///Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 259

Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 259

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Weekend Teaching Series: ICON (fall kickoff, week 1 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus is the way to a full life, a forgiven life and an eternal life.
Service Length: 90 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend was FALL KICKOFF! I know, way later than the rest of the United States when it comes to going back to school. We’re a post-Labor Day culture here and with Worship Together Weekend taking the first weekend of the month we just had our giant back to school weekend and it was SO fun! I kicked off the talk explaining what makes someone iconic and showed how remarkable it was that we were still taking about Jesus 2,000 years after his life. Specifically we talked about John 14 where Jesus says He is the way to heaven. Great teaching time sharing the Gospel of Jesus, forgiveness, eternal life and the path that God wants us to follow as we live here on earth.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We had the most epic weekend every – Back to School weekend is a big deal in our youth group, so everyone went all out. We gave everyone a laser pointer for a screen game called Laser Quest (hopefully we can get something like it on DYM soon, it was unreal) and had a couple of great videos and had some huge prizes. We also played a new game called Anything Can Happen. Where … as you guessed … anything can happen!

Music Playlist: Shake It Off (Taylor Swift cover), Take It All, Savior of the World, Your Great Name, Love Came Down

Favorite Moment: Laser Hero was INCREDIBLE. It was so fun! Wow.

Up next: ICON (week 2 of 4)

By | 2016-10-13T13:53:39+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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