It was good to be back together at The Rock last night! I love the time away but also dread not being able to be together on Wednesday nights. It's good to be back in the swing of things.
The second half of the year always seems to go by so fast. The Fall seems slow as we transition to school but this second half is filled with events and activities and then SUMMER. So buckle in and get ready for the ride!
We had a great, great, great time with our Middle School students in December and now turn our attention to the High School trip coming up next weekend, January 13-16.
We will be leaving at 5pm on that Friday. Students need to eat something prior to arriving at the church. We know this is an odd time to leave but we are eager to arrive at the beach and seek to make Saturday a full day there rather than a travel day.
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We began a new series last night entitled "LIving Clean in a Dirty World." Our hope is to help students deal with the world we live in. There are many debates, issues, questions swirling around which makes it really hard to live clean, for the Lord and His glory. So how do we approach homosexuality, the whole 'what is marriage' issue? How do we deal with racial tension or just flat out sin? The first thing we must do is look inward, at our own lives. As Jesus pointed out in Matthew 7:3 we must deal with the plank in our own eye before turning outward to our neighbors or world.
So last night we were pretty simple in saying this: We must realize there is a battle with sin and we must wage war on that sin. We do this by trusting the faithfulness of God through Christ. We all struggle with sin but how are we responding to it? Petting it or waging war against it?
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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.