planetshakers
Limitless
Put Up Hands Up
Rend Collective
Campfire
10,000 Reasons
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Lord Most High
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
Shake This Place
Worship; Praise
World, The
Jeff Deyo
Moving Mountains
We Delight
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Bless The Lord
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Fire Fire
Sons
Keep Quiet
Keep Quiet
Jared Anderson
Narrow Road
Pouring It Out For You
Planetshakers
Limitless
This is the Day
Worship; Dancing
Hawk Nelson (MVL82 page 36)
Made
Words
Gungor
A Creation Liturgy (Live)
Doxology
Audio Adrenaline
King & Queens
20:17 (Raise The Banner)
Flyleaf
New Horizons
Green Heart
Words, Power of
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Be Lifted High
Elevation Worship
Nothing Is Wasted
Greater
Salvador
Make Some Noise
Get Up And Dance
Brenton Brown
God My Rock
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
Bridgecity (MVL82 page 62)
Bridgecity
It’s All Because
Rend Collective
Campfire
Praise Like Fireworks Praise
Silverline
Lights Out
With the Angels
The City Harmonic
Heart
Praise the Lord
The City Harmonic
Heart
Songs of Longing, Joy and Peace
Your Memorial
Redirect
Cadence For A King
Zeal
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Garden
1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation
While We’re Young
Cristafari
Reggae Worship: A Roots Revival
Hosanna (feat. Avion Blackman,
Jennifer Howland)
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Inductive vs. Deductive Worship
By Tim Timmons
There is something strange and wonderful about Tim Timmons’ music. Although Tim writes
catchy melodies, there is an undeniable truth and honesty in his lyrics. Beyond the beard and
the glasses is a heart and mind that deeply wants to know Jesus – not just know about Him.
As you get to know Tim you understand that cancer is a part of his story, but it’s not his whole
story. Cancer seems to have made Tim a very dangerous follower of Jesus Christ. I’m unsure
how long God will allow Tim to stay with us, but I do know that his clarity, honesty and passion
are a blessing to us all. Thank you, Tim, for being willing to share the pain and the joy of your
journey with Christ with us! – Mark Pittman, interlínc, Orange County, California
it just hit me – Where in this past week did
Concerning “Cast My Cares” – I sometimes
tell my story of having cancer – or that part of I place my hope? Was it on the Solid Rock,
my story, that is; cancer’s not my whole story. or was it on something else? If so, what are
those things? So, I just asked the people
But I never tell my story just to tell my story; I
that question – and they just began sharing
ask the people, “That’s part of my story – so,
their answers out loud. “My hope is built on
what are you worrying about today?” I give
nothing less than Jesus’ blood…” It was just
the people in the audience the ability to think
a question that He asked me. He was like,
through what worries they’re carrying, and
“Dude! I think you placed your hope on some
what they actually need to cast. They might
other things this week.” Those people got
have just sung the song, or they might have
just been sad about my cancer. But now it’s – to own their response to Jesus. They’re like,
my parents are about to get divorced; people “Oh! It was on people” or “I put my hope on
my boss this week.” Now when they sing that
hate me at school right now; I’m about to
song – dude! They’re owning their response
flunk out of school; I’m fat – whatever it is,
to Jesus.
now every person in that audience gets to
own their response to Jesus, because I’ve
asked them a good question that helps them That’s inductive versus deductive worship.
put whatever “this” is into their own lens
I think most of sung worship is a good waste
and see God now through their own life lens
of time. People are just singing songs. Our
versus my life lens.
kids are all looking at Chris Tomlin and those
guys that they see at conferences, and these
So as a helpful hint, as you are leading “Cast
youth pastors are watching those guys do
My Cares”, my encouragement would be
these things for all these worship pastors,
to ask people what they are worrying about,
and the youth leaders go home and try to
what are they holding, and then we get to
do it the same. It doesn’t work! And all of
pray the song together. It’s really powerful
a sudden you feel like a failure. But when
I choose songs intentionally, because people you are with local students and big people
– people that follow Jesus and people that
are always on a journey. I sometimes have
don’t – they may not sing a song – a word –
questions ahead of time, but now I listen
but if you ask a good question, they’ll answer
more – I’m more listening to Jesus, because
it in their head. So I think that is why worship
there are questions He is asking me. Like
is more than music. Leading worship has got
past weekend, I was leading “The Solid
Rock” – kind of a jammin’ version of that, and to be more than music.
