Students and leaders played some Polish out on the front lawn. Others were sitting and hanging out together and talking our on the sidewalk. The weather was incredible and we all agree that Contagious at the Beach can't come soon enough (June 5, we move Contagious to Bonnet St. access, mp 11)
We took a look at our new series we began last night, Shallow to Deep. We are encouraging students to make the habits that will help their faith and relationship with God to grow part of their daily lives.
Moving from the shallow to the deep doesn't happen from Bible knowledge, the growth comes from applying the knowledge. Our big idea last night was: You are responsible for your spiritual growth.
Students were challenged to take the 5/5 commitment for this series:
- Make a commitment to be hear each Sunday night.
- Bring your Bibles with you to Contagious.
- Read your Bible during the week at home.
- Pray daily
- Choose 5 friends you know who are not Christians and pray for them daily during the next 5 weeks, share your faith with them, invite them to Contagious.
In the PODs students and their leaders took a look at the 4 types of soil in Matthew 13. Soil #1 needs a relationship with Christ. Soils #2,#3, #4 could all benefit from the habits it takes to grow in your faith.
Students were given the following for daily reading this week:
Monday - Matthew 12:46-50
Tuesday - Matthew 13:1-23
Wednesday – Matthew 13:24-30
Thursday – Matthew 13:31-35
Friday – Matthew 13:36-43
Saturday - Matthew 13:44-58
This coming Sunday night there is no Contagious so students can treat their moms to some special time together for Mother's Day and so our volunteers can enjoy the special day with their families.
Sunday, May 15, we come back together and spend some time unpacking our response of being in a relationship with Jesus Christ. What do you do when you love someone?