Week 10 (Jason’s talk on Authority)

By: Stephanie Glasco

Jason’s talk on authority made me think about what we give authority to in our lives.  We let the outside world tell us who we are, what we do and how we feel about ourselves a lot.  A friend of mine sent me this video this past week and I felt I needed to share it with you all.  Please watch it and then read on afterwards…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5Z2Xv8iJU&feature=youtu.be

1.  I know that video probably felt like it was all for the girls.  It wasn’t.  It is just as important that boys saw this as it was for the ladies.  If boys are made aware of these things, they can also do things to change them, and support the girls as they go through the pains and difficulties they face within these challenges.  We are called to love and support each other as Christ followers.  Don’t take my word for it though… let’s go to The Bible.  Read Philippians 2:4, Galatians 6:2 and John 15:12.  How do those verses say we should treat each other as followers of Christ?

2.  We as Christ followers are called to be leaders within the world.  We might not think we are, but it’s true.  Leadership can take different forms than just being the person who always talks in front of people or someone who is the boss.  As Christ followers we can be leaders in the world and show it how we treat others and show Christ’s love to others.  Read 1 Peter 5:2.

3. That video talks about how we should be aware of what media we are consuming, and it is very true.  Before you watch a television show or visit a website or listen to a song ask yourself, “Is this hurting me or someone else?”  In other words, is this song, television show or website showing someone to be less than others because of who they are?  Read 1 Peter 2:1-2 about how we do not need to have evil things like that in our lives.

Spend some time really thinking about how the world views people.  Think about the things we give authority to in our lives like magazines, television and websites and really truly think if those things should tell us how to view ourselves and others.

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