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Not Beyond Reach - Understanding the Secular Culture, Part 1

Living on the Edge / Chip Ingram
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June 10, 2024 6:00 am

Not Beyond Reach - Understanding the Secular Culture, Part 1

Living on the Edge / Chip Ingram

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June 10, 2024 6:00 am

Right now, there’s an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the next generation. So what can Bible-believing parents do to engage their kids with The Truth? In this program, our guest teacher Aaron Pierce – from Steiger International – will tell us - as he continues his series Not Beyond Reach. Don’t miss the hope we have in reaching today’s youth with the message of the Gospel.

Main Points

Three key realities to engage post-Christian culture:

  1. Secular people have become suspicious of religious institutions and are far less likely to walk into a church.
  2. Secular people today do not have the same assumptions as previous generations. 
  3. Secular people are open to spirituality.

Four key influences on global youth culture:

  1. Entertainment Industry (Music, film, theater, sports)
  2. Internet Stars via social media platforms.
  3. Video Games (is bigger than Hollywood where the average 21 year old male has spent 10,000 hours playing video games).
  4. Pornography is a pervasive and unashamedly part of many daily routines. Sexuality is just a personal pursuit of happiness; harmless.

Philosophical pillars:

  • Secularism – Faith is private and not meant to be pushed on others.
  • Relativism – There is no absolute moral truth.
  • Acceptance – Tolerance is not enough, you must affirm.

Four big worldview questions:

  1. Origin – Where did life come from? How did life begin?
  2. Morality – What is right and wrong and who decides?
  3. Purpose – What is the purpose of life?
  4. Destiny – What happens after we die?

Predominant worldview: 

  • Secular Humanism – the religion of self. The idea is that God has been replace, man is at the center, and there’s no outside authority that can tell me how to live my life. The key to happiness is found within.
  • What should our response be?- Nehemiah 1:4; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 1 Thessalonians 2:8
Broadcast Resource Additional Resource Mentions
  • Nancy Pearcey - "Love Thy Body"
About Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram’s passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, and teacher for more than three decades, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God’s truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.

About Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. Established in 1995 as the radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, God has since grown it into a global discipleship ministry. Living on the Edge provides Biblical teaching and discipleship resources that challenge and equip spiritually hungry Christians all over the world to become mature disciples of Jesus.

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