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All In (Apologize)
Build Your
Kingdom Here
Rend Collective
Stellar Kart
Rend Collective
Verse 1:
Bm A/C#
D
I am broken at Your feet,
Bm
A/C#
D
Like an alabaster jar,
Bm
A/C#
D
Every piece of who I am,
Bm A/C#
D
Laid before Your majesty,
Intro: C2 G G2 G
Verse 1:
C2
It’s easier to be the crowd,
Verse 1:
G
D
Come, set Your rule and reign,
G
D
In our hearts again,
G
D
Increase in us we pray,
A
Unveil why we’re made.
G
D
Come, set our hearts ablaze with hope,
G
D
Like wildfire in our very souls,
G
D
A Asus4 A
Holy Spirit come invade us now.
G D
A
We are Your church,
G D
A
D Dsus4
We need Your pow’r in us.
Chorus:
D
A
I will boy my life
Bm7
At Your feet,
G
A
At Your feet,
D
A
My lips, so lost for words,
Bm7
Will kiss Your feet,
G
A
Kiss Your feet (2x Repeat)
Bm A/C# D (x2)
Verse 2:
Bm
A/C#
D
Oh, the gravity of You,
Bm
A/C#
D
Draws my soul unto its knees;
Bm A/C#
D
I will never be the same,
Bm A/C#
D
I am lost and found in You
G
to just fit in and not stand out at all
C2
To make a case for apathy,
G
and never risk a thing in case you fall
Am
C
Am
This is life and we all decide, the stand we take
C
And this is mine that…
Chorus:
E
B
C#m7
I am not ashamed, won’t walk away,
A
not trying to disguise or ever hide
E
B
C#m7
The reason that I choose to be a fool
A
For the One who saved my life
(2nd time: E B C#m7 A )
I won’t apologize
Verse 2:
We seek Your kingdom first, We hunger and we thirst,
Refuse to waste our lives, For You’re our joy and prize.
To see the captive hearts released, The hurt, the sick,
the poor at peace; We lay down our lives for heaven’s
cause, We are Your church, We pray: “revive this earth.”
Verse 2:
It’s hard to walk a narrow road,
and know that you might be the only one
To go where no one else will go,
pressing on until the race is run
This is life and we all decide, the choice is ours
And this is mine that…
Tag”
E
B C#m7 A
As for me, I am all in
E
B C#m7 A
As for me, I am all in
E
All in
Chorus:
D
A
Bm
Build Your kingdom here,
G
D
Let the darkness fear;
A
Show Your mighty hand,
G
A
Heal our streets and land
D
A
Bm
Set Your church on fire,
G
D
Win this nation back;
A
Bm
Change the atmosphere,
G D/F# A
Build Your kingdom here
D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus4 D
We pray
Verse 3:
Unleash Your kingdoms power, Reaching the near and
far, No force of hell can stop, Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this, Awake the kingdom seed in us, Fill us with the strength and love of Christ,
We are Your church, We are the hope on earth.
Coda:
G D/F# A
Build Your kingdom here
A7sus4 D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus4 D
We
pray.
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A CITY ON A HILL
Cast My Cares
Criminals And
Kings
The City Harmonic
Tim Timmons
Stellar Kart
Intro:
C G/B Am G/B
Intro: Ebm//Cb2| Gb///| Ebm//Cb2| Gb///
(Tuned Down ½ Step)
Verse 1:
C
G/B
Blessed are the poor for the kingdom is yours
Am
G
F
F/G
Blessed when you mourn, there’s comfort in His
arms
C
G/B
Blessed are the meek with the world at your feet
Am
G
Blessed when it’s righteousness that you seek
F
F/G
It’s beautiful Beautiful
Pre-Chorus:
F
Like a city on a hill
G
Lighting up the night
F/A
For the glory of the Lord
G/B
Rise and shine, We will...
