Something about a campfire is really cool.
If you missed the Beach Bash last Friday, you missed out on not only a good time, good food, and crazy (rough?) games; but a great time of testimonies from lots of the teens who went. John 15 is one of the most encouraging chapters you could read on how to grow as a Christian and how to WIN in life… how to have TRUE joy. 1) Purge the junk, 2) abide in Christ, 3) Obey His Word.
I’ve tried to say it often: “It’s simple, but it’s not easy!” I promise you it gets easier and “funner” the more and more you taste of God’s goodness. The first steps you take in your spiritual life can SEEM hard, but that’s just the flesh fighting you. MORTIFY IT! Kill the flesh till it’s extinct!! Then love God. And obey His Word.
I LOVED hearing the testimonies that I got to hear, and my wife filled me in on all the others Friday night when we got home. What a blessing to hear of good friends; standing out, standing up, standing firm even when “friends” turn their backs on you for it; getting rid of music and TV shows; starting the school year off with good classes; and WAY more (including an iPod cremation and a video of another iPod R.I.P.!) I LOVED it! Do you think God loved it? I’m sure He did.
Go crazy on sin. ALL of it. Give your all to God. He’s worth it. He’s the only thing that will matter in 3,582 years. Your sin will only be regret, and your righteousness will only be joy. Love God. Love others. Do right. We love you and had a GREAT time with you Friday and Saturday!
MIXED ENSEMBLE & YA CHOIR – TONIGHT
It’s not too late to join.
MISSIONARY MATT CRETZMAN TO CUBA – TONIGHT
Be sure to introduce yourself to Bro. Cretzman, and try to greet him by name this evening. Make him feel welcome.
SATURATION SATURDAY – This Saturday, August 27
Please meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 am.
TEEN GIRLS POOL PARTY – This Saturday, August 27
This will be from 12:00-4:00 pm at the Cepedas’ house. Please bring a side or dessert and a 2-liter. The meat and buns will be provided by Mrs. Cepeda. Please sign up soon if you plan to go.
SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF – Next Sunday, August 28
Don’t be MIA… for Sunday school! Take it as an opportunity to remind others to be here for Sunday school. Maybe your friends have missed a few weeks… message them about this special Sunday.
MEMORIZE! Be constantly reviewing your verses so you can quote the whole chapter at once at the end!