Thursday night, we gathered and worshipped and talked about what Jesus has done for us. Not only what He has done for us, but what that means for us as we live our daily lives. Although because of time constraints we only has three minutes to hear a message, Kory spent that time telling us what he would spend the last three minutes of his life telling someone. Out of all the things he could have picked, he picked the Gospel. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. There isn’t another.
Something that I have spent my time pondering for the past few weeks based on the following question: “What is your Christian life like? What is the shape of your Gospel, your faith? In the end, it will all depend on what you think God is like. Who God is drives everything. So, what is the human problem? Is it merely the we have started from a moral code? Or is it something worse: that we have strayed from him? What is salvation? Is it merely that we are brought back as law-abiding citizens? Or is it something better: that we are brought back as beloved children? What is the Christian life about? Mere behavior? Or something deeper: enjoying God? And then there’s what our churches are like, our relationships, our mission: all are molded in the deepest way by what we think of God.”
I encourage you all to think about that question, and as you do so, ask the Lord to remind you of the lyrics from Build My Life.
Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You
Open up my eyes in Wonder, and
Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart
And lead me in your love to those around me
I will build my life upon your Love, it is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone, and I will not be shaken
Prayer requests: Laurelville is a month away for STP! We are taking many middle school students with us to experience a weekend full of fun, mud, games, and learning the Gospel through intentional relationships and teachings. If you’d like to support our student ministry, please contact me for more details on how to do so. We are always looking for prayer partners, adult leaders, and financial supporters to help us with programming. We truly believe the God will send us as many students as we can provide for. Check out our Harvest Moon Race on the Upcoming Trips page and run to support our ministry!
My contact info is listed below for parents or other inquiries. To God be the glory!
-Sammie Franks – Adult Volunteer – email@example.com