Posts by Marty Miller

Posts by Marty Miller

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure If we think long enough, we will be able to remember a time when we faced that awful thing: peer pressure. It’s one of those times in life when we are faced with a decision, to follow “the crowd” or  stand on our own convictions. Our students face it all the time. Some do well with it while others struggle through.  Students, however, are not the only ones who face this. Ron Cooney says, “But peer pressure isn’t…

Teenage Christian Living – Happy Reformation Day

Teenage Christian Living- Happy Reformation Day! Halloween (October 31) is a very popular event in our country. Many greet each other with a “Happy Halloween.” This is a day where a lot of kids dress up as their favorite character, or something they view as scary, and go house to house in their neighborhood saying, “trick or treat.” Churches and businesses join in the holiday by hosting “Fall Festivals” and “Trunk or Treats” to draw people for a safe and…

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship True friendship is a wonderful thing. In fact, when a person has a true friend, it has led some to say that it is “worth its weight in gold.” True friends do not come easily. How many of us can say that, of the friends we have,  we know they will be there with us through “thick and thin?” Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who…

Christian Teenage Living- Image

Teenage Christian Living- Image In our world of social media, facebook, and Instagram one can easily see how much emphasis is put on “image.” Some even go as far to say that, “image is everything.” Our society is saturated with a person’s beauty, non-beauty, and essentially, their image. One of the definitions for the word “image”  is “the general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public.” In fact, the example sentence for that particular definition is,…

Christian Teenage Living- Disconnected from God

Disconnected from God Have you ever felt “disconnected” from God? Meaning, have you ever felt far from God, or that your relationship with God is not what it once was? Many Christians, at some point in their relationship with God, feel as if they have been “disconnected” from God. They wonder where He is, if He is still there, and if He even cares anymore. The good news is that He does care. Hope There is, however, hope for those…

Teenage Social Media- Introduction to the Internet

Teenage Social Media: Introduction to Social Media The word, “media” brings about many differing opinions and thoughts. To some it simply means pictures, ideas, fun, news, and possibly many more things. To others the word conjures up thoughts of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The word “media” can be stated this way: any form of communication that can reach or influence large numbers of people (example: movies, music, television, internet, etc.) Another way of saying it is: media is “the main means…

Teenage Social Media- Worldviews

Teenage Social Media: Worldviews Everyone has a worldview. “If the average person were asked to describe their worldview, their response would be a blank stare” (Stonestreet, 2008, p. 3). John Stonestreet, author and apologist, goes on to say that everyone has a worldview, “whether they know it or not.” Furthermore, a person’s worldview, specifically their belief about humanity, will influence their behavior. Meaning, a person will live out their beliefs based on their worldview. A definition for worldview is: “the…

Storehouse Student Resources- The Vine (John 15:1-8)

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ.  The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shaun Forrester took some time to teach us one of his topics he will be leading at SummerSalt this summer.  He will be serving as a camp counselor and teaching students…

Storehouse Student Resources- Gideon

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ.  The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. In this series of posts, the students learned about an array of different Bible characters. This post is about Gideon. Gideon- A Man Who Was Weak But Made Strong Overview Gideon’s…

Cycle

After Joshua settled the people into the Promised Land, the people failed to finish the task of removing idolatry from the area.  The people got stuck in a cycle of sin which God would alleviate through the hands of judges. OVERVIEW OF JUDGES In between Joshua’s leadership and the establishment of King Saul, Israel was led by a line of judges. These judges addressed the consequences of the people brought on by their own sin. Each flawed judge revealed the…

Storehouse Student Resources – Mormonism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shawn Piedrahita conducted some research about Mormons and their teachings. He taught us some very interesting things regarding Mormon beliefs. This post will introduce some Mormon beliefs and will also give the reader resources for further study. Introduction Have you ever had those guys on bicycles…

Storehouse Student Resources- Roman Catholicism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Our leaders Steve and Jan Holland taught and answered questions regarding Roman Catholics. The information below is what we learned from the Hollands. Roman Catholicism Brief History of Catholicism In 1054 AD, the Roman Catholics split with the Orthodox Christians over questions of doctrine and absolute…