Why I Don’t Have A Girlfriend

My friend Darcy will tell you it’s because nobody wants me.

Maybe he’s right, I’ve never put it to the test.

Relationships are where you see Christian young people stuff up more than anywhere else. And they stuff up really big, so the topic deserves attention.

I’ve been asked plenty of times why I don’t have a girlfriend. Am I just a weirdo or a loser? (Again, always a possibility.)

Here’s my top five reasons. (If you already agree they might be useful ammo for you.)

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Jesus Christ Central Through Time

In 1 Cor 2:2  we see Jesus Christ and the cross are central to all of life.

I organised a number of Scriptures to be read by us young men in this morning’s service, looking at Jesus Christ being central throughout time; not just now, but in history past and into the future.

Here’s a brief look at them. (Click the references to read the full text.)

First we started with the gospel preached by Paul in 1 Cor 15:1-4 Plain and simple Christ dies for our sins.

I delivered unto you first… how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.

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It’s All About Jesus

And that He died for us.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.”  (1 Cor 2:2)

This is the central point of, well everything. When people talk about our ‘religion’ we often say it’s not a religion it’s a relationship. Because Christianity is not primarily about doing a list of rules. It’s primarily about knowing Jesus.

I don’t want to say vain repetitions when I pray… but I can never have a prayer time and not praise God for Christ’s death on the cross, and for His great redeeming work of salvation.

God is most glorified in the cross, and we are closest to our purpose, when we worship Him for it.

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Read The Word

First of the topics on how to glorify God in day to day life: reading the Bible.

It’s simple and obvious, but I’m convinced it’s one of the most important activities in life.

If you already read the Bible daily, be encouraged. It’s not a pointless exercise. The Bible is powerful (Hebrews 2:12) and  not just for trying to convince the lost, it’s powerful in our own lives. Reading the Bible glorifies God.

If you don’t get into the Word daily, I can only urge you about how crucial it is.

I’m often shocked when I see surveys of how often Christians read the Bible – the average is so low.

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The Purpose of Life

Not wanting to mess around, lets get straight to the point… what is the purpose of life? (We’re not talking about discovering the greatest trifle or chocolate torte.)

Why are we here? What’s the point?

Most of the world flunks this question. The usual answer is to please myself, or to be happy.

We know the answer is to glorify God.

“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” (Rom 11:36)

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What You Don’t Know Will Kill You

Why do Christian young people so often struggle? Why do we end up looking like the world, instead of being a shining light?

As we do battle in a western world where Christian culture has been beaten down by Humanism, we need to be different than the world. But young Christian men and women don’t seem to know how to live.

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. We see Christians who act like lost people. They dress like the lost. They talk like the lost. They listen to the lost’s music. Their politics is the same as the lost. And so on in many important areas.

How does this happen, and how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you?

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Encouraging Christian young people to get serious about serving the Lord.