Thursday, August 28, 2008

SR High Study RENEWAL Part 3

We had another great study, we finished the 3 part series on renewal. 7 Youth were in attendance. Here is some of the scripture we referenced.:

1 Samuel 12:21
21 Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.

Proverbs 28:19
19 He who works his land will have abundant food,
but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Proverbs 12:12
12 The wicked desire the plunder of evil men,
but the root of the righteous flourishes.

Kings 17:15
15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their fathers and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered them, "Do not do as they do," and they did the things the LORD had forbidden them to do.

Exodus 34:6-7
6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."

Ephesians 6:10-18
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[b] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[c] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1st Jr. High Meeting a Success!

We had a great Jr. High meeting. We all meet at the Youth House after school on Tuesday. We had 6 Jr. High youth attend.

We got to know a little more about one another, went over the youth house rules, talked about the upcoming September 13th Jr & Sr High Pool Party. (MEDICAL RELEASES NEED TO BE COMPLETED, NOTARIZED and TURNED IN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN AN OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITY, so be sure to return your forms to me ASAP!!)

We went over the prayer/praise easel. Closed in prayer and then had free time.

We all had a blast playing, foosball and pool (Down to one pool stick, anybody have a spare? Pool with one pool stick is interesting.)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sr. High Wednesday Night Bible Study 8-20-08 (Renewal Part 2 - Mind, Body & Spirit)

We had a great bible study last night! So good, that when we reached our stopping point, the youth wanted to continue on with the next section. So continue we did! (Sorry for the bad Yoda impersonation) :)

We are continuing our lesson on Renewing our relationship with God. This week, we looked at Mind, Body and Spirit.

We read from:
Proverbs 3:
13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.
14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 She offers you long life in her right hand,
and riches and honor in her left.
17 She will guide you down delightful paths;
all her ways are satisfying.

1 Corinthians 6:
19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 10:
31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Romans 12:
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Romans 12:
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Luke 21:
14 So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, 15 for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you! 16 Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you. 17 And everyone will hate you because you are my followers.[d] 18 But not a hair of your head will perish! 19 By standing firm, you will win your souls.

Something came up about how to get to heaven, good discussion, then we read:

John 14:
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

Overall a VERY GOOD STUDY! We then rocked to some Christian Rock, played pool and some foosball.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sr. & Jr. High Canoe / Camping Trip Highlights

We all arrived back on Saturday safe and sound. We all had a great time! Thank you to Mr. mark for the Friday Night Campfire Devotional, and Mr. Spence for the slip n slide, always a hit!

We met at the church around 2:00pm Friday, and arrived back at approx. 2:30 or so, I was too tired to look at my watch! We were gone about 24 hours, and got about 2 hours sleep :) .But we had fun!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sr. High Wednesday Night Bible Study 8-14-08

We all meet for dinner in the hall at 6:00pm and made our way over to the youth house at about 6:40, we got an early start last night! We had 7 youth in attendance. Jabaris missed us, so he came back for a visit, good to see him again.

We started Sr. High Bible Study by putting our prayer requests and praises on the Easel pad. We had a hard time deciding where to put Jabaris getting his driver license in a few days, so we decided to add it to both. :)

Candice and Brandi were missing so we sent them a quick text telling them we missed them. Then we put our phones away, since we do not want to be disturbed during study! :) We all love this rule, don't we? ;)

We studied what it means to renew something, including our relationship with God.

Wiktionary defines Renew as:
To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to reestablish; to recreate; to rebuild.

To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. xii. 2.

We went to the word for more:

Romans 12:2 (New International Version)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

We had a good discussion on renewing, all participated and had a good overall study.

We then broke for free time, we visited, Jammed out to some Toby Mac, played pool and foosball. About 8:00 or so, Rezinko, and Arron came to see us and shoot some pool after the class they were attending ended.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday Night Pool

I was at the Fire Department for a meeting (Lee Volunteer Fire Department), and after the meeting a couple of the Junior Firefighters (Explorers) wanted to shoot some pool, so off to the Youth House went went for some foosball and Pool! Is that how you spell foosball? Looks weird! ;)


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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sr. High FUN in the Youth House!

The Sr. High Youth met in the Youth House last night. We had 9 YOUTH PRESENT! What a blessing it was! Thanks to Cheryl R. and Carla for tidying up the place! Made a 100% difference!!!!

We got to know each other a little more with our Skittles ice breaker. Boy everyone LOVES skittles, if they only knew ahead of time.... :)

We went over the Rules of the Youth House, they are posted on the wall.

I had a form for all the youth to fill out, so I could get to know them all a little better.

Then we all sent Jabaris a text, telling him we missed him being in the group. (He just left for football camp at FAMU.)

We discussed our new prayer easel. At the start of our meeting all youth are welcome to write their prayer request and praises on this easel pad. It will be kept as a journal. We hope to look back throughout the year and see how a prayer request turns into a praise!

We then discussed a verse out of 1 Corinthians, we all learned something new from this reading, it was educating to all of us present.

Overall a great night was had by all! Looking forward to doing it again next week!


Friday, August 1, 2008

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SR & JR High Canoe / Camping Trip Planned for Fri.-Sat. August 15th-16th

Who's ready for another Canoe and Camping trip down the Suwannee river? We plan on leaving the church around 2:00-2:15 on Friday afternoon the 15th, and returning back at the church around 12-1pm Saturday the 16th.

All JR and SR High students are invited, BRING A FRIEND!!!!!

What you need to bring:
Sleeping Bag
Change of Dry Clothes

We will supply:
Slip n Slide

Who's going? Click the comments button below and let me know.

See you there!