What Do American Youth Really Need?

Knowing God


Luxury cars, gaming consoles, and phones parade in front of teens every day in various media, and tell them they need those products to be happy. However, the truth is that the most essential need of American youth is deep, spiritual and only met through God. Listen as Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C., explains why knowing God is the greatest need of youth in America. 



Thabiti said the greatest need of American youth is the same need of all humans. They need to know God fully—His majesty, power, and might. 

Why do you think knowing God is the vital need of American youth? What reason does Thabiti present?
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What do teens use to fill the void in their lives? Why is God the only one who satisfies? How does He satisfy?
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What does it look like in your life to be gripped with God’s glory? What could you do this week to encourage a younger person to pursue God this week?
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God is mighty and worthy of our praise. Set aside time with Him today. Thank Him for who He is, pray that you and people in your life come know Him better, and reflect on His majesty and glory. 


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