Storyline #31: Deuteronomy 1:1-5 “The Introduction”

1 - Deuteronomy 1 - The IntroductionFree files for youth pastors:

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (Service Order)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (mp3)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (ppt)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (fillout sheet)

1 – Deuteronomy 1:1-5 – Introduction (sermon outline)

When I was about 13 years old, I can remember thinking I was running for my life. I ran home as fast I could, just out of their grips, slammed and locked the door behind me. When they ran up to the front door of my house and were beating on it, my dad had to sternly open it and tell them to leave me alone. It all happened when I asked too many questions of some teenagers who came over into my neighborhood. They “said” they were in a gang; and before I knew it, they had “thrown” some gang signs with their hands and tried to initiate me. I ran for my life to my house! Gangs are thought of as important to some in urban America because they offer protection to weak individuals, but those individuals must pledge their lives to the gang in return for their safety. Continue reading