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"Temporary High" is a four-week series using the book of Proverbs to expose how humanity’s propensity for different “highs” is God-given, but when we take these outside God’s design they can destroy us.


Editor Note: This is SOLID. 

Doug's Note: So STRONG! Sabrina knows how to communicate God's Word to teenagers. This series has everything you need. I get a "temporary high" every time she submits something for youth workers to learn from... really good!

"Temporary High" is a trippy 4-week teaching series studying the book of Proverbs and how the propensity each of us has for different “highs” is God-given. However, when we take these “highs” outside of God’s design, they can destroy us. The purpose of holiness is not to "not do bad things." The purpose of purity is to please God. We must recognize it is for our flourishing. The gospel is central in this series. It will hopefully create a safe place for students to explore these difficult subjects together in the context of discipling small-group relationships and family partnership. 

Week 1: Pornography
Scriptures: Proverbs 3:11-2, 7:6-27, 28:13, 5:8, 2:18-20, Romans 2:4, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Family Handout: “Family Purity Talks”

Week 2: Your Brain on Screens
Scriptures: Proverbs 26:11-12, 24:13, 25:27
Family Handout: “My Detox Plan”

Week 3: Drugs, Alcohol, & Vaping
Scriptures: Proverbs 23:29-35, 20:1, 30:4-5, 10:28, 29:18, Romans 3:23
Family Handout: “Family Temptation Talks”

Week 4: Love That Doesn’t Last
Scriptures: Proverbs 5:15-23, 31:10-31, 4:25-27
Family Handout: “God’s Mission, My Legacy”

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This Resource Includes:

  • Series overview document with links to training, additional resources, and parent email (Word file)
  • Complete message manuscript for each week (Word files)
  • PowerPoint presentation for each week
  • Small group guide for each week (Word files)
  • Parent handout for each week (Word files)
  • Graphics Pack by Isaac Leimeister with title and content slides, and images for social media (jpeg files)




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About this Product
This would be a great alternative to a typical February message series. Or you could use it during a "dip in numbers" time like April around 4/20. Definitely take advantage of all the extra ideas I've included and make a big push to partner with parents on this one. I also have a "Day & Night Devotional" in Proverbs in the DYM store if you like grow-on-your-own resources to accompany your series.

Sabrina Hadro

As the super part time youth director at my church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, I get to bring together the call and gifts the Holy Spirit has given me, alongside of 14 years of youth ministry experience in various church sizes and denominations, to lead a team to share the Gospel with teenagers. My first job is wife and mother to 3 littles under 5 years old (pray for me) and I squeeze in gardening, sharing with DYM, sports, and guitar during nap times!