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Date: August 2012

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 14

Jesus on Revenge and Rights


Speaker: Braden Greer

Text: Matthew 5:38-42

The kingdom disciple is more concerned about others than he is about his rights.

Worthy12, Part 7

Ministry Night


Speaker: Dave Brewer

Text: John 16

Dave Brewer led the ministry night by teaching from John 16, looking at just some of the things that Jesus tells us the Holy Spirit does for us.

Worthy12, Part 6

Become Who You Are


Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Colossians 3

From Colossians 3, Kevin Rogers taught that our aim in life is to actually live like who God has already made us in Christ. Sin wrecks the image of God in us, and our goal is to put off sin so the image of God can be fully revealed through us.

Worthy12, Part 4

What Do You Worship?


Speaker: Jefferson Bethke

Text: John 4

From John 4, Jeff Bethke taught us that everything we do in life as Christians should be done as an act of worship to God, both in Spirit and in truth.

Worthy12, Part 5

Jesus is the Perfect Example of Holiness


Speaker: Jon Smith

Jon Smith taught from a number of texts that Jesus is our perfect example of Holiness, and that Jesus' holiness actually attracted the sinners towards Him. He challenged the teens to live a life of Holiness that draws sinners and shows them light of Christ.

Worthy12, Part 2



Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Romans 13:11-14

Joshua Harris continued the retreat theme of "become what you are" teaching from Romans 13:11-14. For believers, Holiness requires an urgency to put to death sinful desires, as well as a putting on of the things of Christ.

Worthy12, Part 3

Jesus vs. Religion


Speaker: Jefferson Bethke

Text: Luke 15

As our guest speaker, Jeff Bethke explained the story behind his "Why I hate religion but love Jesus" video that went viral. He explains the heart of the Father towards sinners from Luke 15.

Worthy12, Part 1

Become What You Are


Speaker: Dave Brewer

Text: 1 John 2:3-4

God wants us to be sure of our salvation, which is why He gives us tests in 1 John to objectively evaluate our lives by. In the opening message of Worthy 2012, Dave Brewer encouraged the teens to evaluate their life through their obedience to the Word of God. This is the opening message to the "become what you are" theme of the retreat.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 13

Don’t Break Your Marriage or Your Word


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:31-37

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus confronted people who seemed to be following the rules, but, in their hearts, didn't truly love and honor God. People in God's kingdom should not be looking for loopholes that allow them to get their own way. Instead, Jesus calls us to honor marriage and be a truth-teller, even as we recognize the futility of earning our own righteousness through rule-keeping.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 12

Jesus on Lust


Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:27-30

Purity of heart is more than not committing adultery. We must protect God’s good gift of sexual desire by taking extreme measures to overcome lust.