There will be no youth group this Wednesday night (Nov. 25) in honor of Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy some good food, family, football and hunting!
In week three (Nov. 18) of our Bigger and Better Series at the Soul Garage we are reflecting on the wrath and judgment of God.
We don’t like to talk about this aspect of God, but God is not only a God who is Great and Holy, but He is also a God who judges sin! Because of God’s utter holiness, He cannot and will not tolerate sin, even in the smallest degree. Sin demands judgment. We too often emphasize character traits of God that make us feel good and comfort us, such as his love and compassion and his slowness to anger and his mercy and grace. However, it is vitally important that we understand God is also a God of wrath and justice and judgment. He punishes sin and expects His followers to take sin seriously, otherwise there will certainly be grave consequences as there were for Korah, Dathan & Abiram in Numbers 16.
May we be people who take sin in our lives seriously and are quick to repent and confess our sins to God who promises in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Our Bigger & Better Teaching Series continues this week in the Soul Garage as we reflect on the HOLINESS of God. This character trait of God is dramatically displayed in Exodus 19 when the Israelites met with God at Mount Sinai.
- What exactly is holiness?
- Why is God’s holiness such a big deal?
- If we had a more accurate understanding of God’s holiness, how would our relationship with God change?
All youth are invited to come join us as God blows up our view of Him this November and December.
REMINDER: If you have not signed up for the District Youth Conference that will be in Green Bay January 8-10th, make sure to bring your completed forms and $30 deposit. It is not too late to sign up, but the final payment date of DECEMBER 2nd will be FIRM! Everything you need to know should be on the Districts 2016 page of our website.
Last week we started the Bigger & Better Series trying to get a more accurate picture of what God is like. We reflected on the Creation account from Genesis 1. We listened to a teaching from Louie Giglio called How Great is Our God. The Giglio DVD can be purchased alone or as part of a set on Amazon.
God is in the business of blowing up the box we have put Him in!