Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday March 2

I would like to invite all parents to be a part of First Wednesday...The 1st Wednesday of every month we would love for parents to come and worship alongside their student(s). This Wednesday we will be finishing up our series META: God's Story. We've been discussing how God's Story (aka - The Bible) is Christo-centric...that just means it's all about Jesus. From Genesis to Revelation there are a bunch of stories that are leading up to ONE story...the story of the Christ! That's where we find ourselves this Wednesday!

Let me be the first to warn you (I've already warned the students), this will be a challenging message. I'm going to challenge doubleU students on the reliability of the resurrection of Christ. Why do we believe it, because it's way more than just something we learned in VBS when we were little. More more than just something we were simply instructed to believe.

This week we will examine the "what" we believe & the "why" we believe it. So come and worship with us this Wednesday at we finish META: God's Story!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"sexting" and your teens

Be proactive with your teenager about "sexting"...

Scary stat...1 in 5 teens have sent a nude image of themselves via text message or internet!

Here's a link to a useful web article on the subject.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

META: Abraham

Last week we started a look at the METAnarrative. A group of small stories that make up one big story with a common theme...I'm pretty sure the Bible fits into that category! The Bible goes a little further in that it is Christocentric having Christ as the central character throughout it's books and chapters. From Genesis to Malachi the people are looking/waiting for the coming Savior to fix the mess we are in. From Matthew to the beginning of Acts we learn about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Acts to Jude we learn how Jesus changed the world, and Revelation focuses on the promise of His return.

Last night we talked about Abraham and his obedience at a time when we would be found lacking.

Genesis 22 - Abraham and Isaac

  • Spend some time reading through the story of Abraham and Isaac together
  • What difficulties do you have with what God asked Abraham to do (be real)?
  • Talk about Abraham's obedience even though it was a difficult task. Verse 3 says a lot about the obedience of Abraham.
  • Now talk about the faith of Abraham.
  • Search through verse 5 for his faith...what does it say? What does it reveal about the faith of Abraham?
  • Remember the promise that God gave Abram (before he was known as Abraham)...Isaac was the was that God was going to make Abraham's name famous in all the was through Isaac that Abraham would have many sons...and many sons had Father Abraham...I am one of them and so are let's just praise the Lord...Right arm!
  • Abraham said we will "come again to you." A strong statement of faith from a man being asked to do the unthinkable!
  • But we also see God's provision as a response to Abraham's faith and his reverent fear.
  • God provided a ram in the thicket/thorns...oh the parallel is almost too clear! God provided a sacrifice in the thorns as a substitute for Isaac! Oh please tell me you see this!
  • Talk with your student(s) about the atoning sacrifice of Christ.
  • Now you see how the story of Abraham points to open to seeing more ways the OT points to the coming work of the Messiah.
  • Pray as a family that more people would know His sacrifice and trust in its salvation...pray for you student this week...pray for this ministry this week...pray that you would make much of Jesus!


sexualization of young girls...

Here's a link to an article that is clearly close to my and maybe make changes...I know I will...