I've been asked to give some talks to teenagers on Christ's "mission impossible" - that's the name of the camp they're on. They suggested I do it from the OT.
I thought at some point in each talk I'll address a sneaking suspicion that Christians have deep down that eats away at our faith. So, something like:
Jesus and Adam (Genesis 3) – "Jesus can’t be that important."
Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End, the world's only hope.
Jesus and Abraham (Genesis 22) – "The bible’s weird and sometimes shocking."
The bible is not a rule-book, but with Christ at the centre it makes sense.
Jesus and Moses (Exodus 3) – "I can’t believe in God in a suffering world."
The LORD meets us in suffering to lead us out.
Jesus and David (1 Samuel 17) – "I’m too weak for Jesus."
The gospel is not, do it for Jesus, it's: Jesus did it for you.
Jesus and Isaiah (Isaiah 53) – "I’m too sinful for Jesus."
Jesus' mission is for sinners - He's for you!
Anyone have any ideas for good youth-friendly video clips or jazzy stuff. I'm not the youthiest, jazziest speaker ever!