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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Youth Ministry: Emo Evangelism II

Are you sick of life??? Are you EMO??? If you've stumbled here via google and have no idea what 'evangelism' is... go and check out THIS SITE to find out what Jesus has done to fix this sucky world...

Last week in Youth Ministry: Emo Evangelism I shared some thoughts on why Emo's are ripe for the picking when it comes to evangelism. The mantra of the EMO could almost be summed in this: "The world’s bad, my life is bad, pretty much everything is bad!" At church on Sunday night I spoke on Romans 12:1-2 as part of our Romans series. During the talk I did a brief overview of Romans 1-11. Romans 1-3 are the 'EMO' chapters! The picture is dark, terrible and without hope.

Romans 1:21-23
"21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles."
The Gentiles have not treated God as God. Therefore, further on in the chapter (v24,26,28) God gave them over to their sin.
Gentiles are bad.

Romans 2:5
5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
The Jews are stubborn, unrepentant and deserving of God’s wrath because of their wickedness.
Jews are bad.

Romans 3:10-12
10 as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
THERE IS NO-ONE GOOD. All of us have sinned (Romans 3:23)
ALL of us are bad!

"Jews are bad, Gentiles are bad, ALL of us are bad." Sounds pretty similar to the EMO mantra...

I would love the opportunity to read these chapters with some EMO's and then read on to the beautiful big BUT verses here (and maybe even to the end of the book).

I think I'm on to something...

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