Chorus:
C
G/B Am G
F
Shine
Light of the world
C/E
F
G
we can’t hide it, This beautiful light it
C
G/B Am G
F
Shines
For all of the world
C/E
F G
To believe we can be a city on a hill
Verse 2:
Blessed when you’re merciful, you’ll find grace
Blessed are the pure, you’ll see the face of God
Blessed are you making peace on earth
Blessed when you follow, even when it hurts
It’s beautiful, Beautiful
Bridge:
C
G
F
G
For the glory of The Lord — Rise and shine (3)
C
G
F
For the glory of The Lord
G
The glory of the Lord
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Verse:
Ebm
Cb2 Gb
Gb2/Db
In the middle of the night
when worry finds me
Ebm
Cb2 Gb
IN the middle of a fight
when strength is gone
Ebm
Cb2 Gb
Gb/Db
In the middle of a fire
when fear closes in
Ebm
Cb2 Gb Gb/Db Ebm7
Cb2 Gb
You are, You are my song, You’re my hope when hope is gone
Chorus:
Cb2
GB
Db
I will cast my cares on You, the Al - mighty
Cb2
Gb
Db
I will cast my cares on You, ‘cause You’re good
Cb2
Gb
Db
I will cast my cares on You, ‘cause You love me,
You love me
Cb2 GB Db
Ebm Cb2 GB GB/Db
Oh, oh, because you love me, oh, oh
Ebm
Cb2
GB
Oh,
oh,
oh, oh
Bridge (2x):
Gb/Bb
Cb2 Db
Ebm
God of glory, You are able,
GB/Bb
Cb2 Db
Ebm7
Through Your power to be faithful
Gb/Bb
Cb2 Db
Ebm
God of mer – cy, ev’ry moment,
GB/Bb
Cb2
Db
You are near to me
Tag:
Ebm
Cb
Oh,
Gb
oh, oh,
Gb/Db
Ebm
Cb2
oh,
Gb
oh
Verse 1:
Em
G
D C Em
G
D C
We are who we are, falling and shooting stars
Em
G
D
C
We pray to God above, and pray on the ones we love
Em
Em
Held to a higher call, we are the rise and fall
Chorus:
C
D
Em
We are the criminals, we are the criminals and kings
C
D
Em
Guilty and innocent, been found by still we’re wandering
C
D
Em
We are the criminals, we are the criminals and kings
G D/F# C Em G D/F# C
Verse 2:
This light can shine so bright, then fade into the night
So close to heaven’s throne, nailed to the streets below
I can’t escape the safe, this time is not mine to waste
Held to a higher call, I am the rise and fall
Bridge:
Em
Brought back from the deep
C
D/F#
You are my only freedom
A2
From the bottom of my lungs,
Em
Until forever ends
C
D/F#
A2
I swear I’ll never cave in, this is who I am
Ebm
In the middle of the night,
Cb2 Gb
Gb2
I’ll pray with confi – dence
Ebm
Cb2 Gb
In the middle of a fight,
You’re great still!
Ebm
In the middle of a fire
Cb2 Gb
Your love is holding me
Ebm
Cb2 GB Gb/D
Ebm7
Cb2 Gb
You are, You are my song, You’re my hope when hope is gone
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Enough
Faith To Believe
Holy Unafraid
Tricia
Shane & Shane
Tim Timmons
(Capo 1 – Play in C)
(Capo 2) Intro: Em, C, G, D
Verse 1:
C
D
Wish I didn’t always compare myself
C
D
Wanting what you give to somebody else
C
D
Wish that I felt a little more content
C
D
Just being me, just being me
C
D
Wish I wasn’t stuck on what’s going wrong
C
D
Wish I’d just enjoy this ride I’m on
C
D
Remember how good you’ve always been
C
D
Cause I believe, I believe
Verse 1:
Intro (2x): F#m7///| A/D///| A///| Esus///
Verse 1:
A
A6
Ama7
A6
Greater are You, God who was and is, and is to come
A
A6
Ama7
A6
With greater than the darkness in this world, You over - come
Chorus:
C
G
It’s enough that you know what I’m needin’
Em
D
It’s enough just go where you’re leadin’
C
Keep my feet on the path
G
Em
D
And my empty hands always reachin’ up
C
G
It’s enough just to breathe in the moment
Em
D
And wherever I am I can know this
C
G
Em
D
If I have nothing else I will always have your love, your love
C
And that’s enough
G
C
That’s enough oh that’s enough
Verse 2:
Gonna be days when I’m fallin’ short, Missing every
dream that I’m reaching for, When nothing in life is
going like, I wish it would, I wish it would, But I know
even when it falls apart, You are still God and You
hold my heart, This is a valley but You’re takin’ me,
To somewhere good, somewhere good
Bridige:
D
C
To lift eyes and to calm my soul
D
C
To grow my faith and to give me hope
C
D
Jesus You’re enough
C
D
You’re enough!
