Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:
The Cosmic Cop
The Killjoy Myth
“‘The Killjoy Myth’ claims that God steals the joy out of a Christian life.
“This is false. God IS our joy.
“Satan is the one who steals our joy. 1 Peter 5:8 states that he is a roaring lion trying to find someone to devour.
“In other words, Satan is searching for someone who he can suck the joy out of, to pull them away from God. This is what he tries to do to Job in Job 2:1-8. Satan cast physical affliction upon Job because he was blameless and upright in God’s sight. Again, in Zechariah 3:1, Satan strikes again. But this time, against Joshua.
“So, as you can see, the killjoy myth is not true.
“God is not stealing our joy, but he IS our joy.
“Satan is the lion searching for a soul he can destroy.”
Victoria, age 12
God is the source of our joy.
Are we looking for joy in Him, or somewhere else?
Know what you believe…and why you believe it.
Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door gives teens answers that make sense, even for the toughest of questions:
- Does it really matter what you believe, as long as you have faith?
- Are there errors in the Bible?
- Was Jesus just a good teacher?
- Can anyone prove His resurrection?
- What does that have to do with me?
Using clarity and humor Josh McDowell and co-author Bob Hostetler expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. With these solid evidences teens will be better understand the faith they live and know what they believe and why.