Weekend Teaching Series: 3D (series finale, week 3 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: Your present appetites and desires if left unchecked can rob future desires and dreams.
Service Length: 77 minutes
Bible: Genesis 25

Understandable Message: The message this weekend was from the story of Jacob and Esau, where Jacob’s appetites were out of control and cost him his birthright. I heard a message from Andy Stanley from the Passion 2011 Conference and Justin Grunewald from Northpoint’s More series this Fall that heavily influenced this message – too many teenagers give up their future because of desires and appetites of the present. Lots of possible applications to cheating, purity, etc.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: The program was simple this week – most of the element of fun came within the message itself. We had students in tons of places serving, and the greeting team was in full force and excited, too.

Music Playlist: Your Love Never Fails [Jesus Culture], Cannons [Phil Wickham], Blessed Be Your Name [Matt Redman], From the Inside Out, Communion Medley – Nails in Your Hands, Here I Am to Worship, Infinite

Favorite Moment: We very rarely do communion at this level program, but it fit really well with the message and made the series finale feel extra special. At the 6:30pm Saturday service, we also had a prayer commissioning for our Kenya team, 30 students and leaders that will be traveling overseas next week.

Up Next: “Q” with Sean McDowell (series premiere, week 1 of 3)

I got a chance to speak at Fantastical this weekend with our student ministry worship pastor Taffy and in our notes we shared the songs we’re singing the most often this fall. Thought it might interest you – what are you playing in your student ministry? Got an undiscovered gem you want to get out there? Share in the comments!

Top 10 songs right now for our student ministry
1. “The Earth is Yours” Gungor
2. “Savior of the World” Ben Cantelon
3. “Burning Ones” Jesus Culture
4. “How He loves”Jesus Culture or David Crowder
5. “With Everything” Hillsong United
6. “Rise and Sing” Steve Fee
7. “Love Came Down” Ben Cantelon
8. “Beautiful Things” Gungor
9. “Our God” Chris Tomlin
10. “The Stand” Hillsong United
11. “Tear down the walls” Hillsong United

JG