Youth Ministry Lessons: As the recession continues, a pastor has decided to do something for the streams of new homeless men, women and families. Although helping the less fortunate is admirable to most, there are some that don’t like his efforts.
America is still the land of plenty and in this land of plenty, Americans like to spend their money! Americans spend trillions of dollars each year but how exactly are they spending their money? A recent series conducted by NPRadio tracked what Americans buy.
Somewhere, at some point in time, someone found an unlikely source in which to make money: water. They began bottling water and selling it to people all over the world, charging outrageous amounts of money for the stuff.
Those hit the hardest in economic downturns are the poor. Included in that segment are refugees, families that have benefited from fleeing persecution and death in their home countries, but are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet in the current economy.
Imagine that you lived in a country where it was no longer safe for you and your family. Imagine what it would be like to be told that you had to leave, that to literally save your lives, you must walk away from everything and everyone that you have ever known.
While South Africa may seem like an exotic land to most outside the continent of Africa, the country harbors a deep, dark secret that has plagued women in its borders for centuries.
There is a young girl who has been nicknamed Rapunzel by her classmates. She does not live in a tower. She has not been kidnapped by an evil witch and her hair does not possess healing powers. What she does have, however, is hair that has never been cut.
In the past, it was assumed that education was its own reward. Students were expected to go to school simply because education was believed to be important, the key to bettering oneself in society. Today, however, the rules have changed.
Youth Ministry Lessons: “Prophet” is not a title that many would claim in developed countries, yet in many areas of the world, prophets are alive and well, and making a rather good living off of their soothsaying.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Though it seems like we live in a world of relative truth and morals, most people agree that when the marginalized and helpless are harmed, it is wrong. This is the case of a homeless man who lost his life over an one-dollar bill.
Youth Ministry: When people go to jail for crimes, the thought is that they are being punished for their actions. But when both a mom and dad are spending time in federal prison, what they leave behind can be punishment for innocent children.