S03E028, Coiled Potential Can Hurt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E029, Fit for Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E029, Fit for Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E028, Coiled Potential Can Hurt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E028, Coiled Potential Can Hurt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E027, Wisdom Trumps Experience, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E027, Wisdom Trumps Experience, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E026, Rejecting Acceptance, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E026, Rejecting Acceptance, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E025, Identical but Different, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E025, Identical but Different, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E024, Habits, Trusting and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E024, Habits, Trusting and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E023, Roundabouts, Judging and Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E023, Roundabouts, Judging and Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E022, Struggles, Strength and Striving, Andy B 2 minute Video
S03E022, Struggles, Strength and Striving, Andy B 2 minute Video

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S03E021, Heat, Tiredness and Hydration, Andy B 2 minute Video
S03E021, Heat, Tiredness and Hydration, Andy B 2 minute Video

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S03E020, Prayer, Reverence and Confidence, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E020, Prayer, Reverence and Confidence, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E019, God, You and Me! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E019, God, You and Me! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E018, Habits, Peace and Feelings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E018, Habits, Peace and Feelings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E017, Planning, Preparation and Puzzles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E017, Planning, Preparation and Puzzles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E016, Reading, Trembling and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E016, Reading, Trembling and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E015, Whiteboards, Erasers and Faith, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E015, Whiteboards, Erasers and Faith, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E014, Never Give Up. Never Surrender! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E014, Never Give Up. Never Surrender! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E013, Keepin on Keeping On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E013, Keepin on Keeping On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E012, Software, Updates and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E012, Software, Updates and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E011, Colanders, Saucepans and Strainers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E011, Colanders, Saucepans and Strainers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E010, Calendars, Organisation and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E010, Calendars, Organisation and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E009, Car Covers, Trees and Protection, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E009, Car Covers, Trees and Protection, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E008, Plugged In and Not Switched On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E008, Plugged In and Not Switched On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E007, Don’t Miss God! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E007, Don’t Miss God! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E006, There’s always something to be thankful for, Andy B 2 Minute Video Video
S03E006, There’s always something to be thankful for, Andy B 2 ......

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S03E005, God’s Rhythms and Busy Days, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E005, God’s Rhythms and Busy Days, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E004, Helping Others Can Be Easy! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E004, Helping Others Can Be Easy! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E003, David, Benaiah, Goliath and Respect, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E003, David, Benaiah, Goliath and Respect, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E002, Samuel, David and Uncertainty, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E002, Samuel, David and Uncertainty, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S03E001, James, Conviction and Liberation, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S03E001, James, Conviction and Liberation, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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If you think of a spring, they’re fitted everywhere! From DVD players to cars, from bicycle derailleurs to pens and staplers, from watches to door handles!

We can find springs, in one form or another, almost everywhere. And they have a really simple job – to make something move in a predictable way.

On my bike, the part I fitted has a huge spring which forces the derailleur to be pushed away from the centre of the wheel. When you press the gear lever, it allows that spring to relax, jus a littler bit – a very set amount – and your chain is put on a lower gear.

The one I bought does exactly this. But in order to fit (the lazy way) I had to remove a couple of small bolts so I could save myself removing the chain just so I could fit the new part to my bike.

And that coiled spring, was held in a position of extreme tension so I could do that.

Unfortunately, the grip I had on it slipped, and the spring did it’s job of bringing the derailleur into it’s more natural position.

The issue came with the speed at which it did this, and the force that it carried…onto my thumb which acted as shock absorber…splitting my nail, causing me quite a bit of pain, ripping a glove – which then leaked blood until I dealt with my injury.

And this is exactly what happens in life. When we’re prevented from doing something, and haven’t been taught how to deal with coiled spring, we may well end up, as is so particularly, and tragically common, leaving home, drinking the alcohol we were always banned from having, or having sex with many people because we were never taught how to deal with the strong hormones that happen during puberty, or having some fun with a dangerous drug like cannabis – why so dangerous, because at Revd David Wilkerson repeatedly pointed out in his book “The Cross and the Switchblade” cannabis frequently leads on to much more dangerous drugs.

As parents, or simply as Christians in a church family, we have an obligation to help those younger than us to learn how to deal with coiled springs.

Because they’re everywhere, and if we do nothing more than ‘restrict’ we’ll be starting a journey of squeezing that spring. This, of course, doesn’t mean we allow or encourage experimentation with evil! We don’t let our children put their hands in a roaring fire so they can learn for themselves that it will burn them. That would be irresponsible!

If we prepare our children and young people to become independent, we can’t be surprised when they leave home and become independent!

I’ve been asked, many times, how parents can make sure their children ‘keep their faith’. And my answer is always the same, you can’t! That isn’t your job, but the work of the Holy Spirit, so help your children cultivate their own relationship with Jesus Christ.

Scripture teaches us that if we “teach your child the way to go, they won’t easily depart it”.

Andy B

So another Andy B 2 Minute Video. Erm, and I’m going to continue this series of replacing a bike part and what it’s taught me. And if you are looking at a video, you will see a plaster on my thumb. If you’re listening to this instead of, erm, watching it, or if you’re reading it, than what I actually got is a plaster on my thumb because Coiled Potential Can Hurt.

Now, er, we’ve had many, many examples of families and friends we’ve seen over the years, and they try and raise their children in a really, really good way, and they restrict them, and they stop them, from doing bad things.

Now on the surface of it, that sounds absolutely brilliant!

The problem when you squish, and you squash, and you suppress, and you continue to do that is, at some point, that spring is going to let loose.

Now I hurt my thumb. I’ve cracked the nail, because when I was trying to replace my derailleur on my bike, the coiled potential of that thing, as I was trying to squish it to undo a bolt to fit it, it carried back on itself. The spring, erm, recoiled, and it let go rather.

And it bashed my thumb. It actually cracked the nail and I had a bit of blood in me glove as I was trying to fix me bike.

Coiled Potential can Hurt, if you dunno what you’re doing with it.

And if we’re not careful, as parents, when we’re raising our children and we just stop them from doing everything, actually, what we’re doing, is we are creating a potential for a coil to hurt somebody. That spring’s gonna get squashed, squashed, squashed. And at some point it’s going to explode out.

And how does it explode out? Well we’ve seen that, in so many tragic cases that we’ve seen through ministry. When we were in ministry and when we were just in church, volunteering for different roles. And we’ve seen so many people hurt because they were stopped from doing things that were interesting, they weren’t trained how to deal with stuff, and when the spring suddenly exploded, normally because they leave home, all of a sudden they’re doing drinking, and they’re having sex with loads of people, and they’re doing drugs and they’re…well, it’s no surprise if they’ve never been taught how to deal with a coiled spring.

Now what’s mountain bikes and puberty got to do with it? Well, puberty, I’ve, I believe really clearly, is a great time for us to learn, as teenagers – all that hormonal stuff – that’s a great opportunity to learn self-control and trust in Jesus Christ! It’s a great opportunity.

Because all this stuff is going on. We feel all these things, and it’s the greatest opportunity you will ever have in your life – don’t waste it if you can use it. It’s the greatest opportunity to learn how to exercise self-control, how to overcome feelings?

“I feel like this” – so what, what does God say?

“Well, I want to do that” – what does God say?

This is the time that you can learn those things and learn to overcome them.

God is there!

Jesus is there praying for you!

What’s that got to do with my bike part? If we don’t take care of coiled springs, they will explode and hurt us.

And if we don’t train our children in the way they should go, they might hurt us, and definitely hurt each other, and God.

Just a thought, but just be careful of coiled springs!

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