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Bears Da Bears Da Bears (SESAC) Admin Capitol CMG/
Songs from Exit 71/Sony ATV (ASCAP)
C
Give me the faith to believe You
G
D
When I’m stuck here in my fear
C
Give me the strength to trust You
G
D
When my vision’s blurred by tears
C
Give me a hope for tomorrow
Em
D
Because today has gone so wrong
C
D
I’m on my knees, Give me the strength to believe
Chorus:
Em
C
Even when I cannot see You
G
D
You’re still shining, You’re still shining
Em
C
Even when I cannot hear You
G
D
You’re still calling out my name
Em
C
Even when I cannot see You
G
Your arms are open
D
C G D
Always holding on to me
Em C G D
Give me the faith to believe
Pre-Chorus:
F#m7
A/D
A
We be - lieve, we are more than conquer - ors
E
F#m7
A/D
A
E
Jesus, victory is Yours, we re - ceive the gift You left for us
Chorus:
A
A/D
So we pray, pray, pray, would You shake our souls awake
F#m7
Holy Spirit, open the gates,
Esus
A
You lead the way with pow’r and strength
A/D
You send us in Your name, You’re with us
F#m7
Esus
D2
Now we are made holy una – fraid, holy unafraid
(last time A/D / / / | / / / / | A )
Verse 2:
There’s no one, nor thing, nor weapon formed that
will pre - vail, With Man it is im - possible but You are
stronger still
Verse 2:
You say You’ll never leave me, Your love will conquer fear, You say Your day is coming, When You’ll
wipe away my tears, Give me a hope for tomorrow, Because today has gone so wrong, I’m on my
knees, Give me the faith to believe
Bridge:
D2
A
E
F#m7
In Your love that’s wide enough, we are holy
D2
A
E
F#m7
By Your pow’r in - side of us, we are unafraid
D2
A
E
F#m7
In Your love that’s wide enough, we are holy
D2
A
E
F#m7 D2
By Your pow’r in - side of us, we are una - fraid
Bridge:
Em
C
G
D
Give me the faith to see the invisible
Em
C
G
D
Give me the faith to believe the impossible
Em
C
G
D
Give me the faith to receive the incredible
C
Oh give me the faith to believe it
D
Oh give me the faith to believe it
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#LITO
Praise The Lord
Press Play
The City Harmonic
Intro/Verse:
Cm - Eb/G - Cm - Bb
Verse 1:
Pre Chorus:
Cm - Bb - Ab - Eb - Ab - Cm - Bb
Chorus:
Cm - Bb - Ab - Eb - Ab
Cm - Bb - Ab - Ab - Bb
Bridge
Cm
LYRICS:
I’ve got a story / I’ve got a story that I got to tell
You only live once / So tonight I’m gonna live it well
Sing it out, sing it out, sing it out / Let the music
come to life / Come to life, come to life, come to life
This is the time / To live / This is the time / To
dance / This is your life / Your chance / To love in
the open / Love in the open
Life is a dance floor / And your song could be the
bass and beat / Love’s like a rhythm / Cause without it nothing seems in key
Sing it out, sing it out, sing it out / Let the music
come to life / Come to life, come to life, come to life
This is the time / To live / This is the time / To
dance / This is your life / Your chance / To love in
the open / Love in the open
This is the time / To live / This is the time / To
dance / This is your life / Your chance / To love in
the open / Love in the open
Sing it out, sing it out, sing it out / Let the music
come to life, come to life / Sing it out, let the music
come to life, come to life / Sing it out, Let the
music come to life / Come to life, sing it out
Let the music come to life, come to life / Sing it out,
let the music come to life, come to life / Sing it out,
Let the music come to life / sing it out, sing it out / Let
the music come to life, come to life, come to life
This is the time / To live / This is the time / To
dance / This is your life / Your chance / To love in
the open / Love in the open
Words & Music by: Jonathan Thulin (To Lean On Music /
BMI) , David Thulin (To Lean On Music / BMI)
F#
B
F#
Praise The Lord when it comes out easy
F#/A#
D#m B
C#
Praise The Lord on top of the world
D#mB
F#
B
Praise The Lord ‘ cause in ev’ry moment
F#
C#
Jesus Christ is Lord
D#m B
C#
F#
Even in the middle of the joys of life
D#m
B
C#
There is always grace enough today to
Chorus:
B F#
Praise the Lord
B F#
Praise the Lord
B F#
Praise the Lord
C#
F#
Won’t you praise the Lord?
