Good afternoon! I'm running a little late today due to just not feeling well. I don't like this feeling as it really feels like you're just walking around accomplishing nothing. On top of this I had the "privilege" to go to the doctors office this morning for my annual physical. I learned I was alive, didn't have flue, and I don't like needles going into my arm at any point. My health scares me sometimes knowing that my grandfather had heart disease and probably holds the record for number of bypass surgeries and my dad had a spell many years ago. I've been blessed with many things and great health across the board except for two very important things....the hair and the heart. Thanks Altman's!
All that said I'm playing catch up in the office so this will be short and sweet (and the crowd goes wild!)
Last night we continue our walk through the Bible. It's a slow moving series but one I'm thankful we're doing. It is definitely different than a typical youth service sermon but as a dad, minister, youth pastor, 42 yr old I can only hope our students and parents latch on to this series because the benefits are huge.
The greatest benefit to me is making sense of the Bible. Understanding it is one book, one story, one message and one concluding thought......GOD WINS.
When we begin to understand the big parts, see that they're connected, we seem to have a bit more interest, compassion or drive to study it out. Amazing things happen in any context when you understand. Think about math, grammar, science, football. Sports are the worst right? I love watching rugby but haven't a clue what's going on....i like the hitting. If I only understood the object it would probably heighten my love for the sport. Understanding causes appreciation and gives us knowledge. So our hope is to see the light come on in these students' eyes.
Last night Alex began our look at the Kings section of Scripture. I'll be attaching his sermon notes later this evening but in the end the Kings point us to Christ. The people wanted and needed a king. God gave them one but they soon realized the need for something greater. Ultimately our King is Jesus. I'll attach those notes this evening for your to read through and continue the conversation in your home.
DEVOS - Want to remind you about our devotions we put online and print each week. These continue the story throughout the week. If you want to follow the story of the Bible get in the devotions. If you don't it's cool....well not cool but your choice. Bottom line - GET IN THE WORD!
BONFIRE - THIS SATURDAY
The bonfire is on and we are excited. Students can be dropped off by 6:20 and need to be picked up by 8:30pm. Below is a list of things you need to know regarding the bonfire:
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.