God brings us a lot of encouragement… all the time.
LAST FRIDAY we had a very encouraging time around the campfire as you gave testimonies and challenged each other to live for Christ. THE NEXT DAY there were lots of you out for soul-winning, and we got to spend time with our favorite people in the church… you. Sundays are always encouraging for me because we’re around each other and in God’s Word, but LAST SUNDAY was especially encouraging because someone that Bro. Bagley and Tyler invited on door-knocking came to church! The most encouraging part… Tyler didn’t scare them away!!
ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY I got to spend some time thinking about the Teens of Faith’s past and future, and I’m always encouraged to think about where most of you have come over the last year and where I dream for us to be with this next series coming up. THIS COMING SUNDAY you’ll hear more about the series, but I promise right now that all of you will benefit from it if you’re open to the learning and the change God desires to bring in you.
DIScouragement is a sin brought about from wrong thinking (Num. 21:1-7), and we can sure do a lot better at staying ENcouraged every day. David encouraged himself in the Lord. Even when no one else is there to lift you up, know that God has given you plenty to be thankful for.
A lesson there: encourage others. Be an encouragement somehow this week. Be an encourager your whole life, and you’ll never have need of friends.
COLLEGE KIDS – Remember to pray for Dylan as he heads off to college this week, and pray for the others in college now. (Garret, Brianna, Ryan)
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.
SOFTBALL – September 5
DR. BENNY BECKUM – Prayer revival
Sunday – Friday, September 11 – 16. Be SURE to attend every single night!! Leave practice or rehearsal early, reschedule any appointments, push through any sickness, and DON’T MISS Bro. Beckum!
MEMORIZE! Be constantly reviewing your verses so you can quote the whole chapter at once at the end!