Teaching Students to Surrender Sin featuring Francis Chan

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This humorous video is a clever way to get the point across about coming clean with God about sin.

You can also download "ACTS Body Spray" by searching the title, click "Download Illustration" and show it to your students to get them talking.

Being honest with others about sin is embarrassing and uncomfortable for students. They often think that it's easier to hide their sins and cover them up. 
Take a moment to think about the students in your group. Are there any who are struggling with the consequences of their sin? Pray for His guidance and wisdom as you lead your students through their struggles, and then continue to the next page.

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Jacob thought he loved God and church until he hit high school. Then he became a party guy, getting into alcohol, drugs and sexual sin. On Sunday, he was in church. On Friday, he was at the parties. And on Saturday, he asks for forgiveness. Do you know anyone like Jacob in your student ministry? 

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I expect that lots of teens think like Jacob—I’m young, sin is fun, and I’ll stop sinning when I’m older. What would you say to someone like Jacob in 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 young people display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. After listening to Jacob's story, Francis shows how he uses Scripture to teach students about the real impact sin has in their lives.

It’s easy for students to think that sin is “no big deal.” But Francis turned to Galatians 6 and said, “Every time we sin, the Bible says there’s a destructive element in it.” 
Francis mentioned two destructive things that happen when we sin:1. Our relationship with God is hurt.2. Our Christian witness is destroyed.

Why is this a big deal? What would you say to a teen that said that they didn’t care about hurting their relationship with God or their witness to others? Is there someone in your group that you need to have this conversation with this week?
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Is your group a safe place for your students to confess their sins? How can you encourage your teens this week to be authentic, and to pursue holiness?
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Sin has a way of becoming a part of our students' identity unless they surrender that sin to God. We can encourage our students in their faith by telling them, "You are a child of God. You are his masterpiece. He has created you to do amazingly good things. Surrender your sin and be lifted up by God to a life that is more alive than you ever imagined."

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