Monday, June 28, 2010

Poll: Praise and Worship

Yesterday in Youth Ministry we discussed how we feel about Praise and Worship during church.
And well, we got several opinions, but I want to know how you feel about the subject. So here it goes....

Q. Do you feel awkward when everyone around you is praising God?

Q.
Some people think that your praise depends on the people who are around you. Do you feel judged by your piers for the way you praise, or is it just different from the way everyone else praises?

Q. A lot of people have said it depends on the music to determine how you respond and praise. Is it easier to praise while listening to more contemporary Gospel, or more traditional Gospel?

Q. Other people think that it's the environment around you. Are there several people jumping up and down, lifting their hands? Or is it just a balanced sway here and there?

Everyone's way of praising God is different, and it may pressure you sometimes. In some places, you may feel the praise is targeted to more adults than teens, and it scares you to even clap to the beat.
But you are free to run, free to dance, and free to live for Him.

In other places, maybe no one is radically praising God, and it would feel awkward to start doing your own thing.

Take a look in Psalms. It has several verses and chapters on praising God. Or maybe you can dance to your own praise CD at home.

I have posted a link to the video: "I Am Free" by the Newsboys. 
Listen to it and praise God: I Am Free, Newsboys

Post your answers to this poll on the comments page below and tell me what you think!


Jeremiah 29:11 - 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'


Jocee

Sunday, June 27, 2010

S.T.A.N.D.

Strong, Tough, and Noticeably Different. Sometimes that's a lot to ask of an average teenager. This Christian blog is for teens who want to make a difference in their life, and may not know how. God has a purpose for everyone, but sometimes they won't know what it is. It's like you have started your race, but an obstacle is in front of you and you don't think you can continue. Well, God is there for you know matter what.
This blog will contain polls and questions about what you think about certain things, that you may not have thought about before, but it might concern you later in life.
I hope this blog will help you in many ways.

So enjoy!

Jocee