Posts Tagged 'youth Sunday'

Learn to Discern: Showing God’s Will

Learn to Discern: Showing God’s Will Sermon Audio Here

Jeremiah 1:4-10 / 1 Timothy 4:11-16

Ed Faubert is what you call a “cupper”—in layman’s terms, he’s a coffee-taster. And his perspicacious taste buds are actually certified by the state of New York! So refined is Faubert’s sense of taste for coffee that even while blindfolded, he can take one sip of coffee and tell you “not just that it is from Guatemala, but from what state it comes, at what altitude it was grown, and on what mountain.”

Wanna Grow?

Go! ~ Jeremiah 1:4-10

  • 4/5 God chooses us to serve (not dependent on YOU)
  • 6/7 God does the sending (not your responsibility)
  • 8/10 God’s word is effective (not your job to change others)

Show! ~ 1 Timothy 4:11-16

  • 11/12 set an example: ALL parts of your life are fair game
  • 13 devote yourself: what does that look like in YOUR life?
  • 14/15 wholly~holy pun: giving ourselves is part of the sanctification process:
    • having others watch HOW you serve the Lord is itself a PART of serving the Lord
  • 16 carefully persevere: keep on keeping on

KNOWING a fact doesn’t change a life; IMPLEMENTING it does.

Walking in Two Worlds: Love in Action

Walking in Two Worlds: Love in Action Sermon Audio Here


1 John 3:16-24

This Sunday is our congregation’s Youth Sunday. Our teens are providing all of the ministry functions in the service, from Lay Leader to leading music in worship, taking the offering, and running the Fellowship Hour. Three of our students – Isabelle W., Wyatt N., and Elizabeth B. were challenged to share their thoughts about Love in Action from today’s Scripture.

The difference between TALKING about love and WALKING in love

We Are Called To Walk
verses 16-17, from Isabelle W.

  • v16 talking about love and what Jesus SHOWED us it means
  • v17 are being called to do to WALK in the love he gave us
  • cf. 1 Thess. 5:11-14 (encourage one another)
  • cf. 1 Cor. 13:3 (without love we gain nothing);
  • cf. Eph. 4:21-32 ( being made new);
  • cf. 1 John 4-20 (summary on loving one another)

We Are Called To Truth
verses 18-20, from Wyatt N.

  • v18 can’t just say you’re Christian; you must uphold God’s word
  • v19 if we’re saved, we must pursue The Father
  • v20 we must lift up the Father higher than we hold our selves

We Are Called To Believe
verses 21-23, from Elizabeth B.

  • v21 share w/ Christ freely about what is on our heart
  • v22 when we ask in God’s will, we receive more than we know
  • v23 invest our love in each other


We Are Called By The Spirit
verse 24, from Pastor Ed

  • v24 We don’t carry out God’s commands in OUR strength alone.
  • cf. II Cor. 12:9 – powerful ability in weakness is completed;

the presence of the Spirit makes this possible


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