Thanks for supporting our brunch
Yesterday we hosted a brunch in our gathering space to raise money for our family ministries. We served omelets, biscuits, gravy, roasted potatoes, chicken, pasta, salad, and fruit salad. It was delicious! Thank you to everyone who donated food or money to help support our family ministries.
What we talked about
Middle School Small Groups
Our teenagers have begun a new three-lesson series titled “Who Is God?” Each conversation focuses on foundational truths about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
In this first lesson, we talked about how God the Father is loving and perfect. God cares for us more than any earthly father could, and he has created us to have a relationship with him. The Bible says God loves us more than we can fully understand. God never gets tired of loving us. God has always loved us and always will. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more—and there is nothing we can do that will cause God to love us less.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
- What qualities would make someone the perfect human father or stepfather?
- What is the relationship between the ability to trust someone and the ability to experience love from someone?
- How has God the Father reminded you this week that he absolutely, positively loves you?
Thanks for all your prayers for our teenagers and our ministry. Have an amazing week!
High School Small Groups
We’ve launched a new series focusing on the questions of Jesus. Each week, students are examining a different passage of Scripture to discover what was behind some of the questions Jesus asked in the Gospels.
In this first lesson, we explored Luke 8:26-39, where Jesus encountered Legion—a man who had been rejected and banished because of his demon possession. Legion’s main issue was that there were so many competing voices in his head that he didn’t know who he really was. Our conversation focused on how Jesus’ simple question to Legion allowed for a miraculous interaction.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Here are some questions that can help fuel the conversation:
- How does the fact that Jesus asked questions change your perspective of him?
- What might Jesus ask you if you met him today?
- What people in our world today are most like Legion—rejected, outcast, or living on the fringes of society? How might Jesus want us to minister to them?
Thanks for praying for our ministry. Have an amazing week!