Ignore Your Limitations (YouTube You Can Use Sample)

For the past six months I’ve written a free, weekly resource for adults who minister to teenagers called, YouTube You Can Use. It’s exactly what it is called. All I do is take a popular, short YouTube video and write some prompts designed to make it easy for you to have a Bible-based discussion with students.

How do I use it? That’s for you to decide. I’ve heard from people who use it as a crowd breaker at youth group. I’ve heard from teachers who use it in the classroom as a discussion starter. I’ve heard from parents who use it as a weekly devotional with their kids. And I’ve heard from some folks who post it as a discussion starter on their Facebook. Be creative and use it however you want!

See below for a sample of this week’s edition.

Like it? You can subscribe to receive it each Monday here. (I mentioned this was free, right? It’s free!)


Topic:
Big Dreams

Bible:
Genesis 37:1-11

Discussion Starter:
Josh’s story isn’t about what he can’t do because of his accident. Instead he’s made his story about what he can accomplish after the accident.

Genesis 37 tells the story of a famous dreamer, Joseph. He was the 11th born of 12 kids. And yet he dared to dream that one day he’d become important. All throughout his life his wild dreams lead him into and out of trouble until one day, his dreams lead him to become the second most powerful person in all of Egypt.

Like Josh, Joseph’s story wasn’t defined by what he couldn’t become. What would happen if your dreams were bigger than your limitations?

3 Questions:

  1. Would you rather do a flip on snow skis or a bike?
  2. What are some limitations you have in your life?
  3. Which is scarier? Failure or failure to try?

Chew on this:
Why do you think God wants us to try so hard to achieve our dreams?

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.

1 comment

  1. I’ve really enjoyed the “YouTube You Can Use” and using it in my youth group to discuss things. Thanks so much for providing them and helping us use media in a very positive way!

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