Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.
This Past Sunday we introduced our new series “Our Will vs. God’s Will”. During this series we want to dialogue “What is God’s Will for My Life.” We want to understand God’s Will for our lives and how to follow it. The two main texts we looked at on Sunday were Matthew 28:18-20 to make disciples and 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 to be sanctified. The discussion then revolved around where do we need to surrender things in our lives to God’s Will.
Last night we discussed “God, Can I…?”This is a common question that we have for God. It sounds a little like, God can I hang out with these friends, can I cuss, can I watch this type of movie, can I work at this job, etc. What we discussed was how we can filter these questions through a series of three pointed questions, “Is this drawing me closer to Christ“, “Is this making me more like Christ“, and “Is this showing the goodness of God“? As we are honest with ourselves and our motives we will begin to loosen our grip on our worldly desires and draw closer to Christ and His will for our lives.
This Sunday we will discuss “What is God’s Will for my Public and Private Life.” Our desire is to dialogue about how different our lives at school, church, work, home and alone look different. Is that biblical for our lives for this all to be segmented? Is it good for us to live different lives? As we prepare for our time in small groups check out Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 6:2-18 and Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24.
Next Wednesday we are having a Q&A with Pastor Rusty! This is an opportunity for us to ask Rusty any questions about faith that we have. We will also have a chance to share ideas with Rusty on how we can reach youth in our church. This will happen during our regular time 6:30-8pm in the Rafters.