Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

Women Remade

Posted: April 17, 2018 by keystoneyouth in God's Greatest Invention
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Introduction:

  • Refresh: Over the past month we have been doing a series on gender – what it means to be a man or woman.
  • Two weeks ago, we started talking about women – What did we say about women? –Women encourage, nurture, and provide strength.
  • As we did with men, I want to talk about hurdles that women face.
  • Perhaps one of the biggest struggles/hurdles that women face is that they are told that they are only as good as their physical appearance.
  • Tonight, I want to look at this hurdle, show some of the issues it causes, talk about how God remakes women.

Big Idea: Find your value in what God says about you.

Passage: Mark 5:24-34; James 4:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17

 Main Points:

  • Sin leaves women covered in shame.
  • Comparison and perfectionism become ways of dealing with shame.
  • Only Jesus deals permanently with our shame.

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Mixed Messages #3: Beauty

Posted: February 5, 2016 by keystoneyouth in Mixed Messages
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Attention Funnel: Video of girl telling people they are beautiful.

 Introduction:

  • I want to say first of all, this lesson is probably more geared towards girls.
  • But I do want to say that I think we are still effected by the things in this lesson guys. There is still a pressure to have a certain body type and look a certain way, we just don’t experience nearly the same pressure that the girls do.
  • Guys – I want you to think about how you view and treat the girls around you. Who are you more likely to give your attention to? Who are you more likely too make feel special? I want you to think about as men, does our way of treating women line up with how God treats them (and us).
  • Girls – I want you to be freed from feeling like you have to measure up to a certain ideal of beauty in order to be valued and loved. I want you to be able to more and more stop comparing yourself to other people. And I want you to pursue a beauty that is not just marked by skin and body.

 Mixed Message: You will be loved if you are beautiful.

 Big Idea: You are loved therefore you are beautiful.

 Passage: Song of Solomon 1:2-15; Ephesians 5:25-27

Main Points:
The ideal of our culture is impossible to measure up to.
The culture says if you measure up you will be loved.
God says that because you are loved you are beautiful.

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