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Praxis: Youth Film Series
Today’s youth are inundated more information and choices than ever before. As individuals strive to navigate through the opportunities they are presented with, they are often faced with difficult choices.
Praxis is an activity driven film series created by SPAC Youth and produced by Iconium Media, that seeks to provide today’s youth with tools to help answer some of the questions that surface. Praxis is designed to be shown in a group environment. It’s a tool to help mentors and youth leaders start conversations that facilitate individual growth in a group environment.
For more information or to download the videos, please contact Kiara Moshansky, Youth Pastor, Senior High.
Me and My Identity
1. My Identity Discovered
We do not need to create our identity, we get to discover it!
2. My Identity Restored
Christ restores our identity.
3. My Identity Restored
God created us to be interdependent and in community.
Who is Jesus?
1. The Person of Jesus
Do we love Jesus for who He is, or what we can get out of Him? Our relationship with, and love for, Jesus, has to be about who He is, not what we get from Him. It is about the person of Jesus
What does it mean for Jesus to be our Savior, and what do we need saving from anyway? Jesus is the only one who can save us from the consequence of sin. It is our choice to accept His free gift of salvation.
Why is Jesus not content just leaving us the way we are now? How does He invite us to continue becoming more and more like Him, and what does this look like? Jesus is our Sanctifier. We are made Holy, growing in the likeness of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. This is both a moment, and a process that is lifelong. We do so, out of love for Jesus and our desire to live for Him.
We see evidence of Jesus miraculous works in the Bible, but does Jesus still heal today? Jesus is our Healer, and He is healing people today. Healing is made available to us because of Jesus death on the cross. Sickness came with sin, so healing comes in the atonement.
5. Coming King
Jesus left the world just as miraculously as He arrived, and then said He was coming back. But what is it He is coming back to? And what is our part to play in the world that He turned over to us in the meantime? Jesus is our Coming King. The Kingdom of God is a now, not yet, reality - one that is available to us now - but is also yet to come when Jesus returns. His return is imminent and is motivation for holy living and sacrificial service: Our role, is ushering in the Kingdom by being prepared and being missional.
The Paradox of Paul
1. A Brand New You
Can you imagine learning life lessons from a murderer, who had been turned into a radical believer, who was then imprisoned for his faith? Meet Paul and learn about his story and impact on Christianity as we know it today.
2. A Better Point of View
We all have the opportunity everyday to make a difference in someone else’s life in one way or another.
3. Too Good to be True
Paul’s story is full of apprehension and being doubted by others about whether or not he had truly changed. But despite this doubt Paul grew more confident in God’s word and teachings. Discover what we can learn from Paul’s story as modern Christians.
Can I Ask That?
1. How Can I Prove God is Real?
You don't have to prove God is real... He's already done it. Discover how your best apologetic is your life and by setting an example, you can demonstrate you've been transformed.
2. Why Do Bad Things Happen?
God is emotionally invested and mourns over the brokenness in this world. He has not left you to yourself. He understands that things aren't the way they're supposed to be and that all of creation groans just waiting to be redeemed.
3. You and Your Sexuality
Who you are is not who your sexuality is. You were not created for sex. It's not the ultimate. People are told to believe that the penultimate experience of their experience is sex. If that's all you are chasing after and pursuing, then of course things start to get confusing. You are not a sexual being, you're a spiritual being. Who may or may not have a sexual experience. Your identity is not based in your sexuality. Discover more about God's plans for you and your sexuality.
4. How Can I know God’s Will?
Is it possible to know God's will? Discover how you can learn, hear and discerning His will for your life. You can be confident about making good choices in your life when you learn more about understanding his unchanging will. As you learn more about who God is, what He's going to do, and what He's said. You can learn more about aligning your desires with God's will. Every day you are faced with choices. You have the ability to make good decisions when you follow God's will.
1. The Unforgiving Servant
Forgiveness can be very difficult when we've been hurt or offended. You may even feel you have a right to be unforgiving. Howeve, when we are unforgiving, it may be becaused we have not received God's forgiveness. This session addresses how you can become merciful and forgiving.
2. Parable of Talents
Do you know what it means to live the life and utilize the gifts that God has given you? You are to be a steward of what you have been given. God wants to continue to expand you, grow you, and stretch you - but only if you step into making the most of what He has given you. As you do this, He wil only equip you with more skills, talents, and money so you can share these resources in the way He intended.
3. Ready or Not Here He Comes
Have you learned how to look inwardly at your own faith and analyze your relationship with Jesus? You can discover how to make your faith your own and not the faith of your peers and influencers. God wants us to have a personal relationship with Him. As our hearts are ready, we are able to have an intimate and meaningful relationship with Him that prepares us for what He is asking of us.
1. Gospel Identity: Broken
There is a tension that longs for love and rescue. This is not how you were meant to be. Brokenness is routed in our independence. Through Adam, sin infected each person through the fall. Learn more about what it means for God to love us in our brokenness.
2. Gospel Identity: Loved
Did you know that you are loved the most by the one who knows you the best and He loves you because of who you are, not because of what you've done
There's nothing you can do to make God love you less. Discover how you can receive God's love and be secure in knowing you are loved.
3. Gospel Identity: Rescued
You're not only rescued form something, but rescued to something. This gives you purpose and responsibility. As you have been rescued, you can help others and share your faith with them.
What Are You Afraid Of?
1. What if I fail?
Don’t miss out! You can start doing things without worrying about failing. When you learn to focus your eyes on Jesus, the way you experience and view failure shifts. Don't live in fear of failing again. Step out in faith, and trust that Jesus will always have your back.
2. Am I Good Enough?
You are created with intention and purpose. However, how often don’t you find yourself wrestling with the fear of not being good enough? Your confidence is robbed, relationships are impacted, and your self image can be negatively influenced. Learn how to discover freedom and confidence by placing your identity in who Jesus made you to be.
3. What Does The Future Hold?
Does your fear of the future have you so afraid that you are silent - both in shame and fear? You don’t have to live like that. Regardless of the road your life takes, your experiences are valuable for other people. You can help, encourage, and support others through your stories. You can find clarity for the future by trusting Jesus with both your life experiences and your future.
You and Me
1. Me & My Friends
What are your #squadgoals? Do you know what type of people do you want to be friends with? We are all heavily influenced by the people we surround ourselves with. Discover how you can make friends with people who bring you closer to Jesus. Godly friendships impact both who we are and who we will become.
2. Me & My Parents
You’ve heard it said – honor your Father and Mother. Discover not only why this is important, but how you can do this. Your parents influence who you are, and how you treat them will influence how you respond to authority for the rest of your life. Your relationship with your parents matters more than you could ever imagine.
3. Me & My Significant Other
Dating can be new and exciting for youth. You are surrounded by those who are dating - people in your school, in the media, and perhaps in your own life. How can you date well? Can you honour your significant other? While this is a conversation about dating, it’s also about God; because experiencing God’s love influences and shapes how you love others.
4. Me & My Boundaries
“How far is too far?” This may be the wrong question. Instead of helping us be all we can be, it tells us what we possibly should not be. Let’s reframe the question to be about the pursuit of Jesus. Sexuality is a big deal to Jesus, and so are our relationships. Learn how you can honor and guard your significant other when it comes to sexual boundaries.