Saturday, June 28, 2008

Graduation Sunday

This past Sunday was our Graduation Sunday. I was able to speak and challenge the students that have just graduated and will be going into the world. I recieved a lot of positive response for this message, in fact the most positive response that I have ever recieved for one of my sermons (which is funny because it was not one of my best). God must have just used it to meet some needs in people's lives. With that in mind, I thought I would post it here so as many people as possible could gain from it. The sermon was in the form of a top ten list (not in any particular order of course), below you will find the outline that I gave to the students with their other gifts. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or would like an audio copy, if there is enough intrest I could post the audio.

Graduation Sunday 2008
Top Ten Pieces of Advice
from the New Youth Pastor

1. Remember where you came from (2 Timothy 3:14)
2. Love what you do, or do what you love
3. Be Lifetime Learners (Proverbs)
4. It’s not too late (for anything)
5. Invest in People (Matthew 6:19-21)
6. Always be a part of a church family
7. Help people that can’t help themselves (James 1:27)
8. Do something on Purpose
9. Push those around you toward God (Hebrews 10:24)
10. Run the Race! (Hebrews 12:1-2)