Student Leader Weekly 3.20

Brent Dongell, Christian Boulton, and Emma Fairchild | Apr 05, 2023

Teen Trends

An article on Axis talks about the potential of the Russian war influencing memes on TikTok. This has been viewed as disrespectful, but there is speculation that this is how Gen Z expresses their fears. It also mentions the term "flop era" is being used to describe a time in someone's life when it feels like their life is falling apart due to their circumstances.


Song of the Week

"Good News" by Coby James is a new song that talks about how difficult life can be with all of the current situations, but there is "good news". "It's a hope of love that God above is standing with you and me." As you listen to this song, be reminded that even though we may be in our "flop era" there is a God that is beside us through it; he is there to comfort us.


Check out our running playlist of this season's songs on Spotify here.


Sermon Illustration

In the book of Job, everything is taken away from Job, his wife, his children, his house, his livestock, and much more. On top of that, his "friends" did a horrible job of comforting him. It is safe to say that Job was in his "flop era". He was most definitely discouraged, and struggling. But through it all, Job remained faithful to God. He never stopped trusting in Him or believing in Him. I hope Job's story can encourage you today, that even when we are at rock bottom, there is a loving God there beside us who gives us the strength to get through.

Job 36:5 - "God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in His purpose." 


Encouraging Thought

Job had every reason to give up. He no longer had a family or a living. But because of his faithfulness in God, he kept going. At the end of the book, God blessed Job with twice as much as he had before. The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than he blessed the early days for him. We serve a faithful God who loves us and wants what is best for us and our relationship with Him. I want to encourage you today; don't lose hope. God can bring us out of our "flop era" and use that for good. 



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