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Weekly Update 2/2-8

Weekly 500 (Your youth ministry update in 500 words or less)

The Big One:

The February calendar has just arrived! This will help keep you aware of what we are doing the month of February. More monthly calendars are on their way!

G-Groups

The girls group will be meeting this month at the Hiraheta home starting Tuesday, February 11th from 6:30-8:30pm, and will meet every Tuesday night.

The guys group will be meeting at the Brislawn home on Wednesday, February 12th from 7-8:30pm, and then alternating with the Hicks home every other week.

Home-to-Home

We have our first Home-to-Home meeting on Friday, February 28th at the Wojtanowicz home. We will be having a potato bar, and I am encouraging all the students to bring a main dish, side, dessert or drink. We have sign ups for food to make sure everything is covered.

Dare 2 Share

The D2S conference is coming up soon! Please fill out this waiver and have your son/daughter turn it in to Matt this Sunday, February 9th.

 

Sunday, February 2nd

Responsibility. This is what it means to be an adult. This is what it means to be human. When we are children, we are treated like children and are not held responsible for things that we could not be expected to know or do due to developmental maturity, cognitive development, etc. But all people are held responsible to their relative standard of development (e.g. we don't treat a teenager like a baby).

God treats us as fully human, as fully responsible for doing what is holy, right and good. Just as God calls Adam in the garden to account for eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (sin), so God calls us into account for what we do. And this is good. To be treated in any other way is to be treated as less than human.

This puts us in a predicament because we are responsible for our sin, and sin cannot be removed by good deeds. This is why Jesus had to die in our place. The punishment for sin is death, and God holds us responsible to this standard. Jesus becomes sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21).

Questions to ask your son/daughter

  • Is it good to be held responsible when we do something wrong? If so, why?

  • Does God hold us responsible when we do something wrong? If so, how?

  • Why did Jesus have to die on the cross for us?

  • If God does not punish us for our sin, but places it all on Jesus on the cross, then what motivation/reason do we have for obeying God?