Teaching Students to Resist Temptation featuring Francis Chan

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In an effort to fit in, students can act one way during the week and put on a good "Christian face" in youth group. Think of your students as you watch this real-life story. Lauren thought church attendance made up for her poor decisions during the week.


Unfortunately there are too many students (and adults!) who feel that being a Christian is really about going to church on Sunday. How would you counsel someone, like Lauren, whose lifestyle Monday to Saturday didn’t match his or her behavior on Sunday?
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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 teens display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. After hearing Lauren's story, Francis shows how he would encourage students to resist the temptation to sin, especially sexual sin.


Do you think sexual sins are “worse” than other sins? What point was Francis trying to make? How can you talk with your students about the effects sexual sin will have on them?
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Let's make sure we are teaching our students why sin is not best for us.
Sin does damage. It hurts our bodies sometimes. It hurts our relationships. It hurts our souls. Another reason is simply that God wants us to put him first. He wants to be more important to us than anything else, and so he asks us to avoid anything that gets in the way of our relationship with him. And when we give into temptation and sin, sin picks up more sins along the way. Sin is sticky. That is its nature.


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. Direct link: RightNowMedia.org/Media/Series/14

For more RightNow Media training posts, teaching videos and Bible study resources with Francis Chan, click here