Series: "We Are..."
Key Thought: God defines who we are.
Understandable Message: The "We are..." theme is from what happened at NAYC this year on Thursday night. We wanted to take the opportunity to carry-over the message that affected the students who attended NAYC this year. This week we looked at how the King of Babylon had the plan to define Daniel through removing him from Jerusalem and teaching him the ways of the Babylonians (Daniel 1:3-4). However, Daniel decided that he was going to allow God to define who he was going to be in his generation. Therefore, he chose to take some things off his plate that others were enjoying. Students were challenged to take compromise and silence off their plates as they step on their school campuses this year. Daniel was not changed by his culture, but rather, he changed his culture! Students do not have to back up or back down. They are filled with the Spirit of God and are called to be giants in their generation!
Creative Elements: We used the website www.yearbookyourself.com to make some hillarous photos of our youth staff and teachers. It was a great way to talk about school starting back and leaving a legacy beyond the yearbook.
Songs: We are the free, Desert Song, You hold me now
Next week: "We Are..." part 2