Why Jesus Is Like Snapchat

Teen Devotion - Youth Group Lesson - Why Jesus is like SnapchatSnapchat is a great way to connect with your friends. You can send them a photo, video, add a caption, and send the snap off to a friend. Snapchat is a great app to use and a lot of fun.

Have you ever thought about the fact that Jesus is a lot like Snapchat? No, Jesus isn’t an app or a way to communicate with your friends, but we can learn about Jesus from Snapchat.

Once a snap is sent, it can be viewed for a limited amount of time. Then the snap deletes. Its never seen again. This is a lot like what Jesus did for us on the cross. Our sin was a barrier to get to God. We couldn’t come to God on the basis of our works, because any sin, no matter how small keeps us from knowing God. What we needed was a solution to our sin. The solution was Jesus.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  – Romans 3:23 (HSCB)

Jesus Fixed The Problem

Jesus was able to delete sin, permanently. Once we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins, they’re gone, deleted once and for all. Just like the snaps in snapchat. They can’t be viewed again once they’re deleted. And that’s what Jesus did for us. He deleted the sin out of our lives by dying on the cross. His death and resurrection caused the sin problem to be destroyed. When we accept Jesus in our lives, all our sins are deleted. They’re gone. We can go to God as if sin never existed in our lives.

Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:2 (NIV)

So the next time you use snapchat, let it be a reminder to you of how Jesus was and is the solution to sin.

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  • Sabrina
    April 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I looked on your website to find inspiration. I am writing a devo book for teens. It will be based on the chapters of John. I’m a teenager myself, but I’m not into things that other teenagers are onto. How do I reach to teens through my devo book? Have any ideas? Please respond back.

  • amber
    April 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Hey Sabrina –

    Its awesome that you want to write devos for teens. I’d just encourage you to go ahead and get started writing them. Don’t wait until you have it all figured out before you get going on it. Grab a journal and start writing your devo ideas down. Maybe as you go, it will become clear to you what the next step is for your devos. Don’t let yourself believe a lie that your devos won’t connect with other teens. That just isn’t true. If God has put the idea of a devo book in your heart, then there’s an audience for what you have to say. Continue to ask God for wisdom and what the next step is to take, but I’d encourage you to just begin writing your ideas down now.

  • Dana
    May 16, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Is it okay if I repost this to my blog? I will put credit and post the devotion’s website. 🙂