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State of The (Youth)ion

Judges 2:8-13 NLT

Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110.  9 They buried him in the land he had been allocated, at Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. 10 After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.  11 The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight and served the images of Baal. 12 They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord.

Timeless Truth:

  • Every generation must experience God for itself.

  • Every generation is capable of memory loss.

  • Every generation will chase after other gods.

Yet Israel did not listen to the judges but prostituted themselves by worshiping other gods. How quickly they turned away from the path of their ancestors, who had walked in obedience to the Lord’s commands.

Judges 2:17

5 Gods Youth Are Chasing Today:

  1. god of Technology

  2. god of Image

  3. god of Gender

  4. god of Quick

  5. god of Anxiety

How can the Church help youth chase after the one, true God?

  • Introduce them to the truth of God not the terror of God.

  • Speak about God’s faithfulness not about your fearfulness.

  • Make God the priority of your life not the minority of your life.

State of The (Youth)ion

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