Wednesday, March 17, 2010
- A skit was presented to the Youth by Rob and Skyler about how we act as a Christian. Well done, guys! - A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Sherry for bringing back the Drama Team! Thank you for your dedication!
- A shout out to Mrs. Gina for being with us last night!
We were so blessed to have Bro. Deric Britton to teach the youth about the Book of Jude. His key verses were Jude 1:20-21. Jude gave us instructions to build each other up and not tear each other down in tough times. He warned that there would be false teachers/false prophets that would come into the church and teach the wrong things. They would be arrogant, immoral, and greedy and these teachers are destined for the terrible judgement God has in store for all those who deny and defy him. Would you want to follow someone who was destined for hell? Jude warns us to watch out for them and guard your mind against their teachings.
They didn't trust, honor or obey God.
They didn't see any consequences in their evil ways of living.
They took God's grace and his truth and twisted it for their own way of living.
You must know God's Word for yourself! You have to know the truth, so when you hear something that goes against God's Word, you will be able to know what the truth is. In Genesis 3:1 Satan took God's Word and twisted it in the Garden of Eden, when he talked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit.
In vs. 20-22, Jude warns us to fight for our faith. Today people will try to show you what they think is the right way, it could be immoral...because that is what they want in their lives. But, God has a better plan for you! Know the truth that God can only give! Keep the faith when others are trying to get you to follow something or someone that will deceive you. If God's Word goes against it, then you don't follow it! We need to leave a legacy of faith for generations to come! Will you stand by God's Word in all that you do? Will you say NO when you know what you are about to do is wrong?
April 3rd-- Six Flags Christian Music Weekend...sign-up deadline is March 28th...you must pay for tickets to sign-up...tickets are $25 each
This Saturday for Mission Serve participates, be at church to clean it @ 10am (ET).
Pastor Shane was preaching on how committed are we to God and His ways of living? Is church an essential part of your life? What is Sanctification? It is to make holy. We are sanctified each day by growing more like Christ.
In our society today, the youth are taught when they date that it is ok to date/break up...date/break up...But, how can you be committed? We are setting ourselves up for failure. Society also teaches the adults to get married/get divorced...get married/get divorced. We have a lot to learn!
Ephesians 5:22-24 teaches us...For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.For the husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything...vs 25-30 teaches us for husbands are to love their wives, just like Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean. He did this so the church would be presented to him holy and without any blemishes. She will be holy and without fault. Husbands need to love their own wives as they love their own bodies. Because a man that loves his own wife, shows love for himself. You don't hate your own body, but you care and nurture it, just like Christ cares for the church. We are members of His church.
How committed are you to the church?
2 Things About a Local Church:
It is the key to Spiritual growth.
We are the visible body of Christ in our community.
7 Things that Profile Commitment:
Join a local church. (be part of the team)
You make it an essential part of your life.
Need to make a Pastor's job a joy! (Hebrews 13:17)
Find ways to serve. (1Peter 4:10)
You give faithfully. (Malachi 3:10)
You connect with people. (God did not create life for you to be alone) (John 13:34; Romans 12:5, 10, 15)
Pastor Shane taught an awesome sermon on the Truth About Sex...God's Way. He ended the 4-wk. study telling us now that we know we have messed up, what do we do now? To get the full extent of this lesson please click on the podcast link below, then click the mp3 player under I've Messed Up...Now What? Mrs. June also tells about a book with an awesome story and tells her own true life testimony! Listen with your heart...and let healing begin!