What’s up Emerge? Happy Wednesday! Tonight began with chat & hangout time, followed by a few announcements. Here’s the announcement info.

  • SYATP Rally – We’re planning to attend Christian Life Assembly’s See You At the Pole Rally on Sunday, September 22nd. There will be dodgeball, basketball, food & fun, followed by a church service like rally. We’ll leave the church at 4p as the doors open at 5p. The cost for a pizza dinner is $5. If you’d like to attend, let us know!
  • SYATP – See You At the Pole is Wednesday, September 25th (aka 2 weeks from today). It typically starts half an hour before your school starts.
  • Laser Tag/Bowling – We’re looking into going out for laser tag & bowling. We’ll let you know when we plan a date for that.

After the announcements, we moved into tonight’s time of worship. Tonight we sang “Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture, “Beautiful One” by By the Tree, “Our God” by Chris Tomlin, and “How He Loves” by David Crowder. After worship, I prayed.

At that point, we took a short break & made popcorn & hung out for a bit. Anna came in during that break, so she kind of repeated the announcements from tonight. After that, we started playing the “Don’t Cross Your Arms, Legs, Hands, Feet, etc” game.

Next on tonight’s agenda was the mini message. Tonight Anna talked a little bit about the G.O.S.P.E.L. You’ll see what that means in a minute. First, she showed a picture of a mustard seed, and then the tree that grows from a mustard seed. Tonight’s main verses were from Matthew 13:31-32.

31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

After talking about the verses, we talked about how T-Pain (a popular secular rapper) shared the video, entitled “Life In 6 Words,” via Twitter & how we can make an impact by sharing God’s word via our social networks. We then watched the video. Here that is if you missed it.

After the video, we talked about the meaning of the acronym G.O.S.P.E.L.

GOD
OUR
SINS
PAYING
EVERYONE
LIFE

After the message, we went outside for a few minutes, until we noticed that it was still pretty warm out & there were bats flying near the church. We then headed inside & hung out for the remainder of the night.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How can you share the G.O.S.P.E.L. message with your friends?