Verse 2:
Praise The Lord with the world on your shoulders
Praise The Lord when it seems too hard
Praise The Lord ’cause in ev’ry moment
Jesus Christ is Lord
Even in the middle of the long, dark, night
There is always grace enough today to
Bridge:
D#m B
Praise The Lord if you can
C#
F#
sing it at the top of your lungs
D#m B
Praise The Lord like ev’ry
C#
F#
moment is a song to be sung
D#m B
Praise The Lord, though it might take
C#
F#
blood, sweat and tears in your eyes
D#m
B C#
F#
There is grace for today so praise the Lord
D#m
B C#
There is grace for today so praise the Lord
That’s How
You Forgive
Shane & Shane
(Capo 2)
Intro: C, F, Am, F
Verse 1:
C
Gracious
F
Slow to anger
Am
Abounding in love
F
Good to all
C
F
All who call upon You
Am
F
(C/E)
You will rescue and forgive
F
Am G
This is why I live
Chorus:
C
You lived the life I could never live
F
You died the death, oh, that I deserve
Am
G
You rose to life and now You live
C
That’s how You forgive
Verse 2:
Forgive me in Your mercy
I’m unworthy of Your love
And I’m running back to
All I have in You, my gracious King
This is why I sing
Tag:
B
F#
C#
F#
There is grace for today so praise the Lord
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Artist:
Artist:
Artist:
Daft Punk
Fall Out Boy
Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
Song: Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Album: Random Access Memories
Song: My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark
Album: Save Rock and Roll
Song: Battle Scars
Album: Battle Scars - Single
By: Kirk Moore
[email protected]
By: Doug Ranck
[email protected]
By: Mandy Kyes
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
Righteous Anger
Teaching Point:
Jesus’ scars remind us of just how much He loves us.
Opening Questions:
What are one or two situations that tend to make you
angry? How do you respond when you are angry?
Opening Questions:
What kinds of physical scars do you have, and what
stories go with them? Why do we easily remember
how we got our scars? Are you proud of certain
scars? Are there scars that you wish you could get
rid of? When you see your old scars, do they put you
back in the place when you got them?
Teaching Point:
There are so many things worth celebrating.
Opening Question:
What won’t you give up on?
Discussion:
There’s no denying that Daft Punk’s latest retro
disco dance track is mostly about connecting
with someone and almost entirely about sex. And
yet there’s more to it.
We’ve come too far to give up who we are.
•How far have you come in your life?
•What things do you really celebrate?
•What things are you unwilling to give up?
Read Proverbs 31:6-9.
•Wait a minute. Beer? Wine? Forgetting misery?
What is that doing in the Bible? Why do you
think it’s there?
•What do you think about the next part? How do
you think celebrating and persevering are connected to living for justice?
•How is who you are connected to speaking up
for the rights of others?
•How does being in relationship with and
attending to one another connect to your
understanding of the different possible meanings of “Get Lucky?”
•What hasn’t been said that you’d like to
talk about?
Conclusion:
Life is worth fully living. Celebrating is worth fully
doing. Attending to one another is worth fully
practicing. And speaking up for the rights of
others is worth fully exercising. You’ve come too
far to give up who you are!
Discussion:
In today’s social media world we are more aware than
ever of high profile people who have problems controlling their anger. At the recent British Open, a superstar golfer became angry at his less-than-perfect shot
Discussion:
and proceeded to spew some non-family-friendly
words fully heard on broadcast television. We hear of “Battle Scars” by Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
more and more people being entered into anger man- depicts an emotional scar due to lost love. Guy
states that the battle scars “don’t look like they’re
agement programs where they can begin working on
fading” or “are ever going to change” – depicting the
strategies to channel their anger in healthy ways.
deep love that he has experienced. The scars were
Fall Out Boy song speaks of the anger one experireceived in a “battle” of a “war with love.” Christ
ences being in the presence of hypocrisy. The song- received scars when, through His love for us He won
writer says, “Be careful making wishes in the dark … the “war on sin.”
My songs know what you did in the dark.” The song
goes on to communicate, “I’m just dreaming of tear- Read Isaiah 53:5. Because of Christ’s wounds, we
ing you apart” and “I’m a young lover’s rage … My
are healed. According to this verse, Christ took our
childhood spat back out the monster that you see.”
punishment and paid our debt through His death on
the cross.
When people are angry they may lash out in any
number of ways. Some resort to violence, some
Read John 20:27. Thomas needed to see the eviuse abusive words, some break things, and some
dence of Jesus’ experience to know it was truly Him.
write songs to declare their feelings. These ways
The wounds were the evidence, Jesus told him to
and others can quickly get out of control. Anger
believe, and he did.
can be a natural response in many situations and
can be exhibited appropriately. Ephesians 4:26-27
Has anyone ever asked about your scar? When you
says, “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun
tell them the story of how you got it, they believe
go down while you are still angry, and do not give
it because of the scar. The scar contains the story.
the devil a foothold.” Paul reminds us that being
What if Jesus were physically here gain and was
angry is okay, but do not sin by letting your anger
hanging out with you and your friends; do you think
control you. When we hold on to anger we can
people would notice His scars? What kind of convercount on it to grow and the devil WILL use it to
sation do you think would take place? How can you
destroy our relationship with God and others.
be the “visual evidence” of Christ’s love for us all?
