Teaching Students to Surrender Priorities featuring Francis Chan

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Think of how the students in your ministry spend their time and money. In this real-life story, watch how God worked in Sean’s life on his priorities.

Sometimes the issue isn’t whether is a sin or not, it’s an issue of students pursuing God’s best for their lives. Do you think you are pursuing God’s best for your life in the way you spend your time and money? Is there an example you can use to teach 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 teens display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. After listening to Sean, Francis show us how he would teach students about the reasons why they should surrender their time and money to God .

Francis didn’t say that video games were evil. But he did ask students an important question, “Would you give this up because God has something better for you?” What things are the students in your group hanging on to that might be keeping them from God’s best for their lives?
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The teens in your group may not have to travel to China to figure out the rewards of pursuing a life in service of God. What inspired you in Francis' teaching? How can you encourage them to surrender their time and money to pursue things that will last?
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Let's challenge students to consider what “better” thing God has in store for them. Take time one week after teaching on this topic to encourage them to get quiet before the Lord and make it personal. "Your life will not be about cars and houses and clothes and bank accounts. God has something far better for you. Ask him what that is?"

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