Teaching Students to Surrender Stuff featuring Francis Chan

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Are your students obsessed with the latest gadgets, clothing and cars?You can encourage them about storing treasures in heaven instead of on earth. Sometimes humor is a good way to make the point. Take a look at this video.



I love the angel’s sense of humor. What material possessions are most important to your students. Has greed and envy become a distraction in your group?

You can download "Time to Go" by searching the title, click "Download Illustration" and show it to your students to get them thinking.

 
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Most teens today deal with materialism and the pressure to have nice things. Listen to Madison as she honestly shares about her struggle with “stuff.”


Madison talked about how difficult it was when all her friends had cool stuff and she didn’t. Are you seeing that with your students? How does peer pressure influence the teens in your group and their relationship to stuff?
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Madison also admitted to being obsessed by other people’s possessions even when she was supposed to be worshiping God. How have you addressed the topic with your group?
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Francis Chan is a nationally-recognized speaker and the best-selling author of "Crazy Love" and "Forgotten God." He is passionate about seeing students display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. After listening to Madison's story, Francis gets right to the heart of the issue of materialism.



Francis said “The issue isn’t all of this stuff necessarily as much as it’s ‘What does it take to make you absolutely content?’ Do you see that you’re totally rich in Jesus already? Do you see, ‘Wow, I already have God, what more could I ask for?’”

What do you think about that statement? Does that make sense? How does a satisfied person, who is “totally rich in Jesus,” behave? It certainly sounds spiritual, but are you seeing it in your students?
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How do you think your students will react if you tell them, “all they need is God”?
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Francis quoted Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” How can you encourage your youth group to be content with what God has given them? Is there someone specific that you know is struggling with materialism that you can encourage this week with a call or an email?
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This teaching video is an excerpt from the Surrender Bible study series. You can find the entire series exclusively in the RightNow Media Bible Study LIbrary.