Student Leader Weekly (Episode 6)

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Nov 13, 2020

Teen Trends

The second season of Star Wars' Mandalorian has been releasing a new episode on Disney+ every Thursday night. Chapter 11 (The third episode of season 2) was the most recently released episode, and it was amazing. I (Christian Boulton) might be slightly biased, but this show is definitely worth your time, even if you're not a big Star Wars fan. What's awesome about this show is that you don't have to have seen all of the movies and shows to know what's happening. Plus, who doesn't want to see Baby Yoda?  

 

Worship Song of the Week

Christmas music has started! Passion's new album Hope has a Name has just been released, and the album features a mix of old Christmas classics and new songs. Songs like O Holy Night and O Come All Ye Faithful are paid with fresh, new tunes such as Grace of God with Us. 

 

Game of the Week

Chances are, most of your friends know about the Mandalorian, but do they really know what he looks like? The game Mandolin, DeLorean, or Mandalorian will put their fandom to the test. The game features several blurred pictures, and players have to try to tell whether it's a mandolin, a Delorian, or a Mandalorian. Sounds simple, right? Give it a try and see if that's still the case.

 

Sermon Illustration

Sticking with the Mandalorian theme, if you've watched any of it, you'll know that Din Djarin (Mando), the main character, is acting as a father figure for Baby Yoda.  You can watch or show this clip to give a little context. Although Mando is trying his best, he's really not the best example for the child. He's doing his best, though. One verse comes to mind that shows how God really is the perfect father. Matthew 7:11 says, "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Even Din, a bounty hunter, wants to give the child good gifts and return him to his kind. If someone that is morally questionable wants to give good gifts, imagine how much God wants to give us our requests. The key is trusting the powerful good Father that He is in control of you in the risky seasons and asking when we are in need.  God in the spiritual realm is fighting for you and protecting you through this spiritual journey called life.

 

Encouraging Thought

Have you asked God for what you really want yet? What's the real request that's on your heart? God wants to hear your honest requests. He's not too busy for them, and He's always willing to listen. You're not going to offend him or make him angry with your request. John 15:7 says, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." God already knows what we want, but there's something that changes when you say it out loud. It can't hurt to talk out to God right now, right?

 

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