Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"Love One Another" Part 2 - 09.18.19

Middle & High School Message
Continuing to discuss what it means to love one another, we look in-depth at God's love described in 1 Corinthians 13.  The importance of loving one another in the Kingdom of God cannot be overstated but is frequently underplayed or neglected.  We really need to grow in this as individuals, as a group and as the church universal.

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"Love One Another" Part 1 (HS) - 09.11.19

High School Message
As the first application of seeking to live the "abnormal" life for Christ we are looking at how unique, powerful and complete the love between believers is supposed to be.  Much introspection and grown may be coming.

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"Love One Another" Part 1 (MS) - 09.03.19

Middle School Message
As the first application of seeking to live the "abnormal" life for Christ we are looking at how unique, powerful and complete the love between believers is supposed to be.  Much introspection and grown may be coming.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

"Abnormal: epilogue" - 08.28.19


Middle & High School Message
As a final piece of the Abnormal series we discuss eternity - where we belong.  We had a brief time reading through Revelation 21 and into 22.  Then we broke up to read through and discuss Hebrews 11.  By request, I am attaching the artistic imagery of the new Jerusalem I showed during the lesson.

Also, if you're curious about the discussion of Hebrews 11,
I'm including a PDF of the leaders' sheet.  :)

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> click here for the Hebrews 11 discussion PDF <

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Monday, August 26, 2019

"Abnormal: eight" - 08.21.19

Middle & High School Message
As a final wrap-up / review we discussed again what it means to have an eternal perspective.  To drive the point of the series home we briefly walked back through several of the passages from it to recognize the lies that directly oppose living and seeing eternally ...and how naturally we hold to them instead.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"Abnormal: seven" (MS) - 08.14.19

Middle School Message
This week students read through chapters 5 and 6 of the book of Ephesians.  They used it like a personal evaluation quiz comparing their life and spiritual maturity to the instructions laid out for believers in those passages.  All this led up to a few questions for application of their findings:  How “abnormal” are you?  What are your struggles?  Where do you need to grow?

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"Abnormal: CALEB" - 08.07.19

Middle & High School Message
Tonight a 2010 graduate from our group who has also worked with the youth some since then returned to share his thoughts, concerns and advice about growing up and heading out on your own.

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"Abnormal: seven" (HS) - 07.31.19

High School Message
This week students read through chapters 5 and 6 of the book of Ephesians.  They used it like a personal evaluation quiz comparing their life and spiritual maturity to the instructions laid out for believers in those passages.  All this led up to a few questions for application of their findings:  How “abnormal” are you?  What are your struggles?  Where do you need to grow?

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"Abnormal: six" (HS) - 07.24.19

High School Message
This week we took time to discuss the symbolism of the Abnormal theme video.  Then we read from 1 John chapter 2 about how important it is to not love the world's system or what it offers.  We're not to be wrapped up in our feelings or our stuff or plans but to deal with them like they're all passing away.  Finally students took time to ask God what they may be clinging to like this and begin to deal with it.

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"Abnormal: six" (MS) - 07.03.19

Middle School Message
This week we took time to discuss the symbolism of the Abnormal theme video.  Then we read from 1 John chapter 2 about how important it is to not love the world's system or what it offers.  We're not to be wrapped up in our feelings or our stuff or plans but to deal with them like they're all passing away.  Finally students took time to ask God what they may be clinging to like this and begin to deal with it.

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