Student Leader Weekly (8th Edition)

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Jan 22, 2021

Teen Trends

Marvel's new show, WandaVision, premiered earlier this year on Disney+ to much excitement. However, it's not your typical Marvel movie. It's more of a sitcom than the standard action film that fans of the franchise are used to. The series takes place after Avengers: Endgame and features Wanda and Vision as the main characters. Not much is known about the future of the series right now, but fans are likely to get answers soon. Like many other shows on Disney+, episodes are being released weekly, so if don't like waiting for new episodes every week, you might want to wait until to end to binge all of it at once. 


Worship Song of the Week

Hillsong's recently released a new single titled Fresh Wind. Brooke Ligertwood had this to say about the song: "Fresh wind is not only a worship song for any new believer with whom it might resonate but the sincere cry of our heart for Christ's Church. In a world angry and divided, we truly need the Church to be 'the fragrance of Christ' - and we cannot be and dare not try to be without the help of the precious Holy Spirit. We - really - need a fresh wind." This song was clearly created to breathe life into God's people. Take a couple of minutes to listen to it for yourself and allow it to breathe life into you. 


Game of the Week

Outscord's Facebook page is an excellent place to check out if you're struggling with game ideas. They have many videos that feature numerous game ideas. One of their most recent videos features games that you can play that incorporate a mask. Since everyone's got to wear them, why not make a game out of it? One simple game that you can play involves a mask and a water bottle. Start with the bottle sideways on the table. The goal is to simply set the water bottle upright, but players are required to use the mask to do this - they can't use their hands. It's a lot harder than it sounds. 


Sermon Illustration

Challenge people to seek their own fresh wind (connect with the song). Talk about the Upperroom in Acts 2.

How awesome would it be to have our own upper room experience like the disciples did on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit rushed in like a violent wind? Imagine having a revival that powerful today. I think almost everyone would agree that a revival like that would be incredible. Let that serve as an encouragement to seek your own personal and communal experience with God. Especially for those that need a fresh wind to keep going, seek God with all of your heart. He promises that you'll find him (Prov. 8:17, Jer. 29:13, Deut. 4:29, Matt. 7:7-8, James 4:8). 


Encouraging Thought

The beautiful part of the flowing Presence of God is that it represents God following through on his promises including his relational promise to be with us always (Matt. 28:20). As you seek to deepen your relationship with God, be sure that you stay focused on him rather than seeking anything that furthers your agenda. 


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