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15 Year Old Jesus?

What would Jesus be like as a 15-year old at your school? Here are some ideas from the gospels: people loved hanging out with him cos he never made them feel small; he made people who abused their power go crazy cos he wouldn’t play by their rules; he showed great love for everyone he met; he was willing to give up everything for what he believed in; he didn’t care much about his reputation.

What was Jesus’ secret? He told us in John 17v3 – his relationship with his Father. You have the same heavenly Father. Could that truth begin to release you to be a bit more like Jesus in your school today?

Read John 17 here – http://bit.ly/1jZ0qAt

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Jesus – King on a Cross

‘One of the criminals hanging alongside cursed him: Some Messiah you are! Save yourself! Save us! But the other one made him shut up: Have you no fear of God? You’re getting the same as him. We deserve this, but not him – he did nothing to deserve this.’ (Luke 23v39-41)

The day Jesus died, two men were executed alongside him. Only one of them truly understood that Jesus was an innocent man dying an undeserved death. Even though Jesus was dying an undignified death next to him, he called him King.

Knowing who Jesus really is might be the most important thing anyone can discover. Who is He to you?

Luke 23 here: http://bit.ly/1glxpyY

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God Loves You – Without The Make-Up

Lots of things going around recently about selfies (with or without makeup). Seems that Facebook / Twitter / Snapchat / Instagram etc are often places to post just the good bits about our lives. Sometimes stories with lots of makeup on right?

Thing is – it can be hard to read all that sparkling stuff from others while comparing it to the ugly stuff we know about ourselves. ‘Nomakeup’ Facebook posts anyone?

Good news! One of the Holy Spirit’s jobs is to search us deeply and celebrate what the Spirit finds in us with the Father and Jesus. The Spirit also gets to work on healing the hurt and clearing out the junk.

No makeup required for God to delight in who you are and do what it takes to make you whole again.

Read more in Romans 8v22-30 here: http://bit.ly/1e27hmT

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My Own Worst Enemy

Sometimes I think I’m my own worst enemy – I keep comparing the worst I know about myself with the best I see in others. My other, spiritual, enemy also loves to remind me of my failures – rubbing them in. It’s so tempting to listen to them and despair of myself.

Jesus, remind me of the truth about me – yes, I am a broken and sinful person, but also someone who is supremely loved and blessed by you. Help me live in the richness of that blessing. Help me catch the lies about me I keep believing.

Help me show your grace to my friends who are fighting their own battles inside too.

Ephesians 1v3-23 here: http://bit.ly/15RTpsd

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