First Fall Sunday Night Youth Meeting

We had a great time at the Clines’ Lake Cabin!  We to thank John & Kim Cline for supporting our Youth Program!

 

Sunday, September 8th is our first Sunday Night Youth Meeting for fall 2019!

We are so excited to start this year off.  We have some changes this year that are going to be great!  Lewis & Susan Holbrook will be helping with youth on Sunday nights!  We are starting a Youth Choir and Drama team!  Our teaching team for Sunday nights will be helping with this as well as Brenda Powell, Kelli Payne, and Joel Harris!

 

Join us Sunday, September 8th @ 4pm!  We will have some outdoor fun – an obstacle course!  We will also begin our new 4 week series – “Slow Down”- and enjoy some food and fellowship!

 

Youth Kickoff @ the Lake

Join us Sunday, August 18th at 6290 Lynchburg Road, Hickory for our Youth Kickoff at John & Kim Cline’s lake house! ~ 1pm to 5pm

 

Bring a friend or 2! We will have plenty of food and drinks.  Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel!

ON THIS ROCK

We had another great time of learning about and worshiping the Lord at Camp Caswell!  We had 34 youth and adults, with lots of fun and fellowship!

 

Our theme for the weeks was “On This Rock”.  With our theme verse of –

On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not overcome it. 

~Matthew 16:18

Our first night at camp, Monday, Eddie Briery talked to us about WORSHIP.  To achieve success – we NEED to do church God’s Way! Worship has nothing to do with music.  Music is praise. It’s not about your jam  – It is about THE MAN! Worship comes from deep down. Praise can be to many – but worship is reserved for 1. When we worship – we need to say –GOD use ME today!

On Tuesday we talked about Discipleship. Discipleship means to be a learner – any follower of another person. “Following” is a part of society. Whom you follow affects how you live. My responsibility as a follower of Christ is to let what I know about Jesus affect how I live.

Acts 2:42-47 says:

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teachingx and to fellowship, to the breaking of bready and to prayer.z 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.a 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.b 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.c 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.d They broke breade in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.f And the Lord added to their numberg daily those who were being saved.

 The book of Acts records there was a community of believers whose entire lives were controlled by their commitment to follow Christ.  According to this passage there are 5 key elements to being a disciple of Christ. They are:

 Devotion to the Disciples’ Teaching

Fellowship

Breaking of Bread

Prayer

Unity

 We need to be thankful to God for loving us and sending His Son.  Jesus is an example for me.  With the guidance of the Lord we can be true disciples. 

 WE ARE TEAM JESUS!

 

On Wednesday we talked about Evangelism. Evangelism is sharing the gospel. The story and truth of Jesus Christ. The Gospel tells us that Jesus is the Son of God, that he came to earth and lived a perfect, sinless life. He suffered greatly and died horribly. He rose from the dead 3 days later, giving us a chance to experience forgiveness of our sins and eternal life with HIM.

 

Thursday night we talked about Missions. Missions  is sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all the world. We are called to do missions – which is evangelism here, there, and everywhere.

 Matthew 28:18-20 says:

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 And Acts 1:8 says:

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Why should we do missions?  Why should we share Jesus with others?

 Because Jesus told us to.  The passages from Matthew and Acts give us direct commands to share the good news. There are billions of people that don’t much about Him.

 We should want everyone to know Jesus and His great sacrifice.  We want them to know he paid for our sins and overcame death so we can be with Him for eternity.

 

Our last day at camp we talked about fellowship.

 1 John 1:3 says:

We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

 For Christians, fellowship is more than being a friend.  It’s more than a party or a supper.

It is unique to our relationship with other believers – it is the share union we have together with Christ.

May & June News

We will not have youth Sunday, April 28th.  Jason’s dad will be having quadruple bypass surgery on Monday, so we will be spending the afternoon at Baptist Hospital with him.  Please keep him – as well as the family – in your thoughts and prayers!

 

Sunday, May 5th:  6-7:30pm we will be making our signs for the golf tournament.  Please try to get gifts donated and hole sponsors.

 

Sunday, May 12th – Feed the Flock @ First Presbyterian Church in Newton.  Please be at First Presbyterian Church at 5pm to help set up, serve, and cleanup!

 

Saturday, May 18th – Golf Tournament @ Pine Mountain.  Be at church at 7AM!

 

Sunday, May 19th – Begin 2 session bible study – “ON THIS ROCK”.

 

Sunday, May 26th – NO YOUTH – ENJOY THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

 

Sunday, June 2nd – MANDATORY Parent/Youth Meeting for Camp Caswell Information.  IF you cannot attend we need to know before June 2nd.

 

Sunday, June 9th – Last session bible study – “ON THIS ROCK”.

 

Sunday, June 16th – No Youth!

 

Sunday, June 23rd – Load the trailer at 7pm.  Monday, June 24th – Be at church at 7AM SHARP!  Bring your Bible and a pencil on the bus!

 

Sunday, June 30th – Share about our Caswell experience during the morning worship service!

 

 

Relationships – April 7th

We have all heard stories about people who have had or seen troublesome relationships.  Love can hurt.  It is never easy.  Hence the reason why the Bible talks about love, so much.  We choose what kind of person we want to be!  We can choose to let the love of Jesus drive us into healthy relationships – meaningful relationships – connections that honor everyone and bring glory to God!

Choices – March 24th

Choices … we make them everyday.  Some are good choices, some are not so good choices, and some choices are just, to put it bluntly, BAD!  ALL choices have consequences.  How do we know if we are making a bad choice?  

 

Tonight we will talk about choices and how to make good choices.  

Should we follow those wise examples around us?  Should we observe what happens to others when they make certain choices?  Should we use the Bible as a tool to guide us?

 

Join us tonight at 6pm to talk about our choices!

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We have no idea what Jesus looked like.  The gospels are vague. However, Isaiah says this:

 

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow, and familiar with suffering.  Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”                                                                     ~ Isaiah 53:2-3

 

This is a prophecy that was written centuries before Christ.  What if this is how Jesus really looked?  How does it sound? Doesn’t sound very attractive.  BUT people were drawn to him!  Why?  Because of the kind of person he was in the INSIDE!  He was spiritual! 

God wants to “conform us to the image of his Son.”  So…. it doesn’t matter if you are unattractive…it doesn’t matter if you have wild hair… it doesn’t matter if your voice is funny.  WE HAVE SPIRITUAL POWER TOO!  We can have an affect on people just like Jesus – if we choose to!

Sunday, March 24th we will talk about  – “Choices”.