True anger management requires more than just
our determination. When we put God at the center Conclusion: We tend to become numb to the battle
of our lives and recognize that He sent His Son to
Jesus faced. The scars in His hands, feet, and
die for all people, we realize long-term anger and
side were acquired due to His love for us. They will
bitterness will not help. As we daily experience His NEVER “fade” – nor will His love for us. It is our job
forgiveness, may we also forgive those who may
as Christians to be the physical evidence of His love
wrong us or live in hypocrisy understanding we
and sacrifice for others to see and believe.
too are capable of the same thing.
Conclusion:
In what ways are you letting anger control you?
Is there someone who is still the target of your
anger? What would be the first step you could
take toward not “writing songs about them” and
continuing to punish them?
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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:
John Mayer
Major Lazer
Miley Cyrus
Song: Wildfire
Album: Paradise Valley
Song: Watch out for this
Album: Free The Universe
Song: We Can’t Stop
Album: Untitled
By: Dave Felts
[email protected]
By: Jeff Williamson
[email protected]
By: Doug Ranck
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
Leisure time can be enjoyable but it can also be
an opportunity for temptation.
Teaching Point:
Watch out for temptation.
Teaching Point:
Choices
Opening Question:
On any given day, how many temptations do you
think you face?
Opening Questions:
What is one rule that you think is dumb? When
are rules good? When are they bad?
Discussion:
Major Lazer sings of great pleasure, times of play,
fun, and great beats. There is also the mention
of many things that are, simply put, short-term
or temporal. When we live for the moment, do
we ruin the future? When lustful thoughts turns
into regretful decisions, do we often see it in the
moment? The answer is no.
Discussion:
Wouldn’t our world be so much better if there
were not so many regulations and laws? We see
these as limitations to our freedom and enjoyment
of life. In many situations we have encountered
people who believe whatever rules exist do not
pertain to them. “Rules are made to be broken” is
the mantra of this crowd.
To often we indulge in activities of the moment,
rather than projecting the end result. We know to
watch out for certain things; however, more times
than not it is simply too late to change a decision
before a temptation becomes a sin.
In Miley Cyrus’ song, “We Can’t Stop,” the
message of doing whatever feels good comes
through loud and clear. The song says, “We like to
party, dancing with Miley, doing whatever we want,
this is our house, this is our rules and we can’t
stop and we won’t stop.” She goes on to say we
can “do what we want,”” say what we want,””
love who we want,” “kiss who we want.”
Opening Questions:
Do you enjoy summer? What are some of your
favorite summertime activities? Have you ever
been tempted to do something dangerous or
wrong because you are bored?
Discussion:
Some of John Mayer’s “Wildfire” song paints an
idyllic picture of a summer evening. Some of it
sounds like nonsense (like “Magpie feather in his
medicine bag”) but it seems mainly to be a kind
of a story about getting involved with a girl during a leisurely summer night. “You and me been
catchin’ on like a wildfire” seems to imply moving
pretty fast in a romantic relationship. That can
be wonderful and exciting, but it can also be a
danger zone – especially if you “can’t leave each
other” even to go get another cup of something
to drink.
Proverbs 27:12 (GNT) says, “Sensible people will
see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it
later.” Leisure time, especially in the comfort of a
summer evening, can be great but there is an old
saying, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” So
have a plan. Don’t be alone with a person of the
opposite sex even if it seems innocent at the time.
While there is nothing explicit and this song
is pretty light hearted, it never hurts to be
aware of temptations that lurk in seemingly
innocent places.
Conclusion:
We can certainly enjoy the fun and leisure times
of summer but it is always wise to be aware
that we don’t let it lure us into a situation where
we might compromise our values. The song
says that summer “makes a lot of history.” If
we’re wise, we will make sure that that history
is honoring to God and not a negative consequence of getting caught up in a moment.
David dealt with this very thing. David, then King,
followed a temptation and committed a sin. He
moved on his lustful desire for Bathsheba and in
turn committed adultery. After many things came
crashing down around him and many lives were
affected he then realized his sin. Read Psalm 51.
