What are you obsessed with right now? Is it your favorite television show? A certain fashion trend? A band? A sport you play?

We use the word obsessed a lot. Anything we really enjoy can become our obsession-of-the-moment, and dating definitely falls into that category.

For some of us, we’re obsessed with a certain guy or girl we’d like to go out with. Or, we’re obsessed with the person we are currently dating—wanting to spend every minute with them. Or for a huge number of us, we don’t have a crush, but we are obsessed with the idea of dating—we wish we had someone to text with all day and night.

No matter what your current relationship status, chances are you spend a lot of time thinking about, talking about, and dreaming about dating. And believe it or not, the Bible has a lot to say about it as well.

During the months of October and November, New Church Youth will be taking a look at what the Bible has to say about dating during our series, “Obsessed.” We’ll look at three key passages from Scripture that give us some clues on how to enjoy the crazy world of dating without losing our minds.

Tweetable Truths 10/19/14

October 19, 2014


“The Lord’s Prayer begins by addressing relationships—our relationships with other believers and our relationship with God.”

“God is ‘our’ Father, not just my Father and your Father.”

“The word ‘our’ reminds us not to pray selfishly for anything that would negatively impact another believer or another church.”

“The phrase ‘Our Father’ refers to God’s nearness to us, while the phrase ‘in heaven’ reminds us of his difference from us.”

“God is high above us, but he chose to live among us by sending Jesus to earth to rescue us.”

“God is our Father, so we can come to him boldly, but he is also our ‘Father in heaven,’ so we should approach him respectfully.”

“Jesus is saying we should begin our prayers by recognizing who God is and then worshiping him.”

“The phrase, ‘Hallowed be Your name.’ is an invitation to pause and reflect on God’s greatness.”

“Jesus brought us near to a holy God!”

“It’s important to recognize God as Father and respect him as holy.”

“A prayerful relationship with God results in powerful worship of God.”