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For Senior Commanders Jer. 18, 19 & Matt. 18
KAGOY Kids Are Getting Older Younger - a marketing concept based on the idea that children participate in pop culture or desire material goods intended for older consumers - Children are becoming more sophisticated faster than previous generations and are increasingly savvy about the world around them
Tech is in the air kids breathe By the age of 3 months, about 40% of babies regularly watch DVDs, videos or TV. During the first year of life, the average baby is exposed to more than 500 hours of television. 15% of 2- to 5-year-olds use cell phones. The gaming life cycle begins by the age of 6. Initial exposure to satellite radio and portable digital media players begins much later, at the age of 9. By the tween and teen years, 96% connect to a social network at least once a week, and the future appears just as tech-driven: By 2010, 71% of tweens, ages 8 to 11, will be online.
Jeremiah 18: 1~6 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2“Go down to the potter’s house, house, and there I will give you my message.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5. Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Where the Potter’s House was? The Valley of Ben-Hinnom Named after some hero Place where the Israelite once threw away their children burned them alive “town dump” A constant fire burned became to the popular mind a symbol of the abode of the wicked dead…gehenna It’s where the Potter is. It’s where the children are!
Matthew 18:2~4 “Then Jesus called a little child to him, set him in the midst of them, and said, said, ‘Assuredly, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.’” Converted Converted changed
Life attributes Trust, simplicity, adventuresome, being a dreamer, forgiveness, love, enthusiasm, etc. Trust, simplicity, adventuresome, being a dreamer, forgiveness, love, enthusiasm, etc. One other characteristic that separates them from adults is… One other characteristic that separates them from adults is…LAUGHTER Children laugh on average 400 times a day! Children laugh on average 400 times a day! While adults laugh only 15 times a day While adults laugh only 15 times a day Something happens to us Something happens to us Not a good thing!
Laughter’s decline is not rooted in faith or intimacy with God But it comes from stress, “growing up”, unbelief, and religious tradition. Let’s make it our goal to laugh 400 times a day! Could take years but at least we will know our goal. Laughter should be a regular discipline It will enhance our longevity, health, mental well-being, and strength.
Let’s get a laugh-o-meter 400 Laughs a Day
DeclareI am becoming more like a child every day. I live in a wonderful world of new adventures and big dreams. I also laugh as little children laugh. I regularly chuckle, giggle, snicker, hoot, snort, guffaw, chortle, have hysterics and double-up in hilarity. g guffaw –a loud and raucous laugh c chortle –a noisy, gleeful laugh