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I got home yesterday from preaching a 3-night rally in Colorado. I like the emphasis on kicking off the school year right—with Bible preaching! Today, I’ll be re-preaching all three sermons (not all in Sunday school!) as we think about starting the year strong. Each day is a new beginning […]

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TOF Sunday Feb 3, 2013

February 28th, 2013


<2 Weeks!

 

The Preaching Rally is almost upon us.

(Wait… Who talks like that?!) It’s almost here! 2 weeks from yesterday. We’re going to be hosting a bunch of teens here on Saturday, Feb. 16. If you can, please be available to help wherever possible.

Most of you will be greeting. That’s one of the main jobs and one of the most important. We want you to shine. The last few years you’ve done awesome at mingling with our guests, welcoming them, giving them their booklets as they entered, and just generally being friendly. Great job! Let’s do that again this year.

The Preaching Rally this year has the potential to impact whole churches. We are encouraging the teens to not push the line when it comes to choosing between timeless or trendy.

When I go on another church’s website, usually the first place I’ll look is at their staff pictures. Next, I’ll go to their youth pages and look for pictures. It’s always interesting to me to find out what other youth groups do and what kind of activities and programs they have.

A lot of times I’ll poke around and get on a youth page and it is like a totally different church! There are crazy banners on the wall, guitars in the corner, a drum set, punk-looking kids portrayed as the godly examples and other crazy pictures. To see the church as a whole you would think it’s a fired-up, independent, soul-winning, King James Bible, preaching-loving Baptist church. To see the youth you would think you’d be going to a rock concert if you visited. Probably in 20 years (or sooner!) these solid churches with entertainment-focused youth groups will turn into entertainment-focused churches.

So often, it starts with the youth. If YOU can learn to be passionate about being timeless rather than trendy, it’s a whole different ballgame. What if YOU were the ones who were always trying to raise the bar, have higher standards, and glorify God more than self! What if it wasn’t coming from your youth director but from YOU? How amazing would it be to see the youth group being the ones who are passionate about soul-winning, about the King James Bible, and about singing hymns!

Anchor yourself to God’s Word and you will be timeless. It’s that simple. Timeless, or trendy? It’s your choice. Choose timeless… it’s just better that way. You’ll see why next Saturday.

-Bro. Ryan

 

ALASKA TRIP MEETING – Next Wednesday, Feb. 6.

 

SATURATION SATURDAY & Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Feb. 9

 

PREACHING RALLY – Saturday, Feb. 16. Please be here at church about 10:15 (YA Choir at 10:10).




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