We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Just like that, we move forward in the wonderful holiday season towards Christmas! This time of the year is such a sweet time! The Christmas decorations are coming and we get to spend time with friends and family (usually over food!). And we could not be more thankful to spend this wonderful time with you and count you all as family!!! We love being a part of your lives, and you being a part of ours!
Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance for you and your students. We are here for you.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!
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Scott Jones - 4th (8th grade boys leader)
Doris Blake - 12th (8th grade girls leader)
Rick Michels - 15th (10th grade boys leader)
Ashley Jones - 26th (12th grade girls leader)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE: Tonight we will be starting a series all about Christmas movies!! Each movie has a unique and powerful tie into Scripture! You won't be able to watch these movies again without thinking of how it relates to God's Word! If any of you would like to come and be a part of our Wednesday night service, please feel free to hang out with us!
STUDENT CHRISTMAS PAAAAARTAY! | December 20th will be our student Christmas party! Circle this date on your calendar and make sure your student and their friends are here for this awesome time!
ONE POINT WEEKEND!! | It's time to mark your calendars!! One Point weekend is February 16-18! The best way to describe this event is Student Camp, packed into one weekend. We are bringing in a speaker and band from Tampa and we are so excited! We will be staying in host homes here in town and will have sessions at the church! IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND BEING A HOST HOME FOR THIS EVENT, REACH OUT TO CINDY TO GET MORE INFORMATION!! We will keep you up to date on more information about this event as the weeks go on!
What an absolute blessing it is to be able to partner with you! You are loved deeply and appreciated. If you have any questions, we’re here for you!
Luis and Chad
This week we will finish up our Sunday morning series on “Life After Failure” by looking at an amazing story of redemption in Luke 7. While Jesus was a dinner guest at a Pharisee’s home, an “immoral woman” invited herself in and fell at Jesus’ feet. The embarrassed host failed to recognize any redeeming qualities in this woman. She didn’t belong there, especially in Jesus’ presence. But Jesus stopped everything and recognized her faith. As she wiped his feet with her tears, he forgave her sins and brought redemption to her life.
Through his grace, Jesus is ready to forgive even the worst sins from our past. Because he died once and for all for every sin, we can confidently approach him, as this woman did, and seek new life.
This week I encourage you to have a conversation with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
- Imagine being in the Pharisee’s house in Luke 7. What might it have been like to watch the reaction of all the people involved?
- How are you surprised by Jesus’ ability to see past even our worst failures?
- Why can it be difficult for us to see people through the eyes of redemption?
Thanks for every prayer you’ve offered for our students and our ministry. It means so much to us. Have a great week!