Fleeting Fame vs. Never-Ending Renown
I have the privilege of speaking at various conferences and events around the country. When leading a lab or a breakout session, my teaching topics usually focus on young adult ministry. However, I also venture occasionally into other topics related to Christian living, leadership, teaching, technology, culture and trends, and more. Below is a description of a lab that I’ll be teaching at an upcoming conference for young singles. It should be fun.
Whether it is the New Kids on the Block, Saved by the Bell, or slap bracelets - fads, celebrities, and trends will come and go. However, Psalm 145 states, “One generation will commend His works to another; they will tell of His mighty acts.” Dialogue and laugh together in this session as we journey back into the past and recall all the things that have faded away and compare them to a God who is never changing, yet constantly relevant.
I love Psalm 145 and I am grateful to God that He remains faithful throughout the generations. He not only is Creator, He is also Sustainer. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. His fame is never ending. In contrast, I also get a kick out of reminiscing about the stuff of my childhood - whether it be movies, music, toys, TV shoes, fashions, etc. Join with me and post some of the things from your past that seemed like they would be cool forever but are far from cool now (or maybe they are still to you secretly).
I’ll get us started:
Movies: Footloose, Goonies, Never Ending Story
Toys: Transformers, Atari, Night Bright
Cartoons: Thundercats, Duck Tales, Garfield
TV Shows: Alf, Silver Spoons, Saved By the Bell, The Wonder Years
Fashions: Tight Rolling Pants, Jams, Members Only Jackets
Slang: bad to the bone, rad, have a cow
About the Author
Jason Hayes is the young adult ministry specialist for Threads. His primary role for Threads is to serve as a speaker, church consultant, and writer. He is the co-author of Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches That Reach Them and the author of Blemished: How the Message of Malachi Confronts Empty Religion. Jason earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to coming to LifeWay, he served at Long Hollow Baptist Church in north Nashville. He is also happily married to his beautiful wife, Carrie, and is a proud dad to their two sons. Learn more at jasonhayesonline.com.