We started the evening off with a fun game called COOKIE FACE! That's right whenever you say the name of the game you have to yell it. 4 students stood up front and tilted their head back. A Chips a Hoy Cookie was placed on their forehead. Using only the muscles in their face they had to maneuver the cookie down their face and into their mouth. First one to complete the task wins. If they dropped the cookie they had to start all over.
We then divided up our middle and high school groups for the Bible study time. Last night we finished up our series on Relationships. We took a look at Relationship with the Church. Here are the main points:
Dispel the myth - "church is man's idea"
Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:41-47
Man didn't come up with the church idea. God did and Jesus builds the church. The church isn't a building, it's the people. The church is not an organization it is an organism both alive and growing (or at least should be).
God Places You in the church
1 Corinthians 12:18;27
In our culture at the beach we have a lot of church hoppers who go to the "exciting" and "happening" church. We also have many who "double dip". Try to be part of two different churches. I don't know about you but I don't want my heart to operate at 50% and that's what happens when we try to be in two churches at once. We divide our time and commitment and are only half good at two instead of 100% at one.
God's Purpose for You in the church
Edify - Romans 14:9
Evangelize - Mathew 28:18-20
(That's right. We taught them the meaning of a couple of big "churchy" words)
God's Priority For You in the church
Youth group is church.
God’s Protection for you in the church
Respect your church leaders
1 Thessalonians 5:12
After the Bible study we had our Podz and they discussed church and their connection to church.
Following PODz we had Hang Time with our usual junk food and games and relaxing on the big sofas.