Youth Ministry – February 2015

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If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 1 Corinthians 13:3-8
 
February seems to be a month where love comes to the forefront of our minds. As we consider what love is, let us turn to Christ, the risen word of God, for the love of the father. May He be our first love and may His love be shown through us.
 
February Calendar:
15: HS Open Youth Room Night (mid-winter break)
 
March Calendar:
22: HS Open Youth Room Night
 
Parents’ Tip:
As many of you are aware, the ever popular novel, 50 Shades of Gray, is being released on the big screen. What is the big deal about this movie? And should you/your teen go watch it? This article shares some of the concerns this movie brings to the table: lifesitenews.com/static/to-the-christians-who-think-50-shades-is-all-sorts-of-awesome-please-stop-a.
 
Perhaps a better Valentine’s movie would be Old Fashioned. I was privileged to see this movie before the release date, and recommend it to you. The movie has a Christian base, and addresses real life situations surrounding the topic of sex and dating in our culture. The movie is rated PG13, so please use your discretion before having your student watch it. I do hope this can be a great conversation starter for you and your student to talk about what sex and love can look like in today’s culture: christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2015/oldfashioned2014. Trailer: facebook.com/video.php?v=809274535786213.