Good morning, afternoon or evening! Great crowd and energy last night with our hooligans as we laughed together, prayed together and learned together. Also, I do mean hooligans as a term of endearment! There's no greater feeling than to be in that room each Wednesday night with those kids and leaders. The only drawback is time. I wished we had more time. Part of that is I would love to have 2 hours each Wednesday but the other part is simply being around them more. Each camp, Dnow weekend, winter trip or hangout leaves me loving those kids more and more. To be able to get together and simply be together for an extended period of time. We all know time flies....life is a vapor. I can remember my own kids resting in my arms and thinking "I could do this forever." Forever just didn't last long enough.
The hope is a better forever is coming. All the joys, satisfactions, fulfillments we experience today as parents or people will only be experienced to the fullest in the better forever. Sam Postelle is experiencing that this very moment. I loved Sam and had the opportunity, along with many of our leaders, to have him for 7 years in our student ministry. I love the Postelle family. They are dear to our family, our ministry and our church family. Their hearts are breaking right now in the midst of KNOWING where Sam is and who Sam is with. That is the comfort and hope. But we know that comfort and hope is seen and felt dimly now, especially for them. This loss hurts but for no reason would they ever want to bring Sam back....to take him from the better forever. NO! The hope and reality is that they will one day go to him. That is our hope as well. One day all the forever moments we've experienced here will be brought to completion in the better forever. But for now, we trust in Christ, we walk in Christ we look to Christ, the bringer of the better forever. Please continue to pray for the Postelle family and Sam's fiance Abbi. Such a hard time but thankfully we serve and worship such a big God. God is greater than even this!
Below is a copy of our sermon notes from last night. We came to Jesus being the great Shepherd in our study. What does that mean? Take a look at the notes and you'll find out and also have some conversation topics for you and your student. We all know how much they love to talk as soon as you pick them up from school right! I'm sure they'd love to discuss these things then, ha!
There are many things coming up as we look ahead to the end of the year.
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.