Look for those signs in your day-to-day journey
that screams, “Watch out for this!” You see them,
they grab your attention – but then, what will you
do? Will you act in the moment and regret the
decision? Or, will you look forward to the future
and have a better awareness of the future temptations and signs?
Conclusion:
So “WATCH OUT” for the temptations are
out there! Your response will determine if “it”
becomes a sin.
Miley is right. We can do what we want. God has
given us the freedom to serve Him or not serve
Him. Every day we experience or receive the consequences of somebody else’s choices. We can
do what we want – for a time. 1 Corinthians 6:12
tackles this issue, “‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I
have the right to do anything’—but I will not be
mastered by anything.” We can do what we want,
but not everything is healthy or constructive for us
or for others. We can do what we want, but if we
let it control us then it ceases to be beneficial.
Miley is wrong. We can stop – and we should
stop – when anything we are doing is destroying
our relationship with God, destroying our body, or
destroying our relationships with others. We don’t
have to let our freedom become our master. For a
season it may “feel good” to do what “feels good”
but our disregard for what “feels helpful” leads us
down a road to a poverty of ungodly values and
with it the end of the “party.”
Conclusion:
What choices are you or your friends presently
making that are not helpful? What habits are presently mastering you or your friends?
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Artist:
Mumford & Sons
Artist:
Artist:
Robin Thicke
Song: I Will Wait
Album: Babel
Song: Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)
Album: Blurred Lines
By: Keith Jones
[email protected]
By: Kirk Moore
[email protected]
Teaching Point:
Trusting God
Opening Question:
How often do we rely on our own timing instead of
waiting for God’s? Is waiting difficult for you? Why?
Discussion:
We have a problem waiting for God’s timing. God
sometimes does not act in the timely manner that we
think He should. We pray for guidance, wisdom, or a
solution to a problem we have. We pray that God will
heal. We pray that God will direct. When God does not
answer in the time frame that we think He should, we
abandon all hope or abandon the prayer all together.
The question is: how many times have we missed out
on a blessing because we didn’t trust God’s timing and
we didn’t follow through?
We believe that God ignored us, which is far from the
truth. God answers every prayer immediately. Sometimes it’s an immediate “yes” and sometimes it’s an
immediate “no.” Sometimes, God will answer with an
immediate “wait.” God does this because His plan is
perfect for us, much better than the timing we wish
to have. We learn this from Jeremiah 29:11.
Artist:
Teaching Point:
The line between what is good and what is not
isn’t always easy to see.
Opening Question:
Where is the line between what is good and what
is not?
Discussion:
You’ve heard it, danced to it, and probably
watched both videos for the song. You may have
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•What kind of thoughts have you had about what
A big reason that we have such a hard time trusting
is good and what is not good about the song?
God is that we want to be in control. We believe that
we know best for our lives and we want to tell God
•What do you think about the whole good vs. bad
what and how and when to do things. John 15:1-8
question? Where do you think the line is?
reminds us of our place in God’s Kingdom. He is the
vine and we are the branches. We do not produce
Read Romans 7:15-21
fruit without the Father, and those branches that do
•What do you know about what is right?
not produce fruit are cut off and thrown to the fire.
However, like a good vineyard keeper, God has only •How are you at doing that?
the very best intentions for us. He knows when to
•What do you think about the phrase, “I’m not the
prune and when to let us grow. He knows when to
one who does wrong, the sin living in me does
say yes, when to say no, and when to say wait. Like
it”?
the person in “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons, we
need to remember that God forgave and saved us
•What would happen if you tried to use that
from a fate that we deserved. We need to trust God
excuse every time you got in trouble?
to be God. We need to allow the creator of the universe to be just that, our creator and our father. If God •What are some better reasons you can think of
why folks know how to do good, but don’t do it
can handle sometime as complex as creation, then
anyway?
certainly He can handle what small issues we may
have happening in our lives. If we relinquish control
Conclusion:
of our lives to the One who created our lives, we will
begin to see that His timing produces a much better “Blurred Lines” acknowledges that the line
outcome for our situation than we could ever hope for. between what is good and what is not isn’t always
We just need to be willing to say to God, “I will wait.” easy to know. The Bible acknowledges the same
thing. And you may think that this is a great place
Conclusion:
What do you need to let go of and hand over to to come up with a perfect ending line that says,
God? Have you allowed God to have full control “This is the way to really know.” It’s not.
of your life, or are you still keeping Him out of
parts of it?
