Here lies Dylan’s iPod.
Once full of garbage music.
Would you be that intense about YOUR sin? When Dylan gave his testimony a couple months ago he mentioned his music when he was younger, and last Sunday we had a funeral service for his old iPod. Christian teen, WHATEVER it is in your life that’s holding you back, get it out. Mortify it. For good.
I loved it, Sunday. Some of you that SAID you changed your heart still need to show me some change like that on the outside. Help each other out! Wake each other up when your buddy’s nodding off. Amen the preaching and your buddy will too. Help keep your guy/girl friends’ minds on the preaching by not getting too close to him/her… add your Bible as a “spacer” to ensure you don’t touch. Or… do that for your friends. Sit up front. Give a testimony when asked what God’s doing in your life (“let the redeemed of the Lord say so,” otherwise it seems like God’s NOT working on you!) Take some tracts home tonight and plan how you’ll pass them out tomorrow.
You’re as close to God as you want to be right now, and the fulfilling, beautiful, matchless, joyful Christian life is found in DISCIPLINED OBEDIENCE to God.
Love God, yes; but don’t let it stop there. Let that love GROW you in Him. We’re sure blessed to be with you, and we pray so often that you’ll be good testimonies at your schools and in your neighborhoods. Just this week again it was SO encouraging to see some of you get some GOOD music from me (available for anyone – free), and others of you even going so far as dropping a class that might hinder your spiritual life!… Wow! God is good!
Is He good enough to you to make some “radical” changes? Well, of course HE is good enough. Do YOU see Him that way? I hope so. He’s only saved you from… sin… hell… condemnation. No big deal?
Love God. Love others. Do right.
– Bro. Ryan
BEACH BASH – This Friday, August 19
We will leave the church for Oceanside at 4:00 pm and return to the church by 10:00 pm. The cost is $3 per person. We will have hot dogs, smores, beach games, a short challenge, and LOTS of fun! Sign up TODAY if you plan to go.
SATURATION SATURDAY – Saturday, August 27
Please meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 am.
TEEN GIRLS POOL PARTY – 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.
MEMORIZE! Be constantly reviewing your verses so you can quote the whole chapter at once at the end!
SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF – 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.