i’m super excited about a new series we’re starting this sunday with our teens at lakeshore. it’s called “No Offense!”
it seems more and more that we’re so easily offended these days, and i wonder what that says about our internal unhealth. if we’re truly secure in our relationship with God, i have to believe we wouldn’t take things so personally. it’d still be hard, of course, but at least we’d be able to navigate the situation without it crippling us.
here’s a little bit more about the series as we get word out to the students on it:
we’ve all heard people at times start a conversation with us with the line “No Offense, but…” and then proceed to lay into us and our shortcomings. there’s no doubt that people’s words can be hurtful and damaging, but the truth of the matter is, they’re not going away. even if you drop those relationships, someone else will eventually come to take their place. how do we develop a heart that is secure enough in who we are to not be constantly offended at every lazy word directed at us? if you’re in junior high or high school, be sure to join us for this important series; we’re confident it will help you manage the pressure of this last month of school!
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