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A Fresh Strategy in Evangelism and Apologetics
By Dr. Rice Broocks
For most young people, evangelism is a daunting proposition. When the youth pastor gives the charge to
“Reach your friends”, it usually means trying to invite them to an event where someone else will present the
Gospel – hopefully in a relevant and inoffensive manner. Most Christians, regardless of their age, feel unprepared to personally engage a nonbeliever in a conversation where they must clearly present the Gospel and
perhaps be challenged to give answers to the objections raised by skeptics. It has become the comfortable
norm to adopt the strategy of “preach the gospel – and if necessary, use words.” However, as believers, we
are called to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the
hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15
One of the greatest challenges for youth leaders is to equip young people to
be able to give the reasons that their faith is credible. Real faith isn’t blind; it
is based on the evidence for God – not just in personal experience, but also in
nature, history, and ultimately in Scripture.
I’ve spent the majority of my life engaging young people with the Gospel and
training others to do the same. After 30 years of ministry in over 60 nations
on hundreds of high school and college campuses, I learned that there was a
universal need for a tool that would help believers to start a conversation that
could lead to the presentation of the Gospel. In 2010, on an airplane napkin, I
began to sketch out that tool: The God Test.
How It Works
The God Test is not a tract. It is not a handout or an outline for a mini-lecture
to give someone. It is a dialogical tool, designed to promote discussion on
the critical questions surrounding faith, skepticism and the purpose of life. It
consists of 20 questions – 10 for those who believe in God and 10 for those
who do not - beginning with the initial question: “Do you believe in God?” If
the answer is “yes” then there are 9 more questions that follow, the same if
they say “no.”
The God Test features a provocative cover with images from every stream
of religion, philosophy, and science in order to communicate the desire for
an open, honest conversation about faith, skepticism, and the meaning
of life. Extensive use of this tool around the world has proven that asking
people questions and listening thoroughly to their answers causes the
entire experience to be seen as positive. As one campus minister said,
“Atheists have actually thanked us because of the impact of the God Test
conversation”.
The Salt Method
The strategy behind The God Test is called the SALT method – an acronym
that stands for: Start a Conversation, Ask Questions, Listen, and Tell the story.
The conversation begins by asking, “Have you taken the God Test?” The fact
that The God Test is sparking an international discussion helps encourage
people to take time and participate. Many have also started ad campaigns
where posters, T Shirts, as well as social media promote the question “Have
you taken the God Test?”
Once you’ve asked the questions and listened to the answers, it usually
leads to an opportunity to give the answers to the questions from a biblical
perspective. The “T” in SALT is Tell the Story. Yes, explain the Gospel, but
also tell your story of how the Gospel has changed you. The SALT method is
a critical part of the effectiveness of The God Test in helping create significant
moments where the Gospel is shared.
The God Test Training
The God Test Study Guide gives an overview of the instructions and answers
to the questions in the test along with reasons for and appropriate responses
to the questions. In addition, the God Test “Starter Kit” contains TheGodTest,
Study Guide and an instructional video which will help serve as a catalyst for
any believer to start immediately sharing their faith.
In using The God Test, young people are learning to be confident in the truth
of the Gospel as well as the answers to the primary questions skeptics raise.
The God Test helps you remember important apologetic truths by learning the
answers to the questions the skeptics are asked in the test.
God’s Not Dead
In March of 2012, I released a new book with Thomas Nelson entitled
God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty. It was written
to be another resource to equip believers to defend their faith. God’s Not
Dead offers the key evidence for God’s existence in a way that young people
can comprehend it and share with others. As I frequently tell my teenage
boys, “This may be over your head, but it’s not out of your reach.” With a little
effort and study, we can raise up a new generation of young apologists and
evangelists on high school and college campuses.
Why It Matters
Surveys have suggested a staggering number of young people will discard
their faith once they leave high school for college. As youth leaders, we must
have a sense of urgency to disciple the students under our care in this vital
area of apologetics and
evangelism. The evidence
for God is overwhelming.
Yet most Christians don’t
know it and therefore
cant show it to others.
Through The God Test
training, young people
will not just survive
the intellectual and
emotional arguments
and insults they will
eventually face – they
can thrive!
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mini-lecture to give someone. It is a DIALOGICAL tool, designed to
promote on the critical questions surrounding faith, skepticism & the
purpose of life. Developed by Dr. Rice Broocks, THEGODTEST is a tool
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questions for both those who believe in God and those who do not.
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Beauty / 32
Tricia / Mirror Mirror
Commitment / 28
Stellar Kart / ALL IN (Apologize)
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