Hey teens! Happy Wednesday! Tonight was the beginning of our Gospel Journey series that we’ll be watching & discussing over the next several weeks. (Click on that title above for more info.)
Tonight we started off with a bit of chat time, then moved into announcements. Here’s that info:
- We’re still collecting for PennDel’s Cup of Water. Please bring in money/change so we can meet our goal and stop announcing this.
- See You At the Pole is on September 26th at your school’s flag pole. Check with any Christian clubs at your school for full details about that.
After announcements, we moved into the last normal worship time for the next several weeks. Tonight’s songs were “Rooftops” by “Teens”, “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin, “Our God” by Chris Tomlin, and “How Great Is Our God” by Hillsong United. After worship, Corey prayed and introduced tonight’s Gospel Journey clip, which was the introduction. We then watched the clip, which introduced the characters and showed previews of what we’ll be seeing over the next several weeks.
After the clip, Corey & Heather led a discussion talking about the clip. Tonight’s focus was being in a relationship with Christ versus being religious. We strive for the first of those two. Here is one of the verses from tonight:
9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else,Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fasttwice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”(Luke 18:9-14)
18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.(2 Corinthians 5:18-21)